• Community meeting on student reporting coming soon to Victoria October 21, 2016
    Parents, mark Thursday Oct. 27, 2016, on your calendars and get ready to share your thoughts on student progress reporting, including report cards, for an upcoming community meeting hosted by the Ministry of Education.
  • Open letter to Vancouver parents October 19, 2016
    I wanted to let you know about what is happening in School District 39. I have appointed Dianne Turner as official trustee for the Vancouver school district to ensure the Vancouver school district remains focused on providing students with the best education.
  • Vancouver school board replaced with official trustee October 18, 2016
    Education Minister Mike Bernier released the following statement on the appointment of former Delta school district superintendent Dianne Turner as official trustee for the Vancouver school district to replace the board of trustees dismissed:                         
  • Student success story: Kelvin Zhang October 14, 2016
    Gleneagle Secondary student Kelvin Zhang is an incredible innovator with serious smarts. He loves using artificial intelligence to solve real-world problems. These days he’s focussing on the technology of self-driving cars.


Jack Berckemeyer – Oct. 21, 2016 – ProD Day Session  (PDF Poster)imagesCA9BB3RB


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)





“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



CMSD82 News Release – Accountant Appointment


Coast Mountains School District wishes to announce the appointment of Lynda Lang to the position of Accountant effective September 6, 2016.

Lynda’s experience includes working as an Accounts Payable Clerk since 2012 in the district’s Accounting Department and as a Bookkeeper at Skeena Middle School from 2009 to 2012. Additionally, Lynda has provided clerical support at the Northwest Trades & Employment Training Centre since 2015.

Her background includes a Business Technology Certificate with specialization in computerized accounting and a Business Administration Certificate from the Northwest Community College in Terrace. Lynda also holds a Business Administration Diploma with a focus on finance from the Camosun College in Victoria.

Lynda brings a reputation for being a hard worker and a team player to her new position.

We extend our congratulations to Lynda on her appointment and wish her every success in her new position.… Continue reading



Dear Parents and Guardians,

I would like to welcome the school community to the 2016-2017 School Year!   We are looking forward to working with all of you this year on behalf of Coast Mountains learners, and continue to make progress towards our district goals.

Shared Vision …“Coast Mountains School District: creating opportunities for learning, opportunities for life.”

District Goals … Raise literacy numeracy levels for all of our learners.  Graduation for every learner; crossing the stage with dignity, purpose and options.  Enhance learner engagement, opportunities and choice through personalized learning.

I look forward to continue leading the way to turn these goals into reality, and I hope you will all join the Board of Education, School District 82 staff and myself in this quest for successful learning.

School Opening … the first day of school will be Wednesday, September 7.  We… Continue reading