News Stories

May 10, 2023

Additional School Leadership Changes for Coming Year

The following school principal and vice-principal transfers and appointments for the 2023-2024 school year will come into effect on August 1, 2023:  

Principal Transfers

Principal Dawn Snell will transfer from Salmo Elementary to South Nelson Elementary. 

Principal Appointments

Vice-Principal Mark Bonikowsky will move from Trafalgar Middle School to become principal of Redfish Elementary School. 

Vice-Principal Jennifer Adams will move from Mount Sentinel Secondary School to become principal of Canyon-Lister Elementary School.  

April 12, 2023

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:  


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.

April 6, 2023

CELEBRATION OF LEARNING Kristin and Krista's class

In Kristin and Krista's class, the students highlighted their passions through various means as well as science studies through an interactive pop-up play. Students interests were diverse and well-developed. Some additional passions not shown in the visuals provided were chess, sphero's, research projects (essays), sound technicians, and even more art! Thank you to our incredible students for showing us their light. Being in the room, you could not help but smile, looking at all of their glowing faces - a mix of both joy and pride. 

April 6, 2023

Emma's Last Day: For Now

A birthday and a production! Classes gathered on March 16th to surprise her before the class went to get some well-deserved nature time after the first round of their play 'Giraffe's Don't Dance' to the whole school community. We are so incredibly excited for her and her partner to welcome their bundle of joy, but will miss her terribly. Emma's love and dedication that she puts into her craft is undeniable. Goodbye for now.