Tuesday, November 5, 2013

November Enrichment newsletter

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

·         Math  and Computer Contests  http://chatt.hdsb.ca/~barsanl/
See Ms. Barsan to sign up

·         SHAD Valley    www.shad.ca
For the summer between Grade 11 and 12
Application DEADLINE is November 27, 2013 ONLINE!

·         Advanced Placement Exam Prep  www.ap.ca
Information meeting Friday November7th in room 213
Exams run from May 5 – May 16th 2014.
Cost = $89.00 U.S.

·         Student Achievement Awards   www.osstf.on.ca/studentachievementawards
OSSTF Contest: “You Cannot lock up an idea”
Check out the options for media and art!!!!
Deadline – info must be submitted November 22nd

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

Deadlines: December 9th/December 18th  Respectively.

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

·         Waterloo Unlimited         www.unlimited.uwaterloo.ca

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**

·         Write for the Oakville Beaver!
Students can write articles for Tom Dykes column in the Beaver
            See Ms. Patterson or Ms. Stecca for details

·        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 coverdaler@sympatico.ca
The event will be held on
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at WHITE OAKS S.S. in Oakville 
6:30 PM in the South-Cafeteria

·         Encounters with Canada    www.encounters-rencontres.ca

Get an application code from Ms. Patterson 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

May 5 – 10 2013
Registration takes place in February 2014
Details of courses will be available after Dec. 1, 2011

·         FORUM for Young Canadians  www.forum.ca
Spend one of the following weeks on Parliament Hill:
Focus in on National Politics and Public Affairs.
Feb 23 – 28, 2014/ Mar 2 – 7, 2014/ Mar 23 – Mar 28, 2014
APPLY NOW!  Deadlines Feb 16th/January 23rd/February 23rd

·         Duke of Edinburgh Awards.   www.dukeofed.org
See Mrs. Hills (workroom 226) or Ms. Omeri (room 212) for information

·         Live Different  Hero Holidays     www.livedifferent.com
Trips available from December through August
YOU can make a difference!

·         MEI  www.meiacademy.com
Motivate, Experience, Inspire (MEI)
The world is your classroom.  International studies available