Congrats Natalie!

Salmon Arm Secondary student Natalie Wilkie took home a silver medal in the Mixed Relay and a silver medal in the 15 km Cross Country at the World Para Nordic Championships, recently held in Prince George BC. Congratulations!

Teacher Learning Sessions

Long after the bell to go home, many of our SD83 teachers are at the DESC learning about how to support students with understanding fractions under the leadership of District Math Coordinator Val Edgell.  In another room, teachers are working on reading assessments to better support our students and how we …

Capacity challenges and long range facilities plan

SD83 will be undertaking a long range facilities plan, decided the School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) Board of Education at its meeting at Pleasant Valley Secondary in Armstrong on Tuesday. After a presentation earlier in the evening by Assistant Superintendent Carl Cooper on capacity challenges and outdated capacity information, …

Music Program Review

The SD83 music program is long-standing and valued, reported external consultant Sandra Jones in her recent review of the SD83 music program. This report was presented to School District No. 83 Board of Education at its meeting on Tuesday at Pleasant Valley Secondary School in Armstrong. Trustees, and a delegation …

School Bus Safety Campaign

With a rise in the number of incidents of vehicles hitting school buses, vehicles passing buses when the red flashing lights are on, and other close calls, School District No. 83 has launched a School Bus Safety Campaign, reported Transportation Manager Andrea Kathrein to the School District No. 83 (North …

Indigenous Education Program Review

The first step in the Indigenous Education Program review is now complete and at its meeting on Tuesday the School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) Board of Education received a report on the findings. Researcher Dr. Shelly Niemi was contracted to do an external Indigenous Education Program review. She conducted …