Welcome to the Earl of March Secondary School
Do you like gaming?
Have you ever wondered what it takes to be part of a team to design a video game? Gigataur, a Kanata based video company will provide you a glimpse of what a career in video game design looks like.
Tomorrow, Tuesday November 24th at 6 pm to 7 pm in the auditorium. Parents are welcome.
2015-2016 University/College Visits
For Grade 12 students. Please sign-up in Student Services
|November 3rd||Loyalist College||8:00am|
|November 4th||University of British Columbia||11:20am|
|November 13th||Brock University||8:00am|
|November 26th||Lakehead University||8:00am|
*schedule subject to change
*locations will be on bulletin board in Student Services
The NEW Library Learning Commons is OPEN!
Students, come and “check out” our beautiful new Library Learning Commons! Ms. Johnstone, the Secondary Teacher-Librarian, and Mrs. Scott, the Library Technician, are here to help with all your reading and research needs. Parents, please see our Welcome to Earl of March Library handout for an introduction to researching for class assignments at school and at home.
Student Accident Insurance
Creating a caring and safe environment for our students is our top priority. Unfortunately, despite all reasonable precautions being taken, accidents can still happen. Some injuries may result in medical, dental or other expenses that are not covered by provincial health care or employer group plans. As a parent/guardian, you become responsible for these expenses.
Student accident insurance is available for purchase, on a voluntary basis, through Reliable Life Insurance Company. Forms can either be picked up from the school office or downloaded at www.binks.ca, or you may apply online at www.insuremykids.com.
OSTA (Ottawa Student Transportation Authority) is not posting bus route schedules this year. Parents/guardians are advised to consult OSTA’s parent web portal at www.ottawaschoolbus.ca for information about their child’s transportation this year.
Learning How To Learn
As the new semester is upon us, the University of California, San Diego offers a free online course that will give you tools to help you learn more effectively. You will discover practical, immediately useful insights that will help you to more deeply master your studies. More information is available at: www.coursera.org/course/learning
Grade 8 Information 2015/16
Thank you to all who came out to our grade 8 information evening. If you missed it, here is the course selection information you need.
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.
Are you looking for help in English, Math or Science?
Every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6:00-9:00 a Math, Science and English teacher are available to support the students in our community. The teachers can help students complete, review, practice and organize their work in order to help them achieve greater success at school.
Students are asked to bring their OEN, which can be found at the top of any report card, or ask your teacher or guidance councilor.
This is a free service and students can stay as long as they would like support.
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Grade 12 students can access important information about post secondary education, scholarships and other helpful information on the Student Services link/Newsletter.