An incident occurred at Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School (MEMSS) this morning, September 26, where a small amount of a gas substance was spilled in a Senior Science Classroom.  At the time of the incident, there was one teacher and a few students, as it occurred as the rest of the school was departing for a scheduled Terry Fox Run.

The Kitimat Fire Department attended immediately and were quick to test the area deeming it safe for staff and students.  Air quality levels were reported as normal with no impact to the school’s air quality.

Following the Fire Department’s assessment, a school wide P.A. announcement was shared with staff and students. Classes are in session as per normal.

If you are a parent or guardian of a student at Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School, please feel free to contact the school administration if you have further questions or concerns.

 

 

 

 

CMSD82 News Release – Temporary H.R. Officer Appointment, Denise McGillivray

 

Coast Mountains School District wishes to announce the appointment of Denise McGillivray to the temporary position of Human Resources Officer through to August 31, 2020. Denise will assume her temporary role effective October 21, 2019 following the transition from her current position.

Denise joined the school district in 1998 as the Careers Program Secretary at Caledonia Senior Secondary School. She assumed the temporary role of School Secretary at Cassie Hall Elementary School for the 2000-2001 school year before returning to Caledonia Senior Secondary School in the position of Bookkeeper. In August 2009, Denise assumed the role of Accounts Payable Clerk within the Finance Department. She assumed her current position of Payroll Clerk for Teachers/Exempt Staff in June 2013.

Her experience, skills and background knowledge of the school district in the support staff roles she held over the past… Continue reading

 

CMSD82 News Release – C. Austin, Indigenous Languages Revitalization Coord. Contract Services, Sept. 5, 2019

 

The Board of Education for Coast Mountains School District is pleased to announce the contract services of Colleen Austin, ‘Wii Goot, as Indigenous Languages Revitalization Coordinator for the school district reporting to the Superintendent of Schools.

Indigenous languages are an integral part of the identity of Canada’s Indigenous people. The Board of Education is pleased to support the engagement of Colleen’s services towards the preservation, promotion and revitalization of the First Nations languages within the school district.

The Board of Education’s objective in engaging Colleen’s services is to build, develop and implement a Five Year Plan for Languages Revitalization for the four local Indigenous languages within the traditional boundaries of the school district. This initiative will be conducted in consultation with a network team of Indigenous Languages Leaders representing the ten local… Continue reading

 

CMSD82 News Release – Kiran Bath, Acting Director of H.R. – Sept. 1, 2019

 

The Board of Education for Coast Mountains School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Kiran Bath to the position of Acting Director of Human Resources.

Currently the Manager of Human Resources & Payroll, Kiran will assume the duties of Acting Director of Human Resources effective September 1, 2019 through to August 31, 2020 during the temporary assignment of Janet Meyer to the position of Acting Superintendent of Schools.

The experience and knowledge she has gained in her roles within the Human Resources Department since August 2013 and her proven ability to work well with people across the school district will serve her well in her new position. Kiran holds certification through the Canadian Payroll Association as a Certified Payroll Manager which requires renewal on an annual basis.

Kiran joined the school district… Continue reading

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

I would like to welcome the school community to the 2019-2020 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 School District goals.

Shared Vision …“Coast Mountains School District: creating opportunities for learning, opportunities for life.”

District Goals … Raise literacy and 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 working together to ensure that our focus on student learning is maintained while at the same time develop and foster a positive School District culture.  It is only through, working together, that we can have the greatest effect on kids and learning.

School Opening … the first day… Continue reading