Good Luck, DGH Primary Basketball Team

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Go Huskies, Go!

 

DGH’s Primary Basketball team, coached by Ms. Carruth, will be heading to the Primary Zone Basketball Tournament on Tuesday, April 21st to compete against Mariposa, Leslie Frost and Jack Callaghan.  Thank you to Mariposa for hosting this Zone tournament.

 

In order to make it to the County Basketball tournament, the DGH team will need to finish in the top 2 at the Zone tournament.

 

Good luck, Huskies.  Make us proud!

Mr. Parish’s Reason for Supporting the Jump Rope for Heart Fundraiser

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DGH School Community, our school has begun its Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser for the HEART AND STROKE FOUNDATION.

 

Why do I support the Heart and Stroke Foundation?  The money raised for this foundation has helped to save thousands of lives since 1952 (when the foundation was started).  I have my own personal connection (this is Mr. Parish writing).

 

Only a few weeks ago, over the Easter Holiday, I got to see my father (and my kids their grandfather) because of the research and advances that have taken place in the past 60 years.  Why?  In the past 6 years my father has survived a heart attack and 2 strokes.

 

40 years ago, had this happened, I would have probably lost my father.  Today, my father has almost entirely recovered!  Without the research that has taken place my father would never have seen his grandchildren skate, play hockey, play lacrosse, go to his gardens, or even heard “I love you, grandfather” in the past 6 years.  I KNOW how lucky I am to still have my father with me – which is why I support the Heart and Stroke Foundation.  He IS alive today because of the research and advances that have taken place.

 

The things that we take for granted each day are things which are bonuses for him!  Growing vegetables in his gardens each spring and summer is something that he would no longer be able to do without advances in rehabilitation and the medicine that he takes daily.  Making maple syrup (something he has done for more than 70 years) would not have been possible!  Even driving to the grocery store on his own is something that he would likely be no longer able to do.

 

DGH – I KNOW there are many stories similar to mine in our school community.  Whether it is your mother, father, grandfather or grandmother – many of our families have been impacted by heart attacks and strokes.  Help support the Heart and Stroke Foundation by fundraising through DGH’s Jump for Heart event.

 

DGH’s Jump Rope for Heart date is Friday, May 1st.

– JK through to grade 5 students participate in the 1st Block

– grades 6 to 8 students who fundraise will participate in either the 2nd or 3rd Block.  Grades 6 to 8 students have to fundraise at least $15 in order to participate!

 

Envelopes are due into the office this Friday, April 24th.

Huskies – Senior Girls Basketball Champs!

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DGH – by now you have probably heard the news!  The Senior Girls Huskies are the COUNTY BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS!  The girls swept the County tournament with 5 wins in a row (!).  The girls were never tied or behind for even second of the tournament – which is almost unheard of at the County tournament level.  The girls’ teamwork, passing and defensive skills were on full display throughout the tournament.  The Huskies defeated Central by 10 points in the semi-final game and then went on to beat Langton by 6 in the final.

The best part of this team is that there were no individual stars. Every single girl played a role in capturing the title.

Here is a list of your county champs:

Fiona R
Amanda C
Sam B
Alya T
Sammi L
Madeline D
Allie W
Grace B
Jordan F
Sam H
Mackenzie W
Morgan G

Congratulations, girls!  Each one of you should be playing basketball again – whether at DGH or at high school.

Ms. Graham told Mr. Parish that Mr. Hetherington did an OUTSTANDING job coaching the Senior Girls.  His strategies and the skills taught in practices contributed to the victory, as well.

Thank you to Ms. Graham who convened the County Tournament (at another school, no less!).

 

Senior Girls BBall Champs

Why is Mr. Hetherington Smiling…

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Mr. Hetherington is smiling because he is holding the SENIOR GIRLS BASKETBALL COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP PLAQUE!  DGH’s name is not on it yet, but it will be soon!  That’s an awfully big smile, Mr. Hetherington!

 

A photo of the Senior Girls team with the plaque will follow in the next day or 2!

DGH’s Jump Rope for Heart – The Challenge is Out There, Grades 6 to 8 Students!

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Students in grades 6 to 8, the CHALLENGE is out there for the JUMP ROPE FOR HEART FUNDRAISER!

 

Why are we specifically challenging our grades 6 to 8 students?  Traditionally this is our lowest participating group of students for Jump Rope for Heart.  DGH WANTS YOU!  We want LOTS more grades 6 to 8 students participating this year!  Ms. McColl has great activities organized for this group, but needs more students to participate in order to make this happen!

 

Why do we fundraise for the Heart and Stroke Foundation?  The money raised for this foundation has helped to reduce the death rate from heart and stroke by 75% in the past 60 years!

 

DGH’s Jump Rope for Heart date is Friday, May 1st.

– JK through to grade 5 students participate in the 1st Block

– grades 6 to 8 students who fundraise will participate in either the 2nd or 3rd Block.  Grades 6 to 8 students have to fundraise at least $15 in order to participate!

 

Pledge Sheets need to be into the school by Friday, April 24th!

Go, Huskies, Go!

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Cheer on our Huskies, DGH community!

 

Tomorrow, April 16th, our DGH Junior Basketball and Senior Girls Basketball teams will be competing at the County basketball tournaments.  Both earned spots at this level with strong showings in last week’s Zone tournaments.  Ms. Carruth’s Junior team is definitely ready to play hard and Mr. Hetherington’s Senior Girls are also pumped.  The competition will be tough at both tournaments, but we know that our students will work as they as they can!

 

Go, Huskies, Go!

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