Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Waterloo Go CODE Girl

Go CODE Girl provides an exciting opportunity for girls in grades 7-10 across Ontario to learn about the exciting world of coding and software development, and discover opportunities in computing and engineering fields. Parents are also invited to stay for this event as we have fun activities planned for them too!

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 2018 — 9:30 AM TO 2:00 PM EST

And it's free!!!

Waterloo Code Squad

Learn to Code!

Software and computers are everywhere, but fewer girls are learning computer science than boys. Basic knowledge in computer science helps nurture creativity and problem-solving skills while preparing you for a future career in any field. Code Squad is a 6 month-long program for grade 10 girls. 

Through a series of in-person events and at-home challenges, the Code Squad program will help you develop your toolbox of computational thinking. Here are the main events for 2017:

Code Squad is for girls in grade 10Male students or those entering other grades are invited to sign-up for a notification when the program is expanded. 

Waterloo Sustainability Inc. Summer Program

Join us for a brand new program in 2018!  Sustainability depends on future leaders like you! Ready to dive into hands-on and practical elements of sustainability and the environment? Are you interested in issues on food waste, climate change, energy consumption, waste management, water pollution, or transportation? This summer camp will provide knowledge, tools, resources, and motivation for you to tackle sustainability issues in our region.
You’ll be challenged with solving a problem related to sustainability in a team with like-minded peers. We’ll let you pick your passion point and we’ll also make sure you have all the tools you’ll need to be successful!
Camp Dates: August 27 – 31, 2017
Camp Cost: $300
Who is this for? High school students – need to have completed at least grade 9
Application requirements: Completed online information form + Submission of Personal Interest Creation
Applications are open now!  Register online: LINK

Waterloo Catalyst Conference

Are you a grade 11 girl who is curious about engineering? Want to see what university is like? Come to the University of Waterloo for an overnight girls conference in May!
The conference is an exciting opportunity for grade 11 girls to participate in hands-on workshops, explore the University of Waterloo, meet engineering students, compete in a design competition, and experience life in residence! 
This year's conference was held April 27th to 29th, 2018. Spots are limited to 50 female students, so make sure you get your application in early for 2018!
Here is the LINK to all the information you need.  Good luck!

Waterloo Engineering Outreach Summer Program Information

This will be an action-packed week of business model creation, designing, proto-typing and market validation. The week will culminate with a celebration of the ideas developed at the Communitech Hub. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, applications for summer 2018 will be available on December 1st, 2017 for a life-changing experience!

The E3 camp is only open to students entering grades 11 or 12(currently in grade 10 or 11) and selection is application-based. This is a co-ed program. Students entering other grades are invited to sign-up for a notification when the program is expanded. 
Please note that this program is not an overnight program. However we highly suggest that you take advantage of St. Paul's, an on-campus residence: 

This program has a limited capacity. For this reason we require an application to be completed and submitted for acceptance. 

Applications for Summer 2018 are open now.
To be considered, your application must include:
  • A completed Information Form
  • Personal Interest Creation
Successful applicants will be asked to pay a $150 (incl. HST) registration fee. Bursaries are available for those in financial need. Find out more about fees

Thursday, December 7, 2017

AP Exam sign up

This is a reminder that you should be handing in your signed AP Exam contract and registration fee (in US dollars) to Mr Pearce if you want to write an exam in May.

Come see Mr Pearce if you have any questions.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Queen's EMC Registration is now OPEN!

Queen's EMC May 6-11, 2018

 Choice of one academic course from a variety of disciplines 
 20 hours of classroom instruction over five days 
 Intensive, hands-on experience in state-of-the-art facilities 
 Courses taught by Queen’s students, faculty, and community professionals who have demonstrated excellence in their field 
 Learn and connect with like-minded peers 
 Mentorship by Queen’s undergraduate students 
 Participation in Wednesday Morning Workshops: presentations highlighting university life, resources for planning your post-secondary future, and the unique Queen’s University experience

- Installment plan available -
- Visit their website for a list of additional funding options -