|Thornhill Secondary School|
167 Dudley Avenue
|School type||High school|
|Motto||Post Proelium Praemium -|
"After the Struggle, the Reward"
|School board||York Region District School Board|
|Area trustee||Susan Geller|
|Grades||9-12, offers AP level subjects|
|Enrollment||1054 (October 2013)|
|Colour(s)||Black and Yellow|
|Newspaper||Eye of the Tiger|
|Last updated: September 2014|
Thornhill Secondary School (TSS) is a secondary school in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada. Founded in 1955, the school is administered by the York Region District School Board system.
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Originally it served as an elementary school, but in 1956 it opened as a full-time high school with 600 students. The TSS library was established in 1960 and was just recently renovated in 2007. In 1962, the school increased its classrooms from 30 to 47 and added 32 members to its original faculty of 29.
By 1962, 1090 students were enrolled. A technical and commercial wing was built in 1961. In 1976, the school undertook a major renovation. That same year, the drama program started and the music program expanded. In 1999, an expanded science wing was constructed to accommodate an overflow of students. A new library and school hallway connecting science to the technologies and music was completed in June 2007.
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The Thornhill Secondary School Student Government is called B.O.S.S. (Board Of Student Senators). BOSS runs a number of events each year, most notably the school dances, the yearly carnival, Semi-Formal, Open Mic Nights and numerous other Spirit Events. BOSS also provides funding for all of the clubs at the school. It acts as an umbrella organization which oversees all club activities.
BOSS Executive consists of 8 different positions, each being equally as important. They are given their own room in the school where they hold weekly meetings and discuss ideas. Elections occur every May.
The Student Council is also made up of eight BOSS Senators, with two from each grade. They meet weekly with the Executive members, and represent the issues and opinions of the student body.
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The Thornhill Secondary School TSS senior boys' basketball team has competed at OFSAA numerous times. The school's DECA Chapter has historically sent from one to fifteen delegates to DECA's International Career Development Conferences each year, held in major US cities. The school newspaper the Eye of the Tiger is an award-winning publicationwith a reach of nearly 2000 staff, students, and community members. Thornhill Debaters have placed first, and in the top 10, at most major university-level tournaments in Ontario and Quebec, and in the National Championships.
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