Guidance Corners – January 30 – February 3, 2017
FOR ALL STUDENTS
Night School: Students are reminded that TDSB Night School registration opened on January 9th at 12:01 a.m., and closes on February7th at 2:00 p.m. Classes start the week of February13th and run to the week of June12th (twice per week for three hours each night – no break). Registration is on-line through www.creditprograms.ca. For more information, see bulletin board across from the main office. You need to get approval from your Guidance Counsellor as the final step before the deadline, or you are not registered in the course!!!
Semester 2 Courses: If you will not attain a pre-requisite for a course for next semester, please see your Guidance Counsellor IMMEDIATELY to make a change. Same thing, if you have a blank, WAIT, or FIXTT on your timetable. Course change forms are available now in Guidance.
Important Upcoming Dates:
January 26th – 31st Exams
January 31st Mock Literacy Test (AM)
February 1st Exam Review Day (Day 1 Schedule) 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
February 2nd PA Day
February 3rd Semester 2 starts! Timetable distribution at 8:45 a.m.
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR): Is a process whereby active TDSB day school or Continuing Education students may obtain credit toward their OSSD for knowledge and skills that they have acquired outside of the classroom. Students prior learning is assessed and evaluated to determine whether they have met the provincial curriculum expectations as outlined in specific ministry curriculum policy documents. If you are interested in challenging a credit through this process, you and your parent/guardian/caregiver must attend a mandatory information session on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Earl Haig Secondary School, 100 Princess Avenue, Toronto. Please see Mrs. Pengelly in the Guidance if you have any questions.
2016 Youth in Policing Program is now accepting applications for summer employment, 35 hours per week. You must be age 15-18 years old, returning to school in Sept, 2017, be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident. For more information, please go to www.torontopolice.ca/yipi.
Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre needs volunteers to help with various events and education initiatives. If you are looking for a meaningful volunteer experience with FSWC, please contact Tracey at email@example.com.
St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux Centre – looking for Friendly Shopper Volunteers to visit once a week to help seniors buy grocery items and let them feel someone cares. Email Lydia@splc.ca or call 416-493-3333.
Looking for extra income? Shovel snow for seniors this winter. Call Nyunyuzi Tibagwa at 416-698-1626, ext 207 between 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Four Seasons Connections – Needs workers to help out a senior in your community this winter. Call 416-447-5074.
Peer Tutoring is well under way. If you want help or want to help, then registration forms for tutors and tutees can be found on the SLC page, in the Guidance office or in the Library. Drop off your signed forms at the Guidance office or come by room C1.
FOR GRADS AND POTENTIAL GRADS
A reminder, that the Ontario College equal consideration deadline is February 1st, 2017. Get your applications completed over the holidays if you haven’t done so already. See Ms. Chow for more information. www.ontariocolleges.ca.
Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program: Volunteer experience, courage in overcoming obstacles, participation in sports, community service and academic standing; be in need of financial assistance to further educational plans & exhibit potential for success (College and University applicants). Deadline: February 1, 2017
Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation Scholarships and Citizenship Award: Students who exhibit exemplary citizenship qualities through extensive community service. Financial criteria are a consideration. (College and University applicants). Deadline: February 1, 2017
University of Waterloo Faculty Mathematics Entrance Scholarships (Olympiad, National and Global): Applicants to a full-time program in the Faculty (excluding Software Engineering, and Computing and Financial Management) are eligible to apply. Academics, extra-curricular activities, mathematical computer and other competitions will be reviewed. Deadline; February 6, 2017
CHFT Diversity Scholarships: For students living in co-op housing. (College and University Applicants) Deadline: February 8, 2017 at 4 p.m.
RBC Students Leading Change Scholarship: Minimum cumulative 76%. Civic engagement, academic record and essay will be evaluated (6 awards of $10,000.00 each, plus a Me to We trip, 2 exclusively for RBC clients). Deadline: February 19, 2017 (By 3 p.m.)
Huron University College National Scholarships (Hellmuth Scholarship): Strong academic record in a wide variety of courses from the Liberal Arts and Sciences (mid-year average of 99% or more); outstanding achievement in volunteer/community service, athletics, the arts, and/or student life. Deadline: February 21, 2017
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