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Purchase coffee to support Food Systems learning at EMCS! For the same price as in store, you can order Stick in the Mud coffee by clicking here!

Funds raised will help support Food Systems learning at EMCS, as well as supporting community food literacy and food security programs researched and selected by students.  Stick in the Mud sources high quality beans from a variety of small producers, which also helps support coffee growing families and regions, and in turn, these small-scale producers can then often make choices that have a positive impact on the environment and communities.

Beans will be roasted the 1st week of Nov. and should be ready for pick up at EMCS by the end of that week (we will email you when it’s ready!).

PEKELANEW-Moon that turns the leaves white(October)

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.



PICTURE RETAKE DAY Monday, October 25th


New and Ongoing Information

The EMCS Wellness Center in Room 1106 is open on Wednesdays.
Nurses will be available from 9:30-12:00pm
Doctors will be available from 12:00-3:30pm



Tuesday, October 26
UBC Medical School Students are hosting this special virtual session for EMCS students interested in learning about becoming a medical doctor.  Parents/guardians are welcome to join the session as well.   This event is open to all EMCS students (grade 9 to 12) and parents/guardians.

Join Zoom Meeting  https://ubc.zoom.us/j/66381078280?pwd=anpsNXVTeEdlZDZvS1FYbFYzU1NOdz09
Meeting ID: 663 8107 8280
Passcode: 123456

Also, UBC will be using Slido.com for students to interact with the presenter on “questions and answers”.  The event code is Outreach.

FOR THE YEARBOOK: Help us make this yearbook even more memorable! Upload photos taken at games, dances, practices, etc. by can downloading the Friesen’s UploadIt app. Please see HERE for more info.

YEARBOOKS FOR SALE:  Pre-sales of our 2021-22 yearbooks are now available for purchase on School Cash Online for $50. https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/

LOCKERS: Lockers are not automatically assigned, those who would like a locker need to come to the front office to request one.

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.


Wolverines Athletics


ANY GIRLS INTERESTED IN PLAYING BASKETBALL: Grades 9-12, please sign up in the gym at lunch or see Ms. Hunter.

JUNIOR BASKETBALL SIGN-UP:  Those Grade 9/10 Boys interested in playing Junior Basketball, please see Mr. Dudzik in the PHE Office (Room 1219). Practice starts Monday, October 18th at 6pm.


Junior Girls 3:30-5:30pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and 2:15-4:30pm Friday’s
Senior Girls 3:30-5:30pm Monday, Thursday, and 2:15-4:00pm Friday’s


Student Opportunities & Support


FREE MATH AND SCIENCE TUTORING: Tor, one of our EMCS Grade 12 students, is volunteering to offer tutoring for math and science courses after school.  Students can see the bulletin board across from Mr. Phipps’ office for Tor’s schedule and contact info.

BE A TEEN MENTOR FOR AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENT:  Mr. Phipps is looking for 20 students interested in volunteering as mentors for elementary school students at Saseenos this year. We are looking for volunteers who are reliable, honest, fun, and mature. Volunteers must have good communication skills and be able to commit to seeing their little buddy at Saseenos once a week (usually Friday from 2:10pm to 3:00pm).  This is a fantastic experience for the high school mentors as well as the younger students they work with. If you would like to apply or want to find out more, see Mr. Phipps in the counselling office as soon as possible.

FREE ATHLETE RESILIENCY TRAINING WEBINAR: Male and Female Indigenous youth athletes (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) ages 13 to 19 are invited to participate. Click here to register and for more info.

BC YOUTH PARLIAMENT IS BACK: Please contact the Career Centre staff or Leadership teachers for more information!! Deadline to apply is October 26th.   BC Youth Parliament

CLIMATE CHANGE POSTER CONTEST: Deadline for submission to the Career Center is Nov 4thPlease see HERE for more info.

YOUTH IN ACTION: Calling all youth between the ages of 11-16. United Way wants to hear from you on ways to improve your community to benefit young people! $500 is awarded to help make your idea a reality. See HERE for more info and how to apply. Online submissions are due by Dec 3rd.

EMCS MODERN LANGUAGES CLUB: meets every Wednesday at lunch time in Room 2031. Please see the Modern Languages Club flyer for more info.

SEAPARC YOUTH MEMBER VACANCY: Interested youth must receive nomination from Mr. Bobbitt, Edward Milne Community School Principal. See here for more information: Seaparc Youth Member Position

SUPPORT: Students are encouraged to reach out to classroom teachers frequently for information and support. Students are also assigned a Vice Principal and a Counsellor:
Last names A–K & International Students:
Vice Principal: Mr. Todd Powell – tpowell@sd62.bc.ca
Counsellor: Ms. Sharon Jesson – sjesson@sd62.bc.ca
Last names L-Z
Vice Principal:  Mr. John Mennie – jmennie@sd62.bc.ca
Counsellor: Mr. Allan Phipps – aphipps@sd62.bc.ca

THE CAREER CENTRE 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.


Post Secondary Planning & Careers



DISCOVER UVIC:  If you’re thinking about applying for undergraduate studies at UVic, register for an online Discover UVic event and learn what it really means to be a UVic student.  More than just getting into university, we’ll explore the possibilities and what your education can be. You’ll hear about UVic’s co-op program and why hands-on learning is so important, how you can engage with your surroundings, and how the UVic community can inspire you to succeed.
Events are scheduled in Pacific Time. Registration closes two hours in advance.

BC POST-SECONDARY VIRTUAL FAIR:  November 3, 9 & 18 / December 1 & 7
VIRTUAL FAIR OPEN FROM 9:00 am to 7:00 pm on these dates:

  • Live presentations from 29 BC post-secondary schools
  • Learn about schools, programs, entrance requirements, etc.
  • Connect with institutional reps through text and video chat
  • Download program information and watch additional video content
  • Sign up for more info from any institution of interest
  • Door prizes!

To register visit: www.postsecondarybc.ca

PAID TRAINING TO BECOME A HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT: Any Grade 12 students interested in becoming a Health Care Assistant after high school, see Mr. Phipps if you’d like to find out about an opportunity to have your college education paid for AND earn a salary while you are going to school.  Students would need to re-locate to beautiful Terrace, BC and would attend Coast Mountain College.

OTHER POST-SECONDARY INFO SESSIONS:  For details regarding post-secondary information sessions during the school year, keep an eye on the post-secondary info session section of the EMCS website.  (Counselling Centre top tab, Post-Secondary sub tab). Events will be added to the page as we find out about them.  https://emcs.web.sd62.bc.ca/counselling-centre/post-secondary/post-secondary-info-sessions/

COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY APPLICATIONS:  Application for most colleges and universities opens in September or October.  Check the websites of schools of interest for this year’s dates and deadlines.  For information on post-secondary education, including the application steps, see the post-secondary section of the EMCS website at:  https://emcs.web.sd62.bc.ca/counselling-centre/post-secondary/post-secondary-career-information/

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT CAMOSUN COLLEGE:  Application for Camosun programs opened September 15.  Several Camosun programs are filled on a first come, first served basis so it is important to apply as soon as possible.

NEED HELP WITH POST-SECONDARY APPLICATIONS?  For assistance with post-secondary applications, book an appointment to see your school counsellor:  https://emcs.web.sd62.bc.ca/counselling-centre/book-a-counselling-appointment/


Grade 12 Students


SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES:  Grade 12 students and parents/guardians interested in updates regarding scholarships and bursaries, please join the “Scholarships 2021-2022” group on the Wolverine App.  Mr. Phipps will be posting scholarship and bursary related information to that group throughout the year.
Also, Grade 12 students are encouraged to visit the scholarship & bursary section of the EMCS website for step-by-step application instructions, a large database of scholarships/bursaries, and other important scholarship/bursary information.  That website will be updated throughout the year.  This information is found under the “Counselling” top tab, “Grade 12 Information” sub-tab, then “Scholarships Bursaries & Student Loans.”


Please check out the latest EMCS newsletter by clicking on the link below:

EMCS News, October 13, 2021


Stay in the loop!

Please continue to check our website http://emcs.web.sd62.bc.ca/, the Wolverines App, and the District website https://www.sd62.bc.ca/ for up-to-date information! 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!