Buddy Bench donated

The memory of someone who was known for her kindness is being honoured by a Buddy Bench program in SD83. Anita Pieper, a long-time CEA with the school district, passed away in the fall of 2018. To honour her memory, Anita’s family got the idea of starting a Buddy Bench …

Winning writers!

Congratulations to local students who took part in KidsWrite, the 2019 Young Writers’ Contest, sponsored by the Shuswap Association of Writers. The contest, which is open only to youth who live in the SD83 and SD22 (Vernon) areas, has categories for story, poetry, and Haiku. One of the organizers, Karen Bissendon …

Solar Car Projects

From a little zip lock bag full of parts to a functioning car, the Grade 4-5 students at Hillcrest Elementary School had the opportunity June 10-11 to build model solar cars with retired teacher Neil Caves. Caves, who is a director of Shuswap Solar Energy Society, showed the students about …

Challenge accepted!

The challenge was to create and develop a prototype a of a new community pool and splash park and 40 students from the SD83 Inclusive Education/Gifted Program took it on with gusto! The students, from grades three to eight in schools across the district, came together to participate in the …

Summer fun

The Amazing Race (OC style), The Wizardly World of Potter, and CSI . . . is there a better way to spend the summer? Our partners at Okanagan College are offering Camp OC at the Salmon Arm Campus. These week-long educational day camps are for youth in grades 4-7 and …

Honour employees

Cake and congratulations kicked off the June Board of Education meeting as 20 and 30 year long term service employees were recognized. Those being honoured received small tokens of appreciation (an SD83 pen in a maplewood box for 20 years and a glass plaque for 30) from Board Chairperson Marianne …