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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.

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Congrats to the HWHS Improv Team

Congratulations to Ms Cross and the Halifax West Senior Improv Team “Family Fun Time”. The team won the Canadian Improv Games Regional Tournament this past weekend and will once again represent Nova Scotia in the National Tournament which takes place in Ottawa this March! The team is the first Nova Scotia High School to win three years in a row in the 15 years that the tournament has been played in NS. As well, three of our students have the distinct honor of having won all three years.
The Senior Team: Cait Macmullin, Connor McKiggan, Coleman Merry, Yvan Kammelu, Jared Taylor, and Susan Wallace.

Our intermediate team “becoming a blueberry” finished 6th, which was a huge accomplishment as we were the only school to have 2 teams place in top 7.
Intermediate Team Members: Lilly Kirk, Victor Lamoureux, Chris Duvar, Alison Dickson, Olivia Trivett, Evin Landry, and Oliver Oldfield.

Thank you Ms Cross for your dedication to our Improv Teams.

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


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.