École Handsworth Secondary
North Vancouver School District

Team Information for the 2019 - 2020 School Year
Please check regularly here for the latest team tryout information.

BC Tech Summit 2019 - Youth Innovation Day
Register by February 11, 2019

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The largest technology conference in Western Canada showcasing BC's vibrant tech and innovation sectors opens its doors to students in Grade 10 to 12 on Youth Innovation Day.
Date:  March 12, 2019
Location:  Vancouver Convention Building, 1055 Canada Place
Time:  08:30 to 15:30
Lunch will be provided
For more information:  BC Tech Summit Youth Agenda
Register with Mrs. Johnson, sjohnson@sd44.ca, no later than February 11, 2019.

YELL:  Young Entrepreneurship and Leadership Launchpad
Information Night:
Monday, February 25, 2019
2121 Lonsdale in the Mountainview Room
7:00 - 8:00 PM
Parents and students welcome!

Are you a grade 10 or 11 student with an interest in business?  Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit?  Come find out more about this exciting program! Questions?  Contact Mrs. Johnson  sjohnson@sd44.ca


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Digital Media Academy OPEN HOUSE / INFO NIGHT Tuesday, January 29 at  6:00 PM at Argyle Secondary School Library.   This is an opportunity for students & parents to learn more about the DMA & DMA Lite Academy program, meet with DMA & DMA Lite teachers and students and see these students at work on their various digital media projects in their Academy environment.




The NVSD’s DMA/ Digital Media Academy & DMA Lite is a mini school program based at Argyle Secondary School in Lynn Valley, North Vancouver.  The DMA & DMA Lite is a specialty program for students who are focused on animation, film, visual effects, graphic design, sound engineering, programming, robotics, photography and web design.  The DMA program is an enriched hands-on program that provides students with access to a broad and useful range of skills and knowledge in digital design, technology, project management and problem solving. 


  • The Digital Media LITE Academy takes place during block 4 on DAY ONE.  This is one class that is specifically for Grade 9 & 10 students and is open to all students across the North Vancouver School District. 


  • The Digital Media FULL Academy is during Block 1, 2 and 3 and takes place on DAY ONE of the school calendar.  This is for Grade 11 & 12 students and is open to all students across the North Vancouver School District.  Block 4 would be an additional ‘academic’ block where students would resume at their home school.


The DMA & DMA Lite incorporates STEAM in the curriculum which has enhanced the learning of the program as of the main goals of the Digital Media Academy is to prepare students for post-secondary training and the many career opportunities in Digital Media, Science, Technology and Engineering.  


Upon completion of the DMA, students will have a portfolio of work for their Post-Secondary requirements.  


DMA and DMA Lite applications are being accepted from Monday, January 21st thru Friday, March 1st 2019.

Please see our website for more information at www.dmacademy.ca.


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This is a FREE community event and in our 7th year at Argyle, an event where we welcome families, students, teachers and the community to learn / see all things DIGITAL MEDIA!
This is hosted by the Digital Media Academy at Argyle and this year we have over 40 booths confirmed including SONY IMAGEWORKS studios and Industrial Light & Magic – we are very excited.  Please visit:  www.digitalmediayouthexpo.ca


For more information visit:  Pink Shirt Day.
2019 Focus:  Cyberbullying

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Bullying can be a major problem in schools, workplaces, homes, and online. Over the month of February, and throughout the year, CKNW Kids' Fund's Pink Shirt Day aims to raise awareness of these issues, as well as raise funds to support programs that foster children’s healthy self-esteem. Handsworth staff and students are encouraged to WEAR PINK on Wed Feb 27th - a shirt, socks, a tie, a scarf or anything to show that the Handsworth community is committed to kindness! On February 27, 2019, we encourage everyone to practice kindness and wear pink to symbolize that you do not tolerate bullying.

Delta Challenge Exam for Language

Student wishing to write a Challenge Exam for Language should visit the Delta School District Challenge Exam web site at Delta School District Challenge Exam 2018-2019.

Office 365
Office 365 Start up guide:

Daily Physical Activity


School Nurse

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The Vancouver Coastal Heath nurse assigned to Handsworth is Cheryl Pepin. She can be contacted at 604-418-2192  cheryl.pepin@vch.ca

Ms. Pepin is available to provide support, education and referral in Healthy Living, Sexual Health, Mental Health, Anxiety and Disordered Eating. She is also the contact if you have any questions about immunization.



For mor information please visit FOUNDARY.


Handsworth Secondary School Career Center is located in Room 216

Check out the Career Center Website for course information, assignments, resources and work opportunities.


Work Experience Facilitator - Ms. Catherine Pan

Work Experience Teachers/Career Advisors

Ms. Sheri Johnson




Ms. Therese O'Connor