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Principal's Message


Hello, my name is Randall DeKraker, and I am excited to be the new principal at JDSS.  I served as the vice-principal here from 2002-2005, so I know very well the great traditions of excellence that make this a fabulous school.  I am confident that we can continue to make this school a hub of activity, a community, and a place of learning.

I hope that all students feel welcome here and find that they can fit in and learn in a comfortable environment.  If you see me in the halls, please say hello so I can get to know as many students as possible.

Below is a photo of our 2015-16 JDSS staff, including teachers, custodians, office professionals, and administrators.  They, too, look forward to getting to know you!


Have a great year!


Mr. DeKraker

(photo of Mr. DeKraker taken by Ms. Hodgins on Terry Fox Day 2015)

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Grade 8 Graduation Information - click for more info.
Community Service Volunteer Hours Activities - click for more info.
Student Transportation Memo - click for more info.
Hanover Fair Ambassador Program - see our school's Facebook for more info!
Tough Mudders competition is July 10!
School crest award applications are avialable in the office. Click for more info
Important announcement for grade 12 grads - please read!
Youth road hockey tournament - click for more info.
Ayton-Normanby Homecoming needs volunteers from July 1-3. Ask at office.
Hanover Sights & Sounds Committee needs volunteers. Click for more info!
Grade 12 graduates, your valedictorian is Cory Knapp! Congrats, Cory!
Click to see the June 2016 Exam Schedule!
French Immersion at JDSS - click for more info.
The JDSS Walk With Wes raised $589.60 - click for more info.
Check out this item from our archives - a letter from PM John Diefenbaker!
Athletic Banquet - June 16 - click for more info!
2016-17 School Year Calendar - click to see!
Memory sticks now available at the library - $5
Mental Health Workshops in Hanover, June 2016 - click for more info.
Parents - Click for New Website to Track Student Academic & Career Progress.
JDSS Band at Musicfest Regionals 2016 - click for more info!
JDSS Success at Bluewater Regional Science Fair - click for more info!
Click to find out more about JDSS's Gay Straight Alliance.
Gay Straight Alliance meets Wednesdays at 11:40 in the library seminar room.
Practice Activities for the Literacy Test - click for more info.
French Immersion at JDSS - click to learn more! is now available at JDSS! Click for more info.
Shakespeare School Opportunity - click for more info.
Check out the new fiction at the JDSS Library! Lots of new books to look at!
Click to find out who received the Loran "Teachers Building Leaders" Award!
Congratulations to Mr. Bowles and Mrs. Wilson! Click to find out why.
Elementary International Exchanges - click for more info.
Terry Fox Results: $1297.11 raised in 2015! Click for details.
Nominate a Teacher! Click for more info.
JDSS Help Sheet - please click here!
Click here to learn more about former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker!
Health Clinic at JDSS - click for more info.
Late Arrivals to School - click here for new procedures.
Online Counselling:
Anti-Bullying Text Hotline
Fragrances and Scented Sprays
Graduation & Community Service Hours
Extra Help Available
Breakfast Club
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John Diefenbaker Secondary School is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe, secure teaching and learning environment for its students, staff and community members.  For more information on our Code of Conduct, or any additional school policies, please click to read more.

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