News Stories

2022-12-14

SD8 Educational Leadership Changes for 2022/2023 School Year

When staff and students return to school in the new year, SD8 will make a couple of school leader shifts. I am very thankful for our talented group of educators and the possibilities to come!

L.V. Rogers Secondary School

Dan Rude will become the principal of L.V. Rogers Secondary on February 1, 2023, to align with the new semester.

2022-11-09

Lenora Trenaman Re-elected Board Chair and Dawn Lang Elected Vice-Chair

The School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) Board of Education elected their new chair and vice-chair at the inaugural board meeting held November 8 in Nelson. Lenora Trenaman has been relected chair, a title she has held consecutively since 2005 except for one year in 2014. Dawn Lang is serving her first term as vice-chair and has served as an SD8 trustee since 2008. Trustees elect a board chair and vice-chair annually, and school trustees are elected every four years.

2022-06-15

Spring Metamorphosis

June’s classroom is filled with confident learners, good friendships, laughter and smiling faces, amazing singing, and well-established classroom and school routines. As spring came, so did new curiosities and, SNAILS, in our gardens, the hands, and sometimes pockets, of kindergarten students. What a perfect opportunity for learning!

2022-04-27

School Bus Drivers Wanted - Make A Difference in Your Community

When James Beaudoin goes to work each morning in Nelson to pick up his school bus, he knows that he is directly supporting a child’s education, social and physical well being.

“Being a bus driver is an important job, and the feeling of being needed and helping my community is very fulfilling. In some cases, we are the first smile that a child will see at the start of their day. Without our support, many kids would have a lot of roadblocks in the way to get to school.”

2022-03-29

SD8 Vaccine Mandate Paused Until Further Notice

At a meeting on March 28, the School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) Board of Education directed Superintendent Trish Smillie to pause the Proof of Vaccination Regarding COVID-19 Administrative Procedure pending further changes to public health orders and further information from BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA).