September 18, 2017
Welcome to the 2017/18 school year.
We have been busy hiring new teachers this year. At Fort Nelson Secondary School we welcome Ms. Megan Shortland in Fine Arts, Ms. Michila Scherger in Math/Science, Mr. Justin Foreman in Humanities/Aboriginal Studies, Mrs. Shallen Johnson in Home Ec., Mrs. Nadine Thibert in French/Humanities, Ms. Emily Gardam in PE, Mrs. Ellie Doroz Gagne as Student Services/Counsellor, Mr. Stephen Pathipati in Math/Science, Ms. Kaitlin Powley in Math/Science and Ms. Sarah Jane Robinson as Vice-Principal.
At RL Angus Elementary, we welcome Ms. Heather Swoboda as Fine Arts/SSRT , Ms. Patti Burt as Student Services Resource teacher, and Kristiana Bailey as our Term grade 5 teacher.
And at GW Carlson Elementary, we welcome Mrs. Meredith Power as a Term K/1 teacher. We have more students than projected so we are continuing our search for a K/1 teacher for JS Clark Elementary and a Student Services Resource teacher at FNSS.
We are looking forward to an exciting new school year with our new and returning staff and students.
We continue to have many wonderful things happening throughout the School District.
Our elementary schools continue to focus on the whole child while monitoring achievement in literacy and math so students are meeting or exceeding grade level expectations.
Our high school continues to offer a range of courses and this year courses in Law 12, Martin Aboriginal Entrepreneurship 11 & 12, Life Guard training with the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality, Northern Opportunities dual credit courses through Northern Lights Colleges, Cosmetology, and an Industrial Education Program.
An exciting new initiative this year is our Chromebook programs to encourage students to use technology at school and home. David Johnstone, our Band/District Technology Coordinator has implemented this new initiative for students in grades 8 to 12. This September our Fort Nelson Secondary Students will be receiving a Chromebook at zero cost to use for the school year. Our FNSS staff are excited to present information in class using online resources now that all of their students will have internet access.
We are looking forward to an exciting and productive school year. Welcome Back!
Superintendent of Schools