Wednesday, December 5, 2012

December Enrichment

For further information on all of the items listed below please see Ms. Patterson ( in room 214 
1.      Brain Bee at McMaster Thursday April 11, 2013 
Register online asap – and then let Ms. Patterson know you are competing!  We did so well in 2012!
Time to show them what we can do in 2013!
Please note this very important change for the 2013 McMaster Brain Bee:  All questions/answers for the 2013 brain bee will come from Neuroscience: Science of the Brain.

Congratulations to everyone -- the 2012 McMaster Brain Bee was a great success:  Our Ninth Annual Brain Bee!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Iroquois Ridge High School cleaned up this year, winning 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.  Awesome work -- congratulations!!!  Our three top place winners are shown below, from left to right:  Manjot Sangha (1st place), Tina Yuan (3rd place), and Alicia Rajwani (2nd place).  Congratulations to Manjot, who will be representing us at the 5th Annual CIHR Canadian National Brain Bee,
  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
Save $75 on VIMY weeks in April!  Other special deals available too.
  1. AP Exam Prep
Exam dates – May 6 – 17 2013 (Cost $89.00US)
Information available from Ms. Patterson

Deadline for commitment – December 7, 2012

            (Some late applications will be considered)
  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
Deadline for applications – January 21, 2013
  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 5, 2012
  1. Waterloo Unlimited

Grade 11 program “Design Theme” March 10 – 15/13

applications due December 14/12

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

Grade 10 program “Change” May 12 – 16/13

applications due Mar 1/13
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, 2013
Grades 11 and 12 only      The Fountainhead       800 – 1600 words
Deadline April 26, 2013
  1. E=MC2
Check out the ESU section under “E=MC2”
$620.00   May 5 – 10, 2013 – Registration in February 2012.
Details of courses are available after Dec. 12, 2012
A meeting will be called to review process in early February.
  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
11.  M.E.I International Academy
“the World is our classroom”   Travel the world, study abroad or next door