Canada House at DWA? Yes, because we are hosting our own Olympic events in honour of Canada's Olympic athletes and their amazing effort. All of the students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 will cycle through 3 huge events:
Biathalon - in the main hallway using Nerf guns.
Bobsled - in the upper hallway using scooters.
Hockey - in the gym.
Canada House - Rm. 3 to celebrate and recover!
Sports Performance, at the Max Bell arena this month, is focused on skating skills. The skill lessons are led by our own Mrs. Forrester, not just a Science teacher but also a certified figure skating coach, so the students are receiving excellent demonstrations and instruction!
Enjoy the Family Day holiday! Hopefully, parents can spend it doing something fun and awesome with their children since play is the best exercise and the best relaxation!
The teachers are excited! They will be participating in the very first Teacher's Convention organized by the Association of Independent Schools and Colleges of Alberta (AISCA). This is a significant endeavour as there will be seminars of specific interest to teachers in private schools and their unique challenges.
How much do we love Canada? More than we can say especially on Valentine's Day in the middle of the Olympics!
In the year 2050, farmers will need to grow 60% more food if everything in the world stays the same. With this in mind, what are the challenges facing agriculture? What does food sustainability look like?
The Grade 7 & 8 Science classes are finding out today at Stampede Park in an all-day interactive learning experience!
The Grade 6 class is very excited that they are visiting the Sunwest Aviation hanger this morning. This field trip is part of their Flight & Aerodynamics unit in Science class, and what better way to learn about flying than from the experts who fly every day!
Who is going skiing or snowboarding or even tobogganing? All of DWA! Canada Olympic Park is hosting our first ever DWA Family Ski Day from 6 - 9 pm on February 10. DWA has booked the whole hill so all families from Kindergarten to Grade 12 can enjoy this school community event regardless of skiing ability.
We are very excited to offer this fun family-friendly school event. It is a wonderful opportunity for our whole school community to engage with each other in a great outdoor venue while participating in snow filled fun.
Kindergarten to Grade 5 students are taking their second set of swimming lessons this year for the whole week. Swimming is an important life skill so it's included in our Physical Education program as a regular module. Water skills continue in junior high and senior high; everything from canoeing and kayaking, to water polo and scuba diving!
A new semester is starting! That means new courses, options, teachers, clubs, schedules and opportunities.
A big advantage is that DWA is on one campus, and all of the students know all of the teachers even if they haven't had courses with them before. It reduces stress, and starts students off in thier new courses much more quickly. Less time spent on getting to know your teacher means more time spent on learning!
What will the Grade 6-8 classes do for a day in the mountains?
“Through interactive games and snow studies, students will learn how plants and animals are adapted to survive winter in the mountains, how to recognize animal tracks and signs, and how to feel comfortable travelling on snowshoes.”
The best part is that they are led by real researchers from the University of Calgary as the program is offered through the University of Calgary Biogeoscience Institute right across from Barrier Lake. It is the only active field research station for the Canadain Rockies and Foothills region.
It is a wonderful opportunity for students to explore and experience winter ecology, but also to meet and interact with researchers doing what they love the best.
Rock climbing is a favourite gym activity for our students. It is excellent for physical coordination, easily builds confidence and adapts to every challenge level.
This time around our students are exploring the bouldering walls at the Stronghold Climbing Centre. The junior and senior high's already completed their sessions in November and December; now the elementary students are excited for their turn.
Interested in excellence and achievement? Come to our Open House and discover just how different a school experience can be. From happier students to real interactive learning to parent communication, it adds up to great advantages for your child every single day.
Those advantages continue on into graduation and university. Could your child do more at school? They could, at DWA. We can inspire your child to excel and be a life-long achiever.
What better way to chase away those January blues than to have Pyjama Day! Yes, everyone in the whole school, staff included, gets to wear their comfy, cozy PJ's. Over the years, the pyjamas have been complemented by slippers (fuzzy, animal, blinking, what have you!), favourite blankets, BFF stuffies and crazy bathrobes. It's the best day in January in the middle of exam season.
Welcome to 2018! We hope that everyone had an enjoyable holiday and we look forward with renewed energy to continuing our inspiring learning journeys.
Classes resume today for all students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 at 8:15 am.
DWA Christmas holidays start on Dec. 22. We wish everyone a restful, peaceful and enjoyable holiday season. Stay safe, have fun with your children and appreciate these precious times.
We look forward to seeing everyone again in the new year when school starts again on Monday January 8, 2018.
For the last day of school, we are celebrating in the spirit of the holiday season with our annual Christmas Breakfast and Secret Santa Gift Exchange. Parents are welcome to join their children for a special DWA breakfast and then stay for caroling followed by the gift exchange in the gym.
It is a wonderful opportunity for relaxing and sharing with DWA friends and families before saying good-byes and wishing everyone the best of the holiday season!
We are excited to start our annual Christmas drive for our Adopt-A-Family in partnership with Closer to Home Community Services. It is a privilege to make such a difference in the lives of a struggling family especially during the holiday season when the many stresses of everyday life are compounded Christmas expectations.
If you are looking for a worthy cause, join us in helping a family celebrate this season!
DWA families can drop off their donations to Ms. Henwood in the office.
Elf training? Yes, among other things. Parents, grandparents and guests are being treated to "The Autobiography of an Elf", written by our Drama specialist Ms. Forsch and performd by our Junior Kindergarden to Grade 12 students. Our whole school is in this play together.
The annual Christmas concert is a DWA tradition where every student is part of the performance action. The Mount Royal University Theatre will host elves, drill sargents, and The North Pole Shakespeare Company amongst others to entertain family and friends. Before going home, every family receives a gift bag of holiday treats baked by the cooking classes! Bon appetit and good night.
Who is your Secret Santa? It's a secret! Dont' tell.
Our traditional Secret Santa gift exchange allows students to be Santa. Everyone at Delta West Academy has randomly chosen the name of another student or staff member and will be delivering a gift in the spirit of giving.
The gifts are to be unwrapped, placed in a gift bag and clearly labeled with the name of who they are for. Gifts are due on Monday, December 11. On the 21st, they will all be placed under our big Christmas tree and opened after Christmas Breakfast!
The Telus Spark Science Centre is a perennial favourite with our students and this time, it is the Grade 2 class that is excited about their field trip today.
It's all about water, buoyancy, loads, and building boats. In short, Floaters and Sinkers!
Students will explore which materials are best for constructing a watercraft to carry a variety of loads. Then, it's time to explore the rest of the Science Centre to solidify knowledge, and come up with new questions and discoveries.
CrossFit: “High intensity, constantly varied, functional fitness”. Essentially meaning that our Gr. 9 - 12's will work at a high intensity level by doing a wide range of different movements, all of which are very functional in nature (Ex. Help you build strength and endurance for everyday tasks).
10 sessions have been booked with Reebok CrossFit Ramsay and will be lead by one of their certified coaches. During these lessons, students will learn the proper technique for:
Powerlifting movements (Ex. Squats, bench press, deadlift)
Olympic lifting movements (Ex. Snatch, clean and jerk)
Gymnastic type movements (Ex. Pull-ups, handstands, toes-to-bar, rope climbs, etc.)
Various body weight movements (Ex. Burpees, push-ups, box jumps, etc.).
Students will also receive instruction on how to properly use equipment such as barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells, rowers, medicine balls, and more. In addition to learning these movements, students will also be taught how to scale a movement to suit their personal needs and ability levels.
Every movement has modifications, allowing all students to participate at a level that is comfortable, yet challenging for them!
Parent Teacher interviews are important enough to be a mandatory activity for all families at DWA, with Grade 7 to Grade 12 students accompanying their parents to meet with the teachers. Having a formal meeting, with the report card serving as the agenda, is an excellent opportunity for in-depth discussion about a student's school experiences, achievement and future direction.
Always a big day. This is a time to reflect on the achievements and challenges of the first three months of school. Students read their report cards in the last period of the day before they take them home. If they have any questions, they can ask their teachers!
On Thursday and Friday, all parents are encouraged to come for Parent Teacher Interviews to discuss their child's progress with every teacher.
A time to remember fallen soldiers and honour those who have ensured our many freedoms and rights in Canada. As a culmination of our Remembrance Day activities outside of school - the Field of Crosses, Sunrise Ceremony and Veterans Breakfast - this ceremony in our school gym includes student readings, recitations and a visit from a younger veteran invovled in the more recent wars across the world.
The grade 7-9 students will be taking part in the Sunrise Ceremony at the Memorial Drive Field of Crosses location on November 9. After the ceremony, our students will travel to the Kensington Legion to have breakfast with the Veterans. This is a very special opportunity to give thanks and to learn about sacrifice.
Studio Bell has become a favourite destination for our music classes. This time the Grade 3's will be working their way through the half-day experience with a focus on their Science unit on Sound. Musical instruments, listening and playing activities, games and competitions will round out a very active learning afternoon.
Our students are eagerly looking forward to building their rock climbing skills at the Calgary Climbing Center’s “The Hanger” location. All classes from grades 1 to 12 will be climbing thanks to the sponsorship of the DWA Foundation!
Hallowe'en is a great day at DWA! Students dress in their Halloween costumes for a fun and magical day. This year, the whole school is visiting the Haunted Houses in the early afternoon, and then returning for the Spooky Dance Party!
Please remember the costume guidelines that were sent home in the Thursday email.
In memory of our fallen veterans, the DWA students will place a poppy on each cross at the Memorial Drive Field of Crosses location. This annual tradition started with just a few hundred crosses and has now grown to over 3400 crosses and flowers. DWA is proud and honoured to be part of this legacy project in partnership with the Calgary Poppy Fund, the McCann Foundation and various legions.
Next week, students will be participating in the Sunrise Ceremony and visiting with veterans at the annual Veterans Breakfast.
Our Hallowe'en Casino Night is promising to be a great entertaining evening. The focus is fundraising but with the most fun possible! Besides dressing in Hallowe'en costumes, guests will enjoy speed painter, Sergio Lada painting a beautiful abstract piece that will be auctioned off later, the Balloon Pop, betting “millions” of Fun dollars at the Fun Casino, playing crazy games and supporting an amazing cause at the same time.
Thank you to Paul Dunphy, our MC for the night and the Winter Club for a delicious dinner and lovely venue.
Donations can be made to the DWA Foundation.
A DWA original! With a twist on the 'Bring your Child to Work Day', students can bring their parents to school instead! Parents experience first-hand the dynamic interaction in our small classes, the amplified learning that happens in every subject, and the relaxed and happy atmosphere in the hallways. Parents participate in the class activities or just sit and watch. Either way, they go home with a new appreciation of their child's busy day!
The Gr. 9 - 12 classes are attending the Gairdner Foundation Student Outreach Lectures at the University of Calgary as part of their Science programs. The lecture features two world renowned scientists: Dr. Lewis Kay, and Dr. Huda Zoghbi.
Dr. Lewis Kay's (Professor, Departments of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Chemistry, University of Toronto; Senior Scientist, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto) research focuses primarily on biomolecular structures and shapes. Dr. Kay was awarded the 2017 Canada Gairdner International Award for the development of modern NMR spectroscopy for studies of biomolecular structure dynamics and function, including applications to molecular machines and rare protein conformations with implications in neurodegeneration and cancer.
Dr. Huda Zoghbi is a professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, Molecular and Human Genetics, Neurology and Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine. She is also an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI) at Texas Children's Hospitaaffiliated with the Texas Children’s Hospital. Her research is focusing on a particular gene that has been recognized as being responsible for causing Rett Syndrome.
Students will be hearing the lectures in a University of Calgary lecture theatre and then will attend a luncheon where they will have the opportunity to ask the lecturers questions.
The Grade 5 Science class is going to the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary. To enrich their Weather Unit, the students will be exploring climate change, weather phenomena, renewable energy sources and the impact weather has on society. They will be measuring weather phenomena and comparing this experience with how they measured the same phenomena using their hand-made devices!
It's a corn maze and a pumpkin patch and wagon hay rides and a farm animals petting pen - altogether a sensory filled morning full of smells and sights and sounds and tastes and touches!
A full day is ahead for the Grade 6 class. As part of their current Science unit, Evidence & Investigation, they are participating in the Forensic Files program at the Calgary Police Interpretive Centre where they will be identifying fingerprints, shoe prints, and hair and fibre samples that relate to a mock crime they have already started working towards solving in class.
The other half of the field trip is the Street Smart program where they will be learning about bullying, online safety, and drugs and substance abuse.
We are very excited about both of these programs as one is very class specific and the other is an excellent addition to our social intelligence programs.
Orange Shirt Day is a first step in the healing and understanding resulting from the legacy of residential schools in Canada. Inspired by the story of Phyllis Webstad and her experience on the first day of residential school, wearing an orange shirt on Sept. 30 is "an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come."
The Delta West Academy community will be full orange on the last day of school on September 29. Wear your orange!
Delta West Academy is honoured to be one of the limited schools selected in Calgary to host the Harlem Globetrotters! On September 21st, an ambassador from the Harlem Globetrotters’ team will be speaking to DWA students about Bullying Awareness. In addition, the ambassador will also spend time interacting with the students and performing some of their world renowned tricks in our own gymnasium! Get your tickets today to see the Globetrotters in action on September 28th at the Calgary Saddledome! A big thank you goes to the DWA Foundation for their support in this initiative.
The Delta West Academy community will be taking part in challenges and activites in memory of Terry Fox and to raise funds for the Terry Fox Cancer Foundation. Students are encouraged to bring their "Toonies For Terry" to their homeroom teacher or donate online at: http://www.terryfox.ca/DeltaWestAcademy.
Parents are invited to come and run with their kids during out annual Terry Fox Fun run!
Dinosaurs and Coal! Two aspects of Alberta, both very ancient and yet very recent as well. On the agenda are the the historic Atlas Coal Mine Underground Tunnel Tour and the Royal Tyrrell Museum for the Grade 4 class.
This exciting trip will focus on Alberta landforms and geology as we drive through the prairies and the Badlands; fossil history at the Tyrrell; coal resource development and how this spurred the growth of early Alberta communities, and the historic significance of mining in Alberta and Canada.
Our big Drumheller day will give us food for thought and experieinces to draw on for Social Studies, Language Arts, Science, Math and Art for the whole year!
One of the most important parent meetings of the year. Find out what initiatives are planned for 2017-2018, hear from the fundraising foundation about their plans and sign up for volunteer activities of your choice. One parent from each family must attend!
We've made it easy to attend as the children are busy in bouncy houses supervised by teachers, and dinner is provided by Tao Events.
3:00 pm AGM for the DWAF Foundation for all parents
3:30 pm Dinner for Everyone! Gluten-free and vegetarian options available.
4:30 pm DWA Information Presentation for all parents
See you there!
Welcome all our little ones! Today is the first day for the Junior & Senior Kindergarten class. Ms. Towill is very excited to meet our newest Dragons, welcome back returning ones and has a wonderful year planned for all of them.
Remember early dismissal on Fridays at 2:50 pm!
Playground supervisors will be out until 3:05 pm.
After School Care until 5:30 pm.
Have a great weekend!
Today is the first full day of classes for Grades 1 to 12. A few things to remember:
Before School Care starts at 7:00 am.
Playground supervisors are outside at 7:55 am for regular drop off.
School bell rings at 8:05 am.
Classes start at 8:15 am.
School ends at 3:30 pm.
After School Care ends at 5:30 pm.
Happy first day of classes!
What better way to start the school year than with a wonderful hike through the natural beauty of Fish Creek Park. Grades 1 to 12 will spend the day reconnecting with each other and their teachers before starting classes on Thursday. Welcome back everyone!
We are excited to welcome everyone back! Not only will this be another great year of exploration, discovery, learning and success, it is also a huge milestone for Delta West Academy...we are celebrating 25 years of launching inspired journeys!
To begin your child's amazing journey this year, let's start by being ready and organized: please remember to bring all of his/her supplies and make sure everything is labelled.
The staff of DWA is looking forward to meeting all of the new students and reconnecting with returning ones!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CANADA!!!
The school year is almost done but not before students strut their stuff on final exams. Since the week of June 12, oral, written and performance exams have been conducted with some truly outstanding results on Provincial tests as well!
The Graduation & Awards Ceremonies are a celebration of triumphs and preseverance, performance and growth, and always those unexpected surprises which make us laugh and sometimes cry.
The Grade 12 class, while already looking firmly ahead to their university careers, are the stars of the evening. While they shine the brightest, the Grade 9, Grade 6 and Kindergarten students contribute their own glow to the graduation line-up. And every student, regardless of grade, gets their moment in the spotlight with their musical theater performances honouring Canada's 150th birthday this year.
The BMO Centre is hosting our graduation with a delicious meal and elegant venue in the Palomino ballroom.
It is the most incredible night of the whole school year!
A lot of people are going to have pie on their faces today! First, it will come from the junior and senior high pie-eating contest facing off against a couple of veteran pie-eating teachers. Then, it will be target practice as the Grade 12 students and several of the teachers as well as the principal, Ms. Tiltmann, offer themselves up all in the name of a good cause - final exam stress lease!
Delta West Academy has been exclusively selected to attend the 2017 Induction Ceremony at the Sports Hall of Fame (Canada Olympic Park) which takes place on Wednesday, June 14. During this special ceremony, several athletes will be inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame.
A current honored member by the name of Jennifer Walinga (a rowing athlete who was inducted in 2013) will be presenting to the students as well. You can read more about Jennifer at this link.
This is a fantastic opportunity for the students to hear from and meet elite athletes, and participate in a piece of Canadian history, especially given the 150th celebrations for Canada this year.
For registered ticket holders, school doors open at 8:30 am for the testing entry processing. The testing itself starts promptly at 9:00 am at which time the classroom doors are locked. Late entry is not permitted as per SSAT rules so please arrive no later than 8:45 am. The tests are timed and parents can pick up their children after 12:30 pm.
Please ensure that your child does not bring a cell phone, smartwatch and any other electronic device to the school.
Spring time means baby animals on the farm. Our junior and senior Kindergarten students will explore and discover just how busy farm life in the springtime is!
We are going on a 4 hour program at Butterfield Acres. In the morning we will be exploring the Horseshoe Trail where there are activities stations set up along the way, followed by a picnic lunch. In the afternoon, animals in the farmyard will be the highlight.
This field trip is a wonderful opportunity to incorporate learning about Our Environment, Springtime, People in our Community, and our Animal units.
Soccer for everyone! Student Council has organized a school-wide soccer tournament for this afternoon. Multi-aged teams will compete against each in this fun event with the elementary winner "playing" the high school students. The Grade 1's were never so excited as when they "scored" against the Grade 12's!
The junior and senior Kindergarten and Grade 1 students will be attending a lively show called “Earth Songs for Little Ones” by Remy Rodden.
"Environmental literacy starts at the earliest ages. Getting connected through movement and song is the next best thing to being outside in nature! Celebrate habitat and wildlife in this engaging, interactive sing-along show with Yukon-based, environmental educator, Remy Rodden."
Afterwards, they will have the wonderful opportunity to explore the many exhibits at the Expo.
It's a Canada 150 themed dress day! Wear red & white, Canada slogan t-shirts, Canadian team jerseys...be creative and show your Canadian spirit in celebration of our 150 birthday year!
"From Fearsome to Fossils" - it's all about dinosaurs which is an endlessly fascinating topic for our little ones. Take a trip through time to enter the world of dinosaurs!
"Through a variety of activities including role playing, group games, and costumes, students will explore the lives of these ancient beasts. Students will discover how dinosaurs survived by making comparisons to living animals, and will be introduced to the concepts of fossilization and extinction. Finally, go on a dinosaur safari through the new and improved Prehistoric Park."
After the program, the rest of the day is an exploration of the Zoo in the context of their current "Outdoors" unit all about plants and animals.
Smile! Cheese! Peas! The whole school will be getting their large school group photo today. It's quite an effort to organize all of the students and teachers into one giant shot, so we sincerely appreciate the patience of Perry from Perry Thompson Photography for getting the best out of Junior K to Grade 12 students!
We are nearly at the starting line and can't wait for Sunday! We have the most students ever - more than half of the school - registered for the Scotiabank Marathon and we are more than halfway to our fundraising goal, too! Dana the Dragon will be there so come out to have your picture taken before and after your race. Support Delta West Academy here.
The Grade 5 class is off to the Weaselhead Flats for a wetlands ecosystems study as part of their Science class.
"This program gives students an opportunity to study a variety of wetlands in the same field trip. They will conduct pond studies to examine the different aquatic invertebrates that live in the different types of wetland."
There is hardly anything better than being out in nature and scooping bugs out of ponds for a closer look!
We hope everyone enjoys the long weekend! Whatever the weather, get out there and revel in it!
What is it like in Grade 1? The Kindergarten students will find out on their Step-Up Day! They will shadow the Grade 1 students as they move through their daily activities. They will get a sense of what will be the same and what is different. Our little ones are very excited to "step-up" with the Grade 1's and the Grade 1 students are very proud to be showing off their routines and learning activities.
Silk Road Spices in Inglewood is the latest culinary destination for the high school Foods Studies classes. Since spices can elevate and define any dish, and their combinations are seemingly endless (math opportunity here, too?), what better place to go than where they do nothing but spices.
Author John Martz is coming to share his artistic and writing skills with the Grade 5 to 12 students. As a successful graphic artist and author, he is part of TD's Canadian Children's Book Week events and we are very pleased to enrich our Language Arts studies with his presentation.
"I will give a reading of my kids’ graphic novel Burt’s Way Home, a story about a young orphan who claims to be an intergalactic traveller, trying to get home.
Readings will be followed by a slideshow presentation of how a comic book comes together, and how both the art and the story are created not out of whole cloth, but are the products of a variety of inspirations and reference points. Students will learn to create their own stories and characters by taking elements from existing stories and characters, and fusing them together to create something new and original."
How do you safely cross the road? What do street signs mean? Where do I safely ride my bike? These are all the types of pressing questions that will be answered for the Kindergarten studens when they participate in the Safety City program with Simon the Safety bear!
The Grade 11 & 12 students have the unique opportunity to listen to a Holocaust survivor, of which there are fewer every passing year. In conjunction with Mount Royal University, the Calgary Jewish Federation organizes volunteers to share memories, show films and answer questions students rarely get to address to actual survivors.
What does Mom do at work? How does Dad spend his time? The Kindergarten students are going to find out when seven parents come in to present on their careers. The children have been busy coming up with questions so it is sure to be very interactive.
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In learning about their community helpers, the Kindergarten class is off to the Fire Station to meet some of our finest.
This round of interviews is madatory for all Grade 11 and 12 students and their parents. Please schedule your time through the Pick-A-Time website by Wednesday, April 24.
Any students who have missed a unit exam will be contacted by their teachers to prepare for their missed exam on Wednesday, April 26.
Grade 11 and 12 students will receive their report cards on Monday, April 24. Parent teacher interviews are set for Thursday, April 27.
We are very excited to visit the Cayley Hutterite Colony as a Social Studies field trip. The Grade 5, 7, and 8 students are all studying either aspects of Canadian history, specifically immigration and the reasons for it, or world view perspectives within a continuum of cultural interaction from isolation to assimmilation. For all students, the history of the Hutterites and their communal way of living, speaks to all of these topics but nothing is as powerful as a first-hand experience and the opportunity to ask questions and see how a colony functions. We are very happy to be able to provide this unique experience for our students!
The Grade 2 class is off to Heritage Park for the "Settling Our Prairie Frontier" program for Social Studies and Language Arts.
They will hear"...stories of fur traders, First Nations peoples, and early settlers on Canada's western frontier. Discover how the beaver pelt brought First Nations and Europeans together and how communities developed and grew on the prairies. Taste fresh bannock made on the open hearth in the Hudson's Bay Fort. Visit the original log home of Sam Livingston and his Metis wife Jane to compare home life then and now."
Spring Break is over and we are back to learning, exploring and serious results.
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Enjoy your Spring Break! Classes will resume on Monday, April 10 for all students.
Sr. Kindergarten students will have their formal cap and gown pictures taken today!
High Schools are off to the University of Calgary for squash lessons.
Wear as much green as you can on this "lucky" day!
High Schools are off to kickboxing class today.
Interviews can be scheduled through the Pick-A-Time website. Please note, classes are dismissed at 3:15pm and there is NO AFTERSCHOOL CARE on both days to accommodate these interviews.
High School Phys. Ed is at the University of Calgary for squash lessons today.
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Kindergarten to Grade 10 students will receive their report cards on Monday, March 13.
High School Phys. Ed is off to the University of Calgary for squash lessons today.
ECS classes are off to the Telus Spark Centre today!
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The High School Phys. Ed classes will be off campus for kickboxing lessons today.
Please schedule your interviews through the Pick-A-Time website. Times will be available until Tuesday, March 14.
Come celebrate the love of fundraising at our annual Gala fundraiser event on Saturday, February 25.
Students are encouraged to wear pink on February 22 to show awareness about bullying.
Pita Pit! Order through healthyhunger.ca before February 15!
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DWA will be closed to celebrate the Family Day Monday. Classes resume on Tuesday, February 21.
DWA will be closed for classed on Thursday and Friday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 21.
The Grade 1s having been learning about community members and will be off to meet some on February 15!
Stay tuned for more details.
The Grade 11 & 12 students will be viewing a live knee replacement surgery at the Telus Science centre.
Experience the Kindergarten students in action! Visit DWA on this special observation morning to see just how great a Kindergarten program can be. Imagine your little one on an amazing DWA journey!
Swim gear and towels ready? Our JK to Grade 6 students are participating in their second round of swimming lessons, planning to hone their water skills and earn their next badge.
Semester two begins for all students!
Beginning on Monday, January 30, Kindergarten students will begin their three full days a week! Monday, Wednesday and Friday classes will run from 8:15-3:30pm while Tuesday and Thursdays will remain at 8:15-12:10pm.
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Any students interested in the Club Moo program, which will run from February 6 to June 16, money and forms are due on Friday, January 20.
Classes resume in the New Year on Monday, January 9, 2017.
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All students are dismissed at noon on December 21. Have a wonderful and safe holiday season!
Students who have missed a unit exam will be asked to re-write them on Thursday, December 15.
Join us for our Annual Christmas Tea at the Leacock Theatre, Mount Royal College. This year, "The Ultimate Jedi" is sure to please.
Students will be dismissed at 2:15pm to accommodate the 5:45pm Christmas Tea arrival time.
Interview times will need to be booked through the Pick-A-Time website by Wednesday, November 30.
ECS students are off to paint pottery at Crock-A-Doodle.
Students and their homeroom teachers will choose a classroom theme for the last spirit day in November.
All students will recieve their first report card on Monday, November 28. Parent teacher interviews are set for Thursday and Friday, December 1st and 2nd.
The Grade 7-10s will be off to Vertigo Theatre to watch "The Hollow".
Students in Grade 4-12 will have the privilidge to view "A Christmas Carol" on stage!!
ECS to Grade 6 students will have their first week of swimming lessons from November 21 to 25 at Renfrew Pool. Please ensure your child comes to school prepared each day with the required equipment to participate.
Wear your E-Colours for Spirit Day on Friday, November 18.
Any students requiring picture re-takes will have them done on Thursday, November 17.
The University of British Columbia will be here to speak with our Grade 11 and 12's on course options and admission requirements.
DWA will recognize Anti-Bullying week with activites each day.
Parents are encouraged to book their child(ren)'s Parent Teacher Interview times through the Pick-A-Time website. This site will be open until 4pm on November 30.
There is No School on Monday, November 14 as it is a Professional Development Day. Classes will resume on Tuesday, November 15.
In honour of Remebrance Day, Delta West Academy will be closed on Friday, November 11.
Our second spirit day is Hero Day! Dress as your favorite hero on November 10th.
Retired Marine Robert Hughes will visit Delta West Academy on Wednesday, November 9 to spend the day with our students. Mr. Hughes will take the time to share stories of Remebrance and thanks as part of our Remembrance Day celebrations.
Grade 7-12s will be taking part in the Sunrise Ceremony at the Field of Crosses. After the ceremony, students will have the priviledge of sharing breakfast with the Veterans at their annual Veterans Breakfast.
Our first spirit day is set for Friday, November 4. Students are encouraged to wear their favorite sport's team jersey!
The University of Calgary will be on hand to speak with our Grade 11 and 12 students Wednesday, November 2.
ECS Students are off to the Calgary Gymnastics Centre for their third week of lessons!
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All DWA staff and students will have their individual, group and class photos taken on Friday, October 28. Please ensure your child is dressed in their complete winter uniform, including cardigan.
This Thursday is our Annual Bring Your Parent to School Day at DWA. Let your boss know you're going back to school and won't be in until lunch! Please RSVP to email@example.com by Monday, October 24.
Our DWA global village will be on display Thursday as the many cultures represented in our school community are celebrated. Cultural items, students in traditional dress, display boards, flags and many plates of amazing goodies will be on offer. Parents are encouraged to come and join our afternoon of sharing and celebration!
The Kindergarten classes are taking their unit on the Rio Olympics to the Sports Hall of Fame at COP on Wednesday!
The Grade 6 Science class is of to Chinook Cineplex Odien to see their unit on Air and Aerodynamics on the big screen. Students will view the movie "Sully".
As part of the Golf Canada program, our Sports Performance class will be heading to Bearspaw Country Golf club today for lessons.
The Grade 12 students will be having their formal Graduation pictures taken on Wednesday, September 28.
Western University will be speaking with our Grade 11 and 12 students this month regarding programs, faculties and admission processes.
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DWA students will receive a school wide treat for their hard work during the Terry Fox week activities.
The Grade 4 class will be taking thier Social Studies class on the road next week with an action packed field trip to Franks Slide.
Junior High participants will take part in their second meet of the school year. Go, Dragons Go!
Come and meet Mrs. Carter, Director of Admissions, to find out if Delta West Academy is the best fit to Launch Your Inspired Journey! This Sunday, September 18, from 12-4:00pm at the Hyatt Regency Downtown.
The Grade 3 students will be taking part in this year's SLAs beginning Wednesday, September 14.
The Junior High Cross Country Team has their first meet today afterschool! Go, Dragons Go!
Students in Junior and Senior Kindergarten will begin their year on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.
Students in Grade 1-12 will return to classes on Monday, August 29. This day will be an hour long orientation to receive schedules, textbooks and lockers. Full day classes resume on Tuesday, August 30, 2016.
Families are welcome to join our uniform supplier at Delta West Academy to receive a proper fit and to order uniforms for the next school year.
Families are welcome to join our uniform supplier at Delta West Academy to receive a proper fit and to order uniforms for the next school year.
Grade 5 and 6 students write the Math Final Exam today.
Grade 1 to 6 students write Part B Language Arts Exam today.
Part A English exam for English 10
Part A Social exam for Social 20 and 30
ECS to Grade 6 students will be dancing off their exam stress with an afternoon of Zumba lessons!
There is nothing better when learning about wetlands than to visit a wetland. That is what the Grade 5 class will be doing on Friday, June 10.
The Grade 1-5 and 8 students will write their Part A Language Arts exam on Wednesday, June 3.
Grade 1 students will be heading to the Glenmore Resevoir's Weaselhead Park for an interactive Science day on Friday, June 3.
Join us at the Calgary Scotiabank Marathon fundraiser event on Sunday, May 29!
DWA students will have our annual school group photo at 1:00pm on Friday, May 27.
Junior High Dragons Soccer will have their last league game on Thursday, May 26 at 5pm at Calgary Waldorf School.
Grade 1 and 2 students are off to the International Children's Festival at Olympic Plaza on Thursday, May 26.
Kindergarten students are off to Safety City on May 25 to learn the rules and safety required on our streets.
The Grade 3 and 4 classes are off to the Grain Museum on Tuesday, May 24.
Junior High Track and Field athletes will have their meet on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 24-25.
DWA will be closed to recognize the Victoria Day holiday on Monday, May 23. Classes will resume on Tuesday, May 24.
No classes for students on Friday, May 20.
The long anticipated event will happeen during the afternoon of Thursday, May 19! Parents are welcome to attend and view the hidden talent of our DWA students.
Please order items through the Healthy Hunger website.
No Uniforms and No Theme! Wear appropriate free clothes.
ECS students will spend the day shadowing the Grade 1 classes on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 17 and 18.
The Grade 3/4 Social Studies class will be taking a Historic Walk of Calgary on Tuesday, May 17.
Students in Sports Peformance Boutique option will be off to the Bearspaw Golf and Country Club for their PGA Golf Canada lessons on Monday, May 16.
ECS to Grade 7 students have their final Gymnastics lesson on Friday, May 13 at the Calgary Gymnastics Centre.
Grade 8-12 students will have their Phys. Ed class at Vita Fitness on Friday, May 13.
Junior High Soccer has their third game of the season on Thursday, May 12 at 4:00pm at Foundations for the Future High School Campus.
The Grade 11 and 12 students are taking their Social Studies class to the Holocaust Symposium on Wednesday, May 11.
Track and Field students in Senior High will have their Independat Schools Athletic Association Track and Field meet on Wednesday, May 11.
Grade 8-10 students will have their Lacrosse lessons take place on Tuesday, May 10.
The Grade 3s are off to the Ukrainain Centre on Tuesday, May 10.
With the beautiful weather all students should now be in their Summer Uniform beginning Monday, May 9. Items required can be ordered through the parent portal on the Delta West Academy website.
Lacrosse lessons for students in Grade 11 and 12 will take place on Monday, May 9.
Students in ECS to Grade 7 will be heading to C.O.P. Gymnastics Centre for lessons on Friday, May 6.
Grade 11 students will have their final day of Career Counselling on Friday, May 6.
Junior High Dragons Soccer team is taking on Tanbridge Academy, Thursday May 5 at 5:00pm. This game will take place at the Foundations for the Future South Campus. Go Dragons Go!
The Delta West Academy community comes together on Saturday, April 30 to raise funds for all students. This Denim and Diamonds event will take place at Township 24 downtown and is sure to please! Tickets can still be purchased at firstname.lastname@example.org for $200 each.
Grade 8-12 students will take their Phys. Ed class to Vita Fitness today.
ECS students continue their gymnastics lessons at C.O.P. on Friday, April 29.
Items can be purchased through the Healthy Hunger website.
Don't want to brush your hair? Feel like colouring it pink? You are in luck...Thursday, April 28 is Crazy Hair Day!
The Junior High Soccer team is set for their first game of the season on Thursday, April 28 at 4pm at Calgary Academy. Go Dragons Go!
Students in Grade 6 & 9 will take their Social Studies class to the Parliament building in Edmonton on Wednesday, April 27. The students will have the unique opportunity to tour the Parliament as well as meet with Political figures to have their questions answered.
Track and Field practice will run from 3:45-4:30pm.
Senior Kindergarten students will put on their cap and gowns for their Graduation photos on Monday, April 25.
ECS students are off to the Calgary Zoo!
Students in Grade 8-10 will be treated to a live performance at the Lunch Box Theatre on Friday, April 22.
Appointments must be scheduled through the Pick-A-Time website by 4pm on April 20.
The Grade 3 and Music Option students take their talent to the Calgary Arts Festival on Thursday, April 21.
Our Junior and Senior Kindergarten students will be participating in this year's Calgary Arts Festival at Mount Royal College. Our students have been working hard preparing their choral speech to wow the judges!
Junior and Senior High Track and Field practice will run on Tuesday, April 19 from 3:45 to 4:30pm.
Students in Grade 7-12 will receive a presentation about the importance of safe cyber useage. This presenation is put on by the Calgary Police Service School Outreach program.
Students in Grade 10-12 will receive their Report Cards on Monday, April 18. Parent Teacher interviews are scheduled for Thursday, April 21.
Students in ECS to Grade 9 will have the opportunity to learn the sport of Curling on Monday, April 18. The Rocker and Rings program will be coming to Delta West Academy to work with our students and convert our gymnasium to an Olympic Curling rink for the day!
Come see the 'more' you are looking for at Delta West Academy's daytime group tours on Monday, April 18. Tours run from either 8:00am - 9:00am or 11:00am - 12:00pm. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
ECS students will be bouncing and swinging at the Calgary Gymnastic Centre this month! Their first lesson will take place on Friday, April 15.
Students in Grade 5 & 9 who require their final vaccinations will have this done on Thursday, April 14.
Good luck to those students who are participating in this year's CISAA Jr. & Sr. High Badminton Tournament on Wednesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 14.
Junior and Senior High Track and Field practice will run from 3:45 to 4:30pm.
Classes are back in session on Monday, April 11.
Pick-A-Time website will be open from Thursday, April 7 to Wednesday, April 20 for families to book their High School Parent Teacher Interviews. Interviews are set to take place on Thursday, March 21.
During the afternoon of Thursday, March 24, DWA students will be taking part in Easter Activities!
Wear your fanciest Easter Outfit to celebrate the season on Thursday, March 24.
Wear your favorite team jersey on Thursday, March 17!
The Grade 11 and 12 students will have the opportunity to view a live cataract extraction on Wednesday, March 16 at Telus Spark.
Parent Teacher Interviews are set to take place on Wednesday and Thursday, March 16 & 17. Please book your time through the Pick a Time website. A reminder there will be NO AFTERSCHOOL CARE on these days to accommodate these interviews.
Students in ECS to Grade 6 will be taking part in their second round of swimming lessons during the week of March 14 at Renfrew pool. Parents interested in volunteering will be contacted directly by homeroom teachers.
Students in ECS to Grade 9 will receive their Report Cards on Monday, March 14. Parent teacher interviews will take place the same week on Wednesday and Thursday, March 16 & 17.
Please join the Delta West Academy Foundation for a Spring Parent Fundraiser. This unique opportunity offers parents the opportunity to taste fine wine and cheese at Merlo (10 Aspen Stone Blvd SW) from 5:30-7:00pm on March 9. This event is limited to 50 people and tickets can be purchased for $60.00. For more information contact Michael Sherman at firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you for your continued support!
Foundation will be hosting their monthly meeting on Monday, March 7 at 5pm.
The Pick a Time website will be open from Tuesday, March 1 at 8am to Tuesday, March 15 at 6pm for parents wishing to book their interview times. Interviews are scheduled for Wednesday, March 16 and Thursday, Marh 17 afterschool.
The Grade 7s will be off to the Calgary Tower on February 7.
The Grade 3 and 4 classes will be taking in the production of "The Little Prince" at Theatre Calgary.
It’s that time of year! DWA will be going to the Calgary Olympic Park for skiing and snowboarding lessons in February! ECS will have lessons February 16th, 18th, 23rd and 25th! If any parents who are avid skiers or snowboarders are interested to help volunteer on the hill please contact Ms. Harvey at email@example.com.
The Junior and Senior Kindergarten students will be taking to the slopes in February! They will have their skiing lessons at COP on Feb. 16, 18, 23, and 25.
Happy Family Day! Classes resume Tueday, February 16.
February 11 and 12 are Professional Development Days for the DWA Staff. There are no classes for students.
Please order your fun lunch items on the Healthy Hunger website.
In celebration of Valentine's Day, students are encourage to get as dressed up as possible in the colours of the season. Red, white and pink day is the perfect day!
Dragons Basketball vs. Clearwater Academy at Clearwater. Tip off at 4pm.
Dragons Basketball vs. Rundle College at Rundle College. Tip off at 4pm.
The Grade 1 and 2 students will get the opportunity to explore different exhibits before taking part in the hour long school program “Junior Architects”. This program is an excellent fit for their current Science unit, “Building Things”.
Delta West Academy will be demonstrating our February word, "Compassion", this upcoming February 4. DWA Students have been asked to contribute sandwich items on Wednesday, February 3. All sandwiches will be assembled on Thursday, February 4 and delivered to the Drop in Centre the same day. Thank you for your generous support.
Dragons Basketball vs. Westmount Charter Academy at Foothills Academy. Tip off 4pm.
This year, families will sign an updated Admission's Agreement which will allow for their child(ren) to be Automatically Renewed for each upcoming school year. This Agreement, confirming your enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year, will be due by Monday, February 1 at 4pm. If your family is not returning, a Request for Withdrawal form needs to be handed in by this time as well. This form can be found on the parent log in section of the Delta West Academy website. Please don't hesitate to contact Mrs. Carter firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Roll out of bed and come to school dressed in your favorite Pajama's for this annual event! Pajama day will take place on Friday, January 29. Please ensure proper undergarments are worn and pajama's are school appropriate. Students are welcome to have their most cuddly stuffie join them on this day as well.
Kindergarten students begin their three full days a week on February 1, 2016. Beginning on this day, Jr. and Sr. Kindergarten students will attend Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 8:15 - 3:30. Tuesdays and Thursdays will remain at 8:15 - 12:10.
Dragons Basketball vs. Foothills Academy at Foundations for the Future Academy. Tip off at 4pm.
Students in Grade 1 will write their Math Midterm Exam on Thursday, January 28.
Students in Grade 3 and 4 will write their Science Midterm Exam on Thursday, January 28.
Students in Grade 3 and the Music Option class will be off to the Bella Conservatorium for an afternoon of melodies!
Any student who is required to make up a missed exam, will write on Tuesday, January 26. This will be by appointment only and student's families will be contacted directly from their teacher requiring the exam.
Dragons Senior High Basketball team takes on their next competitor on Wednesday, January 27 at 4pm.
Students in Math 30 will write their Final Exam on Monday, January 25.
Students in Math 10 will write their Final Exam on Monday, January 25.
Students in Chemistry 20 will write their Final Exam on Monday, January 25.
Students in Grade 7, 8 & 9 will write their French Oral Exam on Monday, January 25.
Students in Grade 1 / 2 class will write their Midterm Exam on Monday, January 25.
Learn, grow and explore with Delta West Academy. Join us for an interactive Open House on Saturday, January 23 from 10:30-12pm. Parents, students and teachers will all be on hand to answer questions and concerns. Bring the whole family as there are activies for everyone to take part in. Launch your inspiring journey today! Please rsvp to email@example.com.
Students in Biology 30 will write their Final Exam on Friday, January 22.
Students in Physics 20 will write their Final Exam on Friday, January 22.
Students in Spanish 10 will write their Final Exam on Friday, January 22.
Students in Grade 7 will write their French Final Exam on Friday, January 22.
Pre-purchase your child's fun lunch order through the Healthy Hunger website.
Dragons Senior High Basketball Team game at 4pm.
The ECS students will be off to the Calgary Zoo on Wednesday, January 20 for a Penguin Palooza event!
Students in Grade 8 & 9 will write their French Final Exam on Wednesday, January 20.
Students in Grade 3 and 4 will write their Language Arts Midterm Exam on Wednesday, January 20.
Grade 1 students will write their Language Arts Midterm Exam on Wednesday, January 20.
Students in English 10, 20 and 30 will write their Part B Final exam on Tuesday, January 19.
Students in English 10, 20 and 30 will write their Part A Final exam on Wednesday, January 13.
The Grade 9 students will take part in the P.A.R.T.Y. program at the Foothills Hospital on January 12. Prevent Alcohol and At-Risk Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y.) is a program designed to promote injury prevention through vivid clinical reality, enabling youth to recognize risk, make informed choices and identify potential consequences about activities and behaviours.
It’s that time of year! DWA will be going to the Calgary Olympic Park for skiing and snowboarding lessons in January! Grades 1 to 10 will be taking lessons January 11th to 15th. If any parents who are avid skiers or snowboarders are interested to help volunteer on the hill please contact Ms. Harvey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dragons Senior High Basketball Team game at 4pm.
The DWA Sr. High Dragon's Basketball team is back to kick of the second half of the season! Go Dragons Go!
DWA's last day of classes before the Christmas break is Friday, December 18. There will be a noon dismissal on this day, with NO afterschool care. Classes resume on Monday, January 4.
Exam re-write day is for any student who has missed a Unit exam(s) this semester. Students and families will be contacted directly by the teacher who requires the exam.
Join in the spirit of the season with the Delta West Academy Elementary choir! We will be signing holiday carols in the lobby of VIVO on Friday, December 11 and Saturday 12 from 12-1pm. Come and have lunch with us!
Friday, December 11 is the deadline for donations to the Women's Centre Toy Drive & Sock and Mitten Drive. The house with the most donations will be awarded a pizza party!
The High Schools will be attending a production of Mouse Trap at the Vertigo Theatre.
Grade 5 students will be off to the Telus Spark Centre on Friday, November 27.
The ECS students will be taking part in the Christmas School House at Heritage Park on Wednesday, November 25.
The Grade 10-12 students will be off to Theatre Calgary on the morning of November 25.
The Grade 1 and 2 Students will be traveling to Mount Royal University to enjoy the sounds of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.
Students in Grade 7-9 will be participating in their annual Camp Kindle retreat from Monday, November 23 - Tuesday, November 24.
There is no school on November 20 to accommodate Parent Teacher Interviews. Please schedule your interview time through the Pick a Time website.
Parent Teacher interviews will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, November 19 and 20. Please schedule your times through the Pick a Time website.
Students who require picture re-takes will have their opportunity on Thursday, November 19. Also, all club photos will be completed on this day as well.
Report Cards for students in ECS to Grade 12 will go home on Monday, November 16.
The ECS students are off to Hertiage Park to explore the Gasoline Alley Museum using your senses! We will try to identify different parts of the vehicles through touch alone, create a grocery list using your nose, and listen and identify the sounds on a busy street. Students will take part in a whole series of activities designed to let them investigate the Gasoline Alley collection using their five senses
The ECS to Grade 6 students will be taking part in their first week of swimming lessons from November 2 to 6. Monday to Friday this week, students need to come to school prepared with all of their swimming gear.
Remember to set your clock back an hour for the November Daylight Savings.
Come dressed in your best Halloween costume for this school wide event! There will be games and activities throughout the school for students of all ages.
Take a day off work and go back to school! Parents are welcome to book one class with their child and see what it's like to be a DWA student. Watch for rsvp information in the upcoming Thursday emails.
All DWA staff and students will have their individual and class photos taken on Tuesday, October 27.
Come and see the Delta West Academy advantage at our October Open House. At this interactive event, parents, teachers and students will all be on hand to answer questions and share their personal experiences at DWA. This is sure to be an event for the entire family. RSVP to email@example.com
All Grade 5 and 6 families are required to attend an information session on the upcoming programs their children have to look forward to in Junior High. Grade 8 and 9 families are required to attend a similar information session to be informed of the DWA High School programs. These meetings are an important part of your child's journey and previewing what is in their academic futures.
Beginning on Tuesday, October 13, all students will be required to wear their winter/dress uniform to school.
Happy Thanksgiving! No school today.
Professional Development Day. No School
Students in Grade 7-12 will be placed in various Dodgeball teams for this exciting event. Each team will be guaranteed at least one game with the winning team taking on the teachers for the ultimate title, Dodgeball Champion.
PD Day No School
Delta West Academy will be featured at the Private School Expo on Sunday, September 20 at the Hyatt Regency. If you, or your child, are interested in helping promote DWA, please contact Mrs. Carter as soon as possible.
We look forward to seeing our entire DWA community at this year's DWA BBQ and Information Night, Thursday, September 10 from 3:30-6pm. Food and entertainment will be provided and students will be supervised by their teachers as parents attend an important information session.
Delta West Academy has taken over the Virgin Radio website! Check out some pictures and Open House information on September 8 and 10. Our radio commercial will also run on 98.5 from now until the end of October.
Students in Grade 1-12 will begin classes on Monday, August 31. Junior and Senior Kindergarten students resume class on Tuesday, September 8. Please come to school dressed in your summer uniform.
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