Georgetown District High School

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Georgetown District High School
GDHSLogo.jpg
GDHS Logo
Address
70 Guelph Street
Georgetown, Ontario
 Canada
Coordinates 43°39′01″N 79°55′16″W / 43.65031°N 79.92098°W / 43.65031; -79.92098Coordinates: 43°39′01″N 79°55′16″W / 43.65031°N 79.92098°W / 43.65031; -79.92098
Information
Type Public
Opened 1887
School district Halton District School Board
Principal Paul Daignault
Grades 9-12
Gender Coeducational
Enrollment 1,653[1]
Campus Suburban
Colour(s)             
Mascot Red Bull
Team name Rebels (until 2020)
Rival Christ the King
Provincial Ranking 145 / 747 In Secondary Schools
Website

Georgetown District High School or better known as GDHS is a high school located in Georgetown, Ontario, Canada. The school is under the jurisdiction of the Halton District School Board. As of the 2013-2014 school year, approximately 1,600 students were enrolled at Georgetown District High School.[2]

History[edit]

Georgetown District High School was first opened on January 3, 1887. At the time, there were a total of 69 students, with 2 teachers.[3] In 2012 the school celebrated its 125th anniversary with a ceremony and town festivities. The construction of GDHS cost $12,000, and was designed by a famous Canadian architect, Edward J. Lennox[4]

Sports[edit]

The school team name, common throughout all sports, is the "Rebels". Georgetown teams have won numerous Halton county titles, GHAC titles and OFSAA titles throughout its history. A total of 76 OFSAA titles since the early 1970s has made the "Rebels" the winningest school in OFSAA sport history.

Georgetown is currently most notable for their swimming team, which has consistently placed in the top 3 or won the OFSAA championships. The Rebels swim program has won 49 OFSAA titles starting in 1981. The Rebels are the current OFSAA champions (2018) and have won the last ten overall titles, setting the record for most consecutive OFSAA wins in history, in any sport.[5] In 2012, the Rebels surpassed W.C. Kennedy of Windsor as the most successful team in OFSAA sport history.

The Cross Country team held dominance in the late 70's and 80's taking eighteen titles, while wrestling, volleyball, archery and Track & Field have also won at the OFSAA level.

The Rebel team colors are red, white and blue. "Rebel pride inside" is the school slogan. The former symbol of the 'Rebels' teams was the southern confederate flag. The flag was removed in 1989 by Principal Davies because of threats of lawsuits brought on charges of discrimination but the name 'Rebels' will remain until 2020.

Field of Dreams[edit]

The "Field of Dreams" was a development proposed initially by a local community group led by Mr. Ian Troop in July 2008.[6] It is a multipurpose outdoor field which includes a new track, artificial turf field, lights, electronic scoreboard and seating, started construction in the spring of 2010. [7] The field was completed for the start of the 2010/2011 school year and has been renamed "Kiwanis Field". It is used for soccer, football, rugby and field lacrosse and is the home field of the Rebels, Georgetown Soccer League and the North Halton Crimson Tide Football League.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HDSB Secondary School Enrolment" (PDF). Halton District School Board. Retrieved 5 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "HDSB Secondary School Enrolment" (PDF). Halton District School Board. Retrieved 5 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "GDHS History". Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "GDHS: School History". Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  5. ^ http://www.theifp.ca/sports-story/6413122-georgetown-rebels-reign-over-ofsaa-swimming-continues . Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  6. ^ http://www.haltonhills.ca/calendars/2009/R-2009-0012.pdf
  7. ^ Ian Troop. "Welcome to the Field of Dreams". Georgetown District High School. Archived from the original on 5 June 2010. Retrieved 9 March 2016. 

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