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GMHS Grade 9 Orientation


George McDougall

Grade 9 Orientation

Our School

Back to School

George McDougall High School is grades 9-12 with dual track, French Immersion.GMHS has approximately 750 students, supported by 40 teachers and 14 support staff.

Assistant PrincipalsMs Mogck - grade 9 & 11Ms Brown - grade 10 & 12

PrincipalMs Johnston

About GMHS


Athletic & Creative Opportunity


Learning Support

Unique Programming

Ms Burchby-Martin (A-L)Ms Duggan (M-Z)

Ms Vang

Grade 9

Grade 9 is IMPORTANT

Grade 9 is the beginning to achieving your goals- sets your "stream" (10-1? 10-2? 10-3? 14? 24?)- new and cool opportunitiesGrade 9 comes with big changes- new school, new friends, new possibilities- figure out "who you are"

Keys to Success




Focus & Communication







Full Year Math & ELA

Opportunities for Choice

More Responsibility

What is a Grade 9 Like?


A Day in the Life

English Language Arts 9FLA 9 (french immersion only)Social Studies 9 / ES9Mathematics 9Science 9Phys Ed 9Health 9CTF OptionsFLT / Literacy

Option Courses

Construction & Japanese

Foods & Robotics

Fashion & Cosmetology

Band & Jazz

Art & Media

Drama & Film

Sports Performance

Outdoor Education



French Immersion

French Immersion

Entering grade 9 Immersion, it is assumed students have completed a French Immersion program up to and including grade 8 FLA 9 is an academic course and leads to a PAT and eventually a diploma exam at the 30 level. FI Focuses on Spoken Communication Abilities,Grammatical and Written Skills

The Farm

The Farm

Rocky View Schools students will take up their full grade 9 or 10 curriculum on The Farm, including core subjects, without ever having to set foot in a traditional classroom. The Farm will create an engaging learning environment steeped in agriculture, while addressing all aspects of the relevant curriculum.

Global Hockey

Grade 9 Global Sports Academy

Global Sport Academy – Hockey Partnership with GMHS and Global Sport*** Application process required*** The Airdrie Hockey Academy program powered by Global Sport Academy Group, allows motivated and passionate young student-athletes an avenue to pursue their academic and athletic goals in a unique and integrated setting.***Grade 9 programming is subject to sufficient enrollment.

Extra Curriculars

Extra Curriculars

GolfVolleyballBasketballCurlingCross Country

BadmintonFootballSoccerTrack & FieldPrincipal's Advisory

LeadershipGSAGaming clubSTEAM Team

Career & Post Secondary CounsellingHealthy RelationshipsBreakfast KioskStepping Stones to Mental HealthCommunity ConnectionsMustang Family Connects

All teachers, admin & staff at GMHSGuidance - Ms. Burchby-Martin (A-L)& Ms. Duggan (M-Z)Learning Support - Ms. VangPower SchoolSchool WebsiteGoogle ClassroomParent Teacher Interviews


Parent & Students

Additional Supports

Learning Support

Learning Support

LS Teacher: Ms. VangLearning Support is forALL LearnersAccomodations for coursesand examsBuilding student advocacyTips for reducing barriersIPP Support for Teachers

School Council

Positive Impact on Attitude

Parent Interest & Awareness

Positive Impact on Performance

Add Your Voice to Our Vision!

School Council meets every Third Tuesday of each month All Families Welcome!

Become a MUSTANG

Get Involved

Ride of the Mustang

Ride of the Mustang

In 2011, a student within our school was diagnosed with cancer which sparked the inaugural Ride of the Mustang bike-a-thon: an event where teams work in shifts to ride stationary bikes for 48 consecutive hours. April 2021WE WANT TO PASS $1MILLION!

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