DGH Primary Track and Field Success!

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Ms. Schmiegelow and Ms. Marsh took the DGH Primary Track and Field team to the Primary County Track and Field Meet on Tuesday, June 16th.  Thanks to both staff members for coaching the team.


The day was a success!  Aside from the results (which are listed below), the team demonstrated excellent sportsmanship and team spirit – which is what we truly care about.  Great job, Huskies!


Overall Results


2 X 250m Relay – 1st Place for Alanna L and Lucas D


Tyke Girls


250m – 6th place for Katie W

Ball Throw – 3rd place for Danika M

Standing Long Jump – 5th place Katie W


Tyke Boys


50m – 2nd place for Carson L

100m – 3rd place for Kyle W

250m – 3d place for Kyle W

Standing Long Jump – 4th place for William L

Long Jump – 5th place for Carson L


Novice Girls


50m – 5th place for Courtney C

100m – 3rd place for Alanna L

250m – 1st place for Alanna L


Novice Boys


Ball Throw – 2nd place for Lucas D

Standing Long Jump – 3rd place for Lucas D

Long Jump – 4th place for Barok P

DGH Parents – Bear Sighting in the Local Area

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Parents and guardians of students at DGH, please be aware that we received a phone call today indicating a bear sighting in the area (a few kilometres from the school).  Assuming it is the same bear there have been sightings as far north as Valentia Road and as far south as Washburn Island.


Protocol in this case would be:


– if the bear sighting was close to the school (e.g., in a field adjacent to the school) we would keep students in the school for recess until we felt that the bear had left area.


Staff carry walkie-talkies with them at recess.  Should a bear be sighted on the yard/a field adjacent to the school, students would be immediately brought inside and the office would be contacted via the walkie-talkies (with the bell being rung for students to come inside immediately).


If additional information becomes available, we will continue to keep parents and guardians posted via our school website and the DGH Facebook feed.

Golf Coupon Book on Sale at DGH

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Looking for a last minute Father’s Day Gift?  DGH is again selling Golf Coupon Books which include coupons for local golf courses.  This is a GREAT gift for the Father (or other special person in your life) who likes to golf.


The cost is $30 per book and they are on sale until Friday, June 19th (we have a few copies left).


If you are interested in a copy, please ask to speak with either Ms. Starr or Ms. Taylor in the office.

DGH’s County Baseball Team Competes on Friday, June 19th

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Ms. Graham will be taking the DGH Senior Baseball Team to the County Tournament this Friday.  As many of you may know, Ms. Graham is a HUGE baseball fan – so this is a favourite tournament for her.

For students who are on the baseball team and who also went on the grade 8 year-end trip – it will have been an eventful week!

Good luck to the team and thank you for representing our school.  You will definitely have fun at the tournament.


The DGH Baseball Team is:


Courtney McG

Mack T

Jordan F

Morgan G

Allie W

Mack W

Fiona R

Sam Holtby

Amanda C

Madeline D

Blake R

Kyle R

Connor M

Landyn B

Brody O

Leo D

Carter C

Carson M

Nicholas R

Holden H

Adam N

Michael H

Jordan B

Riley H

Grade 8 Graduation Week Information

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Grade 8 graduation is drawing ever closer…!


With grade 8 graduation comes a great number of events and activities.  Grade 8 students should have brought home a letter listing all of these events; however, if it did not reach your home here is a synopsis of the activities:


Breakfast for the Grade 8 Graduates takes place on Tuesday, June 23rd after morning announcements.


Graduation Rehearsal takes place on Wednesday, June 24th between approximately 9:15 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. (please have your daughter or son at the school at this time)


Grade 8 students should be at the school for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24th to get organized for ceremony.


The Graduation Ceremony begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24th.


The Graduation Dance begins immediately after the Graduation Ceremony concludes (normally around 8:30 p.m.).  The Dance ends at 11:00 p.m. (please be sure that your son or daughter is picked up promptly).


Grade 8 Clap-Out takes place at about 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 25th.


Ms. McColl’s Class to Camp Wanakita on June 17th and 18th

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Ms. McColl’s class is going to have a great time later this week!  She is taking her class to Camp Wanakita for an outstanding outdoor education experience, with many activities involving team building and leadership.  Camp Wankita is all about getting kids outside to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities.

This is one of Ms. McColl’s favourite trips!

Let’s hope that the black flies and mosquitoes are mostly gone by now (I heard that the bug season has been a little livelier than usual this year…)!

Good Luck, DGH Primary Track and Field Team at Tuesday, June 16th’s Track Meet!

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Go, Huskies, Go!


Our Primary Track and Field Team will be headed to the County Track and Field Meet tomorrow (June 16th, 2015).  The team has been training hard for the past several weeks and our students are ready to go!  Thanks to Ms. Schmiegelow and Ms. Marsh for coaching the team!




• Primary Track and Field team members need to be at DGH for 8:15 a.m. for attendance and organization


• school bus carrying DGH students leaves at 8:30 sharp (we are sharing a bus with another school)


• Primary Track and Field team members will arrive back at DGH at approximately 4:00 p.m..  Students will require a ride home from the school at this point.


Our Primary Track and Field Team Consists Of:




Carson L

William L

Kyle W

Travis T

Kennedy G

Katie W

Danika M

Kaitlyn R




Charlie K

Barok P

Lucas D

Jake M

Braxton M

Courtney C

Alanna L

Keira W

Tera F

Jayden L

Madelyn B

Our Grades 7s and 8s are Off on Year-End Trips Today!

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The households of many of our grades 7 and 8 students will be just a little bit quieter tonight, as year-end trips are taking place.  The grade 7s are off to Niagara Falls on Monday and Tuesday (I hope you have a rain jacket for the boat ride close to the Falls!!!).  The grade 8s are off to Quebec City on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.


These are certainly great ways to end off the year.  DGH hopes that you enjoy yourselves and have wonderful year-end trips!

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