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 Spring Break begins Monday and while two weeks is lots of time to relax, some students may be looking for a project and there are plenty of ideas below.   It is also a great time to visit the EMCS website (www. emcs.web.sd62.bc.ca/) which is regularly updated with opportunities for students.   All of us at EMCS wish you and your families a restful and safe break; classes resume Monday, April 1st.

Congratulations to our grads for a fantastic fashion show and thank you to all who supported and attended this fundraiser.  This annual event just keeps getting better and better!

 

Recognition & Congratulations

Congratulations to the students and teachers who participated in the Skills Canada. EMCS once, again, excelled in a wide range of categories! We are looking forward to advancing onto Provincials!

Braden G. – Gold in Welding
Erin T. – Gold in Mechanical CAD
Lucie S. – Silver in Electronics
Ryder N. – Silver in Welding
William M. – Silver in Welding

 

Information for All Students

Yearbook RequestsPre-Order your Yearbook online at https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/ for $45. Sneak Peeks and Sales of the Yearbook will be available in the commons after Spring Break. If you have Yearbook worthy photos of school events please submit online to emcsyearbook2019@gmail.com

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

Students are encouraged to log on to their myBlueprint account to research careers and post-secondary options.  myBlueprint provides information about high school courses required for entry into various post-secondary programs. Our Counsellors and Careers Teachers are also here to help. The Find Your Fit Event on Monday (see below) is also a great opportunity to research life after high school!

 

Important Information for Grade 11 and 12 Students

Coast Capital Savings is recruiting students entering grade 11 or 12 in September 2019 to work at various branches.  If you are interested in a position at Coast Capital Savings, please contact the Career Centre staff right away.

Important Information for Grade 12 Students

We are still waiting for Baby Photos for the Grad Ceremony and the Yearbook and Quotes for the Yearbook Grad Showcase. We will also be featuring Grad Cars and Fashion in the Yearbook so if you would like to be involved, sign up for these features in the Office. We will contact you for appointments to get your photos taken.  You can also sign up or make submissions online at emcsyearbook2019@gmail.com.

 

Scholarship and Bursary Information
Spring Break is an excellent time to work on scholarship and bursary applications.   Many updates were made to the EMCS Scholarship/Bursary website this week.

The School Awards application form has been updated and updated application forms are now available for the District Scholarship, Coast Capital Savings Standing Tall Award, Sooke Fine Arts Society Visual Arts Award, and more…

Please note that the School Award application package will now require a scholarship resume and a letter of application.  The Financial Aid booklet and Awards Database have also been updated.  If you have questions, please contact your school counsellor.

Important Information About Giving Post-Secondary Schools Access to Your Transcripts – Students interested in attending the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver Island University, University of Fraser Valley and Thompson Rivers University, are now able to authorize post-secondary schools to receive interim and final marks updates throughout the year. If you have applied to one of these universities, please book an appointment to see your Counsellor to ensure you’ve set this up correctly on your STS (Student Transcripts Service) account.  For instructions on how to order your transcripts online please go to: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/transcripts-and-certificates

 

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And last but not least – EMCS Society’s Upcoming Programs!

 

Important Upcoming Dates

March 18th-29th – Spring Break

April 1 – First day back after Spring Break

April 11 – Early Dismissal

April 11 – Parent/Teacher Interviews

April 12 – Non-Instructional Day

April 19 – Good Friday

April 22 – Easter Monday

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Student Announcements

Friday, March 15th, 2019

 

Upcoming

For our girls’ soccer team:  please remember that all soccer players must get their athletic fee in by Tuesday in order to play in Tuesdays game.

Last week!!  Grad Fashion Show and Silent Auction Tickets are available in the office, at Shoppers in Sooke, or online at https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/ for $10 each.  The event is being held March 13th at 7pm here at EMCS

Ultimate Frisbee week at EMCS: Sign-up for Ultimate Frisbee focus block with Mr. Brady on Wednesday! Also, Monday thru Friday at lunch there will be frisbees out on the field and with enough people, we’ll have some games. 

AP Studio Art 12  Students – remember to book a time with Ms. Garat to have your work photographed.

Europe 2020 – Rome and Paris – we will be having a lunch time meeting in April.  Keep an ear out after Spring break for date and location.

The AP Studio Art 12 Graduation Exhibit will be at South Shore Gallery April 13-18 – you won’t want to miss it!!  The Opening Event is Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 12-4pm.  Poster attached.

 

Ongoing

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

Interested in Track and Field?  A group of EMCS students are hoping to start an EMCS Track and Field team.  If you are interested in getting involved or want to find out more, please contact Oli Nicholson (on0620@sd62learns.org).

Attention all badminton players. Badminton sign up in the gym.  Practices will start Monday 3:15 – 4:45.

Ultimate Frisbee: Join EMCS’s first official ultimate team. Sign-up sheet is on gym office door.  Practice will be Wednesdays afterschool on the field. See Mr. Brady in room 1112 for more information.

Three opportunities for rugby this week! 

Sign up for Focus Block Wednesday!

Join us outside Thursday at 3:30!

Friday morning 720 in gym!

The senior girls soccer practices will be Tuesdays and Thursdays on the turf field, 3:30 pm. See Ms. Hunter if you cannot make a practice.

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

Super-Fit (weight room is open)

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

 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.

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, starting this Wednesday, February 6th.

Yearbook Requests:  Pre-Order your Yearbook online at https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/ for $45. Sneak Peeks and Sales of the Yearbook will be available in the commons after Spring Break. If you have Yearbook worthy photos of school events please submit online to emcsyearbook2019@gmail.com

 

Information for Grads

Scholarship and Bursary Information  – The EMCS Awards (scholarships & bursaries) Database has been updated. Visit the Scholarship & Bursaries section of the EMCS website under the “students” tab, “graduation” sub-tab. For ongoing scholarship updates from Mr. Phipps and others, join the Scholarships group on the Wolverine app.  There will be frequent scholarship updates from now until the end of the school year.

We are still waiting for Baby Photos for the Grad Ceremony and the Yearbook and Quotes for the Yearbook Grad Showcase, The deadline for these is March 1st. We will also be featuring Grad Cars and Fashion in the Yearbook so if you would like to be involved, sign up for these features in the Office. We will contact you for appointments to get your photos taken.  You can also sign up or make submissions online at emcsyearbook2019@gmail.com.

 

Information from the Career Centre

Volunteer Opportunity: Speak English? Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Society are asking for volunteers to act as English conversation partners. English language classes are being offered to newcomers to Canada on Thursdays, during the day, starting April 4th. These hours count toward Grad requirements, and for any student who commits to the full ten weeks, can be used as a Job Shadow experience.

Canadian Coast Guard would like to invite young women to participate in a day at the Canadian Coast Guard – SAR, Science & Environmental Response at Sea in Sidney BC, March 23rd, 0800-1600.  Hands-on activities will include elements from Coast Guard Search & Rescue, Canadian Hydrographic Service, Marine Communications & Traffic Services, Electronics, Marine Engineering, Science and a tour of CCGS Tanu.  See the Career Centre for more details.

Coast Capital Savings is recruiting now!  They are looking for students entering grade 11 or 12 in September 2019 to work at various branches.  If you are interested in a position at Coast Capital Savings, please contact the Career Centre staff right away, and we will arrange to have a representative come out to  Edward Milne to discuss this work place opportunity.  

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!

  

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Dear EMCS Families,

A friendly reminder to please review Sooke School District information regarding weather related closures and cancellations. If schools close or transportation is cancelled, announcements will be made to parents, students and staff as close to 6:30 a.m. as possible through as many media as possible. Local radio stations are the most reliable when power outages are a factor. It is also imperative that families have a plan for transporting their child safely home, or to the home of a friend or relative, if schools close during the day, roads are closed, and/or buses are cancelled due to unsafe road conditions.

EMCS Leadership Team

 
 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

With the possibility of snow this week and next, please take a look at our weather procedures. Schools remain open if at all possible, including during snowfalls. It is ALWAYS up to the parent to decide whether or not to send their child to school during inclement weather.

Weather-Related Closures & Cancellations

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