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CMSD82 News Release – Mark Newbery, Skeena Middle School Vice Principal Appointment – March 9, 2018


The Board of Education for Coast Mountains School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Newbery to the position of Vice Principal at Skeena Middle School effective August 1, 2018. This position reflects the addition of a second Vice Principal at Skeena Middle School commencing the 2018-2019 school year.

Further to Mark’s decision to explore other career options, he has expressed interest in the Skeena Middle School Vice Principal position and the school district has accepted his expression of interest.

Mark has served as Principal at Hazelton Secondary School since August 1, 2015 and as Principal at Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School from April 2013 to July 2015. A long-term employee with the school district, he has held various teaching positions in our Hazelton schools.

Mark has always shown passion… Continue reading


CMSD82 Internal News Release – Executive Assistant Level II Appointment – April 3, 2018


Coast Mountains School District wishes to announce the appointment of Blanche Olson-Wight to the position of Executive Assistant Level II. Blanche will assume her new role effective April 3, 2018 following the transition from her current position.

Blanche joined the school district in January 2008. She held several part-time support staff roles before assuming the position of Sub Dispatch/Help Desk Clerk within the Human Resources Department. In November 2016, she assumed the role of Accounts Payable/Accounting Clerk in the Finance Department, a position she currently holds.

Her experience includes roles as an Office Administrator and an Insurance Agent prior to her tenure with the school district as well as her background knowledge of the school district in the support staff roles she held over the past ten years. Blanche’s background includes completion of Word… Continue reading

special offer


TELUS is offering several short-term promotions ending on February 28, 2018 through the BC School District Employee Purchase Plan.   Under this offer, BC School District Employees may purchase a mobile service plan and take advantage of significant discounts when compared to regular consumer plans.


To learn more about the short-term promotions ending February 28 and the mobile service plan available to BC School District Employees, please access the following link for further details:

Telus BC School District EPP – February 2018 Flyer


PLEASE NOTE … for further details and should you have additional questions, please contact your local dealer (a list of local dealers is provided within the February 2018 TELUS Flyer).  In addition, please have a copy of the flyer on-hand when connecting with your local dealer for reference purposes.




Last Friday, the B.C. government announced a change to BC’s Family Day. Starting in 2019, BC’s Family Day will move to the third Monday in February (instead of the second Monday of February).

In light of this announcement, the proposed 2018-2019 School Calendar was revised to reflect the BC Family Day date change effective 2019. As a result of this date change, the Curriculum Implementation Day scheduled on February 22 was rescheduled to February 15. The revised school calendar also reflects the June 21 National Indigenous Peoples Day, noting this is a Regular Day of Instruction.

Coast Mountains Board of Education School District 82 is seeking public feedback regarding the “revised” 2018-2019 Proposed School Calendar. If you have completed the initial survey, much appreciated if you could complete the survey again as it has been changed to reflect the revised school calendar information.

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CMSD82 Internal Release – Ceremony of Remembrance, Bonnie Shaw – Feb. 10, 2018


It is with heartfelt sadness that we inform employees of the passing of school district retiree, Bonnie Shaw on February 3, 2018. Bonnie passed away peacefully surrounded by her family after bravely fighting health challenges for many years.

Bonnie originally joined the school district in January 1965 in a temporary teaching assignment at Cassie Hall Elementary School followed by teaching assignments at E.T. Kenney Primary School. After assuming a position with a local realtor company in June 1975, Bonnie returned to the school district as a part-time teacher at Skeena Junior Secondary School in October 1979. Upon her retirement in June 2007, Bonnie held a part-time Grade 7 teaching assignment at Uplands Elementary School. During her tenure with the school district, Bonnie held several teaching positions with her prime assignments teaching English as a Second… Continue reading