Gloucester High School (Ottawa)

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Gloucester High School
Address
2060 Ogilvie Rd.
Ottawa, Ontario, K1J 7N8, Canada
Coordinates 45°26′20″N 75°36′00″W / 45.439°N 75.600°W / 45.439; -75.600Coordinates: 45°26′20″N 75°36′00″W / 45.439°N 75.600°W / 45.439; -75.600
Public transit access OC Transpo
Information
School board Ottawa Carleton District School Board
Superintendent Barrie Hammond
Principal Alan Johnson
Vice principal Christine Kessler,
Larry Ruch
Chief custodian Kevin Gadde
Grades 9-12
Language English
Campus Suburban
Mascot Gator
Team name Gators
Colours Royal Red, Pitch Black, Silver             
Homepage http://www.gloucesterhs.ocdsb.ca/

Gloucester High School is a high school in the Beacon Hill, Ottawa, Canada neighborhood of Gloucester, in the city of Ottawa. Their mascot is the Gator, and the school can harbor approximately 2000 students. As of 2010, they have roughly 750 students.

The school was founded in 1963 by the former Gloucester High School Board, and until 1969 was operated by the former Collegiate Institute Board of Ottawa. In 1969 the Carleton Board of Education was formed, and Gloucester High School came under its ownership and management. Since the amalgamation of the Ottawa area English public school boards in 1998, it has operated under the jurisdiction of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board.

Gloucester High School provides education to grade 9 through 12 through a semestered curriculum as established by the Ontario Ministry of Education.

Gloucester boasts a very diverse student body and a wide array of clubs, organisations and groups. These include Gators for Ghana, ICU/AREE, Junior and Senior Band, Peer Action, Peer Mediation, an annual student-led Leadership Camp, Reach for the Top, GHS Radio, Fashion Club, school newspaper (the "Gator Gazette"), and the Gator Athletic Society. 2008-2009 was the first year Gloucester High School saw GTV, or Gator Television. With big-screen televisions in the lobby, Gators get many episodes weekly with sports updates and other school events. The school also has a well supported group, The Link Crew, who help new gators

Gloucester's has many successful sports teams. Their cheerleading squad has won many awards, both the men's and women's senior soccer teams have participated at OFSAA in recent years and the Nordic Ski and Cross Country Running teams send many members to OFSAA annually. Other athletic teams include Gator Football,Gator Rugby, Senior and Junior basketball, wrestling, track and field, field hockey, volleyball, golf, and regular intramural sports during lunch. 2008-2009 marks the first men's Gator hockey team in several years. In 2009, the Gloucester Field Hockey team won 1st place in the Tier 2 city championships. In the 2008/2009 Rugby Season, the Senior Rugby went undefeated and won the City Championship in Tier 2.

The 06/07 season was the first for the wrestling team in several years. The team had two wrestlers who qualified for OFSSA and nine players that made it to the city finals. The team participated in many other tournaments, all which they performed exceedingly well.

On October 25/06, the Gloucester men's football team won their first regular match game in two years.

In 2010, Gloucester's Reach for the Top came 3rd in the regional competitions. They qualified for provincials and came first, thus qualifying for national. The team, coached by Andrew Jeacle, came 4th at the national finals.

Notable alumni[edit]

Mark Hatfield- NFL and CFL football player and motivational speaker Tim Huebsch-NAIA All American for UBC XC/TF

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