Orange Shirt Day, September 29th, 2017

Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013.  It grew out of Phyllis’ story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually.

Orange Shirt Day is also an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to… Continue reading

Curriculum Implementation Day – Tuesday, September 5, 2017


Dear CMSD82 Employee,

Welcome back to the 2017-2018 school year!  The first of two Curriculum Implementation Days for the upcoming school year will be held on Tuesday, September 5.  The second Curriculum Implementation Day is planned on Friday, April 13.  These days are specifically dedicated to BC’s redesigned K-12 curriculum.

As previously shared, the following Curriculum Implementation Day sessions have been planned in Hazelton, Kitimat, Terrace and Stewart on Tuesday, September 5 … to view the program or “shape of the day” for these venues, please click on the links below:

Hazelton-Kitwanga K-12 Teachers –… Continue reading

School Opening, Wednesday, September 6 … Welcome Back!



Dear Parents and Guardians,

I would like to welcome the school community to the 2017-2018 School Year!   We are looking forward to working with all of you this year on behalf of Coast Mountains learners, and continue to make progress towards our district goals.

Shared Vision …“Coast Mountains School District: creating opportunities for learning, opportunities for life.”

District Goals … Raise literacy and numeracy levels for all of our learners.  Graduation for every learner; crossing the stage with dignity, purpose and options.  Enhance learner engagement, opportunities and choice through personalized learning.

I look… Continue reading

2017-2018 School Supply Lists

Canada 150 Painting Pick Up

The Kitimat Museum’s Canada 150 exhibit is now over at the Kitimat Museum. MEMSS students from Mrs. Atkinson’s class that had participated, in showing their work, can pick up their paintings at the Museum.

The Museum is open from Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm.

For more information, or if you have any questions,  call the Kitimat Museum at 250-632-8950 or email


Our office will be closed from Monday, July 10th to Friday, August 25th for Summer Holidays.  We will re-open on Monday, August 29th from 8:30 am to 3:20 pm.  We hope everyone has a great summer vacation and we will see you in September.