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Homeroom Video for Monday, April 24th

 

 


 

Spring Out of Hunger Food Drive

Wednesday, April 26th from 5pm-9pm

EMCS will once again attempt to collect 10,000 food items for the Sooke Food Bank.  The need is high between now and Thanksgiving and we hope to stock the shelves!  Please bring non-perishable food items and toiletries to the school anytime between now and 9pm on  April 26th.  Students can bring donations to their A block class, also donations can be dropped off at the office.  If you would like to volunteer on the evening of April 26th, please contact Todd Powell tpowell@sd62.b.ca or Laura Verhoeven lverhoeven@sd62.bc.ca   Thank you for your support!!

food-drive  

 


 

EMCS Weekly for April 21st

 


 

Daily Announcements – Wednesday, April 26th

 

 

IMPORTANT FOR TODAY

GRAD LIST  The 2017 EMCS Grad List will be posted on May 1 in the counselling suite and on the grad bulletin board in the commons.  Students who are NOT on the Grad List will receive a form in their homeroom class that indicates what steps must be taken to get on the list.  Don’t lose that form!  Students not on the list will need to get their form signed by various staff members as they meet Grad List requirements and then turn the completed form in to their counsellor.  The Grad List will be updated daily until May 26.   See your counsellor if you have questions.

Spring Out of Hunger Food Drive is TONIGHT from 5pm-9pm  Students can bring donations to their A block class, also donations can be dropped off at the office.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Todd Powell tpowell@sd62.b.ca or Laura Verhoeven lverhoeven@sd62.bc.ca   Thank you for your support!!

Summer School registration forms are now available.  Students wishing to register for summer school courses should see their school counsellor.

French Immersion Grade 12 Students – please meet in room 2029 tomorrow (Thursday) at lunch for a very important meeting.

Grad Comments: Hand in your grad comments, there is a basket on the front counter in the office.

 

 

UPCOMING

Advanced Placement Studio Art Graduation Exhibit opened at the South Shore Gallery on Saturday April 22nd and runs through April 28th.  Please come and support our artists.

The Sooke Fine Arts show is looking for student art works for their bistro section of the show.  This section of the show is open to Sooke District 62 students only and has been greatly expanded to include 200 works of both 2D and 3D pieces.  Awards are given every year and include cash awards.  EMCS has won first place honours every year and we would like to keep this trend going.  You do not need to be registered in an art class to submit pieces for consideration.   Bring submissions to Ms. Garat and fill out a short form before May 30th.

Student Vote Day is Monday, May 8th  Did you know there are 29 political parties to vote for in the upcoming Provincial Election? Student Vote is your opportunity to show the province what people under the voting age want for BC!  Visit http://studentvote.ca/bc2017/the-leaders/ to view video Q&A from 12 political parties. They answer questions students have about affordable housing, education, minimum wage, and ecology vs. economy. You can also visit Vote Compass at  https://votecompass.cbc.ca/bc/ to discover where your desires fit in the provincial political landscape.

 

 

CAREER CENTRE: Volunteering, Apprenticeships, Jobs and Opportunities

The Sooke Rotary Auction welcomes student volunteers for their annual event coming up on April 29th. Rotary supports many valuable projects in Sooke including generous bursaries for graduating students. They could use your help to make it all happen. See the Career Centre for details.

The Sooke Harbourside Lions Duck Race is being held on May 6th. All funds raised will support Juvenile Diabetes Research. Lions support many valuable projects in Sooke including generous bursaries for graduating students. Volunteers are welcome for this fun filled, family event. See Career Centre for details.

Boys and Girls Club of Victoria is hosting a Youth Outdoor Wilderness Leadership (YOWL) conference,   on the weekend of May 12-14 at our Outdoor Centre in Metchosin. This weekend will be filled with skill development, personal reflection and outdoor education from a variety of guest speakers. For registration or more information please contact: Lauren Bernardi  | Leadership and Adventure Team Lead, Boys & Girls Club Services of Greater Victoria, 301 – 1195 Esquimalt Road, Victoria BC V9A 3N6 Phone: (250) 686- 6876 lbernardi@bgcvic.org

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.

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.

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.

Bike Program – July 10-14, 2017, Oak Bay High School, Victoria BC: The School Age Program of Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health is partnering with iCan Shine to host an iCan Bike camp to teach children with cognitive and/or physical challenges how to ride a conventional two wheeled bike. For more information and to watch a video from a former camp go to www.icanshine.org, select “About Us”,”In the News”, then CHEK News (5th on the list).

 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS & BURSARIES

Scholarship/Bursary Update

 

  • The updated SCHOOL Awards application form is now available on the EMCS website.
  • The Metchosin Foundation is offering are 4 new external scholarships for students living in Metchosin.  See the EMCS Awards Database on the website for details.

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

Sunday

Sr Girls Volleyball practices Sundays from 10am – 12pm

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

Jr Girls Volleyball practices Tuesdays after school until 5pm through to June.

Free Math and Science TutoringMatthew and Jon, offer 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.

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 and Jon, offer 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.

 

 


 

 

 

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