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There is one position still available for a student office worker with approximately 2 weeks of work.  The work will take place during the week of July 1 to 5 and August 26 to 30.  Applicants must have a social insurance number.

If you’re interested, please see Ms. Haug in the office.

 
 

Student Announcements

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

Upcoming

Please Pick Up GRAD BABY PHOTOS in the MAIN OFFICE as soon as possible. They are in a clear marked container.

Online and Commons Yearbooks not yet picked up are available in the Main Office. If you have one you will have received an email on June 18th

Attention all students entering grades 11 or 12  next year!   Peer tutoring is a great opportunity to help other students, learn valuable skills and gain credits.  Applications for 2019-2020 peer tutoring are available at the front office.  Please drop off completed applications to the learning assistance room (1157) or see one of the teachers in that room for more information.

We will be conducting Numeracy Assessments Monday June 24 – Wednesday June 26.  Grade 10 will be automatically registered; as well as Grade 11 – 12 students that registered.   Focus blocks will be offered to students in June to help them prepare.  Lists will be posted on whiteboard in commons. Check https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/assessment/numeracy-assessment for more info!

Monday, June 24th, from 8:45am – 12:00 pm

  • English 12 (for Mr. McCowan’s “A” block students) in the Library
  • English 12 (for Mr. McCowan’s “D” block students) in room 2042
  • English 12 (for Mr. McKenzie’s class) in the CAD Lab
  • English 12 (for Ms. Hogan’s class) in room 2026
  • Learning Support

Monday, June 24th, from 12:15pm – 3:30pm

  • Numeracy 10 (for students last name A – Davidson) in room 2026
  • Numeracy 10 (for students last name De Weerd – Hanamura) in room 2042
  • Numeracy 10 (for students last name Harpell – Lewers) in the CAD Lab
  • Learning Support

Tuesday, June 25th, from 8:45am – 12:00 pm

  • Numeracy 10 (students last name Linnell – Pedersen) in room 2026
  • Numeracy 10 (students last name Phipps – A. Taylor) in room 2042
  • Numberacy 10 (students last name D. Taylor – Yakimovich) in the CAD Lab

Tuesday, June 25th, from 12:15pm – 3:30pm

  • Numeracy 11 – 12 (students last name Biete Sotes – Irvine)
  • Numeracy 11 – 12 (students last name Jepp – Zacchigna)

Wednesday, June 26th, from 8:45am – 12:00 pm

  • Communications 12 (Ms. Hogan/Mr. Davies’ classes) in room 2042
  • Numeracy re-writes

 

Ongoing

All students: Make sure you have subscribed to the Wolverine App! Important updates and information are sent out this way.

Free Tutoring: Marin, a Grade 11 student at EMCS, is offering free tutoring in any of the following subjects:  Math 9 – 11, Socials 9 & 10, English 9 – 11, Spanish 9 & 10, French 9 – 11, Science 9 & 10, Bio 11, Chem 11, Physics 11. To set up a time, sign up on the sheet on the bulletin board across from Mr. Phipps’ office.

ATTENTION MUSICAL THEATRE STUDENTS: Reminder that Vocal Rehearsal is every Wednesday at lunch in the theatre.

Sports Performance Basketball class is back up and running every Wednesday after school. If you are in this class you need to attend. Any questions or concerns speak to Ms. Robirtis.

Super-Fit (weight room is open)

  • Mon-Thur (Lunch)
  • Wed (3:15-4:15)
  • Thur (7:45-8:40)

Did you know Table Tennis is a recognized Olympic Sport?  Everyone is welcome to join. The Club will meet every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 6-8pm.

 

Information from the Career Centre

Looking for summer work? Lots of different postings on the white board and ramp bulletin board outside the Counselling and Career Center.  Camosun is hosting summer Career Exploration programs in Entrepreneurship, Sheet Metal, Science, Light Truck and Transport and Carpentry. See details in the Career Center.  Summer apprenticeships in Carpentry, Manufacturing and Automotive trades available by application. See Career Center for details.

Here are several opportunities for kids to get their hours in and support a worthy cause. Bottle drives, SEAPARC Garage Sale and Awareness events at Canada Day, Sooke Car Show and the Sooke Music Festival. Details posted in the Career Centre.

Students interested in Journalism and Social Media have the opportunity to learn with the Sooke News Mirror.  This volunteer position will offer the chance to create and publish articles and cover events of interest to Sooke youth.  Other duties will include designing and updating the on line presence of the paper through social media. Contact the Career Centre for more information!

 

 
 

Attention all students entering grades 11 or 12  next year!   Peer tutoring is a great opportunity to help other students, learn valuable skills and gain credits.  Applications for 2019-2020 peer tutoring are available at the front office.  Please drop off completed applications to the learning assistance room-1168 or see one of the teachers in that room for more information.

 
 

Next week is our last full week of classes here at EMCS!  Students should have picked up their yearbooks during Fun Day, but we will still have a limited number for sale in the Commons on Monday at lunch time.  We also have our French Immersion Grad Ceremony and Major Awards Night Thursday evening, and then the week closes with Prom at the Empress on Saturday, June 22nd.

Please check below for more event dates/deadlines, and the year-end exam schedule.

 

Recognition & Congratulations

Thank you to our Leadership staff and students who made Fun Day GREAT!

And the EMCS band sounded amazing at Thursday’s concert!  Thank you Ms. Parliament for all your hard work this year!

 

Information for All Parents and Students

French Immersion Grad tickets are available in the office, $10 each!  The event will be held Thursday, June 20th, from 5:30pm-7:00pm.

Invitations to the EMCS Major Award Evening have been sent to the families of students who will be receiving an award. The Evening is confirmed for Thursday, June 20 in the EMCS theatre at 7:00 p.m, and seating space in the theatre will be very limited.  We have allowed space for two parents/guardians per award winner.

Interested in sports or trying out a few careers, gaining volunteer hours and experience?   Check out our daily student announcements for exciting summer time opportunities!

Registration is now open for the 2019 FastTrack Summer Learning Program through Westshore Learning Centre! This program provides students with the opportunity to attend face-to-face sessions with their teachers, as well as complete online paper-based assignments each day. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in finishing their courses quickly. All courses are offered at Belmont Secondary School. For more information and to register, click here.

 

We will be conducting Numeracy Assessments Monday June 24 – Wednesday June 26.  

Grade 10 will be automatically registered; as well as Grade 11 – 12 students that registered.   Focus blocks will be offered to students in June to help them prepare.  Lists will be posted on whiteboard in commons. Check https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/assessment/numeracy-assessment for more info!

Monday, June 24th, from 8:45am – 12:00 pm

  • English 12 (for Mr. McCowan’s “A” block students) in the Library
  • English 12 (for Mr. McCowan’s “D” block students) in room 2042
  • English 12 (for Mrs. McKenzie’s class) in the CAD Lab
  • English 12 (for Ms. Hogan’s class) in room 2026
  • Learning Support

Monday, June 24th, from 12:15pm – 3:30pm

  • Numeracy 10 (for students last name A – Davidson) in room 2026
  • Numeracy 10 (for students last name De Weerd – Hanamura) in room 2042
  • Numeracy 10 (for students last name Harpell – Lewers) in the CAD Lab
  • Learning Support

Tuesday, June 25th, from 8:45am – 12:00 pm

  • Numeracy 10 (students last name Linnell – Pedersen) in room 2026
  • Numeracy 10 (students last name Phipps – A. Taylor) in room 2042
  • Numberacy 10 (students last name D. Taylor – Yakimovich) in the CAD Lab

Tuesday, June 25th, from 12:15pm – 3:30pm

  • Numeracy 11 – 12 (students last name Biete Sotes – Irvine)
  • Numeracy 11 – 12 (students last name Jepp – Zacchigna)

Wednesday, June 26th, from 8:45am – 12:00 pm

  • Communications 12 (Ms. Hogan/Mr. Davies’ classes) in room 2042
  • Numeracy re-writes

 

Student Transcripts Service (STS)

Grade 12 students planning to attend post-secondary must log on to the STS website to select what post-secondary schools will receive their transcripts electronically from the Ministry of Education.  More information and instructions can be found on the EMCS website. (Student Transcripts Service under the Students tab)

 

Attachments

Be sure to check out the EMCS Society Programs!!!

 

 

Important Upcoming Dates

June 20 – French Immersion Grad, 5:30pm

June 20 – Major Awards, 7:00pm

June 22 – Prom 7:00pm

June 24-26 – Examinations – please see the schedule above

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Invitations to the EMCS Major Award Evening have been sent to the families of students who will be receiving an award. The Evening is confirmed for Thursday, June 20 in the EMCS theatre at 7:00 p.m, and seating space in the theatre will be very limited.  We have allowed space for two parents/guardians per award winner.

This will be a special evening where we will have the opportunity to recognize and applaud the hard work and achievement of our students.

 
 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We have been informed that grade 12 students have organized and begun to engage in a ‘Grad Tag’ game. This is an activity that is not school sanctioned, nor is it permitted to take place on school grounds. We encourage you to talk to your student if they are participating. We recommend that you guide them in making safe decisions, including respecting the privacy and safety of their peers, and engaging in safe driving practices.

Please also note that yearbooks are selling quickly! If your graduate has not yet purchased one, we recommend that you buy one on schoolcash online before they are sold out. A great memory for their graduating year!

​​​​​​​Due to changes at the University of Victoria, regular tickets (the 6 tickets – 3 courtesy and 3 extra at $7 each available to each grad) will continue to be available through the main office until May 24th.  The extra graduation tickets will be released after May 24th. Please refer to the graduation page for important deadlines and information, and watch your email/app for updates.