Extracurricular # of students involved: 295 (last year 288, the year before 280) Gr. 9 – 66; Gr. 10 – 60; Gr. 11 – 77; Gr. 12 – 92 Activity Groups/Clubs: 22 (last year 19) Sport Teams: 17 (last year 23) Fine Arts WHS Concert Band/Jazz Band Performances included: Remembrance Day at WHS and at the Cenotaph (Concert Band) Annual Christmas Parade (Concert and Jazz Bands) Christmas Concert at Carleton Mall (Concert and Jazz Bands) Performance at Somerville Wesleyan Church (Concert Band) Taping for CBC Radio New Brunswick (Concert and Jazz Bands) Concert at Hartland High School (Concert and Jazz Bands) Annual Christmas Dinner and Concert (Concert and Jazz Bands) Mental Health Christmas Luncheon (K of C Hall) Concert Band Concert at Nackawic High School (Concert and Jazz Bands) Concert for Debec and Centennial Elementary Schools (Concert and Jazz Bands) Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser (Jazz Band) Benefit Concert – Nackawic Lion’s Club – (Jazz Band) Performance for Enterprise Carleton and the Open House for Career Awareness Week. (Concert and Jazz Bands). Carleton County Music Festival (Concert and Jazz Bands – played to Silver Standard) Performance for the Retired Teachers’ Association Dinner – Woodstock Golf Club (Jazz Band) Annual Spring Concert (Concert Band, Jazz Band, various classes and ensembles, including two original pieces by grade ten music classes.) Graduation – Carleton Civic Center (Concert Band) Workshops for Bands and Music Classes Itromboni Workshop (Concert Band/Jazz Band, Music classes) Tim Rideout – Artist Entrepreneurship/Rhythm Section Workshop (Concert Band/Jazz Band, Music classes) Craig Woodcock – Jazz Band/Woodwind workshop 2007 Yearbook: Tomorrow Never Dies N.B.I.A.A. Championship Banners 2006-2007 Varsity Womens’ Hockey Musical: Pajama Game – 75 students and volunteers – Nov. 16 – 18 Assemblies October 11 – Stadacona Band Concert October 24 – TADD Assembly November 10 – Remembrance Day Ceremony March 1 – T.N.B. Smoke Screen March 12 – Itromboni May 12 – GO Evening Other Activities/Events – Breakfast for Learning Program – Monique Richardson, Audrey Gervais, Margaret Adams – – – – – – – – Dances (4) Duke of Edinburgh Program – currently involves 9 students Early Morning Reading Educational Trips (1) – Washington, DC – Human Rights & Holocaust Studies Group Explore My Future – A Career Awareness Expo – Hosted by Woodstock High School Meet the Teacher – September 2006 Thunder painted on wall in gym ; new mural on wall in Crush Area O.R.E.O. (Orientation to Running an Entrepreneurial Organization) – two teams (one team came 2nd – won $1000) P.A.C.E. Program Parent Teacher Interviews (3) P.A.R.T.Y. – Prevent Alcohol Related Trauma in Youth – gr. 9 – May 2007 Post Secondary Visitation – Fall 2006 – students & parent evening Quit 4 Life Group – 13 students participated – smoking cessation Recycling Suicide Awareness (Gr. 9) – Let’s Live Take Your Kid to Work Day Gr. 9 students – Nov. 2006 Terry Fox Run – School Walk – September 2006 Town Clean-Up – HPE 120 & Gr. 9 students – May 2007 – – – – – – – – – – – Transition Day – Gr. 8 students – June 1, 2007 ACADEMIC Academic Awards Governor General’s Medal – Vaninder Padda French Second Language Proficiency Interview – 20 students (Core: Basic - 1; Late Immersion: Intermediate Plus – 1; Early Immersion: Intermediate - 9, Intermediate Plus - 7, Advanced - 1, Advanced Plus - 1)) Journalism 120 – In lieu of a final exam, students created 5 full pages in the Bugle-Observer. All 22 students published at least one article. (Four ambitious students managed to print 2 articles each.) The students were also responsible for photos and photo captions. In total, the Journalism 120 class printed 24 articles, running from April 27- June 1. Mrs. Trish Foster – Teacher Locally Developed Courses Women, Media & Culture 120 – Mrs. Trish Foster Physical Education 110 – Mr. Michael Fletcher Exercise Science 120 – Mr. Tony Hawkes Music 112 Instrumental – Mr. Will Davidson Theatre Technical 110 – Mr. Brad McLaughlin Scholarships $19837.70 – decided upon by committees outside of our school-based committee $20679.04 – decided upon by our school-based committee Student Portfolios All students developed their portfolios. Senior students had to present their portfolios in April 2007 as part of a school requirement for participation in graduation activities. Special Recognition Athletes of the Year Varsity Male –Jacob Taylor; A.J. McAllister Varsity Female – Courtney Fox; Jillian King Jr. Varsity Male – Joel Everett, Dylan Bartlett Jr. Varsity Female – Sydney Slipp, Olivia Demerchant Barrett Corporation Turnaround Achievement Award – Shawn Ralston, Brittany Crandlemire Bob Brown Award Sheldon Dow Encounters with Canada (Terry Fox Centre in Ottawa) – Matthew Kilfoil, Emma Faulkner, Aaron Bell Federation of New Brunswick Faculty Associations’ Achievement Medal – Kristen Nicholson Fine Arts Award – Kristen Nicholson (Drama), Anne Sutherland (Visual Arts), Derek Clarkson (Music) Josten’s Excellence Medals – Tony Wang, Jenna Culberson Josten’s Excellence Watches – Anne Sutherland, Vaninda Padda Lowell Legge Award – for students who have shown significant improvement in the area of social interaction/social skills, sponsored by the Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority – Danica Ketch Math Activities at WHS On October 17, 2006 we had our Grade 11 Math Fair - a large exposition of independent study projects by Grade 11 students. This year we had a number of visiting math teachers and administrators from other high schools in the district. Five awards of $40.00 each were presented to Thomas Kelly and Tom Creagh, Bethany MacFarlane and Jake Taylor, Aaron Bell and Josh Pickard, Teshia Sears and Emily Furrow. The Atlantic Pacific Math Competition is a series of six competitions held over the school year. This year we had 44 students from all grades participating in the competition, with High Achievement certificates presented to twenty-five students. Our Math Club for 2006/07 consisted of a group of six Grade 11 students. They participated in the Fermat, Hypatia, and Euclid math competitions that are coordinated through the University of Waterloo. Samantha Simonds and Julie Moore both received awards and certificates for their high results. The New Brunswick Math Competition (coordinated by the University of New Brunswick) was held May 11, 2007. This year nine Grade 9 students participated in the competition. Students were able to meet with others from around the province and also participate in a number of math related workshops. Aaron Bell will be participating in Shad Valley this summer. Shad Valley is a four week summer enrichment program. With a focus that includes the sciences, technology and entrepreneurship, the program provides an academically stimulating, mind expanding adventure for top, well-rounded students. This spring we had four Grade 12 students write the Advanced Placement Calculus exam. Results will be available later in the summer. Students who are successful on this exam are able to waive their introductory university calculus course. Mrs. Pauley received a Smart Board and associated technologies this year. She and her students are excited and enthusiastic about the new possibilities this equipment will bring to math classes. Mrs. Pauley, Mr. Tompkins, Mr. Liston and Mr. Hemphill were awarded a $1000 math enrichment grant focusing on Coordinate Geometry in Grades 9 and 10. This money is being used to purchase software, equipment and learning resources. N.B.I.A.A. Sportsmanship Award – Samantha Kuhn Principal’s Award for Outstanding Achievement Scott Jones – Coaching Luke Flemming – Coaching Courtney Fox – Athletics (Hockey) Kent Kuhn – Coaching School Generated Data Class Mark: Exam Mark Avg. Median Score Robots East This years competition titled “Luck of the Draw” was held May 4 th and 5th 2007 on the Fredericton campus of UNB. Our team of 14 students and 4 mentors, along with our robot “Model-T”, had a successful year and had a great time at the competition. We look forward to starting up in the fall to meet the challenge for next year! Special thanks go to BID, Apple Autoglass, Brian Kelly and Carl Liston for their donations and expertise during our build. Classmark 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Exam Mark Our Motto: RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY & RIGHT CHOICES Jun- Dec- Jun- Dec- Jun- Dec- Jun- Dec- Jun- Dec- Jun- Dec- Jun01 01 02 02 03 03 04 04 05 05 06 06 07 Shad Valley – Tony Wang (Summer 2006), Aaron Bell (Summer 2007) Student Activity Award Male – Thomas Creagh Female – Kristen Nicholson Teachers’ Choice Award – Jillian King W.H.S. Principal’s Choice Award (models Respect, Responsibility & Right Choices) – Lori McKinley, Matthew Kilfoil, Caroline McBride, Jillian King # of In-School Suspensions 2006 - 2007 # of Suspensions Students Playing on Provincial Sports Teams U-17 Basketball – – Jocelyn Clark, Bethany MacFarlane, Jacob Taylor, Joel Everett U-16 Basketball – Will Thornton, Lauren Moffatt U-15 Basketball – Scott Anderson, Jordan Irvine, Tyler Sears U-15 Dev. Basketball – Alex Stocek, Billy Delong Women’s Hockey – Sierra Paul (Aboriginal Maritime Team), Courtney Fox (NB Canada Games Team) Highlights 2006-07 1. Increase in student satisfaction (see Provincial Student Perception Survey Data) 2. English Language Proficiency Assessment – Gr. 9 Results Nov. 2006 62% successful in writing at WHS 49% successful in writing in District 52% successful in writing in Province 59% successful in reading at WHS 57%successful in District 60% successful in reading in Province 3 Comprehensive review of the school’s mission statement and beliefs. Gr. 11, 68 Let him who deserves it have the reward. Gr. 9, 48 Gr. 10, 29 Gr. 12, 29 Mission Statement (New 2007-08) “ACT Now for Preparing Your Future” A = Aesthetic Appreciation C = Communication; Citizenship T = Technological Competence P = Problem Solving; Personal Development 1 Youth Apprenticeship Program (YAP) Certificates – 14 students successfully completed the program Graduate Summary – (Last Year) 53 students – 30.5% of graduates – going to University (51;34.2%) 47 students – 27% of graduates – going to College (48;32.3%) 34 students – 19.5% of graduates – going to work (34;22.8%) 20 students – 11.5% of graduates – Other (6;4%) 20 students – 11.5% of graduates – No Data (10;6.7%) 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Grade Levels Alternative Interventions = 31 Total # of In-School Suspensions = 174 (224) Total # of Out-of-School Suspensions = 101 (134) Total # Bus Suspensions = 6 Review of Exams Senior Portfolio Presentations Provincial and School Perception Surveys Year End Summaries French Oral Proficiency English Language Proficiency Assessment School Beliefs (New 2007-08) Building trusting relationships; Maintaining an instructional focus using best practices; Encouraging everyone to value learning; Promoting acceptance of diversity; Creating a culture and climate that fosters successful, productive learners; Solving problems; Celebrating accomplishments.