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27Sep/10

Vote for the Second Chance Pet Network!

Dryden High School is voting to help the Second Chance Pet Network win $100,000 to build a pet shelter in Dryden.
Please take a minute of your time to visit the refresh everything contest page here and vote for the Second Chance Pet Network.
You can vote once every 12 hours. Voting is open until October 31st and it will take regular voting from many people to help keep the SCPN at the top!

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27Sep/10

Kenora Court Sports Results

The Dryden Eagles travelled down the highway to Kenora today to face the Beaver Brae Broncos in NorWOSSA court sport action.

In basketball, the junior girls took a close loss to Beaver Brae with a final score of 28-23. The senior girls defeated the Broncos 31-21.

On the volleyball court the junior boys tamed the Broncos in straight sets - 25-8, 25-22, 25-14. The senior boys took four sets to finish off the Broncs.

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27Sep/10

DHS Grads win Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship

Dryden High School celebrates the achievement of a group of recent grads who were awarded scholarships for academic excellence. 

The Queen Elizabeth II Aiming for the Top Scholarship is designed to recognize students who have shown academic excellence at the high school level and who plan to continue their studies at an Ontario university or college. Winners receive a scholarshipworth up to a maximum of $3,500 per year, which is renewable if the student maintains an 80% average at the postsecondary level..

Six Dryden High School students from the 2010 graduating class have won this scholarship. Congratulations to Michelle Arseneault, Nicole Mallyon, Ryan Sirman, Callie Graboski, Nicholas Nault and Melissa Titze.

Great work, grads! Your hard work and perseverance has paid off.

27Sep/10

DHS School Council Meeting

The first school council meeting of this year will take place in the DHS library at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, September 28, 2010.

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27Sep/10

Morning Announcements – Sept. 27, 2010

Sept. 27 Good luck to our girls basketball & boys volleyball teams travelling to Kenora today for games.
Sept. 27 Cheerleading try outs are tomorrow morning at 7:00 in the gym.
Sept. 27 Reminder to students that University of Manitoba representatives will be here this afternoon at 2:00 in the library.  Sign up is in the guidance office.
Sept. 27 University of Winnipeg reps will be here on Tues. Sept. 28 @ 2:00.  Sign up is in the Guidance office.
Sept. 27 Do you need volunteer hours?  Do you love horses?  Do you want to make a positive impact on the lives of others?  Dryden Therapeutic Riding is committed to providing therapeutic, recreation and life skills training opportunities for children and adults with special need.  Volunteers are needed for all positions, and previous experience with horses is not necessary, as training will be provided.  If you are interested, a sign-up sheet is available in the main office.
Sept. 27 Volunteer drivers are needed for Safe Grad.  Sign up now in the main office for future events.  Parents, Grandparents, or siblings can volunteer to help out.  Grads can get Safe Grad points.    For more information, please contact Sherrie Ketterer @ 216-6792.
24Sep/10

Away Sports Results – Eagles Golf and Football

Golf

Congratulations to the boys golf team on capturing the NorWOSSA Gold Medal in Fort  Frances yesterday.  Wade Wetelainen also won NorWOSSA gold as the overall champion after three events.  Brett Getson placed 4th, Adam Getson 6th and Josh Kitt finished in 9th position.  The team now travels to Geraldton for the NWOSSA finals.

Football

In Football, the Eagles travelled to Winnipeg to play the Miles MacDonnell Buckeyes on Thursday Sept 23. The team showed improved will to compete resulting in a couple of big plays that unfortunately did not and up showing up on the scoreboard. Mac scored on its opening possession  and then recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff, scoring a field goal soon after. They added another TD before the end of the first quarter to lead 17-0. The Eagles defence then stiffened as Caine Benham managed to sack  the Buckeye QB and create a fumble the Eagles recovered. The offence was unable to sustain a drive. Held Mac to a single point in the 2nd – 18-0 at the half.

Second half saw Mac add a TD in each quarter but the game was more even as Dryden finally managed to move the ball through the air after struggling on the ground all day. Highlights from the half were an Andrew Langlais interception, Ryan Martel completing 7 of 11 passes for 73 yards and Ben Arsenault scoring a rouge on a missed field goal to provide the first points of the season. Ryan Hansson led the team in receiving with 2 catches for 29 yards and also rushing with 3 carries for 17 yards. Mike Lampshire caused 2 fumbles from his linebacker position on defence.

The coaching staff was pleased with an improved willingness to battle from most of the team. The team is beginning to respond to a higher, more physical tempo in practices. They still aren’t aware of their potential and, as such, don’t consistently demonstrate full speed, aggressive play. Our next 2 opponents have also struggled this year and the hope is that we’ll achieve some success that will translate into confidence in their abilities and a win.

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24Sep/10

Morning Announcements – Sept. 24, 2010

Sept. 24 Good luck to the Jr. Boys Volleyball team travelling to Winnipeg & Sr. Boys Volleyball team travelling to Kenora for tournaments today.
Sept. 24 Ben Arsenault recorded a tackle and scored the Eagles first points of the football season but the team fell 31 – 1 to Miles McDonell yesterday.  The team continued to improve however & with dates with Maples & Steinbach coming they look to break into the win column.
Sept. 24 Congratulations to the boys golf team on capturing the NorWOSSA Gold Medal in Fort  Frances yesterday.  Wade Wetelainen also won NorWOSSA gold as the overall champion after three events.  Brett Getson placed 4th, Adam Getson 6th and Josh Kitt finished in 9th position.  The team now travels to Geraldton for the NWOSSA finals.
Sept. 24 Sr. Girls lost yesterday 33 – 19 in a close fought match.
Sept. 24 Thrive - group meeting is today at lunch (11:30) in room 210.
Sept. 24 Do you need volunteer hours?  Do you love horses?  Do you want to make a positive impact on the lives of others?  Dryden Therapeutic Riding is committed to providing therapeutic, recreation and life skills training opportunities for children and adults with special need.  Volunteers are needed for all positions, and previous experience with horses is not necessary, as training will be provided.  If you are interested, a sign-up sheet is available in the main office.
Sept. 24 Volunteer drivers are needed for Safe Grad.  Sign up now in the main office for future events.  Parents, Grandparents, or siblings can volunteer to help out.  Grads can get Safe Grad points.    For more information, please contact Sherrie Ketterer @ 216-6792.
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23Sep/10

Eagles 2 for 4 vs. Fort Frances

(game pics to follow)

The Dryden Eagles split the day on the courts vs. Fort Frances in NorWOSSA league play today.

The Junior Boys started the day off on the volleyball court with a tough four set loss to the Muskies. After opening with a 25-19 win, the boys faltered and dropped the next three 15-25, 23-25 and 21-25.

The Junior Girls followed with a hard fought 20-16 win over the Muskies. Christina Medwid, Amy Doudiet, Liv Carter and Amy Knipping each scored 4 points for the Eagles.

The Senior Boys volleyball team went back and forth with Fort Frances, eventually winning in four sets 25-20, 18-25, 25-13, 25-21.

The Senior Girls closed out the day with a 33-19 loss vs Fort. The girls kept the score close through most of the game but faltered defensively in the last quarter, allowing Fort to pull ahead. Leading scorers were Morgan Church with 5 and Emile Gardam with 4.

The Eagles won't see home court action now until October 13th, when they take on the Fort Frances Muskies.

Great work team, and thanks to all Eagles fans who were sporting the blue and gold!

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23Sep/10

Morning Announcements – Sept 23, 2010

Sept. 23 Good luck to our football team travelling to Winnipeg today for a game & to our girls basketball & boys volleyball teams playing today here against Fort Frances.  Games start @ noon in the big gym.  Reminder to all staff & students to come dressed in your favourite pajama for P.J. day tomorrow.
Sept. 23 Today’s the day!  Auditions begin at 11:45 in room 125, the drama room.  Everyone is welcome – come and sign up if you haven’t yet done so.
Sept. 23 Thrive - group meeting is this Friday at lunch in room 210.
Sept. 23 Students are reminded that representatives will be here from 8 universities providing information regarding Aboriginal Education.  Come to the library from 10:30 – 11:30.  Sign up is in the Guidance Office.
Sept. 23 Safe Grad requires volunteers for this Saturday, September 25, selling tickets at Extra Foods.
Sept. 23 Mrs. Griffiths will be here today to collect ticket money and sign up volunteers.
Sept. 23 Do you need volunteer hours?  Do you love horses?  Do you want to make a positive impact on the lives of others?  Dryden Therapeutic Riding is committed to providing therapeutic, recreation and life skills training opportunities for children and adults with special need.  Volunteers are needed for all positions, and previous experience with horses is not necessary, as training will be provided.  If you are interested, a sign-up sheet is available in the main office.
Sept. 23 Volunteer drivers are needed for Safe Grad.  Sign up now in the main office for future events.  Parents, Grandparents, or siblings can volunteer to help out.  Grads can get Safe Grad points.    For more information, please contact Sherrie Ketterer @ 216-6792.
22Sep/10

Eagles sweep Beaver Brae

Jr. Boys (gallery, slideshow)

Jr. Girls (gallery, slideshow)

Sr. Boys (gallery, slideshow)

Sr. Girls (gallery, slideshow)

A perfect day on the courts for the Dryden Eagles on Tuesday as all four teams took on the Beaver Brae Broncos in league play.

The seniors started the day off with the girls basketball squad toppling the Broncs 47-12. Wilma Oombash and Candace Taylor lead the Eagles with 10 each, and Andy Louttit and Emile Gardam each added 6.

In senior volleyball, Beaver Brae wasn't going home without a fight, but the Eagles fought to a straight sets win 25-15, 25-23 and 25-22.

The junior teams closed out the day with girls basketball winning 31-19. Ashley Kropelin led scoring with 6 points and Amy Doudiet added 5.

The junior volleyball squad took four games to down the Broncos, 25-19, 13-25, 25-14 and 25-20.

Great work teams! Next home action is Thursday when the Eagles take on the Fort Frances Muskies. Come out and cheer on the blue and gold!

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22Sep/10

Morning Announcements – Sept. 22, 2010

Sept. 22 Congratulations to our 4 court sport teams defeating Beaver Brea yesterday.  Thanks to all our fans for cheering on the teams.  Reminder – we play Fort Frances tomorrow, so wear your Blue & Gold/Eagleswear tomorrow & it’s the last day to be counted for the Block A Blue & gold contest.  Also a  reminder – come & play or watch the staff vs. students dodge ball game today in the big gym @ 11:45.
Sept. 22 Sr. Girls basketball won their first league game yesterday.  Candace Taylor and Wilma Oombash led the way with 10 points each!
Sept. 22 Students are reminded that representatives will be here representing 8 universities providing information regarding Aboriginal Education.  Come to the library Thursday Sept. 23 from 10:30 – 11:30.  Sign up is in the Guidance Office.
Sept. 21, 22 Students interested in competing in this year’s first Chess Tournament are to sign up outside room 109 by today.  Yes, we also have checkers.
Sept. 22 The Drama reading today after school will be from 3:30 until 4:45.  Please note the time change!  Talk to Mrs. Bloomfield if you have any questions.
Sept. 20 -22 Students are reminded that Algoma University representatives are here today at 2:00 in the library.  Interested students must sign up in the Guidance Office.
Sept. 20 - 22 If you are interested in helping out with Dryden High’s Antiviolence – SAVE Group, please come to a meeting today at 3:10 in the library.
Sept. 22 Safe Grad requires volunteers for this Saturday, September 25, selling tickets at Extra Foods.
Sept. 22 Mrs. Griffiths will be here on Thursday to collect ticket money and sign up volunteers.
Sept. 22 Do you need volunteer hours?  Do you love horses?  Do you want to make a positive impact on the lives of others?  Dryden Therapeutic Riding is committed to providing therapeutic, recreation and life skills training opportunities for children and adults with special need.  Volunteers are needed for all positions, and previous experience with horses is not necessary, as training will be provided.  If you are interested, a sign-up sheet is available in the main office.
Sept. 22 Volunteer drivers are needed for Safe Grad.  Sign up now in the main office for future events.  Parents, Grandparents, or siblings can volunteer to help out.  Grads can get Safe Grad points.    For more information, please contact Sherrie Ketterer @ 216-6792.
22Sep/10

Eagles Cards on sale now!

DHS Athletes are now selling the yearly Eagles Discount Cards. For $20 you can get special deals and discounts at a range of local businesses while helping to support the Eagles Athletic Program.

Participating businesses include Domino's Pizza, Pizza Hut, Subway, Ristorante Pizzeria, Eagles Landing Golf, Casey's Clothes Closet, Time Out Sports, Fabutan, Days Inn, Ramada, Super 8, Travelodge, Howard Johnson, Champs Sporting Goods, Enterprise Rent a Car, Casually Hip and IGA.

See an Eagles Athlete or contact Geoff Zilkalns (geoff.zilkalns@kpdsb.on.ca) to purchase your Eagles Card today!

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21Sep/10

Morning Announcements – Sept. 21, 2010

Sept. 21, 22 Students interested in competing in this year’s first Chess Tournament are to sign up outside room 109 by Wednesday, September 22.  Yes, we also have checkers.
Sept. 21 If you are planning to audition for this year’s production of Dick Whittington, there is a script reading today at lunch in Room 125, the drama room, and tomorrow form 3:30 to 5:30.  Auditions begin Thursday…stay tuned!
Sept. 20 -22 Students are reminded that Algoma University representatives are here on Wed. Sept. 22 at 2:00 in the library.  Interested students must sign up in the Guidance Office.
Sept. 20 - 22 If you are interested in helping out with Dryden High’s Antiviolence – SAVE Group, please come to a meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 3:10 in the library.
Sept. 21 Hey Grade 12’s!  A few of your classmates invested some of their time this weekend towards making your Grad Party a reality!  Be sure to thank them for their efforts if you see them…Jace Kitson, Danni Moore, Nate Puddicombe, Darian Griffiths, Carly Oberg and Ryan Jaeger.
Sept. 21 Safe Grad requires volunteers for this Saturday, September 25, selling tickets at Extra Foods.
Sept. 21 Mrs. Griffiths will be here on Thursday to collect ticket money and sign up volunteers.
Sept. 20, 21 Did you like con camp?  If you did then you’ll love Envirothon.  Come to room 107 today at 11:30 to learn more.  Bring your lunch & your jacket.
Sept. 21 The epicness of music has begun.  Monday means jazz, Wednesday is the concert band and Friday the music association.  And you don’t even have to know how to play.  Come check it out Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Sept. 21 Do you need volunteer hours?  Do you love horses?  Do you want to make a positive impact on the lives of others?  Dryden Therapeutic Riding is committed to providing therapeutic, recreation and life skills training opportunities for children and adults with special need.  Volunteers are needed for all positions, and previous experience with horses is not necessary, as training will be provided.  If you are interested, a sign-up sheet is available in the main office.
Sept. 21 Volunteer drivers are needed for Safe Grad.  Sign up now in the main office for future events.  Parents, Grandparents, or siblings can volunteer to help out.  Grads can get Safe Grad points.    For more information, please contact Sherrie Ketterer @ 216-6792.
20Sep/10

Parent Notice regarding Online Math Tutoring

The Keewatin-Patricia School board have once again partnered with the Independent Learning Centre (ILC) and e-Learning Ontario to deliver the Homework Help Program to students. This program offers free online tutors for grade 7-10 math students as well as access to the Ontario Educational Resource Bank (OERB) for K-12 teachers/students of all subject areas.

This year the ILC requires that the board must submit to them:
• Ontario Educational Number (OEN)
• Date of birth
• Grade
• Math course code (for secondary students)

If you have any questions regarding this issue please contact your school principal.

The ILC’s online math tutor for grades 7-10 is a FREE, anonymous, and safe. Students log onto homeworkhelp.ilc.org between 4:30 pm and 8:30 pm and using the board’s access code and students oen# register, creating a unique user name and password. The student will then pick a chat room and tutor and ask away. This program will begin September 26, 2010.

The second resource is something called the Ontario Educational Resource Bank (OERB) which is product of e-Learning Ontario. It currently offers a growing number of online resources to teachers and students, from Kindergarten to Grade 12, at no cost. There are thousands of teacher-shared resources, including lesson plans, activities, maps, and interactive multimedia objects, which are:

• offered in convenient formats including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, PDF, and Flash.
• aligned with the Ontario curriculum.
• searchable by grade, course/subject, strand, overall expectations, and keyword.
• easy to access and use.

To utilize the OERB you log onto resources.elearningontario.ca and enter the username: kpdsbstudent and the password which you can get from any of your teachers. Now you are free to search by general topic or by grade-subject-strand.

20Sep/10

Morning Announcements – Sept. 20, 2010

Sept. 20 The football team fell to 0-2 on the season after losing at home to Murdock McKay on Friday.  The team hopes to make steps in the right direction on Thursday when they travel to play the Miles Mac Buckeyes.
Sept. 20 The Senior Girls travelled to Thunder Bay for a tournament on the weekend finishing with a 2 win – 1 loss record.
Sept. 20 Did you like con camp?  If you did then you’ll love Envirothon.  Come to room 107 Tuesday at 11:30 to learn more.  Bring your lunch & your jacket.
Sept. 20 Reminder for Mr. Oltsher’s grade 11/12 Rec class, we are at Eagles Landing today for golf.  T-off time is 12:30.
Sept. 20 The epicness of music has begun.  Monday means jazz, Wednesday is the concert band and Friday the music association.  And you don’t even have to know how to play.  Come check it out Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Sept. 20 Do you need volunteer hours?  Do you love horses?  Do you want to make a positive impact on the lives of others?  Dryden Therapeutic Riding is committed to providing therapeutic, recreation and life skills training opportunities for children and adults with special need.  Volunteers are needed for all positions, and previous experience with horses is not necessary, as training will be provided.  If you are interested, a sign-up sheet is available in the main office.
Sept. 20z Volunteer drivers are needed for Safe Grad.  Sign up now in the main office for future events.  Parents, Grandparents, or siblings can volunteer to help out.  Grads can get Safe Grad points.    For more information, please contact Sherrie Ketterer @ 216-6792.
17Sep/10

Eagles Footballers fall to Murdoch McKay

The DHS Football team took a tough home field loss against the Murdoch McKay Clansman today, falling 43-0 in a tough matchup.

The Eagles faced a fast Murdoch McKay offense, and were unable to find the openings they needed in the opposing defense.

The Eagles  travel to Winnipeg next Thursday the 23rd to face Miles Mac.

Good luck team!

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17Sep/10

Morning Announcements – Sept. 17, 2010

Sept. 17 Good luck to our travelling teams today - Sr. Girls Basketball in Thunder Bay and Jr. Boys Volleyball in Kenora & home games – Jr. Girls Basketball tourney starts at noon and football starts @ 3:00.
Sept. 17 This is a message for bus students:  At this time of the year buses are operating in areas where fog conditions can cause poor or no visibility for the bus operators.  Bus students need to be aware that “If a driver is unable to make a scheduled stop safely because of poor visibility due to fog, the driver has full discretion on whether he/she stops.”  If bus students have any questions or concerns please come and see us in the office.
Sept. 17 Do you need volunteer hours?  Do you love horses?  Do you want to make a positive impact on the lives of others?  Dryden Therapeutic Riding is committed to providing therapeutic, recreation and life skills training opportunities for children and adults with special need.  Volunteers are needed for all positions, and previous experience with horses is not necessary, as training will be provided.  If you are interested, a sign-up sheet is available in the main office.
Sept. 17 Just a reminder to everyone to cast your vote on-line for the Second Chance Pet Network to receive a grant of $100,000.00 to help build a shelter in Dryden to service the area.  We are currently in second place…so lets everyone get on-line to cast a vote.
Sept. 14 – 17 Dryden Saddle Club is looking for volunteers to help out at the Horseshow on Sept. 18 & 19.  For more information please come to the main office.
Sept. 17 Volunteer drivers are needed for Safe Grad.  Sign up now in the main office for future events.  Parents, Grandparents, or siblings can volunteer to help out.  Grads can get Safe Grad points.    For more information, please contact Sherrie Ketterer @ 216-6792.
Sept. 17 If you are interested in being a part of Rotary Schools Building Schools, come to the office for more information and to sign up.
16Sep/10

Fog Condition Procedures for Bus Students

MEMORANDUM TO PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF ALL BUS PARENTS

SUBJECT: FOG CONDITIONS

Further to a procedure that was put in place in 2005 in all areas, we wished to remind you of the Fog
Condition Procedure. This is the time of year where our operating area can have fog conditions
resulting in poor or no visibility. Please be aware,

“If a driver is unable to make a scheduled stop safely because of poor visibility due to
fog, the driver has full discretion on whether he/she stops.”

This means that that a student(s) could be left standing at their stop or conversely not dropped off at
their stop in the afternoon. It is the responsibility of the Consortium to ensure that all bus stops are
safe, not only for the students boarding/disembarking but also safe for the students and driver who are
already on the bus. This procedure is in place for safety reasons for your children as well as oncoming
motorists or following traffic whose visibility is also compromised. Safety and conduct of students to
and from the bus stop/service is the responsibility of the parent. We request that you discuss the
possibility of this happening with your children and work out a plan if the bus goes right by.

Thank you.

NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO STUDENT SERVICES CONSORTIUM

Judi Green
Manager of Transportation

16Sep/10

Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education Presentation

 Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 10:30 -11:30 am in the DHS library.

Learn about your higher education and career options from 10 Ontario Colleges and Universities.

Parents and Guardians Welcome!

16Sep/10

Blue and Gold Day Friday!

Wear your blue and gold to support the DHS Eagles Football team in their first home game of the season!

Go Eagles!

Kickoff is 3:00 pm.

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