Student Services Department, June 2015
At this time of year, excitement is evident everywhere as our grads prepare to move on either to university, college, apprenticeships, going directly into the work world , taking a 'gap' year and 'travelling the world' or returning to Clarkson to take more courses. There are 125 Clarkson grads going off to university and 51 to college diploma or degree programs. We are extremely proud of all our grads and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavours.
Included in this year's Grade 11 student report cards is a handout for parents which provides them with important information and dates as students get ready to research programs and post-secondary options. This is a valuable resource to keep attached to the fridge for important dates such as University/College Fairs and our own Post-Secondary Pathways Fair. This information can also be found on our website.
Many of our students have already signed up for new summer school courses or are retaking a course to upgrade a mark. Due to the teachers' strike, Peel Summer School registration is open until June 26th. If a student unexpectedly fails a course, he/she can either come to our Guidance Office to register at a PDSB location or go to a walk-in registration at a Dufferin Peel Catholic summer school location that is hosting that particular class. Information about summer school can be found at www.peelsb.com (Continuing Education) for Peel District School Board locations and www.dpcdsb.org for the Dufferin-Peel Catholic School Board. As well, we are offering Camp I Can, a program specifically for students in Grade 9 or 10 who have failed an applied course where they spend part of the morning recovering their credit and the other half in a summer camp environment.
As always, a major focus of Student Services is positive mental well-being. Over the summer months, if there is a need for counselling or support, Tangerine Walk-In Counselling is offered in Mississauga on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. Information and locations about this service can be found at their website: www.tangerinewalkin.com. Also, emergency support can be obtained through the Peel Distress Center at 905-278-7208.
Next year, there will be some new faces in the Guidance Department. Ms. McMillan is retiring and Ms. Haddad will be joining Mr. Kinnie and Ms. Zottola. This wonderful group of counsellors are there for you to contact if you have any questions or concerns about your child.
To all Clarkson students and their families, have a safe and enjoyable summer and we look forward to seeing you in the new school year.