grade 8 future nelson students

We would like to first thank you for providing us input on the topics that you would like to learn more about this school year. We have looked at the results and have organized webinars based in your top three (3) choices. You are invited to participate in these webinars being hosted by Nelson High School that will feature keynote speakers of varying expertise. On each date the same webinar content will be presented during two different times to provide and accommodate different family schedules.

We look forward to learning more about each topic together during these learning sessions.

WEBINAR 1: SUPPORTING TEEN WELL-BEING DURING COVID-19

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH

SESSION 1 - 5:00PM - 5:45PM (CLICK HERE TO JOIN)

SESSION 2 - 7:00PM - 7:45PM (CLICK HERE TO JOIN)

WEBINAR 2: BUILDING RESILIENCE DURING COVID-19

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3RD

SESSION 1 - 5:00PM - 5:45PM (CLICK HERE TO JOIN)

SESSION 2 - 7:00PM - 7:45PM (CLICK HERE TO JOIN)

WEBINAR 3: MANAGING STRESS WITH MINDFULNESS

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9TH

SESSION 1 - 5:00PM - 5:45PM (CLICK HERE TO JOIN)

SESSION 2 - 7:00PM - 7:45PM (CLICK HERE TO JOIN)

missed the GRADE 8 PARENT/GUARDIAN NIGHT PRESENTATION?

No problem! we've got you covered


Video Presentation: Grade 8 Parent/Guardian Night Nov 2020


Check back here regularly for more transition information.

what do I need to know when choosing?

Your teacher will help to guide you through the selection process. You need to think about what Art you might want to take: Drama, Music or Visual Arts.

when will i choose my courses for grade 9?

We will start talking to you about this process in November but your final course selection for next year isn't done until February.

Start planning now by using the High School Planner option on myBlueprint. Login using the "School Account Log In" option.

Course descriptions and required prerequisites can be found here. Use the flowchart to see what courses you can take in the future.


Looking for the community service hours tracking sheet?

The sheet and rules for eligibility can be found here: Tracking sheet Eligible/Ineligible activities

have community service hours to submit?

Submit your hours here: Submit Community Service hours

Looking for some ideas for community service hours?

Search here for opportunities: Volunteer Halton SPARK Ontario

Check here for ideas from the board: HDSB ideas during COVID

When can I start and how many do I need?

Students can start accumulating their hours in the summer following their grade 8 year. You need to complete 40 hours to graduate.