Grant money available

Do you have a child born in 2006? Have you applied for your B.C. Training and Education Grant of $1,200 for your child? The deadline is approaching! Families in British Columbia are encouraged to start planning and saving early for their children’s post-secondary education or training programs. To help, the B.C. …

Progress is being made

Dear Parents and Guardians,  I am pleased to report we have had a productive year in School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap). Substantial progress has been made on the Strategic Plan. Our operating plans for Education, Communications, and Education Technology have been approved by the Board and are being actioned, …

Math muscles!

Over 300 students took part in the second annual Middle School Math Olympics at Shuswap Middle School on Thursday, June 6 flexing their math muscles to earn points and possibly a medal for their “country”. District Numeracy Co-ordinator Val Edgell reported there were 111 teams of three in grades 6-8 …

Wheelchairs for PE

School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) has a district set of sport wheelchairs to use during PE classes, and a trailer to haul them, thanks to Let’s Play BC and Director Marni Abbott-Peter, a three time Paralympic gold medalist. The SD83 Inclusive Education Department will be bringing the sport wheelchairs to …

All for Jump Rope for Heart

Armstrong’s Highland Park Elementary school principal Rob Ellis agreed to kiss a farm animal if students raised more than $4,000 for Jump Rope For Heart. The students raised $6,362, which teacher organizer Michelle Dolinar told students at an assembly on June 12th brought the school to a 13 year total …

Going to the dogs

Students at Silver Creek Elementary had the opportunity to learn not to just rely on technology – but rather use their own mind and senses – and leading the lessons were dogs! Through a St. John’s Therapy Dog program, organized by co-ordinator Joyce Polley, grade 6-8 students in Noah Ralston’s …