Specialist High Skills Major Program Information Session

This virtual information session is hosted by TLDSB Pathways Team and secondary school staff to provide details about the SHSM program – what it means to participate in SHSM, requirements of the program, the sectors in each high school, and the benefits of being a SHSM student.  The formal presentation will be 20 minutes, followed by an opportunity for questions and school breakout sessions.

When: Wednesday, October 6
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Audience: All TLDSB students, families, educators, and community members

BML has Specialist High Skills Major Programs in Construction, Health & Wellness, and Transportation Technology.

Registration is appreciated but not required. Please complete the SHSM Information Session Registration Form.  Participants can access the main presentation with the event link.

Graduation, Rain or Shine

Today is the day!  We look forward to meeting you at the school between 12:30 and 7:00 to receive outstanding materials and to confer diplomas, awards and gifts. 

The virtual ceremony will be added to the grad google classroom at 7:00PM this evening.  Graduating students have access to this classroom, if you want to check it ahead of time.

We are so proud of what our Lakers have accomplished!

Graduation Update

Dear class of 2021, we are so excited to see you and to celebrate the accomplishment of your graduation this year!

Here’s what will happen on the 29th of June:

Starting at 12:30 and running until 7:00pm  we will be ready to present you with your diploma and grad gift outside the school.

  • Please complete a COVID-19 self-screening before arrival and wear a mask to receive your diploma.
  • You may remove your mask to take a photograph in front of our display as long as 6 feet of distance can be maintained between you and anyone not in your household.
  • We will ask you not to linger as we may only gather 10 people outdoors at this time.
  • We also ask that you exit your car with no more than three guests.
  • Grads who received their caps and gowns on June 23rd should wear them to the school.  Those who did not will receive them on the 29th.

At 7:00pm the virtual graduation ceremony will be available on the Grads’ Google Classroom.  All graduates who have completed a permission form will have been added to the Grad Google Classroom and will be able to view the show.


Q: Will all teachers be present at the Diploma Hand out?

A: Sadly no.  We must adhere to public health guidelines.  During stage 1, only 10 people 

are allowed to gather outdoors.

Q: Who can pick up a diploma if the graduate is not available?

A:  Legal guardians may pick up a diploma for their student.  A graduate who has sent an 

email to [email protected] may designate a different person to collect 

their diploma and awards.

Q: Will the virtual graduation show be available beyond the 29th at 7:00pm?

A: Like a traditional graduation ceremony, our virtual show is not a permanent thing.  To 

protect the privacy of our graduates, it will be taken down on July 3rd. 

Q. Will diplomas be given to students who have not returned their books and technology?

A. In cases where the student has paid for lost materials, yes.  Otherwise diplomas will be 

retained until materials are returned.

Q. What happens to diplomas and awards that are not picked up on the 29th?A. BML will keep diplomas that have not been collected for pick up in September.