Beaumonde Heights Junior Middle School (Gr JK - 08)
Our school motto is Rising to Excellence.
Beaumonde Heights Junior Middle School is located in a residential community in the North-West quadrant of the city. The school opened in 1959 as a Kindergarten to Grade 8 school. From 1970 until 1984, the school operated from Kindergarten to Grade 5. After 1984 it reverted to a full elementary program. The school draws from a very rich and diverse community with Punjabi being the language most spoken in our school. There are 42 different languages spoken by members of the Beaumonde Heights community.
School Focus for This School Year
School Improvement Teams
Our Literacy Team created a plan to focus on the Writing strand of the Language curriculum this year in conjunction with the Family of Schools focus. A schedule was established with the staff in June as to the differenct genres of writing which become a part of our Teaching Learning Critical Pathway. All grade levels from Kindergarten to Grade 8 is focusing on these genres at the same time. To monitor our students' progress, writing samples are gathered on regular basis and kept in a binder for easy access. Data walls with reading levels from the DRA and CASI are also maintained.
Special Education Programs
A variety of special education programs and services are offered to meet the needs of all students, including students with exceptionalities, such as behavioural, communication, and intellectual disabilities. Students' exceptionalities are identified through a formal review process undertaken by an identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC).
Character Education is an important part of the culture of Beaumonde Heights. We distribute certificates at our monthly assembly to which the families and caregivers of our students are invited and attend in high numbers. We aim to embed the attributes identified by the Toronto District School Board into all aspects of the curriculum.
/Certificates are also presented to students who work diligently to reduce their carbon footprints at our monthly assemblies. Teachers are provided with ample Professional Development and resources to assist them with embedding environmental literacy in their Literacy, Social Studies and Science curriculum.
Our mission at Beaumonde Heights Junior Middle School is to provide each student with the skills they need to succeed. We select our learning resources carefully to reflect our community. Staff is also selected to reflect the community.