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The Coey Communicator

Showcase Outline


Grade 12’s Putting the Final Touches on your Graduation Transition Portfolio and getting ready for


Wednesday April 22nd  

Schedule for event:

  • Set up by 6:00 pm
  • 6:00 pm- 6:30 –informal talking to students (students at spots)
  • 6:30-7:30—formal talking to students—1 staff member per 5 students (students at spots)
  • 7:30-8:00—informal talking (students can move around)

The following items must be complete and handed in by Spring Break

*drop off box in work room or take directly to Heather Coey in room 33 or e-mail*


1)       Healthy Living Plan (including Nutrition Chart)

2)      Documentation for Physical Activity

3)      Documentation for 30 hours of work/volunteer experience + reflection

4)      Transition Plan Document


*all forms on table across from student services as well as on website*


If you do not have these items complete by the end of March, you may not have a spot on April 22nd and you WILL NOT BE GUARANTEED TO GRADUATE WITHOUT SUMMER COMPLETION!  We will do what we can with late finishers by setting up some alternate individual or small group “showcases” but we are not staffed for this and CANNOT guarantee that it will be able to happen for anyone who is incomplete.


Wednesday April 22nd 6:00-8:00 PM SHOWCASE—Points to know

  • You are not being marked—you must take part in order to satisfy your final requirements for graduation
  • You are not making a presentation, you are standing/sitting beside your “items” that you bring as well as a summary of you future goals and plans so that guests have a chance to talk to you about them
  • “Guests” will include staff, parents, community members, school district personnel, other students
  • You will have one “official” conversation regarding your “items” with a teacher/administrator
  • You will be assigned a spot alphabetically at a table to display your “items” (approx. 3 people will share a table).   
  • You should bring the following and come early enough so that you are fully set up by 6:00 pm
      • 2-5 “items” which you consider to be personal accomplishments, and/or things you are proud of, and/or things you did well in, and/or things that connect to your future goals.  Ideas: photos, scrap books, awards, certificates, samples of work, samples of projects, samples of art, photography, descriptions of work experience, service…etc. You can perform by your table, you can sing, you can dance, you can play a musical instrument… you can have a binder, you can have papers, you can have objects, you can have a display board, you can have a power point… What you choose depends on who you are and who you want to be in the future…the choice is YOURS! 


      • Remember that with all the invited “guests” that this is a place where you might make some good connections as well as come up with other ideas that you haven’t even thought of yet…this is not the ‘end of the journey’ but rather a CROSSROADS…
        • You must also bring a GOOD COPY of your Transition Plan
  • For your discussions with “guests” and your “official” one in particular, be able to answer the following questions regarding the “items” that you bring and your future goals and plans”
      • Why have you chosen a certain item?  Why is it special to you?
      • Was there a particular influence that got you interested in the particular item?
      • Did you face any challenges associated with the particular item?  Explain.  If so, how did you overcome them?
      • What did you learn about yourself when you were involved in, or achieved a particular item?  Are you able to identify particular skills, attributes, attitudes that are reflected in a particular item?
      • How do your items connect with particular career interests or other aspects of your desired future?
      • How have your abilities and interests been enhanced?  Describe your level of pride, satisfaction, ownership etc.
      • Are you still making up your mind about next year?  What factors are you considering in your choices?  What things are most important to you as you make your decisions?
      • Are you confident about your direction for next year?  Why?  What are those plans?  What has helped you choose your direction?
      • Are you going to school next year?  Where?  Why?   Have you applied?
      • Do you want to travel?  Where? Why?  Have you made plans? 
      • Where would you like to see yourself 10 years from now just before turning 30? How about 20 years from now just before turning 40? 
      • What things would provide a fulfilling life for you?
  • You began this process in a Planning 10 class.  Many of you have a file folder of materials collected which may be valuable to you as you put together your “items” for April 22nd … check in the Career Centre.


REMEMBER that this experience is intended to be a CELEBRATION of your short time from grade 10-12 and what you have gained INSIDE and/or OUTSIDE of school, as well as somewhat motivate you to prepare for and be EXCITED about your future as you leave high school.  Treat it as such and it can only be a positive experience for you.