This Week at EMS – Principal’s Message: April 18th – April 21st
Good morning Mariners!
On Tuesday morning we started the week with our staff meeting and shared the School Board’s Administrative Assignments Announcement for the 2017/18 school year. I have now shared with the staff and the PAC Executive that I will be assigned to Fleetwood Park Secondary for next year. Ms. Claudine Davies, currently principal at Semiahmoo Secondary has been assigned to Earl Marriott Secondary. I would like to take this opportunity to share with the entire Mariner community that it has been an honour and a privilege to be part of the Earl Marriott family over the past three years as principal. I would like to thank all staff, students and parents for your support and for all you do to contribute to our sense of Mariner pride. Your commitments and contributions have made Earl Marriott Secondary a very special place! The last months of the 16/17 school year will have extra special significance for me! I look forward to this next learning opportunity with new beginnings and new challenges, and will carry forward the many lessons of strength and inspiration from EMS.
Tuesday was a very full day at the school. In the afternoon we participated in the Great Peninsula Relay Race. This is a very worthy charitable event for A.C.C.E.S.S.; a local group fundraising for scholarships for Kenyan students. Great congratulations go to the Earl Marriott students who ran for the school and brought the trophy home to EMS! Also, congratulations to the Earl Marriott staff who participated – well done everyone! It was a great afternoon.
On Tuesday evening our PAC hosted a Financial Literacy workshop for our students. This is now the 2nd year this opportunity has been made available for our students; very worthwhile. Thank you to PAC member Ms. Gosselin for your leadership in making this possible.
Throughout the week our teachers have been preparing the midterm report cards. Much time and energy and careful reflection have been devoted to this important process. Thank you to all teachers for your professionalism. We will be distributing the report cards next Tuesday in homeroom.
I had an opportunity to meet again with our school’s Core Competency Committee this week. We are pleased with our progress and have now created a draft plan for supporting Core Competency development of our Grade 8 and 9 students over the coming weeks. We have also created a draft self-assessment template that will be distributed to Grade 8-9 students in June. We will be communicating our draft implementation recommendations to staff next week. This week we have attached a Social Responsibility Core Competency instructional resource to the Friday Compass.
It is a beautiful day out there. Spring has finally arrived ! Enjoy your weekend!
Thanks again to everyone who came out on Tuesday for the Great Peninsula Relay Race. We are proud to announce that, as a school, we met our fundraising goal of $1200, which will provide two scholarships for students in Kenya through A.C.C.E.S.
In the News:
By Nick Greenizan – Peace Arch News
Posted April 13, 2017
The fundraising relay run – which took root last year as a collaboration between high schools and the local chapter of ACCES – is set to be held Tuesday, April 18 at the South Surrey Athletic Park track. The hour-long event will see 10-runner teams – five boys, five girls – from Semiahmoo, Earl Marriott and Elgin Park secondaries run laps to see which team can log the most kilometres.