Announcements from the Guidance Office


The UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY will be visiting DHS on Wednesday, September 18th.  Please sign up in the guidance office if you are interested in attending.

ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD THE ONTARIO COLLEGE INFORMATION PROGRAM TOUR WILL BE AT DRYDEN HIGH SCHOOL FROM 1:00- 2:30.  Please visit the Small Gym at DHS to learn about programs in 17 Ontario colleges.

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

Rotary Club Adventures in Agriculture  November 27th – Dec 1st in Regina.  Applications are available in the DHS Guidance office and the library.  Deadline to apply is September 24th. 

Dryden Rotary Club is hosting an information meeting for students, and their families,  interested in Long and Short term exchanges to another country, on Tuesday, September 17th.  This session is being held in the DHS Library at lunch time.  There will also be a session at 7:00 p.m., at DHS, on Monday September 23rd.   Information will also be available for those who may be interested in hosting an international student, from another country, in your home. 

Otawn – Métis Fall Camp will run October 24-27th.  Application Deadline is October 4th.  The Métis Nation of Ontario Fall Cap is a great opportunity for Métis youth (Grades 10-12) to participate in cultural activities in a fall setting.  The camp will celebrate Métis history as well as traditional and contemporary Métis way of life and culture.  Eligibility Criteria:  – Be Métis; – Enrolled and attending high school in Ontario; – in grade 10, 11, or 12; – Provide a letter of support from a parent/guardian or Métis community council member.  For more information visit  and application please click here.

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, current students are invited to attend any of these presentations.

Monday, September 23th, is the College Information Program.  Representatives from numerous Ontario Colleges will be in Dryden.  This is for all grade 11 & 12 students as well as interested family and community members.  The event is happening  from 1:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 10th Lakehead University will be in the DHS library at 09:00.

Thursday, September 12th Laurentian University will be at DHS at 2:00 p.m..

Wednesday, September 18th, the University of Calgary will be at DHS for a presentation.

Tuesday, September 24th at 9:00 a Cambrian College representative will be a DHS.

The Ontario University Information Program will be at DHS on Thursday, October 3rd,  from 10:30 to 11:30.  There will be representatives from numerous Ontario Universities with information available for students, families, and the community.


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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

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