April at Willow Park School

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CBE school Willow Park Arts-Centred Learning school has been busy!

With our enthusiastic Leadership students, we held our open house in January. Many families came out and were treated to cookies, drama and dance performances throughout the school.

Our first ever Family Game Night was a big hit. We welcomed Dr. MathPickle (Gordon Hamilton), the creator of hit game Santorini, to share games and connect them to math with our families.

The drama department is preparing for its annual production. This year it is Happy Daze and all families are welcome to attend. For information on performance location and dates, please contact the school.

Congratulations to our Volleyball teams who won THREE Divisional Championships this year! Basketball is underway — GO WILD! Athletics is an important part of our program. Our junior and senior teams in volleyball, basketball, badminton, cross-country running and soccer compete within the Calgary Junior High Athletics Association.

Students are continuing to learn IN and THROUGH the arts. Our unique program offers many opportunities to reach beyond basic curricular expectation to engage: with art, art specialists, visiting artists, and field trips to Theatre Calgary, the Music Centre, band camps and dance studios, guest presentations for Black History month, and Crime Scene Investigation. Our studio artist, Mark Vazquez-Mackay, works with students in class, on a collaborative project, and students get an opportunity to share in the daily work of a living artist.

In May, grade 6 students will be heading to Kananaskis for the four-day outdoor school adventure — always a big hit with students.

Check out some of our student work on display at Willow Park Starbucks. This community connection puts our students in the spotlight.

To learn more about activities at Willow Park School visit our website at www.cbe.ab.ca/b331

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