Principal's Message

Principal's Message

The 2017-18 school year is well under way now although it has only been a little over a week since the the start.  I want to thank all students, parents and staff for being patient and flexible with the changes to our typical start-up routines and access to the building due to the renovations.  The renovations are on track and we expect to have staff and students occupying the new wing for semester 2.  

On the first day of school our LINK students and staff worked hard to welcome over 300 grade 9 students to West with orientation activities to assist with their transition to high school.  Our Link students and staff have planned several activities for the grade 9's over the semester to continue with this transition work.

This year we introduced an online locker selection process.  We were very satisfied with how it worked having over 1000 students manage to choose a locker in under 2 hours.  Other than having a small initial glitch in the system which was fixed within a few  minutes, the system worked with relative ease and speed.

We have also introduced a new online payment system to make it easier for parents.  This will be our primary method to collect payments from parents.  If you have not done so yet, please go to our home page and click on the School Cash Online icon to register once in order to pay the voluntary student fee, purchase a yearbook, or pay sport/field trip costs.   Please contact the school if you are having difficulty using it and we can assist you,  Of course, we are still accepting payments through our main office if you like.  

On Friday September 8th we held a Welcome Back BBQ lunch for all students. It was a nice end to the first week of school.

West continues to grow, and we were able to welcome some new and returning teachers:

Brand new to West, I’d like to welcome:

Amber Arcii, Adrian Cosstick, Victoria Oliver, Jacqueline Payne, Liana Gallant, Theresa Donnelly, Taylor Myllari, Mark Charette, Beth Wallace, Robert(Robby) Perrigo, Avery Rothwell, Alexis Given, Sean Ryan, Lindsay Coderre, Christopher Butler, Julia Corrente​

We’re also very happy to welcome back:

Jennifer Sernoskie, Sarah Wattie, Andrew Lovatt, John Staff, Judi Cote (Roesler), Dave Fobert, Keiran Faw, and Nick Graham​

I am looking forward to an exciting year!

Shannon Adams




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