Claim medals at Skills event

UPDATED: Two more students win medals! SD83’s medal tally climbs as students win gold in regional Skills Canada competition! Jack Krebbers and Jesse Stang won gold in the regional Skills Canada in the TV/Video editing competition. This competition was a “virtual” event and students competed at their home schools and …

Asbestos incident

There was a potential health risk at Silver Creek Elementary when a small area of drywall mud containing asbestos was cut with a utility knife during construction.  “Ensuring our students have a safe and caring learning environment is always our top priority. School District 83 takes full responsibility for the administrative oversight that led to …

Be in the “Know”

Are you wondering about the new curriculum and graduation exams? Or what about new terminology being bandied about such as Know, Do and Understand? Core Competencies of Communication, Critical Thinking and Personal Responsibility? How about Big Ideas, Content and Curricular Competencies? An interactive presentation explaining this and more is coming …

Art prints donated

The walls of South Canoe Elementary are going to be inspiring to students as prints by world renowned artist Robert Bateman and nationally-recognized local artist Valerie Rogers will soon be decorating them! Robert Bateman started his career as a secondary geography and fine arts teacher and he has been an …

Goal setting in action

Discovering the wonders of geodes and learning what works and what doesn’t was part of the outcome of a young student’s inquiry-based project, which was determined at his goal setting conference. As many know, a part of SD83’s new elementary school reporting process is a goal setting conference with the …

Wilderness safety shared

Shuswap Search and Rescue team and local Adventure Smart Trainers led Hillcrest Elementary School students in an Adventure Smart Training Day on Friday Feb 8, 2019 at Hillcrest. As part of this day, each class participated in a 30-45 minute Adventure Smart presentation in the gym plus 90 minutes of …