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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The Board of Trustees and Administration of the CBE have taken the time to carefully review the draft provincial curriculum and current realities within our system. The CBE has decided not to participate in the draft curriculum pilot in fall 2021. https://t.co/AbsjIDMzXp #yycbe

Congratulations to this Western Canada High School student, her story is 1 of 10 shortlisted for The First Page student writing competition in the Grades 10 to 12 category. Read it here: https://t.co/L14XvKTrQK #WeAreCBE https://t.co/DcgGBXEtbY

Today’s Board of Trustees public meeting will be held virtually starting at noon. We invite you to stream the meeting online https://t.co/nvCl1fvF09 #yycbe https://t.co/UIpLm405VE

RT @CBESomerset: 1st day of Spring Break & CBE Facility Maintenance is going strong @CBESomerset in the cold, windy, snowy weather. Thank you CBE Facility Maintenance for keeping our buildings & playgrounds safe. #WeAreCBE #SomersetStrong https://t.co/BDjikZOB8P

There are no CBE classes from March 29-April 5 for spring break. We wish all of our students and staff a relaxing and enjoyable spring break. Please stay safe and continue to follow all public health measures. Classes resume on Tuesday, April 6. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/hSg8htdgmt