Morning Announcements – Nov. 11, 2010

Nov. 11 Congratulations to all the team members of the Sr. Girls Basketball team who captured the NorWossa Gold yesterday, defeating Fort Frances Muskies 38 – 36.  They now advance to the NWOSSA in Thunder Bay next Friday.
Nov. 11 To graduating students with Safe Grad tickets – Mrs. Griffiths will be in again over lunch today in the library to collect tickets & money.
Nov. 11 There will be a short but important Drama meeting today at lunch in room 125.  All members must attend.
Nov. 11 Dryden Native Friendship Centre is having an afternoon of Road Hockey.  It will be on Saturday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Friendship Centre driveway.  Bring a hockey stick if you have one, your friends & lots of energy!  A light snack will be provided.
Nov. 9 – 17 Picture retake day is Nov. 17th at 9:00 a.m.   The picture package brochures are here in the main office.
Nov. 10 – 19 Do you like doing crafts?  Do you want to learn how to make moccasins, mittens and other Christmas ornaments?  Join Mrs. Ambridge at lunch all next week to make ornaments for a tree for Grace Haven.  Volunteer hours can be obtained.
Nov. 8 – 11 Time keepers are needed for the upcoming AA Atom/PeeWee and Bantam Hockey Tourney on Nov. 12, 13 and 14.  Please come to the main office to sign up.
Nov. 11 Attention Grade 12’s with Safe Grad Tickets – Ticket books must be turned in by Friday November 19th unless you have made other arrangements with Mrs. Griffiths. 
Nov. 11 This year at the Festival of Trees there will be a “Dryden Kids Have Talent” Show.  It will be Nov. 27th at 6:30 p.m. at The Centre.  You can sing, dance, perform magic, or tell jokes.  Registration forms are here in the main office.  Sign up early as entries are limited.  There is a $5.00 minimum donation to Grace Haven per entry.

Nov 3rd is “Take Our Kids to Work Day”

On Wednesday November 3, 2010, over 200,000 grade 9  students across Canada will spend the day at work, job shadowing a parent, relative, friend or volunteer host.

For more information, check out this “Take Our Kids to Work Day” brochure.

What will students get out of the program?
• Develop an appreciation for the importance of staying in school and getting a high school diploma and pursuing post-secondary studies.
• Gain exposure to the skills required in today’s workplaces.
• Develop an appreciation for their parents’ roles in making a living and supporting their families.
• Begin career discussions with adults about the work they do.
• Gain a better understanding of the complexity of career choices and the benefi ts of early exploration.
• Explore career options in practical ways.

What will parents get out of the program?
• Participate in a shared experience with your child.
• Begin career discussions and dialogue based on actual experiences.
• Enrich the experience for your child by providing opportunities to talk before, during and after the visit.

Where can students go for the day?
Where possible, parents invite their own child to spend a day on the job. If you are unable to host your own child, there are still ways for your child to participate. Here are some suggestions:
• Ask a relative, neighbour or family friend to host your child at his/her workplace.
• Contact the school, speak with the principal, career studies or co-op teacher, ask if they can assist you with finding a suitable placement.
• Ask the parent of another grade 9 student who is participating if your child could join him/her for the day.
• Contact local businesses. Ask if they are hosting students for Take Our Kids to Work™. Inquire if someone within their organization would be willing to host your child providing you make the necessary transportation arrangements.

Morning Announcements – Oct. 26, 2010

Oct. 26 Attention Grade 12’s with Safe Grad Tickets – Ticket books must be turned in by Friday November 19th unless you have made other arrangements with Mrs. Griffiths.  To discuss volunteer times available, please contact Mrs. Griffiths at 937-6161.
Oct. 25 – 27 Football players are reminded that Wednesday at lunch is the time to turn in your equipment.  Please bring cleaned game and practice pants.
Oct. 26 Canadian Blood Services is asking for over 35 students and staff to help hospital patients by donating blood at DHS on Nov. 3 from 4:30 – 9:00 and Thurs. Nov. 4 from 12:00 – 3:00 & 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.  There are 35 appointment spots to fill between 12:30 and 2:00 p.m.  Those wishing to donate at other times or for other information can call 1-888-2-DONATE.  A single donation can help up to three people, so every donation counts!
Oct. 26 Grade 12 students are encouraged to check out the bulletin board and binder in the guidance office for the latest scholarships and bursaries.
Oct. 14 – 27 Need to earn an extra credit?  There will be a Religious Education Course offered after school.  The course will run one to two times a week between October 27 and June 1.  Please sign up in the guidance office to register.
Oct. 26 This year at the Festival of Trees there will be a “Dryden Kids Have Talent” Show.  It will be Nov. 27th at 6:30 p.m. at The Centre.  You can sing, dance, perform magic, or tell jokes.  Come to the main office for a registration form.  It will be limited entries, so sign up early.  There will be a $5.00 minimum donation to Grace Haven per entry.
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