Donate Your Pop Tabs to the School!

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DGH school community, we are looking for your pop tabs!  For the past several years, Mr. Hetherington has collected pop tabs, which are then donated to the Lions Club.  The Lions Club then take the pop tabs to a metal recycler and use the money from this to purchase wheel chairs.  In the past, Mr. Hetherington has collected BAGS full of pop tabs!  Over the years many, many wheelchairs have been purchased because of this!  Quite simply, this is a great cause to support.


This year, the Lions Club brought in a bucket for the pop tabs.  We have placed the bucket in the office and are looking for pop tabs!  Simply bring them in and add to the bucket!


DGH – let’s see how many tabs we can collect in the next 6 months!



LCVI Pathway Information Night – January 19th

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DGH parents and guardians of grade 8 students, LCVI’s Pathway Information Night takes place on January 19th.  The evening runs from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and will provide information on a variety of topics.


Click on the link below to view LCVI’s poster and for additional information on this evening.


LCVI Pathway Info Night Poster


• SPAR-Tech 1:1 Laptop Project

• Advanced Placement Program

• Specialist High Skills Major Program

• Goldstar / Co-op

• Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program

• PALS and PALS Integration and Co-op Opportunities

• Academic / Applied / Locally Developed course pathways


This is an outstanding evening, providing useful information for next year’s grade 9 students!  Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office at either DGH or LCVI.

Junior Kindergarten Registration is OPEN for 2017-2018!

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If your child is going to be 4 by December 31, 2017, this will be an exciting year for you!  Junior Kindergarten registration has now begun for the 2017-2018 school year!  Packages are available in the school’s office.  Simply drop into the school’s office during regular school hours or call the school at 705-786-1915 and speak with a staff member to find out how to obtain a package or to ask any questions that you might have.


What Do You Need to Register?


• Proof of age

• Name and phone number for family doctor

• Ontario Health Card Number (optional)

• Child’s Immunization Record

• Residence road name and 911 number


Kindergarten Registration 2017-2018 Poster


Ms. McColl’s Grade 6 Sewers!

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While the post may be a bit belated (I can only get so much out on the website at certain times!), the grade 6s in Ms. McColl’s class need to be recognized for their sewing skills!  One of their Christmas activities was sewing and you can see the results in the photos below.  Having sewn a few buttons on shirts (this is Mr. Parish writing), I have great appreciation for the patience and skill shown by these students!  All students finished their product before the Christmas break and I have no doubt that many (probably all!) have been tucked away by family members as a wonderful future memory.



OPP’s LCBO “Think of Me” Bag Winners!

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Each year the OPP sponsor a contest where students are asked to decorate bags with a message about the dangers of drinking and driving for local LCBO stores – called “Think of Me”.  The message is still an important one as drinking and driving kills far too many people in Ontario each year.  Many of our DGH classes participated in the bag decoration program.  Better yet, many of our DGH students were winners in her/his category!


Congratulations to (l to r) Sydney Taylor, Beth Strange, Laney Durward, Emma Hewitt and Tara Carvalho whose bags were declared winners!  Special congratulations to Ms. Burns’ grade 5 students (Beth, Laney and Emma) who, I believe, swept the grade 5 division!



LCVI Band Visits on January 13th at 11:30 am

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DGH will again be welcoming the LCVI band on Friday, January 13th.  LCVI’s band performs each year around this year – which is  perfect timing as grade 8 students will soon be filling out their course selection sheets.  More than a few of our students, no doubt, will be choosing instrumental music as an optional course for grade 9.  The LCVI band always contains more than a few DGH grads, making the visit that much more special.

LCVI Guidance Counsellors Visit DGH’s Grade 8s on January 13th

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While we aren’t even quite half way through the year (!) our grade 8s will soon be selecting their courses for grade 9.  LCVI’s guidance counsellors will be visiting our grade 8s this Friday, January 13th, to talk about the different pathways available (e.g., locally developed, applied and academic) and how high school differs from elementary school.  This is a great opportunity for our grade 8s to begin their transition to high school (as scary as that may sound to parents and guardians!!!).


The LCVI grade 8 Parent Information Night takes place on Thursday, January 19th at 6:00 pm.


The guidance counsellors will be back on Tuesday, January 24th and our grade 8s will be filling out their course selections online.

Grade 7 and 8 TLAC Applications Due Friday, January 13th

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A reminder for students (and parents) in grades 7 and 8 that TLAC applications are due on Friday, January 13th.  A post in December provided information regarding the program (which is an excellent one!) and how to apply.  Simply click on the link below to be taken to that post.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office at 705-786-1915 and any of the office staff will be happy to help.


Grade 7 & 8 – TLAC Applications Available

Welcome Back on January 9th!

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DGH school community, we welcome back our students on Monday, January 9th.  We hope that everyone had a safe and relaxing holiday and are recharged for the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year!  With a little over 2 months to the March Break, the rest of the school year really feels like a mad dash!  Once March Break hits there are sooooo many things taking place that one can hardly keep up!!!  This is a great thing – DGH is a school where students have many different extra-curriculars and activities in which to become involved!  See you tomorrow, students!

Ms. Burns’ and Ms. McColl’s Class Trip on February 6th

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We definitely did not enjoy these types of trips when I was in school (this is Mr. Parish writing the post)!  Students in Ms. Burns’ and Ms. McColl’s classes will enjoy a fun and active field trip on Monday, February 6th when they head off to Lazer Quest and then Legends for swimming.  The Lazer Quest facility is outstanding; Legends has a huge swimming pool – the kids are going to love the day!

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