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Coordinates43°42′01″N 79°49′44″W﻿ / ﻿43.70029°N 79.82886°W
Information
School typeState secondary school
Founded2005
School boardPeel District School Board
SuperintendentMatthew McCutcheon
Area trusteeDavid Green
PrincipalAtheia Grant
Staff100+
Enrollment1419 (July 2020)
LanguageEnglish
Colour(s)Black and teal
Team nameArrows
Websitewww.fmss.ca

Fletcher's Meadow Secondary School is a high school located in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

Despite the school's recent construction, its population is growing at a rate faster than the supportable growth rate. For the 2010 and 2011 school year the boundary for the school changed, thus dropping the student population by 300 students to a more manageable population of 1700 students.

## Unique mathematics program

An example of a Calculus and Vectors exam level thinking question is the following:

Describe the procedure for a general formula of a cubic function f(x) in the form f(x) = ax3 + bx2 + cx + d, where f(x) goes through the origin, f(1) must be an integer, there is an inflection point at x = 3 and there is a local extrema at x = -2.

## DECA Team

Fletcher's Meadow Secondary School participates in the annual DECA competition, and has become renowned for their transition from an underdog team to a known competitor. Fletcher's also has one of the DECA biggest chapters in all of Ontario. Fletcher's DECA completely revitalized their program with the executives from 2017 & 2018 (lead by Amrita Bhachu and Fayk Chaudhry) choosing to run the club on the philosophy that no individual should be denied entry, but given equal opportunity to learn and experience DECA. This along with unique teaching methods in the past year and has since sent many individuals from their chapter to DECA Provincials and also sending some to represent Ontario at DECA's International Career Development Conference in 2017, 2018. In the year 2018, Fletcher's won over 14 medallions DECA Provincials. In the years 2017 and 2018, Fletcher's has sent students such as Balpreet Cheema, Karanveer Cheema, Muhammad Fayk Chaudhry, Charmi Sanghvi, and Manpreet Sandhu to participate in ICDC, either in competitive events or in the leader academies.

The school also used to host an intra-school competition known as DECA Apprentice. In it, small teams compete in a variety of different challenges that emulate those of the business world, such as pitching an idea, budgeting, teamwork and collaboration. The competition is a blend of the DECA case competition and NBC's reality show The Apprentice. Teams are given a time-frame in order to complete a task and are graded on the quality of their work. In the end, the team with the highest total score wins a prize, and there are two runners-up.

## Robotics team

Fletcher's Meadow Secondary School participates in the annual FIRST Robotics Competition & VEX Competitions. They started a team in 2011 and have been active since then.

In 2012, the team participated in two competitions: GTR East at Oshawa and GTR West at Hershey Centre. In 2018, Fletcher's team of juniors was selected as VEX Robotics team captains at a regional tournament.

Awards won by Team 3705:

• 2011 - GTR West Animation Award
• 2012 - Safety Animation Award (globally won by 3705)
• 2012 - GTR West - placed 11th in qualification rounds and had the second best record of 8-2-0

Apart from FIRST, students also participate in the Skills Canada Challenges:

Robotics Team of 4:

• 2011 - Silver Medal at Peel Technological Skills Challenge
• 2012 - Gold Medal at Peel Technological Skills Challenge
• 2019 - Silver Medal at Peel Technological Skills Challenge

Virtual Robotics Team of 2:

• 2011 - Gold Medal at Peel Technological Skills Challenge
• 2011 - Silver Medal at Ontario Skills Challenge
• 2012 - Silver Medal at Peel Technological Skills Challenge
• 2016 - Gold Medal at Peel Technological Skills Challenge

## Extracurricular activities

The school offers sports including track and field, volleyball, baseball, soccer, football, badminton and tennis. These sport teams compete in many tournaments throughout Ontario.

The Global Youth Issues Club is a very active club at Fletcher's and hosts events like a cake auction, vow of silence, and Halloween for Hunger during the school year. They are a Free the Children's club that promotes awareness about global issues/causes to youth.

Each year the school hosts an intra-school competition known as the Science Olympics. In it large teams complete a variety of science related challenges that promote teamwork, collaboration, and critical thinking. Teams are composed of students in grades 9-12 and choose their own mascot, name and logo. In the end, the team with the fastest completion time wins. The competition is hosted by the school's science department.

The school recently formed a jazz combo, consisting of eight senior members. As a Fletcher's first, both the Jazz Combo and the school's Concert Band, a large group of music students of all ages, competed in MusicFest 2016, a national music competition across Canada. The groups earned silver and bronze awards, respectively.

## Mainstage production

Each year, Fletcher's showcases on a play, musical or variety show. These shows are presented by the Arts Department and have been viewed by such socialites as Angelina Jolie.

• 2007: Fame - musical
• 2008: iBelieve - showcase of talent
• 2009: Stop the Violence - showcase of arts
• 2010: 12 Angry Jurors - adaptation of the movie 12 Angry Men
• 2011: 7 Stories - play written by Morris Panych
• 2013: ZAP - play by Paul Fleischman
• 2014: iRemember - original play/musical celebrating the ten year anniversary of the school
• 2015: The Laramie Project - play by Moisés Kaufman
• 2016: Fletcher's Winter Talent Showcase - talent show