Survey open until Thursday

Just a reminder . . . have you had your say? The survey asking SD83 parents and community about two new possible options for the School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) Long Range Facilities Plan (LRFP) is closing soon. Superintendent of Schools/CEO Peter Jory outlined the two new options at …

Students develop trails at Ranchero Elementary

A labyrinth of ten unique trail loops and connecters have been developed at Ranchero Elementary. Principal Doug Cumming explains that since September teachers Joel Mueller and Duane Kroeker and their students tackled the outdoor project of expanding the school’s old, original “Ran Run” trail and short upper loop. “It’s a …

Synopsis of Board meeting

NOSTA Delegation: There were two presentations from the North Okanagan-Shuswap Teachers’ Association (NOSTA) at the Board of Education meeting on Wednesday. The first was from President Graham Gomme who asked the Board to hold off on making a decision on the long range facilities plan for the Salmon Arm and …

Inclusive poster project

School District No. 83 SOGI (Sexual Orientation Gender Identity) Support Teacher, Amy Witt, is excited to launch a poster project fundraiser in an effort to ensure marginalized students and families feel welcome in our schools and beyond. “In working with 2SLGBTQ+ youth in our schools, it has become clear to …

Early dismissal day

Just a reminder that Thursday, November 19th is an Early Dismissal Day for all SD83 elementary schools (except for Falkland which is Nov. 26), plus Carlin and Len Wood Middle Schools. This time will be used for teachers to facilitate formal goal-setting conferences with students and parents. Most conferences will …

Collecting input on new options

Superintendent of Schools/CEO Peter Jory outlined two new options being considered for the SD83 Long Range Facilities Plan (LRFP) at a public consultation meeting on Thursday, Nov. 12 at the District Education Support Centre (DESC). Both new options were pertinent to the greater Salmon Arm area and its feeder schools. …