One-Stop Grad Shop is Dressing up Grade 8 Graduates for Free

TUESDAY, APR. 19, 2022

King George School is again partnering with the Brantford Police Service to provide Grade 8 students across the district, from any school board, an opportunity to find their special graduation outfit without the price tag.

“Moving on to secondary school is a major milestone for our students, and the One-Stop Grad Shop is a great program that helps remove barriers to celebrating with friends and family," said Cheryl Bannister, Principal at King George School. "Thanks to generous community support and the great work of the Brantford Police Services, Grade 8 graduates can pick out a great outfit at no cost."

Detective Kelsie Annaert, along with fellow officers and Grand Erie teacher Shannon McLeod, started the One-Stop Grad Shop six years ago, and the program has helped many graduates find what they needed to celebrate in style. The program is back after a two-year COVID-enforced hiatus to offer a variety of gently used formal wear, shoes and accessories free of cost.

Organizers are seeking donations of formal wear including dresses, suits, jackets, and dress shirts, as well as shoes, ties and accessories. Donations can be dropped off at the Brantford Police Station (344 Elgin Street) until May 3.

The One-Stop Grad Shop supports Grand Erie's Multi-Year Strategic Plan priority of Belonging, promoting equitable practices that help students and families feel safe, welcomed, and included.

One-Stop Grad Shop:

  • Date: Friday, May 6, 2022
  • Location: King George School (265 Rawdon Street, Brantford)
  • Time: 3:30-7:00 p.m.

We are an Eco-School

Did you know our school is an eco-school? Well we are, and that means that our school is making efforts every day to stay green. Some of the things our energy efficiency group is doing include implementing eco-friendly browsers, starting lights out lunches every Monday and Friday, creating signs for lights and monitors, and adding important information to our school website about being eco-friendly. We're also having a fun sweater day where we’re lowering the temperature of the school by two degrees and we will all wear sweaters. We’re also adding Ecosia to all our browsers. Ecosia is a company that plants a tree for every forty-five searches on the internet. Students are also making fifteen signs and posting them around the school, to remind people to turn off lights and monitors. Sweater day will be held on the 29th of November, and the 16th and 17th of December. Remember to check the school website for more cool information about how we are going eco-friendly, and the steps to become a platinum school, and to watch a video about implementing eco-friendly habits. Always remember to stay green!


The Energy Efficiency Team of École Confédération