Weekly Newsletter - Friday, December 2nd
Hello GDHS Families,
Holiday Gift Baskets Reminder
As the holiday season approaches, our parent community has the opportunity to enhance the lives of some of our GDHS students experiencing difficult family or personal situations. Through a donation of a cash gift or gift cards, our wish is to provide a number of students with a gift basket. For more details on how to donate, please click here. Thank you in advance for your care and support.
A Future That Fits
On Tuesday, December 6th, all period 1 Grade Ten classes will be participating in A Future That Fits. This is a board-wide initiative for students to explore pathway programs, including Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM), Ontario Youth Apprenticeship (OYAP), and specialty Pathways Programs. HDSB offers over 70 SHSM, Concentrated OYAP and Specialty programs in our high schools. These programs support students pursuing the post-secondary pathways of Apprenticeship, College, University and Workplace. A complete listing of these programs can be found at www.halton pathways.ca.
Mental Health and Well-Being Sessions for Parents
The Halton District School Board is hosting Mental Health & Well-Being Information Sessions for parents/guardians. Covering specific topics based on feedback from parents/guardians, each session will be led by a mental health expert in that area who will share their knowledge and provide helpful information and resources.
Anxiety and Depression in Youth aged 11-17: Helpful Strategies - Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Building Executive Function Skills in Teenagers: How Can Parents Help?* - Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
*Note: This is a repeated workshop offered last year.
Registration is required for these sessions as limited spots are available. Parents/guardians can register by completing the Mental Health & Well-Being Information Sessions Registration Form. Sessions will be held on Google Meet, where closed captioning is available in various languages. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the session. Sessions will not be recorded.
Parents/guardians will have the opportunity to submit questions when completing the registration form or during the session. Additional sessions will be offered in January with more information available in the new year. The Board’s Mental Health & Well-Being webpage has information for parents/guardians and students on mental health, ways to support positive mental health and well-being, and how to get additional support at school and in the broader community.
For additional information, contact:
Dean Barnes, Superintendent of Education
Halton District School Board
905-335-3663 | Toll-free 1-877-618-3456 | email@example.com
We have a full slate of boys basketball, girls volleyball, and girls and boys hockey next week. Good luck 87s! Please check the Halton Secondary School Athletics Association website for all past scores and upcoming GDHS games.
-Your GDHS Admin Team