DAC sold

The Downtown Activity Centre (DAC) has been sold. School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) Secretary-Treasurer Alanna Cameron reports the sale of the DAC building was finalized at the end of January 2019 to Paramjit Singh Chahal. Cameron adds that the district also signed a five-and-a-half year lease agreement for a …

New wheelchair bus

Starting Monday, February 4th, 2019, District No. 83 will be sending our Hummingbird Bus (the first of our two new mini wheelchair buses) out on a school bus route in Salmon Arm. SD83 is very happy to be able to provide better support for our students facing mobility challenges. With …

Education Plan

Parents and the broader community will soon have easy access to SD83’s Education Plan. This details of this plan, and the website which it will be hosted, were approved in principle at the Board of Education meeting at A.L. Fortune in Enderby on Tuesday evening. Superintendent of Schools/CEO Peter Jory …

Board approves program expansion

South Canoe’s Outdoor Learning program will expand to include one more grade starting in September 2019. Currently Kindergarten to Grade 6, the Board gave approval to a recommendation by staff to add Grade 7. “It is exciting to be expanding a program that just started this year,” commented Board Chair …

Guarding Minds Survey

Results of a survey show that School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) staff have similar wellbeing concerns as other organizations which have taken part in the Guarding Minds at Work survey. The Guarding Minds Survey is an online tool and summary reports that compare an employer’s results against a 2016 …

Three program reviews

The Indigenous Education Program, Music Program and Inclusive Support Program will be audited this year to ensure the programs are “hitting the mark” and meeting the needs of students. “It is a tool that school districts uses to consider work that we are doing and gives us some guidance on …