Sunday, October 6, 2013

QLEAD - Nov 7 - 10 - apply NOW!


QLEAD 2013: Connect Minds | Challenge Limits | Create Opportunities

QLEAD 2013


The Queen's Leadership, Excellence, and Development Conference brings together 120 student leaders each year to Kingston Ontario, the home of the prestigious Queen's School of Business. QLEAD 2013 is taking place from November 7-10 this year. We are contacting you because your school has been identified as a centre for student leadership.

This Year's Theme

Connect Minds

• Networking opportunities with sponsors and student leaders from across the country
• Thought-provoking speakers

Challenge Limits

• Case challenge with formal presentations in front of sponsors
• Engaging workshops

Create Opportunities

• Develop your leadership skills and further your business knowledge
• Gain exposure to Queen's Commerce/Queen's University

What we need you to do

Please encourage all student leaders and those interested in attending Queen's University/Queen's Commerce to apply. We will be notifying successful candidates within the next few weeks! All links to our website, application form, and email contact are provided below. Help us shape the youth leaders of tomorrow!

Visit our website at, where you can explore our past speakers, sponsors, and interactive workshops to learn what to expect from QLEAD 2013. You can also explore our executive profiles to learn more about us, and begin the first step of QLEAD 2013: Connect Minds. Feel free to get in touch with us with any questions that you may have at! Applications are now posted:
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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

October Enrichment Newsletter

OCTOBER 2013 (Think PINK!)
For further information on all of the items listed below, please see
 Ms. Patterson ( rm 214

·        Loran Awards (scholarships)!!!!!
DEADLINE –  to PCC by October 7th!
See Ms. Anstett for details

·        TEDx Youth Conference in Toronto
Science Centre – Saturday November 16th
Space is limited and going FAST – Register by October 11th!!!!

·        Waterloo Unlimited   

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

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 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**

·        SHAD Valley
For the summer between Grade 11 and 12
Information at lunch on October 17th– listen for announcments!!!
Application DEADLINE is November 27(and December 12, 2013) ONLINE! 
This is competitive!  See Ms. P for more info.

·        YMCA Peace Medallion – Nominations
Deadline – Friday October 25, 2013
For more info. See Ms. Patterson

·        Math  and Computer Contests
See Ms. Barsan to sign up.

·        Student Achievement Awards – Marion Drysdale Awards
OSSTF Contest: “You Cannot Lock up an Idea”
Check out the options for media and art!!!!  Deadline in November!!!!

·        Lead America
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

·        Encounters with Canada

Get an application code from Ms. P 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

·        Advanced Placement Exam Prep
Listen for announcements in November
Exams run from May 5 – May 16th 2014.         Cost = $89.00 U.S.

·        House of Commons /Senate Page Programs          

Deadlines: December 9th/early December  Respectively.

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

May 4 – 9 2014                       Registration in February 2014
Details of courses will be available after Dec. 1, 2013
Look for information on PROCESS on the NEXT Newsletter

Public Speaking Contest information for 2014!

All Secondary Students are invited to participate in this 2014 HDSB Public Speaking event.  Speeches must be 3 – 6 minutes in length.
If you are interested in participating, please contact
Ms. Patterson 
Registration:  Contact Robin Coverdale at
The event will be held on
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at WHITE OAKS S.S. in Oakville 
6:30 PM in the South-Cafeteria