Stephen Lewis Secondary School (Mississauga)
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|Stephen Lewis Secondary School|
|3675 Thomas Street
Mississauga, Ontario, L5M 7E6, Canada
|School board||Peel District School Board|
|Area trustee||Brad MacDonald
Allison Van Wagner
|Vice principal||Loi Lam
|School type||High school|
|Team name||Stephen Lewis Lynx|
|Colours||Red, white, black, and grey|
Stephen Lewis Secondary School is a high school located in the city of Mississauga in Ontario, Canada and is a part of the Peel District School Board. It opened in September 2006. Students from Ruth Thompson Middle School and Erin Centre Middle School are directed to Stephen Lewis.
A diverse school[clarification needed], Stephen Lewis has already set high standards due to its strong academics, arts, extra curriculars and sportsman ship. The top three councils school wide are the SAC, athletics council, and integrated arts council. Other influential clubs include DECA, the various sports teams, and MIST.
The school is annually involved in local and global community in fundraising. Money and gifts were collected for villages in Honduras, through the organization Helping Hands for Honduras, and for Share the Joy, a program that assists Peel families in need of food and other necessities during the holiday season. During Charity Week in April 2012, students, staff and the school community raised over $20,000 for Right To Play. On May 16, 2012, students hosted the second annual Relay for Life event. Over 300 students, staff and community members participated in this all-night fundraiser in an effort to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones and fight back by finding a cure. The school raised $30,000, which was donated directly to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Stephen Lewis Secondary School offers a variety of extracurricular activities for students. The athletic teams are heavily supported by the student body and have high spectator turnout during home games. These athletic teams are represented by the school's mascot, known as the Lewis Lynx and teams are referred to as a lynx pack. The Sports include: Basketball, Soccer, Rugby, Tennis, Swimming, Cross Country, Cricket, Flag Football, Lacrosse, Baseball, Volleyball, Track & Field, and Wrestling. A multitude of clubs are also offered, including: Amnesty International, DECA, Animé Club, Arts Productions, Yearbook committee, Chess Club, a Dance Club, Green Revolution, Design and Build Club, Poets @ Lewis (poetry club), Sears Drama Festival, reading clubs, music clubs, game clubs, and more.
All students and staff are assigned to one of the four villages upon registration. The Stephen Lewis Villages are named after four globally renowned Canadian heroes of social justice: June Callwood, Craig Kielburger, Agnes Macphail and David Suzuki. The grouping of students into teams allows all students to feel connected and encourages friendly competition and spirit between the Villages.
Stephen Lewis Secondary School has a modern architectural design from the interior and exterior. The building has three floors, and is connected to AppleWood School. The campus has above average building facilities including a broadcast studio, a dark room for photography, a large cafeteria/auditorium, one of the largest gyms in Peel, Dance and Photo studios, equipped science labs and an Auto work shop. The building features state of the art glass ceilings and walls in the atrium and cafeteria for efficient energy use. All classrooms are equipped with projectors, administrative computers, and printers. The facility has a number of computer labs and Mac labs. The weight room offers high quality fitness and weight-lifting equipment. The gym features a rock climbing wall, and can be separated into three smaller gyms. Outside the building is a multi-purpose field and a track.