Schools

Student Abigael Fletcher lands a fish 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 Shuswap school

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

 

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

 

Grade 3 and 4 students from Giant’s Head School in Summerland recently wrote poems as part of a school project on diversity. (Google Maps)

PHOTOS: Summerland students create poems with diversity themes

Work was done by Grade 3 and 4 students at Giant’s Head School

 

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
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)
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)
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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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A B.C. teacher is banned for 10 years after inappropriately communicating with at least four students in Grades 8 to 12. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. teacher dealt 10-year ban for inappropriate communication with 4 students

Joseph James Hizon Arnesto taught Grades 7 to 12 at an independent B.C. school

A B.C. teacher is banned for 10 years after inappropriately communicating with at least four students in Grades 8 to 12. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The graduation ceremonies in 2020 and 2021 were modified because of the COVID-19 pandemic. For 2022, Summerland Secondary School is planning a traditional graduation ceremony, to be held on June 27. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland Secondary School plans for full graduation

Ceremonies in 2020 and 2021 were modified because of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions

The graduation ceremonies in 2020 and 2021 were modified because of the COVID-19 pandemic. For 2022, Summerland Secondary School is planning a traditional graduation ceremony, to be held on June 27. (Summerland Review file photo)
A juvenile cougar was captured in Vernon's East Hill sometime April 11-12. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Cougar that killed Vernon housecat euthanized

Conservation officer warns owners to keep pets indoors

A juvenile cougar was captured in Vernon's East Hill sometime April 11-12. (Contributed)
Kalamalka Secondary students walked out of class Monday, April 4 in support of the nationwide Making Waves Walkout for Consent movement. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Coldstream students take a stand for sexual consent in walkout

Kal youth support the nationwide Making Waves Walkout for Consent movement

Kalamalka Secondary students walked out of class Monday, April 4 in support of the nationwide Making Waves Walkout for Consent movement. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
W.L. McLeod Elementary students in Vanderhoof spent a Thursday morning last June remediating the community’s new rainbow crosswalk that was recently damaged by a large burnout. (Photo by Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Vanderhoof moves to install surveillance cameras at rainbow crosswalk

The crosswalk has been repeatedly vandalized by drivers performing burnouts on it

W.L. McLeod Elementary students in Vanderhoof spent a Thursday morning last June remediating the community’s new rainbow crosswalk that was recently damaged by a large burnout. (Photo by Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Rapid antigen tests are being sent home with students in the Vernon School District next week. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Rapid COVID-19 tests available for Vernon students

Antigen tests coming home with kids next week

Rapid antigen tests are being sent home with students in the Vernon School District next week. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney removes his mask as he gives a COVID-19 update in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Court denies challenge of government decision to lift mask mandate in Alberta schools

Judge rejects Alberta Federation of Labour appeal, citing ‘no evidence of irreparable harm’

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney removes his mask as he gives a COVID-19 update in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Students on the steps of Mt. Boucherie Secondary School (Photo/Dave Ogilvie)

‘No means no’ protest at West Kelowna high school

Students were on school steps chanting and holding up signs

Students on the steps of Mt. Boucherie Secondary School (Photo/Dave Ogilvie)
Armstrong's Len Wood Middle School was on lockdown Friday, March 5 after a student allegedly threatened a staff member with a weapon. (Morning Star file photo)

Public health investigating as Armstrong school meets COVID-19 potential activity signal

Len Wood Middle School has reached an attendance threshold

Armstrong's Len Wood Middle School was on lockdown Friday, March 5 after a student allegedly threatened a staff member with a weapon. (Morning Star file photo)
FILE Students walk through a corridor at the relocated New Westminster Secondary School, in New Westminster, B.C., on Thursday, October 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Staffing shortages, COVID-19 lead to postponement of B.C. provincial exams

Education ministry assures students that postponement will not affect university admissions

FILE Students walk through a corridor at the relocated New Westminster Secondary School, in New Westminster, B.C., on Thursday, October 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Vernon School District invites the public to a budget meeting on Jan. 26, 2022. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Input sought on Vernon school district budget, which may include $1.7 million downfall

The public can virtually attend a presentation on School District 22 finances on Jan. 26

The Vernon School District invites the public to a budget meeting on Jan. 26, 2022. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
The School District 83 board of trustees is urging employees not yet fully vaccinated to do so as soon as possible. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

North Okanagan-Shuswap school board supports collection of employee vaccination status

School district would collect vaccination status if requested by Interior Health

The School District 83 board of trustees is urging employees not yet fully vaccinated to do so as soon as possible. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward