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 …

Setting budget priorities

An increase in the base amount being received from the Ministry of Education, a number of cost pressures being funded, and a small projection for increased enrolment means School District No. 83 is “in the black” as it plans for the 2019-20 school year. At the public budget presentation on …

SAS Speaks!

A spoken word poetry contest is taking place at SAS Sullivan Campus on Wednesday, May 8 at 7 p.m. and you are invited! Spoken word is an oral art that focuses on the aesthetics of word play. It is a term that includes any kind of poetry recited aloud. Students …

Doing their part!

Earth Week was extra busy and educational at Len Wood Middle School! To celebrate Earth Week, which was April 22-26, students and staff at Len Wood planted 350 fir tree plugs at Pleasant Valley Manor. The next day a group of students held a community garbage clean up while others …