School Opening Dates for 2017-18

The school’s office will re-open on Monday, August 28th from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm.  The office will be open for the remainder of that week from 9:00 am to 3:30.

The first day for Grade 7 students will be on Tuesday, September 5th from 8:45 am until 11:00 am.  Our Grade 9 WEB Leaders, under the direction of Ms. Carlstrom and Mrs. TeBulte, will help our new students transition to the school.  All other students will start on Wednesday, September 6th at 8:45 am.  School dismissal will be at the usual time of 2:54 pm.

 

Thursday, September 7th:

  • School Fee collection begins at the office
  • School Pictures
  • Text Book distribution for Grade 8 and 9 students
  • Barbeque for staff and students

Friday, September 8th:

Our regular school schedule begins with Day 1.

Grade 9 Grad Event

The Grade Nine grad event is June 21st at the Lido Theatre from 6:00 to 10:00. Dress code is semi-formal. There will be a Much Music dance party, along with photo booth, pop, pizza and snacks.

Tickets are $15.00 each and on sale during lunch hour.

This is a parent planned and supervised event.

2016-17 Year End Schedule

June 26th is the last regularly scheduled day of classes for this year.  Students will return on Thursday, June 29th from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm for the last day. Please see the schedule below:

 

  • 8:45-9:30 – Pancake Breakfast
  • 9:30-10:00 – TAG class
  • 10:10-11:30 – Talent Show, Final House Points and Student Recognition Assembly in Gymnasium
  • 11:30 – 11:45 – Yearbook Slideshow
  • 11:45 – 12:00 Report Cards

 

Our last day is designed to be a school wide celebration of the year that was. As you can see, there will not be a traditional awards ceremony. Rather, we will on a wide scale recognize improvement, growth, learning, effort, and group contributions to a positive school community. Parents are more than welcome to join us at 10:10 for this celebration.

 

Please click on the links below to see some related articles that helped us design our Year-end celebration.

 

http://chriswejr.com/thoughts-on-awards-ceremonies/

http://www.joebower.org/2013/10/abolishing-awards-ceremonies-and-honour.html

http://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/1079

Grade 6 Parent Night

All parents and students in grade 6 who will be attending Bert Bowes next year are invited to attend an open house at the school. Come explore the school and meet our teachers! This will be happening on Wednesday June 14th from 5-6pm. Please meet in the gym.

Let’s Talk Science and Career Connections

Recently, Bert Bowes students had the opportunity to work side by side with community experts from the science and technology field to solve a design challenge problem.  This event was organized by Mrs. Petrucci from School District 60 and the Let’s Talk Science Outreach Program.  Bert Bowes would like to thank all the community members for giving up their time to share their stories and expertise with our students.

CJDC News Coverage

Bat Conservation Project

Congratulations to the students and teachers participating in the recent bat box building project.  You all did a fantastic job!  Thank you to the Charlie Lake Conservation Society for your help with the project.

Exchange Trip to China

Earlier this year, BBMS established a sister school agreement with Yangzhong Foreign Lanuguage Junior Middle School in Yangzhong China. Two teachers along with 15 grade 9 students will be leaving in a few weeks to travel to China to visit the school. We are very excited for the many opportunities this trip will offer!

Special thank-you to Tammy and the team at Shoppers Drug Mart for the generous donation of travel kits for everyone going on the trip.

Also, thank-you to the City of Fort St. John for the city pins and toques to give to our homestay families and people that we meet.