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Scholarships and Bursaries

Anytime the guidance office is notified of a scholarship or bursary opportunity for graduating students, we post it on the scholarships and bursaries page…. take a look at the menu on the left side of the page. This list is kept updated throughout the school year, but only contains scholarships and bursaries for which we receive information from the donors / sponsors.

There are many, many more scholarships and bursaries available. Check with your parents’ employer and read the websites for the university or college for which you are applying. Also check websites like and studentscholarships.orgScholarships Canada and there are many others out there. The money is there; you just have look for it.

Full Disclosure, course drops and the grade 11 / 12 transcript

Since 1999, the Ontario Student Transcript reveals all Grade 11 and 12 courses attempted, including those failed, dropped or repeated.

Therefore, students must be careful to meet the deadline (one week after distribution of mid-semester report cards) to drop a course from their timetable. Failure to meet this deadline will result in a course remaining on the Ontario Student Transcript and thus part of the student’s permanent record.

Please note that all students are expected to remain full-time (minimum three classes per semester) throughout the school year.

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 .

College and University Application Tutorials

Grade 12’s applying to an Ontario college or university for the 2019/2020 school year should sign up for an application tutorial to take place in November.

College application tutorials will take place during periods 2 and 4…. choose one.

University application tutorials will take place during periods 1 and 3… choose one.

There are limited spaces available for each session in the library seminar room, so sign up in guidance early! Students who don’t sign up in advance may not be able to attend.

Please see Mr. Stryker or Mrs. Metcalfe if you are unable to attend.

Grade 12’s 2018-2019

Will you be in grade 12 at Madill during the 2018-2019 school year? Would you like to receive text message notifications of important grade 12 events / information (postsecondary information sessions, scholarship opportunities, course add/drop dates, application tutorials, etc.)?

Sign up by texting the number 289-803-4379 with the message @7c7be82.

Ontario Universities’ Fair

See all 21 Ontario universities under one roof at the 2018 Ontario
Universities’ Fair!

The OUF takes place September 28-30, 2018, at the Metro Toronto Convention
Centre, 10 to 5 daily. Admission is free.

The OUF is the only event where you can see all 21 Ontario universities in one place. It’s a once-a-year, free event where attendees can talk directly with senior university faculty and representatives.

OUF Passport
By registering for an OUF Passport at, students receive a barcode that they take to the OUF and get scanned at university booths and presentation rooms of their choice. Its the easiest way for them to share their contact information to receive more info about the universities they are interested in. Without an OUF Passport, students must manually enter their contact details at each individual university booth where they request further information. Encourage students to register for their OUF Passport in advance for a chance to win 1 of 3 prizes of a $500 prepaid credit card.



Grade 9 Registration Materials and Grade 8 Night

Guidance counsellors are visiting grade 8 classes from Madill feeder schools (F.E. Madill, Howick, Brookside) during December. For all other grade 8 students planning to attend Madill for grade 9, registration materials are available for download… check the menu on the left side of this page. Please don’t hesitate to contact the guidance office at F.E. Madill if you need help or have questions.

Grade 8 night for students and their families will take place on Tuesday, January 16, from 7 pm. until 9 pm. The evening will begin in gym 250 then continue around the school with activities, games, presentations and prizes! This evening is being organized by the Peer Leadership class, and will be both informative and loads of fun! All students who are considering Madill for grade 9 should definitely attend with their families, including those currently attending Madill for grade 8. Don’t miss out!


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 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:

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.