Halifax West High School

February 18th, 2020

Tuesday February 18, 2020

Any girls interested in playing softball, there will be a meeting next Tuesday, February 18th at lunch in the gym

There will be a meeting today at lunch in C225 for students involved in the African heritage assembly.

Yesterday, Nova Scotia celebrated Heritage Day and the honouree was the community of Africville. The community of Africville was a small close-knit African Nova Scotian community located on the shores of the Bedford Basin. It was built by the descendants of the Black Loyalist and the Black Refugees who came to Nova Scotia in the late 1700s and early 1800s.

In the 1960s the community was systemically destroyed in the name of “urban renewal”, including the Seaview Baptist Church which was demolished in the middle of the night in 1967. In 2002, Africville received the National Historic Site designation. 2004, the United Nations declared the treatment and destruction of Africville a crime against humanity. In 2010, Africville received an official apology from the Halifax Regional Municipality. Today a replica of Seaview Baptist Church stands on the land as the Africville Museum.

The 3v3 basketball has been postponed to a later date which will be announced when confirmed!

Acts for Aids is and HRM wide Talent show at Citadel High School taking place Thursday, February 20th at 6:30 pm! Tickets are on sale NOW between Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at lunch in the caf. But hurry, as seats are limited! The "BollyWood Dancers" will be representing Halifax West during the show, come show your support!

Mount Alison University will be set up in the cafeteria at lunch today.

There will be a snowboarding meeting at lunch today in room A283 to fill out forms and payment

The Boys and Mixed curling teams went 1-1 on Friday in Regional playdowns. Curling continues this Thursday and Friday. Hurry hard warriors

Grade 12 students are encouraged to check the updated grad list to ensure their name is on the list.  It is posted outside the main office.  If there are problems please come to guidance