“Bring Your Own Bag” on Earth Day; Thursday, April 22, 2010

DHS Student Michelle Arseneault is continuing her campaign to reduce or eliminate single use plastic shopping bags.

Michelle tells us that “Earth Day is April 22nd.  A day where people, worldwide, are considering the effects of pollution.  One way we can help is to reduce the use of single use plastic shopping bags.  Please support local businesses that will NOT be handing them out this Earth Day.”

For more information, please visit www.onelessplasticbag.ca

Click here for a list of participating local retailers.

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DHS Students Show off their Technology Skills

Jory Smale was one of five DHS students who participated in the Regional Skills Competition in Thunder Bay this weekend.

(view event pics here)

A group of DHS students were in Thunder Bay on the weekend to participate in the regional qualifier for the Ontario Technological Skills Competition.

The Skills Canada competition had students competing in a variety of areas, including TV and Video Production, Carpentry, Welding, Culinary Arts and Small Motors. DHS students participated in the TV/Video and Carpentry challenges.

In TV and Video Production, students were asked to create a 30 second commercial with an anti-bullying message. Josh Walker and Calvin Murray earned a second place finish for their video.

In Carpentry, students were given materials and a blueprint for a doghouse, which they had to complete in the allotted time. DHS student Tyler Ormerod finished in second place. Jory Smale received a certificate for earning a mark of over 75%. Brandon St. Laurent also competed for DHS.

Josh Walker, Calvin Murray and Tyler Ormerod have qualified to compete in the Provincial championship next month in Waterloo.

Great work! DHS is proud of your excellent skills.

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