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 Results / School Development Plan (SDP)

Please see the School Results from 2019-2020 and the School Development Plan for 2020-2021 in the Resources section. 


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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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Kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year is underway. Learn more about our revised registration process due to health measures in our schools https://t.co/tTKL9hXOyl #WeAreCBE #yycbe https://t.co/VpVWmuDFoU

An important update from @southlandbus about contact information for yellow school bus routes #WeAreCBE #yycbe https://t.co/x4yqylGF4Y

RT @JackJamesHS: The walls are up! First day back from at-home learning & we are back in action on our @HomesByAviYYC house build! Very exciting to see the progress over the next couple weeks 🔨 @yyCBEdu #wearecbe https://t.co/NlplTSQuFv

We’ve shared an update with CBE families with important system information for the return to in-person classes on Monday, Jan. 11 https://t.co/p09i5rbicO #WeAreCBE https://t.co/CpONd60YPq

RT @EdMattersYYC: Western Canada High student Arshia Arbabbahrami was one of the passengers who tragically lost his life Jan 8th last year on Ukraine International Airlines PS752. Arshia's loved ones have established a memorial award in his name. https://t.co/yf72bmpYH1

RT @AlbertaEd: WATCH: Dr. Deena Hinshaw,@CMOH_Alberta, explains the decision to return to in-class learning for all students as planned, on Jan. 11. Read Minister @AdrianaLaGrange's letter to parents about the return to in-person learning #abed : https://t.co/Z34d6jWYZ5 https://t.co/MzlTVsj30S

Flags at all CBE schools and buildings will be flown at half-mast from Jan. 4 – 8, 2021 in honour of Calgary Police Officer Sgt. Andrew Harnett who died in the line of duty.

RT @MSschoolCBE: AWESOME! The NHL, NHLPA, & EVERFI have nominated our Mr.Lindberg to be 1 of 20 teachers across North America to win a prize for bringing STEM concepts to life for students in our school! Please vote for him at https://t.co/4PBmfu9Tlc Jan 1st to 31st #WeAreCBE @yyCBEdu https://t.co/rAivy6bZhj