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Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding Team Mrs. Parkes-Hallmark and Mr. Thomson Compete in regional qualifying event. Practice 3 times a week. November to late February. Contact Mrs. Parkes Hallmark in Student Services or Mr. Thomson in Boys Phys Ed
Badminton Team (Junior) Ms. Rimnyak Badminton team for boys and girls in grades 10 February-May. 2-3 practices each week. Contact Ms. Rimnyak
Badminton Team (Midget) Ms. Rimnyak Badminton team for boys and girls in Grade 9 February-May. 2-3 practices each week. Contact Ms. Rimnyak
Badminton Team (Senior) TBA Badminton team for boys and girls in grades 11-12 March-May every day after school. Tournaments in April/May. TBA
Baseball Team Mr Gillis Boys Baseball team for all grades Sept. and Oct. every day after school. Listen for PA announcemts or twitter feed for try outs starting early September
Basketball Team (Junior Boys) TBA Grade 9 and 10 boys basketball team Middle of November to late March. Monday to Friday after school Contact Boys’ PE office or Ms Cronjaeger or Derek Morgan
Basketball Team (Junior Girls) TBA Junior Girls Basketball team for grades 9-10 Beginning of September to early November everyday after school. Games twice a week. Contact Girls’ PE office
Basketball Team (Midget Boys) Mr. D. Christie Midget Boys Basketball team for grade 9 boys. April to May every day after school. Contact Mr. Christie in the Boys’ PE office
Basketball Team (Midget Girls) TBA Midget Girls Basketball team for grade 9 girls. April to May every day after school. Contact Girls’ PE office
Basketball Team (Senior Boys) Mr. D. Christie Senior Boys Basketball team is primarily for grades 11-12 Early November to March every day after school. Games twice a week. Contact Mr. Christie in the Boys’ PE office
Basketball Team (Senior Girls) Senior Girls Basketball team primarily for grades 11-12 Beginning of September to early November every day after school. Games twice a week. Contact Ms. Flynn in room 304
Cross Country Team Eliott Dumitru (lead), Mr. Gadjanski (assist) Cross Country running team Start of September to early November. Monday to Thursday Posters displayed throughout the school, Remind app
Curling Team Mr. Moore Curling Team is for any boy or girl grade 9-12 Practices run from November to February Contact Mr. Moore
Field Hockey Team
(Girls)
Ms. Rimnyak Field Hockey team (all grades) Early September to mid October. Practices are 2 times per week with games twice a week Come to Churchill Park at 3:20 on the second day of school for the first try-out.
Figure Skating TBD Skate Canada Western Ontario Section, A High School Invitational competition held in March for students from high schools in WOS 2-3 meetings for information and organization in Oct. Dec/Jan 1-2 day competition in March. Students create programs and practice with their own coach at their skating club Contact TBD. Listen to announcements
Football Team (Junior) Football Team for grades 9-10 April to June 4 times per week after school and 2x at lunch
Football Team (Senior) Football Team for grades 10-12 In-season – Last week of Aug – end of Nov everyday after school and 2x at lunch
Off-season – Nov-June 3-4 times per week
Golf Team Mrs. Parkes-Hallmark Compete in regional golf tournaments September. Periodic tournaments. Contact Mrs. Parkes-Hallmark in student services
Hockey Team Div 2 (Boys) Mr. Harrison Boys Hockey team for all grades. January to March. Practices/ games once a week. Contact Mr. Harrison in the Science Dept.
Hockey Team Div 2 (Girls) Mr. Harrison Girls Hockey team for all grades End of February to March.  Practices/games once a week. Contact Mr. Harrison in the Science Dept.
Indoor Soccer Team (Girls) Indoor Soccer team that competes against other HWDSB schools at Soccer World October to April, practicing once a week (Thursday morning). Games once a week.
Indoor Soccer Team (Junior Boys) TBD Indoor Soccer team that competes against other HWDSB schools at Soccer World October to April, practicing in the mornings. Games once a week. TBD
Indoor Track Team TBA Compete at the Hamilton Spectator Indoor Games Bi-weekly practices from February to March. Contact PE office
Orienteering Mr. Gadjanski Grades 9-12, coed team, usually racing in pairs. Two races – last Wed. in April (Christie Lake) & third Wed. in May (Albion Hills) Two practices a week (Tues and Fri) after school in Churchill park. No experience necessary, just a love of running through the woods with a purpose Contact Mr. Gadjanski in rm 303
Outdoor Cricket Mr. Pollock Outdoor cricket starts in spring: game season starting in May with about 7 schools involved. Outdoor: At Churchill Park the cricket pitch behind Fortinos in spring 2-3 times per week
Power Lifting Team Mr. Walters Compete in Power Lifting competitions OR train for other athletic sports 1 hour, minimum twice per week, all year, times and days of week subject to change Contact Mr. Walters in the Boys’ P. E. office
Rowing Team (Indoor) Mr. DeNew Compete in rowing competitions. Morning practices from October to April Contact Mr. Denew in auto shop
Rowing Team (Outdoor) Mr. DeNew Compete in rowing competitions. Morning practices from April to June Contact Mr. DeNew in auto shop
Rugby Team (Boys) TBA Boy’s Varsity Rugby Team (all grades) Indoor training beginning early March, outdoor May to June Contact Boys PE Office
Rugby Team (Girls) Mrs. Forrester Girl’s Varsity Rugby Team (all grades) Indoor training beginning early March, outdoor May to June Contact Ms. Forrester in room 229
Slo-Pitch Team (Girls) After school practices and a I day tournament in June May to first week of June Contact Mr. Zaroski
Soccer Grade 9 (Boys) Mr. Outlaw Grade 9 Boys (only) Soccer Team (Grades 9-12) First week in September – 1 month in length Contact Mr Outlaw
Soccer Grade 9 (Girls) Grade 9 Girls (only) Soccer Team (Grades 9-12) First week in September – 1 month in length
Soccer Outdoor (Boys) TBD Varsity Boys Soccer Team (Grades 9-12) Late March to middle of May. After school. TBD
Soccer Team
(Girls)
Varsity Girls Soccer Team (Grades 9-12) Late March to middle of May. After school.
Tennis Team Ms. Tonogai School tennis team that competes at the start of the school year. After school practices. September to October. Contact Ms. Tonogai in the Girls P. E. Office
Touch Football Team (Girls) TBD Early fall season tournament. Tryouts early September. Before school practices. Contact Girls PE Office
Touch Football Team (Gr. 9 Boys) TBD Early fall tournament Tryouts start first day of school TBD
Track and Field Team Compete in regional Track and Field Meets. Practices everyday after school from April to June. Throwing – Mon./Wed lunch Tues. p.m. Running – a.m. and p.m. Contact Ms. Court
Ultimate Frisbee Mr. Hrycenko School team that competes in tournaments March – June  Play indoors 2x/week until fields avialable, then outdoors Contact Mr. Hrycenko
Volleyball Team (Co-ed) Mr. Thomson Compete in 2-3 tournaments. Open to all grades. Practice 2 times a week. Late April to May. Contact Mr. Thomson in the Boys’ P.E. office
Volleyball Team (Junior Boys) TBD Junior Boys Volleyball team for grades 9-10 September to November everyday after school. Games weekly. Contact Boys’ P.E. office
Volleyball Team (Junior Girls) Ms. Tonogai Junior Girls Volleyball team for grades 9-10 November to March everyday after school. Games weekly. Contact Ms. Tonogai in the Girls’ P.E. Office
Volleyball Team (Senior Boys) Mr. Thomson Senior Boys Volleyball team for grades 11-12 September to November every day after school. Games weekly. Contact Mr. Thomson in the Boys’ P.E. office
Volleyball Team (Senior Girls) TBD Senior Girls Volleyball team for grades 11-12 November to March every day after school. Games weekly. Contact Girls’ PE Office
Waterpolo Team (Junior Boys) Ms. Taylor Junior Boys Waterpolo team for grades 9-10 November to January. Practices/ games twice a week. Contact Ms. Taylor
Water polo Team (Junior Girls) Ms. Tonogai Junior Girls Waterpolo team for grade 9-10 February to April. Practices/ games twice a week. Contact Ms. Tonogai in the Girls’ P.E. office
Water polo Team (Senior Boys) Ms. Taylor Junior Boys Waterpolo team for grades 11-12 November to January. Practices/ games twice a week. Contact Ms. Taylor
Water polo Team (Senior Girls) Ms. Tonogai Senior Girls Waterpolo team for grade 11-12 February to April. Practices/ games twice a week. Contact Ms. Tonogai in the Girls’ P.E. office
Westdale Athletic Council (WAC) Mr. Thomson
Ms. Tonogai
Council organizes fundraisers for school athletics Meetings at lunch every Tuesday and events as needed Contact any of the P.E. teachers listed
Announcement Crew Teams of students read the morning announcements Contact main office
Best Buddies Mr. Doug Kinzie Like Big Brothers or Big Sisters, Best Buddies pairs students with intellectual disabilities with school peers. There are weekly meetings to play foosball, video games, board games etc Friday at lunch. Students may also get together after school or on weekends. Students may earn volunteer hours for participating. Fridays at lunch and sometimes after school or on weekends. Contact Mr. Kinzie in room 132
Chess Club Chess Club Every Thursday at lunch in room 105 John Summers
Classics Club Mr. Miller Students enthusiastic about the Classical World of Ancient Greece, Rome and the Renaissance can meet, talk and take part in activities that enrich their understanding of it. Tuesdays after school 2:30-4:30
Community Garden Mrs. Doris Forrester
Mr. Ross Dodgson
Participate in preparation, planting and caring for Westdale’s vegetable garden on east lawn. Spring and Fall Contact Mrs. Forrester or Mr. Dodgson
DECA Mr. Trevor Nurmi Hands-on experiences for grades 10 – 12 in the fields of marketing, business and entrepreneurship, with conferences and competitions that mold high school students into character-driven leaders. Lunchtime meetings and some full day competitions. Contact Mr. Nurmi in the Business Studies Office (rm. 322)
Drama Club Mr. Iachelli Improvisation, drama skills and activities Semester two only. Meeting times TBA Contact Mr. Iachelli in room 401
Enrichment Opportunities Ms. Girolametto Programs such as Shad Valley, Encounters with Canada, LEAP, House of Commons Page program All year Contact Mrs. Girolametto in Student Services or First class- 588 Guidance
EQAO Math Tutorials EQAO math preparatory tutorials before each Grade 9 EQAO test Prior to the end of each semester
Evening of the Arts Mr. Iachelli Features drama, dance, and music performances. Auditions required. Late May Contact Mr. Iachelli
Forest of Reading Other Book Clubs and Contests Ms. Simpson Students read 5 of a group of 10 Canadian teen titles, vote for their favourite and other book discussions and contests. Trip to meet authors in May Throughout the year Contact Ms. Simpson in the Library
French Exchange Mme. Gionet French students can participate in a reciprocal exchange with a student from France. Must be studying French and be 14-17 years old. August to November and February to May Visit the website of Canadian Education Exchange Foundation
www.ceef.ca
Gender Equity Club Mrs. Linton For students who are interested in gender studies and would like to raise awareness about gender equity issues. Meets every Friday at lunch in room 211 Contact Mrs. Linton in room 211
Grad Council Ms. Vivian
Ms. Quaglia
Mrs. Rikic-McCarthy
Mrs. Linton
Plan winter formal and Grad dance, fundraising, organize grad photos, assist with Grad ceremony, Selection of Mace Bearers, “Part in the right spirit” Conference. October – June meeting every Thursday at lunch Contact any teacher listed
HAT (Health Action Team) School nurse Plan activities to promote a healthy lifestyle Lunch meetings Listen for announcements
Hip Hop Team TBA Learn hip hop and step dance. Perform at school functions Practice twice a week Contact TBA
Knitters Club Ms. Anne Simpson
Ms. Karen Dick
Come learn to knit and hang out at lunch with really nice people. Knit for yourself, your friends or donate squares to the Wellwood Centre blanket program. Join anytime, the club is ongoing throughout the year. Meets Mondays at lunch Contact Ms. Simpson in the Library
Makers Space Ms. Simpson Learn to design and create using a 3D printer, button maker, etc. Drop in Wedesdays at lunch Contact Ms. Simpson in the library to learn more
Math Club TBA Math and problem solving activities and assistance. Open to grades 9-12 Tuesdays at lunch in room 102 TBA
Model UN Ms. Rimnyak/Mr. Pollock Students research specific countries and attend conferences to debate world issues in a mock United Nations setting. Meetings are Mondays at lunch in room 215
Muslim Student Association Ms. Nora Baboudjian (MSA) is the organ of Westdale’s Muslim students and is also open to students interested in learning more about Islam. Last year, Westdale’s MSA won Hamilton’s Best MSA Award! Meetings take place weekly or on an ad hoc basis at lunch in Room 209. Activities from MSA’s 2015-16 year included: Charity Samosa Sales, a clothing drive for Syrian refugees, a guest lecture, a field trip, a World Food Court, and MYST competition.” Meetings in room 209 Thursdays at lunch Contact Ms. Baboudjian
Nutrition Action Team Mrs. Tobias To oversee implementation of school’s nutrition policy Student representation at one meeting per semester Contact Mrs. Tobias in room 317.
OSSLT After school prep course TBD Meet in the seminar room after school to focus on a different aspect of the Literary Test. Meeting 10 times on Wednesday between December and March Contact the library, or any Guidance Counsellor
Peer Support Club Mrs. Linton Peer support designed to help support students with their homework. Gr 9-12 Lunch on Wednesdays in room 107 Contact Mrs. Linton
Positive Space Ms. Simpson
Mr. Murphy
Westdale’s Positive Space Group is for LGBTQ youth and their allies. We meet for discussions, guest speakers and event planning Meeting Thursday at lunch in the library Contact Ms. Simpson in the Library
Recycling Club Mrs. Forrester Collect recyclable materials from classrooms Mondays after school Contact Mrs. Forrester
Robotics Club Mr. D. M. Christie
Math dept.
Team will design, build and compete in various robotics competitions. Thursday after school in room 201 Email
dmchrist@hwdsb.on.ca
Sears Ontario Drama Festival Mr. Iachelli Students produce a production to enter into the Sears Drama Festival. Can be involved as actors and/or crew Rehearsals begin in Semester 1 and run to late March. Practice times TBA Contact Mr. Iachelli in room 401
Student-created School Newspaper The Westdale Sequitur Ms. Baboudjian The Westdale Sequitur is Westdale’s student-created, student-run newspaper. A paper and digital edition is published every other month. The Sequiture welcomes Westdale’s writers, poets, journalists, artists, recipe testers, astrologers, and photographers to contribute. Meets in room 209 Wednesdays at lunch Contact Ms. Baboudjian in room 209
Stage Crew TBA Responsible for running equipment in auditorium during assemblies, etc. Brief weekly meetings Thursday after school and as needed for events TBA
Students Bridging Borders (SBB) Mr. Gadjanski, SBB is a social justice and environmental issues group at Westdale S.S. We are a federally registered NGO with charitable status (pending) involved in four areas of action: international development, relief of poverty, environmental stewardship and education. Weekly lunchtime meetings, with additional commitments as determined by ongoing project work (e.g. weekend construction, international trips, etc.). Contact Mr. Gadjanski in the Science Office room 303
Tea Club Mr. Timms A meeting place for students of all personalities to talk, play cards, video games, eat lunch, do school work and drink tea Before school, at lunch or after school everyday Come to room 312
Triune Ms Adachi Student council. All welcome to meetings. Mondays at lunch in Triune room in Cafeteria
Universal Breakfast Mrs. Tobias Universal breakfast serves any student who would like to access nutritional services Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:10-8:40am in room 315 Contact Mrs. Tobias in room 315
Walk-in-closet Student Services Assistance for students including clothing and grocery cards. Application process through student services. All year Contact Student Services
Warriors for Wellness (W4W) Mrs. Gordon The group is dedicated to supporting the health and well being of Westdale students through interactive student led awareness campaigns and health promotion activities. Tuesdays at Lunch in 317 Contact Mrs. Gordon in room 315
Yoga Ms. Simpson Drop in yoga in the library seminar room Fridays per. 3 lunch in the library contact Ms. Simpson in the library
Band (Junior) TBA For grade 9 students who would like to perform with a large concert band. Each year the ensemble performs at various events in school and at festivals. Students should be experienced music students enrolled in grade 9 music and repertoire Thursday at 7:30 a.m. and Tuesday 3:00 – 4;00 p.m. Contact Mr. Abell rm 337
Band (Intermediate) TBA For grade 10 students who like to perform with a large concert band. Each year the ensemble performs at various events in school and at festivals. Students should be experienced music students enrolled in grade 10 music and repertoire. Monday at 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
and Wednesday 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Contact Mr. Abell rm 337
Band (Senior) Mr. Abell For senior students who would like to perform with a large concert band. Each year the ensemble performs at various school events, festivals and tours each spring to an international destination. Students should be experienced music students enrolled in grades 10, 11 or 12 music and repertoire. Monday at lunch and Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. all year Contact Mr. Abell rm 337
Chamber Orchestra Mr. Abell For students interested in being a part of an Elite string ensemble. The group is auditioned in Sept. Each year the ensemble gives performances at various events. Students should be experienced string students in grade 9, 10, 11 or 12 & be members of either Jr Orchestra or Sr Orchestra. Wednesday after school all year Contact Mr. Abell in room 337
Choir TBA Open to male and female students in grades 9 through 12. The choir sings in school and community events and participates in local music festivals. Choir meets on Tuesday and Wednesday at lunch. Contact Mr. Abell in room 337
Jazz Band (Junior) TBA A student led assembly for students in grade 9 and 10. Open to student enrolled in Junior Band. Thursday and Friday at lunch all year. Contact Mr. Abell in room 337
Jazz Band (Senior) Mr. Abell For students in grades 10 through 12. Open to student enrolled in Senior Band. Monday at 7:40 am all year. Contact Mr. Abell in room 337.
Music Council Mr. Abell Open to all Music students interested in planning events for the music department. Fridays at lunch in room 337 Contact Mr. Abell in room 337
Orchestra Mr. Abell Competition in local and provincial festivals.
Open to students enrolled in AMS1O, AMS2O, AMS3M and AMS4M. Will receive a credit in AMR1O, AMR2O, AMR3M or AMR4M.
Tuesday and Thursday at 7:40 am all year. Contact Mr. Abell in room 337.
HWDSB Concours Oratoire (French Public Speaking contest) Preparation and practice for local and possibly provincial contests in French speech. Competition in March each year
Math Contest Registration Mrs. Quaglia Register for all Math Contest’s written throughout the year for grades 9-12. Early September Contact Mrs. Quaglia
Michael Smith Challenge Dr. Turner Canada wide Grade 10 Science Challenge. April. Contact Dr. Turner in the Science office
National Biology Competition Ms. Attridge University of Toronto competition, 50 multiple choice questions for scholarships, cash prizes etc
http://biocomp.utoronto.ca
Thursday April 26, 2012
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
See Ms. Attridge in room 204 by Wed. Feb. 29, 2012
$7.00 entry fee
Physics Contests Mr. Christie, Mr. Hrycenko Grade 12 – SIN Exam,Grade 11 – OAPT Exam, Grade 11/12 – CAP Exam, Mac Physics Online Dec., April to May Contact Mr. Christie
Reach for the Top Team Ms. Baboudjian
Ms. Murdoch
Participate in trivia competitions Mondays and Tuesdays in room 209 at lunch Contact Ms. Baboudjian in room 209
Skilled Trades Competition Mr. Kipp
Mr. Mlekuz
Students participate in Skilled Trades and other High Skilled areas at the school level to showcase their skills and have an opportunity to advance to the board wide and Provincial Competitions. (Auto – Construction – Cabinetmaking – Video Production – Tech Design – GIS – Food Services, and more) Competition will run late March.
Practice starts at the beginning of the 2nd semester.
Contact any Tech Teacher for more information
University of Toronto National Biology Competition Ms. Attridge 75 minute multiple choice Biology test here at Westdale. Open to all students May 1, 2008 Contact Ms. Attridge in room 204
Video and Animation Club Mr. Moore Students interested in creating short video and animations. Meet approximately once per week .
Updated on Monday, December 04, 2017.
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