epsbLogo

search icon


  • REGISTRATION AND PRE-ENROLMENT

    REGISTRATION AND PRE-ENROLMENT

    ** Please note, that D.S. Mackenzie School is full in planned classes in Grade 7, 8 and 9 in the Regular program. We will now only accept resident students in Grade 7, 8 and 9 who have newly moved into the school's attendance area. A resident student of Edmonton Public Schools has at least one parent or legal guardian living in Edmonton who is not Roman Catholic. Non-resident students can enrol in another Division school with space in planned classes.

    If you are registering for Kindergarten or if you are new to Edmonton Public Schools, you must register online.

    Moved?

    Update your child’s current address with the school office before pre-enrolling in SchoolZone. 

    New to the Division?
    Instead of using SchoolZone, students who are new to Edmonton Public Schools need to submit a completed Student Registration form. Find the form and list of supporting documents you need to provide. 

    Online learning at Argyll Centre:  Families of Grade 1-12 students who would like to learn online for the 2022-23 school year can register or pre-enroll at Argyll Centre. More information is available on the Division website.

     

    NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION:

    If your child is new to Edmonton Public Schools, you can register for school online. Visit the Division website to learn how to register for school.

    DS Mackenzie School is now full in planned classes in grade 7, grade 8, and in grade 9 in the Regular Program. For the regular program, we will now only accept resident students in Grade 7, 8 and 9 who newly move into the school’s attendance area. A resident student of Edmonton Public Schools has at least one parent or legal guardian living in Edmonton who is not Roman Catholic. Non-resident students can enrol in another Division school with space in planned classes.

    If you are new to Edmonton Public Schools, you must register online.

     

    Student-Owned Device Plan

    Adobe Reader

    Please contact our office at 780 438 9103 for further information regarding registration.

     

    Welcome an international student into your home!

    Can you provide a welcoming and caring home for a 15 to an 18-year-old international student? Our International Student Program is growing and we need your help. Learn about the benefits of becoming a host family and apply at http://www.whyihost.ca/edmonton. If you have questions about the hosting experience, contact hostinfo@CanadaHomestayNetwork.ca

    Thank you for helping Edmonton Public Schools give our international students a warm welcome to our great community.

      

    SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST 2022-2023

     School Supply List 2022-2023

    Ms. Walker's BLA School Supply List 2022-2023

    Mr. Blize - BLA School Supply List 2022-2023

     

     

    read more ›

  • Special Programming

    Special Programming

    D. S. MacKenzie offers a wide range of core academic programs. Please download the appropriate program brochure below for further information regarding these specialized programs.

    Gifted and Talented Program

    The Gifted and Talented program supports students who have advanced intellectual ability compared to other students their age. These students have exceptional potential or ability across a wide range of areas, from creative thinking to understanding abstract relationships.

    To qualify for this program, students must meet Gifted and Talented eligibility requirements.

    Read more about the program on epsb.ca

    Contact your child’s current school to discuss options and eligibility.

     

    Behaviour and Learning Assistance Program

    The Behaviour and Learning Assistance programming assists students with chronic, extreme, pervasive anti-social behaviours. Programming supports students to achieve academically and to develop and apply acceptable behaviour and social skills in the classroom, school and community.

    Please visit the District BLA Program for more information.

    Strategies Program 

    Please visit the Strategies Program or visit the Division Special Education website for more information.

    The goal of the strategies program is to enable students with learning disabilities to acquire the strategies and coping skills necessary to achieve successfully in regular school programs.

    Student Characteristics

    Students have average or higher intellectual ability, but are experiencing significant difficulties in language arts and other subject areas, despite acceptable attendance and behaviour.

    These students demonstrate wide discrepancies among their skills, and a range of learning disabilities, which may include attention deficit disorders.

    Special Education

    Please visit the https://www.epsb.ca/programs/specializedprogramming/ website for more information.

     

     

    read more ›

  • Regular Programs and basic information

    Regular Programs and basic information

    D. S. MacKenzie offers a wide range of core academic classes, options, and specialized programming. 

    Second Languages

    All Junior High students are required to take a second language.  At D.S. MacKenzie, we are proud to offer students French as a Second Language and Japanese Language and Culture as their language learning choices.

    Please note:

    • All Junior High students are required to take either French or Japanese. 

     

     

     

     

    read more ›

  • Parent Groups

    Parent Groups

    D. S. MacKenzie has a very active and supportive School Council that meets once a month. At these meetings, the council and school administration discuss ways of supporting school events, such as fundraising, current issues, and Grade Nine Farewell, for example. If you would like to assist the School Council, please e-mail our school’s Principal through SchoolZone.

    Parents are a welcome and essential part of our school

    If you would like to contribute to the D.S.Mackenzie School Community, please consider joining us at the next Parent Advisory Council (PAC) meeting.  This is a great opportunity to have support and to provide input into the education of our students.

    We have a very active Parent Advisory Council (PAC). The purpose of the PAC is mainly to share ideas and thoughts with school administration on matters of school organization and policy. 

     The functions of the PAC include: 

    • To provide a liaison between the school and community.
    • To facilitate and assist with the implementation of school policies.
    • To provide input into the school's planning and budgeting process.
    • To assist with the planning and organization of school related events and activities.
    • Advice and support to school staff.
    • Fundraising. 

     

    read more ›


Welcome

** Please note, that D.S. Mackenzie School is full in planned classes in Grade 7, 8 and 9 in the Regular program. We will now only accept resident students in Grade 7, 8 and 9 who have newly moved into the school's attendance area. A resident student of Edmonton Public Schools has at least one parent or legal guardian living in Edmonton who is not Roman Catholic. Non-resident students can enrol in another Division school with space in planned classes.

If you are registering for Kindergarten or if you are new to Edmonton Public Schools, you must register online.

Virtual Open House

Here is the link to tour the school, watch a video from Dr. Payne, and meet the staff! 

https://sites.google.com/epsb.ca/dsmopenhouse2022/home

 

Welcome Message from Dr. Payne

Welcome to D. S. MacKenzie School!

Success, one student at a time. This speaks to our belief that all students have the right to a high quality learning environment and to be challenged to reach their potential as compassionate leaders, engaged learners, and contributing citizens.   Our school provides a safe, caring and welcoming atmosphere where diversity is honored, relationships are nurtured and perseverance is cultivated.  

We believe the educational journey of our students is a collective responsibility shared by our students, parents, school faculty and community members.  Through a collaborative approach, based on mutual respect and trust, together we can support the growth and success of all students.  As our valued partners, we invite our parents, caregivers and families to participate in school events throughout the year.  

Communication is a priority at D.S. MacKenzie and is a shared responsibility.  Updates and information will be communicated with parents and caregivers through SchoolZone and weekly emails.  Information regarding homework and classroom supports will be communicated with our students through Google classroom.  We encourage parents to connect with our faculty through in person conversations, phone calls and email.

We are committed to new technologies that support student achievement and utilize a ‘student owned device’ approach to learning.  We understand that this approach will enable students to cultivate knowledge and create innovative solutions within authentic contexts for learning. Using technology as a learning tool supports our focus on learning, critical thinking skills, managing information, and communicating as our students strive to become responsible global citizens. 

At D.S. MacKenzie School, we believe in the power of possibilities, positivity and partnerships because when we all work together, the impossible becomes possible!

Yours in partnership,

Dr. Larry Payne

Principal

 Larry Payne Head Shot