Education

North Okanagan parents surveyed on plans to send kids back to school

North Okanagan parents surveyed on plans to send kids back to school

Restart plan includes June 1 back to school, part time, possibly full for essential workers

North Okanagan parents surveyed on plans to send kids back to school
A further expected decline in enrolment for the upcoming school year is anticipated to put School District 67 in a tough financial position, which will likely result in layoffs, despite having a projects surplus of over $500,000 at the end of the 2019-20 school year. (Phil McLachlan - Western News - File)

School District 67 projects $552,000 surplus by end of the academic-year

The district, which originally had planned for a deficit of $1.2 million, cut costs amid COVID-19

A further expected decline in enrolment for the upcoming school year is anticipated to put School District 67 in a tough financial position, which will likely result in layoffs, despite having a projects surplus of over $500,000 at the end of the 2019-20 school year. (Phil McLachlan - Western News - File)
Dianne Haddow will be taking over for Nancy Lomax as principal of Kaleden Elementary School effective Aug. 1. (Kaleden Elementary Parents Group Facebook)

Kaleden Elementary School appoints new principal

Diane Haddow set to take over for Nancy Lomax

Dianne Haddow will be taking over for Nancy Lomax as principal of Kaleden Elementary School effective Aug. 1. (Kaleden Elementary Parents Group Facebook)
A empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. British Columbia’s education minister says he wants to learn from other provinces and countries like New Zealand before starting to reopen schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Provinces must give emotional support to returning students: education advocates

Teachers should be prepared to provide ‘trauma-informed practices’ in response to students’ needs

A empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. British Columbia’s education minister says he wants to learn from other provinces and countries like New Zealand before starting to reopen schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
VIDEO: Dr. Bonnie Henry offers words of encouragement to B.C.’s 2020 graduating class

VIDEO: Dr. Bonnie Henry offers words of encouragement to B.C.’s 2020 graduating class

B.C.’s provincial health officer voiced support for parents and students during this unprecedented time

VIDEO: Dr. Bonnie Henry offers words of encouragement to B.C.’s 2020 graduating class
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B.C. teacher suspended for 15 days for sharing ‘Stop SOGI 123’ pamphlets with PAC member

Teacher will also have her licence suspended on Sept. 24, 2020

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(Black Press Media files)

‘We don’t have a date’: Some B.C. kids might return to school before summer, but focus is on fall

Children of essential workers will be prioritized, Dr. Henry said

(Black Press Media files)
Schools deliver 600 laptops to North Okanagan students

Schools deliver 600 laptops to North Okanagan students

Technological hurdles overcome as classrooms continue at home

Schools deliver 600 laptops to North Okanagan students
Nelson’s Teresa Wiedrick has home schooled her four children for over a decade. From left: Madelyn Wiedrick, Hannah, Zachary, Jim, Teresa and Rachel. Photo: Louis Bockner

From classroom to the living room: B.C. homeschooler has advice for parents

Teresa Wiedrick has already learned what many parents are trying to work out during the pandemic

Nelson’s Teresa Wiedrick has home schooled her four children for over a decade. From left: Madelyn Wiedrick, Hannah, Zachary, Jim, Teresa and Rachel. Photo: Louis Bockner
B.C.’s Premier John Horgan won’t set a date for schools to re-open, but says that if COVID-19 cases start to lessen it could be an option. (Pixabay photo)

Preliminary talks underway for ‘potentially’ reopening schools, pending OK from B.C.’s top doc

Premier John Horgan said it depends on how COVID-19 progresses in the coming weeks

B.C.’s Premier John Horgan won’t set a date for schools to re-open, but says that if COVID-19 cases start to lessen it could be an option. (Pixabay photo)
Some schools are already using online platforms to teleconference and send messages. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

B.C. schools Zoom to online education amid COVID-19

K-12 educators will receive access this month, up to individual districts whether they use it or not

Some schools are already using online platforms to teleconference and send messages. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Parents teaching their French language children have new resources available online for support. (Submitted photo)

Association launches French-language games, online tools for families learning at home

Games, culture and vocabulary included in new virtual resources

Parents teaching their French language children have new resources available online for support. (Submitted photo)
North Okanagan teachers back to school after spring break

North Okanagan teachers back to school after spring break

Plans to continue education on track for district’s 8,500 students

North Okanagan teachers back to school after spring break
Taylor Arthur Attrill invited students to follow him on social media while working in the Burnaby School District between June 2017 and May 2018. (Pixabay photo)

B.C. teacher gets lifetime ban for sending sexual messages to Grade 7, 8 students

Taylor Arthur Attrill never allowed to be a teacher in B.C. again

Taylor Arthur Attrill invited students to follow him on social media while working in the Burnaby School District between June 2017 and May 2018. (Pixabay photo)
Effective August 1, 2020, Todd Manuel, previously assistant superintendent for SD67, will step into the role currently occupied by Wendy Hyer. (File)

Todd Manuel named Okanagan Skaha School District superintendent

Manuel will take over the position of superintendent, currently occupied by Wendy Hyer, on August 1

Effective August 1, 2020, Todd Manuel, previously assistant superintendent for SD67, will step into the role currently occupied by Wendy Hyer. (File)
CAREER TRAINING                                School District No. 53 is offering a variety of career education programs running through second semester. (Stock photo)

Okanagan Similkameen School District offers career education programs

Gateway to Trades program is being housed at South Okanagan Secondary School in Oliver

CAREER TRAINING                                School District No. 53 is offering a variety of career education programs running through second semester. (Stock photo)
Calling young innovators! #YIS2020 wants your big ideas for a better tomorrow!

Calling young innovators! #YIS2020 wants your big ideas for a better tomorrow!

Submit your 30-second selfie video before April 30!

  • Mar 2, 2020
Calling young innovators! #YIS2020 wants your big ideas for a better tomorrow!
A.W. Neill Elementary School is named after Alan Webster Neill, a member of the House of Commons for Comox-Alberni from 1925-1945. NEWS FILE PHOTO

‘Racist’ MP’s name removed from Port Alberni school

School District 70 board votes to retain the name Ucluelet Secondary School

A.W. Neill Elementary School is named after Alan Webster Neill, a member of the House of Commons for Comox-Alberni from 1925-1945. NEWS FILE PHOTO
Kelowna Law Courts. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Former B.C. teacher who sexually exploited student sentenced to two more years

Bradley Furman, a former Mount Boucherie teacher, was sentenced to 38 months total

Kelowna Law Courts. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Okanagan students explore global education barriers

Okanagan students explore global education barriers

Global Schoolhouse has been teaching students for 14 years

Okanagan students explore global education barriers