MyEducationBC – Family Portal Information Session

DK parents and guardians are invited to an information session about the family portal in MyEducationBC, our province’s student information system. The portal provides parents and guardians access to student grades, attendance and report cards. At the information session we will discuss how to access the portal, how to find your student’s information and other benefits.

Monday November 20th at 6:00 pm in the DK Library.

See you on Monday!

Cookie Dough Orders Have Arrived!

All students who ordered cookie dough, the orders are in and will be ready for pick up Friday, November 17 from 3:11-4:30.

If there are any missing or broken items, they must be returned with the order sheet (no order sheet needed for online orders) by November 27th.

Parent-Teacher Interviews & Report Cards

Parent-Teacher Interviews are fast approaching! To book an appointment with your student’s teachers, contact Lora at the school office.

Teachers will be available for appointments on:

Wednesday November 29th: 2:30 – 4:00  **Early Dismissal @ 2:09 pm 

Thursday November 30th: 2:30 – 4:00 .    ** Early Dismissal @ 2:09 pm 

Friday December 1st: 8:45 – 4:00 .           **Non-Instructional Day**

When and how are report cards going to be issued to students? 

Reports cards will be issued through the parent portal on MyEdBC. An email will be sent to you indicating that the report card is available to view online. Report cards will be available online December 8th by 3:00 pm.  Please ensure you have a valid email address on file at the school so that we can send you login information and an email notification when report cards are available to view.  We will be hosting a parent information night to explain how the parent portal works, how to login and the benefits of this program for communication with you. Stay tuned for the date and time of this information night.

What if I would like a paper copy of the report card? 

If you would like a paper copy of your student’s report card, please contact the office and request a printed copy.

We look forward to seeing you!

Letter from Minister of Education: New Curriculum & Graduation Program

The attached letter from Minister of Education, Rob Fleming, discusses changes to the Grade 10-12 new curriculum implementation timeline as well as information regarding the new Provincial Literacy Assessment and Provincial Numeracy Assessment.

How will this change affect Grade 9 students: 

“Students currently in Grade 9 and younger will continue their learning with the new curriculum throughout their graduation years. Students in this group will participate in the 2018 Graduation Program, and take the new graduation assessments” – Minister Fleming.

For more information see: 

Letter from Minister of Education

https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/graduation

Charlie’s Chocolate Factory Fundraiser!

Charlie’s Chocolate Factory is our major school fundraiser this year. The money earned goes towards our student activities such as the Winter Luncheon for students, Winter & Spring Fun Days and student recognition.

FREE SAMPLES: We have received samples from Charlie’s of their milk and dark chocolate – parents are welcome to stop in for a taste test.

We have order forms at the office for cash or cheque purchases or to order by credit card or Interact go to: http://charlieschocolatefactory.com/Fundraising/Christmas/DKMS

Orders must be placed on-line or returned to the school by Friday, November 10th. The orders will arrive at the school around December 1st and students will deliver orders by December 22nd.

Various prizes can be won by any student who sells at least $40.00 in chocolates.

Halloween Dance!

On October 31st, Dr. Kearney will be having a pre-trick-or-treat monster mash!
The dance will take place in the gym and all students from Dr. Kearney are welcome to attend. It will start at approximately 1:30 and will run until the end of the school day at 3:11.

A small entrance fee will be charged: $1 for students wearing a costume and $2 for students without a costume. Half of the proceeds will go towards our school’s fundraising efforts to support the Terry Fox Foundation for cancer research. The other half will go back into funding other school activities at Dr. Kearney.

Students who do not wish to attend the dance will have the opportunity to participate in alternate activities throughout the school. This dance is open only to Dr. Kearney students, guests are not permitted. 

School Pictures

We are still waiting for our school pictures to arrive and anticipate that they will arrive soon. The picture packages will be handed out in TAG as soon as they arrive.

Should re-takes be necessary, they are scheduled for Friday November 3rd.

Thank you for your patience while we wait for the pictures to arrive.

Grade 7 Country Harvest!

We know our grade seven students will become leaders of Dr. Kearney Middle School. In order to help them succeed, we had some grade seven students take a leadership role in creating an event, The Country Harvest, for their peers. Over the past month, the leadership group has met with Mrs. Gorsic during their lunch hours to plan all aspects of the event. They have created interactive activities and planned music for a dance at the Country Harvest. Students have demonstrated great commitment and learned a multitude of skills that will help them in all aspects of building a positive community.

We would like to thank the grade seven students that organized and volunteered to supervise stations during our event. Many other students/parents donated their time and made food for our bake sale to help us have more events this school year. Our staff here at Dr. Kearney have been very accommodating and also spent time with the students to help them put on the event. Thank you to everyone for a successful and very fun event.   – Mr. Logan 

DK Athletics

It has been a busy month for athletics at Dr. Kearney with volleyball and cross country running in full swing. The Grade 9 girls volleyball team was in Grande Prairie for the first tournament of the year and played very well. The Grade 8 and Grade 7 girls had their first tournament of the year Thursday evening at Clearview. Both teams played exceptionally well with the Grade 7’s taking home the win! Our Grade 7 boys team have been keeping busy practicing and are excited to put their skills to test. All teams have games coming up and the schedule is posted in the gym.

The cross country runners ran in multiple races including Kin Park and Dawson Creek. All runners gave it their all and represented Dr. Kearney very well. They will be off to more races throughout October.

A huge thank you to all coaches and teacher sponsors for making this first month a success! We could not do it without you!

Basketball season is fast approaching and sign up will be happening in the next couple weeks. We are also looking for coaches who can commit to the basketball season. Please contact Ms. Davidson for more information.