Summer Opportunities!

The Shuswap Outdoor Learning Foundation is putting on their Shuswap Wild Wonders camps for the 7th summer this year!  These camps aim to create meaningful connections to nature through a variety of sensory awareness activities, team-building and leadership games and outdoor experiences on some of the most beautiful trails in the Shuswap.  Their instructor team is led by experienced outdoor educators who are Indigenous educators, teachers, biologists and artists.  Their webpage can be visited here, where you’ll find a short video on the type of camps they offer.  This organization partners each year with our school district in an effort to get students connected with the outdoors.

New Faces for September 2018

We are beginning to look at teacher staffing for next year.  We are very excited to announce that Megan Weir and Jamie Russell will be joining us in Grade 8 French Immersion.  Megan comes to us from Bastion Elementary and Jamie from Kelowna.  We are very fortunate to have them joining our staff.  Due to increasing enrolment, we will have an additional .4 administration time.  We look forward to working with Mr. Chris Matheson.  Chris is currently the vice-principal at Garibaldi Highlands Elementary.  Stay tuned for more announcements as we finish out this busy school year and begin to prepare for next year.

Champions, Mathletes, Eyeball Dissections and a Long Weekend!

What an amazing week at SMS!  Congratulations to our Grade 8 Girls who are the North Okanagan Track & Field Champions!  They are pictured here with the SMS and SAS team.

SMS was filled with “Mathletes” from many district schools participating in the Math Olympics today.  Thanks to Val Edgell, who heads up the district numeracy committee, Heather Lawless, SAS Math teacher and her high school students, and the many teachers and parents who made the day possible for so many grade 6-8 students!

Our grade 8 science classes have been busy dissecting cow eyeballs this week.  A lesson many of them will never forget!  Thanks to Mrs. Lawson and M Muise for making learning so engaging!

After such a busy week, our students will be ready for a long weekend!  Teachers will be working on professional development on Friday, but students are not in session.  Enjoy the day off and Victoria Day on Monday as well.  We look forward to seeing everyone back safely at school on Tuesday for a strong finish to the school year.

Track & Field

Thanks to Suzy Beckner and Duncan Moore who are coaching our grade 8 students in track and field this year.  Another great meet in Kamloops last week!  We also had fantastic results at the grade 6 cross country and will get results out to you once we officially receive them!