Welcome to the Earl of March Secondary School
Commencement Date and Time
Date is Friday, June 26th and time is 11am
Earl of March Senior Girls Soccer Team
The ladies played a killer game Thursday! They came out flying, with Jordyn DeAveiro scoring of the get go. Great saves by Olivia Perryman and a strong defense kept us in the game even though the other team was pressing. For the second half the girls were on fire with Barbora
Fabusova scoring two goals to tie the game. Even though everyone was tired, the girls kept pushing the pace and putting pressure, which lead to dominating the overtime to
finally win 5 to 4.
This season has been amazing and the Earl of March Senior Girls Soccer team is now the Ottawa City Champions and OFSAA bound!! Next stop – Mississauga!! GO lions GO!
The June exams will run from June 17-23 inclusive. Exams for Period 1 courses will be held on June 17, for Period 2 on June 18, for Period 3 on June 19 and for Period 4 on June 22. The schedule of exams and room locations will be coming out by the end of May.
CEMC Workshop in Computer Science for Young Women
Transportation for Students in Joint Custody Arrangement with Two Homes
OSTA has a new policy and procedure to deliver transportation services to students in a joint custody arrangement and having two homes. Both homes must be within the attendance boundary and eligible for transportation. A formal application process requires that both parents and/or guardians sign the application and schedule. Weekly or bi-weekly access schedules may be limited to ensure student safety. Other safety and operational risks will be assessed prior to approval or denial of each application.
The deadline for applications to ensure transportation as of the first day of school in September 2015 is JUNE 1, 2015. All other requests will be processed after September 15, 2015.
All documents (application, transportation schedule calendar, FAQ, policy and procedure) are posted online at: ottawaschoolbus.ca/policies/transportation-for-students-in-a-joint-custody-arrangement-and-having-two-homes
Earl of March competed at the Eastern Ontario Regional Envirothon on May 1st. Congratulations to our team of grade 10 students – Priya Nagpal, Victoria Barbeau, Shiza Siddiqui, Lauren Xu and Brenna Yang – who placed second. Grade 12 students – Jade Pon, Katie Ledger, Amanda Nason, Kirsti Watson, and Lara Weeks – placed third.
Envirothon gets students outdoors, to experience nature first hand and hands on! It is a unique team competition that rewards students for learning about the natural world around them. Local conservation organizations partner to provide students with interactive workshops to help them understand forests, soils, wildlife, aquatic ecosystems and the human impact on all of the things we value in nature.
W.E. Johnston hosting the Honk & Blow May 26 & 27th
As the end of the school year approaches, Grade 6 students from Stephen Leacock, W. Erskine Johnston, and Roland Michener will need to prepare for the coming year by choosing an instrument to play in the Instrumental Music class.
When enrolling in Instrumental music, students get the opportunity to learn to play a standard band instrument (flute, clarinet, trumpet, etc.)
W.E. Johnston will be holding two information/testing sessions for parents and students. The first session will be on Tuesday, May 26 at 6:30 p.m. for WE Johnston students, and the second one will be on Wednesday, May 27th at 6:30 p.m. for Stephen Leacock students at W.E. Johnston. Both parents and students are asked to attend the session that matches their school but if there is a scheduling problem, parents can opt for the second night. Both sessions will last approximately 2 hours. Grade 6 students who are new to our community, or do not attend one of our feeder schools, may attend either session.
It is very important that students attend one of the sessions with their parents/guardians. Please do not send your child with a neighbor or friend as it is the parents/guardians that need to make the decisions and get the full understanding of what is involved in the program. If there is a conflict with the designated days and you are not able to make either of the sessions, you must contact Mr. Loehr or Mr. Steiner by email before May 28th and alternate arrangements will be made. Mr. Loehr’s e-mail is () and Mr. Steiner’s is ().
Students who are not at the presentations and do not contact Mr. Loehr or Mr. Steiner to make alternate arrangements by Thursday, May 28th will run the risk of having an instrument assigned to them of the teachers choice rather than being assigned an instrument of their own choice. They also may not be able to have full access to a school owned instrument. Please note that there will a limit on certain instruments spots such as saxophones, bass guitars, and percussion.
Newsletters with more details will be sent home with all grade 6 students through their homeroom teachers.
Senior Phys. Ed. class went to Altitude gym for a afternoon of climbing. A great leadership and collaborative opportunity for our students.
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.
Japanese Student Exchange Video
Taking a Reach Ahead Course this Summer 2015
Students have several options if they wish to reach ahead by taking a course in summer school.
Literacy/Numeracy Community Program
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.
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.
June 2014 EOM Graduation ceremony
New Attendance Email
We now have an attendance email that parents can use.
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)
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.
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.