Changes to Graduation Program and Provincial Assessments
Parents and students may have heard about the recent announcement by the Ministry of Education outlining changes to the provincial Graduation Program and provincial assessments for students. Attached please find a letter to parents, a chart outlining the changes and some questions and answers.
Library Books due Friday, June 3
All WGSS Library books are due back no later than Friday, June 3. In order to encourage you to meet this deadline, the Library is once again offering its fabulous Fair Trade event – with a candy for each book returned before the close of business. Sadly, after Thursday, the offer of yummy treats will disappear. Outstanding overdues after this date will have flags attached, and we know how long those flags lines can be. So return your library books this Wednesday to Friday, June 1-3, and enjoy a thank you candy from the Library.
It's June already!
Click here to see our June calendar.
Over the last few years Walnut Grove Secondary has taken proactive steps to ensure that the school is prepared to handle a natural disaster. For example, last year we had a cargo bin delivered to the school to house emergency supplies. In the event of a natural disaster Walnut Grove Secondary will likely be the center of emergency response for the community. With 1800 students and hundreds more in the community we need to make sure that the bin has the required supplies to help students, staff and community residents displaced by an earthquake or other emergency. The Social Studies Department has volunteered to help fill the emergency bin by dividing up required supplies by grade level. Please help us prepare for an emergency by donating what you can based on your son/daughter’s grade.
Please view the earthquake preparedness letter here: Earthquake Preparedness Letter
Summer School 2016
Please click here for more information on Summer School 2016 Grade 8 to 12 courses.
Here is the latest copy of the Career Information Package we recently sent home:
School Cash Online
More items are becoming available every day! Register now and you can choose to receive notifications of and reminders for available items.
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Thank you for your interest in registering at Walnut Grove Secondary. Our school is a large comprehensive high school which offers a wide variety of academic and elective opportunities for students. Graduation requirements and course descriptions are available for your information in our Course Planning Guide by clicking the 'Course Guide' button above.
Students who live outside the WGSS catchment area wishing to apply to attend for 2016/17 will be able to do so starting Monday, January 18. Students should complete the WGSS New Student Registration Form and the Langley School District Registration Form. A signed Cross Boundary Form from your catchment area school is also required. These forms should be submitted to the WGSS Office with supporting documents as the first step of the registration process.
Additional registration documents such as course selection forms and forms for specific programs are available under the ‘Counselling’ tab and the ‘Course Guide’ tab.
Interested in joining one of the many clubs at WGSS? Check out the new brochure for more info.
FlexTime Video Introduction
To view our FlexTime brochure, click here
Learn about next year's FlexTime schedule here.
Questions about flextime? Ask them here:http://goo.gl/forms/zq5AVPahkH
Grade 9 Vaccines
As grade 9 is the last year vaccines are offered in the school setting, we would like to take this time to ask families to review their child’s vaccine records to ensure all of the provincially recommended vaccines have been received up to this age. Please see the attached letter for more information.
Click here to view our 2015/16 Calendar
Looking for your Marks?
Hey students. Looking for your marks on the new webpage? Teachers are no longer organized by department. Instead click STAFF in the main menu and find your teacher by last name. If they have online marks or any other web presence, it will be linked on that page.
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Parents - click on this link for the latest edition of Gator Gossip and this link for 10 Great Things about WGSS, our electronic newsletter which will be emailed home to parents on a regular basis. If you did not receive a copy of Gator Gossip by email, that means that the school does not have your correct email address on file. Please contact the main office and provide us with your correct email if you would like to receive email updates from the school.