Welcome to the Earl of March Secondary School
Course Selection Night – Wednesday February 10
This evening is designed to help parents plan their son/daughter’s pathway by selecting courses for the next school year.
Our guests from Algonquin College, University of Ottawa and Carleton University will be available to answer questions starting at 6:45 pm in the lower foyer and then the formal presentation will start in the auditorium at 7pm. We will then break up into grade specific groupings for more targeted information about course pathways.
Course Selection for 2016/17
Counsellors will be visiting classrooms (grades 9 to 11) to discuss course options for next year during the weeks of February 8 and February 15.
Students will input their choices into Career Cruising (link on side menu). All students have a personal log in. If they have lost their log in they can come to student services to have it looked up.
Students will be able to lock in their choices starting February 13 but will not need to submit them until Friday March 4. Students must submit the printed course selection report, have it signed by parents, and bring it to student services by that date.
If a student locks in their courses and needs to change something, they will not be able to do so without seeing their counsellor. It is therefore advised only to lock in once they are sure.
Students in grade 12 should either log in and indicate they are not returning OR if they are returning, select courses.
For support with career cruising, please see this document and/or visit student services.
Earl of March Proudly Presents . . .
LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL!
March 3: 7pm
March 4: 7pm
March 5: 7pm
March 6: 2 pm
Tickets: $15 (available in the foyer during lunch)
Students will be participating in daily dance lessons with instructors from Luv2Groove during the week of January 25 to 29.
Intermediate Authors and Illustrators Conference
The MASC Young Authors and Illustrators Conference turns 25 this year! If you are a student in grades four to eight with a passion for writing and illustration, you won’t want to miss this exciting day of hands-on creative workshops with some of Canada’s finest children’s authors and book illustrators.
Intermediate Musical – Lion King Jr.
Our intermediate students are rehearsing regularly in preparation for the performances on May 10, 11 and 12. More information on performance times will be posted as the information becomes available.
Grade 8 Option Sheets Presentation
Intermediate Dance Workshops
Luv2Groove will be visiting Earl of March during the week of January 25 – January 29. All intermediate students will have the opportunity to participate in a 50 minute dance workshop every day of the week during their phys.ed class. For more information, the link to their website is listed below:
- increasing your intercultural awareness
- sharing your love of Ottawa & your school
- the pleasure of hospitality in your home
- the chance at lifelong friendships
- *NEW* PA Day: Friday, 15 April 2016
- *NEW* PA Day: Monday, 1 February 2016
- Semester 1 Examinations: 26-29 January 2016
- Semester 2/Non-semestered Examinations: 20-27 June 2016
The Ottawa-Carleton Education Network (OCENET) and the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board’s (OCDSB) International Certificate Program will embark on the first-ever Ontario exchange with Yamate Gakuin High School in Yokohama, Japan. Yamate is a high school dedicated to world peace, international understanding, and participation in community and international affairs. Several school boards across Canada have had tremendous success with this exchange and the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board is pleased to be the first Ontario school board to partner with Yamate Gakuin as a pilot project in 2016! We hope that this intercultural exchange will become a regular part of our school year calendar.
The exchange will involve 83 students from Japan visiting Ottawa from Friday, April 15th to Friday, April 29th, 2016 and approximately 40 students from three Ottawa-Carleton District School Boards High Schools traveling to Japan from Thursday, July 21st to Thursday, August 4th, 2016. We have secured host families for 75 of the Japanese students but need FOUR MORE FAMILIES to host the remaining 8 female students!
The volunteer OCDSB teacher team, with the support of the Ottawa-Carleton Education Network (OCENET), will help organize the Japanese visit and a number of planned activities will be organized through the schools.
The first step to getting involved in this inaugural exchange is to apply to become a Host Family to TWO Japanese students from Yamate Gakuin for the period of April 15-29, 2016.
Please contact Kathy Scheepers, International Education Coordinator for more details and the Host Family Application Package , 613-239-0592
Additional PD Day Information
Taking an Advanced Placement exam this May?
Registration for this year’s AP exams is now open at www.earlofmarch.com/index.php/front-page-2/ap-exams-this-year/. Registration deadline is Friday, March 4, 2016.
IMPORTANT! If you have an IEP and want to apply for exam accommodations from the AP College Board, please see Mrs. Saunders in Guidance NO LATER THAN Monday, Jan. 18, 2016.
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
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.