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Grade 9

Counsellor's Message for School Community COVID - June

Byng Counselling During COVID19

Supports for Students & Families

CYMH intake 

Third Term Career Ed. 9 Assignment 

Third Term Career Ed. 9 Assignment - (Due Wednesday, May 20th) 

Important Information for Grade 9 Students 

F.Y. I. – Please note, Ms. Smith has resumed full-time work as of Spring Break.  Please feel free to email her at for anything whatsoever. A big shout-out to Ms. Tanabe for doing such a great job substituting for Ms. Smith on Thursdays and Fridays from January to March.  Thank you, Ms. Tanabe! 😊

Ms. Smith will begin Course Planning on January 27th through February 5th.  All course planning will be done during your English 9 class.  You must see either Ms. Smith or Mrs. Tanabe if you are absent the day the course planning lesson was delivered to your class. 

Students’ course planning expectations will determine their term 2 career Education 9 mark.  Marks will be deducted for late submissions and/or incomplete course planning sheets.

Please note that all materials/handouts including our course calendar can be accessed on our Lord Byng website.  Please see Ms. Smith’s presentation and handouts below and under Guidance and Support/ Course Planning/Grade 9.  Our Course Calendar is also under Guidance and Support/Course Planning/2020-2021 Course Planning Guide.

Grad Requirements

Fine Arts/ Applied Skills for Grade 10's

Course Codes for Fine Arts and Applied Skills

Course Codes for Mandatory Courses

Course Selection Sheet Regular Students

Course Selection Sheet Byng Arts

Course Selection Sheet ELL Students

Ms. Smith's Grade 9 Course Planning Presentation

Career Education 9 Course Description           September 2019 

Career Education 9 (CE 9) is a provincially mandated subject for all Grade 9 students.  At Lord Byng, this course is offered off-timetable.  Students do NOT meet formally on a Day 1, Day 2 basis during a specific block as they do for other school subjects.  However, students are responsible for participating in all learning opportunities and completing all assignments.

The Career Education program is designed to help students better understand themselves and others, as well as the rapidly changing workplace in order to be better equipped to become successful contributors to society when they leave Lord Byng Secondary.

Career Education 9 is based on the following three components, which will be delivered through English classes, workshops, and grade presentations: 1) Personal Development; 2) Connections to the Community; and 3) Life and Career Plan.

At the end of this course, successful students will have acquired some tools and resources for making informed decisions about future careers and healthy lifestyle choices.

CE 9 Course Evaluation

Participation and assignments from the following areas:

  1. Career Education Conference – 2 day workshops
  2. Career Fair                             
  3. My Blueprint                                                                         
  4. Take Our Kids To Work Day                                    
  5. Course Planning
  6. Assembly Presentations


Ms. M. Smith

Career Education 9 (CE 9)

My Blueprint Assignment                                 DUE DATE: Friday, October 25th 2019 

  1.  Student Account Login Steps 
  1. Use Google Chrome.  Visit 
  2. Click School Account Log In
  3. Login with your VSB username (student and password

Your password is the same password you use on all school accounts i.e. MyEd, Library login, etc.

Please note, if you need to reset a password you must use three words separated by a period.  Example, mary.mary.mary  Scroll down to change password and click on it. 

  1. Go to Class Activities. Click on it to see 5 survey assignments.


  2. Start and Complete each of the 5 surveys starting with Who Am I.  Read through each statement carefully and rank them thoughtfully.  


  1. Ensure you have added a thoughtful reflection at the end of each survey!


      2. Once a survey is completed, click on the Add to Portfolio button  

      3. Create ONE Portfolio entitled CE 9.  Have all your work in this one CE 9 Portfolio. 

Take Our Kids to Work Day Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 

Take Our Kids to Work Day, taking place on Wednesday, November 6th, 2019, is an annual event where students step into their future for a day and get a glimpse into the working world. The day involves students in Grade 9 spending the day in the workplace of a parent, relative, friend or volunteer host, where they experience and learn about the world of work. Please visit The Learning Partnership website for more information.

Take Our Kids to Work Day Information Letter

Take Our Kids to Work Day Permission Form (Due October 24th)

Take Our Kids to Work Day Student Evaluation (Due November 7th)

Ms. M. Smith (Grade 9 Counsellor)

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