Welcome to the Earl of March Secondary School
Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)
Y.E.S. Fair – Thursday, March 12th, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.
The Youth Empowerment and Support (Y.E.S.) Group at Earl of March Secondary School is hosting our annual Y.E.S. Fair to raise our students’ awareness of the various resources and supports for youth in the community on Thursday, March 12th from 8:30 – 11:10 a.m. at Earl of March Secondary School. This Youth Fair will host community partners who promote drug awareness, personal health, leisure, employment and other services pertaining to today’s youth.
Some of the partners include YouthNet, Youth Service Bureau (YSB), Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa, Rape Crisis Centre , Hopewell, Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre , Sexual Health Centre, Community Employment Resource Centre (CERC), Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services, Boys and Girls Club, Ottawa Coalition to End Violence against Women, Public Health Nurse-Carri Innes, Kiwana’s EOM Key Club, City of Ottawa-Parks Recreation & Culture Services-Aquatics Branch, Jer’s Vision.
During the Fair, door prizes will be drawn to encourage student participation. The Youth Fair is also open to the community at large. Come one! Come All!!
Seven EoM Nordic skiers went to OFSAA in Sudbury last weekend and competed with the best in Ontario. Aidan Kirkham got a GOLD medal in senior boys, Katie MacAskill 6th place grade 11, Lauren Egli 10th grade 10, and Anna Vigneron 14th grade 9. Sr. Boys relay placed 10th overall…Aidan Kirkham, Derek Smith, Luke Jin and Philip Vigneron. Congratulations on a great (cold) season!
EOM Senior Girls Volleyball team defeated Nepean HS in a tough battle in the semi-finals and now move on to the City Finals on Tuesday Feb. 24th! Good Luck and Congratulations. …for all your hard work and dedication throughout the season. Go Lions Go!
Another great PE adventure on the Canal! 120 Grade 9 students had a blast skating the Canal and earned their hot chocolate and Beavertail at the end of the morning!
Course Selection 2015 for students currently in grades 9, 10 and 11
Students have until March 6, 2015 to lock in their courses for next year using Career Cruising. They should see their counsellor if they need assistance.
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.
AP Exam Registration now open!
To register to write an Advanced Placement exam* in May this year, complete the online registration form and follow the instructions for submitting exam fees. Please register as soon as possible so that we can begin to make the exam arrangements. If you have questions, please see the AP Coordinator, Ms. Johnstone, in the library, or consult with your AP subject teacher.
*Please note that the AP Exams are NOT the same as your course exams — they are an additional, optional opportunity to gain internationally-recognized university credits.
Women’s Volleyball – UNB Varsity Reds
Earl of March student Megan Kuciak to play for UNB next year!! Congratulations! All your hard work has paid off!
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.