Any grade 11 student wishing to be considered for an all expense-paid Leadership Camp in Mexico from Friday, Feb. 28 to Saturday, March 15, please fill out an application at Student Services. Only 3 students will be selected to go from Annapolis Valley Regional School Board. Selection will be based on academic achievement, extra-curricular activity, school leadership activities, community leadership activities, and a student essay. Deadline is today at 9 a.m. sharp in Student Services.
Any student wishing to apply for the Provincial Volunteer Youth Award may leave their name at Student Services.
Students are reminded that Rotary Applications to participate in next year's exchange program are due in Student Services by 3:30 today
Any students wishing to review or change courses for next semester are required to do so before Monday, December 2nd. You can do this by making an appointment to see your school counselor in the student services office. If you do not know what courses you are currently registered in, again, please make an appointment to see your counselor.
Please note: There are very few seats available in courses for the 2nd semester so students will be very limited in changing courses. Students are also reminded that they are not permitted to repeat courses next semester which they are not achieving success in this semester- this is due to the fact that classes are very, very full.
Information on the Veronica Connolly Prize for Excellence in West Hants Historical Research contest may be obtained at Student Services. Prize for grades 10, 11 and 12 is $100.00 and the deadline for entries is January 31, 2014.
Lieutenant Governor's Respectful Citizenship Award
The new Lieutenant Governor's Respectful Citizenship Award will recognize students from around the province who are going the extra mile to demonstrate leadership and commitment to creating safe and inclusive spaces in school and /or communities in Nova Scotia where bullying behaviour is not accepted and respectful and responsible relationships are promoted. Students/teams must be nominated by someone other than himself/herself and must provide two additional references in order to be considered for this award. Nomination and Reference forms are at Student Services. As well, information and forms can also be found at ww.antibullying.novascotia.ca . The deadline for nominations is December 20, 2013. The Lieutenant Governor will present awards on
February 26, 2014 in recognition of National Anti-Bullying Day.
Today the AVHS Leadership Group will be having a bake sale in the main lobby from 12:20-1:15. All proceeds will support a local family in need at Christmas. Stop by and pick up some yummy treats! Arrive early for best selection!
JV Girls basketball practice is cancelled today. Our next practice will be Tuesday at 5:30.
Mr. Wile would like to meet with all the players of the West Hants Midget A team at quiet bell today in Room 208.
A reminder to all participants in We Day, that you need to have your permission slips returned to the school asap, in order to attend we day. We were overwhelmed with interest from students in our school who submitted an
application to attend WE DAY. Your community and school spirit are commendable. Unfortunately, we can only take a certain number of students. The list of successful students will be posted outside student services on the bulletin board at recess today. If your name is on the list, you MUST see Mrs. Church to obtain permission slips and information package by lunchtime today. You are also required to attend the WE DAY meeting on Monday at noon in room 102 at 12:50pm.
Music and Dance
It's the final day to sign up for Grease auditions! Audition times are still available afterschool on Thursday, 28 November. If you cannot make that time, or if you have signed up and have not picked up audition script, please make sure you see Mrs. MacMillan sometime today in room 104.
Stage Band will rehearse today at 12:30pm in the Band Room. Only two rehearsals left this week before our performance on the Christmas Angel's Telethon Sunday December 1st.
Youth Health Centre is meeting at lunch today. We are hoping to see the 2 peer ed (hand washing and flu prevention teams come for a "dress rehearsal" at the start of lunch. New members welcome, bring your lunch.
Legion Poster and Literary Contest
Senior Literary Entry (Grades 10, 11 & 12)
A composition in prose of not more than 800 words or a poem of not more than 32 lines
Candidates must be reminded that entries will be no larger than 56 cm X 71 cm; color
posters may use full color; Black and white must be3 in pencil, charcoal and/or India Ink
Deadline is December 13, 2013.
Who wants to win $100?!
If you are talented in art, design, computer graphics, or coming up with great ideas, this is a contest for you!
Camp Connect Association is a new not for profit group, which works to bring together grade 7 kids from all across West Hants in a 2 day camp each September. The purpose; to have the teens get together with their peers in a secure, non threatening environment to gain insight and empathy and get to know one another. The original idea for a camp such as this was born from a parents wish to try and stop Middle School bullying, where those kids who for one reason or another are bullies .....or are bullied, could get together and hopefully develop a connection with each other.
As a new group, we wanted to develop a logo that might become as recognizable to children and the general public as Pepsi or Lu Lu Lemon!
The winner of this contest will win a $100 gift card of their choice. There will also be three random draws for other prizes.
There are posters up around the school, please see them for contest rules and deadlines.
The parent/teacher meeting will take place on Thursday, November 7th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Friday, November 8th from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm. The forms where given out to students on Friday, October 18th and should be returned to the office by Thursday, October 31st. The forms will be filled out by the office and returned by Wednesday, November 6th. Any student that was not in school on October 18th can pick up a p/t form at the office.
Josten will be at the school on Thursday, October 31st and Friday, November 1st at noon hour, for any grads that would like to purchase a school ring. Catalogs are available from the student council, student services and at the main office.
Grad Photos****Date Change
LifeTouch will taking graduation photos in the seminar room, starting on Thursday, November 14th and going to Tuesday, November 26th if necessary. Any potential grad that would like their photo taken must register online to make an appointment. The website is: www.lifetouch.ca/mygradphotos
The picture information will be at the main office today, October 30th.
The photo packages have arrived at the main office. Any student that ordered a package for the September sitting may pick them up now.
Will be closed on today, Oct. 30th. and open on Thursday, Oct. 31st.
A representative from the Military Police Services will be at Avon View to do a presentation in the Seminar Room on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 12:00. Interested students will need teacher permission to attend.
We are in the beginning stages of forming an AVHS Leadership group. We welcome more members. If you are looking to enhance your leadership skills, want to help your community and work with others, this group is for you! If you are interested, please come to room 101 (in the lower east wing) at 12:50 (quiet bell) on Thursday. Ms. Fraser looks forward to seeing you! Any student who has picked up a paper copy of the Rotary application please come to Student Services.
Halloween Dance tickets will be being sold in the lobby at lunch. Tickets will be sold for $8 dollars, $7 if you bring a non-perishable food item, student ID will be required to buy tickets. Bring your costumes to the dance as there will be prizes given out to the best costume, the best duo and the most creative costume!
Graduating students who are enrolling in science, technology, engineering or mathematics programs in university and who would like to be considered for nomination for the Schulich Leader scholarships please pick up a nomination sheet from Ms. Church in Student Services. Twenty pre-selected universities from across Canada will each choose one outstanding student from the list of nominees to be their Schulich Leader, each of whom will receive a four-year scholarship valued at $60,000 to support their studies at that university. More information available at www.schulichleaders.com . Nomination forms are due on Friday, December 10 at 3:30 p.m. in Student Services.
Cheerleading tryout dates are set for Friday Nov 1st & Thursday Nov 7th in the cafeteria - 5:30-7 pm! Athletes should come prepared with water bottles. Please wear your gym clothes & sneakers.
Would any girls interested in playing JV girls basketball please meet quickly at recess tomorrow (October 31) in Mrs Connors' room, room 102. Any girls interested in playing should be present at this meeting.
More than a one day event, We Day is a movement of young people leading local and global change. Want to get involved in an event that will get you thinking globally? Come to a meeting at quiet bell if you are interested in getting involved with the me to we project in the Annapolis Valley. The meeting will be held today, October 30 at quiet bell in room 102. Hope to see you there!
Anyone interested in purchasing an Avon View jacket please see Ms. Chance in room 204.
Music and Dance
The AVWH Band Parent’s Association would like to remind you that all Forms and Fees must be signed and returned to the office no later than November 30th. If you require extra forms they may be printed from the website: avhs-music.ednet.ns.ca/join or check with Mr. Woundy in the Music room. If you have any questions regarding fees or forms please don't hesitate to call the registrar at 866-0504 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with Attention to Music.
Stage Band will rehearse today at 12:30pm in the Band Room.
There will be a GSA meeting today in Ms. MacKenzie's room 217, upper west wing. We will
be completing our pumpkin person. All are welcome.
The Youth Health Centre
The Centre is hosting a photo booth on Thursday at lunch hour to celebrate Halloween. If you are dressed up or wish you were, come to the health centre and get a spooky photo taken. We have lots of accessories for you to borrow. Staff and students welcome.
Judging for the best Pumpkin People will also be happening on the 31st, it’s not to late to create. There is a prize of a pizza party for 5 for the winner or the winning team.
Royal Canadian Legion Poster/Essay Contest
There is information, at the main office, concerning next year’s essay/poster contest for the Royal Canadian Legion.
The information includes the contest rules and prizes. For more information you can contact the nearest branch of the legion or go on line at Legion.ca or phone 1-888-556-6222.
“To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid.” Unknown
Three cheese/Pepperoni pizza $2.95
BBQ Chicken Flatbread Rolls $3.50
Bacon Cheese Burger $4.00
Chicken burgers $3.50
Perogies w/sour cream & salsa
Garlic rounds/Pizza pockets $3.95
Chicken strips & fries $5.00
Cheese twists $2.35
Fries w/gravy $3.50
Two tacos with salsa sour cream lettuce tomato and cheese and taco hamburger $3.00
Chicken strips and fries $5.00
Bacon cheeseburger and fries $5.00
Six perogies with sour cream and salsa $2.35
Fries and gravy $3.50
Spicy chicken wrap $4.95
Chicken burger $3.50