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Posted On Friday, June 14, 2019

NicoleBrandelectricianMinutes after the Board motion to reopen Westsyde Elementary School had passed on March 11, Jim McFadden , Manager of Buildings for the district, began emailing suppliers.
Paint, ceiling tiles, flooring, doors, lockers, whiteboards, light and plumbing fixtures, and millwork were just a few of the items required to start the project so that it would be complete in time for a September start.
Anticipation and pre-planning are just two of the reasons the renovation schedule...

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Posted On Friday, June 14, 2019

AboriginalEdGrad1The drums echoed through the arena, Aboriginal voices rose in song. The crowd of parents, grandparents, aunties, and uncles cheered the as the procession of 130 Aboriginal students led by the drummers, grass dancers and Metis jiggers made their way forward. It was loud.
They came in gowns, Stetsons, ribbon shirts or dresses, little black dresses, and shiny white tuxedos. They wore headdresses, beaded mortar boards, feathers, ball caps, tiaras and cedar bark hats.  They...

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Posted On Friday, June 14, 2019

Host an International StudentStudents from 17 countries will attend classes in Kamloops starting this fall, and more host families are needed. School District No. 73 is planning for 290 students to be spending one or two semesters here during the 2019 – 2020 school year. 
“At any given time there are between 15 to 170 host families who accommodate our international students, and because of the expected numbers we are planning for, we are hoping to find an additional 20 families,”...

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Posted On Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Student Story TrailThe Tsutswecw Park Story Trail featuring Chase Secondary students and teacher voices is now open. 
Using QR codes, they recorded stories of native plants and landscape features along the trail in the park, built on the traditional territory of the Secwepemc people. 
“I am so gratified, I can’t wait to see what these students will do next,” said  Ivy Chelsea , Secwepemctsin Language Teacher. “It is about the beauty of spirit. Something...

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Posted On Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Battle of the Books SKSSSome District Teacher-Librarians have re-invented Battle of the Books for grade 8 and 9 students. 
“They have done an amazing job to create an engaging format that reflects the new curriculum’s emphasis on critical and creative thinking as well as communication,” said  Tricia Persad , SD73 Literacy Coordinator. “Tasks included a trashion show, a book trailer, a bookmark, jeopardy (questions), and a design challenge.”
That’s...

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