Parent Teacher Interviews will take place on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 The interviews will happen in two time periods, from 1:30-5:00 and 5:50-7:30. This year we are using a new booking system. This means that all families wanting to schedule appointments will need to log in to the system and create a new user account.
Appointments can be scheduled beginning Monday, October 31st at 7:00 AM. You can register your account now in preparation for the sign up.
Click Here to be directed to the School Appointment Online site.
If you experience difficulty registering your account or booking appointments, please contact the school office. The booking system will close on Monday, November 7th at 4:00 PM.
On October 20th at 10:20 AM., millions of people worldwide will practice how to “Drop, Cover and Hold On” during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills. At Burnaby Mountain Secondary School we have registered to be part of the 2016 Great British Columbia ShakeOut. Participating in this event is a way for our school community to learn how to be more prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes. In addition to participating in this drill at school, we hope that you will use some of the resources found in the links below to help educate and inform you about earthquake preparedness at home and that you will make a plan with your family about what to do in the event of a natural disaster such as a serious earthquake.
Great BC Shakeout website
Fault Lines – A CBC Radio Podcast and Website about what might happen if a catastrophic earthquake hit Canada’s West Coast. In Fault Lines CBC Vancouver Seismologist Johanna Wagstaffe guides you through two disastrous scenarios so you can prepare yourself, your family, and your neighbours.
BC Government Emergency Response and Recovery website
Over the past number of years, BC has been reviewing the provincial curricula for all subject areas and grade levels simultaneously under a common framework. This year the redesigned curriculum is being implemented for Kindergarten to Grade 9. Needless to say, this is an ambitious undertaking that is having a significant impact on teaching and learning in our schools.
We encourage all parents to learn more about the new K-9 curriculum that is being implemented this school year and the draft version of the 10-12 curriculum that is scheduled to be implemented in the 2017/2018 school year. The Ministry of Education has a website that provides some excellent information about the curriculum, the development process and the framework that is being used.
The Ministry of Education has also just issued a new new Interim Reporting Order. The new Order provides districts with guidelines on communicating student progress, as well as the flexibility needed at a more local level to continue to move ahead with new practices in student reporting.
Click Here to see a memo from Burnaby School District about the new Interim Reporting Order.
Click Here to see the Ministry of Education website about the resdesigned BC curriculum.
This trip is designed to offer students access and supplementary instructions in the art, architecture and culture they will be learning in their courses at Burnaby Mountain. Aside from the lectures and course content they will gain an extensive understanding and appreciation of significant works of art, historical context and social ideas that influence the artist and their media.
All students wishing to come along on the trip need to contact Ms. Moreno (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information and the application. The earlier you sign up the more money you save. See the brochure for details and itinerary.
Click Here to see the PowerPoint Presentation for more info about the trip.