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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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Posted On Wednesday, September 23, 2020

McQueen lake Forestry and Environmental Studies CampThere’s a great learning opportunity at McQueen Lake this fall for secondary students considering forestry or environment careers.
The Forestry and Environmental Studies Camp is planned for Oct. 15 at the McQueen Lake Environmental Education Centre.
Grade 11 and 12 students can apply to attend a one-day hands-on camp to learn about careers involving ecology, silviculture, tree planting, and aquatic ecosystems on 640 acres of forest, lakes and grasslands located...

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Posted On Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Orange Shirt Day 2020 Orange Shirt Day   2020 is coming – on Wednesday, Sept. 30 – and schools are being invited to register for this free, online event from the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. Schools can also register to receive free resources from Monique Gray Smith , a Canadian writer of children's and young adult literature. She is an international speaker and consultant of Cree, Lakota and Scottish descent, based in Victoria, British Columbia.
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Posted On Friday, September 18, 2020

How Health Checks WorkFor parents or caregivers with questions about the Acknowledgement to Complete Daily Health Check , it’s worth taking a closer look at what they need to know about assessing the health of their child(ren) every morning. This is what they acknowledge actions they will take regarding key symptoms of illness, if there is a confirmed contact with COVID-19, or if there is international travel.
Key Symptoms of Illness
What does that look like, and what happens if a...

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Posted On Thursday, September 17, 2020

Sept 14, 2020From the regular meeting of the Board of Education. Find out about how the Re-start Plan is working and the Numeracy Program. Read Board Notes here .

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