• Statement from Education Minister Peter Fassbender April 17, 2014
    Education Minister Peter Fassbender released a statement today in response to the British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) strike notice:
  • Core Review strengthens private institutions, libraries and international education April 17, 2014
    Bill Bennett, Minister of Energy and Mines and Minister Responsible for Core Review and Amrik Virk, Minister of Advanced Education announced changes that will position private career training institutions for greater success, expand access to academic and library resources and better co-ordinate international education initiatives.  
  • Campaign helps change attitudes and prevent violence April 16, 2014
    Whether in the classroom, in the stadium, on TV or online, the Be More Than a Bystander message is spreading to young people throughout the province who are learning what they can do to break the silence on violence against women and girls.
  • B.C. leading the discussion on open textbooks April 15, 2014
    Leaders in the development and promotion of free online textbooks from across Canada and the United States are meeting at the second annual Open Textbook Summit in Vancouver on April 16 and 17.

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CMSD82 News Release to Parents-Guardians Re BCTF Phase One Job Action  (PDF Format)

 

To:  CMSD82 Parents, Guardians and Care Givers

Re:  BCTF Phase One Provincial Job Action

 

The British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) has announced that strike activity will commence by their members in all B.C. school districts on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.  In accordance with the 2014 Essential Services Order issued by the Labour Relations Board, teachers must continue to provide services designated as essential.

During phase one of this strike you need to be aware of the following information:

  • Teachers will not be supervising students before school, at recess or after school.  Supervision duties will be performed by non-union district staff, as well as by school principals and vice principals, and some teachers in more rural areas where there is no district staff available.
  • Schools will start approximately 10-15 minutes… Continue reading

 

CMSD82 News Release, Accountant Appointment, Kory Tanner  (PDF Format)

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Coast Mountains School District wishes to announce the appointment of Ms. Kory Tanner to the position of Accountant effective May 1, 2014.  Kory’s experience includes working as an Accounting Clerk since July 2009 in the district’s Finance Department and as the district-wide BCeSIS Coordinator (Student Records Help Desk) as well as her background knowledge of the district in her various support staff roles over the past 17 years. 

In addition to a Business Technology Accounting Certificate received through the Northwest Community College Terrace Campus, Kory holds a St. John Ambulance Occupational First Aid Level III certification.

We extend our congratulations to Kory on her appointment and wish her every success in her new position.

 

Alanna Cameron
Secretary Treasurer

 

CMSD82 March 12, 2014 Regular Board Meeting Highlights  (PDF Format)     

CMSD82 February 19, 2014 Regular Board Meeting Highlights   (PDF Format)       

 

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The March Board Meeting was highlighted by the attendance of Coast Mountains School District’s new Superintendent of Schools, Katherine McIntosh, who will assume her new role on May 5, 2014.  The Suwilaawks Community School drummers provided a special greeting, performing three songs to welcome Katherine to our school district.  Special meeting guest, Jay Yule, Superintendent of Schools with the Powell River School District, gave a presentation that outlined the trades and technical training program in operation within their school district for the past several years. 

TransCanada representatives, Shaheen Kassam, Senior Community Relations Advisor and Adrian Carlick, Community Relations Liaison, were welcomed to the meeting to present a $9,279.00 grant towards… Continue reading

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CMSD82 News Release – Leadership Staffing News (P. Mouland & J. Meyer Appointments)    (PDF Format Bulletin)

 

The Coast Mountains Board of Education is pleased to announce the following leadership staffing appointments.

Pat Mouland

Currently teaching at Nechako Elementary School in Kitimat, Ms. Mouland is moving to Uplands Elementary School in Terrace to assume the position of Vice Principal.  Pat will assume her new position upon the replacement of her present role.

She holds a Bachelor of Education Degree in Elementary Education with a Special Education minor from the University of Alberta and a Master of Education Degree in Curriculum and Development from the University of British Columbia.

A long time and highly respected Kitimat educator, Pat is a master teacher with a keen interest in early learning, literacy and success for all learners.  The experience and knowledge that she brings to Uplands will… Continue reading

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CMSD82 News Release – Director of Facility Services Appointment – March 1, 2014  (PDF Format)

 

Coast Mountains School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Travis Elwood to the position of Director of Facility Services effective March 1, 2014.

As a certified Journeyman Carpenter and Cabinet Maker, Travis brings a strong maintenance background to his new position.  Prior to joining the school district in July 2009, Travis owned and managed a construction business in the Terrace area for many years.  In 2012, Travis was promoted to Maintenance Supervisor where he has proven to be a valuable member of the school district’s Maintenance Team.

Born and raised in Terrace, Travis’ work history with the school district is characterized by hard work, reliability and a professional approach to creating high quality learning environments for all students.

Coast Mountains School District is most fortunate to have Travis… Continue reading