Grade 8 Information

Mini High-School Day – Wednesday November 1st, 2017

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT PERMISSION FORM IS THURS. OCT 26th, BY 2pm

Corpus Christi will be welcoming our Grade 8 associate school students to a Mini High-school Orientation day on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017.

Students will be given an opportunity to experience a simulation of a high school day. Students will be participating in both Academic and Applied level classes.In the morning, students will be engaged in English and Math classes and the afternoon they will have the opportunity to tour a variety of elective classes.

A lunch consisting of pizza and a juice box will be provided. Permission forms will be handed out by the Grade 8 teachers and must be returned prior to the trip date to the homeroom teacher. We hope you enjoy our Mini High-School Orientation Day!

Students from the Public System are also welcome to attend. Please print off and fax completed forms to Mrs. Arcaro by Oct. 26th, 2017 to 905-331-2625.

October 25 – 28, 2017 CC Guidance Counsellors visit associate Catholic Elementary Schools
November 1, 2017 Grade 8 students (from the CC Family of Schools) visit Corpus Christi Catholic Secondary School for Mini High School Day and Grade 8 Orientation 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
November 16, 2017 Grade 8 Parent Information Night
7:00 p.m.
Corpus Christi Catholic Secondary School – theatre
Approx. November 24, 2017 Option sheets sent home by grade 8 teacher (CC Family of Schools).
December 1, 2017 CC Family of Schools – Due date for option sheets and $65 Voluntary Activity Fee (payable online). Please return to the grade 8 teacher.

The registration package is also due for students not currently attending a Burlington Catholic Elementary School. Please return to Corpus Christi Student Services.

December 4-8, 2017 Catholic Elementary School students choose their courses online using myBlueprint.
Print the “Course Selection Sign-Off Sheet”. Complete the signatures and give it to the grade 8 teacher.
Early March, 2018 Catholic Elementary School students will receive a verification sheet for the courses they selected from their Grade 8 teacher. Students can make changes to their course selection at this time. The sheet should be returned with a parents’ signature to the grade 8 teacher.
Before March Break, 2018 Verification sheets due back to Corpus Christi Catholic Secondary School (CC Family of Schools).

Take Our Kids to work Day (Wednesday, November 7, 2018)

Each year, Grade 9 students at Corpus Christi are expected to participate in the national Take Our Kids to Work Day. On this day, students go to work for the day with a parent, guardian, or a significant adult where they observe the work world and understand its demands and opportunities. Please determine a placement for your child prior to the start of the 2018-2019 school year.

Community Service Hours

It is recommended that all students earn a minimum of 10 volunteer hours per year. Your child may begin their volunteer hours on July 1st of the summer before grade 9. When submitting volunteer hours to the Guidance Office, students are required to fill out a Community Service form and attach a letter from the person who sponsored them as they volunteered.