Additional Public Consultation Forums re: Independent Consultant’s Report to the CMSD82 Board of Education


The Board of Education invites all interested parties to attend the following additional public consultation forums to provide input and share their views on action planning relating to the Independent Consultant’s report and recommendations.  Members of the public who attend the public consultation forum will be asked to participate in a working session around the recommendations.


Tuesday, February 11, 2020 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Northwest Trades & Employment Training Centre (NTETC) – Meeting Room
(formerly the Thornhill Junior/Secondary School, 3120 Highway 16 East, Terrace)

 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School – Library
(1491 Kingfisher Avenue, Kitimat)

Thursday, February 27, 2020 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Hazelton Secondary School – Library
(2725 Highway 62, Hazelton)

If you are unable to attend the consultation forum, or you prefer to submit your thoughts electronically, please email to

In June 2019, the Board of Education for Coast Mountains School District 82 initiated a review to address concerns that were raised by students, parents, partner groups and communities.  In order to ensure the process was objective and thorough, the Board of Education contracted Independent Consultant, Dianne Turner.

Ms. Turner was tasked to gather relevant information and provide recommendations for future actions to the Board of Education.  The intent of this process was to address concerns raised within the school district and to identify processes moving forward, with the priority being placed on the well-being and learning of students in the district.

The Board of Education received Ms. Turner’s report and recommendations on November 27, 2019.  The report is provided for your information by accessing the following link:

Independent Consultant’s Report to the Board of Education, Nov. 27, 2019

The Board of Education extends their appreciation to those who brought forward concerns and who were willing to be interviewed.   The next steps are to share the report and conduct a series of consultations.

Public participation is encouraged.  Input and feedback is welcomed and valued by the Board of Education.

Should you have questions or you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact Carole Gagnon Executive Assistant at the Board of Education Office at (250) 638-4401 or


Shar McCrory
Chair, Board of Education



Semester Turn-Around Day Friday, January 24th

This Friday, January 24th is our semester turn around day.  Students are not required to attend school on this day unless they have made prior arrangements with their teachers.  Monday, January 27th will be the start of our second semester.  Students will begin their new classes on that day.  Students will have up to Thursday, January 30th to change their courses in consultation with their counselor.

We will be sending home report cards with students for first semester courses the week of February 3rd to 7th.

Keith Axelson, Principal

Graduation Assessment Information and Semester End

Happy new year!  I hope each of you had an enjoyable holiday season.  We are now on the final stretch of the first semester.  The last day of classes for the semester will be on Thursday, January 23rd.  Friday, January 24th is a semester turn-around day.  Students will not be in attendance on this day, as it will be used by teachers for preparing report cards and getting ready for new classes, which will begin on Monday, January 27th.

Graduation Numeracy and Literacy Assessments:

Students in grade 10 this year will write two mandatory assessments, numeracy and literacy.  Students registered in a math 10 and/or English 10 course this semester will write these assessments the week of January 20th – 23rd during the block that they have these courses.  This will avoid unnecessary disruption to other classes during this week.  Students and teachers of those courses have been given a schedule for when they will write these assessments.  Students in grade 10 who have English 10 and/or a math 10 in the second semester will write these assessments in April following the same format.

Students in grade 11 or 12 this year do not need to write the literacy 10 exam, as they have been exempted by the Ministry of Education.  Current grade 11 students will write the new Literacy 12 assessment in the 2020-21 school year.  More information on that graduation assessment will be shared with parents and students in the fall.

You can find more information on the new graduation assessments under the ‘Grad’ menu, by clicking on the ‘Graduation Assessments’ tab.  If you have any questions about graduation assessments, or semester-end procedures, please contact the school office.

Keith Axelson, Principal

Upcoming Dates

February 17:  Family Day holiday

March 3:  PAC Meeting @ 7:00 pm in library

March 11 & 12:  Early dismissal days (2:12 pm)

March 13:  Last day of classes before spring break

March 30:  School re-opens from spring break

April 10:  Good Friday holiday

April 11:  Easter Monday holiday