Den Days – The Latest and Greatest At Woodhaven!

We are excited to tell you about another great program we are creating for our students and staff here at Woodhaven Middle School.

The staff at Woodhaven have been working extremely hard to create our new “Den Days” project. This initiative is one more way in which we are working together with our students to build our positive school culture and a strong community.

While there’s much to explain for Den Days here’s a bit of info to start you off!

Every student in Woodhaven Middle School has been assigned to one of 6 dens, as have all staff members. Each Den consists of students from grades 5-9, who will be working together as a team on various activities throughout the school year. We have already seen some great relationships starting to form between our younger and older students Each Den has been assigned a colour to represent their team. Today students were receiving tickets for their Den team for wearing their den colours!

Already this month we have had some staff competitions where teachers were trying to win points for their Den teams. Check out the video below.

Other events have included our Citizenship focus this week (Oct 28th – Nov 2nd) where students have been awarded tickets throughout the week for demonstrating great citizenship characteristics. The Den with the most tickets at the end of the week will win points for their team!

Our PE team hosted Den Intramurals today (Friday, Nov 2nd) where Dens will competed against each other in a game of Muriel’s slide! There are many more plans in the works for the upcoming weeks.

In the meantime, please ask your child about Den Days. What’s happening with them? What colour Den are they on? Who are their staff members?

Students are encouraged to welcome to order their own Den colours on our Den days. For those students who would like, they are welcome to order our School Den T-shirts  with their Den Colours and the message “The strength of the Wolf is the Pack” (ordering information is available on our website).

We are excited about the many opportunities our Den Days will provide to our students and school community.

Until next time,

Mr. S. Patras

Woodhaven Middle School Principal

About Shaye Patras

I am a husband and father of two fantastic girls. I currently work as the Principal of Woodhaven Middle School in Parkland School Division in Alberta, Canada. I am excited to be continuing my administrative career in this learning community!
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2 Responses to Den Days – The Latest and Greatest At Woodhaven!

  1. Leslie Kronewitt says:

    Love this idea!

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