• Students to benefit from investments in educational leadership June 13, 2018
    The Government of British Columbia is increasing leadership development funding for more than 3,500 education leaders, to meet the rapidly changing needs of students and communities throughout the province.
  • Nominate a deserving B.C. education professional today June 8, 2018
    Nominations close June 30, 2018, for the new Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education, honouring the dedication of British Columbia’s highly skilled and innovative teachers, administrators, principals, vice-principals and support staff.
  • Land purchase invests in future for students in Langley June 6, 2018
    A property purchase in Langley will lay the groundwork for a new elementary school for students and families in one of the province’s fastest-growing school districts.
  • Special advisor appointed to Cariboo-Chilcotin School District May 30, 2018
    Rob Fleming, Minister of Education, has appointed Mike McKay as special advisor to the Cariboo-Chilcotin School District (SD 27) to help the district address its challenges, and respond to the recommendations in Dianne Turner’s report to ensure student success in the community.

National Day of Mourning

 

The National Day of Mourning is observed annually in Canada on April 28 to honour those who have lost their lives while working on the job. The purpose of the National Day of Mourning is two-fold … to remember and honour those lives lost or injured and to renew the commitment to improving health and safety in the workplace … to prevent further deaths, injuries and diseases from work.

Every year workers, families, employers, communities and others come together at ceremonies held around the province and the country to remember those who have lost their lives to work-related incidents or occupational disease, and to renew their commitment to creating safe workplaces. Since its inception, the observance has spread to over 80 countries around the world, but is known in most other countries as the Workers’ Memorial Day.

The Canadian flag on Parliament Hill is typically flown at half-mast on… Continue reading

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Canadians across the country showed their support Thursday, April 12 by wearing sports jerseys as a part of Jersey Day — inspired by a group of British Columbia hockey moms — to show support for the victims of the Humboldt Broncos tragic bus crash.

 

School District Staff wore jerseys to work on April 12 to show their support for the Humboldt Broncos, their families, friends and community.

To show our support for the Humboldt Broncos, their loved ones, friends and community, Coast Mountains School District staff and students wore sports jerseys along with many other schools and organizations across the country to support “Jersey Day” on Thursday, April 12.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Humboldt Broncos, their families and the entire community through this tragic time.  We are all #HumboldtStrong.

 

 

CMSD82 News Release – C. Byrd, MEMSS Vice Principal Appointment – Aug. 1, 2018

 

The Board of Education for Coast Mountains School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Christine Byrd to the position of Vice Principal at Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School effective August 1, 2018.

Christine has demonstrated steadfast leadership in serving as Vice Principal at Nechako Elementary School since March 1, 2014 and is a valuable addition to the leadership and instructional team at Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School.

She holds a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Victoria and a Master of Education Degree in Educational Leadership from the Vancouver Island University.

Christine is an exceptional educator and she is passionate about success for all learners, including those from diverse and rich cultural backgrounds. Her experience includes 21 years of teaching, supporting teachers with the implementation of new instructional practices, and a thorough… Continue reading

 

Dear CMSD82 Employee,

On March 23, 2018 SmartFindExpress performed an update which has led to some on-call employees receiving calls but being unable to connect to the system.

Included in the update is the following new feature as shared by SmartFindExpress:

  • We have a new option that is not turned on for your district.  The option will need the sub to only enter their pin, and there is a playback to verify what was entered.  This new option has helped reduce many invalid entry phone issues for the subs.
  • You will want to notify the subs that when the system calls they will just need to enter in their pin only.  The system will play back the digits received and then they can confirm or re-enter.

SmartFindExpress believes that turning on this feature will resolve the issues of on-call employees being… Continue reading

 

Dear CMSD82 Employee,

The second of two Curriculum Implementation Days for the 2017-2018 school year will be held on Friday, April 13.  These days are specifically dedicated to BC’s redesigned K-12 curriculum.

The following Curriculum Implementation Day sessions have been planned in Hazelton, Kitimat, Terrace and Thornhill on Friday, April 13 … 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-Stewart K-6 Teachers – NTETC

Terrace-Stewart Grades 7-12 TeachersCaledonia Secondary School

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

A friendly reminder that all teaching staff are expected to be in attendance in one of the full-day sessions.  Sign-in sheets will be on-site to document attendance.  Individuals not present at a… Continue reading