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Team or Club Teacher Advisor Description Time Commitments Contact Teacher
Alpine Skiing

Snowboarding

Mrs Parkes-Hallmark

Mr Thomson

Compete in regional qualifying event. Dry land training 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) Mrs. Pieon Badminton team for students in grades 10 February-May. 2-3 practices each week. Contact Mrs. Pieon
Badminton Team (Midget) Mrs. Pieon Badminton team for students in Grade 9 February-May. 2-3 practices each week. Contact Mrs. Pieon
Badminton Team (Senior) Mr Pollock Badminton team for Students in grades 11-12 March-May every day after school.

Tournaments in April/May.

Contact Mr. Pollock
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) Mr Van Harten 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 Boys’ PE office
Basketball Team (Midget Girls) Ms Kayla Wilson 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 Boys’ PE office or Ms Cronjaeger or Derek Morgan
Basketball Team (Senior Girls) Ms. K. Wilson Senior Girls Basketball team primarily for grades 11-12 Beginning of September to early

November every day after school.

Games twice a week.

 Kayla Wilson (Staff) Frank Marof (parent) Lexi Spadafora (alumnus)
Cross Country Team Alex Brown (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) Mrs. Pieon Field Hockey team (all grades) Early September to mid October.

Practices are twice per week with

games twice per week

Pick up form in Upper Gym. Tryouts Wed-Fri first week of school
Figure Skating not running

at this time

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
Football Team (Senior) Mr. Pollock

Mr. Mike King

Football Team for grades 10-12 Practices start first week of school in Sept. Mr. King head coach
Golf Team Ms. 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 Mr. A. Brown

Ms. C. Myers

Compete at the Hamilton Spectator Indoor Games Bi-weekly practices from February to March. Contact PE office, Contact Mr. A. Brown, Ms. C. Myers -Remind Text App, Announcements
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) not running

at this time

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) TBA 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) TBA 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) TBA 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 Student Success office
Touch Football Team (Girls) Ms. Gittings Early fall season tournament. Tryouts early September.

Before school practices.

Contact Girls PE Office
Touch Football Team (Gr. 9 Boys) Ms. Venizelos Early fall tournament Tryouts start first day of school TBD
Track and Field Team Mr. A. Brown

Ms. C. Myers

Compete in regional Track and Field Meets. Practices 2-3 times after

school from April to June.

Contact Mr. A. Brown, Ms. C. Myers -Remind Text App, Announcements
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) Mr. D. Christie

Ms. C.Myers

Junior Boys Volleyball team for grades 9-10 September to November everyday

after school.

Games weekly.

Contact Boys’ P.E. office, Remind Text App, Announcements
Volleyball Team (Junior Girls) Mr. Thomson Junior Girls Volleyball team for grades 9-10 November to March everyday after school.

Games weekly.

Contact Mr. Thomson in the Boys’ 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) Ms. Visca 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 Student Success office
Westdale Athletic Council (WAC) Mr. Thomson,

Ms. Gittings

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 Ms. Melnick Teams of students read the morning announcements Contact main office
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.

rip to meet authors in May

Throughout the year.

Listen for announcements.

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
Grad Council TBA 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) Nurse Darlene Scott 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 r

eally 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 in the library

Contact Ms. Simpson in the Library
Makers Space Ms. Simpson Learn to design and create using a 3D printer,

button maker, etc.

Drop in 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 TBA 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.  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
PSAT Test Mrs. Parkes Hallmark For students interested in writing the PSAT test in

preparation

for the official SAT test

October (usually during the

second week of the month)

Contact Mrs. Parkes Hallmark in Student Services
Positive Space Ms. Simpson

Ms. Francisci

Westdale’s Positive Space Group is for LGBTQ

youth and their allies.

We meet for discussions, guest speakers and event

planning

Meeting Friday at lunch in

the library seminar room

Contact Ms. Simpson in the Library
Recycling Club Ms. Forrester Collect recyclable materials from classrooms Mondays after school Contact Mrs. Forrester
Robotics Club Mr. Wilson Team will design, build and compete in various robotics

competitions.

tbd Contact Mr. Wilson
Ontario Drama Festival Mr. Iachelli Students produce a production to enter into the

Ontario 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 Mr Iachelli 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. Turner Student council. All welcome to meetings. Wednesday after school from

3:05-4:00

Meetings are in room 211
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. Lepischak,

Ms. Francisci

The group is dedicated to supporting the health

and well being of

Westdale students through interactive student

led awareness campaigns and health promotion activities.

Thursdays at Lunch – location TBD.

Watch announcements

Contact Mrs. Gordon in room 315
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 inAMS1O,AMS2O,

AMS3M andAMS4M.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)

Mrs. Pieon

Mme Gionet

Preparation and practice for local and possibly provincial

contests in French speech.

Competition in March each year Languages or Immersion Office
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 https://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 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 .

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