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.

Eagles Sweep Beaver Brae in Court Sport Action

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The Dryden Eagles court sport teams took advantage of their last home stand of the season, winning in all four matches vs. Beaver Brae today.

The Senior Boys defeated the Broncs in four sets, starting off with a back and fourth 28-26 win and following with 25-12, 16-25 and 25-21.

The Junior Boys sent Beaver Brae packing in three straight – 25-20, 25-14 and 25-9.

In Basketball, the Senior Girls shut down Kenora offensively in a lopsided 39-13 tilt. Halle Lobreau led the team with 9 points. Morgan Church and Carly Kaus followed with 8 and 6 respectively.

The Junior Girls were held close for the first half but outgunned Beaver Brea later in the game for a final score of 37-23. Ashley Kropelin was the high scorer with 10 and Alana Benson added 6.

Congrats on a great season so far, Eagles!

October 28th will see the Eagles travel to Beaver Brae for the rematch to close out regular season play. NorWOSSA finals are on November 10th in Fort Frances this year.

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