4th Annual Technology Meet Up

On Tuesday, February 19, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, we will be holding the 4th Annual Tech Meet Up at Sullivan Campus. Co-sponsored by the School District No. 83 Career Programs and the Salmon Arm Economic Development Society, this is an exciting opportunity for students and community members to learn about all of the high-tech industry in Salmon Arm and the surrounding area.

tech meet up

The New Graduation Program Presentation

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Salmon Arm Secondary Sullivan Campus Theatre

The BC K-12 Curriculum has gone through a redesign process over the past several years and is being completed with the new Graduation Program.

Local parents are invited to hear about the changes directly from a senior Ministry of Education representative. Pat Duncan, Superintendent of Learning at the BC Ministry of Education will discuss the transformational process of the redesigned curriculum, as well as the specifics of the new Graduation Program.

Pat is known throughout the province as an innovator in education and has a strong practical and theoretical foundation in teaching methodology. A visionary leader, Pat has a proven track record in the areas of district leadership, change management, staff development, curriculum implementation, and school improvement.

pat duncan parent session

New Library Books!

SAS is proud to display new library books that cover a wide range of mental health and wellness themes SAS applied to the School District No. 83 Wellness Committee for DASH BC funds. DASH BC is a nonprofit society committed to promoting, supporting, and facilitating the creation of healthy schools in BC. We are proud to be supporting the district’s third strategic goal, creating a “culture of health and wellness”.

Graduation Numeracy Assessment

Beginning this school year, the Graduation Numeracy Assessment is a requirement of graduating with a BC Dogwood Diploma.

We will be visiting classes in the next week to remind students of this requirement and to go over what to expect.

See the links below for some additional information about the assessment:

Numeracy sample assessment: The sample will give students and teachers a chance to try a version of the assessment so they may familiarize themselves with the new model.

Numeracy scoring rubric and student exemplars: Students can learn how in-depth questions will be evaluated and review real examples of student responses.

Numeracy design specifications: These describe the final specifications for the Graduation Numeracy Assessment and how numeracy will be measured.

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*Please note – Individual students may see a difference between classroom marks and provincial assessment proficiency scores as they are different measures of performance. Classroom assessments measure performance on all curricular outcomes in a course, whereas provincial assessments evaluate performance on the application of cross-curricular understandings in numeracy and literacy. Additionally, some students perform better on classroom measures while others do better on provincial assessments.