Excitement at SMS!

It’s been a very busy May here at SMS!  We’ve welcomed a number of guests into the school, some of which included the B.C. Indigenous Mobile Museum (http://mobilemuseum.ca/), I Challenge Diabetes presentation (with a special appearance from Mayor Harrison!) and a presentation from Science World!  In addition we have had our wheelchair basketball unit happening in P.E. and a number of classes doing some fantastic collaborative work and experiments.  Way to go staff and students 🙂

Please scroll our page to find other important information and note that today is our deadline for core classroom placement requests.

Core classroom placement request deadline – Thursday, May 16th!

Student placement requests for September 2019, are due, via email, by May 16th in order to be considered. If parents or guardians have a specific request for their child(ren)’s class placement for September 2019, please submit an email to the school’s Principal, Wendy Woodhurst, at wwoodhur@sd83.bc.ca. The email must clearly outline the request as well as provide specific educational reasons for the placement request.

The School-Based Team (SBT) will meet next week to discuss the class placement of each student. Tentative classes for September 2019 will be created in June, then finalized during the first week of September. The SBT consists of the outgoing and potential receiving classroom teachers, Learning Resource Teacher, Vice-principal and Principal. The SBT looks at the strengths and needs of the children and the team will make decisions based on the following:

High Priority Considerations
• Instructional groupings;
• Class composition, including special needs requirements;
• Social/cultural issues (independence, interactions, leadership);
• Behavioural/social concerns;
• Diversity in development (academic, social, emotional).

Middle Priority Considerations
• Groupings in previous years;
• Dominant grade grouping;
• Physical/social maturation;
• Learning style;
• Siblings and relations.

Lower Priority Considerations
• Friendships;
• Teacher-learner compatibility;
• Class size (room to accommodate new students)

When creating tentative classes, parent requests will be considered. However, we are unable to guarantee that requests can be fulfilled.  Thank you for your attention to the deadline.


Congratulations to Monika Weisinger and Cassia Franklin, our Grade 6 & 7 French Immersion students who participated in the Provincial Concours d’art oratoire!  Cassia placed 4th on her topic discussing ‘Health and well being’.  Way to go girls – félicitations!!


Welcome to Next Year’s SMS Grade 6 Students!

We look forward to seeing you at the Parent Information night at SMS tonight (Wednesday, May 8th).

Doors open at 5:30pm.

5:30 – 6:00pm   Purchase PE tee shirt/ shorts – CASH only — $25 for the complete set
($10 T-shirt $15 Shorts)

(If you are unable to attend, PE wear is available for purchase in September).

6:00 – 6:30pm   Information presentation, questions and answers with Mrs. Woodhurst, Principal and Mr. Matheson and Mme Jegues, Vice Principals

Congratulations to the fourteen Grade 8 SMS athletes that participated in the Zone Championships for Track and Field yesterday in Kamloops. Most will be moving on to represent our school at the Okanagan Valley Championships next week.




 Frankie Ayotte

Max Beckner

Jaden Brennan

Treyden Currie

Trent Thiessen

Tessa Elliott

Holland McTavish

Abbigail Paetsch

Taylor Parker

Moriah Stagg

Caillie Vicars

Hilary Vukadinovic

Chelsea West

Brooklyn Wright