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 #8, October, 2017
Oct 6 – No Classes
Oct 9 – Thanksgiving
Oct 18 – Parent/teacher interviews
Oct 26 – Picture retakes
Nov 3 – Report cards Gr 10-12
Nov 8 – Remembrance Day Ceremony
Nov 9 – No Classes
Nov 10 – No Classes
Nov 13 – No Classes
Nov 17 – Report cards Gr 7-9
Dec 22 – Last day/Christmas banquet/dance
Jan 8 – Classes resume – Day D
Jan 9 – Grad photos
Jan 31 – No Classes
Feb 9 – Report card – Gr 10-12
Feb 19-23 – Winter break
Feb 26 – Classes resume – Day C
March 9 – Science Fair – Gr 8-9
March 12 – No Classes
March 16 – Report Card – Gr 7-9
March 21 – Parent/Teach interviews
March 23 – Heritage Fair – Gr 7
March 30 – Good Friday
April 2 – 6 – Easter Break
April 9 – Classes resume – Day B
April 13 – In Motion Day
April 20 – Report Cards – Gr 10-12
April 27 – No Classes
May 3 – Local Track Meet
May 18 – No Classes
May 21 – Victoria Day
June 13 – Senior Awards
June 14 – Athletic Awards
June 20 – Junior Awards
June 27 – Last day of classes/Report cards Gr 7-9
June 28 – Grad
June 29 – Pick up report cards – Gr 10-12
On October 4, Cross Country districts will be held in Delisle. We are excited to have many returning runners as well as new students joining our Cross Country team. We look forward to taking some athletes to the Provincial competition in Turtleford.
Take Our Kids to Work Day
On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017, Grade 9 students across Canada will experience a day in the life of an adult – at work. The intention of this national program is to encourage students to start thinking early about their own career direction and the educational choices they need to make. A “Parent/Employer Consent Form” will be sent home with Grade 9 students at a later date. The form must be filled out, signed by the student, and parent or guardian and the workplace representative, and then returned to the school.
Our first parent/teacher interview date is coming up on Wednesday, October 18, and will be from 3:15 to 8:00 pm. Interviews are not set up for each student. If you would like to meet with any of your child’s teachers, please call the school at 306-254-2036 to set up a time.
- In recognition of young people 14 – 17 years of age who demonstrate outstanding service, positive contributions, notable deeds, bravery or leadership, the Vimy Foundation has 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 2 – 10, 2018, the program will include classroom education and daily field trips to significant WWI sites and memorials. Submit a 500-word essay why you would be worthy of the award and two letters of support. Applications must be submitted by November 12th, 2017.
- 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 and responsibility. It looks great on a resume or scholarship application and it is fun to do! In addition, 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) but doing it for credit is not required. See Mrs. Dament for more information. Congratulations to Morgan Ens 2017 DHS Gradate who received her Silver medal this summer.
3. ENCOUNTERS WITH CANADA is a unique opportunity for Canadian teens age 14 to 17 years of age 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. Let Mrs. Dament know if you are interested and she will get you an access code to complete the application.
4. FORUM FOR YOUNG CANADIANS Ages 15-19 http://forum.ca Are 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 Jan 28 – Feb 2 2018 February 25 to Mar 2, 2018 March 18 to March 23, 2018
5. College of Kinesiology Aquatics Program: is looking to hire and train lifeguards and swim instructors. Check out the website http://www.recservices.usask.ca/work-here/aquatics.php call Kim Jones at 306 966-1003
6. SHAD Enrichment Program – For grade 10,11 and 12 The mission is to empower exceptional youth to make the world a better place. Every July, about 900 of Canada’s best and brightest come together to experience SHAD’s unique experiential-learning program – rooted in the STEAM disciplines of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics – while gaining self-confidence, entrepreneurial and workforce skills, internship opportunities, and a network for life. The fee to attend the program is $5,500*, which covers accommodation, meals, academic activities and field trips. Application for bursaries are available. Students would spend the month of July at the University of Saskatchewan. Application deadline is Nov 20th 2017 https://www.shad.ca/Future-SHADs-Parents.htm
7. New Young Worker Readiness Certificate Course (YWRCC) Now Available Online
a. The YWRCC is a job readiness course that teaches young workers about their rights and responsibilities that relate to health, safety, and employment standards in the workplace. All fourteen and fifteen year-olds who want to work in Saskatchewan are required to take the YWRCC and obtain their certificate prior to beginning any employment.
- The new course is highly interactive and engages young workers with games, animation, and videos. Some additional changes include having a high bandwidth and a low bandwidth version to accommodate all internet-users. The new course will take approximately two to three hours to complete and students can now log in and out of the course by creating their own user account. There is also a paper and pencil version available for those that are unable to take the course online
- 8. Gr 10,11 12 Students who were in the following events were given an application form. Please return the completed application form to Mrs. Dament or Mrs. McLean as soon as possible as spots fill out quickly.
3D Printing Skills Boot Camp: 8 sessions beginning October 23, 2017
Spotlight on Health and Science & Technology: Thursday, October 24
Culinary Skills Boot Camp: 10 sessions beginning November 1, 2017
Connected: Young Women Exploring Careers: November 7, 2017
Sr. Math Teacher, Career Counsellor
Congratulations to 2017 DHS Graduate Morgan Ens. Morgan received recognition at Government House Sept 16th in Regina for completing the Silver Level of the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Morgan completed the Bronze Level in her Grade 11 year and received a high school credit. If you are interested in learning more about the Duke of Edinburgh Award go to https://www.dukeofed.org/get-started
Three DHS students applied and were accepted to the Summer Youth Internship Program. Brett Haffner, Nic Slobodian, and Vince Waldner were employed this summer in a trades related field. Each achieved two high school Apprenticeship Credits, gained valuable experience to put on a resume and were paid competitive wages.
Nic Slobodian was the recipient of the Lana Bauer Award
The Lana Bauer Achievement Award ($500) is presented to a student in Grade 11 who has shown outstanding achievement in this years Summer Youth Internship Program. This student must show a strong willingness to learn, dedication and commitment to better himself/herself as a tradesperson with the hopes of one day having a career in the trades. Nic has worked at Denny’s Plumbing through this program for the past two summers and has received a total of 4 high school apprenticeship credits.