Gearing Up for 2017-18
Going into 2017-2018, we continue to make specific changes to our learning structures according to our needs and priorities at Central Campus. Having a grade 8 and 9 Campus means we are busy focusing on two transitions: one with all grade 8s being in a new school together and two, with our staff busy preparing our grade 9s for their Grad Program which starts in Grade 10 at South Peace Campus. This will be our third year with a Pod structure for classes where there is regular contact time, collaboration and a means for cross-curricular activities and community building.
We have made further adjustments to our timetable and block schedule to reflect our desire for optimal learning opportunities and to best utilize our instructional time with students. The changes create more flexibility and options with the use of our learning spaces, Prep time for teachers and what we can do for our Seminar, Exposure & Option courses. We will only have two timelines throughout the school year: 6 weeks for X1 - X6 courses and 12 weeks for Trimester 1 to 3 courses.
Please click the Central Website Button below to access our Information Handouts regarding Grade 8 and 9. You will find out about the following:
- Changes to our block schedule and timetable structure.
- What learning structures and programs continue
Our new Grade 8 and 9 students will receive their timetable schedules the last week of June. For absent students, we will attach them to their Trimester 3 Report Cards, which will be mailed early July.
We are looking forward to next year!!!
Diana Lindstrom ~ Principal
Busy Preparing our Students for 2017-18
Grade 8 Information Evening
Monday, June 12th @ 6:30pm – 8:00pm for Grade 7 parents & students to join us in the CRC/Concession.
There will be Introductions, Information, Q & A and parent & student tours around our Central Campus.
Gr. 9 South Peace Campus Visits
Thursday, June 15th (9:30 - 11:00): Pod 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4 and Mrs. Watts, Mr. Lofvendahl, Mr. McDonald & Mr. Corcoran
Friday, June 16th (9:30 - 11:00): Pod 9.5, 9.6, 9.7 and Mrs. Lowe, Mrs. Levin & Mr. Burge
Gr. 9's for South Peace Campus Admin Visit
Tuesday, June 27th (10:15 – 11:45) at Unchagah Hall
Grade 10 Timetables Handed Out
Week of June 19.
Events this Month
DCSS Musical Theatre Performance - SCHOOL OF ROCK
South Peace Musical Theatre class led by Debbie Longley will be putting on their annual production this week. The entire Central Campus will be attending the show in the morning of June 6. If you would like to purchase tickets for the shows on June 8/9/10 at 7:30pm, you can purchase tickets at Encana Events Centre or on their website.
Based on the 2003 movie featuring Jack Black playing 'Dewey Finn' a failed wannabe musician who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a substitute teacher of a highly prestigious prep school 'Horace Green'. There he turns a class of straight A-students into guitar shredding, bass slapping, mind blowing rock band! Can he get the band to the Battle of the Bands Competition without the parents and the school faculty finding out.
Central Campus Aboriginal Day Celebration & National Aboriginal Day
On Thursday, June 15, Central Camus will be hosting it's annual Aboriginal Day Celebration. We will be having a number of events and food provided for students. It's shaping up to be a really amazing event with lots of prizes and fun events. Thank you to all the people who have supported the event including Central Campus and Nawican Friendship Centre.
National Aboriginal Day is on Wednesday, June 21. The annual celebration and awards ceremony will be held at South Peace Campus starting at 5:30pm. We look forward to seeing you there to celebration the achievements of our Aboriginal students.
Trimester 3 Report Cards
Trimester 3 ends on Fri, June 23rd. Our last report card will be mailed home in early July. Please contact our Office if your mailing address has changed.
Upcoming - Last Week of School
- Tuesday, June 27 - Central's Got Talent Show (1pm)
- June 27/28 - Locker Clean Out & Long Lunch
- Wednesday, June 28 - Gr. 8's receive Gr. 9 schedules
- Wednesday, June 28 - All Classes areComplete
- Thursday, June 29 - Last Day with Students
- Thursday, June 29 - Year End Awards (Gr. 8 - 9-10am, Gr. 9 11-12am)
2017-18 PAC News
The first PAC meeting for 2017-18 will be Monday, September 18th @ Central Campus in the CRC with a 7:00pm start.
- Elections will be held that night.
- If you are interested in being part of the PAC executive, please come to this meeting or contact our PAC President, Julie Kreuzinger.
The second PAC meeting will be on Monday, October 2nd @ SP Campus in North Court.
Student Learning Grant
The BC government announced a Student Learning Grant of approximately $50 per student to purchase resources to support the new BC Curriculum. Central Campus received $18,000 and we have been busy spending the funds.
Here is what we have purchased and for what curriculum:
- ADST (Applied Design, Skills & Technologies) – Coding (Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kits)
- ADST – Metalwork (Ring Making Equipment)
- ADST – Woodwork (Completion of Wood Burner Sets)
- ADST – Engineering & Robotics (Spheros SPRK Lightning Lab kits)
- Arts Education - Photography (Canon T5i Cameras)
- Arts Education - Music (Completion of MIDI Controller Keyboards Set)
- Science, Social Studies, & English (Indigenous Peoples’ Novel Sets & Book Maps)
Athletics Update - Track & Field
5 students from DCSS travelled to Langley BC from June 1-3 to compete in the BC Track and Field Provincial Championships. Given the challenges that they faced, they all did well in their events competing with the best of the best from across the province. Congratulations to these athletes for representing Dawson Creek!Ashton Cyre (gr 8)
Ashton Cyre (Gr. 8)
- Shot put: 4th place, 11.20 meters
- Long jump: 19th place, 4.69 meters
- 100m: 21st place, 13.31 seconds
Bailey Shoemaker (Gr. 8)
- 80m hurdles: 12th place, 14.58 seconds
- Javelin: 13th place, 23.50 meters
- 100m: 22nd place, 14.58 meters
Jenna Mezaros (Gr. 9)
- Race Walk: 7th place, 9:00.28 minutes
- Triple Jump: 30th place, 7.39 meters