Welcome to the Earl of March Secondary School

Last updated May 19th, 2016

School Council

On Thursday, May 26 at 7:00pm, School Council is hosting a parent information session entitled,
 ‘Life After High School ­ What I Wish I Had Known’. This session will be led by Earl of March graduates who continued on with post­-secondary education. The intent is to help parents understand how they can prepare and support their students before launching them on their post­-secondary career, as well as prepare them for the challenges of being a newly independent adult.

Posted: May 19, 2016

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Celebr8 – Mark your Calendars!

On June 30, 2016 we will be holding a ceremony to celebrate our first group of grade 8 students successfully completing their year and moving on to high school. The ceremony will take place at 10:00 am in the auditorium and will be followed by light refreshments. Hope you can join us!

Posted: May 17, 2016

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Canada Dance Festival

Posted: May 17, 2016

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Silver at Nationals!!!

Congratulations to our Intermediate Senior Band who achieved a silver rating at the Nationals competition this week! They will be performing their final concert at Earl of March on Tuesday, May 24 at 7:00pm. We hope you can join us!

Posted: May 13, 2016

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Youth Mental Health

Buy a bracelet to support youth mental health!

All this week, students are creating and selling bracelets in a volunteer effort to raise money for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and The Royal Mental Health Centre.

Each bracelet is $3. This initiative was started by students for the Change the World Campaign for youth volunteering.

Posted: May 10, 2016

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<p>Commencement Exercises</p>
<p>Wednesday, June 29th, 2016</p>
<p>Information for Graduates</p>
<p>Graduates, please arrive no later than 10:30 a.m.</p>
<p>(remember to bring your cap and gown)</p>
<p>Purses, bags, cameras etc. should be left with</p>
<p>your parents or invited guest.</p>
<p>12:00 p.m.

Posted: May 3, 2016

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June Exam

This year our June exams will run from Monday, June 20 to Monday, June 27. We are following the Day 1 Period 1 to Period 4 format to schedule the day of exams for each course.

Monday, June 20- courses in period 1
Tuesday, June 21-courses in period 2
Wednesday, June 22-courses in period 3
Thursday, June 23-courses in period 4

The June Exam Schedule will be posted by the end of May.

Posted: May 2, 2016

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When asked to brainstorm “What We Need,” Attawapiskat youth developed a list that included “Library”…

Image for Help build a Library for Attawapiskat!
Help build a
Library
for
Attawapiskat!
  • Buy a book on the Attawapiskat Amazon Wish List at http://www.amazon.ca/registry/wishlist/2OWABHSUP8HMZ (or search “RHS for Attawapiskat”)
  • Contribute to the Donation Box in the Earl Library.
  • Pay your overdue fines (really!) — all overdue fines collected by May 13 will be donated to the Attawapiskat Library Fund!
Attawapiskat Youth Brainstorm
“What We Need”

Attawapiskat Wish List: What we need is a YMCA Fitness Center, Youth Cente/Parenting Center, Traditional Teachings, TackN'Field/Dryland, better education, drug/alcohol free, youth camp site, skateboard park, recycling system, more sports, more workshops, elder camp harvesting center, dust control, youth council, shelter, clean swimming pool, arcade/casino, cinema 6 funding, youth trust fund, library and to meet with the prime minister.

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/04/13/attawapiskat-youth_n_9683146.html?

Posted: April 28, 2016

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Earl of March Library: Chromebook Lending Policies

Earl of March is part of the OCDSB Digital Lending Library Pilot Project, and the Chromebook Lending Library is now here! Secondary students have the option of borrowing a Chromebook from the Library either for the school day or overnight. (An Intermediate Chromebook Lending Library will soon be available through the Intermediate Resource Room.)

Please read carefully the following important Chromebook Lending Policies. A copy of this policy is available on the Earl of March Library website.

Posted: February 10, 2016

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Secondary School Program Review

Posted: April 19, 2016

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Summer School 2016 Information

Summer School Options 2016

  • Students wishing to either get a an extra credit completed in the summer or wish to upgrade a passing mark, may take a REACH AHEAD COURSE. (4 options below)
  • Students who have failed a course (mark less than 50) may take a MAKE UP COURSE in summer school if it is offered.
  • Students can only take one reach ahead course in the summer. If they need to take make up courses, they can take a max. of two.
  • Transportation is not provided for summer school. Students must be able to make it to the location of their program. Students must attend every day. Registration for all programs is on a first come first served basis.
Posted: April 4, 2016

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Legally Blonde Play

Posted: March 30, 2016

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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.

Posted: January 22, 2016

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Book your yearbook grad portrait online

Posted: January 11, 2016

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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.

Posted: February 4, 2016

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Grade 8 Option Sheets Presentation

Posted: January 22, 2016

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ATTENTION STUDENTS!

Interested in…

  • increasing your intercultural awareness
  • sharing your love of Ottawa & your school
  • the pleasure of hospitality in your home
  • the chance at lifelong friendships
  • Posted: January 14, 2016

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    Additional PD Day Information

    Elementary:

    • *NEW* PA Day: Friday, 15 April 2016

    Secondary:

    • Semester 2/Non-semestered Examinations: 20-27 June 2016
    Posted: January 8, 2016

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    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.

    Posted: September 14, 2015

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    Intermediate School

    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.

    Posted: August 31, 2015

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    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

    Posted: February 3, 2015

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    Posted: March 26, 2013

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    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.

    Posted: April 10, 2012

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    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.

    Posted: April 14, 2015

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    Graduation 2015

    Quick view of Photo’s

    http://www.topshelfsportsphotography.com/EVENTS/EOM-Commencement-2015/

    Password: Harris

    Commencement Photos 2015 taken by Brent Darbyson of Top Shelf Sports Photography.
    Posted: July 2, 2015

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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.

    Posted: October 15, 2013

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