School District 60

10112-105 Avenue
Fort St. John, British Columbia
Canada V1J-4S4
Voice - 250 262-6000
Fax - 250 262-6048
After Hours Emergency - 250 785-6781

Digmore! – Digital Learning Commons

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

The Minister of Education Mike Bernier has shared the following letter, linked below, with an update on the Grade 10-12 curriculum implementation extension and the new Foundation Skills Assessment.

Parent Letter – Curriculum timeline & FSA Update

More information on topics discussed in the links below

Conversation about Rural Education

The Province of British Columbia is inviting us to participate in a discussion about Rural Education.

Parliamentary Secretary Linda Larson has been tasked to work with the education sector, the public and community stakeholder groups, as well as Donna Barnett, the Minister of State for Rural Economic Development, to create a Rural Education Strategy by the summer of 2017.

The purpose of this engagement is to explore rural school funding and educational practices, as well as the role educational programs and schools play in rural communities across the province. You can participate via http://engage.gov.bc.ca/ruraleducation/

 

Hour of Code

sd60-hour-of-code

SD60 is excited to announce that students in K-9 this winter will participate in an Hour of Code. Activities may include unplugged computational thinking activities and online activities freely available to everyone at code.org/learn . We are also encouraging students and teachers in grade 10-12 to participate.

Coding is included in the new British Columbia K-9 Applied Design Skills Technologies (ADST) curriculum and provides much more than knowing how to program a device. It is an excellent way to teach problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, design, making, and communication. Coding can be integrated into other areas of the curriculum from Mathematics to Language Arts.

Two teacher groups and school administrators have already participated in an Hour of Code activity and will be working together to plan their school’s participation.

Unplugged and Online Hour of Code activities have been used last year and are already in use in classrooms this year. We are looking forward to the many inventive ways our schools, teachers, and students will participate.

We will share some stories and numbers of students that participated in the spring.

If you would like to try from home here are three links below:

 

Lest We Forget


Take time this day and every day to remember our Veterans as well as Canadian men and women who serve today in many parts of our world. Many have given their lives in the service of our nation and our people.

Ceremonies in Fort St John begin with a parade November 11th, at 10:00 am at the Royal Canadian Legion. For more information on the parade and events please see http://www.fortstjohn.ca/node/18343

Lest We Forget

 

Please Note:

Parking is available in the School District Board Office lot during Remembrance Day before marshalling and after the parade for people that wish to attend the events of the day. Marshalling for the parade will occur along 102nd st and into the Board Office parking lot so it may not be accessible close to the parade start.

Community Meeting on Student Progress and Reporting

Community Meeting Poster - Have your say on report cards

Community Meeting Poster – Have your say on report cards

The Ministry of Education in Partnership with SD59 is hosting a:
Community Meeting on Student Progress and Reporting on November 24th,
in Dawson Creek

You are invited!

Together with educators, government is developing a new reporting approach for students in kindergarten to Grade 9, to give parents a deeper understanding of their child’s progress at school. With new curriculum being implemented in B.C. classrooms this school year, the way student progress is reported must change too.

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

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

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

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

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

For more information or to complete the online feedback form, go to: www.engage.gov.bc.ca/yourkidsprogress/

Thursday, November 24th
OPEN HOUSE 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Facilitated Discussion 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
SD59 Teacher Centre (West End of DCSS-Central School Campus)
1004 – McKeller Avenue
Dawson Creek, BC