Discussions at the Committee of the Whole

The Superintendent’s Report and the upcoming 2020-21 budget development and timeline process were discussed by the School District No. 83 Board of Education at its Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 at the District Education Support Centre (DESC). Superintendent of Schools Peter Jory took the trustees …

Understanding the Middle Years

School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) has partnered with the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) at the University of British Columbia to measure and promote children’s social and emotional development, health, well-being, and assets through the Middle Year Development Instrument (MDI). The Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI) is a self-report …

Board meeting Tuesday

The Board of Education of School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) will be holding a Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 4:30 – 6 p.m. at the District Education Support Centre (DESC). Under discussion will be the Superintendent’s Report, and the 2020-21 budget timeline and process. …

The history of games

It was a different type of gaming station than most kids are used to playing but it was extremely popular all the same! Students at Highland Park Elementary were treated to a rather unique history lesson in a workshop that concluded with board games and story time led by SD83 …

ASL workshop

In a fun, engaging workshop a group of kindergarten to grade 4 students from School District No. 83 took part in an American Sign Language (ASL) activity day at the District Education Support Centre (DESC). The workshop was led by John Warren and Terry Maloney, who are both from the …

Grant enables project

M.V. Beattie Elementary is thrilled to have received an ArtStarts Grant for $10,000 for students to embark on an inquiry project into “Yi7élye – This Place”. The inquiry based project will unfold over the course of the entire school year. It will be cross curricular and will enhance some projects …