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Criminals of the Animal Kingdom

Mr. Caulford's Grade 4/5 class has been working on an activity based on "WANTED!  Criminals of the Animal Kingdom," a nonfiction book, written by Heather Tekavec and published by Kidscan Press.

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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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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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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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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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Board of Education Meeting Highlights - March 14, 2023

An overview of discussion items and major decisions of the Board of Education of School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake).

Board of Education Meeting Highlights - February 14

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 our meetings page.

Orange Shirt Day

Students at Salmo Elementary really showed up for Orange Shirt Day! To show their support for National Truth and Reconciliation, there was a sea of Orange Shirts on September 29. Through their learning about truth and reconciliation the week before, students were able to identify words and actions that demonstrate their commitment. They put these words/phrases on leaves and attached them to our reconciliation tree in our main foyer. Throughout the day the learning continued.

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