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Posted On Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Board Notes Sept 28, 2020From the regular meeting of the Board of Education. All about stories from Clearwater and nominations are now open for the Owl Award. Read Board Notes  here .

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Posted On Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Clearwater Secondary woodworking studentsPrincipal Darren Coates told three stories about Clearwater Secondary School (CSS) in a presentation to the Board of Education’s regular meeting Sept. 28. The stories covered a wide range of topics: how the school is managing during the pandemic; a competition with another rural school to raise funds for the Terry Fox foundation, and an Industry Training Authority grant for the Grade 11 – 12 woodworking class.
Clearwater Secondary’s Pandemic Procedures...

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Posted On Wednesday, September 30, 2020

School BusThe Kamloops-Thompson Board of Education has approved $65,000 in funding to proceed with a carbon neutral capital plan project. 
Work on the design, tender and construction of an electric bus charging infrastructure will begin soon with an expected completion of March 31, 2021. 
The District will take delivery of its first electric bus in early 2021. SD73 is one of 13 districts in the province that are part of the Clean BC Go Electric Bus Program to see how the...

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Posted On Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Skylah Joe-GeorgeFor Skylah Joe-George, adding a blue heart to Orange Shirt Day represents a third generation affected by residential schools. The Grade 11 student from Valleyview Secondary said most people realize the day is for survivors of residential schools and their families, but may not know that young people are still affected, even two generations later.  
“It’s about my generation, she said. “We wanted something for youth, because we are still affected by intergenerational...

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Posted On Friday, September 25, 2020

Tracy Ned with blue heart pictureA Kamloops teacher and her students are adding blue hearts to Orange Shirt Day to shine light on young Indigenous youth impacted by the residential school system.
Tracy Ned is a Secwepemc Language teacher at Valleyview Secondary, and she says that while orange shirts focus on the survivors of Canada’s residential school system and their families, the blue hearts focus on the younger generations who continue to be affected by family trauma. She believes blue hearts on...

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