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Stephen Lewis Secondary School (Vaughan)

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School type  Public high school
Area trustee  Linda Aversa
Principal  Kenneth Shigeishi
Number of students  1,374 (October 2013)
Province  Ontario
Superintendent  Clayton LaTouche
School number  945508
Phone  +1 905-326-7994
Founded  2006
Grades  9-12 (As of September 2008)
Address  555 Autumn Hill Blvd, Thornhill, ON L4J 8X2, Canada
District  York Region District School Board
School board  York Region District School Board

Stephen Lewis Secondary School is a public semestered high school in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada administered by the York Region District School Board. Currently, the school enrolls students in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 all of which are from the 'Vaughan Block 10' region. The school is named for Canadian statesman Stephen Lewis.

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The school opened for service on September 5, 2006, and was officially designated May 8, 2007.

Current Vice-Principals are: Mirza Baig and Deborah Ziegler

Disciplines

Stephen Lewis Secondary School offers:

  • Alternative Education Quadmester Program
  • Arts (Dramatic Arts, Music, Visual Arts)
  • Business Studies
  • Canadian and World Studies (Economics, Law and Politics, Geography, History)
  • Classical and International Languages
  • Community Based Education - Cooperative Education
  • Computer Studies
  • Dual Credit Program
  • English (Compulsory English courses begin with ENG, Elective courses)
  • English as a Second Language
  • French as a Second Language
  • Grade 12 - Semester 1 Only
  • Guidance and Career Education
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Sciences and Humanities (Family Studies, General Social Science, Philosophy)
  • Special Education
  • Specialist High Skills Major (Business SHSM students only, Health and Wellness SHSM students only, Hospitality SHSM students only, Manufacturing SHSM students only)
  • Technological Education (An Introduction to Technology, Communication Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, Construction Technology, Hair and Aesthetics, Hospitality and Tourism, Manufacturing Technology, Technological Design, Transportation Technology)
  • Clubs/Teams/Committees

  • Computer Science Club (Founded February 2016 by Jake Matlin and Siddharth Surana)
  • French Club (Founded October 2015 by Sofiya Stevens)
  • Film Buddies (Founded 2015 by Salena Jamnadas)
  • Super Smash Bros. Club (Founded November 2015 by Robert Kotok and Lucien Corriveau)
  • Red Cross
  • Animal Rights Club
  • Art Council
  • Movie Club
  • Green Team
  • Golf Club
  • Chess Club
  • Ski Club
  • DECA
  • Dance Club
  • Archery Club
  • Entrepreneurship Club
  • Wrestling Team
  • Swim Team
  • GSA Team
  • JSU
  • Comedy Club
  • Junior Boys Basketball Team
  • Senior Boys Basketball Team
  • Junior Girls Volleyball Team
  • Senior Girls Volleyball Team
  • Boys Hockey Team
  • Boys Baseball Team
  • International Culture Club
  • Photography Club / Photo Club
  • Girls Flag Football Team
  • Track & Field Team
  • Cricket Team
  • Badminton Team
  • Cross-Country Club
  • Comic Club
  • Debate Team
  • Search for the Cure Club
  • Yearbook Committee
  • Junior Boys Soccer Team
  • Senior Boys Soccer Team
  • Ski and Snowboard Club
  • White Pine Reading Club
  • Sports

    Stephen Lewis Secondary School offers a number of sport programs to its students.

    Fall

  • Co-ed cross-country running
  • Boys soccer
  • Varsity Boys Cricket
  • Winter

  • Boys basketball
  • Girls volleyball
  • Varsity boys hockey
  • Co-ed Wrestling
  • Co-ed Swimming
  • Spring

  • Field sports
  • Girls Flag Football
  • Boys rugby
  • Co-ed Badminton
  • Girls Soccer
  • Varsity Ultimate Frisbee
  • Sport Awards

    Stephen Lewis Secondary Schools offers three distinct Sport Awards. They have a Varsity Male Athlete of the Year award, a Varsity Female Athlete of the Year award, and a Triple Crown Fitness Award. Recent recipients of the Female Athlete of the Year Award include Nicole Kofsman in 2012 and Jillian Pereira in 2011. The inaugural winner of the Triple Crown Fitness Award was awarded to Sam Tenenbaum in 2012 and subsequently to Eldar Shaykhulislamov in 2014.

    Charity activities

    Stephen Lewis Secondary School holds fundraisers year-round for the Stephen Lewis Foundation, founded by Stephen Lewis.

    Wake-A-Thon

    Stephen Lewis Secondary holds an annual night event called 12 Hours for 12K Wake-A-Thon. During this event, students arrive at school in the evening and are expected to stay awake for 12 hours. To help, there are activities and games set up along the first floor of the school. These activities include, but are not limited to, dancing, airbrush tattoos, video games and movies. Dinner and desserts are provided by the chef, Mr. Walter. Pledge forms are given out and each student is required to raise at least $100. The money is given to the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

    Terry Fox Run

    Stephen Lewis Secondary also raises money for cancer research yearly through the Terry Fox Run. Students collect pledges before the run, then they may walk, jog, or run around the soccer field.

    Notable students

    Denis Shapovalov, junior tennis player, winner of 2016 Junior Wimbledon Singles Finals and 2015 US Open Junior Doubles Finals.

    References

    Stephen Lewis Secondary School (Vaughan) Wikipedia


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