Waterford Valley High News
The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is pleased to announce that Egale Canada Human Rights Trust is launching its Second National Climate Survey on Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia in Canadian Schools on April 4th, 2019. Schools/students in Newfoundland and Labrador are encouraged to participate in this survey.
Students across the province participated in the first national survey, completed in 2011. You can download a copy of the final report for the 2011 survey at https://egale.ca/every-class/. The results of this initial survey were the catalyst for the collaborative efforts of the department and districts, to ensure that all students, including those with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions, have access to the educational opportunities and supports needed to be successful in school, and in life. Much of this work is available at https://www.ed.gov.nl.ca/edu/k12/safeandcaring/index.html.
In order to further the work of our Safe and Inclusive Schools Initiatives, we would like to encourage as many students as possible, from grades 7-12, to participate in this survey. Youth age 14 and older who are currently in school, recently dropped out of school, or graduated high school in the past year can participate. The data collected will help to identify areas that have improved in our schools since 2011 and to target and mitigate any further barriers to inclusion for all members who identify as LGBTQ in our school communities. The information gathered will help strengthen policies and procedures as we move forward with this very important work.
The link to the 2019 survey is: https://egale.ca/climate-survey/
Please complete the survey by March 15, 2019 by clicking on the following link: https://www.research.net/r/SDFamily1819EN
Grade 9 students at Beaconsfield Junior High and St. John’s Bosco will start the high school course selection process Monday, March 4th, 2019 with a presentation during class time. During this presentation students will be provided with a course selection sheet, a three-year plan and the Dept. of Education’s Oncourse Handbook for Grade 9 students and parents which is also available online at: https://www.ed.gov.nl.ca/edu/publications/k12/Grade9OnCourseHandbook_11th_Edition.pdf
Parents and Grade 9 students are invited to an information session at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 6th, 2019. The session will be held in the gymnasium at Waterford Valley High. The purpose of this meeting is to introduce students and families to the high school program and provide assistance in making course selection choices. Department Heads and teachers from WVH will be present to answer any questions you may have about course specifics.
Completed course selection sheets will be due back on Friday, March 8th, 2019.
Grade 10 and 11 Course Selection will start with grade presentations on Monday, March 11th. Homeroom teachers will work with students throughout the week to ensure they select the best courses for their career aspirations and graduation requirements. Sheets will require a parent signature and will be due back to the homeroom teacher on Friday, March 15th.
We are in the process of updating the documents on our Course Selection Webpage which can be found at the following link. http://www.wvhs.k12.nf.ca/courseselection/
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What are you most excited for this year at WVH?
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- School Events (10%, 13 Votes)
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