Handsworth Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Grad 2017/Gr.12 Info

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MANDATORY GR. 12 GRAD REHEARSAL - WED. JUNE 14TH - 9:35AM - 10:45AM  You will be given your grad gown at this time.


  Ministry of Educaton Website: Transcripts & Diplomas : ww.myedu.gov.bc.ca


Safe After Grad Info: safe after grad doc.pdf


Valedictorian Application:  You will give a 10 minute farewell speech (that you write) at the June 19th Graduation Ceremony at the Orpheum Theatre. You must have a 73% average or higher to be elligible. Pick up an application in student services, on the website under "Students" left side Grad 2017,  or in the main office. (See below)

Valedictorian selection.pdf     Class of 2017 Valedictorian application.pdf


Graduation  2017 – Important Info

Saturday , June10 – GRAD BANQUET at the Hyatt Regency downtown Vancouver (Burrard and Georgia), 6:00 pm

Dinner & dance for grads, dates, parents

-Tickets on Sale Monday, April 24th online (Handsworth website - pay school fees online )Table forms available on Handsworth website and on grad display and included in email home to all Gr. 12 parents Thur. Apr. 20th.

-Table leaders organize guests, collect $95 (online payment receipt or cash only – NO CHEQUES) from each guest & bring to room 210 at one of the following sign up times:

Wednesday May 10 @ lunch
Friday May 12 @ lunch
Tuesday May 16 @ lunch    Thursday May 18 @lunch



Monday, June 19  - GRAD CEREMONY at the Orpheum Theatre  601 Smythe St. Vancouver - 6:15pm for 7:00pm start

Tickets will be available May 15th onwards ($6 each - $8 at the door) Payment online or cash – (bring cash or online receipt to table in Cafeteria – to claim tickets)  No need to purchase ticket for Grad, guests only. Tickets are unlimited.

Rehearsal is Wednesday, June 14 during Innovation time in the large gym – ALL graduating  students MUST attend – YOU WIL RECEIVE YOUR PREORDERED GOWN AT THAT TIME


Tickets for Grad Banquet Tables on Sale 
Monday, Apr. 24th Online
Hello Grads! It's time to book your tickets for the Graduation Banquet at the Hyatt Hotel in Vancouver. The celebration will take place on June 10th. Please choose one of the linked documents (either a table for 10 people or a table for 12) depending on the size of your group. You need to buy tickets online through the Handsworth website and then bring your completed table form WITH your proof of online ticket payment (a printed receipt) to Ms. Paruk and Ms. Cassel at the times listed below in order to be guaranteed a spot. Any questions? Please come see Ms. Paruk in room 210.
 You can book your tables at lunchtime in room 210 on the following dates: May 10, May 12, May 16, and May 18. You must attend one of those table-booking sessions in order to choose your spot. Tables are given out on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Grad Banquet 2017 - Table for 10 and Instructions.pdf     Grad Banquet 2017 - Table for 12 and Instructions.pdf
 Safe After Grad 2017  safe after grad doc.pdf
Contact :shahla_mo@hotmail.com   for info and donations
to find out how you can help.
ATTENTION ALL GRADE 12 STUDENTS!! This is your LAST CHANCE to sign up for a Grad Gown!! Deadline is FRIDAY, APRIL 21st. You need this in order to attend the graduation ceremony on June 19, 2017.  To sign up for a grad gown  Go to
or the Handsworth website click the title of the rotating screen Grad Gown Sign Up  (IF YOU OWN A GOWN THROUGH A SIBLING OR ARE NOT ATTENDING THE CEREMONY PLEASE ENTER "NOT REQUIRED" IN THE SIZE BOX)
Grad Group Photo is Friday, March 10th. (Note date change) We need ALL grads to be there! It will be an epic experience. Meet in the gallery at lunch on Friday, March 10th.BE THERE!!!


Grad Write ups for inclusion in the 2017 Yearbook are due by
 Friday, March 10th. There will be NO exceptions for late submissions. Maximum 400 characters (not 400 words) including letters, numbers and spaces. English or French only. No abbreviations – full words only. You will not have the privilege of having a write up if you submit any content that is not school appropriate. Have someone proof read it! This will be in print forever!

baby photo.pngBABY PHOTOS
Submit a good quality image for inclusion in the yearbook.
Submit a close-up baby picture – not a full-body shot, as the picture will be very small. Submit your write up and baby photo TOGETHER to: hssyearbook2017@gmail.com with your first and last name in the subject line. Again, NO late submissions will be accepted!! DO IT NOW!!
See Mr. Bogen in Rm 106 for a handout with this info




Huron at Western University - Presentation for Gr. 11 Students Thurs. Feb. 23rd @ 3pm in Rm 102 (and Gr. 12's who have already applied)

UBC Engineering Upcoming Events Poster.pdf


Grad Gown Sign Up -

All Gr 12 students intending to attend the graduation ceremony on June 19, 2017 need to sign up for a grad gown by clicking the link below .   (IF YOU OWN A GOWN THROUGH A SIBLING OR ARE NOT ATTENDING THE CEREMONY PLEASE ENTER "NOT REQUIRED" IN THE SIZE BOX)     


Attentions Grads! Grad portraits will be taken at Mountain west studios in North Vancouver January 17-26.  THIS IS ALSO YOUR YEARBOOK  PHOT0.  There is no sitting fee.  Sign up now online at www.mountainwest.ca. Click "Book a photo session"on the home page, maximize the drop down page and follow the links!

Grad Skate - Tuesday, December 13th 6:15pm-7:45pm Karen Magnusson Arena  Tickets $5 each at lunch in gallery.

Andrew Arieta, Head of Admissions @ UBC is out at Rockridge  TONIGHT at 7pm. He knows all there is to know about UBC. Any students interested in attending UBC, should attend.

Grade 12 Parent NIght - Power Point Presentation:  grade 12 parent night ppt.pdf

 GRADE 12 Parent Night - Wednesday, October 19th 7pm Cafeteria

 BC UNIVERSITIES POST SECONDARY DAY - THURSDAY OCTOBER 13TH from 3pm - 4:30pm IN THE GALLERY.  All Gr 11 & 12 Students should plan on visiting our BC University Event from 3-4:30pm Thursday, October 13th in the gallery.This will be your ONLY chance to meet recruiters from BC Universities this year.

Interested in up to date Scholarships, Post Secondary Presentations, Grad Info etc. Follow Ms Schwegler on twitter @hssgrads


Notice to all Grade 12 students:  There will be a Canadian Universities Event at Argyle Secondary on Tuesday, October 4 from 1:00-3:00.  University reps from across Canada will be available to answer your questions and talk about their schools.

Planning 12 Classes begin this week (Sept 26) Please see posters around the school for locations of classes. 
  2016-2017 University Visits (Continually Changing-Be sure to check frequently & listen to Announcements!

Tues. Sept. 13th 12:40 pm Rm 100 - Bishops University Bishops University Visit.pdf

Thurs. Sept. 15th 12:40pm Rm 100 - Kings College

Thurs. Sept. 15th   3:00pm Rm 100 - Acadia University

Wed. Sept. 21st     3:00pm Rm 100 - Concordia University

Fri. Sept. 30th        3:00pm Rm 100 - Ivey School of Business (Western University)

Wed. Oct. 12th    12:40pm Rm 100 - Western University

Wed. Oct. 12th      3:45pm    TBD     - NYU

Thurs. Oct. 13th   Post Secondary Day 3:00pm - 4:30pm Lg. Gym

Thurs. Oct. 27th   12:40pm Rm 100 - University of Calgary

Wed. Nov. 2nd     12:40pm Rm 100 - Carleton University

Thurs. Nov. 3rd       3:00pm Rm 100 University of Saskatchewan **NEW

Thurs. Nov.3rd          3pm   Rm 100 - Ryerson University **NOTE CHANGE!!

Tues. Nov. 8th    12:40pm Rm 100 - SFU

Tues. Nov. 15th - 12:40pm Rm 100 UBC

Wed. Nov. 16th - 12:40pm Rm 100 - Guelph Humber

Thur. Nov. 17th - 12:40pm LIBRARY - McGill University **NEW

Wed. Nov.23rd - 12:40pm Rm 102 - University of Alberta **NEW

Mon. Dec. 1st - 12:40pm Rm 102 - Sauder School of Business **NEW

Mon. Dec. 5th -    12:40pm Rm 102 - Gustavson School of Business (UVic)

Wed. Feb. 22nd -  3:00pm Rm 102 UVic Presentation **New

Thur. Feb. 23rd - 3:00 pm Rm 102 Huron University **New




Congratulations 2016 Graduates!!

June Provincial Exam and Ministry Transcripts
June Provincial Exam results will be released on the Ministry of Education website on July 29, 2016. The results can be viewed on the Student Secure Web (SSW) at www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/tsw/tsw/student/. Students need their PEN number (located on the report card) to access the Ministry website. Please create an SSW account before the end of June.

An official Transcript of Grades is mailed home to all grade 12 students at the end of July. Additional copies can be ordered for a fee at www.bced.gov.bc.ca/transcript/
More information regarding the Provincial Exams and Ministry reporting can be found here: https://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/handbook/1516/Provincial_Exam_Bulletin_June_2016.pdf
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