Parry Sound High School

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Parry Sound High School
Parry Sound High School 2012.jpg
111 Isabella Street
Parry Sound, Ontario, P2A 1N2
Coordinates 45°21′16″N 80°02′15″W / 45.3544°N 80.0374°W / 45.3544; -80.0374Coordinates: 45°21′16″N 80°02′15″W / 45.3544°N 80.0374°W / 45.3544; -80.0374
School type Public, High school
Motto Omnia Vestigia Prorsum
("All Steps Forward")
Founded 1951 (1951)
School board Near North District School Board
School number 934275[1]
Principal Dawn Buckland
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 842[1] (October 2013)
Language English
French Immersion
Colour(s) Cardinal and Slate         
Mascot Panther
Team name PSHS Panthers

Parry Sound High School (PSHS) is a public high school in the town of Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada. The school is one of the largest in the Near North District School Board, with 842 students as of October 2011,[1] and serves as the only high school in Parry Sound.

Parry Sound High School's motto is the latin Omnia Vestigia Prorsum which translates to "All Steps Forward". Athletes and students at PSHS are known as the PSHS Panthers, and the school colours are cardinal and slate.

The school was founded in 1951.

Programs and Learning[edit]

Parry Sound High School offers a large variety of programs for students, these include numerous applied and tech courses such as, Woodshop, Autoshop, Design Tech, Marine Mechanics, and Cooking. Also the school has many academic programs available and serves students all levels of education ranging from Special Education to Locally Developed programs to Applied/College Level programs to University prep programs.

The school also opened a room called the "Hub" in the 2010/2011 school year which is a place students may go during focus or on spare with teacher permission to study and get help with their classes from teachers in the hub.

Focus Period[edit]

Parry Sound High School has two half hour focus periods Focus A and Focus B. One is in the morning and extends period 2 classes by a half hour. The second is in the afternoon, Focus B, and extends Period 3 classes by half hour. Morning and afternoon classes rotate to allow a focus period in each class every second day.

Extra Curricular Programs[edit]

Parry Sound High School offers several extra curricular programs to it students. Some of the most popular include:

  • Student Council
  • Enviroclub
  • Band
  • Character Development and Leadership (CDL)
  • Improv
  • PARTY SOUND (Preventing Alcohol and Risk related Trauma in Youth, Students Out to Undermine Nonsense Drinking)
  • Anthropology Club


Front entrance to Parry Sound High School
Front entrance to Parry Sound High School

PSHS offers many sports for students to be involved in they include but are not limited to:

  • Hockey
  • Badminton
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Running
  • Soccer
  • Skiing
  • Track and Field

Parry Sound High School also received funding to replace its track facility in 2008 giving it a new track and field facility. The school also has three gyms that can be used to host and practice sports. In 2010 a new weight-room was opened in the school, which is used as a place for students and staff to work out and encourage fitness. The school offers a "weight-room training certificate" to students and staff which allows them to use the weight-room independently.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Parry Sound High School (934275)". Secondary School Profile. Ontario Ministry of Education. 2011-04-01. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 

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