OKM Grad 2022

Congratulations Class of 2022!

Grad Formal Photos


Below are the QR codes to download the Kelowna10 app for free on the App Store and Google Play to view the video

It will be up on the ‘10’ for a couple days before it moves to the explore section under ‘education’.


Grad update letter


Fund Information Letter

Grad Keeper Signs!

These signs are 18" high x 15.5" wide, and are for you to keep.

All signs need to be ordered by May 1, 2022.

Signs will be delivered to the school by May 24th, 2022.

Signs come with a yard stake for $25 + tax.

Personalize them for $10 more.

Link to book is here:

https://form.jotform.com/211157589256261

For more information regarding our full size sign rentals, please go to www.wowtheyard.com

OKM Grad Formal!

Don't miss out! Buy your ticket by Saturday, April 30th!

Click here to register

Important Grad updates!

Please read both letters!

Grad Walk and Formal - June 9th

For tickets and information - click here!

Grad Update!!

Dear Graduating 2022 Students and Families,

Congratulations to all of our Grads who participated in this week's very successful and enjoyable Grad Variety Show. It was absolutely wonderful to see our students performing together onstage and supporting each other backstage. Thanks also go to the many parents who coordinated the Silent Auction and support of the Variety Show – you are appreciated!

In this email, you will find attached an updated "Save the Date" poster to help you with your planning as we look ahead to our graduation recognition events. We continue to plan in accordance with all health guidelines in place, and will follow those guidelines as required.

Please note that the Grad Walk has moved to June 9th, and will occur prior to the Grad Formal. We will communicate exact details about timing after spring break. There will no longer be a Grad Walk in May. This change was made in order to align the two events to the same evening. Tickets for the Grad Formal will be available for sale soon. We are very grateful to the group of parents who are leading the organization of this event, as well as those who are supporting with other activities coming up.

We have asked all of our Grads to complete a survey indicating their interest in attending the Grad Formal event. They will have received a link to this survey in their @learn email accounts. We encourage those who haven't completed it yet to do so as soon as possible to help us plan effectively.

It is important to note that participation in Graduation events such as Grad Formal and Convocation requires individual students to be in a position to graduate. Engaging in course work, staying caught up with assignments, and communicating with teachers if encountering difficulties are all essential. We encourage students to reach out if they need help or are concerned about their progress.

Sincerely,

Okanagan Mission Secondary School


Support OKM's 2022 Grads!


Check out the online silent auction – scan the QR code to discover amazing items up for grabs!

There will be no manual bids at the auction – items will be displayed during our 2022 Grad Variety Show on Feb. 22nd. Winning bidders can collect at the end of the auction if they are present. Otherwise pick up/drop off arrangements will be made the week of the 22nd.

Tickets are on sale for the Variety Show right now – see the poster here for details.


Grad 2022 Updates

Click here for Grad 2022 Updates

Grad 2022 Variety Show and Silent Auction

Date: February 22, 2022

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Kelowna Community Theatre

Purchase tickets here


Our Graduation 2022 activities and events are coming soon! In order to ensure great opportunities for our students, our Grad Parent Committee is actively fundraising.

There are a number of ways you can help:

1) SPONSOR part of an event - in the past OKM has had families or businesses sponsor things such as the Kelowna Community Theatre fee for the variety show, provide food or entertainment for the formal event or the garden party, or other items. The committee is finalizing the advertising opportunities that will result - ideas such as being named in the brochures, and discussions are being held with print and radio media to publicly thank sponsors.

2) DONATE items or services or gift cards for the silent auction, a large item to be raffled, or your time (in the past we have had a beer fridge full of beer, an e-bike, weekend accommodations at Big white, etc.)

3) ASK your contacts if they will donate services or gift cards (ie: a restaurant or store you regularly frequent, your hairdresser, a business owner you know)

4) PARTICIPATE - bid on items at the silent auction, buy tickets for the raffle, take your bottles to the depot under the school account, encourage your student to volunteer as needed by the student grad council, let grad parents that aren't part of the ‘OKM Grad 2022 Parent Information Page’ Facebook group know about it.

Thank you for your support of our 2022 Graduating Class!

Grad 2022 Garden Party

The traditional Garden Party will be held prior to the convocation at a private location. Finger foods, appetizers, desserts, and beverages will be offered.

As well, there will be a photographer on site to take photos, music, and a caricaturist. Dress: semi formal

Date: June 18th, 2022

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Save the Dates!

Thursday, June 9th: Grad Walk @ the Dolphins

Our full graduating class will gather downtown at 5:30 pm for the traditional “graduation march” from the Dolphins to the entrance to the Grand Hotel. This outdoor event will take place in accordance with City of Kelowna health restrictions in place at the time. These will be communicated in advance to our students and families. After the march, students and families are encouraged to make individual plans for celebration and recognition.

Thursday, June 9th: Grad Formal @ the Laurel Packinghouse

In the spirit of a formal prom, we look forward to our graduating class celebrating together at this iconic Kelowna location. While details of this celebration are currently being finalized, we want to be sure that each graduate reserves this date in their calendar. An evening of music, appetizers, and the traditional elements we love so well - including toasts, the Grad Historian speech, and much more, will all be included. Once again, this event will be organized in accordance with health restrictions. Tickets for this event will be on sale in 2022. Our formal event is open to our graduating students only. We will require some parent volunteers to support, and will put a call out for this in early 2022.

Saturday, June 18th: Convocation @ Evangel Church

Finally, we look forward to our formal Commencement Ceremony during which each of our graduating students will cross the stage and receive their diploma. As most people know, in the last two years school commencement ceremonies have had to look different. We will again be organizing this event in accordance with restrictions, but will do our utmost to ensure that it reflects the formality and significance of this milestone for our students.

COBSS Info. Night - Grade 12 students

OKM will be hosting an info. session for the Central Okanagan Bursary and Scholarship Society on Tuesday November 30, 2021 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm via Zoom: Zoom link

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


COBSS PowerPoint presentation:

Grad 2022 Update!

OKM Grad 2022 photos!

Grad photo sessions will be happening at OKM from January 12 - 23, 2022! Book your appointment online with Artona today. You will need you student number to register.

Grad Committee 2022

Co-Presidents: Taylor Bay And Nathan Loo

Communications: Jaysheen Badohal and Max Steinberg

Grad 2022 Poinsettia Fundraiser

The poinsettia fundraiser order form is now open!

Order form closes November 23, 2021.

Pick up from OKM on December 10, 2021.

Thank you for supporting the Grad class of 2022!

Class of 2022 - Bottle Drive:

Drop off donations at any depot - up to 6 clear bags per visit.

Bags must be marked with OKM's phone number 250-870-5108.

Thank you for supporting the Grad Class of 2022!

How it works...click here

Grad 2022 Parent Meeting:

  1. Information Slide Deck: The slides and details that were shared are available here. Please take a few minutes to go through this material to be sure you have all the details you need to support your student through their graduation year.

  2. Zoom Meeting Recording: If you would rather view the video recording of this week’s Zoom meeting for parents, you can do so here. The video starts midway through the meeting - our apologies for that.


Please sign up to volunteer by completing the form here.


Grad 2022 Parent Info. Night:

Wednesday, September 29 at 6:30 pm

Join this important meeting via Zoom here

Click here for the Grad Parent volunteer sign up sheet

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!

Click here for more info!


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

Sign up for Grade 12 Remind:

Text @ OKM2022 to 438-793-2670 (Students only please)

Sign up to receive announcements and reminders about important grad-related information.



Join the Grad 2022 Minga group:

Minga: This school-district supported communication platform is another way for grads to get the information needed regarding grad events and many other elements of OKM. To sign up for this, go to Minga.io and sign on with Microsoft using your first.lastname@sd23.bc.ca and your school wifi password. Then, search and join the Okanagan Mission Secondary Class of 2022 group. Very easy!



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 (Irene Maier – last names A – K, Solenn Dishaw – last names L – Z).

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.



Post-Secondary Information Events:


PSI Mini Fair (Virtual) - Oct. 7th, 19th, Nov. 3rd, 18th and Dec. 1st 7th - students must register for these sessions - more info to come through REMIND

UBC Info. Session - Oct. 5th 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - location TBD

University of Alberta - Oct. 19th - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Virtual

Trinity Western University - Dec. 2nd - 10:10 am - 10:40 am - location TBD




Capstone: May 11, 2022

OKM Grad 2022 Blood Drive


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: Melinda Patterson

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.