Rocky Mountain School District No. 6

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David Thompson Secondary Student finishes third in international competition!

Jack Kolesch, grade 12 student at DTSS, recently competed in the Freeride Junior World Championships in Kappl, Austria. Congratulations Jack on your third place finish in Kappl!  Freeride skiing or snowboarding…

Posted on: May 17, 2022
Freeride skier jumping off mountain

Selkirk GSA invited as a National Lead School on project

The Selkirk GSA (Gender and Sexual Alliances) was selected by the Public Health Agency of Canada to be one of fourteen National Lead Schools to work on a series called "Pride Guide: Supporting Gender…

Posted on: May 13, 2022
Letter with two Public Health Agency of Canada logo and Centre for Global Education logo

Board of Education meeting tonight

The regular meeting of the Board of Education will be taking place tonight at Lady Grey Elementary School at 7:00 PM.  You can join in person or online through Teams.   Join on your computer or mobile…

Posted on: May 10, 2022
Picture of character thinking

Rocky Mountain Place Based Learning Network met again at beautiful Nipika

The Rocky Mountain Place Based Learning Network was very grateful for the opportunity to meet together again at Nipika for the 2022 Leadership Clinic. Members Alexis Barrett, Erica Croitoru, Tara Whittick,…

Posted on: May 9, 2022
Seven women sitting on a porch posing for a picture

School District No. 6 has two Apps

School District No. 6 (Rocky Mountain) has launched two apps. The SchoolGuide App provides up to date events, blogs, and notifications to parents and students. The BusStatus App is a service to alert…

Posted on: May 6, 2022

Golden Secondary School 1975 concert bands' record

Golden Secondary School received a piece of history recently from a community member.    The community member donated a record that was recorded by the GSS concert bands in 1975.    Under the direction…

Posted on: May 5, 2022
A picture of the album.  The record cover has a mountain scene from the Golden area.

Deaf View Image Art (DE’VIA) Competition Win!

April 11-12, 2022 was the first annual #DHHproud event sponsored by the Provincial Outreach Program – Deaf and Hard of Hearing (POPDHH). It was hosted online for deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) students…

Posted on: May 3, 2022
Acrylic painting of a hand with a butterfly on the tip of the index finger

Selkirk Secondary students learn about the snowpack

Students at Selkirk Secondary School studied the science behind snow and gained a deeper understanding and appreciation for their local watershed by participating in the Know Your Watershed education…

Posted on: Apr 28, 2022
A student shoveling snow in the school playground

Changing Results for Young Children

April saw the final collaborative session for the Changing Results for Young Children (CR4YC) group in Kimberley. Starting in October, Crystal MacLeod, District Vice Principal of Early Learning, brought…

Posted on: Apr 27, 2022
A group of eight people pose for a picture in a raised bed garden

Selkirk's Rainbow Stairwell

On February 14, 2022, twelve Selkirk Secondary School students, who are members of the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) a lunch hour club intended to support student diversity with regards to gender/sexuality,…

Posted on: Apr 4, 2022

Student to Community Kindness

Community LINK Worker, Morgan Odland received a Kindness Microgrant from The Columbia Valley Community Foundation with her idea of bringing acknowledgement and awareness of mental health from students…

Posted on: Mar 30, 2022
Flowers and chocolate flowers held by a hand

Spring Break is finally here!

On behalf of the Board of Education and Senior Leadership Team, we hope that you all have an opportunity to feel the warmth of the sun on your face and some much needed time with family and friends.  ...

Posted on: Mar 11, 2022

DTSS Student Council organizes school supply drive for Merritt Central Elementary School

In November 2021, Merritt, BC experienced a catastrophic flood.  Students of Merritt Central Elementary School have not been able to return to their school due to significant flood damage. The student…

Posted on: Mar 11, 2022
Students packing supplies into a truck

Taking Care Awards presented to students and Staff at Eileen Madson Primary School

Eileen Madson Primary School (EMP) in Invermere is recognizing students and staff weekly through their Taking Care Awards.   Students are nominated by staff or students for taking care of themselves,…

Posted on: Mar 7, 2022

Shuswap dancers participate in the opening ceremonies of 2022 FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships

School District No. 6 (Rocky Mountain) would like to welcome competitors from all over the world to Panorama Mountain Resort for the 2022 FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships. Today, children from…

Posted on: Mar 3, 2022
Students in traditional Indigenous regalia with Team Canada alpine athletes

The Fabulous Five - Barb Carriere, District Vice Principal of Literacy

A graduate of the University of Victoria Teacher Education Program, Barb began her teaching career in School District No. 81 (Fort Nelson),and after starting a family, moved to SD6 (Rocky Mountain), where…

Posted on: Mar 3, 2022

Selkirk Secondary School Vocal Jazz ensemble places first in the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Selkirk Secondary School's Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz ensembles participated remotely in the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Moscow, Idaho last month. Each group pre-recorded three pieces of music and submitted…

Posted on: Mar 2, 2022
Group of five students in music recording studio

March Calendar Contest Winner

The District would like to congratulate Kenzie from Edgewater Elementary School on having her art selected from over 1400 submissions as part of the healthy artwork showcased in the 2022 Kootenay Savings…

Posted on: Mar 1, 2022

SD6 participates in Pink Shirt Day

Over the month of February, and throughout the year, Pink Shirt Day aims to raise awareness of diversity and celebrate different cultures and identities by promoting kindness, acceptance, and respect…

Posted on: Feb 23, 2022

SD6 teachers participate in mental health first aid training

  Last month, 28 teachers in School District No. 6 (Rocky Mountain) were trained in mental health first aid.  This is important training for school staff as mental health and substance use disorders…

Posted on: Feb 22, 2022
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Interior Health - Drug Alert

Yesterday, our partners at Interior Health shared with the District an urgent drug alert. Interior Health is alerting our communities to extreme levels of fentanyl and benzodiazepines found in drugs tested…

Posted on: Feb 17, 2022

Before and After School Survey

The School District No.6 (Rocky Mountain) is conducting a survey to better understand child-care needs for school aged children, Kindergarten to Grade 7, in each community. The survey will remain open…

Posted on: Feb 17, 2022
Image of a hand filling in a survey form.

SD6 Gears Up for Pink Shirt Day

Pink Shirt Day began in 2007 when a student in Nova Scotia was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. It has since been recognized annually worldwide as a day to stand against bullying. Pink Shirt…

Posted on: Feb 16, 2022
Cartoon doodle characters celebrating pink shirt day with Lift Each Other Up title

StrongStart

School District No. 6 (Rocky Mountain) offers 5 StrongStart programs that provide rich learning environments designed for to promote early learning development.  These programs are led by qualified Early…

Posted on: Feb 15, 2022
Toddler playing with dolls

The Fabulous Five - Crystal MacLeod, District Vice Principal Early Years

Crystal MacLeod has been in education since 1993 and started with SD6 in 2007. Crystal’s teaching experiences span from K-12 and include being a classroom teacher, learning assistance teacher, and English…

Posted on: Feb 7, 2022

SD6 Alumni at the Winter Olympics

The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic opening ceremonies took place early this morning.  School District No. 6 (Rocky Mountain) is very excited to be cheering on three alumni that will be participating in…

Posted on: Feb 4, 2022
Hockey and figure skaters with Olympic flag

Kindy registration

We are excited to welcome kindergarten registration applications for children born in 2017, turning 5 in 2022.  Visit our registration webpage for more information and to get your registration form. …

Posted on: Feb 4, 2022

McKim is selected as one the recipients of the Active School Travel Pilot Program Grant

On January 20, 2022, the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure announced successful projects for the second year of the Active School Travel Pilot Program.  From a competitive list of applicants,…

Posted on: Feb 1, 2022

French Immersion Registration in Golden Opens Today

French Immersion registration for Golden zone students opens today.  The 2022-23 Grade 4 French Immersion information meeting will be held virtually on February 9, 2022.  Visit the Lady Grey school…

Posted on: Feb 1, 2022

Selkirk Secondary School raised $8,700 for the Food Bank

For over 15 years Selkirk Secondary School has participated in an annual fundraiser for the food bank. This year, Selkirk joined with Kimberley Helping Hands Food Bank to sell raffle tickets on their…

Posted on: Jan 31, 2022
Cheque presentation

J. Alfred Laird student wins Kootenay Contraption Contest!

The District would like to congratulate JP Delos Santos from Laird on recently winning the grand prize and Grade 6 Classroom Winner of the 2021 Kootenay Contraption Contest put on by the Kootenay Association…

Posted on: Jan 27, 2022
Student with award

Golden French immersion registration begins February 1, 2022

French Immersion registration for Golden zone students begins on February 1, 2022. Contact Lady Grey Elementary School for more information.    ...

Posted on: Jan 27, 2022

Bell Let's Talk Day

Today is Bell Let's Talk Day. Check out the Bell Let's Talk website, where there are ways to help, conversation starters, and COVID-19 resources to support each other and strengthen our communities. ...

Posted on: Jan 26, 2022
Two students laying on the ground

Kindy registration opens today!

We are excited to welcome kindergarten registration applications for children born in 2017, turning 5 in 2022.  Registration for Kindergarten 2022-23 school year starts today, January 24, and goes until…

Posted on: Jan 24, 2022
Students dancing

Intensive French registration for Kimberley and Invermere

Intensive French registration for Kimberley and Windermere zones has opened.     Information session for Windermere zone families will be held on January 25, 2022. Microsoft Teams meeting Join on your…

Posted on: Jan 18, 2022

GSS grade 10-12 computer programming class places 8th in international competition

Codementum, an international coding competition, took place from December 1-12.  Golden Secondary School’s grade 10-12 computer programming class, taught by Heidi Kimber, was one of over 2500 classes…

Posted on: Jan 13, 2022

The Fabulous Five: Kristin Insull, District Vice Principal Numeracy

Kristin moved to the Columbia Valley from Winnipeg where she held positions as a secondary mathematics teacher, teacher’s union leader, and most recently as Winnipeg School Division’s Organizational…

Posted on: Jan 12, 2022
Kristin Insull, District Vice Principal for Numeracy

Introduction to the Fabulous Five: District Vice Principal (DVPs)

During the 2020-2021 school year, the Board of Education developed a three year strategic plan. In order to advance the objectives of the strategic plan, it was decided to add five district vice principals…

Posted on: Jan 10, 2022
District vice principals working with assistant superintendent and director of instruction

New Year, New Website

Welcome to our new website!  We are excited to share with you our new District and School websites.  The new site is designed be an effective communication tool between the District, schools and families. …

Posted on: Jan 10, 2022 Meetings
Website launch day image

Eileen Madson Primary School Christmas/Holiday Market

The staff, students, and community of Eileen Madson Primary School (EMP) put their best holiday foot forward this season and raised $575 to donate to the Columbia Valley Food Bank. It was a great way…

Posted on: Jan 6, 2022 Christmas
Principal and three students presenting a cheque to the food bank

A Fresh Start

The District would like to congratulate Samantha from Windermere Elementary School on having her art selected from over 1400 submissions as part of the healthy artwork showcased in the 2022 Kootenay Savings…

Posted on: Jan 5, 2022
January 2022 Calendar art by Windermere Elementary School

Welcome Back: 2022

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a chance to rest and rejuvenate over the winter break with family and friends.  Although cold, it was great to get outside and feel the sun on my face and…

Posted on: Jan 4, 2022

School calendar public consulation

The Board of Education has approved in principal the 2022-23, 2023-24, and 2024-25 school calendars.  Each calendar requires a 60 day public consultation period.  Please review the proposed calendars…

Posted on: Dec 21, 2021 Calendar