Rainbow Secondary Schools host Open Houses and Information Sessions for Grade 8 students

Grade 8 students and their parents/guardians are invited to Open Houses and Information Sessions at Rainbow Secondary Schools in Sudbury, Espanola and Manitoulin.  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.

“Making the transition from Grade 8 to Grade 9 is a big step in a young person’s life,” said Rainbow District School Board Chair Tyler Campbell. “We encourage students and parents/guardians to take advantage of upcoming Open Houses and Information Sessions to find out more about the programs offered in Rainbow Secondary Schools. We are here to help students make informed decisions about their future.”

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 five specialized programs – the Arts Education Program, the Science Technology Education Program, the Bilingual Trades Program, the School of Integrated Technology and the International Baccalaureate Program. Busing to these programs is offered to students within Greater Sudbury.

“It’s important that students take the time to explore all of their options,” said Director of Education Jean Hanson. “Tour our schools, meet the Principal, talk to teachers, see the facilities, and learn more about the excellent programs that are offered in our secondary schools. The Guide for Students and Parents is also an excellent source of information.”

MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND PLAN TO ATTEND!
Schedule of Open Houses/Information Sessions

Confederation Secondary School
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 6 pm
1918 Main Street, Val Caron

Sudbury Secondary School
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 6:30 pm
85 Mackenzie Street, Sudbury

Chelmsford Valley District Composite School
Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 6:30 pm
3594 Highway 144, Chelmsford

Lively District Secondary School
Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 6:30 pm
265 Fifth Avenue, Lively

Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School
Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 7 pm
275 Loach’s Road, Sudbury

Lasalle Secondary School
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at 6:30 pm
1545 Kennedy Street, Sudbury

Lockerby Composite School
Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 7 pm
1391 Ramsey View, Sudbury

Manitoulin Secondary School
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 6:30 pm
107 Bay Street, M’Chigeeng

Espanola High School
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 7 pm
147 Spruce Street, Espanola

For more information about program pathways and Open Houses in Rainbow Secondary Schools, visit rainbowschools.ca.

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Media Contact:
Jean Hanson, Director of Education,
Rainbow District School Board, 705-674-3171, ext. 7215.
Nicole Charette
Senior Advisor
Corporate Communications
and Strategic Planning
Rainbow District School Board
69 Young Street
Sudbury ON P3E 3G5
Phone: 705.674.3171, ext. 7217
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