Scott Creek Middle School

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Scott Creek Middle School
Scottcreek-elem.jpg
Address
1240 Lansdowne Drive
Coquitlam, British Columbia, V3E 3E7
Canada
Coordinates 49°17′06″N 122°48′56″W / 49.2849956°N 122.8155547°W / 49.2849956; -122.8155547Coordinates: 49°17′06″N 122°48′56″W / 49.2849956°N 122.8155547°W / 49.2849956; -122.8155547
Information
School type Public Middle school
Motto "We Believe, We Can, We Will"
Founded 1996
School board School District 43 Coquitlam
Superintendent Patricia Gartland
Principal Rob Foot
Staff 51
Grades Grades 6–8
Enrollment 602 (2014/2015)
Language English
Area Eagle Ridge/Westwood Plateau
Colour(s)      Blue
     Green
     Burgundy
     White
Mascot Coyote
Team name Scott Creek Coyotes
Website

Scott Creek Middle School, or simply Scott Creek, is a public middle school in Coquitlam, British Columbia serving grades six to eight. The school was founded in 1996, and is part of School District 43 Coquitlam.

The school is located at 1240 Lansdowne Drive, halfway between Port Moody and Coquitlam Centre. The school sports teams are all called the Scott Creek Coyotes. As of 2015, the current school principal is Rob Foot, and the vice-principal is Laurie Sviatko The school currently has approximately 600 students.[1]

History[edit]

The school opened on September 30, 1996 with a student population of 718. It was named after Scott Creek, which is a creek that is adjacent to the school. The building has 6,033 square metres of area contained in two stories. The school property has two large fields with one baseball diamond, and several additional outdoor athletic facilities.[2]

On April 22, 2015 the school was a victim of a false bomb threat. At 8 a.m. on that day the Coquitlam RCMP received a phone call reporting a bomb at the school. The school was evacuated until it was determined to be safe to re-enter the building.[3][4]

Academics and Athletics[edit]

Scott Creek offers a full program of academics as well as a rich explorations program consisting of Visual Arts, Home Economics, Technology Education, Information Technology, Performing Arts and Physical Education.

The regular school day is from 8:40 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and includes six classroom periods, a 15-minute recess break, and a 45-minute lunch break.[5] Several music programs are also offered. Scott Creek has Beginner Band, Advanced Band, and Choir classes. These classes are outside of the regular school day and are held in the morning from 7:45 a.m. until 8:30 a.m.

Scott Creek also offers an athletics program in which students may chose to represent the school in a competitive sports team. Some of the sports played by the school are Volleyball, Field Hockey, Basketball, Wrestling, Track & field, Rugby, and Badminton.[6]

In the recent years, the school has served as the starting site of the Cops for Cancer Tour de Coast, a nine-day event that raises money to support families with cancer. The school was chosen since it was the top fundraising school for several consecutive years. In 2011, the school population had raised $10,667.81.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BC Ministry of Education "Student Statistics - 2014/15". Retrieved 2015-07-25.
  2. ^ Scott Creek Middle School "History of Scott Creek Middle School". Retrieved 2015-07-25.
  3. ^ Strandberg, Diane. (April 22, 2015). "Scott Creek middle school evacuated after bomb threat". BC Local News.
  4. ^ (April 22, 2015). " Coquitlam middle school lockout lifted after false bomb threat". The Province.
  5. ^ Scott Creek Middle School "Bell Schedule". Retrieved 2015-07-25.
  6. ^ Scott Creek Middle School "Athletics". Retrieved 2015-07-25.
  7. ^ Gauthier, Jennifer (Sep 23, 2011). "Great Scott!". The Tri-City News. Retrieved 5 August 2015.