Tecumseh Senior Public School (Gr 07 - 08)
Tecumseh, the first senior public school in Scarborough, is located near the intersection of Lawrence Avenue and Scarborough Golf Club Road. Opening in 1968, it was named after the Shawnee warrior who supported the British and died during the War of 1812. Tecumseh means "Shooting Star" which is the name adopted by our sports teams. The student population is growing steadily and is currently at 290 with a staff of sixteen teachers.
What We Value in our Environment
At Tecumseh, we are proud of the many academic, athletic and social accomplishments of our students. A student council, selected by fellow students, is an integral part of the organization. Character development is promoted by means of a school spirit and academic system called "Shooting Stars". Honour students are recognized at assemblies called "Academic All-Stars" and are presented with certificates. Parents are invited to share in their accomplishments.
Our School Focus for This School Year
We will work towards effectively implementing the Ontario curriculum. All aspects of a Middle School will be developed and we will prepare students for transition to high school. We will establish a full computer lab with a wide variety of language and numeracy programs with the aim of improving student technological skills.
Academic Achievement and Healthy Living
At Tecumseh we strive to create a learning environment which focuses on high expectations for all students. To improve student success, engaged teaching and strong study and organizational skills are emphasized. Students have the opportunity to participate in math days, science fairs and the Red Maple reading project. Physical education every day is provided.
We have many traditions at Tecumseh including daily houseleague, eco and art clubs, and Uncrate the Sun where students plan and run events following a fun fair model. There are many opportunities for students to attend excursions to the Ontario Science Centre, ROM and Hillside.
Leadership opportunities begin in September where students can sign up to be office helpers or members of the cafeteria or announcement team. Grade 7's attend camp Robin Hood to hone their cooperative skills. Student council members are selected by peers and then a president and vice president are voted in by the student body.