Are you an SD83 student in grade 10-12 and interested in coding and technology?
Okanagan College and SD83 have just finalized details for a new Gateway to Tech course which will be offered two evenings a week at Okanagan College. This four credit course will begin in February and is free to any SD83 student in grades 10-12. The course also offers an integrated work learning opportunity with local tech employers.
Taught by industry professionals, the course will increase student technology skills as well as explore potential career opportunities in technology and coding.
To register, or for further details, please contact your school’s Career Coordinator.
Parents, youth (13 years and over), school district staff and community members are invited to view the well known documentary “Angst – Raising Awareness around Anxiety” and have an opportunity to explore the topic of youth anxiety with a panel of local experts on Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.at the District Education Support Centre (DESC) in Salmon Arm.
Angst is a film that explores anxiety its causes, effects and what we can do about it. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health challenge, with age seven being the median age of onset, according to the World Health Organization. While anxiety disorders are highly treatable, only one-third of those suffering receive treatment. Everyone involved in the development of “Angst” has a personal experience with anxiety – from the producers to the interviewees.
The filmmakers’ goal is to have a global conversation and raise awareness around anxiety. Angst features candid interviews with kids and young adults who suffer, or have suffered, from anxiety and what they’ve learned about it. The film includes discussions with mental health experts about the causes of anxiety and its sociological effects, as well as help, resources and tools.
Immediately following the showing of the documentary a local panel of experts will host a question and answer session.
This documentary is brought to you by: School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) and community partners; Salmon Arm Daybreak Rotary, North Okanagan Shuswap DPAC, Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo, CMHA – Shuswap-Revelstoke, and the Shuswap North Okanagan Division of Family Practice.
Want to travel, learn about yourself and help others during Spring Break 2019? Check out this opportunity! If you are interested in taking part in this trip of a lifetime please contact organizers Lisa Coombs at (250) 546-8723 or Wendy Woodhurst at (250) 832-6031.