Thomas L. Kennedy Secondary School

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Thomas L. Kennedy Secondary School
Address
3100 Hurontario Street

, ,
Canada
Information
School typeHigh school
MottoLead, Inspire, Achieve
Founded1953
School boardPeel District School Board
SuperintendentDarren Van Hooydonk
Area trusteeSue Lawton and John Marchant
School number2352
PrincipalLea-Anne Greene-Smith
Grades9-12
Enrollment940
LanguageEnglish
Colour(s)Garnet and White         
MascotThe Kougar
Team nameKougars
Communities servedCooksville
Feeder schoolsBriarwood Public School, Camilla Road Sr. Public School, Clifton Public School, Corsair Public School, Fairview Public School, Munden Park Public School, Silver Creek Public School, Thornwood Public School, The Valleys Sr. Public School
Public transit accessCooksville GO Station, MiWay Bus #1, 19, 28, 91, 101, 103
Website

Thomas Laird Kennedy Secondary School, also known as T. L. Kennedy Secondary School, is a school located in Mississauga, Ontario which was erected in honour of Premier of Ontario Thomas Laird Kennedy. Kennedy had been a longtime resident of Streetsville (now part of Mississauga), where he was Master of the River Park Masonic Lodge. Thomas L. Kennedy Secondary School first opened its doors to approximately four hundred and fifty students in September 1953.

Academics[edit]

The premiere of T. L. Kennedy's Leadership Academy was in September 2013. Students apply for this program in grade 8. T.L. Kennedy began a new academic program in 2011 that allows students to obtain a "Specialist High Skills Major" in Business on their Ontario Secondary School diploma.[1] The school has also started a "Specialist High Skills Major" in Technology from the beginning of the 2012 school year.[2]

Athletics[edit]

The school has an extracurricular program, including athletic and sports teams. The school has successful basketball and cricket teams.[3][4]

Arts[edit]

T.L. Kennedy has a music program including clubs such as the TLK Rock Band and the TLK Choir. Students from all grades participate in these clubs and perform at many school wide and community events.[5]

Drama Productions[edit]

Play Date
Evilocity April 2016
Bottom's Version April 10–12, 2014[6][7]
Writer's Block April 2011[8]
The Sultan's Tale 2009
The Twelve Labours of Don Quioxte 2008
Pirates in Neverland 2006
Bottom's Version 2004
Telling Stories 2003
TRace 2002
Departures and Arrivals 1993

Special Events[edit]

September[edit]

  • The annual Terry Fox Run has been running since 1983 and as of March 2010, TLK students have cumulatively raised over $234,000.[9]

March[edit]

  • Nutrition Month 2014 was celebrated with "The Great Big Crunch",[10] and contests.

April[edit]

  • Day of Pink is celebrated annually[11]
  • Annual School Drama Production or M.A.A.D night (produced on alternating years)

May[edit]

  • T.L. Kennedy has a long tradition of annual Asian Heritage Month celebrations which include Asian guest speakers, Asian themed events, workshops and fundraisers.

Teachers in the Media[edit]

  • In September, 2011, Ms. D. Mehra, a member of the English department teaching staff, was honoured to receive the Teacher of the Month, Golden Apple Award[12] awarded by Omni Television.
  • In March 2011, Mr. S. Hill, a member of the Arts department teaching staff was interviewed by The Mississauga News about the play he wrote and produced, "Writer's Block" [13]
  • In June, 2009, The Toronto Star interviewed and commended T.L. Kennedy teacher and mathematics department head, Ms. T. Grandy, for promoting literacy within the school.[14]

Feeder Schools[edit]

T. L. Kennedy Family Schools[15]
  • Briarwood Public School
  • Camilla Road Sr. Public School
  • Clifton Public School
  • Corsair Public School
  • Fairview Public School
  • Munden Park Public School
  • Silver Creek Public School
  • Thornwood Public School
  • The Valleys Sr. Public School

Notable students and alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 43°34′53″N 79°37′13″W / 43.5813°N 79.6203°W / 43.5813; -79.6203