Morning Announcements – April 19th, 2012

Apr. 19 The badminton Team had a great showing at NWOSSAA in Thunder Bay yesterday with all three Junior teams taking bronze and the Senior team coming away with silver and qualifying for OFSAA.  Great Job Everyone!  All players not moving on, are reminded to have their lockers cleaned out by tomorrow.
Apr. 19 Gear 4 Grad will be hosting their 3rd Annual Boutique on April 28 & 29.  This program is available free of charge to any interested students.  For more information or to make an individual confidential appointment please contact the guidance office.
Apr. 19 A safe boating course will be held at Holiday Inn Express on May 3rd from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.  Attend the course, write the exam and leave with your safe boating card.  Preregistration is required.  GARY DICKEY – call  807-938-7028 or email:  walleyesonly1@hotmail.com
Apr. 19 There will be a boy’s and girl’s golf team meeting today at 11:30 in room 119.
Apr. 19 A reminder to coop students of the in class day today in room 119.
Apr. 19 The Canadian Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to help with an upcoming fundraiser.  They are looking for students to help set up, serving and kitchen help.  For more information, call JoAnne at 223-2471 or stop by the guidance office.
Apr. 19 Volunteers are needed from June 15th – 17th for the Shaw Walleye Masters Tournament.  Stop by the guidance office for more information.
Apr. 19 Attention Potential Grade 12 Grads:  Cap & gown order forms are available in the main office – these must be filled in & returned to the main office with $25.00 by April 20th.  If you’re not planning to attend the ceremony, you still need to fill in a form.  If you are attending the grad ceremony, a cap & gown must be ordered & worn.
Apr. 19 Brochures & information pamphlets are in the Phys. Ed. office for anybody interested in going to various summer camps for sports this summer.
Apr. 19 A reminder to Grade 12 students to check out the latest bursaries and scholarships at dhseagles.com then click on the guidance tab.
Apr. 19 Canadian Blood Services is asking for 30 students and staff to rally together to save lives by donating blood at DHS on Tuesday, May 8 – 12:00 – 3:00 and 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.  There are 30 appointment spots to fill between 12:30 & 1:30 p.m.  Those wishing to donate at other times or for other information can call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283).  A single donation can help up to three people, so every donor counts.  Sign up is here in the main office. 
April 19 All those students who signed up to volunteer @ the Home & Trade show Relay for Life booth this weekend, please meet @ the booth @ the arena @  the time you indicated on the sheet.  Thank you for volunteering.

Morning Announcements – April 18, 2012

Apr. 18 Gear 4 Grad will be hosting their 3rd Annual Boutique on April 28 & 29.  This program is available free of charge to any interested students.  For more information or to make an individual confidential appointment please contact the guidance office.
Apr. 18 There will be a boy’s and girl’s golf team meeting tomorrow (April 19th) at 11:30 in room 119.
Apr. 18 The Canadian Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to help with an upcoming fundraiser.  They are looking for students to help set up, serving and kitchen help.  For more information, call JoAnne at 223-2471 or stop by the guidance office.
Apr. 18 Volunteers are needed from June 15th – 17th for the Shaw Walleye Masters Tournament.  Stop by the guidance office for more information.
Apr. 18 Attention Grade 11 & 12 students.  There is a tour of Seven Generations Education Institute in Fort Frances tomorrow.  Space is limited.  Learn about Police Foundations, Teaching, Social Work & Culinary Programs.  Please sign up in the guidance office.
Apr. 18 Attention Potential Grade 12 Grads:  Cap & gown order forms are available in the main office – these must be filled in & returned to the main office with $25.00 by April 20th.  If you’re not planning to attend the ceremony, you still need to fill in a form.  If you are attending the grad ceremony, a cap & gown must be ordered & worn.
Apr. 18 Brochures & information pamphlets are in the Phys. Ed. office for anybody interested in going to various summer camps for sports this summer.
Apr. 18 A reminder to Grade 12 students to check out the latest bursaries and scholarships at dhseagles.com then click on the guidance tab.
Apr. 18 Canadian Blood Services is asking for 30 students and staff to rally together to save lives by donating blood at DHS on Tuesday, May 8 – 12:00 – 3:00 and 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.  There are 30 appointment spots to fill between 12:30 & 1:30 p.m.  Those wishing to donate at other times or for other information can call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283).  A single donation can help up to three people, so every donor counts.  Sign up is here in the main office. 
April 18 All those students who signed up to volunteer @ the Home & Trade show Relay for Life booth this weekend, please meet @ the booth @ the arena @  the time you indicated on the sheet.  Thank you for volunteering.

Dryden vs. Sioux Lookout Moot Court

A Moot Court Competition was run on Saturday April 14 at Dryden Court.  The event was run by the Kenora District Law Association, and was sponsored by Law Firms “Hook Seller & Lundin”, and “McAuley and Partners.”   The event was timed to coincide with the Ontario Bar Association “Law Day” celebrations.  Law Day is a week long event, designed to educate students and the public about the Justice System.

A Moot Court is a mock jury trial, run to help students develop skills in public speaking, legal knowledge and case presentation.  Two teams were involved.  The crown team was made up of Queen Elizabeth high school students Paige Wills and John Comhire.  The defense team was made up of Dryden high school students Jessie Penner and Ayla Student.

Each student plays the part of a “lawyer”, who has to give a statement, either the opening statement or closing statement, and had to conduct a direct examination and a cross-examination.  The trial was based on a fact pattern, which can be found at this link:  http://www.oba.org/en/pdf/SSMT_2012_Case_EN_Final.pdf

Students played all the roles involved including witnesses and jurors.

The Crown witnesses were played by Queen Elizabeth high school students Yassin Elsir and Jared Mercer. The Defense witnesses were played by Holly MacKay and Starlynn Cimon.

Jurors were played by Dryden High School Students Adam Notte, Ejon Fuerst, Jessica Lee, Janelle Hron Michaela Martin and Mandie Ryan, and by Queen Elizabeth High School students Geoffrey Hyslop, Heather Wobbe, Kristen Hoey and Jenna Wisnoski.

The Trial was presided over by Justice Jennifer Hoshizaki, a judge of the Ontario Court of Justice.

A number of lawyers from the Kenora District Law Association volunteered, including Peter Keen, who organized the event. Karen Seeley coached the Dryden team, and Simon Owen, Mark Schaub and Mike McCarl, coached Sioux Lookout.  Susan Korzinski, Dryden and Sioux Lookout’s court service manager, made the Dryden Courthouse available, and acted as court clerk.

Teachers John MacRae from Queen Elizabeth and Cindy Palermo-Savage, from Dryden High, spent a great deal of time getting the students organized, and helping their teams prepare for the event.

When the trial was completed, the Jury found the accused guilty.

The winning team was selected by the Judge and two lawyers, Bill Bonham and Mark Schaub.  Justice Hoshizaki commented that the teams did an excellent job presenting their cases.  The best individual speakers were Queen Elizabeth students Paige Wills and John Comhaire.  Ultimately, however, the Dryden team took the trophy, winning the competition, as they did a better job linking the evidence to the facts of the case. Dryden High School will display the trophy for the coming year.

Peter Keen commented that “The students did remarkably well.  They obviously put a lot of time into preparing their cases, and looked and behaved like lawyers.  Their public speaking skills were excellent.”

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