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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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Students' Council Elections - click for more info!
Good luck to JDSS Varsity Boys' Soccer - click for more info & pics!
French Immersion at JDSS - click for more info.
The JDSS Walk With Wes raised $589.60 - click for more info.
Grade 8 Orientation Day - May 31, 2016 - click for more info.
Meeting for grade 12 grads - click for more info.
OSAP & financial planning for post secondary bound students is May 10.
Valedictorian nomination forms available in the guidance office from May 9-16
Check out this item from our archives - a letter from PM John Diefenbaker!
Walk With Wes - Thursday, May 5 - click for more info!
Athletic Banquet - June 16 - click for more info!
Canadian Mental Health Week - Click for Grey Bruce events!
School Clothing Orders - please click for more info!
2016-17 School Year Calendar - click to see!
Memory sticks now available at the library - $5
Secondary Midterm Report Cards went home on April 29, 2016.
Click for more info on the youth IMPACT Summit coming to Hanover May 27-29, 2016!
Click for 2016 Rock Wall Photos!
Not sure what to do after high school? Click for more info!
Mental Health Workshops in Hanover, June 2016 - click for more info.
JDSS at SOMA Model UN - click to see pics!
Parents - Click for New Website to Track Student Academic & Career Progress.
$75 Prize for Grey County Logo Design Contest - click here!
Pasta Night Success - click for more info and pics!
Grade 12 Phys. Ed. Class & New Heights Gym - click for more info!
Pellow Pharmasave of Walkerton Donates to JDSS
JDSS Band at Musicfest Regionals 2016 - click for more info!
JDSS Success at Bluewater Regional Science Fair - click for more info!
#ForestofReading is at the JDSS Library! Click for more info!
Launchpad, Hanover Chamber of Commerce & JD co-op student - click for more info!
JDSS at SOMA Model UN in Toronto April 13-15, 2016 - click for more info!
Grade 12 U of Waterloo Euclid math contests were written April 12 at JDSS.
Pasta Night - Click for more info!
Used iPod Drive - click for more info!
Congrats on a great season, Snowdogs! 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.
IMPACT! Youth Summit - click for more info.
Prom - June 4
Spring Arts Night - May 12 at 6:30pm
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!
Youth Summit in Hanover - May 27 to 29 - click for more info!
Click to find out who received the Loran "Teachers Building Leaders" Award!
Apply for the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award - click for more info.
Book Fair Success! Click to find out more.
Special thanks to the Hanover Legion - click for more info.
Congratulations to Mr. Bowles and Mrs. Wilson! Click to find out why.
Click here to see a professional artist's feedback on JDSS student paintings!
Elementary International Exchanges - click for more info.
School Community Council Dates - please click.
Bus cancellations for 2015-16 - 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!
Wombat Stew, JDSS Comedy Troupe, wants new members. Click for more info!
JDSS hosted Career Fair with local employers on October 28. Click for more info!
Sound Crew is seeking new members. Contact Ms. Walker.
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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