McNally High School
|McNally High School|
|8440 - 105 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta, T6A 1B6
|School type||Public Secondary School|
|Motto||'Nihil Sed Optimum'
('Nothing But The Best')
|School board||Edmonton Public Schools|
|Area trustee||Bridget Stirling|
|Principal||Dr. Lisa Wright|
|Enrollment||1050  (2016)|
|Colour(s)||Orange and Black|
|Mascot||The Tiger (Roary)|
|Budget||$7,300,092 (2015 - 2016) |
Programs of study
McNally offers the International Baccalaureate (I.B.) Diploma Program in addition to the Alberta education curriculum. Having a diploma graduating class normally greater than forty students a year, McNally has one of the largest IB classes in Alberta. However, this is often attributed to the medium population base of the school, with about 300 students enrolled in the diploma program and 200 students enrolled in the certificate program each year. McNally currently offers IB courses in Biology (HL), English (A1) (HL), History (HL), Physics (SL), and Visual Arts (SL), Chemistry (HL,SL), French (B), Spanish (B), Mathematics (SL), Mandarin (B) (HL), Music (SL), and Math Studies(SL).
Career and Technology Studies
The school offers a variety of programs aimed to help students develop skills for employment after graduation. These include: Automotives, Photography, Computer Programming & Animation, Web Design, Communication Technology, Construction, Design Studies,Culinary Arts and Welding. Preparatory courses in Culinary Arts are offered at the school, allowing students to leave high school ready for a career in these areas.
While the building itself is not new, it has undergone many upgrades and repairs in recent years, including new lockers throughout the whole school, new bathrooms, all the classrooms were painted, and the Phys Ed. office and girls' change rooms were renovated. The school has separate labs for all the sciences, including a physics lab, a biology lab, a chemistry lab and three computer labs. McNally is very dedicated to athletics, and as a result, there are two gyms, a fitness center and a new dance facility. There is also a large drama room and multiple music / choral rooms.
The following are the teams that are available at McNally High School.
- Cross Country Running
- Track & Field
- Track and Field
- Shawn Belle – NHL Player, Colorado Avalanche
- Jay Bouwmeester – NHL Player, Calgary Flames
- Mark Fistric – NHL Player, Edmonton Oilers
- Cheryl Gibson – Olympic Silver Medalist
- Jens Lindemann – Trumpet Soloist
- Janice Rhea Reimer – Former Mayor of Edmonton
- Tomas Vincour- NHL Player, Dallas Stars
- Andrew Johnson- CFL Player, Edmonton Eskimos
Programs run by students, for students, are important and widespread and give students the opportunity to organize students' union and other club events such as Touch of Class, Trick or Treat and Multicultural Talent Show.
The Student Union is a body that oversees the general student activities and is led by an elected Student Council President, assisted by other executives assistants.
The Graduation Council is a body that oversees the graduating class and the execution of the graduation ceremonies. Like the Student Council, it is led by a President, sometimes elected and sometimes appointed depending on the discretion of the teacher(s) and student(s) involve in the club. Then there are many positions that correspond to specific needs of the Graduation, such as raising funds, advertisements, sponsors, finances, secretarial services, banquet, commencement, media technicalities, etc. The participation in the Graduation Council, including its Presidential Elections, requires you to be a member of the graduating class.
Many clubs are available at McNally, with plenty of opportunities to start new clubs or associations.
- Best Buddies
- Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program
- Cappies (Critics and Awards Program)
- Citadel Theatre student’s club
- Dr. Who club
- Global Opportunities (GO) Club
- Gay-Straight Alliance (G.S.A.)
- Grad council
- Hip Hop Collective
- McNally Assists Students Serving in Volunteer Experiences (M.A.S.S.I.V.E.)
- McNally International club
- McNally Newspaper Club
- McNally Student Governance
- Multicultural club
- Multi-media club
- Music club
- Running club
- Science Olympics
- Ski club
- Speak Up, Write Down (Speech, Debate, and Writing)
- Students’ Union
- Triple C (Chinese Culture Club)
- Yearbook committee
- Bike-a-thon - a fundraising event for Kids with Cancer.
- Walk for Water
- 30 Hour Famine
- Pancake Breakfast
- Global Vote On Poverty