Student “shadow” board

Students have requested and the SD83 Board unanimously approved, an opportunity to ‘shadow’ the Board as part of an interactive and authentic educational experience. Assistant Superintendent Carl Cooper reports on April 3 five students from Graham Gomme’s Politics 11/12 class at Salmon Arm Secondary gave a presentation to the Board’s Education Directions Committee …

Wellness update

With data received from the Guarding Minds Survey and the recent Focus Groups on Staff Wellbeing, the District Wellness Committee has identified several broad themes to begin developing a staff wellness plan, reported Director of Instruction (Inclusive Education) Carol-Ann Leidloff to the School District No. 83 Board of Education (North …

Day of Mourning

It is the National Day of Mourning for workers injured on the job on April 28 and after a request on behalf of the District Health and Safety Committee, represented by Tammie Koroluk (CUPE 523 – SD83 Unit Chairperson), the Board approved a decision to lower the flags at all …

Communications plan approved

The SD83 Board of Education gave approval to communication goals and to a communications plan at its meeting at Eagle River Secondary School on Tuesday. “This is one of the operational plans in support of our strategic plan, specifically in partial support of the organizational efficiency goal,” explained Superintendent of …

Board updates

Curriculum PresentationsThe ongoing Sharing Circles and Curriculum Sessions have been well attended and are going well, reported Superintendent of Schools/CEO Peter Jory at the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday. The sessions have taken place at Len Wood Middle, A.L. Fortune, Shuswap Middle and Carlin Elementary School. There is one …

Experiential learning stations at Health Fair

Healthy Schools Coordinator Laura Paiement, along with several public health nurses and a dental hygienist, recently held health fairs at Sorrento, South Broadview and Ranchero elementary schools. The health fairs focused on learning how to be healthy through eight experiential learning stations, including one popular and visually effective station ran …