An Afternoon at the Improv

DHS Improv Group performing at the Center as part of the annual Dryden Cultural Fair.

DHS Improv Group performing at the Center as part of the annual Dryden Cultural Fair.

On Friday afternoon, a group of DHS students performed some improvised theatre at the Centre as part of the Dryden Cultural Fair. The group members presented a variety of skits based on games such as “Clap”, “Lines”, “Hitchhiker”, and “Party”.

The group members said that performing improv “gives you a chance to be something or someone that you’re not”, and that they enjoy the “rush of being on stage and having to think on their feet”. They also enjoy performing with audience input, as they never know what they will be asked to do.

The DHS Improv Group is an informal group that is open to anyone. If you’d like to get involved with DHS Improv, just stop by the drama room any Thursday at lunch. New members are always welcome!

DHS Students attend Envirothon Workshop

Envirothon team members Dion Deserre, Michelle Arsenault and Reanne Dick along with Mrs. Kathy Boone at the Vernon Trails in Kenora.

Envirothon team members Dion Deserre, Michelle Arsenault and Reanne Dick along with Mrs. Kathy Boone at the Vernon Trails in Kenora.

Three DHS students, accompanied by KPDSB Environmental SAT Mrs. Boone attended an Envirothon Workshop at the Vernon Trails system in Kenora on Thursday.

Envirothon team member Michelle¬†Arsenault said “The Vernon Nature Area is a unique area that links three very diverse vegetation zones found within Canada.¬† Five kilometres of designated trails acquainted the DHS Envirothon Team with the transition zone between the Boreal Forest Region, the St. Lawrence-Great Lakes Forest Region and the Prairie Grasslands.”

For more information about the DHS Envirothon Team, visit www.drydengreenteam.com.

Thursday Court Sports and Football Results

DHS Court Sports teams headed to Fort Frances yesterday for league play vs. the Muskies.

In Volleyball, the Sr. Boys won in three close sets (25-21, 26-24, 25-22).
Coach McMaster said that “There were a lot of great rallies, and the boys played very well as one unit. They were able to battle for points and demonstrate much improved defense. We are now shifting our practice focus to offense which will improve our ability to generate points.”
The Senior Boys are attending the Big Spike Tournament in Winnipeg today and tomorrow.

The Jr. Boys lost in 4 hard fought sets yesterday in Fort Frances (25-17, 23-25, 25-9, 26-24). According to Coach McMaster, “they did a lot of great things offensively and serving however need to improve on cup coverage and continue to work on communicating as a team on the court.”
The Junior Boys are hosting their home tournament this weekend here in Dryden.

On the Basketball court, the Sr. Girls won over the Muskies 21-12. Coach Lalonde said that the team had a slow start, but shut out the Muskies in the second quarter. “Great defense made the difference” according to Lalonde, adding that “we’re always looking to improve shooting, and reduce turnovers.”

The Jr. Girls had a tough loss against the Muskies. Coach Benson said that “a good team learns from a game like this.” Moving forward, Benson says that the team is going to work on improving offensive play.

In football, the Eagles were in Winnipeg to take on Kildonan East in a rare night game. The Eagles won over second place team Kildonan East 17-6.
The defensive line chalked up 6 interceptions, with 2 from Andrew Langlais.
Jake Berry returned a pick 57-yards for a touchdown.
Derrick Tattrie led the Eagles offence with a 2-yard touchdown run.
Adam Sweintek added a field goal.
The Eagles have now won 4 in a row and have landed in second place in WHSFL standings.

All of our Eagles court sport teams are participating in tournaments this weekend. Good luck teams!

The Football team returns home next Friday the 23rd for their final regular season game. Come out and cheer on your Eagles!

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