Announcements from the Guidance Office

-There are a few upcoming volunteer opportunities – check the Community Involvement Activities link above.  In November, Elves are needed to help with Santa photos.  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 currently available to apply for.  See the External Scholarships & Bursaries link for more information or visit the guidance office.  Local information will be available in early April.

Potential Grads who are thinking of going on to post-secondary education should be starting to apply to Colleges and Universities.  If you need help with this, please stop by the guidance office and make an appointment.  If you are unsure of your future plans, we can try to help you out with that too.

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SHAD – Empowering Change Makers

-SHAD is a 27-day STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) and entrepreneurship based enrichment program where participants live at a host university campus while engaging in experiential learning, sociocultural activities and community
building. Through lectures, workshops, labs and team projects, you will learn
by doing and leave inspired, unleashed and connected with like-minded youth
from across the country. Get a taste of university life living on campus at one
of our 17 Canadian host universities while delving into a variety of topics under
the guidance of renowned professionals and university professors. At SHAD,
we empower exceptional youth to recognize their potential as leaders and
change makers.

The application for SHAD 2019 is officially open and is due by November 19.  A PDF version of our brochure is also available.

  • High potential students spend July living at a university while engaging in hands-on learning in STEAM & Entrepreneurship
  • SHAD looks for grade 10, 11 or 12 students who are: involved in their communities, creative & keen learners
  • A range of bursaries are available, ensuring the program is accessible to students with demonstrated financial need. Last year, we awarded over one million dollars in bursaries and scholarships. The cost of the program should not be the reason a student does not apply!

We hope to see students from your school join the SHAD Network of over 17,000 alumni, and enjoy the lifelong benefits of the SHAD Fellow designation, which is recognized and valued by university admissions and scholarship providers.

PS – What kind of student is SHAD look for? Watch this video on the value we place on diversity & inclusion in our application review process.

-RANDOLPH COLLEGE for the Performing Arts

Application Deadline is Friday, January 19th, click here to apply.  There will be audition tours in February.  Winnipeg auditions will be on February 21st.

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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.

Sgt Kevin Allard, armed forces recruiter, will be at DHS on Tuesday, November 13th.  He will be visiting the grade 10 Career classes during the day and will have an information booth, in student square, during the lunch period.  



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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 and application forms can be found in the link in the black bar at the top of this page.  The deadline has passed to apply for local scholarships and bursaries.  Please check the external bursaries as some of these are ongoing.

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

SCHULICH lEADER SCHOLARSHIPS awards 50 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) scholarships annually.  Speak to a guidance counsellor, the Nomination deadline is in January 2019.

TD Scholarship for Community Leader deadline is November 16th.  Please see more information on the External Scholarships and Bursaries page.

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 closed.  Next registration should be available in February 2019.


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

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


Semester One:

Anecdotal Report –  October 9th  – Interviews: Thursday, October 11th – 3:45-6:15 p.m.

Mid-Term Report Card – November 23, 2018 – Interviews:  November 29th – 3:45-6:15

Final Report Card – February 12, 2019

Semester Two:

Anecdotal Report – TBA – Interviews:  TBA

Mid-Term Report Card – April 25, 2019 – Interviews:  TBA

Final Report Card –  early July – Dates to be announced

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