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Posted On Tuesday, December 07, 2021

Cards for Seniors CampaignNearly 100 SD73 elementary classes created over 2,200 homemade cards in a recent Cards for Seniors campaign organized by a local long-term care staffing organization.
“Providing over 2,200 holiday cards, each one uniquely created by elementary students, is a wonderful example of teachers and principals going above and beyond to lift the spirits of those in need in our community and our province,” said Grant Reilly, Assistant Superintendent, Early Learning and...

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Posted On Friday, December 03, 2021

Moon and StarsDear Parents and Caregivers:
Although it is hard to believe that it is already December, it is a wonderful time of giving and caring for others this Christmas season. Thank you for your continued generosity and kindness for those who have relocated to Kamloops from areas impacted by floods.
Merritt Families
Assistant Superintendent Vessy Mochikas continues to work closely with City of Kamloops’ partners, and SD73 and SD58 staff to coordinate donations to help...

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Posted On Thursday, December 02, 2021

Teen anxietyAre you concerned your tween/teenager may be struggling with anxiety or depression? It is sometimes hard to know and often overlooked. When daily functioning and mood concerns are becoming a regular part of your teen’s life, perhaps it is time to be curious about their mental health.
In this one-and-a-half-hour session, SD73 Mental Health Clinicians will discuss anxiety and depression basics with a focus on how they present in teenagers. Starting with a basic understanding...

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Posted On Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Heather GrieveBy Heather Grieve, Board Chair
December 1, 2021
In my first few weeks as Board Chair, I feel immense gratitude for the outpouring of generous donations from our parents, students, staff, and community members.
An unprecedented flood that had displaced many families from Merritt to Kamloops was an opportunity for me to learn firsthand about the good-nature of so many individuals in our Kamloops-Thompson communities who stepped up immediately to learn about the needs...

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Posted On Tuesday, November 30, 2021

KSA at Santa Claus ParadeClose to 100 students from Kamloops School of the Arts (KSA) participated in the 41 st annual Santa Claus Parade on Sunday, November 28, taking home the first place Elf Award based on float entries by children.
Members of the school’s community, including faculty, students, and PAC representatives helped construct the winning float, that included a 3-foot-tall lit star made of wood designed and painted by grade 8 KSA students Charlotte Kaltenrieder and Amelia Jones.
The...

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