MOE/CMSD82 Community Meeting K-9 Student Progress Reporting, Nov. 28, 2016
(PDF Format Poster)
British Columbia’s new school curriculum is making sure students are ready to succeed in our changing world. The Ministry of Education wants parents to share how they want to learn about their child’s progress from Kindergarten to Grade 9. Together with educators, the government is developing a new reporting approach for students in Kindergarten to Grade 9, to give parents a deeper understanding of their child’s progress at school. With new curriculum being implemented in B.C. classrooms this school year, the way student progress is reported must change too.
The Ministry’s parent engagement on student reporting will run from October 2016 to February 28, 2017. There will be two primary ways for parents to be involved and have an opportunity to provide feedback on student reporting:
Coast Mountains’ schools and the Board of Education Office will be closed on Friday, November 11, 2016 in observance of Remembrance Day, and will re-open as regularly scheduled on Monday, November 14.
Remembrance Day assemblies will be held throughout our school district on Thursday, November 10.
On this Remembrance Day, we pay tribute to those past and present who served our country with courage and compassion. Lest we forget …
A “Project Shop Class” announcement was held in Kitimat on October 18 in celebration of $100,000 received through the generosity of LNG Canada distributed to three northern BC high schools that included Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School, Hazelton Secondary School and Veritas School. Project Shop Class is an initiative organized through the British Columbia Construction Association and the Construction Foundation of BC designed to help schools in BC revitalize their shop classes with new tools and equipment.
A short reception was held in the Trades/Automotive Shop at Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School with trades class students, members of… Continue reading
Jack Berckemeyer – Oct. 21, 2016 – ProD Day Session (PDF Poster)
Jack Berckemeyer, a nationally-recognized presenter, author, and humourist is “back by popular demand” with a session scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 21 held at Skeena Middle School in Terrace.
This session is sponsored by Coast Mountains School District 82, Coast Mountains Administrators’ Association, Hazelton Secondary School, Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School and Skeena Middle School, and is targeted toward middle-level educators; however, it will be relevant to all!
Jack began his career as a middle school teacher in Denver, Colorado. After two years of teaching he was named as an outstanding educator at his school, and shortly thereafter, he was identified as one of the outstanding educators in the district. In 2003, he received the Outstanding Alumni Award from the Falcon School District. Jack brings his energy, humour, and expertise… Continue reading
Parent Advisory Bulletin Clown Related Threats – Oct. 7, 2016 (PDF Bulletin Format)
PARENT ADVISORY BULLETIN – OCTOBER 7, 2016
“Clown” Related Threats
As you have been made aware throughout media and social media we have had a number of ‘Clown’ specific threats. These threats are typically referencing kidnapping or targeting schools with threats of violence.
All school districts, many independent schools and band schools in BC have, through the ERASE Bullying Strategy, received training in assessing and responding to threat related behaviour.
The majority of these threats are appearing throughout social media platforms primarily through Instagram and Snapchat accounts. Law Enforcement and Safer Schools Together have been involved in investigating similar pages that have been created throughout the country but there has been no violence reported at this time.
It is imperative that you talk to your children about reporting these… Continue reading