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Inter-school exchange brings together students

  A pair of Hay River neighbours recently made an interesting linguistic exchange. Diamond Jenness Secondary School (DJSS) students from the Grade 11-12 French class visited Ecole Boreale on April 25 to take on the role of travel agents, while the French school’s Grade 7-8 students played the part of curious travellers. The DJSS students […]

Celebrating excellence – Numerous students recognized for achievements

A full year of hard work by Diamond Jenness Secondary School students was recognized at an award ceremony on June 19. Grade 8-11 students who excelled in academics and sports, along with those who showed improvement and school spirit, were called in front of their peers to receive certificates. “Schools are all about academic success,” […]

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Stable footing for alternative school

Teachers and students are breathing a sigh of relief now that funding meant specifically for the alternative school program, Storefront, has become more predictable.  Storefront, an initiative launched by Diamond Jenness Secondary School (DJSS) in 2009, offers a more open, modular learning program for students who have had difficulties making it through the conventional education […]

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School honours Games athletes

Students at Diamond Jenness Secondary School gathered in the school’s concourse on March 14 to cheer on athletes who brought back medals from the Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse. Twenty-seven students from the school attended the 2012 Games and accounted for 36 medals in a variety of sports. Twenty-one medals were earned in ski and […]

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Hockey: high school style

Secondary school teams from the town came away with one win and one loss after the 14th annual High School Hockey tournament this past weekend.  Diamond Jenness Secondary School’s Senior Panthers lost their final game against Sir John Franklin of Yellowknife but the Junior Panthers took SJF for 5-1 in their finals having gone undefeated […]

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Finning donates tools to Diamond Jenness shop students

Christmas came early for shop students at Diamond Jenness Secondary School. Two representatives from Finning, the Caterpillar equipment dealer, brought some second-hand tools to the school on Tuesday. Three tool boxes were unloaded from the back of a pickup, each filled with basic tools that came from one of their shops at a mine site.

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Heartfelt farewell to principal Paul Theriault accompanies DJSS graduation ceremony

It’s like the valediction of this year’s DJSS graduating class said: Everyone valued, in their own little way, principal Paul Theriault’s attempt and completion of singing the national anthem every morning. “I think we can all appreciate how difficult it is to get up in front of the entire school to sing ‘Oh Canada’ every […]

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Hats off to the graduating class of 2011

It’s funny how many incarnations the Recreation Centre ice surface can take on. First this year it was lobsterfest, then a dance.  But it was the graduating class of 2011 that added a little bit of extra sparkle to the décor. Along with the purple gauze hanging from the ceiling, the Diamond Jenness Secondary School […]

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NWT athletes shine at meet

From beginning to end, like the championships themselves, the 2011 Territorial Track and Field opening ceremonies were a blur of anticipation, noise, energy and encouragement. Cheers echoed off the concrete floor and wooden stands in the arena on Wednesday night and camera flashes illuminated clusters of students as they gathered on the floor in the […]

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DJSS athletes return home victorious from ‘tune-up’ tournament

At the epoch of this year’s Territorial Championships, students from Hay River have returned from a track meet in Alberta ready to face the challenge. Six Diamond Jenness Secondary School athletes returned to the Peace Country Classic Track and Field meet in Grande Prairie on May 14 with some pretty hefty wins. The entire Northwest […]

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