Grade 8-9 Information
Welcome Grade 8s and families!
There are lots of opportunities for grade 8 students to meet the staff and students of GDHS as they prepare their course choices for grade 9. There are lots of events throughout the year to help prepare students for their transition to high school.
Key Transition Dates 2019-2020
Thursday, October 24th, 2019: Accelerated Learning Program and International Baccaulaureatte Information Evening
Wednesday, November 6th, 2019: Gr 8 Conference field trip for feeder schools
Wednesday, November 20th, 2019: Gr 8 Parent Information Evening
Late November 2019: Guidance Counsellors visit Gr 8 feeder schools for Course Selection Presentations
Friday, December 20th, 2019: Course selection worksheets due to home room grade 8 teachers
Early January 2020: Grade 8s input course choices into www.myblueprint.ca/halton
Spring 2020: GDHS student leaders visit all feeder schools for Transitioning to High School Presentations
August/September 2020: Digital Grade 9 Orientation for all incoming grade 9s
Course selection materials for gr 9 courses
Course descriptions for every grade 9 course and specialized program information for Locally Developed, French Immersion, Gifted, and ALP programs
This slideshow is presented at the Gr 8 Parent Night and Open House at GDHS in November
Guidance counsellors present this slideshow to gr 8 classes in late November to prepare students for grade 9 course selection
Choosing the right classes for me
Supporting the transition to High School
Link Crew Leaders
ll grade 9 students receive a Link Leader as a senior mentor in the school. These leaders help our grade 9 students as they transition to high school. They are positive role models and enhance our school spirit by helping to implement a year-long program that integrates new students into our school's community.
Link Leaders organize Gr 9 Orientation Day, which typically occurs on the Thursday before Labour Day. The 2020 Digital Orientation Program is still to be determined.