St. Stephen has a strong school spirit. Students participate in many aspects of school life, and share a sense of community. We have a reputation of being an outstanding school with events and activities that allow students to shine and reveal their strengths and talents.
School assemblies bring students and staff today to celebrate successes and discuss important school issues. See our assembly day timetable.
Dances occur four to five times a year. We host a dance for Grade nine students, and additional dances to celebrate Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day, and one in the spring.
Guest Pass Application form for Dances
Code of Conduct, students are expected to:
Help make dances positive social experiences.
Be in regular attendance on the day of the dance.
Arrive no later than 8:30 p.m. and be prepared to leave at 10:00 p.m.
Not leave and return to any dance.
Comply with all school rules i.e. consumption of alcohol and/or use of drugs are not tolerated
Students are not permitted to attend a dance if they were not present in school on the day of the dance. Students under the influence of drugs or alcohol may be subject to charges by the police and parents/guardians will be contacted. Students under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be suspended from school and will lose dance privileges for one calendar year. This also applies to the graduation, prom, and dances at other secondary schools.
Grade 12 Day
When is Grade 12 Day? Tuesday April 18, 2023.
This is a one-day event. Everything needs to be done on this day. If you are sick on Grade 12 Day, email your VP to make arrangements.
What do I need to do to be ready for Grade 12 Day?
1. Complete the Valedictorian Vote #1. You will do your final vote on Grade 12 Day.
2. Complete the Grad Bio
3. Pay your grad fee via SchoolCash.
4. Complete and sign the Prom Agreement. Your parents must sign the form (yes, even if you are over 18).
5. Pay for your ticket(s) via SchoolCash
6. Complete the Grade 12 Retreat Permission form.
What do I do on Grade 12 Day?
You will visit all the tables in the Guidance/Coop Office. At each station you will be required to give information/forms. Have all your forms ready to go. It is also helpful to have printed copies of your SchoolCash receipts.
Guidance Area Stations:
- Grad Bio
- Credit and Volunteer Hours Check*
- Valedictorian Final Vote
- Grad Retreat Permission Forms
Coop Area Stations:
- Yearbook (toddler pic and future goals)
When you visit each station you’ll get a stamp on your “Grade 12 Day Passport”. If you submit your completed passport, you’ll be entered into a draw. Two lucky winners will receive a $50 refund of their prom ticket.
Additional Prom Info:
- If you are bringing a guest from another school or out of school, you must have an interview with your guest and your VP by APRIL 11.
- If you are going with another St. Stephen Grade 12 student, no interview is required. An interview may be required if you are bringing a Grade 11/Virtual student, check with your VP.
- In order to be on the prom guest list you MUST visit the prom table. At that time, we will check that your agreement is done, gather guest information, check for any dietary needs and that you’ve paid for your ticket(s). Once all that information is completed you will be on the guest list. Please ensure you know if your guest has any dietary needs (i.e. vegetarian, allergies, etc.). We need to let the hall know well in advance of any special meals.
- Table sign ups will occur once we have a prom guest list.
Graduation is June 28th, 2023
Students must arrive at 5:00 p.m.
Graduation Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Grad Information Sheet 2023 from Grade 12 Day (hang on your fridge)
Grad - Parent Information Letter 2023
Community Involvement Graduation Requirement 2023
Grade 12 day is April 18th 2023. All forms are to be completed on this day.
Valedictorian Vote #1, period 2 on April 3rd. 2023
Graduation Photos: November 28th – December 9th 2022 & February 22nd & 27th 2023.
All Graduates should have a photo taken for the composite.
Book your appointments online.
Enter in the three-letter school code (KSS)
Select sitting type, date and time.
Friday, June 2, 2023
Theme: "Enchanted Forest"
Time: 5:30 -7:00 PM - Arrival & Photos
Dinner is at 7:00 PM and Dance after till 10:30 PM
Location: Tosca Banquet Hall, 800 Champlain Ave. Oshawa.
Cost: $100.00 per person.
Prom tickets must be paid using "School Cash Online".
Sales Open from: "March 31st - April 17th 2023"
See the Prom information sheet below for more information.
*Guest Pass Application Form 2023 (Students attending another secondary school)
Prom Night Safety Tips for Parents/Guardians:
Make sure that your child has a plan for the evening and that you know the plan.
Ensure your child knows where to reach you in case of emergency.
Ensure he/she has cab fare and /or knows you are available to pick them up at any time.
Know “hot spot” destinations, including any after-parties your child might attend.
Take stock of the alcohol in your home.
Know who is driving. If it’s a limo, check its policy on allowing alcohol in the vehicle.
Discuss school prom rules (see student agenda book) with your child and the consequences of violations.
Encourage seat-belt use.
Do not rent hotel rooms for prom-goers.
Communicate with other parents/guardians and school officials. Stay up until your prom-goer returns home.
You risk being denied access or being sent home if you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. School consequences apply and charges may be laid.
Do yourselves and friends a favour: if a driver is intoxicated, take his/her keys. Don't let them drive themselves or others.
Be aware of pre/post formal parties, location, supervision, and transportation plans.
Consider providing cab vouchers/phone cards for safe arrival/emergencies.
Be aware of liability issues if you serve/condone the consumption of alcohol. You could be held liable for any injuries or damage caused by or sustained by an impaired guest, even after they leave.
Students and their parents might consider getting and signing a Call Me Contract, sponsored by Ontario Students Against Impaired Driving (OSAID), available at the Health Unit.
We hope these reminders will assist in everyone having a safe and enjoyable senior formal.
For additional information on our school's events and activities, visit our Calendar.