Coast Mountains Board of Education School District 82 is seeking public feedback regarding the 2015-2016, 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 Proposed School Calendars.   An all-partner consultative School Calendar Committee was formed by the Board of Education in March 2014 with a mandate to guide the development of an ongoing plan for school calendars over the next three years.

For your information and viewing, please find the 2015-2016, 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 Proposed School Calendars as prepared and presented by the School Calendar Committee:

CMSD82 2015-2016 Proposed School Calendar & Backgrounder
CMSD82 2016-2017 Proposed School Calendar & Backgrounder
CMSD82 2017-2018 Proposed School Calendar & Backgrounder

Public feedback is welcomed by February 24, 2015, by completing the School Calendar Survey (reference link below) or by forwarding your comments by email to carole.gagnon@cmsd.bc.ca, by fax to 1-888-290-4786, or drop off/mail to Coast Mountains Board of Education School… 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!





A Family Literacy Day celebration entitled “Learning for Life” is planned on Saturday, January 31 at Suwilaawks Community School from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  This event is hosted by the Terrace Community Literacy Committee with funding from Decoda Literacy Solutions.

There will be activities for the whole family including a light lunch.  Everyone is welcome!

For more information, please contact the Terrace Community Literacy Committee at 250-638-1863.




Great News!  The Board of Education approved the CMSD82 2015-2017 Strategic Plan for Trades Training at the Regular Board Meeting held on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 setting the direction for the next three years.  Our Superintendent of Schools, Katherine McIntosh, and Director of Instruction (School Support), Janet Meyer, will start an extensive public consultation to share and receive feedback on the Strategic Plan.

CMSD82 2015-2017 Strategic Plan for Trades Training

Coast Mountains School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Geoff McKay to the temporary position of District Technical Skills Administrator effective February 1, 2015.  In this newly created position, Geoff will work with the school district’s senior management team in the development of the Trades & Employment Training Centre.  Congratulations Geoff!

CMSD82 News Release – Temporary District Technical Skills Administrator

In preparation for the 2015-2016 school year, the Board of Education is seeking the cooperation of parents in registering their child on the following dates.  If you have not already done so, pre-registration is requested in order to provide the School District Administration the time to plan staffing to meet school needs.

Schools are open to take registration for Kindergarten from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. between January 12, 2015 and March 6, 2015.

The School District will make every effort to place students who have registered by March 6, 2015 in their catchment area school.  Students registering after March 6, 2015 may not be granted a place in their catchment area school.

To be eligibile for entry to school in September 2015 students must be five years of age on or before December 31, 2015.  A birth certificate, proof… Continue reading