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EMCS Weekly for November 19th



10,000 Tonight Food Drive


The EMCS Leadership Program is happy to join both Belmont Secondary School and Royal Bay Secondary School this year to create the first ever district-wide 10,000 Tonight Food Drive.

Belmont started this drive a number of years ago, and it has become the Western Communities’ largest food drive, providing much-needed support to local food banks.  With 3 secondary schools now in the district, a challenge was put forth to broaden the event even further, with the schools hosting their own drive in order to collect 10,000 non-perishable food items each….in one night.  Last year, Belmont alone collected 18,000!!

The district-wide 10,000 Tonight Food Drive will be on Wednesday, Dec. 2, from 5-9pm.  All donations can be dropped off from Nov. 30 to Dec. 4 in the EMCS office.  Donations dropped off on the night of the event can be brought to the EMCS gymnasium.  All of the food collected through EMCS will be going to support the Sooke Food Bank.

For more information, or if you would like to volunteer for the event, please email emcs.tentonight@gmail.com.



Daily Announcements


Thursday, November 26th

There will be a meeting for ALL international students on Thursday, November 26th at lunch in room 2039. All international student ambassadors or students interested in becoming an ambassador are requested to join.

Youth for Change will be meeting in the Library Seminar room

Free Math Tutoring will be held in the office seminar room after school today

Movember Toques available in the office – All proceeds go the Prostate Centre of Vancouver Island; Suggested donation $8 for students. Created by E.M.C.S. Youth for Change

Cellphone recycling is available in the office

All students registered with the Career Centre for volunteer (Thrift Store) or work experience hours MUST return their Work Experience Agreement contracts before they can log any hours.

The Sooke Youth Show Choir will be holding auditions for the musical “Aladdin” on , November 26th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Saseenos Elementary School in Sooke.

Attention all writers! If you love to write short stories and poetry, and you’d like to win prizes for your work and the possibility of having your work published, please attend a meeting to discuss  EMCS’s Annual Short Story and Poetry Contest in Mrs. Zanardo’s room (2034) on Monday, November 30th, at the start of lunch. Everyone welcome!

Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce  is looking for Grade 12 students to volunteer for the 2015 Sooke Santa Parade, which is scheduled for Sunday, November 29th. Duties include being Patrols/Guides/Ushers and Marshal assistants.  Please see the Career Centre for more details

Leadership will be holding a baking competition this Monday, November 30th. If you think you have what it takes, bring something in for the judges to sample, and see what they think! It will be held in the commons at lunch time.

There will be representatives from UVic and Camosun in the Commons December 2nd during lunch time, to talk to any Aboriginal student interested in programs at UVic and Camosun college.

EMCS Band Annual Winter Concert – a great show for all. A short but sweet presentation of highlights from the Comox Festival plus some seasonal favorites. December 3 @ 7 pm. Admission is by donation. Please help us fill the audience by bringing your family for some Wintery Fun.

Are you interested in Aviation design? Learn aviation design and earn high school and college credit this semester 2. Go to the Career Centre to learn how!

University of Victoria Information & Application Evening—Monday, December 7 at 7:00pm, EMCS Theatre. University of Victoria staff will give a presentation in the theatre regarding programs, admission requirements, the application process, athletics, scholarships, etc.  Following the presentation, EMCS Counsellors and the UVIC reps will be available in the computer lab to assist those 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.

An amazing opportunity to go to Ottawa  to explore various career options is available through a program called “Encounters With Canada.”  Students can choose from the following fields:  Sports & Fitness, Science & Technology, Arts & Culture, Medicine & Health, Vimy:  Canada’s Coming of Age, Experience Canada, First Responders, Journalism & Communication, International Relations, Law & Our Justice System, Democracy & Youth, Science & Ecology.  The cost of the trip to Ottawa including accommodation is $675.00.  Please contact the Career Centre for more information.

Application forms are available for the Forum for Young Canadians.  This is an opportunity to go to Ottawa to gain a better understanding of the national decision-making process in Canada. This program is for students 14 to 19 years old.  The first application is due January 23, 2016.