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Posted On Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Link and Bri_cropTwo of the eight athletes recognized in the 2018 Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport are students at Chase Secondary.
Lincoln Yarama, age 16 and Brianna Billy, age 15 each recieved awards on Nov. 8  at a formal ceremony for outstanding Indigenous youth athletes in the Interior at  the Outma Sqilx’W Cultural School in Penticton, BC.
Lincoln, from the Adams Lake Indian Band is active in rodeo, hockey and trap shooting....

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Posted On Wednesday, November 07, 2018

At the MarketArthur Hatton will be growing its garden project for good.
The North Shore elementary school, located in the heart of one of Kamloops’ most economically challenged neighborhoods, was the winning Canadian entry in Nature’s Path’s Gardens for Good contest.
The $15,000 grant will be used to build eight additional raised garden beds and for an irrigation system.
Paul Denby, a grade 5/6 teacher and coordinator of the garden project envisioned offering...

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Posted On Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Karpuk and KershawElected by acclamation by fellow trustees, Kathleen Karpuk is the new Chair of the Kamloops-Thompson Board of Education. A Kamloops resident for more than 20 years, she has served as a trustee since 2008 (re-elected in 2011 and 2014). She and her husband have three children enrolled in Kamloops schools.
Rhonda Kershaw , the trustee representing Barriere-Little Fort, was acclaimed as Vice-Chair at the inaugural meeting for the 2018-2022 Board of Education on Nov. 5,...

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Posted On Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Harper, Watson and Cowden  EDUCATION TOPIC
Two staff members, Sylvain Menard and Darren Coates , from Clearwater Secondary reported on an inquiry project funded by a grant from the Board of Education. The inquiry looked at how a micro-credential system can help students in self-assessment of Core Competencies. The project involved developing language to describe three levels of achievement in each of the Core Competencies that students could use as a yardstick. Students used the website to...

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Posted On Tuesday, October 23, 2018

b4b-1For Sherry Kristjanson, SD73’s #brake4buses campaign is personal. 
It’s personal because she’s the manager of transportation for the Kamloops-Thompson district’s fleet of 61 school buses. 
It’s personal because every day one of her 80 drivers tells her about a close call they’ve had while transporting 4,600 children to and from school. 
They tell her how, despite the 6-foot swing arm and the 40-foot yellow and black...

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