Huron Heights Secondary School (Kitchener)
|Huron Heights Secondary School|
|1825 Strasburg Road
Kitchener, Ontario, N2R 1K3
|School type||High School|
|School board||Waterloo Region District School Board|
|Principal||Mr. E. Doadt|
|Enrollment||~1200+ (September 2012)|
|Colour(s)||Purple, Silver, Black and White|
Huron Heights Secondary School is the newest high school in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. It serves the rapidly growing southwest end of the city, located at the intersection of Strasburg and Huron Road. It opened on September 5, 2006. Its student body and more specifically, sports teams are known as the Huskies.
Along with up-to-date facilities and a modern look, the school is the only one in the region to have a specialized health care lab that is dedicated to health care, and health care accessories. Huron Heights has a unique teaching program that provides specific instruction to those who are interested in the many varied opportunities in the Health Sector (medicine, nursing, geriatrics, nutrition science, etc.) Students from anywhere in Waterloo County may apply to attend Huron Heights via this specialized magnet programme.
New students were introduced in a gradual pattern; only grades 9 and 10 attended to begin with, and grades 11 and 12 were added each successive year of operation. A Developmental Education class was added in 2007. The fall of 2009 saw the inaugural grade 12 graduation ceremony for the initial grade 10 students who opened the school.
List of Clubs and Teams
- Christian Club
- Dance Team
- Cross Country (gr. 9-12)
- Track and Field (gr.9-12)
- Golf (co-ed)
- Senior Boys Volleyball (gr. 11-12)
- Junior Boys Volleyball (gr. 9-10)
- Senior Girls Volleyball (gr. 11-12)
- Junior Girls Volleyball (gr. 9-10)
- Junior Boys Football (gr. 9-10)
- Senior Boys Football (gr. 11-12)
- Junior Boys Rugby (gr. 9-10)
- Junior Girls Rugby (gr. 9-10)
- Senior Boys Rugby (gr. 11-12)
- Senior Girls Rugby (gr. 11-12)
- Junior Boys Soccer (gr. 9-10)
- Senior Boys Soccer (gr. 11-12)
- Senior Girls Soccer (gr. 11-12)
- Leadership (Student Activities Council)
- Husky Pack
- Varsity Boys Hockey
- Varsity Girls Hockey
- Varsity Girls Field Hockey
- Tech Crew
- SKY Radio Club
- Empowerment Team
- Ping Pong
- Floor Hockey
- Teacher versus Student Matches
- Anime Club (Cancelled)
- Video Game Club (Cancelled)
- Yearbook Club
- Junior Concert Band (gr. 9-10)
- Senior Concert Band (gr. 11-12)
- Jazz Ensemble (gr. 11-12)
- Concert Choir
- Girls Choir
- Rubiks Cube Club
- Minga Environment Club
- Magic Club
- Poetic Heights
- Drama Production
- Sears Drama Festival
- Improv Club & Team
- Strong Start
- Best Buddies
- Yearbook Club
- Computer & Programming Club
- Library Club
- Arts Council
- Athletic Council
Clubs and Teams In Depth
Below is a list of the clubs and teams at Huron Heights incorporating a more detailed view of what each club does and even some history of the club, such as championships they have won.
A.L.P.H.A. Dogs stands for Athletic Leaders Positively Helping All Dogs (peers), and they do exactly that. From promoting health and wellness to organizing the athletic banquet, these students help with everything related to the athletic program.
Advisor & Teacher: Mr. Gayman, Ms. Ollerhead
The Leadership Class is the official student council at Huron. Students must be enrolled in IDC3OX (Grade 11 Leadership) or IDC4UI (Grade 12 Leadership) to be considered part of the school's student council. Two Co-Presidents are split between the two semesters of the school year. The Leadership program runs major and minor activities throughout the school year such as Kitchener Klash, Semi Formal, The Halloween Dance, Lunch Events, Holiday Week, Assemblies, MYART, and more.
Advisor & Teacher: Mr. Kline
Senior Football Team
The Senior and Junior Football Team is a team opened to all grade 9's to 12's currently attending Huron Heights Secondary School (Kitchener), with a valid student ID. The football season takes place during the fall(Autumn) season.
The team participates an annual night game - Kitchener Klash - against KCI
Head Coach: Mr. Holmes Assistant Coaches: Mr. A. Bieronski, Mr. Bowman
SKY Radio Club
This is a group of approximately 20 students that produce and operate the morning announcements on a daily basis. They also supply music during lunch hour. This club is meant to be recreational. However, it can be a training ground for students considering a career in sound recording or radio/TV arts. The program was on a brief hiatus during winter 2013 due to an extracurricular contract dispute between teachers and the provincial government, however has since resumed. As of September 2016, the program continues to air every morning.
Staff sponsor: Mrs. Shaw
The Tech Crew contains a group of students who volunteer their time to help run a show. The work they do is behind the scenes and often only is noticed when there are mess ups rather than acknowledged when they have done well. The Tech Crew often is struck with challenging tasks, such as setting up for an assembly in 20 minutes with only two people helping.
Any event you see at the school will usually have one of the dedicated Tech Crew members running/setting something up. Some of the events that Tech Crew has helped with would be: Commencement, Grade 8 Graduation, Assemblies, Award Ceremonies, Banquets, MYART, and many more.
Staff sponsors: Ms. Lush, Mr. Lamont
The Husky Pack is one of the most popular school clubs of Huron Heights. They run a number of events such as school assemblies, small group activities, school tours, and even a Barbecue. They are the orientation leaders for the grade nine students, and as a result are often seen helping the grade nines in the halls. They recruit members with high spirits that can provide input from all different aspects of school life.
Staff sponsors: Mr Kline, Ms. Shaw