Dear Potential Grads,
We are merging all Guidance-related messages for you under this link. Please continue to check here for any updates, and stay focused on your goal...
New information will be posted under a GOLD date, and will appear underneath each RED subtitle below. If a subtitle, or information, becomes irrelevant, or has timed out, it will eventually be removed. Look under every red subtitle for updates! (scroll to the bottom for our contact info)
GRADUATION 2020 & BEYOND...
UPDATES as of May 26th:
Rotary Medallist Voting - Final Round
Round 4 of Voting for Rotary Medallists is live NOW and closes this Thursday, at 3:20 p.m.. Next up will be Valedictorian Voting!
The Google Form for Potential Grads to vote for Rotary Medallists is posted in D2L, in the Guidance Announcements page. You might need to scroll down through all of your classes to find it, but make sure that you do as this is also where you will be voting for your Valedictorian. All other info will continue to be posted here, on the SWC website.
GO TO YOUR D2L page - same as before, as for every round of voting; Yes, it was missing for a blip (we're in the midst of D2L training! oops) but it's baaaack!
UPDATES as of May 22nd:
ontario.ca/osap You will need your SIN #, School & Program Info, & Tax Info in order to complete an OSAP application. We will be sharing a webinar/presentation, to help you with your application, as soon as we receive it. Keep checking this site!
UPDATES as of May 21st:
Grad Photos: Lasting Images is holding "Studio MakeUp Days" for grad photos now. In order to ensure that your photo gets onto the SWC composite (and wherever else you might be celebrated) you must complete your photo session by June 10th.
Summer School eLearning courses:
Summer School eLearning new credit courses
Summer School eLearning online Registration:
Important Items to know before registering for Summer School:
1) Ensure that you will have completed any necessary prerequisite courses (the Summer School registration form won't prevent you from attempting to register - like we do back at school! However, your registration will not be processed if you are ineligible).
2) Know that Summer School eLearning expectations are NOT the same as those of your online learning this semester! Please expect to spend 4-5 hours per day (16 - 20 hours per week) on a summer eLearning course.
UPDATES as of May 12th:
Dream Home Edition digital conference for young women, Gr. 7-12, and their parents, Wednesday, May 27th, 5-8p.m. Explore careers in Skilled Trades, STEM, Emergency Response and Entrepreneurship:
We Build a Dream
UPDATES as of May 11th:
Some messages from Job Gym:
Gr 12s who are looking for a job
Job Gym Student Power Hour
Youth Job Connection virtual sessions
UPDATES as of May 5th:
Coming soon = Grad Data Form! Yes, it's really happening! How? When? Where? Soooo, we don't have that information yet, but you ARE graduating!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS...
UPDATES as of May 20th:
DSBN SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS...
The link to the DSBN Awards & Bursaries site is: https://www.dsbn.org/awards
that the links provided below might not have ALL of the information that you need for the application. Always refer to the DSBN Awards & Bursaries site, and the information provided there, about each of these opportunities. The SWC Awards Committee chair is Ms. Davis-Thompson.
UPDATES as of May 26th:
The SWC Awards Committee continues to match up the list of Potential Grads with the list of SWC Grad awards - so many difficult decisions as we have so many deserving candidates! One TBD award is the FIRST GENERATION DSBN STUDENT BURSARY ($500.00).
Please email Ms. Davis-Thompson a.s.a.p. if you meet the criteria:
UPDATES as of May 25th:
- be graduating from a DSBN Secondary School
- be a resident of Niagara
- be a first generation post-secondary student (parents have not completed post-secondary education)
- be accepted in an undergraduate program at a post-secondary institute (must show proof of acceptance)
- demonstrate financial need (must provide / self-declare low income information)
Two new awards:
The OSSTF District 22 Peter Kormos Memorial Scholarship, deadline June 1st
The OSSTF District 22 Status of Women Committee Leadership Recognition Award, deadline June 1st
UPDATES as of May 11th:
The Treblaires' Scholarship for the Performing Arts has a new deadline of Friday, June 5th. Email Ms. Davis-Thompson for an electronic copy of the application form.
UPDATES as of April 21st:
A new scholarship opportunity! The PenFinancial Truly Local Video Scholarship Contest is offering 3 scholarships ($5000, $3000, $2000) for winning submissions of a 2 minute video - submission deadline May 29th.https://penfi.ca/scholarship/
ONTARIO COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES APPLICATIONS...
UPDATES as of May 14th:
University Application Information Update May 14
The following links will take you to Ontario undergraduate College and University admissions information re: COVID 19. The chairs of the College and University Registrars Associations advise that it is best for students to look at the FAQ's for specific answers to their questions regarding admissions at the specific schools(Colleges and/or Universities). These FAQ's are updated regularly. The links to specific Colleges and Universities can also be found using the links below.
Ontario undergraduate admission-University
Ontario undergraduate admissions- College
A full list of college websites can be found on the ontariocolleges.ca Contact the Colleges page.
Your Guidance & Student Success Departments can be contacted via email or through leaving a phone message:
Adam Onclin, Program Leader, Student Success (905) 641-2929 x64825
Wanda Cook, Guidance Teacher (905) 641-2929 x64824
Sherrie Davis-Thompson, Guidance Teacher, (905) 641-2929 x64823
Irene Siemiaszko, Program Leader, Guidance, (905) 641-2929 x64822
Kelly Mossman, Secretary, (905) 641-2929 x64814