My Graduation Plan

1. Healthy Living

a. This year, I am doing P.E. 10 and I’m playing soccer to meet DPA requirements (150 mins/week of moderate to vigorous physical activity).
b. Next year, I will play soccer again and do P.E. 11 to meet DPA requirements.
c. Other than physical activity, I will also need a concrete plan for healthy eating and stress management in order to lead a healthy life after graduation.

2. Course Credits

a. I need 80 credits to graduate. A typical course is worth 4 credits.
i. 48 of them must be from required courses.
ii. 28 of them must be from electives.
iii. 16 of them must be from Grade 12 courses.
b. At the end of this year, I will have 40 credits.

3. Community Connections

a. I need 30 hours of work/volunteer experience. To show I completed this, I must show proof in the form of pay stub or reference letter.
b. I can start accumulating these hours in Grade 10.
c. My plan to earn work/volunteer hours is through the job that I currently have and the hours I already have.
d. I will also need to complete a reflection that includes my volunteer experience, employment skills, and how I benefitted from this experience. It will be 200 typed words minimum.

4. Career and Life

a. In addition to updating my resume, I will also create life and financial plan to show that I have a plan in place after graduation.
b. When I graduate, my current plan is to, I don’t know
5. Interview
a. To prepare for the interview, I can look at the questions ahead of time. They are found GT website
b. My interview will be with a riverside staff member.
6. The 3 people at Riverside who are here to help with this process are:
a. Mr. Ahmelich
b. Ms. David
c. My counsellor, Ms. Chittenden

In Grade 12, I will find all the necessary documents AND submit them at the GT website.
I will complete Grad Transitions 12 whenever I have English 12.. If I have it in 1st semester, I must complete everything except the interview before winter ball tickets. In 2nd semester, everything except the interview must be completed before the end of April..

Workplace safety

To keep myself safe at work I will…

– ask questions about something if I don’t know how to do something.

– wear proper footwear to keep myself from slipping

– ask for a shift off if I’m sick or if I’m stressed about something

To keep others safe at work I will…

– ask them if they need help with lifting or getting something if they look like they are struggling

– teach them something if they look confused when they get ordered to do something.

The story that resonates most with me is Matthew’s story because this could happen to me if I’m not careful. Because of the fact that I work at a fast food joint, and their is a deep fryer that could easily burn you. Matthew showed me that if I need help or if my boss asks me to do something risky than I’d need to tell him that it is to dangerous for me. This taught me that I need to be safe with hot things even outside of work. Even recently I was carrying some heavy materials back to the back of the store when I slipped. If it had something hot or the heavy stuff fell on me I could’ve easily been injured.