Monday, March 26, 2012

Be a STAR on the IRHS Walk of FAME!!!!

Purchase a STAR on the
IRHS Walk of FAME!
$40.00 for your name and a personal quote on YOUR STAR!

All proceeds go to an IRHS Scholarship

Applications are on
Ms. Patterson's Website -

Sunday, March 25, 2012

OELC Applications - AWESOME Leadership Conference in November 2012

Be a part of the Largest and Longest Running Student Leadership Conference in Canada!

33rd Annual Ontario Student Leadership Conference
Niagara Falls Ontario
November 10 - 13th with IRHS

Applications available outside rooms 214 and 307!!
Also at:
Workshop presenters include:
Chrystal Earle
Blake Fly (You saw him here LAST WEEK!)
Patrick George
Tammy Gunn
Scott Hammell
Amie Sider
Andy Thibodeau
Ian Tyson

Visit for conference updates, schedule, full lineup of presenters and a list of schools attending.

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

March Enrichment Newsletter


For further information on all of the items listed below Please see Ms. Patterson ( in room 214
  1. E=mc2 at Queens in May
Event is May 7– 11, 2012 at Queens University
Busing details will come out after March Break

2.      CYAN Youth Challenge

Community Youth in Action Network
How would you make your Community better?   Get involved!

3.      Waterloo Unlimited

Grade 10 program  Theme = “Change”   May 13-17 2012
Applications due March 9, 2012 Cost $450.00 (all meals included)
bursaries available Overnight accommodation $120.00/night

 4.     Forum for Young Canadians

Spend one of the following weeks on Parliament Hill:
Mar 27 – Apr1, 2011  $895.00 Inclusive    Focus in on National Politics and Public Affairs      APPLY NOW!

  1. CATALYST – Engaging Women in Engineering
University of Waterloo May 4 – 6
For women in Grade 11
Register by March 15th!  $100.00 registration fee

6.      What If?  Creative Teen Magazine
Creative writing and art published! 
Go to the website and submit your work!

  1. Encounters with Canada
A week in Ottawa with students from across Canada  APPLY TODAY!
Study one of eleven sub-themes for Ages 14-17
Get a PIN number from Ms. Patterson for registration
Opportunity to win a trip to Europe to visit Vimy sites
Vimy weeks  have discounts !!!!

  1. AP Exams
Exam dates – May 7 – 18, 2012 (Cost $87.00US)
Exams are ordered J
Information available from Ms. Patterson for next year.

  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. 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 titles!

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

  1. Peel Summer Academy
West Coast Marine Discovery, Victoria B.C. GRADE 9  July 21 – Aug 3
Newfoundland Adventure, Corner Brook, GRADE 10  July 7 - 20
$2000 approx. 
Deadline March 23, 2012
Also – Far North Expedition and Ocean Educations Ltd. – Gr. 10, 11, 12
$3565.00 + HST  Aug 5 – 16th

13.   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 for details.

  1. OELC – Ontario Educational Leadership Centre
Leadership camps running from May to September with a focus on athletics, music, fine arts, and student council leadership.  Cost varies depending upon week chosen
$325.00 – $650.00

  1. Write for the Oakville Beaver!
Students can write articles for Tom Dykes column in the Beaver
See Ms. Patterson for more details.