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31Mar/10

Morning Announcements – March 31, 2010

Mar. 31 Music Man rehearsal at lunch today for the Pick a Little Ladies and the quartet – please be prompt – we start at 11:30 in the Drama room.  Our after school rehearsal today will end at 5:10, so don’t be late!
Mar. 31 Important information to students -  if you attend the Youth Centre here at DHS.  It will be on Thursday night only this week because of the Easter Holiday.
Mar. 31 Girls soccer try-outs will continue today at 3:30.  If you didn’t make the first try out we’re hoping to see you today.
Mar. 31 Thrive group meeting is Block D today at 10:15 in room 131.
Mar. – Apr. The Grade 12 Cosmetology class will be doing Hair Styling for the Spring Fling Dance on Thursday, April 8th.  Check the list for stylist names and prices in the main office.
Mar. 30 For students who have not yet registered for baseball, there are registration forms in the office.  These forms must be mailed in by April 1st to avoid a late fee.
Mar. – Apr. Grade 12 graduating students…graduation is only a few months away.  Orders for your cap and gown can now be made at the office.  $20.00 will reserve a cap and gown … a requirement for walking across the stage.  If you are choosing not to attend the graduation ceremonies, please fill out a form indicating a cap and gown will not be required.
Mar. – April

Thursdays & Fridays only

Remember:  The Grade 12 Cosmetology class is offering Thursday and Friday lunch hour salon services for March and April.  Request your stylist on sign-up sheets at room 124A or in the main office.
29Mar/10

Morning Announcements – March 29, 2010

Mar. 29 Coop students are reminded that tomorrow is an in-class reflection day in room 119.
Mar. – Apr. The Grade 12 Cosmetology class will be doing Hair Styling for the Spring Fling Dance on Thursday, April 8th.  Check the list for stylist names and prices in the main office. 
Mar. 29 For students who have not yet registered for baseball, there are registration forms in the office.  These forms must be mailed in by April 1st to avoid a late fee.
Mar. 29 Girls Soccer Tryouts begin tomorrow at 6:50 in the big gym.  That’s right ladies, Carlos and Ms. Kunza will see you for your first tryout bright and early Tuesday at 6:50 in the morning – don’t be late!  See you there.
Mar. – Apr. Grade 12 graduating students…graduation is only a few months away.  Orders for your cap and gown can now be made at the office.  $20.00 will reserve a cap and gown … a requirement for walking across the stage.  If you are choosing not to attend the graduation ceremonies, please fill out a form indicating a cap and gown will not be required.
Mar. – April

Thursdays & Fridays only

Remember:  The Grade 12 Cosmetology class is offering Thursday and Friday lunch hour salon services for March and April.  Request your stylist on sign-up sheets at room 124A or in the main office.
26Mar/10

Northern Ontario School of Medicine visits DHS

A group of DHS students were given a first hand look at studying medicine at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine on Thursday.

Kristie Skunta and Marlon Hagerty are third year NOSM medical students from Thunder Bay that are spending 8 months in Dryden learning about community health at the hospital and clinic.

Their presentation touched on aspects of studying medicine and discussed their own personal pathways to medical school. 

Thanks to the presenters for sharing their knowledge with DHS students!

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26Mar/10

Morning Announcements – March 26, 2010

Mar. 26 Mr. Zilkaln’s period 3, Grade 11/12 Phys. Ed. class is to go to room 138 today.  Bring a writing utensil.
Mar. 26 For students who have not yet registered for baseball, there are registration forms in the office.  These forms must be mailed in by April 1st to avoid a late fee.
Mar. 25, 26 To all of the “Music Man” Folk… get ready for our “EPIC” 9 – 4:30 practice on Saturday.  Don’t forget your $5.00 for lunch and bring your pot luck dessert!  See you there.
Mar. 25,26 Attention all students and teachers – there is a card for Jonathan Mudryk for everyone to sign, sitting on the table just outside the office doors.  Some friends will be visiting Jonathan this weekend and would like to take the card to him.
Mar. – Apr. Grade 12 graduating students…graduation is only a few months away.  Orders for your cap and gown can now be made at the office.  $20.00 will reserve a cap and gown … a requirement for walking across the stage.  If you are choosing not to attend the graduation ceremonies, please fill out a form indicating a cap and gown will not be required.
Mar. – April

Thursdays & Fridays only

Remember:  The Grade 12 Cosmetology class is offering Thursday and Friday lunch hour salon services for March and April.  Request your stylist on sign-up sheets at room 124A or in the main office.
25Mar/10

Morning Announcements – March 25, 2010

Mar. 25, 26 To all of the “Music Man” Folk… get ready for our “EPIC” 9 – 4:30 practice on Saturday.  Don’t forget your $5.00 for lunch and bring your pot luck dessert!  See you there.
Mar. 25 Here is a shout out to the Pit Band… don’t forget about our rehearsal after school today.
Mar. 25,26 Attention all students and teachers – there is a card for Jonathan Mudryk for everyone to sign, sitting on the table just outside the office doors.  Some friends will be visiting Jonathan this weekend and would like to take the card to him.
Mar. 25 Reminder to everyone - March 26th is Purple Day!  Show your support for epilepsy and wear purple on Friday.  For more information go to www.purpleday.org.
Mar. 22 – 25 Reminder to Visual Arts Association members – our workshop today is painting.  It will be at 3:15 in room 130 – the art room.  If you want to take part – see Ms. Nordlund or Melissa in the art room.
Mar. – Apr. Grade 12 graduating students…graduation is only a few months away.  Orders for your cap and gown can now be made at the office.  $20.00 will reserve a cap and gown … a requirement for walking across the stage.  If you are choosing not to attend the graduation ceremonies, please fill out a form indicating a cap and gown will not be required.
Mar. 9 – 25 Voices of the Future Forum, two – one day workshops being hosted in the small gym at DHS for Aboriginal Students will be held on March 25 & 26 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Lunch will be provided!  There will be draws for ipod nanos and numerous gift certificates for shops and restaurants in Dryden.  Sign up is here in the main office.
Mar. – April

Thursdays & Fridays only

Remember:  The Grade 12 Cosmetology class is offering Thursday and Friday lunch hour salon services for March and April.  Request your stylist on sign-up sheets at room 124A or in the main office.
24Mar/10

Bottled Water Challenge Winners

Mr. Walsh's Grade 9 Science class show off their new water bottles.

Mr. Walsh’s grade 9 science class were the winners of the “Block A challenge” for bottled water free day.  Mr. Walsh’s class showed their commitment to the environment with 24 of 25 students using refillable water bottles.   Coming in second place was Mrs. Tremonti’s class, with 19 of 20 students using refillable water bottles.

The "Bottled Water Free Day" succeeded in raising environmental consciousness about single-use water bottle waste.

Mr. Darling’s Environmental Science class was very excited with the response they received and would like for you to treat every day as if it were bottled water free day.

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24Mar/10

Morning Announcements – March 24, 2010

Mar. 24 Music Man Rehearsal today from 11:30 – 12:00 “Pick a little” is what we’ll do – don’t be late!
Mar. 24 March 26th is Purple Day!  Show your support for epilepsy and wear purple on Friday.  For more information go to www.purpleday.org.
Mar. 22 – 25 Attention Visual Arts Association members – our next workshop is painting.  It will be on March 25th at 3:15 in room 130 – the art room.  If you want to take part – see Ms. Nordlund or Melissa in the art room right away for more details.  See you there.
Mar. – Apr. Grade 12 graduating students…graduation is only a few months away.  Orders for your cap and gown can now be made at the office.  $20.00 will reserve a cap and gown … a requirement for walking across the stage.  If you are choosing not to attend the graduation ceremonies, please fill out a form indicating a cap and gown will not be required.
Mar. 9 – 25 Voices of the Future Forum, two – one day workshops being hosted in the small gym at DHS for Aboriginal Students will be held on March 25 & 26 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Lunch will be provided!  There will be draws for ipod nanos and numerous gift certificates for shops and restaurants in Dryden.  Sign up is here in the main office.
Mar. – April

Thursdays & Fridays only

Remember:  The Grade 12 Cosmetology class is offering Thursday and Friday lunch hour salon services for March and April.  Request your stylist on sign-up sheets at room 124A or in the main office.
23Mar/10

Girls Eagles Hockey at OFSAA in Wingham

The Eagles OFSAA run has ended after a 2-1 loss to #1 seed St. Theresa. The Eagles entered the quarterfinals as a wildcard team but were unable to make it past St. Theresa.

Great work girls, congrats on your excellent season.

Game Three: Ridley Tigers defeat the Eagles 6-0.

Second Game: The Eagles defeated Carleton Place 4-1.

First Game: Final Score 8-0 for the Eagles over Smooth Rock Falls.

Go Eagles!

For goal scorers and all results check the OFSAA Website.

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23Mar/10

Morning Announcements – March 23, 2010

Mar. 22 – 25 Attention Visual Arts Association members – our next workshop is painting.  It will be on March 25th at 3:15 in room 130 – the art room.  If you want to take part – see Ms. Nordlund or Melissa in the art room right away for more details.  See you there.
Mar. – Apr. Grade 12 graduating students…graduation is only a few months away.  Orders for your cap and gown can now be made at the office.  $20.00 will reserve a cap and gown … a requirement for walking across the stage.  If you are choosing not to attend the graduation ceremonies, please fill out a form indicating a cap and gown will not be required.
Mar. 9 – 25 Voices of the Future Forum, two – one day workshops being hosted in the small gym at DHS for Aboriginal Students will be held on March 25 & 26 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Lunch will be provided!  There will be draws for ipod nanos and numerous gift certificates for shops and restaurants in Dryden.  Sign up is here in the main office.
Mar. – April

Thursdays & Fridays only

Remember:  The Grade 12 Cosmetology class is offering Thursday and Friday lunch hour salon services for March and April.  Request your stylist on sign-up sheets at room 124A or in the main office.
22Mar/10

Morning Announcements – March 22, 2010

Mar. 22 – 25 Attention Visual Arts Association members – our next workshop is painting.  It will be on March 25th at 3:15 in room 130 – the art room.  If you want to take part – see Ms. Nordlund or Melissa in the art room right away for more details.  See you there.
Mar. – Apr. Grade 12 graduating students…graduation is only a few months away.  Orders for your cap and gown can now be made at the office.  $20.00 will reserve a cap and gown … a requirement for walking across the stage.  If you are choosing not to attend the graduation ceremonies, please fill out a form indicating a cap and gown will not be required.
Mar. 11 – 22 Once again the Canadian Cancer Society is doing a Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Campaign.  If you would like to purchase a bunch – they are $7.00 per bunch or 2 bunches for $12.00.    There are 10 daffodils per bunch.  The order forms are here in the main office.  Orders must be in by March 22.
Mar. 9 – 25 Voices of the Future Forum, two – one day workshops being hosted in the small gym at DHS for Aboriginal Students will be held on March 25 & 26 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Lunch will be provided!  There will be draws for ipod nanos and numerous gift certificates for shops and restaurants in Dryden.  Sign up is here in the main office.
Mar. 8 – 22 There is a sign up meeting for the Eagles Club Track Team today in Room 109 at 3:15.  If you are interested, come to the meeting for more information.
Mar. – April

Thursdays & Fridays only

Remember:  The Grade 12 Cosmetology class is offering Thursday and Friday lunch hour salon services for March and April.  Request your stylist on sign-up sheets at room 124A or in the main office.
20Mar/10

Girls Hockey Team OFSAA Bound

The DHS Girls Hockey team headed south to Wingham on Saturday to compete in the OFSAA tournament.  Play begins Tuesday morning as the Eagles meet Smooth Rock Falls at 10:00. The team then plays Carleton Place at 1:45. Wednesday morning sees an early start as the Eagles take on Ridley College at 7:30 (all times CST).

The OFSAA championship website is here. We will have periodic updates on this site as well.

Good luck girls!

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12Mar/10

DHS raises funds for Earthquake Relief

The DHS Leadership class held the "Saucy Skills Competition" at DHS on Tuesday. Students signed up to participate in a variety of skill testing events including a football toss, free throw shooting, hackey sack, hula hooping and video gaming.

Tickets were sold for the event, and a large group of students watched as the competitors went head to head in friendly competition.

The event raised close to $600 that will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross for earthquake relief efforts.

Thanks to the leadership class for their efforts, and to all students that purchased tickets to support this event. You've shown that DHS cares!

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12Mar/10

Morning Announcements – March 12, 2010

Mar. – Apr. Grade 12 graduating students…graduation is only a few months away.  Orders for your cap and gown can now be made at the office.  $20.00 will reserve a cap and gown … a requirement for walking across the stage.  If you are choosing not to attend the graduation ceremonies, please fill out a form indicating a cap and gown will not be required.
Mar. 11 – 22 Once again the Canadian Cancer Society is doing a Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Campaign.  If you would like to purchase a bunch – they are $7.00 per bunch or 2 bunches for $12.00.    There are 10 daffodils per bunch.  The order forms are here in the main office.  Orders must be in by March 22.
Mar. 9 – 25 Voices of the Future Forum, two – one day workshops being hosted in the small gym at DHS for Aboriginal Students will be held on March 25 & 26 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Lunch will be provided!  There will be draws for ipod nanos and numerous gift certificates for shops and restaurants in Dryden.  Sign up is here in the main office.
Mar. 8 - 12 Rainy River Community College, located in International Falls, will be here today at 1:00 in the library.  Sign up in the Guidance Office.
Mar. 8 – 22 There is a sign up meeting for the Eagles Club Track Team on Mon., Mar. 22nd in Room 109 at 3:15.  If you are interested, come to the meeting to find out more information.
Mar. – April

Thursdays & Fridays only

Remember:  The Grade 12 Cosmetology class is offering Thursday and Friday lunch hour salon services for March and April.  Request your stylist on sign-up sheets at room 124A or in the main office.
11Mar/10

DHS Student picks up OSSTF Provincial Achievement Award

Michelle Arseneault being presented with her award with the help of Minister of Education, Leona Dombrowsky.

Michelle Arseneault has been named as the winner of the Creative Video Category in the 2010 OSSTF Provincial Student Achievement Awards (also known as the Marion Drysdale Awards).

The theme of this years contest was "Suppress Exccess", which asked students to consider the concept of excess in their lives and in our society.

Michelle created a video piece entitled "Making a Difference by Way of Waste Reduction" which considered both the ecological and the aesthetic impact of overconsumption.

Michelle said "The focus of the video is how our actions to reduce waste add up.  An example of how actions add up is provided in my video with regard to the use of plastic shopping bags.  This idea can be applied to any material products that humans consume.  This section of my video demonstrates the importance of the Marion Drysdale Contest theme; becoming a conscious consumer, since one person can make a difference.  In doing so we can also become more localized and develop a greater sense of community pride.  The video can also be regarded as a short story of how environment awareness has become my passion, my past time, and my lifestyle."

An award ceremony will take place in Toronto near the beginning of the March break.  The contest prize includes a free trip to Toronto for Michelle, her mother and sponsoring teacher Mrs. O'Grady.  In addition, Michelle receives $300.00 of prize money and the provincial award title for the video category of the contest.

Congratulations Michelle!

(click here to view Michelle's winning video)

11Mar/10

OFSAA Volleyball Results

The Eagles Girls Volleyball team are OFSAA Silver medalists after falling in three sets to the General Amherst Bulldogs.

Skill, grit and determination carried the #3 ranked Eagles to the final match of the tournament, where they were unable to take a set from the defending champion Bulldogs.

Dryden High School is very proud of your efforts. Thanks to the entire team and coaching staff for representing DHS and Dryden with style!

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11Mar/10

March 11th is Bottled Water Free Day at DHS

A group of students at Dryden High School are helping to promote Canada’s first "Bottled Water Free" day.

On March 11, 2010, students are asked to support the cause by not bringing single use water bottles to school, or purchasing them in the school.

Only ten years ago the concept of bottled water was a novelty. Now, bottled water is seen as a necessity—water fountains have disappeared and bottled water has infiltrated our schools, workplaces and communities.

Students in Mr Darling’s SVN 3M Environmental Science class are instituting a “Block A Challenge”. The Block A Challenge will consist of a count of students who are doing their part to help the environment by using re-fillable drink containers. This will take place on Thursday, March 11.

The purpose of bottled water free day is to spread environmental consciousness about the waste problem that single use water bottles create.

For more information on this campaign, please click here to visit Bottled Water Free Day.

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11Mar/10

Morning Announcements – March 11, 2010

Mar. – Apr. Grade 12 graduating students…graduation is only a few months away.  Orders for your cap and gown can now be made at the office.  $20.00 will reserve a cap and gown … a requirement for walking across the stage.  If you are choosing not to attend the graduation ceremonies, please fill out a form indicating a cap and gown will not be required.
Mar. 11 All wrestlers are reminded to be in the big gym for their pictures 11:30.
Mar. 11 – 22 Once again the Canadian Cancer Society is doing a Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Campaign.  If you would like to purchase a bunch – they are $7.00 per bunch or 2 bunches for $12.00.    There are 10 daffodils per bunch.  The order forms are here in the main office.  Orders must be in by March 22.
Mar. 9 – 25 Voices of the Future Forum, two – one day workshops being hosted in the small gym at DHS for Aboriginal Students will be held on March 25 & 26 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Lunch will be provided!  There will be draws for ipod nanos and numerous gift certificates for shops and restaurants in Dryden.  Sign up is here in the main office.
Mar. 8 - 12 Rainy River Community College, located in International Falls, will be here on Friday, Mar. 12th at 1:00 in the library.  They are also advertising a Tech Day held on their campus on Mar. 30th from 10:00 – 1:00.  If you want to find out more information about their Green Sustainable Tech, Industrial Tech, Energy Technician and Practical Nursing programs, please visit and sign up in the Guidance Office.
Mar. 8 – 22 There is a sign up meeting for the Eagles Club Track Team on Mon., Mar. 22nd in Room 109 at 3:15.  If you are interested, come to the meeting to find out more information.
Mar. – April

Thursdays & Fridays only

Remember:  The Grade 12 Cosmetology class is offering Thursday and Friday lunch hour salon services for March and April.  Request your stylist on sign-up sheets at room 124A or in the main office.
10Mar/10

Morning Announcements – March 10, 2010

Mar. 10 Thank you to all the staff & students who came out yesterday to support the Haiti/Chile earthquake Saucy Skills Competition fundraiser in the gym.  The total amount raised will be calculated & announced soon.
Mar. 10 A reminder that there is no drama rehearsal for the Music Man tonight.  However, we will pick a little talk a little over lunch.  All food orders are due today.
Mar. 9 – 25 Voices of the Future Forum, two – one day workshops being hosted in the small gym at DHS for Aboriginal Students will be held on March 25 & 26 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Lunch will be provided!  There will be draws for ipod nanos and numerous gift certificates for shops and restaurants in Dryden.  Sign up is here in the main office.
Mar. 8 - 12 Rainy River Community College, located in International Falls, will be here on Friday, Mar. 12th at 1:00 in the library.  They are also advertising a Tech Day held on their campus on Mar. 30th from 10:00 – 1:00.  If you want to find out more information about their Green Sustainable Tech, Industrial Tech, Energy Technician and Practical Nursing programs, please visit and sign up in the Guidance Office.
Mar. 8 – 22 There is a sign up meeting for the Eagles Club Track Team on Mon., Mar. 22nd in Room 109 at 3:15.  If you are interested, come to the meeting to find out more information.
Mar. – April

Thursdays & Fridays only

Remember:  The Grade 12 Cosmetology class is offering Thursday and Friday lunch hour salon services for March and April.  Request your stylist on sign-up sheets at room 124A or in the main office.
9Mar/10

Oshki’a’ya’aag – (Young People) Voices of the Future Forum

Do you want to make a difference in the future of aboriginal education?

Your voice is needed to help shape a learning environment that will support your academic success!

The KPDSB is providing an opportunity for aboriginal students to come together to share experiences, challenges and provide direction to ensure aboriginal students realize academic success.

The Voices of the Future Forum consists of two one day workshops being hosted in the small gym at Dryden High School for Aboriginal Students. The forum will take place Thursday, March 25 and Friday, March 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Lunch will be Provided. Draws for IPOD Nanos and numerous Gift Certificates for Shops and Restaurants in Dryden.

Students can sign up in the DHS Main Office

9Mar/10

Morning Announcements – March 9, 2010

Mar. 8 - 12 Rainy River Community College, located in International Falls, will be here on Friday, Mar. 12th at 1:00 in the library.  They are also advertising a Tech Day held on their campus on Mar. 30th from 10:00 – 1:00.  If you want to find out more information about their Green Sustainable Tech, Industrial Tech, Energy Technician and Practical Nursing programs, please visit and sign up in the Guidance Office.
Mar. 8 – 22 There is a sign up meeting for the Eagles Club Track Team on Mon., Mar. 22nd in Room 109 at 3:15.  If you are interested, come to the meeting to find out more information.
Mar. – April

Thursdays & Fridays only

Remember:  The Grade 12 Cosmetology class is offering Thursday and Friday lunch hour salon services for March and April.  Request your stylist on sign-up sheets at room 124A or in the main office.