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



For your information … please find links to a memorandum and accompanying venue session programs from our Director of Instruction (School Support), Janet Meyer, sharing details regarding the upcoming Curriculum Implementation Day scheduled on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.


CMSD82 Memo to All Employees re Curriculum Redesign Day Sept. 6, 2016

Curriculum Implementation Day Venue Programs – Sept. 6, 2016

(click on the link to open memorandum and venue session programs by community)


The first of two Curriculum Implementation Days for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. The second Curriculum Implementation Day is planned on January 20, 2017. These days are specifically dedicated to BC’s redesigned K-12 curriculum. The new direction of the redesign is intended to give our students the knowledge, skills and attitudes they will need to succeed in a world that is dramatically different from the one we… Continue reading


CMSD82 News Release – Dave O’Brien Passing, School District Employee – Aug. 30, 2016


It is with heartfelt sadness that we share the sudden passing of school district employee, Dave O’Brien on August 30, 2016.  Dave passed away tragically in a motor vehicle accident.

A long-term employee, Dave held the position of Teacher at Skeena Middle School in Terrace at his passing, a position he held since September 1993.  Dave joined the school district in February 1991 as a Teacher on staff at Bear Valley School in Stewart.

Our thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences are extended to Dave’s wife, Sharon and to his family.  Their sadness and loss is shared by his many friends and colleagues of Skeena Middle School and the school district family.

School administration and district staff are ensuring proper supports are in place at Skeena Middle School for staff and students.… Continue reading




CMSD82 News Release – 2016-2017 Leadership Staffing News – Aug. 22, 2016 (PDF Format)


Coast Mountains School District wishes to announce the resignation of Ms. Louise Ormerod effective August 31, 2016 to pursue other career opportunities. Most recently appointed to the Vice Principal position at Caledonia Secondary School, Louise served the school district as Principal at Parkside Secondary School for the past ten years. The district thanks Louise for her many contributions and years of service, and extends its best wishes to Louise in her future endeavors.

Coast Mountains School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Robin MacLeod to the position of Vice Principal at Caledonia Secondary School effective September 1, 2016.

Currently a Counsellor at Caledonia Secondary School, Robin is a long time and highly respected Terrace educator. Her academic background includes a Master Degree in Education with a focus in Administration from… Continue reading

Coming Events

  • Summer Holidays!
  • Sept 5: Labour Day (stat holiday)
  • Sept 6: Curriculum Implem. Day (schools not in session)
  • Sept 7: First Day of School
  • Sept 14: Education Cttee Mtg
  • Sept 14: Education Cttee Mtg
  • Sept 23: ProD Day (schools not in session)
  • Sept 28: Board Meetings