Dinsmore Composite School
The Dinsmore Composite School's Grade 7/8 class's bi-annual trip to the Cypress Hills Provincial park was an great success again this time around. The class headed out from Dinsmore Monday morning (June 25th) stopping at Swift Current for gas and some DQ. We arrived at Cypress Hills Provincial park and set up our tents in the beautiful Lock Loman area of the park. That evening we went on a horse back trail ride, went to Lookout Point and Bald butte where we hiked and got caught in a rainstorm. The class had supper while waiting for dark so that they could attend the observatory, unfortunately we were hit by another big rainstorm and were unable to look through the telescope due to cloud cover and lightning.
Day 2 saw the class up early and head out to Fort Walsh. The class looked through the interpretive center with Eston school's grade 6's and then headed down to the Fort. As the class arrived they were greeted by a RCMP Corporal (in character) and took them through the Fort as if they were new raw recruits (There may have even been a cannon involved). The class learned some games of the time period and even did some fur trading. After lunch we went on a 6km hike out to the Cypress Hills massacre site and back (An interesting place with a very sad history). The class headed back to their campsites where they changed and had some fun on some paddleboats before having a late supper. The rest of the evening was a mix of games and campfire stories.
After a big couple of days, Day 3 was a slow sleepy start but we all made it to the visitor centre to take in the presentation on the Cypress Hills Geology followed by a lesson on Geocaching with GPS units. The class then headed back to their campsites one last time to pack up, clean up and head out. The class then headed to the Great Sand dunes near Leader where they had fun running and sliding. We hit the Big 10-4 in Leader for ice cream before finally arriving home Wednesday night. What a great trip! A huge thank you goes out to Mrs. Lori Beattie for organizing the trip and to our parent chaperones for accompanying, driving and teaching (Mrs. Joanne Elstad, Mr. Gavin Blackwell and Mr. Cole Flath). We couldn't have gone with out you.
The Dinsmore Composite School Awards night was held on Tuesday June 12th. Thank you to all who attended and congratulations to all those who won. It was an amazing feeling to celebrate all the successes of our students this past year.
Track and Field Day
The Dinsmore Composite School Elementary Track and Field day was held on Tuesday June 12th. K-6 Students participated in 10 events during the day. Each event was lead by Grade 7/8 students. Each group of athletes was lead by an adult group leader. Thank you to all the family members that attended to cheer on the kids.
Thank you to Mrs. Morrison for the wonderful canteen. Thank you to our SCC members for cooking burgers. Thank you to the Prairie Centre Credit Union for donating Freezies for all the students. It was a great day.
District Track and Field Meet in Outlook
Congratulations to all the athletes who participated in the District Track and Field Meet in Outlook on the weekend. Our DCS Wildcats had an excellent showing with top 6 finishes in 23 events! Congratulations to the following six athletes who have advanced to the provincial championship in Prince Albert on June 1st and 2nd:
- Hailley Mann - Midget girl's discus throw
- Cole Buchanan - Midget boy's javelin throw
- Taylor Burton - Junior boy's 100 meter hurdles
- Troy Banks - Junior boy's javelin throw
- Shae Simonson - Junior boy's javelin throw
- Jordyn Mann - Senior girl's javelin throw, shot put and discus throw
Carol Rychlo - Dinsmore Composite School
Thank you to Mrs. Ellen Manson and Mrs. Sue Lytle for teaching the Grade 5/6 and 7/8 Physical Education classes about the game of pickleball. They came to our school on May 24th. Mrs. Manson and Mrs. Lytle are part of the Dinsmore Pickleball club. The club has about 15 members that play in Dinsmore every Monday and Thursday. Thank you for your time and and for sharing your expertise with us.
B.Sc.P.E. '95 B.Ed. '97
Athletic Director - Dinsmore Composite School
Congratulations to all our DCS track athletes that attended the meet in Outlook May 16th. Dinsmore had great performances on a very warm and windy day. There may be a few red shoulders and legs around the school today. Thank you to Mrs. Rychlo, Mrs. Orban and our student helpers that worked at the Javelin event as well as Mrs. McPhail for driving the bus.
Some event highlights include:
- Cole Buchanan 2nd in Midget boys Javelin
- Taylor Ahrends-Burton 2nd in Junior boys hurdles
- Shae Simonson 2nd in both Junior boys Discus and Javelin
- Hailley Mann won Midget girls discus
- Brooklyn Hilderman won Midget girls 400m and 800m
- Wyatt Jones won the Midget boys Long Jump
- and Triple Jump. and . . . Jordyn Mann broke all of her sister Kennedy's records while winning shot put, discus and javelin!!
- The top 6 in each event will move on to the District Track and field championships in Outlook on May 26th.
Lance Morrison B.Sc.
P.E. '95 B.Ed. '97
Athletic Director - Dinsmore Composite School
The Dinsmore Composite School Senior Badminton
The team had a short brilliant season. The team consisted of Jordyn Mann and Parker Atkinson as well as Julia Christiansen and Tyler Thomson in Mixed Doubles. Robert deCaux and Josh McPhail as well as Cole Buchanan and Shae Simonson in Boys Doubles. Julia Menke played Girls Singles.
The team had a exhibition night in Beechy on Apr. 12. The Jordyn/ Parker and Robert/Josh then played Sectionals in Lucky Lake on Apr. 24th. Jordyn and Parker qualified for Districts in Rosetown on Apr. 28th and finished 3rd in the District.
Mr. Morrison would like to thank the team and the parents for the dedication to the season and look forward to next season.
This season for Dinsmore Composite School Jr. Badminton was busy for all. With a total of 26 players signed up in the beginning there was a lot of interest. We travelled to Beechy, Kyle, and hosted our own tournament in Dinsmore. Students who atteneded practice gave Ms.Blomert and Mrs. Sobkowicz some much needed entertainment and laughs. We really enjoyed coaching you all this year.
Dylan, Troy, Bailey, Brooklyn, Alisha, Hailley M., Wyatt, Brady, Spencer, Tristen, and Ryan represented DCS at sectionals in Elrose. We have some tough games going to three sets and came out with seven athletes advancing to districts. Dylan, Ryan, Tristen, Logan, Mason, Alisha, and Hailley M. attended districts in Kindersley. This was a great learning experience for all as we saw a high quality of competition. We were complimented for our sportsman ship and our determination and grit during games. Dylan played with incredible determination as he was met with some amazing competition. He never gave up and played as hard as he could. Ryan and Tristen played their hearts our as well and both teams ended up losing out in the round robin. Logan and Mason made it to the play offs but lost to Elrose and gained 4th place overall. Hailley M and Alisha made it through the day undefeated until the gold metal final match. They placed 2nd overall. Congrats to all athletes on their amazing accomplishments and growth this season.
The Dinsmore Senior badminton team played in the South Section playoffs in Lucky Lake on Tuesday Apr. 24th. Josh McPhail/Robert deCaux competed in Boys Doubles. Jordyn Mann/Parker Atkinson competed in Mixed Doubles. Josh and Robert had 3 very competitive matches. Jordyn and Parker won all their matches. Jordyn and Parker will move on to the West Central District Championships this coming Saturday Apr. 28th in Rosetown.