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Board of Education - Regular Public Meeting - May 28th at 6 p.m.

May 24, 2019
​ The Board of Education will hold its regular public meeting on Tuesday, May 28th at 6:00 p.m. in the Boardroom of the Central Administration Office located at 2100 Ferry Avenue. 2019.05.28 Regular Public Board Book.pdf
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District holding Aboriginal graduation ceremony

May 24, 2019
May 24, 2019 -- For the first time, Aboriginal students in School District No. 57 (Prince George, McBride, Valemount and Mackenzie) will have the opportunity to attend a high school graduation ceremony that celebrates their journey and achievements in a cultural context. The School District's inaugural Aboriginal Graduation Ceremony – or...

Buckhorn students drum up a fine performance

May 23, 2019
​ May 23, 2019 -- This teaching moment sure made an impact. Numerous impacts, in fact. Kindergarten to Grade 7 students at Buckhorn Elementary School participated in an Indigenous drumming and singing performance in the school gymnasium on Tuesday, May 21. Students started learning in a classroom setting in October about...

School District teams with City on emergency response plan

May 22, 2019
​ May 22, 2019 -- School District No. 57 plays a significant role in the City of Prince George's emergency response plan. In March of 2019, the School District and the City entered into a Memorandum of Understanding that will see 18 schools utilized as Evacuation Muster Points to ensure the...

Supports for Students/Parents/Guardians/Families

May 17, 2019
​ May 17, 2019 -- Please see below, for details regarding available supports and resources for students, parents/guardians, families. Clinical Support.pdf

Statement from Marquis-Forster

May 17, 2019
​ May 17, 2019 -- On May 14, 2019 the Board of Education of School District No. 57 (Prince George) accepted the resignation of Superintendent Marilyn Marquis-Forster. Ms. Marquis-Forster worked for the School District for almost three years. She has chosen to devote more time to the pursuit of other activities...

Changes in operations at Continuing Education and Distributed Learning

May 16, 2019
​ May 16, 2019 -- School District No. 57 (Prince George) has made changes to its Central Interior Distance Education School (CIDES) and Continuing Education Program (COED) schedules. The changes take effect on June 28, 2019. Click on the link below for more details. CLA DLCE program changes.pdf
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Elementary students attending Elders Outdoor Education camp

May 15, 2019
​ May 15, 2019 -- Primary and intermediate students from Van Bien and Westwood elementary schools are getting ready to participate in a field trip that will connect them with knowledge-holders and the wonders of nature. The School District No. 57 students – more than 400 in total – will be...

May 15th Community Event Opportunity - Mental Wellness and Suicide Prevention for Youth and their caregivers

May 15, 2019
​ May 15, 2019 -- Please see below for details regarding a Community Event Opportunity on Mental Wellness and Suicide Prevention for Youth and their caregivers   community event poster May 15 2019.pdf
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Academic achievement a focus at Nusdeh Yoh

May 15, 2019
  May 15, 2019 -- Nusdeh Yoh, which means House of the Future, became the first Aboriginal Choice school in B.C. when it opened its doors in 2010. The Prince George-based elementary school – part of School District No. 57 – follows a plan for student success that is rooted in...

Marquis-Forster submits resignation

May 15, 2019
 May 15, 2019 -- On May 14, 2019 the Board of Education of School District No. 57 (Prince George) accepted the resignation of Superintendent Marilyn Marquis-Forster. Ms. Marquis-Forster worked for the School District for almost three years. She has chosen to devote more time to the pursuit of other activities and...

Counselling Support Availability

May 13, 2019
​ May 14, 2019 -- Counselling Support Availability - Foundry Prince George. In light of the recent student death that has impacted our community, please be advised that Foundry Prince George will be available to provide ongoing support for our students and their families.  Foundry Prince George is located at 1148...

Heritage students learn valuable lessons through Entrepreneur Fair

May 10, 2019
​ May 10, 2019 -- Heritage Elementary School students got down to business on Friday morning. The school's two Grade 7 classes participated in the Heritage Entrepreneur Fair, which transformed the school gymnasium into a vast and varied marketplace. The students, 60 in total, set up shop and sold their products...
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District 57 Tapestry Singers welcoming audiences into Circle of Friends

May 09, 2019
May 9, 2019 -- The District 57 Tapestry Singers are getting tuned up for their year-end choral concert. "Circle of Friends" will welcome audiences to two shows – at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – on Saturday, June 1 at St. Michael's Anglican Church. The performances will feature the Junior Tapestry...

Westwood Elementary serving up breakfast

May 08, 2019
​ May 8, 2019 -- Breakfast is on, and Westwood Elementary School is sending out a public invitation. On Thursday, May 9, the second annual Westwood Community Breakfast will take place from 8 a.m. to 8:25 a.m. in the school gymnasium. Pancakes, fruit and coffee will be served, courtesy of Sinclar...

District makes catchment and capacity recommendations

May 06, 2019
​ May 6, 2019 -- A report to the School District No. 57 (Prince George) Education Services Committee has made district-wide recommendations regarding catchment and capacity for the 2019-2020 school year and beyond. The report was issued by the Catchment and Capacity Review Stakeholder Advisory Committee (Committee) chaired by School District...

Wireless and technology upgrades to be part of budget discussions

May 03, 2019
​ May 3, 2019 – Upgrading wireless internet infrastructure and improving learning outcomes through the addition of appropriate information technology have been identified as priority initiatives being considered by the School District No. 57 board of trustees for the 2019-2020 budget. A third initiative – increasing the ability of elementary schools...
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SD 57 students set for Adventures in Health Care

May 02, 2019
​ May 2, 2019 -- The Yellowhead Rotary Club of Prince George, in partnership with School District No. 57 (Prince George), is hosting Adventures in Health Care , an experiential program that showcases career pathways and opportunities in health sciences. Adventures in Health Care happens May 6-9, 2019 in Prince George....

Pies fly as D.P. Todd students step up for one of their own

May 01, 2019
​ May 1, 2019 -- Bryelle Gallagher had the chance to show support for a friend in need. At the same time, she had a glorious, perhaps once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, to toss cream pies at the helpless visage of math teacher Colin Schulz. For Gallagher, it was a double win and she...
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Heavy Metal Rocks a thundering success

April 29, 2019
​ April 29, 2019 -- Heavy Metal Rocks, held by the Northern Regional Construction Association, wrapped up for another year on Saturday, April 27. In partnership with School District No. 57, the College of New Caledonia and WorkSafeBC, the event gave School District No. 57 students the chance to operate pieces...
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Aboriginal Youth Conference a valuable experience for students

April 29, 2019
April 29, 2019 -- More than 100 students were giving all their attention to the Didoh Ne Drum Group. With a fully-engaged audience in front of him, lead vocalist Francois Prince snuck in a little message about the importance of education. Prince mentioned that when he was a boy, he was taught...

Construction progressing at new Kelly Road Secondary School

April 25, 2019
​   April 25, 2019 -- The new Kelly Road Secondary School continues to take shape. The state-of-the-art facility, scheduled to open its doors in September of 2020, is being built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold standards. The price tag of the new school is $44.3 million,...

Around Our Schools

April 25, 2019
​     April 25, 2019 --   Breaking out of their shells: These are thrilling times for Theresa Weissenmayer's Grade 3 students at Mackenzie's Morfee Elementary. Every year, Mrs. Weissenmayer brings in eggs from her hens and places them in an incubator inside her classroom. The eggs are now hatching,...
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Heavy Metal Rocks back for 16th year

April 24, 2019
April 24, 2019 --   Heavy Metal Rocks is about to rumble into action. The program, coordinated by the Northern Regional Construction Association, gives high school students practical experience operating pieces of heavy machinery and connects them with potential employers, primarily in the road-building industry. "It's an opportunity for our young...

Aboriginal Youth Conference set for UNBC

April 24, 2019
​  April 24, 2019 --   Close to 120 School District No. 57 (Prince George) Aboriginal students will attend an Aboriginal Youth Conference at the University of Northern British Columbia on Friday, April 26, 2019. The Aboriginal Youth Conference is being held for the first time since 2015. Students from Valemount...

Sun Run trip a valuable experience for Harwin students

April 18, 2019
April 18, 2019 --   Before they arrived at the start line of the Vancouver Sun Run, a group of 21 Harwin Elementary School students had already completed a long journey. Their trip, which started in September, honed their physical fitness and helped them make long strides in their literacy skills....

Around Our Schools

April 17, 2019
​ April 17, 2019 --    Retirements at Morfee: On her last day at Morfee Elementary, teacher MaryAnn Rice did something that came as a surprise to no one at the Mackenzie school – she gave homemade cookies to all the staff members and students. Rice retired from Morfee on March...

More consultation planned regarding future of Mackenzie Elementary

April 17, 2019
April 16, 2019 --    School District No. 57 commits to further consultation with community members following a public meeting regarding the proposed demolition of Mackenzie Elementary School. "I don't have any information as to what that is going to look like yet," Board Chair Tim Bennett told those in attendance....
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Beaverly team triumphs at District Battle of the Books

April 17, 2019
April 17, 2019 --   Adleigh Scheck, Dylan Kennedy and Carmen Aubichon were rewarded for their dedication to reading during the District Battle of the Books. The three Beaverly Elementary School students formed the winning team at Tuesday's Battle of the Books, which challenged participants to correctly answer questions about the...

​District taking step to examine food programs in schools

April 15, 2019
April 15, 2019 --   A motion to form an ad hoc committee to review School District No. 57's food programs as they relate to the provincial government's new poverty reduction strategy received unanimous approval from trustees at last week's Board of Education regular public meeting. The motion was put forward...
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Acclaimed international speaker visits School District

April 11, 2019
​ April 11, 2019 --   Principals, vice principals and administrators from School District No. 57 attended a Thursday information session in Prince George led by globally-recognized speaker Eric Termuende. Termuende, named one of American Express' Top 100 Emerging Innovators Under 35, specializes in empowering organizations to build better teams and...

Blackburn Elementary School hosting District Battle of the Books

April 09, 2019
April 8, 2019 --   A war of words is on the horizon. On April 16 at Blackburn Elementary School, students from School District No. 57 will participate in the District Battle of the Books. The event runs from 9:15 a.m. until noon. Twenty-seven teams, formed by students in Grades 5...

Information about Online Safety

February 28, 2019
​ As you may be aware, there have been recent media reports about a circulating online issue entitled "Momo Challenge".  The North American Centre for Threat Assessment & Trauma Response and Safer Schools Together have provided the following information on this topic, for parents, students, staff, and the broader community: The...
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Student Registration

January 09, 2019

To find out more about Kindergarten registration, the Student Transfer Process and the 7-8 Student Transition process please click ​here Click here to open the Online Kindergarten Registration page ...

Parent Survey Results Spring 2018 - Edgewood Elementary and French Immersion Programming

July 11, 2018
​ Thanks to everyone who participated in our recent consultation process.  Collected feedback will be reviewed over the upcoming weeks.   The Board of Education is committed to keeping the public updated regarding next steps.   Please refer to the below parent survey results: Edgewood Elementary - Parent Survey Results.pdf ...

New Emergency Procedures

September 01, 2017
  School District No. 57 (Prince George) new EMERGENCY PROCEDURES are now in effect. 2017.09.01 New Emergency Procedures.pdf

Air Quality in Schools

June 12, 2017
    Marilyn Marquis-Forster, Superintendent of Schools has provided the following information regarding air quality in school district schools: 2017.09.14 Air Quality in School District Update.pdf June 2017 Air Quality in Schools.pdf  

Strategic Plan and Framework for Enhancing Student Learning

June 07, 2017
  ​At the regular public meeting held on June 19, 2018 the Board of Education approved the operationalized School District No. 57 (Prince George) Strategic Plan 2016-2021, Inspiring Learning Anywhere as revised below and the updated Framework for Enhancing Student Learning 2017-2021:
2018.06.19 Approved Strategic Plan.pdf 2018.06.19 Approved Framework for...

Lead Mitigation Updates

July 08, 2016
      The purpose of this communication is to keep you informed regarding the ongoing provision of safe drinking water to our students and staff.  
2018.10.09 - Lead Mitigation Plan Update.pdf   2018.04.24 Lead Mitigation Plan Update.pdf 2018.02.06 Lead Mitigation Plan Update.pdf 2018.01.04...

Digital Citizenship

June 10, 2015
​ With the growing use of technology by students both inside and outside of school, it is important to teach them how to be safe. Learning to be safe online is one thing that can stay constant in an ever changing technological world.   This website provides resources, lessons, websites, and...