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Community Open House on Rural Education – Monday, February 6, 2017

 

MOE-CMSD82 Community Open House – Rural Education – Feb. 6, 2017  (PDF Poster)

 

In the summer of 2016, Premier Christy Clark tasked Parliamentary Secretary Linda Larson to work with the education sector, the public and community stakeholder groups, as well as Donna Barnett, the Minister of State for Rural Economic Development, to create a Rural Education Strategy by the summer of 2017. The purpose of this engagement is to explore rural school funding and educational practices, as well as the role educational programs and schools play in rural communities across the province.

The Parliamentary Secretary is seeking feedback from British Columbians and interested stakeholders to provide a range of different perspectives on the challenges and opportunities facing rural school districts and communities for her consideration. Regional Community Open House sessions are scheduled in 9 locations throughout the province, including Terrace on February 6, 2017 hosted by Coast Mountains Board of Education School District 82, with the aim to gather feedback from families and community members through an open dialogue.

Everyone is welcome to attend the Community Open House session!  The first 30-45 minutes will be an Open House format, where light refreshments and snacks will be served.

The remaining portion of the meeting will be a more formal question and answer sharing session with Ministry of Education staff. You are invited to share your thoughts on the following discussion questions at the Community Open House session:

Discussion 1: What is your definition of a rural school?
Discussion 2: What are the positive impacts in the community?
Discussion 3: How are schools being used?
Discussion 4: Share your rural education story

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS AT THE TERRACE COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE
… EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

DATE & TIME:  Monday, February 6, 2017, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

LOCATION:
Northwest Trades & Employment Training Centre, 3120 Highway 16 East, Terrace
(formerly Thornhill Junior Secondary School – https://goo.gl/maps/Mq3pZa8WxeR2)
Pre-registration or RSVP’s are not required for the community session.
Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Please contact Carole Gagnon, CMSD82 Executive Assistant at (250) 638-4401 or carole.gagnon@cmsd.bc.ca, should you have questions regarding the Terrace Community Open House.

All online comments, emails, technical surveys, stakeholder submissions and comments from Community Open House sessions will be reviewed and a final report, with recommendations for the future, will be released near the end of the 2016/2017 school year.

For more information, please visit the Rural Education website at:

http://engage.gov.bc.ca/ruraleducation/

Updated School Code of Conduct

Attached below you will find an updated code of conduct for Caledonia Secondary School.  This code of conduct outlines expectations for students around acceptable and unacceptable behaviors, and the school’s focus for supporting student growth and personal responsibility.

 

Keith Axelson

Pincipal

caledonia-code-of-conduct-2016-17

End of Term 1, Parent/Teacher Night, and Other Notes

We are almost finished the first term of the school year.  Term 1 officially ends on Friday, November 4th and we will be producing report cards the following week.  Our fall parent/teacher night will be on Thursday, November 17th from 6:30 – 8:30 in our school gymnasium.  Parents can pick up term 1 report cards and meet with teachers on this evening.  I want to take this opportunity to encourage all parents and guardians to contact the school at any time if you have questions or concerns regarding your child’s progress.  You don’t have to wait until report card night to find out how your son or daughter is doing in their courses!

Our breakfast program is available each day for all students to provide a healthy meal to start their day.  We rely heavily on donations to make this program work.  If you are interested in donating to our program it would be greatly appreciated.  We go through lots of cereal and milk, fresh fruit, muffins and granola bars each week.  Donations can be dropped off at the main office.  Thank-you for supporting our students!

Meet the Teacher Night and Grade 10 Parent Orientation

Caledonia will be holding a ‘Meet the Teacher’ night on Thursday, September 22 from 6:30 – 7:15 pm in the Caledonia gym.  We encourage all parents to come and meet their child’s teachers for the upcoming school year.  After this meet and greet, there will be a grade 10 parent orientation meeting in the lecture theatre from 7:15 – 8:00 pm.  We will be sharing information on the Graduation Program, as well as programs and opportunities at Caledonia, and helpful hints for supporting your child in their secondary school years.  We will once again be giving away an Ipad mini as a door prize at the end of this meeting.  We would like to see lots of parents out on September 22nd!

Welcome back!

Well, summer is almost over and we are well underway in planning for another school year.  I would like to welcome Mrs. Robin MacLeod to her new role as Vice-Principal at Caledonia.  Mrs. MacLeod is a long-standing staff member at Caledonia and I am pleased that she has accepted this new position and the challenges it will bring.  Ms. Arbuckle has moved to Parkside Secondary to assume the position of Principal for the 2016-17 school year.  We all wish Ms. Arbuckle well in her new position.

Just a reminder that our office will open on Monday, August 22nd from 8:15 am to 3:45 pm.  Counsellors will be back on Monday, August 29th to assist students and families with timetable and registration concerns.  Stay tuned for more updates!

Keith Axelson, Principal

Another Year Finished!

Well, that was quick!  We have concluded another year at Caledonia and bid farewell to another graduating class.  As we head into the summer months, I want to wish staff, students, and families a safe and enjoyable break.  We are hard at work preparing for the upcoming school year already.  Our summer office hours are:

July 4 – 7:      9:00 – 3:00

August 22 – September 2:      8:15 – 3:45

Counsellors will be available from August 29 – September 2 from 9:00 – 3:00 to deal with student timetable changes and general student questions and concerns.

 

Have a great summer, everyone!

Keith Axelson

Principal

Flex Time is Coming to Caledonia in 2016-17!

Plans are under way to include some flexible time in our weekly timetable to allow students to make some choices as to what areas of their educational program they want to focus on.  In the attached document you will find some information that explains what flex time is, and our plans for implementation in the fall.  We will be sending home more information prior to the end of the school year for students and parents as our planning continues.  We will also be hosting a parent information session early in September for parents interested in learning more about how students will use this time to assist with their learning.   In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding this initiative, I would welcome a call from you.

 

Keith Axelson

Principal

Caledonia Flex Block Information for Parents

Spring is in the air!

Welcome back to all our students and staff!  We are fast approaching the end of term 3, and it is hard to believe that there is less than 11 weeks left in regular classes for the school year.  Just a reminder that there are some important dates coming up this spring to be aware of:

April 15th – Last day of term 3

April 28th – Parent/teacher night for term 3 report cards

Check out our calendar on the right side of this page for other important dates this spring.

Students interested in the opportunity to earn a $2000.00 entrance scholarship to NWCC in the fall should check out the following link for further information.

NWCC recruitment poster

Post Secondary Institution Selection Forms

The attached document contains information for students regarding Post-Secondary Institution Selection.  By logging in to the online registration form, students can be assured that the institutions they select will receive their transcript information electronically.  The document contains instructions on how to complete this online registration process.  If students have further questions they can see their counsellor.

PSI information

Calendar
  • March 27 - School re-opens from spring break
  • April 3 - School Concert series presentation
  • April 14 - Good Friday holiday
  • April 17 - Easter Monday holiday
  • April 20 - Term 3 ends
  • April 21 - Non-Instructional day
  • May 2 - PAC Meeting @ 7:00 in library
  • May 4 - Parent/teacher report card night @ 6:30 in gym
  • May 22 - Victoria day holiday
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