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Weekly Message for November 17, 2017




Daily Announcements for Monday, November 20th   



Intramurals are back again!  Come to the office and sign up your team for indoor soccer.

Post-Secondary Event at EMCS – Monday, November 20th – 8:40am – 9:40am

Grade 11:  8:40 – 9:10,  Grade 12:   9:10 – 9:40

Representatives from several BC post-secondary schools will be set up with displays in the Commons.   Following A block attendance, Grade 11 students will be called to the commons over the PA to tour the displays, meet the representatives, and learn about post-secondary options.

At 9:10am, an announcement will be made for Grade 11 students to return to class and Grade 12 students will be called down to tour the displays for the remainder of the block.



Camosun College Application and Information Night at EMCS – Tuesday, November 21 at 7:00pm in the EMCS Theatre

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

Find out about:

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

Camosun College Bachelor of Science in Nursing Information Session

  • Wednesday, November 29 at Lunch
  • Office Seminar Room
  • Current Grade 12 students are now able to apply for entry in to the Nursing program at Camosun!
  • The Admissions Advisor from Camosun’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program will share information about the program including: – how to apply – admission requirements and important deadlines – recent changes to the program – changes to the waitlist process
  • Students interested in attending this info session please sign up on the sheet on Mr. Phipps’ office door.


Our UBC Info Session on Nov. 14 was well attended.  Thanks to those parents and students who came to the presentation.

Important dates for students planning to apply to UBC Vancouver or UBC Okanagan:

  • December 1: Deadline to apply for admission for September 2018 if you wish to be considered for a major entrance scholarship.  All Canadian students who apply by this date will be automatically considered.
  • December 1: Deadline to apply for the Centennial Scholars Entrance Award.  A separate application for this award is required.
  • January 15:  Deadline to apply for admission for September 2018.
  • May 1: Deadline to submit your housing application.


CAREER CENTRE: Volunteering, Apprenticeships, Jobs and Opportunities

For those students wanting to volunteer for the Santa Parade, there is now a sign-up sheet in the Career Centre.

Any students interested in a career in Aviation and Design? If so, Mt. Doug is hosting a semester long aviation and design program beginning in February 2018.  Please contact the Career Centre for more information on this course.

Young Leaders Wanted:  A week in Ottawa on Parliament Hill.  The Forum for Young Canadians program brings over a 100 students per week to Ottawa for an intensive academic adventure in the exciting world of national politics and public affairs.  If you are interested please contact the Career Centre.

Student volunteers are requested to help with the All Sooke Arts and Crafts Show tear down on Sunday November 19th at 5 p.m. (till 7 p.m.’ish) Sign-up sheet is in the Career Centre.

All students registered in Work Experience need to return their paperwork to the Career Centre. Please connect with your employer to get their signatures.

Weekly Job Postings – please check out the bulletin board outside the Career Centre.

Needing to create or update your resume? –  the Career Centre is here to help. Adding a cover letter to your resume/application is a great way to stand out in the crowd as well.



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
  • Elder Linda Bristol is here from 10:15-3:15 and she will also be serving tea at lunch hour.


  • Math & Science Tutoring up to grade 11 is available in the Career Centre every Tuesday & Thursday with Jon.


  • Wellness Clinic – 12-3:30pm
  • Band – will be rehearsing today after school.
  • EMCS Tech Team meets every Wednesday after school in the theatre.



  • Band – will be rehearsing today at lunch.
  • EMCS Debate Club meets at lunch in room 2038.
  • Math & Science Tutoring up to grade 11 is available in the Career Centre every Tuesday & Thursday with Jon.



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