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Calendar of Events
May 22, 2009
11 AM Golf Tournament
7-9 PM Registration at Train Station
7-11 PM *Informal Gathering at Pubs and Eateries
May 23, 2009
9 AM Activities Begin at 89 Church Street, Registration and Sign-in
10 AM Staff Brunch
10 AM Basketball
12 PM Opening Ceremonies/ Variety Show
6 PM *Reception at Building #1 Markham Fair Grounds - Cash Bar Opens
6:30 PM *Buffet Dinner(served t'ill 9:30), DJ music
May 24, 2009
  Alumni organized gatherings. Your Sunday events will be published here.
*Evening events are licenced, must be 19+ to attend.



Take a virtual Tour of MDHS. See locations around the school to get 360° views.

Yearbook Photos - pick a decade:




Just read Ralph Pyle's comments about the school in 1954. For your information I was president of the Student's Council in 1954. I was in Grade 13.

Just a comment about the Initiation Dance in 1954. It had to be cancelled because of Hurricane Hazel. It went late into the afternoon before we had enough information about the severity of the storm to realize we had to cancel it.
Grade 13 classroom was at the west end of the hall so we had the advantage of an entrance way by our classroom.

My father, Nelson Smith was also on the School Board and he planted the grass around the new school in the fall of 1954.

There is an interesting story about the construction of the school. In the early 50's it was a joint school board with Stouffville. Both schools were small and outdated. As the board worked out plans for a new school the decision was taken to construct one larger school near Dickson Hill. Somehow at the last minute Stouffville opted to go their own way and so the new Markham High School was built on Church Street.

Lorne Smith


MDHS History

 Today, 2009, there is an air of change...

 Secondary school education officially began in Markham Village 1858...

 What was it like at MDHS in 1954? Answered by Ralph Pyle...

Comments about MDHS in 1954 by Lorne Smith

Life at MDHS in 1958 by Marian Mackworth

 What was life like at Markham High in 1896? History as told by Dr. E. C. Reynolds...


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