DHS Programmers get a taste of Raspberry Pi

piStudents this semester have learned a great deal about Raspberry Pi – And we’re not talking about the ones you buy at the Farmers Market.   Students in Spuro Sourtzis’ programming classes have been learning from the ground up, exactly how to use these Raspberry Pi operating systems.

The Raspberry Pi is a computer the size of a credit card that was created at the University of Cambridge in England.  It was created because though young people use technology such as smartphones and social media, very few understand the workings of these devices and technologies.  With the Pi students learn about operating systems, networking, programming and the overall operation of computers. The Pi comes with a full-functioning word-processing program like Microsoft Word and a graphics imaging program called Gimp which is similar to Photoshop. In addition, the Pi can act as a full functioning web server, a Minecraft server, or simply used to light a diode on an electronics breadboard. The creators of the Pi hope that it will foster an interest in computer science for all students.


Here in the photo are Jeremy Woodworth, Vincent Hulshof and Connor McFayden playing a networked game of Minecraft using only Raspberry Pi computers.  Mr. Spuro Sourtzis is on the left holding a Raspberry Pi computer.

Health Care Students participate in casting clinic

IMG_5265NOSM-Logo-for-web1-300x187As the semester wraps up, students from the Grade 11 Health Care course got their final visit to the Dryden Regional Health Centre, this time getting very hands on by participating in a casting clinic.  Students from the course have been to the hospital for multiple visits this year, covering topics such as fractures, triage, lab work, laser therapy and career education.  Students in the course also received their emergency CPR Certification by taking part in a 1 day certification November 19.  In the photo, you can see Student Krissy Halverson applying a cast to the arm of Shelby Tourond with NOSM student Ben Stride-Darnley in the background.


See a full album of the students here


Morning Announcements – Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Jan 20 Reminder – there will be a Gay Straight Alliance Meeting today at 11:30 am in the upper video conference room.
Jan 20 – 22 Are you feeling stressed this week?  Why don’t you try a yoga relaxation class this Thursday at Carly’s Studio at 3:45 pm?  The class is open to all students, so see you there – it’s free and it’s fun!
Jan 20 Grade 12 Grad photos will be on February 3, 4 & 5.  Please come to the office for a pamphlet or you can book online at lifetouch.ca
Jan 20 The Dryden Rotary Club will be sponsoring a student to attend the Adventures in Technology in Saskatoon.  This is a comprehensive, carefully planned 4 ½ day event that will enhance your awareness and understanding of technology and the many ways that it affects our lives.  Interested students stop by the guidance office for more information.
Jan 20 Are you a Grade 11 student that is planning to attend Confederation College after graduation?  You may qualify to have your $95 Application Fee paid for and receive a $1,000 Entrance Award through the Confederation Bound – Early Acceptance program.  Stop by the guidance office for more information.
Jan 20 Students you can have your say about your education…Apply now for the 2015-16 Minister’s Student Advisory Council.  This is a group of about 60 students from publicly funded schools all across the province.  They share their ideas and advice with the Minister of Education.  If you are interested, please see Mrs. McConnachie, Mr. Bartlett or Ms. McMaster. The deadline to apply is February 28th.
Jan 20 This message is for Grade 12 students – for the latest scholarship and bursary information, please check out the DHS website or stop by the Guidance office for more information.
Jan 20 Grade 12 students it is time to start applying to university and college.  If you need help, please stop by the guidance office.
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