Practical & Applied Arts


The Practical and Applied Arts Department (PAA) has been an integral part of the Yorkton Regional High School for over 40 years. During that period of time, the department has experienced many positive changes as a result of our ever-changing society.

Our Department includes a rich diversity of courses, such as:

  • Accounting
  • Autobody
  • Commerce
  • Commercial Cooking
  • Communication Media
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Construction
  • Cosmetology
  • Drafting
  • Electrical
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Machining
  • Mechanics
  • Photography
  • Robotics
  • Welding

In the Apprenticeship program for Grade 10 students going into Automotive, Autobody Commercial Cooking, Machining, Construction, Welding, Cosmetology students can earn hours towards apprenticeship training.

Many of our students choose to compete in Skills Canada every year. Their excellent performance always makes us proud!


For teacher assignments and contact information for Math / Science teachers, please view our Staff List.


For more information about Math / Science courses, please see our Course Catalog.

Practical & Applied Arts

Entrepreneurship 30: Chamber of Commerce Dinner

Oct 4, 2016

The Entrepreneurship 30 classes were invited to the Chamber of Commerce Business Dinner on Tues, Oct 4, and had the privilege of listening to guest speaker Howard Green.  The students are just starting to create their Junior Achievement businesses, and were full of inspiration (and perogies!) after this event. Stay tuned for their business ventures!

Sassk Business Case Competition

May 7, 2016

Two teams of Raiders competed at the Saskatchewan Business Case Competition at the U of S last weekend. Mikalia Ortnyski, Brayden Miller, and Alison Landstad competed on the Personal Finance team. Austin Jennings-Plante, Marisa Desmarias, and Laney Hancock competed on the Entrepreneurship team. The teams received their case studies in the morning and had 3.25 hours to prepare their analysis, recommendations, and presentation. They then pitched their presentation to a panel of judges and hoped to advance to the finals in the afternoon. No winners but here is a cool video of the competition. They learned a lot and were able to network with students across the country as there were schools from Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario this year!

COM 9 - Playing Games with Life

Mar 24, 2016

Commerce 9 students practice life skills ... by playing the game of Life.

PAA 9 - Sewing & Commercial Cooking 20/30: Projects

Nov 9, 2015

Ms Cornelius' cooking class and sewing class show off some of their projects made in class.

New Junior Achievement Businesses

Nov 2, 2015

Ms Gendreau's Entrepreneurship 30 students have once again gone to the drawing boards and come up with three new businesses this year. Support our enterprsing students at their various venues including: Harvest Showdown, Student Led Conferences, and the Cheer / JA Business Craft and Trade Show.
Perenial Times: Selling organic spa products
Rustic Elegance: Creating hand crafted home furnishings from wood
Custom Cottons: Selling custom designed T-shirts (


Junior Achievement Announcement

Jun 5, 2015

In Saskatchewan, 500 students participated in creating and operating approximately 40 businesses. A provincial awards night was held in Regina to recognize the accomplishments of these students. Students go through a series of nominations and then a panel of business individuals choose the top 4 business students in various categories. Congratulations to the following who made it to the final 4 in their categories:

Robin Hamilton - VP of Producation
Ryan Hamilton - VP of Technology
Mikaila Ortynsky - Achiever of the Year
Sully Burli - VP of Marketing and Sales
Strings Attached - Best Product and Company of the Year

Congratulations to Sully Burli who was selected out of the final 4 to be the Provincial winner for VP of Marketing and Sales!


Cooking Up Saskatchewan Competition - U of S

May 14, 2015

Congratulations to Cole Esquash, Monica Orpeza, Shalonda Cappo, and Monica Tataquason who represented the YRHS at "Cooking Up Saskatchewan" at the U of S. Although they didn't place, the judges were thoroughly impressed with their Chicken Pad Thai - Colonel Raider Style, Chicken Cashew & Mango Salad, and Garlic Cheese Biscuits!


Saskatchewan High School Business Case Competition - U of R

May 2, 2015

Congratulations goes out to Caleigh Grunert, Adam Wyonzek, and Meghan Zielinski for winning second place in the Social Competition. The trio were great ambassadors for the YRHS.
You can check out some of the highlights of the competition here


Commercial Cooking 10: Raider For A Day

Mar 18, 2015

Ms Cornelius' cooking class prepared some delicious looking Black Forest cakes when the Gr 8's came to visit on Raider for a Day.


PAA 9A: Travel Bags and Pillows

Oct 24, 2014

Ms Cornelius' class shows off some of their projects in sewing.