Grade 8 Parent Night - 2013

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  • 1. Etobicoke Collegiate Institute Grade 8 Parent Information Night ‘Semper Ad Meliora’ – Always Towards the Better
  • 2. ECI – Who we are      As of September 2014 - Semestered Limited optional attendance last year Approximately 65 teaching staff Approximately 1000 students Wide range of programming
  • 3. Curriculum      Science – Academic & Enriched Math – Academic & Enriched English – Academic & Enriched Canadian and World Studies Business  Computers  Physical Education  ESL  Family Studies  Robotics  Technical Design  Social Science
  • 4. Art Programs        Music – Band, Strings, Vocal, Guitar Visual Art Media Art Photography Film/Video Drama & Musical Theatre Yearbook
  • 5. Co-op Program & Technology        Built Work Designs Lower Ossington Theatre BMO Nesbitt-Burns University Health Network Cynthia J. Woods, Barrister Martin's Veterinary, Royal York Kingsway Animal Hospitals     Automotive Construction Manufacturing Dental Assisting
  • 6. Student Support       Guidance Department Special Education Department Focus On Success Teacher help lunch/after school Credit Recovery, Credit Rescue Social Worker  Student Success Teacher  School Resource Officer  Social Worker  Newcomer Settlement Worker  Etobicoke Eats Breakfast Program
  • 7. Special Education      Students with IPRCs and IEPs can access support Accommodations for all Special Education students as outlined by IEPs 2 Full-time teachers, 2 EAs Support available for students not taking a formal Learning Strategies course Technical support
  • 8. Extra-curricular Activities              Anime Club Arts Alive Athletic Council AV Crew Battle of the Bands Business/DECA Christian Reverb Etobicoke Eats Equity Club Free the Children French Club Inside Ride 30-Hour famine              Model UN Club Music Camp Prom Raise a Paw Ram Readers Reach for the Top Robotics School Newspaper Stand up Project Student Council TDSB Fusion Terry Fox Club 12-Hour Run …and many, many more
  • 9. Athletics          Winter Boys Basketball  Bantam, Junior, Senior Girls Volleyball  Junior, Senior Swimming Boys’ Hockey Girls’ Hockey Curling Wrestling Indoor Soccer            Spring Boys’ Baseball Boys’ Lacrosse Boys’ Soccer Girls’ Soccer Track and Field Ultimate Frisbee Badminton Flag Football Girls’ Softball Tennis
  • 10. Fall 2013 Athletics Results  Boys’ Varsity Golf - Toronto City Champions  Boys’ Cross Country - West Region Champions  Boys’ Senior Volleyball - West Region Champions  Girls’ Junior Basketball - West Region Finalists  Girls’ Senior Basketball - West Region Semi-Finalists  Boys’ Junior Volleyball - West Region Quarter-Finalists  Boys’ Junior Football - Toronto City Semi-Finalists
  • 11. Extra-curricular Music          Intermediate Concert Band Senior Concert Band Intermediate String Ensemble Senior String Ensemble Orchestra Etobicoke Singers Chamber Ensemble Guitar Ensemble Pep Band
  • 12. New Leadership Pathway       ECI has always had a strong leadership program Defines us as a school Grade 8 and Grade 9 Leadership Camps ESL Leadership Camp Camp White Pine Spirit Day
  • 13. New Leadership Pathway  Four Leadership Areas:  Academics  Athletics  The Arts  Social Justice and Citizenship
  • 14. Leadership  Within each area students will be expected to participate in relevant curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular:     Academic Subjects Clubs and/or Teams Volunteer Hours Plenary Sessions and Workshops
  • 15. Leadership at ECI      It is what we do! Develops well-rounded students Provides students with a focus Encourages active participation in school life Helps build confidence, interpersonal skills, presentation skills
  • 16. Leadership at ECI    Provide the kind of experiences that Canadian Universities and Colleges look for in supplemental applications for Admission for Scholarships
  • 17. Leadership Requirements    100 hours of related community service, pre-approved by an advisor Mandatory minimum number of plenary sessions Mandatory leadership roles in extracurricular activities, approved by an advisor
  • 18. Sample Leadership Pathway  Leadership in The Arts     Participation in the Music Council Executive Committee Volunteer Hours with the Community Concert Band Participation in Concerts at school and in the Community Enrolled in Music Courses in all 4 years
  • 19. Sample Leadership Pathway  Leadership in Academics     Participation in the Robotics Club and Contests Participation in Science and Math Contests Volunteer hours with Prefects Enrolled in a minimum of 2 Senior Science Courses in each of Grade 11 and 12
  • 20. Sample Leadership Pathway  Leadership in Social Justice/Citizenship     Participation in our Charity Executive Participation in Student Council Volunteer Hours with a Service Organization Enrolled in courses selected from Canadian and World Issues and the Humanity
  • 21. Leadership  Upon completion of the four-year program, students will receive the ECI Leadership Diploma, with an addendum to the transcript that goes beyond their academic accomplishments to include all aspects of their ECI education.
  • 22. Academics  99% of ECI’s Grade 9 Academic Math students achieved the provincial standard of levels 3 and 4. This was the best result in all of the TDSB and 15% above the provincial average of 84%.
  • 23. Academics  76% of ECI’s Grade 9 Applied Math students achieved the provincial standard of levels 3 and 4. This was the second best result in all of the TDSB and 32% higher than the provincial average of 44%.
  • 24. OSSLT   Of the ECI students who wrote the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test for the first time 85% were successful in achieving provincial standards. This is in line with provincial averages.
  • 25. Graduation Stats In 2011 approximately:    The majority of our grade 12 students were University bound Over 90 of our graduating students were Ontario Scholars Many of our graduates applied for and were successful in earning admission scholarships and awards
  • 26. Scholarships and Awards  Pete Jackson Scholarship $4000 (established by Harold Shipp)   $1000 a year for four years for academics, athletics and leadership Ken Dryden Scholarship $1000  Academics, Athletics and Sportsmanship
  • 27. Making a Decision      Distance Peer Group School Size Specialty Programs Reputation of the School
  • 28. See you in September!  What do you do next?    If you attend one of the feeder schools in our catchment area, your school guidance counselor will work with you to confirm your enrollment. If you attend a Catholic School, Private School please call to speak with Guidance and make an appointment. Registration will begin March 3rd, 2014. If you live outside of our earea you may apply through optional attendance. This information is available on www.tdsb.on.ca/Findyour/School/OptionalAttendance.aspx . Please call the school and ask to speak to a Vice-Principal regarding Optional Attendance.