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November 2016

DALMENY HIGH SCHOOL

P.O. Box 430, Dalmeny, Sask.  SOK 1EO

Phone:  (306) 254-2036    Fax:  (306) 254-2759

 

Principal:  Andrew Merryweather      Vice Principal:  Josh Janzen    Secretary:  Karen Pauls

Newsletter #9, November, 2016

Looking Ahead:

November 10 – Remembrance Day Ceremony

November 11 – Remembrance Day – No Classes

November 14 – No Classes – Day in Lieu

November 15 – No Classes – Prep Day

November 18 – Report Cards – Grade 7-9

December 1, 2, 3 – High School Musical Production

December 21 – Last day of school before the Christmas Break, Banquet

2017 

January 3 – Back to school, Day “C”

January 24 – 27 – Final Exams for Semester 1 – Grade 10-12

January 30 – No Classes – Prep Day

February 3 – Report Cards – Grade 10-12

February 20 – 24 – Winter Break – No Classes

February 27 – Back to School, Day “F”

March 22 – Parent/Teacher Interviews

March 24 – No Classes – Prep Day

March 31 – Report Cards – Grade 7-9

April 13 – Report Cards – Grade 10-12

April 14 – Good Friday – No Classes

April 17 – 21 – Easter Break

April 24 – Back to School, Day “C”

May 19 – No Classes – Prep Day

May 22 – Victoria Day – No Classes

June 5 – No Classes – Prep Day

June 23 – 28 – Final Exams for Semester 2 – Grade 10 – 12

June 29 – No Classes – Graduation

June 30 – Pick up Report Cards

 

The following is a link to the 2016/17 Calendar   2016/17 School Calendar

Remembrance Day Ceremony

 You are invited to join us on November 10th at our Remembrance Day Ceremony.  There will be 4 performances of the ceremony at:  9:30, 10:15, 11:00, and 11:40.  They are all open to the public.

The grade 11 History class has devoted many hours in preparation for the ceremony. They have based their performance on Willie McBride.  He is a young Canadian who enlists in WW1 along side his brother and sister.  We celebrate his death exactly 100 years later on this November 10th.

” although you died back in 1916

in that faithful heart are you forever 19.”

 

Cross-Country Medalists

Congratulations to our DHS cross-country athletes on their wonderful season! We had five athletes competing in the provincial competition. Our school won a silver medal in the 2A category with our team points. A tremendous accomplishment with all our runners obtaining a personal best. Well done Phoebe J, Riley B, Logan VM, Emily B, and Kierdin B on your provincial medals!!

Thank you to Mrs. Dyck and Mr. Janzen for coaching this team of runners.

 

Soccer Medalists

 Congratulations to our DHS Soccer team on an amazing first season of play.  Coming out on top at Regionals in the pouring rain was an adventure.  We entered Provincials seeded 5th out of 8 teams and won both games to put us in the gold medal round.  Losing to Cando was not our goal, however, our team played their game and won silver.

Thanks to Coach Paul Johnson, and his assistant Stephen Robinson for coaching this group of students.  Also thanks to Sandra Schatz, the school supervisor, who kept us organized all season.

 

Junior Volleyball

 The 2016 season of junior volleyball is over and our teams have much to be proud of. The junior boys finished well, making it to District playoffs, but losing in the semi finals.  The junior girls also made it to District playoffs and came out as the top girls team.  Congratulations.

Thanks to Josh Janzen, the junior boys coach and Crystal Benoit, the junior girls coach for their input into these two teams.  Thanks also to the parents and other staff members who made it possible for so many students to enjoy and learn the game of volleyball.

 

 We Day

The DHS We Day Team has been collecting warm and gently used winter clothing for the past month. We are very pleased to announce that we will be able to make at least 30 students much cozier this winter! We have a few weeks left of our clothing drive so if you would like to thin out your closets and Share a Gift of Warmth this winter season we would be happy to accept your donations.

The We Team has added a new initiative! For each donation a person brings in, that person’s name will go into a draw to win a chance to pie a We Team member in the face at our next assembly. This means you can feel good about giving and enjoy a good-natured laugh as well!

 

Careers and Opportunities

  1.  In recognition of young people who demonstrate outstanding service, positive contributions, notable deeds, bravery or leadership, the Vimy Foundationhas created the Vimy Pilgrimage Award.  Exceptional Canadian youth who have served their peers, schools, communities, province or country are eligible.  The Award consists of a fully funded, week-long educational program in Europe to study Canada’s tremendous First World War effort.  Scheduled  April 7 – 16 2017 during Vimy week, the program will include classroom education and daily field trips to significant WWI sites and memorials.  Applicationsmust be submitted by November 11th, 2016.
  2. ENCOUNTERS WITH CANADA is a unique opportunity for Canadian teens to meet other young people from across the country. Spend an adventure-filled week in your nation’s capital!  https://www.ewc-rdc.ca/pub A variety of themes are available to choose from:  Arts and Culture, Canada Remembers, Democracy and Youth, First Responders, Experience Canada, International Relations, Journalism and Communications, Law and Justice System, Medicine and Health, Science and Ecology, Science and Technology, Sports and Fitness and Vimy: Canada’s coming of Age. Each theme has its own week.  The cost is $675 and includes travel to and from Ottawa, accommodations, meals and all programs costs.
  3. FORUM FOR YOUNG CANADIANS Ages 15-19  http://forum.caAre you smart, ambitious, and political? Do you want to be part of your community and your country’s future? Get involved now! Forum for Young Canadians presents a fun and valuable opportunity to meet other young Canadians like you during a week-long behind-the-scenes experience in the world of federal politics on Parliament Hill. You’ll meet Members of Parliament, Senators and other leading figures in government and the public service. $895 participation fee covers, transportation to Ottawa, accommodations and meals for your week long stay. Three different week sessions are being offered in  February 26 to Mar 3, 2017 March 12 to March 17, 2017,  March26 to March 31, 2017
  4. SHAD is a 4-week summer program designed to show you what you can achieve if you think big and pursue your own potential. SHAD participants have the chance to explore a university campus while they’re still in high school and experience a multi-disciplinary approach to learning. The program is open to students currently enrolled in Grade 10, 11 or 12 who have strong academic credentials and who are innovative (especially in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics). Generous bursaries and scholarships are available but you have to apply early! The online application can be found at shad.ca/apply & the deadline to apply is November 28th, 2016.
  5. The Duke of Edinburgh Award Program is one of individual challenge to nurture inner pride and empower young leaders.  It offers young people a balanced, non-competitive program of extra-curricular activities that encourages personal discovery and growth, self-reliance, perseverance, responsibility to themselves and service to their community.  The Award also acts to provide high quality learning opportunities that guide young people to be motivated, learn how to communicate, become organized and become independent through a program of goal setting, confidence & responsibility.  It looks great on a resume or scholarship application and it is fun to do!  In addition, Grades 10, 11 or 12 students can receive a Special Project Credit for each of the 3 levels they complete of the Program if they would like – which would count towards the 24 high school credits they require to graduate (SPC 10 for Bronze, SPC 20 for Silver, and SPC 30 for Gold) doing it for credit is not required, if you wish to do it for credit please see Mrs. Dament.
  6. Are you interested in parliamentary debate? Canadian politics? Going to University in the National Capital region? If so, the House of Commons Page Program is for you! The Pages for 2015-2016 will be contracted to work at the House of Commons for one year, beginning in late August 2015. They work a minimum of 15 hours per week with their work schedule coordinated with their university schedule. Each candidate must: (i) be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident; (ii) be graduating from a Canadian high school and entering full-time university studies in September 2014; (iii) have an overall academic average of at least 80%; (iv) be able to communicate fluently in both official languages, as evaluated by the House of Commons; and (v) apply to a university in the National Capital region, be accepted and accept the offer of admission. The deadline to apply is Monday, December 5th, 2016. 
  7. WorkSafe Saskatchewan invites Grade 9-12 students to create a 2 minute video with the Work2Live message, “Focus on Safety!” First prize is $1000..  All entries must be received by March 31 2017.

 

Michelle Dament

Sr. Math Teacher, Career Counsellor

Dalmeny High

254-2036

michelle.dament@spiritsd.ca

EXPERIENCES CANADA 150&ME YOUTH PARTICIPANTS

If you are between the ages of 14 and 19, have a passion for Canada and want to help shape your country’s future, then Experiences Canada 150&Me is for you!

The celebrations commemorating Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017 will be an exciting time in our country’s history! Take the 150&Me challenge and have your say in what the next 150 years will look like. You could have the chance to go on the adventure of a lifetime, travelling across the country meeting other young Canadians to work together to create your own Canada of the future. You could have the chance to participate in one of four regional forums across the country, and maybe even travel to Ottawa to present to business and government leaders as part of a national forum that will take place during the Canada Day celebrations in 2017. All your expenses are paid and you get to help make your country better and meet like-minded young Canadians from across the country who share your passion about why Canada is awesome! Feb 1st 2017 deadline

See the website for more information:

http://experiencescanada.ca/150/about-us/what-is-canada-150-me/

 

CVAC

BASKETBALL OFFICIALS

CLINIC

Tuesday, November 22

6:30 pm

@

Walter W. Brown School

For more information contact Judy Walker

judy.walker@spiritsd.ca