Thursday, 19 December 2013

ACS IB Graduated Talk

On December 16, 2013, a panel of four Assumption IB graduates spoke to some of the current student population about the benefits of the Internation Baccalaureate Programme.
The graduates also discussed their current educational programs, offered advice, and answered questions from the audience.

You can view the video here:

Read ACS Christmas Newsletter

Click the link to read the ACS Christmas Newsletter.

Merry Christmas!



Monday, 18 November 2013

Assumption Raffle Winners

Congratulation to the 2013/14 Assumption Raffle Winners



ACS WINNERS LIST 2013
Name
Ticket #
$100.00
Doris Lepain
3509
$100.00
Ben Flammia
1249
$250.00
Tony Andary
658
$100.00
Sam Boglitch
3789
$100.00
Mike Mazza
1459
$250.00
Paula Nunes
3978
$100.00
Tim Jones
3880
$100.00
Jerry Parent
3008
$500.00
Kogie Moodley
3821
$100.00
Deneen Sauve
1626
$100.00
Michael Toth
3267
$500.00
Marianne Wright
669
$100.00
Dino Scrignaro
1891
$100.00
Zhuo Fan Michael Liu
668
$1,500.00
Van Anh Tran
727


Thank you to the many who support Assumption through our Annual Raffle.


Thursday, 7 November 2013

mytools2go.ca

Learning Any Time, Anywhere, on any Device (mytools2go.ca)

Dear Parents/Guardians:

The Windsor Essex-Catholic District Board’s (WECDSB) Integrated Technology Strategy is focused on the following objectives:  assisting staff and students to collaborate on new initiatives; fostering critical thinking skills when faced with a challenge; and enhancing individual creativity in the learning process. Essentially, the goal is for staff and students to become curators of knowledge who efficiently and effectively communicate responsibly in the digital world.  

One of the main learning tools to reach our objective is MyTools2Go, the Board’s version of Google Apps for Education.  This is a cloud based production tool that provides equal access to a suite of online applications that support the delivery and learning of curriculum.  These tools are available for free, any time, anywhere and on any device that is connected to the internet.

The Board has run several pilots and will now begin to roll this tool out for staff and student use on a larger scale. Students will receive access as teachers integrate technology to support Ministry curriculum.  MyTools2Go accounts are managed by the Board and are not the property of individual students.  MyTools2Go accounts have been created for students in grades 3-12.  Staff and students are supported in this initiative by a team of technology experts.

Key Features of MyTools 2Go:

Cloud Storage Space (5GB)
Spreadsheets
Presentations
Email
Web Page / E-Portfolios
Drawing / Flowcharting
Word Processing
Organization Calendar

Parents/Guardians will be notified when teachers integrate these tools in their learning environments.  Please contact your child’s classroom teacher if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,
John Ulicny
Superintendent of Education

WECDSB Integrated Technology Strategy


Integrated Technology Strategy

The Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board (WECDSB) aims to help each student become a competent, productive and self-directed young adult through the pursuit of learning. The Windsor Essex-Catholic District Board’s (WECDSB) Integrated Technology Strategy is focused on the following objectives:  assisting staff and students to collaborate on new initiatives; fostering critical thinking skills when faced with a challenge; and enhancing individual creativity in the learning process. Essentially, the goal is for staff and students to become curators of knowledge who efficiently and effectively communicate responsibly in the digital world.  

In keeping with the Ontario Ministry of Education’s e-Learning Strategy, the Board endeavours to meet the learning needs of all students in a safe and secure environment. Our schools provide excellent learning and information resources via our internet access, networked computers and tablet devices. Staff and students may access many digital learning tools including MyTools2Go, the Provincial Learning Management System and Ministry provided digital resources.

As education moves toward an increased cloud-based computing model, the WECDSB continues to improve core infrastructure and resources in support of maximizing digital learning opportunities.

  • MyTools2Go
  • the WECDSB’s version of Google Apps for Education - a free, cloud-based application offering users the ability to create documents, presentations, spreadsheets, forms, drawings, websites, calendars, email, online storage space and more
  • accessible on any device with an internet connection
  • The Provincial Learning Management System (LMS)
  • available for teachers to deliver course materials, receive and assess student work and inspire meaningful collaboration
  • managed by e-Learning Ontario
  • providing teachers and students with access to Ministry created courses and learning activities
  • Ministry Provided Digital Resources
  • numerous digital resources provided by the Ontario Ministry of Education across all grades and subject disciplines      
The WECDSB Integrated Technology Strategy incorporates the Professional Advisory - The Use of Electronic Communication and Social Media from the Ontario College of Teachers, February 23, 2011 and the Board’s Internet Acceptable Use Policy.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Navigating your Path to Post Secondary Seminar

The Parent Involvement Committee of the Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board
Invite all high school students and their parents to Navigating your Path to Post Secondary
November 21st, 2013 at 6:45pm
Holy Names High School 1400 Northwood

Please join us to learn about the topics below.
- Deciding your Path
- University and College Admissions
- Fees, OSAP and Finances
- Apprenticeships
- Important Deadlines
- And more...
Come get answers to your questions whether your student is graduating this year or in the future.

Visit www.wecatholicparents.com for more information

Monday, 4 November 2013

Can Drive

ASSUMPTION COLLEGE SCHOOL
Proudly Announces Its 59th Annual Canned Food Drive
November 20th- December 12th, 2013
Please be generous All proceeds will be sent to the Society of St Vincent de Paul for direct distribution to the needy
Students with Assumption I.D. will be canvassing all areas of the City between
5:30 and 8:30 PM Monday-Thursday
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS






Friday, 1 November 2013



Grade 9 and IB Information Night –
2014 -15 School Year

Grade 8 students and their parents are invited to the Assumption Grade 9 and IB information night being held on Monday, November 18th, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.  (Please use the California Avenue entrance and parking lot)

Parents Council Meeting on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.

Parent-Teacher Interviews
 Thursday, November 14, 2013 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

All About Autism Resource Night

All About Autism Community Resource Night

Learn about the many agencies, recreational programs and services in the Windsor-Essex Area for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Representatives from over 10 local agencies will be present to tell you about the services they offer and answer your questions. An ideal opportunity to educate yourself about community resources!

This free educational workshop is presented by the community agencies from Windsor and Essex County.

When: Wednesday November 13th, 2013  at 7:00pm
Where: John McGivney Children’s Centre - 3945 Matchette Road
Cost: FREE

The workshop begins at 7pm and is generally two hours. This is an ideal opportunity for parents, caregivers, respite workers, educators and educational assistants to come together and learn more about helping the child or young adult in their lives with ASD.

The workshop is free but space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Online: ttp://allaboutautism3.eventbrite.ca, by phone 519-966-7283, or email autism@mdirect.net 

For more information on All About Autism and upcoming workshops please visit www.autismservicesinc.com/workshops 

Monday, 30 September 2013

Student Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteers are needed for Winter Fest - November 30, 2013 in downtow Windsor.

Holiday Parade
Balloon Costumes
Santa’s Forest
Set Up & Teardown

To volunteer contact

Friday, 27 September 2013

Parent Resources

Please see the attachments for the October 2013 newsletters designed by the WECDSB for parents of high school students.

PMD-High-English 2 Oct 2013.pdf

Calendar-High-English - Oct 2013.pdf


Friday, 13 September 2013

Assumption wins first football game of the season!


Congratulations to the Assumption football team for winning their first game of the season!

See the CTV coverage at CTV: Look for the video titled "Assumption wins first football game in over a year"

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and More Workshop - Sept 30, 2013

You are invited to the Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and More Workshop.
Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 6:45 p.m., Registration - 7-8:45 p.m., Intros & Presentations

See the attached flyer for more details.

IEP FLYER Sept 2013 Final Final.pdf

Parent Information

Welcome to the 2013-2014 School Year!

See the attachments for the September 2013 parent resources.

Calendar-High-English Sept 2013.pdf

PMD-High-English Sept 2013.pdf

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Welcome Back Raiders and Congratulations on a successful first week. We are looking forward to another exciting year at Assumption. Stay tuned for news and events right here.

Wishing our Assumption family the greatest success this year.

The following message will be sent via Synervoice Message by the end of the day today:

Hello this is Mr. Ibrahim, Principal of Assumption College Catholic High School with a special message and invitation to our Parents for the Catholic School Council Elections and the Grade 9 Parent information night.

The Assumption Catholic School Council elections and meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18th, 2013, at Assumption, 1100 Huron Church Road.  All parents are invited to attend.  As partners in education we need to work together to build a community that allows our students to discover and reach their potential.  As an advisory body to the Principal, The Catholic School Council is great way to get involved.  We need you, hope to see you there.

Picture Day is Monday, September 16.  Students received a flyer in their homeroom yesterday.  

Also, Grade 9 Parent Information night will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2013, starting at 6:30 p.m.  If your son or daughter is in Grade 9 this is a great opportunity to meet their teachers. Students are encouraged to attend with their parents.  

Please call the school at 519-256-7801 with any questions or for additional details. Thank you.







Thursday, 13 June 2013

Assumption student Christian Vegh part of Battle of the Bands winning duo.


Congrats to Christian Vegh (Assumption) and Silvio Campanaro (Notre Dame) for Winning the Battle of the Bands for Cancer with their band West Palm.  This Mark Bradley First Annual Fundraiser featured ten band finalists and raised money for the Canadian Cancer Society.  This is the second Battle of the Bands they entered and both times they have won and have been the youngest band (13-16yrs).  The boys donated some of their winnings back to the Relay for Life Cancer Fundraiser which they are playing at June 21 in LaSalle at 9:00 pm right after they play at the Tecumseh Art of Food and Wine at 6:30.  Last week they were featured at the Strawberry Fest and will also be playing at the International Children's Games opening ceremony and Balloonapalloza and other events.  Asked what motivates them to give back to the community playing at fundraisers and they both said that they are influenced by their music teachers (Pete Palazollo - Canadian Conservatory of Music, Lee Cochrane Long & McQuade and Brian Zanier IB music teacher at Assumption)  as well as other local musicians who step up and support those in need. "
"We are so lucky to be able to help others - doing something we love!"

















Monday, 6 May 2013

Assumption's Joshua Jaekel Appointed to Minister Student Advisory Council

Joshua Jaekel of Assumption College School is an appointee of the 2013 Minister‚ Student Advisory Council (MSAC). Joshua will be an excellent representative of Windsor-Essex CDSB. The Minister Student Advisory Council, Cohort 5, will meet for the first time on May 6, 2013, and again on the week of August 18 - 22, 2013. Past cohorts consulted on many ministry polices ranging from accepting schools, approaching student behaviour from a human rights perspective, career planning, and 21st century learning.
Council members will be invited to join over 150 former MSAC members in a closed Facebook community started by MSAC Cohort 1.  This large network of young people provides support to each other and network.  The Student Voice team sometimes consults with them on various resources and/or supports. Their advice is valued by the Ministry of Education.  

Join the Assumption College Catholic High School community in congratulating Joshua and wishing him the best as he carries out this critical role of representing students of Windsor and Essex County on the Ministers Student Advisory Council.



Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Join us in congratulating Assumption’s Quinn Conlon– Loran Scholar


Join us in congratulating Assumption’s Quinn ConlonLoran Scholar

The Loran Scholarship is the largest and most unconventional undergraduate merit scholarship in the country. Character, service and leadership are the criteria for this scholarship, in which only 30 high school graduates are chosen across the nation from a pool of 3700 applicants. The Loran Scholar selection process is the most rigorous in Canada involving multiple rounds of personal interviews at the regional and national level.

The Assumption school community is honoured to celebrate our own, Quinn Conlon, with this outstanding achievement. As a highly active student athlete, Quinn has worked hard to demonstrate her excellent leadership abilities and strong moral character. Throughout her years at Assumption College Catholic High School she had many achievements, including medaling at OFSAA for wrestling and track, serving as an executive member of student council and participating as a HOBYrepresentative. Recently she placed first in the Culinary Arts Skills Competition and qualified to advance to the provincial level competition. Most notably, Quinn has been a member of Engineers without Borders, a group looking to spread awareness about poverty in other third world countries and encourage young people to make a difference. Quinn has certainly made a difference in our school community, and among all of these accolades she is truly a person full of honesty and integrity, an amazing example to our youth.

Congratulations Quinn Conlon, we are very proud of you!

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Assumption Students Win International Music Competition in New York


The Assumption Jazz Band placed first in the Festivals of Music Competition in New York City this past weekend.  The Concert band placed second at the Competition as well.  This International competition featured several groups from all over North America.

Mr. Zanier, music teacher of the both the regular music program and the International Baccalaureate Music Program as well as leading the concert band, jazz band, and choir, was very pleased: “I am extremely proud of how our students handled themselves with respect, humility, and grace. One of the judges even commented on the fact that our students were in it for the right reasons."

Last week at the Symphonic Youth Society’s Regional MusicFest at Essex High School, both bands received Gold Medals and Christian Vegh was named Top Musician in the Jazz Ensemble.

Assumption Student United States National Diving Champion

Assumption grade nine student Jaina Gaudette became an official National United States Champion last week at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. The fourteen year old won the Gold Medal at the East National USA Junior Olympic Diving Competition on the one-meter board and the Bronze Medal on both the three-meter and platform for fourteen/fifteen year olds.

Jaina has been diving since she was nine years old and training at the Legacy Diving Club in Ann Arbour Michigan.  She has now qualified for all country meets and if she wins, she will go on to the Pan Am Games and qualify for the 2016 Olympics.  

When asked what her back up plan was for a career, she said she is thinking about Law School and perhaps a career in politics.  Judging by her 94% average in the International Baccalaureate Program, incredible drive and focus (over 70 Diving Medals), and dual citizenship, she just may end up in a very important job in Ottawa or Washington. Look out Prime Minister Harper and President Obama!

Assumption and St. Anne’s Students Win and Qualify for Provincial Technological

On Saturday April 20th, 7 students from the Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board competed in the 2013 Ontario Technological Skills qualifying competitions in London, Ontario. ~They competed in Culinary, TV, Film and Video as well as 2D Character Animation.

Quinn Conlon with her fearless competitive skills and many hours of hard training secured the first place spot in the Culinary Arts Competition. Daniel Renaud received a certificate of achievement in the culinary category and placed third overall. Lucas Morris with his impeccable knife skills and culinary talent received a certificate of achievement and honourable mention.  Quinn will be moving on to Provincial Competitions in Waterloo May 7, 2013.  

Alique Ashekian and Rachel Bessette placed first in the 2D Character Animation category and will also compete in the Provincial competitions.  Joining them will be Ian Virtue who won in the Photography category. ~ We are very proud of all of our students who represented our board with extreme skill and pride and wish them the best of luck in the Provincial

Assumption Writers Win Multiple Awards in OECTA Writing Contest



2013 Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association Young Authors Writing Competition



With such a high volume of submissions for this year’s OECTA city-wide Writing Contest, it was difficult to choose which pieces would be selected to sent forward to the judging panel. However, after careful consideration, Raiders were well represented in all grade and genres.

The results are in and they are outstanding! Out of all the Catholic High Schools represented and dozens of city-wide submissions, the Assumption students received the most awards and won in multiple categories. Congratulations to these talented winners!

Grades 9 and 10 Category for Non-Fiction –
Tejas Pandya’s “Why My Voice Is Important”

Grades 11 and 12 Category for Drama –
Kanzuda Anan Islam’s “Unheard”

Grades 11 and 12 Category for Short Fiction –
Julia Ho’s “Tape on the Walls”

Grades 11 and 12 Category for Poetry –
                                             Jada Larkin’s “What It Means To Us”


From Left to right: Kanzuda Anan Islam, Julia Ho, Jada Larkin, and Tejas Pandya.


Monday, 15 April 2013

ASC places THIRD in Great Lakes Science Olympiad


On April 13, 2013, twelve grade 12 students from Assumption participated in the annual Great Lakes
Science Olympiad at the University of Windsor. Divided into two teams, Raiders competed against
several other local High Schools in events where their scientific knowledge, team work, quick thinking
and problem solving skills were tested and retested many times.

The events covered areas in high school physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy , computer science and engineering.
Thanks to the superb problem solving skills, team work and a broad ranging knowledge of science, Assumption placed
THIRD in a very challenging “Science Pursuit” which is fashioned after the Amazing Race. After running
through rain, crawling in mud and spinning in circles, they didn’t miss a beat and were still able to
correctly answer questions about the circulatory system, food groups and chemical reactions.

Congratulation to : Yasmeen Alkhouri, Suyeon Ahn, Lauren Chan , Quinn Conlon, Yasser Hamadani, Ally
MacInnis, Nicolette Santilli, Jacek Orzylowski, Kory Ozgun, Katherine Vaiidya, Chris Zajner and Gloria
Zhang. Special thanks to coach Mrs. Sawicki for her constant support.

Thank you for making Assumption proud!


Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Theresa Tomeo Presentation April 22, 2013

MOMS, DADS & The MEDIA
A presentation for parents with radio/TV host, journalist, author and media consultant

TERESA TOMEO
MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013
Holy Names High School Auditorium 1400 Northwood St. Windsor, ON.
6:30 PM

Don't miss the opportunity to hear Teresa's highly relevant and thought provoking message regarding the impact of the media on our children and faithfilled strategies to help combat its effects.

Visit: www.teresatomeo.com for more info.

This presentation is part of a Ministry of Education PRO grant received by: Notre Dame, St. Christopher, Christ the King, St. Gabriel and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Schools

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Congratulations to the Assumption Robotics Team

Congratulations to the Assumption Robotics Team. Read the article from the Windsor Star below:

Apr 01, 2013 - 12:57 PM EDT
Last Updated: Apr 02, 2013 - 11:31 AM EDT


It took a lot of brains and a bit of (robot) brawn to get a local rookie robotics team to the top.

Assumption College Catholic high school’s robotics team is headed to the world championships at the end of the month after making it to the finals at the FIRST robotics competition in Mississauga last weekend.

“To make it to the finals, we pretty much stunned the entire crowd and all the other teams,” said team captain Braidon Chor, a 17-year-old student in grade 12. “We weren’t expecting to get very far. We expected to get to maybe one qualification round.”

Instead, the rookie team with comparatively scarce tools and building materials beat 40-odd other teams. Mark Gillis, the head of technological studies at Assumption, said the team received a lot of help and support from the Sandwich Secondary School team – veterans in the robotics competition circuit – who shared their tools and expertise with the Assumption students.



Students from Assumption College Catholic High School piloting their robot at the FIRST robotics competition in Mississauga this past weekend (Photo: Courtesy Mike Drouillard)




It’s the first year Assumption competed. The other rookie Windsor teams included Maranatha Christian Academy and St. Anne Catholic high school.

Gillis said the Assumption team decided to focus on strategy and build a simple, sturdy robot that other teams would see as an asset. Part of the challenge involves teaming up with other robots and piloting them to throw frisbees across to opponents’ sides of the arena.

“Our strategy was basically to go defence,” Gillis said.

The Assumption robot, with its peacock-like net, was designed to block oncoming frisbees. After seeing it in action, two of the top teams chose Assumption to form their trio in the frisbee challenge, Gillis said.

About 3,000 high schools worldwide compete in FIRST every year. They have to build a robot that can perform a complex task such as shooting frisbees or climbing a 10-foot steel pyramid.



The robotics teams from St Anne’s high school (bottom right) and Sandwich high school (in the orange shirts) at the FIRST regional robotics competition (Photo: Courtesy Mike Drouillard)




“There’s a lot of technical things learned,” Gillis said. Building the robot teaches students about software programming, construction, metals and materials, circuits, gears, transmission and sensors.

Now, the Assumption team have to come up with $5,000 as quickly as possible to pay their way to St. Louis, Missouri, for the competition on April 24 to 27.

Irek Kusmierczyk, the project manager at WEtech Alliance, which helped establish the Assumption team, said this is where local businesses — many of which are involved in robotics, automation and manufacturing — can step in and support the next generation of engineers, scientists and computer experts.

Assumption, Maranatha and St. Anne’s each got a $5,300 grant from the provincial and federal governments this year to cover the costs of attending the regional championships in Mississauga.

Kusmierczyk said that while it may seem like an expensive extra-curricular pursuit, participating in robotics teams increases a student’s probability of going to college or university and pursuing studies in fields like engineering and science.

There are four high schools in Windsor-Essex with robotics teams and Kusmierczyk said WEtech wants to expand that number to eight or ten for next year.”We have a good mix,” Kusmierczyk said, referring to how there are private, public and separate schools now participating in FIRST. (Sandwich Secondary, which has had a robotics team for more than a decade, won the regional championship in Tennessee last year.)

FIRST stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. The competition is sponsored by companies such as Boeing, Ford, Chrysler, and Google.

Chor said he was blown away by the big corporate names behind the competition. For someone serious about entering the field, he said it was a great way to learn a lot and make contacts.

“I didn’t expect it to be that huge, that big of a deal,” Chor said. “You can make a lot of friends there. They like the same things you do – robots, technology, that kind of thing.”


With files from Claire Brownell

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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Graduation 2013 Information

GRADUATION INFORMATION 2013

Principal’s Message

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your academic success to date and wish you well in your final year of your secondary education.  This letter has been prepared to assist you with important dates and information for a successful year.  Remember, you cannot achieve a secondary school diploma without completing 40 hours of community service.  Assumption has a long and esteemed history that includes many traditional graduation awards and bursaries.  I thank the graduation committee for their continued hard work.  Their efforts are much appreciated.  I look forward to celebrating the academic achievements of our senior students with you this June 26th, 2013.

Who is eligible to participate in the Graduation Ceremony:  
Students must meet the requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma.  If you find that you might be in a credit deficit, you must meet with your Guidance Counsellor immediately.  You must also have completed the Literacy Requirement and 40 hours of community service. Your legal name will appear on your diploma.  Please check the Potential Grad list posted inside the Guidance office to ensure that your legal name is spelled correctly.  Students are permitted to participate in the Graduation ceremony only once, and they must have a graduation cap and gown, which will be supplied.

Graduation Rings
Grad rings are not ordered through the school.  The representative from Art Carved Class Rings by First Recognition will be at the school in the Spring to accept the $50.00 down payment for the ring order. For further information, you can contact the company by email: recognition@hotmail.com, by phone at 1-905-619-3798 ext 254 or through their website at www.firstrecognition.com.


Prom
In order to attend the Prom, which will be held Saturday, May 25th at St. Angela’s Hall, you must clear all outstanding debts with the school, such as activity fees, graduation fees, textbooks or sports uniforms.  You MUST be in attendance all day (four periods) on the Friday prior to Prom.  IMPORTANT*****Community Service Hours must be completed and submitted to the Guidance Office*** before you can purchase Prom tickets.

Graduation Fee
The Graduation fee of $60.00 is due March 25th, 2013.  This fee covers the expenses of the cap and gown rental, the hall rental, costs for the graduation booklet and the invitations as well as the miscellaneous expenses to host the event.  It also includes a souvenir cap (standard size) with a purple and white tassel.  Caps and gowns will only be ordered for those who have made their payment in full. Should there be circumstances hindering the graduation fee payment, please speak to your Guidance Counsellor before the due date. THE GRADUATION FEE IS $90.00 AFTER MARCH 25th, 2013.

Graduation Caps and Gowns
Once the order is placed we cannot amend it.  To ensure that you have a gown reserved, you must submit the completed “Graduation Application” form with the fee of $60.00 to the Guidance Office by March 25th.
All graduates will wear a purple gown with proper shoes and attire underneath.  Graduation invitations will be available in the Guidance office in early June.  Students will receive 4 tickets for guests.  The graduate will not be required to have a ticket.

Graduation Awards
Details regarding Assumption Graduation Awards can be found on the school website www.wecdsb.on.ca/101. Click “Guidance”.  You can then proceed to “Graduation Awards”.
Note:  You are eligible to apply for these awards only once during the year you qualify to graduate.  The applications will be accepted following a meeting with all potential graduates at the end of March.

Ontario Student Assistance Program – OSAP Financial Aid
At the beginning of May there will be a presentation on OSAP and Student Financial Planning.  Please make an appointment with your Guidance Counsellor for information on the OSAP application process, if needed.  


Graduation Day – June 26, 2013
Afternoon
All outstanding debts to the school must be resolved before you pick up your gown, including graduation fees, outstanding textbooks and athletic uniforms.  You must pick up your cap and gown in the school cafeteria between 12:30 pm and 1:15 pm.  You must have a gown to participate in the graduation.  Graduates will assemble at Assumption Church, 350 Huron Church Road, at 1:30 pm for the Graduation Mass of Thanksgiving.  When Mass is finished, you will have an opportunity to take pictures.  You will also have time to return home and have something to eat.  The ceremony does not include a meal.

Evening
The graduates will assemble at the Fogolar Furlan Club at 6:15 sharp for the procession.  You will be asked to assemble alphabetically for the procession.  Commencement Exercises begin at 7:00 pm SHARP.  Your guests will require their invitation in order to be seated.

After the Graduation Ceremony
Again you will have an opportunity to take pictures and then you must return your gown in good condition before you leave.  A station will be set up at the hall for the returns.  The school will not release any information/marks until the gown is returned.  The replacement cost is $80.00.  You may keep your souvenir cap and tassel.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

                March 25        Submission Deadline - Grad Fee ($60.00)-AFTER THE                       DEADLINE, THE FEE IS $90.00             
                        Deadline for ACS Scholarship / Bursary Applications
                May 25  Prom – St. Angela’s Hall
                June    Distribution of Graduation Invitations
                June 20 – 25    Final Exams
                June 26 Graduation Mass, Assumption Church 2:00pm (be there
                        at 1:30pm)
                June 26 Convocation Fogolar Furlan 7:00pm sharp (be there at
                        6:15)
                July    Diplomas, Report Cards, Graduation Awards, and Grad Photo Composites ready for pick up at ACS