Announcements from the Guidance Office


NEW DHS STUDENTS – incoming grade 9 students and students new to DHS  Thursday, August 29th will be “Grade 9 Day” from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  This is a day for incoming grade 9 students, and new students, to drop into DHS to pick-up their timetables, get their lockers, find their classrooms and become more familiar with the school.

-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.

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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

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 – March 20 & 21 – Interviews:  March 20th.

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

Final Report Card –  early 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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