Our School Plan Progress 2017-2018

Improving Student Learning

The Abbotsford School District’s Strategic Plan reflects our public commitment to BC’s new curriculum by working together to continuously improve learning for each student.

School Goals

Under the Framework for Enhancing Student Learning, all Abbotsford School District schools are required to develop a long term plan to improve student achievement, one that maintains a balance on the intellectual, social and career development of students. Each year, every school will also set individual school goals to assist them in achieving progress. 

Chief Dan George Middle School Goals

Intellectual

Our students will learn key academic skills - like reading, writing and math - to encompass the knowledge and processes associated with intellectual development. As learners and meaning-makers, students take subject-specific concepts and content and transform them into a new understanding. 

Our celebrations of learning

 
 

Monday, May 1st, 2017

Students shine in public speaking competition

Talented orators were in evidence at the recent annual Abbotsford School District Public Speaking Finals Competition.

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The Late French Immersion Program at Chief Dan George starts in grade 6. After two years, students in the intensive immersion program integrate with students from Early French Immersion into Grade 8.

Making connections between nature and writing. A place-based and experiential lesson that touches on numerous curricular areas.  Students learnt how to differentiate between Pine and other similar local trees and made some Pine Needle Tea.

Human & Social

Our students will study personal and human social skills and as they relate to students' identity in the world - both as individuals and as members of their community. We are learning that personal and human social skills encompass the abilities students needs to thrive as individuals, to understand and care about themselves and others, and to find and achieve their purposes in the world.

Our celebrations of learning

Highlights from our 2018 Talent Show.

WEB is a yearlong transition program with four components:

Middle School Orientation - before school starts to begin building the mentor relationship and provide  information about how to be successful in middle school

Academic Follow Ups - WEB Leaders support grade 6 students academic success and character development through classroom visits

Social Follow Ups - WEB Leaders and grade 6 students connect outside the classroom at social events to increase student engagement and promote positive school climate

Leader Initiated Contacts - WEB Leaders connect with their grade 6 students on a more individual basis

Grade 8 Students travel with classmates for an unforgettable life experience. French Immersion students travel to Quebec and Ottawa and English students to Camp Elphinstone on the Sunshine Coast.

At CDG, we produce school plays, unlike any other Middle School, every other year.  Watch our last play, Lion King Jr on Youtube We have over 78,000 views! Costumed after the Broadway production, it's hard to believe that it is Middle School students performing. 

Due to overwhelming demand, we will be performing Lion King Jr. again in 2018/19. 

Careers

Our students will succeed in a much different future from the one we envisioned 10 or 15 years ago. It is our responsibility to prepare all children for success in whatever life path they choose, connecting learning opportunities with future career possibilities. We know that real-life experiences - like community involvement, gaining business knowledge, and hands-on-learning - build better students and life-long citizens. 

Our celebrations of learning

"Hour of Code" - Carol Serroul from Ottawa spoke via Skype about how she uses coding in her job, how they need more girls, the great pay and flexibility of working from home. 

Students at CDG experience four Exploration classes; Woodshop, Home Ec, Music and Drama.

Grade 8 students researched a career of their choice then presented to students in other classes.

CDG students show their talents at our semi-annual talent show.

2017/18 Highlights and 2015/16 Highlights

 

 

CDG Middle is one of the only Middle Schools with a Drag Race Team. Our team, led by Mr. Sakai, races at the Mission Speedway and competes against high school teams.