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OYAP Invitation... Invitation...<p>As in past years, partnership between our school board and local manufacturers has opened up promising opportunities for Grade 11 students interested in taking a look at careers in industry who could be available for summer employment 2020 and who have room in their timetable for a 4-credit co-op SEM 2 of 2020-2021.  Together with area employers and a panel of past graduates of the program, OYAP is offering a Parent-Student Information Night to provide learning about careers in precision metal cutting and specifically about the OYAP PMC Program which can include a Level 01 429A General Machinist apprenticeship class at college, spring of 2021. <br></p><table class="ms-rteTable-default" width="100%" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Parent-Student Information Night</span></p><p>DATE:                   <strong>Wednesday, February 12</strong></p><p>LOCATION:          Holiday Inn, 20 Fairview Road, Barrie</p><p>TIME:                   Formal Presentation 7-8:15 p.m. with Panel of Current Apprentices; </p><p>                             Employer Displays 6:30 p.m. and after the meeting</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>With even our biggest employers turning down work due to lack of skilled staff, <strong>please encourage students to attend.  </strong>The attached brochure, which OYAP mailed in early January to many Grade 11 students (based on course selection including manufacturing or a combination of maths and sciences), has more details about the application requirements and <strong>Employer-Student Program Interview Day on Tuesday, April 7</strong>. <br></p><p>Benefits of this employer program being offering in 2020-2021 school year include: <br></p><p>•  Introduction to local manufacturers</p><p>•  Opportunity for paid summer work experience in 2019</p><p>•  Free 8-Week Level 01 Apprenticeship training at Georgian College</p><p>•  Free transportation and learning materials for Level 01</p><p>•  Valuable work experience through Co-operative Education</p><p>•  Head-start towards a Certificate of Qualification in Precision Metal Cutting <br></p><p>Year after year, this program launches careers as General Machinists, Mould Makers or Tool and Die Makers for successful candidates!</p>
Course Selections for Next Year... Selections for Next Year...Course selections for next year are well under way and are due by March 6, 2020. They can be done online through the student portal.  All students were given a handout of notes to consider and online instructions to help with choosing their courses.  We also held a course fair allowing students to access additional information from teachers regarding courses being offered next year.  The 2020-2021 EDHS school calendar includes descriptions of all courses, an outline of diploma requirements, a list of clubs/teams, etc. and can be viewed on our school website: > Departments > Guidance > Course Selection<p>Students are reminded to complete grades 9-12 compulsory courses to ensure they are working towards their OSSDs.  Students planning to attend university at a future date must successfully complete 6 grade 12 university or mixed level courses to be considered for admission.  College-bound students must take grade 12 college or university English.  Both diploma and degree programs may have additional prerequisites and admission requirements. Students are strongly encouraged to research their options so that they are choosing the right courses for their timetables and future destinations. Helpful websites include <a href=""></a>  for degree/diploma/certificate programs and <a href=""></a> for degree/collaborative programs.  <br></p><p>MyBlueprint is an excellent database available to students, and many have been using this tool since elementary school.  Parents may also create an account and link to their son’s/daughter’s account to gain access to a personalized high school planner, graduation tracker and a wealth of information that is national in scope. </p>
Attention Grade 12 students! Grade 12 students! <p><span class="ms-rteThemeBackColor-1-0">At this time, 24 students have applied to university and 36 students have applied to college for September 2020.  A number of students will also be starting apprenticeships in July 2020.  Most offers of admission to college and university programs come in the spring.  College-bound students must accept an offer by May 1.  The earliest date a university can require a response from a student is June 1.  At that time a financial commitment may also be required.  College applications were due on Feb 1 and university applications were due on January 15.  However, it may not be too late to apply for certain programs.  Late applicants are encouraged to visit Guidance to explore options. </span> <br></p><p><span class="ms-rteThemeBackColor-1-0">Many students have been asking about OSAP and scholarships for post-secondary education.  Students were given folders in September which included a handout of scholarship information.  Extra handouts are available in Guidance.  Each post-secondary school offers their own scholarships/bursaries so students should check the websites of the schools they have applied to.  Another great website to check is </span><a href=""><span class="ms-rteThemeBackColor-1-0"></span></a><span class="ms-rteThemeBackColor-1-0">.  Parents can also check their places of employment, insurance companies, and club/association affiliations, as many offer scholarships.  In addition, EDHS subscribes to The Scholarship Report – these publications are emailed to grade 12 students and their parents as I receive them.  If you have not received an issue, please contact Student Services to update your email address. </span> <br></p><p><span class="ms-rteThemeBackColor-1-0">A financial aid presentation is scheduled for April 8 at 10:30am.  This presentation will cover the costs of post-secondary education and possible sources of funding, including OSAP.  There is no application deadline for OSAP.  Students must have accepted an offer of admission, and parents’ income tax returns must be filed before a student can complete the application.  It takes 8-10 weeks for OSAP to process an application - if students apply in June they should have an answer by September.</span></p>
Library Fundraiser Fundraiser <p class="MsoNormal"><strong><em><span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;">Save the date because you're invited to the EDHS Library Indio/Chapters Fundraiser!</span></em></strong><span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;"> <br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;">When: Wednesday, February 12, 5pm-8pm <br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;">Where: Barrie Indigo (formerly Chapters) at it's new location in the Wal-Mart plaza on Mapleview <br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;">Why: To raise funds for our school library to purchase new books, magazines, graphic novels, etc.. <br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;">How: EDHS will receive 20% of all purchases made during this event at Indigo</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;">Hope to see you there!</span></p>
Summer Job Opportunities! Job Opportunities!<p>Ontario Provincial Parks offer opportunities for summer student employment.  Student positions will be posted on their website on February 10, 2020.  For more information please visit:</p><p><a href=""></a></p><div><br><span style="font-size:12pt;"></span></div>



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