Monday, February 9, 2015

Enrichment Newsletter February

For further information on all of the items listed below, please see
Ms. Patterson ( rm 214

1. Advanced Placement Exam Prep
FINAL Deadline for contracts and money to Ms. Patterson is:
February 20, 2015
Study groups will be established at team meeting on Friday Feb 6
Exams run from May 4 – May 15th 2015. Cost = $91.00 U.S.

2. FORUM for Young Canadians
$820 – In Ottawa for Grades 10, 11, and 12
Spring 2015. Application deadline coming up soon

3. Math and Computer Contests
See Mr. Cummings or Ms. Singal in room 307 for details. Listen to announcements. Check the Waterloo Website:

4. Waterloo Unlimited
May 10–14, 2015 $450 Deadline March 10, 2015
Grade 10 | Theme of "Change" | 5-day program

5. E=MC2
May 3 – 8 2015 Registration from February 3 – April 10, 2015
Details of courses will be available after January 1, 2015
Registration on line throughout February – CONTACT MS. PATTERSON!
Cost $780.00 for the week

6. Encounters with Canada
Get an application code from Ms. P to register ONLINE (discounts available!)
Dates throughout the year – check the enrichment board (rm 214) or on the website.
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 Mental Health and Wellness

7. Essay Contests
Grades 9 and 10 only. Anthem 600 – 1200 words
Deadline March 20, 2015
Grades 11 and 12 only The Fountainhead 800 – 1600 words
Deadline April 26, 2015
8. McMASTER Engineering Conference for Grade 9 and 10 Girls
June 25th at 8:00 am and June 26th at 1:00 pm.
Applications are due Tuesday March 31st by noon!

9. Brain Bee at McMaster Wednesday April 2015
High school students in the Hamilton-Halton and surrounding area from grades 9 through 12 are welcome to compete! Students will demonstrate their knowledge about the brain and neuroscience, including fascinating topics involving intelligence, memory, emotions, sensations, movement, stress, aging, sleep, addiction, and more. Participating is a valuable experience that you can add to your resume -- not to mention the possibility of winning prizes and fame! IRHS has a legacy at this event:
Register online and then let Ms. Patterson know you are competing!
To fill out the registration form, click here. Note: the registration deadline is April 2015
Congratulations to everyone -- the 2012 McMaster Brain Bee was a great success
Iroquois Ridge High School cleaned up in 2012 winning 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Awesome work -- congratulations!!! Manjot Sangha (1st place), Tina Yuan (3rd place), and Alicia Rajwani (2nd place). Congratulations to Manjot, who represented us at the 5th Annual CIHR Canadian National Brain Bee, In 2013 Jae Eun Lee won 2nd place and in 2014, she won 1st place and represented IRHS at the 7th annual CIHR Canadian National Brain Bee in Hamilton and came 4th.

10. HDSB Public Speaking Contest
Tuesday April 14th 2015 6:30 – 9:30 pm at WOSS South in the Cafeteria
Junior (9 – 10) and Senior (11-12) representatives can compete
See Ms. Patterson if interested – we need to defend our title!
Board Contact – Robin Coverdale –

Brain Bee at McMaster April 9th!

This year's Hamilton Brain Bee will be
held on April 9th, at McMaster University.
Questions: go to

OR - Contact:

Esther Manoian
Brain Bee Coordinator,
McMaster University
ext 22853