The Phantom Tollbooth Jr. Musical

Bert Bowes Middle School Presents The Phantom Tollbooth Jr. Musical

Fort St. John citizens will pass through a marvellous, magical tollbooth and discover new ways they can use grammar and math to exceed expectations and explore possibilities through BERT BOWES MIDDLE SCHOOL’s performance of The Phantom Tollbooth JR., happening FEB 25 AND 26.

The Phantom Tollbooth JR. tells the story of a ten-year-old named Milo, who is so bored with the world that nothing ever interests him, least of all the things or people that should. One day Milo discovers a large toy tollbooth sitting in his room. Upon driving through the Tollbooth’s gates, Milo commences a fantastic adventure which playfully draws inspiration from grammatical and mathematical concepts. Armed with a dictionary and pencil and accompanied by a faithful “watch” dog Tock, Milo must battle the demons of ignorance, re-unite the kingdoms of Dictionopolis and Digitopolis and achieve the “impossible” mission of returning two princesses to the Kingdom of Wisdom. Throughout The Phantom Tollbooth JR. we see Milo learn ‘what you can do is often a matter of what you will do’ and experience how much better life can be when he engages in the world with curiosity and imagination. The students are embracing the spirit of the musical by coming together as a team to use different art forms to present their interpretation of this classic story.

When:  FEB 26 AT 7:30 PM  (community show)
There will also be two school shows, FEB 25 @ 10am and 1pm


Tickets may be purchased at the Cultural Centre or online at

Any one who does not attend runs the risk of being stuck in the Doldrums and becoming a Lethargarian.


Basketball Games: Dec. 11, 2015

Friday December 11 the Bert Bowes basketball teams will be hosting Dawson Creek.  There will be 4 games played:
3:00 – Bert Bowes 9 Boys  vs DCSS
4:30 – Bert Bowes 9 Girls vs DCSS
6:00 – Bert Bowes 8 Boys vs DCSS
7:30 – Bert Bowes 9 Boys vs DCSS
We encourage everyone to come out and support our teams!!!

Foundation Skills Assessment – Grade 7

The Foundation Skills Assessment is an annual province-wide assessment of British Columbia students’ academic skills, and provides a snapshot of how well BC students are learning foundation skills in Reading Comprehension, Writing, and Numeracy.

The main purpose of the assessment is to help the province, school districts, schools and school planning councils evaluate how well students are achieving basic skills, and make plans to improve student achievement. FSA is designed and developed by British Columbia educators. The skills tested are linked to the provincial curriculum and provincial performance standards.

The assessment is administered annually to Grade 4 and 7 students in public and provincially funded independent schools.

For Bert Bowes Grade 7 students, the administration dates will be scheduled between January 18th and February 5th.

For additional information from the Ministry of Education regarding FSA, please click on the following link;

FSA Information For Parents