Tuesday, March 22, 2016

McMaster University Leadership Conference

From Mac's website:
CLAY is a 3-day, 2-night leadership conference unlike any other! Delegates will embark on an experience that provides students with the opportunity to share and expand their knowledge in open, innovative and interactive session-based environment with other students. Session-based activities are facilitated by McMaster student leaders to create a safe and conducive environment to self-development and exploration of topics such as: trust and risk, leadership and communication, empowerment and self-awareness.

Takes place May 27-29th

Registration is taking place, so get together from a friend or two and sign up!

Fee: $165

Check out all their information HERE

University of Guelph for Gr. 10 and 11's

Guelph University: Interaction is a one-day conference for students who have a passion for learning and a desire to continue their education at the post-secondary level.

It's a full one day event from 9 am until 4 pm for university bound grade 10 and 11 students, introducing university living and learning.

There are over 40 workshops to choose from.  Registration is only $30 and that includes lunch. 

Deadline for registration is Monday, April 11, 2016.

Check out their link

Monday, March 21, 2016

HDSB Public Speaking Competition!

On Tuesday, April 12, 2016, your school is cordially invited to participate in the annual HDSB Secondary Public Speaking competition being held at White Oaks S.S. in Oakville.

Each school in Halton is invited to send 2 senior and 2 junior students that are eager to demonstrate their talents for public speaking. Speeches will be divided into Senior and Junior categories and students are given creative freedom on topics and delivery strategies. There will be no microphones or visual aids provided and speeches should be 5-6 minutes in length.

Speeches will be judged on:

Content - organization, effectiveness, originality, logic, and evidence

Delivery - voice, body language, eye contact, enthusiasm, confidence, and overall impression.

The competition will start at 6:30 PM in the South Cafeteria. Presenters should be there at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time.
Prizes will be awarded for individual winners in each category and a trophy for the winning school in both junior and senior divisions will also be provided. Winning schools get home field advantage for next year’s competition! We do ask that speeches are vetted for sensitivity and overall appropriateness.
When speakers have been selected in each category, please have a teacher or the student contact one of the following

Kyle Stewart Moira Carcasson
Georgetown District High School M. M. Robinson High School

Friday, March 11, 2016

Coming This May: Calculus Lecture Series

For all current or former Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors students:

Enrichment topics to be covered during the lunch hour for those students who seek to pursue further mathematical studies at the post-secondary level and for those Grade 12 students who are interested.

May 4 in Room 304
May 11 in Room 304
May 18 in Room 224
May 25 in Room 304
June 1 in Room 304

If you require further information, please speak to your Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors teacher.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Waterloo Unlimited Registration Deadline Extended!

Please inform possible applicants of our deadline extension to March 24th. Thank you.

Waterloo Unlimited: A Canada-wide enrichment program for students of exceptional potential. High school students will experience lectures, seminars, workshops, labs and social time with faculty and students on campus at the University of Waterloo.

Waterloo Unlimited Grade 10 program | Theme of "Change" | Sunday, May 15 -Thursday, May 19, 2016

We live in the midst of change: technological change, social change, political change, environmental change. In modern times humankind has experienced an unprecedented rapidity of change. How do we adapt, or not adapt... and what are the consequences? Students will consider the perspectives of scientists, engineers, writers, and philosophers, as they examine the dynamics of "Change".

Program fee, includes meals: $500
Supervised overnight shared residence accommodation: $160