Early environmentalist honoured at PVSS

During a week in which young activists were raising their voices for action on climate change, a quiet memorial was held for one of Armstrong’s early environmentalists. The memorial was held at Pleasant Valley Secondary School (PVSS) in Armstrong on Sept. 27. At the memorial, PVSS Principal Chelsea Prince shared …

Two meetings on Tuesday

The Board of Education of School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) will be holding two meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at the District Education Support Centre (DESC). The first meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. and will be a Committee of the Whole meeting. Under discussion will be the Board …

Operation Safe Stop

School District No. 83 is proud to once again participate in the Operation Safe Stop event which took place from October 21-25, 2019.  Operation Safe Stop is a public awareness and enforcement effort to educate the motoring public that passing a stopped school bus, when children are loading or unloading with the RED …

Indigenous Education Program review

Clarity and alignment were the two themes emerging from a review of the District’s Indigenous Education Department, reported District Principal of Indigenous Education Anne Tenning to the Board on Tuesday. She noted for the first stage of the review a consultant came in and conducted 30 one-on-one interviews. From these …

Board begins Long Range Facilities Plan

The Board of Education adopted the draft 2020-29 Long Range Facilities Plan and will now begin the work of looking at all options, consulting, and then determining which of the options will actually become part of its final plan. The Board is open to discussions on options contained in the …

Students wins athlete of year

Morgan Mills won Female Athlete of the Year at the Vernon AAA Track & Field Awards Night on Monday, Sept. 30. Morgan, who is a student at Pleasant Valley Secondary School in Armstrong, has been a Vernon AAA Track and Field Club (VAAA) member for six years. She is currently …