Morning Announcements – Oct. 23, 2009

Oct. 23 – 27 We would like to congratulate all of the students who achieved an average of 80% or better during the 2008 – 2009 school year.  The honour roll list is posted in the cabinet in student square.  We will be celebrating the achievements of honour roll students next Wednesday October 28th at 8:30 a.m. at the Dryden Regional Training and Cultural Centre.  Letters have been mailed home and RSVP’s to the event need to be confirmed on Monday October 26th.  Congratulations again – hope to see you at the breakfast.
Oct. 9 – Nov. Grace Haven is looking for student volunteers to help with the Festival of Trees event this year at the Centre on November 16 & 17 for set up and Nov. 18 – 21 for event days.  If you are available for this event, please come to the main office to sign up.
Oct. 2 – 23 The Children’s Resource Centre is looking for student volunteers.  For more information come to the m.o.

KPDSB H1N1 Update

The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board has reviewed and revised our Pandemic Plan in response to the H1N1 influenza virus.  In accordance with the plan, we have established an H1N1 section on our website where updates, educational resources and the Pandemic Plan are posted.  We will continue to operate under the guidelines of our Pandemic Plan and will remain in close consultation with public health agencies in our Board area.

On www.kpdsb.on.ca you will find a variety of updates and educational resources for you and your family. Please review the steps that you can take at home while we will continue to encourage students in our schools to follow the procedures needed to minimize the spread of influenza like illnesses. The website will be updated regularly.

Please remember that if your child displays flu-like symptoms, it is important that they stay at home until they are feeling well.

For more information, please visit www.kpdsb.on.ca.

M.A.D.D. presents “Wasted”

Rahul D'Cunha has DHS Students stand to demonstrate the impact of drunk driving accidents.

Rahul DCunha has DHS Students stand to demonstrate the impact of drunk driving accidents.

The Mayor’s Committee for the Prevention of Substance Abuse brought a presentation by Mothers Against Drunk Driving to DHS on Wednesday.

Rahul D’Cunha began by leading the students through some drunk driving statistics, telling them that on average 207 people are injured or killed by drunk driving in Canada every day. He also did a striking demonstration of the effects of drunk driving accidents, by having students stand up to show just how connected they all are.

D’Cunha hopes that the tour, which will result in over 1 million students across Canada seeing the presentation, will cause students to stop and think about the message that it delivers.

“This program gives students a very realistic look at the tragedy of impaired driving and seeks to provide them with the tools and information they need to make the right decisions around alcohol, drugs and driving,” said MADD Canada National President Margaret Miller in an earlier press release. “We do not want to lose one more young person to this senseless tragedy.”

For more information, or to see clips from “Wasted”, go to www.madd.ca.

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