Click the link to see the details of where elections will be occurring and when.Read More
Come learn about how do be great online role models for young people. As a parent, you must lead the charge as a digital role model and help your child develop a strong digital citizenship foundation while reminding them that their digital tattoo is a reflection of their real and online selvesRead More
We are releasing the unofficial list of nominations for the election. The nominations become official 24 hours after the nominations deadline. The election will be held on October 16, 2017.Read More
We know that it has been not so fun this last week, but we know that there are lots of people here to support you, right? Your friends are here to support you, your teachers are here to support you, [the school counsellor] is here to support you. So we want you to know that you are loved and supported and safe here in school. Okay? You’re awesome!Read More
Tomorrow, all Westwind Schools will be open and regular classes will be held! We are very excited to welcome staff and students back to Mountain View School, Spring Glen Elementary School, and Spring Glen Juniour High School after two days of cancelled classes due the nearby wildfires.Read More
The following schools will be canceled on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 due to the wildfire and continued mandatory evacuations in place in the south west of Cardston County and the Blood Tribe Reserve:
- Mountain View School,
- Spring Glen Elementary School, and
- Spring Glen Junior High School.
This is a further update to the one released at noon today.
We have been monitoring the status of the fire over the day and paying close attention to the evacuation orders in the south west of Cardston County and in the Blood Tribe Reserve. Because there are still mandatory evacuation orders in effect near Mountain View, school will be cancelled for Mountain View School on September 13, 2017. The bus transporting students from the Mountain View School boundary to the Cardston High School is also cancelled for that date.
At this time we have not made a decision about cancelling school for Spring Glen Elementary or Spring Glen Junior High Schools. We will be in communication with Cardston County and will be counselling with the Principals of both schools tonight. We will be making a decision with them by8:00 pm.
Thank you to our staff, parents and community members for following the directions of municipal, Tribal, and emergency personnel. We are so grateful to our emergency responders and volunteers.
Please continue to follow the alerts and instructions regarding the fires at Alberta Emergency Alert.Read More
This is a further update to the one released at 9:30 am today. No further changes have been made to the list of schools canceled.Read More
This is a further update to the one released at 8:42 am today. no further changes have been made to the list of schools canceled.Read More
We are aware that there is a mandatory evacuation order in effect for a south western part of Cardston County and a part of the Blood Tribe Reserve. These evacuations affect our students, families, and staff. Our best wishes go with each of them as they make for safer areas. Please follow the instructions of the municipal, Tribal, and emergency authorities in your area. You can follow the alerts regarding the fires and associated instructions at Alberta Emergency Alert.Read More
Due to the danger of the fires in Waterton Lakes National Park and in Cardston County, classes at Spring Glen Elementary and Spring Glen Junior High Schools will be cancelled for Tuesday, September 12, 2017.Read More
We are monitoring this situation closely and are in communication with Carston County as this situation develops. We will post notifications on the division website, Facebook, and Twitter if more schools are cancelled for September 12.Read More
In order to run for election as a Board Trustee, you need to fill out the nomination form, which you can find hereRead More
Westwind School Division is seeking candidates for the full-time permanent position of Communications Officer. Click the link to find out if you are a qualified candidate for the position!Read More
The focus of the time teachers will spend with Dr. Guskey is on standards based grading and reporting. It builds on the foundational teacher practice of skillful formative assessment in the classroom. It will give teachers an opportunity to learn together, examine existing practices, thoughtfully plan our way forward, and purposefully incorporate desired practices into our process of continual improvement. We affirm that the skill set of the classroom teacher is the factor with the greatest impact on student learning.Read More
Bus routes are now being designed on the principle of furthest out, first on. This lets buses take the most direct route from the outskirts of their route to the school and back to the homes. Efficiency also means buses are providing students the most direct route to and from school. We make efforts to eliminate bus transfers and lengthy waits before or after school whenever possible. We also try to make all bus rides as short as possible.Read More
For the last several years, Westwind transportation supervisors used the best tools available to them at the time, but much of the work was manual and time-consuming. Within the last 12 months, the transportation technology has advanced significantly, and new transportation supervisor, Mr. Corey McCarthy has worked tirelessly to implement a GPS based system that has much greater capacity than previous tools.Read More
Westwind School Division takes being a community partner very seriously across our region. We make sure that our facilities are open to community groups free of charge. We ensure that our parks and fields are well maintained and open to the public throughout the year. We recognize our value to our communities as one of the primary employers in the region and make efforts to keep all our schools and facilities viable and growing through the provision of high levels of service.Read More
The first day back for students is coming up quickly. It is September 5 for all students. We've contacted all the schools for the important days at the beginning of the school year, and listed them below for you. Please check your school’s information and enjoy the beginning of the school year!Read More
Work continues to progress on Stirling School Modernization Project.
This week our team toured the school with the contractor to see how to project is coming along. The roof is now going on to the gymnasium.
As the project continues to roll forward and we see the building come together, piece by piece, we would like to thank the community and our partners for your support in this project. This will be a world class educational facility that will help the community grow and help educate children for decades to come. Your support has been, and will continue to be, an essential element behind the success of this project. We will provide more updates on the status of this project as the weeks go by and we get closer to reopening the space to students and the public.