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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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).

LVR Bombers Win Big!

Congratulations to the LVR Bombers Senior Girls Volleyball team who won their division in the BC Club Volleyball Okanagan Super Series tournament at Selkirk College March 11 and 12 in Castelgar! 

The Bombers beat Kamloops KVA in the semi finals in 3 close games and then went on to beat Abbotsford Elevate 2 straight in the final! 

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LVR Bombers Win Big!

Congratulations to the LVR Bombers Senior Girls Volleyball team who won their division in the BC Club Volleyball Okanagan Super Series tournament at Selkirk College March 11 and 12 in Castelgar! 

The Bombers beat Kamloops KVA in the semi finals in 3 close games and then went on to beat Abbotsford Elevate 2 straight in the final! 

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