School District No. 20 Kootenay-Columbia

J. L. Crowe Secondary will host the convocation for 2021 Graduates on Saturday starting at 9 a.m. Photo: Jim Bailey

Convocation goes Saturday with Kootenay Columbia grads in learning groups, no parents

Parents can live-stream the ceremony of their 2021 graduates online

 

Area A Director Ali Grieve and Fruitvale Mayor Steve Morissette present Crowe students Marci Brooks and Tyler Dalton with a token of their appreciation for volunteering their time to help Beaver Valley seniors in the Pay It Forward program. Photos: Jim Bailey

Students lift the spirits of Beaver Valley seniors one word, kind act, at a time

Grade 6 and 7 Fruitvale students set up a pen-pal program with Beaver Valley seniors

 

School District 20 will receive two new school buses in 2021. Photo by Mike Chouinard

New HVAC systems for Rossland, Fruitvale schools

SD20 awarded 1.6M in upgrades as Ministry of Education doles out $240.5M in maintenance grants

 

VISAC Gallery’s Mena McGill invites locals to pop by the Waneta Plaza to take in the pop-up gallery showcasing art from Trail high school students. Photo: Sheri Regnier

Student art being showcased at Trail mall

The Crowe Art Showcase runs until May 30

VISAC Gallery’s Mena McGill invites locals to pop by the Waneta Plaza to take in the pop-up gallery showcasing art from Trail high school students. Photo: Sheri Regnier
Ryler Dodds-Baker holds hatched robin eggshells found beneath the tree holding his cinquain poem titled “Drama.” A cinquain is a five-line poem that describes a person, place, or thing. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Columbia students share poems for National Poetry Month

The League of Canadian Poets hosted the 23rd National Poetry Month in Canada in April.

Ryler Dodds-Baker holds hatched robin eggshells found beneath the tree holding his cinquain poem titled “Drama.” A cinquain is a five-line poem that describes a person, place, or thing. Photo: Submitted
L-R: Megan Caron and Marci Brooks presented the Crowe class’ donation to the KBRH Health Foundation last week. Photo: Submitted

Grads at Trail high school raise money for mental health care

Funds were raised by students running laps (pledged) around the two Trail bridges

L-R: Megan Caron and Marci Brooks presented the Crowe class’ donation to the KBRH Health Foundation last week. Photo: Submitted
School District 20 is advising the public there has been a positive case of COVID-19 at the Trail high school. Photo: Trail Times

District confirms positive COVID case at Trail high school

The person is at home self-isolating, administration advised on Wednesday

School District 20 is advising the public there has been a positive case of COVID-19 at the Trail high school. Photo: Trail Times
This painting is a piece from Young Visions 2021, opening April 22 at the Kootenay Gallery. Photo: S. Painter

Showcase of artwork by Kootenay Columbia students opens April 22

Young Visions 2021 runs April 22 to May 29 in the Kootenay Gallery of Art, Castlegar

This painting is a piece from Young Visions 2021, opening April 22 at the Kootenay Gallery. Photo: S. Painter
SD20 is planning on offering a distributed learning, school at home option for next year. File photo

Kootenay Columbia to offer school-at-home program next year

Kootenay Columbia School District creating new distributed learning program

SD20 is planning on offering a distributed learning, school at home option for next year. File photo
Image: Black Press

Greater Trail RCMP keeping an eye on school zones

A 30 km/hr speed limit is in effect in school zones from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays

Image: Black Press
Student Ellie Knox, sorting out ArtBoxes before delivery. Once all the components were packed and at-the-ready, each art box was left to sit in ‘quarantine’ for five days before it was delivered to the senior’s home. Photo: Submitted

Creating West Kootenay connections through art

A weaving-themed art box was delivered in the winter, a watercolour theme this month

Student Ellie Knox, sorting out ArtBoxes before delivery. Once all the components were packed and at-the-ready, each art box was left to sit in ‘quarantine’ for five days before it was delivered to the senior’s home. Photo: Submitted
Crowe students spent three weeks researching for the provincial debates, and they consulted a local lawyer. Photo: Unsplash

Kootenay Columbia students debate virtually for provincial cup

Two Grade 8 students are bound for the Canadian Junior Nationals in May via Zoom

Crowe students spent three weeks researching for the provincial debates, and they consulted a local lawyer. Photo: Unsplash
Some of the Stanley Humphries Secondary School 2020 grads. Photo: Jennifer Small

Kootenay Columbia School District grad rates above provincial average for 2020

The district’s Indigenous student graduation rate matched its non-Indigenous rate

Some of the Stanley Humphries Secondary School 2020 grads. Photo: Jennifer Small
Grade 6 students help a Warfield resident shovel out from the last snowstorm. Photo: Submitted

Warfield students dig in to shovel neighbours out

Helping out neighbours is part of the school’s “Sharing Our Pride,” initiative

Grade 6 students help a Warfield resident shovel out from the last snowstorm. Photo: Submitted
crowe shop

Shop class receives wonderful response from West Kootenay residents

“Each item came with its own little story which was really neat to hear.” - Dale Smyth

crowe shop
Image: SD20.bc.ca

New Kootenay Columbia trustee to be acclaimed

This is the second seat that was vacated since the 2018 local government election

Image: SD20.bc.ca
Crowe grad Agnes Hamill is encouraging locals to make a New Year’s food resolution to go vegetarian, maybe even vegan, in 2021. There’s plenty of recipes and helpful tips online to start a new plant-based diet for ‘Veganuary.’ Photo: Vivienne Hurley

Kootenay grad encourages locals to live ‘Life on the Veg’

Log on to veganuary.com, to join or support the 31-day vegan challenge in January.

Crowe grad Agnes Hamill is encouraging locals to make a New Year’s food resolution to go vegetarian, maybe even vegan, in 2021. There’s plenty of recipes and helpful tips online to start a new plant-based diet for ‘Veganuary.’ Photo: Vivienne Hurley
St. Michael’s Catholic School is one of eight schools receiving a $2,000 donation from the Murphy Family Foundation.

Murphy Family Foundation lends support to West Kootenay schools

The Murphy Foundation provides generous alternative to ‘Trail Smoke Eaters in schools’ campaign

St. Michael’s Catholic School is one of eight schools receiving a $2,000 donation from the Murphy Family Foundation.
Greater Trail nonprofits are funding Chromebooks for low income high school students. Photo: Unsplash

Kootenay Columbia counsellor aims to supply 100 Chromebooks for low income students

COVID has widened the gap between students who struggle with financial hardship and those who don’t

Greater Trail nonprofits are funding Chromebooks for low income high school students. Photo: Unsplash
Skool Aid volunteers help around 230 students living in a low-income bracket by supplying pencils, paper, and all the essentials they need for the school year. Photo: Ramakant Sharda on Unsplash
Skool Aid volunteers help around 230 students living in a low-income bracket by supplying pencils, paper, and all the essentials they need for the school year. Photo: Ramakant Sharda on Unsplash