École Handsworth Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Grad 2023 and Grade 12 Information
Post Secondary - Scholarship Information Session for parents and students
Thursday, December 8, 2022 ​​

​Did you miss the meeting?​
​Are you interested in finding out more information about how to finance your child’s post-secondary education?
The meeting presentation is available for your review:  Grade 12 parent night - scholarship.pdf
​Hosted by:
Ms. Stacey Schwegler, Grade 12 Counsellor
Ms. Robyn Renwick, Grade 11 Counsellor and ​​​Scholarship Coordinator

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​​      Public Display of Affection - Grad PDA


Public Displays of Affection (PDA) allow parents/guardians to have a personal message to your graduating student published in the Yearbook. The PDA consists of two parts (a favourite photo and a personalized statement of affection and pride). If interested, please email your high-resolution digital image (jpeg format only) and maximum 150 word statement (no poems that exceed 5 lines) to handsworthpda​@gmail.com.

Only $42 - please pay online. Available until March 1st!




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

Late submissions for anything will not be included.


  1. GRAD WRITE-UPS and BABY PICTURES are optional.
  1. You only get a GRAD WRITE-UP in the Yearbook if you have had a proper GRAD PHOTO in a gown taken at Artona.​
  1. If you do not get a proper Grad Photo with a gown, your Go-Card Picture will be used with no Grad Write-Up.​
  1. GRAD WRITE-UPS and BABY PICTURES for the Yearbook are due Wednesday, February 15th, 2023.  No late submissions will be included.  To submit your WRITE-UP and BABY PICTURE, use the QR code or link available in the CLC 12 Teams under the “Grad Yearbook 2022-2023" channel. No submissions to teacher email or yearbook staff will be accepted.
  1. GRAD WRITE-UPS can be a maximum of 350 characters including spaces, punctuation, letters, and numbers (NOTE – that is 350 characters, NOT 350 words).  Your write-up CANNOT have any abbreviations, initials, slang, social media handles/hashtags, timestamp TV episodes/movieslyrics from explicit songs, bullying, innuendos, or anything that is inappropriate for a school publication.
  1. You will not be contacted for a second opportunity to re-write your submission, should your write-up be rejected.  If you include anything that is considered inappropriate for a school publication, you do not get to have a GRAD WRITE-UP.  It will simply not be included, and you will not be notified.
  1. 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.
  1. Edit your GRAD WRITE-UP and have several people proof-read it!  It will be in print forever!
  1. 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.​
  1. PLEASE get your GRAD PHOTO taken between December 14th-17th, 2022 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 February 1st, 2023 and you will pay an additional sitting fee.
  1. SHARE THIS INFO WITH ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS!!  Too many late submissions did not get included last year.
  1. 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.


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.  Please contact Ms. Scott-Desfossés for clarification.

  1. 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.


  1. 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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Submit your GRAD WRITE-UP by scanning this QR code or click on the 2023 Grad Write-Up Submission Form.​

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Grade 12 Parent and Student Information Night

​Thursday, September 22, 2022

Date:   Thursday, September 22, 2022

Time:   6:00 PM

Location:  via Microsoft Teams

Grade 12 parents are invited to attend this information evening on the following topics:

• Grad Events

• Grad Requirements

• Post-Secondary Information and Admissions Process

• Scholarships and Post-Secondary Financing​

​​Did you miss the meeting, or wish to review the presentation? ​ 
Grade 12 Parent Night Sept 22 Presentation.pdf