Message from the Principal

December 2018

Principal’s Message

Season’s Greetings.  We have made it through a busy November, and hopefully students, parents and staff can make it to the Christmas holiday with the energy and spirit to enjoy time with family and friends.  December at DHS is packed with some amazing events! Our Drama class has just completed their amazing DHS rendition of The Christmas Carol,  basketball teams have started up, and The Symphonic Winds and Jazz bands are already preparing for the  annual Christmas Band Concert & Silent Auction coming up on Dec. 16th, .   As we look at the calendar turning over to December, staff and students are already talking about the Dec. 21 Music Café where we have a chance to enjoy the many musical talents within the school while sipping hot chocolate.

I would like to take this time to thank the many parents who have been involved with activities going on at DHS.  As I look back through the months, I have seen many parents in the building for parent-teacher interviews, band concerts, athletics, Awards night, and grad meetings.   I believe the tone in the school is a positive one, and having more parents and community adults in the building helps contribute to that atmosphere.

Finally, I would like to offer best wishes to Mr. Scott Etienne and his wife in Australia.  Mr. Etienne is taking part in a one year teacher exchange that will have him settle into a new school in an ocean-side community on the east coast of Australia.  I am jealous as I’ve seen pictures of the home he will be staying in; the only thing between his home and the ocean is a beautiful stretch of white sand. Mr. Ritchie will be coming to Didsbury to take Mr. Etienne’s place.  Mr. Ritchie is an experienced CTS Shop and computer teacher who is looking forward to testing out the ski slopes of Alberta and B.C. The exchange begins immediately after our Christmas break.

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!



Garth Dagg