Welland Centennial Secondary School

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Welland Centennial Secondary School
240 Thorold Road
Welland, Ontario
Coordinates 43°00′18″N 79°16′02″W / 43.00489°N 79.26728°W / 43.00489; -79.26728Coordinates: 43°00′18″N 79°16′02″W / 43.00489°N 79.26728°W / 43.00489; -79.26728
School type State High School
Founded 1967
School board District School Board of Niagara
Area trustee Sue Barnett
Principal Nigel Evans
Grades 9-12+
Language English
Colour(s) Blue, Orange and White             
Mascot Cougar
Team name Cougars

Welland Centennial Secondary School (WCSS) is a public high school located in Welland, Ontario, Canada. It was founded in 1967 and offers Secondary School education for grades nine to twelve (and twelve-B), as well as the extended French certificate program. The school mascot is the Cougar and the school colours are Blue, Orange and White ("What's your favourite colour baby?"). Welland Centennial Secondary School has varsity Soccer, as well as Senior and Junior Football, Basketball, Curling, Volleyball, Badminton, and Tennis. Welland Centennial also offers intramural programs during lunch hours. WCSS is well known for their arts programs, including Drama, Dance, Vocal Music and Instrumental Music. The drama department is responsible for a large-scale dramatic performance each year. The performances, which include Canadian plays and broadway musicals, are often accompanied by the instrumental departments accompaniment band. Additionally, the school has two instrumental bands: The Cats Band which is the Jazz band of the school is a Jazz big-band with a full vocal section; and The Concert Band is a classic concert band with Woodwind, Brass, Percussion and small String sections. The school is home to students from around southern Niagara because of the extended French program. These students are transported to and from school, by bus, as far as Wainfleet and Port Colborne.

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