Southern Okanagan Secondary School

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Southern Okanagan Secondary School (2014)
Address
6140 Gala Street
Oliver, British Columbia, V0H 1T0
Canada
Coordinates 49°10′52″N 119°33′24″W / 49.18106°N 119.55672°W / 49.18106; -119.55672Coordinates: 49°10′52″N 119°33′24″W / 49.18106°N 119.55672°W / 49.18106; -119.55672
Information
School type Public, high school
Founded 2014 (Fully Completed)
School board School District 53 Okanagan Similkameen
School number 5314001
Principal Marcus Toneatto
Staff 69
Grades 8-12
Enrollment 631 (January 16, 2012)
Colour(s) Green, Gold, White
Mascot Hornet
Team name SOSS Hornets
Website

Southern Okanagan Secondary (formerly Southern Okanagan High School) is a public high school in Oliver, British Columbia (part of School District 53 Okanagan Similkameen). On September 12, 2011 the majority of the school was engulfed in flames. The facility was under a multimillion-dollar renovation project at the time. Most of the original school was completely destroyed in the fire. The Frank Venables Auditorium was also destroyed in early morning fire. The fire was under investigation by the R.C.M.P. but details have not been publicly released. It is believed to be arson. The Southern Okanagan Secondary School was a rare Streamline Moderne design. It opened its doors in October 1948. The first principal was Mr. C. Ritchie. The BC government contributed $19.5 million to the rebuilding of the new school. Construction began Spring 2012. A grand opening for the new school was held on February 6, 2014 and showcased the new Frank Venables Theatre.

Southern Okanagan Secondary School (1948)
Original SOSS.jpg
Original SOSS that was destroyed in the September 12, 2011 fire
Location
Oliver, British Columbia
Canada
Information
School type Public, high school
Founded 1948
Closed 2011
School board School District 53 Okanagan Similkameen
Principal Mr. C. Ritchie
Grades 8-12
Colour(s) Green, Gold, White
Mascot Hornet
Team name SOSS Hornets

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