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They lie to their students, they say on the report card that they past and yet they put on their computer they failed, if you are a parent looking to put your son/daughter in Massey, DON'T DO IT! They will lie to them also.
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{{Infobox Education in Canada
|name = Vincent Massey<br />Secondary School
|image = VMSS emblem.gif
|imagesize = 200px
|motto = Dum Laboramus Prosumus
|motto_translation = As long as we are working, we are progressing
|streetaddress = 1800 Liberty Street
|city = [[Windsor, Ontario|Windsor]]
|province = [[Ontario]]
|postalcode = N9E 1J2
|coordinates = {{Coord|42|15|36|N|83|1|42|W|region:CA-ON_type:edu|display=inline,title}}
|homepage = {{Official site|}}
|schoolnumber =
|schoolboard = [[Greater Essex County District School Board]]
|affiliation =
|superintendent = John Howitt
|principal = Melissa Nantais
|viceprincipal = Larry Ash, Richard Reid
|administrator =
|schooltype = [[High school#Canada|high school]]
|fundingtype = [[State school|Public]]
|grades = 9–12
|language = English
|area = South Windsor
|mascot = Morris the Mustang
|teamname = Massey Mustangs
|colours = {{Color box|#000080}}{{Color box|#FFFFFF}}{{Color box|#FF7F00}}<br />Navy blue, white and orange
|yearbook = Pegasus
|newspaper = The Stang
|founded = {{Start date|1960}}
|enrollment = 1,690
|enrollment_as_of = September 2011
'''Vincent Massey Secondary School''', commonly known as '''Massey''', is a [[State school|public]] [[High school#Canada|high school]] located in the [[Neighbourhoods of Windsor, Ontario#South Windsor|South Windsor]] neighbourhood of [[Windsor, Ontario|Windsor]], [[Ontario]], [[Canada]]. The school is under the jurisdiction of the [[Greater Essex County District School Board]], one of the four [[Board of education|school boards]] in [[Windsor, Ontario|Windsor]]–[[Essex County, Ontario|Essex]]. The school was named after [[Vincent Massey]], the first Canadian-born [[Governor General of Canada]].
The school offers both [[Academic term#Canada|semestered]] and non-semestered courses. It is notable within Windsor for offering the enriched program.
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The school was opened in the fall of 1960 under the name of Vincent Massey Collegiate Institute. The school was opened under the direction of the Windsor Suburban High School Board and the Windsor Board of Education.
During the late 1960s and the early 1970s, Morris the Mustang, the school's mascot,<ref>{{cite web|title=Vincent Massey Secondary School {{!}} Home of the MUSTANGS|url=|accessdate=25 November 2011}}</ref> would be paraded around South Windsor's Norfolk Street to celebrate the commencement of the football season.
In the fall of 1966, a swimming pool, a second gym, a cafeteria, technical and business areas, the library and labs were opened to accommodate an increasing student population. [[Tennis court]]s were planned on the parcel of land that sits along Rankin Avenue, but neighbours complained about the project during the 1960s and the land is now used as a bus stop. During this time, the name "Collegiate Institute" was replaced by "Secondary School" to reflect the fact that Vincent Massey had become a fully composite school.
Enrollment was so high at the school during the early 1960s - peaking at over 2,200 students - that a second high school was constructed in South Windsor. Opened in 1970, [[Centennial Secondary School (Windsor)|Centennial Secondary School]] created a new learning institution and lowered the enrollment numbers.
In 1984, Vincent Massey became a [[magnet school]] for its enrichment programs in [[mathematics]], [[science]], [[English language|English]] and [[French language|French]].
In May 1985, the school's 25th Anniversary Reunion was held.
By the 1980s, the demographics of South Windsor changed greatly and the baby boom population had moved on, leaving Massey with approximately 800 students. In September 1986, most students from Centennial Secondary School relocated to Vincent Massey after Centennial was chosen to be closed due to dwindling enrollment in both schools. Vincent Massey added Orange to its school colours in honour of Centennial, whose school colours were Black and Orange. Their sports teams were also known as the Mustangs.
The school's Community Living Program, currently called STEPS (Skills to Enhance Personal Success) was initiated in 1997.
In 1998, Vincent Massey became a part of the Greater Essex County District School Board after the amalgamation of the Windsor Board of Education and the Essex County Board of Education.
In 2000, Vincent Massey welcomed students from [[W. D. Lowe High School]] after it closed down in June of that year. From 2001 to 2006, Vincent Massey also admitted Grade 7 and 8 students within their own area of the school named Massey Elementary.
Vincent Massey's 50th Anniversary Reunion was held on October 8 and 9, 2010.
Located in the heart of the South Windsor neighbourhood, the campus sits on approximately five acres of land. The school's front doors are located along Liberty Street, while its rear is located near Norfolk Street. The rear of the campus features an athletic field and an oval track. The building itself has two [[gym]]s, a closed [[swimming pool]], a [[Weight training|weight room]], a new workout room. a [[library]] housed in a circular building, a moderately sized [[cafeteria]], a wood shop, a metal shop, as well as several classrooms and offices for students and staff.
In the [[Fraser Institute]]'s 2012 Report Card on Ontario's Secondary Schools, Vincent Massey was ranked at 84 out of 718 out of all secondary schools in Ontario in terms of academic performance.<ref name=Fraser2012>{{cite web|url=|title=Report Card on Ontario's Secondary Schools 2012|last1=Cowley|first1=Peter|first2=Stephen|last2=Easton|first3=Michael|last3=Thomas|date=April 2012|work=Studies in Education Policy|publisher=Fraser Institute|accessdate=2 April 2012|format=PDF}}</ref> In the same report card, Vincent Massey was ranked at first place out of all secondary schools in Windsor. However, within [[Essex County, Ontario|Essex County]], it was surpassed by the St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic High School (ranked 68 out of 718) and Belle River District High School (ranked 50 out of 718). <ref name=Fraser2012/><ref>{{{cite news |title= Windsor area high schools fall below average|first= Rebecca |last= Wright|url=|newspaper= The Windsor Star|date= 2 April 2012|accessdate=2 April 2012}}</ref> Over the last five years, Massey had been ranked on average at 118 out of 727 in the Fraser Institute's report cards.<ref name=Fraser2012/>
Vincent Massey is one of the three schools within Windsor that offers the [[Advanced Placement]] program.<ref name=AP>{{cite web|url=|title=AP Schools in Canada|publisher=Advanced Placement Program Canada|accessdate=9 May 2011}}</ref>
Massey has been known for its very strong mathematics program and its excellent performance on [[University of Waterloo]]'s [[Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing|CEMC]]-administered Pascal (9th Grade), Cayley (10th Grade), Fermat (11th grade) and Euclid (12th grade) mathematics contests.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=2011 Results - Pascal Contest, Cayley Contest, Fermat Contest|publisher=Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing|format=PDF|accessdate=10 May 2011}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=|title=2010 Results - Fryer Contest, Galois Contest, Hypatia Contest|publisher=Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing|format=PDF|accessdate=10 May 2011}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=|title=2010 Results - Euclid Contest|publisher=Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing|format=PDF|accessdate=10 May 2011}}</ref> It also competes in other Canadian and American mathematics competitions, such as the [[American Mathematics Competitions]] and the [[American Invitational Mathematics Examination]] (AIME).
===Notable teachers===
Mathematics teacher Bruce White was one of the recipients of the 1993 Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence - Recipients|date=17 November 2008|publisher=[[Government of Canada]]|accessdate=9 May 2011}}</ref> The award, awarded by former [[Prime Minister of Canada|Prime Minister]] [[Jean Chrétien]], was presented to White by former [[House of Commons of Canada|Member of Parliament]] [[Herb Gray]].
Another mathematics teacher, Christopher Ing, was one of the recipients of the [[Edyth May Sliffe Award]] for Distinguished High School Mathematics Teaching in 2008.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title = AMC Sliffe Alumni List - Ontario, Canada|publisher = [[Mathematical Association of America]]|accessdate = 30 November 2011}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=|title = 2008 High School Sliffe Awards - Christopher Ing|publisher = [[Mathematical Association of America]]|accessdate = 30 November 2011}}</ref>
Business teacher Ross Ferrara won an award of merit from the Ontario Business Educators' Association in 2010 for promoting and increasing awareness of business studies. <ref>{{cite web|url=|title = Teacher Awards|publisher = Ontario Business Educators' Association|accessdate = 30 November 2011}}</ref> Ross Ferrara was also selected by the [[Ministry of Education (Ontario)|Ontario Ministry of Education]], as the high school teachers representative, to the Financial Literacy Working Group.<ref>{{cite web|url=|format=PDF|title = A Sound Investment: Financial Literacy Education in Ontario Schools|publisher = [[Ministry of Education (Ontario)|Ontario Ministry of Education]], Working Group on Financial Literacy|accessdate = 30 November 2011}}</ref> The working group was convened in mid-2010 at the request of the Curriculum Council to gather information and conduct consultations about ways to embed financial literacy education into the Ontario curriculum. The key findings and recommendations that emerged from the working group were used to create the policy document that followed and was implemented in the fall of 2011.{{citation needed|date=December 2011}}
Vincent Massey has always had a very strong athletics program. All of Massey's teams are proud owners of many WECESSA, SWOSSA and [[Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations|OFSAA]] titles.
The Boys Baseball Team won the 2010 OFSAA Championship, beating St. Anne 4 to 3.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=OFSAA Baseball Past Champions|publisher=Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations|format=PDF|accessdate=10 May 2011}}</ref>
In the 1987-1988 season, the Senior Boys Basketball Team went undefeated during the regular season, only to lose a playoff game later.
===Cross Country===
The school has been doing extremely well with the Senior Boys Team winning the OFSAA championship from 2007 to 2009. Also in 2010 both the senior boys and senior girls teams won OFSAA which no other school has ever done before.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=OFSAA Past Champions - Boys' Cross Country Running|publisher=Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations|format=PDF|accessdate=30 November 2011}}</ref>
In the 1987-1988 season, the Senior Boys Football Team won the city championship. However, in the 1988-1989 season, the Senior Boys Football Team lost the city championship in an infamous triple over-time game.
The Junior Boys Football Team won the city championship in both 1975 and 1994.
In the 2008-2009 and 2010-2011 season, the Senior Boys Football Team won the city championship.
In the 1987-1988 season, the Senior Girls Soccer Team won the city championship.
In the 1987-1988 season, the Senior Boys Soccer Team won the city and the Essex County championship, having the Brazilian exchange student Paulo Soares (nicknamed PIPO) as their international star. In the 1990-1991 season, the Senior Boys Soccer Team again won the city championship in a dramatic penalty shootout against the Lowe Trojans. They later won the county championship.
In the 1970s, Massey's swim team won many city and provincial championships.<ref name="OFSAASwimB">{{cite web|url='%20Past%20Champions(1).pdf|title=OFSAA - Past Champions - Boys' Swimming|publisher=Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations|accessdate=10 May 2011|format=PDF}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url='%20Past%20Champions(1).pdf|title=OFSAA - Past Champions - Girls' Swimming|publisher=Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations|accessdate=10 May 2011|format=PDF}}</ref>
In 2009, the Massey Swim Team ranked 3rd in the province in men's events, and came 8th overall during the provincial championships.<ref name="OFSAASwimB" /> During the OFSAA championships, Massey grabbed Gold in men's 200 Medley Relay two years in a row, and Silver in the 200 Free Relay.<ref name="OFSAASwimB" /> Massey also captured two bronze medals in 50 Freestyle and 100 backstroke.
In 2009, the Senior Boys Tennis Team won the Open Boy's Doubles Championship.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Past Champions for Tennis|publisher=Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations|format=PDF|accessdate=10 May 2011}}</ref>
In the late 1980s, the Senior Girls Volleyball Teams were very strong. In the 2010 fall/winter season, both Massey junior and senior girls volleyball teams were SWOSSAA champions. The senior girls team then competed in Toronto for OFSSAA.
==Student life==
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Vincent Massey has a [[student council]], which is composed of the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister, the Secretary-General, the Minister of Finance, the Minister of Events, the Minister of Athletics, the Minister of Promotions, four representatives from each senior grade (Grade 11 and 12) and five representatives from each junior grade (Grade 9 and 10). The student council regularly meets to organize events and [[Pep rally|pep rallies]].
Vincent Massey has several student-run clubs, which includes Classical Studies, Massey Green, World Affairs, Friends of Oakwood Bush, Points and Awards, Gay Straight Alliance, History Club, Medical Drama, Science Club, Mustard Seeds, Women's Issues, and Dance Club.
Vincent Massey has had teams for [[Reach for the Top]] since the early 1970s, all of which have always performed very well.
The Massey Web Team (MWT) competed in the OBEA's web site competition in 2002, where it won third place.
The Massey Business Association (MBA), formed in 2009, regularly joins and competes in competitions run by [[DECA (organization)|DECA]].
Vincent Massey's [[Student newspaper|school newspaper]] is ''The Stang'', which is published four times a year by its editors. It is published during the fall, before winter break, Valentine's Day, and the last week of school.
Vincent Massey's [[yearbook]] is called ''Pegasus''. It is designed yearly by the school's Yearbook Staff.
The school's music department has five bands: Grade 9 Band, Concert, Wind, Jazz and Guitar band, all of which perform concerts throughout the year.
The school's drama department has held various plays and musicals.
Vincent Massey hosts an All Night Dance from 7 PM to 7 AM every year to fundraise for the Children's Christmas Party, an event where children from less fortunate schools are invited to have fun in the school for a day.
A tradition for new students is the opportunity to kiss the mascot's rear at the first [[pep rally]] of the year. New teachers to the school are pressured into doing this as well.
Busing for the school is provided by [[Transit Windsor]] by means of "secondary school extras". Schedules and route maps can be found on their website.
==Notable alumni==
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*[[Barry Potomski]], [[National Hockey League|NHL]] [[Ice hockey|hockey]] player (moved to [[London, Ontario]] for hockey-related reasons before graduating)
*[[Brian Masse]], [[House of Commons of Canada|Member of Parliament]] for [[Windsor West]]
*[[Ernie Eves]], politician (moved to [[Parry Sound, Ontario]] before graduating)
*[[Richard Peddie]], President and CEO of [[Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment]]
==External links==
*[ Vincent Massey Secondary School]
*[ Greater Essex County District School Board]
[[Category:High schools in Windsor, Ontario]]
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Reporter Information
Reporter: Bradley (anonymous)
Date: Wednesday, the 21st of October 2015 at 05:51:32 PM
Status: Reported
Wednesday, the 24th of October 2012 at 06:49:43 PM #89041
Anonymous (anonymous)

Its true I am a student who got that I am warning the parents of Windsor that Massey will do this.

Wednesday, the 21st of October 2015 at 05:51:32 PM #101657
Bradley (anonymous)