Our History

Mount Slesse was designed and constructed in 1996, built according to the Middle School Philosophy. In October 1995, the principal was hired and immediately began the process of research, visitations and readings so that a personal vision could be established.

In December 1995, the vice principal was hired, the six team leaders being hired during January 1996. The idea of team building continued with the hiring of 36 full time teachers, 3 secretaries, 5 noon hour supervisors, 3 custodians and a business manager.

Parents were encouraged to become involved at a very early stage in the development of the school. From January - March 1996, parents from the surrounding elementary schools were informed about the Middle School philosophy and meetings were held to establish priorities for "their" school. On March 6, 1996 the first Parent Advisory Committee was held to begin working on the Mission Statement.

Students were also involved from the beginning. Each class was asked to select school colours, a school name and a school mascot. In the end, a timberwolf was the most popular choice and the school colours chosen were silver, black and teal.

In 2018, the School District went through reconfiguration and September 2018 saw a new intake of grade six classes.

Information & Announcements

Spring BreakSpring Break is from Monday, March 18 through to Friday, March 29.

Classes resume Monday, April 1. 

Click HERE for SD33 updates about any school closures due to inclement weather.

In the event of extreme weather conditions, parents are urged to check the School District website www.sd33.bc.ca or tune into radio stations STAR FM (98.3 FM) or The Drive (89.5 FM), to receive up-to-date information on school closures and information on the buses.

Reports will start after 6:00 a.m. and will be repeated often. The information broadcast is directly from the School District. The reports are confirmed, and there is no need to call MSMS, the School District Office or the radio station. Students will be marked absent for the day, but such an absence will not affect a perfect attendance record.
NOTE: There is no "Snow Plan" for Promontory at this time.
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