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On Your Mark! PWSD students benefit from free diploma exam tutorial sessions

October 10, 2018

For the seventh year in a row, Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) will once again offer free tutorial sessions to assist students as they prepare for diploma exams. 

The comprehensive six-hour tutorials, known throughout the Division as ‘On Your Mark!’ sessions, will be open to all PWSD students. Students will be given the opportunity to review course content and further develop strategies to tackle question formats.

“Our goal in creating this opportunity for students is to highlight and review key information, provide time for them to do sample questions with teacher assistance, and allow them to have different teachers deliver material in different ways,” says Wanda Gerard, Principal at Peace Wapiti Academy.

“The rigorous review helps students feel more confident in their understanding of some concepts, and it also identifies concepts for students to focus on during their additional studying and review. As a learning community, we would like to extend our appreciation to the teachers from high schools throughout our Division who offer these sessions on Saturdays, and give a huge shout out to the students who participate. We would also like to thank GPRC for volunteering the use of their venue,” adds Principal Gerard.

‘On Your Mark!’ sessions will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. during three Saturdays in January – the 10th, 17th and 24th.  Last year’s new sessions focusing on Social Studies 30-1 and 30-2 are back by popular demand and will be hosted at Peace Wapiti Academy. Biology 30, Math 30-1 and 30-2, and Chemistry 30 will be offered at Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC). There is no need to register for the sessions; PWSD students should simply show up ready to review and ask questions.

Lunch and snacks will be generously provided by Peace Wapiti Public School Division. Scheduling details are as follows:

Saturday, January 10
Social Studies 30-1/30-2 Diploma Exam Review
Teachers: Ms. Bednard, Ms. Viken, Mr. Tanasichuk, Mr. Bowen and Mr. Riding.
Location: Peace Wapiti Academy
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Saturday, January 17
Biology 30 Diploma Exam Review
Teachers: Mrs. Rief and Mrs. Lario
Location: GPRC, Room D208
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Chemistry 30 Diploma Exam Review
Teachers: Ms. Houlder and Miss Creighton
Location: GPRC, Room D308
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 24
Math 30-1/30-2 Diploma Exam Review
Teachers: Ms. Nagtegaal, Mrs. Lambert, Mrs. Lipon
Location: GRPC, Room D208 (Math 30-2), and Rooms B206 and B305 (Math 30-1)
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 


Photo Caption: Students from across Peace Wapiti Public School Division review course content and further develop strategies to tackle question formats during the popular ‘On Your Mark!’ diploma exam free tutorial sessions, offered in January and June.