• Student transitions reach new high; class size remains low April 17, 2015
    Class sizes in British Columbia remain low and stable while the number of students successfully moving to the next grade has reached record highs, according to the Ministry of Education’s latest data on class size and grade to grade transitions.
  • B.C. honours veterans, creates scholarship April 16, 2015
    Funding for student scholarships and financial support for B.C. veterans of the Second World War who travel to the Netherlands for ceremonies commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands and Victory in Europe Day will help honour the sacrifices of B.C. veterans, Premier Christy Clark announced.
  • New collective agreements mark continued progress April 16, 2015
    Provincial public-sector employers and employees continue to make progress with affordable collective agreements under the Economic Stability Mandate, as three new tentative agreements, including two in the post-secondary sector, have been reached and a further agreement ratified, Finance Minister Michael de Jong announced.
  • New programs to stop the cycle of DV abuse earlier April 14, 2015
    Domestic violence perpetrators, who previously only received intervention services following conviction, will soon have access to new, preventative community-based programs that can be attended before a crime is committed, through a $1-million partnership with Stroh Health Care and the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC).



CMSD82 2015-16 Leadership Staffing Appointment – G. McKay, NRTETC Administrator  (PDF Format)


The Coast Mountains Board of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Geoff McKay to the position of District Technical Skills Administrator for the Northwest Regional Trades & Employment Training Centre effective August 1, 2015. The Trades & Employment Training Centre will enter its first year of operation commencing August 2015 and will be located in the former Thornhill Junior Secondary School.

Currently the Acting District Technical Skills Administrator since February 2015, Mr. McKay has been working with the school district’s senior management team in the development of the Trades & Employment Training Centre. He brings a diverse background to his new position, and prior to rejoining the school district in June 2010 he managed a construction company in the Terrace area for several years. Mr. McKay also held an equipment… Continue reading



CMSD82 2015-2016 Leadership Staffing Appointment – Andrew Calhoun, BVS Principalship  (PDF Format Bulletin)


The Board of Education for Coast Mountains School District is pleased to announce the leadership staffing appointment of Mr. Andrew Calhoun to the permanent position of Principal at Bear Valley School.

Currently the Acting Principal at Bear Valley School, Mr. Calhoun will assume the permanent principalship position effective August 1, 2015.

Mr. Calhoun holds a Master of Education in Multi-Disciplinary Leadership from the University of Northern British Columbia and a Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia. He brings a wealth of secondary teaching experience with a background in Social Studies, Physical Education, Math and Science.

His strong teaching base and commitment to young people and their success will have a positive impact on Bear Valley School. The students, staff and parents will benefit from Mr. Calhoun’s proven commitment to student learning… Continue reading


CMSD82 2015-2016 Leadership Staffing News   (PDF Bulletin Format)NewsRelease


The Board of Education for Coast Mountains School District is pleased to announce the following leadership staffing appointments for the 2015-2016 school year effective August 1, 2015:

Alison Campbell
Currently the Vice Principal of New Hazelton Elementary School, Ms. Campbell has been appointed Principal of New Hazelton Elementary School.  She holds a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Alberta specializing in Elementary Education and Special Education and a Master of Education Degree from the University of Victoria where her thesis focused on Parental Involvement in Schools.  She is currently working on a Post Graduate Certificate Program in Special Education with Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.  Ms. Campbell has served as New Hazelton Vice Principal since September 2012.  Her strong background in primary education, knowledge and passion for early learners and… Continue reading


CMSD82 News Release – Mark Newbery Appointment, HSS Principalship August 1, 2015  (Announcement in PDF Format)

Coast Mountains School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Newbery to the position of Principal at Hazelton Secondary School. Mark will assume his new position on August 1, 2015.

Mark is a long-term employee with the School District and a long-term resident of Hazelton. He has held various teaching positions including a teaching assignment at Hazelton Secondary School prior to assuming his present role as Principal at Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School. Mark holds a degree in Outdoor Recreation and Geography from Lakehead University, PDP qualification as a Primary School Teacher from Simon Fraser University and a Master of Arts degree in multi-disciplinary leadership from UNBC.

Mark’s teaching career has been characterized by hard work, reliability and a focus on student success. His work in schools has always portrayed… Continue reading

Kitimat City High Student, Shadow Emile, was one of many Coast Mountains School District students from around the northwest who took part in the 2015 Skills Canada BC Northwest Regional Trades Competition held on January 23 at the Northwest Community College (Terrace Campus).  Shadow competed in the Culinary Arts portion of the competion and placed third overall!

Shadow is currently enrolled in the ACE IT Culinary Arts Program at Northwest Community College.

Well Done Shadow!