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South Kamloops Secondary School

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School type  Public, high school
Principal  Walt Kirschner
Phone  +1 250-374-1405
Province  British Columbia
School number  4327012
Staff  70
Mascot  The Titan
Motto  Dedication - Wisdom - Integrity
School board  School District 73 Kamloops/Thompson
Address  821 Munro St, Kamloops, BC V2C 3E9, Canada
District  School District 73 Kamloops/Thompson
Similar  School District No 73 (Kaml, Valleyview Secondary, Sa‑Hali Secondary School, Norkam Secondary, St Ann's Academy
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South kamloops secondary school


École Secondaire South Kamloops Secondary School (SKSS), Home of the Titans, is a grade 8-12 school in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. It was formed in 2003 through the merger of John Peterson Secondary School and Kamloops Secondary School (formed in 1904), two secondary schools located adjacently on the same block.

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With approximately 1,700 students and 130 staff, SKSS is one of the largest secondary schools in British Columbia's School District 73 Kamloops/Thompson.

The school has fine arts programs in photography, visual arts, band and drama. The drama program has performed four different plays since the birth of the school; Dracula, Into the Woods, Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s Welcome to the Monkey House, and Bye-Bye Birdie.

SKSS's inaugural principal Vic Bifano was honoured with recognition as one of Canada's Best Principals and induction into the National Academy of Principals.

The south kamloops secondary school global awareness society plants a tree


Athletics

The school's athletics program, under the name SKSS Titans, fields teams in American football, rugby, soccer, field hockey, basketball, badminton, volleyball, cross-country running, track and field, aquatics, golf, curling and wrestling.

Notable alumni

  • Kelly Olynyk (class of 2009) - NBA player (Boston Celtics)
  • Darril Fosty (class of 1987) - Award winning author and documentarian
  • Peter Soberlak (class of 1987) - Former professional ice hockey player drafted in the first round, 21st overall, by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft.
  • Gary Reed Canadian 400m record holder, Olympian Jessica Hewitt, Canadian Olympic Speesd Skater Murray Barron (1985), NHL player for Philadelphia Flyers, St Louis Blues, Arizone Coyotes and Vancouver Canucks

    References

    South Kamloops Secondary School Wikipedia


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