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Education Minister visits School District No.59

BC Education Minister, Mr. Mike Bernier, visited the district and toured Dawson Creek Secondary and Tumbler Ridge Secondary schools.  While in Tumbler Ridge, the Minister visited with students in the Welcome Room to discuss how grad coaching has been successful for them.  Mr. Bernier then moved throughout the school and visited students in the foods lab, media lab, Law 12 class where a mock trial of Alice on Trial was being held, an English 9 class has been creating superhero comic books and of course you can't leave Tumbler Ridge Secondary without checking out the active fish farm! 

While in Dawson Creek the Minister stopped in on the meeting of grad and coach mentors to hear first hand how the program has been successful and is directly linked to the success of the school district's highest Aboriginal grad rate in history!  Mr. Bernier also toured the shop classes at DCSS and got in a little workout in the Sport Performance program. 

Parents As Career Coaches - Workshop

The Career Education Department is thrilled to bring, Brent Calvert back to the district to facilitate a workshop with parents about the role they play in their child's career journey. Through this workshop parents are guided through several exercises and discussions to explore current labour market information; understand the parents role to assist in identifying and aligning interests, values, skills, and strengths; understanding career clusters; and how to connect, communicate and support your child's career path.

Workshops are geared toward parents with children in grades 9-11.  The workshop is FREE but space is limited.  Please register early.

This year the workshop will be presented in two evening sessions - February 22 & March 8 @ DCSS - South Peace Campus - 6:30-9:00 pm (call 250-782-5585 to register). 

Events

Jan30

Non-Instructional Day

Students do not attend school.

Feb13

Family Day

Feb15

Board Meeting

Open Board Meeting - 1pm at School Board Office
Mar15

Board Meeting

Open Board Meeting - 1pm at School Board Office
Apr14

Good Friday

Board Meetings

Feb15

Board Meeting

Open Board Meeting - 1pm at School Board Office
Jan18

Board Meeting

Open Board Meeting - 1pm at School Board Office
School is not in session over the weekend. Students return to school on Monday, January 23, 2017.
The StrongStart program does not run on weekends. The program resumes on Monday, January 23, 2017.