Bell Schedule ~ 2019-2020

Bert Bowes Middle School will be using a new Bell Schedule this year. Please download a copy for your student. We will be posting the new schedule around the building as well as giving a copy to students to update their personal BBMS Agenda.

Opening Week 2019-2020

The school’s office will re-open on Tuesday, August 27th 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 3rd 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 4th at 8:45 am.  School dismissal will be at the new time of 3:07 pm.

Thursday, September 5th:

  • 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 6th:

Our regular school schedule begins with Day 1.

Thank You Canadian Water Serve and Save!

On June 11th, Canadian Water Serve and Save donated water for the Indigenous Education Transitions Baseball Tournament. This tournament plays an integral role in bringing the greater SD 60 community together and prepares Bert Bowes grade 9 students for their transition to NPSS and the ELC

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Last Week Announcements! June 24-27th

June 24th is the last regularly scheduled day of classes for this year.  Students will not be at school on June 25th or 26th. The exception is if they have received specific direction from their teachers to attend for a specified reason. All students will return on Thursday, June 27th 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 am 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

Bert Bowes Grade 7 Open House

Bert Bowes will be having an open house for our incoming grade 7 students (2019-2020). The open house is for parents and students and will take place on June 12th from 5-6 pm in the Bert Bowes gym. We look forward to welcoming all students and families!

Congratulations to Nicole O’Reilly!

Congratulations go out to our very own Grade 7 French Immersion teacher, Nicole O’Reilly.  Nicole has been recently named 2019 Educator of the Year through the Canadian Geographic Education program.  We are all so proud of her efforts to foster a deeper understanding of environmental issues and energy conservation.

 

Canadian Geographic Link;

https://www.canadiangeographic.ca/article/announcing-winners-2019-classroom-energy-diet-challenge

 

Alaska Highway News Article;

https://www.alaskahighwaynews.ca/fort-st-john/fort-st-john-teacher-named-canadian-geographic-teacher-of-the-year-1.23828577