Schools

An elementary school in Montreal North is seen, Thursday, May 14, 2020 in Montreal. A new poll suggests more than half of parents plan to send their kids to school if and when they reopen, but that a significant number remain on the fence amid concerns about COVID-19.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Parents divided over sending kids back to school: Poll

Parents were more united on implementing safeguards to prevent students and teachers from contracting COVID-19

An elementary school in Montreal North is seen, Thursday, May 14, 2020 in Montreal. A new poll suggests more than half of parents plan to send their kids to school if and when they reopen, but that a significant number remain on the fence amid concerns about COVID-19.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Expansion at BX Elementary is underway to create 240 new spaces at the school. (Vernon School District photo)

Expansion project to nearly double the size of Okanagan school

“With 10 new classrooms on the way, students are one step closer to saying goodbye to portables”

Expansion at BX Elementary is underway to create 240 new spaces at the school. (Vernon School District photo)
A special ceremony at St. James elementary school thanks Shirley Thompson and Margaret Flaherty-Specht for their combined 42 years of teaching at the school. (Submitted Photo)

Fond farewell to retiring North Okanagan teachers

Special socially-distant ceremony thanks St. James teachers

A special ceremony at St. James elementary school thanks Shirley Thompson and Margaret Flaherty-Specht for their combined 42 years of teaching at the school. (Submitted Photo)
(Black Press Media files)

B.C. teacher suspended after striking students, adult in multiple incidents

Sudhir Raj Pallingalthodi Jabbar admitted to cuffing two students in the back of the head

(Black Press Media files)
North Okanagan school bus talks back on board

North Okanagan school bus talks back on board

Meeting Wednesday to discuss transportation

North Okanagan school bus talks back on board
The Okanagan Skaha School District (SD67) offices in Penticton. Image courtesy Google Street View

Okanagan Skaha School District appoints principal, vice-principal

Appointments will both take effect Aug. 1, 2020

The Okanagan Skaha School District (SD67) offices in Penticton. Image courtesy Google Street View
Photo: Kamloops This Week

Alleged bomb threat forces evacuation of two Kamloops schools and homes

A suspicious message was written on David Thompson Elementary School, Friday

  • Jun 19, 2020
Photo: Kamloops This Week
B.C. Minister of Education Rob Fleming, centre, talks with Grade 7 teacher Lisa Galway as students return to part-time classes as he tours Monterey Middle School and in Victoria, B.C., on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. teachers’ union: June’s hybrid learning ‘not sustainable’, new plan needed for fall

Officials are expecting to see a mix of in-class and online learning in September

B.C. Minister of Education Rob Fleming, centre, talks with Grade 7 teacher Lisa Galway as students return to part-time classes as he tours Monterey Middle School and in Victoria, B.C., on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
(Black Press Media files)

Botched science demonstration results in $60K damage, Lake Country teacher’s transfer

George Elliot teacher transferred after volcano gone wrong, petition started for his return

(Black Press Media files)
Justin Enns served a three-day suspension earlier this month, following a five-day suspension last year. (Pixabay photo)

Central Okanagan teacher suspended for showing South Park, John Oliver to students

The Kelowna teacher also served a five-day suspension last year

Justin Enns served a three-day suspension earlier this month, following a five-day suspension last year. (Pixabay photo)
Nature’s Nibbles proponents Katrina Laurila and Ashlyn Gardiner present their business idea at the iGen 2020 contest held at the Kelowna Innovation Centre. The duo were one of the final award recipients for the contest. (Contributed)

Budding Central Okanagan entrepreneur students honoured

iGen 2020 contest sees projects evaluated by judges at the Kelowna Innovation Centre

  • Jun 15, 2020
Nature’s Nibbles proponents Katrina Laurila and Ashlyn Gardiner present their business idea at the iGen 2020 contest held at the Kelowna Innovation Centre. The duo were one of the final award recipients for the contest. (Contributed)
This year’s graduating students will not have a traditional graduation experience. (Stock photo)

COLUMN: A message to the resilient, innovative, storytellin’ Class of 2020

The upheavals you’ve experienced has given you inner strength, even if you don’t yet realize it

  • Jun 12, 2020
This year’s graduating students will not have a traditional graduation experience. (Stock photo)
The Okanagan Skaha School District (SD67) offices in Penticton. (Image courtesy Google Street View)

Okanagan Skaha School District searching for new secretary-treasurer

Board expects hiring process to be completed by end of July

The Okanagan Skaha School District (SD67) offices in Penticton. (Image courtesy Google Street View)
Graduating students from Seycove Secondary in Deep Cove, North Vancouver, B.C. throw their hats during a physically distanced graduation photo Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Graduating students all over the world are celebrating their grads in different ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Canadian Paediatric Society calls on education ministries to allow graduations

Many in-person graduation ceremonies have shifted to a virtual model or been cancelled or postponed

Graduating students from Seycove Secondary in Deep Cove, North Vancouver, B.C. throw their hats during a physically distanced graduation photo Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Graduating students all over the world are celebrating their grads in different ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Black Lives Matter protesters marched through the streets of Williams Lake Friday, June 5, led by teen Rea Klar. (Angie Mindus photo)

Teach Black history to fight racism, starting in elementary school: B.C. students

Students say current anti-racism protests in the U.S. and Canada point to a need for lessons

Black Lives Matter protesters marched through the streets of Williams Lake Friday, June 5, led by teen Rea Klar. (Angie Mindus photo)
(Stock photo)

Summerland school to present video of graduation ceremonies

110 Grade 12 students to receive high school diplomas over three days

(Stock photo)
(Black Press Media files)
(Black Press Media files)
North Okanagan grads leave their mark in 2020

North Okanagan grads leave their mark in 2020

Old tradition of spray painting Cop Hill revived as traditional graduation ceremony curbed by COVID

North Okanagan grads leave their mark in 2020
J.W. Inglis Elementary Principal Mrs. Takasaka talks about the importance of physical distancing as Lumby kids head back to class June 1. (Video screenshot)

Only 35 per cent of students returning to Vernon schools

Only 30 per cent of secondary students going back June 1 and 50 per cent of elementary

J.W. Inglis Elementary Principal Mrs. Takasaka talks about the importance of physical distancing as Lumby kids head back to class June 1. (Video screenshot)
Mount Boucherie school in West Kelowna. (Contributed)

Central Okanagan schools ready to welcome students back

Students are set to go back to school next Monday, June 1

Mount Boucherie school in West Kelowna. (Contributed)