With the cold weather upon us, It's nice to be reminded of the great facilities we have here!
Thanks to local pilot and DHS alumni Stephen Ford for sharing photos he captured before the snow arrived.
Brodie watches the new 3D printer create the first print in the DHS manufacturing lab. 3D printers allow users to design 3D objects and then print them in a plastic extrusion process.
An exciting addition to our DHS Technical Education program! Our students will surely create some interesting objects!
16 teams from across Ontario, Including DHS, will be competing in the Provincial Volleyball Championships, hosted here in Dryden. Game play will take place at Dryden High School, Open Roads Public School and New Prospect Public School.
Click Here to view a full schedule of game play as a Microsoft Word Document.
Click Here to visit the official OFSAA AA Boys' Volleyball website
Click on the image below to see where these teams are coming from. "AA" is a classification of schools that typically have 501-900 students. In Northern Associations, this classification is 601-950 students. "Northern" includes NEOAA, NOSSA, NWOSSA and schools within Muskoka - Parry Sound (part of GBSSA).
|Nov. 17||Are you an Aboriginal youth living in north-western Ontario? Are you interested in a challenging summer experience that delivers hands-on skills development, encourages teamwork, provides physical fitness and promotes cultural awareness? Bold Eagle is the program for you! It is a unique summer employment program that combines Aboriginal culture and teachings with military training. For more information head to the Four Directions Room # 119 on Friday, Nov. 28th at 11:30 am and lunch is included.|
|Nov. 17||Please come to our garage sale at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 6th to help send the French Immersion class to Quebec. There will be lots of great items to buy.|
|Nov. 17||Student cards can be picked up at the office if your student fees are paid.|
|Nov. 17||This message is for Grade 12 students - for the latest scholarship and bursary information, please check out the DHS website or stop by the Guidance office for more information.|
|Nov. 17||Grade 12 students it is time to start applying to university and college. If you need help, please stop by the guidance office.|
Students made this nice informational display about Aboriginal Veterans for Remembrance Day. Take a look outside the big gym!
The regional court sport season came to an end last friday with the NorWOSSA Championships. Beaver Brae secondary school in Kenora did a great job of hosting the championships, and we thank them for a great day.
Dryden won gold in 3 of 4 contests. The dedication and passion of all players and coaches was well on display.
The results are as follows:
Junior Girls Basketball - Dryden defeats Fort Frances Muskies 31-19 to win the gold medal.
Junior Boys Volleyball - Dryden defeats Fort Frances Muskies 3-0 (25-23, 25-19, 27-35) to win the gold medal.
Senior Girls Basketball - Dryden defeats Beaver Brae 29-27 in the Semifinals. Dryden loses to Fort Frances 51-18, earning the silver medal.
Senior Boys Volleyball - Dryden defeats Fort Frances Muskies 3-2 (25-20, 25-15, 24-26, 23-25, 15-8) to win the gold medal.
To view full videos of the games, click on the following links :
Junior Boys Volleyball final - full video
Junior Girls Basketball final - full video
Senior Boys Volleyball final - full video
Senior Girls Basketball final - full video
Senior Girls Basketball semi-final - full video
|Nov. 6||Reminder to staff of the yoga class after school at 3:45 at Carly’s studio.|
|Nov. 6||Football players are asked to come to a brief year end meeting today at 11:30 in Room 138. Items to be discussed include topics for last season and next.|
|Nov. 6||If there are any students who would like to write the intermediate or senior University of Waterloo math contest on November 20th, please see Mr. Carter in room 216. It is open to all students.|
|Nov. 6||Are you an Aboriginal youth living in north-western Ontario? Are you interested in a challenging summer experience that delivers hands-on skills development, encourages teamwork, provides physical fitness and promotes cultural awareness? Bold Eagle is the program for you! It is a unique summer employment program that combines Aboriginal culture and teachings with military training. For more information head to the Four Directions Room # 119 on Friday, Nov. 28th at 11:30 am and lunch is included.|
|Nov. 6||Salut DHS! Come eat at the Trans Canada restaurant tonight to help support our grade 11 & 12 french class Quebec trip. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to funding our voyage! Merci beacoup!|
|Nov. 6||“The Dryden Ski Club is currently in the process of hiring students as lifties, rental shop technicians and instructors for the upcoming season. All interested applicants, including past employees must email a short cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, check the webpage at www.drydenskiclub.com or our facebook page.”|
|Nov. 6||There are a few seats left for the spectator bus travelling to the court sports playoffs in Kenora tomorrow. Permission sheets are available in the phys ed office.|
|Nov. 6||Student cards can be picked up at the office if your student fees are paid.|
|Nov. 6||This message is for Grade 12 students - for the latest scholarship and bursary information, please check out the DHS website or stop by the Guidance office for more information.|
|Nov. 6||Grade 12 students it is time to start applying to university and college. If you need help, please stop by the guidance office.|
Dryden High School will be webcasting girl's basketball today.
Click here to view Basketball (note, this link may only work properly in Internet Explorer)
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If you are watching this stream, please comment on this post so we can get an idea of who is watching!
Justin Jordens was only looking for a summer job. What he found however, was a life changing event that lead him to be recognized provincially for his heroics.
Justin traveled to Belleville, Ontario this past weekend to receive the Amber Booth award for excellence in Health and Safety after an incident that happened while he was working at Blue Lake park this past summer.
Jordens says “The morning of the incident, I was cleaning the beach and had a conversation with a Paramedic who was visiting the park. I told him that we had an AED (automated external defibrillator) at the park, and remember remarking that ‘we never have to use it.’ Little did I know that later that same day, I would find myself in a position to be using the AED.”
Justin performed first aid, with the help of others, on a patient in distress while a member of maintenance staff at Blue Lake Park. The incident happened in late July at Blue Lake park. Although the patient succumbed to his condition, Jorden’s training and instincts were applied expertly in the situation.
As a result of his efforts, Justin was nominated for, and won The Amber Booth award for excellence in Health and Safety, as well as a bursary from MNR parks for $500.
Justin travelled to Belleville, Ontario on October 18 with Scott Ellery, park Superintendent for the Dryden Cluster of parks.
Looking to the future, Jordens says “I want to go in to medicine, that’s kind of my goal right now.” Jordens graduated in June 2014 as an Ontario Scholar with a 90.00% average on his 12U courses. He has continued his high school studies to pick up a 12U Physics credit and Co-Op in the Physiotherapy unit of the Dryden Regional Health Centre. He is also a lifeguard at the Dryden Pool.
Reflecting on the incident, Jordens says “His chances of survival were increased substantially by having an AED available. I hope this incident reinforces the importance of having an AED available in all public spaces.”
The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) is a provincial test of reading and writing. It is published by the Ministry of Education and is a mandated test for all high school students in Ontario.
The OSSLT is administered once per year to all Grade 10 students in the province. It is one of the most important tests that students will write in their high school career because a “pass” is required before a student can be granted his or her high school diploma.
This year, the test will take place on Thursday, March 26, 2015.
We encourage parents to visit the link in the right side bar and below in this post to begin preparing for the OSSLT. This information is for students, parents, and teachers.
Find below links to recent photos at Dryden High School
|Oct 3||The next Gay Straight Alliance meeting will be on Wednesday, October 8th at lunch in the upper video conference room.|
|Oct 3||The Boy’s Golf Team captured the NWOSSA silver medal yesterday at Strathcona in Thunder Bay. Congratulations Team. Cam Zappitelli was the low Dryden shooter winning the individual silver medal and qualifying for OFSAA in Stratford.|
|Oct 3||This message is for Grade 12 students - for the latest scholarship and bursary information, please check out the DHS website or stop by the guidance office for more information.|
|Oct 3||The Dryden Rotary Club is sponsoring a grade 11 or 12 student to attend Adventures In Agriculture. This program is held during the internationally acclaimed Canadian Western Livestock Show held annually in Regina. Applications are available in the guidance office and any students that picked up an application already, they must hand it in by Friday, October 10th.|
|Oct 3||Confederation College will be here on Tues. October 7th @ 9:00 am and the University of Manitoba is here Monday, October 20th at 2:00 pm –both will be in the Library.|
|Oct 3||If you missed picture day, re-takes will be on Wed. Nov. 5th.|
|Oct 3||Mindful Mondays start next week in the BIG GYM. Would you like to start your week on a terrific positive note? Do you want somewhere to hang-out at lunch? Do you like meeting new people? Then Mindful Mondays – with Carly Brown is for you! What is it? A free Yoga/Meditation lunch time class!|
Extra Footage soon to come.