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.
Prom is being held at the Mississauga Convention Centre, 75 Derry Road W (at Hurontario), Mississauga on Thursday, May 18th, 2023. More details will be provided ahead of the event.
Class of 2023 Class 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 23rd must reserve a graduation gown. If you completed the Gr 12 Grad Survey in September you reserved your gown. If you did not, contact the main office to reserve a gown.
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.
Grad photos have already taken place at GDHS. If you missed your opportunity at the school, contact Edge Imaging to schedule a grad photo sitting directly with the photographers.
The 2023 Valedictorian Process will be announced in the spring.
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.
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 2022 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
Access to HDSB Google Apps for Education (Gmail, Drive, Classroom, etc) will be removed the day after your last day of class.
Transfer and archive your HDSB Google account information BEFORE your last day of class. Instructions are available HERE. You will not have access to your Google account information or your HDSB Gmail if you are no longer attending classes at HDSB.
myBlueprint (www.myblueprint.ca/halton) is a powerful planning tool that provides students with access to a resume writer, post-secondary and occupation planning, a budget tool, and more. HDSB students are able to continue to access their myBlueprint account after graduation through their personal email (students under 18 require parental permission to share with personal email with myBlueprint)
To ensure that you can still access your account please review this myBlueprint After Graduation document for instructions