Schools

Central Okanagan Board of Education joined by Judge Lisa Wyatt. (File photo)

School briefs: Central Okanagan trustees get committee assignments

Trustees Julia Fraser and Wayne Broughton each chair two committees

 

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Salted liquorice, horchata, pierogis and music: Multiculturalism celebrated at Kelowna school

The Okanagan Mission Secondary School Multicultural Expo was Nov. 23

 

School District 83 has seen a recent uptick in staff and student absences due to illness. (Victoria_Watercolor/Pixabay photo)

Shuswap schools see uptick in absences due to illness

Interior Health offers guidance on when students should be kept home

 

Two B.C. teachers disciplined for angry interactions with students. (Pixabay)

2 B.C. teachers disciplined over angry, intimidating behaviour

One school teacher yelled at elementary school student, held their shoulders

Two B.C. teachers disciplined for angry interactions with students. (Pixabay)
British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. The organization that represents the British Columbia government in negotiations with the province’s teachers says it has reached a tentative contract with educators. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

B.C. teachers union says new contract puts teachers in ‘top tier’ in Canada

Annual salaries set to increase by $6,000 to $8,500 by 3rd year

British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. The organization that represents the British Columbia government in negotiations with the province’s teachers says it has reached a tentative contract with educators. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Rutland Senior Secondary forestry class student in an outdoors classroom learning job skills related to a forestry or arborist related career opportunity. (Contributed)

Rutland Senior Secondary offers forestry career class

Open to Grade 11 and 12 students across Central Okanagan School District

Rutland Senior Secondary forestry class student in an outdoors classroom learning job skills related to a forestry or arborist related career opportunity. (Contributed)
Student Shelby Dunn, a participant in a Central Okanagan School District dual credit program, works on a masonry job. (Contributed)

Central Okanagan school briefs: Dual credit information session planned

Kelowna trustee Norah Bowman says goodbye

Student Shelby Dunn, a participant in a Central Okanagan School District dual credit program, works on a masonry job. (Contributed)
Land-based learning programs help reconnect Indigenous youth to their cultures. (Contributed)

Central Okanagan students learning from the land

Land-based love program generates positive feedback

Land-based learning programs help reconnect Indigenous youth to their cultures. (Contributed)
Both Sicamous and Salmon Arm RCMP are requesting the public’s help locating the suspect in two separate incidents in Sicamous and Salmon Arm on Oct. 21 that they think may have been committed by the same person. The first image from left was taken in Sicamous, the second in Salmon Arm. (RCMP images)

Same man suspected in Sicamous sexual assault, Salmon Arm indecent exposure

RCMP would like public’s help in locating suspect, also seeking more witnesses

Both Sicamous and Salmon Arm RCMP are requesting the public’s help locating the suspect in two separate incidents in Sicamous and Salmon Arm on Oct. 21 that they think may have been committed by the same person. The first image from left was taken in Sicamous, the second in Salmon Arm. (RCMP images)
Four educators from the Vernon School District are up for 2022 Premier's Awards for Excellence in Education, according to the Ministry of Education and Child Care. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

International students sent home after partying in Vernon

Illegal activity ends overseas education early

Four educators from the Vernon School District are up for 2022 Premier's Awards for Excellence in Education, according to the Ministry of Education and Child Care. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Sicamous RCMP are seeking a suspect involved in a sexual assault that occurred near Parkview Elementary School on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (File photo)

Sicamous RCMP seek suspect after youth sexually assaulted near school

Incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21

Sicamous RCMP are seeking a suspect involved in a sexual assault that occurred near Parkview Elementary School on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (File photo)
Lisa Guderyan

Peachland trustee connected with voters

Lisa Guderyan credits door knocking initiative for success at polls

Lisa Guderyan
Ellison Elementary School was one of two school in Vernon where suspicious activity was reported to police on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. (Morning Star file photo)

Police investigating suspicious activity at 2 Vernon schools

Two suspicious incidents were reported to police within two hours on Wednesday

Ellison Elementary School was one of two school in Vernon where suspicious activity was reported to police on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. (Morning Star file photo)
A B.C. high school teacher is suspended for two months after an investigation found he had inappropriate relationships with numerous students. (Credit: Pixabay)

B.C. teacher who held inappropriate one-on-ones with students suspended for 2 months

Teacher touched students’ hands, knees, thighs on several occasions, commissioner found

A B.C. high school teacher is suspended for two months after an investigation found he had inappropriate relationships with numerous students. (Credit: Pixabay)
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Moyra Baxter

End of an era for Central Okanagan school trustee

Moyra Baxter steps aside after serving 26 years on Central Okanagan school board

Moyra Baxter
Central Okanagan Public Schools (File photo)

Student trio advocate for Kelowna Secondary School to switch to LED lighting

Lighting replacement could save Central Okanagan school $73,357 annually

Central Okanagan Public Schools (File photo)
English Language Learners teacher, Harjit Chauhan (centre) has been actively involved with educating students and the community about cultural celebrations like Diwali and Ramadan. (The News)

B.C. teacher wins national We Love Teachers contest

Harjit Chauhan was one of eight finalists in the inaugural Staples Canada program

English Language Learners teacher, Harjit Chauhan (centre) has been actively involved with educating students and the community about cultural celebrations like Diwali and Ramadan. (The News)
This graphic was used to warn voters about upcoming school board elections in B.C. and other provinces this month. (Ben & Jerry’s Canada)

Ben & Jerry’s Canada urging B.C. to ‘vote for schools that are safe for all kids’

‘The far-right is trying to stack school boards,’ the ice cream moguls warned Oct. 12

This graphic was used to warn voters about upcoming school board elections in B.C. and other provinces this month. (Ben & Jerry’s Canada)
The Central Okanagan Board of Education has adopted a Sanctuary Schools Policy. (File photo)

Safe sanctuary haven granted for Central Okanagan immigrant students

Central Okanagan trustees adopt Sanctuary Schools Policy

The Central Okanagan Board of Education has adopted a Sanctuary Schools Policy. (File photo)
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