LVR Students who are part of the Green Team LVR Green Team

LVR Green Team and Recycling Program

The LVR Recycling Program has been in full swing since Spring of 2022 thanks to the help of the LVR Green Team - a group of students, chaired by grade 12 student Sierra Burjaw, who are passionate about recycling and helping to facilitate this at our school. 

Beginning during the 22/23 school year, administration met with SD8 maintenance about how we can most effectively work together to provide paper recycling at LVR. 

The LVR Green team was then developed, where students collect and bag all paper recycling from the recycling bins in classrooms.

LVR Students who are part of the Green Team LVR Green Team

Opportunity to Host a Japanese High School Student!

SD8's West Kootenay International Education program in excited to welcome Japanese students from Yokohama (Kanagawa), Japan, for a full year, starting in February 2023.

We are still looking for a home for one boy. He's cheerful and active, with a love for sports (especially soccer!). As the youngest of three children, he is hoping to experience Canada by watching ice hockey and going snowboarding.


SD8 Educational Leadership Changes for 2022/2023 School Year

When staff and students return to school in the new year, SD8 will make a couple of school leader shifts. I am very thankful for our talented group of educators and the possibilities to come!

L.V. Rogers Secondary School

Dan Rude will become the principal of L.V. Rogers Secondary on February 1, 2023, to align with the new semester.


Convocation In Person!

The first in-person convocation in SD 8 in the last two years took place on Friday, June 10.

L.V. Rogers Secondary held a graduation ceremony that saw full community in-person participation and the return of the valedictorian. Our graduates, and school community were very excited!


School Bus Drivers Wanted - Make A Difference in Your Community

When James Beaudoin goes to work each morning in Nelson to pick up his school bus, he knows that he is directly supporting a child’s education, social and physical well being.

“Being a bus driver is an important job, and the feeling of being needed and helping my community is very fulfilling. In some cases, we are the first smile that a child will see at the start of their day. Without our support, many kids would have a lot of roadblocks in the way to get to school.”


SD8 to Implement Proof of Vaccination Procedure in April instead of March

At a meeting on March 3, the SD8 Board of Education directed Superintendent Trish Smillie to extend the implementation date of the district’s Proof of Vaccination Regarding COVID-19 Administrative Procedure from March 11 to April 11, 2022. This one-month extension will allow the Board time to consider evolving COVID-19 data and changes to public health directives.

The purpose of the Proof of Vaccination Procedure is to safeguard the health and safety of employees and students from COVID-19.


Terrible Truths Shared by the Williams Lake First Nation

The recent announcement by the Williams Lake First Nation of 93 unmarked burial sites discovered at the former Williams Lake, St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School adds to the terrible truths of missing children buried at other former residential school sites in B.C. and elsewhere in Canada.