Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School (Ottawa)

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Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School
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Address
1515 Tenth Line Road
Ottawa, Ontario, K1E 3E8, Canada
Information
School board Ottawa Carleton District School Board
Superintendent Pino Buffone
Area trustee John Shea
Principal Barry Armstrong
Vice principal Kaarina Gagner, Al Penney
Grades 9-12
Campus Suburban
Team name Lancers
Colours Dark red and white AND BLUE         
Enrollment 1107 (October 2013)
Feeder schools Avalon PS, Dunning-Foubert ES, Fallingbrook CES, Maple Ridge ES, Trillium ES
Homepage http://sirwilfridlaurierss.ocdsb.ca/

Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School is part of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board and it is located in the neighbourhood of Fallingbrook, in the suburb of Orleans, in Ottawa Ontario, Canada. Since 2009, the school's principal has been Ruggles Pritchard.

History[edit]

Sir Wilfrid Laurier was originally located on Carson Road in western Gloucester. The original students came primarily from the Carson Road and Pineview neighbourhoods. During the 80s and early 90s, students from Fallingbrook in Orleans were bussed to the school. Eventually, the entire school was home to students bussed from Orleans while a new campus was built at its current location on 10th Line Road. After moving to the new location, students from Pineview/Carson Road attended Gloucester High School and the building was eventually purchased by the French Catholic school board as the new home for Collège Catholique Samuel-Genest.

Extra-curricular activities[edit]

Sir Wilfrid Laurier is one of the schools that broadcasts its morning announcements on television, formerly called "WilTV", and now called "Laurier Live!" In 2011 the school conducted a trip for students to Las Vegas to attend the National Association of Broadcasters convention.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Melinda Shankar – Actress on Degrassi, and How to be Indie and other films and shows

Hunter Kelly – Humanitarian and model for vogue.

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Coordinates: 45°28′23″N 75°29′36″W / 45.473059°N 75.493391°W / 45.473059; -75.493391