Schools

A B.C. teacher has been banned for 15 years for engaging in inappropriate relationships with former students. (Pixabay)

15-year ban for B.C. teacher who travelled overnight, shared room with recent graduates

Teacher entered into intimate relationship with 1 former student during trip

 

A ball python that was found in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on Aug. 5, 2015. A teacher in B.C. was publicly reprimended for bringing his own ball python to class in 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ AP, Jerry Jackson, The Baltimore Sun)

B.C. teacher disciplined for bringing 3-foot snake to middle school as costume prop

One student didn’t know it was real until it was wrapped around his neck and began to slither

 

A California school district is hoping to attract more teachers by providing them with affordable housing. (Associated Press/screenshot)

VIDEO: California school district builds affordable housing to attract teachers

Rising rent, teacher shortages piquing districts’ interest in workforce housing

 

Coast Mountains School District 82 released highlights from a self-report questionnaire of students in various grades. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Northwest B.C. public school students report lack of well-being: Survey

Grade 8 students lag behind average well-being for B.C. school districts

Coast Mountains School District 82 released highlights from a self-report questionnaire of students in various grades. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
Hillcrest Elementary (File photo)

Letter: Family appreciates belonging to nurturing school community

Parent expresses gratitude as children wrap up elementary school life

  • Jun 25, 2022
Hillcrest Elementary (File photo)
Learning about healthy food options is the focus of an $8,200 grant awarded to Carlin Elementary School. (Contributed)

Grant allows Tappen school to explore healthy food options

Carlin Elementary receives $8,200 Farm to School Canada grant

Learning about healthy food options is the focus of an $8,200 grant awarded to Carlin Elementary School. (Contributed)
Red Seal chef Nimmi Erasmus and Certified Education Assistant (CEA) Sue Kalke celebrate the Farm to School BC Pollinator Award that Erasmus and the culinary arts program received in June this year. (School District 83 image)

Salmon Arm culinary arts program recognized for cooking up farm to school principles

Red seal chef and Salmon Arm Secondary win BC award

Red Seal chef Nimmi Erasmus and Certified Education Assistant (CEA) Sue Kalke celebrate the Farm to School BC Pollinator Award that Erasmus and the culinary arts program received in June this year. (School District 83 image)
Student Abigael Fletcher lands a fish on June 10, 2022 at the docks at Marine Peace Park as part of a fishing program for Shuswap Middle School students put on each year by Indigenous education workers Theresa Johnson and Kaeli Hawrys as part of Indigenous History Month. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

‘Got a fish!’: Favourite sound at Indigenous-led program for Salmon Arm school

Students in all Shuswap Middle School classes given chance to appreciate nature through fishing

Student Abigael Fletcher lands a fish on June 10, 2022 at the docks at Marine Peace Park as part of a fishing program for Shuswap Middle School students put on each year by Indigenous education workers Theresa Johnson and Kaeli Hawrys as part of Indigenous History Month. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Graduating student at Salmon Arm Secondary, Glitter Esquivias, in costume as the Dormouse, receives a $1,000 scholarship and award from longtime teacher Graham Gomme on June 2, created in memory of his mother-in-law, Mary Fowler. The award is the Mary Fowler Memorial Award for Performing Arts at SAS.

Alice in Wonderland closes with special honour for Salmon Arm student

Mary Fowler Memorial Award for Performing Arts goes to member of cast

Graduating student at Salmon Arm Secondary, Glitter Esquivias, in costume as the Dormouse, receives a $1,000 scholarship and award from longtime teacher Graham Gomme on June 2, created in memory of his mother-in-law, Mary Fowler. The award is the Mary Fowler Memorial Award for Performing Arts at SAS.
A B.C. high school teacher has been banned from practising in the province for life for having a sexual relationship with a student. (Credit: Pixabay)

B.C. high school teacher banned for life for sexual relationship with student

Teacher pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation in 2019

A B.C. high school teacher has been banned from practising in the province for life for having a sexual relationship with a student. (Credit: Pixabay)
Back in 2017, Salmon Arm Secondary School’s Jackson Campus Concert Band members rehearsed for their spring concert. The 2022 concert will be held June 8 at the gazebo in Marine Peace Park. In the case of inclement weather, it will be held in the Jackson campus gym at 7:30 p.m. (File photo)

Salmon Arm Secondary bands to perform in June despite WOW delay

Jackson campus bands will play June 8 in Marine Peace Park gazebo

Back in 2017, Salmon Arm Secondary School’s Jackson Campus Concert Band members rehearsed for their spring concert. The 2022 concert will be held June 8 at the gazebo in Marine Peace Park. In the case of inclement weather, it will be held in the Jackson campus gym at 7:30 p.m. (File photo)
A classroom in Scarborough, Ont., on September 14, 2020. A North Vancouver School District teacher was suspended for five days in May 2022 for taking inappropriate actions against his elementary school students. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

B.C. elementary school teacher suspended for cracking backs, pinching trapeziuses

Students called the one moved the ‘back-breaker,’ and several said it was painful

A classroom in Scarborough, Ont., on September 14, 2020. A North Vancouver School District teacher was suspended for five days in May 2022 for taking inappropriate actions against his elementary school students. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Grads Talia Brown and Emma Lloyd plant flower boxes along the Trans-Canada Highway early Thursday, May 26 between Alexander and Shuswap streets, with guidance from city gardener Hugh Bennett. (Martha Wickett- Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm Secondary grads call on inner gardeners to carry on tradition

Grade 12 students and city parks staff chip in to beautify city

Grads Talia Brown and Emma Lloyd plant flower boxes along the Trans-Canada Highway early Thursday, May 26 between Alexander and Shuswap streets, with guidance from city gardener Hugh Bennett. (Martha Wickett- Salmon Arm Observer)
School District 83 trustees have passed a new policy addressing student attire in schools. (File photo)

New dress policy speaks to hateful messaging in North Okanagan-Shuswap schools

School District 83 trustees give first reading to anti-racism policy

School District 83 trustees have passed a new policy addressing student attire in schools. (File photo)
School District 83 director of instruction Carol-Ann Leidloff and Superintendent Donna Kriger receive a $20,000 donation from Salmon Arm Rotary Club President Norm Brown. The funding is to support school food programs. (Contributed)

$20,000 donation from Salmon Arm Rotary Club to support school lunch programs

Around $150,000 has been donated in gift cards

  • May 18, 2022
School District 83 director of instruction Carol-Ann Leidloff and Superintendent Donna Kriger receive a $20,000 donation from Salmon Arm Rotary Club President Norm Brown. The funding is to support school food programs. (Contributed)
Dressed in character, Salmon Arm Secondary Drama Grade 11 and 12 students are rehearsing for their upcoming production of Alice in Wonderland, May 30 to June 2. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm Secondary students preparing for journey to Wonderland

Drama 11/12 students to perform Alice in Wonderland, dance students rehearsing for upcoming recital

Dressed in character, Salmon Arm Secondary Drama Grade 11 and 12 students are rehearsing for their upcoming production of Alice in Wonderland, May 30 to June 2. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
A W.L. McLeod student wearing a mask in a school bus. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

UPDATE: Northern B.C. school to no longer acknowledge Mother’s Day and Father’s Day

Elementary school adopts more inclusive approach to activities on those days

A W.L. McLeod student wearing a mask in a school bus. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
School District 83 is appealing a $200,000 penalty from March 2022 regarding handling of possible hazardous materials like asbestos after a contractor reportedly did not follow a work plan. (School District 83 photo)

3 small holes at Salmon Arm school lead to $200,000 WorkSafe BC fine

Fine review requested after contractor at Bastion school reportedly deviates from asbestos plan

School District 83 is appealing a $200,000 penalty from March 2022 regarding handling of possible hazardous materials like asbestos after a contractor reportedly did not follow a work plan. (School District 83 photo)
WorkSafeBC issued a penalty to School District 83 in March 2022, saying it found drilling work in a school had disturbed drywall and vermiculite, both identified as asbestos-containing materials on the building’s hazardous materials survey. (File photo)

North Okanagan-Shuswap School District appealing $200,000 fine for asbestos handling

WorkSafeBC states potentially hazardous materials weren’t contained or removed before renovation work

WorkSafeBC issued a penalty to School District 83 in March 2022, saying it found drilling work in a school had disturbed drywall and vermiculite, both identified as asbestos-containing materials on the building’s hazardous materials survey. (File photo)
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B.C. teacher reprimanded for angrily telling her class a student was failing

Teacher regulatory body document states Jasmine Kaur also ‘pulled on’ the student’s arm

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