Message From The Principal

September 2021

Principal’s Message

Welcome to both returning and new students and their parents.  Our teaching staff returned to school August 27 and we are set for students to arrive Wednesday, September 1st.   I am really looking forward to starting the year under “normal” conditions.  It will be great to see extracurricular clubs and teams meeting up, live band concerts, and our foyer and gymnasium being used at lunch.  I am anxious to get our students back into some of our traditions, and academic success is the first one on my list. DHS will focus on strong academic programming in both core and complementary courses.  We are proud of our previous provincial trends of student success on diploma exams combined with a very high rate of High School Completion.  We have set our goals for this to continue.  For a small school I think we are able to offer a good selection of high school complementary courses to meet a wide range of interests. 

One new addition for our school is the adoption of the Career High School.  At one time, this was a stand alone school that offered independent Learning for students looking to do school work outside of a traditional school setting.  As with all of Chinook's Edge School Division communities, this independent learning is now a program held within a traditional school. 

Check out the calendar that accompanies this letter for the many upcoming activities and events.  Grade 9 parents are invited to attend an Orientation for Parents on Wednesday September 8th and we will be hosting our Awards night for last year’s academic courses on Thursday September 23rd.   We will also be hosting a Grad 2022 General Meeting at the end of September or early October.  Once our Volleyball games are scheduled we will choose a night that the gym is free to host this Grad meeting.

Welcome back!


Garth Dagg