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Earl of March hosts it 2nd Annual E-waste Recycling Collection Event Saturday April 26th from 9am-3pm in the back parking lot. It is being run by the Eco Earl team and other staff to raise money for many student led initiatives.
We are collecting used/old/broken electronics. This could include things such as: computers, printers, telephones, cameras, speakers, TVs, etc (but not household appliances)
More information can be found at:
School Council Meeting
School Council Meeting will be held on April 28th in the Library.
Start time 6pm and end time 7pm.
Crossfit is a strength and conditioning program that is constantly varied with high intensity and functional movements. Last week the senior personal fitness classes had an opportunity to visit NCR Crossfit for an informational and high intensity training session. The students were challenged with a squat seminar, an AMRAP workout and motivated each other throughout the mentally and physically demanding session.
This is one of many field trips the senior personal fitness classes will be going on this semester as the course really focuses on life long physical activity and strives to show students how they can be active and engaged in their community long after high school. It was a great day and the students really showed awesome #LionsPride!
Global Awareness Club
Global Awareness is raising money for “We Create Change” – an initiative through Free The Children for building schools in developing communities across the globe.
It can be a penny, it can be spare change, any amount would help the world!
The following includes more information on the initiative:
See the Ottawa Citizen’s review of Sweeney Todd
“Earl of March’s performance was nearly faultless with impressive sets, memorable characters and an orchestra that created perfect ambience.” Check out the full review at www.ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/Cappies+review+Earl+March+delivers+full+throated+production+Sweeney+Todd/9725127/story.html or in the Arts section of today’s Ottawa Citizen!
Students sock away money; High school company combats clothes-eating washers
The theories that attempt to explain how a pair of socks can enter a washer or dryer and come out minus one are numerous and wild.
While some propose a wormhole or and alternate dimension is the reason for their lost sock, others claim their washer or dryer is indeed sentient and feeding on their clothes.
But no matter how complicated the theories get, the solution is simple says a group of entrepreneurs from Earl of March Secondary School: socks with snaps.
That’s the idea that has netted this student start up over $1,000 in sales mid-February. The company, named Enssemble, is currently leading in a competition with three other Ottawa school-based companies – one at Glebe Collegiate (Band.It), another at John McCrae (#Qualitee) and the third at De La Salle (Creaculte).
While Band.It’s headbands, #Qualitee’s custom hashtag T-shirts and Creacutle’s plant pots are having success of their own, it’s the socks that are taking a step ahead of the others.
Diyang Lu, who spearheaded the entrepreneurship club at Earl of March, explained how he and a group of 24 students came up with socks with snaps.
After brainstorming a laundry list of product ideas, the company narrowed it down to three possibilities: light switch covers, customizable iPhone cases and the socks.
It was a combination of cost efficiency and aiming at a lucrative target market that narrowed the list down, said Diyang.
“For the iPhone case, it was a very narrow target market and there wasn’t very much room for expansion and there was a lot of competitors already,” he said.
Also, they weren’t able to keep the iPhone’s sleek, stylish design with their homemade case.
As for the light switches, there are just too many different styles of switch to try and accommodate.
“Whereas the sock idea, we could have different sizes, women’s, men’s, and the thing is a snap is a simple idea. It is easy to use, easy to make and people can see the point to it,’ said Diyang.
After testing their design in both washers and dryers to make sure a small metal snap on a pair of socks was enough to foil a hungry washer or the alternate dimension contained therein, the group went into production.
“Our first sale came mid-February,” said Diyang, at a parent auction night at Earl of March.
Though the company projected to only sell 10 pairs on their first try, twice as many ended up being sold, and the company received some valuable feedback.
Now the company has sold their product at Carlingwood Mall, Costco and Place D’Orléans.
Along the way, they have refined their product pitch, catching people’s attention by pointing out they are a student run business learning entrepreneurship, and emphasizing the snaps.
The sales day at Costco has been the most lucrative for the company, said Diyang.
“We sold out half way through the allocated time given to us,” he said, pushing the company past the $1,000 worth of product sold mark.
Now, the company hopes to return to Costco and pump up sales even more. Though each student involved in the company is a shareholder, the endeavour isn’t about making money.
“Our goal is to become the best junior achievement company in Ottawa,” said Diyang, and also learn about business.
“It’s not all about making money, it’s to make sure that everybody involved understands the process of it; sales, marketing, production, every aspect,” he said.
“If you ask any of them, they’ve been part of the design of the product and how we market it to customers.”
Posted: April 11, 2014
OCDSB Dance Showcase
Study Abroad Scholarship Information
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.
Earl of March Garden Sheds are here!
Mr. Martin’s TCJ2O Construction Technology class are building prefabricated garden sheds for their summative project which will be sold to parents and the local community.
Width: 8 feet
Depth: 6 feet
Height: 7 feet
Materials and hardware included:
The sheds are 2″x4″ construction, with a pine board and batten exterior finish. The unfinished pine can be left to go grey like a barn or you can paint or stain it in your choice of finishes. The floor is constructed of pressure treated materials to prevent decay. A single 36” door is supported on 3” hinges and is closed by a latch. Tar paper (to be placed under shingles) is also supplied for the roof.
Shingles or other suitable roofing material, paint, stain, and ground leveling materials will be required.
Price: $750 (no sales tax will be charged)
YEARBOOK SALES ARE ONGOING – PURCHASE YOUR YEARBOOK ONLINE NOW!
Yearbooks can also be purchased on Fridays during lunch time in the foyer, or come to room 224.
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.