Toronto International Film Festival visits DHS

Director Dylan Reibling speaks with students about the filmmaking process.

Director Dylan Reibling speaks with students about the filmmaking process.

A group of DHS students were treated to a special screening of films today thanks to the Toronto International Film Festival.

Emily Scheer of the T.I.F.F, along with Nick Wong, Dylan Reibling and Jim Foote were at DHS to present “Future Frames”, a collection of 10 films created at post-secondary film schools across the country. The films ranged from serious to light-hearted, and were created in a variety of mediums including live-action and computer animation.

After viewing the films, the students had a chance to speak with the organizers (two of whom created films that were shown in the screening). The filmmakers were happy to answer questions about the production process, and how students could get involved in filmmaking.

The T.I.F.F. group returns to DHS next Tuesday to work with a group of students in scripting, planning and shooting films of their own.

Students were treated to a selection of films, followed by a Q&A session with the T.I.F.F. representatives.

Students were treated to a selection of films, followed by a Q&A session with the T.I.F.F. representatives.

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Scooping, Rolling and Pinching their way to the UK!

Friday and Saturday saw the DHS Food and Nutrition room transformed into a perogie making factory as the DHS Ambassadors took part in their yearly fundraising effort.

Over 2600 dozen perogies were produced (that’s over 31000 individual perogies) in a weekend that saw ambassadors, parent volunteers and friends pitching in to raise funds for this year’s trip.

World Travellers Staff Advisor Mme. Lovenuk, who has been co-ordinating perogie fundraisers since 1987, was very happy with the results, saying that “Considering that many participants have never seen a perogy being made before, the project was a complete success.  The dough was soft, the filling was tasty and the pinching was of good quality. Everyone was meticulous in their food handling practices.   Hair bonnets and rubber gloves were the style of the day!  Friday evening’s production broke our previous record.  In 4 hours we made more than 900 dozen…exceptional!” » Read more

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DHS Green Eagles Battery Disposal Drive

batteriesBatteries contain heavy metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium, and nickel. When these batteries are deposited in a landfill, these heavy metals have the potential to slowly leach into our soils, groundwater, and surface water. This is a huge environmental concern.

The DHS Green Eagles are now collecting batteries for recyling. Students and staff can bring their old household batteries to the drop off box in the main office to ensure that they will be disposed as hazardous waste.

The Green Eagles meet every Tuesday at 11:30 in room 107.  All interested students and staff are welcome.

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