Grad Class of 2021 – Information
COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS & GRAD AWARD APPLICATIONS – DUE APRIL 3OTH
*NEW – Graduation Celebrations for 2021 will be Virtual. More specific details about dates, events and participation will be posted in the coming weeks.
NEW DATES ADDED
COHORT A ONLY March 18th & 19th
COHORT B ONLY March 25th & 26th
- Book your date and time ONLINE using THIS LINK – *note that these photos will happen in the Chapel
- Select “In School” Option and use School Code “MAS”
- Those with appointments March 1st – 12th – Please continue to go to the Library for your pictures
**Changes have been made to the following graduation requirements for students graduating in the 2020-2021 school year:
Community Service Hours: the community involvement graduation requirement will be reduced to a minimum of 20 hours of community involvement activities. 10 hours paid employment can be used toward the total of 20 hours. Paid employment hours require a reflection accompanying them. Information on reflection can be found through your guidance counsellor. All Community Service Hours need to be recorded using the Community Service Hour Record Sheet found on our school website.
OSSLT: The requirement for the successful completion of the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test has been removed for students graduating in 2020-2021.
Graduation June 2021 – (online) INFORMATION MEETING
NEW Graduation Memory Book
More details about ordering coming soon
Class of 2021 Grad Spirit Wear
Ordering will be available again FEBRUARY 1 – MAY 31 through SCHOOL CASH ONLINE
STUDENT PACKAGE & IMPORTANT DATES
VALEDICTORIAN Nomination Form
Nominations forms now available at this link Due March 12th!
Only a St. Mary’s student in grade 12 may nominate a fellow student to be a valedictorian candidate. You may nominate yourself.
In order to be considered as a candidate for valedictorian, a student must fulfill the following criteria:
-demonstrate the qualities of a good Catholic leader;
-maintain a strong academic record;
-be involved in a positive leadership role in school activities;
-have exemplary attendance;
-participate in making a difference in the community.
The list of nominees who meet the requirements and have the most nominations will be reviewed by the graduation committee, administration and guidance to create a short list of candidates who reflect an equitable representation of the graduating class.
All Graduates will have the opportunity to vote for 2 Valedictorian Candidates from the list of qualified nominees on April 1st
The following awards have, in the past, been presented during the graduation ceremony.
This list will be updated in April of each school year.
2019-2020 – Scholarships for Students Accepted to a Post-Secondary Institution in Canada (last updated: Sept. 2019)
Note: some of the awards involve an application process. More information and an application form will be posted later this school year.
Graduating students should also consult the Post-Secondary and Career Planning page on the St. Mary’s website.