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Rainbow secondary schools host virtual Information Nights for Grade 8 students

Aditya Mistry, a Grade 8 student at Chelmsford Valley District Composite School, works on a computer. Grade 8 students and their parents/guardians are invited to log on to rainbowschools.ca to access virtual information nights for Rainbow secondary schools. Sessions will be live or pre-recorded and accessible on school websites. All students are welcome to participate, regardless of which elementary school they currently attend.

Grade 8 students and their parents/guardians are invited to log on to rainbowschools.ca to access virtual information nights for Rainbow secondary schools. Sessions will be live or pre-recorded and accessible on school websites. All students are welcome to participate, regardless of which elementary school they currently attend.

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,” with information about course codes, levels of study, timetables and tips. The guide can be accessed online. Printed copies are available by emailing [email protected].

For a presentation on “Making the Transition”, visit rainbowschools.ca or visit Eastlink OnDemand.

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) program in 13 sectors. SHSMs 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.

SHSMs are available in Agriculture, Arts and Culture, Business, Construction, Energy, Environment, Forestry, Health and Wellness, Hospitality and Tourism, Information and Communications Technology, Manufacturing, Mining, Sports and Transportation. Each SHSM is a bundle of 8 to 10 courses in a selected field. Students learn on the job and can earn valuable industry certifications.

Students 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.

VIRTUAL SECONDARY SCHOOL INFORMATION NIGHTS

Chelmsford Valley District Composite School (EP)
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 6 pm
Principal: Danielle Williamson
3594 Highway 144, Chelmsford
Phone: 705.675.0225
Visit cvdcs.rainbowschools.ca

Sudbury Secondary School (EP & FI)
Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 6:30 pm
Arts Education Program
Principal: David Bertrim
154 College Street, Sudbury
Phone: 705.674.7551
Visit sudburysecondary.net

Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School (EP & FI)
Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 7 pm
International Baccalaureate Program (IB)
Principal: Pamela Potvin
275 Loach’s Road, Sudbury
Phone: 705.522.2320
Visit loellen.rainbowschools.ca

Manitoulin Secondary School (EP)
Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 6:30 pm
Principal: David Wiwchar
107 Bay Street, M’Chigeeng
Phone: 705.368.7000
Visit manitoulin.rainbowschools.ca

Lasalle Secondary School (EP & FI)
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 6:30 pm
Principal: Maureen McNamara
1545 Kennedy Street, Sudbury
Phone: 705.566.2280
Visit lasalle.rainbowschools.ca

Confederation Secondary School (EP & FI)
Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 6 pm
Principal: Marty Punkari
1918 Main Street, Val Caron
Phone: 705.671.5948
Visit confedss.rainbowschools.ca

For Information Nights that have already taken place, there is still time to register.

Espanola High School (EP)
Register Now!
Principal: Kristina Rivard Gobbo
147 Spruce Avenue, Espanola
Phone: 705.869.1590
Visit espanola.rainbowschools.ca

Lockerby Composite School (EP & FI)
Register Now!
Science Technology Education Program (STEP)
Principal: Craig Runciman
1391 Ramsey View Court, Sudbury
Phone: 705.522.1750
Visit lockerby.rainbowschools.ca

Lively District Secondary School (EP)
Register Now!
Innovative Integrated Technology Program
Principal: Leslie Mantle
265 Fifth Avenue, Lively
Phone: 705.692.3671
Visit lively.rainbowschools.ca

EP – These schools offer the English Program.
FI – These schools offer the French Immersion Program.

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Media Contact:

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