New Bell Times

We have a new 5 period day schedule this year:

Period 1  8:30 – 9:50

Period 2  9:55 – 11:10

Period 3  11:15 – 12:30  Senior lunch

Period 4  12:30 – 1:45  Junior lunch

Period 5  1:50 – 3:05

SHAD Applications

Applications for SHAD 2018 are now open and available online. Deadline to apply is November 20, 2017.

Information is available online at


U of T National Scholarship

Applications are now available online for the U of T National Scholarship.

Information can be found at

Students interested in being nominated for the U of T BOOK PRIZE should check the information on the counter in Student Services for requirements and deadlines



Athlete of the Week

Last week’s Athletes of the Week from the Sr Tennis team are Erin Anderson and Liam Boatsmith. Both athletes came 2nd at City’s and are playing at SOSSA in Welland on Oct 4. Congratulations and good luck at SOSSA.

5 Hour Film Challenge

Our 5 Hour Film Challenge is Oct 31st, Halloween! Get your permission form in the main office. Forms are due no later than October 20th, so don’t delay. Return them to Ms Melnick, rm 333. Donate a Loonie to Hamilton United Way, help out and have fun.

The Spring 5 Hour Film Challenge is May 16th. You may register for both, pick up both forms.

Westdale Music Dept “POP CONCERT”

Students/ Teachers come cheer on the Westdale bands, Orchestras, Choirs & Jazz groups at our annual Pop concert on  Wednesday Oct 25th at 7pm in the auditorium. All are invited!!


The session will run from 11:25 – 11:50

in the library seminar room.

Please Bring a yoga mat,

a fresh pair of socks, and positive vibes!

Positive Space





Gr. 9 Take Our Kids to Work Day – Wednesday November 1st


Please submit signed parent consent forms to your Period 1 Teacher.

Visit the COOP Office – ROOM 125 for more information.

Best Buddies

Best Buddies is Back! Grade 11 and 12 students can sign up outside of room 130, that’s across from the cafeteria. Best Buddies pairs students with peers with intellectual disabilities. Last years activities included parties, free trips to TO for theater and TFC games. Best Buddies offers scholarships and opportunities to attend the leadership conference. Sign up today.

Community Involvement Opportunities

Earl Kitchener is looking for volunteers to help run their annual Fright Night on October 27 an 28.  For more information on this an other volunteer opportunities, please see the bulletin board outside of Student Services.

Enrichment Opportunity with Blyth Academy

Blyth Academy is running a contest open to gr 11, 12 and GAP year students.  The prize is a month in Japan.  The contest closes on October 31.

For more info go to

Math Contests – Update

If you have registered for any math contests this year, please check the list posted outside room 104.  Please verify that the information is correct and inform Mrs. Quaglia in room 104 of any revisions.

Please note:  Any student who attempts to write a contest and has not registered and paid will not be permitted to write UNLESS extra copies are available AND payment is submitted on the day of the contest.  Extra copies will be distributed on a first come first serve basis.

Senior Boys Basketball

All boys interested in trying out for the Senior Boys basketball team are asked to attend a quick information meeting at the beginning of lunch on Friday.  If you have questions, see Mr. Christie in the lower gym office.

5 Hour Film Challenge Forms

Forms are now available on the school’s website


Football Volunteering

Anyone interested in working the stick crew or scoreboard for the football team’s remaining home games can see Mr. Murchie in Room 329. Games are this Friday at 12:00 and Thursday October 26th at 3:00.

Reach for the Top


There will be a practice today at lunch in room 304 for the junior-intermediate Reach team!

If you are interested in participating in tournaments it is important that you attend.


Athlete of the Week

Lat week’s Athlete of the Week was Sophie Hollingshead for varsity girls touch football.  As the quarterback she showed calm leadership throughout the tournament, helping the new players learn the game and build confidence. Her great arm and coachability helped us have a great day and the whole team is excited to have her as the captain again next year.

Athlete of the Week

This week’s Athlete of the Week is Natalie Begley for Grade 9 Girls soccer. Her incredible talent was noticed by all players and coaches in the tournament. Even when down by 2 players she kept fighting to stay in the game and motivated her teammates to an incredible team effort. Very excited to see this young athlete play again in the future.

October 20th Football Dismissal

Please dismiss the Senior Boys Football Team at 10:45 for their home game against Waterdown.  Hope to see everyone at the buyout!

Westdale Video Club

There will be a meeting Tuesday Oct 24 during Period 4 lunch for those interesting in being part of a club to create video and animation shorts. See Mr. Moore in Room 327.

Queen’s Scholarship Presentation

Information session for students interested in applying for the Queen’s Major Admission Awards, including the Chancellor’s, QUARMS and Goodes:

When: Wednesday, October 25

Where: Library Seminar Room

Time: Senior Lunch (11:15)

Important information regarding the application process will be shared.