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1529 Valley Drive, Kenora, ON P9N 4K3
Phone: (807) 548-4205 Fax (807) 548-1937
Lisa Achilles-Belanger, Principal
Jennifer Gray, Vice Principal
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Raffle winners

15 Dec. 2016

Here are the winners for Valleyview's School Council Christmas Raffle. Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to all who helped to support student activities at Valleyview! 


Prize basket


Baby It’s Cold Outside

Ella Wagenaar

Relaxation Pack

N. Ogilvie

Get the Party Started Pack

Faith Ellen Anderson

Family Game Night

Anno Buswa

For Him

Andrea Elyk

Keep Kids Busy Pack

Jayden Roulette

For Her

April Assin

Family Movie Night

Matthew Shodin

BBQ Grill Master

Stef Trent

Sweet Treats

Riley Munro

Pancakes and Ice Cream

April Medwechuk

Tea for Two

Barb Hastman

Car Love & Road Trips

Kristine Keene

Family Dinner Night

Paul Rose

Gold iPad Mini

Bev Oldford

Silver iPad Mini

Jaden Shore


Raffle tickets

15 Dec. 2016

The following raffle tickets were recorded as lost and not returned to be entered in this evening's drawing. If you have purchased any of the following tickets, please return them to the school to be reimbursed.























School Council raffle tickets

13 Dec. 2016

School Council raffle tickets went home to all families. Please return any remaining tickets and money to the school today. If the tickets have been lost, please call the school at 548-4205 so we can account for them. Thank you!


Hot lunches

26 Sep. 2016

Hot lunches will be starting next week! Please see the documents below for information about hot lunches, and about setting up an account at School Cash Online.


KPDSB celebrates excellence at Dryden High School, receives update on KPDSB/NAN partnership

14 Nov. 2016

Media Release - November 14, 2016

Trustees met at Dryden High School on Tuesday, November 8, for a regular board meeting.

The November “Students Come First” presentation titled ‘Skills for Life’ was received by Trustees. Dryden High School (DHS) teachers Paul and Dave Darling, accompanied by DHS students, shared a glimpse into technology programs offered at DHS.  The classes offered through DHS’s technology department are vast, including transportation, communications, construction and manufacturing technology, computer sciences and robotics, dual credits (where students can earn both a high school and college credit) in welding and basic hand tools, and an integrated trades bundle credit program.  Students at the presentation shared what the technology courses mean to them, telling Trustees that the hands on learning offered through the tech classes reduces stress, provides creative outlets, builds confidence, and increases engagement while providing an opportunity to explore new experiences and find out what they are interested in, all while having some fun during the school day.

A group of DHS staff also made a presentation to Trustees, titled ‘A Story of our Successful Graduates and Leaders of Tomorrow’.  DHS teachers Jason Stevenson (Languages Department Head, English), Kurt Schmidt (Science Department Head, Physics, Outdoor Education), Blair Roberts (Senior Biology and Chemistry, Environmental Science), Nicole Moline (Senior English, Anthropology) and Joanna Ulisse-Caren (Senior Math - Calculus and Vectors, Advanced Functions, Data Management) shared some of the strategies they use in their classrooms as they work to prepare their students for their careers of choice.  All agreed on the importance of challenging their students through inquiry based strategies to support them in becoming resilient, self-sufficient learners who can think critically and form out of the box solutions to any challenges they may face in the future.

Following the teachers presentation, videos of DHS alumni were shared where former students spoke about how their time at DHS prepared them for the careers and post secondary studies they have chosen.  Trustees heard many of the students not only felt they were well prepared for their programs, but that they watched their classmates struggle and were grateful to the staff at DHS for going above and beyond to make sure they had the tools they needed to succeed.  The students spoke about specific staff in the building who had impacts on them, often identifying more than one teacher or staff member, and extended their appreciation and thanks to their former teachers for their support, which often continued past graduation.

Michael Boos, KPDSB principal currently on secondment with Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN), presented the NAN/KPDSB partnership update.  In 2013, discussions began between NAN and the KPDSB to look at new ways of support northern children.  Through those discussions, a partnership was formed to develop and implement a pilot program to support Frist Nation schools within the NAN territory though leadership development, while working collaboratively to help design and promote strategies to equip First Nation students with the self-confidence and educational opportunities to be successful in reaching their education goals.  Beginning steps of the pilot program include, but are not limited to, an assessment of what is needed, on the ground assistance based on community needs, support for teacher evaluations, retention strategies, transitions strategies, and principal mentorship.  Participation by NAN communities is voluntary, with the following communities participating in the initial pilot program as of November 8, 2016: Fort Severn First Nation, North Spirit Lake First Nation, Webequie First Nation, Marten Falls First Nation, Long Lake #58 First Nation, and Mattagami First Nation.  Each First Nation will work directly with Boos in developing a plan to meet their needs.