Grade 12 Update

Grade 12 Update
Posted on 02/07/2024

Good afternoon class of 2024,       

LDSB Racialized and Indigenous Students Career Fair- Tuesday, March 5th 

Do you identify as a racialized or Indigenous student? Would you like to explore your post-secondary options? If so, you are invited to the Racialized and Indigenous Student career fair at the Tett Centre on Tuesday, March 5th. This will be a full-day trip that will include panel speakers from each post-secondary pathway and opportunities for one-on-one discussions and activities. 

 Lunch will be provided for all attendees. Connect with career pathway experts from university, college, the trades, business and the arts. All racialized and Indigenous LDSB secondary students are invited.  Register here! 

KSS Yearbook Grad Profiles  

If you had your grad photo taken, you are eligible to have a grad profile in the yearbook! Please remember to be brief, and to follow the instructions provided. You have until April 12 to complete your grad profile. Inappropriate answers will not be published. Questions? - see Ms. Penny in room 153. Link to grad profile form (you must use your Limestone sign-in): https://forms.gle/eQewH5mDufRMummG6   

  

Youth Leadership opportunities through Rotary 

Local Rotary Clubs from the Kingston area have reached out about upcoming youth leadership opportunities including: 

For more information, please apply using the information on the websites listed above, or connect with Ms. M-P at [email protected] 

 

Did you miss Grad Photos? One more opportunity March 11-15

Prestige Portraits has scheduled an extra studio time for any students who missed getting their grad photo taken, and are still interested. The studio will be during March Break; March 11-15. The location is at Queen's University, 207 Stuart Street, Rideau Building, Room 117. Here is a link for the students to sign up: https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/b1htn0nk/?e_id=13447   

   

St. Lawrence College- Speak to Students Event  

This is a virtual event that students can attend to learn more about what it’s like to be a student at SLC! We have multiple dates and times available.  

  • Monday, March 4, 2024 - 11:00 am EST  
  • Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 6:00 pm EST  
  • Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 8:30 am EST  

Students can register for the event and choose their preferred date and time here: https://www.stlawrencecollege.ca/speak-to-students  

   

Ontario University Application Update- Student Resource 

New Student Hyperdoc - "I've Applied to an Ontario University - What's Next?" [PDF] 
This document contains links to promotional material about what's next in the application process, and other important information, such as deadlines, online resources and how to respond to an offer of admission. 

 

E-Learning Opt Out Reminder   

This is the first year that the Ministry of Education is mandating an e-learning requirement for graduation. Any students who have not taken an e-learning course must submit a signed opt-out form in order to be on this year’s graduation list. If you have any questions, please contact the KSS Student Services team.   

     

Volunteer Opportunities       

Now is the time to get your volunteer hours done! All grade 12 students must complete 40 hours of community volunteer work prior to graduation in June. See upcoming volunteer opportunities below.  *Students who are new to Ontario this year should confirm the number of volunteer hours required with the KSS Student Services team.       

  •  Trillium Care Community Volunteers Needed:  The Resident Program at Trillium Care Community is seeking new volunteers to cultivate happiness for their residents!   They will be running a volunteer orientation on Saturday, March 9th at 11:00am. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in making a difference in the lives of seniors!  

 

Upcoming Dates & Deadlines        

April 6, 2024: SLC Brockville & Cornwall Open House 

Apr 12, 2024:  Deadline to submit your Yearbook Grad Profile  

April 13, 2024: SLC Kingston Spring Open House 

June 27th, 2024: KSS Graduation Ceremony- 4pm @ The Slush Puppie Centre     

  

Scholarship & Award Opportunities         

  • Schulich Builders Skilled Trades Scholarship- March 15, 2024.  See Ms. M-P in the student services office for information.    

Additional scholarship opportunities can be explored at scholarshipscanada.com and yconic.com. If you require a reference letter, it is appropriate to reach out to your referee 2-3 weeks in advance to provide time for a letter to be written.        
   
H
ave a wonderful weekend!  

  

Sincerely,       

       

Bonney Morris-Pocock, she/her      
Head of Student Services    
Kingston Secondary School     
(613)544-4811 x11169       

Schedule a Student Services appointment here!