OKM Grad 2021

Convocation/Commencement

Grad 2021 Spring Flower Fundraiser

Get your spring flowers and hanging baskets before Mother’s Day AND support our Grads!

Order here

Grad Photo Retakes

LifeTouch Photography will be back at OKM March 8, 9 and 10, for Grad photo retakes. Online appointment bookings are now open.

Click on the link and choose Okanagan Mission Secondary: Grad photo retakes

Questions? please email aclements@lifetouch.ca

OKM Grad 2021 Blood Drive

Grad Class 2020/20: OKM has partnered with Canadian Blood Services to help make a difference for patients in Canada. Join our team and help save lives. This is also a great opportunity to earn additional volunteer hours.

Our drive will occur Feb 16-18.


Tap the link to register and join our team.

https://myaccount.blood.ca/en/user/login?destination=profile/groups%3FjoinPflId%3DOKAN011377


For more information contact us at

Email: OKMblood2021@gmail.com

Instagram: @okmblood2021

Grad Stage Talks

These comments will be announced as you walk across the stage at the OKM Graduation Ceremony. Please understand that this is a formal event, therefore, your comments must be appropriate for the setting.

In the interest of time, please keep your comments to about 30 seconds.

Complete your Grad Stage Talk here:

Grad Stage Talk link

QR code Capstone 2

Sign up for Capstone Zoom Session #2

Grad gown orders, yearbook quotes and baby photos:

Please complete this Google form with the following information:

  • Enter your height in centimeters for the grad gown order

  • Enter your quote for the yearbook

  • Upload a baby photo for the end of year grad slideshow


Grad Photo Information:

Book your Grad photo appointment online with LifeTouch

Grad photo dates: January 18 - January 29

Online booking is open!

Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch

Grad Save On Foods Fundraiser

Okanagan Mission Secondary grad students are fundraising for grad events and charitable work. To support these efforts please consider purchasing $50 or $100 Save-On-Foods Gift Cards from one of our students. A significant commission from this purchase will be given back to Grad 2021 to support chosen events and charities. The cards can be purchased with cash or cheque. The cards can be sold between December 8 to January 8, and will then be delivered to the student who sold them on January 30- February 1.

Please make cheques payable to Okanagan Mission Secondary


Download order form here

COBSS Info. Night - Grade 12 students

OKM will be hosting an online info. session for the Central Okanagan Bursary and Scholarship Society on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

Learn about how to properly complete 1 application to apply for over 500 awards.

Online applications open December 1, 2020

Online applications close 11:59 pm January 11, 2021

Paper applications due in to Counselling Centre by 9:00 am January 12, 2021

COBSS PowerPoint presentation: Click here

Grad 2021 Online Poinsettia Fundraiser

Click here to order

Order deadline: Tuesday, November 24 (11:59 pm)

Confirmed pick up dates: Friday, December 11 and Saturday, December 12

Thank you for supporting the Grad class of 2021!


Discover UBC's Okanagan Campus

This event is called Discover UBC's Okanagan Campus and will be taking place virtually via Zoom on November 18, 6:30 - 8:30 PM Pacific Time. This event is exclusively for students in the Okanagan region to learn more about what makes UBCO a world-class education destination. The event will focus on our Okanagan programs, student life, and experiences. Our key feature will be a live student panel with current UBCO students providing their insight and experiences with this unique, exciting campus.

Students can also register by creating an account on our Future Student Portal: https://you.ubc.ca/tours-info-sessions/ubc-visits/canada/

As a grade 12 student, some of you are entering post-secondary next year and it's important to be prepared. Please take the time to view this PowerPoint to get important information on grad requirements, transcript information, post-secondary requirements, costs of education, how to apply, and scholarship info. If you have questions after viewing the PowerPoint, please don't hesitate to contact your counsellor (Jennifer Mackereth – last names A – K, Solenn Dishaw – last names L – Z).

Grad 2021 Parent Meeting:

Wed, October 14th at 7:00 pm via Zoom

Zoom Link

Sign up for Grade 12 Remind:

Text @ OKM2021 to 438-793-2670 (Students only please)


Grade 12 Parking:

Parking Passes: The process for our grade 12s to sign up for Parking Passes will start soon. Until then, all grads can park without penalty in the lot. We will enforce the parking lot expectations once our students have had the opportunity to get their passes. There is no cost attached to the parking pass.



Grad Council:

Grad Council: All of our grads have the opportunity to be a part of Grad Council, which is a 2 credit course. These students are an essential part of ensuring an excellent experience for all of our grads. They coordinate and organize a variety of events and activities for their peers. While we will need to think very creatively this year in particular, we are certain that they will be able to make memories together!

Tuesday, Sept 22nd:

Grad Council Information session for all “Group A” students in the Gold Gym.


Wednesday, Sept 23rd:

Grad Council Information session for all “Group B” students in the Gold Gym.


We encourage all of our grade 12s to attend to find out whether they want to be a part of this course.

Post-Secondary Information Events:

PSI Mini Fair (Virtual) - Oct. 5th and 6th - more info to come through REMIND

University of Victoria Business School (Virtual) - Oct. 14th - more info coming

University of Calgary (Virtual) - Oct. 20th - 6:15 pm - Zoom

Dalhousie University (Virtual) - Oct. 20th - more info coming

University of BC (Okanagan and Vancouver) (Format TBA) - Nov. 9th - 6:30pm


Capstone: May 5, 2021

MESSAGE FROM ADMINISTRATION:

School Sanctioned Events: For any events organized and coordinated by the school, plus all District and school policies apply. Any student caught breaching SD23 Drug and Alcohol policy or any other policy while taking part will be dealt with according to District guidelines.

Unsanctioned Events: It is understood that some students choose to participate in unsanctioned events outside of school time that are considered by some as part of the “grad experience”. It is important to know that these events are not endorsed or supported by the school or District and that participation is at students’ own risk. If students participate in unsanctioned activities and return to the OKM campus, breaching District policy, they will be held accountable.

Please direct any questions regarding OKM Graduation events to the following sponsors:

This year’s Teacher sponsor is: Robert Matheson

This year’s Administrative sponsor is: Jasmine Lemon

FEES: This year’s grad fees of $90 were included on your student’s fee schedule at the beginning of the year. If you have not paid yours, please pay on line ASAP.


This fee covers items such as: costs for organization and delivery of graduation ceremonies, purchase of academic gown and cap & tassel, printing costs for programs and certificates, student communications, dry grad functions etc.