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Homeroom Video for Monday, February 20th

 

The Forest Man of India

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vPFF03JC20&t=380s

 

 


 

EMCS Weekly for February 17th

 


 

Announcements for Tuesday, February 21th

 

IMPORTANT FOR TODAY

“The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention.” – Quote by Rachel Remen. The biggest problem with the way we communicate is that we do not “listen to understand”. We “listen to reply”.  To quickly highlight our OWN point of view.  When someone is telling you about something they’re going through, we want to come up with answers to fix it, or we want to tell them about our own problems too. The challenge for today, instead, is to listen to someone without focusing on how you will reply. Just listen. Be there. Give them your attention. That person will walk away feeling better simply because they were heard.

Live Different will be here today to give an assembly to our students, please listen for the announcement for your class to be brought down.

11-12 (second A): Grades 9 & 10

1-2 (D block): Grades 11 & 12

There will be a Europe 2017 meeting in the Art room today at lunch – Ms. Garat has presents for everyone!

Dual Credit Students – packages are long overdue, please return them to Terri in the office.

 

 

UPCOMING

Pink Shirt Day – Wednesday, February 22ndEveryone is encouraged to wear something pink to show that we are all working together to prevent bullying in our schools, in our communities and online.

EMCS Open HouseThursday, February 23rd  Everyone is welcome to attend this event that will showcase the variety of courses we are able to offer at EMCS. This open house is not just for our incoming students and parents; it is equally relevant for our current students who are charting their course towards grad.

The Aboriginal department is hosting its annual Strengthening Connections Career Fair in the library March 1st. The first of the double blocks will be the 11’s and 12’s, and after break the 3rd block will be for the 9’s and 10’s. All Aboriginal students are welcome to attend and talk to post-secondary advisors as well as recruiters from many organizations including the RCMP. Snacks will be provided by the culinary arts class.

Reach Out Psychosis Presentation  On Wednesday, March 1 during C block, Here to Help and the BC Schizophrenia Society will present Reach Out, a music, comedy and brain science show for Grade 9 and 10 students.  The presentation entertains and educates students and their teachers about psychosis, a serious and treatable brain condition affecting 3% of youth age 16-25.  The program presents this information in a fun and interactive way which counters stereotypes and misinformation around mental illness.  On March 1st, students will report to C block for attendance as usual.  Following attendance, Grade 9 and 10 students will be called down to the theatre over the PA for the show.

 

 

CAREER CENTRE: Volunteering, Apprenticeships, Jobs and Opportunities

There is a Facebook group called BC Women in the Trades, which would be of interest to female students interested in the Trades: It’s a great forum with excellent discussions and supportive advice, as well as lots of fun selfies of women working in all sorts of construction and industrial locations across the province.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/BCWomeninTrades/

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 25th Annual Vancouver Island Youth Parliament  A model parliament for youth ages 14-18 from March 10-12, 2017, hosted at the Gulf Islands Secondary School. Applications can be picked up in the Career Centre.

Seedy Saturday, needs volunteers on Friday February 24th and Saturday February 25th. Tasks include setting up tables, helping vendors bring in their products, assisting with workshops, raffle ticket sales, parking attendants and take down. See the Career Center for details.

All students who have been to Ottawa with Encounters with Canada, who are between the ages of 16 and 18, are invited to enter a contest to win an eight day, all-expenses paid trip to Belgium. Contestants are asked to create a response to what the poem “In Flanders Fields” means to them. It could be a card, poem, recital, play, video, photo audio recording, choreography, visual artwork or essay. Details can be found in the Career Centre.

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.

For those students interested in Arts and Technology, there is a Digital Boot Camp offered through the Centre for Arts and Technology in Kelowna March 20 to 23rd.  Students will take part in a designated Bootcamp mission that will allow students to test-drive the digital arts program of their choice. The options range from animation, audio engineering & production, digital filmmaking, graphic design, network security specialist, interior design, event and promotions management, and veterinary hospital assistant. Contact the Career Centre if you are interested.

 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS & BURSARIES

Recently Added to the EMCS Awards Database: Association of School Transportation Services of BC Commercial Heavy-Duty Mechanic Scholarship ($7000)

Some applications due in February:

BC School Superintendents’ Association Grade 12 Essay Scholarship ($1000)

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award ($28,000)

 

  

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

Sunday

Grad Fashion Show practices will be Sundays 3-5 and Tues/Thurs 3:30-5:30.

 

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

  

Tuesday

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

Grad Fashion Show practices will be Sundays 3-5 and Tues/Thurs 3:30-5:30.

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 11.

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.

 

Wednesday

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

Band practiceafter school

EMCS Tech Crew – 3:30-5pm

 

Thursday

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

Grad Fashion Show practices will be Sundays 3-5 and Tues/Thurs 3:30-5:30.

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 11.

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.

 

Friday

Junior Boys Basketball – 2:30-4pm

 


 

 

 

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