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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.

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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Art Students prepare Exhibit for the Keshen Goodman Library – Opens January 8th

Halifax West students will showcase their art in January 2016 at the Keshen Goodman Library. Special thanks to Halifax West High Art Teacher, Rosemarie Perry and the Keshen Goodman Library’s youth librarian, Chantale Pard for coordinating this showcase. We invite all community members to stop in to celebrate our youth and their original works of art. Stay tuned for a sneak peak of some of the pieces to be displayed.

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West Art on Display at Spectacle Lake


Ms. Perry has put up three frames of HWHS art work in the lobby of the HRSB building at Spectacle Lake and sent enough work to fill three more. Our student work will be on display there until the end of the school year.

HWHS has been invited to and has committed to displaying student work at the Keshen Goodman Library during the month of January 2016. We’re looking for submissions of recent student work. Please consider and submit work to Ms. Perry in B327, prior to December 10th 2015.

Continue to check out the visual arts display hall on the third floor. We’re frequently putting up new artwork, and showing off the brilliant creativity our HWHS students. We appreciate the audience 😉

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P.A.I.N.T.S. Coming to the West


Ms. Perry has been informed that both of her applications for bringing artists into the school have been successful.

On Thursday November 5th and November 12th, textile artist and NSCAD U professor, Joanna Close, will come in to do a half-day workshop each day with the grade 12 visual art class. They will go through fabric dying techniques, preparing their own fabric, designing a traditionally inspired work and then translating that design into a hooked rug.

Also there will be a Comic Illustration Series, 6 hours in total, where comic artist, Laura Kenins, will lead a group of max. 15 committed students through the basics of drawing comics through short classes focused on layout, dialogue, and characters. This will be three extended Friday lunches in November and December (Nov 27th a-block and lunch, Dec 4th c-block and then lunch, and Dec 11th b-block then lunch). This is LIMITED to 15 students ONLY. There will be a sign up sheet on Ms. Perry’s door mid- November, first come, first served with a nominal 3$ fee to secure your spot. Watch for it 😉

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