Beaver Brae Secondary School
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|Beaver Brae Secondary School|
|1400 Ninth Street North
Kenora, Ontario, Canada
|School board||Keewatin-Patricia District School Board|
|Vice principal||Steve Grindrod, Evie O'Flaherty|
|School type||Public high school|
|Grades||7 - 12|
|Team name||Beaver Brae Broncos|
|Colours||Purple and White|
|Enrollment||approx. 875 (September 2009)|
Beaver Brae Secondary School is home to grades nine through twelve and has over 65 staff members. The school offers different types of educational opportunities, including outstanding trades, college, and university level programs.
Beaver Brae Secondary School provides a course calendar that features nearly two hundred courses. In addition to the major subject areas of English, Math, Science, Social Sciences, French (Core and Extended) and Physical Education, students may opt to take classes in Instrumental Music, Guitar, Vocal Music, Visual Art, Drama, Construction, Automotive Technology, Communications, Business, Foods and Nutrition, and Hospitality and Tourism. Other specialty courses offered at Beaver Brae include Outdoor Education, Ojibwe, Native Studies, Computer Engineering, Law and Information Technology.
Professional hockey player and Stanley Cup champion Mike Richards of the Los Angeles Kings was educated here. Both Mike Smith, who competed in the 1988 Olympics, and Kyle Koch, an offensive lineman for the Edmonton Eskimos, were educated at Beaver Brae. UFC fighter Jesse Bongfeldt attended Beaver Brae; he made his debut at UFC 124 and fought at UFC 131.
The school has gone through many different renovations in its nearly 50 year history. In 1989 there was a high tech renovation. A library, music room, and art room were added in 1992. In 2000-2001 there was an addition consisting of 4 classrooms and a gym. More recently, Beaver Brae was updated with a new student atrium in 2007. The atrium holds numerous large paintings which were painted by students themselves, a big screen TV, projectors, pictures and awards. The total cost of the recent renovations was worth a total of $10 million.
The school is proud to support concert, band, choir and drama.
Beaver Brae has several sports teams, including volleyball, basketball, soccer, badminton, football, hockey, curling and cheerleading. The teams have won numerous NorWOSSA and NWOSSAA titles, and OFSAA medals.
Despite not having track and field team since the 1990s, the school still holds a number of NWOSSAA records. Some of the records include the senior boys triple and long jump records and the senior girls 400m and high jump records.
In 2013, the Bronco Cheerleading team won The Cheer Evolution Canadian Nationals in Niagara Falls, claiming the team's first national title.
This is a list Beaver Braes NorWOSSA championships:
|Sport||NorWOSSA Championships |
|'"Boys Curling'"||2012 Ag|
|'"Mixed Curling"||2012 Ag|
|Senior Boys Volleyball (13)||2009, 2007, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1982, 1980, 1979|
|Senior Girls Volleyball (14)||1999, 1998, 1993, 1992, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1970|
|Senior Boys Basketball (15)||2005, 2003, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1992, 1990, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1963|
|Senior Girls Basketball (9)||2005, 1998, 1996, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1984, 1981, 1980|
|Boys Soccer (5)||2008, 2007, 2000, 1995, 1992|
|Girls Soccer (6)||2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2003, 1997|
|Boys Hockey(5)||2006, 1997, 1982, 1979, 1970|
|Girls Hockey(6)||2012, 2011, 2008, 2004, 2003, 2002|
This is a list of the medals Beaver Brae has won at the OFSAA championships:
|2009||Boys Volleyball||3 ! Bronze|
|2007||Boys Volleyball||3 ! Bronze|
|2002||Girls Hockey||3 ! Bronze |
|1988||Girls Curling||2 ! Silver