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EMCS Weekly for March 17th

 


 

Daily Announcements – Friday, March 17th

 

 

IMPORTANT FOR TODAY

Europe 2017 Important meeting in the art room today at lunch for our final meeting. There will be prizes.

All Grads who would like their baby photos in the yearbook, please hand them in to the baby photo box in the office with your name on the back by the end of today.

What will Sooke be like in 50 years?? Students interested in producing a visual representation of their vision of our future community are invited to check in with Mr. Meiklejohn, in Student Support Services or Ms. Percival, in the Career Centre to form a working group for this project. Funding has been provided by the Royal Bank in their partnership with the Sooke Regional Museum so there will be some financial compensation. If you’re creative and community minded – this is the project for you.

 

 

UPCOMING

Worklink, our local employment agency, is hosting a Job Fair on March 22, during Spring Break, at the Community Hall from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. with additional opportunities. Register online at http://bit.ly./SookeFair2017 and attend with your resume if you’re looking for work.

 

 

CAREER CENTRE: Volunteering, Apprenticeships, Jobs and Opportunities

Olympic View Golf Club – has a part-time position available with the Grounds Team for the spring/summer season. The shift starts at 5:30 a.m.  See Career Centre bulletin board for details.

Coast Capital Savings is currently accepting applications for the Youth Get It Intern program.  The successful applicant will work as a teller at a Coast Capital Branch.  In order to apply, students must be entering in Grade 11 or 12 in September 2017.  Applicants must be able to work full-time during the summer months, and every Saturday during the school year.  Applicants must also be able to attend monthly after school meetings. Those students who are interested in this opportunity are to apply on line.  The application deadline is Friday, March 31, 2017 at 4:00pm.   Please contact the Career Centre for more information.

The Department of National Defense Secondary School Apprenticeship jobs are now out!   The DND is looking for people to fill the following apprenticeships jobs in the metal trades, hull trades, pipefitters, electricians, machinists and millwright trades.   This is a summer position starting on July 4 to September 1, 2017.  Students need to have a C+ in their courses, and a keen interest in the trades.  Please contact the Career Centre to pick up an application.  All applications must be in to the Career Centre by April 3, 2017.

Beacon Community Services offers up to four scholarships at $1500 each to graduating students who demonstrate significant volunteerism or community service. Please contact the Career Centre for more information.

The Student Video Game Work Experience Program provides students with the opportunity to learn what it is like to work in a video game company. The program will run from April – May 2017. Each work experience week placement will run Mon – Thur.  Hours will be 9:30 am – 3 pm  Open to grade 11 and 12 students only. Register at: http://www.vicvideogames.com/

For all you videographers out there, there is a video contest being hosted by Worksafe BC on the topic of Work Safety. First prize winners will walk away with $1000.00 for themselves and $1500.00 for your school. Details in the Career Centre or take a look at the poster outside Ms. McLellan’s room.

Job opportunities are available in Port Renfrew with Wild Renfrew. Restaurant, hotel and pub positions are posted in the Career Center.

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.

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.

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.

 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS & BURSARIES

Grad Requirements and EMCS Grad List

Grade 12 students are reminded to review BC Graduation Requirements and EMCS Grad List requirements on the EMCS website at:

http://emcs.web.sd62.bc.ca/students/grade-12-information/general-news-announcements/

 

Grad List Requirements:

  • On track to complete ALL BC graduation requirements by the end of June
  • Grad Transitions COMPLETE
  • Passing ALL courses required to graduate on the April report card.  If you are not passing required courses on the April report card, you will be added to the grad list when you provide teacher confirmation that you have brought up your marks to above 50%.Completed ALL required WestShore or other Distance Learning courses
  • Grad ceremony comments submitted to office (the comments that will be read as you walk the stage at Grad)
  • No outstanding school fees or missing library books / text books.  See your counsellor if you require assistance.

Only students on the Grad List will be eligible to:

  • book the 3 Grad tickets that are included with the grad fee
  • purchase additional Grad tickets
  • participate in the EMCS Graduation Ceremonies
  • have their name added to the Graduation Ceremony Program
  • be able to purchase Prom tickets

The initial Grad List will be posted at the beginning of May and will be updated daily as students meet requirements.  The final Grad List deadline is MAY 26.

 

 

Scholarships and Bursaries

The EMCS Awards Database was updated March 16.

Some scholarships and bursaries with application deadlines in April:

  • Harry DeSwagger – Big Brothers/Big Sisters Scholarship
  • Lower Island Soccer Association Scholarship
  • Sooke Soccer Scholarship
  • BC Hockey Scholarship
  • Public Guardian and Trustee Educational Assistance Fund
  • Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 459 Bursary
  • Education Facility Mangers Association of BC Bursary
  • Jim Hebden Chemistry Bursary
  • Ken Dryden Scholarship
  • Monk Office Scholarship
  • District/Authority Scholarships
  • Coast Capital Savings Standing Tall Award

The deadline for most LOCAL and SCHOOL Awards is Monday, May 1 @8:45am.

For more information on scholarships and bursaries, see the EMCS website… Graduation under the Students tab.

 

 

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

Monday

Grad Council meets over the lunch period in room 2039.  Feel free to bring your lunch.

Band Practice after school

Boys Rugby – practice after school

Badminton – practice after school

Tuesday

Youth for Change meets in the Library Seminar Room at lunch.

Girls Rugby – practice afterschool

Free Math and Science TutoringMatthew, 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 12.

Free Social Studies and Psychology Tutoring – Jon provides free tutoring for Socials 9/10 and Psychology 11 on Tuesday and Thursday after school in the Lower Commons or Counselling Suite.

Wednesday

Wellness Centre – open every Wednesday from 11:30am-3pm in room 1106.

Musical Theatre Vocal Rehearsal – at lunch

Band practiceafter school

Badminton – practice after school

EMCS Tech Crew – 3:30-5pm

Thursday

Youth for Change – meets in the Library Seminar Room at lunch.

Boys & Girls Rugby – practice after school

Free Math and Science TutoringMatthew, 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 12.

Free Social Studies and Psychology Tutoring – Jon provides free tutoring for Socials 9/10 and Psychology 11 on Tuesday and Thursday after school in the Lower Commons or Counselling Suite.

 

 


 

 

 

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