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Weekly Message for September 22nd 



Orange Shirt Day

Friday September 29th is Orange Shirt Day.  


Orange shirt day is a day to recognize the devastating impact residential schools have had in our Canadian history.  It originated from Phyllis Wenstob’s story, when her shiny new orange shirt was taken away on her first day of residential school at a Williams Lake residential school.     

Orange Shirt Day is also an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of r
econciliation and hope for generations of children to come.    


We encourage all students and staff to wear orange shirts on Friday September 29th.


Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock School Fundraising Campaign

Please help EMCS raise money for Cops for Cancer.  Please click on the link below.

Link: http://convio.cancer.ca/goto/EMCS



Bail Mr. Powell out of jail!


Mr. Powell



Daily Announcements – Monday, September 25th



Grad Council – meeting in Room 2039 at lunch today

Cops for Cancer Fundraiserall this week we are going to do a coin drive. It’s a simple idea that could potentially raise a ton of money and help get us to our goal of $10,000. The students/staff can bring in the following each day:

  • Monday – bring in as many nickels as you can find
  • Tuesday – bring in as many dimes as you can find
  • Wednesday – bring in as many quarters as you can find
  • Thursday – bring in as many loonies as you can find
  • Friday – bring in as many toonies as you can find


Leadership Training Opportunity for Gr. 9 or 10 Students

Rotary Youth Leadership Weekend

Camp Qwanoes, Crofton, BC.

October 28-30, 2016

The Sooke Rotary Club has generously offered to sponsor one Grade 9 or 10 EMCS student to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Weekend (RYLA) in October.

RYLA is an intensive leadership training conference and workshop. The program has been carefully designed to provide basic leadership training and experience for young people from Western Washington and Canada. The program will include lectures and discussion periods with skilled and prominent leaders, as well as recreation, good food, and fellowship.

We are looking for students who have demonstrated a desire and some ability to be a responsible leader. Students don’t necessary need to have previous leadership experience to apply, but should have a positive attitude and sincere interest in developing their leadership skills.

For more information, or to apply, please see Mr. Phipps in the EMCS Counselling Suite as soon as possible.


Volunteers Needed for Big Brothers/Big Sisters Teen Mentorship Program

We are looking for responsible Grade 10-12 students to volunteer as Teen Mentors 1 hour per week at Saseenos Elementary School.

Volunteers will be matched with an elementary school student who would benefit from the positive influence of a big buddy.   You’ll spend time with your little buddy doing things like board games, reading, crafts, sports, etc.  Most of our mentors go to Saseenos on Friday from  1:50 to 2:50.  That way you don’t need to miss any school time.

Please see Mr. Phipps in the counselling suite if you have questions or would like to apply.



Soccer Academy – There will be a very important meeting for all enrolled students Tuesday in the gym at lunch, if you cannot make this meeting make sure you see Ms.Hunter.

Cross Country – practice Tuesday at 3:30. The first Cross Country meet is next  Wednesday at Lambrick Park, runners will need to leave by 2:30 pm

Beginning Band – will be offered for all students wanting to learn Brass, Woodwinds and Percussion on Tuesdays after school in the Band Hall/Drama Room.


Important Musical Theatre Meeting in Theatre Wednesday, Sept 27th at Lunch

It’s official…

This year EMCS Musical Theatre will be producing and performing the musical GREASE. There is a very important meeting for all students signed up for Senior and Junior Musical Theatre and for those that are not signed up but still interested. Find out more information about this year’s production and how you can be a part of it.

Wed Sept 27



See Mrs. McLellan for more information.



Grade 11 & 12 students and their parents/guardians are invited to the following post-secondary presentations at EMCS!

Find out about:

  • programs
  • admission requirements
  • student housing
  • athletic opportunities
  • scholarships
  • and much more!!

Following the presentations, EMCS Counsellors and post-secondary representatives will be available in the computer lab to assist any Grade 12 students wishing to complete the online application that evening.  Students planning to apply that evening should bring a credit card for the online application fee.



  • Tuesday, October 17
  • 7:00 pm, room 2039 at EMCS



  • Tuesday, October 24
  • 7:00 pm, room 2039 at EMCS



  • Tuesday, November 14
  • 7:00pm in the EMCS Theatre
  • Information will be shared regarding both UBC campuses:  UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan.
  • Due to the more involved application process for UBC, students will not be able to apply online at this event.



  • Tuesday, November 21
  • 7:00pm in the EMCS Theatre


CAREER CENTRE: Volunteering, Apprenticeships, Jobs and Opportunities

Welcome back EMCS! If you are working a part-time job after school and wish to get 4 credits toward Grad for that job, please see the Career Centre as soon as possible to register.

Volunteer opportunities will be posted on the screens and in the Career Centre as they come up. These events can be lots of fun, a good way to network and look great on your resume.

Encounters with Canada is offering many different sessions again this year. Spend a week in Ottawa exploring Science and Tech, Communications & Social Media, Law and our Justice System, Arts and Culture, First Responders, Medicine and Health or Sport and Fitness with students from across Canada. See Career Centre for details.



Scholarships and Bursaries

The EMCS Financial Aid Handbook has been updated and is available on the EMCS website.  (Students tab…. Graduation sub-tab…. Scholarships, Bursaries & Student Loans)

This booklet is a must-read for Grade 12 students planning to apply for scholarships and bursaries this year.

Grade 12 Checklist

Grade 12 is a busy year.  The EMCS Grade 12 Checklist is a month-by-month list of important things to do.  The checklist is available on the EMCS website.  (Students tab…Graduation sub-tab… Information & Announcements.





  • Grad Council – meeting at lunch
  • EMCS Concert Band – will be rehearsing Mondays and Wednesdays after school.


  • Math and Science Tutoring up to grade 11 is available in the Career Centre every Tuesday & Thursday with Jon.
  • Cross-Country practice at 3:20
  • Beginning Band – afterschool in the band hall/drama room


  • EMCS Concert Band – will be rehearsing Mondays and Wednesdays after school.
  • EMCS Tech Team meets every Wednesday after school in the theatre.


  • Math and Science Tutoring up to grade 11 is available in the Career Centre every Tuesday & Thursday with Jon.
  • Cross-Country practice at 3:20




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