Graduation

Grad 2024

Welcome Graduates of 2024 and Parents/Guardians!

Please use this website and check your emails to find relevant information for our Grad Class (it will be updated as soon as new information is available).

 

Date/Time: TBA

Location: TBA

Number of Tickets per Graduate: TBA

     

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the members of our Graduation Committee: 

- Ms. Ram, Teacher Coordinator (asha.ram@eips.ca)

- Mrs. Gillingwater, FSLW (amanda.gillingwater@eips.ca)

- Mrs. Beniuk, Counsellor (jessalyn.beniuk@eips.ca)

- Mrs. Gruber, Registrar (cindy.gruber@eips.ca)

- Mrs. Noppers, Business Manager (shantel.noppers@eips.ca)

- Mrs. Marler, Assistant Principal (marlis.marler@eips.ca)

- Mrs. Sawatzky, Principal (kelly.sawatzky@eips.ca) 

 

Grad List

Our School Team is working hard throughout the year to ensure that students are on track to Graduate!

Please check your email as Mrs. Beniuk is slowly going through the grad list and has emailed many graduates already that she needs to see. The meeting should not take longer than 5-10 minutes and you will discuss:

- the requirements you need to walk the stage this year

- possible requirements for universities (if applicable)

Even if you think you are on track to graduation, it is still essential that you meet with Mrs. Beniuk. If you have any questions, please email her (Jessalyn.beniuk@eips.ca) or come to the office!

Grad Meetings

The following meetings are upcoming:

- Student Grad Meeting - TBA

Following Meetings have been completed:

- Grad Student & Parent Meeting on Wed Sept 20th @ 5:30 PM (Rm.129 Science Lab). Please find a copy of the slides here.

 

 

Grad Fees

Graduates are required to pay a $100 Grad fee (it has now been added to your school accounts) in order to fully participate in the Graduation Ceremonies. 

This fee is only payable after all other school fees have been paid in full.

 

The Grad fee includes the following estimated costs:

- souvenir cap, gown, and stole for the graduate

- large school composite and a personal mini copy of the composite

- a copy of handshake/tassel photo 

- a certificate portfolio

- personal highway sign

- recorded speeches

- decorations

 

If you have any questions about your school financial account or payment of graduation fees, please contact Mrs. Noppers (shantel.noppers@eips.ca).

 

 

Post Secondary Information

The following Open Houses are upcoming:

1) Concordia University on Saturday October 21st, 2023. Find more information here.

2) MacEwan University on Saturday November 4th, 2023. Find more information here.

Diploma Exam Schedule

Find the Alberta Diploma Exam Schedule here.

Diploma Prep Courses

There are many options for Diploma Prep Courses - please see the links below for times, locations, cost and registration information! 

  • Rock the Diploma Learning (MacEwan University Campus)

Call (780) 328-0955 or RTD Learning

  • Metro Continuing Education

Call (780) 488-1111 or Metro Continuing Education

  • APEX Diploma Prep (U of A Campus)

Call (780) 906-5277 or APEX Diploma

 

Grad Wear

Students can order Grad Wear from the Lamont High School Gear website .

When selecting a Design for an item, scroll all the way down through the images to the Grad designs.

Scholarship Links & Wall

There is a Scholarship Wall outside of the Counsellors Office! Please check it out!

 

Links to some websites that have many scholarships that you could potentially apply for:

https://www.storwell.com/bursary-application  Foster Children Bursary

 

 https://www.applyalberta.ca/need-more-information/student-funding/


https://studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships/

https://albertascholarships.ca/

https://www.lethsd.ab.ca/download/299493
  (some of these may have new dates as the document is a bit old.)

Alexander Rutherford Scholarship

Mrs. Doerksen has received lots of excellent questions about the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship recently. Here are a few FAQs:

  1. Do I need to apply for this now? Is there a deadline?
    1. Students do not apply until after their grade 12 marks are finalized. Usually the site opens for applications on August 1. There are no deadlines. Students need to wait until they have completed any upgrading that they are planning on doing and until they have confirmed registration for post-secondary. Students who are taking a “gap year” should wait to apply until they are ready to start their post-secondary journey.

 

  1. I missed getting a high enough average in grade 10 and/or 11 by a small amount. Is there anything I can do?
    1. Averages for determining whether a student qualifies are not based on the year that the student takes the course. Any course with a course number in the 1000s will count for grade 10, 2000s for grade 11 and 3000s for grade 12. If a student missed the qualification level for a particular grade they could look at taking an option course now. Getting a high mark in that course will improve their average for that previous grade and could allow them to qualify for the scholarship.
  1. I know other people got higher marks than me. How can I compete with them?
    1. The Alexander Rutherford Scholarship is not competitive. Anyone who meets the criteria and applies automatically gets the money.
  1. If I am unsure if I qualified how can I find out?
    1. If students would like to check to see if they qualified for their grade 10 and grade 11 years they can ask their grade administrator. There is no harm in applying, even if not sure. Student Aid will do the calculations and send the check to the student if they qualify.  

 

Here is a link to the website where you can find detailed information about this very beneficial program:

https://studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships-and-awards/alexander-rutherford-scholarship/#page2017