Tuesday, October 2, 2012

October Enrichment Newsletter


OCTOBER 2012 (Think PINK!)

For further information on all of the items listed below, please see Ms. Patterson (pattersonka@hdsb.ca) rm 214

·         Student Achievement Awards   www.osstf.on.ca/studentachievementawards

OSSTF Contest: “Dis(obedience) Stand by or Stand up”

Check out the options for media and art!!!!

·         Loran Awards (scholarships)!!!!!

DEADLINE – check with PCC

See Ms. Anstett for details

·         Exploravision


Toshiba Sponsored Technology and Science Competition

See Mr. Warner for details

·         SHAD Valley    www.shad.ca

For the summer between Grade 11 and 12

Information at lunch in October – listen for announcments!!!

Application DEADLINE is December 5, 2012 and will be ONLINE!

·         Encounters with Canada    www.encounters-rencontres.ca

Get an application code to register ONLINE

A week in Ottawa at the Terry Fox Centre with students from all over Canada.

An opportunity to study one of eleven subthemes:

Arts and culture                                                   Medicine and Health

Business and Entrepreneurship                         Sports and Fitness

Canada Remembers                                           Law

International Affairs                                           Science and Technology

Journalism and Communications                    Social Sciences

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

·         Lead America  www.lead-america.org

American based leadership program for grades 6 – 11 only

Various locations including Washington, NYC, Atlanta, NYC and Boston.

You must be nominated – so see Ms. Patterson!

IRHS Nomination deadline is November 1st

·         Duke of Edinburgh Awards.   www.dukeofed.org

See Mrs. Hills (workroom 226) or Ms. Omeri (room 212) for information

·         Advanced Placement Exam Prep  www.ap.ca

Listen for announcements in November

Exams run from May 6 – May 17th 2013.

Cost = $89.00 U.S.

·         Waterloo Unlimited   www.unlimited.uwaterloo.ca

Grade 10 program, May 2013

The theme of "Change"       May 12th - 16th, 2013

Application deadline: March 2013

Cost: Program fee: $450

Supervised overnight shared residence accommodation: $120

Grade 11 program, March 2013

Design theme           March 10th - 15th , 2013

5 day program: dates may coincide with some school boards' March Break.

(Out-of-town arrivals: Sunday evening)

Application deadline: TBD

Cost: Program fee: $450

Supervised overnight shared hotel accommodation: $300

Grade 12 program, November 2012

Roadmap to research
November 14th - 16th, 2012

3 day program (Wednesday through Friday)

Out-of-town arrivals: Tuesday evening

Application deadline: TBD
Cost: Program fee: $250**

Supervised overnight shared hotel accommodation: $180**

**includes HST

·         House of Commons /Senate Page Programs www.parl.gc.ca       

Deadlines: December 20th/December 3rd  Respectively.

You must be graduating this year and planning to attend a University in the Ottawa area (Carleton, Ottawa, St. Paul’s, etc)

May 5 – 10 2013

Registration takes place in February 2013

Details of courses will be available after Dec. 1, 2011

Look for information on PROCESS on the NEXT Newsletter

·         Math  and Computer Contests  http://chatt.hdsb.ca/~barsanl/

Sun Life Financial Canadian Open math Challenge – gr. 9, 10.11 and 12

November 8th - $12 due October 22, 2012

Canadian Senior and Intermediate math Contests – gr. 9, 10, 11 and 12

November 20 - $10 due November 6, 2012

Math @ Mac – gr. 9, 10, 11 and 12

November 28free – Register by November 22, 2012

DWITE Computer Programming Contest – gr. 10, 11 and 12

October 24 + additional  dates at 3:15 pm in lab 228

·         MEI  www.meiacademy.com

Motivate, Experience, Inspire (MEI)

The world is your classroom.  International studies available


Fields Medal Symposium

Special Program for High School Students

Tuesday October 16, 2012 from 7 - 9 pm

Short Talks and a Panel Discussion on
 "Mathematics on Stage and Behind the Scenes - To Infinity and Beyond"

Speakers include:
2010 Fields Medallist - Ngo Bao Chau
Mathematician and filmmaker - Edward Frenkel
Munk School for Global Affairs - Zach Paikin

Watch it LIVE, online at:

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