Recycling for learning and fun!

A team of students at Pleasant Valley Secondary School (PVSS) are collecting recyclables, keeping it out of the landfill, and doing some hands-on learning at the same time!

“I like to do it because I like to help out,” said Carter McCraig, when explaining about the program. “I don’t like it when people put garbage in the recycling bins,” he says as he empties the smaller recycling bins into a larger bin for storage until it can be taken to the Armstrong recycling depot. The garbage he finds in the bin, he puts aside and then later puts it in the garbage can.


What parents need to know!

SD83 will be hosting a three-part series for parents that focuses on online gaming, social media safety for youth, and sexploitation. The sessions will be held online from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. on three consecutive Mondays, February 27, March 6 and March 13. 

Led by a Safer Schools Together trainer Scott Rothermel, the first session is about the Risks and Rewards of online gaming, the second is on social media, and the third on sexting, sextortion and sexual age of consent.


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Board meeting and gym consultation at PVSS on Tuesday

The Board of Education of School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) will be holding its regular monthly meeting at Pleasant Valley Secondary in Armstrong starting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Prior to the meeting, from 4 – 6 p.m., the public is invited to take a look at, and provide feedback on, the draft plan for the PVSS gym rebuild. Director of Operations Travis Elwood and Project Manager Ed Hildebrandt will be on hand to answer any questions and collect feedback.

The Board meeting will start at 6 p.m. and will include a presentation by the PVSS drumline and an update on the gym. The agenda will also include the amended budget, presentation on anti-racism, seatbelts on busses, and the draft district calendar for 2023-24.

The meeting is open for public to attend in-person and will also be livestreamed via Microsoft Teams Live Event. 

Explore trades and academic career pathways

Parents and students in Grades 8-12 are invited to take part in a virtual dual credit information session with SD83’s career department on Thursday, February 16 at 7 explore trades and academic career pathways!

Attend this session to learn about:

  • the many dual credit opportunities in SD83
  • when students can begin a dual credit program
  • the educational advantages
  • how to apply and important deadlines

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