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Scott Creek Middle School
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
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History of Scott Creek Middle School

This beautiful two story 6,033 square metre architecturally designed school opened September 1996 with 718 students.  It is located at the base of Westwood Plateau and is housed between Scott Creek on the east side, green belt on the west side and mountains to the north.  The south side of the property houses two large community fields, one baseball diamond, 3 basketball courts, 3 tetherball poles, 5 four-square games, and ball hockey court.

History of the Name:  Scott Creek is the name of the creek which flows along the east side of the school site.  The creek is a salmon spawning ground, feeding into the Coquitlam River.  The creek is named after the Scott family who were pioneers that influenced much of this region.

School Logo: The Coyote silhouette against a forest and moon was a concept created and designed by students and staff at Scott Creek Middle in the opening school year 1996/97.

School Motto: We Believe, We Can, We Will.   Our motto was created by the grade eight students in 1997/98. 

School Colours:  (Forest Green, Navy, White and Burgundy)  The first three colours were adopted by the students and staff  in our opening year of 1996/97.  Forest green represents the treed setting of the school site, navy represents the waters of Scott Creek that border the school site and white represents the clouds and snow capped mountains that are a part of our community.  During our Ten Year Anniversary a burgundy trim was added to our school colours to symbolize the warmth of Scott Creek.

Coyote Painting:  The painting that hangs in the open area above rooms A7 and B1 was created and presented by Emi Kozikowska, a grade 8 student in our opening year 1996/97.  The framing and plaque was a gift to the school from the first year of grade eight students leaving Scott Creek Middle School in June, 1997. 

Time Capsule: The Time Capsule is located above the Coyote painting upstairs behind the elevator.  The capsule was sealed at the first year-end assembly in June 1997 as part of the school celebration for completion of the first year for Scott Creek Middle.  The capsule contains memories of students and the community of Scott Creek during its opening year of 1996/97.  The capsule is to be opened at the year-end assembly in June, 2022 to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the school.

Clay Tiles:  Clay tiles line the wall entrances to the school and along the community walls.  These clay tiles are designed by students in appreciation and celebration of their fine arts experience. 

Art Wall Hanging:  Enveloping the elevator shaft is a celebration of Scott Creek's Challenge Students' perception of our school's culture.  The five metre by five and a half metre canvas is a puzzle piece which merges the cultural themes into a central theme.  The canvas was unveiled in a celebration on April 22, 1999.

Ceramic Tiles on Pillars:  To celebrate the millennium, the entire school created a ceramic mural which is located on the pillars opposite the elevator shaft.  The theme was "Earth, Air, Fire and Water" and it took 800 tiles to complete.

Coyote / Salmon Carving:  To celebrate and honour Canada’s first people, First Nations carver, Rick Harry, worked with Aboriginal students in the Spring of 2004 to carve a beautiful cedar relief of our coyote mascot with a salmon embodied within it to symbolize Scott Creek, a salmon spawning creek.  This beautiful art work hangs in our front lobby near the office.

Flags:  To celebrate and honour our incredible nation, the Canadian flag and the provincial and territorial flags were hung from the ceiling in our front lobby in 2004.  Then in 2005, to celebrate the heritage of all our students and staff, we identified 85 motherlands and hung those flags throughout the school.  More flags are added each year as more nations are identified as part of a student’s heritage.

Salmon Sculptures:  To symbolize our school’s commitment to our protection of the spawning salmon in Scott Creek, a salmon sculpture was created and erected at the front of the school in 2007 by Mr. Sanderson and his C.O.R.P. class. A second salmon was added in June, 2009.

Salmon Carving:  With the guidance of Carman McKay, several of our aboriginal students carved cedar salmon which have been mounted around the school as a reminder of our school’s commitment to salmon stewardship.

Paper Maché Salmon:  These dramatic salmon were created by Mr. Yoo’s art students in 2007 to symbolize our commitment to protect these beautiful fish of Scott Creek.

Bike Trails:  A Millennium Pride Project built by students in the mountain bike and outdoor clubs.  The project's goal is to have students design and build trails for mountain biking, orienteering and curricular use.

World Peace Mural:  Titled "Diversity Within Unity", the mural was created in 2008 by students of Scott Creek's gifted art program.  The design of the mural was the inspiration of students, Maria Kim.  The students felt that without students at Scott Creek, there would be no Scott Creek.  Therefore, each panel represents something about themselves.

Scott Creek Middle School

1240 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam BC
V3E 3E7
604-945-0156 604-937-8049
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