Port Moody Secondary School

Port Moody Secondary School

Infobox Education in Canada
name= Port Moody Secondary School

imagesize= 250px
motto= A tradition of excellence
motto_translation= Our mission is to engage all students in a dynamic learning environment that creates responsible citizens, able to meet life's challenges.
streetaddress= 300 Albert Street
city= Port Moody
province= British Columbia
postalcode= V3H 2M5
coordinates= coord|49|16|26|N|122|52|04|W|display=inline,title
areacode= 604
phone= 939-6656
fax= 939-5833
email= moodysecondary@sd43.bc.ca
url= [http://www.pmssblues.net http://www.pmssblues.net]
schoolnumber= 4343088
schoolboard= School District 43 Coquitlam
affiliation= Secular
principal= Karen Jenkins
viceprincipal= Anthony Ciolfitto, G. Shlong
staff= 100
schooltype= Coeducational Public Secondary
grades= 9 to 12
language= English
area= Port Moody
mascot= Phoenix
teamname= Blues
colours= Blue and White
enrollment= 1600
free_1=Moody, PMSS
free_1="The Phoenix"
lastupdate=June 1, 2006

Port Moody Secondary School, is a public coeducational high school located in Port Moody, British Columbia. The school serves grades nine through twelve and currently has an enrolment of about 1,600 students. Enrollment at the school has dropped in recent years, due in part to the changing demographics of the neighbourhood it is located in. The school population is very diverse (over half of the students are of Asian descent). The school is notable for offering the International Baccalaureate Program to its students, which many students travel from other neighbourhoods and school districts to participate in as well as the Career Preparation Program. [cite web| title = The IB Programme at Port Moody Secondary| publisher = PMSS Blues| url = http://www2.sd43.bc.ca/portmoodysecondary/IBAbout.aspx| format = .aspx] Moody also used to offer the Cambridge Latin Course. Port Moody boasts an excellent arts program. Port Moody Secondary is the only school in the district that offers a string orchestra class. They are also the school that runs the community jazz and concert bands. The school's concert band, jazz bands, vocal jazz and concert choir ensembles have competed at provincial or national levels, and the school boasts a fully equipped multi-station MIDI lab and recording studio for the music technology courses offered. They are also the only school that offers advanced art programs.

Extracurricular activities

Moody has a cheerleading team that has achieved a high standard of excellence in competition in both Canada and the United States. Port Moody's senior cheer team is a two-time national champion. [cite web| title = Competition results for the Port Moody Senior Cheer Team| url = http://www3.telus.net/moodycheer/Competition_results.htm| format = html] It has well established teams for badminton, rugby, rowing, soccer, cross-country, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, swimming, water polo, track and field and the Ski and Snowboard team.

Well known for the diverse student-driven initiatives, the school is home to around 30 extracurricular clubs that are registered with the Student Council, itself boasting over 120 members. The Student Council is led by a student executive with an advisor, hosting events to benefit the school in many ways. The Student Council is also represented at the district-level through the Student Leadership Council (SD43), historically influential through overwhelming participation in the executive. Other large extracurricular groups include The 3rd World Awareness Group and The Phoenix Newspaper. The school also has clubs such as Marketing One, which supported public relations and advertisement of the school musical, "RENT",directed by world renohe Mich takes yearly involvement in the Canadian Improv Games.


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