April 9 @ 7:15 – Join us for a presentation of the award-winning film Screenagers.
HDCH invites you to join us for the film and for a post-film discussion with community members Hennie Schoon, Dawn Berkelaar, and Harry Blyleven (Tech Educator) along with HDCH students and staff.
This documentary by Dr. Delany Ruston has been screened for audiences across North America. According to the film website, the filmmaker “takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction.
Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.
7:15 pm: Welcome, introduction and table talk
7:30 pm: Screenagers screening
8:40 pm: Coffee and table talk
8:45 pm: A panel discussion
9:30 pm: Resources and wrap up
Screenagers offers lots of resources for educators, students, and families on navigating tech and social media.
In addition to links and print resources, the filmmaker host Tech Talk Tuesdays, an interactive forum on navigating in the digital age. This week’s topic is Tech and Creativity. Dr. Ruston offers 16 tips for fostering on-line and off-line creativity.
Student transcripts for OUAC and OCAS will be updated in late April. It is very important for student to check their on-line accounts for accuracy. Students who are enrolled in independent studies or correspondence courses must check their accounts to make sure that all credits are accounted for. Students should ensure that mid-term marks are reported to Student Services.
Checking Online Accounts
The initial applications through OUAC and OCAS have largely been complete for some time. It is important for all applicants to check their email and online accounts for information on supplementary applications, residence, and financial aid. Remember that most schools require students to register or to log-in to unique online accounts. Log-in information is usually provided via an acknowledgment email. Don’t miss important “next steps!”
Most colleges and universities are currently in the middle of their admission reviews. Some students will receive offers in the coming weeks, others may not receive an offer until second-semester mid-terms have been received. Students shouldn’t panic if they have not yet received an offer; the majority of offers are released in late April or early May.
All students, particularly those in grade 12, are reminded to submit records of accumulated service hours to the office as soon as possible. The deadline for graduating students to submit 40 hours is May 30.
Visit hdch.org/resources/service-hours for instructions on paperless recording.