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Strathmore In Town

S-01 Run 1 Jim
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S-03 Run 1 Andrew
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S-03 Run 2 Andrew
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S-04 Run 1 Jeanette
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S-04 Run 2 Jeanette
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S-05 Run 1 Robert
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S-06 Run 1 Leslie
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S-06 Run 2 Leslie
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S-07 Run 1 Susan
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S-07 Run 2 Susan
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S-08 Run 1 Teresa
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S-08 Run 2 Teresa
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S-09 Run 1 Tammie
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S-09 Run 2 Tammie
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S-10 International Hank
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Strathmore Out of Town

SM-01 - Ron K
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SM-02 - Suzie
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SM-03 - Dave
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SM-04 - Nicola
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SM-05 - Susan M
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SM-06 - Adriana
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SM-07 - Danielle
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SM-08 - Lori
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SM-09 - Fred
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SM-10 - Amber
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SM-11 - Marilyn
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SM-12 - Jenn
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SM-13 - Jessica
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SM-14 - Lindsay
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News Archive

Annual Westmount Food Drive

Westmount School's annual food drive is coming soon! See below for details on how you can take part.  

Thank You to our Westmount Families!

Thank you to all of our Westmount families for joining our teachers during Parent-Teacher interviews. It is great to connect with families! Our School Council (WESC) treated us (as they always do) to meals each night and it is SO appreciated! Here are a few comments from our teachers: “Thank you so much for the meals! It means so much!” “Delicious meals! We’re so grateful!” “I fee...

Roc your Mocs!

Westmount staff and students will be ‘Rocking their Mocs’ on Dec. 10th this year! This week, Miss Big Snake will be presenting to each class about the significance of this day. #community #inclusive #thinkingculture #passionatelearners #wonderfulwestmount

UPDATE November 25 - Provincial Health Order

Dear Golden Hills Parents, Following the Premier’s update last night and a new Health Order, Golden Hills’ schools have begun planning for the shift in learning that will occur for junior and senior high students next week. Starting Monday, November 30, Grades 7-12 students will be moving to learning at home for the next 3 weeks until Christmas break.  This learning at home will be d...

A Warm Westmount Welcome to Our New Staff Members!

Westmount School is happy to welcome two new staff members to our community. Julia Coyes will be teaching half days in the Grade 3C classroom, and Meagan Big Snake is beginning in her role as our First Nations Liaison. We are happy to have them as a part of our team!

Snow Much Fun @ Westmount School!

Students took the opportunity to turn a lot of snow into a lot of fun at Westmount School this week!

Remembrance Day 2020/2021

Students paid respect to Canada's veterans and soldiers today through a virtual assembly today at Westmount School. Classes also engaged in many activities in their classrooms to build an understanding of this important day. #collaborative #thinkingculture #community #inclusive #passionatelearners   

UPDATE November 2 - Alberta Health Services Daily Screening Tool

Alberta Health has updated the daily screening tool.  The most significant change reflects two separate screening tools for staff/adults and students. The New Student Screening Tool: In the new screening tool that has been developed for students, the critical core symptoms have changed. Students experiencing any of the core symptoms must self-isolate for 10 days:  Fever ...

Golden Hills Launches ONLINE Daily Screening Tool

Golden Hills School Division has launched an online form to complete the AHS Daily Screening Tool.  Scan the QR code with your phone Complete the questions Submit All of our Golden Hills' schools have appreciated the support of parents, students, and staff in their use of the screening tool on a daily basis.   

Westmount School - Winner of 2020 Nutrients for Life Garden Award

Congratulations to Ms. Cheek and the 4B class for winning the 2020 Nutrients for Life Garden Award. This program will provide a $500 grant to Westmount School to support a local school garden.

Westmount School Reopening Guide

You can find a link to this document below this message. The Westmount School Reopening Guide contains important information about the steps Westmount School has taken to promote a safe and healthy school year in 2020/2021. Westmount School Reopening Guide

Westmount Elementary School Council Fundraiser

Please find information about our upcoming WESC Sobey's fundraiser. Click the link below to view information about the fundraiser and to get a printable copy of the order form. Orders can be submitted by the end of the school day on Tuesday, October 13th.  Westmount Elementary School Council Fundraiser

Thank You to Parents - Successful Relaunch of School

Dear Parents, I want to thank you as parents for your patience and support as we have made planning adjustments and worked through the many changes in our schools. I also want to acknowledge the hard work of all of our staff in preparing for what has been a very successful school start this year. School staff have worked very hard to make the necessary adjustments to their classrooms...

Golden Hills Schools Relaunch Guide 2020/2021

Golden Hills Schools Relaunch Guide 2020/2021 is available HERE, this document reflects the most recent information provided by Alberta Health Services and Alberta Education. 

Screening Tool for Parents, Students and Staff

As we get closer to school start-up, we promised to share more details with you on one of our critical accommodations for our near normal return to school. Family and self-screening will be a very important component in the range of measures we are implementing in order to reduce risks and keep everyone healthy in our schools.  Screening Questionnaire Our Chief Medical Officer has publ...

Transportation Update

With school start-up next week, there is new information regarding changes in our start-up and regular transportation routines. If you have not done so already, please register for transportation for your child through our on-line link HERE. As many of you are already aware, masks will be compulsory for our drivers and all Grades 4 to 12 students while on the bus.  We would encourag...

Golden Hills School Division Return to School Message

Dear Parents,  As the start of the school year quickly approaches, Golden Hills School Division is in the final planning stages for a near-normal return to school. Last week you should have received a letter from your principal about the return to school and encouragement to contact your principal if there are circumstances in your family that make you uncertain about your children’s...

Announcement for September School Relaunch

Dear Golden Hills Families, I’m sure most of you are aware of the announcement by government earlier this week regarding the plan to return to school in September.  Alberta Education has notified us and the province that we will be following Scenario #1 which is the near-normal return to school.  Based on the many comments we received through our survey in June, we know that the vast majori...

Learn All About Westmount School (Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD2YKi0fIV0&feature=youtu.be Click on the above link to learn all about Westmount School's mission, vision and much more.

Watch our year end video

Here is a link to our year end video.  There are photos from each class and some about some of Westmount's programs. ENJOY! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8m1RiyPxvE8&t=2s

Watch our Westmount Anthem video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzOR8tjZppo Click on the above link to view the video - enjoy!

Associate Principal Announcement - Westmount Elementary School

The Golden Hills School Division is very pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Baxter to the position of Associate Principal of Westmount Elementary School commencing the 2020/2021 school year. Adam holds a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and a Master of Education, Educational Research – Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of...

Message From the Golden Hills School Division Board of Trustees

The Motto of the Golden Hills School Division is “Powering Hope and Possibilities” and never has this been more evident than in the past two weeks. As we all struggle to deal with the challenges we are facing, the employees of Golden Hills have focussed their efforts on providing hope and possibilities for our students and parents.  Our board would like to recognize and thank all of the pe...

Watch Mrs. Bigras read the story Grumpy Bird (Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz41eT4a1xI Click on the link and watch and listen to Mrs. Bigras read the story Grumpy Bird. Have fun listening to the story!

Messages from Westmount Staff to our Students (Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tseESpyZIi0 Click on the link and see a message from each of our staff members to our students.  ENJOY!

Working Hard to Support Student Learning (Video)

Click on the link to see our video of teachers at Westmount working hard to maintain learning at home during the Covid-19 pandemic. We miss you all and hope to see you all again real soon! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5BPDRPvEpc&feature=youtu.be  

New Strive Program Video

Watch this Strive video to learn about Westmount School's Strive Program and its goals.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPYm71E07rs&feature=youtu.be  

Strathmore and Drumheller School Playgrounds Now Closed to the Public

The Town of Strathmore and the Town of Drumheller have declared a Local State of Emergency to respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic. To support the health and safety of residents and as a measure to slow the spread of this Coronavirus the Town of Strathmore and Town of Drumheller have aligned with other urban centres in closing and restricting the use of all “high-frequency touch points” like play...

Message to Educators from the Minister of Education

Dear Educators,  On behalf of the Government of Alberta, we sincerely thank you for your dedication to your students during this unprecedented time. We know that these are trying circumstances and that you have had to adapt quickly to keep supporting the children and young adults of Alberta.  As the Ministers of Education and Children's Services, we want to draw your attention to a potenti...

Home Learning Packages

‘Home Learning Packages’ allow your child’s teacher to provide ongoing educational activities. **Please expect an email from your child’s teacher by 9:00 am tomorrow morning in regard to ‘Home Learning Packages’. Some packages are digital while others have hard-copy versions. Please read the email carefully Don’t hesitate to email for clarification. We are here to support you and...

Classes Suspended in all Alberta Schools - March 15, 2020

Dear Parents, As per Alberta Chief Medical Officer Deena Hinshaw’s recommendations, Alberta Education has now suspended classes at all Alberta schools indefinitely. Effective immediately, regular classes in all Golden Hills’ Schools are suspended, no buses will be running and all students should stay at home. Though we do not know how long classes will be suspended, we want to provide...

Golden Hills School Division Chief and Council Inauguration

Golden Hills School Division held its Student Chief and Council Inauguration for the 2019-2020 school year on March 5, 2020, at the Strathmore Civic Centre.  Students from Wheatland Crossing School, Westmount Elementary School, Crowther Memorial Junior High School, and Strathmore High School inaugurated their Student Chief and Councils with a leadership pledge and an honour song for each grou...

Westmount School Budget and Workplace Skills Information

http://westmountelementary.com/documents/general/Budget%20Sharing%20Document%202019-20.pdf http://westmountelementary.com/documents/general/Successful%20workplace%20skills%2019-20.pdf The first link opens a budget document that outines Westmount's budget. The second link lists all the many things we do to prepare students for the place of work.  It is amazing all the programs and experi...

Family Accident Reimbursement Plan - Voluntary Insurance

The Family Accident Reimbursement Plan has replaced the Kids Plus Voluntary Plan. Our insurance partner, iA Financial Group, is now offering a new comprehensive accident insurance plan with a critical illness component designed for the whole family.  The Family Accident Reimbursement Plan is ideal for supplementing costs not covered by your provincial health insurance or existing employer e...

What Does Westmount Have To Offer? - Click to see our flyer!

Westmount School does so many things to prepare strudents for the world of work.   We have compiled a list of all the programs and activities that we do to prepare our students for the world of work and active citizenship. Click on the link below to view this document and enjoy the pictures! DOCUMENT We also have our budget sharing document available for parents to view as well.  If...

Bell Schedule

8:21 - 1st Bell 8:26 - 9:03 - Period 1 9:03 - 9:40 - Period 2 9:40 - 10:17 - Period 3 10:17 - 10:32 - Recess 10:32 - 11:09 - Period 4 11:09 - 11:46 - Period 5 11:46 - 12:23 - Period 6 12:23 - 1:13 - Lunch/Recess 1:13 - 1:50 - Period 7 1:50 - 2:27 - Period 8 2:27 - 3:04 - Period 9

School Linked ~ Before & After School Care

School Linked, a before and after school care, will be running out of Westmount School for the 2019 - 20 school year.  This is a fantastic opportunity for our families! For more information: Website: www.school-linked-strathmore.com Facebook page: school-linked strathmore Contact Info:403 324 2760 schoollinkedstrathmore@gmail.com  

Golden Hills Enriches Student Experience through Partnership

At the last Board meeting held on May 28, 2019, the Golden Hills Board of Trustees was thrilled to hear about the numerous projects that have been occurring throughout the Division to promote First Nations history and to share the rich traditions of the Blackfoot culture. Our partnership with Siksika First Nation has been invaluable in driving these efforts. Every year, the presence of Siksik...

Let's Recycle!

We have a great new program running at Westmount School. We can start saving all of our markers and highlighters to send them, free of charge, to Crayola where they will be re-purposed. ColorCycle will accept all brands of plastic markers, not just Crayola markers. That includes dry erase markers and highlighters! ColorCycle will eliminate placing hundreds of tons of markers into landfills. The...

Westmount School Gives Back

We are so proud of our students!  The funds from our Christmas Marketplace will be donated to 3 organizations.  School Community: Project H.O.P.E.; Local Community:  Strathmore & Area Hospice Society; Global Community:  Fish Farming in Haiti

Parent Portal

An email went out to parents last week with information to register for the Parent Portal, which is the program that Golden Hills School Division is now using to complete demographic and FOIP forms. They have moved to an online format and even thought FOIP forms went out at the beginning of the year, the online forms will override the paper copies. It is very important to have everyone registered...

New Strive Program Brochure

If you are interested in having your child attend our Strive program please see our new brochure for information about this program. The Strive program is designed for students with developmental delays, learning or physical challenges and offers a pupil to staff member ratio of about 1 to 3. You can talk to one of the school's administrators if you have any questions, if you want a tour of...

Budget Sharing Document

Look at the attached document to get a full understanding of how Westmount School spends it's school budget. Document Link

Please leave your dogs at home.

This is a reminder for Parents, Grand Parents or anyone picking up or dropping off students at school to please not bring your dog with you.  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 hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.  Thanks for your understanding...

Westmount School 3 Year Education Plan

Westmount School's 3 Year Education Plan has been updated and is now available for you to read. Click on the link below or look in the Reports folder in the Documents    3 Year Education Plan

Food Allergy Education & Support

Food allergies affect approximately 15 million Americans, including 6 million children. For more information about food alergies please go to http://www.foodallergyawareness.org or www.allergyaware.ca