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Principal's Message


Welcome to the John Diefenbaker Senior School website.  We hope that this site provides useful and interesting information about our school community.


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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Bruce Power Co-op Opportunities - 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
Model UN SOMA - April 13
Grade 12 Math Contest - April 12
Allegiant Buy-Out - March 22
Grades 9, 10, 11 Math Contests - February 24
Semi-Formal - February 27
Telus "Give Where You Live" Assembly - February 17 at 10:30am
Spring Arts Night - May 12 at 6:30pm
French Immersion at JDSS - click to learn more!
Valentine's Gala (Community Event) - click for more info. is now available at JDSS! Click for more info.
Legion Public Speaking Contest - 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!
Congratulations to our grades 7 & 8 volleyball success on Tuesday, January 12!
Winter Arts Concert & Show - date TBA - stay tuned.
Semester 2 Midterm Report Cards go home on Friday, April 20 (secondary students).
Semester 2 Parents' Night is Thursday, March 31 from 5:30-7:30.
Semester 2 Interim Reports go home on Thursday, March 24 (secondary students).
Semester 1 Report Cards go home on Wednesday, February 17 (secondary students).
Stress Relief Event - Lunchtime - January 22 - click for more info!
Youth Summit in Hanover - May 27 to 29 - click for more info!
Grade 8 Night - January 25 - 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.
Snowdog Dates: Jan 5, 12 and Feb 9, 16
Book Fair Success! Click to find out more.
Special thanks to the Hanover Legion - click for more info.
JDSS Clothing - click for more info.
Grad Photo Retakes: 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.
Click here for Grades 7 & 8 Science Fair info.
Click here for 2015-16 dates of JDSS dances.
Health Clinic at JDSS - click for more info.
Late Arrivals to School - click here for new procedures.
Early Dismissal Days: October 7, December 2, April 13, May 4.
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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