Author: <span>Communications</span>

BluePrint Portfolios

Parkview Elementary kindergarten student Nixon Dymond stole the show at the Board meeting on Tuesday at Eagle River Secondary as he talked about his digital learning portfolio. Nixon, along with his teacher Jen Findlay, were at the meeting demonstrating myBlueprint, an electronic student-friendly portfolio tool being used in School District …

Gateway to Trades

Learning about various trades and a satisfying finished project were just some of the things mentioned by Eagle River Secondary students Mikki Horsfield and Andrew Oystryk as they talked about being part of the school’s Gateway to Trades program at the School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) Board of Education …

Finance updates

The Board dealt with three financial matters at its meeting on Tuesday approving the capital budget bylaw, as well as receiving the quarterly budget report and the Annual Facility Grant spending plan. After a presentation by Secretary-Treasurer Alanna Cameron, the Board gave three readings and approval to its capital budget …

Student “shadow” board

Students have requested and the SD83 Board unanimously approved, an opportunity to ‘shadow’ the Board as part of an interactive and authentic educational experience. Assistant Superintendent Carl Cooper reports on April 3 five students from Graham Gomme’s Politics 11/12 class at Salmon Arm Secondary gave a presentation to the Board’s Education Directions Committee …

Wellness update

With data received from the Guarding Minds Survey and the recent Focus Groups on Staff Wellbeing, the District Wellness Committee has identified several broad themes to begin developing a staff wellness plan, reported Director of Instruction (Inclusive Education) Carol-Ann Leidloff to the School District No. 83 Board of Education (North …

Day of Mourning

It is the National Day of Mourning for workers injured on the job on April 28 and after a request on behalf of the District Health and Safety Committee, represented by Tammie Koroluk (CUPE 523 – SD83 Unit Chairperson), the Board approved a decision to lower the flags at all …