Welcome to the Earl of March Secondary School
National Capital History Day Competition
Do you love history? You have friends! National Capital History Day is Canada’s premiere history competition. Enter a project and attend the full-day event on April 27, 2016, with speakers and workshops such as swordmaking and designing history-based video games.
The entry deadline is March 31, 2016, and you can submit an exhibit, documentary, website, performance, or essay. For more information, see the National Capital History Day website, or
. Students interested in entering the competition should see their History teacher or Ms. Johnstone in the library.
Course Selection for 2016/17
|English (must take one)||ENG2P||Applied|
|Math (must take one)||MFM2P||Applied|
|Science (must take one)||SNC2P||Applied|
|SNC2DF||French Immersion Academic|
|History (must take one)||CHC2P||Applied|
|CHC2DF||French Immersion Academic|
|Civics (0.5 credit, must take)||CHV2O||English Open|
|Careers (0.5 credit, must take||GLC2O||English Open|
NOTE: If students are sure they will be taking civics and careers in summer school, they will fill out a summer school commitment form to replace the course.
ELECTIVES ( to make up 8 full courses when combined with choices above)
|PPL2OP (Women) PPL2OQ (Men)||Physical Education|
|AMR2O (0.5 credit)||Band (must also take AMI2O)|
|Humanities||HFN2O||Food and Nutrition|
|Business||BBI2O||Introduction to Business|
|International Languages||LWSBD||Spanish (Introductory)|
|English (must take one)||ENG3C||College|
|Math (must take one)||MEL3E||Work Place|
(leads to MDM4U or MCT4C or MAP4C)
|University/College (leads to MDM4U or MCT4C or MAP4C)|
(leads to all 3 grade 12 University math)
|Science – Biology||SBI3C||College|
|Science – Chemistry||SCH3U||University|
|Science – Physics||SPH3U||University|
|History||CHA3U||American History University|
|CHA3UR||American History Advanced Placement|
|CHW3M||Ancient Civilizations university/college|
|CHW3MF||Ancient Civilizations French Imm.|
|IDC3O||Grade 9/New student mentoring and support – runs all year long at lunch|
|Spanish||LWSCU||Spanish Level 2|
|Native Studies||NBE3U||English: Contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Voices|
|Guidance||GPP3O||Peer Tutoring (in junior classrooms)|
|Phys Ed||PAF30 (Co-ed)||Fitness|
|PPL3OP (Women) PPL3OQ (Men)||Physical Education|
|AMR3M||Band (must also take AMI3M)|
|HSP3C||College Anthro, Psych, Sociology|
|HSP3U||University Anthro, Psych, Sociology|
|HSP3UF||French Imm Anthro, Psych, Sociology|
|HPW3C||College Working with Children|
|English – Elective||EMS3O||Media Studies|
|BTA3O||Business Info Technology|
Special Notes: Co-op is available in either the morning or afternoon.
Life Drawing AWL4M is only available next year. If you are on an art related pathway, sign up for next year.
|English (must take one)||ENG4C||College|
|ENG4U or ENG4UR||University or Advanced Placement|
|MCT4C||College – for technology programs Dual Credit|
|MDM4U||Data Management -University|
|MHF4U||Advanced Functions – University|
|MCV4U||Calculus and Vectors – University|
|Science – Biology||SBI4U or SBI4UR||University or Advanced Placement|
|Science – Chemistry||SCH4C||College|
|SCH4U or SCH4UR||University or Advanced Placement|
|Science – Physics||SPH4U or SPH4UR||University or Advanced Placement|
|Science – Other||SES4U||Earth and Space Science|
|SNC4M||Public Health and Diseases|
|CHY4UR||World History Advanced Placement|
|Leadership||IDC4U||Event Organization, Team Building|
|Phys Ed||PAF40 (Co-ed)||Fitness|
|PPL4OP (Women) PPL4OQ (Men)||Physical Education|
|AWL4M||Life Drawing (offered 2016/17 but not 2017/18)|
|AMR4M||Band (must also take AMI4M)|
|Humanities||HHS4M||Families in Society University|
|HFA4C||College Food and Nutrition|
|HFA4U||University Food and Nutrition|
|English – Elective||EWC4U||Writer’s Craft|
Co-op , either morning or afternoon, is available both semesters.
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Grade 8 Technology Days 2016 at EOM!
Book your yearbook grad portrait online
Earl of March Library: Chromebook Lending Policies
Earl of March is part of the OCDSB Digital Lending Library Pilot Project, and the Chromebook Lending Library is now here! Secondary students have the option of borrowing a Chromebook from the Library either for the school day or overnight. (An Intermediate Chromebook Lending Library will soon be available through the Intermediate Resource Room.)
Please read carefully the following important Chromebook Lending Policies. A copy of this policy is available on the Earl of March Library website.
- Morning: 8:30 to 8:45
- Lunch/Afternoon: 11:20 to 12:00
- End of day: 2:50 to 3:00
Chromebooks MUST be handed in to Ms. Johnstone or Mrs. Scott IN PERSON. Do NOT put them in the bookdrop slot or leave them at the circulation desk. If you miss the end-of-day circulation window and the library is already closed, keep the Chromebook in a safe place overnight and return it in the morning.
Daytime Loaners and Overnight Loaners are different machines, to allow each set enough time to fully charge between uses. If you have borrowed a Chromebook for the day and wish to have one overnight as well, bring back the Daytime Loaner at the end of day and exchange it for an Overnight Loaner.
You are responsible for the condition of the Chromebook that you have borrowed. If the Chromebook is returned damaged (or if it is not returned at all), you will be liable for the cost of its repair or replacement. It is therefore important that you check the Chromebook before you take it to make sure that it is working properly. Please note that the Earl of March Code of Behaviour for Computer Use, as per the Student Handbook, applies equally to school Chromebooks regardless of when and where they are used.
Course Selection for 2016/17
Counsellors will be visiting classrooms (grades 9 to 11) to discuss course options for next year during the weeks of February 8 and February 15.
Students will input their choices into Career Cruising (link on side menu). All students have a personal log in. If they have lost their log in they can come to student services to have it looked up.
Students will be able to lock in their choices starting February 13 but will not need to submit them until Friday March 4. Students must submit the printed course selection report, have it signed by parents, and bring it to student services by that date.
If a student locks in their courses and needs to change something, they will not be able to do so without seeing their counsellor. It is therefore advised only to lock in once they are sure.
Students in grade 12 should either log in and indicate they are not returning OR if they are returning, select courses.
For support with career cruising, please see this document and/or visit student services.
Earl of March Proudly Presents . . .
LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL!
March 3: 7pm
March 4: 7pm
March 5: 7pm
March 6: 2 pm
Tickets: $15 (available in the foyer during lunch)
Students will be participating in daily dance lessons with instructors from Luv2Groove during the week of January 25 to 29.
Intermediate Authors and Illustrators Conference
The MASC Young Authors and Illustrators Conference turns 25 this year! If you are a student in grades four to eight with a passion for writing and illustration, you won’t want to miss this exciting day of hands-on creative workshops with some of Canada’s finest children’s authors and book illustrators.
Intermediate Musical – Lion King Jr.
Our intermediate students are rehearsing regularly in preparation for the performances on May 10, 11 and 12. More information on performance times will be posted as the information becomes available.
Grade 8 Option Sheets Presentation
Intermediate Dance Workshops
Luv2Groove will be visiting Earl of March during the week of January 25 – January 29. All intermediate students will have the opportunity to participate in a 50 minute dance workshop every day of the week during their phys.ed class. For more information, the link to their website is listed below:
- increasing your intercultural awareness
- sharing your love of Ottawa & your school
- the pleasure of hospitality in your home
- the chance at lifelong friendships
We are seeking 4 more host families* for our Japan Exchange project – April 15-29, 2016 We need to place 4 pairs of grade 11 female students from Yamate Gakuin High School (Yokohama, Japan). Host students do NOT have to participate in the outbound phase of this project, unless they wish to.
The Ottawa-Carleton Education Network (OCENET) and the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board’s (OCDSB) International Certificate Program will embark on the first-ever Ontario exchange with Yamate Gakuin High School in Yokohama, Japan. Yamate is a high school dedicated to world peace, international understanding, and participation in community and international affairs. Several school boards across Canada have had tremendous success with this exchange and the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board is pleased to be the first Ontario school board to partner with Yamate Gakuin as a pilot project in 2016! We hope that this intercultural exchange will become a regular part of our school year calendar.Three OCDSB school communities* have agreed to participate in this pilot exchange project:
The exchange will involve 83 students from Japan visiting Ottawa from Friday, April 15th to Friday, April 29th, 2016 and approximately 40 students from three Ottawa-Carleton District School Boards High Schools traveling to Japan from Thursday, July 21st to Thursday, August 4th, 2016. We have secured host families for 75 of the Japanese students but need FOUR MORE FAMILIES to host the remaining 8 female students!
The volunteer OCDSB teacher team, with the support of the Ottawa-Carleton Education Network (OCENET), will help organize the Japanese visit and a number of planned activities will be organized through the schools.
The first step to getting involved in this inaugural exchange is to apply to become a Host Family to TWO Japanese students from Yamate Gakuin for the period of April 15-29, 2016.
Please contact Kathy Scheepers, International Education Coordinator for more details and the Host Family Application Package , 613-239-0592Posted: January 14, 2016
Additional PD Day Information
- *NEW* PA Day: Friday, 15 April 2016
Posted: January 8, 2016
- *NEW* PA Day: Monday, 1 February 2016
- Semester 1 Examinations: 26-29 January 2016
- Semester 2/Non-semestered Examinations: 20-27 June 2016
Taking an Advanced Placement exam this May?
Registration for this year’s AP exams is now open at earlofmarch.com/index.php/front-page-2/ap-exams-this-year/. Registration deadline is Friday, March 4, 2016.
IMPORTANT! If you have an IEP and want to apply for exam accommodations from the AP College Board, please see Mrs. Saunders in Guidance NO LATER THAN Monday, Jan. 18, 2016.Posted: December 14, 2015
Student Accident Insurance
Creating a caring and safe environment for our students is our top priority. Unfortunately, despite all reasonable precautions being taken, accidents can still happen. Some injuries may result in medical, dental or other expenses that are not covered by provincial health care or employer group plans. As a parent/guardian, you become responsible for these expenses.
Student accident insurance is available for purchase, on a voluntary basis, through Reliable Life Insurance Company. Forms can either be picked up from the school office or downloaded at www.binks.ca, or you may apply online at www.insuremykids.com.Posted: September 14, 2015
OSTA (Ottawa Student Transportation Authority) is not posting bus route schedules this year. Parents/guardians are advised to consult OSTA’s parent web portal at www.ottawaschoolbus.ca for information about their child’s transportation this year.Posted: August 31, 2015
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/learningPosted: February 3, 2015
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.Posted: November 1, 2013
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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.Posted: April 10, 2012
Are you looking for help in English, Math or Science?
Every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6:00-9:00 a Math, Science and English teacher are available to support the students in our community. The teachers can help students complete, review, practice and organize their work in order to help them achieve greater success at school.
Students are asked to bring their OEN, which can be found at the top of any report card, or ask your teacher or guidance councilor.
This is a free service and students can stay as long as they would like support.Posted: April 14, 2015
Quick view of Photo’s
Password: HarrisCommencement Photos 2015 taken by Brent Darbyson of Top Shelf Sports Photography.Posted: July 2, 2015
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
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