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Starting November 4, GDHS proudly presents Livestream Lunches, a weekly career exploration and guest speaker session. Click here to learn more!

IB and ALP Information Evening

Mr Stewart, IB and ALP Coordinator at GDHS, will host a virtual Information Session overviewing these specialized programs. Click the button below to access the video presentation.

Important Updates

Friday, October 22nd - Weekly Parent Newsletter

Hello GDHS Families,


As sports return, field trips begin, and events such as the Terry Fox Colour Run take place, we gradually continue to move back to “full speed” at GDHS. We are so happy that students are once again beginning to have these opportunities and hope that this trend continues. To ensure the continuation of this positive trend, it is important to remind students the importance of masking while indoors and maintaining physical distancing whenever possible. We continue to be impressed with the way our student community has met these COVID-related challenges and attribute the above-mentioned positive trend to their efforts.


Lockers

On Monday, students received an email to their HDSB addresses inviting them to choose a locker for this year. If your student would like a locker and has not yet chosen one, please direct them to this email which contains details regarding how to make a locker request.


Pink Day

On Thursday, October 28th, GDHS will flood the school with pink outfits and decorations to spread awareness and raise money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Society. Please get your pink attire ready!


For those interested in Spikeball or Kanjam, there will be a “buy-in event” in the afternoon. Students can participate for one hour of their afternoon class by giving a small donation and getting a waiver. Waivers can be found in the Phys. Ed. office. There are limited spots available so don’t delay!


Livestream Lunches

Livestream Lunches are coming to GDHS starting November 4, 2020 from 12:00 to 12:30pm


These 30 minute sessions will allow students to learn about certain careers from people who are currently working in the industry. Sessions will involve a 20 minute conversation between a GDHS host and our guest. Students will then have the opportunity to ask questions for approximately 10 minutes.


Students are welcome to bring their lunch to 224 on Thursdays to observe the google meet or can watch from any device using this livestream link. Students coming to room 224 will have the opportunity to ask the presenter questions through the google meet and will need to sign in for contact tracing.


  • Thursday November 4, 2021

Adam Greenhill - GDHS Graduate, Cyber Security

  • Thursday November 11, 2021

TBD

  • Thursday November 18, 2021

Chris Rastin - Elevator Technician / Emergency Trainer / Entrepreneur

  • Thursday November 25, 2021

Jason Messier - Owner, The JayCliff Group Ltd.

  • Thursday December 2, 2021

Kelly Straughan - Executive Artistic Director of Workman Arts

  • Thursday December 9, 2021

Tino Scanferla - Owner, Bratin Automotive

  • Thursday December 16, 2021

TBD


Do you know someone that would be inspirational and willing to share their story with our students? If yes, please contact Donna Norrie at norried@hdsb.ca or 905 875-8706.


Terry Fox Colour Run

The GDHS Student Athletic Council ran a very successful Terry Fox Colour Run yesterday afternoon raising $3850 for cancer research. We would like to extend a huge thank you to the 300 students who participated and everyone who contributed to organizing this event.


HDSB Parent Involvement Committee (PIC)

The HDSB is looking for parents/guardians to join the Parent Involvement Committee (PIC). PIC supports, encourages, and enhances parental engagement at the Board level to improve student achievement and well-being. In the past, PIC has focused on a well-attended parent conference covering a wide range of subjects, as well as parent information evenings. This year, much of our work will be undertaken virtually.


Although this year will look different from years past, we still plan to achieve our purpose by communicating with and supporting school councils, undertaking activities to help parents/guardians support their children’s learning, and providing information and advice on parent engagement to the Board.


  • PIC consists of 12 parents/guardians, serving one or two-year terms, representing all regions of the HDSB.

  • PIC members commit to participating in four public meetings per year, some planning meetings and possibly committee work.

  • PIC representatives are appointed by the Superintendent of Education responsible for Parent Community Engagement, PIC co-chairs, a parent/guardian member and a Trustee.

  • While we currently have previously elected parents that will continue to be members, no school should have more than 1 representative in any category.

  • PIC members are chosen based on their interest in working with parents/guardians and staff to support school councils and parent engagement as well as prior volunteer experience and geographical need.

  • This year, we need to appoint 4 new members from the following areas:

    • 1 elementary parent rep from Oakville

    • 1 secondary parent rep from Halton Hills

    • 1 elementary parent rep from Milton

    • 1 secondary parent rep from Milton


If you are interested in becoming a member of PIC, please complete this form by October 29, 2021.


Please join PIC for our first Public meeting on November 18 (live stream details to follow).

To learn more, please visit the PIC page on the HDSB website or reach out to your school Principal.


HDSB Code of Conduct

Please be reminded of the HDSB Code of Conduct for all members of our community.


Weekly Schedule

Next week, students have period 3 in the morning, and period 4 in the afternoon.

Please see here for a detailed semester calendar and key dates.


-Your GDHS Admin Team

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Georgetown District High School proudly presents the 2021 Graduation Commencement Ceremony.

We Are Georgetown

Students in harnesses learn safety training before tree top trekkingstudents sitting at a cafeteria table3 Terry Fox run participants posing for a photoA group of Terry Fox run participants on the track3 Terry Fox run participants walking on the trackGr 9 students participating in a team building exerciseA group of students sitting in a circle during Gr 9 Orientation DayA large group of students cheering on 2 students playing rock paper scissorsA class poses on stairs, each with an apple2 students posing with a broom