Ross Sheppard High School
Ross Sheppard High School or École Ross Sheppard is a high school located in a northwest neighbourhood of Coronation Park, in Edmonton, Canada. The school colours are Colombia blue and navy blue, it is represented by a Thunderbird known as a T-Bird. Outside the school is a totem pole with a T-Bird on top; the school serves the needs of over 2,000 students attending grades 10-12, including 35 international students annually. Ross Sheppard School's philosophy is based on four pillars - Academics, Arts and Service. Ross Sheppard School offers the standard academic program as well as International Baccalaureate, Physical Education and Technology, Fine Arts, practical arts. Languages offered other than English include Chinese Mandarin and all levels in French. Ross Sheppard offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in addition to the Alberta education curriculum. During this year continue in a partial I. B. continue in the regular Alberta education program. Most students take the regular Alberta education program.
Students complete the I. B. program. Ross Sheppard offers French Immersion with the first class graduating in 2008 with a bilingual diploma. Partnering with Edmonton Public Schools and Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Ross Sheppard provides the "Foundations of Health Sciences" course; the course allows students to receive hands-on skills in the health care field and to look to a future career in acute and long-term care or other fields with strong communication and interpersonal skills. Allowing students to either choose to pursue a career in health care, or to study further in related post-secondary programs. Students enrolled in level 2 of the Skills Centre programs are eligible for enrollment to NAIT through the Skill Centre Project. According to Fraser Institute, Ross Sheppard is rated as one of the top 10 best high schools out of all 25 public high schools in Edmonton and ninety-ninth out of two hundred sixty-two high schools in Alberta. Ross Sheppard offers a wide range of programs in the Arts.
Ross Sheppard offers a wide range of sports including swimming, cross-country running, curling, water polo, cheer team and field, women's soccer academy, indoor soccer, elite athletes sports program, badminton, golf, golf academy and handball. It offers 17 sports and 40 teams, over 1,000 student athletes, multiple city and provincial championship teams, a full-time strength and condition coach and a full-time therapist. Ross Sheppard offers an extensive co-curricular program of athletics, the arts and academic interests, it boasts some impressive facilities such as an Olympic-sized swimming pool, covered ice arena and track stadium, three major playing fields, tennis courts, Telus World of Science, the Commonwealth bowling green and clubhouse facilities. Ross Sheppard offers a unique, Elite Athlete Program that provides flexible scheduling for student athletes competing at provincial, national and/or international levels; the school features a Hockey and Golf Skills Academy. New for 2012-13 will be the Triathlon Academy.
Service is interwoven into Shep's fabric. There are a number of student-led clubs in the school that center around helping local and international charities; the Centennial Interact Club is a junior affiliate of Rotary International. In addition to the local charities it supports, student members from the Interact Club do volunteer work in Belize during their 11th or 12th year. Project Green is the school's environmental club that supports local and international environmental causes. Three resource centres are located throughout the school and are accessible and offer students a great deal of support with their academic studies. In its main floor library is the Shep Connection Centre, where students take a number of individualized courses. We have a special section in our main floor library with a number of mandarin resources from the Confucius Institute in Edmonton. On the upper floor, there is another Learning Commons, affectionately known as "the Bookloft." This new venue hosts a technology resource centre, including laptops, SMARTBoard and a VideoConferencing suite.
The school has online access to both the University of Alberta and Edmonton Public Library Catalogues. They offer an outstanding selection of literature. Students now have the opportunity to reserve and download their latest books through an eBook solution called Overdrive. Student Services is a place for students to come for assistance in aspects of High School. A number of students and staff assist international students in adapting to their new environment and making the transition into Canadian culture as easy and seamless as possible. Student Services is the hub for scholarship information. Over a half million dollars in scholarships are earned by Shep students each year. Ross Sheppard represented Canada in the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris, competed in the hop and jump. Sheppard went on to become a teacher and school administrator, served as superintendent of the Edmonton Public School Board from 1940 to 1955; when he retired, the school board named its newest high school in his honour, constructed starting in 1956, added onto in 1958.
Sheppard devised the composite high school system, becoming the first superintendent in Canada to implement the concep
A secondary school is both an organization that provides secondary education and the building where this takes place. Some secondary schools can provide both lower secondary education and upper secondary education, but these can be provided in separate schools, as in the American middle and high school system. Secondary schools follow on from primary schools and lead into vocational and tertiary education. Attendance is compulsory in most countries for students between the ages of 11 and 16; the organisations and terminology are more or less unique in each country. Within the English speaking world, there are three used systems to describe the age of the child; the first is the'equivalent ages' countries that base their education systems on the'English model' use one of two methods to identify the year group, while countries that base their systems on the'American K-12 model' refer to their year groups as'grades'. This terminology extends into research literature. Below is a convenient comparison.
The building needs to accommodate: Curriculum content Teaching methods Costs Education within the political framework Use of school building Constraints imposed by the site Design philosophyEach country will have a different education system and priorities. Schools need to accommodate students, storage and electrical systems, support staff, ancillary staff and administration; the number of rooms required can be determined from the predicted roll of the school and the area needed. According to standards used in the United Kingdom, a general classroom for 30 students needs to be 55 m², or more generously 62 m². A general art room for 30 students needs to be 83 m ². A drama studio or a specialist science laboratory for 30 needs to be 90 m². Examples are given on, and 1,850 place secondary school. The building providing the education has to fulfil the needs of: The students, the teachers, the non-teaching support staff, the administrators and the community, it has to meet general government building guidelines, health requirements, minimal functional requirements for classrooms and showers, electricity and services and storage of textbooks and basic teaching aids.
An optimum secondary school will meet the minimum conditions and will have: adequately sized classrooms. Government accountants having read the advice publish minimum guidelines on schools; these enable environmental establishing building costs. Future design plans are audited to ensure. Government ministries continue to press for cost standards to be reduced; the UK government published this downwardly revised space formula in 2014. It said the floor area should be 1050m² + 6.3m²/pupil place for 11- to 16-year-olds + 7m²/pupil place for post-16s. The external finishes were to be downgraded to meet a build cost of £1113/m². A secondary school locally may be called high senior high school. In some countries there are two phases to secondary education and, here the junior high school, intermediate school, lower secondary school, or middle school occurs between the primary school and high school. Names for secondary schools by countryArgentina: secundaria or polimodal, escuela secundaria Australia: high school, secondary college Austria: Gymnasium, Hauptschule, Höhere Bundeslehranstalt, Höhere Technische Lehranstalt Azerbaijan: orta məktəb Bahamas, The: junior high, senior high Belgium: lagere school/école primaire, secundair onderwijs/école secondaire, humaniora/humanités Bolivia: educación primaria superior and educación secundaria and Herzegovina: srednja škola, gimnazija Brazil: ensino médio, segundo grau Brunei: sekolah menengah, a few maktab Bulgaria: cредно образование Canada: High school, junior high or middle school, secondary school, école secondaire, collegiate institute, polyvalente Chile: enseñanza media China: zhong xue, consisting of chu zhong from grades 7 to 9 and gao zhong from grades 10 to 12 Colombia: bachillerato, segunda enseñanza Croatia: srednja škola, gimnazija Cyprus: Γυμνάσιο, Ενιαίο Λύκειο Czech Republic: střední škola, gymnázium, střední odborné učiliště Denmark: gymnasium Dominican Republic: nivel medio, bachillerato Egypt: Thanawya Amma, Estonia: upper secondary school, Lyceum Finland: lukio gymnasium France: collège, lycée Germany: Gymnasium, Realschule, Fachoberschule Greece: Γυμνάσιο, Γενικό Λύκειο, Ενιαίο Λύκειο, Hong Kong: Secondary school Hungary: gimnázium, k
Lillian Osborne High School
Lillian Osborne High School is a high school located in Edmonton, Canada in the Terwillegar community. The school is operated by the Edmonton Public School System, it offers a wide variety of educational opportunities for students, including: International Baccalaureate, Fine Arts and Leadership Programs. Lillian Osborne, named after Edmonton's first female school teacher, is the newest public high school in Edmonton; the school serves the south west area of Edmonton. Lillian Osborne is one of several schools in the district offering an International Baccalaureate diploma program. Lillian Osborne has one of the highest IB participant rates in the city of Edmonton. Lillian Osborne offers 3 language options all in regular or in International Baccalaureate. French 3Y/9Y Spanish 10/20/30 Mandarin 10/20/30 Lillian Osborne is well known to have an outstanding Leadership program, offered to every student. Leadership 15 is a mandatory course for all grade 10s. Students are taught many skills including speaking skills, teamwork skills, listening skills.
Optional grade 11 and 12 courses are offered through leadership 25/35. These courses are done by over 60 students. Lillian Osborne has an established athletics program and has teams for: Soccer, Cheerleading, Football, Golf, Curling, Track & Field and Handball. Additional sports teams are expected to be created; the Cheer team won small varsity provincials along with many other first-place trophies in 2010. Badminton singles took gold in 2014. Lillian Osborne host many tournaments of basketball throughout the year; the school's athletics are showcased every year at Lillian Osborne's annual pep rally. Lillian Osborne has over 30 running clubs. Clubs are a huge part of Lillian life, most are student run. Clubs at Lillian include: Terwilligar Interact Club, a UNICEF Club, New Chapter's Foundation, Gay Straight Alliance, Muslim Club, Improv Club, Ping Pong Club, Robotics Club, Theater Tech Club, Model UN, Random Acts of Kindness, many more. New clubs are being introduced. Lillian Osborne's Debate Team is considered one of the best debate teams in Alberta.
In 2014, Lillian Osborne swept regionals, winning in both categories as well as sending more teams than any other school in the province to Provincials. Lillian Osborne won Best Debate Team in Alberta 2013-2014. In April 2014, it was announced that Lillian Osborne and Riverbend Junior High will be hosting Debate Provincials, it was the first time. The most influential club is Lillian Osborne's Student Council. Student Council at Lillian is responsible in creating events throughout the year that are fun and help create school spirit. Student Council's list of events include: Welcome-Week, Hallo-Week, Winter-Week, LOHS dance, Touch of Class, LO ROCKATHON, Culturama and more. Student Council is made up of around 28 students. However, the president and vice president are selected through a voting process; the school has a jazz band, concert band, musical theatre, visual arts, graphic design and photography programs. The musical theatre class performed Alice in Wonderland and the open drama production performed Peter Pan in 2010.
In 2011 the musical theatre class performed The Wiz and the open drama production performed the Hunchback of Notre Dame in April. The various bands have concerts nights at the school frequently. One of the highlights of the Arts Season is the Annual ArtsFest, a year-end celebration of the works produced by Lillian Osborne students in their studies. In February 2014, the province announced that they would be putting money in place to expand Lillian Osborne High school to go from a capacity of 1000 to 1600; the architect firm that built the original building was returned to design an expansion. In October 2014, plans were released to the public; this expansion included: a second gymnasium, another wing of the school with over 14 new classrooms and 6 new science labs, an extra CTS wing, a theater with over 300 seats. This expansion was completed in 2017. Official site
Jasper Place High School
Jasper Place High School is located in west end Edmonton, Canada, is part of the Edmonton Public School System. It is the aim of the school to provide a wide selection of courses and programs to accommodate its large student body. In 2005, Maclean's Magazine chose Jasper Place High School as the top overall high school in all of Canada. In 2008, adding the methods used by the E. I. U's quality of life model, Jasper Place Ranked 1st in Canada, 2nd in North America. In 2014, Strathcona High School was named 2nd best in Canada, but scored the same as Jasper Place, leading into a tie. However, on an international level, JP fared better than Scona and ranked as the #1 school in North America due to the I. B program. In comparison, Strathcona tailed at #4. Jasper Place athletic teams are called the "Rebels". Jasper Place High School offers a wide variety of courses; the most notable of these are the full and partial International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement programs, as well as general Alberta curriculum studies.
Jasper Place is the only Edmonton Public High School to offer both IB and AP. Jasper Place is the only Edmonton school to offer Film Studies IB in addition to its many other IB courses; the school has the largest offering of CTS courses in Edmonton and has developed a major focus on computers, having teamed up with NAIT, the University of Alberta, Grant MacEwan in order to allow students to complete their high school courses and receive credit for introductory courses at these institutions. Beginning in the 2008/2009 school year, students were able to take an additional daily class known as "Block Zero" beginning before school begins, from 8:05 to 8:50; this makes it a shorter block regular classes. Courses offered include extra AP or IB science classes needed to get the full number of hours needed for the AP/IB Science courses, as well as extra physical education. Beginning in the 2013–2014 school year, the school began offering Alternative Learning Opportunity Days; the format of the days has varied depending on the year, as well as the semester.
In the first semester that it was offered in, students could pick from a variety of courses that either lasted 1, 2 or 3 days that were spread out over the semester. This was changed in semester two of the same year to instead have two continuous days where the blocks were each 3 hours, in which students would go to their first and third block classes on the first day, their second and fourth block classes on the second. In the 2014–2015 school year, the number of ALO days was increased to 5 a semester, the format was again changed, to having students pick either one block, two blocks or all day sessions; the ALO Days have had controversy however, including from an Edmonton Journal columnist, have been marked with low attendance throughout. Art and Honours Art courses are offered at Jasper Place High School. Student artwork is displayed throughout the school. Jasper Place High School offers regular Drama courses, but offers Advanced Acting and Technical Theatre extracurricular classes, it is recommended.
The students participate in the One Act Play Festival, direct one act plays, participate in Improv. Jasper Place High School's Masquerade Theatre sees two mainstage productions every year. However, 2008 was the school's first year performing a collective, Shadowed, a play written and performed by the entire cast and crew in addition to one main stage production. 2005/2006 – Twelfth Night, While The Lights Were Out 2006/2007 – Antigone, The Miss Firecracker Contest 2007/2008 – Our Town, Shadowed 2008/2009 – Much Ado About Nothing, Done to Death 2009/2010 – Scapino!, Twelve Angry Men 2010/2011 – Oliver Twist 2011/2012 – The Crucible 2012/2013 – A Midsummer Night's Dream 2013/2014 – Daisy Pulls It Off 2014/2015 – Macbeth 2015/2016 – Our Town 2016/2017 – Girls Like That 2017/2018 - Blue Stockings 2018/2019 - The Crucible The music program at Jasper Place High School is well known for its wide variety of options. Students are offered Choir and Guitar, introduced a Music Technology course during the 2008/2009 school year in which song-writing and technical music development is taught.
Optional music clubs include Glee Club and Drumline. In February 2010, Jasper Place High School introduced a permaculture initiative. Since this time, the program has focused its efforts on transforming one of the school's courtyards into a self-sufficient food forest. Using principles found in ecology, the permaculture initiative at Jasper Place High School aims to more tie students to the natural processes that sustain life while at the same time acting as a cross-curricular resource for teachers, providing hands on experience for students, regenerating ecology while providing for human needs. Food produced in the permaculture program will be used by the school's culinary program; as of June 2012, the Jasper Place permaculture program continues to grow in scope. In the Fall of 2012, teacher and permaculture designer, Dustin Bajer, will be brought back to JP to continue his work, in addition to co-running JP's new InSight Education program. Indigenous Permaculture Class As of February 2011, Jasper Place will be offering the first ever'Indigenous Permaculture class.
Equal parts Science and cultural studies, this new class aims to teach the Alberta Aboriginal Studies curriculum though permaculture. Course synopsis: Over tens of thousands of years, many indigenous cultures from around the worl
Edmonton Public Schools
Edmonton Public Schools is the largest public school district in Edmonton, the second largest in Alberta, the sixth largest in Canada. The district offers a variety of alternative and special needs programs, many are offered in multiple locations to improve accessibility for students; as a public system, Edmonton Public Schools accepts all students who meet age and residency requirements. Edmonton Public Schools operates 213 schools. There are a total of 125 elementary schools, 39 elementary/junior high schools, 5 elementary/junior/senior high schools, 27 junior high schools, 3 junior/senior highs, 14 senior high schools, 13 other educational services offered. 102,000 students attend Edmonton Public Schools and there are over 9,200 full-time staff equivalencies. The proposed operating budget is $1.23 billion for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. A group of nine elected trustees sit on the Board of Trustees for Edmonton Public Schools; each trustee represents one ward in the city. They are elected every four years, in the regular municipal election.
In the election, Edmonton voters can only vote for a trustee to one of the two main school boards. The last election was held in October 16, 2017; the public and Catholic systems operate independently of each other, are both under the direct authority of the provincial government of Alberta. Edmonton's first schoolhouse was built in 1881; the wooden frame building is situated on the same grounds as historic McKay Avenue School. Known now as the 1881 Schoolhouse, it was the first free public school in Alberta. While in use, until 1904, it sometimes served as a meeting hall. A Provincial Historic Resource, the little school was restored as an Edmonton Public Schools' centennial project in 1982 and moved up from its river valley home of many years to within a few hundred meters of its original location. Edmonton Public Schools Archives and Museum is located in historic McKay Avenue School; the building's cornerstone was laid in 1904 by the Governor General of Lord Minto. The year 1904 marked the beginning of an important new era of growth and prosperity in Alberta, the building was designed to reflect this importance and inspire awe and grandeur.
The design included unique features such as the Ionic Romanesque pillared entranceways. McKay Avenue School served as the site of the first two sessions of the Alberta Legislature, it was in the third floor Assembly Hall that the important decision was made to make Edmonton the capital of Alberta. McKay Avenue School was designated a Provincial Historic Resource in 1976; the venerable brick building had played an important role in the educational and political development of Edmonton and Alberta, but when in 1983 the enrollment fell to a low of 59 students the school was closed. At that time, in recognition of its importance in the early history of Edmonton and of Alberta, a history-conscious school board made a momentous decision:McKay Avenue School would be preserved to reflect the school district's past and to pass its history on to future generations. Edmonton Public Schools pioneered the concept of site-based decision making in Canada. Site-based decision making gives principals, who are responsible for everything that goes on in their schools, the authority, the financial resources and the flexibility to make decisions based on the individual needs of their schools.
In 1976, the district initiated a pilot project in seven of its schools and in 1980 had expanded the concept to all of its schools. Today, school-based management is functioning in other educational jurisdictions across Canada. Elementary schools offer kindergarten to grade 6. A. Blair McPherson School Abbott School Academy at King Edward Afton School Alberta School for the Deaf Aldergrove School Argyll Centre Athlone School Avonmore School Balwin School Bannerman School Baturyn School Beacon Heights School Belgravia School Belmead School Belmont School Belvedere School Bessie Nichols School Bisset School Brander Gardens School Brightview School Brookside School Caernarvon School Calder School Callingwood School Centennial School Clara Tyner School Constable Daniel Woodall School Coronation School Crawford Plains School Crestwood School Daly Grove School David Thomas King School Delton School Delwood School Donald R. Getty School Donnan School Dovercourt School Dr. Donald Massey School Dr. Lila Fahlman School Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour School Duggan School Dunluce School Earl Buxton School Edmonton Christian Northeast School Edmonton Christian West School Ekota School Elizabeth Finch School Ellerslie Campus School Elmwood School Esther Starkman School Evansdale School Florence Hallock School Forest Heights School Fraser School Garneau School George H.
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Alberta is a western province of Canada. With an estimated population of 4,067,175 as of 2016 census, it is Canada's fourth most populous province and the most populous of Canada's three prairie provinces, its area is about 660,000 square kilometres. Alberta and its neighbour Saskatchewan were districts of the Northwest Territories until they were established as provinces on September 1, 1905; the premier has been Rachel Notley since May 2015. Alberta is bounded by the provinces of British Columbia to the west and Saskatchewan to the east, the Northwest Territories to the north, the U. S. state of Montana to the south. Alberta is one of three Canadian provinces and territories to border only a single U. S. state and one of only two landlocked provinces. It has a predominantly humid continental climate, with stark contrasts over a year. Alberta's capital, Edmonton, is near the geographic centre of the province and is the primary supply and service hub for Canada's crude oil, the Athabasca oil sands and other northern resource industries.
About 290 km south of the capital is the largest city in Alberta. Calgary and Edmonton centre Alberta's two census metropolitan areas, both of which have populations exceeding one million, while the province has 16 census agglomerations. Tourist destinations in the province include Banff, Drumheller, Sylvan Lake and Lake Louise. Alberta is named after the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria. Princess Louise was the wife of Marquess of Lorne, Governor General of Canada. Lake Louise and Mount Alberta were named in her honour. Alberta, with an area of 661,848 km2, is the fourth-largest province after Quebec and British Columbia. To the south, the province borders on the 49th parallel north, separating it from the U. S. state of Montana, while to the north the 60th parallel north divides it from the Northwest Territories. To the east, the 110th meridian west separates it from the province of Saskatchewan, while on the west its boundary with British Columbia follows the 120th meridian west south from the Northwest Territories at 60°N until it reaches the Continental Divide at the Rocky Mountains, from that point follows the line of peaks marking the Continental Divide in a southeasterly direction until it reaches the Montana border at 49°N.
The province extends 660 km east to west at its maximum width. Its highest point is 3,747 m at the summit of Mount Columbia in the Rocky Mountains along the southwest border while its lowest point is 152 m on the Slave River in Wood Buffalo National Park in the northeast. With the exception of the semi-arid steppe of the south-eastern section, the province has adequate water resources. There are numerous lakes used for swimming, fishing and a range of water sports. There are three large lakes, Lake Claire in Wood Buffalo National Park, Lesser Slave Lake, Lake Athabasca which lies in both Alberta and Saskatchewan; the longest river in the province is the Athabasca River which travels 1,538 km from the Columbia Icefield in the Rocky Mountains to Lake Athabasca. The largest river is the Peace River with an average flow of 2161 m3/s; the Peace River originates in the Rocky Mountains of northern British Columbia and flows through northern Alberta and into the Slave River, a tributary of the Mackenzie River.
Alberta's capital city, Edmonton, is located at about the geographic centre of the province. It is the most northerly major city in Canada, serves as a gateway and hub for resource development in northern Canada; the region, with its proximity to Canada's largest oil fields, has most of western Canada's oil refinery capacity. Calgary is about 280 km south of Edmonton and 240 km north of Montana, surrounded by extensive ranching country. 75% of the province's population lives in the Calgary–Edmonton Corridor. The land grant policy to the railroads served as a means to populate the province in its early years. Most of the northern half of the province is boreal forest, while the Rocky Mountains along the southwestern boundary are forested; the southern quarter of the province is prairie, ranging from shortgrass prairie in the southeastern corner to mixed grass prairie in an arc to the west and north of it. The central aspen parkland region extending in a broad arc between the prairies and the forests, from Calgary, north to Edmonton, east to Lloydminster, contains the most fertile soil in the province and most of the population.
Much of the unforested part of Alberta is given over either to grain or to dairy farming, with mixed farming more common in the north and centre, while ranching and irrigated agriculture predominate in the south. The Alberta badlands are located in southeastern Alberta, where the Red Deer River crosses the flat prairie and farmland, features deep canyons and striking landforms. Dinosaur Provincial Park, near Brooks, showcases the badlands terrain, desert flora, remnants from Alberta's past when dinosaurs roamed the lush landscape. Alberta has a humid continental climate with cold winters; the province is open to cold arctic weather systems from the north, which produce cold conditions in winter. As the fronts between the air masses shift north and south across Alberta, the temperature can change rapidly. Arctic
Louis St. Laurent School
Louis St. Laurent Catholic School is a fine arts oriented Junior and Senior High School in the Edmonton Catholic School District, located in south western Edmonton; the school averages a student body of 1,000 or more pupils each year, spanning grades 7–12. As of 2009, the entire school participates in the International Baccalaureate programme. Louis St. Laurent School is a combination junior/senior high school in the Edmonton Catholic School District, created by combining the former Cartier McGee Junior High School and Louis St. Laurent High School. In 1974, a central hallway was constructed to connect the two schools on the ground floor; the connector was further modified in 1993 to include a large ancillary room, which serves as a meeting room and lunch hall, as well as facilitating other activities that require a large, open space. The school is named for the 12th Prime Minister of Louis Stephen St. Laurent. Louis St. Laurent is considered to be a fine-arts based Catholic School, though it is known for its athletic teams volleyball.
Every year near the end of October, the school holds a volleyball tournament called "S. M. A. S. H". Teams from various places in Alberta and British Columbia participate in this three-day event, it allows the junior and senior high students to unite and cheer for their varsity men's and women's volleyball high school teams. To show school pride, the students of Louis St. Laurent can be seen wearing green and yellow and/or their halloween costume to support their team; every student in the school watches the opening ceremony of the tournament and the first game with a LSL team playing against one of the visiting teams, before being dismissed to regular classes. Over the years, students have created traditions among the grade 12 graduating class. Most noteworthy is the year end water fight between grade twelve students, a graduation prank. After incidents of breaking into the school and one year where crickets were set loose in the school, the school staff has tried to stop these traditions. Other traditions include: - Formal Day - students in the school dress their best.
- Marathon Dance - a school dance where students dance for a time to earn money for charity. The marathon dance was discontinued for a few years, but was reinstated in 2010. - Students vs Teachers Volleyball game - the varsity girls' and boys' Volleyball teams play against the teachers during lunch period, part of the third period after the season is over. - Dodgeball Tournament - High school students create teams of six to compete in a game of dodgeball during lunch. The winning team is allowed to play against the teachers in the final match. Though it is not an event every year, student council has organized this throughout the years. Although the team name, comes from the old French word meaning "free warrior", the school's mascot is a non-descript animal; the student council names him differently each year, but most students refer to him as "Baron" because of the school's team name or "Louis" because of the name of the school. The event he never misses is the S. M. A. S. H. Tournament where most students are present.
Notably, he does not appear in many school games. Each year, auditions are held to determine the mascot but the results are kept secret to everyone except the student council, to ensure his identity is hidden; the mascot is a grey animal with brownish red hair. It wears a green jersey, with the school team's name on it in yellow. Furthermore, he wears big yellow shoes. Members of the band Ten Second Epic James Rajotte, MP Natasha Staniszewski, sports reporter of CFRN-TV Louis St. Laurent School