Maclean’s Student Life Expo

Maclean’s Student Life Expo connects graduating high school students and their parents with university and college recruiters, career counsellors, volunteer opportunities, skilled trades, and numerous other pathway opportunities. Plus, one student will win $5,000 towards their tuition!

Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, Constitution Hall

When: October 28 and 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: $10 per person, but guidance can request free tickets for students and parents. Speak to Mrs. King-Sherwood if you would like free tickets requested for you.

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College Information Program

All Ontario Colleges will be at the College Information Days.  This is your opportunity to talk to representatives of colleges that do not visit Madill.

Conestoga College – CANCELLED

Fanshawe College – CANCELLED

Lambton College – CANCELLED

Unfortunately, these tours have been cancelled due to the labour dispute at the colleges.

Ontario Universities’ Fair

See all 21 Ontario universities under one roof at the 2016 Ontario
Universities’ Fair!

The OUF takes place September 28-30, 2017, at the Metro Toronto Convention
Centre, 10 to 5 daily. Admission is free.

New this year: Register for an OUF Passport – the easiest way for students and
counsellors to share contact information with the universities.

Registration will open August 22. Students are strongly encouraged to save time
and get their Passport in advance: www.ouf.ca/passport.

Visit: www.ouf.ca

OSAP and Financial Planning — New Date

The OSAP and financial planning information session that was cancelled in April has been rescheduled for May 26 at 10:15 in the library. If are in grade 12 and going to college or university next year, sign up for this very important session in guidance right away. Space in the library is limited.

Experience Ontario

Attention graduating students who are not going to university, college or an apprenticeship and not returning to Madill next year…

Consider applying to Experience Ontario, a government funded program that could get you a career coach, a possible paid employment placement, and help with applying to postsecondary opportunities. If this sounds interesting to you, come to guidance or see Mrs. Finch in the office. The deadline is coming up quickly, so find out more today!

More information is also available at www.edu.gov.on.ca/studentsuccess/ExperienceOn.html .

Attending Madill Next Year

All students who plan to be a grade 9 to 12 student at Madill next year (2018-2019) should have selected courses by Wednesday, February 14.

If you will be new to Madill in 2018-2019 (grade 9 to 12), please ensure you have selected courses right away (try to get them in by Feb. 14), in order to have a space in the classes you want!

Grade 8 course selection for students entering grade 9 in the fall of 2018 will be due IN GUIDANCE Friday, February 23.  Grade 8 night will be held January 16 from 7 to 9 pm, with a snow date of Thursday, January 18.

Study and Go Abroad Fairs

The Study and Go Abroad Fair is an international university and student travel expo, offering students an opportunity to learn about degree, certificate and diploma programs abroad, as well as information about internships, volunteer programs, work abroad, and adventure and language travel.

A Study and Go Abroad Fair will take place in Toronto on February 28, 2016. Go to www.studyandgoabroad.com for more information.

Grade 9 Course Selection 2018-2019

Grade 8 students planning to attend Madill for grade 9 are reminded of the following course selection and registration deadlines:

Madill Elementary, Howick and Brookside students (and any others attending an AMDSB elementary school):

  • submit your course selection using MyBlueprint as instructed by your teacher, then bring your printout (signed by you and your parent) to your teacher by Thursday, February 22, 2018 (or as otherwise requested by your grade 8 teacher)

Howick and Brookside students (and any others attending an AMDSB elementary school):

  • also give your teacher your completed registration form (including copy of birth certificate and proof of residency) by February 22, 2018.

Wingham Sacred Heart, Teeswater Sacred Heart, Lucknow Central and Hillcrest Public students:

  • bring your course selection (preferably also signed by your teacher) and other registration materials (registration form, copy of birth certificate, proof of residency) directly to the guidance office at F.E. Madill by Friday, February 23, 2018.

Students attending an AMDSB school but living outside of the Madill busing area:

  • take your border crossing request form to your home school (the AMDSB school that is where you are ‘supposed’ to attend, even though you plan to attend Madill instead) before February 23, 2018.

Students living and attending a school outside of AMDSB:

  • bring your registration (including copy of birth certificate and proof of residency), course selection and border crossing request form to the guidance office at F.E. Madill before February 23, 2018.

If you do not have a registration package, please download what you need from the menu to the left here on the guidance website.

Course Calendar and Course Selection 2018-2019

Grade 9 to 12 course selection classroom visits will take place during period 1 classes between January 8 and January 15. If you don’t have a period 1 class, please come to guidance for instructions or help.

As always, course selection will take place using MyBlueprint.ca. Signed printouts must be submitted to the guidance office by Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at the latest. Late submissions of the signed sheets will mean being given lower priority for the courses chosen, so don’t be late!

Course descriptions and other important information are available in the Madill course calendar for 2016-2017, available in ePub or pdf versions at:

http://successforlife.ca/course-calendars/