June 2015

Grade 8 Camping at White Lake 2015

July 15th, 2015|Media, Video|

Grade 7 Camping at Birds Hill Park

July 15th, 2015|Media, Video|

50 Years at 86 West Gate

On September 26, 2014, a small group of former students and staff met at Westgate to mark an important historical milestone. Fifty years ago Westgate Mennonite Collegiate opened its doors at 86 West Gate with a new name, and a record enrollment of 103 students and 5 teachers. This event also marked the beginning of a new chapter in my life – six years of high school. I was a grade 7 student, probably the youngest in the entire school, and in a combined class of grade sevens and eights. I remember the excitement of starting a new school year in an impressive building located in a beautiful neighbourhood. The stately mansion with its striking woodwork and fireplace, and the spacious grounds with the huge trees, made quite an impression on me. Other alumni, who gathered to mark this 50th anniversary, shared those first impressions too. Those who had […]

Alternative Education Week – Bike Trip

Marsh and Mountain Cycling Trip 2015
Minnesota Rail to Trails
Using Walker Minnesota (4.5 hours south east of Winnipeg) as our “home base”, we will take a week to explore two rail trails in North–Central Minnesota.

The Paul Bunyan State Trail is a multi-use recreational trail running between the cities of Brainerd and Bemidji. Named after the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan of American folklore, the trail is the longest continuously paved trail in the United States. The route was part of the Burlington Northern Railroad lines abandoned in 1983. The trail currently covers a distance of 115 miles with the southern terminus reaching Crow Wing State Park.

The Paul Bunyan State Trail intersects with the Heartland State Trail in Walker. The Heartland State Trail is a multi-use recreational which runs 49 miles between Park Rapids and Cass Lake. The entire route is paved, with a parallel grass track path along the southern half […]

June 19th, 2015|Permission Slips|

Summer Sports Camps

Grade 6-8 Basketball Basics – August 24-28, 2015 from 1:00-4:00 pm

Doug McGregor, Westgate parent and coach, has over 25 years of coaching experience. He is eager to share the important basic skills needed to excel at basketball.

Grade 9-12 GIRLS AND BOYS Basketball – August 24-27 from 5:00-8:00 pm

1 ON 1 SKILLS AND SCRIMMAGE CAMP

Grades 6 and 7 – Volleyball for Everyone – August 31-September 3 from 9:00-10:30 am
Greg Guenther and Leesa Fast bring experience and enthusiasm with their playing and coaching experiences and look forward to helping your child develop his/her volleyball skills.
Grade 8 – Volleyball – August 31-September 3 from 10:30-12:00 pm

Greg Guenther and Leesa Fast bring experience and enthusiasm with their playing and coaching experiences and look forward to helping your child develop his/her volleyball skills.
All camps require a $50.00 registration fee/camp, and include a camp T-shirt. Campers will be accepted on a first come, first served […]

June 17th, 2015|Sports|

Thank you to the parents

            As I was talking to people in the halls over the last couple of days, and when I actually sat down to write this, I was unsure about how to even start. Each and everyone one of us has had a different and unique experience with our parents while growing up. Regardless of our childhood or relationship with our parents I think there are still many things that remain the same. So to my parents, and to all the parents on behalf of the graduates in this room, this is my attempt to say “thank you”.

As we began kindergarten, you helped us pick out the new outfits, those velcro sneakers that often had awesome lights. You tediously labeled all of our school supplies, and packed our lunches. From the very first day that you dropped us off, you watched us as we slowly gained our independence. We learned […]

June 12th, 2015|Commentary|

Thank you for Supporting our Penny Power Jug

Our Penny Power jug in 2014-2015 was set up in the cafeteria, parent teacher interviews and open houses to raise money for children in Uganda.  We would like to thank everyone who supported this worthy cause by dropping their loose change into the jug.  We were able to raise $130.15!
Keep saving your loose change throughout the summer.  The jug will return again next year!

June 11th, 2015|Community News|

Math Exam Part II Review

2014 Exam part II review

2014 Exam part II reviewpdf for Apple users

2014 Exam Part II review answer key

 

 

June 5th, 2015|Grade 7 Math|

Social Studies Exam Review List

Social Studies 08 exam review list

June 4th, 2015|Grade 8, Grade 8 Social Studies|

Geometry

 

2014 Worksheet 1 metric
2014 Worksheet 2 area, perimeter
2014 Worksheet 3 Rect.tri,rhombus

June 3rd, 2015|Grade 7 Math|

Exam Review

http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/assess/archives/index.html

June 2nd, 2015|Grade 12 Applied Math|

Exam Review

Exam Review Chem Key

Exam Review Chem Other

Exam Review Physics Key

June 2nd, 2015|Grade 10 Science|

Urban vs. Rural

Crime

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/070628/dq070628b-eng.htm

http://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2007/statcan/85-002-X/85-002-XIE2007003.pdf

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/big-city-crime-murder-rates-are-higher-in-rural-canada-1.1204349

Health

http://chealth.canoe.com/channel_section_details.asp?text_id=5441&channel_id=1039&relation_id=

http://www.cmaj.ca/site/earlyreleases/18oct12_rural_life_hardly_healthier.xhtml

https://secure.cihi.ca/free_products/cphi_urban_physical_environments_en.pdf

http://www.srpc.ca/PDF/SpeakNotes4MP07.pdf

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00127-010-0222-2

Education

http://www.ccl-cca.ca/pdfs/LessonsInLearning/10-03_01_06E.pdf

Economics

https://www.brandonu.ca/rdi/files/2011/07/RuralPoverty.pdf

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/economy-lab/rural-canada-is-critical-to-our-economic-prosperity/article619794/

Environment

http://chd.region.waterloo.on.ca/en/researchResourcesPublications/resources/Air_UrbanHealth.pdf

http://www.prb.org/Publications/Articles/2004/UrbanizationAnEnvironmentalForcetoBeReckonedWith.aspx

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/translating-uncle-sam/stories/urban-or-rural-which-is-more-energy-efficient

Summary of Rural

http://www.fcm.ca/Documents/reports/Rural_Canada_Challenges_and_Opportunities_EN.pdf

June 2nd, 2015|Grade 10, Grade 10 Geography|

Final Project – June 9

Hero Cycle Project

Due: June 9

June 1st, 2015|Grade 9, Grade 9 Images of Faith|

Unit 3 Materials

See the Powerpoint for topics/themes: HIS Course Unit 3-2015

Use your notes from the interviews you listened to on the Italian Internment.

Further info on Confederation found here: Confederation Video

May 30th, 2015|Grade 11 History|

Exam Review and Animoto Code – Social Studies

Animoto code – a4esiem31c0cc

Exam Review – Exam Review

May 29th, 2015|Grade 9, Grade 9 Social Studies|

Amazing Human Rights Projects !

Thanks to all the students for their amazing Human Rights Exhibits. We produced our own museum with exhibits and information about human rights around the world. Each project had to have an exhibit or object to represent the person or the right.

 

May 28th, 2015|Grade 7, Grade 7 Social Studies|

gr 9 science exam topics

Here is the general list of topics for exam preparation.Science 9 exam topics 2015

May 28th, 2015|Grade 9, Grade 9 Science|

Hawaii

May 28th, 2015|Homepage Slideshow|

Kayaking

May 28th, 2015|Homepage Slideshow|

Gr. 9 Retreat – Archery

May 28th, 2015|Homepage Slideshow|

Gr. 9 Retreat – Campfire

May 28th, 2015|Homepage Slideshow|

Vertical Adventur

May 28th, 2015|Homepage Slideshow|

Regular French Exam – Oral Testing – June 3,4; Written Exam – June 8

June 3 and June 4 will be exam review. Oral exams will also be conducted this day. Question-Bank

– Students should be able to easily answer all of the questions listed in the Question Bank above. They will also be given follow-up questions in the past, present and future.

 

For the June 8 Final Exam, students should review the following:

Présent, Futur Proche, Passe Compose
Le Négatif
L’Imperatif
La superlatif
Les adjectifs
Les adjectifs possessifs (mon, ma, mes, etc.)
Vocab:

–La nourriture

–La passé

–Les vêtements

–L’ école

Industry and Trade Quiz – Geo – June 4

For students who are exempt from the exam, there will be a short quiz on Industry and Trade on June 4.

Topics include:

– Types of industry (primary, secondary, etc.)

– Location of manufacturing

– Globalization

– Fair Trade

– Free Trade

– Sweatshop

– Urbanization

May 28th, 2015|Grade 10, Grade 10 Geography|

2015 Gr. 9 Retreat

Each year our grade nine class heads out of the city and retreats away from the bustle of life. This year we spent our 48 hour retreat at Camp Moose Lake May 19-21st. It was a great time to socialize, enjoy God’s good creation, laugh and play. We also spent quality time in worship, learning and prayer. Guests, Jeff Friesen and Darryl Neustaedter Barg led us and challenged us to “Keep on the lookout, for the God who is looking our the best of you.” Students ended their time by blessing each other with a foot washing service. We returned home clean and spiritually refreshed.

May 25th, 2015|Media, School, Video|

PCM30S Exam Reviews

CH7review

Chapter 7 key

Trig Review

Trig Key

Parabola review

Parabola Key

CH5review

Chapter 5 key

CH8review

Chapter 8 key

May 22nd, 2015|Grade 11 Pre-Calculus Math|

Fun With Macbeth! – ELA, June 1st

Fun with Macbeth!2014

Students will have time in class from May 20th to 26th to work on their chosen projects. They will be presented on June 1st. This is the final assignment before the process essay exam.

Process Essay Exam – ELA, June

The English 30S exam will once again be a process essay, culminating in the final copy being typed in the computer lab during the allotted exam time.

All writing will take place in class time.

EST students will write in-class from Thursday, May 28th to June3rd.

All other students will write in-class from June 2nd to 9th (June 5th is Beach Day)