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School District 5
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Mount Baker Secondary School
Graduation

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Any updates/anno‚Äčuncements we have will be emailed to you and posted on this webpage. Plans you hear through other channels are not events associated with Mount Baker. Feel free to call me at the school with questions (250-426-5241 ext. 25005) or send me an email (dave.hill@sd5.bc.ca).

Graduation Calendar (May & June)

‚Äč‚ÄčThis calendar is a condensed summary of the information listed below to use as a quick reference.  As there is not enough room on the calendar to include all of the details, please ensure you read through the items below so you have all of the information.

Grad Calendar May -June 2023.pdf

‚ÄčGrad Assembly

  • Wednesday, May 31st @ 2:40 pm
  • All grads will attend an assembly in the gym to review all things pertaining to graduation.

Grad Amazing Race

  • ‚ÄčThursday, June 1 at lunch.
  • Team sign-ups will be at the assembly on May 31st.
  • Grab your friends, start prepping your puzzle solving skills, brush up on your courage, and test your luck for a chance to win some great prizes!
  • Teams can include five to ten players.

Voting for Grad Song for Grand March

  • ‚ÄčGrads participating in commencement can nominate a song for the Grand March at this link:  https://forms.office.com/r/An4muTwChv‚Äč
  • To be consi‚Äčdered for the ballot, nominations must be family friendly.
  • Deadline to submit:  Tuesday, June 6th
  • Voting for the top nominated songs will begin shortly after submissions are tallied and screened.

Last Day to Hand in DL Work Needed for Graduation

  • ‚Äč‚ÄčThursday, June 8th‚Äč‚Äč

Grad Pancake Breakfast

  • Friday, June 9th‚Äč‚Äč @ 8:00 am
  • Grads will be treated to a pancake breakfast in the gym.‚Äč

Grad Packages

  • ‚Äč$50 (includes cap, gown and tassel)
  • Available for purchase starting Monday, June 12th (must be picked up by Wednesday, June 28th)
  • Purchase via School Cash-Online (preferred) or in the office by cash/cheque.
  • Packages can be picked up in the office once payment has been received.‚Äč

‚ÄčGrad Biographies

  • ‚ÄčGrads participating in commencement should submit a short biography to be read while they cross the stage.
  • The submission site with further instructions and examples are found at this link: https://forms.office.com/r/yBchtyK7sk.
  • Submission deadline for biographies is Tuesday, June 20th.

Indigenous Education Honouring Ceremony for Indigenous Grads

  • ‚Äč‚ÄčMonday, June 26th - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Gathering Place (Room 101)‚Äč

Grad Commencement - Thursday, June 29th - Western Financial Place

Commencement Rehearsal:

  • 1:00 pm
  • All grads are expected to attend the rehearsal.

‚ÄčCommencement Ceremony:

  • ‚ÄčGrads will assemble in the MBSS gym at 4:00 pm‚Äč.
  • Ceremony begins at 5:00 pm‚Äč.
  • ‚Äč‚ÄčSeating for friends and family is free, open seating, and unlimited in number.  Students will do a grand procession around the perimeter of the rink and then families will be invited to move outside where mingling and photos can be taken.
  • Please note:  Crossing the stage does not necessarily equate to graduating.
  • ‚Äč‚ÄčPlease let Mrs. Barnett in the Counselling Office know what name you would like to use for Commencement (by June 15th).‚Äč

Diplomas:

When students cross the stage, they will be given an imitation diploma, with the official diplomas arriving in the Fall.  An email notification will be sent when they are available for pick up in the office in September. Please let the office know if you have had an address change of late. 

‚ÄčProm

Prom TicketsProm Poster.JPG

  • ‚ÄčCost:  $35
  • ‚ÄčProm tickets go on sale online Thursday, June 1st. Link to purchase TBA.
  • Tickets will also be sold in the front foyer the week of June 5 - 9th @ 3:15 - 4:00 pm.‚Äč

Pre-Prom:

  • Friday, June 30th
  • St. Eugene Mission
  • Grads should arrive by 3:30 pm so they can be in line for the Grand March by 4:15 pm.
  • Introductions and the Prom Parade will begin at 4:30 pm
  • Guests are encouraged to arrive between 3:30 - 3:45 to allow time for parking.
Prom:
  • Friday, June 30th
  • Cranbrook Curling Rink
  • 8:30 pm - 2:30 am (final entry to prom is 9:30 pm)
‚ÄčProm Attire:

Prom is coming quickly, and we know outfits for prom can be quite pricey. Our school district Youth Care Workers have been gathering donated dresses and suits for the past few months. We currently have over 200 dresses and suits. A lot of the dresses are only a year or two old, and quite beautiful. There are also some vintage and unique dresses for those looking for something different. With many styles, lengths, colours, and sizes there are sure to be options for everyone.
If you are interested in getting one of our dresses or suits, please contact the office.  The things we need to know are:

  • What the color(s), style, length, and size they like. We will get photos of available dresses/suits for the student.
  • They chose however many they are interested in trying on and we will ship them over for the student to see and try on.
  • If none of the dresses/suits they chose are suitable, we will get more photos and student can again chose what they want to try.
  • If they find something they like, we can take them to get the dress/suit fitted, then dry cleaned if needed and it is the students to keep if they want.

‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčProm Instagram:  mbss_prom-2023

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/24150954561162606‚Äč

Email:  grad2023parentprom@gmail.com

Scholarship Evening

‚ÄčCongratulations to all the winners!

‚Äč‚ÄčGrad Lawn Signs‚Äč - Deadline to Order was May 19th

‚ÄčGrad Checks

‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčGrad checks have now been completed.  Letters have been sent home if your student is missing a graduation requirement.  There are also lists posted outside the counselling office and  the main office.  If a student's name is on this list, they should make an appointment with their counsellor as soon as possible.

‚Äč‚ÄčTranscript Information and Post Secondary Institution Selections (PSI)

‚ÄčGrade 12 and adult students can view and order their transcripts to be sent to Post Secondary Institutions (PSIs), prospective employers, and themselves on the Student Transcripts Service at: www.studenttranscripts.gov.bc.ca/. Students must create a Basic BCeID account to access their information. Students need only complete their PSI selections once in the current school year. Students should make their PSI selections by APRIL 20th, but if needed, may add to their selections at any time through to early July.  Students should leave the default option to allow the PSI to accept transcript information as it becomes available.

Current students can send up to 25 free transcripts to Post-Secondary Institutions and order themselves a printed final transcript (to be sent in the fall after graduation by mail) for free!  To pre-order transfer of interim marks in May, as well as final marks in July, to Post-Secondary Institutions, select "Send Interim and Final Marks when they become available".‚Äč‚Äč

**Note:  The BC Ministry of Education will not send students a copy of their transcript if the student has not requested a copy through the Student Transcript Service.  If students would like a copy of their transcript, they MUST order a copy to be sent to them through the Student Transcript Service.**

If you have completed (have a final mark) in CLC 12 (Career Life Connections 12), your PSI selections may have been done as one of your assignments.  If you completed CLC in Grade 11, you will have to make your Post Secondary Selections AGAIN, as they will no longer be valid for your Grade 12 year. You may still add to your selections at any time through to early July.

Please see Ms. Barnett in the Counselling Office to ensure your name and mailing address are correct so your transcript is accurate.‚Äč‚Äč

‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčGrad Check Video

Watch this video to understand your Diploma Verification Report and make sure you have what you need to graduate!!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8TNirwNyok

‚Äč‚ÄčStudent Brag Sheet for‚Äč Reference Letters

Brag Sheet.doc

This document is a template for students to give to people to help them write a reference letter for them.  Students can fill out this form and give it to the person they are requesting a reference letter from. 

‚Äč‚ÄčThe BC Graduation Program Implementation Guide for Grades 10 to 12 

‚Äč‚ÄčThis guide is now available for viewing: BC Graduation Program Policy Guide Grades 10 to 12.‚Äč

Are You Ready for Post-Secondary School?

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