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30Nov/09

Morning Announcements – Nov. 30, 2009

Nov. 30 The Christmas Cheer Board is looking or volunteers.  Come to the main office for more information.  (Call 223-5995 & ask for Peggy)
Nov. 30 – Dec. 3rd Students wishing to write the Grade 9, Grade 10, or Grade 11 Mathematics Contests, please see your teacher or Mr. Currie in Room 208 to sign up or for further information.  The registration deadline is this Thursday.  The Math Contest will be held on Thursday, February 25th.
Nov. 30 – Dec. 1st Attention Reading Eagles:  The White Pine Reading Program is about to start.  Come to the Library Tuesday, Dec. 1st at 11:30 to hear all about this year’s books and sign up.  It’s okay to bring your lunch.  If you can’t make the meeting, but still want to be a part of it, see Mrs. Storgard in the library.
Nov. 30 Any students interested in jewelry making on Wednesday, Dec. 2nd at lunch.  Please sign up in the main office.
Nov. 26 – 30 Staff of DHS are offering a variety of activities for students to participate in at lunch.  Please see the calendar of events posted outside the library for the activities being offered.
Nov. 30 Dryden Atom Tournament organizers are still looking for student volunteers to keep time for their tournament which is taking place December 11th – 13th.  Sign up is here in the main office.  This is a good opportunity to earn some volunteer hours.
30Nov/09

DHS Students – Enter the Canadian Mathematics Competition

Looking for a chance to develop or test your mathematics skills? Dryden High School is enrolling students in the Canadian Mathematics Competition to be held on Thursday, February 25, 2010.

The aim of the Contest is to provide an opportunity to have fun and develop mathematical problem solving ability.

Each Contest consists of twenty-five multiple choice questions ranging from easy to difficult. Each contest is sixty minutes in length, and will begin at 9:00 a.m. Any calculator is permitted.

The deadline for signups is this Thursday, December 3rd.

For more information, see Mr. Currie in room 208.

30Nov/09

Weekend Hockey Results

The girls Eagles played to an eventual third place finish in tournament play this weekend.

The girls Eagles played to an eventual third place finish in tournament play this weekend.

Girls vs. TA (slideshow, gallery)

Girls vs. Fort (slideshow, gallery)

Boys vs. Geraldton (slideshow, gallery)

A busy weekend for Eagles hockey as the Girls host their annual tournament and the Boys meet Geraldton in exhibition play.

The Girls played St. Thomas Aquinas from Kenora on Friday afternoon, defeating them 6-0 in front of a crowd of DHS students. Friday evening's game saw them take on the Fort Frances Muskies with a final score of 3-2 for the Eagles. It was a hard fought game, with the Eagles trailing 2-1 until late a few late game goals brought them out ahead.

The Eagles ended up in third place in the tournament, with Red Lake taking second place and Fort Frances coming out on top.

The Girls next game is at home vs. Fort Frances this Saturday.

In Boys hockey. on Friday the Eagles won over Geraldton  with a score of 6-2. Goal Scorers were Daimon Wesley, Ethan Egli, Josh Reid, Grant Valiquette, Blair Dingwall and Kyle Hamilton. Jared Stratford was an offensive asset with 3 assists. Kim Wildhaber took the win in net for the Eagles with a solid performance.

The teams met again on Saturday with a final result of  11 to 3 for the Eagles. Grant Valiquette, Zack Pitchenese and Matt Bartlett two goals a piece, with singles added by Josh Reid, Blair Dingwall, Daimon Wesley, Ethan Egli and Jeff Kropelin. Zach Lake was in net for this game.

Coach Oltsher said "despite the lop-sided scores we were able to work on a few things this weekend and we were also able to get a few players into the lineup who had been hurt for the past few weeks."

The boys travel to Fort Frances Tuesday for their second game of the regular season.

Great work teams!

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29Nov/09

Schools Building Schools Dryden “Access Denied” event

Schools Building Schools volunteers were set up around the school Friday taking tickets for access to various areas in the building.

Schools Building Schools volunteers were set up around the school Friday taking tickets for access to various areas in the building.

The DHS "Schools Building Schools" group held their first fundraising event on Friday.

"Access Denied" required students and staff to purchase tickets to allow access to certain areas of the school of Friday, including some washrooms, the library and the staff room.

The event was designed to raise funds and have the student body of DHS reflect on the difficulites that are faced by those who do not have access to the facilities that we do.

Schools Building Schools is a student-run initiative based out of schools across Northwestern Ontario that aims to raise enough funds to build a new Tierra Blanca School in E Asintal, Retalhuleu, Guatemala.

For more information on Schools Building Schools, check out their Facebook page.

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27Nov/09

Spread the Net Talent Show at DHS

Jessie Penner plays the bass in Lucid at the DHS Spread the Net talent show.

Jessie Penner plays the bass in "Lucid" at the DHS Spread the Net talent show.

(more pics: slideshow, gallery)

On Thursday, Mrs. Gardam's leadership class ran a talent show to raise funds for Spread the Net. Spread the Net is a campaign to purchase insect treated bed nets to help stop the spread of malaria in Rwanda and Liberia.

Marissa Himes opened the show by singing "O Canada". This was followed by a dance group featuring Sarah Ivanovich, Sarah Nuttal, Marissa Himes, Katrina Oliphant and EA Mrs. Armstrong. Preston Robinson performed a solo set, followed by singing trio Holly Mackay, Starlynn Cimone & Katie Carrier. Shyla Moore performed next, wowing the crowd with her great dance moves. The show was closed out by three bands featuring DHS students - Climactic Contact, Hollywood Hates Us and Lucid.

Thanks to all the performers for the great show and everyone who bought tickets to support Spread the Net!

For more information on Spread the Net, visit their webpage here.

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27Nov/09

Morning Announcements – Nov. 27, 2009

Nov. 27 Any students interested in jewelry making on Wednesday, Dec. 2nd at lunch.  Please sign up in the main office.
Nov. 26 – 30 Staff of DHS are offering a variety of activities for students to participate in at lunch.  Please see the calendar of events posted outside the library for the activities being offered.
Nov. 26 Lakehead University is preparing for the “Realize Your Potential Fall Preview Day” on December 4th.  This is a great opportunity for students and their families to tour the university and check out the different departments.  For more information, stop by the guidance office.
Nov. 26 Dryden Atom Tournament organizers are still looking for student volunteers to keep time for their tournament which is taking place December 11th – 13th.  Sign up is here in the main office.  This is a good opportunity to earn some volunteer hours.
26Nov/09

Voluntary and Confidential Self-Identification for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Students

selfidenlogoThe Voluntary and Confidential Self-Identification Policy is an opportunity for parents and caregivers to self-identify First Nation, Métis or Inuit ancestry for their children. The process is voluntary and confidential. The data collected is reported as a whole and is used to develop programs to meet the needs of First Nation, Métis and Inuit students.

The Voluntary and Confidential Self-Identification Policy:
• Supports high levels of achievement for First Nation, Métis and Inuit students;
• Provides opportunities for self-identified students to access programming to meet their needs;
• Provides accurate data for educators to identify where gaps in achievement are, why those gaps exist and what is working or not working for Aboriginal students.

How to Self-Identify Your Children:
Self-Identification forms are available at your child’s school. The forms take seconds to complete and should be returned to the school. The school will treat them in a confidential and safe manner.

For more information, please see the Self Identification Brochure or contact Kathy McConnachie at 223-2316 or kathy.mcconnachie@kpdsb.on.ca

26Nov/09

Dryden District Ringette Association Tournament

The Dryden District Ringette Association is holding its annual Ringette tournament on Feb. 19, 20 & 21, 2010.

This is a B Level Tournament and will have 4 divisions:
Novice 10 years and under
Tween 11 - 13 years old
Belle 14 - 18 years old
Open Division 19 years and older

Each team is guaranteed a minimum of 3 games.

The official rules of Ringette Canada will apply.

Cost of entry is $415.00 per team.
Entry deadline is February 1/10.

Please e-mail team lists to Tournament Convener Barry White at bwhite@drytel.net

For more information, see the attached brochure.

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26Nov/09

Northern Shield Classic High School Girls Hockey Tournament

The DHS Girls Hockey team is hosting their annual tournament here in Dryden this weekend.

*All games at Dryden Memorial Arena.

Friday November 27th
Noon Beaver Brae vs. Geraldton
12:30 Fort Frances vs. Sioux Lookout
1:30 Dryden vs. Thomas Aquinas
4:00 Red Lake vs. Geraldton
5:30 Sioux Lookout vs. Thomas Aquinas
7:00 Dryden vs. Fort Frances
8:30 Beaver Brae vs. Red Lake

Saturday November 28th
9:00 Dryden vs. Sioux Lookout
9:30 Geraldton vs. Thomas Aquinas
10:30 Beaver Brae vs. Fort Frances
Noon Red Lake vs. Sioux Lookout
2:00 1st vs. 4th
2:30 2nd vs. 3rd
3:30 6th vs. 7th
5:30 'B' Side Final
6:00 'C' Side Final
7:00 'A' Side Final

Good luck, teams!

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26Nov/09

Morning Announcements – Nov. 26, 2009

Nov. 26 Attention Visual Arts Association!  There is a VERY important meeting today @ 11:30 in the art room.  See you there.
Nov. 26 Grade 12 students applying to Ontario universities, the online training will be today, Block B & A – Pd. 3 & 4.  Sign up in the guidance office.
Nov. 26 Lakehead University is preparing for the “Realize Your Potential Fall Preview Day” on December 4th.  This is a great opportunity for students and their families to tour the university and check out the different departments.  For more information, stop by the guidance office.
Nov. 26 Dryden Atom Tournament organizers are still looking for student volunteers to keep time for their tournament which is taking place December 11th – 13th.  Sign up is here in the main office.  This is a good opportunity to earn some volunteer hours.
25Nov/09

Eagles Hockey Results – Nov. 24, 2009

The Boys Eagles fell to the Muskies 6-3 last night in league play.

The Boys Eagles fell to the Muskies 6-3 last night in league play.

Boys Pics (Gallery, Slideshow)

Girls Pics (Gallery, Slideshow)

Both the boys and girls Eagles Hockey teams were at home Tuesday night, with the girls taking on the Beaver Brae Broncos and the boys meeting the Fort Frances Muskies.

The boys team fell 6-3 in a tough matchup against the Muskies. Scoring for Dryden were Damon Wesley, Sheldon Adams and Matt Bartlett.

Coach Oltsher said that "Zach Lake played very well between the pipes making some key saves early in the game to keep the game close."

The first 2 periods ended 2-2. The Eagles played well in the offensive-end putting pressure on their defense with their speed, but made some mistakes defensively, allowing too many of the Fort Frances forwards free reign below the hash marks.

A late goal by Matt Bartlett sparked the team, but some undisciplined penalties allowed Fort Frances to capitalize late in the game.

Goal scorers for Fort Frances were Nick Kaun, Devon Ball, Brendan Cawston, Davis Smith, Jeff Cridland and Chris Cousineau.

The girls team came out ahead of the Broncos with a 3-1 win. Dryden goal scorers were Morgan Church, Carly Tardiff and Alex Wesley.

The Eagles defence worked very hard, holding the Broncos to only 14 shots over the entire game.

On the Broncos side Ainslie Lindquist tallied the single.

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25Nov/09

Morning Announcements – Nov. 25, 2009

Nov. 23 – 25 Any Eagles football players interested in playing football beyond the high school level are invited to a meeting today at 11:30 in the phys. ed. office.  A junior football rep is visiting & can help answer questions.
Nov. 24, 25 Learn to cake decorate with Mrs. Ambridge & Mrs. Adams starting today at 11:30 – 12:30 in room 124B.  Please sign up in the main office – space is limited.
Nov. 24, 25 Come make cookies in a jar on Thursday, Nov. 26 with Mrs. Ambridge & Mrs. Adams from 11:30 – 12:30 in room 124B.  Please sign up in the main office – space is limited.
Nov. 25 Grade 12 students applying to Ontario universities, the online training will be today, Block C & D – pd. 1 & 2 & tomorrow, Block B & A – Pd. 3 & 4.  Sign up in the guidance office.
Nov. 25 Lakehead University is preparing for the “Realize Your Potential Fall Preview Day” on December 4th.  This is a great opportunity for students and their families to tour the university and check out the different departments.  For more information, stop by the guidance office.
Nov. 25 Dryden Atom Tournament organizers are still looking for student volunteers to keep time for their tournament which is taking place December 11th – 13th.  Sign up is here in the main office.  This is a good opportunity to earn some volunteer hours.
24Nov/09

DHS Eagle’s Nest introduces new drinks

Eagles Nest staff trying out the new frozen drink machine.

Eagle's Nest staff trying out the new frozen drink machine.

The Eagle's Nest is now selling Iced Capps and Frozen Lemonade. This popular addition was introduced by the entrepreneurship class after they noticed that many students were drinking beverages from Tim Hortons or Starbucks. According to entrepreneurship teacher Mrs. Palermo, they felt there was an opportunity to offer a frozen beverage to the students which was sold somewhere closer and perhaps less expensive than the other businesses.

The entrepreneurship class went to classes and did a survey as to student flavor preference.  Based on the survey and supplier info, they opted to start out with the Frozen Cappuccino and Frozen Lemonade flavours.  

Stop by the Eagle's Nest today and grab a tasty frozen beverage!

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24Nov/09

Morning Announcements – Nov. 24, 2009

Nov. 24 Good luck to our girls and boys hockey teams playing tonight at the arena.  Come & cheer on our teams – games start at 6:30 tonight.
Nov. 24 2nd Season Cheerleading try-outs continue tomorrow morning at 6:50 in the big gym.
Nov. 24 Wear your blue & gold/ eagles wear to school tomorrow to help welcome the Grades 7 & 8 at their elementary volleyball tournament being held here tomorrow in both gyms.
Nov. 23 – 25 Any Eagles football players interested in playing football beyond the high school level are invited to a meeting Wed. Nov. 25th at 11:30 in the phys. ed. office.  A junior football rep is visiting & can help answer questions.
Nov. 24, 25 Learn to cake decorate with Mrs. Ambridge & Mrs. Adams starting tomorrow at 11:30 – 12:30 in room 124B.  Please sign up in the main office – space is limited.
Nov. 24, 25 Come make cookies in a jar this Thursday, Nov. 26 with Mrs. Ambridge & Mrs. Adams from 11:30 – 12:30 in room 124B.  Please sign up in the main office – space is limited.
Nov. 24 Grade 12 students applying to Ontario colleges - there will be online training sessions today.  For those applying to Ontario universities, the online training will be November 25th & 26th.  Sign up in the guidance office.
Nov. 24 Lakehead University is preparing for the “Realize Your Potential Fall Preview Day” on December 4th.  This is a great opportunity for students and their families to tour the university and check out the different departments.  For more information, stop by the guidance office.
Nov. 24 Did you miss the Dryden High School Ambassadors’ first planning and recruitment meeting?  Are you interested in joining them on their tour of Russia in March 2011?  Then be sure to attend their second meeting today at 6:30 p.m. in the Dryden High School Library.  Applications will be received from all DHS students on a first come first served basis and screened on the basis of attendance, attitude, behavior and effort.  If you are interested in getting more information about the Educational Tour, please attend this meeting.  Please note that our travel dates do NOT conflict with OFSAA.
Nov. 24 Dryden Atom Tournament organizers are still looking for student volunteers to keep time for their tournament which is taking place December 11th – 13th.  Sign up is here in the main office.  This is a good opportunity to earn some volunteer hours.
24Nov/09

Bus Cancellations

Hutchinson School Bus #25 from Eagle Lake and Hutchison Bus #95 have been cancelled for today.

Some other buses are running late due to icy conditions on side roads.

23Nov/09

Morning Announcements – Nov. 23, 2009

Nov. 23 All members of the Art Council - that is the Visual Art, Dramatic Art and Music Assoc. are reminded that your cookie orders are due to Mr. G at lunch in the music room.  Again, cookie orders to the music room at lunch.
Nov. 23 Due to cookie craziness there will not be jazz band at lunch today.
Nov. 23 – 25 Any football players interested in learning more about playing football after grade 12 are invited to a meeting with a representative of the Winnipeg Rifles program on Wednesday at 11:30 in room 138.  Options beyond the Rifles will also be discussed.  See Mr. Zilkalns for more information.
Nov. 23 Second season tryouts for cheerleading will be held again on Wednesday at 6:50 a.m.  Meet outside the small gym.  If you have any questions, please direct them to Miss Aaviku.
Nov. 23 Grade 12 students applying to Ontario colleges - there will be online training sessions today & tomorrow.  For those applying to Ontario universities, the online training will be November 25th & 26th.  Sign up in the guidance office.
Nov. 23 Lakehead University is preparing for the “Realize Your Potential Fall Preview Day” on December 4th.  This is a great opportunity for students and their families to tour the university and check out the different departments.  For more information, stop by the guidance office.
Nov. 17 - 24 If you are interested in joining the DHS Ambassadors’ Tour of Russia in 2011, please attend their information meeting on Tuesday Nov. 24th at 6:30 p.m. in the DHS Library.  Applications from DHS students will be received first come first served and will be screened on the basis of attendance, attitude, behaviour and effort.  You and a parent or guardian must attend this meeting to qualify.  Please note that our travel dates do NOT conflict with OFSAA. 
Nov. 23 Dryden Atom Tournament organizers are still looking for student volunteers to keep time for their tournament which is taking place December 11th – 13th.  Sign up is here in the main office.  This is a good opportunity to earn some volunteer hours.
20Nov/09

Schools Building Schools Showcase on CJBN TV

Tune in to CJBN TV at 6:30 pm tonight, as the DHS Schools Building Schools group will be showcased on "Points North". The footage was filmed at a Schools Building Schools training session here in Dryden and features images from Tierra Blanca as well as student interviews.

Schools Building Schools is a student-run initiative based out of schools across Northwestern Ontario that aims to raise enough funds to build a new Tierra Blanca School in E Asintal, Retalhuleu, Guatemala.

For more information on Schools Building Schools, check out their Facebook page.

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19Nov/09

DHS Music Students at the Festival of Trees

Conductor Mr. Graham leads one of his bands at the Festival of Trees.

Conductor Mr. Graham leads one of his bands at the Festival of Trees.

DHS Music students performed Thursday night at the annual "Festival of Trees" event at the Centre.

An appreciative crowd enjoyed a selection of holiday music from the bands.

Three DHS bands performed, including a grade 9 band, a grade 10/12 band and a grade 11/12 band. Ethan Armit and Laura Cortens also perfomed as an acoustic duo.

Great job, musicians!

(you can check out a few more pics here)

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19Nov/09

Morning Announcements – Nov. 19, 2009

Nov. 18 Grade 12 students applying to Ontario colleges -  there will be online training sessions on November 23rd & 24th .  For those applying to Ontario universities, the online training will be November 25th & 26th.  Sign up in the guidance office.
Nov. 18 Lakehead University is preparing for the “Realize Your Potential Fall Preview Day” on December 4th.  This is a great opportunity for students and their families to tour the university and check out the different departments.  For more information, stop by the guidance office.
Nov. 17 – 20 It is Cookie Time again.  Do you like cookies, subway cookies, but are sad when you can’t have them at home?  Then this is your time to get frozen, ready to bake cookies.  See a member of the Arts Council today, but don’t delay – this is the last week to order.  C is for Cookie, get them now.
Nov. 17 - 20 If you are interested in joining the DHS Ambassadors’ Tour of Russia in 2011, please attend  their information meeting on Tuesday Nov. 24th at 6:30 p.m. in the DHS Library.  Applications from DHS students will be received first come first served and will be screened on the basis of attendance, attitude, behaviour and effort.  You and a parent or guardian must attend  this meeting to qualify.  Please note that our travel dates do NOT conflict with OFSAA. 
Nov. 17 Dryden Atom Tournament organizers are looking for student volunteers to keep time for their tournament which is taking place December 11th – 13th.  Sign up is here in the main office.  This is a good opportunity to earn some volunteer hours.
18Nov/09

Ontario College and University Application Presentation

Ontario College Application Presentation

Monday Novemeber 23 & Tuesday Novemeber 24

Students that are looking at attending an Ontario college next year are invited to a presentation to help with their online application. Students must sign up in the guidance office.

Ontario University Application Presentation

Wednesday November 25 & Thursday November 26

Students that are looking at attending an Ontario university next year are invited to a presentation to help with their online application. Students must sign up in the guidance office.

For more post-secondary application, scholarship and bursary information, check out the DHS Guidance blog.