Guidance & High School planning

GRADE 8 OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE 2019/2020

AB Lucas

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

7:00pm to 9:00 pm

Arthur Voaden

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

7:00pm to 9:00 pm

B. Davison

December 4, 2019

6:00pm to 8:00 pm

London Central SS

Thursday, Dec 12, 2019

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Central Elgin

Thursday, Jan 9, 2020

7:00pm to 9:00 PM

Clarke Road

Wednesday January 15th, 2020

6:30pm to 8:30pm

CASS

Wednesday January 15th, 2020

6:30pm to 8:30 pm

East Elgin

Wed. Jan 8th

6:00 pm to 7:30pm

Glencoe

Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Glendale

Thursday December 12 2019

6:00pm to 8:00pm

HB Beal

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Huron Park

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

6:00pm to 7:30pm

IDCI

Thursday, January 16, 2020

6:00pm to  8:00 p.m.

London South CI

Thursday December 5, 2019

6:30pm to  8:00 PM

Lord Dorchester

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

6:30pm to 8:00 p.m.

Medway

Thursday November 28, 2019

7:00pm to 9:00pm

Montcalm

Thursday December 12, 2019

7:00pm to 9:00pm

North Middlesex

Thursday December 5, 2019

7:00pm to 9:00pm 

Oakridge

Thursday January 9, 2020

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Parkside

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

7:00 - 9:00 pm 

6pm for FI information)

Saunders

Thursday January 16, 2020

7:00pm to 9:00pm

Sir F Banting

Wed., Jan 8 2020

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Sir W Laurier

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

6:30pm to 8:30pm 

SDCI

Thursday, January 16th

6:00pm to 8:00pm

West Elgin

Thursday January 9th 2020

6:00pm to 8:00 pm

Westminster

Wednesday January 15th, 2020

7:00pm to 9:00 pm

WCI

Thursday January 9, 2020

6:00pm to 8:00 pm

Grade 8 students and their parents are invited to visit their local secondary school to learn more about the great opportunities Thames Valley schools have to offer - from academics and trades to sports, music and art.

Most parent information nights include a special presentation about the high school, its programs and the registration process. Both parents and their teenage children can also tour the school and ask the principal and teachers more about programs and other opportunities.

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New Support for Grade 8 Students

We are excited to announce new support for Grade Eight students as they transition to secondary schools. Research indicates that cross panel collaboration around transitions can increase graduation rates by sixteen percent.

The Thames Valley DSB Board of Trustees approved allocation of new staff at the Board meeting on April 24, 2018. This allocation was to ensure that every TVDSB Elementary School was to have at least one Guidance Lead Teacher to help Grade Eight students to make successful transitions to secondary schools. This targeted investment in senior elementary students will support teachers to:

* prepare students for their academic transition to high school,

* engage students in experiential learning that provides exposure to role models and positive examples of a diversity of careers, and

* encourage high expectations for all students and facilitate exploration of all pathways options.

In order to support students’ transitions, Elementary Guidance Lead Teachers will create a Student Learning Individual Profile (SLIP) for each grade eight student informed by the student’s: academic data, myBlueprint Info, Student Reflections on Experiential Learning, and input from the student’s teachers.

As in the past, students will continue to use myBlueprint to complete their Individual Pathways Plan, and to submit courses for TVDSB secondary school registration. Individual Education Plans created in elementary schools will transition electronically to the TVDSB secondary school in which your child registers.

We love having parents/guardians as partners so please ask your child about conversations they have had about transition planning. Should you have any questions about the support we are providing, please contact your child’s Elementary Guidance Lead, Mr. Billingsley at c.billingsley@tvdsb.ca

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