Lively District Secondary School
Grades 7 to 12 - Enrolment 457
Board Chair – Doreen Dewar
Trustee - Gord Santala
Director of Education - Norm Blaseg
Superintendent - Bruce Bourget
Principal - Leslie Mantle
Vice-Principal - David Wiwchar
Lively District Secondary School is a grade 7-12 program committed to fostering the intellectual, social, physical and emotional growth of young people. We offer a variety of programs to suit a range of talents and interests. We have in common a respect for individual differences, a desire to promote personal growth with the acceptance of responsibility and a goal to foster excellence.
Lively District Secondary School believes in the individuality and uniqueness of each student. It recognizes the diversity of backgrounds, interests and needs that this belief implies. The school is committed to developing in each student a sense of personal worth, with emphasis on individual responsibility and accountability. To this end, it is hoped that each student will learn to be a responsible, self-directed citizen in a democratic society.
Lively District Secondary School offers six diverse programs to meet student interests and abilities. The Secondary programs offer choices for students in planning their destinations.
The Intermediate Program offers a dual track program for approximately 124 Grade 7 and 8 students. Students from Walden Public School join our rich history of strong academics. A section of the school is dedicated to our Intermediate program. Students continue on a balanced school day. Our highly energetic Intermediate staff offer outstanding extra-curricular opportunities in all sports, arts and academic enrichment.
The AP program is a program of enrichment gearing students for advanced standing or placement in affiliated Universities. Successful completion of this four year program will distinguish students for scholarship opportunities and provide opportunities to obtain first year University accreditation.
French Immersion Language Courses - Lively District Secondary School offers 4 French Immersion Language Courses. These courses include: Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, and Grade 12 Français.
The Specialist High Skills Major in Environment provides students with a focus on sustainability in a range of future careers and personal lifestyle choices that lead to the concept, "enough for all forever". As a gold certified Ontario Ecoschool with a depth of staff and community expertise in the Environment, students can look forward to engaging project work leading to coop placements, employment, college or university studies in programs focussed on the Environment.
The Specialist High Skills Major in Mining focuses on students whose pathways include university, college and apprenticeship programs. Part of the curriculum focus will provide co-operative education programs and sector certifications, helping students acquire essential knowledge and skills for direct entry into mining related programs at University and College or mining related Apprenticeships.
The Specialist High Skills Major in Health and Wellness with a Fitness Focus provides opportunities for students to gain sector certifications as personal trainers, in first aid and CPR. Part of the curriculum focus will provide co-operative education programs helping students acquire essential knowledge and skills for direct entry into health related programs at University and College or related Apprenticeships.
The Essentials Work Skills Program is a four year program providing instruction for the student who has difficulties meeting the demands of the regular secondary school program. Programming is offered at the Essentials / Workplace levels. Students receive an Ontario Secondary School Diploma upon completion of year four. Students may choose destination opportunities in the Workplace.
The Transition Program is a four year program which provides instruction for the student who has significant difficulties meeting academic demands of the regular secondary school program. The emphasis of this program is on the transition to the workplace and the enhancement of independent living skills. Students receive a Certificate of Accomplishment upon completion of the four year program.
Curricular and Co-Curricular Programs are designed to be challenging and flexible while providing meaningful instruction and experience to all participants. The school believes that the home and the community are essential for the total education and self-realization of every student. With them, the school shares the responsibility to develop excellence in each individual so far as his / her ability permits.
Lively District Secondary School is located on Fifth Avenue in Lively and is part of the Town of Walden and surrounding community. Walden is a growing community with many new housing developments and a large industrial park.
The school was opened in 1958. Lively enjoys a rich legacy and is one of the best maintained buildings in the Sudbury Region.
345 in the secondary program
121 in the elementary program
466 total school enrolment
Grade 7 - 59
Grade 8 - 62
Grade 9 - 62
Grade 10 - 84
Grade 11 - 77
Grade 12 - 122
The School Council is an important advisory group, providing input on school curricular and co-curricular programs, discipline, new courses, and technology.