New Art in the Learning Commons

Calgary artist Doug Driediger has loaned us this beautiful piece from his extended study of Magpies series. Despite their reputation, he enjoys their beauty and intelligence, considering these studies as a metaphorical learning for life in general. The profane is sacred. You can see more of Doug’s work at http://www.dougdriediger.com.   Advertisements Continue reading New Art in the Learning Commons

Scholastic Book Fair Library Fundraiser

The Scholastic Book Fair is an important library fundraiser! We receive 50% of our sales back in credit. This is used to purchase books and other resources for the Learning Commons. Thanks to the generous support of our school community, last year we earned about $2000 in credit! Tuesday and Wednesday we invite classes to Preview the books. Thursday afternoon we invite students with money to make purchases. Thursday evening and Friday morning the Book Fair is open to families during Parent Teacher Conferences. Come visit! Browse our fabulous selection! And consider making a purchase to support the Willow Park … Continue reading Scholastic Book Fair Library Fundraiser

Calgary Public Library offers School Support

School Support: Language Arts Drop in with your English Language Arts assignments to get help from trained volunteers, and connect with digital resources that support school success. No registration required. Ages 10 – 14 Shawnessy Library 333 Shawville Blvd S.E. Wednesdays, Oct 4 to Dec 20 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. School Support: Math Drop in with your Math assignments to get help from trained volunteers, and connect with digital resources that support school success. No registration required. Ages 10 – 14 Fish Creek Library 11161 Bonaventure Dr S.E. Mondays Oct 2 to Dec 18 6:00 to 7:00 p.m   Continue reading Calgary Public Library offers School Support

Change of blog site name

In the spirit of cutting costs, please note that there is a change to this blog’s site name. We are now at willowparklearningcommons.wordpress.com If you search “willow park learning commons” we are the first site that is listed. So please continue to follow us and see what’s happening in the Learning Commons at Willow Park School! Thanks, Dawn Dickson   Continue reading Change of blog site name

Wellness Festival

Students at Willow Park School participated in a Wellness Festival on Wednesday, May 31st. The day started with keynote speaker Candace Watson, and then students participated in four sessions to learn proactive strategies for staying well. Sessions included arts activities, physical activity, mindfulness and information about various aspects of staying well. To finish the day, students planned service activities that they carried out with their buddies the following Friday. Thank you Ms Wesley and Ms Mason for organising such a fantastic day!   Continue reading Wellness Festival

New Art in the Learning Commons by Billie Rae Busby

Billie Rae Busby is a contemporary emerging visual artist who creates abstract landscape paintings of the Canadian prairies. She uses a precise hard-edge technique to reinvent her surroundings through mood, light and movement. Raised and educated in Saskatchewan and living in Calgary, she is inspired by both the complexity of urban architecture and the vast rural landscape. She snaps photos while traveling through the Canadian prairies as her source to create paintings of inventive yet familiar settings. The lines replicate the movement of a vehicle through the sprawl to expose an assortment of effects, time, seasons and common weather conditions. … Continue reading New Art in the Learning Commons by Billie Rae Busby

New Art Piece by Aaron Sidorenko Now in the Learning Commons

Aaron is a Calgary based artist who has a special interest in portraits. He has exhibited his work across Canada since 2001. Aaron is the proud father of York and Ronan here at Willow Park School. Portrait of Edward Burtynsky Edward Burtynsky is a Canadian photographer and artist known for his larger format photographs of industrial landscapes. His work is housed in more than 50 museums including the Guggenheim Museum, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris. Aaron met Edward Burtynsky at an opening for one of his own photographic exhibitions. Stop by the Learning Commons and … Continue reading New Art Piece by Aaron Sidorenko Now in the Learning Commons