Halifax West Students Receive Funding to Build 3D Scanner

HWHS 3D scanner club

A group of talented local students have received the chance to participate in an innovative project to design and build a 3D scanner at Halifax West High School. The project will employ the use of “Raspberry Pi” cameras and software to allow high resolution images to be captured and sent to an existing 3D printer.

The students working on the project include members from the school’s Programming Club, alongside those from several classes. They view it as an opportunity to give back to their school community, by creating a system for public use.

The school has acquired funding for supplies from the NSTU Program Development Assistance Fund and Brilliant Labs.  Mr. Watt believes this is an unparalleled experiential learning opportunity which will provide students with the technical and cooperative skills needed in future endeavours.

 

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Mr. Barker’s CMT 11 Exhibit at Keshen Goodman Library

Currently on display at the Keshen Goodman Library are a number of printed digital artworks belonging to Mr Barker’s Communications Technology 11 Class. The show opened on Tuesday 3rd May resulting in enthusiastic reviews from students, parents, teachers, library staff and members of the general public.

As you make your way around the exhibition, you will see an inspiring range of photographic and Photoshop composite work produced by students over the past few months.

Should you visit you may see a number of people standing around wearing strange looking glasses with red and blue lenses – don’t worry – the glasses are needed to view the students’ 3D Anaglyph projects that are also on display. The 3D glasses are available upon request at the library information desk. The CMT 11 exhibition will continue through the month of May.

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Apollo 11

 

Enactus from Dalhousie University will be hosting a High School Business Incubator Session Friday, April 1st and Saturday, April 2nd at Halifax West High School. This is an opportunity for students to meet current Dalhousie Business Students and learn how to explore and pitch business ideas. Students that wish to further develop a business idea or work with other students to explore new business ideas are asked to see Mr. Watt or Mr. R. MacLean in Room A310 to find out more and register for this unique experience.
You may also download and print this ENACTUS HWHS Field Trip Consent Form, complete and return to Mr. Watt or Mr. Richard MacLean by Wednesday, March 30th.

Apollo 11 Business Incubator

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Fine Arts and Technology Course Fair – Friday, January 15 (Lunch Hour)

On Friday, January 15th the Fine Arts and Technology Department will be hosting a Course Fair.

If you are a grade 10 or 11 student and need more information about the Fine Arts and Technology Courses offered in 2016-2017, we invite you to a one-day event to explore the nature of these courses and make the best decision for you.

During the lunch hour on Friday, January 15th you can visit the following teachers in the classrooms designated to test drive our courses and help you with your course selections for next year.

TeacherRoomCourses
Mr. BurttB217Music 11 Band
Music Vocals
Music 12 Band
Beginner Guitar
Ms. CrossB223Drama 11
Drama 12
Ms. FitzgeraldB329Visual Arts 11
Mr. KennedyB216Production 11
Mr. LutesA334Electrotechnologies 11
Mr. McIntoshB324Film and Video Production 12
Design Tech 11
Ms. PerryB327Visual Arts 12
Mr. ThorntonB216Production Tech 12
Home Trades 12
Computer Programming 12
Mr. WaddenB320Communication Tech 11
Communication Tech 12
Multimedia 12
Mr. WattA310Applied Networking 11

For Course Descriptions please visit see the Course Selection Handbook 2016 – 2017

 

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