Larch Hills Annual Pirate Invasion

Larch Hills was invaded by 467 skiing pirates from grades one to eight for the 16th annual SD83 Pirate Loppet, on Friday, Jan. 31. With “neckerchiefs” and parrots the whiskered skiers cumulatively logged over 2,000 kilometres along the five kilometre and one/two kilometre courses. There were 17 schools from Armstrong …

Consultation begins in Salmon Arm area

Just a reminder about the important planning/consultation sessions taking place for the SD83 Board’s Long Range Facilities Plan (LRFP). As part of this consultation process the Board is hosting public sessions around the district. The next round of sessions are in the Salmon Arm and greater region. On Tuesday, February …

Novel coronavirus update

 Update on Feb. 7/2020 from Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry: Dear Parents and Guardians: We are writing to give you updated information on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), a new virus causing respiratory illness. Families may be concerned about the risk to their families. The highest number of infections continue …

District leadership students

Deciding which local and global projects to support, learning about teambuilding, and reviewing activities and funds raised for Toonie Tuesday were just a few of the items on the agenda for the SD83 District Me to We Student Leadership Committee on Jan. 27. Chaired and operated by the members, the …

Building robots and resilience at Carlin

There was a buzz throughout the Carlin Elementary Middle School in January, and Carlin’s Library Learning Commons was a hive of activity, as students focussed on coding and learning how to use Scratch Jr, Swift Playground, Ozobots (mini-robots) and Spheros (sphere robots). For three weeks teacher-librarian Geri Ellis was joined …