Monday, August 26, 2013

September Enrichment Newsletter

NEWSLETTER #1                 SEPTEMBER 2013
For further information please see Ms. Patterson ( room 214 or go to the enrichment blog:

1.                  PEACE (Police Ethnic & Cultural Ed.) Youth Leadership Program
Grades 11 and 12 students                   
Tuesdays from Sept. 17– December 3rd, 2013 at 1151 Bronte Road
Students get physically involved in multiple aspects of the Police Service.
Applications due NOW – Sergeant Sue Biggs 905 825-4727

2.                  Encounters with Canada  Register NOW for Sept. weeks!
17 possible weeks in Ottawa with students from across Canada!
Students choose a specific area of interest and are also in 4 modules: Linguistic Duality, Diversity, Racism and Multiculturalism, Peace & Youth Engagement
Students visit the House of Commons, Senate and tour the National Capital Region.
Fall Sessions include:
Sports and Fitness– Sept 8–14, Nov 3–9, Jan 26-Feb 1, Apr 13-19
            Arts and Culture- Sept 15–21 Oct 20-26, Feb 9-15, Mar 9 – 15, Mar 30 – Apr 5.
            Medicine and Health – Sept 22-28, Oct 6-12, Nov 17-23. Feb 2-8, Mar 16-22                    Science and Technology – Sept 29 – Oct 5, Feb 23-Mar 1
            International Affairs – Oct 13-19, Mar 23-29
            Canada Remembers  - November 10 –16
            Law – Nov 24-30
            RCMP – Feb 16-22
            Journalism and Communication – Oct 27-Nov 2, Mar 2-8
Politics in Canada – Apr 20 – 26
Ecology and the Environment – Apr 27-May 3
VIMY: Canada’s Coming of Age – Apr 6 - 12
3.                  Halton Regional Youth Advisory Committee (HRYAC)
and Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee
IRHS has had members on HRYAC , connected to the community through this forum
Youth are needed to provide input to Halton Regional Council.
If you are interested, see Ms. Patterson and contact the Region at:
(905) 825-6000 For more information go to their facebook page.
Or join the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee

4.                  Loran Awards (scholarships)!!!!!
Applications are online and deadline is in September/October.
Website should be updated soon
See Ms. Patterson or Mrs. Anstett for details

5.                  Waterloo Unlimited  

Grade 10 program, May 2014

The theme of "Change"       May 11th - 15th, 2014
Application deadline: March 10 2014
Cost: Program fee: $450
Supervised overnight shared residence accommodation: $160**

Grade 11 program, March 2014

Design theme           March 10th - 14th , 2014
5 day program: dates may coincide with some school boards' March Break.
(Out-of-town arrivals: Sunday evening)
Application deadline: Dec 13, 2013
Cost: Program fee: $450
Supervised overnight shared hotel accommodation: $300**

Grade 12 program, November 2013

Roadmap to research
November 13th - 15th, 2013
3 day program (Wednesday through Friday)
Out-of-town arrivals: Tuesday evening
Application deadline: October 7, 2013
Cost: Program fee: $300
Supervised overnight shared hotel accommodation: $180**
**includes HST

6.                  Go ENG Girl

A program at Thirteen sites in Ontario 

For girls grades 9-10 and a parent
Free admission! Oct. 19th, 26th and November 2nd   
Registration opens August 31, 2013 and fills early

 Shad Valley
A meeting for Grade 11 Students will be arranged in late October about attending SHAD next summer.  Listen for details!!!! (First Deadline -  Dec. 2013)
70 Shad Alumni won Millenium Scholarships, 21 Shad Alumni have been named as Rhodes Scholars since 1989.      Scholarships available, and more details at:

7.                  Advanced Placement Exam Prep
Listen for announcements.
Details to come in late October with a commitment required in late November.
Exams run first 2 full weeks of May.  Cost = $89.00 U.S.

8.                  Exploravision

Toshiba Sponsored Technology and Science Competition