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É COLE DUCHESS PARK SECONDARY SCHOOL. WELCOME: Parents & Supporters of our 2019 Grads. Grade 12 Parent Meeting Agenda. Welcome & Opening Remarks – Stephanie Davies Grad Information – Kirk Elliot/ Marilisa Leamy Graduation Requirements Awards Information Valedictory Celebration Information

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  2. WELCOME: Parents & Supporters of our 2019 Grads

  3. Grade 12 Parent Meeting Agenda Welcome & Opening Remarks – Stephanie Davies Grad Information – Kirk Elliot/MarilisaLeamy • Graduation Requirements • Awards Information • Valedictory Celebration Information • Grad Information, Events & Reminders • Questions Prom and Dry Grad Committees – 2018/19 Chairpersons

  4. Graduation Requirements • You must have a MINIMUM of 80 credits in grades 10, 11, 12. • You must have passed all required courses. • You must have a grade 12 language course IN ADDITION to three other grade 12 courses. • You MUST complete the Graduation Transitions Program.

  5. Scholarship & Bursary Awards Opportunities BC Ministry of Education Provincial Awards Program

  6. BC Achievement Scholarships $1250 award recognizes the top 8000 BC Graduates with the highest cumulative average. Based on courses required for graduation (including elective courses) Students must attain a minimum “B” (73% or above) in their Language Arts 12 course Students do not apply for this scholarship

  7. BC Excellence Scholarships • 55 ($5000 each) BC Excellence Scholarships available to recognize well-rounded BC graduates who have demonstrated school & community service and have shown aptitude and commitment to their chosen career paths. • Students must be nominated for this scholarship by their school and must submit an application. • Students must have at least a “B” average, submit a resume, and provide two references from community & school. Students must also write a 500 word essay outlining their community, volunteer, and/or leadership service and how their skills/experiences will benefit them in their chosen career path. • Application deadline: Feb 15th, 2019

  8. District/Authority Scholarship (Dogwood Award) 5500 ($1250 each) District/Authority Scholarships recognize graduates in their chosen area of interest or strength. Areas include Indigenous Languages & Culture, Fine Arts, Applied Skills, Physical Activity, International Languages, Community Service, Technical & Trades Training. Application though our SD 57 District Awards Program.

  9. Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship • Awarded to 20 graduates intending to pursue a career in teaching • Each recipient will receive a $5000 award to use towards their teaching program in a designated BC post secondary institution. • Application deadline: February 15th, 2019 • See your Counsellor for details & application package

  10. BC Ministry of Education Provincial Awards Program • Additional information can be found at: • https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/scholarships/provincial-scholarships

  11. Other Scholarship & Bursary Awards Opportunities • Additional Scholarship information updated on DPSS Website. • District Awards Program - Application process begins January 16th, 2019 and closes Feb 27th, 2019 • School Awards Program (Application process begins January 2019 as well)

  12. Valedictory CelebrationFriday, June 21st, 2019Civic Centre 11:00 am Students arrive dressed in gowns, stoles & caps. 11:30 am Group photo – back bleachers 12:00 noon Doors open for seating. 1 pm – 3 pm Valedictory Ceremony (Informal Mix & Mingle following ceremony – Dessert, coffee, tea served.) 10:30 pm Parent Sponsored Dry Grad

  13. Valedictory Celebration Fees Grad fee of $95.00 includes: • Cost of the grad gown, stole, cap & tassel • 8 tickets for family and friends to attend Valedictory Ceremony at the Civic Centre. Waitlist for extra tickets. • Informal Mix & Mingle following ceremony (refreshments served)

  14. Grade 12 Information **All Grade 12 related information including the following • Important Dates to Remember • Intent to Participate Form • Grad Photo Info • Grad Meeting Agendas & PowerPoint Presentations • Scholarship Info • Grad Transitions Program can be found on our DPSS website: http://www.duch.sd57.bc.ca (Click top link: More – GRADE 12 INFO) ***Students and parents are encouraged to also sign up for Grad Reminders by texting @mrsmleamto the number (204)480-2597 .

  15. Upcoming Grad Events & Reminders • WD West Studios are scheduling appointments for Grad Photos at noon the week of (Oct 29th – Nov 2nd) in front of Library. • Photo appointments will begin the following week starting Nov 6th. • Students are reminded to complete and hand in the Intent to Participate in the Valedictory Celebration Form & Baby Photo so we can start planning. • Students are reminded to begin completing their Grad Transitions booklets. • Grad Fashion Show scheduled for Wed, Nov 28th. We will be asking for parent volunteers to sell tickets at the door, help in the Concession and organize our Silent Auction that evening. Proceeds from the Fashion Show are divided between the Valedictory Ceremony and Dry Grad Committees. Please sign up to help.

  16. Questions

  17. Parent Prom & Dry Grad Information • Prom Committee • Dry Grad Committee

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