Elliot Lake Secondary School

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Elliot Lake Secondary School
Elsslogo.gif
Address
303 Mississauga Avenue
Elliot Lake, Ontario, P5A 1E8
Canada
Coordinates 46°22′34″N 82°39′40″W / 46.37611°N 82.66111°W / 46.37611; -82.66111Coordinates: 46°22′34″N 82°39′40″W / 46.37611°N 82.66111°W / 46.37611; -82.66111
Information
School type Public, high school
Motto Labor Omnia Vincit
(Work Conquers All)
Founded 1957 (1957)
School board Algoma District School Board
Area trustee Gladys Wiggins[1]
School number 908010
Principal Rick Juuti
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 483 (2009)
Language English
Colour(s)           Red, White
Team name Atoms
Website

Elliot Lake Secondary School (ELSS) is a high school[2] in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada. The school began in 1956 with 23 students and quickly grew to 1193 students by 1990. The following year, the school only saw an enrollment of 899 students and the institution's population would continue to drop thereafter. As of September 2009, the enrolment was 483.[3]

The school's athletic teams are known as the "Atoms" in reference to the uranium mines that were the town's principal employer. At its height, Elliot Lake was considered the uranium capital of the world.

The school was built in four phases during 1957, 1959, 1964 and 1968. The building consists of 27 classrooms, five science labs, three technology shops, one manufacturing shop, one double gymnasium with a folding wall, one library, one family studies room, one music room, a drama room and a cafeteria, with a total floor space of 9,507 square metres (102,332 sq ft).

In the 2010 Fraser Institute Ontario secondary school report cards, Elliot Lake Secondary School ranked 225 of 727 schools in Ontario.[4]

ELSS

The school newspaper is The Spirit.


Programs[edit]

Co-op, French Immersion, Lead, Music Program, Family Studies, Woodworking, Manufacturing, Communications, Transportation, Drama, Visual Arts, Leadership, Peer Tutoring, OYAP, Work Placements, Construction

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Sports teams, Students for Students, Newspaper, Bands (Jr. & Sr.), Student Council, Awards, Reach for the Top, URCAPEL Yearbook (now the Element), Art Club, Read Around the World Club, Athletic Association, Drama Club, Small Stage Live, Outdoors Club, Breakfast Club, Mathletes, Battle of the Bands, Fitness Club, Intramurals, Improv Team, Environmental Club

April 15, 2011 lockdown[edit]

On Friday, April 15, 2011, Elliot Lake Secondary School was placed on a 3 hour long Code Red lockdown over a threatened school shooting. The suspect was detained later that afternoon and no students or teachers were harmed in this ordeal.

Art teacher and improper photographs of female students[edit]

In 1997, Greg Shafley resigned as an art teacher for the Elliot Lake Secondary School after it was revealed he had taken photographs of female students. He admitted to misconduct involving 17 students.[5]

Student enrollment[edit]

Year 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967
Students 25 176 360 460 426 423 498 542 511 483 495 585
Year 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Students 588 779 824 837 879 887 882 892 985 814 970 970
Year 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991
Students 985 930 1038 1053 1077 1074 1074 1079 1078 1044 1193 899
Year 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Students 889 883 818 754 754 690 686 658 633 591 574 573

Projected enrollment[edit]

Year 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Students 569 517 515 504 488

(Source: Algoma District School Board)

Accomplishments[edit]

Reach For The Top

  • 2009 Regional Champions
  • 2008 Regional Champions
  • 2007 Regional Champions
  • 2006 Regional Champions
  • 2011 Regional Champions
  • 2012 Regional Champions

Midget boys' basketball

  • 2003 Midget boys' "A" basketball champions
  • 1999 Midget boys' "AA" basketball champions
  • 1986 Midget boys' basketball champions
  • 1985 Midget boys' basketball champions

Junior boys' basketball

  • 2012 Junior boys' basketball "A" champions
  • 2006 Junior boys' basketball "A" champions
  • 2004 Junior boys' basketball "A" champions
  • 2001 Junior boys' basketball "AA" champions
  • 1995 Junior boys' basketball "AA" champions
  • 1990 Junior boys' basketball "AA" champions
  • 1988 Junior boys' basketball "AA" champions
  • 1987 Junior boys' basketball "AA" champions
  • 1986 Junior boys' basketball "AA" champions
  • 1985 Junior boys' basketball "AA" champions
  • 1982 Junior boys' basketball "AA" champions
  • 1981 Junior boys' basketball "AA" champions
  • 1979 Junior boys' basketball "AA" champions
  • 1978 Junior boys' basketball "AA" champions

Senior boys' basketball

  • 2013 Senior boys' basketball "A" champions, * 2013 NOSSA "A" champions, * 2013 OFSAA "A" Participant
  • 2005 Senior boys' basketball "A" champions
  • 1995 Senior boys' basketball "AA" champions
  • 1994 Senior boys' basketball "AA" champions
  • 1989 Senior boys' basketball "AA" champions
  • 1986 Senior boys' basketball "AA" champions
  • 1985 Senior boys' basketball "AA" champions
  • 1984 Senior boys' basketball "AA" champions
  • 1983 Senior boys' basketball "AA" champions

Junior girls' basketball

  • 2005 Junior girls' basketball "A" champions

Senior girls' basketball

  • 2009 Senior girls' basketball "A" champions, * 2009 NOSSA "A" champions, * 2009 OFSAA "A" Bronze medalists
  • 2008 Senior girls' basketball "A" champions, * 2008 NOSSA "A" champions, * 2008 OFSAA "A" Participant
  • 2007 Senior girls' basketball "A" champions
  • 2006 Senior girls' basketball "A" champions
  • 1996 Senior girls' basketball "AA" champions
  • 1995 Senior girls' basketball "AA" champions
  • 1990 Senior girls' basketball "AA" champions

Curling

  • 1985 Boys' curling champions
  • 2013 Girls' curling champions

Soccer

  • 1986 Boys' soccer champions

Junior boys' volleyball

  • 1999 Junior boys' "AA" champions

Junior girls' volleyball

  • 1975 Junior girls' "AAA" champions

Individual accomplishments

  • 1975 Girls' single tennis champion - D. Baczyk
  • 1975 Boys' golf champion - B. Kuzmich

Elliot Lake Secondary School Wind Ensemble

  • 2007 Northern Ontario Music Festival - Silver Award
  • 1999 Northern Ontario Band Festival - Gold Award
  • 2013 Sudbury Music Festival - Gold Award

Famous alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trustees". Algoma District School Board. Archived from the original on 2012-02-18. Retrieved 2011-11-12. 
  2. ^ "Elliot Lake Secondary School (908010)". Secondary school profile. Ontario Ministry of Education. 2011-01-04. Retrieved 2011-11-12. 
  3. ^ "Elliot Lake SS (908010)". School profile. Education Quality and Accountability Office. Archived from the original on 2012-07-07. Retrieved 2011-11-12. 
  4. ^ "Report Card for Elliot Lake Secondary School". Ontario secondary school report cards. Fraser Institute. Retrieved 2011-11-12. 
  5. ^ Toronto Star The art of abuse: A teacher said his photos were art. It took a long time for anyone to admit they're far more sinister; Kerry Gillespie; June 2, 2001, (cached at zoominfo.com)

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