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Homeroom Video for Monday, January 16th

 

Obama pays tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King

 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOzr7rO0wdI

 

 


 

EMCS Weekly for January 13th

 


 

Provincial Exam Schedule

 

Tuesday, January 24th

 

English 12

Ms. Anderson (B Block)

Where:  Room 2026

Time:  9am – noon

 

 

Wednesday , January 25th

 

Communications 12

Mr. Davies (C Block)

Where:  Room 2026

Time:  9am – noon

 

FRAL 12

Mr. McFarland (D Block)

Where:  Room 2026

Time:  1pm – 4pm

 

English 12 First Peoples

Mr. McCowan (C Block)

Where:  Room 2042

Time:  1pm – 4pm

 

 


 

School clothing & Grad 2017 Clothing

 

On sale in the commons at lunch starting next week Tuesday, January, 9th until Wednesday January 18th.

There will be no sales on Friday due to the short lunch.

Only orders that include full payment by cash or cheque made out to SD #62 will accepted.

Come pick up an order form and check out the samples.  Don’t miss out!

 

 


 

Final Project Tickets on Sale Now!!

$5.00  

 

final-projects

 


 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS – Tuesday, January 17th

 

IMPORTANT FOR TODAY

    • EMCS School and Grad 2017 Clothing – tomorrow is the last day to order EMCS clothing for students as well as staff. Come try on the samples and place your order at lunch in the commons. Don’t miss out!!
    • Grad Socks – available Monday – Thursday at lunch in the foyer. $12 each.
    • Vancouver Island University Information and Application Night at EMCS – Tuesday, January 17 at 7:00pm in room 2038
    • Who should attend?   Any Grade 10-12 students interested in learning more about VIU are encouraged to attend along with parents/guardians.  Vancouver Island University recruiters will give a presentation to parents and students in a classroom upstairs at EMCS. You will learn about programs, admission requirements, the application process, scholarships, athletic opportunities, student housing, and more. Following the presentation, the VIU staff and EMCS counsellors will be available in the computer lab to assist Grade 12 students with the online application process. Those planning to apply that night should bring a credit card for the VIU application fee.
  • Final Projects Night – Wednesday, January 18th in the EMCS Theatre at 7pm. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased from Kimberly in the office.

 

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    • Dual Credit Students – Please return your completed packages to the office.   (Biology 12, Calculus 12, Economics 12, Geography 12 and Psychology 12).
    • If you are a soccer academy student and wish to earn extra credits please see Ms. Hunter in the gym for a registration form. These forms need to be handed back to Ms. Hunter no later than Jan 30th.
    • An opportunity for Rugby players to watch the American Rugby Championships here in Langford Feb 4 and 11. B.C. Rugby is accepting applications for players who are interested in serving as one of 18 ball people. See Ms. Hunter for more information.
    • Free Glaciology and Marine Programs for Girls Seek Applications – Inspiring Girls Expeditions is accepting applications through January 31, 2017 for free summer science and wilderness expeditions in Alaska and Washington for girls ages 16 to 17. Three teams of up to nine teenage girls and three instructors will spend 12 days exploring and learning about mountain glaciers or fjords with tidewater glaciers. They’ll conduct scientific field studies with professional glaciologists, oceanographers, artists and mountaineers. The three Inspiring Girls trips of 2017 will include Girls on Ice Alaska, Girls on Ice Cascades and Girls in Icy Fjords. They are operated through IARC (International Arctic Research Centre) and the UAF College of Natural Science & Mathematics. For more information visit: https://web.iarc.uaf.edu/2016/12/21/free-glaciology-and-marine-programs-for-girls-seek-applications/
  • Exciting Opportunities Offered by the Sooke Rotary Club Adventures in Technology – is a comprehensive, four and a half day event that allows 30 Western Canadian Grade 11 and 12 students to explore advanced technology, research, development and applications. The experience enhances each participant’s awareness and understanding of technology, the many ways it affects our lives and the opportunities it holds for tomorrow. Experience and explore the many facets of the forest and environmental industries. Open to students in Grades 10, 11 and 12, participants spend 3 days touring Prince George sawmills, pulp mills, tree nurseries, reforestation sites, post-secondary institutions and other related points of interest.   The Adventures in Forestry and Environmental program introduces 25 to 40 high school students to the wide variety of careers the forest and environmental industries have to offer. Participants are able to work side by side with and ask questions of: mill staff, tree planters, nursery staff and forest fire personnel. Also, students learn about related programs at the University of Northern British Columbia and the College of New Caledonia.

 

  • Adventures in Forestry and Environmental Studies, May 10-14, Prince George

 

  • Students visit an exciting array of some of Canada’s finest corporations and research facilities such as the University of Saskatchewan, Areva Resources Ltd, Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, and the Canadian Light Source. These organizations offer tours, informative lectures, and provide hands-on opportunities.

 

  • Adventures in Technology, April 23-27, 2017, Saskatoon

 

  • The Sooke Rotary Club has generously offered to sponsor students to attend the following trips (one student per trip). All costs are covered, including transportation, meals and accommodation. Students interested in one of these trips should see Mr. Phipps in the counselling suite as soon as possible.

 

 

UPCOMING

  • Her Honour, Judith Guichon, the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia is visiting our school this Wednesday, January 18th, at 1:30 to 2:30. We will be holding a senior assembly for grade 11’s and 12’s starting at 1:30. Classes will be called down to the theatre.

 

  • English 12 Provincial exam – Jan. 24th

 

  • Communications 12, FRAL 12, and First People’s English 12 Provincial exams – Jan. 25th

 

 

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

 

Sunday

  • Grad Fashion Show practices will be Sundays 3-5 and Tues/Thurs 3:30-5:30.

 

Monday

  • Grad Council meets over the lunch period in room 2039.  Feel free to bring your lunch.
  • Band practice after school in the band room.
  • Junior Boys Basketball – 5:30-7pm

 

 

Tuesday

  • Youth for Change – meets in the Library Seminar Room at lunch.
  • Jr Girls Basketball – after school
  • Grad Fashion Show practices will be Sundays 3-5 and Tues/Thurs 3:30-5:30.

 

  • Rugby after school for the month of January
  • Free Math and Science Tutoring – Matthew, one of our Grade 12 students, offers free tutoring every Tuesday and Thursday after school in the counselling suite.  No appointment necessary.  Help is available for all math and science courses up to and including Grade 11.

 

  • Free Social Studies 9 and 10 tutoring – Jon provides free tutoring for Socials 9 and 10 on Tuesday and Thursday after school in the Lower Commons.

 

Wednesday

  • Wellness Center – open every Wednesday from 12:30-3:30 in room 1106.
  • Band practice after school in the band room.

 

  • EMCS Tech Crew – 3:30-5pm

 

Thursday

  • Youth for Change – meets in the Library Seminar Room at lunch.
  • Jr Girls Basketball –after school
  • Grad Fashion Show practices will be Sundays 3-5 and Tues/Thurs 3:30-5:30.
  • Free Math and Science Tutoring – Matthew, one of our Grade 12 students, offers free tutoring every Tuesday and Thursday after school in the counselling suite.  No appointment necessary.  Help is available for all math and science courses up to and including Grade 11.
  • Free Social Studies 9 and 10 tutoring – Jon provides free tutoring for Socials 9 and 10 on Tuesday and Thursday after school in the Lower Commons.

 

Friday

  • Junior Boys Basketball – 3-4:30pm 

 

CAREER CENTRE:  APPRENTICESHIPS, VOLUNTEERING & WORK OPPORTUNITIES

    • Job opportunities are available in Port Renfrew with Wild Renfrew. Restaurant, hotel and pub positions are posted in the Career Center.
    • Little Vienna Bakery is offering volunteer hours towards grad to students interested in working with their Red Seal Chef in the bakery kitchen. They are also looking for a computer knowledgeable person to assist with syncing some devices like iPads & cell phones to their main computer, and researching chef recipe software, etc.  Please see Ms. Percival in the Career Centre if interested.
    • The 10K Sooke River Run will be held at 11:00 am on Sunday, February 5, 2017. Volunteers are requested for set up, road marshalling, water stations, food prep and clean up. Sign up in the Career Centre.
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  • Interested in Technology? TEAC 105 is being offered at Camosun College.  

 

  • This is a dual-credit course that provides high school students in grades 10 to 12 with an introduction to careers and basic skills in Computer Science, Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, and Mechanical Engineering Technology. Students will complete a hands-on project in each of the 4 areas as they explore potential career and post-secondary options within the 4 technology areas. This course is held at Camosun College Interurban Campus every Friday beginning in February 2017. Please contact the Career Centre if you are interested in this opportunity.

 

  • Any student interested in learning about Garry Oak ecosystems, Fort Rodd Hill is looking for volunteers to help with the restoration of the Garry Oak Forests. This volunteer position is sponsored by the Species at Risk Communications Officer with Parks Canada. This position would involve two Saturdays a month year-round. The volunteer times are from 10am-3pm. Please contact the Career Centre if you are interested in this position.

 

  • If there are any students interested in becoming a heavy duty mechanic, please contact the Career Centre. The course would start September 2017, and would be taught at Camosun College Interurban Campus.

 

  • The 2017 United Nations Pilgrimage Speech Contest (Speak-Off) is a local – international student speech contest hosted worldwide by the Odd Fellows. The winner is awarded an all-expenses paid trip to NYC (and other destinations) and the winning 2017 delegate from the Greater Victoria area will further compete at the United Nations in NYC. The date of the Speak Off event held in Victoria is Feb 23, 2017. THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JANUARY 31. Applications are available in the Career Centre.

 

  • For any Grade 12 students who have completed their grad requirements, and would like to enter the Health Care Assistant program at Camosun College in April. We have been informed there are seats available for this program. Please contact the Career Centre.

 

  • For those students interested in Arts and Technology, there is a Digital Boot Camp offered through the Centre for Arts and Technology in Kelowna March 20 to 23rd.  Students will take part in a designated Bootcamp mission that will allow students to test-drive the digital arts program of their choice. The options range from animation, audio engineering & production, digital filmmaking, graphic design, network security specialist, interior design, event and promotions management, and veterinary hospital assistant. Contact the Career Centre if you are interested.

 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS & BURSARIES

  • The EMCS Financial Aid Information Handbook has been updated and is available on the EMCS website.   It can be found under the Students tab…Graduation…Scholarships, Bursaries & Student Loans.

 


 

 

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