What’s Happening at DCS 2017/2018


August 31 - First day of school for students! Students attended assemblies throughout the morning for each division in the school.
Many of our clubs have started within the school: WE Club, GSA, Boomerang, Cross Country Running & Leadership. We will also be offering a Hot Dog/Hot Lunch Program as well as a Breakfast Program this year!
Volleyball season started with 4 teams; SH Girls, Junior White and Blue Girls and a Junior Boys team.
September 8 – SH Girls Volleyball team attended a tournament at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.
September 13 – two students represented our school at the CESD Golf Tournament. ELAA Event was held at our school in the evening. 25 Post Secondary schools had booths set up for parents and students to visit.
September 17 – all 3 junior Volleyball teams attended a tournament at Red Deer College.
September 18 – Grades 7 & 8 went to Telus Spark Centre in Calgary.
September 19 – cross country runners attended the Dawe Run in Red Deer.
September 21 – School Photo Day!
September 28 – the day started with a Pancake Breakfast followed by a classroom Open House. At 9:30 our first DCS Celebrates Assembly (Dedication, Citizenship, Spirit) was held in the Large Gym, sponsored by the Carratt Family. After the assembly staff, students and many parents took part in our annual Terry Fox Run around the Village of Delburne. The first Parent Advisory Council (PAC) meeting was held at 6:30pm.
September 29 – Bus Evacuation Drills took place in the morning for all bus students. Orange Shirt Day...all staff and students were encourage to wear orange. A group of High School students accompanied one of our students who won the Orange T-Shirt Design Contest for this year, in Edmonton. High School Awards Night held at 7:00pm in the Small Gym.


Breakfast Program started this month, thanks to the many volunteers that make this program happen.
October 2 – The Learning Commons sponsored an author visit by Eric Walters.
October 5 – K-6 cross country runners headed to Innisfail for the CENAA Run. MADD Canada Assembly was held for grades 7-12. Mary Lambert came to perform for the K-5 students.
October 11 – Grade 7-9 cross country runners attended CWAJHAA run in Ponoka.
October 12 – Red & White Day…at the end of the day all staff and students formed a maple leaf in the Large Gym for a Canada 150 photo! Grade 3’s went to Rocktober Fest at the Westerner in Red Deer…rock & mineral displays were fascinating! Grade 9-12 Parent/Teacher conferences (by appointment) where held after school. Also, this week some of our grade 11’s went to the Delburne/Ardley Legion and cleaned up the yard, raking leaves.
October 13 – Students Matter meeting at Division office…DCS sends 2 students to these sessions. Junior Volleyball athletes had the chance to go to RDC to watch some college volleyball games.
October 18 – Green Certificate Orientation Meeting was held in the Learning Commons for parents & students.
October 19 – October PAC meeting was held in the evening. This was the Annual General meeting.
October 20 – HS students went to Olds College Open House.
October 25 – A group of DCS student leaders attended a HASS (Healthy Active Schools) Conference in Red Deer. WE Club sold Halloween cookies at lunch, proceeds went to the Red Cross.
October 25-November 1 – DCS collected items for the Delburne Food Bank.
October 31 – Halloween activities throughout the school…Elementary potluck, costume parade, Nickel Carnival, hosted by the grade 4.& 5 classes. Grade 6-12 Costume Contest followed by activities, including a haunted house, hosted by the Leadership Club.
Grade 6 CTS class started their Snack Shack business every Tuesday and Thursday, selling fresh veggies, fruit and popcorn for $1.00 each. This program teaches students food preparation, business planning and marketing skills.


November 1 – Diploma Breakfast was held before our first diploma of the school year (ELA 30-2 Part A). WE Day field trip to the Saddledome in Calgary. Poinsettia Fundraiser began to raise money for our yearbooks.
November 7 –Dental “Check-Up” visit was held today for students in K-2.
November 8 – Remembrance Day Assembly in Large Gym. Many community members were in attendance, including Delburne/Ardley Legion members. Grade 12 field trip to Agri-Trade at the Westerner in Red Deer, as part of the reporter program through Red Deer County Newspaper.
November 9-13 – Fall Break!
November 15 – GSA held an Anxiety Workshop in the Learning Commons. They set up 8 different tables with very informative information for staff and students.
November 16 – Brush to Win dental presentation to grades K-2, teaching them how to brush properly. PAC meeting at 6:30pm in the Learning Commons.
November 17-18 – SH Girls Volleyball team won silver at Zones, which means they qualified for 1A Provincials…first time ever!!! JH Girls and Boys teams competed at 1J CWAJHAA Tournament.
November 21 – WE Club volunteered at Potter’s Hands meal kitchen in Red Deer.
November 21-30 – Scholastic Book Fair in the Learning Commons.
November 22 – School Celebration Assembly was held to provide our SH Girls Volleyball team with a cheerful send off to the Provincials tournament (November 22-25) in Bonnyville. Girls ended up 6th overall in their Alberta 1A division of 124 teams. Congratulations!
November 23 – Parent/Teacher Conferences, annual Legion Remembrance Day Writing/Poster contest submission deadline. Good to see lots of entries again this year!
November 27 – Alien Inline Skating was at DCS all week, sponsored by PAC, teaching the students to inline skate in the Small Gym.
November 30 – DCS Celebrates Assembly was held in the Large Gym, sponsored by the Carratt Family.


Door Decorating has officially begun for the holiday season!
Intramural Stanley Can began with staff & students playing floor hockey Tuesday/Thursdays, for the famous CUP.
Basketball season started this month with 3 teams at DCS (JH Girls, SH Girls, SH Boys).
December 1 – Grade 6’s hosted a Lost Treasure Sale in the Large Gym. In November the students asked for donations of new or gently used items to sell for $1 or $2. Grade 6’s organized the sale and invited classes to come down during the day to purchase gifts for family and friends! There were also activity stations for those not shopping and free gift wrapping!
December 6 – Grade 6 Field Trip to the Alberta Legislature in Edmonton.
December 12 – High School students went to the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton to take in the afternoon production of A Christmas Carol.
December 8 – Grade 2018 Alumni Hockey Game Fundraiser. Chili/Bun/Dessert supper, Silent Auction, Raffle Table, Chuck-a-Puck, 50/50 and a hockey game (players were DCS staff, students and alumni). Was a great night full of activities and visiting!
December 16 – WE Club spent the day volunteering at Bower Mall wrapping gifts.
December 18-22 – Staff and students were asked to wear Christmas attire all week. We saw a lot of crazy Christmas sweaters, Christmas PJ’s, hats, ties…
December 20 – Students photos with Santa in the Learning Commons at lunch, hosted by High School Leadership!
December 20 – Morning Hockey Skills program was back for another year, for students in grades 1-8. Students were on ice from 7:00-8:00am learning hockey skills led by DCS principal Ted Hutchings. Breakfast was served after ice time in the arena lobby after. Due to its popularity, two sessions were held!
December 21 – Primary Christmas Concert was held (K-3)…Dress Rehearsal at 1:30pm and Evening Performance at 7:00pm in the Small Gym. The theme this year was Canada 150. Admission was a donation to the Delburne Food Bank.
December 22 – Elementary students (grades 1-5) went skating at the local arena.