“Our vision is to empower students to become caring, respectful, responsible and successful members of our community and to foster a sense of achievement, belonging and life-long learning.”

We are very pleased to welcome you to a new year at David Thompson School. We are extremely proud of the core academic and complementary courses as well as the athletics and fine arts activities we offer our students. Our goal is to continue to work together to provide a safe, caring, and respectful learning environment. Please take time to read through this School Handbook as it contains important information regarding school procedures and expectations.

Who Was David Thompson?

David Thompson, (1770 – 1857), was known as “The Mapmaker”. He was responsible for providing the first comprehensive geography of the Western Territories, which later became part of Canada in 1870. He charted the official boundary between Canada and the United States, from the St. Lawrence River to the Lake of the Woods. However, his greatest legacy is his explorations in Western Canada. He is a role model of exploration, both physical and intellectual, for the students who attend this school named in his honor.

School Motto

“A Community of Excellence”

School Development Plan and Feedback Form

Please see the School Development Plan for 2018-2019 in the Resources section as well as a feedback form. You are invited to view the plan and complete the feedback form to be returned to the David Thompson inbox by Monday, December 3rd, 2018. (davidthompson@cbe.ab.ca) 


Our School

“Our vision is to empower students to become caring, respectful, responsible and successful members of our community and to foster a sense of achievement, belonging and life-long learning.”

We are very pleased to welcome you to a new year at David Thompson School. We are extremely proud of the core academic and complementary courses as well as the athletics and fine arts activities we offer our students. Our goal is to continue to work together to provide a safe, caring, and respectful learning environment. Please take time to read through this School Handbook as it contains important information regarding school procedures and expectations.

Who Was David Thompson?

David Thompson, (1770 – 1857), was known as “The Mapmaker”. He was responsible for providing the first comprehensive geography of the Western Territories, which later became part of Canada in 1870. He charted the official boundary between Canada and the United States, from the St. Lawrence River to the Lake of the Woods. However, his greatest legacy is his explorations in Western Canada. He is a role model of exploration, both physical and intellectual, for the students who attend this school named in his honor.

School Motto

“A Community of Excellence”

School Development Plan and Feedback Form

Please see the School Development Plan for 2018-2019 in the Resources section as well as a feedback form. You are invited to view the plan and complete the feedback form to be returned to the David Thompson inbox by Monday, December 3rd, 2018. (davidthompson@cbe.ab.ca) 


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School Development Plan

​Each year, our school prepares a development plan with input from teachers, school staff, students and parents. We review many sources of data, including report cards, provincial achievement test results and school surveys. Based on this information, we create our plan identifying targeted areas for growth. Our school development plan is not meant to represent all of the work that takes place in our school, but rather it focuses on specific areas for improvement.​​​

School Results Report

Our school also prepares a results plan, which looks at our previous school year. It shows our students’ achievement and progress in meeting the goals and outcomes as set out by the CBE and Alberta Education, outlines some of the highlights of our school development plan and gives an overview of our school. You can look on the CBE website for system-wide results​.
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Read the budget update from Chief Superintendent Usih about the budget assumptions report presented to the board today: https://t.co/tdRklmsbSG #yycbe https://t.co/aaNh9TPVSt

The Board of Trustees will reconvene this afternoon at 4 to discuss the Budget Assumptions Report – Fall 2019 Update. Join us at the Ed Centre or stream the meeting online https://t.co/7ySI0lMtIG #yycbe https://t.co/wYDXmCna6Q

Today we were at the kick-off event for the Mayor’s 31st Annual Christmas Food Drive, proudly supporting @CalgaryFoodBank! We’re thankful for their work to #FeedYYC & for making a positive impact in the lives of many of our students & their families. #WeAreCBE #MayorsFoodDrive https://t.co/IDNNdguReI

The Board of Trustees will reconvene on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 4 p.m. Watch for a report on the 2019-20 Budget Assumptions that will be available by noon tomorrow https://t.co/epdOfxurs1 #WeAreCBE #yycbe https://t.co/v7sYBMneRL