Class of 2023 Graduation Information
Throughout Semester 2, we will post updates on this page for all grade 12 graduation and celebration exercises. Please check back regularly for updates.
Class of 2023 Celebration
Wednesday, June 28th
Students must arrive no later than 3:15pm
Alcott Arena at Mold-Masters Sportsplex, 221 Guelph St, Halton Hills, ON L7G 4A8
Parking is available at Mold-Masters Sportsplex, including front and back lots
Parking in the Food Basics plaza may result in vehicles being towed at owner's expense
All students attending the Gr 12 Class of 2023 Celebration on June 28th must reserve a graduation gown. If you completed the Gr 12 Grad Survey in September you reserved your gown. If you did not, contact Mrs Bruce: email@example.com
Donated formal wear available for students to choose from
Donated formal wear available for HDSB students at Fashion Forward event
Variety of formal wear available for students to browse at drop-in sessions in March and April; clothing donations accepted until March 3.
The Halton District School Board will host open houses in March and April for students to select, at no cost, donated formal wear for upcoming prom or graduation celebrations.
Called Fashion Forward, students will have the opportunity to view and try on formal wear in a friendly and welcoming environment. Students may select from a variety of new and gently-used attire that has been donated for proms, graduations and other special events. There are many different styles, colours and sizes of formal dresses available as well as suits, shirts, ties and shoes.
The dates to browse for formal wear are:
Saturday, March 25 - 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at New Street Education Centre (3250 New Street, Burlington)
*An opportunity is available for gender diverse youth who would prefer a more private shopping experience between the hours of 10-11 a.m. on this day
Monday, April 17 - 2:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Elsie MacGill Secondary School (1410 Bronte St S, Milton)
Thursday, April 20 - 2:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Elsie MacGill Secondary School (1410 Bronte St S, Milton)
Donations of clean, current styled formal wear, such as party dresses, formal gowns, formal suits, dress shirts, ties, footwear and accessories can be dropped off at various locations before March 3, 2023:
Garth Webb Secondary School (2820 Westoak Trails Blvd)
Falgarwood Public School (1385 Gainsborough Dr)
Charles R. Beaudoin Public School (4313 Clubview Dr)
M.M. Robinson High School (2425 Upper Middle Rd)
Dr. Frank J. Hayden Secondary School (3040 Tim Dobbie Dr)
Gary Allan - Halton Hills (96 Guelph St, Georgetown)
Acton High School (21 Cedar Rd, Acton)
Students are required to bring student identification to the open house they attend.
Dear Grade 12 Students,
Just a reminder that Valedictorian applications are currently being accepted! As we begin planning for the 2023 End of Year Celebration, we would like to ensure all graduating students have the opportunity to apply to be the valedictorian.
If you are interested in this important role in our celebration, please contact two GDHS teachers who will support you in your application. Create a one-minute video sharing why you would be the ideal candidate to represent your graduating class. If you are one of the shortlisted candidates, this video will be shared with the grade 12 student body, so you may choose to address them when you create the video. A couple of key pieces to consider:
Individual applications only (no team or partner applications will be considered)
Keep video submissions to 60 seconds - anything beyond that will not be viewed
Please email your video to Mr. Gallant (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ms. Jarvis (email@example.com) and cc. your supporting teachers. Applications for the role of valedictorian are due by Wednesday, April 5th at 9:00 p.m.
Details on how to vote will be shared on Tuesday, April 11th.
We look forward to hearing about your positive contributions and experiences over this past school year. Best of luck!
GDHS Graduating Student Awards and Scholarships
GDHS distributes a number of awards and scholarships each year to graduating students. Students are able to nominate themselves for consideration of these awards. Awards and scholarships are generously donated by community members and organizations.
The GDHS Awards Committee will review all graduating student nominations to determine these school-based award recipients. To nominate yourself for consideration, please complete the self-nomination form:
Successful students will be notified by HDSB email prior to the end of the school year and will be recognized during the Class of 2023 Celebration Ceremony. Some awards have financial prizes; winners of financial amounts will be expected to write a thank-you card to the community donor that provided the award. Contact information will be provided in the congratulations email.
If you have specific questions, please contact your Guidance Counsellor.
External Scholarships and Awards
Please refer to the Guidance Department's Scholarship webpage HERE to access this information.
Once a student has accepted an offer to a specific program and post secondary institution, check their website for scholarship information specific to that school.
Diplomas, Report Cards, and Transcripts
Official 2023 graduation documents, including Ontario Secondary School Diplomas, Official Transcripts, and S2 final report cards will be available for pick-up at the Main Office in July.
Access to HDSB Gmail & Google Drive, and myBlueprint
As of July 14, 2023 students who are not:
actively registered with HDSB (Summer School), or
Pre-Registered for the 2023-2024 School Year with HDSB
will lose access to the HDSB Network & Halton Cloud / Google Workspace for Education applications, data, and email.
IMPORTANT: If you have used your HDSB email when applying for post secondary, resume, job applications, you will need to update your information and change it to a personal email address before access to your HDSB account is lost
To retain your Google Workspace data please see one of the options below:
Transfer email and Drive files to a personal Google Account using Google Takeout Transfer Your Content - see Transfer their content *Personal G Mail accounts only have 15 GB free drive space. All files in your My Drive will count toward your quota. Archive data using Google Takeout - The traditional Takeout is also available to create an archive of All their data in Google Workspace.
This will enable you to easily retain your email, essays, resumes, science projects and any other files stored on Google Drive before access has been removed to your HDSB account.
This must be completed by July 14, 2023.