CMSD82 Internal Release – Acknowledging the Loss of an Amazing Colleague, Lavern Chinn, Mtce. Helper, May 23, 2019


It is with a deep sense of loss and profound sadness that we inform employees of the passing of Lavern Chinn, Helper in our Maintenance Department on April 28, 2019. Lavern passed away surrounded by his loving family following a brief unexpected illness.

Lavern was the longest serving school district employee with 47+ years of dedicated service. He joined the school district on September 1, 1971 and worked tirelessly with passion for the school district until his passing on April 28.

Lavern took great pride in his role with the school district keeping the school sites safe and clean. His positive attitude, kindness and work ethic was truly exemplary for everyone who had the opportunity to work with him. Lavern was always quick with advice for every situation and could… Continue reading


CMSD82 Internal Release – Celebration of Life, Barbara Emery, Retiree – May 25, 2019


It is with heartfelt sadness that we inform employees of the passing of school district retiree, Barbara AnneEmery on April 26, 2019.

Barbara originally joined the school district from 1957 to 1959 as a Grade 3 Teacher at Cassie Hall Elementary School. She returned to the school district in 1964 assuming a Teacher position at the Cedarvale Rural School followed by teaching assignments through to 1975 at Thornhill Elementary School and Clarence Michiel School. Barbara then transitioned to Kitwanga Elementary Junior Secondary School into the position of Teacher-Librarian from 1976 to 1998. Following her retirement in June 1998, Barbara continued to work for the school district as a Teacher on Call until 2002.

A Celebration of Life for Barbara will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Evangelical Free… Continue reading


CMSD82 News Release – 2019-2020 Leadership Staffing News – May 23, 2019


The Board of Education for Coast Mountains School District is pleased to announce the following leadership staffing appointments for the 2019-2020 school year:

Principal, Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School
Currently the Vice Principal at Skeena Middle School, Mark Newbery has been appointed to the position of Principal at Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School effective August 1, 2019.  Mark is a long-term employee with the school district and a long-term resident of Hazelton. He has served as Principal at Hazelton Secondary School from August 2015 to July 2018 and as Principal at Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School from April 2013 to July 2015 including various teaching positions in our Hazelton schools.  He holds a degree in Outdoor Recreation and Geography from Lakehead University, a Professional Development Program certification as a Primary School Teacher from Simon… Continue reading


A reminder that all schools within Coast Mountains School District 82 and the Board of Education Office will be closed on Monday, May 20 for Victoria Day.

All schools will be back in session on Tuesday, May 21 as regularly scheduled.  The Board of Education office will re-open on Tuesday, May 21.

Wishing our students and staff a fun and safe Victoria Day Long Weekend!



CMSD82 New Release – Update re Concerning Messages – May 12 & 13, 2019


We write to you today to provide an update regarding the previous incidents that occurred on May 7 and 10, 2019 at Skeena Middle School. Additionally, we wish to share new information pertaining to incidents that occurred on May 12 and 13, 2019 relating to Skeena Middle School and Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School.

School officials were alerted to a new social media message of concern on Sunday, May 12 at 3:00 p.m. The message was posted on the Terrace Buy & Sell Facebook page by a former student of Kitimat’s Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School. School district officials were immediately informed of this new message, who in turn contacted the RCMP and Safer Schools Together to investigate. Persons of interest are currently being questioned by the RCMP and school district staff.

This morning, May 13… Continue reading

Coming Events

  • June 10 - Business Ctte. Mtg.
  • June 12 - Education Ctte. Mtg.
  • June 19 - Public Board Meeting (Terrace)
  • June 21 - National Indigenous Peoples Day (regular day of instruction; schools are in session)
  • June 26 - Last Day of School
  • June 26 - Public Board Meeting (Terrace)
  • June 27 - Administrative Day (schools are not in session)
  • June 28-Aug 30 - Summer Break
  • Sept 3 - District In-Service Day
  • Sept. 4 - First Day of School