Preston High School (Ontario)
|Preston High School|
Aeterna non caduca.
Things that last, never perish.
|550 Rose Street
Cambridge, Ontario, N3H 2E6, Canada
|School board||Waterloo Region DSB|
|Vice principal||Gina Lammel, John Craig, & Tim Tonner|
|School type||High School|
|Area||Preston & Doon-Pioneer Park|
|Colours||Maroon and Gray|
|Enrollment||1253 (September 2007)|
Preston High School, located on the bank of the Grand River in Cambridge, Ontario, first opened in 1934. Feeder schools are William G. Davis, Clemens Mill Public School and Silverheights Public School in Cambridge and Doon Public School in Kitchener. It is one of sixteen secondary schools in the Waterloo Region District School Board. In 2007, approximately 300 students entered grade 9 and the total enrolment was 1 253, which is a low number compared to other schools in the Waterloo region.
Preston has programs available in: English, mathematics, science, health and physical education, languages (Spanish, German, and French), geography, history, family studies, business arts, visual arts (including photography), dramatic arts, music, and technological studies. Preston is also an officially designated magnet school for enhanced academic students.
Preston's facilities include 58 classrooms, a small cafetorium, 2 gyms – one single, one double –, a library, 6 technological studies rooms, 3 art rooms, and six computer labs. A new science wing with four science labs and a computer room was added in September 2004.
The back campus includes a playing field for football, field hockey, and rugby with access to a smaller practice field. There is also a tennis court. The track and field team practices on a regulation size cinder track. Beside the Grand River and near the school is the Linear Trail, a 3.5 km community trail which the cross country and track and field teams use. Two ice surfaces, the Preston Auditorium and the Homuth Arena, are within walking distance.
Preston's sports consist of football, basketball, volleyball, badminton, curling, ice hockey, rugby, golf, soccer, tennis, cross-country, track and field, and field hockey.
Football is one of the biggest sports at Preston. The senior football team have been successful over the years and have won the title of WCCSSA Champions in 2003, 2004 and 2006. However in 2007, Preston was upset by Galt Collegiate Institute in the semi-finals of the playoffs. In the 2012 season the Panther's Junior football won the WCSSA championship, defeating the Jacob Hespeler Hawks. The Team Players were: #1 Devonte Broomes, #2 Alex Salytchev, #4 Alex Lecesse, #7 Issac Andrade, #10 Nate Stainsby, #13 Jake Metcalfe, #15 Mitch Weiler, #17 David Mitobe, #19 Mathew Walsh, #22 Kevin Chantaphone, #24 Cody Jones, #29 Austin Noseworthy, #30 Zach Hutton, #31 Kodi Silver, #32 Quinn Brown, #34 Danyel Sipes, #37 Nate Gilmour, #41 Alex Witiuk, #45 Iain Bowen, #46 Ben Clifford, #53 Lochlan Hope, #55 Lucas Haddaway, #58 Drew Doyle, #60 Clayton Collison, #63 Liam Jones, #67 Wade Lancaster, #70 Jordan Burrell, #74 Jason Moura, #78 Connor Allen, #79 Kurtis Rutledge, #80 Sean Brand, #81 Christian Richards, #83 Josh Elliot, #84 Dezi Ahuja, #87 Justin Hunt, #90 Harrison Bowler, #91 Cooper Griffin, #96 Jaskaran Attwal, #98 James Woods. Managers: Chelsea Main, Chloe Hand Coaches: Mr. Skovsgaard, Mr. Boug, Mr. Russel, John Galbraith, Matt Zomer
Preston High School has consistent achievement in the Arts departments. Each year, students in visual arts participate in the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery's student-only "Expressions" exhibit, and those in the photographic classes contribute to PhotoSensitive projects.
In Drama, Preston's Improv Team has finished within the top 3 teams in the Guelph/Niagara Region for the past 10 years in the Canadian Improv Games, and placed top 10 and top 5 overall in Canada in 2005 and 2010 respectively.
The music department offers many traditional big band instruments, with a new addition of acoustic guitars. Senior Band, Intermediate Band, Jazz Band, Chamber Choir and Concert Choir are all extracurricular opportunities.
Global Outreach is a program in which students do charity work in different countries. It is run by the Geography Department and all their work is non profit.
2008 - Peru
2010 - India (but, due to travel advisories the trip was canceled)
2011 - Morocco
2012 - Chile
- Robin L. Armstrong, FRSC, Professor Emeritus of Physics, University of Toronto 
- Jeff Hutcheson, CTV broadcaster, Host on Canada AM, Author 
- Brenda Irving, CBC TV sports commentator 
- Peter Savich, Corporate Lawyer and Internet software company executive 
- Randy Steinman, CTV News Channel broadcaster, Sports Director of CTV SW Ontario 
- John Hancock, CBC Radio National Sports host and reporter 
- Nathan Brannen, Olympic runner 
- Scott Thorman, MLB baseball player 
- Corby Legault, Actor/Comedian/Playboy Butler
- Taylor Jones, Creator of DearPhotograph.com, Author of Dear Photograph 
- Preston High School Profile
- Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test results
- Preston High School Official Website
- PhotoSensitive Official Website
- Canadian Improv Games Official Website
- "PHS Staff List". Preston High School. Retrieved 2008-11-20.
- "School Profile" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-11-22.[dead link]
- "Hall of fame inductees". Cambridge Times. 2007-04-27. Archived from the original on 2007-11-13. Retrieved 2007-11-22.
- Scott Thornan Stats, Bio, Photos, Highlights <LB.com, Retrieved 11-22-2009.
- Taylor Jones Author Bio HarperCollins.com Retrieved, 2012-10-24