École Handsworth Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Grad 2020 and Grade 12 Information

Grade 12s Please visit the Handsworth Scholarship page for 2019 - 2020 information.  Applications may be found online, on the HANDSWORTH SCHOLARSHIP PAGE.


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The information here is non-negotiable and all deadlines must be met – no exceptions.

Late submissions for anything will not be included.

Email all submissions to: hssyearbook2020@gmail.com

Be sure to submit to the correct email address – several students last year sent their content to the wrong email address with a typo and were not included. 

  1. Grad Write-Ups and Baby Pictures are optional.
  2. You only get a Grad Write-Up in the Yearbook if you have had a proper Grad Photo in a gown taken at Artona.
  3. If you do not get a proper Grad Photo with a gown, your Go-Card Picture will be used.
  4. Grad Write-Ups and Baby Pictures for the Yearbook are due January 15th, 2020. No late submissions will be included.
  5. Grad Write-Ups can be a maximum of 400 characters including spaces, punctuation, letters, and numbers (NOTE – that is 400 characters, NOT 400 words).  Your Write-Up CANNOT have any abbreviations, initials, slang, social media handles/websites, bullying, innuendos, or anything that is inappropriate for a school publication.  If you try to include anything that is not appropriate for a school publication, you do not get to have a Grad Write-Up – it will simply not be included and you will not have a chance to resubmit. 
  6. You have one submission – you cannot submit a Grad Write-Up and then change or resubmit it – this causes too much chaos and unnecessary work for the Yearbook team.
  7. Edit your Grad Write-Up and have several people proof-read it!  It will be in print forever!
  8. Baby Pictures must be submitted as a high-resolution jpeg.  If you are scanning a picture, make sure that you crop it and submit it in the proper orientation.
  9. Submit your Grad Write-Up and Baby Picture TOGETHER IN THE SAME EMAIL. In the subject line, include your full name.
  10. Grad group shot will be taken at lunch on Tuesday, March 3rd at 12:50 pm in the Gallery. There will only be one group shot taken this year – if you are not there, you will not be included.
  11. PLEASE get your Grad Photo taken between December 18 to 22, 2019 during the times set aside for Handsworth Graduates. These dates are published in the school calendar. If you need retakes, this must be done by Friday, January 31, 2020 and you will pay an additional sitting fee.  
  12. SHARE THIS INFO WITH ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS!! Too many late submissions did not get included last year.
  13. There are 2 sections to the Grad section of the Yearbook – make sure you read this carefully so that you know where you will be placed in the book.  See over.

There will be no exceptions made for students in terms of where they are placed in the Yearbook. You will be placed based on what you submit. Come see Ms. Desfosses in Room 106 for clarification.

A)  If you have had a proper Grad Photo in a gown, you will be included alphabetically like this:

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If no Write-Up is received, yearbook staff will provide a message that will appear instead.

B)  If you have NOT had a proper Grad Photo in a gown, you will be included alphabetically like this with your Go-Card Picture (after those in the previous section)

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YEARBOOK - Grad Public Display of Affection


Email a high-resolution digital image (jpeg format only) and max 150 word statement (no poems that exceed 5 lines) in the same email to: handsworthpda@gmail.com. Please include your child’s full legal name and their preferred name (if applicable). Only $40 - please pay online. Only available until February 15th- so book now!

Please check back for more 2019 - 2020 IMPORTANT DATES and DEADLINES:
  1. Get your Grad Photo taken between December 18 - 22, 2019 at Artona Studios.  Students must book appointments online with Artona by clicking HERE.
  2. Grad write-ups and baby pictures for the Yearbook are due Wednesday, January 15, 2020 No late submissions will be included.
  3. If you need a Grad Photo retake, they must be done by Friday, January 31, 2020.
  4. Grad Public Display of Affection only available till February 15, 2020.
  5. Grad group shot Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at Lunch 12:40 PM in the Gallery.  Please plan on attending this date, only one group shot will be taken.

Grade 12 - Grad Council Activities

Grade 12 Students are encouraged to check out the upcoming Grad Council Activities by clicking here HERE.

University Application Support

Grade 12 students are welcome to attend University Application Support sessions being offered in the Computer Lab Room 215 on the following dates:

Friday, November 8; 12:40 to 1:40 PM

Wednesday, November 13; 1:00 to 2:00 PM

Monday, November 18; 12:40 - 1:40 PM

Monday, November 25; 12:40 - 1:40 PM

Monday, December 2; 12:40 to 1:40 PM

Please contact the Grade 12 Counsellor for more information.