Welcome to the Earl of March Secondary School
National Capital History Day
On April 4, 2014, National Capital History Day (NCHD) will take place at Confederation Education Centre. NCHD is a joint initiative partnering Fulbright Canada’s Community Leadership Program with the OCDSB, OCSB, and The Ottawa Citizen. For its inaugural opening, the National Capital History Day hopes to bring greater public exposure to the work of students and teachers in all subjects within the historical context connected to this year’s theme — “Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events”. This event will provide a resource-rich environment that will offer tools for the classroom and opportunities for teachers to network.
National Capital History Day is more than just one day – it’s a program that shines a spotlight on the work Canadian teachers and students do all year long. This exciting pilot program will begin in Ottawa, with plans to expand across the country in years to come. Students can enter the competition with an essay, dramatic performance, documentary, website or exhibit – allowing students to play to their individual strengths and provide opportunities for cross-curricular activities that are tailor-made for the 21st century learner. Students, in consultation with their teachers, can submit work done in class, provided that it meets contest guidelines and adheres to this year’s theme. All guidelines are explained in the official rulebook, available for download at:
To find out more information, a link to register projects and downloadable posters and rulebooks can be found at the following site:
- www.ottawacitizen.com/history (Registration is now open)
- Twitter: @OttawaHistory
- Facebook: National Capital History Day page
To register for the National Capital History Day, please follow the link below:
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.
Earl Ski/Snowboard Club @ Camp Fortune
5 Wednesday nights
Come to the meeting on Wed. Dec. 11 @ lunch in Lecture Theater B to pick up forms
Forms will be collected on Tuesday, December 17 @ 8:00 am
Open to all grades but space is limited.
If you are unable to attend the meeting, see Ms. Cooley in the English Office to pick up forms (after Dec. 11)
If you are interested in a placement with the regional Police, please go to the coop office.
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.
A unique opportunity to earn 2 credits in one period next year !
Earl of March and Algonquin College will jointly offer MCT4C/MAT8100 in second semester next year (Februrary 2014) at the Earl of March. This is called a Dual Credit.
Who would benefit from this opportunity:
Students in grades 10 and 11 looking to take college technology programs after graduation OR students looking for another pathway to MHF4U (Advanced Functions) rather than MCR3U (Functions)
Pathway for math:
MCF3M followed by MCT4C and if desired the following year MHF4U (Advanced functions) and/or MCV4U calculus and vectors
Students will get two credits in one period: MCT4C on their high school transcript and MAT8100 should they choose to attend college following graduation (this is a FREE course that counts towards a college program!)
Students will get access to joint teaching by Earl of March teaching staff and an Algonquin instructor, exposing them to the culture of post-secondary education with in the comfort of their own school
For many students looking to improve their math skills for grade 12, this is a good stepping stone to MHF4U rather than taking MCR3U. They can take MCT4C immediately following MCF3M.
Students will get the opportunity to visit the college campus and have the occasional lecture in the post secondary setting
For bursary/scholarship applications, students will be able to demonstrate they have already been successful in a post secondary course.
We will only be running one class of this program so space will be limited.
For more information about the program or to sign up, please contact either Mary Saunders or Trish Clark
Course Selection for 2013-2014
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.
Posted: October 15, 2013