• New guide a plan for safer schools August 27, 2015
    Earthquakes. Power failures. Forest fires. Emergencies are unpredictable and can happen anywhere but the Ministry of Education is helping your child’s school prepare for the unexpected with its new Emergency Management Planning Guide.
  • Scholarships revamp recognizes diversity of student success August 26, 2015
    Helping students to succeed in a rapidly changing world is front and centre in the redesigned Provincial Scholarships Program launching this fall.
  • School districts blaze online into Next Generation August 25, 2015
    More B.C. students and teachers are returning to classrooms fully equipped with high-speed internet and enhanced network security services thanks to the ongoing K-12 Provincial Learning Network’s Next Generation Network upgrade.
  • New funding supports school upgrades August 21, 2015
    Government is providing nearly $20 million to help B.C. school districts extend the life of their facilities and school-based assets, Education Minister Mike Bernier announced today while speaking at the BC School Superintendents Association’s Summer Leadership Academy in Kelowna.



Dear Parents and Guardians,

I would like to welcome the school community to the 2015-2016 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 shall become a high performance rural school district”

District Goals … To raise literacy levels in district elementary schools.  To increase success and graduation rates for all learners.  To challenge and engage all students, while increasing their ability to be socially responsible.  To support staff and student growth through professional learning, networking and the sharing of wise practices.

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… Continue reading


CMSD82 News Release – Information Technology Manager Appointment – August 2015

imagesCAEKQ8XXCoast Mountains School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Nutma to the position of Information Technology Manager. Andrew will assume his position once transition arrangements are finalized with his current employer.

Andrew is no stranger to any of the communities serviced by Coast Mountains School District having lived in Terrace for the past 26 years. He started his information technology career with Coast Mountains School District assuming the role of Lead Technician during the period of 1992 to 2005. Andrew expanded his career by joining Nisga’a School District #92 as the Information Technology Manager/Network Engineer in 2005, a position he has held for the past 10 years.

His technical background reflects numerous certifications and qualifications in all of the major operating systems and years of experience with computer technology including a Diploma in Electronics.… Continue reading


CMSD82 News Release – Mike Savage Resignation, IT Manager – August 15, 2015


imagesCAEKQ8XXIt is with mixed emotions that we share the resignation of Mike Savage, Manager of Information Technology effective August 15, 2015. Though Mike’s effective leadership and expertise will be sadly missed by all within the school district, we are in full support of his decision to return to Ontario to be closer to family. Mike has accepted an appointment to an information technology position with the Bluewater School District in Grey/Bruce County.

Coast Mountains School District extends its sincere thanks to Mike for his service and significant contributions made over the past 5 years in moving the Information Technology (IT) Department forward in great strides.

We commend Mike for the successful implementation of a Five-Year Desktop Refresh Program yielding tremendous benefits both in the short-term and long-term for the school district. The IT Department, under… Continue reading

The following video published on July 1, 2015 reflects and celebrates local Gitxsan language and culture with the renaming of Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School in Hazelton, B.C. from John Field Elementary School.  The name Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School means “Flowers of the Rivers”, flowers referring to children and rivers acknowledging the numerous waterways in the traditional Gitxsan territory.  The Coast Mountains Board of Education passed a motion to change the name of John Field Elementary School to Majagaleehl Gali Aks School in February 2014 on the recommendation of the Education Committee and the Learner Success Committee.  The video was produced by Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School.