Thursday, December 8, 2011

Enrichment Newsletter for December

For further information on all of the items listed below Please see Ms. Patterson ( in room 214

1.      Brain Bee at McMaster
NINTH Annual McMaster Brain Bee
February 21, 2012
 AND the Fourth Annual CIHR Canadian National Brain Bee
May 26, 2012
Register online asap – and then let Ms. Patterson know you are competing!

  1. Encounters with Canada
A week in Ottawa with students from across Canada  APPLY TODAY!
An opportunity to study one of eleven sub-themes for Ages 14-17
Get a PIN number from Ms. Patterson for registration
Special price for VIMY weeks in April.

  1. AP Exam Prep
Exam dates – May 2 – 13, 2011 (Cost $87.00US)
Information available from Ms. Patterson

Deadline for commitment – December 8, 2011

            (Some late applications will be considered)

  1. NYLC Calgary and NYLC Toronto “Courageous Leadership”
March 2011 and July 2011 – 4 day events
You must be nominated ASAP by Ms. Patterson – Grades 9, 10 and 11 only.

  1. Forum for Young Canadians
Spend one of the following weeks on Parliament Hill:
Feb 26 – Mar 2, 2012/Mar 25 – 30, 2012
Focus in on National Politics and Public Affairs

  1. SHAD Valley   For the summer between Grade 11 and 12
Applications available from Ms. Patterson and online
Copy of Application MUST be given to Ms. Patterson
Application DEADLINE is December 7, 2011***

  1. Waterloo Unlimited

Grade 11 program “Design Theme” March 12 – 16/12

applications due December 16/11

                        Cost $450.00 (all meals included) bursaries available
Overnight Accommodation = $300.00

Grade 10 program “Theme TBD” May 13 – 17/12

applications due Mar 9/12
Cost $450.00 (all meals included) bursaries available
Overnight Accommodation = $120.00

  1. Essay Contests
Grades  9 and 10 only.      Anthem           600 – 1200 words
Deadline March 20, 2012
Grades 11 and 12 only      The Fountainhead       800 – 1600 words
Deadline April 26, 2012

  1. E=MC2
Registration takes place in February 2012
Check out the ESU section under “E=MC2”
Details of courses are available after Dec. 1, 2011
See Ms. Patterson in January to make sure you register on time. 
A meeting will be called to review process in early February.

  1. HDSB Public Speaking Contest
Wednesday April 17th 6:30 – 9:30 pm at WOSS
Junior (9 – 10) and Senior (11-12) representatives can compete
See Ms. Patterson if interested – we need to defend our title!

  1. Write for the Oakville Beaver!
Students can write articles for Tom Dykes column in the Beaver
See Ms. Patterson for further Information J

  1. Rotary Club of Oakville Student Exchange
15 – 19 year old student opportunity to a one year (August to August) or short term exchange
Applications being accepted NOW
Selection to be made before Christmas

13.  M.E.I International Academy
“the World is our classroom”   Travel the world, study abroad or next door