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LVR Student Wins at BC Performing Arts Festival

Nico Bucher, Gr. 12 LVR student, won 1st place in senior brass at the BC provincials (BC Performing Arts).   

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Kootenay Bombers Silver Medal at Nationals

The Kootenay Bombers club volleyball team placed 2nd in their division in the tier 1 final at the 18U Youth Nationals in Calgary May 19-22!

The Condors from Québec defeated the Bombers in 3 games. In the Gold Medal Game, the Condors defeated Bombers with a score 15-11.


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

– Robust public participation and balanced budget

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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


Comparative Cultures 12 class goes to Museum!

The LVR Comparative Cultures 12 class recently took a field trip to the Doukabour Museum in Castlegar. The students experienced many eye opening moments about historical events and systemic racism, as reported by their teacher Mr. Wooldridge.  He said, "We had an excellent guide and some invigorating conversations about immigration through history."


Mental Health Event and Wellness Fair

LV Rogers, in collaboration with Karen and Chuck Bennett and the LVR girls soccer team, hosted "Start the Conversation" - An assembly presentation and wellness fair featuring guest Key Note speaker Victoria Maxwell as well as guest speakers from The Foundry.


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.  


Community Event at LVR to Promote Mental Health

School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) and Bennett Family Real Estate owners Chuck and Karen Bennett invite the community to “Start the Conversation,” a school and community event that focuses on mental health, featuring award-winning keynote speaker Victoria Maxwell.

LVR Green Team Earth Day Event 2023

On Sunday, April 23, the LVR High School Green Team along with support from members of the West Kootenay Climate Hub held an Earth Day event at the Nelson Innovation Centre from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.

Earth Day is recognized as the largest secular observance in the world, marked by more than a billion people every year as a day of action to change human behaviour and create global, national and local policy changes. As the awareness of our climate crisis grows, so does civil society mobilization which is reaching a fervour across the globe today.


LVR Band Receives Silver Rating in Kelowna!

The LV Rogers Jazz Band participated in the BC Interior Jazz Festival held April 15 and 16 in Kelowna. The Band performed in the Kelowna festival and received a Silver Rating in their class category! In addition to performing and receiving this great award, students received valuable adjudication feedback from professional jazz educators and performers. The festival also offered students an excellent learning experience, as they had the opportunity to observe a variety of both student and professional jazz ensembles.