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.

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.

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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.

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.
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