Saturday, May 2, 2015

I am Beautiful

       Thirty-one grade seven girls from all around the valley gathered at DTSS yesterday for the I am Beautiful Sleepover for Self-Esteem.  The girls started off the evening with a variety of ice-breaker games to better acquaint themselves with each other and the leadership ladies hosting the event.  A scavenger hunt around DTSS also gave the girls an opportunity to get to know the building where they'd soon be going to school...   Throughout the evening, the girls participated in a game of glow in the dark survivor, watched movies, and enjoyed a make-up tutorial with leadership student Alix Beggs.  

Ali and her beautiful model!  

The event was overall very successful- everyone feasted on a breakfast of pancakes and fruit in the morning and went home with a full belly, new friends, more confidence, and memories!  Good-luck to all the grade seven girls who will be joining us at DTSS next year!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Earth Day

DTSS students swarmed the hallways in green today in celebration of International Earth Day!  Several classes accepted the challenge of reducing their energy consumption by turning off classroom lights and avoiding use of technology!  The immense amount of windows and skylights present in the school enabled many classes to participate.  Also, Student council and Leadership collaborated to open the courtyard to students for the first time!  Students were able to enjoy complimentary iced green tea in the courtyard if they brought their own reusable containers, as well as purchase delicious cookies... It sure was a hit!  Five lucky students received free glass water bottles for participating in DTSS’s Earth Day festivities.   Many also enjoyed eating zucchini-noodles and green-house greens, the entré featured on today’s raw-food menu at the cafeteria.  

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Empowering Women, 1 goat at a time!

DTSS leadership students put their charm to the test by seeing just how many goats they could purchase for families in Kenya...  They managed to purchase 12 goats through Me to We's empowerment campaign with the grand
sum of $600!  The goats are given to families as a means of alternative income, helping end the cycle of poverty!   Big thanks to everyone who contributed by donating their time and money to a worthy cause!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Winter Formal 2014

The annual winter formal this year was a huge success!   Over 100 DTSS students and several teachers attended the event  at Eagle Ranch in style. DJs Wil Comrie & Justin Woodman had everyone on the dance floor  all  night with their rockin' tunes!

DTSS's  wonderful grads of 2015 gathered together for a photo at their last Winter Formal!  

 Some of the gorgeous DTSS leadership class of 2015!

 Students let their inner cowboy shine through when country music came on.  Their dance expertise were portrayed through line-dancing!  

 Some of the many wonderful DTSS staff who volunteered their time to chaperone the event!

DJ James Woodman letting the music take over!  

Exchange students Lotti and Max getting silly on the dance floor!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Prostate Pancakes

About six lovely ladies took prostate cancer awareness in a different direction this year... Rather than join the Movember campaign, they found an alternative way to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer... Pancakes!  Leadership students took over the kitchen throughout several Fridays in November to sell prostate pancakes to their peers.  Nothing beats eating yummy pancakes for a good cause!  A total of $350 was raised and donated to the Canadian Prostate Cancer Association.  

Friday, November 22, 2013

In the spirit of raising awareness for prostate cancer, the Leadership class has been encouraging male students to grow out their (sparse) facial hair. Also, we have been hosting and holding different fundraisers, such as bake sales and photo booths. Thanks to those who have supported us and keep up the good (lame) mustache-growing!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Welcome to the Leadership blog of 2013-14. Our leadership class is overflowing with tons of fun and encouraging events, some that we have already been a part of. 
This past Friday, September 4th, we helped host the annual Senior's tea. It was a huge success, and an extremely rewarding experience. Being a part of the visiting, listening to the interesting stories, and eating the delicious food made for a totally enjoyable event. 
This past Saturday, September 5th, a small group of us volunteered at the Hospice Society's Barn Dance. Because the Hospice Society is such an admirable organization, it was a privilege to help them and the people they support. Our contribution involved keeping the children at the event occupied: painting faces, playing games, doing crafts, etc. It was a very worthwhile project.