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Principal's Message 406
Principal's Message
Dear Visitors to Milliken Mills High School:
Milliken Mills High School prides itself on a rich history steeped in culture which reflects student success, achievement and wellbeing and aligns with our school motto, "tomorrow today".
 
Milliken Mills High School is named after Norman Milliken, an American Loyalist who moved to the Milliken area in 1814 to operated a lumber business in what was then a rural farming community called Milliken Corners. The area stopped it’s farming activities in the early 1980s when most of the homes and current businesses were developed.  At that time, the school was built and then opened in January 1989.
 
Currently, Milliken Mills High School serves a diverse community and offers programming opportunities to meet the needs and aspirations of all of our students.  Milliken Mills High School has an enrolment this year of over 1100 students and more than 75 teachers and support staff who are committed to supporting students in their learning. Milliken is a semestered school offering students up to eight courses a year with classes at the academic, applied, locally developed, university, college and workplace levels. In addition, the school offers two Specialist High Skills Major Programs in the areas of Business and Environment. Courses are also offered in other specialty areas including dance, photography, music, drama, community based education and alternative education.
 
Our English Language Learner program supports 35% of our students with the Special Education Department providing additional guidance to over 200 students.  The Special Education students have a range of services which may include; participation in Learning Strategies courses, monitoring by their Special Education Resource Teacher or integrated through the community classes.  Milliken Mills hosts a variety of regional programs such as; Alternative Education, TEAM, Dual Credit and Special High Skills Major.
 
Milliken Mills High School prides itself as a modern learning environment where students are challenged to academically to develop skills in critical thinking, communication and interpersonal relations to compliment the knowledge learned in all their educational programming.  The school aligns itself with the Board mission statement:  "to advance student achievement and well-being through public education, which motivates learners, fosters inclusion, inspires innovation and builds community.”
 
Milliken’s wonderful team of teachers and support staff work collaboratively to ensure that our students are provided with a wide range of exemplary learning opportunities both within the classroom and externally in various clubs, sports and arts opportunities which help foster to student engagement.  The results of the efforts of our students and staff within both the prescribe curriculum and extra-curricular produce outstanding achievements in academics, the arts, social activism and athletics. 
 
In an effort to support the learning environment, our caretaking staff and EcoSchool Team have worked hard to maintain and improve the physical appearance of the school.  The custodians’ collective action has contributed to a sense of student pride and connection to the building.  The work of the Ecoteam continues to be recognized at the provincial level as we have reached and maintained a Gold Certification.  Ontario EcoSchools is an environmental education and certification program for grades K-12 that helps school communities develop both ecological literacy and environmental practices to become environmentally responsible citizens and to reduce the ecological footprint of schools.  Milliken Mills High School has many unique facility based learning centre ranging from labs in Computer Science, Food Studies, Communication and Technological Design.  Within this plant, we have over 400 computer resources available to students to investigate, learn and communicate in the digital world.  
 
Please visit the Board’s website at www.yrdsb.ca to learn more about news and events of our Board. While there, please also take a moment to view our school’s profile in order to obtain more information regarding our students, EQAO results, and curriculum & co-curricular activities.
 
Once again, welcome to our school website. I would encourage you to contact us at millikenmills.hs@yrdsb.ca if you have any questions or comments.
Thank you for visiting us on-line!
 
Alex Corry
Principal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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