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December Career Newsletter – click here to access all the information!
Highlights in this edition:

Parents as A Career Coach webinar Jan 10
Junior Firefighting Camp for high school students- coming in March 2023
UBC Geering Up – all girls event
Career Programs–… Read more »

A reminder that our Twenty Days of Giving campaign wraps up this Friday.  There is still time to donate!
Block A classes will be collecting from students until Friday.  Community members can drop-off at the school office.  There is also a donate on-line option through the school website.  All donations over $25 are eligible for a tax receipt.  … Read more »

November is Apprentice Recognition Month and we certainly recognize the more than 60 Delta students (and their talented instructors) who are involved in Apprentice programs currently as part of their high school education! Students are kick-starting their careers by either working in a skilled trade or beginning a post-secondary apprenticeship program…. Read more »

Photo from last year’s Food and Donation Drive-Thru event
For more than twenty years, students at Delta Secondary School (DSS) have collected food and gifts, and assembled hampers for families in need in the school community to help them through the festive season. Last year, they gathered thousands of food items,… Read more »

At the inaugural Board meeting last night, four trustees – Nimmi Daula, Ammen Dhillon, Masako Gooch and Joe Muego – were sworn in for the first time, alongside returning trustees Erica Beard, Nick Kanakos and Val Windsor. The ceremony took place at the Delta School Board offices on Harvest Drive in Ladner…. Read more »

Delta Secondary music department will be hosting the 4th annual South Delta Drum Festival on
Sunday, November 20, 2022, at Genesis Theatre in Ladner from 1‐5pm. Guest clinicians are
Richard Brown, Reuben Spyker and Marcos Morales. They will demonstrate and discuss their
various fields of percussion.
Raffle tickets will be sold for a Klemm Drums snare and Heartbeat cymbal…. Read more »

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN FRENCH IMMERSION?
Delta School District is sharing pre-recorded presentations and hosting online Parent Information Nights in November, December and January. Join us to hear from French Immersion students, teachers, principals and coordinators.
THERE ARE TWO FRENCH IMMERSION PROGRAMS OFFERED IN DELTA
EARLY French Immersion Program (Kindergarten to Grade 12) and LATE French Immersion Program (Grade 6 to Grade 12)…. Read more »

WEATHER INFORMATION 2022/23
Announcements of District-wide Closures and/or Delayed Openings of Schools and/or School Closures
A reminder to parents/guardians, students, and staff of the Delta School District’s winter weather procedures and announcements:

All schools in the Delta School District will remain OPEN if at all possible during winter weather, including snowfalls…. Read more »

The School District Recognizes the value of Take Our Kids to Work Day on Nov. 2, 2022 and we encourage all students to participate in the event.  It is organized voluntarily between and by parents and their employers.  Students who do not participate in the day will still be expected to attend their classes on that day and will receive an in-lieu activity to allow students to demonstrate the learning outcomes in Careers Education 9…. Read more »

PTI’s are Thursday, Oct. 27th from 2:00 – 4:00 and 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  PTI’s appointments can be booked through Parent Connect until Wednesday.  Students have an adjusted schedule and early dismissal on the 27th.
PTI Bell Sched Oct 2022
 … Read more »

Delta Secondary will be hosting a Post-Secondary Evening on Tues. Oct. 25th from 6:30 – 9 p.m.  Grades 10 – 12 students and parents are invited to attend.  There will be 15 post-secondary institutions making presentations with the exception of UBC.    Students and parents are asked to arrive by 6:30 in order to determine which sessions to attend. … Read more »

There will be a Grade 12 Parent meeting next Thursday, Oct. 6th, which will be held in Genesis Theatre starting at 6:30 p.m.  At this meeting, we will be presenting on post-secondary applications and scholarships (Ms. Jew), CLC 12 and Capstone (Ms. Hansen) and Grad activities (Mr. Pavao).  For those who cannot attend,… Read more »

This year’s 2022 – 2023 online store for PACER Wear is now open.  Our on-line store will run until Sunday October 2nd (closes at 11:59pm).  Don’t miss out on your chance to get this year’s PACER Wear!  Check out the latest styles and options of Pacer Wear:

hoodies and crew sweatshirts
sweatpants
t-shirts
hats and backpacks

Online store link:  https://dssspiritwear2022.itemorder.com/shop/home/
Delta Pacers Spirit Wear 2022
Pacer PE Clothing:
Show your school spirit and come prepared for PE class with our NEW Pacer PE Strip. … Read more »

School trustees are elected members of a board of education. They represent the public and advocate for public education in their community. They have one primary mandate: improving learning for all students.
Local school trustee elections allow the community an important opportunity to lead and oversee investment in public education. The next local elections will be held on October 15,… Read more »

As I look back on this past school year, the fall of 2021 seems like a distant memory. It’s hard to believe that we started the school year with numerous communicable disease health and safety restrictions and measures in place. Thankfully, since Spring Break, we have been able to resume more normal school operations,… Read more »

L-R: Delta Secondary Teacher Duncan Cowen, Udo Jahn, Modern Engineering, Courtenay Rimaldi, educator from Mission Secondary, Rene Ragetli, Construction Foundation of BC, with the new CNC mill
A state-of-the-art desktop Computer Numeric Control (CNC) mill is the latest addition to the workshops at Delta Secondary School (DSS). It will be used to give students insight into what a career in machining involves…. Read more »

Huge congratulations to Delta Secondary Student, Leila Pourshahriary. At the end of May, after competing against the best baking students across Canada at the 2022 Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC), Leila won the gold medal in Baking at the Secondary level.
Leila advanced to the National Competition after winning the BC Provincial Skills Canada Baking competition in April…. Read more »

2022-2023 Budget
BACKGROUND
Delta School District staff and the Board of Trustees are committed to a thoughtful and student-centred approach to balancing the budget each year.
A balanced budget is a stipulation of the School Act.
2022/23 BUDGET OVERVIEW
The Annual Operating Budget for 2022/23 is $166.2 million, down by $10 million from the 2021/2022 Amended Annual Operating Budget of $176.2 million…. Read more »

 

Tickets are now on sale!!!
$22.00 in advance $25.00 at the door
Doors open 6:15 p.m. performance starts at 7:00 p.m.  
Please note: we are currently booking to 50% capacity as per Provincial Health Orders for Schools so the tickets will be festival seating…. Read more »