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Update on B.C.’s New Curriculum from Education Minister Mike Bernier

November 29th, 2016 by Chris Nock No comments »

The Ministry of Education has announced important updates on B.C.’s new curriculum, including  the Foundation Skills Assessments (FSA) written in grades 4 and 7.  Please take a look at the attached letter from Education Minister Mike Bernier. 

Letter from Education Minister

Dr. Kearney PAC Meeting Rescheduled

November 17th, 2016 by Chris Nock No comments »

Tonight’s PAC meeting has been reschedule to Tuesday November 29, 2016 in the library.

Thank you for your understanding!

Community Meeting on Student Progress & Reporting

November 9th, 2016 by Chris Nock No comments »

The Ministry of Education in partnership with School District #59 is hosting a: 
November 24, 2016 in Dawson Creek 
You are invited!

Together with educators, the Government of British Columbia 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 parent engagement process includes the launch of an online feedback forum (web- link below), along with 10 community meetings around the province.

The input from the public engagement process, along with feedback from school district leaders, experts and teachers, and research by the Ministry will all be considered as the provincial K-9 student reporting approach is developed and finalized.

A summary report on the overall engagement process and the input received will be produced and posted online for the public to view in June 2017.

The community meeting will be Open-House style for the first two hours. Parents and interested community members are invited to come in and learn more, talk to Ministry and school district staff, and then complete a feedback form.

The last hour will be a facilitated design session (run by Ministry facilitators) specifically focused on the future of reporting student progress.

For more information or to complete the online feedback form, go to:    www.engage.gov.bc.ca/yourkidsprogress/
Thursday, November 24th
OPEN HOUSE 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Facilitated Discussion 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
SD59 Teacher Centre (West End of DCSS-Central School Campus)
1004 – McKeller Avenue
Dawson Creek, BC

SD #60 Residential Construction Homes – OPEN HOUSE!

October 28th, 2016 by Chris Nock No comments »
You are invited to attend an Open House to view the Residential Construction Homes built by School District #60 students and local trade groups.
Please join us on Saturday, November 5 between 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. to enjoy a tour of the properties identified on the attached flyer. For more information, click the link below!
Open House

Check out our October Newsletter!

October 24th, 2016 by Chris Nock No comments »

Take a look at our October newsletter to see all the exciting things happening at DKMS!

October 2016 Newsletter

What Are Gradeless Report Cards?

October 17th, 2016 by Jerelyn Orcutt No comments »

Read the letter below and come to the meeting to find out!

You are invited to a meeting which will take place at 6:30pm on Tuesday, October 25th. We will discuss changes to the curriculum and upcoming changes to reporting student progress.


(This letter was distributed to TAG teachers on October 17th. Did your child bring it home?)

Stop in at the Book Fair in the library before the meeting. (The library will be open at 5:00pm.)

We hope to see you there!

Teal Pumpkin Project!

October 13th, 2016 by Chris Nock No comments »
Have you heard of the Teal Pumpkin Project?

You can find out more here –>  Teal Pumpkin Project

Homes participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project offer non-food treats for trick-or-treaters who have food sensitivities or allergies.

A local group is interested in creating an interactive map to help guide trick-or-treaters on Halloween.

If you are interested in adding your address to an interactive map showing homes participating in the project, please contact Gillian DeConto at littlebittyranch@hotmail.com or at (250) 785-8853 for more information.

SD60 Band Bazaar and Craft Sale!

October 12th, 2016 by Chris Nock No comments »
Please come out to the 2016 Bazaar and Craft Sale!!

Saturday November 19th

9:30 am – 3:30 pm.

Dr. Kearney Gym

Show your support for the School District #60 Band Program!

For more information, please see the attached poster.

Tables available for rent if interested please email us at sd60bandparents@gmail.com or by calling us at 250-261-2623 for more information!


Parent Advisory – “Clown” Related Threats

October 7th, 2016 by Jerelyn Orcutt No comments »

Please read the notice from Theresa Campbell (Safer Schools Together) and discuss this notice with your child(ren). Pay particular attention to reporting these threats and also to possible consequences for any participation in these threats. If you have questions, please contact the school administration.

Parent Advisory – Clown Related Threats

WorkBC Find Your Fit Tour!

October 7th, 2016 by Jerelyn Orcutt No comments »