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Skills, Trades and Careers holding information night

October 10, 2019
​ Oct. 10, 2019 -- School District No. 57's Skills, Trades and Careers would like to invite you to an evening of important information on trades-related opportunities available in the school district. Doug Borden, Coordinator of the Career Technical Centre (CTC), will provide information on the various technical training programs available...

Recommended Edgewood and Spruceland catchment change to be debated

September 25, 2019
​Sept. 25, 2019 -- The School District No. 57 Board of Education provided a notice of motion Tuesday night that it will debate at its October meeting catchment and capacity recommendations made for Edgewood Elementary School and Spruceland Traditional Elementary School. The notice of motion came during the Board's regular public...

Safer Schools Information

August 28, 2019
​ Please see the links below, for information: erase = expect respect & a safe education https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/erase
VTRAFairNoticetoStudentsLtr.pdf VTRANoticetoParentCommunity.pdf SCRCJuly2019.pdf
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​Spooner appointed as Director of Aboriginal Education

August 22, 2019
Aug. 22, 2019 -- The Board of Education is pleased to announce that Pamela Spooner has been appointed as Director of Aboriginal Education in School District No. 57 (Prince George). Spooner, who holds Masters degrees in Education and First Nations Studies, is moving into the position after serving as Principal of...
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2019-2020 School Calendar

August 20, 2019
​   School District No. 57 (Prince George)   2019-2020 Calendar   Sept. 2, 2019 – Labour Day Sept. 3, 2019 – Non-instructional day Sept. 4, 2019 – First day of school: Kindergarten students attend 60 minutes, first full day is Sept. 16; Grades 1-12 students attend 90 minutes; full day...
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Community Evacuation Assembly Point signs going up

July 05, 2019
​July 5, 2019 -- School District No. 57 has begun the installation of signs at select schools throughout Prince George to indicate their designation as official Community Evacuation Assembly Points in the event of an evacuation. Earlier this year, the City of Prince George and the school district signed a memorandum...
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Strengthening Families Program made powerful impact

June 27, 2019
​ June 27, 2019 -- For Rose Haugrud and nine-year-old son Ronin Rei, involvement in the Strengthening Families Program was a positive experience from the first day to the last. "It was awesome," Haugrud said. "We got a chance to connect with other families and make new friends and learn new...
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D.P. Todd project highest priority on five-year capital plan

June 21, 2019
​June 21, 2019 -- With enrollment expected to steadily increase in School District No. 57 (Prince George), the renovation and expansion of D.P. Todd Secondary School is at the top of the district's 2020-21 five-year capital plan. The future of D.P. Todd was a topic of discussion at the Board of...
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Board of Education inviting more feedback on recommended catchment changes

June 14, 2019
​ June 14, 2019 -- School District No. 57 (Prince George) would like to thank parents and community members who attended the recent information sessions regarding the recommended catchment changes for Edgewood Elementary School and Spruceland Traditional Elementary School. Trustees from the Board of Education appreciate the public feedback and will...
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New sign unveiled at annual PGSS feast

June 10, 2019
​ June 10, 2019 -- The Fruits of the Forest Feast had menu items like roast beef, salmon and bannock. But the centrepiece of the meal – quite fittingly – was a large piece of cedar. The eighth annual lunchtime banquet was held on Friday, June 7 at Prince George Secondary...
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Public invited to information sessions regarding recommended catchment changes for Edgewood and Spruceland Traditional Elementary Schools

June 05, 2019
  June 5, 2019 -- For the 2019-2020 school year, School District No. 57 (Prince George) is considering a change in catchment areas that would affect Edgewood Elementary and Spruceland Traditional Elementary. A report to the district's Education Services Committee, issued by the Catchment and Capacity Review Stakeholder Advisory Committee, recommended...

Report of the Catchment and Capacity Stakeholder Review Advisory Committee

June 04, 2019
​At the regular public meeting held on April 30, 2019, the Board of Education approved a motion to publish the Report from the Catchment and Capacity Stakeholder Review Advisory Committee on the school district's website. Catchment and Capacity Review Stakeholder Advisory Committee Report January 14, 2019 .pdf
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Around Our Schools

June 04, 2019
​ June 4, 2019 -- Lheidli T'enneh wants representation on Board of Education Clayton Pountney, recently elected Chief of the Lheidli T'enneh, has called for representation of the First Nation on the School District No. 57 Board of Education. Pountney made his case during the board's regular public meeting on Tuesday,...
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First Ts'udelhti a memorable celebration of Aboriginal graduates

May 31, 2019
May 31, 2019 -- Tori Edwards was part of a history-making day, and she was shining with pride. Edwards was one of about 80 Grade 12 students who participated in Ts'udelhti, the first-ever Aboriginal Graduation Ceremony held in School District No. 57. Ts'udelhti, which means We Honour in Dakelh Lheidli dialect,...
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Balanced budget provides additional resources in support of student learning

May 30, 2019
​ May 30, 2019 -- The Board of Education for School District No. 57 (Prince George) approved a balanced 2019-2020 annual budget at the Tuesday, May 28 regular public meeting. The budget for the coming school year is $172.7 million. The budget provides a sustainable level of service to students. There...
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Board appoints Allen as Interim Superintendent

May 28, 2019
​ May 28, 2019 -- The Board of Education for School District No. 57 (Prince George) has appointed Rod Allen as Interim Superintendent, effective immediately. "The Board of Education is excited to welcome Rod to the School District 57 team," said Board Chair Tim Bennett. "He brings incredible experience and expertise...
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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...
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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...

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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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...

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...
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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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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,...

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....

​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...

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

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...
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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...