Grade 12 Update

Grade 12 Update
Posted on 02/03/2023

This is an important year for you! We are here to support you each step of the way and want to make this a great year. Please refer to this weekly email to make sure you don't miss important information and reach out to a member of our  student services team  if you have any questions along the way.    Parents/guardians who would like to subscribe to this weekly update  can  subscribe here!   

March 3rd update

Save the Date!  KSS Graduation 2023

Graduation plans are in the works!  We are pleased to share that KSS 2023 Graduation Ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 29 at the Leon’s Centre. More specific details to come soon!!  We look forward to celebrating this amazing graduating class, and all that you have accomplished.


DELF exam for French Language Students

We are pleased to have information regarding the 2023 DELF exams (Diplôme d’étude en langue française) for students taking French at KSS.  This is an opportunity for all FSL students- core, extended and immersion- to earn a diploma granted by the government of France that internationally recognizes the student’s level of competency in French.  Watch your email next week for upcoming deadlines and how to register.  Application forms will be due March 20, 2023.  More information to come next week- check your school email!


University March Break Open Houses

Are you still hoping to visit schools to which you’ve applied?  Maybe you are still debating about various programs?  Many schools offer open houses during the March break.  Check out these opportunities at University March Break Open Houses


Interested in University, but not quite ready?

Carleton University offers a unique entry program called the Enriched Support Program, where students who do not yet meet the requirement for University admissions (e.g. have only taken three or four 4U/4M courses or do not have the grades for traditional entry cutoffs) can apply and start their degree early with additional academic support.  This could be a great alternative for students who are considering a 5th year at KSS, but are looking at University down the road.  You may be closer than you think!


Looking for a summer job? Be your own boss with The Summer Company Program!

The Summer Company Program has been helping students aged 15-29 start and run their own businesses since 2001.  As a Summer Company entrepreneur, participants receive hands-on business mentoring from local business leaders and up to $3000 to make their dream job a reality. If you have a winning idea for starting a new business and are not afraid of hard work, this opportunity could be for you!  More information on the Summer Company Program can be found here! Application deadline- May 15. 


Volunteer Opportunities

Please submit your 40 Community Activity Record to the student services office as soon as possible. form can be downloaded from the LDSB website here! 

  • Eco Circle @ KSS  This spring, the Eco Circle at KSS could use some support with the pollinator garden and the little forest.  If you are interested in helping out, please email Ms. Stewart at [email protected]
  • The Juvenis Festival 2023- Kingston’s Youth Arts Festival is now seeking volunteers to fill a variety of roles!  The festival will take place April 27- May 7. More information is available here!
  • Run and Read Program at JG Simcoe- The Run and Read program is a free after school program for students in grades 1-6 to support children’s physical, mental and academic well-being.  The program is based on research that shows exercise positively impacts children’s cognitive and social skills, and reduces the stressors they face. The program is looking for volunteers who would be available two times a week from 2:50-4:50pm beginning the week after March Break at JG Simcoe Public School. If you are interested, please email Mr. Adam Andrecyk at [email protected]



Upcoming Scholarships 

Western U National Indigenous Scholarship- March 14, 2023 

Boomerang Project- Link Leader Scholarship- April 1, 2023 

Schulich Builders- Scholarships for the Skilled Trades- April 14, 2023.  * More information available in Student Services office

CIBC Future Heroes Bursary Program- May 12, 2023 

IBD-Crohns and Colitis Scholarship- May 15, 2023 


School specific awards and bursaries can be found on individual University and College websites as well as at and  


Have a wonderful weekend!  




Bonney Morris-Pocock (she/her)  

Head of Student Services  

Kingston Secondary School