Rumours untrue

Recently there have been rumours about “cameras in student washrooms” that have generated some calls and emails to School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) and some of its schools.

“I want to assure everyone that these rumours are untrue and unfounded,” states Superintendent of Schools Donna Kriger. “SD83 is committed to student safety, privacy, well-being and learning. We are grateful for those concerned stakeholders who reached out to us from a place of positive intent.”

S83 is currently enjoying a school start up filled with renewed optimism and hope. “Our intention is to continue this positivity through the 2022-23 school year as we focus on keeping students first.”

Kriger asks that if parents do hear these types of rumours/information please take the time to check with your school principal to ensure the information is indeed accurate.

Welcome Back to Len Wood Middle School

We hope that all of you had a great summer. We are very excited about our students returning and are getting ready to welcome them back to Len Wood Middle School for the 2022-23 year.

The first day of school for students is Wednesday September 7th. Unlike previous years, this will be a full day for students so please plan accordingly. We will have class lists posted outside indicating which classrooms students will be starting their day in. We will also have staff outside greeting students and helping them to figure out where they will be starting their day. Please be aware that the drop off and pickup area for Len Wood students is across the road from the school in the Pleasant Valley Secondary School parking lot. We have a crossing guard to help ensure student safety as they cross the road.
We will have secretarial and administrative staff in the building from Tuesday August 30th through Friday September 2nd to assist families with registrations or any other issues that they may have. Monday September 5th is a holiday and Tuesday September 6th is a Professional Development Day. Limited assistance will be available on Tuesday September 6th, so we are recommending that families come in the week before if they require assistance.

We are very much looking forward to providing your students with an excellent educational experience this year filled with learning and fun.

National Indigenous People’s Day

Our amazing LWMS Indigenous Team have planned a wonderful celebration for Tuesday June 21st! Each team will be cooking bannock on a stick over a propane fire table. Our Indigenous team will be doing storytelling during the cooking. This will be an amazing experience for our students.

National Indigenous Peoples Day is celebrated on the summer solstice, June 21st. The date was chosen in light of the fact that many Indigenous peoples and communities have traditionally celebrated their culture and heritage on or near the summer solstice–the longest day of the year.

This day is an opportunity for Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.

Generous Donation

A LWMS family has donated money to pay for new Volleyball Jerseys for our grade 6/7 girls’ team! Summer Kayle’s family donated the money. We are so grateful for the support! Our grade 6/7 girls have been practicing this spring to improve their skills for the fall season! Mr. Matthews is the coach and he puts in many hours supporting sports at LWMS!