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SD8 School Leadership Changes for Upcoming School Year

School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) announced today that the following school principal and vice-principal transfers, appointments and retirements will come into effect August 1, 2023:

District-Wide

Principal Ken Wiens is leaving Erickson Elementary to take on the role of district principal for SD8’s online learning programs including Elev8 DESK – a Provincial Online Learning School (POLS) - and the hybrid online/in-person program, Homelinks. Principal Wiens will take over from District Principal Rob Simpson who is retiring in 2023.

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SD8 School Leadership Changes for Upcoming School Year

School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) announced today that the following school principal and vice-principal transfers, appointments and retirements will come into effect August 1, 2023:  

District-Wide

Principal Ken Wiens is leaving Erickson Elementary to take on the role of district principal for SD8’s online learning programs including Elev8 DESK – a Provincial Online Learning School (POLS) - and the hybrid online/in-person program, Homelinks. Principal Wiens will take over from District Principal Rob Simpson who is retiring in 2023.

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Board of Education Meeting Highlights - March 14, 2023

An overview of discussion items and major decisions of the Board of Education of School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake).

Board of Education Meeting Highlights - February 14

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 our meetings page.

Littlest Christmas Tree a Big Success!

Brent Kennedy Elementary's production of the Littlest Christmas Tree was a huge success! 

The gym was full at 1:30 p.m. on both December 14 and 15 and it was standing room only at concert time.

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Elementary school students assembled in formation on a school stage in front of a scene of evergreen trees

Early Learning Profile

Brent Kennedy Elementary primary teachers have been busy this year and last working through the Early Learning Profile assessment that is being used district-wide. This assessment provides a concise snapshot of students' strengths and stretches which then inform teaching practices and interventions, if needed. 

Our team of teachers has done a wonderful job of gathering this data and it is being used to inform our literacy goal for our school learning plan. Teachers have been able to collaborate with each other and discuss patterns and trends they are seeing in primary literacy.

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Brent Kennedy Restart Plan

Brent Kennedy Restart Plan

Spring Musical Performance, March 11

Brent Kennedy enjoyed a wonderful musical performance today by “The Devils You Don’t” including BKE alumni, Clint Swanson. A special thank you to the Osprey Foundation & Selkirk Pro Musica for making this possible and helping School District #8, Kootenay Lake celebrate and promote the importance of music in our schools.

New Hot Lunch Menu

The next hot lunch menu (Winter 2019) is now up and running! Please feel free to start placing orders anytime. Please note our first hot lunch day will be Thursday January 10th (first week back to school)!  As well, our first popcorn day will be the first Monday back to school.