Schools

Flags at half mast at Hillview Elementary school, and all other Vernon School District facilities, Monday, May 31 in honour of the tragic discovery of the 215 children whose bodies were discovered at the Kamloops Residential School Friday, May 28. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)

1 Vernon, 1 North Okanagan and 12 Kelowna-area schools with COVID-19 exposure

Interior Health lists review high numbers in Kelowna

 

Displaced students and families from flood-ravaged parts of B.C. are being welcomed to schools in the North Okanagan-Shuswap School District, the school district announced Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. (File photo)

North Okanagan-Shuswap school district opens doors to flood evacuees

Students displaced by flooding living temporarily in the region have a place to learn

 

Vernon Secondary School was put under hold and secure Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Lockdown lifted at Vernon Secondary School

It is not known what threat led to a police presence at the school Wednesday afternoon

 

Provincial funding is being directed towards Cherryville Elementary. (Morning Star file photo)

No school in Falkland, Lavington and Cherryville due to power outage

Class is in session for the rest of the Vernon School District

Provincial funding is being directed towards Cherryville Elementary. (Morning Star file photo)
M.V. Beattie Elementary

COVID-19 outbreak closes Enderby school

M.V. Beattie Elementary students learning from home Nov. 15-19

M.V. Beattie Elementary
A public meeting about Enderby schools will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at M.V. Beattie Elementary. (photo submitted)

COVID-19 exposures at 8 Vernon, Lumby schools

3 Enderby classes are self-isolating, 2 Armstrong schools exposed

A public meeting about Enderby schools will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at M.V. Beattie Elementary. (photo submitted)
Overcrowded enrolment at Mount Boucherie Senior Secondary School in West Kelowna is pressing the need for a new secondary school to be built on the Westside, as outlined in the school district’s updated Long Term Facilities Plan. (Barry Gerding/Black Press Media)

Plans for new secondary school in West Kelowna approved by province

The new secondary school aims to solve capacity issues at Mount Boucherie Secondary School

Overcrowded enrolment at Mount Boucherie Senior Secondary School in West Kelowna is pressing the need for a new secondary school to be built on the Westside, as outlined in the school district’s updated Long Term Facilities Plan. (Barry Gerding/Black Press Media)
The newly expanded BX Elementary School in Vernon has added 10 classrooms, a new bank of washrooms and said so long to five portables in time for the start of the 2021-22 school year Tuesday, Sept. 7. (Michael Hintringer photo/courtesy SD22)

COVID-19 exposures at 6 Vernon schools

Christian school closed for 2 weeks

The newly expanded BX Elementary School in Vernon has added 10 classrooms, a new bank of washrooms and said so long to five portables in time for the start of the 2021-22 school year Tuesday, Sept. 7. (Michael Hintringer photo/courtesy SD22)
Vernon Christian School has been closed for two weeks. (VCS photo)

UPDATE: COVID outbreaks close two Okanagan Christian schools

Vernon and Salmon Arm schools closed until mid November

Vernon Christian School has been closed for two weeks. (VCS photo)
A class at Hillcrest Elementary will be learning at home while self-isolating for the week of Nov. 1-5. (File photo)

Class at Salmon Arm elementary required to self-isolate for one week

Students will transition to learning at home while self-isolating

  • Nov 1, 2021
A class at Hillcrest Elementary will be learning at home while self-isolating for the week of Nov. 1-5. (File photo)
The Pearson Road Elementary Outdoor Exploration Centre is now officially open. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Garden dedicated to Kelowna teacher officially opens

The Pearson Road Elementary Outdoor Exploration Centre was inspired by kindergarten teacher Miss V

The Pearson Road Elementary Outdoor Exploration Centre is now officially open. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
Okanagan Waldorf School

Potential COVID-19 exposure at Okanagan Waldorf School

One of two Vernon independent schools listed by Interior Health

Okanagan Waldorf School
FILE – Children walk with their parents to Sherwood Park Elementary in North Vancouver for the first day back-to-school Thursday, September 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Teachers’ union calls for more speed, clarity on COVID-19 exposures

BCTF said teachers noticing ‘significant inconsistencies’ in how outbreaks, clusters, exposures are classified

FILE – Children walk with their parents to Sherwood Park Elementary in North Vancouver for the first day back-to-school Thursday, September 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Vandals spray painted anti-mask messages on Lumby’s J.W. Inglis Elementary school, as pictured Monday, Oct. 25. (Shandel Dyck photo)

5 Vernon and area schools vandalized overnight

Negative graffiti spray-painted on Lumby elementary and Vernon schools

Vandals spray painted anti-mask messages on Lumby’s J.W. Inglis Elementary school, as pictured Monday, Oct. 25. (Shandel Dyck photo)
Vandals spray painted anti-mask messages on Lumby’s J.W. Inglis Elementary school, as pictured Monday, Oct. 25. (Shandel Dyck photo)

Anti-mask graffiti spray-painted at North Okanagan school

Vandalism sparks community debate

Vandals spray painted anti-mask messages on Lumby’s J.W. Inglis Elementary school, as pictured Monday, Oct. 25. (Shandel Dyck photo)
Under the supervision of BC Wildlife Federation Wetlands Researchers, students removed garbage and invasive plants from Fascieux Creek and planted native plants earlier this year. (Contributed)

Kelowna middle schoolers embrace modular farming

Ecole KLO Middle students embrace green growing concepts

Under the supervision of BC Wildlife Federation Wetlands Researchers, students removed garbage and invasive plants from Fascieux Creek and planted native plants earlier this year. (Contributed)
Last year, more than 80 parents braved sub-zero temperatures to stand in line at Vernon’s Beairsto Elementary to ensure a Kindergarten spot for their children come September. Now, this first-come, first-served system is about to change. (Morning Star file photo)

COVID-19 exposures at two Vernon elementary schools

Coldstream and Beairsto added to Interior Health list

Last year, more than 80 parents braved sub-zero temperatures to stand in line at Vernon’s Beairsto Elementary to ensure a Kindergarten spot for their children come September. Now, this first-come, first-served system is about to change. (Morning Star file photo)
On Oct. 4, masks became a requirement for B.C. school students in Kindergarten to Grade 12, for both in-class instruction and when on school buses. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

North Okanagan-Shuswap teachers taking flak over school mask requirements

Union president encourages parents to take concerns up with school district, province

On Oct. 4, masks became a requirement for B.C. school students in Kindergarten to Grade 12, for both in-class instruction and when on school buses. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)
Shortreed Elementary special education assistant Ms. Morrisey is one of the many Aldergrove educators going virtual to engage with students during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Special to the Aldergrove Star)

In-person school conferences upset Vernon teachers

Parents encouraged to opt for online conference only

Shortreed Elementary special education assistant Ms. Morrisey is one of the many Aldergrove educators going virtual to engage with students during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Special to the Aldergrove Star)
UBC study finds 57 per cent of kids have witnessed race-based bullying in schools. (File photo)

Most Canadian kids experience racialized bullying at school: study

Fifty-eight percent of youth aged 12-18 say they’ve witnessed race-based bullying

UBC study finds 57 per cent of kids have witnessed race-based bullying in schools. (File photo)