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Rainbow secondary schools host Information Nights for Grade 8 students

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From left, Georgia Wilson of Valley View Public School, James Butcher of Churchill Public School and Harrison Wilson, Apollonia Gil-Alfau and Lara El-Darazi of Confederation Secondary School display the Rainbow District School Board Transition Guide to help Grade 8 students find their way to Grade 9. Grade 8 students and their parents/guardians are invited to Information Nights at Rainbow secondary schools in Sudbury, Espanola and Manitoulin Island. All students are welcome to participate, regardless of which elementary school students currently attend.

Grade 8 students and their parents/guardians are invited to Information Nights at Rainbow secondary schools in Sudbury, Espanola and Manitoulin Island. All students are welcome to participate, regardless of which elementary school students currently attend.

To help in the process, Rainbow District School Board has produced a Guide for Students and Parents called “Making the Transition – Finding your way from Grade 8 to Grade 9.” The guide contains information about course codes, levels of study, timetables and tips. The guide can be accessed online at rainbowschools.ca. Copies are also available by emailing info@rainbowschools.ca or visiting area Rainbow secondary schools.

Rainbow District School Board’s secondary schools offer exceptional opportunities in arts, athletics and academics, in English and French Immersion, in all program pathways – independent living, work, apprenticeship, college and university.

Rainbow secondary schools offer Specialist High Skills Majors (SHSMs)in a variety of subject areas. These are specialized, Ministry of Education approved programs that allow students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector while meeting the requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). SHSMs assist students in their transition from secondary school to apprenticeship training, college, university or the workplace.

Rainbow District School Board offers Specialist High Skills Majors in 13 sectors: Agriculture, Architectural Design, Arts and Culture, Business, Construction, Energy, Environment, Forestry, Health and Wellness, Information Communication Technology, Manufacturing, Mining and Sports. Each Specialist High Skills Major is a bundle of 8 to 10 courses in a selected field. Students learn on the job and can earn valuable industry certifications.

The Board also has four specialized programs – the Arts Education Program, the Science Technology Education Program (STEP), the Innovative Integrated Technology Program (InIT) and the International Baccalaureate Program (IB). Busing is offered to the four specialized programs within Greater Sudbury.

Schedule of Information Nights:

Lockerby Composite School (EP & FI)
Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 7 pm
Science Technology Education Program (STEP)
Principal: Craig Runciman
1391 Ramsey View Court, Sudbury
Phone: 705.522.1750

Lively District Secondary School (EP)
Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 6 pm
Innovative Integrated Technology Program (InIT)
Principal: Leslie Mantle
265 Fifth Avenue, Lively
Phone: 705.692.3671

Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School (EP & FI)
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 7 pm
International Baccalaureate Program (IB)
Principal: Pamela Potvin
275 Loach’s Road, Sudbury
Phone: 705.522.2320

Sudbury Secondary School (EP & FI)
Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 6 pm
Arts Education Program
Principal: Heather Downey
154 College Street, Sudbury
Phone: 705.674.7551

Confederation Secondary School (EP & FI)
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 6 pm
Principal: Marty Punkari
1918 Main Street, Val Caron
Phone: 705.671.5948

Manitoulin Secondary School (EP)
Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Principal: Jamie Mohamed
107 Bay Street, M’Chigeeng
Phone: 705.368.7000

Chelmsford Valley District Composite School (EP)
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 5 pm
Principal: Danielle Williamson
3594 Highway 144, Chelmsford
Phone: 705.675.0225

Lasalle Secondary School (EP & FI)
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Principal: Maureen McNamara
1545 Kennedy Street, Sudbury
Phone: 705.566.2280

Espanola High School (EP)
Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 6 pm
Principal: Kristina Rivard Gobbo
147 Spruce Street, Espanola
Phone: 705.869.1590

EP – These schools offer the English Program.

FI – These schools offer the French Immersion Program.

To learn more, visit rainbowschools.ca and click on secondary education.

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Media Contact:

Nicole Charette, Senior Advisor
Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning
Rainbow District School Board, 705-674-3171 ext. 7217.