Welcome to the Earl of March Secondary School
YES FAIR – Thursday March 6th, 9:30am to 1:00pm
The Youth Empowerment and Support(YES)Group at Earl of March Secondary School is hosting our first annual YES FAIR to raise our students’ awareness of the various resources and supports for youth in the community Thursday March 6th from 9:30am – 1:00pm at Earl of March Secondary School. This inaugural youth fair will host community partners who promote drug awareness, personal health, leisure, employment and other services pertaining to todays youth. Some of the partners include Pink Triangle (GLBTTQ), 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, Dandelion, Children’s Bridge, City of Ottawa – Parks Recreation & Culture Services Aquatics Branch, Daragon’s Lair Beads, Avon, Jer’s Vision.
During the Fair, prizes will be drawn to encourage student participation. The Youth Fair is also open to the community at large from 12:00 to 1:10pm. Come one! Come All!!
Planning to write an Advanced Placement Exam this year?
The registration deadline is Thursday, March 6. See your subject teacher or Ms. Johnstone in the library if you need a registration form.
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.
Focus on Youth Summer Job Program
Applications for Focus on Youth Summer Job Program will be accepted from March 1st-March 31st.
Please keep in mind that this particular program focuses on students who may face barriers to employment such as poverty or lack of personal supports.
You need to get a referral from your guidance counsellor or co-op teacher for your application.
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.
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
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.