It’s the beginning of the school year and if you have teenagers in their senior years of high school (Grades 11 & 12), many of you are thinking about the upcoming costs involved in higher education. Maybe you have been planning for it for some years now (RESPs?) or maybe you haven’t been able to plan due to extenuating circumstances. A 2016 CIBC survey finds that most parents are not aware of the high costs of tuition, and “they don’t know what to budget for their children’s non-tuition costs such as books, accommodation, and living expenses.” But whatever your situation, it’s a good idea to ramp up your awareness of the costs of postsecondary education so you can prepare to help your child meet their educational goals.
Here is what you need to know:
Extra copies of the Information sheets distributed during the period 2 meetings are available in Guidance. Please review the slideshow to keep track of important dates. Book an appointment with your Guidance counselor if you have any questions.
ScholarTree is back for another year of helping graduating students find scholarships. Over the summer we added over 100 new awards to ScholarTree.
Since it is early in the year, here are some of our blogs that may be useful to students looking to apply to scholarships this year:
- The 6 Most Common Mistakes When Applying to Scholarships
- How to Win the TD Scholarship for Community Leadership
- How to WIN the Loran Scholarship
Additionally, here are a couple of significant scholarships that are available now:
Finance Club is set to start trading today at lunch! Come to 216 to get your $100,000 portfolio set up, and start trading on the Canadian and American stock exchanges!
AUDITIONS for this year’s musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, will be held today, Monday September 16 after school in room 104.
No preparation necessary – just come at 2:15 ready to sing, dressed to dance and with a positive attitude! For more information, or if you’d like to audition but can’t stay today, speak to Mr. Renner, Mrs. O’Brien MacKinnon or Madame Charron.
Our first visit to classic Who this year: 1976’s dark masterpiece, THE DEADLY ASSASSIN. It features Tom Baker’s 4th Doctor at the height of his powers…the first in-depth exploration in the series’ history of the Doctor’s people — the Time Lords — and their home planet of Gallifrey…and the return of the Doctor’s arch-nemesis, the Master…but as a tormented half-dead creature with no more regenerations, driven solely by revenge. It caused quite the stir 40 years ago, and it remains compelling viewing to this day. Join us this week as we watch the first two episodes. PLEASE NOTE: this week, Doctor Who Club will meet on THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 19th, as Friday the 20th is a PD Day.