Alternate program

Consultation around student needs and a clarity of purpose will be taking place to determine the path for any changes to the Salmon Arm Storefront program and the possible establishment of an alternate program to serve secondary school students across the district. Director of Instruction Carol-Ann Leidloff explained to trustees …

Policy updates

The roles and responsibilities of the vice-chairperson, trustee remuneration and expenses, and sexual orientation and gender identity were just some of the policies dealt with at the Board of Education meeting at the DESC on Tuesday. This is the first time the district has a policy specifically outlining the role …

Board updates

After a suggestion by Trustee Marty Gibbons, the Board approved a motion to establish a Committee of the Whole. Terms of reference will be developed for this committee, which will include all trustees and which will hold meetings in public. AdvocacyThe Board will be writing a number of letters to …

Announcements

Trustees reported on school activities which they have attended since the last meeting. Trustee Amanda Krebs reported on several of the events she has taken part in, including the interesting work being done at Shuswap Middle School with its double classes, team teaching and literacy circles. Trustee Quentin Bruns reported …

Learning about culture

Grindrod Elementary students had the opportunity to take part in some interactive, Indigenous cultural stations on May 14. The mini-workshops were provided by Youth Voice (Indigenous leadership students from SD83 secondary schools) with assistance from SD83 Indigenous Education Workers. Students had the opportunity to learn some pow wow dancing as …

A running good time!

Over 1,100 students in kindergarten through grade 7 took part in the district’s annual cross country run, the Little Mountain Stomp, at Field of Dreams in Salmon Arm on Thursday, May 9. Assistant Superintendent Carl Cooper, part of the event’s organizing team, said he was thrilled with the participation and …