Grad 2023

Class of 2023 Commencement Ceremony
Tuesday June 27th, 2023 11:00am and 1:30pm

Grad Breakfast - Date to be confirmed! We look forward to having all grads join their classmates and teachers in a breakfast in their honour. 

OCV Students - Students who are registered with OCVSS may choose to join in the LDHSS Commencement Ceremony. You are also welcome to join the Grad Breakfast to pick up your invitation and tickets to the Commencement Ceremony.

Commencement Invitation and Guest Tickets

Invitations and Guest tickets are available for pick up at the Grad Breakfast. Guest tickets are restricted to 4 per graduate.

The following memo is designed to provide information to all potential grads and their families on all things related to graduating from Longfields-Davidson Heights in June 2023.


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Key Staff Contacts

1. Application for Scholarships and Awards

Thank you to all Grads who submitted applications for scholarships and bursaries.

Ms. Wemyss,
Ms. Kutyma,
Mr. Fullerton

2. Volunteer Hours (Students must complete at least 40 volunteer hours to graduate this June)

Volunteer Hours must be submitted by Friday, May 19th.

Mr. Mochizuki, 
Mrs. Brennan,
Mr. Snarr,
Mrs. Yeaton

3. Certificates – Business, French Immersion, French Extended, Technology, SHSM, International Certificate

Potential Grads were asked to confirm certificates that they have earned by Friday, May 19th.

Mr. Mochizuki

4. Grad Photos

Students had the opportunity to have grad photos taken between November and January, and February through mid-April.

Ms. Kutyma

5. Graduation Gowns

Students that have not purchased gowns at this point are advised to watch this page and listen for announcements regarding possible rentals or purchase in the event that extra gowns become available.

Ms. Kutyma

6. MotorBoards and Tassels

If you choose not to order a gown, a mortarboard and a tassel are available for purchase on the day of commencement for $12 (cash only). If you ordered a gown these are included.


7. Valedictorian

Potential Grads can self-nominate to be the valedictorian for the class of 2023. Students can complete and submit the following form when it is open. Please listen for announcements related to Valedictorian Nominations and selection 

Valedictorian Self Nomination Form 2023

Mme Borrel-Benoit

8. Grad Slide for Commencement Ceremony

Grads will have a slide appear as they cross the stage during Commencement.

OCV students are asked to submit a picture of themselves that will appear on the slide. Please use the following form to submit your picture. Students are asked to submit their picture by Monday June 12th.

OCV Picture for LDH Grad Slide

Ms. Wemyss,
Mme Borrel-Benoit 

9. Prom

Prom is being held at Orchard View Wedding and Conference Centre on Friday June 16th. Any prom related questions should be directed to Ms. Shanley ([email protected]) The prom has offically sold out.

Ms. Shanley

10. In Person Commencement


Tuesday June 27th – Two ceremonies will be held at 11:00 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m. The two ceremonies are designed to make the program more efficient.

Families were able to select their ceremony of preference between Monday, May 15th and Friday, May 19th. Bookings have closed at this time and invitations and tickets will be available at the Grad Breakfast.
Grads will be allowed four guests to come to the ceremony, and guests tickets will be distributed later in June.

There are 175 seats per ceremony. Should you require additional tickets, please complete the following form:
Additional Tickets for Commencement Request )

Ms. Kutyma,
Mme Borrel-Benoit

11. Honour Roll, Ontario Scholar, Silver Medalists

Promotion meetings (reviewing all potential grads to ensure they have met graduation criteria) will take place following the exam period and commencement

Admin and Student Services Staff

12. Diplomas

OSSD diplomas have been ordered from the Ministry and it is our expectation that grads will be able to pick up their diplomas and other important paperwork during the first week of July.

Ms. Kutyma

13. Grad Bouquets

The Commencement Group
LDHSS Grad Bouquet

The Commencement Group will be onsite this year as an option for parents to purchase fresh flower bouquets for graduates. To further contribute to a safe and efficient environment for your graduates, guests, and faculty, they are strongly encouraging customers to take advantage of our online pre-order service. They will have a contact-free customer experience for guests who are simply picking up their pre-purchased and reserved product. This will also increase overall physical distancing measures. Guests can of course purchase directly from our on-site staff as well, however pre-ordering does ensure specific sizing, colours etc..

The pre-order link for LDHSS Commencement is: LDHSS Grad Bouquet Pre-Order

The Commencement Group

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