Students at Salmo Elementary school are lining up at lunch recess with cardboard in hand these days. They are patiently waiting for their turn to try out the new Glowforge laser cutter, a new tool recently donated to the school from the School District 8 – Kootenay Lake’s Innovative Learning Department.
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The district’s Indigenous Education Program has joined together with Elders, other leaders and educators to find new ways to share Indigenous learnings and culture during the pandemic. What follows are some examples of the creative ways Indigenous teachings are being shared both outside and virtually.
School District 73 (Kamloops-Thompson) has implemented policy changes, staff training and new education resources in response to a 2020 petition to teach Black history and experiences.
Students in the Professional Cook 1 (PC 1) Program at Walnut Grove Secondary will be continuing on with its annual One Season Restaurant but it will look a little different.
There is a feeling of momentum in the participation rates of girls and women in trades programming in the district.
“The difference between failure and success is one more try.” A high-ranking RCMP officer, who at one time had every reason to give up, recently delivered a confidence boost directly to high school students.
At New Westminster Schools we are proud of the rich and diverse backgrounds our students, staff and families represent. And we’re committed to celebrating that diversity, while we foster and build more inclusive environments.
The three year plan to implement automated external defibrillators (AEDs) into SD83 schools got a boost as the Regional District of the North Okanagan (RDNO) donated an AED to Grindrod Elementary School.
Move over chocolate-covered almonds or wrapping paper sales, several School District 72 schools have opted for a fundraiser that not only helps their school, but also benefits the community and those in need this fall and winter.
Grade 12 students who studied career development during the first term have unveiled their Capstone projects across the district, as part of their Career Life Connections course.