|Dec 17||Are you interested in pursuing a career in policing? If so head down to room 119 at 11:30 a.m. today for a lunch and learn with Chief of Police Rob Davis—lunch provided.|
|Dec 17||Subway is closing at 1:00 pm today.|
|Dec 17||Emmy Arsenault scored 3 goals to lead the girls hockey team to a 3 – 2 win over the TA Saints last night. Come out and watch the girls play the eagles alumni on Sunday, December 28th. Game times to follow.|
|Dec 17 – 19||The lost and found is hanging in the student square. Any items not claimed by Friday will be taken to the Mission.|
|Dec 17-18||Cake pops will be sold this Thursday at lunch in the student square. They are $2.00 each or three for $5.00. Please help support the food bank and the Hoshizaki House.|
|Dec 17-18||Come and get your Christmas shopping all finished up with a trip to the Eagle’s Nest. There are lots of great gift ideas. Many items are on sale and gift certificates are available.|
|Dec 17||Students you can have your say about your education…Apply now for the 2015-16 Minister’s Student Advisory Council. This is a group of about 60 students from publicly funded schools all across the province. They share their ideas and advice with the Minister of Education. If you are interested, please see Mrs. McConnachie, Mr. Bartlett or Ms. McMaster.|
|Dec 17||If you are looking for volunteer hours, the Vermilion Bay Lions Club is looking for volunteers for 4 weekends to help with luncheons, starting January 31st. For contact information stop by the main office or guidance office|
|Dec 17||Grade 11 students planning to attend Confederation College after graduation can apply for the Confederation Bound - Early Acceptance program. Stop by the guidance office for more information and applications.|
|Dec 17||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.|
|Dec 17||Grade 12 students it is time to start applying to university and college. If you need help, please stop by the guidance office.|
Webcast of the December 16 games vs. Fort Frances
On Friday, December 5, 2014, the Dryden Junior Boys Basketball team travelled to Fort Frances to compete in the annual Muskie Junior Basketball tournament. The tournament featured 8 teams from across Northwestern Ontario and Minnesota.
Dryden’s first game was against a tough Atikokan team, which they lost 48-47 on a buzzer beater three point shot. Leading all Dryden scorers in the first game was Mike Bell with 12 points.
In their second game, Dryden would face host Fort Frances, losing 45-29. Leading all scorers was Jacob Bilous with 6 points.
The stage was then set for a battle for 7th place with the Queen Elizabeth Warriors from Sioux Lookout. Dryden won 67-36. Leading all scorers in the win was Thomas Moline with 17 points, and Joel Ottertail contributing 12.
Dryden will practice this week, and opens their regular season on Tuesday, December 16, hosting the Fort Frances Muskies at 1:30pm.
Full Game tape - vs. Atikokan
Full results of tournament - story_fort_tournament
|Dec 4||The girls hockey team improved to 4 – 0 on the season with a 3 -2 win over Fort Frances last night. Come out next Tuesday as the girls take on the Beaver Brae Broncos at the Dryden arena.|
|Dec 4||The guest list is in the office for the Snowball Dance.|
|Dec 4||The exam schedule can be picked up in the office if you did not receive one.|
|Dec 4||Reminder of the yoga class today at 3:45 for the staff at Carly’s studio.|
|Dec 4||Grade 11 students planning to attend Confederation College after graduation can apply for the Confederation Bound - Early Acceptance program. Stop by the guidance office for more information and applications.|
|Dec 4||Please come to the garage sale at 10:00 am on Saturday in the student square to help send our French Immersion class to Quebec for Carnaval. There will be lots of great items to buy.|
|Dec 4||Picture re-take student cards have arrived and can be picked up at the office if your student fees are paid.|
|Dec 4||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.|
|Dec 4||Grade 12 students it is time to start applying to university and college. If you need help, please stop by the guidance office.|
The Eagles Nest will be holding their annual parent shopping night Wednesday, December 3 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. This is an opportunity for parents to purchase some of the great spirit wear the Eagles Nest has to offer.
Get ahead on your Christmas shopping and spread Eagles Spirit! Gift Certificates also available.
Wednesday, December 3 from 5 p.m. - 8p.m.
DHS Communications Technology students have teamed up with the Second Chance Pet Network to create a fundraising calendar. The grade 11 students designed, photographed and produced the 2015 calendar as a community project to benefit the Second Chance Pet Network.
100% of funds raised go to the Second Chance Pet Network in support of the work they do. Calendars are $10 and are available at Triple F Pet Supply on King St. in downtown Dryden.
A great gift for the pet lover in your life!
As the days grow shorter and the temperature remains constantly below freezing, the action is hot in the arenas, gymnasia, and nordic skiing trails of Dryden. Seasons currently underway are Cheerleading, Boys and Girls Hockey, Girls Volleyball, Boys Basketball, Wrestling and Nordic Skiing.
Our first home opener was last night, with the Girls Hockey team hosting Queen Elizabeth from Sioux Lookout. The girls won 16-0.
For action photos from DHS athletes, view the 2014 collection on flickr.
With the cold weather upon us, It's nice to be reminded of the great facilities we have here!
Thanks to local pilot and DHS alumni Stephen Ford for sharing photos he captured before the snow arrived.
Brodie watches the new 3D printer create the first print in the DHS manufacturing lab. 3D printers allow users to design 3D objects and then print them in a plastic extrusion process.
An exciting addition to our DHS Technical Education program! Our students will surely create some interesting objects!
16 teams from across Ontario, Including DHS, will be competing in the Provincial Volleyball Championships, hosted here in Dryden. Game play will take place at Dryden High School, Open Roads Public School and New Prospect Public School.
Click Here to view a full schedule of game play as a Microsoft Word Document.
Click Here to visit the official OFSAA AA Boys' Volleyball website
Click on the image below to see where these teams are coming from. "AA" is a classification of schools that typically have 501-900 students. In Northern Associations, this classification is 601-950 students. "Northern" includes NEOAA, NOSSA, NWOSSA and schools within Muskoka - Parry Sound (part of GBSSA).
|Nov. 17||Are you an Aboriginal youth living in north-western Ontario? Are you interested in a challenging summer experience that delivers hands-on skills development, encourages teamwork, provides physical fitness and promotes cultural awareness? Bold Eagle is the program for you! It is a unique summer employment program that combines Aboriginal culture and teachings with military training. For more information head to the Four Directions Room # 119 on Friday, Nov. 28th at 11:30 am and lunch is included.|
|Nov. 17||Please come to our garage sale at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 6th to help send the French Immersion class to Quebec. There will be lots of great items to buy.|
|Nov. 17||Student cards can be picked up at the office if your student fees are paid.|
|Nov. 17||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.|
|Nov. 17||Grade 12 students it is time to start applying to university and college. If you need help, please stop by the guidance office.|
Students made this nice informational display about Aboriginal Veterans for Remembrance Day. Take a look outside the big gym!
The regional court sport season came to an end last friday with the NorWOSSA Championships. Beaver Brae secondary school in Kenora did a great job of hosting the championships, and we thank them for a great day.
Dryden won gold in 3 of 4 contests. The dedication and passion of all players and coaches was well on display.
The results are as follows:
Junior Girls Basketball - Dryden defeats Fort Frances Muskies 31-19 to win the gold medal.
Junior Boys Volleyball - Dryden defeats Fort Frances Muskies 3-0 (25-23, 25-19, 27-35) to win the gold medal.
Senior Girls Basketball - Dryden defeats Beaver Brae 29-27 in the Semifinals. Dryden loses to Fort Frances 51-18, earning the silver medal.
Senior Boys Volleyball - Dryden defeats Fort Frances Muskies 3-2 (25-20, 25-15, 24-26, 23-25, 15-8) to win the gold medal.
To view full videos of the games, click on the following links :
Junior Boys Volleyball final - full video
Junior Girls Basketball final - full video
Senior Boys Volleyball final - full video
Senior Girls Basketball final - full video
Senior Girls Basketball semi-final - full video
|Nov. 6||Reminder to staff of the yoga class after school at 3:45 at Carly’s studio.|
|Nov. 6||Football players are asked to come to a brief year end meeting today at 11:30 in Room 138. Items to be discussed include topics for last season and next.|
|Nov. 6||If there are any students who would like to write the intermediate or senior University of Waterloo math contest on November 20th, please see Mr. Carter in room 216. It is open to all students.|
|Nov. 6||Are you an Aboriginal youth living in north-western Ontario? Are you interested in a challenging summer experience that delivers hands-on skills development, encourages teamwork, provides physical fitness and promotes cultural awareness? Bold Eagle is the program for you! It is a unique summer employment program that combines Aboriginal culture and teachings with military training. For more information head to the Four Directions Room # 119 on Friday, Nov. 28th at 11:30 am and lunch is included.|
|Nov. 6||Salut DHS! Come eat at the Trans Canada restaurant tonight to help support our grade 11 & 12 french class Quebec trip. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to funding our voyage! Merci beacoup!|
|Nov. 6||“The Dryden Ski Club is currently in the process of hiring students as lifties, rental shop technicians and instructors for the upcoming season. All interested applicants, including past employees must email a short cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, check the webpage at www.drydenskiclub.com or our facebook page.”|
|Nov. 6||There are a few seats left for the spectator bus travelling to the court sports playoffs in Kenora tomorrow. Permission sheets are available in the phys ed office.|
|Nov. 6||Student cards can be picked up at the office if your student fees are paid.|
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)
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If you are watching this stream, please comment on this post so we can get an idea of who is watching!
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.”
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.