This Week At HDSMS: 10-19


Hopefully everyone had a great weekend. I know mine was great until the last quarter of that Seahawks game. I’m still in the corner crying 🙂 But I digress…


It’s a short week for students but lots going on. Please be sure to check out all the information below.

Information To Share

October 23rd Professional Development Day: Just a reminder that this Friday is a Professional Development Day for staff. There is no school for students.

Crazy Hair Day: Our Leadership class has laid out some fun spirit days throughout the course of this year. This Thursday is Crazy Hair Day. We will be collecting house team points so be sure to get wild with your hair! We’re expecting big things from Mr Baillie, Mr Kemp and Mr Davids 🙂

Photo Retakes: This Wednesday is photo retake day.

Scholastic Book Fair: The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school library November 3-5. Check out this link to see a video of your  favourite  authors promoting the exciting new books that will be available for you to buy. Every book you purchase benefits our school’s library collection. 

PAC: Minutes from the last HD Stafford Middle PAC meeting as well as the recent District PAC meeting are available on our website. Reminder our next PAC meeting is on November 18th

Middle Years Development Instrument: In November, students in grade 7 will be completing an online survey as part of the Middle Years Development Instrument. This study will help us understand how children think and feel about their lives, both inside and outside of school during ages 9 to 13 (middle childhood years). Children in Grade 4 and Grade 7 will be asked to share their views by answering questions on the Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI). The MDI survey questions ask about areas of child development that are strongly linked to wellbeing, health and academic achievement. The project is administered by researchers at the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in partnership with school boards and the United Way of the Lower Mainland. The information collected in this study helps inform educational and community efforts to improve the lives of children Please click here for the parent information letter and form to withdraw your child from the assessment.

Community Announcements: Often HD Stafford gets valuable information from community organizations in our surrounding area. These will be shared on the following link. This week we have the following

None This Week

Professional Learning: Here are a few of the professional learning articles, websites and videos I have “scooped” to  Leadership With Purpose: Random Curation of a Passionate Educator Be sure to check out the following:

  • 60 Things Students Can Create To Demonstrate What They Know
  • Rick Wormelli: Formative and Summative Assessment (video)
  • Three Myths About Differentiation

Upcoming Dates




WE Day at Rogers Arena

Photo Retakes

Div 11 & 12 Field Trip To Langley Museum


Crazy Hair Day


Pro D Day – No Students

Sports/Gym Schedule

Please click here to access the Practice/Gym Schedule for this week.