EMCS would like to acknowledge the Coast Salish Territory, specifically we would like to acknowledge T’Sou-ke Nation, who have been gracious enough to share the beautiful land on which EMCS is built. We would also like to acknowledge Scia’new Nation, Nuu-chah-nulth: Pacheedaht Nation, and Métis Nation whom EMCS and District 62 work closely with.
I would like to express what an honour it has been to serve Edward Milne Community School over the past three and a half years. This school is characterized by a unique and outstanding sense of community. From the first day I arrived at EMCS, I was struck by the maturity of students. It is common that students take the time to check in on the well-being of one another, a staff member or a community member. This willingness to reach out to others is part of what makes the EMCS community so connected and unique. The dedication of students, staff and parents to this community is unparalleled.
I would also like to commend the staff on their dedication to making EMCS a learning environment in which students can excel. The past year and a half have been a testament to their professionalism and commitment to learning. As we have navigated the pandemic, they steadily adopted new systems and experimented with creative ways to approach learning. While they are in need of a well-deserved rest, I am impressed by the stamina and energy they have demonstrated as we think about a new year. Every single one of them is not only excited to return to regular schooling, but they are again ready to take on new challenges and push the limits of excellence.
While I will miss EMCS, I am thrilled that the school will be led by an incredible team – Mr. Bobbitt, Mr. Powell & Mr. Mennie, who are all exceptional leaders.
Laura Fulton, Principal
Important End of Year Information
- Report Cards will be published by 4pm today.
- There is a PAC meeting to elect next year’s executive Wednesday, June 30th at 7pm. Click here to join the meeting
- Diplomas will arrive at the school and be mailed to graduates in August.
- As outlined in emails earlier this week, next year EMCS will run on a Quarter System (2 courses at a time, four times per year, roughly ten weeks in length). It is anticipated at this time that students and staff will return to full-time in-person instruction. This means attending classes Monday-Friday, all day. The new bell schedule has been emailed to families and will be posted to our website over the summer. Families will receive messaging about individual student schedule availability in late August.
- The school office will be available to the public until July 9th at noon and will re-open August 23rd.
CONGRATULATIONS 2021 GRADS!!!
We wish you all the best in your future endeavors!!!
Exploring Post Secondary Opportunities
Grade 11 (next year’s Grade 12!) students – summer is the perfect opportunity to start researching your grad year and post-secondary options! Please visit our Grade 12 webpages at http://emcs.web.sd62.bc.ca/students/post-secondary/post-secondary-career-information/.
Grade 11 students & parents/guardians – If you are interested in connecting with a UVIC recruiter to discuss post-secondary studies at UVIC, book a virtual appointment by clicking here!
UVIC Course Registration for Grads – Did you miss the online Registration 101 session?
If so, UVIC has posted a version of the session to YouTube, available here. UVIC has also posted shorter tutorials specific for course registration, which can be found here. For the best chance of getting the UVIC courses you want, be sure to log in right at your assigned time to input your schedule.
Opportunities for Everyone!
Make sure to follow the EMCS Society’s youth pages “Youth for Sooke” on IG and Facebook for events this summer!
We continue to encourage parents and guardians to reach out to the school via phone (250-642-5211) and email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions you may have!