New skis for schools

South Canoe, Grindrod, Ranchero, Salmon Arm West and Shuswap Middle schools are headed into the winter season with some new nordic ski equipment! Pat Danforth, retired teacher and a member of the Elementary School Pirate Loppet and its Skis for Schools program, is pleased to announce that thanks to a …

Synopsis of Board Meeting

Long Range Facilities Plan Consultation Timeline A long range facilities plan consultation timeline was approved by the Board of Education at its meeting at Carlin Elementary Middle School on Tuesday, November 19. The planned timeline, which will kick into high gear in January, will include multiple meetings around the school …

Early Dismissal

Do you have a child in a K-5, K-6, K-7 or K-8 school in SD83? Just a reminder that Thursday, November 21 is an important date as it is student-parent-teacher conference day in many of our schools. This means it will also be an early dismissal day. Assistant Superintendent of …

Board meeting on Tuesday

The Board of Education of School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) will be holding two meetings on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at Carlin Elementary Middle School. The first meeting will start at 4:30 – 5 p.m. and will be a Committee of the Whole meeting. Under discussion will be the Board …

Indigenous Education focus

Even though students had Tuesday off, Salmon Arm Secondary Sullivan Campus was a busy place as it hosted the SD83 Ministry Designated Inservice Day on Indigenous Education. Over 500 teachers heard from local Indigenous leaders Gerry Thomas and Chief Judy Wilson and then from Nicole Jules, a 2016 SD83 grad, …

Xqwiyélltśem Soup Hut

With the smell of delicious soup and bannock filling the air, the grand opening of the Xqwiyélltśem (sounds like wi-yell-sum) Community Soup Hut at Shuswap Middle School (SMS) was held on November 6. Knowledge keeper Pauline Saxy from Northern Secwepmec territory opened with a traditional song, Tim Lavery from city …