Concurrent Studies Meeting -May 17th

There will be an information session in the LRC on Tuesday, May 17th at 8:15pm for any student interested in participating in the Concurrent Studies program offered by Memorial University for the 2016-17 school year.

Athletic Banquet

Gonzaga High School 2nd Annual Athletic Awards Banquet
Monday May 16, 2016
7:00pm
Gonzaga Gym

RSVP by Friday May 13 at the main office.

Attire: Semi-formal
Awards for MVP, MSP, MIP & Athletes of the Year.
Guest speaker: former Viking and MUN Seahawk
3 Course Meal (free)

NOTE: To be eligble to attend – ALL UNIFORMS MUST BE RETURNED.

Please send TEAM PICTURES & ACTION SHOTS to valeriellillytorraville@nlesd.ca by MAY 9 to be included in the slideshow.

If your name does not appear on the invitation list, please see Ms Lily or Ms Templeman (see attached)
List of athletes 2016.doc

Awards Banquet poster

Engineering Enrichment Program-MUN

I am pleased to contact you on behalf of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University.  We have a very exciting opportunity designed exclusively for high school students and we strongly urge you to share this information with teachers and students at Gonzaga High School.

ArcticENGINEER is a week-long enrichment program aimed at highly capable students in high schools across our province.  The objective is to expose these students to the dynamic world of Arctic Engineering research and encourage them to pursue both academic and career paths that would allow them to play valuable roles in this sector in the coming years. Participants will learn more about the Arctic and why it is important to our province. They will learn about the variety of roles that Engineers and Scientists play in Arctic research, as well as the many reasons why they should be excited about their own possibilities in this field.  Memorial’s campus in St. John’s is home to some of the most interesting and advanced technology that is available.  ArcticENGINEER will provide participants with opportunities to experience some of this first hand.  Focus tours to facilities such as the Marine Institute, The National Research Council and The Centre for Cold Ocean Research Engineering (C-CORE) will surely be inspiring and memorable.

All participants in ArcticENGINEER will be housed on campus in St. John’s. Costs for accommodations, meals, team building activities and accommodations in university residences will be included.  Maintaininga cohesive group helps to maximize the potential interaction and development of the group as a whole while providing the same enrichment experience for each individual.

Spaces in this program are limited.  We encourage you to share this information with your school community as soon as possible.  Students applying for ArcticENGINEER will be required to submit an essay detailing their interest in engineering and arctic research as well as a referral from a member of their school faculty highlighting why he/she is a suitable and deserving candidate for this unique opportunity. Student Essays, School Referral Forms and Applications must be submitted by May 31st, 2016. Students will be notified of their application status in June 2016.   Although participants may request their preferred week, acceptance to the program may require flexibility.

 

Session 1: July 24th – July 29th, 2016                                                      Session 2: July 31st – August 5th, 2016

Cost: $200 per participant. This fee will ensure commitment to the program and cover basic administrative costs and materials.

We hope that you are as enthusiastic about this incredible opportunity as we are. It promises to be a very exciting summer and we hope to have students from across Newfoundland and Labrador join us for this one of a kind summer enrichment program.  For more information, as well as registration and referral forms, please visit:

http://www.mun.ca/engineering/community/programs/camp/arcticengineer.php

Schulich Scholarship

Congratulations to Nitish Bhatt who received a Schulich Scholarship offer for an engineering program at Memorial University! We are delighted for you, Nitish, and wish you every success next year.

Vanier Open Chess Tournament

Vanier Open Chess Tournament
Date: Saturday May 7th, 2016

Venue: Vanier Elementary School, Ennis Avenue, St. John’s
Tournament date: Saturday, May 7th

All Primary and Elementary players (Grades K to 6) and Junior and Senior High School players are welcome.
Three Sections:
• Primary (Gr K – 3)
• Elementary (Gr 4 – 6)
• Junior & Senior High

Five regular rounds plus possible tiebreakers – scholastic rated. In the Primary and Elementary sections, awards will be made for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. “Best Performance” certificates for each grade as well as prizes to be drawn by name for each section. There will be cash prizes for the top three performances in the Junior & Senior High School Section, based on the number of participants. A canteen service will be provided with juice, chips and hot dogs.

Registration:
9:30 am to 10:00 am (sharp)

Entry Fee:
$20 per player, payable at the door

Important Note to Parents:
All tournament participants must be supervised by a parent or designated guardian. Neither the Newfoundland and Labrador School Chess Association (NLSCA) nor the host school will be held responsible for the safety or behaviour of participants not actively engaged in tournament play. The responsibility of the tournament organizers will be limited to ensuring fair competition in accordance with NLSCA tournament rules. More details on all NLSCA chess events are available at: [ http://www.chess.nl.ca/ ]http://www.chess.nl.ca/.

AP Exam Schedule

Please see the attachment / link for the May 2016 AP exam schedule. Students should note the 8AM or 12 Noon start times and arrive well ahead of schedule to avoid delays.2016 AP Exam schedule updated

Gonzaga Students Quite Successful at Eastern NL Regional Science Fair

Gonzaga students participated in the Eastern NL Regional Science fair; Congratulations to all:

Medal Awards

Senior Gold Medal CALM: A Computational Approach for Landslide Mitigation and Study Student: Nitish Bhatt

Intermediate Gold Medal Effects of Obesity and Posture on Lower Extremity of Human Body Student: Oishi Hawlader

Intermediate Silver Medal Does Microwave Radiation Affect Different Organisms Differently? Student: Keagan Brown

Intermediate Silver Medal Aquaculture Unutilized Resources: Perspective Source of Biofuel Student: Nisarg Dave

Special Awards

Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Award $200/project ($200 cash) CALM: A Computational Approach for Landslide Mitigation and Study  Student: Nitish Bhatt

Memorial University Department of Physics  $50/student ($50 cash)  CALM: A Computational Approach for Landslide Mitigation and Study  Student: Nitish Bhatt

Memorial University Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences Award Best project Civil Engineering $200/project ($200 cash) CALM: A Computational Approach for Landslide Mitigation and Study Student: Nitish Bhatt

Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists Award Participate & display project at annual scientific meeting (ASM) held on July 20th-23rd, 2016 in St. John’s CALM: A Computational Approach for Landslide Mitigation and Study Student: Nitish Bhatt

Effects of Obesity and Posture on Lower Extremity of Human Body Student: Oishi Hawlader

Aquaculture Unutilized Resources: Perspective Source of Biofuel Student: Nisarg Dave

Memorial University, Department of Biochemistry Award 1st place Intermediate $75/project ($75 cash)  Aquaculture Unutilized Resources: Perspective Source of Biofuel  Student: Nisarg Dave

Memorial University Department of Chemistry Award 1st place Intermediate $75/project ($75 cash) Aquaculture Unutilized Resources: Perspective Source of Biofuel Student: Nisarg Dave

Memorial University Department of Ocean Sciences Award $150/project; $50 for school; plaques for student and school ($200 cash)  Aquaculture Unutilized Resources: Perspective Source of Biofuel  Student: Nisarg Dave

SHAD NL Innovation Award Prize provided by SHAD Aquaculture Unutilized Resources: Perspective Source of Biofuel Student: Nisarg Dave

2016 Grand Awards

Canada Wide Science Fair Finalist Students will be traveling to the Canada Wide Science Fair in Montreal, QC, May 14-21, 2016 CALM: A Computational Approach for Landslide Mitigation and Study Student: Nitish Bhatt

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