Awards and Recognition

The Westmount School recognition program provides opportunities for students to be recognized for attaining various levels of excellence.  Please see below for some of the recognitions students can achieve.

Academic Achievement:  Grade 6 through 8

Academic Excellence with Distinction - Across all core subjects and option classes, students will have attained all proficient with a minimum of one mastery.  Students will not have any acceptable or beginning on their report card.

Honour Roll - Across all core subjects and option classes, students will have attained all proficient with a maximum of one acceptable.  Students will not have any beginning on their report card.

Academic Achievement:  Grade 9

Academic Excellence with Distinction - Students earning Academic Excellence with Distinction will have attained an average above 89.0% with a maximum of two course marks between 79.0% and 89.0%.  Course marks will be determined using weightings determined by the teachers, not all units of study are weighted equally.

Honour Roll - Students on the Honour Roll will have attained an average above 79.0% with a maximum of two course marks between 69.0% and 79.0%. Course marks will be determined using weightings determined by the teachers, not all units of study are weighted equally.

Wolf Pack CORL Award:  Grade 4 to 9

Awarded to students who have earned commendation for work effort in all courses.  Students must have all “consistently” with a maximum of one “sometimes”.  Students may not have any “rarely”.

Principal’s List: Grade 6 to 9

Awarded to students who have earned both an academic achievement award and a Wolf Pack CORL award.

Leaders of the Pack Awards:  All Grades

Awarded to students who demonstrate the 7 Habits in their daily lives. 

Each month, students will be selected by Westmount staff to be recognized as “Wolf of the Month”.  This award will recognize students who are modeling both public and private victories at school. 

Leaders of the Pack: Grade 9

Each year, two students will be selected from the grade 9 class for outstanding leadership, the contributions they have made to Westmount School and for “living” the 7 Habits.  Teachers will select students for this award.

Greatest Leap Award: Grade 9

Each year, two students will be selected from the grade 9 class for demonstrating outstanding growth in junior high.  Students will be considered based on their development in both private and public victories.  Teachers will select students for this award.

Athletic Achievement: Grade 6, 7, 8, and 9

Students who represent Westmount School on athletic teams will be recognized with a certificate of participation.

Athlete of the Year: Grade 7, 8, and 9

Each year, athletes from grade 7, 8 and 9 will be selected to be recognized as Athlete of the Year. 

Athletes will be nominated by coaches from that school year and chosen by the physical education staff.  Nominated athletes will be asked to complete a reflection to be turned in to the physical education staff that includes the following questions:

  • What athletic endeavors have you been active in both in school and in the community during the past year? 
  • What personal and team accomplishments are worthy of noting?
  • What are your contributions to the Westmount School athletics program other than playing on a team?
  • How have you grown personally through your participation in athletics?

Arts Achievement: Grade 7, 8, and 9

Awards will be given to students demonstrating dedication and excellence in the fine arts programming at Westmount School.  Students will be selected from the performing and visual arts classes. The teachers of the programs will select students.

Band Achievement: Grade 7, 8, and 9

Awards will be given to students demonstrating dedication and excellence in the band programming at Westmount School. 

Students will be selected for:

A grade 9 band student will be awarded the Tom Taylor Award for Most Outstanding Musician

Outdoor Education Achievement: Grade 7, 8, and 9

This award will be given to a student(s) from grades 7-9 who has participated in at minimum one term of Outdoor Education/Leadership classes this school year.  They are students who have embodied our OE mission statement and have made positive contributions to the learning of their peers, both in the field and in the classroom.  These students have excelled in the outdoors, demonstrating leadership and cooperation, and have been enriched by the experience. Students will be nominated by the OE teacher and asked to do a final reflection to have their name considered for the award.