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Rainbow secondary schools host Information Nights for Grade 8 students

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 the link below.

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.

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 to these programs is offered to students within Greater Sudbury.

Rainbow secondary schools offer Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) programs in a variety of subject areas. SHSMs are specialized, Ministry of Education approved programs that allows 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 Major (SHSM) programs in 13 sectors: Agriculture, Arts and Culture, Business, Construction, Energy, Environment, Forestry, Health and Wellness, Hospitality and Tourism, Information and Communications 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.

These programs enable students to gain sector specific skills and knowledge in engaging, career-related learning environments, and prepare in a focused way for graduation and postsecondary education, training or employment.

Upcoming Information Nights

Sudbury Secondary School (EP & FI)
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 6 pm
Arts Education Program
Principal: Heather Downey
154 College Street, Sudbury
Phone: 705.674.7551

Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School (EP & FI)
Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 7 pm
International Baccalaureate Program (IB)
Principal: Pamela Potvin
275 Loach’s Road, Sudbury
Phone: 705.522.2320

Chelmsford Valley District Composite School (EP)
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 5:30 pm
Principal: Danielle Williamson
3594 Highway 144, Chelmsford
Phone: 705.675.0225

Confederation Secondary School (EP & FI)
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 6 pm
Principal: Marty Punkari
1918 Main Street, Val Caron
Phone: 705.671.5948

Lasalle Secondary School (EP & FI)
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 6:30 pm
Principal: Maureen McNamara
1545 Kennedy Street, Sudbury
Phone: 705.566.2280

Manitoulin Secondary School (EP)
Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 6 pm
Principal: Jamie Mohamed
107 Bay Street, M’Chigeeng
Phone: 705.368.7000

For information nights that have already taken place, there is still time to register.

Espanola High School (EP)
Held on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 6 pm
Principal: Kristina Rivard Gobbo
147 Spruce Street, Espanola
Phone: 705.869.1590

Lively District Secondary School (EP)
Held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 6 pm
Innovative Integrated Technology Program
Principal: Leslie Mantle
265 Fifth Avenue, Lively
Phone: 705.692.3671

Lockerby Composite School (EP & FI)
Held on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 7 pm
Science Technology Education Program (STEP)
Principal: Craig Runciman
1391 Ramsey View Court, Sudbury
Phone: 705.522.1750

EP – These schools offer the English Program.

FI – These schools offer the French Immersion Program.

To learn more about Information Sessions in Rainbow secondary schools, 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.

Transition Guide