Paralympic athlete visits school

Natalie Wilkie has some advice to share about overcoming obstacles. As a 17-year-old participating in the 2018 Paralympic Games (the youngest member of Team Canada), the former Ranchero Elementary student surprised the competition by capturing Gold in the women’s 7.5 km cross country ski race (she also won Bronze in …

Electoral information

Elections for a School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) Board of Education are being held on October 20. Following are the trustee candidates and where voting will take place for each of the three areas where elections are slated, as in Area 3 (CSRD Areas C & F) Marty Gibbons has …

Registration for 2019

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 …

Report card process

  The reporting process piloted in many schools last year will now be the official process for all elementary schools in School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap). Last year, after substantial work by the reporting and assessment committee, the district piloted a new report card template (sample above) and student-parent-teacher …

Updates from the Board

Enrolment changes New students have arrived but others have left, so as September goes along enrolment numbers have dropped slightly. Superintendent of Schools/CEO Peter Jory  reported at the board meeting on Tuesday at the DESC that as of September 18th the full time equivalency (FTE) numbers was 6,312, which is …

Clean audit

School District No. 83 not only received a clean audit report but also some praise for its processes during the external auditor’s report during the Board of Education meeting at the District Education Support Centre (DESC) on Tuesday, Sept. 25. Each year, as mandated by the Ministry, an external audit …