Etobicoke Collegiate Institute
Grade 8 Parent Information
Night
‘Semper Ad Meliora’ – Always Towards the Better
ECI – Who we are
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As of September 2014 - Semestered
Limited optional attendance last year
Approximately 65 teac...
Curriculum
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Science – Academic
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Math – Academic &
Enriched
English – Academic
& Enriched
Canadian ...
Art Programs
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Music – Band, Strings, Vocal, Guitar
Visual Art
Media Art
Photography
Film/Video
Drama & Musi...
Co-op Program & Technology
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Built Work Designs
Lower Ossington
Theatre
BMO Nesbitt-Burns
University Health
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Student Support
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Guidance Department
Special Education
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Focus On Success
Teacher help
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Special Education
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Students with IPRCs and IEPs can access
support
Accommodations for all Special Education
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Extra-curricular Activities
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Anime Club
Arts Alive
Athletic Council
AV Crew
Battle of the Band...
Athletics
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Winter
Boys Basketball
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Girls Volleyball
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Swimming
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Fall 2013 Athletics Results
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Boys’ Varsity Golf - Toronto City Champions

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Boys’ Cross Country - West Region Champions...
Extra-curricular Music
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Intermediate Concert Band
Senior Concert Band
Intermediate String Ensemble
Seni...
New Leadership Pathway
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ECI has always had a strong leadership
program
Defines us as a school
Grade 8 and Gra...
New Leadership Pathway
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Four Leadership Areas:
 Academics
 Athletics
 The Arts
 Social Justice and Citizenship
Leadership
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Within each area students will be expected to
participate in relevant curricular, co-curricular
and extra-cu...
Leadership at ECI
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It is what we do!
Develops well-rounded students
Provides students with a focus
Encourages ...
Leadership at ECI
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Provide the kind of experiences that
Canadian Universities and Colleges look
for in supplementa...
Leadership Requirements
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100 hours of related community service,
pre-approved by an advisor
Mandatory minimum numb...
Sample Leadership Pathway
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Leadership in The Arts
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Participation in the Music Council Executive
Committee
Vol...
Sample Leadership Pathway
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Leadership in Academics
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Participation in the Robotics Club and
Contests
Participat...
Sample Leadership Pathway
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Leadership in Social Justice/Citizenship
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Participation in our Charity Executive
Par...
Leadership
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Upon completion of the four-year program,
students will receive the ECI Leadership
Diploma, with an addendum...
Academics
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99% of ECI’s Grade 9 Academic Math
students achieved the provincial
standard of levels 3 and 4. This was the
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Academics
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76% of ECI’s Grade 9 Applied Math
students achieved the provincial
standard of levels 3 and 4. This was the
s...
OSSLT
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Of the ECI students who wrote the Ontario
Secondary School Literacy Test for the first
time 85% were successfu...
Graduation Stats
In 2011 approximately:
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The majority of our grade 12 students were University
bound
Over 90 of ou...
Scholarships and Awards
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Pete Jackson Scholarship $4000
(established by Harold Shipp)
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$1000 a year for four years ...
Making a Decision
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Distance
Peer Group
School Size
Specialty Programs
Reputation of the School
See you in September!
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What do you do next?
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If you attend one of the feeder schools in our catchment
area, your...
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Grade 8 Parent Night - 2013

  1. 1. Etobicoke Collegiate Institute Grade 8 Parent Information Night ‘Semper Ad Meliora’ – Always Towards the Better
  2. 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. 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. 4. Art Programs        Music – Band, Strings, Vocal, Guitar Visual Art Media Art Photography Film/Video Drama & Musical Theatre Yearbook
  5. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 13. New Leadership Pathway  Four Leadership Areas:  Academics  Athletics  The Arts  Social Justice and Citizenship
  14. 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. 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. 16. Leadership at ECI    Provide the kind of experiences that Canadian Universities and Colleges look for in supplemental applications for Admission for Scholarships
  17. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 27. Making a Decision      Distance Peer Group School Size Specialty Programs Reputation of the School
  28. 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.

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