In Video: Revelstoke to be a venue for an open house on rural education

January 30th, 2017

By David F. Rooney Revelstoke will be the scene in March for a regional Open House on rural education that will explore the challenges and opportunities facing rural school districts and their communities. School Board Trustees approved a request from the Ministry of Education to hold the event on March 10 as a means of […]

School District 19 welcomes new Ministry of Education – BCTF agreement

January 6th, 2017

By David F. Rooney School District 19 is encouraged by Thursday’s announcement of a $50 million agreement between the BCTF and the province regarding the interim creation of more than 1,000 new teaching positions while discussions continue on the restoration of teachers’ unconstitutionally stripped-away collective-agreement language. “This is very good news,” Board of Trustees Chairman […]

1,000 new teaching positions to be created as a first step in the process to implement the BCTF’s landmark Supreme Court win

January 5th, 2017

The BCTF has reached agreement with the BC Public School Employers’ Association and the provincial government on the interim creation of more than 1,000 new teaching positions while discussions continue on full restoration of teachers’ unconstitutionally stripped-away collective agreement language. “Since the BCTF won our court case back in November, we have been moving forward […]

MVE sale to Gareth Jones is finally complete

January 3rd, 2017

  School District 19 has confirmed the sale of the Mountain View School building to Gareth Jones, who plans to open a distillery, medical clinic and café in it. The sale was completed on December 21. “The board thanks the City for their efforts to approve a Heritage Revitalization Agreement for the building, which is […]

Usher: A totally teen comedy

December 8th, 2016

By Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus The Grade 9 drama class will be presenting a dark comedy on Wednesday, December 14 and Thursday, December 15 at the Performing Arts Centre. The works of Edgar Allan Poe are bone-chilling, dark, depressing — nevermore, quoth the raven! — however this skillful adaptation takes a grand mix of Poe’s […]

SD 19 Trustee Leslie Savage is leaving Revelstoke

November 29th, 2016

By David F. Rooney School Board 19 will be short a trustee in mid-January when Trustee Leslie Savage and her husband David leave Revelstoke for Toronto. “Once it all becomes official we will do what we have to do, at least as far as the legal requirements are,” Board Chairman Bill MacFarlane said at the […]

  • The way your child is graded at school is changing

    November 15th, 2016

    By David F. Rooney School District 19 is holding a public information meeting at RSS on November 22 at 7 pm to provide information to parents about potential changes to the way students are graded. “Our Communicating  Student Learning Committee, which currently includes teachers and principals frm each of our schools, is workng on the […]

    BCTF applauds the Supreme Curt of Canada’s decision

    November 14th, 2016

    The BC Teachers Federation, which represents 41,000 public school teachers, says last week’s win in the Supreme Court of Canada is a massive victory for their rights and vindication of all the years they have spent fighting the provincial government’s unconstitutional legislation. “It’s also a very emotional day,” BCTF President Glen Hansman said in a […]

    MP encourages youth to get involved through EF Canadian Youth Ambassador Program

    November 4th, 2016

    MP Wayne Stetski, as part of an all-party delegation comprised of almost 50 Senators and Members of Parliament, has joined the Education First (EF) to announce the EF Canadian Youth Ambassador Program. The five-year initiative provides annual travel scholarships and training to 30 young Canadians representing every province and territory, with several scholarships reserved for […]

    AHE Kindergarten kids loved carving pumpkins with their dads

    October 30th, 2016

    By Giovanna Tedesco  and Allyssa Bollefer AHE Kindergarten teacher & Student Reporter-Photographer The annual Dads’ Pumpkin Carving event took place in Ms. Tedesco’s Arrow Heights’ Kindergarten class on Wednesday, October 26. The kindergarten students had a chance to weigh their pumpkin, guess how many seeds were in it, and talk about what shapes they would […]

    On video: Council gives a tax break to developer Gareth Jones and more

    October 30th, 2016

    By David F. Rooney Revelstoke City Council voted unanimously to approve a tax break for Garth Jones, the man who is purchasing Mountain View School and plans to renovate it to allow construction of a high-end distillery, a medical clinic, a cafe, and a top floor apartment. In a presentation to Council, Development Services Manager […]

    Flying Arrow has a lineup of theatre workshops

    October 16th, 2016

    Flying Arrow is holding workshops on the following dates: Monday, October 17, and Monday, October 24 — 3:30 – 5 pm — at Knights of Pythias Hall This workshop is for children over age 12. Youths yunder 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Friday, October 21 — 11 am — at Revelstoke […]