Graduation Ceremonies at HSS and SSS

Congratulations Graduates! 

 We extend a heartfelt congratulations to the graduating classes of Houston Secondary, Smithers Secondary, Bulkley Valley Learning Centre and Bulkley Valley Education Connection.  Ceremonies were held in the Houston Secondary Gymnasium and at the Della Herman Theatre in Smithers Secondary.  Thank you to parents, guardians, teachers, support staff and maintenance who all contributed to supporting these young people especially through these final months of disruption.

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We would like to invite you, or a member from your organization, to participate in our October Education Forum. 

This Education Forum will be a community dialogue about the future direction and plans for K-12 public education here in the Bulkley Valley. Provincially many initiatives and reforms have been put in place to support today’s students and how we respond as a district is critically important. The conversation and dialogue will be guided by Superintendent, Chris van der Mark and Assistant Superintendent, Mike McDiarmid.

Building on our previous conversation, we will be engaging in discussions involving the following:

  1. The redesigned curriculum;
  2. Changes to communicating student learning;
  3. Changes to the graduation program;
  4. SD54’s continued plans for personalization and choice.

There are many exciting ideas emerging from schools and educators from across the district as we embrace these new directions in education. We look forward to sharing these with our stakeholders and exploring other possibilities to enhance engagement in teaching and learning in our schools.

We look forward to your participation in this conversation.

The education forum will take place in Smithers and in Houston on Thursday, October 20th and Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 respectively.


DATE: Thursday, October 20th, 2016

LOCATION: School Board Office – 1235 Montreal Street

TIME: 7:00pm - 9:00 pm


DATE: Thursday, November 3rd , 2016

LOCATION: Houston Secondary School –  Library

TIME: 7:00pm - 9:00 pm

Please RSVP Bobbie Kingsmill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you.


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