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28Oct/14

Girls Basketball – Tuesday, October 28

Dryden High School will be webcasting girl's basketball today.

Click here to view Basketball (note, this link may only work properly in Internet Explorer)

Mac Users: If the stream doesn't work for you, try installing the free Flip4Mac plugin available online and using the link below:

mms://streaming.kpdsb.on.ca/stream2

If none of the above is working, you can play the stream directly from Windows Media Player or VLC Player using this address by copy and pasting the link into the address bar :

mms://streaming.kpdsb.on.ca/stream2

If you are watching this stream, please comment on this post so we can get an idea of who is watching!

 

22Oct/14

DHS Student wins award, bursary for life saving efforts.

DHS Student Justin Jordens

Justin Jordens  was only looking for a summer job.  What he found however, was a life changing event that lead him to be recognized provincially for his heroics.

Justin traveled to Belleville, Ontario this past weekend to receive the Amber Booth award for excellence in Health and Safety after an incident that happened while he was working at Blue Lake park this past summer.

Jordens says “The morning of the incident, I was cleaning the beach and had a conversation with a Paramedic who was visiting the park.  I told him that we had an AED (automated external defibrillator) at the park, and remember remarking that ‘we never have to use it.’  Little did I know that later that same day, I would find myself in a position to be using the AED.”

Justin performed first aid, with the help of others,  on a patient in distress while a member of maintenance staff at Blue Lake Park.  The incident happened in late July at Blue Lake park.  Although the patient succumbed to his condition,  Jorden’s training and instincts were applied expertly in the situation.

As a result of his efforts, Justin was nominated for, and won The Amber Booth award for excellence in Health and Safety, as well as a bursary from MNR parks for $500.

Justin travelled to Belleville, Ontario on October 18 with Scott Ellery, park Superintendent for the Dryden Cluster of parks.

Looking to the future, Jordens says “I want to go in to medicine, that’s kind of my goal right now.”  Jordens graduated in June 2014 as an Ontario Scholar with a 90.00% average on his 12U courses. He has continued his high school studies to pick up a 12U Physics credit and Co-Op in the Physiotherapy unit of the Dryden Regional Health Centre.  He is also a lifeguard at the Dryden Pool.

Reflecting on the incident, Jordens says  “His chances of survival were increased substantially by having an AED available.  I hope this incident reinforces the importance of having an AED available in all public spaces.”

21Oct/14

2015 Literacy Test preparation

The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) is a provincial test of reading and writing. It is published by the Ministry of Education and is a mandated test for all high school students in Ontario.

The OSSLT is administered once per year to all Grade 10 students in the province. It is one of the most important tests that students will write in their high school career because a “pass” is required before a student can be granted his or her high school diploma.

This year, the test will take place on Thursday, March 26, 2015.

We encourage parents to visit the link in the right side bar and below in this post to begin preparing for the OSSLT.  This information is for students, parents, and teachers.

Literacy Test Link

20Oct/14

Monday, October 20 – Recent Photos

Find below links to recent photos at Dryden High School

Senior Boys Pumpkin Smash

Terry Fox Walk

Honour Roll Breakfast

16Oct/14

Eagles TV S2 E7

10Oct/14

Eagles TV Episode 6 + Cross Country

3Oct/14

Morning Announcements – Friday, October 3rd

Oct 3 The next Gay Straight Alliance meeting will be on Wednesday, October 8th at lunch in the upper video conference room.
Oct 3 The Boy’s Golf Team captured the NWOSSA silver medal yesterday at Strathcona in Thunder Bay. Congratulations Team.  Cam Zappitelli was the low Dryden shooter winning the individual silver medal and qualifying for OFSAA in Stratford.
Oct 3 This message is for Grade 12 students - for the latest scholarship and bursary information, please check out the DHS website or stop by the guidance office for more information.
Oct 3 The Dryden Rotary Club is sponsoring a grade 11 or 12 student to attend Adventures In Agriculture. This program is held during the internationally acclaimed Canadian Western Livestock Show held annually in Regina. Applications are available in the guidance office and any students that picked up an application already, they must hand it in by Friday, October 10th.
Oct 3 Confederation College will be here on Tues. October 7th @ 9:00 am and the University of Manitoba is here Monday, October 20th at 2:00 pm –both will be in the Library.
Oct 3 If you missed picture day, re-takes will be on Wed. Nov. 5th.
Oct 3 Mindful Mondays start next week in the BIG GYM. Would you like to start your week on a terrific positive note? Do you want somewhere to hang-out at lunch? Do you like meeting new people? Then Mindful Mondays – with Carly Brown is for you! What is it? A free Yoga/Meditation lunch time class!
3Oct/14

Eagles TV Season 2 Episode 5

Extra Footage soon to come.

30Sep/14

Eagles TV Season 2 Episode 4

Extra Footage  click here

30Sep/14

Eagles TV Season 2 Episode 3

25Sep/14

Eagles TV Season 2 Episode 2

Unedited extra footage click here

25Sep/14

Eagles TV Season 2 Episode 1

16Sep/14

Morning Announcements – Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Sept. 16 The Ontario Colleges will be here on Monday, Sept. 22nd at 1:00 pm in the Cafeteria.  Please sign up in the Guidance Office.
Sept 16  The Dryden Rotary Club is sponsoring a grade 11 or 12 student to attend Adventures In Agriculture. This program is held during the internationally acclaimed Canadian Western Livestock Show held annually in Regina at the end of November. The program is aimed towards senior students interested in agriculture and is designed to help broaden knowledge and understanding of the agricultural sector, environmental issues and the challenge of providing food for the world.   Applications are available in the guidance office.
Sept 16– 30th Picture day will be on Wed. Oct. 1st, please come to the office for the form which must be filled out and paid for the day of or you can hand in at the office prior to picture day.  Re-takes will be on Wed. Nov. 5th.
Sept 16 A bible study led by Dean Block will be held every Wednesday downstairs in room B9.  Everyone is welcome.
11Sep/14

Morning Announcements – Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sept 11 The golf team kicked off their NORWOSSA season at Eagles Landing yesterday finishing second overall in the boy’s team competition 1 stroke behind Beaver Brae.  Cam Zappitelli led the way for the boy’s placing third  overall, with Keith Wrolstad  5th, Graham Oliphant 11th, Wade Penner 13th, Matt Desautels 14th and Jacob Andersen 17th.  In the girls 18 hole division Lauren Nickle was 2nd with Lindy Leclerc and Mckenna Corvello placing 1st in the 9 hole competition.
Sept 11 Students interested in track, field or cross country are invited to combined team practices Thursday and Friday after school.  Meet at the bleachers dressed ready to try events that interest you.
Sept 11 There will be representatives for the Aboriginal University/College tour here on Monday, September 15th @ 2:00 pm in the Library.  Please sign up in the GO if you wish to attend.
Sept 11 If you missed the information meeting for the EcoTrip to Belize last night, it is not too late to learn more about this exciting travel opportunity.  There will be another information meeting next Monday; or you can stop by room 107 and see Mr. Mitchell.
Sept 11  The Dryden Rotary Club is sponsoring a grade 11 or 12 student to attend Adventures In Agriculture. This program is held during the internationally acclaimed Canadian Western Livestock Show and Sale held annually in Regina at the end of November. The program is aimed towards senior students interested in agriculture and is designed to help broaden knowledge and understanding of the agricultural sector, environmental issues, and the challenge of providing food for the world. Applications are available in the guidance office.
Sept 11 Hey, Hey MA – don’t forget the meeting at lunch tomorrow.
Sept 11– 30th Picture day will be on Wed. Oct. 1st and re-takes will be on Wed. Nov. 5th.
Sept 11 Reminder of the Ont Students Against Impaired Drivers meeting on Monday, Sept 15th at lunch in room 204B! New members are welcome!!
Sept 11 Any students who have not yet claimed their locker from last year, please do so by Fri, or it will be reassigned to another student.
9Sep/14

Morning Announcements – Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Sept 9 The first Music Association meeting of the year will be this Friday at lunch.
Sept 9 There will be a Drama Club meeting tomorrow at lunch in Room 125
Sept 9 - 30 Picture day will be on Wed. Oct. 1st and re-takes will be on Wed. Nov. 5th.
Sept 9 Do you like science?   Do you like outdoor education?   Imagine learning about your favourite topics while traveling through Belize in Central America.   Experiencing different ecosystems and the impacts of tourism on the environment while experiencing adventures such as cave tubing, zip lining and snorkeling.   If you think this might be how you’d like to spend your March Break; learning about these and other subjects; then come out to the information meeting tomorrow at 7:00 pm in room 107 or stop into room 107 anytime and see Mr. Mitchell for more information.
Sept 9 Students taking MCT4C and SPH4C   E-learning courses with Al Richards, there is a meeting tomorrow -  period 4 in the Library.
Sept 9 Come out and join Dryden High’s Ontario Students Against Impaired Driver’s  group.  It’s a great way to earn your volunteer hours. Our first meeting is today at lunch, upstairs in room 204 B- hope to see you there!
Sept 9 Any students who have not yet claimed their locker from last year, please do so by Wed, or it will be reassigned to another student.
Sept 9 Try outs for the cheerleading team will start tomorrow at 5pm in the big gym. This Friday night tryouts has been cancelled.  Please see the posters in the student square for more dates, times, and information.
Sept 9 – 12 Dryden Minor Softball will be holding a softball clinic for any girls interested in playing U18 or U16 competitive fastball.  It is open to girls 13 to 18 years old.  The clinic will be held Sunday September 14th at 10am at Sandy Beach ball diamonds. If you are interested, there is more information at the office.
8Sep/14

Picture Day

The picture day will be on Wednesday, October 1st and re-take day is Wed. November 5th.

8Sep/14

Morning Announcements – September 8, 2014

Sept 8 - Picture day will be on Wed. Oct. 1st and re-takes will be on Wed. Nov. 5th.
Sept 8 & 9 Do you like science?   Do you like outdoor education?   Imagine learning about your favourite topics while traveling through Belize in Central America.   Experiencing different ecosystems and the impacts of tourism on the environment while experiencing adventures such as cave tubing, zip lining and snorkeling.   If you think this might be how you’d like to spend your March Break; learning about these and other subjects; then come out to the information meeting on Tuesday September 9th  at 7:00pm in room 107 or stop into room 107 anytime and see Mr. Mitchell for more information.
Sept 8 Students interested in using the weight room this year are to attend a quick meeting today at 11:30 in the weight room.
Sept 8 The Eagles football team dropped their opener on Friday to the Elmwood Giants despite a solid effort from the defensive line.  This Friday promises to be an exciting match with the Fort Frances Muskies.  Game time is 7:00 pm under the lights following the ceremony to open our new track.
Sept 8 Students taking MCT4C and SPH4C   E-learning courses with Al Richards, there is a meeting on Wed. Sept 10th  period 4 in the Library.
Sept 8 - 9 Come out and join Dryden High’s Ontario Students Against Impaired Driver’s  group.  It’s a great way to earn your volunteer hours. Our first meeting is tomorrow at lunch, upstairs in room 204 B- hope to see you there!
Sept 8 Any students who have not yet claimed their locker from last year, please do so by Wed, or it will be reassigned to another student.
Sept 8 Try outs for the cheerleading team will start on Wednesday at 5pm in the big gym.  Please see the posters in the student square for more dates, times, and information.
5Sep/14

POWER of 10 Workshop – Grade 10 Female Students

Thursday Sept 11

8:50-3:10

All grade 10 female students will be a part of this mandatory HEALTH and WELLNESS workshop.  It is a workshop that uses activities that  will bring in aspects of mindfulness, acceptance, awareness, and self-esteem in a way that is tangible and relatable to grade 10 girls. Each workshop should bring out a unique aspect of these topics so that by the end of the day the girls can clearly see the purpose and usefulness of the experiences they had.

Students should wear comfortable clothing that is appropriate for the weather.  We will be based out of the Fort in Vermillion Bay as well as Lillian Berg school.  Students from Vermillion Bay or Eagle River who wish to meet the program in Vermillion Bay need prior approval from DHS administration. Lunch will be provided for the students, and it consists of a wrap, vegetables and a dessert.  Students may want to bring a re-useable water bottle.

4Sep/14

Is your child protected?

Ontario’s Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA) requires that parents of children attending primary or secondary school provide their local health unit with proof of their child’s immunization record against designated diseases. As of July 1, 2014 Meningitis (Meningococcal), Whooping Cough (Pertussis), and Chicken Pox (Varicella) have been added to the list of designated diseases and are now required immunizations for school attendance.

Children and adolescents who have received all recommended vaccines as per the Ontario schedule will not require any further immunizations. Changes were made to improve the health and safety of school children as these diseases can easily spread in schools. For more information phone your local Northwestern Health Unit office:

Karen Kulchyski
Program Specialist, Infection Prevention & Control
Phone: (807) 737-2292 ext. 3725
E-mail: kkulchyski@nwhu.on.ca
4Sep/14

Morning Announcements – Thursday, September 4, 2014

Sept 4 Students wishing to help with the Power of 10 girls workshop next week are reminded of a meeting today at 11:3- in Room 124B.  Please see Mrs. Tremonti if you are unable to attend.
Sept 4 – 5 Reminder that tomorrow Subway will be open from 11 – 1 only.
Sept 4 - 9 Come out and join Dryden High’s Ontario Students Against Impaired Driver’s OSAID group it is a great way to earn your volunteer hours. Our first meeting is Tuesday, Sept  9th at lunch upstairs in room 204 B hope to see you there!
Sept 4 Tryouts for several High School teams are starting soon.  Please see the posters in the student square for dates and times.  Girls basketball and boys volleyball start today.
Sept 4 - 5 Girls hockey tryouts are this Friday and Saturday. The boy’s hockey tryouts will take place on Saturday, Sept 13 & Sunday, Sept 14. Sign up and information sheets are available in the main office & the tryout fee is $20.
Sept 4 There will be a boys and girls golf team meeting today in room 136 for students interested in playing on the golf team. The boy’s team meeting will be at 11:30 and the girls at 12:00.
Sept 3 - 5 The Eagles Cross Country Running Team signup and tryouts will be held after school today, Friday and Monday @ 3:15 -4:30.  Students should come dressed for outdoor practices.  The Eagles Track and Field Team will hold a signup and information session on Friday at 3:15 - 4:30 pm.
September If you are looking for volunteer hours, the Mission is always looking for volunteers to sort and unpack items.