Welcome to the Earl of March Secondary School
As an important member of our community, we want to learn about your experience with our schools and/or our District. We have launched an online consultation process to help us better understand what you think we do well, where we can improve, and how we might better engage and support our stakeholders. Your answers will help us to develop our future priorities.
Here’s how you can be a part of the conversation:
Step One - December 1st – December 14th
Around December 1st, you will have received an e-mail with the subject line: #EverySchool_EveryVoice, inviting you to participate. Click on the link in the e-mail to answer three open-ended questions. If you don’t get an e-mail you can register yourself on our website www.ocdsb.com
Step Two - January 9th – 18th
In January, you will receive an e-mail inviting you to help set priorities. The e-mail will contain a link so you can see the input received during Step 1. Pick what’s important to you. Everyone is welcome to participate – whether or not you shared your thoughts in December.
Step Three – February 2015
You will receive an e-mail about the results, which will also be posted on our website at www.ocdsb.com.
Need More Information?
Learn more from our introductory video or on the district website which includes some frequently asked questions. If you have more questions, please contact Paula Hall, Strategic Business Analyst at or call 613-596-8211, ext. 8402.
Credit Rescue, Online Classes, Snow Day
Under the leadership of Luke Jin (grade 11) and Cora Vasut (grade 10), Earl of March’s annual Operation Christmas Child campaign was another success. Students filled over 40 shoeboxes with hygiene items, school supplies, toys, and candy, to give to children in situations of poverty.
Seventy seven grade 9 and 10 students recently took part in the University of Waterloo Beaver Computing Challenge. The BCC is a problem solving contest with a focus on computational and logical thinking. Earl of March congratulates Eric Assadi, Slava Mironov, Larry Shi, Frank Yu and Simon Zeng for achieving Honour Roll status and being amongst the top students from across Canada. Simon also has the distinction of achieving a perfect score.
Another MOVEMBER wraps up at EOM. Congratulations to the EOM staff and Community Living Classes (Mr. Howe, Mr. Buck, Ms. Carter!) who participated and raised money and awareness for the campaign. Stay tuned for an update on total revenue raised, and the participants.
CONGRATULATIONS to the Community Living Class on their successful Movember campaign. The students and teachers collected donations, and sold moustache inspired sugar cookies to raise an impressive donation. Congratulations to all the students, staff, community members, and teachers involved.
The ASM2O class showcase their completed “Copy Cat” project. The students spent over a month digitally recreating images in Photoshop – drawing them by “hand” and working with colours, pixels, brush tools and layers. Beautiful!
June 2014 EOM Graduation ceremony
New Attendance Email
We now have an attendance email that parents can use.
Check out the Inside Ride images! The even took place on Monday November, 10, in the lower gym. The school raised a GRAND TOTAL of $14,408.15, of which 100% goes to the Coast to Coast Cancer Foundation. Congratulations EOM!
Junior Girls Basketball
Congratulations Mr. Barnabe, and the Junior Girls Basketball team on your exciting season. It’s been a while since we’ve seen a TRIPLE OVERTIME WIN!
Grade 11 Marketing Class
The Grade 11 Marketing Class is raising money for Operation Come Home – an employment and support centre for homeless and at-risk youth in Ottawa.
Public Meetings on Boundary Revisions and Elementary
Alternative Program Boundary Expansion
The public is invited to attend one of four joint meetings to be held across the District to seek input on minor attendance boundary revisions and the expansion of the Elementary Alternative Program boundaries.
Minor Attendance Boundary Revisions
In an effort to ensure school boundaries are consistent with new development areas, improve access to programming, provide better utilization of existing instructional space and address inconsistencies in neighbourhood alignments, staff is proposing a number of minor boundary adjustments to provide for effective accommodation of students in different parts of the District. Areas/Programs/Boundaries potentially impacted include the following:
- Mer Bleue Expansion area (Orleans)
- Cardinal Creek New development area (Orleans)
- Central Park MFI 4-8 boundary revision
- Valley Stream Secondary 9-12 boundary revision
- West Carleton MFI 4-8 boundary revision
- Riverside South New development areas (south of Armstrong Rd. and east of
- J.H. Putman/Broadview 7-8 EFI boundary revision (Carlingwood area only)
Senior Boy’s Volleyball
Congratulations to the Sr Boys Volleyball team, on a very entertaining match Thursday November 6th against All Saints! You sure SPIKED our interest! Great work Coach Sammon! We are very proud of your efforts.
Getting into the SPOOKY spirit!
Coffee House 2014
Girl’s Field Hockey
Hockey proved to be just as fun, and action-packed on the grass as it is on the ice! Check out the proof, as seen by Earl of March’s girl’s field hockey team.
Senior Girl’s Basketball
Earl of March’s Senior Girls Basketball team were determined to do their best on the court…it’s been an exciting season so far to watch!
From spooky, to cute, to weird, to funny
Earl of March students strut their Halloween spirit and show off their amazing costumes!
Check out these tacky tourists
YEARBOOKS are now ON SALE!
$60 per grad package. Comes with an EOM digital yearbook Grad Portrait CD, and a yearbook.
$20 for an EOM digital yearbook Grad Portrait CD without yearbook.
NOTE: Lifetouch photos will be available at a later date. Listen to future announcements regarding when to book an appointment. These images are separate from the Photography/Yearbook class portraits.
The Senior Boy’s soccer
The Senior Boy’s soccer season ended the day before Hallowe’en with a tough semi-final battle. Congratulations on your positive season, we’re looking forward to the indoor one!
Grade 11 Photography
Student Images from Gatineau Park
Junior Soccer 2014
Congratulations on your 2014 season
Wolf Trail Gatineau Trip
What started off as a wet day transpired into a great adventure with some fabulous ladies! The grade 10 girls personal fitness and the senior girls health & physical education class trekked up Wolf Trail in Gatineau last week. They got in some great fitness and enjoyed the landscape.
Varsity Girls Field Hockey
On Thursday the Varsity Girls Field Hockey team participated in John McCrae’s annual tournament and made it to the quarter finals. They had a great day bonding, meeting teams from other cities, playing against different levels of competition and seeking refuge from the rain! Spirits were high and the girls represented Earl well and demonstrated great lions pride! Congrats ladies!
The Grade 11 Photography Class Trip to the Wilson Carbide Mill Trail in Gatineau Park. We went on September 25th, and worked on slow shutter speed images with waterfalls, and landscape composition at Meech Lake.
Grads of 2014-2015
Meet the Staff Evening Presentation
Course Selection Information for 2014/2015
Course Offerings and Descriptions
The online course selection tool is no longer available. Students who still need to complete their course selections should come and see their counsellor to do so.
Leadership Opportunity for female Earl students
The Head Start Program for Young Women is being offered in Kanata through our councillor Marianne Wilkinson.
Interested female students who are 16 years of age are older are invited to participate.
See mariannewilkinson.com/head-start-program-for-young-women for information about the program and contact information.
Free Math Tutoring Online
Students taking grades 7 through 10 math courses have access to free math tutoring and other resources through the ministry funded program Homework Help. This is an exciting new online resource made available by the Ministry of Education and the Independent Learning Centre.
Homework Help is a website that offers free online math tutoring by Ontario Certified Teachers Sunday through Thursday from 5:30PM to 9:30PM. The site also offers other rich resources available all day every day such as interactive tutorials, a glossary, a calculator, previously recorded best sessions, full lessons, and a locker to save the tutoring sessions that they had completed or watched.
Students and parents/guardians can view this site at http://HomeworkHelp.ilc.org. Parents/guardians are encouraged to register their children at home so that students can start benefiting from the site right away. To register, students must provide their Ontario Education Number (OEN). The OEN can be found on each student’s timetable and report card.
For more information, please go to the Free Online Math Homework Help page posted on the board website, visit the site directly or contact your child’s teacher.
Grade 12 students can access important information about post secondary education, scholarships and other helpful information on the Student Services link/Newsletter.