Jimmy Chapman is in for Junior and Intermediate Students Tomorrow

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Our Junior and Intermediate classes will receive their first Jimmy Chapman session tomorrow (last Wednesday’s session unfortunately had to be rescheduled).  As always, wear comfortable clothing in which you can be physically active.  Our youngest to oldest students always enjoy their Jimmy Chapman sessions!  Don’t forget that we are asking each student to pay $3 for Jimmy to come to our school (with the Parent Council covering the other half of the cost).

Parent Council’s Sign Night Is…Tomorrow!

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A reminder, DGH community, that our Parent Council’s Sign Night is tomorrow night (Tuesday, February 27th). The night begins at 7:00 pm and will take place in our Gym. Unfortunately participants did have to pre-register (so, if you did not pre-register it is now too late to do so). Thanks to all those who signed up! Organizers are looking forward to a great evening of sign making and conversation!

Pink Shirt Day on Wednesday!

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DGH community, don’t forget that we are asking you to wear PINK this Wednesday to show your support for anti-bullying initiatives.  This year’s focus is cyber-bullying, an issue which impacts so many students.  Click here to learn more about Pink Shirt Day!  Break out the pink, DGH!

Congratulations, DGH Speech Finalists!

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Congratulations to each of our Speech Finalists who competed on Friday, February 23rd!  The speeches were excellent, with students speaking on a variety of topics from the extremely funny to the very serious.  Students from grades 4 to 8 competed.  Grades 4 to 6 students compete at the Junior level; grades 7 and 8 students compete at the Intermediate level.


The top 2 students in each level move onto the Legion level speech competition.  An alternate is also chosen in case one of the 2 students selected is unable to attend to the Legion competition.  The list of speakers is provided below and pictures of our presenters are provided below that.


Junior Finalists

Emily W

Caitlyn G



Madelyn B


Remaining Junior Speakers

Alanna L

William L

Kyla F

Jacob P


Intermediate Finalists

Faith M

Cooper L



Bodhi Martin


Remaining Intermediate Speakers

Ashley F

Kyla P

Sophia F

Matthew B



Parent Forum Reminder – February 27th

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A reminder, DGH community, that Larry Hope, our Director of Education, is running 3 Parent Forums events where you have the opportunity to meet and speak with him.  Please click here to find out additional information about this opportunity.


The closest Parent Forum for City of Kawartha Lakes schools is at IE Weldon Secondary School and it takes places on February 27th between 10:00 and 11:00 am, and 4:00 to 5:00 pm.


If you are unable to attend the above forum, there are 2 other opportunities: at Haliburton Highlands Secondary School on February 28th, or BMLSS (Bracebridge) on March 7th at the same times.


There is a registration link provided on the attachment that you are asked to register with.

Pink Shirt Day on February 28th!

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A reminder, DGH community, that we are asking students to wear a pink shirt and/or pink clothing on February 28th to show support for anti-bullying initiatives.


Would you like to find out more?  Click here to learn more about Pink Shirt Day!


Break out the pink clothing and show your support, DGH community!

Jersey Day – Friday, February 23

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Have you picked out your favourite jersey or team’s shirt – because this Friday, February 23rd is Jersey Day!


One of the great things about this Spirit Day is the wide variety of jerseys and shirts we will see.  From teams that students play on to clubs that students belong to or favourite professional sports teams – we will see a little bit of everything on Friday.  My personal favourites are always the jerseys of clubs that students belong to.  It is incredible how different organizations are in our local community!


Wear those jerseys with pride, Huskies!

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