Thank you parents!

Dear Parents and Guardians: You may not be aware that the type and minimum number of non-instructional days in a school year are determined provincially through negotiation between the Ministry of Education and the British Columbia Teachers’ Union. Typically, there have been six in British Columbia, with additional days added …

Still NO at school

There has been much in the media about the legalization of cannabis, so SD83 just wants to ensure everyone knows, that as with tobacco, alcohol and vaping, cannabis or cannabis products are not allowed at school or on school property. A pdf version of the above information is available here: …

Raising Digitally Responsible Youth

Parents are facing new challenges when raising their children – cell phones, internet, social media, gaming – a society constantly connected to technology. Please join us, and bring your questions, for Safer Schools Together Nick Chernoff’s presentation on Raising Digitally Responsible Youth on November 14 from 6 – 8 p.m. …

Student committee wins award

Congratulations to the SD83 Student Me to We Committee, which just received word that it will be recognized for its hard work through the “Get Doing Award” at WE Day this year, set to go on November 22 at Roger’s Arena in Vancouver. The “Get Doing Award ” celebrates youth who …

Walking for water and awareness

Some students in Armstrong had the opportunity to experience what it might be like to not be able to turn on the tap in their house to get water. Highland Park students in grades 3-5 took part in a water walk on Wednesday, October 23, taking buckets to a creek …

Preliminary Election Results

The preliminary election results are in and the new members of the School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) Board of Education have been chosen. Elected in Area 1: Tennile Lachmuth Elected in Area 2: Quentin Bruns Acclaimed in Area 3: Martin Gibbons Elected in Area 4: Marianne VanBuskirk & Amanda …