EMCS Weekly for October 2nd



**  All student drivers that would like to use the EMCS parking lot please see Mr.Lyall for a parking pass.  **


Important Information for Graduates of 2015

** Your diplomas are ready for pick up in the EMCS main office **



Daily Announcements


Tuesday, October 6th



¨ Planning for the Skills Canada Robotics competition is upon us.  It’s time to assemble our robotics team and start robot planning.  Come to the metal shop on Wednesday at the beginning of lunch to speak with Mr. Royle and Ms. Zimmermann about this exciting robotics competition.  Also, the first after school robotics club meeting is also this Wednesday, after school, in the metal shop

¨ Youth for Change meeting Thursday at lunch in the library seminar room

¨ Free Math tutoring—Matthew is offering free math tutoring every Thursday after school in the seminar room by the office.  Tutoring is available for all math 9 – 11 courses.

¨ EMCS Band is seeking a baritone sax and or bass clarinet player. It’s not too late to start. Come check it out on Monday or Wednesday after school in room 1070.



(Whether you’re looking for work experience hours to use towards your grad requirements or to beef up your resume, we have several opportunities for you:)

¨ Grade 12’s if you have not already done so, you can pick up your Grad Transitions assignments in the Career Centre.

¨ Any students needing volunteering hours and can score keep or be a linesperson for volleyball games  please see Mr. McKenzie.

¨ VIHA is looking for volunteers to help with their upcoming Flu Clinics at various locations in Sooke. Duties do not include anything medical.  Please see the Career Centre for details. Deadline is  October 20th but space is limited

¨ If you are 15 years or older,  and want to get involved in a meaningful way, consider joining the Island Sexual Health Youth Committee.  This is a volunteer position, ideal for students hoping to get into the medical fields.  Contact the Career Education department located in the counselling area.

¨ The British Columbia’s Youth Parliament’s 87 session will be held in Victoria at the Provincial Legislative Chambers form December 27 to 31, 2015.  Students who are 16 years and older are invited to apply for an opportunity to become involved in this province-wide non-partisan organization.  The Youth Parliament is a one year commitment, and Edward Milne has been successful in sending a student to sit in the Youth Parliament for the past several years.

¨ Application forms are available for the Forum for Young Canadians.  This is an opportunity to go to Ottawa to gain a better understanding of the national decision-making process in Canada. This program is for students 14 to 19 years old.  The first application is due January 23, 2016.  There is a cost of $895.00 which includes travel to and from Ottawa, accommodation and meals, attendance at the MP dinner, Senate’s breakfast, and many other events.  For those interested in a little challenge and fun, the Army Reserve is hosting a Soldier for a Day program on 31 October  2015. for students in Grades 10-12  This program is an introduction to the role of the Canadian Armed Forces – Army Reserve both here in Canada and around the world. Students will be introduced to weapons, vehicles, training equipment and military rations and some of our unique tactics and training. Participation is also worth 5 hours of work experience.



¨ If we can please have our Cross Country Team meet Wednesday (October 7th) meet in foyer at 2:45pm.

¨ EMCS Curling is starting up again. The season starts Thursday, October 8th. All of our students are invited, no experience necessary. Please see Mr. Moldowan in room 2038 for more details.

¨ Sr. Boys’ basketball practice will be Thursday, October 8th



¨ Be a Teen Mentor—Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for Grade 10-12 Teen Mentors to be matched with students at Saseenos Elementary.  Teen Mentoring is a program that matches Teen Mentors in a one-on-one match with students at Saseenos Elementary.  Teen Mentors meet their little buddy once a week for one hour at the elementary school.  They read, do arts and crafts, play sports, or just talk.  Teen Mentors make a difference by being positive role models. Please see Mr. Phipps for an application package or to find out more.  The application deadline is Friday, October 9.  


¨ It’s never too early to start planning your future…

¨ UBC Information Night

When: Tuesday, October 13 at 6:30pm—Where: Room 2038/2039, upstairs at EMCS

A University of British Columbia representative will be hosting an information session at EMCS for Grade 11 & 12 students and their parents/guardians.   This is a great opportunity for Grade 11 & 12 students and their families to find out about UBC programs, admission requirements, tuition fees, scholarships, university athletics, student housing, etc.   Strong academic students (A, B, C+) should consider UBC as an option for post-secondary studies.


¨  Camosun College Information and Application Evening for Grade 11 & 12 students and Parents/Guardians Thursday, November 12 at 7:00pm in the EMCS Theatre

Grade 11 & 12 students are encouraged to attend this event with their parents/guardians.  A Camosun College representative will give a presentation on Camosun programs, the application process, financial aid, student athletics, etc.

For Grade 12s wishing to apply to Camosun that evening, school counselors and Camosun staff will be available in the computer lab to assist students the their online application following the presentation.