Is it that time already?

Students and teachers prepare to bid summer farewell

  • Aug. 27, 2015 3:00 p.m.

Christy Lamarsh

Arrow Lakes News

The students, parents and staff of Arrow Lakes SD 10 are saying fond farewells to a summer filled with adventures, sleeping in and enjoying the beauty of the surrounding lakes and mountains.

The end of August never fails to bring sentimental feelings, but the excitement of going back to school welcomes the challenge of change, reuniting with old friends and making new memories.

Students traveling from Edgewood to attend Nakusp Secondary School (NSS) will no doubt be loading up their electronic devices for entertainment during the long bus ride that takes three hours each day.

Parents conquering the 2015 school supply list will find

the Nakusp General Store fully stocked with the hope that residents will continue to shop locally.

Erica Momeyer has the multifaceted role of teaching kindergarten to Grade 3 at Edgewood Elementary School (ESS) and enjoys the fact that she can spend a few years getting to know each child. Kindergarten students make the sometimes intimidating transition by attending Strong Start as toddlers with Jodi Mclean. Their first day of school will be in a familiar space with their friends.

District Superintendent Terry Taylor says, “Class size ratios are projected to be in the range of 15:1 students to teachers. We also strongly support our students with high educational support with staff ratios of 29:1.”

In her 2015 summer newsletter Ms. Taylor welcomes back staff returning from leaves; Scott Kipkie at Lucerne, Biz Tupper and Anita Vibe at EES, Sally Mclean, Barb Lewis and Paula Burns at NES.

For updates and general information visit the Arrow Lakes SD 10 website at


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