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Dear CMSD82 Employee,

Welcome back to the 2017-2018 school year!  The first of two Curriculum Implementation Days for the upcoming school year will be held on Tuesday, September 5.  The second Curriculum Implementation Day is planned on Friday, April 13.  These days are specifically dedicated to BC’s redesigned K-12 curriculum.

As previously shared, the following Curriculum Implementation Day sessions have been planned in Hazelton, Kitimat, Terrace and Stewart on Tuesday, September 5 … to view the program or “shape of the day” for these venues, please click on the links below:

Hazelton-Kitwanga K-12 Teachers – Hazelton Secondary School
Kitimat K-12 Teachers – Nechako Elementary School
Terrace-Thornhill K-9 – Skeena Middle School
Terrace-Thornhill Grades 10-12 Teachers – Caledonia Secondary School
Stewart K-12 Teachers – Bear Valley School

Should you have further questions or require additional information, please contact your School Principal for assistance.

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

I would like to welcome the school community to the 2017-2018 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: 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 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 for successful learning.

School Opening … the first day of school will be Wednesday, September 6. … Continue reading


CMSD82 New Release – Eric Gearey, Principal EMV & District FI Coordinator Appointment  (PDF Format)


Coast Mountains School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric Gearey to the position of Principal at Ecole Mountainview and District French Immersion Coordinator effective September 1, 2017.

Eric currently holds the position of Intermediate French Immersion Teacher at Ecole Mountainview, a position he initially assumed in 2009 at the former Kiti K’Shan K-7 French Immersion School. He joined the school district in 2008 assuming the role of Intermediate Classroom Teacher at Cassie Hall Elementary School. Eric’s previous experience includes an assignment with the University of Northern British Columbia as a visiting University Professor and a teaching position at Veritas Catholic School from 2002-2008 providing Core French, Technology and Physical Education.

Eric holds a Bachelor of Education Degree from McGill University and a Master of Educational Technology Degree from the… Continue reading


CMSD82 News Release – Julia Jacobs, Vice Principal Cassie Hall Elem. School Appointment  (PDF Format)


Coast Mountains School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Julia Jacobs to the role of Vice Principal at Cassie Hall Elementary School effective September 1, 2017.

Julia currently holds the position of District Literacy & Aboriginal Education Coordinator, a role she has held since September 1, 2016. She previously held a teaching position at Kildala Elementary School from 2011 to 2016 and also provided Teacher Teaching-on-Call coverage for three years prior to her teaching assignment. Julia has held various teaching positions in different schools and districts throughout B.C. prior to her tenure with Coast Mountains School District giving her insight and an adaptive approach to education and the different needs and diversities of staff and students.

She holds a Master of Education Degree through the Vancouver Island University and a… Continue reading