Welcome to Westmount School! We are a learning community of students, parents, teachers and supporters dedicated to preparing young people for the academic and real world challenges they will encounter on their journey to adulthood and beyond. Students at Westmount are served by superb teachers who work with students to foster their individual success in all subject areas. Students have multiple opportunities for learning beyond the classroom through sports teams, band-art-drama productions, clubs, field trips, presentations and experiences.
I wanted to start by saying thank you to everyone who has pitched in so far and for those of you that are helping in the coming week. It was very exciting to host Connor and his entourage, our students did an amazing job of representing our school, I was very proud of them. I’ve attached a link to the gallery of professional photos from the visit, I hope it warms your heart as much as it warms mine! Ms Zimmerman
Westmount School is in the News promoting our CTF courses!!
click on these links to read more Metro News CTF and Edmonton Journal CTF
Westmount School receives a National Inclusive Education Award in 2015!
click on this link to read more National Inclusive Education Award 2015
Welcome to Westmount Junior High School! It is with great excitement and enthusiasm that we start this 2016 - 2017 academic year. As a third year principal at Westmount, I am truly honoured to be working with staff, students and a school community that has shown such a wonderful commitment to education. Westmount is a school with a rich history that has been committed to high quality education for over 100 years.
Westmount Junior High School promotes high standards and expectations for each student in regard to academic performance and responsible citizenship during the school day as well as after school hours. Good attendance has proven that results will follow. It is the contribution of our students to our school community that makes Westmount Junior High School remarkable! We encourage participation in academic programs, fine arts, athletics, and community service along with a willingness to act responsibly as an individual to promote a positive academic environment for all. I was extremely satisfied with our growth last year and improvement in the areas of attendance, discipline and achievement. As we move into the 2016 - 2017 school year we will see that Westmount has continued to examine and refine programming options in order to provide the best learning opportunities for each student. Students at Westmount will have a greater variety of courses to choose from during their non-core academic pursuits. This new schedule will help students align their future thinking to High School programs and career choices.
The staff at Westmount believe in the “Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens” (Sean Covey) as a source of motivation to effectively engage in day to day positive pursuits. Westmount staff and students will continue into year four of the “Leader in Me” program. The program is an innovative, school wide model that increases teacher effectiveness, student engagement, and academic achievement, while preparing students to be leaders in the 21st century.
We believe that our parent community is an equally important part of the success of our students and school. We encourage parents to participate in the daily learning activities of their child by talking to their child about their learning and openly communicating with their child's teachers. There are also many other opportunities for parents to connect with the school by being active members of the Parent Advisory Council, by attending sporting and musical events, cultural events, student-led conferences and parent-teacher interviews.
I am very excited to be back as the principal of Westmount Junior High School. I want staff, students and parents to know that I have an open door policy to ensure that there is effective communication between all Westmount Junior High partners. My strength in education lies in the fundamental principle of fostering effective relationships. I am looking forward to meeting many of you in the near future.