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18Dec/09

Envirothon Inukshuk at DHS

Alison Gamble, Mr. Mitchell, Ms. Spence, Mrs. Boone and Michelle Arseneault pose with the Inukshuk that they created in support of the Dryden Olympic Committee. Celebration

Alison Gamble, Mr. Mitchell, Ms. Spence, Mrs. Boone and Michelle Arseneault pose with the Inukshuk that they created in support of the Dryden Olympic Committee. Celebration

Today, December 18th, members of the Envirothon team constructed an Inukshuk in support of the Dryden Olympic Committee Celebration plans. The blocks of ice were created by freezing water in old diaper wipe containers and food colouring was added (Olympic colours: blue, red, yellow and green).

DHS students are invited to the Government Dock Saturday, December 19th at 9:00 am to help build more torch relay Inukshuks.

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18Dec/09

Girls Hockey win in Kenora

The Eagles Girls Hockey team won 4-2 against the Beaver Brae Broncos in Kenora Thursday night. Morgan Church scored three goals for the hat trick and Alex Wesley potted the other. Bree Brown got the win in net.

A great way to end 2009, Eagles!

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17Dec/09

Morning Announcements – Dec. 17, 2009

Dec. 17 They rocked and they rolled to Christmas favourites and into the hearts of a sold out Centre.  Who you ask?  The grade 9 to 12 music students last night!  Amazing job, Rockstars!!
Dec. 17 Congratulations to the wrestling team for finishing 3rd in Thunder Bay yesterday
Dec. 17 Reminder of the dance tonight from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.  Coat check is $1.00, admission is $5.00 & there will be a canteen with drinks and snacks for $1.00 & $2.00 each.  Doors close at 8:30.  Entrance to the dance will be at the Trophy Case doors.
Dec. 17 There are only 18 days left until the Olympic Flame arrives in Dryden!  Show your Canadian pride by taking part in the celebration.  The Olympic flame will wind its way through Dryden being carried to the Government dock in the afternoon of January 4th.  Come out and enjoy the entertainment.
Dec. 14 – 17 The Eagle’s Nest is a great place to do your Christmas shopping.  Also, come & try out the new and now improved Orange-mango and Strawberry-banana drink flavours.
Dec. 16 Attention students who are looking for some volunteer hours.  Come to the government Dock at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning to help build ice sculptured inukshuks.  Dress warm.  For more info. come to the main office.
16Dec/09

Eagles Court Sports Update

The Senior Girls Volleyball team will go into the Christmas break on a high by defeating the Beaver Brae Broncos in three sets; 25-12, 25-6, & 25-13.  According to Coach Desautels, "the girls served very well in the match, which proved to be the difference. The team is looking forward to changing their team focus to defense while maintaining a defense first attitude."

The Junior Girls Volleyball team won their match in four sets (25-13, 25-20, 25-27, 25-15).

The Senior Boys Basketball team lost to the Broncos 51-27.  "We have a good start and were down 20-17 at half time" said Coach Lalonde. "Somewhere early in the third quarter we lost our focus of playing a team game and had too many individual efforts.  Once again, too many turnovers on our part leads to too many easy baskets for them."  Kevin Gardam lead the team in points with 8.

The Junior Boys Basketball team fell 39-33 against the Broncos in a close match. Coach Darling said that "we were tight with them for most of the game, but Beaver Brae pulled ahead in the last four minutes and we weren't able to recover."

Great work, Eagles!

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16Dec/09

Eagles Girls Hockey vs. St. Thomas Aquinas

Morgan Church gains control of the puck at Tuesdays Eagles game.

Morgan Church gains control of the puck at the Eagles game Tuesday.

Pics: (slideshow, gallery)

The Eagles Girls defeated the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints 4-1 Tuesday night in Dryden.

Kyley Engstrom knocked in two goals while Lauren Shoguchi and Morgan Church added a goal each.

Assists were by Alexis Reid (2), Lauren Shoguchi (2), Kristen Bartlett and Molly Dorfman.

Great game, girls!

The girls travel to Kenora on Thursday to take on the Beaver Brae Broncos.

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16Dec/09

Olympic Torch Community Celebration

(submitted by the Dryden Olympic Torch Relay Task Force)

On January 4, 2010, the eyes of the world will turn to Dryden as the Olympic Flame arrives in our community as part of the Vancouver Olympic Torch Relay, presented by Coca-Cola and RBC and supported by the Government of Canada.

The torch relay will arrive in early afternoon as part of a convoy of vehicles, as it travels on its 45,000-kilometre-long journey across Canada - the longest domestic torch relay in Olympic history.

To celebrate the arrival of the flame, the City of Dryden is planning a Community Celebration at Van Horne Landing (at the south end of Van Horne Avenue), near the Ice Road which crosses Wabigoon Lake. 

The Community Celebration will take place from 2 PM until 4 PM on Monday, January 4th and will feature a variety of great entertainment by local performers.  Our outdoor celebration will allow people from throughout the region to enjoy the wonder of winter. Step through time, enjoy the snow and ice, and cheer on the Olympic Flame.  If you do get a little chilly, enjoy warm refreshments and a warm-up tent.

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16Dec/09

Morning Announcements – Dec. 16, 2009

Dec. 16 The door decorating contest judging which is happening today is the last chance to get your points for the Block B Class Competition!  Snowball dance is Thursday – instructions for the late list & guest list are in the main office.  This needs to be done by today @ 12 noon.
Dec. 16 There are only 19 days left until the Olympic Flame arrives in Dryden!  On January 4th, line the parade route, enjoy the live entertainment and see the torch as it arrives at the Government dock.  The celebration starts at 2:00 p.m.
Dec. 16 The Co-op Share Fair will be held today in the DHS library From 9:15 – 11:15 & 12:45 – 3:00.  Come to the library to see the co-op students demonstrate the diverse career experiences they have enjoyed this semester.
Dec. 14 – 17 The Eagle’s Nest is a great place to do your Christmas shopping.  Also, come & try out the new and now improved Orange-mango and Strawberry-banana drink flavours.
Dec. 16 Attention students who are looking for some volunteer hours.  Come to the government Dock at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning to help build ice sculptured inukshuks.  Dress warm.  For more info. come to the main office.
15Dec/09

Monday Court Sports Results

Pics:

Jr. Girls (slideshow, gallery)

Sr. Girls (slideshow, gallery)

Jr. Boys (slideshow, gallery)

Sr. Boys (slideshow, gallery)

The Senior Boys lost to Fort 64-28.  "We were down 36-17 at half which is a very big hole to try and come back from" said Coach Lalonde "We need to take care of the basketball and produce more shots instead of turnovers.  We have a couple of guys still to tentative with the ball and not looking to be offensive minded enough.  We were did a better job defensively in the second half and it is an area where we will continue to get better." Jared MacKinnon had 7 and Kevin Gardam had 6.

The Junior Boys basketball team fell to the Muskies 68-27.

The Senior Girls volleyball team faced Fort Frances in their first league action of the year at home.  The Eagles defeated the Muskies in three straight sets, 25-11, 25-11, and 25-23.  Coach Desautels said that "the girls played well against a tough opponent."

The Junior Girls Volleyball team also took the day in three sets (25-20, 25-19 and 25-9).

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15Dec/09

Morning Announcements – Dec. 15, 2009

Dec. 15 Good luck to our girls hockey team playing tonight @ 6:30 here in Dryden.  Remember – tomorrow is character dress up day.  Dress up in your favourite Christmas Character.  Also, the door decorating contest judging which is happening tomorrow is the last chance to get your points for the Block B Class Competition!  Snowball dance is Thursday – instructions for the late list & guest list are in the main office.  This needs to be done by tomorrow @ 12 noon.
Dec. 15 There are only 20 days left until the Olympic Flame arrives in Dryden!  Get ready for the Olympic Torch Run and show your Canadian pride!  Wear red and white on January 4th when the Olympic flame arrives in Dryden.
Dec. 15 Hey, DHS Drama!  Rehearsal today for Pick a little, Talk a little – room 125 at 11:45 – see you there!
Dec. 15 The Co-op Share Fair will be held tomorrow in the DHS library From 9:15 – 11:15 & 12:45 – 3:00.  Come to the library to see the co-op students demonstrate the diverse career experiences they have enjoyed this semester.
Dec. 14 – 17 The Eagle’s Nest is a great place to do your Christmas shopping.  Also, come & try out the new and now improved Orange-mango and Strawberry-banana drink flavours.
Dec. 10 – 15 Did you miss the Dryden High School Ambassadors’ initial planning and recruitment meeting?  Are you interested in joining them on their tour of Russia in March 2011?  Then be sure to attend the next meeting on Tuesday, December 15th 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, behaviour 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.
Dec. 15 Attention students who are looking for some volunteer hours.  Come to the government Dock at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning to help build ice sculptured inukshuks.  Dress warm.  For more info. come to the main office.
Dec. 15 It is cookie day!!!  The cookie orders from the Arts Council will be in at the end of the Day.  Arts council Members will be called down at the end of period 4 today.  Cookies just in time for Christmas Baking!!!
14Dec/09

Dryden High School “Pays it Forward” in food drive

DHS Leadership pose with the results of the annual DHS food drive.

DHS Leadership pose with the results of the annual DHS food drive.

The DHS Leadership class has completed the annual Christmas Food Drive for the year. This year students collected food items as part of the "Pay it Forward" food drive that is put on by Riverview School.

The food drive was a part of the annual "12 Days of Christmas" activity, with classes earning points based on the amount of food they collected. Other Christmas activities such as dress-up days and door decorating also earned students points towards a class party in the new year.

Thanks to all DHS Staff and Students for their genorosity!

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14Dec/09

Weekend Tournament Results

DHS Volleyball and Basketball teams were out of town this weekend for tournament play.

The Senior Boys Basketball team travelled to Fort Frances Friday and Saturday

The boys lost 66-26 to Churchill from TBay. According to Coach Lalonde, "It was the first game of the year and we came out pretty flat.  Not sure if guys were nervous but we dug a pretty deep whole for ourselves in the first quarter.  We were down 23-6.  We gradually got better as the game went on." Jared MacKinnon scored 9."

The boys then fell lost 55-39 to Lake of the Woods from Baudette Minn. Coach Lalonde said that "We were down 35-16 at half time.  We had a great third quarter and scored 17 points and we closed the lead to 9 at one point.  Our defense improved in the second half as we only gave up 20 points."  Jared MacKinnon scored 16, Kevin Gardam 10

In the final game the boys lost 37-27 to Westgate from TBay.  Another slow start and we were down 18-12 at half.  Jake Gardam scored 10

Coach Lalonde said that "Overall, we got better and gained more confidence as the weekend went on.  We need to improve on our team defense and not give up so many easy baskets.  We also need to be more consistent on offense.  One quarter we scored as many as 17 but we also scored as little as 4. Reducing the number of turnovers and taking better care of the basketball will help."

In Senior Girls Volleyball, the team captured the gold medal over the weekend at the Westgate HS tournament in Thunder Bay.  The girls went 9-1 in the tournament and defeated in Thomas Aquinas in the finals in two sets, 25-18, 25-23.

The Junior Girls Volleyball team also competed in the tournament, placing second in their pool before losing to Churchill in 3-sets in the playoffs.

Great work teams, you're representing the Blue and Gold with class!

All court sports teams are at home today to take on the Fort Frances Muskies in their home opener for the season.

Come out and cheer on the Eagles starting at 12:00 today.

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14Dec/09

Morning Announcements – Dec. 14, 2009

Dec. 14 The ski team will be training inside today.  Please meet in room 137 as usual.
Dec. 14 There are only 21 days left until the Olympic Flame arrives in Dryden!  In the afternoon of Monday, January 4th, everyone is invited to the Government dock for free entertainment and the arrival of the final torch bearer. Festivities start at 2:00 p.m.
Dec. 14 – 17 The Eagle’s Nest is a great place to do your Christmas shopping.  Also, come try out the new and now improved Orange-mango and Strawberry-banana drink flavours.
Dec. 10 – 15 Did you miss the Dryden High School Ambassadors’ initial planning and recruitment meeting?  Are you interested in joining them on their tour of Russia in March 2011?  Then be sure to attend the next meeting on Tuesday, December 15th 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, behaviour 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.
14Dec/09

Vermilion Bay Bus Delay

Hutchison Bus Lines #34 (HB34) from Vermilion Bay is running approximately 45 minutes late this morning.

12Dec/09

Boys Hockey in Red Lake

The Boys hockey team defeated the Red Lake Rams 7-0 in Red Lake Friday night. Matt Bartlett had two goals, and Jared Stratford, Ryan Lobreau, Zack Pitchenese, Corbin Gervasi and Grant Valiquette added singles. Zach Lake picked up the shutout in net. Coach Oltsher said that the boys "played well and cycled the puck low to create a lot of scoring opportunities."

The Eagles Boys beat the Red Lake Rams 8-1 in Ear Falls Saturday afternoon. Damon Wesley scored two goals, and Jared Stratford, Grant Valiquette, Corbin Gervasi, Ethan Egli, Kyle Hamilton, and Josh Reid each added a goal each. Kim Wildhaber picked up the win in net. Coach Oltsher said that the team "maintained their discipline throughout the whole game. It was a good effort by all and a good way to end 2009 with a couple of victories."

Nice work, Eagles!

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11Dec/09

Real World Physics at DHS

DHS Students worked with various types of rescue equipment as part of a physics demonstration.

DHS Students worked with various types of rescue equipment as part of a physics demonstration.

Mr. Schmidt's Grade 12 Physics class travelled to the Vermilion Bay Fire Hall this week to see some of the physics principles they are studying come to life in the rescue sytems used by the fire department.

Students were treated to demonstrations of the "Jaws of Life", vehicle lifting airbags and water pumping systems.

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11Dec/09

Eagles Girls Hockey vs. Red Lake

Alexis Reid pushes past a Red Lake defender during Thursdays game.

Alexis Reid pushes past a Red Lake defender during Thursday's game.

pics (slideshow, gallery)

The Girls Hockey team defeated the Red Lake Rams 6-1 Thursday evening at the Dryden Memorial Arena. Kristen Bartlett had two goals, while Karly Tardiff, Morgan Church, Alexis Reid and Kyley Engstrom added singles.

The girls improve to 6-0 on the season.

Check back for game report and pics.

Way to play, girls!

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11Dec/09

Morning Announcements – Dec. 11, 2009

Dec. 11 All Pit Band members are reminded about the rehearsal on Saturday.  Yes, tomorrow from 9 until 4.  Bring $5.00 for lunch.
Dec. 11 There will not be a music association meeting today at lunch.  Members are reminded to continue to sell their Come Together tickets.
Dec. 10 – 15 Did you miss the Dryden High School Ambassadors’ initial planning and recruitment meeting?  Are you interested in joining them on their tour of Russia in March 2011?  Then be sure to attend the next meeting on Tuesday, December 15th 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, behaviour 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.
Dec. 9 – 11 Just another reminder that Safe Grad tickets are well overdue.  If you have not yet turned yours in, please bring them to the main office immediately.
Dec.  8 – 11 The Dryden Dolphin Swim Club is looking for volunteers to help out with their swim meet on December 12 from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Come to the office for more information and to sign up.  (Marilyn Murray – Dryden Pool & Fitness Centre)
Nov. 30 – Dec. 11 The Christmas Cheer Board is looking for volunteers.  Come to the main office for more information.  (Call 223-5995 & ask for Peggy)
10Dec/09

Morning Announcements – Dec. 10, 2009

Dec. 10 Congratulations to the wrestling team.  Everyone wrestled their best and proved that they are the toughest team around Northwestern Ontario.
Dec. 10 – 15 Did you miss the Dryden High School Ambassadors’ initial planning and recruitment meeting?  Are you interested in joining them on their tour of Russia in March 2011?  Then be sure to attend the next meeting on Tuesday, December 15th 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, behaviour 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.
Dec. 10 This is a reminder for all of Mr. G’s music students about the rehearsal today at 11:30.  Please be prompt as our guest performer Mike Ebbling will be waiting.
Dec. 9 – 11 Just another reminder that Safe Grad tickets are well overdue.  If you have not yet turned yours in, please bring them to the main office immediately.
Dec.  8 – 12 The Dryden Dolphin Swim Club is looking for volunteers to help out with their swim meet on December 12 from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Come to the office for more information and to sign up.  (Marilyn Murray – Dryden Pool & Fitness Centre)
Nov. 30 – Dec. 8 The Christmas Cheer Board is looking for volunteers.  Come to the main office for more information.  (Call 223-5995 & ask for Peggy)
10Dec/09

6th Annual Come Together Concert

Come Together Poster

Come Together Poster

9Dec/09

Lunchtime Cake Decorating at DHS

DHS Student learn to decorate cupcakes under the guidance of Mrs. Ambridge and Mrs. Adams.

DHS Students learn to decorate cupcakes under the guidance of Mrs. Ambridge and Mrs. Adams.

A group of DHS students produced a great looking batch of cupcakes today at Mrs. Ambridge and Mrs. Adams cake decorating workshop.

Students started with plain icing, and then mixed colours and decorated the cupcakes in a variety of unique designs. Mrs. Ambridge offered tips on how to apply the icing using the icing bags and special decorative tips.

The workshop is part of a series of lunchtime student activities that are being offered by teachers at DHS. Mrs. Ambridge says she will get into more advanced decorating techniques in upcoming sessions. Stay tuned to the announcements for future dates!

Great job, decorators!

Click here to see more pics of the tasty treats.

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