Superintendent's Report - April 2022

As the mountain forests and valleys show signs of new growth, we excitedly take our first steps into spring, and toward regular school assemblies, sports tournaments, and multi-class activities both indoors and out.

Throughout March our schools have been humming with dynamic learning endeavours and projects you can read about in this report. A small sample includes going barefoot in mud at Erickson Elementary to learn everything possible about soil; Indigenous Games at Rosemont Elementary; a reading competition at Salmo Elementary; a multi-class viewing of the film, “From the Heart, Truth & Right Relations” at the Capitol Theatre with Mount Sentinel students and others in attendance; sight word games to promote literacy at Brent Kennedy and South Nelson elementary schools; a science project at W.E. Graham Community School that demonstrated cellular structure through cake baking; and at Adam Robertson Elementary, a class bowling trip to promote better understanding of neurodiversity. 

Our April report demonstrates how curiosity, inquiry, and connection drives learning in our schools. The passion for learning is demonstrated throughout the April Superintendent’s Report by our students, our school communities, and our staff in the Kootenay Lake School District.


Trish Smillie, Superintendent