SWMS Selkirk Secondary School Selkirk High School Kimberley High School Kimberley, BC Public School Kimberley School District No. 6

Grad Executive

Congratulations to the Grad Executive of 2017; we look forward to working with you to create an outstanding Grad weekend!

Kaia Barth-Lessard, Haylie Farquhar, Emerson Ferrier, Maggie Gilbert, Maddie Guimont, Brooke Janzer, Taylor Johnstone, Tye Reid, Taleah Godolphin

Grad Meetings

Next grad parent meeting:

Wednesday, May 17 @ 7pm in the Selkirk cafeteria.

Important Dates and Times

Tuesday, May 19th - Grad write-ups for Ceremonies were due to shawna.migneault@sd6.bc.ca or scott.sharun@sd6.bc.ca

Thursday, June 1st - Grade 12 Information Assembly (9:50 – 10:55 am) students only

Tuesday, June 6th - Grad tickets on sale outside the office.  The Grad Contract and Date Contract must be signed and submitted prior to the last day of classes.  Students will only be eligible to buy tickets if they are currently eligible to graduate. 

Tuesday, June 16th - Grad Contracts, and Date Contracts due / Last day to buy Prom tickets

Friday, June 16th 11:30-3:30 pm - Mandatory Ceremonies rehearsal at the Arena for ALL Grads and Arena setup

Friday, June 23rd (Prom/Dry Grad):
3:15 pm - Grads muster at the Kimberley Public Library for parade
3:30 pm - Grad Parade through the Platzl
4:30 pm - Pictures at Cominco Gardens
5:45-6:45 pm - Grad Red Carpet Entrance to Prom & Parent/Grad Toast
6:45-12:00 am - Dinner/Dance/Ski Hill/Dry Grad at the Kimberley Conference & Athletic Training Centre
12:00 am - *Optional* Grads to Our Place Restaurant for Food / Karaoke

Saturday, June 24th - Civic Centre
10:00 am - Grads at Arena for final rehearsal
11:00 am - Gown distribution
2:00 pm - Grads must be at the Arena
3:00 pm - Ceremonies begin (finished at approximately 5:00 pm)
This is a FORMAL EVENT - boys in dress pants and shoes, girls in dress pants, skirt or dress. NO SHORTS, FLIP FLOPS, RUNNERS OR ATHLETIC SANDALS ALLOWED.


Executive leader- Emerson Ferrier

Our fundraising goal is $10,000. This is designed to reduce the costs of the tickets for grad and prom. Since our grad class is the smallest in the school’s history we NEED to ensure that we do a great job with fundraising to make tickets as inexpensive as possible.

This year we will be setting grad fees in the middle of May and basing the cost on the amount of fundraising the grads do. Students can expect to pay approximately $120.00, and approximately $50 for a guest (someone not of Selkirk's grad class) but will be notified once our budget is more concrete. If finances are a concern please contact Mr. Dolgopol or Mr. Sharun. Tickets will be on sale beginning Tuesday, June 6 at lunch, outside the office.

All students must participate in the fundraising activities to be eligible for the raffles and Prom/Dry Grad prizes.

May 29, 2017, will be the deadline for all fundraisers.

Fundraising events:

Flower baskets
- The Grad Class of 2017 would like to thank everyone who purchased Flower Baskets. Baskets will be available for PICK-UP on Thursday, MAY 11, from 2:00 pm-6:00 pm in Selkirk’s cafeteria.  If you are unable to make it to the school that day, please make arrangements with the student that you purchased your basket(s) from to have that student pick them up on your behalf.

Hot dog sale at Overwaitea
- A tentative date is planned (May 8-12) and will be confirmed with Overwaitea.

Bottle drives
- Saturday, April 22 and Saturday May 27
- Other than informing parents of the dates, Selkirk won’t oversee or manage this due to liabilities*

Grad Ceremonies Write-Up

What is it? 
As you cross the stage at your Grad Ceremony, your write-up will be read aloud so the audience knows a bit about the student they are watching.

What should it say? 
You can mention your plans for the Fall, fond memories you have of Selkirk, particular things you like about Selkirk, people that supported your high-school journey, what you’re looking forward to after graduation, etc.

Because someone else is reading this about YOU, it should be written in 3rd person. Be aware of your grammar and certainly no slang.  This is a formal piece of writing.

What should it NOT say? 
Remember that the ceremony is a family and community event and your write-up should be respectful of that.  Write-ups will be reviewed and any that contain inappropriate content (eg. situations at parties) or have comments that could be deemed hurtful will not be approved.  

How long?  Maximum 100 words. 

Due to Mr. Sharun by May 19th, 2017.  scott.sharun@sd6.bc.ca

Grad Fees / Grad Tickets

Grad Tickets go on sale beginning Tuesday, June 6, at lunch time, outside the office. They will be on sale every day at lunch time until Friday, June 16.

The total cost of grad tickets (for Ceremonies and Prom) is TBD.
If a student wishes to ONLY attend Ceremonies, the cost is TBD.
If a student wishes to ONLY attend Prom, the cost is TBD.
If a student wishes to bring a guest (not another member of their grad class), the cost for a guest to Prom is TBD. A reminder that the guest must be in Grade 10, 11 or 12, no older than 19 years of age, and must have graduated in the calendar year.

The cost of tickets covers everything except Food/Drink at Our Place / Bean Tree if students choose to eat or drink there after Prom.

When students buy their Ceremony ticket, they will receive 4 tickets for guests to sit on the floor of the Civic Centre (in chairs!) to ensure that there is enough room on the floor for parents, those with mobility difficulties etc. To be clear though, the 4 tickets are for the floor only; there is no limit to the number of guests that may sit in the stands. And, there is no cost for guests to attend Ceremonies so please bring whomever you like!

In order for students to be eligible to buy grad tickets, they must have their Student Fees paid, be eligible to graduate in June according to the BC Ministry graduating guidelines, and be in good standing in each of their courses. If a student is not currently eligible to buy a ticket due to the aforementioned reasons, then we will work with them to fix the issue so they attain graduation.

Students and their parent/guardian must also sign a grad contract and a date contract if appropriate, in order to be eligible to attend grad. Contracts can be picked up at the office (in the top box of Mr. Sharun's office door) and can be returned there also. Contracts must be returned to Mr. Sharun by Friday, June 16.

If you have any questions or are in need of financial support, please contact Mr. Sharun.

Grad Photos

Grad Photos: January 9th – 12th, 2017

Sign Up: LifeTouch Website will be open for students and parents to reserve a Grad Photo Photography session. Please visit: www.lifetouch.ca/southernalberta - Choose: Lethbridge - Choose Selkirk - then Choose: Schedule Now and you should see the calendar with the available dates and times. Then follow the instructions through to finalizing the appointment.

If you are not interested in purchasing photos but would like to have a grad photo in the yearbook and as part of the wall composite, you must still sign up for a photo shoot but there is no sitting fee (the photographer will only take a few pictures and thus the appointment is only about 5-10 minutes).


Photo Shoot:
The actual photos are scheduled for January 9th – 12th, 2017, from approximately from 8:15 am to 3:45 pm each day. There is a sitting fee of $45 which is due at the time of the photo shoot and can be paid via cash, cheque, Visa, MC or AMEX. The fee includes 16-20 photos of both formal and casual photos, and the proofs are yours to keep.

There will also be light photo makeup provided (to reduce shine etc). Girls may want to do their own makeup beforehand as well.

For the formal photos, cap/gown/stole will be provided but gentlemen are reminded to wear a collared shirt and tie and ladies are reminded to wear a formal blouse or ‘deep v’ neckline to compliment the neckline of the gown.

For the casual photos, students are encouraged to bring props that exemplify their personalities and interests. Because there will be a range of photos taken, make sure that if you’re bringing your snowboard, to also bring boots, gloves, goggles etc.

Please note that Selkirk’s Student Code of Conduct applies to all grads wishing to bring in props for their photo session, so please no weapons or weapon replicas of any type. Visit the website for more information on casual shots and props.

Proofs of all grad photos will be mailed home to students and families can then use the website to order the prints of their choice.

Cinderella Closet

We are looking for donations of prom dresses/suits so that we can enhance our “Cinderella Closet” at Selkirk Secondary. The idea behind this initiative is to provide an opportunity for all students (and dates) to attend Prom. In the past it has been difficult for some students to purchase a dress/suit and this may provide a nice option. We ask that the clothing be in good condition and have been dry-cleaned. If you have a dress, please bring it to Selkirk School or contact Mr. Sharun. Thank you for your support!


If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Sharun at
250-427-4827, ext. 4706.