Administration changes

There will be some new faces in new places as the new school year begins. Chelsea Prince will be the new principal at Pleasant Valley Secondary as Abbas El Gazzar has retired, while Deanna Brennan will be the vice-principal at Salmon Arm Secondary (Sullivan Campus). At the middle schools, Noah …

Red Seal by 19?

As a kid, Azurah (who goes by Zera) Herbert-McMyn, gravitated to creating things with her hands. She loved to work in the welding shop and did lots of welding projects with her grandpa. Now, at not quite 20 years old, and thanks to being able to take college trades courses …

Not just a day off school

When a Pro-D day approaches sometimes you hear “Oh no, another day off of school”. Yes, it is a day off for students, but it is an important day of learning for teachers. Why are these days important and how does SD83 ensure that they are well used? Education, like other …

Literacy Intervention Program makes difference

One of the flagship programs that SD83 is proud of is our Literacy Intervention Program. “It is a perfect reflection of our Strategic Plan goal of Students First,” comments Assistant Superintendent Carl Cooper.  “This past year was the eighth year of the program, and our Board of Education just approved funding …

New student registration

Are you new to our school district and wondering about registering your child for school? New student registration for School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) is Tuesday, Aug. 27th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at all of our schools! More details about registering your child can be found here. …

Anomaly with exam results

UPDATED: 4 p.m. July 31, 2019 – The issue that has affected transcripts for Grade 12 B.C. students who wrote provincial exams in June has now been resolved. Read Minister of Education Rob Fleming’s statement here. Original report: 9 a.m. July 31, 2019 – SD83 would like to make students …