Congratulations to our Brain Power Public Speaking students who competed nationally at the CYSA!
Several of our awesome Brain Power public speaking students participated in The Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture (CYSA) National Contest on November 5, 2016!
The Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture Inc. holds a national, bilingual Youth Competition every November at the Royal Agriculture Winter Fair in Toronto, as part of Youth Weekend. The CYSA Youth Competition provides an opportunity for students to develop their public speaking and communication skills while expressing their thoughts on current topics.
Cultural Capital & World Affairs Workshop
Our Cultural Capital and World Affairs Workshop was a big success! Students took part in an intense 3-hour session this past weekend - building their worldliness - with Dr. Karine Rashkovsky and Dr. Jessica Wright!
We had a wonderful time exploring:
our human evolutionary story; what it means to be a tool-using human
a history of our planet and our species (4.5 billion years ago through to today) - important moments in time!
how we read the news with a critical mind
our political system vs. the US
UN: what is it and what's it for? (along with the UN University)
analyzing current event stories
how to write a worldly essay (comparing worldly vs. simplistic thesis statements)
Congratulations to the super-powered brains who are now ready to take on the world!
**For registration for our 2017 Cultural Capital and World Affairs workshop, contact the Brain Power office.
Some current events and history material the students discussed in class
Brain Power and Logics Academy Robotics & Coding students at work!
Hard at work, but having fun!
One of our students' take-home projects!
Brain Power's FREE Book Club!
Brain Power's Book Club is FREE for all Brain Power Students!**
Our monthly events are hosted by Brain Power teachers and special guests. Students are encouraged to participate in order to foster a love of reading, analyzing, and discussing great literature.
How it works:
Step 1) Check out our book list (in our newsletters and on our bulletin boards).
Step 2) Choose which month(s) you'd like to join us for our book club event. (If you are not sure of the age recommendation of a listed book, please inquire at the Brain Power office.)
Step 3) Sign up at the Brain Power office for the book club event dates you'd like to join.
Step 4) Get your book from the library (or purchase it) and read it before the book club event date.
Step 5) Fall in love with reading and discussing amazing literature!
** Participation in our book club discussions is always free, though their may be a fee for attending any extra events associated with the monthly reading and discussion (e.g. theatrical performances, films, etc.). That is why students (and parents) should sign up for book club meetings well in advance.
Brain Power's AMAZING Field Trips!
Don't miss out on these upcoming field trips!
Space is limited. Sign up at the office.
Last Month's Guest Speaker!
Joanne Foster, gifted-education specialist enlightened our Brain Power parents on The Secrets to Raising Happily Productive Children.
Alumni of the Month: Maria Guna
My name is Maria Guna, and I am a proud Brain Power alumni!
I attend the Claude Watson program at Earl Haig for Visual Arts. It is an amazing program, and Brain Power helped me get accepted. In these last two years, I have had several of my art pieces showcased at the prestigious Twist Gallery downtown. Last year, my 2.5 metre by 1 metre charcoal drawing of an Eastman Kodak Co. Camera (see the above photo), earned me a place in the Twist gallery, and I won a Visual Arts major award. I aspire to be a fashion designer, but I will see where life takes me!
Now for my thoughts on Brain Power. Brain Power is an amazing program that immersed me in the beautiful art of writing. It prepared me for high-school speeches and essays, while helping me express my thoughts and opinions through writing.
Congratulations on your success, Maria! We are so proud of you!
Essay Competitions for High-School Students!
Writing in the Margins: Creative Writing ContestCMFTA National Essay Competition
We are here to help our students with their submissions. See your teacher(s) for assistance.