Grade 9 Course Descriptions – 2023-2024

COMPULSORY COURSES: CGC 1DI—ISSUES IN Canadian Geography Examine the interrelationships within and between Canada’s natural and human systems and how these systems interconnect with those in other parts of the world. Explore environmental, economic, and social  geographic issues relating to topics such as  international trade, immigration, mega-projects, urban sprawl, climate change, aboriginal relations, and resource […]

Teen Anxiety Session – May 13 at EDSS

Parents are invited to a free engagement session focused on teen anxiety – Monday, May 13th (7:15-8:30pm) at Elmira District Secondary School.  We are pleased to welcome guest speaker, Dr. Kerris del Rosario, who will share information on how parents and/or caregivers can work as active partners in supporting students’ well-being.


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Mental Health Resource List

This page contains links that may be helpful to students/parents/guardians who are interested in learning more about mental health and wellness, as well as how to access support and services. The resources primarily provide information on specific topics in mental health and well-being with some providing further links to community resources. Resources in Waterloo Region […]

Mental Health & Well-Being

Who can I talk to at school regarding my child’s mental health concerns? You may find it helpful to speak to your child’s teacher. Your student’s vice-principal and/or guidance counsellor are good places to go for help too. They can connect you with other resources you may need, including both in-school and community supports. Each […]


ARTS @ LHSS (Dance, Drama, Music & Visual Art) DANCE ATC1OI (Grade 9 Dance, Open) Take a break from desks and chairs and explore your creativity and passion for movement in the grade 9 Dance course!  All levels of experience are welcome! Learn a variety of dance styles through movement exploration, professional guest instruction, and […]

Interdisciplinary Studies – Leadership

GRADE 11 IDC3OX (Interdisciplinary Studies:  Student Activities Leadership, Open) The student’s council leadership course at LHSS is designed to prepare students with the essential knowledge and skills to effectively lead within a school, community or organization. During this course, you will engage in a variety of individual and group activities that will teach you about […]

Summer Volunteer Opportunity at Laurier

WLU is looking for student volunteers to help with LEAP (Laurier Enriched Academic Program) this July.  There are a variety of enrichment programs being offered and flexible volunteer schedules are available for high school students. To learn more, CLICK HERE!

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