Grad 2024

Commencement photos are ready to be downloaded from Green Apple.  Your access code is in the graduation envelope which students received at the Commencement Ceremony.

Valedictorian Voting

Please use the link below to vote for this year's valedictorian for the Graduating Class of 2024!  

Valedictorian Voting

All graduates can vote once and must do so by noon, Thursday, June 13th.

The valedictorian will be announced on Friday. 

Good luck to all nominees.


Important Prom Information

Attending Prom?  If so, please read the information below.
Prom at LDH is a school sanctioned event which means that students and their guests are expected to adhere to the OCDSB Code of Conduct.  

Pre-Prom Reception (Outdoors)
There is a pre-Prom reception from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Orchard View Wedding and Event Centre. LDH grads, their guests and family members are welcome to attend.  This is a great opportunity to take photos!

Checking In and General Behaviour

  • Attendees will be checked in from 5:50 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
  • Guests of LDH grads will be required to show photo identification when checking in to verify their identity.  Acceptable forms of identification include: a driver’s licence, a health card or a student card from a high school or post-secondary institution.
  • All attendees of Prom (LDH grads and their guests) will have their bags, purses and pockets checked before entering the hall for dinner.
  • Any attendee who arrives at Prom under the influence of drugs or alcohol will have their ticket revoked and will not be permitted to enter the event. No reimbursement for the ticket or any other costs will be given. 
  • Any attendee who is found possessing or consuming alcohol or drugs on or near the premises will be removed from the event and their ticket will be revoked. No reimbursement for the ticket or any other costs will be given.
  • Vaping and smoking are not permitted.
  • Should an attendee be directed to leave the premises for any reason, a parent/guardian will be contacted. 

Name Cards on Tables 

  • These are ONLY for students with Dietary Restrictions and Food Allergies
  • Students who filled out the Google Form indicating that they had dietary restrictions and/or food allergies will have a name card on the table so that staff at Orchard View can easily identify those who have modifications to their meals.  
  • DO NOT sit down at a place setting if there is a name card unless of course that name card has your name on it.

Etiquette during the meal and during the awards ceremony
You are asked to remain seated at your table during the first two courses (obviously you can get up for a washroom break or to collect an award).  It is extremely difficult to properly serve 335 people if large numbers are missing from the table. There will be a 20 minute break between the main course and dessert. This is the perfect time to chat with friends and get some great photos! You are free to move around the venue as soon as dessert and the awards ceremony are done.

The Prom Awards are meant to be a fun way of celebrating your peers.  Please be respectful of both nominees and winners.  Being a sore loser or booing others because your friends didn’t win is a sign of poor sportsmanship and does not reflect well on your character.

Wishing you a safe, fun and memorable evening!


Commencement Flowers

LDHSS is pleased to once again be working with Commencement Flowers. They offer roses and other small gifts available for pick up at LDH on June 26th in our foyer. For those interested in pre-ordering to ensure that your flowers of choice are available, here is a direct link:


Commencement Ceremonies

Please review the student information items for the commencement ceremonies.

Commencement Ceremonies are at 9:30 am and 1:00 pm on Wednesday, June 26th in the gym.

  1. Graduation gowns and tickets will be distributed in the afternoons on Tuesday, June 11th and Wednesday, June 12th in the library. 

  2. The ceremonies on the 26th are at 9:30 am and 1:00 pm and there will be a reception for all graduates between 11 am - 12 pm. Light refreshments will be provided by our culinary team. 

  3. Graduates must be at school and in their marshalling room at least 45 minutes before their ceremony (8:45 am for the morning ceremony, 12:15 pm for the afternoon ceremony). Marshalling rooms are on the second floor in the English and French hallway. (Signs will be posted around the second floor with your room number).  

  4. Remember to bring your grad gown, cap and V-stole. You will receive the tassel in your marshalling room. 

  5. Graduates will be arranged in alphabetical order (based on your last name) and the gym marshall (Mr. Elliot) will lead you to the gym.   

  6. To help with crowd flow, graduates will be entering and exiting the gym through the back door. (Only graduates and staff will be allowed in this area). Loved ones will enter the gym through the main doors. Loved ones must have tickets in order to enter the gym. 

  7. Remember there should be NO cell phone use during any part of the ceremony and there won’t be any secure space to leave your belongings (phone, purse, wallet). Before the ceremony, be sure to make arrangements for someone to hold these items for you. 

  8. The ceremony will last approximately 90 minutes. Other than when you are receiving your diploma, you are expected to remain in your seat. Students will cross the stage in alphabetical order and will be called up in batches by the gym marshall. 

  9. There will be reserved photo seating for a loved one to use when the graduate is crossing the stage. Please only move to this area when the graduate is about to cross and limit the number of loved ones taking pictures in this space.

  10. In addition, Green Apple Studio will be there to take a photo of every graduate as they cross the stage. There will be a free digital download provided, the code for that will be found in the envelope of information the students receive after they cross the stage. Only the graduating student should be in these photos. There will be opportunities for more candid pictures during the reception between the ceremonies. 

  11. Recession:  At the end of the ceremony, students will leave the gym through the back doors  Parents and guests will leave out the two main gym entrances.

  12.  Parking: Parking will be extremely limited. Please park in the city lot by the water park or within the community. Walking or car-pooling is advised. Also, be mindful of street parking signs and rules.


Grad Breakfast June 7th!

We would like to invite all grade 12 students to the annual Grad Breakfast on Friday Jun 7th starting at 8:15am. Please join us in the cafeteria. You will also be able to pick up your yearbook and have your friends sign it right away!


For those of you interested in being this year's Valedictorian, please see the application form attached, review the criteria and submit your application.  Three teachers need to support your application.

Valedictorian Application


Grad Slide Deck

Grads 2024 - Fill in the google form for the Slide Deck which will be displayed at the  commencement ceremonies. The deadline for the Slide Deck is Thursday, June 6.


Grad 2024 Checklist

Please click on the link and check out the list for important grad related tasks.

Grad Check List

Afternoon (1 pm) Commencement Ceremony is now full!  The booking system has been closed.

For students who submitted a request for a Commencement Ceremony, you would have received a confirmation email.  

The 1 pm Commencement Ceremony filled up very quickly and is now full.  Thank you for your registrations.  

All remaining students will be placed in the 9:30 ceremony.


Commencement News!

Commencement will be held at LDHSS on Wednesday, June 26th. We will be hosting two ceremonies; one at 9:30am and the second at 1pm. Between ceremonies, there will be a celebration and opportunity to take photos with friends who may be in the alternative ceremony. The opportunity to select the ceremony you prefer will be made available on Thursday, April 18th at 3pm. Follow this link to select your ceremony time: Commencement 2024 If you are prompted for a code, please enter: grd24 (link will open on Thursday, April 18th at 3pm). 

Order your Grad Gown now!  Deadline is April 9!

In order to "cross the stage" the student needs to have a Graduation Gown, which needs to be ordered by the school.

The traditional in-person Commencement Ceremony that LDHSS is hosting will be held on Wednesday, June 26th. We are in the midst of finalizing the details.

Grad Gowns and caps are a meaningful part of the ceremony. Gowns/Caps are kept by the students and need not be returned.

Please take a look at the sizing options below and select your size. Your height should be measured without shoes, from the top of your head to the floor.

Size 39: 4'6" - 4'8" (137-143 cm)
Size 42: 4'9" - 4'11" (144-150 cm)
Size 42FF: 4'9" - 4'11" (144-150 cm) Weight over 180 lbs
Size 45: 5'0" - 5'2 (151-158 cm)
Size 45FF: 5'0" - 5'2 (151-158 cm) Weight over 165 lbs 180
Size 48: 5'3" - 5'5" (159-166 cm)
Size 48FF: 5'3" - 5'5" (159-166 cm) Weight over 180 lbs
Size 51: 5'6 - 5'8" (167-173 cm) [add $35.00]
Size 51FF: 5'6 - 5'8" (167-173 cm) Weight over 270 lbs
Size 54: 5'9" - 5'11" (174-181 cm) [add $35.00]
Size 54FF: 5'9" - 5'11" (174-181 cm) Weight over 270 lbs
Size 57: 6'0" - 6'2" (182-188 cm) [add $35.00]
Size 57FF: 6'0" - 6'2" (182-188 cm) Weight over 270 lbs
Size 60: 6'3" - 6'5" (189-195 cm) [add $35.00]
Size 60FF: 6'3" - 6'5" (189-195 cm) Weight over 330 lbs
Size 63: 6'6" - 6'8" (196-201 cm) [add $35.00]
Size 63FF: 6'6" - 6'8" (196-201 cm) Weight over 330 lbs

For students who already have a gown, they will need to purchase the VStole, Cap and Tassel - cost is $20

Please go to schoolcashonline to place your order!


Longfields-Davidson Heights SS Community Awards 2024

We are honoured to be able to offer our LDH Graduating students several awards. Please follow the link to see a list of Community Awards which we ANTICIPATE will be offered to you this year. If you would like to be considered for an award, please complete the google form no later then May 1, 2024


It's time to submit your Grad Quotes! Due on Feb 29!

Max length is 90 characters long (includes spaces)
Must be appropriate!  No derogatory language or references
No derogatory language abut the school, students, or staff
Quotes are due on Feb 29 at 11:59 pm sharp! Any quotes submitted past this date will not be included
Any quotes that are inappropriate will not be included and will result in not having a quote under your photo.

Suggestions of Inspirations:
a favourite memory
a quote from an actor
an inspirational quote
a lyric from a song


Graduation Day! Save the date!
The LDHSS Commencement Ceremony will be on Wednesday June 26, 2024
More information will be shared at a later date.


Green Apple Grad Portraits

Grad Photo Retake Day - Feb 13! This is a new date! (rescheduled from Feb 23)

Grad Photo retake day has been scheduled with Green Apple Studios. They will be at LDHSS on Friday, February 13rd. For those who wish to have a retake, or who missed the first sessions, please use this link to schedule a time:  LDHSS Grad Photo Retakes



Mark your calendars! Grad Photos will be done at LDH from Nov 20 - 24 and Nov 27 - Dec 1. 

There are 2 different options for your grad portrait sitting.

The sitting fee is paid to the photographer at the time of the photo session. Cash Only.
We cannot accept late payment, if you do not have your sitting fee at your session you will need to reschedule your sitting to the retake day.

This sitting includes:
6 - 8 traditional poses.
Composite of entire graduating class.
A 11” x 14” high quality vinyl folder.

Includes 1 - 2 traditional poses provided for yearbook and composite purposes only.

Please visit the Green Apple website to book your personal session.  All sessions will be held at LDHSS.

White or off-white blouse with a collar or white shirts and tie are recommended for best results. Robes, caps, flowers and other props will be provided to you during the photo session.

Personal appearance is the responsibility of the parent and student. Retakes will be offered at no charge for obvious photographic error. Date of retake portraits will be announced at school.

INFORMATION: [email protected] or 613-983-2903
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