Ms. DeCosse's blog

I started writing a blog to help the parents and community get to know me better as an educator. It certainly is not a weekly occurrence, but when there is inspiration and time I will continue to share some thoughts on teaching, learning, school culture and community. Several archived editions are available here.


PAC meeting and CAP training

Just a reminder that we have the first PAC meeting of the year this Thursday Sept 15th at 6 pm in the foyer of McKim. There are several executive positions that will be open so if you are interested in taking a leadership role on PAC, this is the meeting to attend.

I will be offering the Child Abuse Protocol Training prior to the Open house on Tuesday Sept 27th. The Open house is from 6 – 7, the CAP training is at 5:40.
If you want to volunteer in any capacity at school in our school district it is mandatory that you take this training each year and that you have a current criminal record check. Criminal record checks are valid for 5 years.

I will be offering the CAP training several more times as needed (for example, prior to ski day, etc.) . There is no longer an option for on line completion of this course. It takes approximately 15 min. If you want to volunteer but cannot make this training session, please let me know when it would work for you and I will make sure we get it sorted.

Please get in touch if you have any questions or concerns.


McKim Theatre

Our theatre now has a Website, please follow the link below for updates and the theatre calendar.
McKim Theatre Website

Principal's message

Welcome to McKim! Our staff is committed to creating connections with our students that foster a safe and caring environment for learning and growing in all areas including the social, emotional, physical and academic.

We are an elementary school as we are grades 4 – 7. Elementary is grades K – 7, with primary grades being K-3 and intermediate (upper elementary) grades 4 – 7. (McKim school was configured as an elementary school 10 years ago, but the “Middle” in the name was not changed)

We embrace an elementary model of teaching and learning at McKim. We believe every child can learn and our job is to figure out their strengths and provide feedback on how they can grow. Learning should be engaging, motivating and fun. Curiosity should be fostered and creativity should be encouraged. Each child at McKim is valued for their individuality and we work as a team to help them to reach their full potential.

This year at McKim we are interested in creating a community garden for our school. We need help! Anyone with gardening knowledge or building skills who is interested in helping or leading this project, please get in touch with Stacy. (cell 250-342-1455)

Please find all school supply lists, bell schedules etc. under the above tab “School information”.

When your child arrives on the first day of school, they will find their grade posted in the foyer, and their name on a class list. We will have leadership kids and staff available to help students find their classrooms and to welcome them back to school.

We are looking forward to seeing you all soon!

Stacy DeCosse

Welcome to McKim, a Grade 4 - 7 school in beautiful Kimberley, British Columbia