Meeting time changed

The School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) Board of Education meeting for Tuesday, December 17 will begin at 5 p.m. rather than the typical 6 p.m. A lengthy agenda, and wishing to deal with items in as timely manner as possible, are the reasons for the early start. Just some …

Music Challenge finalist

Hillcrest Elementary’s performance of Wolves Don’t Live by the Rules has earned them a top 10 finalist spot in CBC’s Canadian Music Class Challenge. There were two entries each from Hillcrest Elementary and Bastion Elementary in the challenge, which attracted over 1,200 videos featuring more than 50,000 students. On December …

Discussions at the Committee of the Whole

The Superintendent’s Report and the upcoming 2020-21 budget development and timeline process were discussed by the School District No. 83 Board of Education at its Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 at the District Education Support Centre (DESC). Superintendent of Schools Peter Jory took the trustees …

Understanding the Middle Years

School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) has partnered with the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) at the University of British Columbia to measure and promote children’s social and emotional development, health, well-being, and assets through the Middle Year Development Instrument (MDI). The Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI) is a self-report …

Board meeting Tuesday

The Board of Education of School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) will be holding a Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 4:30 – 6 p.m. at the District Education Support Centre (DESC). Under discussion will be the Superintendent’s Report, and the 2020-21 budget timeline and process. …

The history of games

It was a different type of gaming station than most kids are used to playing but it was extremely popular all the same! Students at Highland Park Elementary were treated to a rather unique history lesson in a workshop that concluded with board games and story time led by SD83 …