Grade 12 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

Dear GDHS Student/Guest and parent/guardians,

GDHS will be hosting its annual prom and we are happy to be celebrating this milestone with you! This year’s theme is “A Night to Remember” and it promises to be a night of fun and great memories.

Please read the following information carefully.

Prom is being held at the Mississauga Convention Centre, 75 Derry Road W (at Hurontario), Mississauga on Thursday, May 19th, 2022. The doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7:15 followed by dancing until 10:30 p.m.

Tickets for prom will be available for purchase on CASHLESS starting April 1st. The cost per ticket is $75. ALL TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. All students and guests must complete a student behaviour contract for each ticket purchased. Students planning on attending prom, regardless of age, need to complete a Behaviour Contract as this information will be required in case of an emergency. If your guest changes prior to prom, you must inform the office and complete a new contract for the guest. Past students who are currently on the GDHS trespass list are not permitted to attend.

There will be an opportunity to select seating. This can be done with Ms. Menka in the library. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Faith Bruce, Admin Assistant, or Nicole Jarvis, Vice Principal, in the main office.

We look forward to sharing this evening of celebration with you!

Class of 2022 Class Celebration

Date:

  • Thursday, June 23rd

Time:

  • 4pm

  • Students must arrive no later than 3:15pm

Location:

  • Alcott Arena at Mold-Masters Sportsplex, 221 Guelph St, Halton Hills, ON L7G 4A8

Tickets:

    • Order Your Tickets: 2 tickets for each grade 12 student. Each Grade 12 student has 2 tickets available to them through cashless (at no cost). If you have not yet done so, please order these by Friday, May 27th. If tickets are unclaimed by May 27th they will be redistributed.

    • Additional Tickets to the Class of 2022 Celebration: For families looking for additional tickets, up to two more per grade 12 will be available on cashless beginning Monday, June 6th.

Parking:

  • 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

Graduation Gowns

All students attending the Gr 12 Class of 2022 Celebration on June 23rd must reserve a graduation gown by completing this Google Form:

This form is due by Friday, April 8th

Donated formal wear available for students to choose from

Donated formal wear available for students to choose from on May 9 and 17

Dresses, suits, shirts, ties available for students to browse at drop-in sessions

The Halton District School Board will host open houses in May for students to select, at no cost, donated formal wear for upcoming prom or graduation events. 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 Monday, May 9 and Tuesday, May 17. Each open house runs from 2:30 - 6:30 p.m. and will be held at Elsie MacGill Secondary School (1410 Bronte St S, Milton).

Students are required to bring student identification to the open house they attend.

Grad Photos

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.

Valedictorian

There were three applications for GDHS Valedictorian 2022. The video submissions are included in our selection form found HERE. All grade 12 students are asked to please take a moment to cast their vote before the end of the day on Friday, April 8th (voting closes at 11:59 pm). The valedictory address will be part of our Year End Celebration.

Only those people in the GDHS Class of 2022 (ie: students currently in their grade 12 year) are permitted to cast votes and must do so through their HDSB account. This form will be recording your email address, which will then be automatically cross referenced against our list of Class of 2022 members. Only Mr. Gallant and Ms. Jarvis will have access to the Google Sheet for the cross-referencing of the votes and will protect the confidentiality of voters.

Graduation Scholarships

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:

This form is open for submission until Monday, May 2, 2022.

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.

OSAP Parent Information Session

A representative from Sheridan College will give a presentation about OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) from 7pm-8pm on Wed. April 13th.


The Guidance Dept. will give a short presentation about scholarship and awards resources before Sheridan College's presentation (6:45pm-7:00pm).


The presentation will be held virtually using Google Meet using the link below.

Diplomas, Report Cards, and Transcripts

Official graduation documents, including Ontario Secondary School Diplomas, Official Transcripts, and S2 final report cards will be available for pick-up at the Main Office July 11 and 12th from 8am-4pm.

Access to HDSB Gmail, Google Drive, and myBlueprint

Google Apps:

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:

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