Announcements from the Guidance Office


LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO MODEL PARLIAMENT –  February 26th to 28th.  This is an educational program offering civic minded students a unique opportunity to experience democracy at work in a engaging way.  Ontario students in grades 10-12 with an interest in current affairs, provincial issues and government can apply.  One student will be selected from each provincial riding.  Visit for more information and to apply.  Application deadline is October 27th. Model Parliament 2020 poster (EN)

Scholarship opportunity.  The Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarship Program is now accepting applications, until October 25th, you could be awarded up to $10.000 for post-secondary studies.  You must be graduating from High School with plans to attend a university education in the fall.  To learn more of the eligibility requirements and to apply please visit

Information is now available for the TD Scholarships for Community Leadership.  This scholarship is up to $70,000.  This scholarship is based on a students initiative in making a meaningful and lasting difference in their community.  Visit the Guidance Office or the TD Scholarship website for more information.  The Deadline to apply in November 15th.

BMO Financial Group Leader of Tomorrow & Indigenous Leader of Tomorrow Scholarships – Apply Today

The University of Manitoba is a place where students can define who they really are. We don’t just embrace big dreamers, we encourage them. We recognize the potential of our prospective students and have developed a program to promote strong leaders within the university community. The BMO Financial Group Leader of Tomorrow & Indigenous Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship program highlights exceptional high school graduates who combine outstanding leadership potential with academic giftedness. Applications for the 2020/2021 year are now available – see below for details and to apply: 

Deadline to apply is December 1, 2019. For more information, please contact Financial Aid and Awards at

Potential Graduates need to have all their hours completed and turned in to the Guidance office by May 31st.

Potential Grads:  Many external awards are available to apply for.  See the External Scholarships & Bursaries link for more information or visit the guidance office.

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Information Days at DHS

Universities and Colleges will be visiting DHS throughout the year.  Information on upcoming presentations will be listed here.  If you are interested please sign up in the Guidance Office.

Community, family, former & current students are invited to attend any of these presentations.

The University of Manitoba will have a presentation in the DHS library on Wednesday, October 16th at 10:15 a.m.  There will be a sign-up sheet, for students, in the Guidance Office.


Canadian Armed Forces Bold Eagle will have a presentation in the DHS library on October 11th at 10:15.  This is geared to FNMI students interested in the CAF.

The Thunder Bay Police Services will be in the DHS library on Wednesday, October 15th.  Students can sign up in the guidance office for this presentation on the different careers in the Police Services.

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Scholarships & Bursaries

Students are encouraged to check the links in the black bar near the top of this page as well as visiting the guidance office for bursary and scholarship information.   We also encourage you check the post-secondary institution websites and search other sources.

The Local Bursary and Scholarship booklet is available in early April of each year.

Information on Ontario Universities can be found at, here you can find a Finance tab for scholarships offered by Ontario Universities.

The website   has a list of events happening such as information fairs and open houses.

There are some sites, that you may want to check out, listed in the External Scholarships and Bursaries link above.

The following was received from                                                            ” Just because the school year is over doesn’t mean the scholarship opportunities stop. has $935,500 worth of scholarship opening over the summer.

We have created an Excel personal budget template for anyone to download, we hope this is a useful tool that will help students plan financially for post-secondary education:”

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Local Scholarships and Bursaries

Local Bursary/Scholarship are posted in early/mid April.  Please watch the Local Scholarships and Bursaries link in the black box above.  Outside financial awards may be available, and have a variety of deadlines, please check the link for external information and remember this is not a complete list.

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Dryden Rotary Club sponsored activities


The Rotary Club of Dryden sponsors several students to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Camp.  Basic RYLA for those aged 12-14  and Advanced RYLA is for those ages 15-17.  These camps occur during the summer and applications are due late May.  Watch this website for information in the Spring of 2019 for the next RYLA camps.   


Adventures in Human Rights.  This event will be in Winnipeg from August 12th to 18th.    Registration is now closed.


Applications are available, in the Guidance Office, for The District 5550 Rotary Youth Exchange Program for Long Term Youth Exchange and Short Term Youth Exchange. The application deadline is September 30th.  


Adventures in Technology  – Registration is now OPEN.  Grade 11 & 12 students interested in learning more about technology, the many ways it affects our lives, ant the opportunities it holds for tomorrow may be interested in this event.  Adventures in Technology 2019 will be taking place Sunday, April 28th through Friday, May 3, 2019 in Saskatoon.  Applications are now available in the guidance office.  The application deadline is February 28th.


Adventures in Agriculture  – November 21-25 Fall 2018 applications are available in the guidance office.  This is open to grade 11 & 12 students who are interested in learning more about the agricultural industry and its career opportunities. Deadline Sept. 30th 

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Report Cards and Anecdotal Reports

Semester 1 September 3, 2019 – January 30, 2020

Semester 1 Term 1 September 3 – November 8, 2019 Semester 1 Term 2 November 11 – January 30, 2020

Mid Term Report November 21, 2019

Exams January 27, 28, 29, 30, 2020

Final Report February 13, 2020

 Semester 2 January 31 – June 26, 2020

Semester 2 Term 1 January 31 – April 9, 2020 Semester 2 Term 2 April 14 – June 26, 2020

Mid Term Report April 23, 2020

Exams June 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 2020

Final Report July

Report Cards & Anecdotal Reports will be given to students on the following dates:  

To Be Announced for the 2019/20 school year.

Semester One:

Anecdotal Report –  October   – Interviews: October  3:45-6:15 p.m.

Mid-Term Report Card – November  – Interviews:  November  3:45-6:15

Final Report Card – February

Semester Two:

Anecdotal Report –  – Interviews:

Mid-Term Report Card –  Interviews:

Final Report Card –  July – Dates to be announced

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University & College Applications

Equal Opportunity Deadlines are:  applications are still  accepted even after the equal opportunity deadlines have passed.

Ontario Colleges – Feb.4, 2019

Ontario Universities – Jan. 16, 2019

SAT Dates at DHS – 2018/19 

October 6, 2018

May 4, 2019

SAT Dates at DHS – 2019/20

October 5, 2019

May 2, 2020

Register at

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