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Flex Block Student Survey

The link below is available for students to complete a short survey on Flex Block at Caledonia.  We would like to collect student and parent feedback on flex block to help us with planning for next year.  A parent survey will be available shortly.

 

Student flex block survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XCSH829

 

Important Message re: Caledonia School Field Trip in Europe – March 13-24, 2017

 

As you may have seen, news outlets are reporting an incident at the Houses of Parliament in London which has initiated a full counter-terrorism investigation.

Students and chaperones of our Caledonia Secondary School are in London today as part of a European School Field Trip. All students/chaperones are accounted for and are safe, and the students/chaperones are not at the affected sites.

School District staff is in contact with EF Educational Tours and chaperones as to the plans going forward noting that EF Educational Tours have also messaged families this morning.

In addition, School District staff is contacting families to share that all students are safe and that we will continue to monitor the situation. EF Educational Tours will maintain ongoing contact with families regarding any itinerary changes.

 

Katherine McIntosh
Superintendent of Schools

 

 

 

Wear Pink on Wednesday, February 22nd for Anti-Bullying Day

 

Wednesday, February 22nd is Day of Pink across British Columbia and Canada! 

Join thousands of students and staff across British Columbia to show your support for anti-bullying initiatives: wear the official anti-bullying colour, pink!

Pink Day started in 2007 when two Nova Scotia high school students decided to create a “Sea of Pink” to support a grade 9 boy who was called homophobic names when he wore a pink shirt to school.  See related story on CBC.ca website.   This day is now celebrated right across Canada.

A sea of pink in schools and communities will show BC’s commitment to a safe and inclusive province that actively promotes respectful and kind behaviour among its citizens.

On February 22nd we encourage everyone to practice kindness.  Together we can end bullying!

 

 

 

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

Ministry of Education/CMSD82 Community Meeting on K-9 Student Progress Reporting – November 28, 2016

 

MOE/CMSD82 Community Meeting K-9 Student Progress Reporting, Nov. 28, 2016
(PDF Format Poster)

 

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British Columbia’s new school curriculum is making sure students are ready to succeed in our changing world. The Ministry of Education wants parents to share how they want to learn about their child’s progress from Kindergarten to Grade 9. Together with educators, the government is developing a new reporting approach for students in Kindergarten to Grade 9, to give parents a deeper understanding of their child’s progress at school. With new curriculum being implemented in B.C. classrooms this school year, the way student progress is reported must change too.

The Ministry’s parent engagement on student reporting will run from October 2016 to February 28, 2017. There will be two primary ways for parents to be involved and have an opportunity to provide feedback on student reporting:

  • Online Feedback Forum at www.engage.gov.bc.ca/yourkidsprogress/ (information about changes to the curriculum, future of student reporting with a series of questions asking for parent feedback).
  • Community Sessions in 10 locations around the province including Terrace on November 28, 2016 hosted by Coast Mountains Board of Education School District 82.  The community meetings will be open-house style for the first two hours. Parents and interested community members can come in and learn more, talk to Ministry and school district staff, and then complete a feedback form. The last hour will be a Ministry facilitated design session specifically focused on the future of reporting student progress.

ATTEND THE COMMUNITY MEETING TO LEARN MORE
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

DATE & TIME:  Monday, November 28, 2016, 5:00 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 meeting.
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 Meeting.

 

 

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

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