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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.

SEASONAL DATES & CELEBRATIONS

SIS,ET moon is the oldest of the moon family and means the elder. It is also the time when teaching occurs. It is at this time of year when the earth is at its farthest point from the sun and the Winter Solstice occurs (December 20/21).  Image and Text Credit: Claxton, E. Senior & Elliot, J. (1993). The Saanich Year

HÍSW̱ḴE, Kleco Kleco, Marce, kinanâskomitin, Gilakas’la

THERE ARE STILL SOME PURDY’S ORDERS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN PICKED UP! Grade 12 students can come masked to room 2030 to pick up the chocolate orders for their family and friends. You better hurry or Ms. Williams might eat them all!

Ongoing

 

EMCS YEARBOOKS 2019-2020: We still have 25 copies remaining! We are doing a FLASH SALE, copies are being sold at a reduced price of $35.00.

YEARBOOKS 2020-2021: Buy your copy now for $50!

All yearbook purchases can be made here: https://www.schoolcashonline.com/

STUDENTS ARE YOU INTERESTED IN HELPING WITH THE COVER DESIGN OF THE YEARBOOK? If so please email Mrs. Lutze your original artwork or ideas at elutze@sd62.bc.ca
We will also be featuring student work all throughout the yearbook: projects, artwork, poems…please submit to Mrs. Lutze at elutze@sd62.bc.ca

STUDENTS/STAFF/GRADS: If you have photos that you would like featured in the yearbook you can use our easy upload app to get them straight to yearbook staff:

Wolverines Athletics

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Jr. and Sr. Girls Volleyball practice Monday’s and Wednesday’s 3:30-4:45pm

 

Career and Counselling News

CANADIAN COAST GUEARD COLLEGE VIRTUAL PRESENTATIONS:

  • December 10, January 12, January 28, or February 9 at 4:30pm (Sooke time)
  • Learn about the Coast Guard’s Officer Training Program

Register online here.

INTERESTED IN THE UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA? BOOK AN APPOINTMENT WITH OUR UVIC RECRUITER… Book a private meeting with Stephanie Parker from UVIC if you have questions.  Also, and check out upcoming information sessions, student experience panels, sample lectures, parent nights, and other events offered by UVIC throughout the year. Book an appointment | Register for an upcoming event

THE CAREER CENTER is open all day and is happy to assist you with your work experience hours, apprenticeships, graduation Capstone projects and resume/application processes. Feel free to book an appointment online at  http://emcs.web.sd62.bc.ca/students/career-centre/book-a-careers-appointment/. We look forward to seeing you.”

For Grade 12 Students

GRAD PHOTOS: Jan 11-15, 2021
The grad site is now open for grads at Edward Milne Secondary Grads. To sign up for your Grad portraits, go to: schedule.prestigeportraits.ca. Be sure to select Sooke as the city.
Please note that there are some changes due to COVID-19 protocols.

  • We do provide white shirts and ties for the gentlemen, but we recommend they bring their own white shirt if they have one.
  • There are no “Buddy photos” this year and we are limiting only 1 set of casual cloths due to cleaning time in between sittings.
  • Grads are welcome to bring in a prop such as musical instrument, sports jersey and stick etc.
  • 1 person at a time in photo area, no family members or friends allowed.

If you have a problem signing up, please call 250-744-4100 ext. 1 or email at brgibson@lifetouch.ca and Bruce will assist you.

GRADS: For the yearbook we are collecting photos of you throughout the years (Gr.9-Present) if you would like to be part of this fun feature please submit your photos to Mrs. Lutze at elutze@sd62.bc.ca

“ALL GRADE 12 STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THEIR CAPSTONE PROJECT. If you have not booked an appointment with the Career Center, please do so as soon as possible to pick up your package.

 
 

Click here to check it out!

 
 

While this week begun with some stormy weather, the skies quickly cleared and it looks like we now have a week of sunshine ahead! This matches the mood in the school as students remain keen on learning and completing projects in their courses. If you have not already been in touch with your student’s teacher, now is a good time to connect and discuss who their learning is progressing. All staff emails can be found here.

All Grade 10-12 students study a Careers course in addition to their other courses.  The main contact person for Grade 12 students is Ms. Cossentine; Grade 11s, Mr. Hart; and Grade 10s, Ms. L’Heureux.  All Grade 10-12 students should have now had an individual appointment with their Careers teacher.  Grade 9 students study Careers within their core classes (English, Math, Science, Socials).

Please keep in mind that our annual 10 000 Tonight Fundraiser is continuing this year, but we will not be collecting physical foods.  Please see information below about how you can donate online.  For every $1 donated/raised, the Sooke Food Bank is able to purchase $3 worth of food.

 

EMCS Classes hard at work!

Brianna M. and Tayalynn S. in Chemistry 12 investigating how concentration, temperature, the nature of reactants, and catalysts affect the rates of chemical reactions, and Mr. Vink demonstrates the reactivity of alkali metals.

Students show off their creativity and talent in Textiles!

We are glad to welcome Camosun College Plumbing & Pipe Trades School of Trades and Technology instructors Darren and Derick into our Metal TASK program this week, for some hands-on experience!

10,000 Tonight with a Twist!

This year’s fundraising campaign will be online from Monday, November 30 – Friday, December 11, and will include both a donation component as well as an online silent auction (click here to check it out!).  Read more about it in the Sooke News Mirror – Sooke’s high school to launch online auction for 10,000 Tonight – Sooke News Mirror.

For every $1 donated/raised, the Sooke Food Bank is able to purchase $3 worth of food for their clients.

If you wish to donate click on the 10,000 Tonight DONATE button on our website.

EMCS PAC

Looking for a way to get involved and support the school community?  Join us at our next PAC meeting via MS Teams, Tuesday, December 8th at 6:30pm.  Click here to join the meeting!

YEARBOOKS

We still have 25 copies  of the 2019-20 yearbook remaining! We are doing a FLASH SALE, copies are being sold at a reduced price of $35.00.

2020-2021 EMCS Yearbooks can be reserved now for $50!  All yearbook purchases can be made here: https://www.schoolcashonline.com/

Interested in helping create the 2020-21 yearbook?  See the “Daily Student Announcements” on our website or app for instructions!  Everyone is welcome to submit artwork or photos for the yearbook!

Grade 12 Grad Updates!

GRAD PHOTOS Jan 11-15, 2021

The grad site is now open for grads at Edward Milne Secondary Grads. To sign up for your Grad portraits, go to: schedule.prestigeportraits.ca. Be sure to select Sooke as the city.

Please note that there are some changes due to COVID-19 protocols.

  • We do provide white shirts and ties for the gentlemen but we recommend they bring their own white shirt if they have one.
  • There are no “Buddy photos” this year and we are limiting only 1 set of casual cloths due to cleaning time in between sittings.
  • Grads are welcome to bring in a prop such as musical instrument, sports jersey and stick etc.
  • 1 person at a time in photo area, no family members or friends allowed.

If you have a problem signing up, please call 250-744-4100 ext 1 or email at brgibson@lifetouch.ca and Bruce will assist you.

Transcript Verification Reports (TVRs) for Grade 12 Students

Students and parents/guardians, please check over your TVR carefully and notify the appropriate School Counsellor if you see any errors or have questions.

Interested in the University of Victoria?  Book a private meeting with UVic Recruiter Stephanie Parker and/or check out upcoming information sessions, student experience panels, sample lectures, parent nights, and other events offered by UVIC throughout the year.  Book an appointment / Register for an upcoming event

 

Opportunities for Everyone!

 PISE has some wonderful new scholarship and bursary opportunities available for youth developmental athletes. The Chris Considine Bursary (1 X $1000) is available to high performance youth athletes in running, climbing or cycling and will cover any expenses related to training and competing at a high level. The Liz Ashton Scholarships (3 X $500) are available to youth athletes and will cover strength and conditioning training services at PISE.  The deadline to apply is January 17, 2021.  Please apply by clicking this link: https://www.pise.ca/scholarship-opportunities/

 

 

Stay in the loop
You can find updates on our website http://emcs.web.sd62.bc.ca/, the Wolverines App, and the District website https://www.sd62.bc.ca/.

We continue to encourage parents and guardians to reach out to the school via phone (250-642-5211) and email (emcs@sd62.bc.ca) with any questions you may have!

 

Important dates:

December 8thPAC Meeting via MS Teams, 6:30pm

December 21st -Jan 1st – Winter break

Jan 4th – Back to school! Octa 4 Begins.

 

*The EMCS Wellness Center is open each Wednesday, 12pm-3:30pm

 

Looking for information from a previous Weekly Message?  Check our Archive by clicking here!

 
 

Dear EMCS Parents and Guardians,

 

The Daily Student Health Check Agreement is available on the online consent portal. All parents/guardians must carefully review this information and agree that they will perform daily health assessments as outlined in the Daily Student Health Agreement prior to the child attending school. Instructions on how to access the consent system can be found here.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the EMCS front office at 250-642-5211 or emcs@sd62.bc.ca.