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About École Mission Secondary School


Over 60 Years of Learning

Although it took a huge leap of faith on the part Logoof Mission residents, funds and time were found so that the publicly funded project to build Mission Junior and Mission Senior High officially opened on December 3rd, 1952. Two days prior to the celebratory opening, a concert by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra was here in the school gym. This was definitely a unique situation as the orchestra had never performed outside of Vancouver and New Westminster at that time. Over 1,200 people packed the gym for the event. Two nights later the gym was once again packed for the official opening. The day began with students helping the caretakers clean up the school and school grounds. Students also acted as ushers to escort visitors around their new school. After singing "O'Canada", officials spoke and the school choir sang. The evening was one of celebration and anticipation.

Our veteran teachers (Mr. Abrams, Mr. Tucker, Mr. Kliever, Mrs Macauley et al) could tell you that the original buildings were quite different from today. Numerous facelifts have occurred. In 1989, Mission Senior and Mission Junior were amalgamated; more renovations came in 1995 and 1996. The main office and staff room were located at the south-east corner of the school and the library was located directly above it. Most of the classrooms had wall to wall windows.

These days MSS continues to receive new coats of paint but the facility continues to stand strong for the approximately 1,000 students who learn within its walls.

A Walk Down Memory Lane

Gerri Robertson (Grad '84) remembers the sports, especially basketball. Gerri's favorite teachers were Mrs. Brockington and Mrs. Bedwell. Gerri believes that there's a lot more student involvement now than back in '84 and advises students to ".....make the best of your final years in school ........because once you graduate, there's no turning back and redoing........"ENJOY! HAVE FUN! Build Memories!"

Lynne Drewert (Grad '67) was involved in a club called Inter School Christian Fellowship. She recalls the excitement of the student body when a teacher bought a teal-coloured Mustage to school.........everyone notice. When Lynne was at school, the oak trees were small. Her grad music was from The Sound of Music. She comments,......................."Graduating from High School doesn't mean school is over."

Don Johannessen (Grad '79) fondly recalls playing touch football in the rain and mud. Memories that stick out in his mind are: 1) the grade 12 car rally 2) Mr. Harris getting a pie thrown at him 3) an unidentified student streaking through the school at lunch. Don's advice is straight forward............."Don't drink and drive, don't speed and don't do drugs."

Petra Rowan (Grad '85) tells that her favorite teacher was Mr. Abrams. She enjoyed that he was funny, patient and made his classes, Consumer Ed, enjoyable (we had to double check this information and it is indeed correct). School dances and the Students vs. Teachers volleyball games stand out in Petra's mind. "You can do anything you set your mind to. Accept differences and challenges as they make you stronger....if you graduate, you will have a sense of pride....and it will open many more doors for your future."

Mo Duggal (Grad '93) recalls 39 points in 17 minutes (that's basketball). Although he thinks not much is different about MSS now than when he graduate, Mo enjoyed attending MSS. His advice to the future of Mission Secondary student is...."Stay in School!"

Joan Johannessen (Grad '81) smiles when thinking about how all the girls met on the sidewalk to check out the guys and smoke. Joan's favorite was Mr. Starr, who taught accounting. Events that stand out in her mind are her graduation and the Roadrunner basketball games. Joan's advice is........................."Enjoy high school now, don't drink and drive, never forget your friends and stay drug free."

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École Mission Senior Secondary
32939 7th Avenue
Mission, BC Canada
V2V 2C5

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Tel: 604-826-7191
Fax: 604-826-8187

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