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Board Highlights - October 10, 2023

An overview of discussion items and major decisions of the Board of Education of School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake). For meeting agendas/minutes and a schedule of upcoming board meetings visit SD8.bc.ca/meetings

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New Principal at Salmo Elementary

School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) announced today that Principal Misty Terpstra will transfer from Nelson Wildflower School to Salmo Elementary School to serve as the new school principal.

Principal Terpstra will assume the school leadership role from Principal Dawn Snell whose move to South Nelson Elementary school was announced in May.

Principal Terpstra has led Wildflower Nelson for the last two years, and has served as vice-principal of Trafalgar Middle School and vice-principal of the Salmo Family of Schools.

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First in Foodcycling

Ms. Lehnart and her Grade K/1 class students have been in contact with the City of Nelson and they have secured three Foodcyclers for South Nelson Elementary!

The City has offered upgrades to residents who already are recycling food scraps in the machines on their kitchen countertops, and the original Foodcyclers will be distributed to schools around the district, South Nelson being the first in SD8.

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Round containers with food scraps in them on faux-wood table.

Jump Rope for Heart on Friday, June 2

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Jump Rope for Heart on June 2

SD8 Completes Five-Year Strategic Plan and 2023-2024 Budget

– Robust public participation and balanced budget

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Close-up of three children's hands holding a compass. Children wear red and yellow winter jackets.

Board of Education Meeting Highlights - May 9, 2023

An overview of discussion items and major decisions of the Board of Education of School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake). For meeting agendas/minutes and a schedule of upcoming board meetings visit SD8.bc.ca/meetings.

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Additional School Leadership Changes for Coming Year

The following school principal and vice-principal transfers and appointments for the 2023-2024 school year will come into effect on August 1, 2023:  

Principal Transfers

Principal Dawn Snell will transfer from Salmo Elementary to South Nelson Elementary. 

Principal Appointments

Vice-Principal Mark Bonikowsky will move from Trafalgar Middle School to become principal of Redfish Elementary School. 

Vice-Principal Jennifer Adams will move from Mount Sentinel Secondary School to become principal of Canyon-Lister Elementary School.  

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Bus Registration by May 31

Students must be registered for bus service by May 31st. This is for students who live in a location that bus service is approved for.

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SD#8 In the News - April 10-14

This week’s news roundup:

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SD8 School Leadership Changes for Upcoming School Year

School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) announced today that the following school principal and vice-principal transfers, appointments and retirements will come into effect August 1, 2023:

District-Wide

Principal Ken Wiens is leaving Erickson Elementary to take on the role of district principal for SD8’s online learning programs including Elev8 DESK – a Provincial Online Learning School (POLS) - and the hybrid online/in-person program, Homelinks. Principal Wiens will take over from District Principal Rob Simpson who is retiring in 2023.

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