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|
|Mascot||Lenny the Lynx|
|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. Its feeder schools are Ruth Thompson Middle School and Erin Centre Middle School. The top three school wide councils are the SAC, Athletics Council, and Integrated Arts Council. Other influential clubs include Green Revolution, DECA and MIST.
Every year, the graduating class hosts a dinner and raises money for the organization Helping Hands for Honduras. In December, the staff and students contribute to Share the Joy, a program that assists Peel families in need of food and other necessities during the holiday season.
Each year in the spring the school hosts charity week. The week culminates in a car wash and carnival hosted by the school. Throughout the last 8 years, the staff and students have raised over $100 000 for charitable organizations such as Right to Play, Mad for Maddie, and Princess Margaret Foundation.
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 it is connected to Applewood School; this is a school for students aged 14 to 21 with developmental disabilities. The campus has above average building facilities including a broadcast studio, a darkroom for photography, a large cafeteria/auditorium, one of the largest gyms in Peel, dance and photo studios, equipped science labs and an auto workshop. 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 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 that is shared by the community.