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ALL GRADS:  PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO COMPLETE IMPORTANT, NECESSARY GRAD INFORMATION. Required is your height for the grad gown order, yearbook write-up, stage-talk and a baby photo - THE ABSOLUTE LATEST DEADLINE IS JANUARY 12, 2018.​ 
 
ATTENTION: ALL GRADE 12 STUDENTS

PSI Information:

All Grade 12 students need to complete the online Post-Secondary Institutions (PSI) Selections Form at www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/tsw/tsw/student/. Even if a student is currently not interested in attending post-secondary, they should still choose to forward their transcript to all BC Electronic PSI’s. The School Board Office receives significant requests in summer for transcripts from students who did not complete the PSI form and have now decided to attend post-secondary.

Please ensure that your Grade 12 student’s address is correct. At the end of July, the Ministry of Education will mail Grade 12 Transcripts to the student’s address provided by the school. If you move during the summer, you will need to submit your address change directly to the Ministry via email trax.data@gov.bc.ca or fax (250) 356-9460. Include student’s full legal name and Personal Education Number (PEN).​

Grad Activities

 

September 28, 2017, Thursday 

12:15 - 1:30pm

Post-Secondary Institutions of BC Mini Fair in the Multi

For grade 11 & 12 students only

October – November

 

 

 

Grads are working on their My Action Plan (MAPs)

 
MAPs are shown to Mrs. Robinson by voluntary appointment during this time.
​End of October/beginning of November
TBA

Post-Secondary Planning Session - 3:30pm in the OKM Theatre

OKM counsellors will be hosting an information session for OKM grads to prepare them for their next step after high school whether that step involves work, travel, or education.  The session will also include vital information that all grads will need, such as completing and signing Ministry documents that ensure that each grad ends up with a complete and correct transcript and that those transcripts are sent to the correct post-secondary schools. 

​September 27, 2017

​U of Alberta Student Advisor visit at lunch in Room 124
TBA
​Okanagan College Annual Career Fair - 10:30am-3:00pm

November 23, 2017 - Thursday

 

 

MAP Transition Plans are due

Students are scheduled  for appointments with Mrs.Robinson and the MAP Review Team to present their MAPs today. Refer to schedule on MAP website for your time slot.
 
All students are required to hand in a completed MAP on this day.  Grad Transitions is a Ministry Required program for all graduates. 

TBA

COBSS Parent Information Night - Applications Open

6:30PM in Room E10 (East Wing).  Students and parents attend this important information meeting if they want to apply for COBSS bursaries
 
1 application = eligibility to over 400 awards
TBA

Mount Royal University (Calgary) Student Advisor

Counselling Centre - noon

December 6, 2017 - Wednesday

 

MAP EXIT INTERVIEWS

9:00am - 12:00 noon in the gym

 
There are no classes in the morning for Grade 11 and 12 students.  All graduating students have chosen a time to present their Graduation Action Plan to a panel. 
 
CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT TIME:
 
TBA

​An Evening with the University of VICTORIA  -  REGISTER HERE

7-9:00pm at the Eldorado Hotel - Doors open at 6:30pm

Closing Date for COBSS Online Application


COBSS Application due in Counselling Centre by 9:00AM

TBA

Grad Photos

Go to www.mountainwest.ca

Top of page, click where it says "Book a Photo Session".
A new page will open with a drop down menu.
Maximize this page to see all info – important!

Select your school and then select session – "Grad Portrait".
Calendar will open with available dates to choose from.

Choose your date and available appointment times will be shown.

Please note – additional later appointment times for same day may be found by clicking "Next" at the bottom of page.

Choose your time and click "Book it".

Book one appointment spot ONLY.

A new page will appear – fill in all required info to create your User ID, etc.
Disregard info requested for payment – sitting fee is to be collected when you come to the camera for your appointment – please bring $25 then.

Finalize your appointment.

The system will send you a confirmation email.
Ensure that you receive this email.
You will also receive a reminder email 24 hours prior to your appointment time.

If you need to cancel or change your appointment time (up to 24 hours prior to) you will need to log back in as a "returning user" to do this.

So you will need to remember your user ID and password!

Grad Portrait Information


Grad Photo Retakes in Room E10 

The online appointment site is now live for grads that missed first time around and grads that wish to have a retake session.

Go to www.mountainwest.ca and click in top right corner where it says “Book a Photo Session”.

A new page opens – maximize the screen.

First drop down menu – choose your school.

Second drop down menu – choose “Grad Portrait”

Calendar opens – choose March 7th

Available appointment times will be shown – choose appointment time and follow instructions.

Ensure that you receive a confirmation email.

If you do not receive an email you have not completed the booking correctly.

TBA

 

 

7:00 - 10:00pm


 

 

 

Grad Variety Show & Silent Auction

For more information, please see attached:
 
 
 
 
A show performed by the grads for the enjoyment of parents and families.
 
This is the main fundraiser for all of the grad events to follow.  It is a very entertaining evening where the Grad class has the opportunity to showcase their talents and humour.  All students can volunteer to participate in either the Fashion Show segment or the Talent Show.  There is typically a mixture of music, dance, and skits put together and performed by the students.  Ticket sales have always been well worth the price of admission!  The silent auction partners with us this evening and is always loaded with great items.
Grad gowns handed out by last name on:


A-L

M-Z
Grad gowns will be handed out in the Multi at lunch. 

Please be sure to:

1) DO NOT IRON - steam or dampen and put in dryer on low

2) label the gown, hat and stole with student name

3) bring to the Rehearsal on a hanger.

4) Do NOT lose your tassle

May 27, 2018

Sunday

 

 

Dinner Dance

Dinner and dance are at the Grand Hotel. 
 
5:00 pm Students meet at Dolphins for informal pictures with their family and friends. 
 
5:30 pm Parents proceed to a good viewing/photography location along the boardwalk as students begin to proceed along the boardwalk to the Grand Hotel Ballroom.
 
6:00 pm Doors open to Ballroom.  Parents and Grads find their assigned seat.
 
6:20 pm  MC Introduction and time to say Grace
 
6:30 pm  Dinner is served
 
7:30 pm  Grads Only assemble on dance floor for dance to begin
 
7:35 pm  Parent and Grad Dance (2nd dance) - arrange a meeting spot ahead of time!
 
11:00 pm  Dance Concludes
 

June 22, 2018 - Friday

 

 

Grad Ceremonies Rehearsal - MANDATORY

Bring your Grad Gown and hat (labelled with your name inside both) to the rehearsal.
 
4:00 pm  Students meet at the Evangel Church for a rehearsal of the Ceremonies.  This usually takes an hour and a half. 
 
6:00 pm  Rehearsal concludes

TBA


 

 

Garden Party

This is for graduating students only
where they are treated to a morning of snacks and refreshments prior to going to the Evangel Church for the Graduation Ceremonies.
 
Please arrange a ride to the garden party.  There is no parking available.
 
Busses will pick up the grads at the garden party at 12:30 to shuttle them to Evangel Church for1:00pm.
 
Every grad should ensure that they have a ride back home after the ceremonies.
 
Students are encouraged to wear casual dressy clothes to the garden party. Please note that what you wear to the party will be the clothes that you will wear under your graduation gowns.
 

June 23, 2018 - Saturday

Grad Ceremonies

 
1:00 pm  Students are bussed from the Garden party to the Evangel Church on the corner of Gordon and KLO.  Students then organize themselves for the Grad Ceremonies
 
2:00 pm  Grad Ceremonies begin.  This ceremony will take approximately 3 hours. 
 
7:30 pm  Students are then to meet back at the school to board the buses for Dry Grad Activities.   Please do not bring cell phones (cameras are OK).  Wear comfortable clothing suitable for the weather at the time.