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Central Community Parent Support Grouphttp://cen.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/26Central Community Parent Support Group<p>​​​​Topics such as Communication with your Teen; Positive Relationship Building; How to Fight Fair - Conflict Resolution; Adolescent Brain; Risky Behaviours and Harm Reduction;  Enabling vs. Empowering; Substance Use; and many more audience driven topics will be discussed in a supportive, collaborative environment, facilitated by Youth Haven and Barrie Central.​​  Please join us on Tuesdays, starting on April 28th at 7 pm in Room 140 at Central! ​  ​</p>
Attention University Applicants...http://cen.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/29Attention University Applicants...<p>​</p><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>University Bound Students:</strong></span></p><p><em>There is a lot of </em><em><strong>important information in this document.  </strong>P</em><em>lease review each point carefully.</em><em>  </em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"> </span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">If you have </span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>any questions, see Guidance</strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"> ASAP.</span></p><p> </p><p><strong>Offers of Admission:</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><ul><li>Most offers of admission from universities have been processed, but check your OUAC account, your email account (including junk/spam mailbox) and the university student portals for information or other offers; you may still receive and alternate offer from your university of choice</li><li><span><span>Accept waitlist offers if you want to attend that school and do not have a better offer</span></span></li><li>You cannot accept a new offer on OUAC without cancelling your previous acceptance to another university.  A pop-up will ask you to change the original response.</li><li>Check <span style="text-decoration:underline;">all conditions</span> on an offer of admission.  <span style="text-decoration:underline;">These conditions must be met.</span></li><li>If you think you are not going to meet the conditions for your program (ie. you think your final marks might be lower than expected in June), you should let the universities know in advance (they have a form for you to complete).  </li><li>There may be mandatory support for first year students if you have been made an offer but do not meet the minimum grade requirements</li><li>If you are thinking of upgrading in summer school, let guidance know <span style="text-decoration:underline;">and </span>contact the university so they can still consider your admission or advise you on your decision</li><li>Once you have accepted an offer, look for your orientation package – it will either be sent electronically or through the mail. READ IT CAREFULLY.  It has important information that you will need particularly on how to choose courses for next year and will help you be prepared for what is next  </li><li>Some supplemental forms may need to be submitted even after offers are made. Check your mail and on-line accounts.</li></ul><p> </p><p><strong>Deadlines:</strong></p><ul><li>Apply for OSAP even if you think you won't get any money.  This qualifies you for other benefits such as travel expenses or awards</li><li>Check dates for:</li><ul><li>Bursary and scholarship deadlines</li><li>Payment deadlines for:</li><ul><li>Tuition</li><li>Residence (Deposits may be due as soon as June 1<sup>st</sup>).</li></ul></ul><li>Check out what summer programs/tours are being offered at your university </li><li>Course selections at some schools begin in June</li></ul><p> </p><p><strong>This Spring/Summer:</strong></p><ul><li>Some universities have a window over the summer when you can make an appointment with admissions representatives to help you work through course selections, while others have portals with a first-come first-serve process and courses fill quickly!  Call and find out!</li><li>Summer workshops may be available to help students create portfolios</li><li>Fun, orientation camps occur over the summer as well. You can stay at <em>Res</em> with a guest for free!</li><li>Some schools will pay for your travel costs, hotels and meals if you just visit or attend there!!</li><li>Many programs are still OPEN.  Apply now if you have had a change of heart!</li></ul><p> </p><p><strong>Money:</strong></p><ul><li>If your average goes up by the end of the semester, you will still be considered automatically for more entrance scholarships. This money can be used for ANY school related activity (food, travel, etc.)</li><li><strong>Scour </strong>your university website for <strong>all scholarships and bursaries.</strong><strong>  </strong><strong>Millions of dollars went unclaimed last year <span style="text-decoration:underline;">at each school </span>because no one applied for scholarships and bursaries.</strong></li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>If you have any questions at all, </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>please see Ms. Duncan or Ms. Maccarone in Guidance</strong></p>
Course Selection for 2015-2016http://cen.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/22Course Selection for 2015-2016<p>​​​​The process for choosing courses for the next school year is complete.  By April 17th, course verifications will be distributed to all students in their home room.  If final adjustments to course requests are required, they can be made and submitted in Guidance.  For further assistance, please make an appointment with Guidance between April 20th - 23rd, before the Timetabling process begins to ensure requests can be considered. </p>
Phoenix represent at OFSAAhttp://cen.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/23Phoenix represent at OFSAA<div>Some results from OFSAA</div><div>Wrestler Amanie McLaren wins GOLD!</div><div>Wrestler Taylor Cartwright wins GOLD!​</div><div>Swimmers Vanessa-Destiny-Hannah-Leanna SILVER in 4x50 Medley​​</div><div>Swimmer Ryan Jackson placed 4th in the HS 200m Free</div><div>Swimmer Jack Bentley placed 6th in Open 50m Fly</div>Swimmer Benny Greenough placed 4th in ​​Open 100m Free​<div>Swimmers Boys Open 4x50m Free relay 5th</div>
Applying to College or University?http://cen.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/13Applying to College or University?<p>​​Did you miss the deadlines for applying to College or University?  Not to worry, it might not be too late for some programs, see Guidance if you think you might want to attend a post-secondary institute in the Fall.</p>
Need Help Preparing for Exams? Sleep matters!http://cen.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/19Need Help Preparing for Exams? Sleep matters!<p>​​​Dr. Marcia Benjamin suggests the following:</p><ul><li>Naps are useful if they don't interphere with night sleep</li><li>Getting enough sleep avoids stress, irritability, nervousness, anxiety and depression</li><li>Light before and during sleep affects serotonin levels which lead to more difficulty falling asleep and lighter, less restful sleep</li><li>Caffeine decreases slow wave sleep and REM; it also  increases the number of awakenings in a night</li><li>Nothing with a screen should be in a bedroom; your environment should be quiet, dark and cool</li><li>No screen time one hour before bedtime</li><li>Wake up at the same time daily</li><li>Eat a light supper several hours before bedtime</li><li>Exercise daily</li></ul><p>See <em>Study Tips</em> in "Useful Links" for further help with exam prep!<br></p>

 

 

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