Lakes District Secondary School (LDSS), part of School District No. 91 Nechako Lakes, is located in Burns Lake, BC Canada. The school serves 350 students from grades 8 to 12 in a modern and well equipped facility that opened in 2003. Our school features a permanent drama stage, multi-purpose lunchroom, full service industrial shops, large weight/fitness room and an extended gym.
We are proud to serve six local First Nations bands (Burns Lake, Lake Babine, Cheslatta, Wet'suwet'en, Skin Tyee and Nee Tahi-Buhn.)
The LDSS staff consists of 23 teachers, 15 support staff, four custodians, two home school coordinators, and Principal/ Vice-Principal team. A dedicated and experienced teaching and support staff work hard to ensure that students receive a quality education.
Our website, a marquee sign, facebook pages and PAC meetings keep students, parents and the community informed about activities and events occurring at our school. All families receive a yearly events calendar each September to help ensure school information and important dates are readily available.
LDSS continues to offer several initiatives to increase student learning. They include:
- Teacher Collaboration – Weekly time for teachers to focus on curriculum, assessment and professional practice to improve student learning.
- The Learning Centre – A centralized learning assistance room that will offer extra support for students from regular classes.
- Daily Breakfast Program – a free and nutritious meal to start the school day for all students.
In addition to these initiatives, LDSS will continue to offer Special Education classes for identified students and alternate programs to help students who require assistance outside a regular classroom. Extra assistance is also available outside of school hours to meet the individual needs of all our learners.
LDSS offers a full array of electives and academic courses that lead to graduation and post-secondary entrance. We are able to offer additional courses in partnership with E-Bus Academy, our district distant-learning school. Both our curricular and extra-curricular courses enable students to develop their physical, emotional, social and intellectual potentials.
Several annual Fine Arts events highlight our school year in addition to our dynamic drama and art programs. The Alternative Arts Fest in entering its 17th year and continues to bring amazing student performances and art work from all over our district. Our 16th "Art Mexico" trip is scheduled for November and allows students to practice painting in a small Mexican village under the guidance of a master artist.
Athletics is supported by dedicated coaches and community volunteers and include soccer, track and field, mountain biking, skiing/snowboarding, volleyball and basketball.
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