Hallowe’en treat!

Unicorns, puppy dogs, princesses, dinosaurs and other characters from the District Education Support Centre (DESC) StrongStart program treated DESC staff to a Hallowe’en parade on Thursday!

Swimming competition

Thirteen swimmers from SD83 competed in the BC High School Okanagan Championships Oct. 28th in Penticton. Matthew Bushell (grade 11), Ethan Skofteby (grade 12), and Brad Zurowski (grade 11) had top three finishes in their events and qualified for Provincials in November. Jasmine and Matthew Blacklock of Carlin Middle School, …

Special meeting synopsis

Amanda Krebs was elected Chairperson and Tennile Lachmuth as Vice-Chairperson at the special meeting for Board elections on Tuesday. Trustees also elected Lachmuth to serve as BC School Trustees Association (BCSTA) Provincial Council Representative and as BC Public Sector Employers’ Association Trustee Representative. Committee of the Whole meeting Just prior …

Walking for understanding

Sunshine, wet shoes, huge smiles, and warm hearts . . . the Water Walk is a lesson about how much of the world’s population must haul water every day.  The lesson underscores to students how lucky we are to have clean, accessible drinking water by simply turning on a tap! …

Wheelchair Basketball

The students beat the teachers in a fun and slightly humbling game of wheelchair basketball on Thursday at Jackson!   With three time Paralympic gold medalist Marni Abbott-Peter as a coach/referee and two people from the BC Wheelchair Basketball Association helping out, the players quickly started picking up how to maneuver …

Orange Shirt Day

Impactful assemblies around SD83 schools were held to recognize Orange Shirt Day on September 30. Residential school survivors and community speakers including Ethel Thomas, Frankie Joseph and Marion Lee at Pleasant Valley Secondary School, Rose Miller from the Simpcw First Nation at Shuswap Middle School, and Gloria Morgan at Jackson …