ENRICHMENT AT THE RIDGE
NEWSLETTER #1 SEPTEMBER 2014
For further information please see Ms. Patterson (firstname.lastname@example.org) room 214 or go to the enrichment blog: http://enrichridge.blogspot.com/
1. PEACE (Police Ethnic & Cultural Ed.) Youth Leadership Program
For students aged 15 - 18 - 11 weeks in duration and modeled on the Citizens Police Academy
The PEACE Youth Leadership Program is offered twice annually in the spring and fall to coincide with the school calendar year. Located at 1151 Bronte Road.
Students get physically involved in multiple aspects of the Police Service.
Applications due NOW – and are downloadable at the website listed above.
Sergeant Mark Dienstmann
2. Encounters with Canada www.ewc-rdc.ca Register NOW for Sept. weeks!
17 possible weeks in Ottawa with students from across Canada!
Students choose a specific area of interest
Students visit the House of Commons, Senate and tour the National Capital Region.
Programs fill up fast – see Ms. Patterson for a registration code!!!!
Sports and Fitness– Sept 14-20 Oct 12 - 18, Jan 25- 31, Apr 12-18
Arts and Culture- Sept 7–13 Oct 26-Nov 1, Feb 1-7, Mar 8 – 14, Mar 29 – Apr 4.
Medicine and Health–Oct 19-25, Feb 8-14, Mar 15-21
Experience Canada – June 28 – July 4
Science and Technology – Sept 28 – Oct 4, Feb 22-28
International Affairs – Oct 5-11, Mar 22-28
Canada Remembers - Nov 9 –15
Mental Health and Wellness – Nov 16 - 22
Law – Nov 23-29
RCMP – Feb 15-21
Journalism and Communication –Nov 2 - 8, Mar 1-7
Politics in Canada – Apr 19 – 25
Ecology and the Environment – Sept 21-27, Apr 26-May2
VIMY: Canada’s Coming of Age – Apr 5 - 11
3. Halton Regional Youth Advisory Committee (HRYAC)
and Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee – APPLY NOW!
IRHS has had members on HRYAC and the MYAC
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 http://cms.burlington.ca/Page118.aspx
Application info is on the webpage. Selections are made in EARLY September.
4. Loran Awards (scholarships)!!!!!
Applications are online and deadline is in October!!!! Start now!
Website has all the details http://www.loranaward.ca/sef/page/id/15.html
See Ms. Patterson or Mrs. Anstett if you have questions.
5. Waterloo Unlimited
Nov. 12–14, 2014 $300 Deadline Oct 8, 2014
Grade 12 Program | Road Map to Research | 3-day program
Mar. 16–20, 2015 $450 Deadline Dec 15, 2014
Grade 11 Program | Theme of "Design" | 5-day program
May 10–14, 2015 $450 Deadline March 10, 2015
Grade 10 | Theme of "Change" | 5-day program
6. Go ENG Girl
A program at 17 sites in Ontario
For girls grades 9-10 and a parent
Free admission! Oct. 18th, 25th (various University/College locations)
Registration opens August 31, 2014 and fills early
7. Shad Valley
A meeting for Grade 11 Students will be arranged in late October about attending SHAD next summer. Listen for details!!!! (First Deadline - Nov/Dec. 2014)
70 Shad Alumni won Millenium Scholarships, 21 Shad Alumni have been named as Rhodes Scholars since 1989. Scholarships available, and more details at: www.shad.ca
8. Advanced Placement Exam Prep
Listen for announcements. http://apcanada.collegeboard.org/
Details to come in late October with a commitment required in late November.
Exams run first 2 full weeks of May. Cost = approximately $90 U.S.
9. Math and Computer Contests
See Ms. Barsan to sign up.