Calgary Board of Education West Springs School
8999 Wentworth Avenue S.W., Calgary AB T3H 0P7 | Grades K-6
t | 403-777-6244  e | WestSprings@cbe.ab.ca

 
 

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Aug. 31 - School Office opens

Sept. 5 - Labour Day - no school

Sept. 6 - Back to School; Tea & Cheers; Kindergarten Staggered Entry
Sept. 7 – Kindergarten Staggered Entry; Tea & Cheers
Sept. 8- First day all kindergarten students (Kindergarten busing begins)

Sept. 19 - School Councl Meeting 6:30 pm

Sept. 22 K-6 Evening; Parent-Teacher Conferences 4-8 pm; Kindergarten Conferences 9-11 am and 1-3 pm; No school for K

Sept. 23 - K to 6 Parent Teacher Conferences 8-1 pm; Non-instructional day - no school

Sept. 29 - Terry Fox Run - whole day

Sept. 30 - Muffin Mixer 8:30 - 9:15 am

 

What's New

May 20, 2016 | School Council Meeting Presentation May 17, 2016 (pdf)

May 13, 2016 | Kindergarten Information Evening (May 12) presentation (pdf)

May 2, 2016 | West Ridge School Principal Update (pdf)

Apr. 29, 2016 | School Bell Times Letter (pdf)

Mar. 17, 2016 | Name selected for the middle school that will serve West Springs and Cougar Ridge(pdf)

Mar. 17, 2016 | New School Opening in West Springs (pdf)

Jan. 27, 2016 | Construction Update for West Springs/Cougar Ridge Middle School (pdf)

2015-2016 West Springs Bus Maps

West Springs School Hosts the Mayor's Food Drive Canstruction Junior Wrap-up Celebration

 

West Springs School was honoured to receive the People’s Choice Award and host the city wide wrap-up celebration of the Mayor’s Food Drive and Canstruction Junior contest. Read more

 

Kindergarten Registration is ongoing for 2016-2017

 

Kindergarten registration for the 2016-2017 school  year started Jan. 11, 2016. Children must turn five years of age by March 1 during their kindergarten school year. You have to register in person at your school with proof of residence, your child's name, date of birth and citizenship. Visit our Registration page for more information and for the forms you'll need. More information is available on our Kindergarten page.

 

Kindergarten | great learning starts here (pdf)

 

 

 

West Springs Grade 4 Students Host Healthy Living Expo

 

 

Grade 4 students at West Springs school began their school year immersed in the ideas of healthy living and habits of mind in preparation for their week at Campus Calgary Healthy Living School at Vivo.  Their innovative teachers Becky Jackson, Lori Braun and Andrew Lawson created a year of inquiry around Art Costa’s 16 Habits of Mind.  Through these, students began to investigate the habits of successful people and in turn became experts on identifying these within themselves and others.

 

Their weeks at Campus Calgary Healthy Living School matched students with experts to uncover the curriculum. They participated in active breaks with activities that included yoga, DancePlay, swimming and Zumba. Students became advocates for bringing the effect of these back to their school, their family and community. Students also worked alongside experts at Vivo such as Search and Rescue members, a community Police Officer, National Sport School athletes and Panther Physiotherapy Clinic to gain further evidence of the importance of healthy habits.

 

One class was invited to represent their school and share their generational voice at the Leadership Roundtable 2.0 hosted by Vivo, Mount Royal University and The City of Calgary.  The adult changemakers at this event valued and appreciated their expertise and knowledge sharing.  A truly collaborative initiative, student voice was a powerful addition to this event.

 

The following day, all three classes celebrated with a Healthy Living Expo at West Springs School.  All classes, parents and community were invited to attend to interact with the students and their informational and interactive displays.  The learning continues through the year as students expand on their ways of knowing and application of healthy living choices.

 

Vivo, Campus Calgary and Cenovus Energy are sparking the minds and bodies of children and inspiring new ways to help them understand what it means to become strong, confident, competent, happy, healthy and active for life. For more information visit:  ccom.cbe.ab.ca

 

 

 

Reporting Student Learning

West Springs School Reporting Process – Student Led Conferences 2014
- presentation to School Council

 

4 Point Indicator Scale
The 4 point indicator scale for grading on Kindergarten to Grade 9 Report Cards is new this year. Teachers have participated in a number of professional learning activities related to the new indictor scale, assessment of outcomes, and reporting student learning.  Students have also had experience using the 4 point scale as they’ve assessed their learning and achievements this fall.

The 4 point indicator scale is:
1 – Not meeting:  Student does not demonstrate learning of grade level expectations.
2 – Basic:  The student demonstrates achievement of grade level expectations. 
3 – Good:  Student demonstrates a more comprehensive achievement of grade level expectations.
4 – Excellent:  Student demonstrates excellent achievement of grade level expectations. 

Special Lunch

We are pleased to offer Special Lunch again this year - which means you get to take a mini-break from making kids’ lunches. In 2013-2014 Special Lunch was offered 2 times per month. And all orders can be placed through Healthy Hunger, our online order system.

 

> Ordering instructions (pdf)

 

 

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