Skip to Main Content

Grade 8 students in the UGDSB get a taste of high school

November 28, 2019

GUELPH, Ontario – Students in grade 8 have been getting a taste of what high school will be like through the secondary school Grade 8 Days.

This fall, Upper Grand District School Board secondary schools have been welcoming grade 8 students to their future high school, offering a glimpse of what life will be like for them next year.

Some UGDSB secondary schools focus their grade 8 days on taking tech, while others make them more generalized focusing on the elective courses that the school offers.

This week, College Heights Secondary School hosted more than 1,100 grade 8 students to showcase what the school has to offer perspective students. Grade 8 students were given the opportunity to participate in hands on activities that featured some of the programming and opportunities offered at CHSS.

Students took part in construction class, made monogrammed key chains, created their own pizza and decorated their own cupcakes. Students were also given the chance to get a hair extension in the cosmetology class and bring home a plant that they potted from the horticulture class.

At Centennial CVI this week, grade 8 students were welcomed with open arms to participate in activities that highlight the schools elective and core courses. Future Spartans were given the opportunity to explore core courses, the arts, physical education and technology.

To further show students what the school has to offer, grade 8 students at CCVI were given the chance to discover a range of Leadership Councils, extra-curricular activities, and clubs available at the school.

This week at Centre Dufferin District High School, students in grade 7 and 8 had the chance to visit the school and tour the school’s tech programs. Students toured the auto shop, learned about wood and metalworking and enjoyed a friendly robotics competition.

John F. Ross Collegiate Vocational Institute held their grade 8 tech showcase this week. Students from the John F. Ross CVI partner schools spent a half-day learning about woodworking, construction, auto shop, cosmetology and hospitality. John F. Ross CVI also welcomed parents and guardians this week at its Grade 8 Information Night.

Earlier this year, students in Orangeville were given the opportunity to explore tech and electives at Orangeville DSS and Westside SS. Read more about these fun events on the board website.

For more information about starting grade 9 with the UGDSB, visit the board website to learn about secondary school information nights.

Categories: News Tags: