Parry Sound High School
|Parry Sound High School|
Omnia Vestigia Prorsum
"All Steps Forward"
|111 Isabella Street
Parry Sound, Ontario, P2A 1N2
|School type||Public, High school|
|School board||Near North District School Board|
|Principal||James (Jim) Douglas|
|Vice principal||Krista O'Donnell
Dave Weichel (acting)
|Enrollment||842 (October 2013)|
|Colour(s)||Red and Grey|
|Team name||PSHS Panthers|
Parry Sound High School (PSHS) is a public high school in the town of Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada. The school is one of the largest in the Near North District School Board, with 842 students as of October 2011[update], and serves as the only high school in Parry Sound.
Parry Sound High School's motto is the latin Omnia Vestigia Prorsum which translates to "All Steps Forward". Athletes and students at PSHS are known as the PSHS Panthers, and the school colours are red and grey.
The school was founded in 1951.
Programs and Learning
Parry Sound High School offers a large variety of programs for students, these include numerous applied and tech courses such as, Woodshop, Autoshop, Design Tech, Marine Mechanics, and Cooking. Also the school has many academic programs available and serves students all levels of education ranging from Special Education to Locally Developed programs to Applied/College Level programs to University prep programs.
The school also opened a room called the "Hub" in the 2010/2011 school year which is a place students may go during focus or on spare with teacher permission to study and get help with their classes from teachers in the hub.
Parry Sound High School has two half hour focus periods Focus A and Focus B. One is in the morning and extends period 2 classes by a half hour. The second is in the afternoon, Focus B, and extends Period 3 classes by half hour. Morning and afternoon classes rotate to allow a focus period in each class every second day.
Extra Curricular Programs
Parry Sound High School offers several extra curricular programs to it students. Some of the most popular include:
- Student Council
- Character Development and Leadership (CDL)
- PARTY SOUND (Preventing Alcohol and Risk related Trauma in Youth, Students Out to Undermine Nonsense Drinking)
- Anthropology Club
PSHS offers many sports for students to be involved in they include but are not limited to:
- Track and Field
Parry Sound High School also received funding to replace its track facility in 2008 giving it a new track and field facility. The school also has three gyms that can be used to host and practice sports. In 2010 a new weight-room was opened in the school, which is used as a place for students and staff to work out and encourage fitness. The school offers a "weight-room training certificate" to students and staff which allows them to use the weight-room independently.