Norwell District Secondary School
|Norwell District Secondary School|
|135 Cumberland St.
Palmerston, Ontario, N0G 2P0
|School type||Public, High school|
|Motto||Qui se vincit fortiter stat
(He who conquers himself stands strong)
|School board||Upper Grand District School Board|
|Area trustee||Bruce Shieck|
|Colour(s)||red, black, white|
|Team name||Varsity Reds|
Norwell District Secondary School, formerly known as Palmerston High School, and often simply called Norwell or NDSS, is a mid-sized composite high school located in Palmerston, Ontario. The school serves an area of approximately 500 km², including the communities of Palmerston, Harriston, Drayton, Clifford, Moorefield, Rothsay, and for French Immersion, students from more distant towns such as Mount Forest. Most students (over 90%) are bused in.
- Family Studies
- Guidance/Career Studies
- Physical Education
- Science (and CELP)
- Special Education/Alternative Education
Athletic teams, known as the Varsity Reds, include badminton, basketball, cross country running, field hockey, ice hockey, rugby, soccer, track and field, and volleyball. The school hosts tournaments in ice hockey and volleyball, sports in which the school is competitive.
Up until September 2016, the school's mascot was a Native American, with a logo identical to that used by the Chicago Blackhawks. After consulting the school community, the school opted to change their mascot (see Native American mascot controversy) and sports emblem logo from "Redmen" to the Varsity Reds.
Extracurricular activities and clubs
Cut the Mic, formerly known as Infrasonic, is an annual event at Norwell, usually held in April. Bands and musicians within the school perform for the community.