Guidance

Course Selection Information for Parents/Guardians and Students

February 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Congratulations to your Grade 8 student who has successfully completed the first term at Margaret Avenue! With Term 2 beginning, we can begin to look forward to next year and all the exciting adventures that await our Mavericks as they begin their transition to high school.

From Friday February 15 at 4:00 p.m. to Tuesday February 26 at 4:00 p.m, Grade 8 students have access to the website called MyWay where students can choose their Grade 9 courses. Attached, you will find a MyWay guide to help you navigate through the program and how to select courses. Students have had a presentation in class for how to use MyWay and the presentation is posted on their Google Classroom for further guidance.

On the MyWay system, you will be able to see teacher recommendations for the strand they believe will help your student be successful in Grade 9 in for the compulsory credits (Academic or Applied -English, French, Math, Science, Geography). If you have any questions about the recommendations made by the teachers, please contact the subject teacher for further conversation.

The expectation is that students complete the course selection process at home, choosing their Grade 9 courses with parent and/or guardian input. Once the student has completed the course selection, please ensure that it is printed and signed by both your student and parent/guardian. This completed course selection form needs to be printed at home and should be returned to your child’s Core teacher.  If you do not have access to a computer, internet or a printer at home, we will provide an opportunity for students to complete the course selection process in our school library, where students can select their courses with assistance and support from our guidance team, as well as print the course selection form and bring it home to get signed by a parent/guardian. We ask that all course selections are completed and returned with signatures no later than by Monday, February 25 to your child’s Core teacher.

If you have any questions about the course selection process, please email Emma Perks-Galbraith for classes 8-1, 8-2 and 8-6 (emma_perks@wrdsb.ca) and email Olivia Cummings Galbraith for classes 8-3, 8-4 and 8-5 (olivia_cummingsgalbraith@wrdsb.ca. Students can also make a guidance appointment to discuss course selections and assistance at school.

MyWay Course Selection Slideshow with step-by-step instruction

Margaret Avenue additional information for Course Selections 

MyWay Grade 8 Student Instruction

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GRAD DRESS RENTALS

Attention Grade 8s! Fill out the Google Form below to help gather information on the demand for rental grad dresses in our school.  They will rent dresses out for $50-150 to help students have the whole grad experience. They have a wide variety of high end dresses that have not been worn or only used once. Fill out the form below and if you have any questions, please reach out to  Genevieve Merz  (gen.merz@icloud.com).

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfIbUFnDSVXb_xdzDDAWYtxzJ01aDMWCrAhFe1C-sSd31S7Hg/viewform

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Thank you for visiting our guidance page and we hope you find the information you are searching for.

Our two guidance counsellors this year are Emma Galbraith who is working with students in 7-2, 7-4, 8-1, 8-2 and 8-6. We also have Olivia Cummings Galbraith who works with 7-1, 7-3, 7-5, 8-3, 8-4, and 8-5.

Students can fill out a guidance appointment slip if they would like to make an appointment with their guidance counsellor. Guidance Counsellor Appointment Request Form

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please reach out to the guidance counsellor assigned to the student’s homeroom class through email or a phone call to the school (519-570-8107).

Emma Galbraith- emma_perks@wrdsb.ca 

Olivia Cummings Galbraith- olivia_cummingsgalbraith@wrdsb.ca  

 

Margaret Avenue Grade 8-9 Transition Presentation: Margaret Ave Grade-8-to-9-Transition-Presentation 2016-2017 (2)

High School Specialty Program Nights:

Bluevale- C2L  and Pre-Ap

Thursday Nov 15      7-8 p.m

Cameron Heights IB Program Night

Tuesday Nov 20       7-8:30 p.m

KCI Fast Foward Sneak Peak

Wednesday Nov 21     7-9 p.m

Eastwood Arts Night

Thursday Nov 22     7:15- 9:00 p.m

 

High School Grade 8 Nights:

Bluevale Grade 8 Night

Thursday Nov 22     6:30-8:30 p.m

KCI Grade 8 Night

Wednesday Jan 16   6:30-9 p.m

Eastwood Grade 8 Night

Thursday Nov 22     6:30-7:30 p.m

Cameron Heights Grade 8 Night

Tuesday January 15    7-8:30 p.m

 

Other Important Dates:

Magnet Program application due dates:

Choose to Lead – January 16, 2019

Pre-AP – January 16, 2019

IB Program- January 18, 2019

IAP – January 18, 2019