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Cap & gown pick-up is on Wednesday, June 26 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the Library/Learning Commons.  If you cannot make it, you can send someone on your behalf.
We are asking families who are not attending our commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 27th to please return your tickets to Ms. Moon in Student Services.

Class of 2024 Commencement

HWDSB has announced that we are celebrating the Class of 2024 with a commencement. Please note that a commencement is different than graduation. At commencement, all grade 12s are invited to celebrate the end of high school and exciting next step into post-secondary learning. This means that we aren’t handing out diplomas, awards, or announcing honour roll. Everyone is invited – even if you aren’t graduating this June.
For those grade 12s who are graduating this year, winning an award, or being named to the honour roll, we will prepare a package for you at the end of the school year, once final grades are collected. The details on how to receive your package are to be determined.

Commencement Letter

Please click here to read the letter from Principal Monteith!

Commencement Assembly

Please attend our commencement assembly on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. in the auditorium. Important topics to be covered include:

  • Graduation awards (pick up TBD)
  • Valedictorian nomination process
  • Commencement caps and gowns
  • Volunteer hours
  • Prom tickets
  • Full Disclosure

If you missed the April 3rd  assembly, please review the powerpoint and shared materials below:

Class of 2024 Valedictorian

Please click here for the Class of 2024 Valedictorian Self-Nomination Process + Application


  • Nomination packages are due on April 19 at 3:00 p.m. E-mail submissions only – please review the steps in the link above
    • Package must contain “My Pitch” and the Teacher Reference Form, both in .pdf
    • NOTE: iPhone’s Notes app has a feature that allows users to turn a photo into a .pdf
  • On May 3rd, students will be invited to an assembly at 10:15 a.m. to hear the valedictorian candidates read aloud a 4-minute (max) excerpt of their actual valedictorian speech and conclude with their 1-minute (max) “pitch” (Why the class of 2024 should vote for you)
    • Voting will take place at the end of the assembly. Students must be present to vote
  • The winner must work with a teacher to refine their speech and have it approved by June 24th in advance of the commencement ceremony


Updated on Wednesday, April 10, 2024.
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