Please: If the school bus stops YOU stop!

Too many close calls spurs school district to raise awareness From November 2017 to November 2018, five of School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) school buses were hit by other motorists with a sixth incident on January 25, 2019! This upswing comes after years of rarely any accidents at all. …

Have a great long weekend

With a regional non-instructional day on Friday, February 15 and Family Day on Monday, February 18, students will be enjoying an extended long weekend. SD83 will be welcoming everyone back to school on Tuesday, February 19th. Enjoy your family time! Just in case you were wondering, Spring Vacation is on …

Ready, Set, Learn!

Ready, Set, Learn events are currently taking place in every elementary school in School District No. 83. Early Learning Co-ordinator Jennifer Findlay reports there have been five sessions so far with a total of 95 preschoolers and their families taking part. Ready, Set, Learn events are free early learning events …

Pirate Loppet fun

Almost 500 young cross country skiers took part in the annual Larch Hills Pirate Loppet on Friday, February 1, 2019. The blasting cannon, which signals the start of the loppet, sets the tone as skiers, teachers and organizers alike dress up in their best pirate attire for the fun event! …

Beat the Winter Blues!

Healthy Schools Co-ordinator Laura Paiement is encouraging SD83 families to be active together! The Move and Groove Challenge 2019 for staff, students and families is on! Paiement comments that all SD83 staff, students, and families are invited to participate in this fun challenge that promotes health and wellness for those in our communities. Each day in …

Peeking into the future

Grade 4 to 6 students at South Canoe Elementary’s Outdoor Learning Program recently had the opportunity to spend a day at Salmon Arm Secondary Sullivan’s Campus to take a quick peek into what the “big kids” are doing and what courses they might be interested in when they get there! …