Focusing On The First Four Years After High School

Starting next Tuesday, the Class of 2015 and 2016 will start on their journey of post-secondary education as they attend our very own University Fair in the gym. 25 schools will be onsite to distribute information and to answer questions from our Mentor students and parents from 6:00 to 7:00 and to then host three breakout sessions in classrooms from 7:00 to 9:00. Later in the month, our Grade 11 and 12 TSS students will attend the Ontario College Information Fair to start the process of finding that perfect educational “fit” for college (that same “fit” they found for their secondary school years).

Tonight, however, we will be welcoming back the high school Class of 2014 for their Commencement ceremony. This year’s graduates have spread themselves out over Ontario (at 20 different schools), Canada (in half the provinces of the country) and the globe (in the US, China and England just to name a few countries).

There are 172 members of the Class of 2014 – the largest graduating class in the history of our school. This may not seem like a huge number, but consider this: when you look at the portraits outside of the school office, you need to get to the 7th year of our high school’s existence to find the 172nd graduate!

The interests of the Class of 2014 vary from Arts to Architecture, Biology to Business and Commerce to Computer Science. They are studying unique programmes like Technoculture and Urban Planning. They are our future doctors, lawyers, engineers, police officers, teachers and politicians and even though they may have stopped listening to their parents about 5 minutes into Frosh Week, we had all better be nice to them. They are the ones who will be deciding what happens to our pension plans!

Chris Starkey
Administrative Principal
Mentor College / TEAM School

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