Learning about culture

Grindrod Elementary students had the opportunity to take part in some interactive, Indigenous cultural stations on May 14. The mini-workshops were provided by Youth Voice (Indigenous leadership students from SD83 secondary schools) with assistance from SD83 Indigenous Education Workers. Students had the opportunity to learn some pow wow dancing as …

A running good time!

Over 1,100 students in kindergarten through grade 7 took part in the district’s annual cross country run, the Little Mountain Stomp, at Field of Dreams in Salmon Arm on Thursday, May 9. Assistant Superintendent Carl Cooper, part of the event’s organizing team, said he was thrilled with the participation and …

Seeking public input

The SD83 Board would like to hear from you on the 2019-20 budget. On May 1, Trustees and the Budget Committee held a public meeting to hear feedback on possible budget priorities. Here is the preliminary budget presented at that time. Since that time, several changes have been made to the …

AEDs donated!

Secondary schools in SD83 are being equipped with an automated external defibrillator thanks to several generous donations from the ACT Foundation and Pinnacle Renewable Energy in Armstrong. An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a lightweight, portable device that delivers an electric shock through the chest to the heart. The shock …

Provincial champs!

The A.L. Fortune Senior Drumline was golden at the provincial drumline competition at Abbotsford Senior Secondary on May 3 capturing top spot in B.C.! “We’re excited and thrilled,” commented teacher Michelle Reed about the award. “All of their hard work paid off.” She adds the students in both drumlines began …

Youth in Trades award

School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) was presented a Youth Work in Trades Performance Award and local youth employer sponsors were recognized with a Certificate of Appreciation at a celebration at Prestige Harbourfront Resort in Salmon Arm on Thursday, May 2. The dinner and awards, sponsored by the B.C. Industry …