New playground at Len Wood

There was a small but enthusiastic crowd for the official opening of the new playground at Len Wood Elementary School. On September 30th, a celebration was held at the playground to honour all the volunteers and community sponsors that joined together to make the playground a reality. PAC president Diane …

Dietitian helping schools

Serena Caner is a registered dietitian working in School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) to support schools in their food programming. This includes helping schools meet the mandated Guidelines for Food and Beverage Sales in BC schools, as well as connecting schools with potential funding sources and food skills programming at the …

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 …