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Last updated February 18th, 2016

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.

Posted: February 18, 2016


Course Selection for 2016/17

Earl of March Grade 10 Courses “De-coded” (click to view)
Earl of March Grade 11 Courses “De-coded” (click to view)
Earl of March Grade 12 Courses “De-coded” (click to view)
Course descriptions are available at www.ocdsb.ca/programs/sec/SecondarySchoolCourses/Pages/default.aspx
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Posted: February 11, 2016


Grade 8 Technology Days 2016 at EOM!

Grade 8 students at Earl and Katimavik recently had the chance to participate in our annual Technology Days event with over 300 attending! Students were given a short talk by Mr. Pemberton (Head of Technology) on Earl’s many Tech offerings, with emphasis on the grade 9 entry point to all things Technology at Earl; TIJ 1O Exploring Technologies. The course is Earl’s most popular grade 9 elective and leads to future programs in computers, communications, design, metal fabrication, precision machining, carpentry, and robotics. Students then went into the wood shop to construct a simple coat rack with help from volunteers from Earl’s grades 9 through 12 Tech classes. The event was held over a 5 day period with 11 groups of students attending. Thanks to everyone who made these days a success!
Posted: February 11, 2016


Book your yearbook grad portrait online

Posted: January 11, 2016


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.

Posted: February 10, 2016


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.

Posted: February 4, 2016


Legally Blond Poster

Earl of March Proudly Presents . . .


March 3: 7pm
March 4: 7pm
March 5: 7pm
March 6: 2 pm

Tickets: $15 (available in the foyer during lunch)

Posted: January 26, 2016


Intermediate Luv2Groove

Students will be participating in daily dance lessons with instructors from Luv2Groove during the week of January 25 to 29.

Posted: January 22, 2016


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.

Posted: January 22, 2016


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.

Posted: January 22, 2016


Grade 8 Option Sheets Presentation

Posted: January 22, 2016


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:

Posted: January 15, 2016


Japanese Student Exchange Banner


Interested in…

  • increasing your intercultural awareness
  • sharing your love of Ottawa & your school
  • the pleasure of hospitality in your home
  • the chance at lifelong friendships
  • Posted: January 14, 2016


    Additional PD Day Information


    • *NEW* PA Day: Friday, 15 April 2016


    • *NEW* PA Day: Monday, 1 February 2016
    • Semester 1 Examinations: 26-29 January 2016
    • Semester 2/Non-semestered Examinations: 20-27 June 2016
    Posted: January 8, 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


    Intermediate School

    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/learning

    Posted: 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


    Posted: March 26, 2013


    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


    Graduation 2015

    Quick view of Photo’s


    Password: Harris

    Commencement 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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