Chestermere High School

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Chestermere High School
Address
R.R #7
Calgary, Alberta, T2P 2G7
Canada
Coordinates 51°01′38″N 113°46′16″W / 51.02713°N 113.7711°W / 51.02713; -113.7711Coordinates: 51°01′38″N 113°46′16″W / 51.02713°N 113.7711°W / 51.02713; -113.7711
Information
Type Public
Motto Semper Nulli Secundus
(Second to None)
Established 1961
School board Rocky View Schools
Principal Jordan Fenton
Grades 10-12
Enrollment 678[1] (2011)
 • Grade 10 228
 • Grade 11 231
 • Grade 12 219
Campus Rural
Colour(s) Red and Black
Team name Lakers; Cowboys
Communities served Chestermere, Langdon, Indus
Website
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, there are about 900 students. The school features three parking lots, one for grades 10 and 11, one for 11 and 12, and a special one for the staff. One of the baseball diamonds was constructed by a teacher and his detention students.

It was originally two separate schools: an elementary school and the other for grades 7-12. After an elementary school and middle school were erected in Chestermere, the two were joined by a hallway and the old school became a senior high. The hallway was torn down and renovated in 2008 due to mould.

Incidents[edit]

There has only been one serious violent incident at the school. Two students got into a fight over a girl in 2001. One received hospitalizing injuries and died shortly after.[2][3] 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 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Student Population by Grade, School and Authority, Alberta (PDF). Alberta Education. Retrieved June 10, 2012.
  2. ^ Summerfield, Robin (2001-05-30). "Teen charged in death gets bail". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Trithart, Fern. "The Loss of a Son". JaredStory.com. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 

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