Wednesday, February 22nd is Day of Pink across British Columbia and Canada! 

Join thousands of students and staff across British Columbia to show your support for anti-bullying initiatives: wear the official anti-bullying colour, pink!

Pink Day started in 2007 when two Nova Scotia high school students decided to create a “Sea of Pink” to support a grade 9 boy who was called homophobic names when he wore a pink shirt to school.  See related story on website.   This day is now celebrated right across Canada.

A sea of pink in schools and communities will show BC’s commitment to a safe and inclusive province that actively promotes respectful and kind behaviour among its citizens.

On February 22nd we encourage everyone to practice kindness.  Together we can end bullying!





CMSD82 Presents Ministry Curriculum Implementation Sessions Poster – February 10, 2017

Coast Mountains School District recently welcomed BC’s Chief Educator, Suzanne Hoffman as facilitator and presenter for our Grades 10-12 Curriculum Implementation Day Session held on January 20, 2017 at the Northwest Trades & Employment Training Centre. We are pleased to share that Maureen Dockendorf and Jan Unwin, members of the Ministry of Education’s Outreach Team responsible for curriculum implementation, will be in our school district on Friday, February 10, 2017 (non-instructional day) to continue the conversations at the K-9 and Grades 10-12 levels. In their roles, Maureen and Jan continue to support their work of the curriculum redesign and implementation.

Maureen is currently the BC Superintendent of Early Years, a new joint position shared between the Provincial Office for the Early Years and the Ministry of Education. She has worked as a Teacher, SFU Faculty Associate, Principal and… Continue reading


MOE-CMSD82 Community Open House – Rural Education – Feb. 6, 2017  (PDF Poster)


In the summer of 2016, Premier Christy Clark tasked Parliamentary Secretary Linda Larson to work with the education sector, the public and community stakeholder groups, as well as Donna Barnett, the Minister of State for Rural Economic Development, to create a Rural Education Strategy by the summer of 2017. The purpose of this engagement is to explore rural school funding and educational practices, as well as the role educational programs and schools play in rural communities across the province.

The Parliamentary Secretary is seeking feedback from British Columbians and interested stakeholders to provide a range of different perspectives on the challenges and opportunities facing rural school districts and communities for her consideration. Regional Community Open House sessions are scheduled in 9 locations throughout the province, including Terrace on February 6, 2017 hosted by Coast… Continue reading


Come to the show!  Uplands Elementary School presents “The Emperor’s New Clothes”.   Last year’s musical entitled “Oliver” was fantastic!  You don’t want to miss this one!

Two Shows:

Friday, February 17 @ 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 18 @ 7:00 p.m.

All shows will be held at the REM Lee Theatre in Terrace.

Tickets are are available at Uplands Elementary School and Misty River Books
$10 adult & $5 children (12 and under)

For more information, please contact Julia Nieckarz, Principal at Uplands Elementary School at 250-635-2721 (Local 7730).


For the information of CMSD82 parents and guardians in the Hazelton and Kitwanga areas.

Please note that the Kitwanga and Gitanyow Bus Runs #20 and #23 were cancelled this morning, January 19 due to poor road conditions. Bus drivers attempted to do the runs, however, they had to turn back due to the road conditions.  Schools will remain open for students to attend.  District Staff will continue to monitor the situation throughout the rest of this week.

Parents/guardians should contact their School Principal should they have any further questions.

Coming Events

  • Feb 8: Business Committee Meeting
  • Feb 8: Education Committee Meeting
  • Feb 10: Non-Instructional Day (ProD Day - schools are not in session)
  • Feb 13: Family Day (schools are not in session)
  • Feb 22: Board of Education Meetings (Hazelton Secondary School, Cafeteria)