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The School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) Board of Education unanimously approved the annual budget for the 2024-2025 school year at its public meeting on the evening of May 14.

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The Bamfield Marine Science Centre (BMSC), located on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island, hosted a unique week-long Marine Program for students in grades 11 and 12 who are visually impaired. This program, which took place between April 8-12, 2024, aimed to provide an accessible and place-based learning experience through authentic field and research opportunities.

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School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) has delivered over 78 food hampers for students and families across seven school communities in the past two months, providing fresh fruit, vegetables, pastas, bread, yoghurt, meat and cheese from spring break through to May thanks to provincial funding from Feeding Futures.

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A blue Tesla front trunk full of loaves of whole wheat bread

School District No.8 (Kootenay Lake) is pleased to announce Laury Carrière as the new Director of Instruction – Indigenous Education and Learning Services effective August 1, 2024.

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Woman with brown hair in tweed blazer, black shirt and blue jeans standing in front of the trunk of a maple tree on a sunny day.

An overview of discussion items and major decisions of the Board of Education of School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake). For meeting agendas/minutes and a schedule of upcoming board meetings visit sd8.bc.ca/meetings

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An overview of discussion items and major decisions of the Board of Education of School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake). For meeting agendas/minutes and a schedule of upcoming board meetings visit sd8.bc.ca/meetings

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I recognize that I belong to a larger group of Deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
I can share my experience with other Deaf and hard of hearing peers. (Deaf and Hard of Hearing expanded core curriculum Personal and Cultural Identity goal)

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Elementary school children standing in a classroom with winter jackets, boots and toques on, making faces, smiling, watching.

An overview of discussion items and major decisions of the Board of Education of School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake). For meeting agendas/minutes and a schedule of upcoming board meetings visit sd8.bc.ca/meetings

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Fall 2023 SD8 Goals: Learning and Relationships

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Four elementary school students sit on orange chairs around a yellow table in a colourful, warm classroom working on writing.

This fall, the Inclusive Support Team organized some special events to support our district’s students with Down syndrome, their families and school-based teams.

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