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EMCS would like to acknowledge the Coast Salish Territory, specifically we would like to acknowledge T’Sou-ke Nation, who have been gracious enough to share the beautiful land on which EMCS is built. We would also like to acknowledge Scia’new Nation, Nuu-chah-nulth: Pacheedaht Nation, and Métis Nation whom EMCS and District 62 work closely with.
SXÁNEL – BULLHEAD MOON
People spent more time on and around the water. During the moon the Elder women knew how to take their baskets to the beach and gather bullheads from under the rocks. The women would pole sticks under the rocks and big bullheads would say “SKA”, which is their name. The bullhead was deemed a great delicacy.  This was also a great time for harvesting seaweed LEKES).  The halibut fishery ended because the halibut spawned during this moon. The grouse hatched and the larger/older grouse could easily be snared in the woods. https://www.racerocks.ca/the-13-moons-of-the-wsanec/
HÍSW̱E, Kleco Kleco, Marce, kinanâskomitin, Gilakas’la

 

 

 

New and Ongoing Information

LOOKING FOR SUMMERTIME WORK? The Prestige Oceanfront Resort is looking for talented candidates interested in working in the hospitality industry. Please see HERE for more information and how to apply.

HOMESTAY FAMILIES WANTED: Please find attached a poster from our school district’s international program, as they are looking for families interested in hosting an international student in the 2021-22 school year.
Have questions? For more information, and to learn about COVID19 safety protocols put in place before and after students arrive, contact information is included in this poster: Host Families Wanted

SPRING OUT OF HUNGER: As you may be aware, Spring Out of Hunger is NOW ON!!  In the absence of in-class food collection, we are asking for cash donations, all of which go to the Sooke Food Bank.  This will be a little class competition, split with AM/PM classes.  The winning class will get a fun COVID-themed prize 😊.  We are hoping that the spirit of charity that EMCS is known for in the past can shine through again with your donations, and may the best class win.

INDIGENOUS FULLY FUNDED HEALTHCARE ASSISTANT PROGRAM:  Students who self-identify as indigenous and may be interested in joining the healthcare field please see HERE for more information. You can also text HCA to  250-898-9345 or email info@excelcareercollege.com. Click here to apply: https://forms.gle/6EgiryW2K6tS8q8s8

EMCS YEARBOOKS: Pre-order your 2020-2021 copy now for $50! There are only 100 copies left so act fast! We still have2019-2020 yearbooks available being sold at a reduced price of only $35.00. All yearbook purchases can be made here: https://www.schoolcashonline.com/

STUDENTS OF EMCS! As you are crafting your own path in life, take a moment to reflect on those who helped you get there. We would like to inform you about a staff appreciation video that will be compiled. We would like to have short clips with a maximum length of one minute made by students saying thanks to individuals or a collection of EMCS staff. This is open to all students, with graduating students getting priority and a special section in the video. The due date for video submissions is May 17th,  please send your videos to Ms. Williams  (rwilliams@sd62.bc.ca) for review. Grade 12 Leadership students can answer any questions that you have as well!

STUDENT PARKING PASSES AND VEHICLE REGISTRATION:  Please fill out the online form at https://forms-reg.sd62.bc.ca/emcs_driver_reg. Once approved a decal will be sent to you through your classroom teacher.

 

 

Wolverines Athletics

 

ULTIMATE FRISBEE practices on Thursdays from 3:30-4:45pm at Fred Milne Park. If you’re interested in participating, please see Mr. Dudzik in the PHE office or contact edudzik@sd62.bc.ca.  Return to Sport documents are in the office and will need to be signed and returned to the office prior to attending. Hope to see you all out there!

RUGBY has started! Please visit office for new forms!

 

 

Career and Counselling News

VANCOUVER ISLAND UNIVERSITY VIRTUAL TRADES EXPO:  May 27 3:00pm to 7:00pm
VIU is hosting this event so you can learn about which trades training programs can help you find a rewarding, high paying career after as little as nine months of school!

  • Find out what programs are a good fit for your goals.
  • Chat with VIU instructors and ask questions.
  • Learn about apprenticeships and funding opportunities.
  • Found out about job opportunities for graduates of VIU trades programs.
  • Hear what it is like to be a student at VIU.

Click this link to register:  Trades and Applied Technology Virtual Expo

EMCS ENTREPRENEURSHIP WORKSHOPS FOR GRADE 10 AND 11 STUDENTS:  UVic’s Gustavson School of Business will be hosting zoom workshops at the end of May for Grade 10 and 11 students who may want to learn how they can flex their entrepreneurial skills through a side-hustle or microbusiness of their own. Please see HERE for the poster with more details and registration information.

SANNICH POLICE INFORMATION SESSION: Students and Families can join us on Tuesday, May 18th from 6-7pm to learn more about a career in Policing. See HERE for more information and to register.

SUMMER SCHOOL: Registration for Summer Fast Track DL Courses (“Summer School”) is Open

  • July 5 to Aug 5 (Monday to Thursday)
  • In-person classes at Belmont Secondary combined with remote learning sessions
  • Courses available are: English Studies 12, Law Studies 12, Social Justice 12, Science 10, Workplace Math 10, Workplace Math 11, Foundations & Pre-Calc 10, Pre-Calc 11, Pre-Calc 12
  • Registration Deadline:  June 18. Courses may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.
  • Register at westshorecentre.com
  • See your School Counsellor if you have questions.

SUMMER SUN🌞, OUTDOOR, VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY:  Hello volunteers! Thank you for your willingness to help the Sooke Country Market be safe, supported, and awesome this season! In order to help implement our COVID-19 safety precautions the market needs 4-6 volunteers each week: 1-2 at the entrance, 1 at the exit, and one directing parking for 2 different shifts!  You can email Emily at sookecountrymarketvolunteers@gmail.com OR a call or text at 236-562-3324.

PHARMASAVE in Sooke is offering two excellent opportunities for employment starting in April. They are looking for a full time Pharmacy Assistant as well as a Front Store Clerk. Please see HERE for contact information.

INTERESTED IN A FUTURE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, OR SCIENCE? Through to June 2021 HPQC College will be hosting a “Career Coaching” lecture series, via Zoom: https://hpqc.org/lectures/LectureFlyer.pdf.  Highly successful people working full-time at big-tech companies like Google, Netflix, and Instagram will be talking about how they got there and what interesting journeys they went through which they would not have anticipated when they were in high school. Check it out! For registration or more information:  info@hpqc.org

UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA…NEXT STEPS VIRTUAL SERIES: The UVic Next Steps virtual series, designed for September 2021 applicants, is now live on the UVIC website and registration is available online at:   www.uvic.ca/join-us
This virtual series of events includes:

– Self-Reporting 101 information sessions
– Faculty-specific events
– Registration 101 information sessions (which will be posted online closer to the events in May)

THE CAREER CENTRE is open all day and is happy to assist you with your work experience hours, apprenticeships and resume/application processes. Feel free to book an appointment online at http://emcs.web.sd62.bc.ca/students/career-centre/book-a-careers-appointment/. We look forward to seeing you.

 

 

For Grade 12 Students

LAST CALL FOR GRAD COMMENT FORMS!  They must be submitted asap if you want to participate in the graduation ceremonies. This is DIFFERENT than the comment that you submitted for the yearbook and is a requirement to cross the stage. The form can be found here: https://forms.gle/ASR27Y52HHKGJNFZ8  If you have any questions, you can contact M. Williams at  rwilliams@sd62.bc.ca

GRADS EMCS GRAD TALK – A VIRTUAL GRAD WALK ALTERNATIVE!  Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the traditional Grad Walk through elementary and middle schools is not possible, which is why Leadership 12 is proposing an alternative – a virtual Grad Talk. Join the meeting at the time/date below using the link provided to connect with your former teachers! It will be a space to connect, reminisce, and celebrate as you remember your years with the Milne’s Landing family.

The Meeting will take place at 7pm on the following dates:

HERE ARE A COUPLE OF UPCOMING UVIC DEADLINES:

  • Remember, if you have been offered a scholarship from UVIC, you must also accept the scholarship offer by the deadline stated in the offer.
  • Deadline for completing online courses required for UVIC entry:  May 31
  • First year priority housing application deadline: June 30

See your school counsellor if you have any questions. 

SCHOLARSHIPS & BURSARIES: There are many application deadlines coming soon.  See the Scholarships/Bursaries section of the EMCS website for details.

 
 

 

 

 

 

EMCS is celebrating the Coast Salish thirteen moons. This is part of deepening our understanding of Indigenous Ways of Knowing. We are currently in the SKANEL or Bullhead Moon. This is a time when good weather starts to appear, people spend more time on or around the water, and bullheads arrive on the shore and shallows. We are thankful to Earl Claxton Sr. and John Elliot for sharing their knowledge about the moons.

What’s happening at EMCS

Click here to read about the award winning Foods and Sustainability programs at EMCS!!

 

   Pre-Order the 2021 Yearbook for $50 by clicking here.

Order a 2020 yearbook for $35 by clicking here.

 

Grade 12 updates!

Grad Talk – A virtual Grad Walk alternative! Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the traditional Grad Walk through elementary and middle schools is not possible, which is why Leadership 12 is proposing an alternative – a virtual Grad Talk.  Join the meeting at the time/date below by clicking on it to connect with your former teachers! It will be a space to connect, reminisce, and celebrate as you remember your years with the Milne’s Landing family.

Exploring Post Secondary Opportunities

The UVic Camosun High School 2021 Presentation is now onlineclick here to view it!

StudentAid BC supports over 60,000 students each year with grants, loans, and other financial aid programs for post-secondary education.  Parents/guardians of Grade 12 students, please see the attached 3 StudentAid BC documents for more information.

Vancouver Island University Virtual Trades Expo May 27 3:00pm to 7:00pm

VIU is hosting this event so you can learn about which trades training programs can help you find a rewarding, high paying career after as little as nine months of school!

  • Find out what programs are a good fit for your goals.
  • Chat with VIU instructors and ask questions.
  • Learn about apprenticeships and funding opportunities.
  • Found out about job opportunities for graduates of VIU trades programs.
  • Hear what it is like to be a student at VIU.

Click here to register

Scholarships & Bursaries – Check out our website: http://emcs.web.sd62.bc.ca/students/grade-12-information/scholarship-bursaries-student-loans/

Important Information for UVIC Applicants —  ACTION REQUIRED

If you have applied to UVIC, you should have received an email recently with a request to submit transcripts using the Student Transcripts Service (STS) website.  UVIC has changed the way they access marks, so you must log on to your STS account and release your marks to UVIC (EVEN IF YOU HAVE ALREADY DONE SO).  Instructions are in the email that UVIC sent to applicants.

Students who aren’t offered early, conditional admission decisions based on their self-reported grades will be re-evaluated based on the transcripts sent to UVIC (through the STS). After being reconsidered, they may receive an admission offer in late April to mid-May if they are eligible.

Registration 101 webinars will be taking place throughout May and June to help students plan which courses to take in their first year and learn how course registration works at UVIC. Dates and registration information are available on the UVIC Events website.

And finally, here are a couple of upcoming UVIC deadlines:

  • Deadline for completing online courses required for UVIC entry:  May 31
  • First year priority housing application deadline: June 30

See your school counsellor if you have questions.

Opportunities for Everyone!

The Sooke Region Museum has 6 job positions for students this summer. If you enjoy working with the public please click on the links below for the job descriptions and application instructions.

Program Assistant job posting at Sooke Region Museum and Visitor Centre

Visitor Counsellor job posting at Sooke Region Museum and Visitor Centre

Summer sun, outdoor, volunteer opportunity!  Hello volunteers! Thank you for your willingness to help the Sooke Country Market be safe, supported, and awesome this season! In order to help implement our COVID-19 safety precautions the market needs 4-6 volunteers each week: 1-2 at the entrance, 1 at the exit, and one directing parking for 2 different shifts!  You can email Emily at sookecountrymarketvolunteers@gmail.com OR a call or text at 236-562-3324.”

 Interested in a future in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or Science?

Through June 2021 HPQC College will be hosting a “Career Coaching” lecture series, via Zoom: https://hpqc.org/lectures/LectureFlyer.pdf.  Highly successful people working full-time at big-tech companies like Google, Netflix, and Instagram will be talking about how they got there and what interesting journeys they went through which they would not have anticipated when they were in high school. Check it out!

Heirs to Our Oceans British Columbia is currently recruiting for new members!

Heirs To Our Oceans (H2OO) is a global youth environmental organization dedicated to educating and inspiring the next generation of leaders through worldwide events and initiatives, as well as hosting local chapters. The British Columbia chapter of H2OO is looking for youth passionate about the environment and marine conservation to join us! Members will be able to make meaningful connections with like-minded youth around the world, while also building their network and combating the environmental and humanitarian crises globally. For more information or to get involved, please contact Emma at emma@heirstoouroceans.org

Homestay families needed!

Please find attached a poster from our school district’s international program, as they are looking for families interested in hosting an international student in the 2021-22 school year.  Have questions? For more information, and to learn about COVID19 safety protocols put in place before and after students arrive, please click here.

Stay in the loop
Be sure to stay in the loop with the list of important dates in each of weekly newsletters (archived here),  on our website, the Wolverines App, and the District website.

We continue to encourage parents and guardians to reach out to the school via phone (250-642-5211) and email (emcs@sd62.bc.ca) with any questions you may have!

Important dates:

May 11 – Virtual PAC Meeting at 6:30pm on MS Teams – click here to join

May 14 – Non Instruct day

May 24 – Holiday (Victoria Day)

May 28 – Octa 8 begins

June 15, 16, 17 – Grad (details TBA)

 

*The EMCS Wellness Center is open every other Wednesday, 12pm-3:30pm; next date is May 19.