2017 Graduation Ceremony information

Letter to Graduates. Parents and Caregivers

 

DHS Graduation – June 23rd Noon – Harry McMaster Athletic Field

 This letter will provide you with additional information and details regarding the Graduation Ceremony at Dryden High School.  Please review carefully in order to help make the event meaningful and enjoyable for all graduates and all families.  Our master of ceremonies for the event is Cindy Palermo.

 

Wednesday June 21 and Thursday June 22

 Students may pick up gowns and sashes in Student Square from 10 am till 3 pm on Wednesday and Thursday Gowns will be available until 10 am on the morning of the ceremony for those students wishing to pick them up on Friday.

 

Friday June 23

 Graduates

  • Graduates are to arrive at the school beginning at 10 am and meet with staff in the small gym and student square. At 11 am, a light lunch will be served to graduates and they will meet dignitaries and scholarship and bursary presenters.
  • Families can begin to arrive at the school at 11 am. They is no need to arrive earlier.  Families with surnames at the beginning of the alphabet will be seated by staff in the front seating section.  Approximately ½ way through the ceremony, we will break and change seating to allow families with later surnames to then sit in the front section.  This will allow all families to have reasonable seating to view their graduate.  During the ceremony students will be called to the stage, receive their Ontario Secondary School Diploma, have their biography read and be presented with any awards.  At the conclusion of the ceremony the graduates will amass in the front of the school for the traditional “hat toss”.  The Principal’s reception will follow.

 

  • Gowns and sashes can be return after the ceremony should graduates wish, or on Monday morning (by noon please)

 

Families and Guests 

  • The rear parking lot of the school and laneway off Casimir Avenue will be closed for the day. Please park at the Center or on adjoining streets.  We will have golf cart transportation for those who require it at from Casimir Avenue to the seating area.  There will be wheelchair access and seating should you require it.

 

  • There will be staff to direct you to the appropriate seating area. The seating will be changed ½ way through the ceremony to ensure that each family is in the large front seating section to see their graduate. Seating will begin at 11 am fro families and guests that have RSVP’d.  After family seating is complete, available seats will be open for others.

 

  • We have engaged a professional photographer to take photos of each graduate on the stage, as well as various photos throughout the day. Parents and graduates will be given a code and password and can download photos at no charge.

 

 

  • There will be washroom facilities on-site, including an accessible facility

 

The Principal’s Reception will follow the ceremony and be held under cover

Thurs. June 8th Announcements

June 8 Please check your lockers and at home for any library items that you are finished with and return them to the Librarian ASAP.
June 8 All track and field athletes can bring their uniforms to Ms. Hoshizaki in the Art room by Wednesday.  Please leave your name with your uniform.  Also, track fees are due to the office as soon as possible.
June 8 Arts Council Banquet is on Friday, June 16th.  Tickets are on sale in the music and drama rooms.  Pick them up before Monday as that is the cut-off date.
June 8 On Monday, there will be a brief meeting for all grade 12 graduating students. Weather permitting, it will be outside on the bleachers, otherwise in the big gym. Attendance is mandatory.
June 8 Safe Grad tickets are available at the office if you have not already rec’d yours.
June 8 “Any grade 12 Cosmo student can take their end task and short Hair Designs home. Thank you for letting Mrs. Durocher display them for semester 2”.
June 8 Students who are interested in summer school should go to the Guidance Office to pick up registration forms.  There are options for French Immersion classes, independent learning, summer co-op, dual credit and civics & careers.  Sign up soon!!!
June 8 Reminder to those students who will be going away to post-secondary school to check the external bursary section of the website as changes are made on a regular basis.
June 8 There are numerous opportunities for getting your volunteer hours… Come to the main office or Guidance office for further contact information if you are interested.
June 8

 

Reminder to pick up your student card in the main office.
   

 

Monday, June 5th Announcements

June 2 The girls soccer team opened their tournament with a 1-1 tie versus Timmons after Tori Kelly scored from 30 yards out with 10 minutes remaining in the game. The team next faced a squad from Toronto and outplayed them for much of the game but could not crack the goaltender and fell 1-0. This morning the team faces the team first in the group, Franco-Cite from Ottawa before facing the host team from North Bay.
June 2 Reminder that the Grad Ceremony RSVP cards are due at the office today.
June 2 Today is the last day to be nominated for valedictorian, please submit a one page written letter to the office; Attn: Mr. Urquhart that indicates your interest and why you would be a good candidate and what words of wisdom would you share with your fellow students.
June 2 Students who are interested in summer school should go to the Guidance Office to pick up registration forms.  There are options for French Immersion classes, independent learning, summer co-op, dual credit and civics & careers.  Sign up soon!!!
June 2 Tickets are now available for the Eagle’s Athletics Banquet on Wednesday, June 7th. Come and pick yours up at the main office or the Phys Ed office & the cost is $10 each.  Let’s celebrate a great season with friends, family and coaches.
June 2 A message for all current grade 12 students.  Anyone who is not returning next year must have signed a not-returning form.  If you have not done this please go to the guidance office today.  Any grade 12 students who are returning next year should have completed their course selections in myBlueprint.  If you have not yet done this please visit the guidance office today.
June 2 There are numerous opportunities for getting your hours… Come to the main office or Guidance office for further contact information if you are interested.
June 2 If you are 18 or over and have not filled out the Consent to Release Information Form, we need these forms filled out as soon as possible Also, for information on the latest scholarships and bursaries, preview & information days, application information and much more, check out our website @ dhseagles.com and click on the guidance tab.
June 2

 

Reminder to pick up your student card in the main office.

 

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