Midland Secondary School

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Georgian Bay District SS
Mss graphic.jpg
865 Hugel Ave
Midland, Ontario, L4R 1X8
Coordinates 44°44′38″N 79°53′58″W / 44.7438°N 79.8994°W / 44.7438; -79.8994Coordinates: 44°44′38″N 79°53′58″W / 44.7438°N 79.8994°W / 44.7438; -79.8994
School type Public high school
Motto scientiae non est vicarius
(For knowledge there is no substitute)
Founded 1904
School board Simcoe County District School Board
Principal John Playford
Grades 9 to 12
Enrollment 980
Language English
Area Midland, Ontario
Colour(s) Navy, Gold and White             
Team name Marauders
Midland Secondary School

Georgian Bay District SS ("GBDSS") is located in the Midland community. Students attended from Midland/Penetanguishene and surrounding areas including Hillsdale, Port McNicoll, Waubaushene, Victoria Harbour, Honey Harbour, Wyevale and Christian Island The principal is John Playford and vice principal is Sharon Beeler & Tammy Rodaro. GBDSS offers open, applied and academic courses in Grade 9 through 12, a Life Skills program and two off-site Alternative Learning Programs, one with a focus on Native culture. GBDSS offers e-learning courses in addition to regular classes. All school programs focused on academics, co-curricular, and community involvement.[citation needed] Each semester approximately 175 honour students were recognized.

In 2014, an announcement was made to amalgamate Midland SS and Penetanguishene SS .This decision was made due to the declining enrollment of both schools. PSS closed at the end of the 2015-16 school year, its 400 students joined the 600 students at the existing MSS building, which can accommodate up to 1,400 students, while construction of the new school takes place. Construction is expected to begin as soon as the ground has thawed in the spring of 2016, with the opening of the new school in September 2018.[1]

Students at the school are involved in Student Council initiatives; international student exchanges; co-curricular programs associated with music, art, and drama; a variety of special interest clubs; and athletics.

GBDSS is located in area 1 of the school board, the superintendent is Stuart Finlayson.

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Past principals:

Lori Beresford (1999-2005)

Paul Sloan (2005-2009)

Diane Fletcher (2009-2015)

John Playford (2015-current)


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