Chestermere High School
|Chestermere High School|
Calgary, Alberta, T2P 2G7
|Motto||Semper Nulli Secundus
(Second to None)
|School board||Rocky View Schools|
|• Grade 10||228|
|• Grade 11||231|
|• Grade 12||219|
|Colour(s)||Red and Black|
|Team name||Lakers; Cowboys|
|Communities served||Chestermere, Langdon, Indus|
|Last updated: June 10, 2012|
Chestermere High School is a public high school near Chestermere, Alberta, Canada. About 900 students were enrolled at this school before Grade 9 was removed in 2010 to reduce overcrowding. Currently, roughly 900 students attend the school as of the 2016/2017 academic year. One of the baseball diamonds was constructed by a teacher and his detention students.
Originally two separate schools; Chestermere High was redesigned, with an elementary school becoming the south wing of the school, and what was originally a Jr. Sr. High school becoming the north. This was done following the addition of an elementary school and middle school in Chestermere, which had seen rapid population growth following residential development. The two schools were joined by a "link" connecting the two wings of the school via an enclosed hallway.
There has only been one serious violent incident at the school. Two students got into a fight over a girl, one received hospitalizing injuries and died as a result shortly after. A bench made of hockey sticks was made for the school in memory of the student.
On June 9, 2015, at approximately 3:40pm, emergency crews were called to the scene of a serious car accident just minutes away from the school. Two students were taken to the Foothills Medical Centre. Jaydon Sommerfeld, 17, was amongst those injured in the crash and sustained serious injuries. On June 10, 2015, Sommerfeld had succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced brain dead. A balloon release and vigil were held by Sommerfeld's fellow peers, with his girlfriend and younger brother in attendance. In remembrance of Sommerfeld's high academic standing, athletic ability, and kindness, the Jaydon Sommerfeld Memorial Bursary was created.
- Student Population by Grade, School and Authority, Alberta (PDF). Alberta Education. Retrieved June 10, 2012.
- Summerfield, Robin (2001-05-30). "Teen charged in death gets bail". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
- Trithart, Fern. "The Loss of a Son". JaredStory.com. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
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