École Handsworth Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Grad 2022 and Grade 12 Information
2022 Graduating Class

Letter to 2022 Grads and families from School Principal (September 15, 2021):  2022 Graduating Class.pdf

Grad PDA- Public Displays of Affection

Limited space available!

Public Displays of Affection (PDA) allow parents/guardians to add 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.  Limited spaces are available or until March 1,​ 2022.




Attention 2022 GRADS!

This is an important reminder to book your Grad Portrait session at Artona Studios.

​Artona Studios has extended an opportunity for you to reserve your Grad Portrait session.

Extended Dates:  Please contact Artona Studios by calling (604) 872-7272 between 9am to 5pm or reach out via their Live Chat available on the Artona website from 8am to 10pm, 7 days a week.

Location:  Artona Studios 353 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC  V5Y 1M2

Do not miss out, Artona Studios is offering you this extended opportunity to book your grad portrait session.  Portraits will take place at Artona Studios (353 West 7th Ave, Vancouver B.C, Canada V5Y 1M2).  

Deadline to submit retakes is Monday, February 7, 2022, an additional sitting fee may apply to retakes.​

Transcript Requests

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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. 

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 with no Grad Write-Up. 

4) GRAD WRITE-UPS and BABY PICTURES for the Yearbook are due Tuesday, February 15th, 2022. 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 2021-2022” channel. No submissions to teacher email or yearbook staff will be accepted.  

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, timestamp TV episodes/movies, 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) PLEASE get your GRAD PHOTO taken between December 15th-22nd, 2021 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 7th, 2022 and you will pay an additional sitting fee.  

10) SHARE THIS INFO WITH ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS!! Too many late submissions did not get included last year.

11) 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-Desfosses 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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Are you ready to submit your Grad Yearbook Write-Up? 
Please read “Grad 2022 Handout for Yearbook” carefully before submitting your Grad Write-Up & Baby Picture. Grad Write-Ups and Baby Pictures for the Yearbook are due on Tuesday, February 15th, 2022. Late submissions for anything will not be included. You have one submission – you cannot change or resubmit it.   Grad 2022 Handout for Yearbook.pdf

QRCode for Yearbook 2022- Grad Write-Up and Baby Picture.png

Submit it today by scanning this QR code!
Or by clicking HERE.
Due no later than Tuesday, February 15, 2022      L A T E submissions will N O T be included!

Post Secondary Applications Support Sessions

Mr. Craik, Grade 12 Counsellor will be running Post Secondary Application Support Sessions:

Wednesday, November 10 and Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at Lunch in the Learning Commons/Library.

It is suggested that students bring their own devices. Students need to be familiar with the accessing of their transcripts before attending, which they will be if they have completed their most recent Career Life Connections 12 (CLC12)​ assignment.  Click HERE​ for the most up to date Post Secondary information.

Grade 12 Parent and Student Information Night
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 6:30pm

Grade 12 parents were invited to virtually attend an 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?

Presentation notes:  Grade 12 Parent Info Night Presentation 2021-2022.pdf


Grade 12s Please visit the Handsworth Scholarship Page for 2021-2022 information.  Questions?  Please message Ms. Robyn Renwick, Counsellor through MS Teams.

Grade 12 - Grad Council Activities

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