|M.M. Robinson High School|
2425 Upper Middle Road
|School type||Public High School|
|Motto||Per Ardua Ad Scientiam|
(Through Hard Work, Knowledge)
|School board||Halton District School Board|
|Area trustee||Andrea Grebenc|
|Grades||9 to 12|
|Language||English, French Immersion|
|Colour(s)||Maroon and Gold|
|Team name||M.M. Robinson Rams|
|Feeder schools||Rolling Meadows, Brant Hills, C.H. Norton, Sir Ernest Macmillan|
M.M. Robinson High School is a high school located in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. It is administered by the Halton District School Board. There are approx. 800 students attending MMR with programs addressing all Pathways.
In fall 2018, staff and students from Lester B. Pearson High School were transferred to the school as LBP has closed.
Students opt for a variety of pathways, with approximately 80% traditionally going to university, 15% going to college, and the remaining 5% going to the workplace. The school has a notable French immersion program and Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP).
The mascot of the school teams is a ram, and school colours are maroon and gold. During the 2005–2006 school year the mascot uniform was taken by a graduating honours student as a year-end prank. It was later returned anonymously post commencement.
In 1990 Boys Baseball won the Blue Jay Cup Championship at Skydome.
The Boys Baseball team won the Halton Secondary School Athletic Association Championship in 2007, 2008 and 2010.
The Senior Men's basketball team won the Halton Championships in 1991.
The Senior Men's hockey team won the silver medal at OFSAA in 1987.
The Senior Men's football team made their OFSAA Golden Horseshoe Bowl finals debut in 2012. They lost to the Lakeshore Catholic Gators of Port Colborne by a score of 29–28, despite leading 21–8 at halftime.
The Robinson Rams have a long history of football alumni going on to play in university or professionally, this list extended in 2016 as AJ Allen signed his Letter of Intent to play with the University of Guelph Gryphons football program. Allen was the 35th overall selection for the 2020 CFL Draft, by the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
MM Robinson's FIRST Robotics team was founded June, 2006 by students Jason Patel and Matthew Gardner. The team participates in the Waterloo Regional and the Greater Toronto Regional events. Some of the teams notable accomplishments are:
- Rookie Inspiration Award - 2007
- Silver Medal at Halton Skills Competition - 2007
- Silver Medal at Halton Skills Competition - 2008
- Semi-Finalist at Waterloo regional - 2008
- Judges Award at Waterloo regional - 2009
- Finalist at Waterloo regional - 2009
- Quarter-Finalist at Toronto regional - 2009
- Quarter-Finalist at Waterloo - 2010
- Judges Award, Waterloo Regional - 2011
- First Place, Greater Toronto West Regional - 2012
- Creativity Award, Pine Tree Regional - 2013
- Team Spirit Award; Innovation in Control Award, North Bay Regional - 2014
- Excellence in Engineering Award, Palmetto Regional - 2014
MM Robinson Drumline
The MM Robinson Drumline started in 2007 as small group of students who met in the cafeteria and practiced on drum pads. Today, the drumline has grown to include over 30 members and is scheduled to perform over 30 times this season. These include performances within the school, the school board, the community and Southern Ontario. They have performed at the Ontario Music Educators Association Conference, the Olympic Torch Relay in Hamilton, the Toronto Rock Home Opener at the ACC and on Breakfast Television. These landmark events give the students of M.M. Robinson High School the opportunity to promote marching percussion as an emerging activity throughout Ontario.
Stephen Lewis, who gave a passionate speech about the crisis of the AIDS pandemic in Africa at MMR on March 5, 2007, was presented with a cheque for over $15,000. The money was raised by MMR students through activities in school and in the community at large. By March 2007 students had raised $25,000 for charity, including $15,185.50 for the Stephen Lewis Foundation's fund to assist African women raising grandchildren orphaned by AIDS.
Notable alumni and alumna
- Warren Adelman, former CEO, GoDaddy group of companies
- Tad Crawford - 2002 Graduate - A safety for the BC Lions
- Karina Gould, Member of Parliament for Burlington (2015–Present) and current Minister of International Development
- Oskar Johansson - 1996 Graduate - Gold Medal - 1999 Pan Am Games, Olympian Athens 2004 (15th) and Beijing 2008 (4th), Silver Medal 2008 World Championships - Sailing
- Leslie Mahaffy, murder victim of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka
- Dave Ridgway, a placekicker for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Hall of Famer
- Mike "Beard Guy" Taylor, keyboardist Walk Off The Earth
- Reg Denis, graduated 1968, Member of “Crackers” rock group
- "MM Robinson - Burlington,ON" Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine, The Baseball Cube
- "Saskatchewan Roughriders draft pick A.J. Allen is poised for the pros". Global News. Retrieved 2020-10-11.
- MMRambotics 2200 Team History[permanent dead link]
- "We need to lead on climate change: Lewis" Archived 2007-09-30 at the Wayback Machine, Sharon Boase, The Hamilton Spectator, March 6, 2007
- Jenish, D Arcy. (Note: Mahaffy was a freshman student when she was murdered in 1991). (May 29, 1995). Horror stories, Maclean's Magazine Vol.108, Iss. 22. Rogers Publishing Limited. pp. 14–18.
- "Dave Ridgway", Canadian Football Hall of Fame & Museum