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École Heritage Park Middle School


Unique Features

 

École Heritage Park Middle School is a newly configured middle school enrolling 670 students in grades 7, 8 and 9. We share our site with the University of the Fraser Valley and the Clarke Theatre. As our building previously housed a secondary school, we have excellent facilities for our middle school program, including an extensive library, three permanent and one portable computer lab, two gymnasiums, a fitness room, band room, drama/dance instruction room, woodwork shop, foods room, sewing room, science labs, special education classrooms and cafeteria. We offer students a rich middle school experience including rigorous academics and a broad selection of electives in fine arts, applied skills, and languages. Our school also offers two district programs of choice: French Immersion, and Intensive Core French.

 

École Heritage park Middle School is structured to meet the unique intellectual, social, emotional, moral and physical developmental needs of young adolescents. At this stage, students experience rapid changes in physical growth, moral reasoning, along with the onset of abstract thinking. Young adolescents also experience the beginning stages of forming a personal identity, acquiring social skills, gaining autonomy, and developing character and a sense of values. To address the needs of young adolescents, our middle school includes the following features:

Podding at grades 7 and 8

Students are placed in the same class groupings for their core academic subjects: Humanities (English and Social Studies), Math, and Science. This allows for stronger teacher/student relationships, and provides teachers the opportunity to share planning and to respond collectively to the needs of individual students.


 

Explorations Blocks

Students in grades 7 and 8 have the opportunity to explore a variety of future elective options in a range of areas, including fine arts and applied skills.


 
Transition Programs

Middle school students need smooth transitions from elementary school and to secondary school. Middle school counselling and administration staff will visit elementary feeder schools each spring to speak to grade 6 classes. A grade 6 orientation day at middle school is also planned. Similar arrangements are made for grade 9 students as they move to the high school. The structure of our middle school is designed with transition in mind. Podding at the grade 7 and 8 levels allows students to gradually adjust to having more teachers and a different schedule. In grade 9 students are introduced to year-long electives to help prepare them for grades 10 to 12. The entire middle school experience is essentially one that focuses on student-teacher relationships and student learning experiences that will facilitate a smooth transition from the elementary school to the high school.

Community Partnerships/Initiatives

Our school enjoys a unique relationship with the community due to the shared location with the Clarke Theatre and the University of the Fraser valley. The Clarke theatre hosts a variety of events for both students and community members to attend. As well our fine arts program makes use of the theatre to showcase our music, drama, and dance programs. Our Student Leadership program connects with the community through events such as Cops for Cancer, the Terry Fox run, and the annual “Have a Heart” Christmas dinner for the less fortunate members of our community.  



                                Parent Involvement


École Heritage Park Middle School encourages parent involvement. First and foremost, we depend on your involvement and active support in your child’s academic achievement. Parents are encouraged to maintain regular contact with teachers and to be actively engaged in monitoring your childrens’ achievement on assignments, homework, quizzes and tests. Volunteer opportunities are available in athletics, field trips, fine arts, and the Parent Advisory Council (PAC). We welcome parents to attend our information nights, awards assemblies, performances and sporting events.

 


 

École Heritage Park Middle School
33700 Prentis Avenue
Mission, BC V2V 7B1
Canada

Office Hours:
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tel: 604.820.4587
Fax: 604.820.4589

2017 - 2018
Administration:

Principal

Linda Ziefflie

Vice-Principal
Marcello Gabriele



Events 2017-2018:

05-SEP-2017

First Day of Classes

11:23 am Dismissal

13-SEP-2017

Parent/Guardian/Staff

Meet & Greet

6:00 pm, Cafeteria


21-SEP-2017
Student Photo Day

22-SEP-2017

Non-Instructional Day

No Classes

09-OCT-2017
Thanksgiving Day

No Classes

17-OCT-2017
Student Photo Retakes

PM


20-OCT-2017
Provincial Pro-D Day
No Classes


23-OCT-2017
Curriculum

Implementation Day

No Classes

10-NOV-2017

1/2 Day Assessment

11:23 am Dismissal

Term 1 Ends


13-NOV-2017

Stat In Lieu of

Remembrance Day

No Classes


14-NOV-2017
Term 2 Begins

23-NOV-2017
Parent/Teacher Conferences

and Report Cards

24-NOV-2017

Non-Instructional Day

No Classes

25-DEC-2017 to 05-JAN-2018

Winter Break

No Classes

08-JAN-2018

School Re-Opens

26-JAN-2018

Term 2 Ends

Semester 1 Ends

29-JAN-2018

Term 3 Begins

Semester 2 Begins

08-FEB-2018

Grade 9 Immunizations

Report Cards

12-FEB-2018

Family Day

No Classes

23-FEB-2018

District Pro-D Day

No Classes

19-MAR to 30-MAR-2018

Spring Break

03-APR-2018

Stat In Lieu of

Good Friday

No Classes

04-APR-2018

School Re-Opens

13-APR-2018

1/2 Day Assessment

11:23 am Dismissal

Term 3 Ends

16-APR-2018

Term 4 Begins

26-APR-2018

Parent/Teacher Conferences

and Report Cards

27-APR-2018

Non-Instructional Day

No Classes

18-MAY-2018

Non-Instructional Day

No Classes

21-MAY-2018

Victoria Day

No Classes

30-MAY-2018

Aboriginal Student

Recognition Dinner

4:30 pm - HPMS Large Gym

27-JUN-2018

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

29-JUN-2018

Report Cards

 



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