Information and Updates
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SAS-Jackson Campus Updated Timetable

There have been changes made to the Timetable at SAS-Jackson beginning on Monday, February 15.  

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Renewed Curriculum Implementation Days (no school)

At the board meeting on Tuesday, December 8th at the District Education Support Centre trustees passed an amendment to the school calendar to add two non-instructional days (February 22 and April 15) to the 2015-16 school year calendar.

As most know, a renewed curriculum has been developed in BC. This work has been years in the making with many teachers involved in its development, and implementation is a huge task. "This is the most significant curriculum update in over a decade," comments Director of Instruction Curriculum and Innovation Carl Cooper.

In late September the Ministry of Education and the British Columbia Teachers Federation (BCFT), supported by provincial partners in education, announced a plan to support the implementation of the new curriculum. As part of this plan, districts have been asked by the Ministry  of Education to add 10 hours of non-instructional time (or two days) in this school year and one more additional day in each of the following two years. The time will be provided for teachers to familiarize themselves with the new curriculum and to plan for its implementation in the coming year. Each district was directed to create a plan with their local teachers’ association, to establish the dates or manner of non-instructional time. After several local meetings, and discussions with the District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC)  it was determined that in School District #83 the dates of February 22 and April 15 would be best.

The committee hoped these dates, which tie-in with an already established professional development day as well as a weekend, would make it more convenient for parents, especially those who might want to take advantage of a four day weekend.  "We believe it is important for our teachers to have time to work with and have a full understanding of the renewed curriculum so they can fully and capably support our students," adds Cooper.

Below are the formal announcements from the Ministry of Education about the renewed education curriculum, along with a timeline for implementation:

SAS Wrestling Dominates Western Canada Competition!
The Salmon Arm Secondary wrestling team took a huge step forward as a team to be reckoned with at last weekend’s Western Canada Wrestling Tournament in the Richmond Oval.  

Of the twenty three wrestlers attending, eleven placed in the top six earning team points.

Once considered a new program with a few good wrestlers, Salmon Arm is now considered a program that is entering the top echelon of teams in the province with our senior boys finishing fourth in team standings.


Those who gained team points by finishing in the top six in various age and weight categories are as follows:
  • 6th place: Skylar Bailey, Drew Bannister, Cole Swetlikoe,
  • 5th place: Jacob Fagrie
  • Bronze Medals: Ryder Fortes, Shyanne Matthys, Kaylin Namislo, and Colin Robinson
  • Silver Medal: Awatar Kafle
  • Gold Medals: Rohan Kafle and Elijah Lazar (Shuswap Middle School)
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Scholarships at SAS

It's already time for students at SAS to start thinking about applying for scholarships.  Check out the SAS Scholarship PowerPoint Presentation to find out more information. .

Check for more Scholarship info on the Graduation Webpage
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What's Next After High School?

Are you wondering what to do to pursue your post-graduation goals? Check out our What's Next Guide.  This guide discusses how to plan for life after high school while you are still in high school.
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Connect Parent Group

Connect Parent Group' s an attachment based program to support parents and caregivers of pre-teens and teens. Each session provides parents with a new perspective on parent-teen relationships and adolescent development. Parents watch role-plays, do exercises and discuss new ways of responding to challenging behavior and problems. Rather than teach only one way of parenting, we help parents see choices that support healthy relationships, while setting limits and helping their teen to move forward.’

 
Parents can register at Shuswap Family Resource Centre reception, in person or by calling 250-832-2170. They can also call Susie Steves directly on her cell for any further information, 250-833-6406 (Susie). 
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School Administration
Sullivan Campus
Principal: Mr. R. MacAulay
Vice Principal: Mrs. P. Chudiak

Jackson Campus
Principal: Mr. R. Findlay
Vice Principal: Mr. R. Cadden
School Growth Plan
Purpose Statement: We seek to develop thoughtful, articulate, creative, healthy, and responsible individuals by engaging all learners in the pursuit of their potential.

Goal 1
To Improve the Efficiency of Operations at Salmon Arm Secondary.

Goal 2
To Enhance our Sense of Belonging, Pride and Attachment.

Goal 3
To have Students Engage in Excellent Learning Opportunities.
Download the Growth Plan
PAC Meeting Dates
PAC meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month, including December, March and June.

NEXT MEETING
Thursday, Jan. 14th - 7pm SAS Sullivan Library
(no PAC meeting in December)
More information here
Satisfaction Surveys
BC Ministry of Education

An annual province-wide survey of students in grades 4, 7, 10 and 12, their parents and school staff administered since 2002 in British Columbia public schools
Access to the survey