School board meets at Raft River

Students give impressive demonstrations to school trustees when they meet at Raft River Elementary School on Oct. 1

John Harwood (l) school trustee for the Clearwater-Blue River area

John Harwood (l) school trustee for the Clearwater-Blue River area

John Harwood (l) school trustee for the Clearwater-Blue River area, talks with Rhonda Kershaw, trustee for Barriere-Little Fort, during a school board meeting at Raft River School in Clearwater on Monday, Oct. 1. A report that the decline in school enrollments appears to be stabilizing in the lower grades was the main item on the agenda.

DreamCatcherKaitlyn Hunter shows Savannah Dee a dreamcatcher she made as part of the First Nations program at Raft River Elementary School. Behind them is Keltie Arndt. The three made their presentation to the School District 73 board at the school on Oct. 1.

Shelley Sim updates the school trustees about progress being made by the Raft River and Clearwater Secondary PACs. Projects include promoting technology through the purchase ofShelleySim smartboards, arts and culture through trips to the theatre in Kamloops and Vancouver, and athletics by providing skates so all students can take advantage of free skating at the Sportsplex.

SkiProgramRaft River Elementary School students (l-r) Sarah Schwaiger, Jenny Panko, Tiffany Schwaiger, Grayson Panko and Annika Wadlegger tell School District 73 trustees about the cross-country ski program at the school. Raft has about $14,000 worth of equipment and makes use of a neighbor’s field that Wells Gray Outdoor Club grooms.   hotos by Keith McNeill