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

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Open House on Rural Education – Friday March 3rd – 6pm @ NPSS

The Ministry of Education invites the public to an

Open House on RURAL EDUCATION

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PLACE:         North Peace Secondary School – Library

DATE:            Friday, March 3rd, 2017

TIME:             6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

 

The Parliamentary Secretary is looking for feedback from British Columbians and interested stakeholders to provide a range of different perspectives on the challenges and opportunities facing rural school districts and communities for her consideration.

The purpose of the regional open houses is to explore rural funding and educational practices, as well as the role educational programs and schools play in rural communities across the province. These regional open houses aim to gather feedback from families and community members through an open dialogue.

Everyone is welcome to attend.  The first 30-45 minutes of each meeting will be an open house format, where light refreshments will be served.  The remaining portion of the meeting will be a more formal question and answer format with Parliamentary Secretary Linda Larson and/or Ministry of Education staff.

We invite you to share your thoughts on the following discussion questions at the open houses:

Discussion 1:   What is your definition of a rural school?

Discussion 2:   What are the positive impacts in the community?

Discussion 3:   How are schools being used?

Discussion 4:   Share your rural education story

Once all feedback on the future direction for rural education has been reviewed, a final report will be released near the end of the 2016/2017 school year. The final report will include recommendations for the future, with a focus on the unique challenges facing rural school districts, recognizing the economic, social and cultural impact that schools have on small communities.

For more information and ways to participate, please see the Ministry of Education’s website https://engage.gov.bc.ca/govtogetherbc/consultation/rural-education-strategy/

 

Ground Breaking Ceremony – Margaret Ma Murray Community School

Representatives from School District 60, the Government of British Columbia, the City of Fort St John, the District of Taylor, BC Hydro, contractors, and a family member of Bella Yahey were present along with members of the community for a ground breaking ceremony today at the site of Margaret Ma Murray Community School. A news release from the Provincial government is available below as well as a video of the ceremony.

School Buses Cancelled – Friday, February 17, 2017

Due to the icy road conditions, SD60 has cancelled school buses for Friday, February 17, 2017. Schools will remain open.

UPDATE Hold & Secure LIFTED at Dr. Kearney

 

[11:54am UPDATE] The Hold & Secure has been lifted at Dr. Kearney

 

FSJ RCMP have called for a Hold and Secure at Dr. Kearney Middle School. RCMP are on site and Students and Staff are safe. Parents and community members are asked to refrain from attending the school at this time.

During a Hold and Secure students and staff from outside are brought in and the exterior doors of the school are locked. Most operations in the school continue as normal as possible.

Updates will be shared via twitter by @FortStJohnRCMP

From the Fort St John RCMP – http://fortstjohn.bc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/ViewPage.action?siteNodeId=2130&languageId=1&contentId=50107

STEM and ADST @ RO

Mrs. Scheck and Mrs. Dressler along with the staff and students of Robert Ogilvie have recently been participating in Science Technology Engineering and Math challenges through the RO library. Their latest challenged was building marble mazes out of recycled / reclaimed / reusable materials. These activities also align with the new Applied Design, Skills, and Technology (ADST) curriculum. 90 mazes were created with 150 students participating.
 


 
In a previous activity students were challenged to create the longest paper chain out of one piece of 8.5×11 paper. The longest chain we just under 18m !