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Raising Digitally Responisible Youth

April 20, 2018
​ Thursday, May 3, 2018   6:30 p.m. Timberline Theatre - For Parents of School-Aged Children With society heading in a direction of being constantly connected to technology, what do we need to know as parents to protect our kids and teach them responsible and appropriate use of technology? The parameters...
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Summer School Open House & Early Registration

April 10, 2018
Find out about our exciting Summer School courses! Meet the teachers! Be the first to register! Any SD72 student in kindergarten to grade 12 is eligible to take a Summer School course for FREE and may be signed up on the spot. These programs will run for either 2 or 4...
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Southgate SWITCH allows middle school students to learn about their passions

March 29, 2018
Can you imagine how you would have felt about school if you had been given class time to learn and explore a particular passion you had when you were in middle school? To learn about photography, code your own computer game, build a go-cart and engine, or develop an athletic training...
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Ready, Set, Learn & Welcome to Kindergarten: Open Houses for Preschoolers and Parents

March 26, 2018
All district elementary schools will be hosting Ready, Set, Learn and Welcome to Kindergarten open house events from April to June to help preschoolers, and their parents, transition into school. Ready, Set, Learn events are open to children from 3 to 5 years of age. Welcome to Kindergarten events are intended...
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School Calendars to Be Revised: No Early Dismissal Days

March 26, 2018
Based on feedback from members of the public and district staff on the proposed calendars for the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 school years, the Board of Education has directed the superintendent to develop another calendar option that does not include early dismissal days. The proposed calendars that were circulated had included five...
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Literacy Competition Gets Students Reading

March 23, 2018
​Sudden death, or sudden win as it was renamed by master of ceremonies Craig Gillis, was required before a champion could be declared in the grade 5 contest of School District 72’s 15th annual Battle of the Books at Timberline Secondary on March 20. Students in grades 3 through 8 have...
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SD72 students excel at Skills Canada regional competition

March 14, 2018
School District 72 secondary students achieved impressive results at the 2018 Skills Canada Vancouver Island North regional competition on March 9. Eight Campbell River students have won the right to advance to the provincial Skills Canada competition after winning gold in the regional competitions for culinary arts, 3D animation, cabinetmaking, electronics,...
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Spring Break Board Office Closure

March 08, 2018
​​The school board office will be closed from March 26 to April 6, 2018 (inclusive) to allow staff to ​take earned vacation over Spring Break. For emergencies during the closure, please call the maintenance and transportation department at (250) 287.8808. Applications or other correspondence during this time period should be dropped in the...
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Student-Led Conferences/Parent-Teacher Interviews: March 15

March 08, 2018
In March, schools will be holding either student-led conferences or parent-teacher interviews. March 15 has been set aside on our district calendar for these conferences. The goal of these conferences and interviews is to provide you with a deeper understanding of: What and how your child is learning; The criteria for success;...
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School Calendars Available for Public Input: District to Introduce Five Early-Dismissal Teacher Collaboration Days

February 28, 2018
At the February 27 public board meeting, the Board of Education passed a motion to make the draft calendars for the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 school years available for public feedback. The calendars were developed by Superintendent Longridge in consultation with the district's calendar committee. The proposed calendars have school opening on...
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Host Families Wanted

February 19, 2018
School District 72's international program in partnership with Adept Arrangements is looking for host families to host international students attending one of our local high schools. Each year more than 50 students from all over the world attend high school here in Campbell River. Want to create international connections and be...
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2018/2019 Annual Operating Budget: Public Submission Deadline May 1

February 13, 2018
​The Board of Education is inviting public input into the development of its 2018/2019 annual operating budget at the May 8 public board meeting. Should you wish to make a presentation to the board, contact Lee-Ann Kruse in the secretary-treasurer's office at (250) 830.2302 before noon on May 1. Written submissions should be...
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Find Your Fit - Career Exploration Event

January 22, 2018
​The WorkBC Find Your Fit Tour is an interactive student-based event taking place at Robron Centre on February 1 and 2. The event will be open to all students in grade 5 through grade 12 and their parents/family members on February 1 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Students will also...
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Cross Catchment Transfers for Sept. 2018

January 19, 2018
Our school district endeavors to create safe, caring and supportive learning environments in order for all students to experience success. Parents and legal guardians can request a school for their child outside of their neighbourhood catchment school. I n order to request a school other than their neighbourhood catchment school for...
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Parents Invited to Session on Inclusion and BC's Redesigned Curriculum

January 18, 2018
​School District 72 and DPAC invite parents and guardians to join us for a session with Shelley Moore to learn about the transformation in education with a focus on inclusion and BC's Redesigned Curriculum. Thursday, January 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Timberline Secondary Theatre. Shelley Moore is...
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Late French Immersion for 2018/2019

January 16, 2018
​Parents and students (entering grade 6 in September) who are interested in Late French Immersion for the 2018/2019 school year are invited to attend an information meeting on February 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ecole Phoenix Middle School library. All students currently enrolled in grade 5, entering grade 6 in September 2018...
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Kindergarten Registration

January 09, 2018
Kindergarten registration for September 2018 will take place January 29 to February 2. Registrations will still be accepted after this period, however parents are asked to register before Friday February 9 if possible. Children must be five years old before December 31, 2018 to be eligible. Please bring your child's birth certificate, Care...
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Family Literacy Week January 21 to 27

January 09, 2018
​​In the week leading up to Family Literacy Day (January 27), our community is hosting several events to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities.  
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SD72 Teacher Recognized with National Award for Indigenous Education

December 12, 2017
Southgate Middle School teacher, Danita Lewis is one of ten recipients for the 2017 Guiding the Journey: Indigenous Educator Awards. Lewis was recognized for her work in culture, language and traditions education at the award ceremony in Montreal, Quebec on December 1. Indspire, the largest funder of Indigenous post-secondary education outside...
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Evergreen School to be Demolished

December 07, 2017
At the December 5 public board meeting, the board voted to proceed with the demolition of the old Evergreen Elementary building with the approval of a draw of $195,000 from local capital.  The school, which was closed in 2005, was not suitable for community lease or other uses because of its...
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Deputy Education Minister Visits SD72 to Learn about the District's Assessment Practices

December 07, 2017
Deputy Education Minister Scott MacDonald visited the district on Friday, December 1 to learn about our assessment practices and how we use student-learning evidence to guide instruction to further support student learning. The deputy minister visited Ocean Grove Elementary where he attended the school’s monthly recognition ceremony, developed by Laura Sewid and framed...
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Board Chair & Vice-Chair Re-Elected

December 07, 2017
Elections were held for the positions of board chair and vice-chair for the period of December 2017 to November 30, 2018 at the December 5 public board meeting. Chairperson Susan Wilson and Vice-Chair Ted Foster were both re-elected by acclamation. As she reclaimed the board chair’s seat, Susan shared these remarks,...
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Winter Break School Board Office Closure

December 04, 2017
​The School Board Office will be closed from December 25, 2017 to January 5, 2018 (inclusive) to allow staff to take earned vacation over the holidays. In case of emergencies only during the closure, please call the maintenance and transportation department at (250) 287.8808 Applications or other correspondence during this time period...
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Education Minister Visits Several SD72 Schools

November 21, 2017
Four School District 72 schools had the opportunity to host Education Minister Rob Fleming when he visited Campbell River to meet with the Board of Education on November 15 and 16. Minister Fleming toured Cedar Elementary, Carihi Secondary and École Phoenix Middle School on Wednesday, November 15 and met with members...
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Education Minister to Visit School District 72

November 15, 2017
Education Minister Rob Fleming will visit the district on Wednesday, November 15 and Thursday, November 16. Minister Fleming will tour Cedar Elementary, Carihi Secondary and Ecole Phoenix Middle School, as well as meet with members of the board and senior management on Wednesday afternoon, and then pay a visit to Surge...
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Message from Education Minister - Changes to the New Curriculum Implementation Schedule for Grades 10-12

November 06, 2017
Update on B.C.’s New Curriculum from Education Minister Rob Fleming November 3, 2017 Dear Parents and Guardians, Our government would like to do everything we can to ensure children are ready for the challenges of tomorrow, and that students develop the collaboration, critical thinking and communication skills that post-secondary institutions and...
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What to Expect in the Upcoming Student-Led Conferences / Parent-Teacher Interviews

November 02, 2017
In November schools will be holding either student-led conferences or parent-teacher interviews. November 9 has been set aside on our district calendar for these conferences. The goal of these conferences and interviews is to provide you with a deeper understanding of: What and how your child is learning; The criteria for success;...
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Students Host Fair Trade Global Market

November 02, 2017
​With Christmas right around the corner, students are once again hosting a Fair Trade Global Market on Saturday, December 2 to help you with your holiday shopping and the International Co-op students with their fundraising efforts. The market will be held at the Timberline Secondary gym from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m....
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Halloween Safety Tips

October 30, 2017
With Halloween coming up, here are some useful safety tips to keep in mind before heading out for your Halloween festivities. Never let children trick-or-treat alone. Always have them walk with an adult or a group of friends. Make sure your trick-or-treater can be seen. Have them wear reflective, bright coloured costumes,...
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Foundation Skills Assessment: Letter for Grade 4 & 7 Parents

September 28, 2017
​September 26, 2017 Dear Parents/Guardians: The following provides information on the Foundation Skills Assessment which is to be administered in the upcoming weeks. What is the Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA)? The Foundation Skills Assessment is an annual, province-wide assessment given to all students in Grades 4 and 7. Students are given...
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Orange Shirt Day: September 30

September 20, 2017
September 30 has been declared Orange Shirt Day annually, in recognition of the harm residential schools did to children's sense of self-esteem and wellbeing, and as an affirmation that every child matters. People are encouraged to wear orange clothing or ribbons as a sign of respect and to honour the victims...
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Upgrading at Robron Centre is now free for all adults

September 18, 2017
Want to go back to school for upgrading? Now is the time! High school courses are now free to adults at Continuing Education in Robron Centre – even if you have already graduated. As of September 1, the provincial government eliminated tuition fees for Adult Basic Education meaning that School District...
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Kindergarten Transition Different this Year

September 13, 2017
​Last year the Ministry of Education asked school districts and communities to look at the transition from early learning into kindergarten. According to Assistant Superintendent Nevenka Fair, the district, together with members of the early learning community, identified a couple of ideas for this school year that would support a smoother...
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SD72 Announces 2017 Governor General's Medallion Recipients

September 08, 2017
School District 72 is proud to announce that Carihi Secondary graduate, Madelynn Erickson, and Timberline Secondary graduate, Tianna Hudak, are the 2016/2017 recipients of the prestigious Governor General’s Medallion. Each secondary school in the province is given a medallion to annually recognize the graduate who has achieved the highest, combined academic...
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Back to School Information: September 5

August 24, 2017
​The first day of school is Tuesday, September 5 for most students (there are some exceptions depending on the student's grade level). School offices will re-open to process new student registrations and answer inquiries starting August 28. For first day times and everything you need to start the year, click here...
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New to Town? Need to Register a Student for September?

July 06, 2017
​All School District 72 schools will re-open on August 28 to process to new registrations. Visit your neighbourhood catchment school during the week of August 28 to register. Remember to bring your child's birth certificate, Care Card, and proof of parent's BC residency (tax notice, hydro or telephone bills, etc.) when...
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Kindergarten Gradual Entry Information

July 06, 2017
​Do you have a child starting Kindergarten in September? Click here for information on gradual entry and what you can expect for the start of the school year.​
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Public Board Meeting Schedule Set for Next Year

June 21, 2017
The board has adopted the following schedule of public meetings of the School District 72 Board of Education for the 2017/2018 school year:
September 12, 2017
September 26, 2017
October 24, 2017
November 14, 2017
December 5, 2017
January 16, 2018
February 6, 2018
February 27, 2018
March 20, 2018
April 17, 2018
May 8, 2018
May 29, 2018...
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Career Programs Expand to Include Grade 9s and Several New Programs

June 21, 2017
The district’s career facilitator team of Jeff Lontayao, Diana Camerin, and Kash Ward shared with the Board of Education a sampling of the many career programs offered in School District 72 and highlighted some of their newest initiatives at the June 20 public board meeting. Career facilitators expanded their career exploration...
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Summer School Board Office Closure

June 06, 2017
The School Board Office will be closed from July 17 to August 18, 2017 (inclusive) to allow staff to take earned vacation over the holidays. In case of emergencies only please call (250) 287.8808 Time sheets, applications or other correspondence during this period should be dropped off using the mail slot...
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No Change to Elementary Boundary Catchment Areas until September 2018

May 17, 2017
Elementary school catchment areas will remain the same for the 2017/2018 school year. According to Superintendent Tom Longridge’s update to the board at the May 16, 2017 public meeting, the district needs more time to consider the space implications of the Supreme Court ruling and the Memorandum of Agreement between the...
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Board Adopts 2017/2018 Annual Operating Budget

May 17, 2017
At the May 16, 2017 public board meeting, the Board of Education passed a motion to hold all three readings of the annual budget bylaw for 2017/2018 and, following the three readings, voted unanimously to adopt the preliminary operating budget. The board decided to draw $754,564 from the district’s unrestricted reserves to deliver...
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District Chess Tournament

May 11, 2017
The district chess tournament was held this year at Penfield Elementary on Thursday, April 27 with 135 participants ranging from grade 1 to grade 5. Each school was represented well and the players enjoyed some friendly competition between schools. Thank you Penfield for hosting this year! The top finishers are as...
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Summer School Registration Now OPEN

May 11, 2017
With summer break just around the corner, our Summer School course offerings are now available at www.sd72.bc.ca/programs/summerprograms. Summer School runs through the month of July and many students could benefit from taking part in these summer program offerings. Summer programs offer students the chance to catch up on and solidify their...
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Board Considers Potential Impact of Adding Additional Late French Immersion Class for 2017/2018

April 27, 2017
At the request of the Board of Education, Superintendent Tom Longridge and Assistant Superintendent Nevenka Fair provided a report on the potential impacts of adding an additional late French Immersion class at the April 25 public board meeting. The report was in follow-up to the April 4 public submission by Quadra...
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Ministry Approves Funding for Four Capital Plan Projects in SD72

April 27, 2017
​At the April 25 public board meeting, Secretary-Treasurer Kevin Patrick informed the board that the district has received approval for four projects within the district's five-year capital plan request. The following items were approved for capital funding by the Ministry of Education: a heating and ventilation upgrade to Pinecrest Elementary School...
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SD72 phone recycling program helping to save lives in Campbell River

April 20, 2017
The Campbell River School District is taking an innovative approach to recycling wireless devices and supporting charitable organizations in the community along the way. Retired cell phones are repurposed and donated to charitable organizations that work with our community’s most vulnerable residents, including AIDS Vancouver Island. School District 72 IT Manager...
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Ready, Set, Learn & Welcome to Kindergarten: Open Houses for Preschoolers and Parents

April 19, 2017
All district elementary schools will be hosting Ready, Set, Learn and Welcome to Kindergarten open house events from April to June to help preschoolers, and their parents, transition into school. Ready, Set, Learn events are open to children from 3 to 5 years of age. Welcome to Kindergarten events are intended...
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Enrolment Forecasted to Decrease Next Year

April 05, 2017
Preliminary 2017/2018 district-wide student enrolment projections are expected to decrease by 27 students next year, based on the Baragar demographics and information from schools. the district is projecting a decrease of 27 full-time equivalent students, for an estimated total of 5,316 from this year's final count of 5,343. This projection is...
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International Program Holding Host Family Info Session

March 30, 2017
Campbell River Schools International, our international student program, has a number of students coming late August 2017 from Germany, Switzerland, China, Taiwan, Austria, Spain, Brazil and Mexico for five or 10 month stays. These students would like to be placed with host families to fully experience Canadian culture and to foster...
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Spring Break Board Office Closure

March 08, 2017
​​The School Board Office will be closed from March 17, 2017 to March 27, 2017 (inclusive) to allow staff to ​take earned vacation over Spring Break. For emergencies during the closure, please call the maintenance and transportation department at (250) 287.8808. Applications or other correspondence during this time period should be...
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International Program Holding Host Family Info Session

March 01, 2017
Campbell River Schools International, our international student program, has a number of students coming late August 2017 from Germany, Switzerland, China, Taiwan, Austria, Spain, Brazil and Mexico for five or 10 month stays. These students would like to be placed with host families to fully experience Canadian culture and to foster...
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2017/2018 Annual Operating Budget: Public Submission Deadline April 18

March 01, 2017
​The Board of Education is inviting public input into the development of its 2017/2018 annual operating budget at the April 25 public board meeting. Should you wish to make a presentation to the board, contact Lee-Ann Kruse in the secretary-treasurer's office at (250) 830.2302 before noon on April 18. Written submissions...
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Proposed 2017/2018 School Calendar Available for Input

February 28, 2017
​At the February 21 public board meeting, the Board of Education passed a motion to make the draft calendar for the 2017/2018 school year available for public feedback. The calendar was developed by Superintendent Longridge in consultation with the district’s calendar committee. The calendar committee is comprised of representatives from the...
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Late French Immersion for 2017/2018

January 27, 2017
​Parents and students who are interested in Late French Immersion for the 2017/2018 school year are invited to attend an information meeting on February 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the École ​Phoenix Middle School library. Registration will open at this meeting and will continue until 30 applications have been received. All students...
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Family Literacy Week 2017 Free Family Events Schedule

January 24, 2017
In the week leading up to Family Literacy Day (January 27), our community is hosting several family events to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities. Below is a schedule of events for Campbell River's Family Literacy Week 2017: ​​January 22 - 27​ ​​Free Family Admission ​​Campbell...
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Cross Catchment Transfers for Sept. 2017

January 16, 2017
Our school district endeavors to create safe, caring and supportive learning environments in order for all students to experience success. Parents and legal guardians can request a school for their child outside of their neighbourhood catchment school. I n order to request a school other than their neighbourhood catchment school for...
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Foundation Skills Assesment (FSA): A letter to grade 4 & 7 parents

January 16, 2017
Dear Parents/Guardians: The following provides information on the Foundation Skills Assessment which is to be administered in the upcoming weeks. What is the Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA)?
The Foundation Skills Assessment is an annual, province-wide assessment given in February to all students in Grades 4 and 7. Students are given a...
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Kindergarten Registration

January 09, 2017
Kindergarten registration for September 2017 will take place January 30 to February 3. Registrations will still be accepted after this period, however parents are asked to register before Friday February 10 if possible. Children must be five years old before December 31, 2017 to be eligible. Please bring your child's birth certificate, Care...
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SD72 & Missoula Children's Theatre Looking for Student Actors

January 04, 2017
​School District 72, the District Parent Advisory Council, and The Missoula Children's Theatre are proud to present an original Missoula Children's Theatre rendition of Peter and Wendy. This presentation by Missoula Children's Theatre and School District 72 is open to cast students in Kindergarten to grade 12 enrolled in an SD72...
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Letter from SD72 Board to Education Minister Regarding Special Needs Funding

December 14, 2016
December 8, 2016 Minister Bernier: In advance of deliberations for Budget 2017, the Board of Education for SD72 (Campbell River) encourages the Ministry of Education to seriously consider addressing the issue of students with Special Education Needs. Recently the government announced $1 million funding to boost support for special needs students...
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Winter Break School Board Office Closure

December 08, 2016
​The School Board Office will be closed from December 19, 2016 to January 2, 2017 (inclusive) to allow staff to take earned vacation over the holidays. In case of emergencies only during the closure, please call the maintenance and transportation department at (250) 287.8808 Applications or other correspondence during this time period...
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Message from Education Minister - Gr. 10-12 Curriculum & FSAs

December 06, 2016
​ Update on B.C.’s New Curriculum from Education Minister Mike Bernier November 29, 2016 Dear Parent, The world is changing and B.C.’s new curriculum is critical in making sure your child is connected with the skills he or she needs to succeed in this changing world. We have just announced important...
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Minister Announces $2.3 million for Cortes School Seismic Upgrade

November 25, 2016
​Education Minister Mike Bernier visited School District 72's board office on November 25 to announce $2.3 million in funding for the seismic upgrade of Cortes Island School. This project is the last of the identified higher risk buildings requiring seismic upgrade with the district.  
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Students Host Fair Trade Global Market

November 24, 2016
​Looking for an alternative to 'big box' shopping this Christmas season? Check out the Fair Trade Global Market on Saturday, December 3 and help International Co-op students with their fundraising efforts. The market will be held at the Timberline Secondary gym from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature vendors selling...
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What to Expect in the Upcoming Student-Led Conferences / Parent-Teacher Interviews

November 08, 2016
​In November schools will be holding either student-led conferences or parent-teacher interviews. November 17 has been set aside on our district calendar for these conferences. The goal of these conferences and interviews is to provide you with a deeper understanding of: What and how your child is learning; The criteria for...
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Halloween Safety Tips

October 28, 2016
With Halloween coming up next week, here are some useful safety tips from the Campbell River RCMP to keep in mind before heading out for your Halloween festivities. Never let children trick-or-treat alone. Always have them walk with an adult or a group of friends. Make sure your trick-or-treater can be seen....
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Young Ambassadors Student Exchange Program

October 18, 2016
​This coming Spring Break, the Campbell River Twinning Society Young Ambassadors exchange program plan on travelling to our Japanese sister city of Ishikari. A maximum of 30 Campbell River students, ranging in ages from 11 to 15 and their chaperones will fly to Japan and visit the area for ten days....
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Message from Education Minister - Reporting

October 12, 2016
 
October 4, 2016 Dear Parent, I’m writing today to ask you to share your opinions with the Ministry of Education as we work to update student reporting in kindergarten through Grade 9. Students in these grades are experiencing B.C.’s new curriculum in classrooms in every part of the province. We are...
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Letter to Parents: Clown Threats

October 07, 2016
October 7, 2016 Dear Parents/Guardians, As many of you may have heard through media coverage and on social media there have been incidents in BC and North America relating to ‘creepy clown’ threats. Some of these threats have referenced kidnapping or targeting schools with threats of violence. We understand that this...
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2016 Scholarship & Bursary Recipients

September 27, 2016
​Students of School District 72 are fortunate to have the support and encouragement of Campbell River and our surrounding communities behind their educational efforts. The Board of Education wishes to acknowledge the hard work of these students and the generous support of our donors, who provide scholarships and bursaries to SD72...
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Parents invited to internet/social media safety sessions

September 23, 2016
It is not uncommon for our kids to know more about the workings of the internet and social media than we as parents do, but School District 72 and the District Parent Advisory Council wants to help change that. Education is the first step in keeping our kids safe in this...
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District moves into second phase of ten year facility plan

September 15, 2016
With the closure of Discovery Passage and Oyster River elementary schools now complete, the Board of Education has directed senior management to begin work on the second phase of the district's ten year Facility Plan. Under the Facility Plan, phase two is scheduled for the period of September 2016 to June...
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TeenFlight 2.0 is ready to take flight for build number two!

September 15, 2016
​The first plane constructed by TeenFlight secondary students is now complete and TeenFlight is ready to start work on building a second plane. Secondary students interested in building a real airplane and who would like to learn about aviation, mechanics, electronics, aerodynamics, metal fabrication - and more - are invited to attend...
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SD72 Announces 2016 Governor General's Medallion Recipients

August 29, 2016
​ School District 72 is pleased to recognize Lucy Toews and Julia Deal as the 2016 recipients of the Governor General's Medallion. Every secondary school is given one medallion annually to recognize the graduate who has achieved the highest, combined academic grade point average in their grade 11 and 12 years.​​ ​
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Back to School Information: September 6

August 22, 2016
​The first day of school is Tuesday, September 6 for most students (there are some exceptions depending on the student's grade level). School offices will re-open to process new student registrations and answer inquiries starting August 29. StrongStart Centres reopen on Wednesday, September 7. For first day times and everything you need to...
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Letter from SD72 Board to Education Minister Bernier Regarding Rural Education Enhancement Funding

July 07, 2016
July 7, 2016
​Dear Mr. Bernier,
Thank you for your response to the application from our school district, School District 72 (Campbell River), to the Rural Education Enhancement Fund. At the special public board meeting on June 30, 2016, the Board of Education decided to respectfully decline acceptance of...
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Oyster River and Discovery Passage Elementary Schools Still to Close

July 04, 2016
​The Board of Education decided to not accept the Rural Education Enhancement Funds offered by the Ministry of Education for Oyster River Elementary and Discovery Passage Elementary schools. The approved Rural Education Enhancement Funds did not fully offset the identified savings for each school. Taking that into account, combined with educational,...
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Summer School Board Office Closure

July 04, 2016
The School Board Office will be closed from July 18 to August 19, 2016 (inclusive) to allow staff to take earned vacation over the holidays.   In case of emergencies only please call (250) 287.8808   Time sheets, applications or other correspondence during this period should be dropped off using the mail...
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Board Applies for Funding to Consider Re-Opening of Schools

July 04, 2016
​The Board of Education voted to apply for the recently announced Rural Education Enhancement Fund that could support the re-opening of Discovery Passage Elementary and Oyster River Elementary schools. The deadline for application of the Rural Education Enhancement Fund is June 24, 2016. The Board will hold a special public meeting...
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Letter from SD72 Board to Finance Minister de Jong Regarding Importance of Stable Funding

June 06, 2016
May 25, 2016
Dear Mr. de Jong:
In light of the November 2015 recommendations of the Select Standing Committee on Finance  and Government Services for the K-12 Public Education Sector to the Legislative Assembly of  British Columbia to: "provide stable, sustainable, and adequate funding to enable school  districts to fulfill...
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Changes to the Graduation Program and Provincial Exams

May 31, 2016
The BC Ministry of Education has announced changes to the graduation program and provincial exams.
During the 2015/16 school year, the Ministry of Education introduced revised curriculum for Kindergarten to Grade 9. The revised curriculum will be fully implemented in September 2016. 
The revised curriculum for Grades 10 to...
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Discovery Passage Open House May 31

May 30, 2016
​ Past and present students, families and staff of Discovery Passage Elementary School are invited to attend an open house to celebrate the school's history and contribution to the community before the school closes at the end of June. Memorabilia from the school's 56 year history will be on display. The...
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Summer School 2016

May 19, 2016
With summer break just around the corner, our Summer School course offerings are now available at www.sd72.bc.ca/programs/summerprograms. Summer School runs through the month of July and many students could benefit from taking part in these summer program offerings. Summer programs offer students the chance to catch up on and solidify their understanding...
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Sandowne teams place at Destination Imagination Provincials

May 06, 2016
​Two grade 5 teams from Sandowne Elementary recently travelled to Surrey to compete in the provincial Destination Imagination tournament. The competition had teams create and present a team challenge component, and compete in a mystery instant challenge.  There they competed against teams from all over BC, as well as some from...
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Evening Event Celebrates Aboriginal Student Success

April 29, 2016
​ Forty-four students were recognized at the Aboriginal student recognition dinner held on April 28 at Carihi Secondary. This event is always a wonderful occasion to hear and celebrate the success of students recognized in the areas of academics, citizenship and athletics. Congratulations to these students, their families and the district staff who support...
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Summer School Open House & Early Registration

April 20, 2016
Find out about our exciting Summer School courses! Meet the teachers! Be the first to register! Any SD72 student in kindergarten to grade 12 is eligible to take a Summer School course for FREE and may be signed up on the spot. These programs will run for either 2 or 4...
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Literacy Competition Gets Students Reading

April 19, 2016
​For the last couple months, several hundred elementary and middle school students have been competing for the right to represent their zone in School District 72’s annual literacy competition, Battle of the Books, held April 12 at Timberline Secondary School.
At the district championships, Ripple Rock’s team of Lola Duncan,...
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SD72 Meets Provincial Emission Target Five Years Early and Surpasses City Target

April 12, 2016
​School District 72 is practicing what it teaches when it comes to environmental sustainability. The school district reached a provincial target of a one-third reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, relative to 2007 levels, by the end of 2015 – a full five years before the provincial government’s required 2020 deadline. ​ This...
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CR Students Best on North Island in Several Skills Canada Categories

April 05, 2016
​Six Campbell River students have won the right to advance to the provincial Skills Canada competition after taking top prize in the Skills Canada BC Vancouver Island North regional competitions for culinary arts, 3D computer animation, digital art, and TV and video production.
Griffin Grant and Ethan Ouellette (both from...
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International Program Holding Host Family Info Session

April 04, 2016
​​The School District 72 international student program needs host families for 2016. Our ideal families are happy, stable families with kids or without; working or retired; small children or teenagers - our ideal family is as diverse as the students who are coming here to study. Families should offer a warm,...
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Satisfaction Survey for Grades 4,7,10 & 12

March 18, 2016
​Parents of students in grades 4, 7, 10, and 12 are asked to complete this year's BC Ministry of Education satisfaction survey online before April 30. To complete the survey, click on the following link: http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sat_survey/access.htm Go to parent direct access, no log on number is required. Select 'School District 72' and then...
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Spring Break Board Office Closure

March 17, 2016
​ ​The School Board Office will be closed from March 21, 2016 to April 1, 2016 (inclusive) to allow staff to ​take earned vacation over Spring Break. For emergencies during the closure, please call the maintenance and transportation department at (250) 287.8808. Applications or other correspondence during this time period should be dropped...
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Board Decides to Close Oyster River Elementary

March 17, 2016
At a special public meeting of the Board of Education on March 16, 2016, the Board voted to close Oyster River Elementary school, effective June 30, 2016. Oyster River students, including those registered for kindergarten this fall, will be transferred to Ocean Grove Elementary for September 2016.
Due to a...
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Board Decides to Close Discovery Passage Elementary

March 16, 2016
​After careful consideration and an extensive discussion, the Board of Education voted at their March 15, 2016 public meeting to close Discovery Passage Elementary school, effective June 30, 2016. Discovery Passage Elementary students, including those registered for kindergarten this fall, will be transferred to Ripple Rock Elementary for September 2016.
The...
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Ready, Set, Learn & Welcome to Kindergarten: Open Houses for Preschoolers and Parents

March 15, 2016
​All district elementary schools will be hosting Ready, Set, Learn and Welcome to Kindergarten open house events from April to June to help preschoolers, and their parents, transition into school. Ready, Set, Learn events are open to children from 3 to 5 years of age. Welcome to Kindergarten events are intended...
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International Program Holding Host Family Info Session

March 08, 2016
​ The School District 72 international student program needs host families for 2016. Our ideal families are happy, stable families with kids or without; working or retired; small children or teenagers - our ideal family is as diverse as the students who are coming here to study. Families should offer a...
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2016/2017 Annual Operating Budget: Public Submission Deadline May 3

March 04, 2016
​The Board of Education is inviting public input into the development of its 2016/2017 annual operating budget at the May 10 public board meeting. Should you wish to make a presentation to the Board, contact Lee-Ann Kruse in the secretary-treasurer's office at (250) 830.2302 before noon on May 3. Written submissions...
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District Releases Second Fact Sheet in Response to Oyster River School Closure Questions/Concerns

March 03, 2016
As part of the school closure consultation process, we understand that there are a lot of questions and concerns circulating amongst both the Discovery Passage and Oyster River school communities.  We have been gathering the questions and concerns shared with us through the public school closure consultation meetings, written submissions, and...
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District Releases Second Fact Sheet in Response to Discovery Passage School Closure Questions/Concerns

March 01, 2016
​ As part of the school closure consultation process, we understand that there are a lot of questions and concerns circulating amongst both the Discovery Passage and Oyster River school communities.  We have been gathering the questions and concerns shared with us through the public school closure consultation meetings, written submissions,...
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Proposed School Calendars for 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 Available for Input

February 24, 2016
​ As a district first, the superintendent has developed a two-year school calendar to afford the Board and families a greater opportunity to plan ahead. At their February 23 public meeting the Board of Education passed a motion to make these draft calendars available for public feedback. The calendars were developed in consultation with the...
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International Program Holding Host Family Info Session

February 18, 2016
The School District 72 international student program needs host families for 2016. Our ideal families are happy, stable families with kids or without; working or retired; small children or teenagers - our ideal family is as diverse as the students who are coming here to study. Families should offer a warm,...
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District Releases Fact Sheets in Response to School Closure Questions/Concerns

February 17, 2016
​ As part of the school closure consultation process, we understand that there are a lot of questions and concerns circulating amongst both the Discovery Passage and Oyster River school communities.  We have been gathering the questions and concerns shared with us through the public school closure consultation meetings, written submissions,...
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Parents Invited to Internet/Social Media Safety Sessions

February 11, 2016
It is not uncommon for our kids to know more about the workings of the internet and social media than we as parents do, but School District 72 and the District Parent Advisory Council wants to help change that. Education is the first step in keeping our kids safe in this technology-driven...
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Letter from SD72 Board to Minister Bernier re: Funding of Provincial Decisions

February 03, 2016
February 3, 2016 ​Dear Mr. Bernier,
The locally elected Board of Education for School District 72 (Campbell River) is increasingly concerned with government actions, which are having an impact on our ability to deliver educational programming, provide adequate learning resources to our students, adequately keep our classrooms in good condition...
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New Blog Celebrates Learning in SD72 Schools

February 01, 2016
​We are excited to announce the launch of our new blog!  This will be a platform to celebrate and share some of the amazing learning that is happening in our schools and classrooms every day. Teachers and students are invited to share their learning journeys, addressing the question, “What did we do or learn...
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Late French Immersion for 2016/2017

January 28, 2016
​Parents and students (entering grade 6 in September) who are interested in Late French Immersion for the 2016/2017 school year are invited to attend an information meeting on February 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ecole Phoenix Middle School library.  Registration will open at this meeting and continue until 30 applications...
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Foundation Skills Assesment (FSA): A letter to grade 4 & 7 parents

January 15, 2016
Dear Parents/Guardians: The following provides information on the Foundation Skills Assessment which is to be administered in the upcoming weeks. What is the Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA)?
The Foundation Skills Assessment is an annual, province-wide assessment given in February to all students in Grades 4 and 7. Students are given a...
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Board Considers Closure of Discovery Passage and Oyster River Elementary

January 13, 2016
​ After hearing the recommendations and rationale of the district’s senior management team, the Board of Education for School District 72 passed two motions to consider the possible closures of Discovery Passage and Oyster River elementary schools at their January 12 public board meeting. The closure of two elementary schools within...
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Cross Catchment Transfers for September 2016

January 11, 2016
​ Our school district endeavors to create safe, caring and supportive learning environments in order for all students to experience success. Parents and legal guardians can request a school for their child outside of their neighbourhood catchment school. I n order to request a school other than their neighbourhood catchment school...
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Kindergarten Registration

January 11, 2016
Registration for English and French Immersion kindergarten will take place February 1 to 5. Registrations will still be accepted after this period, however parents are asked to register before Friday February 12 if possible. Children must be five years old before December 31, 2016 to be eligible. Please bring your child's...
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SD72 & Missoula Children's Theater to Present Aladdin

December 17, 2015
​​School District 72, the District Parent Advisory Council, and The Missoula Children's Theatre are proud to present an original Missoula Children's Theatre rendition of Aladdin.​​ This presentation by Missoula Children's Theatre and School District 72 is open to cast students in Kindergarten to grade 12 enrolled in an SD72 program. Approximately...
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Letter from the Board of Education: Facility Plan Update

December 09, 2015
​December 9, 2015 To School District 72 Parents/Guardians, Staff and Our Communities, Re: Update on the Process and Progress of the SD72 Facility Review and Plan The Campbell River Board of Education had their regular public meeting on the evening of December 8. This was the night for school trustees to...
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Board Adopts 10 Year Facility Plan with Changes

December 09, 2015
​After considering general questions and input received by members of the public at a confidential meeting on November 30, the board directed senior management to revise the language of several recommendations contained within the draft facility plan presented November 17. The changes were to reflect the questions, concerns, and feedback submitted...
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Letter to Parents/Guardians: 2015/2016 School Calendar Changed

December 09, 2015
​December 9, 2015 Dear Parents/Guardians: As you are aware, British Columbia’s school curriculum has been redesigned to respond to the demanding world our students are entering and to provide the knowledge and tools they will need to be successful in the 21st century. This shift is similar to what is happening...
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Students Host Fair Trade Global Market

November 23, 2015
​Looking for an alternative to 'big box' shopping this Christmas season? Check out the Fair Trade Global Market on Saturday, December 5 and help International Co-op students with their fundraising efforts. The market will be held at the Timberline Secondary/NIC gym from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature vendors selling...
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Letter from the Board of Education: School District 72 Facilities Review and Plan

November 18, 2015
​November 18, 2015 To School District 72 Parents/Guardians, Staff and Our Communities, Re: School District 72 Facilities Review and Plan No matter where a family lives, maintenance and repairs are always necessary. When the furnace goes or the roof springs a leak, as a homeowner you have to fix the problem...
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Board Considers School Closures as Part of Facility Plan Recommendations

November 18, 2015
​The Board of Education for School District 72 has some tough decisions to make, including whether or not to close two elementary schools within the greater Campbell River area. At the November 17 public board meeting, Superintendent Tom Longridge and Secretary-Treasurer Kevin Patrick provided the board with a draft facility plan...
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New Curriculum Implementation Will Mean Changes to School Calendar

November 18, 2015
The Ministry of Education is providing and resourcing two implementation days to allow for teacher training on the new BC curriculum, which will require changes to the 2015/2016 school calendar. The school district's calendar committee has met to consider possible options and currently it looks as though there may be one...
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International Program Holding Host Family Info Session

November 06, 2015
​Want to experience other cultures without leaving your home? Is there room in your home and in your life for an adventurous teenager who has travelled from far away to come to school here in Campbell River? Do you know a family that would be a great fit for an International...
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What to Expect In the Upcoming Student-Led Conferences / Parent-Teacher Interviews

November 03, 2015
In November schools will be holding either student-led conferences or parent-teacher interviews. November 19 has been set aside on our district calendar for these conferences. The goal of these conferences and interviews is to provide you with a deeper understanding of: • What and how your child is learning;
• The...
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Facility Review Identifies Non-Utilized Space and Need for Upgrades

November 03, 2015
​An independent review of the state of School District 72 schools has highlighted that there is a significant amount of empty classrooms and that many of the aging buildings are in need of repair. This was the message delivered by Superintendent Tom Longridge and Secretary-Treasurer Kevin Patrick to the board at...
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Re-Designed Curriculum to Provide More Emphasis on Personalized Learning and More

November 03, 2015
​British Columbia's curriculum has been redesigned to respond the demanding world our students are entering and to provide the knowledge and tools they will need to be successful in the 21 st century. This shift is similar to what is happening globally in response to economic and societal changes. Director of...
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Forestry Class Partners with Companies on Forestry Week Tour

October 15, 2015
​Over 600 School District 72 students participated in an interpretive tour through the Beaver Lodge Lands during Forestry Week in November. The tour was a community effort between the Carihi Secondary forestry class and numerous local forest companies, associations and workers, including: Strategic Natural Resource Consultants, Forest Management, Capacity Forest Management,...
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Ministry of Education Announces Resources for Implementation of New Curriculum

October 07, 2015
​The Ministry of Education and BC Teachers’ Federation recently announced a support plan for teachers to get the information and training they need to implement BC’s new curriculum. The support plan includes $1 million to fund targeted training this school year, as well as dedicated time over three years so that...
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Several Capital Projects Completed Over Summer; Pinecrest Seismic Upgrade Nearing Completion

October 07, 2015
​At the October 6 public board meeting, Manager of Operations Steve Woods provided the Board with a review of the capital projects undertaken over the summer. Of primary focus was the following projects: a replacement of four roof sections and repair of two other sections on Robron Centre; reflective coating and...
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District to Launch New Blog to Celebrate Student Learning

October 07, 2015
​Within the next couple of weeks, the district will be launching a new blog to celebrate student learning, collect evidence of learning, and communicate that to the community. There will be an open invitation to educators and students to submit and share through the blog their learning journeys which will address...
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SD72 Announces 2015 Governor General's Medallion Recipients

September 09, 2015
School District 72 is pleased to recognize Marita Lindenbach and Ashley Nielsen as the 2015 recipients of the Governor General's Medallion. Every secondary school is given one medallion annually to recognize the graduate who has achieved the highest, combined academic grade point average in their grade 11 and 12 years.​​  
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A Career on the Cutting Edge

August 28, 2015
​School District 72 is pleased to announce the Cosmetology program will be available to students and adults beginning September 2015. In partnership with Industry Hair and Body Care, we are pleased to be able to offer this new and exciting program to the Campbell River community.  This program is open to...
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First Day of School Information: September 8

August 18, 2015
​The first day of school is Tuesday, September 8 for most students (there are some exceptions depending on the student's grade level). School offices will re-open to process new student registrations and answer inquiries starting August 31. StrongStart Centres reopen on Wednesday, September 9. For first day times and everything you...
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Phoenix Students Host Panel Discussion on Homelessness

June 30, 2015
​To wrap up an inquiry-based projects centered on the question “What is Home?” approximately 80 grade 6/7 students from Phoenix Middle School held a panel discussion with community representatives on homelessness in Campbell River. Through visits to Rose Harbour Transition House, Radiant Life Church, the all-weather shelter, Lighthouse Soup Kitchen, AIDS...
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Carihi Secondary Becomes New PacificSport Training Centre

June 29, 2015
​Aspiring athletes across the North Island will soon have a new training opportunity beginning in September 2015.  Carihi Secondary School in Campbell River will serve as the new PacificSport Vancouver Island North IGNITE Training Centre for aspiring athletes ages 12 – 17 who are ready to take sport careers to the...
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Speaker of the House Visits Area Schools

June 16, 2015
​On June 8 and 9, students at Cedar, Quadra and Sayward Elementary Schools donned the robes and assumed the parts of Speaker of the House, Clerks of the House, Sergeant-at-Arms, and members of the legislative assembly to experience what it is like to consider and debate a bill in the BC...
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Summer School Board Office Closure

June 10, 2015
​The School Board Office will be closed to the public from July 13, 2015 to August 14, 2015 (inclusive). In case of emergencies only please call (250) 287.8808. For general inquiries, please call (250) 830.2300 or refer to the district's website.   Timesheets, applications or other correspondence during this period should be...
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Summer School 2015 - Deadline EXTENDED

June 05, 2015
​School District 72 has once again developed a variety of programs to support learning through the summer as part of Summer School. Summer School typically runs during the month of July. Registration deadline for Summer School Programs has been EXTENDED until June 26; June 26 for Summer Band  - register early as space is limited.​ Missed...
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International Program Still Needing Host Families for September 2015

May 29, 2015
​Campbell River Schools International, School District 72's international student program, is still looking for host families for September 2015. If you and your family are interested in hosting an international student, please come to the final information session of this school year on Monday, June 8 from 7 p.m. to 8...
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Graduating students write passage memoir as part of their 'Rite of Passage'

May 22, 2015
​In an effort to deepen connections between Timberline students and members of the community, Rachel Nelson has tasked her grade 12 English students to produce a book of memoirs, capturing stories and experiences from local seniors at Berwick Manor. Thirty-seven students from Ms. Nelson’s two English 12 classes are participating in...
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Pinecrest Students Work with Textile Artist to Create Legacy Mural for School

May 04, 2015
​Not every school can say that they have had their own artist-in-residence, but thanks to ArtStarts BC’s Artists in the Classroom grant, Pinecrest Elementary will have had that experience and a very meaningful legacy to their learning and school community. All of the students are working together to create a wool...
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SD72 and Local Aboriginal Communities Sign 4th Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement

April 29, 2015
​A traditional cultural ceremony was held on April 29 featuring drummers, singers and dancers celebrating the fourth consecutive Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement signed between the Ministry of Education, the Campbell River School District (SD72) and local aboriginal communities. Members from Wei Wai Kum Nation (Campbell River), We Wai Kai Nation (Cape Mudge),...
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Georgia Park Students Make Button Blanket to Present to Homalco Elder

April 29, 2015
​While learning about the history and impact of residential schools, Georgia Park Elementary students are crafting a button blanket that they will present to Homalco elder, Adeline Billows, during a special blanketing ceremony on May 5. As a component of the school's Aboriginal focus all of the classes, in an age...
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District Chess Championships

April 23, 2015
On April 17, over 100 students participated in this year's district chess championships held at Ripple Rock Elementary. Congratulations to the following grade category winners: *Out of respect for privacy requests, some students cannot be named. ​Grade 1 ​Jasmine Harvey (Surge Narrows) Kai Miyagi (Willow Point) Dylan Harvey (Surge Narrows) Fionn...
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International Program Growing by Leaps and Bounds

April 15, 2015
​Campbell River Schools International (the school district’s international student program) continues to grow and is expected to increase again next year, according to program coordinator, Lori Kobelak. At the April 14 board meeting, Kobelak shared that since 2010 the program has grown from 11 to 45 students. There are already 40...
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International Program Looking for Host Families

April 10, 2015
​Campbell River Schools International will have a variety of students coming to Campbell River from Germany, China, Taiwan, Austria, Spain, Brazil, and Mexico. Most international students prefer to stay in families with children, especially children their own age, but we also have students who prefer a quieter setting with adults only....
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Leftover Funds from Phoenix Upgrade to be used for Seismic Improvements at Pinecrest

March 27, 2015
At their March 24 public meeting, the Board of Education passed a motion to approve a draw of $2,796,655 of Ministry of Education restricted capital funds to support a seismic upgrade at Pinecrest Elementary. The Ministry of Education has approved the seismic upgrade to Pinecrest with the use of funds leftover...
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Ready, Set, Learn & Welcome to Kindergarten Events for Preschoolers and Parents

March 25, 2015
​ All district elementary schools will be hosting Ready, Set, Learn and Welcome to Kindergarten open house events during the months of April, May and June to help pre-schoolers and their parents transition into school. Ready, Set, Learn events are open to children from 3 years of age to 5. Welcome to...
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Celebrating Aboriginal Student Success

March 18, 2015
On March 12, forty-six students were recognized for academic, citizenship or athletic achievements at this year's Aboriginal student recognition dinner held at Carihi Secondary. Congratulations to these students, their families and the district staff who support them. *Out of respect for privacy requests, some students cannot be named. ​Cedar Sophia Borge,...
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Spring Break Board Office Closure

March 16, 2015
The School Board Office will be closed from March 30, 2015 to April 10, 2015 (inclusive) to allow staff to ​take earned vacation over Spring Break. For emergencies during the closure, please call the maintenance and transportation department at (250) 287.8808. Applications or other correspondence during this time period should be...
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SD72 Students Best on North Island in Culinary Arts, 3D Animation, and TV/Video Production

March 12, 2015
​Five Campbell River students have won the right to advance to the provincial Skills Canada competition after taking top prize in the Skills Canada BC Vancouver Island North regional competitions for culinary arts, 3D animation, and TV and video production. The three Carihi Secondary students who won the gold medal in...
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​International Program is Looking for Host Families

March 10, 2015
​Campbell River Schools International will have a variety of students coming to Campbell River from Germany, China, Taiwan, Austria, Spain, Brazil, and Mexico. Most international students prefer to stay in families with children, especially children their own age, but we also have students who prefer a quieter setting with adults only....
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Parent Satisfaction Survey for Parents in Grades 4, 7, 10 & 12

March 06, 2015
​Parents of students in grades 4, 7, 10, and 12 are asked to complete this year's BC Ministry of Education satisfaction survey online before April 30. To complete the survey, click on the following link: https://www.awinfosys.com/surveyfull1/central/main/ParentSurvey.asp Choose 'district 072' from the drop down menu, the name of your school,...
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Open Letter to the Community: Public Education and SD72 Schools Suffer Once Again Under B.C. Budget

March 05, 2015
​March 5, 2015 Your school trustees, school district administration, teachers and support staff were hopeful that the latest provincial budget would hold some positive news for education. Unfortunately, it was a hope that once again was short lived. In last week’s provincial budget, school boards across the province were told that...
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Carihi Forestry Class Completes Course with Top Project Competition

March 05, 2015
​On February 19, after presenting to a panel audience of forest industry leaders, city officials and school district leadership, Carihi Forestry students Kody Reynolds, Dion Dufresne, and Daniel Morton were awarded top project honours for their construction of a working model of a logging grapple yarder. Four best projects from throughout...
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Timberline/NIC to Host Olympic-Style Trades and Technology Competition

March 02, 2015
​Hammers will be swinging, sparks flying and cameras rolling at the Timberline Secondary/North Island College campus on March 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. as the school hosts the Skills Canada BC Vancouver Island North regionals, an Olympic-style trades and technology competition. Skills Canada is a non-profit organization that partners...
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What to Expect at the Upcoming Spring Student-Led Conferences (K-8)

February 25, 2015
​Next week our K-8 classrooms will be hosting student-led conferences. Most conferences will be held on Thursday, March 5 while some may be scheduled over the course of the week. If you do not already have a confirmed appointment, please contact your school or your child’s teacher. These conferences are an...
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2015/2016 School Calendar Consultation & Survey

February 25, 2015
​School District 72 is in the process of considering calendar options for the 2015/2016 school year and the Board of Education has selected three possible calendar options to survey parents and district staff for their preference. There are some unique considerations for the 2015/2016 school calendar because Labour Day in September...
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Superintendent's Report on Achievement for 2014/2015

February 19, 2015
The Superintendent’s Report on student achievement for the 2014/2015 school year is now available to view from www.sd72.bc.ca/pages/publications.aspx under ‘Superintendent’s Reports on Achievement’. The report was presented to the Board of Education at their public meeting held on January 20 and submitted to the Ministry of Education on January...
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Late French Immersion Meeting & Registration for 2015/2016

February 05, 2015
Students currently completing grade 5 and entering grade 6 in September are eligible to apply for the Late French Immersion program at Ecole Phoenix Middle School. Students must be registered by April 30 for entry in September 2015. Interested parents and students were invited to attend an information meeting on Thursday,...
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Kindergarten Registration

January 16, 2015
​Registration for English and French Immersion kindergarten will take place February 2 to 6. Registrations will still be accepted after this period, however parents are asked to register before Friday February 13 if possible. Children must be five years old before December 31, 2015 to be eligible. Please bring your child's...
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Cross Catchment Transfers for September 2015

January 14, 2015
​Our school district endeavors to create safe, caring and supportive learning environments in order for all students to experience success. Parents and legal guardians can request a school for their child outside of their neighbourhood catchment school. In order to request a school other than their neighbourhood catchment school for September...
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SD72 & Missoula Children's Theatre to Present Rapunzel

January 13, 2015
​School District 72, the District Parent Advisory Council, and The Missoula Children's Theatre are proud to present an original Missoula Children's Theatre rendition of Rapunzel. Rapunzel takes you on a frivolous frolic through the French countryside. Frenchy and his intense friends the Wood Elves, along with the Lost Prince and Rapunzel’s...
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Last Chance for Adult Grads to Upgrade for Free

January 13, 2015
​Time is running out for adult grads to take high school courses for free. “We want the community to know that a change is coming for adult learners who have graduated from high school,” said Greg Johnson, district principal of aboriginal education and alternate programs. “After May 1, the Ministry of...
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Family Literacy Week January 20-27

January 09, 2015
​In the week leading up to Family Literacy Day (January 27), our community is hosting several family events to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities. Taking time every day to read or do a learning activity with children is crucial to a child's development....
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Southgate Students Spreading Holiday Cheer to Homeless

December 19, 2014
Southgate Middle School grade 6 and 7 students have been busy compiling care packages for homeless members of our community just in time for the holidays as part of the Everybody Deserves a Smile initiative. The students, under the direction of teacher Drew Swanson, made Christmas cards and put together over...
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International Program is Looking for Host Families

December 15, 2014
​Campbell River Schools International will have a variety of students coming to Campbell River from Germany, China, Taiwan, Austria, Spain, Brazil, and Mexico. Most international students prefer to stay in families with children, especially children their own age, but we also have students who prefer a quieter setting with adults only....
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Winter Break School Board Office Closure

December 11, 2014
​The School Board Office will be closed from December 22, 2014 to January 2, 2015 (inclusive) to allow staff to take earned vacation over the holidays. For emergencies during the closure, please call the maintenance and transportation department at (250) 287.8808 Applications or other correspondence during this time period should be...
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Students Earn Forest Fighting Credentials through SD72 Career Development

November 27, 2014
​Amongst the trees on couple of gray, wet days in early November, 21 high school students earned the first couple of credentials they would need to work in wildfire management. As part of industry-themed training offered through the School District 72 Careers Department, Strategic Natural Resource Consultants taught the Carihi, Timberline...
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Sayward Valley Trustee-Elect Determined

November 27, 2014
Gail Kirschner has been declared the trustee-elect for Area 2 (Sayward Valley) after a judicial recount on Thursday, November 27, 2014 left the riding still undetermined and forced a draw between Mrs. Kirschner and incumbent, Barbara Bowbrick. In accordance with section 141 of the Local Government Act, the name of each...
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Students Host Fair Trade Global Craft Fair

November 20, 2014
Looking for an alternative to 'big box' shopping this Christmas season? Check out the Fair Trade Global Craft Fair on Saturday, December 6 and help International Co-op students with their fundraising efforts. The fair will be held at the Timberline Secondary/NIC gym from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature...
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Trustee Election Results

November 15, 2014
We have been informed by the Strathcona Regional District that there was a problem with reporting the SD72 trustee election results through Civic Info BC.   The results, as provided by electoral officer Thomas Yates at 9:50 a.m. November 16, 2014, were as follows:   Area 1 (Greater Campbell River) – Ted Foster,...
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Campbell River Schools International Needs Host Families for 2015

November 12, 2014
​Want to experience other cultures without leaving your home? If you have some space in your home and time in your life, you could be the perfect family to host a teenager from another country. Your family will be reimbursed financially for this wornderful opportunity. The length of commitment and the age...
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What to Expect in the Upcoming Student-Led Conferences / Parent Teacher Interviews

November 10, 2014
In November schools will be holding either student-led conferences or parent-teacher interviews.  Most conferences will be held on November 20 which has been set aside for these. Some teachers will hold student-led conferences or parent-teacher interviews on this day, as well as over the course of a week or two, depending...
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Communicating Student Learning: Why do teachers involve their students in the assessment process?

November 10, 2014
​By now you have likely received feedback from your child's teacher on their learning in at least one curriculum area. this feedback may also have included a self-assessment completed by your child. Educational research has found that when students understand what success looks like, what the learning expectations are, and use...
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TeenFlight Raising Funds to Continue Plane Build

November 05, 2014
Dr. Grant Neilson, a mentor with the Campbell River TeenFlight Program, provided the Board with an update on TeenFlight at the November 4 public board meeting. TeenFlight is a program that has Campbell River students building a Van’s Aircraft RV-12 airplane under the direction of community aviation mentors. TeenFlight Campbell River...
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Halloween Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treaters

October 30, 2014
'Tis the season for ghosts and ghouls! But beware, with Halloween fast approaching the safety of your children should be foremost. Keep these useful safety tips  in mind before heading out for your Halloween festivities. Never let children trick-or-treat alone. Always have them walk with an adult or a group of...
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Pilot Project Helps to Create a Classroom Approach to Self-Regulation

October 22, 2014
There are many nuances that go into the art of teaching and, more importantly, the work of learning. Many are aware of the different styles by which research has shown people to learn best: auditory, visual, sensory, and any combination thereof. There is also a growing body of evidence to support...
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Opportunity to Share Funding Concerns Regarding Public Education

October 14, 2014
​The all-party Finance Committee is currently seeking feedback in consideration of how the BC government should allocate tax dollars next year. The Finance Committee travels the province to hear from British Columbians and to collect written feedback from the public. Members of the public have until October 17 to have their...
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SD72 International Program Needs Host Families for 2015

October 09, 2014
​Want to experience other cultures without leaving your home? Campbell River Schools International needs host families for 2015. If you have ever wondered what it might be like to host an international student, please contact the homestay contractor for information and to reserve your spot at our next information session. Wednesday,...
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Cortes Island School Enhances Lesson Plans with Soil, Seeds, and Compost

October 08, 2014
At Cortes Island School, students aren’t afraid to get their hands a little dirty in the name of learning. The school, with the help of countless committed and ambitious parent and community volunteers, has seen the seed of an idea for a school garden sprout and bloom into an abundant year-round...
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SD72 Honoured with Diversity Leadership and Environmental Sustainability Awards at Annual Chamber of Commerce Business Awards

October 03, 2014
​School District 72 was named the recipient of the Diversity Leadership Award and Environmental Sustainability Award at the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce 2014 Business Awards of Distinction held on September 27 at the Tidemark Theatre. The Diversity Leadership Award recognizes best practices in attracting a diverse workforce and creating an...
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Registration for Parent Support Program

September 19, 2014
​Please be aware that the $40/day temporary education support program announced by the Minister of Finance is overseen by the provincial government. You can access the temporary education support program here: http://bcparentinfo.ca The district has received some queries from parents about accessing their child's PEN (personal education number). Please note that...
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Letter to Parents: School Opening September 22

September 19, 2014
​September 19, 2014 Dear Parents and Guardians,   We are pleased to share that, following ratification of the new collective agreement between the BC Teachers’ Federation and the BC Public School Employers’ Association, the first day of school for most students will be Monday, September 22. There are some exceptions depending on...
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School Trustee Elections Nov. 15

September 12, 2014
​ School trustee elections are fast approaching as part of the municipal elections on November 15. Local candidates are listed on the school district website under www.sd72.bc.ca/Board/trusteeelections/ and the October 24 issue of the Campbell River Mirror featured biographies on the candidates running to represent the greater Campbell River area. To...
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Ways parents and caregivers can support children's learning

September 11, 2014
​Throughout the year whether school is in session or not, you have an important role in your child’s education. There are many resources available to parents to support their child’s learning and interests. Below are a list of websites that align with our B.C. curriculum. The videos, practice games and other...
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Open letter to the community from SD72

September 10, 2014
Please see attachment (pdf) below.
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Alert for Parents: Sextortionists Targeting Teens

September 08, 2014
​The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is warning parents about an increasing and serious trend involving Canadian youth being extorted for money.    Please click on the attachment (pdf) below for more information.
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Still No Agreement – Schools Closed Indefinitely

August 31, 2014
August 31 , 2014 Still No Agreement – Schools Closed Indefinitely With no agreement reached between the BC Teachers’ Federation and the BC Public School Employers’ Association and the withdrawal of service due to strike action by teachers, schools will not be able to open to students indefinitely. For safety reasons...
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Letter to Parents: Teachers to Picket Select Locations Aug. 29

August 28, 2014
​Dear Parents/Guardians, We continue to closely monitor the situation between the BC Teachers’ Federation and the BC Public School Employers’ Association and remain hopeful that both parties will be able to begin mediation this weekend with Vince Ready.   In the meantime, the Campbell River District Teachers’ Association has informed School District...
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SD72 Announces 2014 Governor General's Medallion Recipients

August 27, 2014
​ School District 72 is pleased to recognize Laura Murphy and Hayley Moeller as the 2014 recipients of the Governor General's Medallion. Every secondary school is given one medallion annually to recognize the graduate who has achieved the highest, combined academic grade point average in their grade 11 and 12 years.​​...
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Letter to Parents: Job Action & New Student Registrations

August 25, 2014
​Teacher Job Action Update - August 25, 2014 Dear Parents/Guardians,   The purpose of this letter is to provide you with an update on the provincial labour dispute between the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) and the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA). As negotiations remain unresolved, there is a high level...
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Back to School: School Opening Information for September 2

August 05, 2014
The first day of school is Tuesday, September 2 (depending on the student's grade level). For specific start dates and times for a particular school, see the school opening information, and specifically the section on first day start times .   Please note that due to the uncertainty around contract...
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Student Report Cards and Student Marks

June 27, 2014
June 27, 2014
Dear Parents/Guardians:   Grades 10, 11 and 12
An Essential Services Order required teachers to compile and submit marks for Grades 10, 11 and 12 students only .  Report cards for Grade 10, 11 and 12 students will be available on Parent Connect by Monday, June 30th.  If...
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Summer School Cancelled

June 26, 2014
June 26, 2014
Dear Parents/Guardians, Yesterday we received information that the teachers union will be continuing their strike action into July 2014, and that all sites where Summer School is being taught will be picketed.
Given this situation, School District 72 has decided not to provide Summer School Programs this year.
For...
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Important Information: Grade 10-12 Provincial Exam Schedule

June 13, 2014
Shoud an agreement not be reached to avoid a full-scale teacher strike beginning on Tuesday, June 17, parents and guardians of children in grades 10, 11, and 12 should only send their child to school if they have a provincial/governement exam. Only those students writing a particular provincial/government exam scheduled for...
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Important Note for Parents: Summer School Registration

June 13, 2014
​Dear parent or guardian,
The Campbell River School District would like to invite you to visit the Summer School course offerings listed on the School District 72 website at www.sd72.bc.ca.
The provincial government is indicating that Summer School will be allowed to continue dependent on a willingness by teachers to suspend...
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Graduation Ceremonies

June 13, 2014
​School District 72 is planning to proceed with formal graduation ceremonies and teachers are still welcome to participate as this is considered outside of the BC Public School Employers' Association lockout. It will be at the discretion of individual teachers and the Campbell River District Teachers' Association if teachers choose to...
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Letter to Parents: Stage 3 Strike on June 16/17

June 12, 2014
​ June 12, 2014     Dear Parents/Guardians,   This is to inform you that the BC Teachers’ Federation has announced a rotating strike on Monday, June 16, 2014.   A full strike will commence on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 until further notice.   As there will be no teachers available for instruction or supervision at...
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Equinox Students Recognized for Work with Seniors

June 09, 2014
​The School District 72 Equinox program has been awarded $1,000 from the BC Retired Teachers’ Association in recognition of its bi-weekly “Equinox Connection” visits with seniors at Yucalta Lodge. The BC Retired Teachers’ Association Golden Star Award recognizes and rewards programs in the public education system that features intergenerational projects in...
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Letter to Parents: Stage 2 Rotating Strike on June 12

June 09, 2014
Teacher Job Action Update – June 6, 2014   Dear Parents and Guardians,   The British Columbia Teachers’ Federation has informed School District 72 that, as part of the BC Teachers’ Federation Stage 2 district-by-district rotating strike action, they intend to once again strike all school districts. Our district will be...
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Summer School Board Office Closure

June 02, 2014
​The School Board Office will be closed from July 14, 2014 to August 15, 2014 (inclusive) to allow staff to take earned vacation over the holidays. In case of emergencies only please call (250) 287.8808   Time sheets, applications or other correspondence during this period should be dropped off using the mail...
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Letter to Parents: Stage 2 Rotating Strike on June 6

May 30, 2014
​ Teacher Job Action Update – May 29, 2014

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The British Columbia Teachers’ Federation has informed School District 72 that, as part of the BC Teachers’ Federation Stage 2 district-by-district rotating strike action, they intend to once again strike all school districts. Our district will be picketed on...
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Graduation Ceremonies and the Announced Teacher Lockout

May 23, 2014
Understandably, yesterday's (May 22) announcement by the BC Public School Employers' Association to lock out secondary teachers on June 25 and 26 has caused a great deal of concern about this year's graduation ceremonies. This is an important educational milestone for students and parents and School District 72 administration will ensure...
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Letter to Parents: Stage 2 Rotating Strike on May 26

May 21, 2014
​May 21, 2014 Dear Parent / Guardian,
I regret to inform you that the Campbell River District Teachers’ Association has informed School District 72 that they intend to strike all district schools on Monday, May 26, as part of the BC Teachers’ Federation escalation to Stage 2 rotating strike action....
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Teachers to Escalate to Stage 2 Strike Action

May 20, 2014
May 20, 2014   It is very unfortunate that contract negotiations have escalated to a point where teachers are planning on withdrawing instructional services. Preparations are now being made in the event that a settlement isn’t reached and teachers proceed with their intended single day strike activity at School District 72 schools...
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Summer School 2014

May 15, 2014
School District 72 has once again developed a variety of programs to support learning through the summer as part of Summer School. Summer School typically runs during the month of July.  While the district is accepting registrations for Summer School 2014, should strike action by BC teachers continue into the summer,...
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Letter to Parents: Stage 1 Strike Action Update

May 15, 2014
​May 15, 2014 Dear Parent / Guardian, As you are aware, the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) began Stage 1 strike action at the end of April stemming from their contract negotiations with the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA). While negotiations are continuing, we wanted to update parents on what may...
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Request for Proposal: International Student Programs Homestay Contract

May 14, 2014
​Campbell River Schools International is requesting proposals for its International Student Programs homestay contract. This contract includes the host family recruitment, screening and selection; the international student placement with host families, monitoring and supporting both families and students to ensure a successful homestay; and reporting to the Campbell River Schools International...
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Nautical Sciences Program Accepting Registrations for 2015

May 09, 2014
​The Carihi Nautical Sciences Program is accepting registrations from interested grade 10, 11, and 12 students for its 2015 intake. The program is open to students from both Carihi and Timberline and will begin January 26, 2015. Students need to apply through the Nautical Program website at http://nauticalprogram.ca/students-registration-enrolment-feb-2015. Applicants are required...
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Student Documentary Wins 2nd Place at BC Student Film Fest

May 08, 2014
​Timberline Secondary media student, Eric Overhoff, took the old adage, "write about something you know" to heart, to create a very poignant documentary on his love of photography and how this translates into video making. Eric's video won second place in the documentary genre in this year's BC Student Film Festival...
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Teachers Receive Defibrillator Training

May 05, 2014
​On the April 22 Pro-D day, nine teachers from Carihi and Timberline received automated external defibrillator (AED) training to be able to, in turn, pass this knowledge on to over 400 students as part of the ACT High School CPR program. Thanks to a donation from RBC, each secondary school received...
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Celebrating Aboriginal Student Success

May 02, 2014
​On May 1, forty-three students were recognized for academic, citizenship or athletic achievements at this year's Aboriginal student recognition dinner held at Carihi Secondary. Congratulations to these students, their families and the district staff who support them. *Out of respect for privacy requests, some students cannot be named.   ​Cedar ​Christine Sprout...
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Students to Begin Building Plane From the Tail Up

May 01, 2014
​Sixteen students from Timberline and Carihi and two Courtenay students are preparing to build a Van’s Aircraft RV-12 airplane through Teenflight, a unique aviation work experience program created in partnership by Sealand Aviation and School District 72. Through the generous donations of local aviation industries and enthusiasts, enough funds were raised...
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Strategic Plan: Thoughtstream Results

April 29, 2014
This past fall we invited you, our staff, parents, students and community members, to share your thoughts about what our school district is doing well, where we can improve and what we might wish to include as we envision our future and move forward. Your feedback is appreciated, and is vital...
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Letter to Elementary Parents: Elementary School Recess to be Combined with Lunch Break

April 23, 2014
April 23, 2014 Dear Parent / Guardian,   Starting today, Wednesday, April 23, BC teachers have begun Stage 1 job action which includes the withdrawal of student supervision. To address the logistical impacts of this withdrawal of service and to continue to ensure that students are appropriately supervised, elementary school morning...
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Letter to Parents: Stage 1 Job Action to Begin Wednesday, April 23

April 17, 2014
​ April 17, 2014 Dear Parent / Guardian,
As part of their ongoing contract negotiations with the BC Public School Employers Association (BCPSEA) and the provincial government, the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) has announced that teachers will begin Stage 1 job action on Wednesday, April 23.   School districts have...
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National Child & Youth Mental Health Day Event

April 15, 2014
​In recognition of National Child & Youth Mental Health Day, the F.O.R.C.E. Society for Kids' Mental Health, Institute of Families and School District 72 are co-hosting a free event for parents, students, school staff, and other community members on May 7 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Robron Centre. Come...
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Ready, Set, Learn & Welcome to Kindergarten Events for Preschoolers and Parents

April 11, 2014
All district elementary schools will be hosting Ready, Set, Learn and Welcome to Kindergarten open house events during the months of April, May and June to help pre-schoolers and their parents transition into school.   Ready, Set, Learn events are open to children from 3 years of age to 5. Welcome to...
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North Island College and SD72 host Education & Industry Expo

April 10, 2014
On April 11 North Island College and Timberline Secondary will open their shop doors for their first Education and Industry Expo. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. students and community members are invited on campus to explore locally available trades and technology education opportunities. Meet program instructors, visit the trade shops,...
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Support Campbell River Youth at the Earth Week Film Festival

April 09, 2014
Show your support for Campbell River youth and local environmental initiatives by attending this year’s Earth Week Film Festival! The festival takes place Wednesday, April 16 at the Tidemark Theatre, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and the show starting at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the event will support an environmental...
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Annual Battle of the Books Inspires a Love of Reading

March 18, 2014
Over 210 elementary and middle school students recently competed in the annual school district Battle of the Books. The district championships were held March 5 at Timberline Secondary School.  Battle of the Books began as a creative concept to encourage students to read quality fiction books. While encouraging literacy, this annual...
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Aboriginal Education Community Forum

March 11, 2014
The Aboriginal Education Advisory Council for School District 72 would like to invite Aboriginal parents and community members to attend a community forum on April 9 at the Campbell River Maritime Heritage Centre (621 Island Highway). An afternoon and evening session will be held; agendas will be the same. The afternoon...
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Spring Break Board Office Closure

March 07, 2014
​ The School Board Office will be closed from March 20, 2014 to March 28, 2014 (inclusive) to allow staff to ​take earned vacation over Spring Break. For emergencies during the closure, please call the maintenance and transportation department at (250) 287.8808. Applications or other correspondence during this time period should...
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Letter to Parents: Possible Teacher Job Action

March 07, 2014
​ March 7, 2014
Dear Parent/Guardian, As you are probably already aware, as part of the ongoing contract negotiations between the BC Teachers' Federation (BCTF) and the BC Government, members of the BCTF have voted 89 percent in favour of job action. This means that teaching staff across the province,...
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Draft Cross Boundary (Cross Catchment) Process for Elementary and District Programs

March 06, 2014
​To address current challenges and streamline the process for parents and schools, some changes to the district's cross boundary process have been drafted based on feedback from a team of district staff and school administrators. The cross boundary process applies for students wishing to attend a school outside of their neighbourhood...
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March 4: Student-Led Conferences/Parent-Teacher Interviews

February 28, 2014
On Tuesday, March 4 schools will be holding either student-led conferences or parent-teacher interviews, depending on the level of school (ie: elementary, middle, secondary). The school, or teachers, will provide more information and advise parents on how to schedule their meeting time. Please note that on March 4, STUDENTS ARE ONLY...
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Proposed 2014/2015 School Calendar

February 26, 2014
At the February 25, 2014 public meeting of the Board of Education, the Board reviewed three calendar options for the 2014/2015 school year which were drafted ​based on feedback from the calendar committee. The committee was comprised of representatives from the Campbell River Principals' and Vice-Principals' Association, Campbell River District Teachers'...
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Late French Immersion Registration for 2014/2015

February 21, 2014
​Students currently completing grade 5 and entering grade 6 in September are eligible to apply for the Late French Immersion program at Ecole Phoenix Middle School. Students must be registered by April 30 for entry in September 2014. The program accepts a maximum of 30 students. Late French Immersion has already...
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Letter to Education Minister: B.C. Supreme Court Ruling & Government Appeal

February 20, 2014
The School District 72 Board of Education sent this letter on February 19, 2014 to Education Minister Peter Fassbender regarding the January 27, 2014 B.C. Supreme Court Ruling and Government's subsequent decision to appeal.​
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Late French Immersion Information Meeting & Registration for 2014/2015

January 31, 2014
​Students currently completing grade 5 and entering grade 6 in September are eligible to apply for the Late French Immersion program at Ecole Phoenix Middle School. Students must be registered by April 30 for entry in September 2014. Interested parents and students are invited to attend an information meeting on Thursday,...
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Cross Boundary Requests for the 2014/2015 School Year

January 27, 2014
Students wishing to attend a school outside of their district catchment area for the 2014/2015 school year, can submit a cross boundary student request form from January 15 until the deadline of March 1, 2014. Enrolment depends upon applying by the district deadline and the availability of space and facilities at...
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Kindergarten Registration for 2014/2015

January 27, 2014
Registration for English and French Immersion kindergarten for the 2014/2015 school year will be held from February 17 to 21 at all district elementary schools. Registration will begin at noon on Monday, February 17. Parents interested in early French Immersion are invited to attend an information session on February 13 at...
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Family Literacy Week January 20 to 27

January 13, 2014
In the week leading up to Family Literacy Day (January 27), our community is hosting several family events to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities. Taking time every day to read or do a learning activity with children is crucial to a child's development....
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SD72 & Missoula Children's Theatre to Present Blackbeard The Pirate

January 10, 2014
School District 72, the District Parent Advisory Council, and The Missoula Children's Theatre are proud to present an original Missoula Children's Theatre rendition of  Blackbeard The Pirate . What starts as a lazy day at the beach, quickly turns into mystery and adventure when the search for Blackbeard's treasure begins! Tales...
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Foundation Skills Assessment: A Letter to Grade 4 & 7 Parents

January 10, 2014
The Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) is an annual, province-wide assessment given to all students in grades 4 and 7 on basic competencies in reading, writing and numeracy. This year the Foundation Skills Assessment will be administered from January 13 to Feburary 21. The attached letter was sent to parents and guardians...
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Flu Season and H1N1

January 07, 2014
As flu season is now officially upon us, we are aware that there are members of our school communities, students and staff, who are ill with flu-like symptoms. The medical health officer has also advised the public that some cases of H1N1 have been noted throughout the province. As an ongoing...
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Campbell River Twinning Society Looking for Host Families

December 20, 2013
​This March the Campbell River Twinning Society will again be welcoming Young Ambassadors from our sister city of Ishikari, Japan. They are planning to arrive in Campbell River the night of Wednesday, March 26 and will be staying for five nights. The students will be between the ages of 11 to...
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Want to Meet the World? SD72's International Program is Looking for Host Families

December 12, 2013
​Campbell River Schools International will have a variety of students coming to Campbell River from Germany, China, Taiwan, Austria, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and Mexico. Most international students prefer to stay in families with children, especially children their own age, but we also have students who prefer a quieter setting with adults...
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SD72 and BC Hydro work together on John Hart project educational opportunities

December 10, 2013
​School District 72 and BC Hydro are working together to provide unique educational opportunities for teachers and students during the five-year construction period of the John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project. The partnership will allow BC Hydro to provide up to $5,000 per year to SD72 to have teachers and kids...
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Winter Break School Board Office Closure

December 06, 2013
​ ​The School Board Office will be closed from December 23, 2013 to January 3, 2014 (inclusive) to allow staff to take earned vacation over the holidays. For emergencies during the closure, please call the maintenance and transportation department at (250) 287.8808. Applications or other correspondence during this time period should...
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CEP Local 630 Establishes a Scholarship Fund

December 05, 2013
​The Communications, Energy and Paperworks Union Local 630 generously established a $50,000 scholarship fund with School District 72 on December 4, 2013.  The scholarship fund will annually provide two $1,000 scholarships for graduating students from either Timberline Secondary, Carihi Secondary or Robron Centre. This is one of the largest scholarship funds...
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Southgate Students to Help Homeless With Care Packages

December 02, 2013
​​Southgate Middle School students are making 150 care packages for homeless people in our community. The students will be compiling the care packages on December 12 and 13 for delivery to the Radiant Sunday Soup Kitchen, Coles Shelter and Evergreen Shelter. Students are trying to collect by December 9, 96 men's...
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School Trustees Meet With Education Minister

December 02, 2013
The School District 72 Board of Education was pleased to welcome Education Minister, Peter Fassbender to the district last week. On invitation from the Board of Education, Minister Fassbender met with trustees and senior management on Thursday, November 28 at the School Board Office and visited Carihi Secondary's Forestry Program on...
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Request for Quotation: Snow Plowing at Ripple Rock & Discovery Passage Schools

November 29, 2013
School District 72 (Campbell River) invites applications from interested parties for snow plowing of parking lots and roadways at Ripple Rock Elementary School and Discovery Passage Elementary School for a two year period commencing December 1, 2013 and ending November 30, 2015 with an option to renew for a third year....
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Education Minister to Visit School District 72

November 28, 2013
​Education Minister Peter Fassbender has accepted an invitation from the Board of Education and will visit the district on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29. Minister Fassbender will meet with the Board and senior management on Thursday afternoon and pay a visit to Carihi Secondary's Forestry Program on Friday morning....
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Students Voice Their Desires for Education and the District's Strategic Plan

November 28, 2013
As part of the development process for the district's next Strategic Plan, the Board of Education and the district's educational leadership team wanted to hear directly from students on their thoughts and desires for their education. Over the past month, meetings were held with elementary, middle and secondary students and older...
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Forestry Program Fundraises With Christmas Tree Sales

November 27, 2013
Carihi Secondary's Forestry Program is selling Christmas trees as a class fundraiser. All proceeds will be used to purchase more equipment for the program. Trees will be on sale from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. from December 4 to 7 and December 11 - 14, as well as from 10 a.m....
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Students May Be Able to Build an Airplane through Aviation Work Experience

November 18, 2013
School District 72, through Timberline Secondary School and in partnership with Sealand Aviation, is seeking expressions of interest from students who would like to help build a fully functional airplane. Students would get the opportunity to apply math and science knowledge to practical, hands-on learning and could earn anywhere from 4...
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: School Calendar February Pro-D Day Change

November 15, 2013
​There has been some confusion surrounding the 2013/2014 school calendar. The calendar had originally been issued last June with a Pro-D day on February 7, 2014. At the June 11, 2013 board meeting, the Board amended the calendar for this year, moving the previously scheduled February 7, 2014 Pro-D day to...
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Provincial & District Scholarship Winners Announced for 2012/2013 School Year

November 06, 2013
The Ministry of Education made changes to the provincial scholarship program for graduating students during the 2012/2013 school year and the winners’ names have just been released. Based on 86 percent or better on three provincial exams and a minimum B average in English 12, the following students received a provincial...
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What to Expect In the Upcoming Student-Led Conferences / Parent-Teacher Interviews

October 24, 2013
​In November schools will be holding either student-led conferences or parent-teacher interviews.  Most conferences will be held on November 7 which has been set aside for these. Some teachers will hold student-led conferences or parent-teacher interviews on this day, as well as over the course of a week or two, depending...
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Fundraising Dinner for the New Nautical Sciences Program

October 17, 2013
​On Saturday, October 19 there will be a fundraising dinner at Quadra Island's Heriot Bay Inn for the new Nautical Sciences Program at Carihi Secondary. Tickets are $49 and include a two course dinner, a talk from Kirk and Mandy-Rae Krack of Performance Diving International, and a silent auction. Call (250)...
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Campbell River School District is now on Facebook!

October 10, 2013
​Followers can get the latest School District 72 news and announcements linked directly to your Facebook newsfeed. You can find School District 72 on Facebook under 'Campbell River School District - SD72' or by clicking the Facebook icon on the district's home page at www.sd72.bc.ca.
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Drop Everything and Read on October 28

October 10, 2013
The British Columbia Teacher-Librarians' Association (BCTLA) would like to invite everyone to join students, teachers and volunteers from across the province to celebrate the importance of literacy, school libraries, and the joy of reading, and "drop everything and read"! October 28 marks the seventh annual province-wide Drop Everything and Read (DEAR)...
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Webinar Opportunity: Identifying and Preventing Anxiety in Children

October 08, 2013
​Parents and district staff are invited to a webinar with Dr. Lynn Miller (Ph D., R Psyc., Associate Professer at UBC) on identifying and preventing anxiety in children. This talk will bring awareness to the anxiety disorder spectrum, identify basic behavioural indicators of anxiety in children, and an awareness of techniques...
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World Teachers' Day: A Message from the Board Chair

October 03, 2013
Campbell River School District is pleased to recognize World Teachers' Day on October 5, 2013. World Teachers' Day is an annual event, established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to celebrate teachers worldwide. Its aim is to build peace in the minds of human beings through education...
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Strategic Plan: Share Your Thoughts

October 01, 2013
School District 72 would like to hear your thoughts as we develop the district's second Strategic Plan; our roadmap to providing the best educational experience for students. Members of the public  and students can participate by clicking the link below. Participants will be required to supply an email address to enable...
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School District Developing Second Strategic Plan: Requests Parent, Student, Staff Input

October 01, 2013
This fall School District 72 will be consulting with the community to develop the district's second Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan is the district's roadmap to providing the best educational experience for our students. It is used to focus our decision-making; pulling schools and district staff together around a single game...
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Request for Expressions of Interest: Surplus School and Property (Formerly Evergreen Elementary)

September 19, 2013
​School District 72 is seeking Expressions of Interest for the procurement of a 1,330 square meter, 1960 vintage elementary school and 6 acre property as an educational, recreational or social facility, or dependent on rezoning requirements as a residential development. This site was formerly Evergreen Elementary School located at 1681 Evergreen...
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City of Campbell River and SD72 Win Climate and Energy Action Award for Partnership

September 19, 2013
The City of Campbell River and School District 72 won the Public Sector Collaboration category of the Climate and Energy Action Awards for their partnership. The award was presented at the 2013 Union of BC Municipalities Convention on September 18. Over the last four years, School District 72 has collaborated with...
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2013 Scholarship & Bursary Recipients

September 16, 2013
School District 72 students are fortunate to have the support and encouragement of Campbell River and our surrounding communities behind their educational efforts. The Board of Education wishes to acknowledge the scholarship and bursary recipients from the graduating class of 2013 and the generous support of our donors.​  
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Local Home Learning Option Focuses on Community

September 03, 2013
​Parents and families who may be interested in home learning are encouraged to check out eBlend, School District 72's home learning program for students in kindergarten to grade 9. The program helps provide personalized education that continues to meet the BC Ministry of Education learning outcomes while building relationships between home...
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SD72 Announces 2013 Governor General's Medallion Recipients

August 30, 2013
​ School District 72 is pleased to recognize Talise Lindenbach and Natasha Farrant as the 2013 recipients of the Governor General's Medallion. Every secondary school is given one medallion annually to recognize the graduate who has achieved the highest, combined academic grade point average in their grade 11 and 12 years.​​...
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Carihi DRIVE Students 'Test Drive' Shaw Studios

June 27, 2013
​Students in Carihi Secondary's DRIVE (Digital Recording Integrated Video and English) program had their first opportunity to 'test drive' the Shaw TV studio in June. This half-day program is designed for passionate video artists who are interested in film making. Students immerse themselves in all aspects of filmmaking while earning credits...
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Board of Education Sends Letter to Education Minister Expressing Concerns With Possible 10-Year Deal

June 26, 2013
​At their June 25, 2013 public board meeting, the Board of Education passed a motion to send a letter to Education Minister Peter Fassbender expressing the Board's concerns with the possibility of an imposed 10-year deal between the government and the BC Teachers' Federation. The Board's decision follows a request from...
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Board of Education Sends Letter to Education Minister Requesting Negotiated Wage Increases Be Funded

June 26, 2013
​At the June 25, 2013 public board meeting, the Board passed a motion to send a letter to Education Minister Peter Fassbender reiterating that the Board cannot fund a wage increase for CUPE support staff within the current funding allotment without negatively impacting learning and requesting that any negotiated wage increases...
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Summer Board Office & Education Centre Closure

June 04, 2013
The School Board Office will be closed from July 15, 2013 to August 16, 2013 (inclusive) to allow staff to ​take earned vacation over Summer Break. The district's Education Centre will also be closed from July 2, 2013 to August 23, 2013 (inclusive). The Education Centre will re-open on Monday, August...
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Summer School 2013

May 31, 2013
School District 72 will once again be offering a variety of programs to support learning through the summer. The programs will run through the month of July. Registration deadline for Summer School Programs is June 21; June 28 for Summer Band  - register early as space is limited.​ Click here to...
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Board Adopts 2013/2014 Annual Operating Budget

May 22, 2013
The Board of Education adopted the preliminary operating budget for 2013/2014 at the May 21 public meeting. At a May 7 special public meeting, the Board of Education decided on $19,500 worth of savings and to use an estimated $389,500 from the district's operational reserves to provide some budget additions. The...
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Aboriginal Students Recognized for their Success

May 15, 2013
​On April 23, the district recognized forty-seven students for their academic, citizenship or athletic achievements at the annual Aboriginal student recognition dinner held at Carihi Secondary. Congratulations to these students, their families and the district staff who support them: Cedar
Conner Hemstead
Henri Charlie
Kyla Lucas Johnson Cortes
Brandon Harry Discovery Passage
Ava Adams
Jasiah Hunt Ecole...
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School Board to Draw $389,500 of Operational Reserves to Balance Budget

May 08, 2013
​At a special public meeting on May 7, the Board of Education decided on $19.500 worth of savings and to use an estimated $389,500 from the district's operational reserves to provide some budget additions. The Board will continue to look for additonal operational savings through the remainder of the year with...
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Local Artists Collaborate with Students on Resiliency Wall

April 23, 2013
​ Building upon a resiliency toolkit from the R-Life Project, teacher Barb Preston and Educational Assistant Janet Kiel, secured funding to have local artists, Jill Banting and Sarah Kerr, collaborate with Equinox Alternate students to create a photo/voice installation or resiliency wall. Building resiliency and supporting youth have been identified as...
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International Program Looking for Host Families

April 23, 2013
Are you interested in learning about another culture? Sharing what Canada and Campbell River has to offer? The International Program is once again in need of host families for our international students. Host families need to be able to provide a private room, all meals, Internet, and a warm family atmosphere....
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Ready, Set, Learn & Welcome to Kindergarten: Open Houses for Pre-Schoolers and Parents

April 16, 2013
All district elementary schools will be hosting Ready, Set, Learn and Welcome to Kindergarten open house events during the months of April and May to help pre-schoolers and their parents transition into school. Ready, Set, Learn events are open to children from 3 years of age to 5. Welcome to Kindergarten...
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SD72 Helps Students in Nepal

April 11, 2013
When the International Co-Op students went to Nepal over Spring Break they were packed with over 2,000 pencils, 1,000 pens, hundreds of rulers, erasers, glue sticks and other useful supplies generously donated by the staff and students of SD72! 179 backpacks were purchased in Nepal, filled with supplies and delivered to...
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École Phoenix to Receive Seismic Upgrade

April 10, 2013
École Phoenix Middle School has been identified for seismic upgades under the Premier's three-year $584 million school upgrade announcement made on April 8.   School District 72 had applied for funding of $6.9 million for seismic upgrades to Phoenix as part of the district's five-year capital plan.   The district is now awaiting...
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Spring Break School Board Office Closure

March 20, 2013
The School Board Office will be closed from March 25, 2013 to April 5, 2013 (inclusive) to allow staff to ​take earned vacation over Spring Break. For emergencies during the closure, please call the maintenance and transportation department at (250) 287.8808. Applications or other correspondence during this time period should be...
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2013/2014 School Calendar

March 20, 2013
​After circulating three calendar options for the 2013/2014 school year amongst the district's partner groups, a recommended option based on their feedback was presented and adopted by the Board of Education at their March 19 public board meeting. The 2013/2014 calendar features two non-instructional professional development days prior to Labour Day,...
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CR Students to Compete in Provincial Skills Canada Competition

March 19, 2013
Three Campbell River students have won the right to advance to the provincial Skills Canada competition after competing in the Skills Canada BC Vancouver Island North regionals. Carihi Secondary student Trevor Schmidt (carpentry), and Timberline students Quinn Leighton and Austin Johnson (TV/video production) placed first in their respective divisions and will...
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New Forestry Course Builds Employable Skills

March 18, 2013
Carihi Secondary is offering a new forestry course that applies 21st century learning strategies of projects and student inquiries. Twenty-five students in grades 10 to 12 are currently taking the course, which provides a total of eight science/elective credits. To date, students have learned about traversing and plotting data; fixed radius...
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Carihi Secondary Theatre Department Presents Little Shop of Horrors

March 18, 2013
​Carihi Secondary is presenting a theatre production of Little Shop of Horrors, based on the film by Roger Corman. The show will run April 18 to 21 with evening performances at 7 p.m. and two matinee shows on April 20 and 21 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 and are available...
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10th Annual Battle of the Books

March 12, 2013
The Battle of the Books is a district-wide reading program designed to motivate students in grades 3 to 8 to read a variety of quality fiction and non-fiction books. The elementary and middle schools will compete in three different trivia battles: a school competition, a zone competition and the district competition...
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Vote for SD72's Entries in the BC Green Games

March 05, 2013
​Join in the celebration of students' green projects! Until March 31, British Columbians are encouraged to go online and vote in the fifth annual Science World's BC Green Games. Campbell River School District has entries from Ecole Willow Point Elementary, Ecole Phoenix Middle School and Timberline Secondary. The contest, with over...
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Timberline/NIC to Host Olympic-Style Trades and Technology Competition

March 04, 2013
​Hammers will be swinging, sparks flying and cameras rolling at the Timberline Secondary/North Island College campus on March 15. The school will be host to the Skills Canada BC Vancouver Island North regionals, an Olympic-style trades and technology competition. Skills Canada is a non-profit organization that partners with government, educators, private...
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Late French Immersion Registration Opens

February 21, 2013
​Students currently completing grade 5 and entering grade 6 in September are eligible to apply for the Late French Immersion program at Ecole Phoenix Middle School. Students must be registered by April 30 for entry in September 2013 Registration will continue until 30 applications have been received. Please note that at...
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Late French Immersion Registration for 2013/2014

February 14, 2013
Students currently completing grade 5 and entering grade 6 in September are eligible to apply for the Late French Immersion program at Ecole Phoenix Middle School. Students must be registered by April 30 for entry in September 2013. Interested parents and students are invited to attend an information meeting on Thursday,...
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Timberline Secondary Presents 'Aladdin: The Musical'

January 29, 2013
​Timberline Secondary is proud to present Aladdin: The Musical March 1 to 3 and March 7 to 9. Evening performances will be at 7 p.m. on March 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9. March 3 will feature a special Sunday matinee performance at 2 p.m. Tickets for the evening performances are...
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Kindergarten Registration for 2013/2014

January 23, 2013
​Registration for English and French Immersion kindergarten for the 2013/2014 school year will held from February 18 to 22 at all district elementary schools. Parents interested in early French Immersion are invited to attend an information session on February 12, at 7 p.m. at the School Board Office, 425 Pinecrest Road....
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Board of Education Sends Second Letter to Minister of Education Regarding Cooperative Gains

January 17, 2013
​The School District 72 Board of Education sent this letter on January 15, 2013 to Education Minister Don McRae regarding the Cooperative Gains Mandate.
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School District Uses Partnerships and Funding Opportunities to Build Upon Environmental Efforts

January 11, 2013
​Energy conservation is an integral component of School District 72's Strategic Plan. In addition to reducing our carbon footprint and reducing utility costs, energy conservation projects such as school re-lamping provide an opportunity to improve classroom lighting. Extensive research by the University of Georgia, the National Clearinghouse for Education and others...
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Letter to Grade 4 & 7 Parents Regarding the Foundation Skills Assessment

January 11, 2013
The Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) is an annual, province-wide assessment given to all students in grades 4 and 7 on reading, writing and numeracy. This year the FSA will be administered from January 14 to February 22. The attached letter was sent to parents and guardians of students in grades 4...
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Cross Boundary Requests for the 2013/2014 School Year

January 11, 2013
​Students wishing to attend a school outside of their district catchment area for the 2013/2014 school year, can submit a cross boundary student request form from January 23, 2013 until the deadline of March 1, 2013. Enrolment depends upon applying by the district deadline and the availability of space and facilities at the...
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SD72 & Missoula Children's Theatre Presents "The Secret Garden"

January 09, 2013
School District 72, the District Parent Advisory Council, and The Missoula Children's Theatre takes pride in presenting an original Missoula Children's Theatre rendition of  The Secret Garden , a joyful retelling of a story of hope and celebration and all good things in life. Mistress Mary Quite Contrary embarks on a...
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Board Sends Letter to Education Minister Regarding Cooperative Gains

December 20, 2012
​The School District 72 Board of Education sent this letter on December 17, 2012 to Education Minister Don McRae regarding the Cooperative Gains Mandate.
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Letter to Parents Regarding Connecticut Tragedy and How to Support Your Child

December 17, 2012
December 17, 2012   Dear Parent/Guardian, We are all saddened and affected by the December 14, 2012 school shooting in Connecticut and it is understandable for there to be some anxiety about this incident. The safety and well-being of our students and staff is always our top priority. While the potential for...
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Information for Parents: Connecticut Shooting

December 14, 2012
​The Campbell River School District offers our extreme condolences to the families, students and staff affected by today's tragedy in Connecticut. We recommend that parents limit their child's exposure to the media footage of the incident and limit any discussions to the basic facts. We also ask that parents watch for...
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Students to Provide Café Services at Airport

December 12, 2012
​School District 72 through its non-profit Campbell River Educational Services Society (CRESS), will sign an agreement with the City of Campbell River to provide café operations at the Campbell River Airport starting in January 2013. Under the agreement, School District 72 students will provide food services to staff, travelers and surrounding...
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Important Notice for Timberline Students & Parents: North Island College Job Action

November 16, 2012
​School District 72 has been informed by North Island College that the College's support staff union, CUPE Local 3479, will be engaged in job action on Tuesday, November 20 and Wednesday, November 21. This job action is not expected to affect the operations of Timberline Secondary School and school will be...
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Students Host Fair Trade Global Craft Fair

November 14, 2012
​Looking for an alternative to 'big box' shopping this Christmas season? Check out the Fair Trade Global Craft Fair on Saturday, December 7 and help International Co-op students with their fundraising efforts. The fair will be held at the Timberline Secondary/NIC gym from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature...
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Letter to Education Minister: Trades/Technology Funding and Apprenticeship Opportunities

November 13, 2012
​The School District 72 Board of Education sent this letter on November 5, 2012 to Education Minister Don McRae regarding trades and technology program funding.
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SD72 Takes Part in Take Our Kids to Work

November 09, 2012
​On Friday, November 16 students from Timberline and Carihi Secondary Schools will have an opportunity to spend the day at work with a parent or volunteer host as part of Take Our Kids to Work. Students will have a real life experience in a work environment, practice entry level workplace skills,...
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Parents Invited to Cyber Bullying Town Hall Meeting with World-Renowned Digital Safety Expert

October 26, 2012
​Learning can only flourish in a safe, respectful and caring environment and we are striving to create schools and a district that is free of bullying. However, with the increase of technology and social media, incidents of bullying are no longer confined to school. Most times, cyber bullying occurs outside of...
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SD72 to Host Community Forum on 21st Century Learning

October 24, 2012
To effectively deal with the challenges of the 21st century, we must transform the way we understand and structure education - we must rethink the model based on up-to-date information and current world realities. Teachers, parents, students and community members are all invited to attend a community forum on 21st Century...
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Facts and Information on How to Prevent Cyber Bullying

October 24, 2012
With the increase of technology and social media, incidents of bullying are no longer confined to the school yard. Most times cyber bullying occurs outside of school, but the effects carry over and can have damaging ramifications. Awareness and education are key to preventing bullying. As parents, it is important that...
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Tips for Parents on How to Prepare for Your Parent-Teacher Interview

October 22, 2012
​November 1 is parent-teacher interview day in School District 72. Below are some tips for how you, as a parent, can prepare for and get the most out of your interview with your child's teacher(s). Before the meeting with the teacher: Make a list of any general or specific questions you...
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Halloween Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treaters

October 22, 2012
​'Tis the season for ghosts and ghouls! But beware, with Halloween fast approaching the safety of your children should be foremost. Keep these useful safety tips from Campbell River's School Liaison Officer, Constable Krista Wallis in mind before heading out for your Halloween festivities. Never let children trick-or-treat alone. Always have...
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Drop Everything and Read on October 22

October 19, 2012
The British Columbia Teacher-Librarians' Association (BCTLA) would like to invite everyone to join students, teachers and volunteers from across the province to celebrate the importance of literacy, school libraries, and the joy of reading, and "drop everything and read"! October 22 marks the sixth annual province-wide Drop Everything and Read (DEAR)...
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Considering Home Learning? eBlend Offers a Local Option With a Sense of Community

September 24, 2012
​ eBlend is School District 72’s home learning program for students in kindergarten to grade 9. The program helps provide a personalized education that continues to meet the BC Ministry of Education learning outcomes and builds relationships between home learners, the school district, and the local community. When students register for...
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2012 Scholarship & Bursary Recipients

September 14, 2012
School District 72 students are fortunate to have the support and encouragement of Campbell River and our surrounding communities behind their educational efforts. The Board of Education wishes to acknowledge the scholarship and bursary recipients from the graduating class of 2012 and the generous support of our donors.​
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SD72 Announces 2012 Governor General's Medallion Recipients

August 30, 2012
School District 72 is pleased to recognize Chloe Howarth and Christopher Lund as the 2012 recipients of the Governor General's Medallion. Every secondary school is given one medallion annually to recognize the graduate who has achieved the highest, combined academic grade point average in their grade 11 and 12 years.​
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IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR PARENTS: September 5 Bus Transportation for Middle, Secondary & Discovery Passage Students

August 27, 2012
​To accommodate the September 5 early dismissal for the Grade 7's at Southgate and Ecole Phoenix and the Grade 10's at Carihi and Timberline, mid-day bus transportation will now be provided on this day. The approximate departure time from school on September 5 is as follows: ​Carihi Secondary ​11:35 a.m. ​Ecole...
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Back-to-School: Information for September School Opening

August 14, 2012
The first day of school is Tuesday, September 3, 2013  for most students (exceptions are at kindergarten, middle and secondary levels - where the first day of attendance depends on the student's grade level). For specific start dates and times for a particular school, please see the school opening information, and...
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IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR PARENTS: Bell Changes for 2012/2013 School Year

June 26, 2012
​Due to school reconfiguration in September, some schools will be changing their bell times in the 2012/2013 school year. The following schools will be changing to these new bell times as of September:   ​ School Name ​A.M. Bell ​ P.M. Bell ​Discovery Passage Elementary ​8:30 a.m. 2:10 p.m.​ ​ É cole...
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SD72 Becomes a Signatory on the Campbell River Youth Charter

June 13, 2012
​On June 12, Board Chairperson Michele Babchuk and Superintendent Tom Longridge signed the Campbell River Youth Charter on behalf of School District 72. SD72 is proud to join the City of Campbell River and the RCMP in supporting this youth initiative.     The Campbell River Youth Charter is a set of vision...
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School Board Office Closed for Summer - July 16 to August 17 (inclusive)

June 07, 2012
​The School Board Office will be closed to the public for a five-week period from Monday, July 16, 2012 through Friday, August 17, 2012. Normal office hours (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) will resume on Monday, August 20, 2012.   To submit time sheets, job applications, or other correspondence to the School...
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SD72 Recognizes Retiring District Staff

June 04, 2012
Thank you to all retiring district staff for your contributions to public education through the course of your career. Congratulations to the following SD72 employees who are retiring this year:
  Judy Antonelli
Lance Bennett
Gordon Burkholder
Wayne Cox
Gretchen Dolan
Nancy Doyle
Gary Epp
Gwen Flynn
Casey Forsyth
Linda Foster
Mark Freeland
Tom Hall
Vince Hewgill
Selma Kennedy
Tom Kennedy
Darlene Kerr
Karen Kinakin
Neil Lewis
Joan Lihou
Patrick Lihou
Maureen...
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CR Students Place at BC Student Film Festival

June 04, 2012
Campbell River media students were stars once again in this year's BC Student Film Festival. First place in the promotional video category went to Timberline student Louis Patterson for his video entitled, "Green Do's and Don'ts" and Carihi's Michael Stevantoni received first in the long form category for his production, "Cipher"....
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Students Take on City Budget During Local Government Awareness Week

May 31, 2012
​As part of Local Government Awareness Week, more than 80 students from Carihi, Robron Centre and Timberline attended an afternoon presentation at City Hall on May 24 - and got a chance to allocate funds to City services.   City staff representing different departments had one minute to sum up services provided...
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ACE-IT Helps Two Graduates Become Journeyman Carpenters By 19

May 23, 2012
​Two former students, Travis and Levi Seffzig, were awarded $1,000 Secondary School Apprenticeship scholarships from the Industry Training Authority at the May 15, 2012 public meeting of the SD72 Board of Education.   Both Travis and Levi became secondary school apprenticeship students in grade 10 and apprenticed under their father, completing their...
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Aboriginal Students Recognized for their Success

May 11, 2012
​Forty-three students were recognized at the ninth annual Aboriginal student recognition dinner held on March 29 at Carihi Secondary. This event is always a wonderful occasion to hear and celebrate the success of students recognized in the areas of academics, citizenship and athletics. Congratulations to these students, their families and the...
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Award-Winning Campbell River Class Breaks Down Barriers and Myths

May 10, 2012
​ Over 200 grade 7 students are getting to explore Aboriginal culture in more depth, thanks to a course developed by teacher Danita Lewis and Aboriginal support worker Nicole Ross.     Lewis and Ross developed First Nations Expo, an exploration class at Southgate Middle School and were the recent recipients of a...
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Introducing SD72's New Website

April 19, 2012
​Welcome to School District 72's new website! This is the first phase of moving all of the district's websites onto Microsoft SharePoint.   You will find that much of the site navigation is still the same; making it easy to continue to find the resources that you have come to rely on...
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Late French Immersion Registrations Now Going to Waitlist

March 29, 2012
​Thirty registrations have been received for the Late French Immersion program. Subsequent registrations will be assigned to the waitlist.
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Ready, Set, Learn and Welcome to Kindergarten: Open Houses for Preschoolers and Parents

March 29, 2012
​Ready, Set, Learn and Welcome to Kindergarten are open house events hosted at district elementary schools to help pre-schoolers and parents transition into school.   Ready, Set, Learn events are open to children from 3 years of age to 5. Welcome to Kindergarten events are intended for children entering kindergarten in September....
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Development of 2012/2013 Annual Operating Budget Underway: Deadline for Public Submissions is April 17

March 29, 2012
​The Board of Education is inviting public input into the development of its 2012/2013 annual operating budget at the April 24 board meeting. Should you wish to make a presentation to the Board contact Lee-Ann Kruse in the Secretary-Treasurer's office at (250) 830.2302 before noon on April 17. Written submissions should...