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Apr 24 - Welcome Back to Class

We hope you had a fantastic spring break and look forward to seeing you Monday!


A message from WESC to ALL PARENTS regarding *STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK*  Please contact Geanette McNair at   Westmount Parent Council is once again gearing up for its annual STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK. It’s a wonderful week to celebrate our terrific staff and it will be held the week of May 8-12, 2017. The staff are treated to daily door prizes, munchies in t...

Apr 14 - Spring Break

We hope that you have a wonderful spring break! Stay safe and have fun.

Apr 13 - GRADE 6 Basketball tournament

The bus will be leaving at 11:45 to go to the high school.  STUDENTS will need their own ride home.

Apr 13 - DARE Grad

The grade 6 students have competed the DARE program and will be receiving their certificates at 11:00.

Apr 13 - Mrs. Wilkie's last day!

The staff and students would like to wish Mrs. Wilkie the happiest of retirements.  THANK YOU so much for all that you have done for Westmount.  We are going to miss you so much!

Apr 10 - SCARED Drama Production

Monday, April 10 – Scared Drama Matinee 1:45 Tuesday, April 11 – Scared Drama Matinee and Evening 1:45 & 7:00 Wednesday, April 12 – Scared Drama Matinee and Evening 1:45 & 7:00  

Apr 10 - Kindergarten Program Info. video & Registration

Kindergarten Registration open for the 2017/2018 Kindergarten school year.  Your child must be 5 years old by February 28, 2018 to register. Office hours are 8:00-4:30. Please come to the office to pick up the registration form and package.    Click here to view the Westmount School Kindergarten Program video.   We have 2 programs available: Full Time (Monday-Friday, full days...

Apr 7 - SCARED Makeup Schedule

Click here to see the schedule for the cast makeup

Mar 24 - Missing Heely Shoes

A black and white pair of Heely shoes has gone missing from the school.  The shoes have wheels on the bottom, they are black and white camouflage and the Heely logo is red.  Any help in locating these shoes is greatly appreciated. 


THANK YOU so much to WESC for giving us the money to purchase wobble stools for our school!  

Jan 25 - Fundraising Survey Update

The Strathmore Westmount School Parent Fundraising Society (SWSPFS) and the Westmount Elementary School Council (WESC) would like to thank everyone who had a chance to respond to the Fundraising Survey. We received a lot of great feedback, suggestions and comments. At the SWSPFS meeting on January 18, we reviewed the survey and determined how to spend the casino funds. This is how the funds...

Jan 18 - Kindergarten Registration is Now Open!

To register in one of our school's Kindergarten Program's, please visit Our Schools and select the school you are interested in registering your child with, then follow their registration process.  For more information on kindergarten, school fees and transportation please visit Parents and Students. 

Dec 9 - Student Pick Up and Drop Off Notice

Click here for a parking map and guidelines In order to create a safe parking lot for our students we are requesting that parents abide by the following parking lot guidelines: Please park your vehicle in a perimeter stall or directly in the centre of the parking lot when picking up or dropping of your child or children. Exit your vehicle to ensure your children safely get to your vehic...

Nov 16 - Grades 3 and 4 Remembrance Day Video We have published our Grades 3 and 4 Challenge Remembrance Day video on Youtube. Paste the URL above into URL box at the top of the Google page to view the video. Or - click on this link  Enjoy!  

Nov 15 - 3 Year Education Plan

20116/17 - 2018/19 Westmount School Education Plan year Education Plan and AERR Oct 2016.pdf It can also be viewed by clicking the Documents tab - then Reports!

Nov 2 - Westie's Nibles Snack Sales Nibles Poster.pdf Click on the line above to see the Westie's Nibles poster. It has the items for sale and when the sales take place. All funds raised will go toward Grade 6 special fieldtrips (Edmonton Legislature Building, Skiing) K—Grade 3 Dates: Nov. 7th, Dec. 5th, Jan. 16th, Feb. 6th, March 6th, April 3rd, May 1st Grade 4...

Oct 21 - Government of Alberta Fall 2016 Online Provincial Curriculum Survey

Direct link Government of Alberta  Fall 2016 Online Provincial Curriculum Survey:   Parents/Guardians: Have a say in the future of your children’s education We want to give all students the best possible start in life so that they can meet the demands of living in the 21st century. Alberta Education is moving forward in the development of...

Oct 7 - Student Achievement continues to improve in Golden Hills

Students in the Golden Hills School Division are performing well and continue to improve in many areas according to the most recent results on the 2015-2016 Provincial Achievement Test and Diploma Examinations. “We are very pleased to see continued increases again in this year’s student achievement results” said Bevan Daverne, Superintendent of Schools. Many of our Achievement test and Di...

Sep 15 - New Strive Brochure

Read all about the Strive program (geared towards meeting the diverse needs of our special needs students). Click Here to learn about the Strive program.  

Sep 14 - Student Government 2016-2017

Congratulations to the students who go voted into Westmount's 2016-2017 Student government. We are so proud of ALL of the kids who gave speeches, you all did a great job! 2016-2017 Student Government Lessia Breaker Josie Harriot Jamie-Lee Lohvinenko Emily King Garrett Larrivee Jackson Proust Julian Therrien Alexis Tower Bailee Wathen Carter Yellow Hon Devin W...

Sep 14 - Reading through the rain: Golf Tournament raises $113,000

MEDIA RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reading through the rain: Golf Tournament raises $113,000 What started with an ominous sky line transformed into an ideal gathering for celebrity golfers as the annual Links and Legends charity golf tournament took over the Valley Ridge Golf Club. Organized and operated by The Educational Partnership Foundation (former Calgary Education Partnership Founda...

Sep 12 - Sad, Sad News

To: Jordan McKinnon,   With a gentle nudge from heaven, It’s your time to depart. Your time to take your final journey, But the pains of grief tug at our heart.   Your spirit is still with us, Soaring strong with wings of white. A messenger from heaven, An angel shining bright.   We’ll miss you and think of you often, In our memories your spirit lives...

Jun 28 - Transportation Reminder

Registration for bus transportation for the 2016-2017 school year is currently underway. You may register your child online for transportation at: and click on the Transportation Department link (the big yellow bus). Who should apply for transportation? • New Kindergarten students that live in excess of 1.2 km from their designated school • Students that are changing schools...

Jun 22 - Sobeys Gift Card Discount Program

Parent Council runs a fantastic fundraiser through Sobeys.  To read some FAQS click here

Jun 17 - Westmount Is Now on Instagram!

Westmount School is now on Instagram! Come and check us out so you can see what is going on!

Jun 6 - 2016-2017 Calendar

To see the school days for next school year click here 

May 19 - Associate Principal Appointment Announcement - Westmount Elementary School

The Golden Hills School Division is very pleased to announce the appointment of Corinna Hampson to the position of Associate Principal of Westmount Elementary School effective the 2016/2017 school year. Corinna holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta and is completing her Masters of Education Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Calgary. She began her...

May 16 - 2015-2016 Yearbook

WESTMOUNT 2015-2016 MEMORIES VIDEOS We are deploying our Memories videos in a downloadable format this year. Westmount does so many amazing things each year, and a DVD just can't hold them all!  Click here to register. PLUS - you will receive the videos on an ongoing basis as the year progresses. So, shortly after the Christmas concert, you will have access to the video. Same with the sprin...

May 13 - Parent Survey - 2015-2016 - Family School Community Resource Counseling Program

As a program we are interested in your feedback about the Family School Community Resource Counseling Program offered in your school. Completing this survey is voluntary and you may choose to NOT answer all of the questions. All responses that you provide will be managed in accordance with the Freedom of Information of Privacy Act. In order to maintain anonymity all information you give us will re...

Apr 18 - Food Allergy Education & Support

Food allergies affect approximately 15 million Americans, including 6 million children. For more information about food alergies please go to or

Apr 4 - Kindergarten Registration & Video

Click here to see some of the wonderful things that our kindergarten program has to offer or go to Kindergarten Registration is now open.  Please come to the school office to Register between 9 AM and 4:00 PM weekdays. Cost of the program $50.00 Full Time (All day school days.)  $30.00 - Regular/Part Time (Full Days Tuesday, Thursday and some Friday's). Please...

Mar 14 - Strathmore & District Playschool

To get more information about the Strathmore and District Playschool program for ages 3 & 4 click here

Dec 15 - Westmount School 2015-16 School Budget Information Sheet

Ever wonder where all the money goes in your child's school? Look over this document (link below) to see how Westmount School's budget is spent.  If something isn't clear, make sure you come to our next parent council meeting to pose your questions.  We will be posting the next meeting date and time in the new year. Sharing Document 2...

Dec 10 - Preparing Our Students For The Future

Click on the link to see the many things Westmount School does to prepare students for their future both in our education system and within our everchanging work force. Successful Workplace Skills Successful Workplace SKills Descriptors These documents are located in the Documents and Forms tab and then in the Parents tab.  

Nov 13 - Sobey's Fundraiser - Round 2

Please click here for order forms Westmount Elementary School Council (WESC) is running the Sobeys gift card sales one more time! This is a great opportunity to: ·         Purchase cards to give as gifts this holiday season; ·         Purchase cards to use when buying your Christmas groceries; ·         Purchase another card(s) if you have used the one(...

Oct 8 - Golden Hills Sees Continued Improvement in Student Achievement

Press Release - Golden Hills sees continued Improvement in Student Achievement ----- Students in the Golden Hills School Division are performing well and continue to improve in many areas according to the most recent results on the 2014-2015 Provincial Achievement Test and Diploma Examinations. “We are very pleased to see continued increases again in this year’s student achievement resul...

Aug 31 - Back To School Information Package

Click on the link below for the back to school information package.  In this package are all the important dates for the year, a bell schedule and much more important information for the 2015/16 school year.  This package will be emailed to parents from their child's teacher and is available in this site but, will not be sent home as a paper copy.  If you require one, please come to the office...

Jun 26 - GHSD Report to the Community - June 2015

We are pleased to share our Report to the Community & Interim Education Plan with all of our parents, staff, students and communities. Please click here for the link to the document.  Enjoy!

Apr 22 - Public Meeting - April 27 7:00 p.m. at the SHS Theatre

Dear Parents of Strathmore Area schools: Though you may not have heard much about this in the media, we are finding that the most recent budget announcement is turning out to be the one of the toughest budgets we have dealt with in the last decade. It has the potential to significantly impact our classrooms, programming, busing and other supports we currently have in place for students.  We ne...

Feb 4 - Important Letter to Parents About Measles

Measles Information - As spring holidays approach, we know that many families have vacations planned, both within and outside of Canada. Travelling increases your family’s risk of exposure to many different diseases, including measles. Measles is a very real threat in many parts of the world, including as close to home as California, where a measles outbreak is currently ongoing. It is al...

Jan 29 - Westmount Payments on Line

Westmount School is making it easy for parents to pay their school fees from the convenience of their own home.  Follow the 3 easy steps below to get started. Go to the website.  Click the “Get Started Today” button. Take a few minutes to register and add your child to the newly created account. Review and purchase your child’s items usi...

Jan 19 - Golden Hills Kindergartens in Strathmore & Carseland

Golden Hills kindergartens in Strathmore are wonderful places for your children to learn and grow. Check out our ad for information on what we have to offer.

Dec 10 - Grade 3 Student Learning Assessment Pilot

Grade 3 students participated in the pilot administration of the Student Learning Assessment. The primary purpose of the Student Learning Assessment is to improve student learning. The SLA is also intended to enhance instruction and assure Albertans the education system meets the needs of the students and achieves the outcomes of the Ministerial Order on Student Learning. While every effort wa...

Oct 30 - Great Kids Award

Great Kids Award In spring 2015, the Government of Alberta is presenting the 15th Annual Great Kids Award to recognize young people for doing great things every day – at home, at school, and in their community. Alberta is home to thousands of kids who do remarkable things for themselves and others. That’s why the Great Kids Award was first launched in 1999 to celebrate Alberta’s chil...

Oct 9 - Golden Hills Sees Growth in Student Achievement

October 9, 2014 PRESS RELEASE - Students in the Golden Hills School Division are performing well and are improving in many areas according to the most recent results on the 2013-2014 Provincial Achievement Test and Diploma Examinations. “We provide students with the tools they need to be successful 21st century learners” said Bevan Daverne, Superintendent of Schools. “This is made p...

Oct 2 - Please leave your dogs at home.

Dogs on the School Yard It has been brought to our attention that some parents are bringing dogs onto the school yard at the beginning and end of the day when they are here to pick up their children.  As all dog owners know, dogs may become excitable and unpredictable around children or other dogs.  For these safety reasons, we ask that dogs not be brought onto the school property between the...