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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.

WEXES – MOON OF THE FROG

WEXWS moon, in particular, is significant because the frog acts as a witness and a messenger. The frog announced the Sacred Season of Plenty. Because the frog was honoured as the Keeper of the Sacred Season, it was often presented on totem poles and in artwork to show that an important event had occurred.

During this moon, the wonder of nature repeats an amazing process: Mother Earth warms up and the hibernating frog wakes from its winter sleep, announcing the coming of spring. This moon was especially welcomed because it signalled that the ocean had become safer to travel on and it was time to put the canoes back into the water.

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

 

LAST DAY OF GRAD SPIRIT WEEK: Today’s theme is Famous Friday!

GRADS: Please check your sd62learns Gmail for a message entitled Grads Online Assembly Yearbook Submissions. There you will see three forms that need to be filled out by this Friday, February 26th if possible:

SPRING BREAK ADVENTURE GET IN THE MOUNTAINS AND THE SEA: EMCS Society/Youth for Sooke is teaming up with Westcoast Adventure College & Sooke Sailing Association to bring students ages 14-18 an extraordinary Spring Break opportunity. Click HERE for more info. Please send your application WAC EMCS Application to Ashley Green by February 26th at agreen@sd62.bc.ca

MARINE SERVICE VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR @ THE VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW: If you are a student looking for a hands on career, with a great lifestyle that connects you to the water, consider a career in the Marine Industry.
When: Feb 25, 26 11am to 7pm and Feb 27 9am to 5pm
Careers in Marine Service video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvoyTxMwMlo Click HERE for link to Free Registration

 

New and Ongoing Information

 

 

A CALL FOR ALL STUDENTS TO FILL OUT THE FOLLOWING FUN, ONE QUESTION FORM FOR A GRAPH FOR THE YEARBOOK.

FOR THE YEARBOOK: We are looking for candid photos of students from all grades for our collage pages. You may email them via elutze@sd62.bc.ca or download the Friesen’s UploadIt app from the Google Play store or Apple store and then use the CODE #267843-you only need to use the code the first time.

PREVIEW OF CAPSTONE 12 PROJECTS March 1st to the 12th.  Grads will be notified as to the time their preview presentations will take place. All grads must complete this process.

NOVEMBER 2020 GRADE 10 NUMERACY AND LITERACY ASSESSMENT RESULTS:  The results of the November 2020 Grade 10 Numeracy and Literacy Assessments have been released and are available for students to view. Students can access their results from the “Graduation Assessment/Provincial Examinations” link after logging in to their account on the Student Transcripts Service.  Instructions for logging into the Student Transcripts Service website are found at:  http://emcs.web.sd62.bc.ca/students/student-transcript-service-sts/

STUDENT PARKING PASSES AND VEHICLE REGISTRATION: Please fill out the online form at https://forms-reg.sd62.bc.ca/emcs_driver_reg. Once approved a decal will be sent to you through your classroom teacher.

ALL STUDENTS: We are really looking for wonderful candid photos of you and your friends and photos of projects you are working on, please send in your photos using the Friesen’s Upload it app. CODE #267843-you only need to use the code the first time.

EMCS YEARBOOKS: Buy your 2020-2021 copy now for $50! We still have 2019-2020 yearbooks available being sold at a reduced price of only $35.00. All yearbook purchases can be made here: https://www.schoolcashonline.com/

 

 

 

Wolverines Athletics

 

 

THE GIRL’S JR & SR VOLLEYBALL TEAM practices are Wednesday’s 3:30pm-5pm until March break.

“RUGBY HAS STARTED” Possibly the three best words ever strung together!
Wednesdays at the Turf, 3:30 – 5:00. Please ensure your paperwork is done before you come: Rugby Form

BASKETBALL PICTURES: If any students have fabulous basketball shots please send them to elutze@sd62.bc.ca

 

 

Career and Counselling News

 

 

Dates for students to be aware of

  • February 26 – Spring Break Adventure registration deadline
  • February 26, 27 – Marine Service Virtual Career Fair
  • February 26 –  26, 27 – Marine Service Virtual Career Fair
  • March 5 – April 2 – Picture Sooke with Us
  • March 31 – Youth Art Exhibition Deadline
  • February through to June – “Career Coaching” lecture series

SPRING BREAK ADVENTURE GET IN THE MOUNTAINS AND THE SEA: EMCS Society/Youth for Sooke is teaming up with Westcoast Adventure College & Sooke Sailing Association to bring students ages 14-18 an extraordinary Spring Break opportunity. Click HERE for more info. Please send your application WAC EMCS Application to Ashley Green by February 26th at agreen@sd62.bc.ca

MARINE SERVICE VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR @ THE VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW: If you are a student looking for a hands on career, with a great lifestyle that connects you to the water, consider a career in the Marine Industry.

When: Feb 25, 26 11am to 7pm and Feb 27 9am to 5pm
Careers in Marine Service video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvoyTxMwMlo
Click HERE for link to Free Registration

HAVE YOUR SAY & PICTURE SOOKE WITH US:  The District of Sooke is looking for student input on what they like and do not like about each scenario in this link: picturesooke.ca . Get ready to participate from March 5th to April 2nd and be sure to tell your friends! To learn more, please visit picturesooke.ca.

YOUTH ART EXHIBITION OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS: The exhibition runs from May 5th -15th and the deadline to apply is March 31st. Applications must be submitted online at mindfulmay.artistquarter.com See HERE for more information.

INTERESTED IN A FUTURE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, OR SCIENCE? From February to June 2021 HPQC College will be hosting a “Career Coaching” lecture series, via Zoom: https://hpqc.org/lectures/LectureFlyer.pdf.  Highly successful people working full-time at big-tech companies like Google, Netflix, and Instagram will be talking about how they got there and what interesting journeys they went through which they would not have anticipated when they were in high school. Check it out! For registration or more information: info@hpqc.org

UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA… NEXT STEPS VIRTUAL SERIES: The UVic Next Steps virtual series, designed for September 2021 applicants, is now live on the UVIC website and registration is available online at:   www.uvic.ca/join-us
This virtual series of events includes:

– Self-Reporting 101 information sessions
– Faculty-specific events
– Registration 101 information sessions (which will be posted online closer to the events in May)

LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER HOURS? Sooke Arts Council Gallery is looking youth to volunteer at the Gallery on weekends anytime between 11am – 4pm. See this poster for more info: Sooke Arts Council Call or text Lynda at 778-350-4638.

INTERESTED IN SUPPORTING GENDER EQUALITY IN THE TRADES? For more information click here: ITA Be More Than a Bystander Invitation.

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 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

LAST DAY OF GRAD SPIRIT WEEK: Today’s theme is Famous Friday!

PREVIEW OF CAPSTONE 12 PROJECTS March 1st to the 12th.  Grads will be notified as to the time their preview presentations will take place. All grads must complete this process.

VIDEO LESSON ON SCHOLARSHIPS & BURSARIES:  Mr. Phipps has posted an instructional video on the scholarship and bursary application process.  Grade 12 students (and parents/guardians) are encouraged to watch. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5E1bu6YuI4M

GRADE 12 STUDENTS are reminded to check the calendar on the EMCS website (Grade 12 Timeline | Edward Milne (sd62.bc.ca)) for the early scholarship and bursary deadlines. This year’s CUPE Bursary is HERE and due April 15th.

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

 
 

More than halfway through Octa 5, it’s important to stay in close communication with your student’s teacher (emails can be found on our website here).  Octa 6 begins March 8th, and report cards will be published to MyEd BC Student and Parent Portals March 12th. We will send out letters confirming am/pm assignments next week. Please note that in order to keep class sizes balanced, and respect bus routes, we are not able to make changes.

What’s happening at EMCS

The Sooke School District would like to announce that Principal Laura Fulton, will be moving to Belmont Secondary School for September 2021. Ms. Fulton remains committed to ensuring that EMCS provides an excellent learning environment. She continues to be honoured to serve the EMCS and the Sooke communities, and will also be working closely with the new Principal to ensure that the school builds on its successes and to ensure a smooth transition. The school district is beginning the search process for a new Principal now, will work with the community, and share the results of that search as soon as possible.

Upcoming Leadership activities for the whole school:

We still have 2 days left of Grad Spirit Week! Our themes are Blackout Thursday, and Famous Friday! Keep an eye out for our posters for more information.

Coming up next:

  • Spring Spirit Week (whole school) – Mar 8-12
  • Spring Out of Hunger Campaign – Apr 26 – May 7

For the yearbook we are looking for candid photos of students from all grades for our collage pages.

You may email them via elutze@sd62.bc.ca or download the Friesen’s UploadIt app from the Google Play

store or Apple store and then use the CODE #267843-you only need to use the code the first time.

Grade 12 Updates!

Capstone Project Previews will be happening March 1st through the 12th in preparation for the formal presentations being held April 20th and 21st.  More information and schedules will be handed out through your teacher.

GRADS: Please check your sd62learns Gmail for a message entitled Grads Online Assembly Yearbook Submissions. There you will see

three forms that need to be filled out by Friday if possible:

Opportunities for Everyone!

Interested in a future in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or Science?  From February to June 2021 HPQC College will be hosting a “Career Coaching” lecture series, via Zoom: https://hpqc.org/lectures/LectureFlyer.pdf.  Highly successful people working full-time at big-tech companies like Google, Netflix, and Instagram will be talking about how they got there and what interesting journeys they went through which they would not have anticipated when they were in high school. Check it out!

Exploring Post Secondary Opportunities

Video Lesson on Scholarships & Bursaries

Mr. Phipps has posted an instructional video on the scholarship and bursary application process.  Grade 12 students (and parents/guardians) are encouraged to watch.  Here is the link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5E1bu6YuI4M

Camosun College CAMWEEK 2021February 23, 24, 25 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm
CamWeek 2021 is a series of virtual information sessions.  Over the 3-nights there will be presentations from the Centre for Sport & Exercise Education, School of Access, School of Arts & Science, School of Business, School of Health & Human Services and School of Trades & Technology. The schedule will vary each night so that students have the option to attend multiple sessions. There will be an opportunity to live chat with an Admissions officer each night.

Grade 12 students are reminded to check the calendar on the EMCS website (Grade 12 Timeline | Edward Milne (sd62.bc.ca)) for the early scholarship and bursary deadlines. This year’s CUPE Bursary is “here” and due April 15th.

Online Course Completion Deadline for Students Who Have Applied to UVIC – Grade 12 students who are taking an online course (e.g. through WestShore, SIDES, etc,) required for admission to UVIC, must have the course completed by May 31.

Book a private meeting with UVic Recruiter Stephanie Parker by clicking here! Book an appointment.

University of Victoria… Next Steps Virtual Series
The UVic Next Steps virtual series, designed for September 2021 applicants, is now live on the UVIC website and registration is available online at:   www.uvic.ca/join-us
This virtual series of events includes:
– Self-Reporting 101 information sessions
– Faculty-specific events
– Registration 101 information sessions (which will be posted online closer to the events in May)

Stay in the loop
Be sure to stay in the loop with the list of important dates in each of weekly newsletters (archived here),  on our website, the Wolverines App, and the District website.

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:

March 8th – Octa 6 begins

March 9th – Virtual PAC Meeting at 6:30pm (click here to join)

March 12 – Octa 5 reports published to My Ed portals

March 12 – all Metal TASK applications must be in – click here for more information on this program!

March 15-26 – Spring Break

 

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