Emergency in School

Today a small fire was set in one part of the school.
The fire was contained in the east wing of the school.
Our Fire Emergency Protocol was activated and all students and staff were safely escorted out of the building.

Fire attended the scene and Ambulance was called as an precaution.
No injuries were reported.

The students will be sent home for the remainder of the day.
Busses have been called and as soon as they are there, the students will be going home.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call the school.
However, since were are dealing with the aftermath of an emergency situation, we hope you understand if there is any delay addressing your issues.

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Sad News … Passing of CMSD82 Employee, Evangeline Maitland

 

CMSD82 News Release – Evangeline Maitland Passing, CMSD82 Employee  (PDF Format)

 

It is with heartfelt sadness that we share the passing of school district employee, Evangeline (Evie) Maitland on March 13, 2017 following a courageous battle with cancer.

A long-term employee, Evie held a teaching position at New Hazelton Elementary School at her passing, a position she assumed in September 2013.

Evie joined the school district in September 1997 assuming a teaching position at South Hazelton Elementary School. Her first assignment was teaching a Grade 1-2 Class. Throughout her years with Coast Mountains School District, Evie held various teaching positions at our schools in the Hazeltons including Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary, New Hazelton Elementary and Hazelton Secondary Schools.

Evie was much loved by her students and school faculties. Her leadership, inspiration, motivation and generous personal efforts contributed significantly to student achievement and success in the Hazeltons.

Our deepest condolences and prayers are extended to Evie’s family. Their sadness and loss is shared by her many friends and colleagues within the Hazelton communities and the school district family.

We also share a touching farewell celebrating Evie’s life written by Dr. Jane Smith, a Teacher at our Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School … to view, please access the following link:

Evangeline Maitland Farewell – March 13, 2017

Evie will be dearly missed by all, especially by those people who had the privilege to know her personally.

 

 

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New Ministry Website Tool for Students and Parents will Track Achievements in Education

BC’s Ministry of Education announced a new smartphone and tablet-friendly website will provide interactive information about student outcomes to make it easier for parents and students, as well as school districts, to understand and use information that will enhance education for students.

By this fall, information about individual schools will be available to give parents a better understanding about how their child’s school is doing across the district.  Right now, access to measures of student success, such as grade to grade transitions, completion rates, foundation skills assessment results and other outcomes, in all districts is available to compare the data with the latest trends and provincial averages.

On the website, school district by school district reports are now available in easy-to-read and interactive formats, giving parents a better understanding of their school district’s strengths and areas for continuous improvements, as well as B.C.’s education system as a whole. Information contained in these reports also includes community and student demographics, post-secondary and career preparation, as well as student satisfaction.

The website works on smartphones, tablets and computers of all kinds and is easily accessible at:

www.bced.gov.bc.ca/reporting/systemperformance

For more information, please reference the following Ministry of Education’s announcement:

https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2017EDUC0091-001075

Additional information will be forthcoming to school districts from the Ministry of Education regarding this exciting and helpful initiative for students and parents.

 

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Open your home to an International Student and expand your horizons

 

Homestay Families Wanted
(Article in PDF Format Poster)

 

Coast Mountains School District 82 and Northwest Community College are seeking homestay host families for international students.  Students from around the world are choosing to study in beautiful and pristine northwest BC and you can play an important role in making their Canadian experience truly unforgettable.

High school and college students want to experience high-quality, personalized education while experiencing local culture, discovering the great outdoors and enjoying the safety and friendliness of smaller communities.  Help us show them our true regional hospitality by becoming a homestay family.

Living with local families helps international students immerse themselves in Canadian culture and helps in developing English language skills.  By opening your home to a student, they will experience daily life in Canada, while introducing your family to the unique opportunity to learn about another culture.  It is also the beginning of what often becomes a life-long, cross-cultural friendship.

Students will need both short and long-term homestay experiences.

For more information about becoming a host family for the International Student Homestay Program, please visit the school district’s new International Student Program website at:

 international.cmsd.bc.ca

Or contact our Director of Instruction for School Support, Janet Meyer at (250) 638-4480 or study@cmsd.bc.ca for assistance.

 

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Internet Safety

We all hear about Internet Safety on an almost daily basis.
From cyber bullying to internet scams; from sexting to cyber privacy, most of us are directly or indirectly confronted with the safety and dangers of the internet

To make our students aware of these, and more topics regarding internet safety, there will be a workshop on Monday, April 3rd, from 1-3 pm.
Students and staff are encouraged to bring their devices, as they will be used to demonstrate safety features.

There will be a similar session for parents from 6:30-8:30 pm in the HSS Library.
Pizza and refreshments will be provided.

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