This article is about a high school in Calgary, Alberta. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Sir Winston Churchill High School 2. Prime Minister of the Winston churchill leadership essay Kingdom during World War II and the early 1950s.
The high school is built in the Northwest community of Brentwood, and currently accommodates 2 150 students as of September 2016. Churchill is known for its many prestigious academic programs. It is the North West designated International Baccalaureate school. The vast majority of its graduates attend post-secondary institutions across the world.
Churchill is considered one of Alberta’s leading schools for academics, regularly placing first in the city and often in the province and in national math competitions, poetry contests, and science competitions, including the Science Olympics. Sir Winston Churchill is Brent Johnson. Other IB courses begin during the grade 11 year and include Art, Chemistry, Computer Science, World History, English, French and Mandarin. This academic program is demanding but encourages students to be well-rounded individuals.
Students taking History, regardless of Diploma or Certificate involvement also complete an Internal Assessment, similar to the Extended Essay. Various sports are played within school, and school teams of SWC are strong competitors among the Calgary Senior High schools. They have been crowned Overall Champions in Wrestling, Badminton, Basketball, Rugby, Swimming, Diving, Soccer, Field Hockey, Table Tennis, and Volleyball. The School’s Swimming, Basketball and Wrestling are the most distinguished among all. The Junior Boys Volleyball team in 2000 won City Championship. The same group of athletes on the senior team in 2002 and 2003 also won the city championship.
This is the only volleyball team in the city and province to win 3 years of city championships. In 2002 the volleyball team also won provincials under the coaching of Al Taylor. In 2006, five different teams won awards in various divisional and city championships. Churchill fielded a Senior Boys Rugby team for the first time in many years. The team went undefeated in the regular season and took home the city championship for Div II Rugby with a 30-22 win over Queen Elizabeth High School. In the 2007 to 2008 school year, the Bulldogs came out on top snatching many city titles. Among them include Junior Boys Soccer, Senior Boys Basketball, Senior Girls Basketball and Senior Girls Field Hockey.
In the 2008 to 2009 school year, the Bulldogs again came out on top snatching many city titles. Among them include Junior Boys Volleyball, Senior Boys Basketball, Girls Rugby and Girls Wrestling. Continuing the legacy of Sir Winston Churchill, Churchillians was crowned in many different sports during the school year of 2010-2011, including Junior Boys Volleyball, Girls Wrestling, Diving, Intermediate Boys Cross Country, Junior Boys Basketball, and Senior Boys Rugby. In the 2013-2014 school year, Sir Winston Churchill High School Swim Team won the City Championship while setting a new City record of 1082. The Sir Winston Churchill High School Dive Team also finished in second. In 2014-2015 school year, Sir Winston Churchill High School Cross Country Team captured both Junior and Senior Boys Championship. In the 2014-2015 school year, Sir Winston Churchill Swim Team once again captured first place in the Inter-School Swimming Competition.
Recently, Sir Winston Churchill Swim Team has captured the Inter-School Swimming Competition Championship for a record of 4 consecutive years. SWC prides itself on its well-developed Theatre and Musical Theatre programs. Each year a large scale production is presented, giving any interested students a chance to show off their exceptional skills. As a final project in grade 12, students in both Performing Arts programs are given the opportunity to direct or stage-manage their own 45 minute productions. Each production is presented in the evenings in the theatre, giving students and staff a chance to view them. Many Drama 30 students have been fortunate enough to have their pieces presented at the Calgary Drama Festival, and for the past several years, more than one student’s production has been submitted for viewing, a rarity in the festival.
One of the main sources of pride for Sir Winston Churchill are the various Sir Winston Churchill bands, conducted by Judy Wishloff and David Graham is the band. Churchill’s bands include the Concert Band, the Symphonic Band, the Blue Jazz Band, the Jazz Army Band, the Jazz Combo, the Choir, and the Percussion Ensemble. At the beginning of each year, students wishing to enter the school bands attend band auditions. The student’s skills are judged and then placed in either the Concert or Symphonic band. Those of a high skill level are placed in the Symphonic band, while most tenth-grade and some eleventh-grade students are placed in the Concert Band.
A small percentage of highly skilled grade ten students may find themselves placed in the Symphonic Band, which plays music at grade 5 through 6 music levels. With both the Concert and Symphonic bands, students must take corresponding courses in the school year. The Blue-Jazz, Jazz-army, and Jazz Combo bands, as well as the Percussion Ensemble, are entirely volunteer-based as well. Students are allowed into Blue Jazz if they have exceptional skill at jazz music and play the appropriate instruments.