Kimberley’s grads make ‘Life After Selkirk’ presentations

Students are required to complete a body of work that has them examine their academic and career plans for post high school.

A Selkirk grad makes her Transitions presentation to Mayor Don McCormick.

A Selkirk grad makes her Transitions presentation to Mayor Don McCormick.

On February 28th, Selkirk Grade 12 students presented their plans for life after Selkirk.  The students thank Superintendent Paul Carriere, Mayor Don McCormick, Principal Jen Quigley, PAC council members, the various School Board Trustees, community officials, members and parents that volunteered to make this day a huge success.

As part of BC’s graduation curriculum, grade 12 students are required to complete a body of work that has them examine their academic and career plans for post high school.  In addition, they create a plan for maintaining a healthy lifestyle (physically, mentally and emotionally), a financial plan, a job ready resume and cover letter; all organized this year in an online portfolio to demonstrate their readiness.

Students must also demonstrate connection with community and reflect on their skills and strengths and how their aptitudes will aid them as they move forward in their lives. Their work culminates in a panel presentation where students present to a panel of two adults in an interview setting. The presentation is formal in nature; thus, students are required to dress professionally, be conscious of their manners, and deliver a polished presentation.  Students were given 20 minutes to present their work to their panel followed by 10 minutes of questions and answers. Congratulations to all grade 12 students who did a great job with their presentations. This was a very successful day for the graduates.  The feedback from the panel members was that of excitement, astonishment and pride for the community members that they had a hand in raising.  Excellent work to the Graduates of 2017 and congratulations on being one step closer to completing this stage of your life.