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26Jan/10

Exam Rescheduling/Semester 2

Semester 2 will now begin on Tuesday, February 2nd.

Please be advised that exams that were to have been written on Monday, January 25th have been rescheduled to Monday, February 1st.  Exams will be written on February 1st at the times they were originally scheduled.

All other exams will be written on their originally scheduled days.

24Jan/10

Exam Rescheduling due to Bus Cancellation

All school bus transportation has been cancelled for Monday, January 25th.

Please be advised that due to this bus cancellation, exams that were to have been written on Monday, January 25th will be rescheduled to Monday, February 1st.  Exams will be written on February 1st at the times they were originally scheduled.

All other exams will be written on their originally scheduled days.

22Jan/10

Semester 1 Exam Schedule

Please note that exams scheduled for Monday, January 25th have been moved to Monday, February 1st.

Click here to see the Semester 1 Exam schedule.

Please check your times and dates carefully. If you are unsure of when your exam is, be sure to double check with your teacher.

The examination period runs from January 25th to January 28th.

The DHS School Council has created this "Exam Week Tip Sheet for Parents".

It is full of tips on how you can help your student have a successful exam week.

Students are reminded that cellphones and listening devices are absolutely prohibited from the gymanasium while exams are being written. Phones and listening devices should be left in lockers or at home.

22Jan/10

Morning Announcements – Jan. 22, 2010

Jan. 22 To all Coop students – today is an In-class Reflection Day in room 119.
Jan. 22 – 28 If you have or know a high school student that knows how to time keep and would like to get some volunteer hours, the Bantam/Midget girl’s tournament organizers are looking for help on the Jan. 29 weekend.  Come to the office to sign up please.
Jan. 22  If you ever wondered what military training is like, the Kenora Army Reserve is having “Soldier for a Day”on Feb. 6 in Kenora.  Students must be at least 16 year of age.  Applications are available in the guidance Office.
Jan. 22 Students who are currently working on courses through Outreach or/Alt. Ed are reminded that you have until Jan. 27 to complete all lessons and tests.  If incomplete, permission from Guidance will be needed to complete these courses.  The Alt. Ed. area will be open during exam week.  We look forward to seeing you there to complete your work on time.
21Jan/10

Morning Announcements – Jan. 21, 2010

Jan. 21 To all Coop students – Friday is an In-class Reflection Day.
Jan. 21 Students who are currently working on courses through Outreach or/Alt. Ed are reminded that you have until Jan. 27 to complete all lessons and tests.  If incomplete, permission from Guidance will be needed to complete these courses.  The Alt. Ed. area will be open during exam week.  We look forward to seeing you there to complete your work on time.
19Jan/10

Eagles Boys Hockey Defeat Muskies in OT

Ethan Egli celebrates along with Eagles fans after scoring the winning goal in overtime at the Dryden Memorial Arena Tuesday night.

Game pics (slideshow, gallery)

The Eagles Boys Hockey team handed the Fort Frances Muskies their first loss of the season tonight with a thrilling 5-4 overtime victory.

The Eagles started off the first period with a hard forecheck , dominating the play  as well as the scoreboard. Ethan Egli got the Eagles in the game with two goals in the first, at 10:34 assisted by Josh Reid and again at 19:49 assisted by Zack Pitchenese.

However, the Fort Frances came back strong in the 2nd period and scored 3 unanswered goals to lead 3-2 after 2 periods. "We ran into penalty trouble in the 2nd period and our discipline was almost non-existent.  We strayed off of our game plan and the Muskies capitalized." said Coach Oltsher.

In the 3rd period, Jeff Kropelin tied the game on a nice re-direction at 9:00 (assisted by Matt Bartlett and Ryan Lobreau), only to have FF restore their lead almost 2 minutes later on a breakaway.  The Eagles kept applying pressure and it eventually paid off as Matt Bartlett scored to tie the game with 47 seconds left in the 3rd period and send the game into overtime.

The extra 4 on 4 Sudden Death Overtime ended at 2:37, as Ethan Egli completed the hat-trick on a scramble infront of the Fort Frances net.  Egli had just missed on a breakaway of his own but stuck with it and didn't hesitate to bury the second opportunity on the backhand when it presented itself.

The coaches were very impressed with the "never-give-up" attitude displayed in the final period.  "The boys never quit and returned to the game plan from the first period." said Coach Oltsher, "We have told them all year that if they work hard and stay disciplined, they can compete with teams like Fort Frances...hopefully they learned this lesson after the great effort they put forth tonight".

Zach Lake took the win in net for the Eagles.

Great work guys!

The Eagles now break for a week for exams but continue their season on Tuesday February 2nd as they host the Kenora Broncos.

For complete NorWOSSA boys hockey stats and schedule visit http://www.norwossa.com/boyshockey/index.php

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19Jan/10

Morning Announcements – Jan. 19, 2010

Jan. 19 Good luck to our boys hockey team playing Fort Frances tonight here in Dryden.  Come & Cheer them on @ the arena.  Game starts @ 6:30.
Jan. 19 Mrs. Bloomfield’s Block C English class is reminded to meet in Room 136 at 11:30.
Jan. 19 Anyone interested in helping our school’s anti-violence group please come to our next meeting today at 3:15 in the library.  See you there!
Jan. 19 Students who are currently working on courses through Outreach or/Alt. Ed are reminded that you have until Jan. 27 to complete all lessons and tests.  If incomplete, permission from Guidance will be needed to complete these courses.  The Alt. Ed. area will be open during exam week.  We look forward to seeing you there to complete your work on time.
18Jan/10

Exam Tips for Parents

The DHS School Council has created this "Exam Week Tip Sheet for Parents".

It is full of tips on how you can help your student have a successful exam week and end of semester.

18Jan/10

Morning Announcements – Jan. 18, 2010

Jan. 18 Anyone interested in helping our school’s anti-violence group please come to our next meeting on Tues. Jan. 19th at 3:15 in the library.  See you there!
Jan. 18 There will be a Safe Grad decorating meeting tonight in the library from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Jan. 18 Students who are currently working on courses through Outreach or/Alt. Ed are reminded that you have until Jan. 27 to complete all lessons and tests.  If incomplete, permission from Guidance will be needed to complete these courses.  The Alt. Ed. area will be open during exam week.  We look forward to seeing you there to complete your work on time.
18Jan/10

Weekend Basketball Results

 The Dryden Boys Basketball teams competed in the St. Ignatius Falcon Invitational tournament on the weekend.

The Sr. Boys opened with a 52-20 loss to St. Ignatius.  In their second game, they dropped a tight 44-29 game to Westgate. On Saturday morning, the Senior Boys played their last game of the tournament against the Nipigon-Red Rock Lakers.  The Senior Boys played to win all game and came away with their first win of the season.  Final score – 44-24 for the Dryden Eagles.

The Junior Boys played with a lot of heart and determination.  They opened with a 70-39 loss to St. Ignatius.  In their second game, they dropped a tight 35-28 loss to Superior Collegiate from Thunder Bay. On Saturday morning, the Junior Boys played their last game of the tournament against the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints from Kenora.  The Jr. Eagles battled hard all game and came away with a convincing 53-44 win.

Both teams are now off for the exam break.  The Junior Eagles resume play in the Kenora Invitational tournament January 29th and 30th.

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15Jan/10

Thursday Court Sport Results

The Dryden Eagles traveled to Fort Frances on Thursday, January 14, 2010 for league play against the Muskies.

The Junior Girls Volleyball team continued their strong efforts with a 3-0 win over the Muskies. Set scores were 25-19, 25-17 and 25-20.

The Senior Girls Volleyball team posted a resunding 3-0 victory with scores of 25-17, 25-11 and 25-15. Coach Desautels said that the team "did a great job of maintaining pressure throughout the entire match."

The Junior Boys Basketball team fell 61-33. Coach Darling said "the day was a success on the basketball court in the sense that the team was generating more offence."

The Senior boys Basketball posted a 36-23 loss in a highly defensive match against the Muskies.

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15Jan/10

Morning Announcements – Jan. 15, 2010

Jan. 15 Volunteers are needed to help at the Dryden Ice Dogs games tonight and tomorrow.  If you can help out – just show up at game time & remember to bring your volunteer sheet.
Jan. 15 Anyone interested in helping our school’s anti-violence group please come to our next meeting on Tues. Jan. 19th at 3:15 in the library.  See you there!
Jan. 15 There will be a Safe Grad decorating meeting on Monday night in the library from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Jan. 15 Students who are currently working on courses through Outreach or/Alt. Ed are reminded that you have until Jan. 27 to complete all lessons and tests.  If incomplete, permission from Guidance will be needed to complete these courses.  The Alt. Ed. area will be open during exam week.  We look forward to seeing you there to complete your work on time.
14Jan/10

DHS Nordic Skiers compete in Atikokan

Nathan Mallyon of the DHS Nordic Ski team works his way up a hill in Atikokan.

(more pics here)

The DHS Nordic Ski team travelled to Atikokan Wednesday for competition.

Candace Glowa got a silver medal in the senior girls division (4.5km) with a time of 16:52 and Kjell Schmidt got third place in the senior boys division (7.2km) with a time of 23:35.

The weather was sunny and warm, with a start time temperature of about -2 degrees Celsius.

9 skiers competed from DHS.  For 3 of them, this was their first taste of competition.

The Nordic Ski team travels to Thunder Bay for NWOSSAA on February 10.

Congrats on your excellent effort, skiers!

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14Jan/10

Morning Announcements – Jan. 14, 2010

Jan. 14 Anyone interested in helping our school’s anti-violence group please come to our next meeting on Tues. Jan. 19th at 3:15 in the library.  See you there!
Jan. 14 There will be a Safe Grad decorating meeting on Monday night in the library from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Jan. 14 Students who are currently working on courses through Outreach or/Alt. Ed are reminded that you have until Jan. 27 to complete all lessons and tests.  If incomplete, permission from Guidance will be needed to complete these courses.  The Alt. Ed. area will be open during exam week.  We look forward to seeing you there to complete your work on time.
13Jan/10

Morning Announcements – Jan. 13, 2010

Jan. 13 There will be a Safe Grad decorating meeting on Monday night in the library from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Jan. 13 Thank you to everyone from DHS who helped with Grace Haven’s Festival of Trees.  The bands were fantastic and every volunteer was so helpful.  Don’t stop giving your time and talent to your community.  You are awesome!  Happy New Year!
Jan. 13 Students who are currently working on courses through Outreach or/Alt. Ed are reminded that you have until Jan. 27 to complete all lessons and tests.  If incomplete, permission from Guidance will be needed to complete these courses.  The Alt. Ed. area will be open during exam week.  We look forward to seeing you there to complete your work on time.
12Jan/10

Eagles Hockey Results

pics (slideshow, gallery)

The Boys Eagles Hockey team fell 3-2 against the Beaver Brae Broncos in Dryden tonight. Ryan Lobreau and Matt Bartlett had goals for Dryden.

The Girls Hockey team took it to a shootout in overtime, ending up in a 3-2 defeat for the Eagles in Ear Falls vs. the Red Lake Rams tonight. Goal scorers for Dryden were Morgan Church on the power play, assisted by Lauren Shoguchi and Karly Tardiff. Second Dryden goal was by Lauren Shoguchi, with assists from Alex Wesley and Kylie Engstrom.

Eagles Hockey returns Tuesday, January 19th when the boys take on the Fort Frances Muskies.

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12Jan/10

Eagles Court Sport Results

Game Pics:

Jr. Boys (slideshow, gallery)

Sr. Boys (slideshow, gallery)

Jr. Girls (slideshow, gallery)

Sr. Girls (slideshow, gallery)

The Dryden Eagles went 3 for 4 in court sports today.

The Junior Girls Volleyball team defeated the Broncos in four sets, 25-19, 24-26, 25-19 and 25-9.

The Junior Boys Basketball team chalked up their first win of the season in an edge-of-your-seat 41-35 overtime victory. The boys were tied 33-33 at the end of regulation, but pulled ahead in the five minute overtime period. Leading all scorers were Caine Benham, 12 points,  Kurtis Burnell and Josh Kitt, 11 points each.

"It was the right time of the season to get our first win.  This gives us a great boost in confidence going in to the second half of the year" said Coach Darling, "Strong defence and blocked shots helped a lot, but we still need to improve our skill as a shooting team. The team is learning what to do at the same time they learn how to do it, and that is what will win us the championship." 

The Senior Girls Volleyball team dispatched the Broncos in three straight, 25-12, 25-12 and 25-14.

The Seniors Boys Basketball team had a rough time with the Broncos, dropping 41-19.

"We need to be more offensive minded" said Coach Lalonde, "The defense worked well, holding them to 41, we just need to start scoring."

Great work Eagles!

Stay tuned for pics.

See you at the Dryden Arena for Boys Hockey Action!

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12Jan/10

Eagles Girls Winners in Winnipeg

The Eagles Girls Hockey team picked up a tournament win this weekend in Winnipeg.

The Eagles Girls Hockey team picked up a tournament win this weekend in Winnipeg.

The Girls Hockey team skated their way to victory in Winnipeg tournament play this weekend.

The Eagles played to a 3-1 victory over St. Mary's in the Championship game.

Great work, Eagles.

The girls are in Ear Falls tonight to take on the Red Lake Rams.

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12Jan/10

Morning Announcements – Jan. 12, 2010

Jan. 12 Good luck to our teams playing today.  Girls volleyball and boys basketball teams play in both gyms starting @ noon.  Boys hockey team plays here @ 6:30 tonight and girls hockey travels to Ear Falls to play.
Jan. 12 Reminder to the Nordic ski team that there will be a waxing meeting today at 3:20 in Room 137.
11Jan/10

CBC Radio-Canada Propaganda Poster Contest

What if you believed in a cause and you wanted everyone else to come on board? How would you do it? How would you sell it? Whatever your method, you would probably be engaging in the creation of PROPAGANDA.

CBC Radio-Canada is challenging secondary and post-secondary students to be our new message makers.  Choose a cause, perhaps one that is near and dear to your heart, like animal rights, or better food in the school cafeteria, or perhaps global warming or protecting the environment. And then create your own persuasive pitch, your own ‘propaganda campaign’.

Propaganda is a form of communication that tries to persuade people to support a view or a cause.  It uses words and pictures in compelling ways to sway opinion and influence attitudes.  To some, it's the art of persuasion; to others, it's a "black art" that can mislead and deceive. It probably depends a lot on who's making it!

In this contest, YOU are the PROPAGANDIST !

There are two ways to enter:

Create a propaganda poster or Create a video, no longer than thirty seconds.

All material must be original.  No film, video, drawings or photographs allowed from other sources.

For more information and to learn how to enter, see the CBC Propaganda Poster Contest website.