Author: <span>Communications</span>

Going to the dogs

Students at Silver Creek Elementary had the opportunity to learn not to just rely on technology – but rather use their own mind and senses – and leading the lessons were dogs! Through a St. John’s Therapy Dog program, organized by co-ordinator Joyce Polley, grade 6-8 students in Noah Ralston’s …

Buddy Bench donated

The memory of someone who was known for her kindness is being honoured by a Buddy Bench program in SD83. Anita Pieper, a long-time CEA with the school district, passed away in the fall of 2018. To honour her memory, Anita’s family got the idea of starting a Buddy Bench …

Winning writers!

Congratulations to local students who took part in KidsWrite, the 2019 Young Writers’ Contest, sponsored by the Shuswap Association of Writers. The contest, which is open only to youth who live in the SD83 and SD22 (Vernon) areas, has categories for story, poetry, and Haiku. One of the organizers, Karen Bissendon …

Solar Car Projects

From a little zip lock bag full of parts to a functioning car, the Grade 4-5 students at Hillcrest Elementary School had the opportunity June 10-11 to build model solar cars with retired teacher Neil Caves. Caves, who is a director of Shuswap Solar Energy Society, showed the students about …

Challenge accepted!

The challenge was to create and develop a prototype a of a new community pool and splash park and 40 students from the SD83 Inclusive Education/Gifted Program took it on with gusto! The students, from grades three to eight in schools across the district, came together to participate in the …