Lakeshore Catholic High School is a high school located in Port Colborne, just north of the eastern edge of Lake Erie, in Ontario, Canada. It is part of the Niagara Catholic District School Board, and competes with students from communities in Fort Erie, Wainfleet, Dunnville and Port Colborne. The city is also service by a community based public High school, Port Colborne High School.
Lakeshore is home to over 1500 students from across southern Niagara, stretching from Fort Erie to Dunnville. Lakeshore Catholic is known for its highly competitive and well respected Athletics Department that competes in Level 1 play. Gator Football currently playing in Zone 1 Premier League for Zone 3, SOSSA and OFSAA. Gator Football has made 3 previous trips to both Ivor Wynn Stadium and SkyDome (Rogers Centre) to play for one of the 5 provincial championship bowl games, winning in 2004 for southern Ontario and placing second in southern Ontario 2006 for an overall tie for 5th place. They have gone back to back to back in 2008 winning again and in 2009 and 2010 they were defeated by notre dame of burlington. The School in addition to the many athletic activities it is also the home of a very well run Music/Arts department. In addition to this the Lakeshore Catholic Concert and Jazz bands are always ranked highly at festivals and competitions, the most recent of which is the attaining of a Gold level Standing in the regional Golden Horseshoe Festival and A Silver standing at the National MusicFest Canada Competition. The Drama Department always puts on a great show for the annual Sears Drama Festival, winning many awards, most recently, the Technology Award for the play Validation.
Even off the field Lakeshore is known for its high Academics, its students consistently scoring above average on provincial testing. Its wide range of multi-talented teachers facilitate a Grade A learning environment conducive to helping students achieve their goals and academic success.
The school was founded in 1988 by Principal Pat Hudak to support the growing population of Catholic Students in the area. Since then the school has expanded twice, with another addition and multiple renovations currently on the books. The school has been home to current NCDSB Superintendent John Crocco who was also named Director of Education starting Sept. 1st/08. As well Current Provincial Liberal Candidate for Niagara West-Glanbrook Mike Lostracco who took a leave of his duties to run for public office. Subsequent to the election Mike Lostracco was transferred and became Principal of St. Paul Catholic in Niagara Falls. The Current principal of Lakeshore Catholic is Dan DiLorenzo.
With a rich history, Lakeshore Catholic fosters a family environment, students are close knit and Gator Spirit is revered across the board, if a team is on the court, field or pitch its fans are sure to follow.
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