Fire Prevention Week

    October 7-13 was Fire Prevention Week in B.C. and many of our students had an opportunity to meet with firefighters and learn about fire safety. This year’s focus was Look, Listen, Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere. Fire departments from across Canada (including our school district) raised …

2019 registration starts today!

Does your child start kindergarten in September 2019? Welcome! Kindergarten, Early French Immersion & the Outdoor Learning Program registration is Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. All registrations on this date are considered equal so no need to line up! After Oct. 9th the registrations will be …

Summer Slide program

  Two successful summer reading programs, called Summer Slide, were offered by a community partnership of Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society (LASS), Shuswap Community Foundation, and School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap). The three partnered to provide extra reading instruction for students in grades 2-4, with one program based …

Orange Shirt Day activities

Orange Shirt Day events were held throughout the school district on Sept. 28th   History Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) Residential School (1891-1981) Commemoration Project and Reunion events that took place in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in May 2013. This project was the …

FSA are part of big picture

Superintendent of Schools/CEO Peter Jory discusses the upcoming FSA test In the coming weeks, students in grade 4 and grade 7 will be participating in the Foundation Skills Assessment Test, also known as the “FSA”. This is a provincially mandated standardized test that uses broad metrics to determine whether students …

Getting students outdoors!

Students in SD83 will be heading on outdoor field trips thanks in part to GO grants from the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation. GO Grants provide field trip grants for British Columbia K-12 classes and schools to help get students outdoors to learn about B.C.’s fish, wildlife, habitats and biodiversity. The GO …