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Application for District Student Council

June 08, 2017
District Student Council – Openings for 2017-18 The Board of Education recognizes the importance of involving students in the Board process.  The District Student Council (DSC), representing Gr. 10, 11, and 12 from each secondary school, allows students to contribute to the process by meeting monthly at the School Board Office. ...

Countdown to June 29

May 26, 2017
Important Information and June Schedule ​

Whoo's News May 12th

May 12, 2017
​Please see inside for upcoming dates!

Safety of Your Child at Non-Sanctioned Graduation Activities

May 10, 2017
​Please see the attached letter from Kevin Kardaal, Superintendent of Schools/CEO with respect to student safety and non-sanctioned graduation activities.

Coursed Selection Packages

May 02, 2017
​To view or print 2017 - 2018 Course Selection Packages, please see "Quick Links".

Whoo's News February 24th

February 24, 2017

Vapour Products in and on School Property

January 20, 2017
​Please see the attached article from Interior Health.

Health Promoting Schools

January 18, 2017
The Interior Health Newsletter is attached.​

Whoo's News January 6th

January 06, 2017
​Welcome back everyone!   Our Newsletter is attached.


January 03, 2017
​This free parent presentation will focus on all things digital!  Please see the attached poster for more information.   Click here to register:    CONTINUING ED

Parking Map

December 09, 2016
​A printable copy of our parking map is attached for your reference.

Homestay Families Needed

November 18, 2016
​Please see the attached information poster from International Education Department.  

Whoo's News November 18th

November 18, 2016
​Report Cards Home November 23rd!!!

Letter to Parents from Superintendent Nov 8, 2016

November 08, 2016
​Please see the attached letter from Kevin Kardaal, Superintendent of Schools/CEA regarding a recent incident reported to the RCMP.

Letter to Parents re Abbotsford Incident - November 2016

November 02, 2016
​Please see attached letter from the Superintendent of Schools/CEO

Youth Advisory Committee

October 27, 2016
Are you between 12 - 24 and care about mental health?  An invitation....

Regional French Immersion Public Consultation Meetings

October 06, 2016
​ ​Monday, October 24, 6:00-8:00pm         Mount Boucherie Secondary School - Multi-Purpose Room                                                                  2751 Cameron Road, West Kelowna, BC Links to French Immersion Bundled Options and Resources Springvalley Middle Bundled Option.pdf Dr Knox Middle Bundled Option.pdf
Potential Impact of Options on French Immersion Enrolment.pdf
Redesigning Opportunity for French Immersion...

Miss the Grade 12 Parent Meeting?

October 03, 2016
​Information presented at our Grade 12 Parent Meeting is attached.

Whoo's News September 16th

September 16, 2016
​Weekly Newsletter is attached.

Whoo's News! School Start Up Edition

August 31, 2016
Our first Newsletter with our School Code of Conduct is attached.  Please take time to read the Code of Conduct and Newsletter.

New Graduation Requirements!

August 24, 2016
​Please see the attached document which outlines the new graduation requirements.

Grade 10 Orientation "LINK Day"

August 24, 2016
Thursday, September 1st from 9:00 - 12:00. Please join us!   If you are registered for Gr 10 at KSS this September, come on out and get to know your new school!  

September 6th - First Day of School

July 12, 2016
Students will be dismissed at 12:30​

Whoo's News June 24

June 24, 2016
​Important info re. Report Card Pickup!!

Family Navigator

June 17, 2016
Information from Canadian Mental Health Association​

Whoo's News May 27th

May 27, 2016
​Please take note of upcoming dates!

Whoo's News May 13th

May 13, 2016
​Cancer Week is May 22 - 28th!  Drive Thru Breakfast is May 26th @ RONA  7:00 am!

Important letter to all parents!!

May 03, 2016
​from Kevin Kardaal, Superintendent of Schools/CEO

Building a Bounce Back Teen

April 07, 2016
​The Canadian Mental Health Assocation will be presenting on this topic on Tuesday April 12, 2016 from 6:30pm - 8pm at Okanagan Mission Secondary School (in the MPR). All parents of teens are welcome to attend. Please see attachment for further information. Building a Bounce-Back Teen - CMHA Presentation hosted by...

Whoo's News April 1st

April 01, 2016
Please note some important upcoming dates!​

Whoo's News March 11th

March 11, 2016
Happy Spring Break Everyone! 

Whoo's News March 4th

March 04, 2016
​Read to find out how to access your Provincial Exam marks, Air Band, upcoming early dismissals and more!!

Wednesday, March 2 Bell Schedule click here....

March 01, 2016
9:55​  Warning Bell 9:00 - 10:05 Period 1 10:05 - 10:10 Transition 10:10 - 11:15  Period 2 11:15 - 11:25  Break 11:25 - 12:25  Period 3 12:25 - 12:30  Transition 12:30 - 1:30  Period 4   Students dismissed at 1:30.  Parent/Teacher Interviews take place in Gymnasium 4:30 - 6:30  No Appointment...

Amended Proposed Calendar for 2016-2017

February 22, 2016
Further to review of input from partner groups and parents, SD23 has presented an amended proposed calendar for 2016-2017, attached.  Deadline for input is March 4th

Whoo's News February 5th

February 09, 2016
​Please note date of early dismissal for P/T Interviews is March 2nd!!


February 03, 2016
​Last day to order a Yearbook is February 12th!!!

Letter to Parents from Superintendent

January 25, 2016
​Please see the attached letter to parents from Kevin Kaardal, Superintendent/CEO, regarding the recent incident in La Loche, Saskatchewan.

SD23 & Capital News - Together We Learn Edition

January 20, 2016
A big thank you to the members of the SD23 Newspaper in Education and the Public Education Awareness Committees and our friends at the Capital News for creating an amazing edition of  Together We Learn . Download a digital version here to read about all of the incredible examples of teaching and learning taking place across...

January 8 Whoo's News

January 08, 2016
January Calendar, Provincial Exam Schedule and info regarding proposed 2016-2017 Calendar attached.  ​

December 4 Whoo's News

December 04, 2015
​Here's what's happening at KSS!!

End Gang Life Program

November 27, 2015
​The Kelowna RCMP school Resource unit is proud to be sponsoring the CFSEU (Combined Forces Special Forces Unit) and their Myths and Realities of Gangs  talk.   Cst Jordan Mclellan speaks about the Myths and Realities of Gang life, and Mr  Jordan Buna an Ex-gang member will be speaking in several SD...

November 20 Whoo's News

November 20, 2015
​Some important dates to note......

November 6 Whoo's News

November 06, 2015
​Please see the Whoo's News attached. - Report Cards - School Photos - Remembrance Day Assembly

Worries and Woes Presentation

November 02, 2015
​November 5th from 7-9pm @ the  Laurel Building​. Learn about the anxiety disorder spectrum​. See attached for more information about the event.

Mental Health First Aid for Adults who Interact with Youth

September 29, 2015
Registration is now open for the Mental Health First Aid for Adults who Interact with Youth training course. You do not have to be a parent or guardian of an OKM student to register for this course.  All are welcome!   Dates:              October 13 th , 20 th , 27 th...

KidPlus Insurance Information Flyer

September 10, 2015
Please pop by the office to pick up an application form, or get more information at www.kidsplus.ca/info KidPlus Insurance Information.pdf


August 28, 2015
​Grade 11 and Grade 12 Link Leaders!!  Training will take place September 1st and 2nd from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm each day.  Leaders need to arrive at 7:30 on September 3rd.

Athletic Banquet

June 09, 2015
​ ​CHANGE in the Banquet Agenda.The Athletic Awards will NOT be presented at the Banquet.  Instead, the Athletic Awards will be presented at the Awards Night June 24th.   Parents are still welcome to join us at 7:30 for dessert and to listen to the guest speakers.  ​

Dry Grad 2015

May 27, 2015
​Dry Grad will be happening soon!. Stay up to date on the details of this awesome evening.Dry Grad

Academic/Athletic/Citizenship Awards

May 12, 2015
​The nominations for the major awards are now open.  Students must self-nominate for academic; academic/athletic; academic/citizenship or overall awards that will be handed out on June 24.  Information about the awards are found on the nomination sheets as well as the requirements.  Nomination forms can be picked up at the front...

Dry Grad Fees

May 11, 2015
If you have missed paying Dry Grad Fees we will be collecting them at lunchtime on May 27th, 2015 in the MPR .  ​


April 23, 2015
Assistants are needed for summer day camps for kids in grades 2 to 9 at Okanagan College.  Students can attend one week* from 8 am to 4 pm between June 29 and August 28 for 35 volunteer hours.  
Please visit www.campoc.ca​ for the full listing of 2015 camps. 

Did you miss the Dry Grad Fee collection?

April 20, 2015
If you missed the April Dry Grad Fee collection dates please email kssdrygrad2015 (Subject: Dry Grad Fees) .  We will try to find a date we can collect missed fees.  Thank you ​

Ministry of Ed Satisfaction Survey

April 08, 2015
Link to Website​.  Before you login ​make sure you have an access code.

2015 Electronic Provincial Satisfaction

April 07, 2015
​In order to complete the Satisfaction survey​ you will need a login code. 

​Ministry of Education electronic survey

April 07, 2015
​Ministry of Education electronic survey is available until April 30, 2015.  The website to access the electronic survey is:​ Survey​. You will need  login numbers to access the survey. 

KSS Cancer Golf Tourney Registration

April 07, 2015
​On Thursday, May 28, 2015, KSS Rec Leadership students will be hosting the 9th annual KSS-Interior Savings Cancer Awareness Week Golf Tournament.  To register click here ​ For more information​...about the tournament.

KSS Link Leadership Day

March 31, 2015
​Grade 10 Link Leadership day info attached

AP Exam Deadline!

February 13, 2015
​•Thursday, February 19 •Pay online through the KSS website •Select exam and pay $115 per exam •AP Bulletins and Information Letter have been distributed to AP classes
•Additional bulletins and letters are available in Career/Counselling Office (or from AP teacher)

Whoo's News February 6, 2015

February 06, 2015
​Please check!  Lots happening in February!

Parent Advisory Council

February 05, 2015
Upcoming Meeting Dates:    ​February 10, 2015 March 10 2015 April 14 May 12​ Annual General Meeting and Executive Elections:  March 10, 2015

Dry Grad Fees

February 02, 2015
​We will be collecting fees for Dry Grad 2015 February 16th to 19th.  This fee is not included in the Grad Fees and cannot be paid on line.​  To speed up the payment process during that week, please download​ and complete this form.  Bring the form with your payment. 

February Calendar

January 30, 2015
​Lots of things happening the month of February!!!

Whoo's News January 30, 2015

January 30, 2015
​Our weekly newsletter.  Please read!!

It's Exam Time!!

January 27, 2015
​Confused?  See one page Schedule attached.

Owls Nest

January 26, 2015
​The Owls Nest has new menu items: Mac & Cheese Alfredo Chicken Stir fry Thai Coconut Curry Spaghetti Bagels Snacks, Drinks & More


January 26, 2015
​ ALL bands meeting on Thursday at lunch in the Drama Room. Lunch will be provided ​

Whoo's News January 23, 2015

January 23, 2015
​Attached is our Whoo's News for this week with lots of information about upcoming exams and Semester End.  Whoos News with Attachments.pdf


January 20, 2015
2015 - 2016 School Year ​
Opens on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 7:00 am
Closes on Friday, March 6, 2015
***Documentation Submission Deadline Friday, March 6, 2015 **** 

!!! Amended - Proposed School Calendar 2015 - 2016

January 19, 2015
Please find attached an amended parent letter and draft of the proposed 2015-2016 school calendar.  The change can be found on page 3.  The letter outlines a proposed school calendar and asks for parent input by Friday, February 13, 2015.  The resulting input will be forwarded to the Board of Education...

Debate students:

January 15, 2015
​Tournament fees and judges/chairperson/timekeepers due by Friday, Jan. 16th.

​Badminton Players

January 15, 2015
​Badminton Players: the season will start with a practice on Feb. 17th (Tuesday) and will continue with practices every Tues. & Thurs. at 3:30 PM until 5:00 PM. All players welcome. For more information, please see Mr. Wilkison in Room 127.​

​Math help

January 13, 2015
​ Math help is available before/after school and at lunch in room #228. ​

Owl wear

January 13, 2015
​ Any students wishing to pick up their Owl wear, please see Mr. Sodaro in the Rec Room/180. ​

​San Francisco 2015

January 13, 2015
​ San Francisco 2015: mandatory trip meeting for all students traveling Wednesday, Jan. 14 th at lunch in Mr. Kletke's room (232). All San Francisco travelers must attend! ​

Avid Readers Club

January 13, 2015
​ The Avid Readers Club will meet this week Thursday, Jan.15th in room 235 at lunch​​ ​


January 13, 2015
​ Any students with an elevator key that no longer need it, please return it to the office as soon as possible so others that need it can use it. Thank you! ​

UBC Visits KSS

January 09, 2015
Reminder that UBC will be at KSS on Wednesday, January 14th from 11:45 to 12:30 in room 141 (Ms. Kulak's room).   There will be a BC student recruiter-advisor, an international student recruiter-advisor, and current UBC students.  They will discuss life and learning at UBC (whatever your program or desired campus),...

BC Dogwood Planner

January 08, 2015
Information of interest to all parents, from the Ministry of Education.   ​

Okanagan College - Early College

December 18, 2014
​Of particular interest to Grade 10 students and parents

​Grad sleepover

December 09, 2014
​Grad sleepover​ at KSS has been a long-standing tradition that has been organized by Rec Leadership 12. Grade Sleep over is December 18 from 6:00 pm to 1:00 AM.The goal of grad sleepover is to bring the grad class of 2015 closer together by creating a night filled with memories that...

Dry Grad Fees - Whoops did we miss you?

December 05, 2014
​We will be collecting fees for Dry Grad 2015 again in February and April 2015.  This fee is not included in the Grad Fees and cannot be paid on line.​
Please make cheques out to KSS Dry Grad and if paying by cash please bring exact change.  


December 03, 2014
​The Central Okanagan Bursary and Scholarship Society (COBSS) applications are now open for all graduating students planning to attend a post-secondary institution (PSI) the year following grade 12.  Check to see if you are eligible to apply at www.cobss.ca.  Instructions and the link to start the application are also on their...

PSI Selections Form

November 19, 2014
If you are graduating this school year and are applying to a post secondary institution (PSI) for September 2015 admission, please use the online PSI Selections Form​ to indicate where you want the Ministry of Education to send your transcript information. For more information, click on the Post Secondary Institution Selections...

Okanagan College Trades Discovery

November 17, 2014
​Friday, Dec 5.  Still room for grades 10 and 11 students interested in RV Technician, Construction, Collision Repair, Heavy Duty and a general tour.  See Mrs. Buna in the Career Counseling Center more information.

Math Help Available

November 13, 2014
​Click here for more info!  Need a little extra help with Math (Gr 10-12) and/or Calculus?  Ms. McIntosh is available to assist students with their Math questions every day at lunch and after school 3:12 - 4:20,  in Room 228.  Please drop by!!

SD23 International Education Homestay Families Needed

October 27, 2014
  SD23 International Student Program is seeking Homestay families in the Kelowna Secondary School (KSS) catchment areas.
Our students come from a variety of places including Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Europe and Asia. Host family compensation is $750.00 per month.

For Program information, please visit our website at ...

Post Secondary Information

October 09, 2014
The Power Point presentation from the Post Secondary Information Evening held October 8th, is attached.  (you will need Power Point on your computer to open)​

Grade 10 Parent Information

October 09, 2014
The Power Point presentation given at the Grade 10 Parent Information Evening is attached.  (you will need Power Point on your computer to open)​

Weekly Update September 26th

September 26, 2014
PHOTO DAY September 29 th .   Mountain West Photography will be here to take photos of all students and staff.   Photos are needed for student ID cards.     Retakes are scheduled for October 28 th .   Schedule changes:   Any students wishing schedule changes must see the...

The First Week Back!!!

September 18, 2014
Please see the attached for a peek at what the first week back looks like!  Please note that Monday is a FULL DAY with our half day being Wednesday, September 24th.

Awards Ceremony

May 28, 2014
​Awards Ceremony is Wednesday June 25 from 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm in the KSS gymnasium.  If you believe that you are eligible for one of the major awards, please download the self-nomination form, and fill it in for the award you would like to be considered for.  Nomination forms can...

​Grad 2014 Class Valedictorian

May 20, 2014
​Grad 2014 Class Valedictorian applications are available in the Career/Counselling Office on the Grad Bulletin Board.

August Provincial Exams

May 20, 2014
Please follow the link for information on writing August Provincial Exams:       August Provincial Exams  

KSS Opportunity Fair

May 15, 2014
Wed, May 28 11:00am to 1:00pm Over 30 local public and private Post-secondary Institutions and Training reps and Volunteer Agencies. Read more....  


May 06, 2014
​Dry Grad is fast approaching. Follow the link to the Dry Grad Website for important dates and deadlines.  

Revised Bell Schedule

April 29, 2014
First Block​: 9:00 to 9:40 Second Block: 9:45 to 10:25 Third Block: 10:40 to  11:20 Fourth Block: 11:25 to 12:10

The Tree That Holds Up The Sky by Paul King

April 23, 2014
Come join us for a dramatic night at the Night Owl Theatre, premiering April 29, 2014. Doors will open at 6:30pm and the performance will begin at 7:00pm. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students. The show will run April 29th – May 3rd at 7:00pm each night with...

Parents of Grads

April 17, 2014
​Please check the Grad Website. Lots of deadlines and important dates you need to be aware of.  

8th Annual KSS Cancer Fundraiser Golf tournament

April 09, 2014
​On Thursday, May 29, 2014, KSS Rec Leadership students will be hosting the 8th Annual KSS-Interior Savings Cancer Awareness Week Golf Tournament Fundraiser with a 'Retro Golf Attire Theme' (costume dress up is optional).   For more information and how to register visit the website.

Parents of Graduating and future Graduating Students

April 08, 2014
​A message from the Superintendent of Schools regarding the safety of your child at non-sanctioned graduation activities.  

Satisfaction Survey

April 08, 2014
​If you would like to take part in the Ministry of Education Satisfaction Survey visit  the Blue Link at the bottom of this page.

Mandatory AIRBAND Pizza Party

March 11, 2014
​March 12 at lunch in the drama room.


Study Medicine

March 07, 2014
The UBC Faculty of Medicine Southern Medical Program (SMP) is hosting an evening info session for local high school students. Learn about the admission requirements, application process, and how the program is training the next generation of physicians for our province. The event will be held on Tuesday, April 1st from...


February 28, 2014
If you are unable to pay your fees online we will be accepting payments by cash or cheque at the office for your convenience on WEDNESDAYS only.  Thank you.

Leadership Conference in September 2014

February 28, 2014
Please read the attachment for important information regarding this exciting student leadership conference to be held in Kelowna in the fall.​

Dry Grad Fees

February 28, 2014
​​For those that missed Dry Grad Fee collection and still want to attend, please see Mr. Phil Bakker at KSS in room 139 during lunch for payment. The fee is $30 payable by cheque (KSS Dry Grad) or exact cash. The deadline for payment is March 31, 2014. For all Dry...

KSS grads and their parents

February 28, 2014
Monday, March 3rd and Tuesday, March 4th are the final days of grad fee collection and grad gown fittings. Grad fees of $150 may be paid online through the KSS website, but those wishing to pay with cash or cheque can pay fees on March 3rd and 4th in the MPR...

AP Exams Payments

February 28, 2014
Final payments for AP EXAMS are due by Wednesday, March 12. Grads and their parents should be checking this regularly to avoid missing deadlines or events. Thank you.

Barry MacDonald is coming to Kelowna

February 13, 2014
Thursday, February 20 th , 2014, 7:00 to 8:30 pm, at the Kelowna Community Theatre. ​Barry Mac Donald, founder of MentoringBoys.com and bestselling author of Boy Smarts and Boys on Target, is an educator and counsellor building strong learning communities.  A sought-after speaker, Barry has presented to thousands of educators and...

Career Exploration Opportunities – visit the Career Center for information

February 06, 2014
Targeting grades 10 and 11 students Women in Engineering Conference at UBCO Feb 20 Health and Technologies at KGH Feb 28 Women in Aviation Careers (day spotlights) March 3 to 7 Dual Credit Information Night March 4,  6:30 pm at Hollywood Rd Education Services building (for next year’s intake) Skills Canada...

Vancouver Sun Run 2014

February 04, 2014
  Please go to www.sunrun.com and register under the school teams; find SD#23 Sun Runners (password is sd23sunrunners). The early bird price of $20 ends on February 14th; it then goes up to $25 until March 21st.   Permission forms and post-dated cheques of $100 (dated March 21st and made out to KLO)...

Dry Grad Committee

January 27, 2014
For those who missed Dry Grad Fee Collection in November,  we will hold our final fee collection series Feb 11, 12 and 13th in the MPR at lunch. We still need volunteers Please email kssdrygrad@shaw.ca  if you are interested in volunteering Please include your full name, child’s name, telephone #, email...

PAC Information

January 27, 2014
Don't forget to visit the PAC site to keep up to date on the work that the KSS PAC is doing. ​

Proposed School Calendar letter.

January 23, 2014
This link is to a  letter to parents and draft of the proposed 2014-2015 school calendar.  The letter asks for parent input by Friday, February 14, 2014.  The resulting input will be forwarded to the Board of Education for consideration in the decision of establishing the 2014/2015 school year.​ ​

Information RE: On-Line Registration

January 23, 2014
Information on how to apply on line for the 2014-15 School year click on this link.

Airband meeting

January 20, 2014
Tuesday at lunch in Drama room. This meeting is Mandatory and Free lunch is provided​.

The Night Owl Theatre

January 17, 2014
.... will be holding open auditions for this year's spring production of "The Tree That Holds Up The Sky". Everyone is welcome to audition! Auditions will take place in the theatre on Thursday January 23rd from 3:30 until 5:00. No preparation is necessary. If you have any questions please contact Miss...

Interact Club

January 16, 2014
The Interact club is having a bake sale at lunch in the MPR on Tuesday January 21 and Wednesday January 22.  This is a fund raiser for Operation Smile. 

Encore 2014

January 15, 2014
Kelowna Community Theatre 7:00 pm February 4th & 5th. You can purchase your tickets on line. Look for the Encore Link at the bottom of the page.
More  information about encore and the music department.

Here’s the latest from Censor This! to start off your 2014:

January 14, 2014
Metis Dinner! Video from the Aboriginal Room by The Muse Chloe Davidson Sings at the Streaming Cafe
Prepping for Grad Sleepover 2013 (Video) by The Muse
Gareth Jones' Kauai Montage - The Muse
Stamp to Honour Kelowna's Sara Burke by Ilana Prokop
Streets of New York...

Dual Credit Programs!

January 14, 2014
Grade 11 students - Check out opportunities
That can change your LIFE. Dual Credit Programs

PAC Meeting

January 10, 2014
6:45 pm in the KSS Library​ January 14

Homestays Needed

January 06, 2014
We are again in need of homestays for some of our International students.  For more information, please contact the program coordinator, Ms. Nguyen at 250-860-9729, ​ext. 8186

Registration Dates for the 2014/2015 School Year

December 16, 2013
​On November 27th, 2013, the Board of Education approved the following registration dates for the 2014/2015 school year: 
Initial Registration Dates: February 3, 2014 to March 7, 2014 Link to the site to download the appropriate documents  ​

Central Okanagan Bursary and Scholarship Society

December 11, 2013
The Central Okanagan Bursary and Scholarship Society (COBSS) applications are now available on line at www.cobss.ca . There is an instructional PowerPoint on their website under “COBSS 2014 Student Application Information”.  Also please read the detailed instructions once you have created an account in order to complete a quality...


November 28, 2013
Due to many closed and treacrherous roads in Kelowna, it has been decided to cancel tonight's concert. 

​Discover Trades Day at Okanagan College

November 27, 2013
​Discover Trades Day at Okanagan College on Dec. 12 still has a few spaces for various trades sessions.  Visit our own KSS Career Center for more information.  It’s a great opportunity to check out a few potential programs!  ​


November 22, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
1825 Richter Street
There will be entertainment, special guests, brown bag lunches, cake cutting ceremony, student artwork, historical photo display, heritage classroom tour, time capsule opening,commemorative souvenirs,and much more!.​

Attention Grade 12 Parents!

November 22, 2013
This is a reminder that Dry Grad fee collection will be held in the MPR at lunchtime on November 26, 27, &28. The cost of Dry Grad is $30 payable by cheque or exact change. Please make cheque payable to KSS Dry Grad. Grade 12 Students must pay this extra fee...

Host Families Needed

November 18, 2013
The SD #23 International Education Program is in need of host families in the KSS catchment area.  If you can provide a welcoming home to one of our high school age International students, please contact Jennifer White for more information: Jennifer.white@sd23.bc.ca  Compensation to host families is $750 per month. 
​ ...

Attention all grade 12 parents!

November 13, 2013
There will be a Dry Grad Parent information meeting on Tuesday, November 19th at 6:30 PM in room 127. Please plan on attending as Dry Grad cannot move forward without committed parent volunteers. ​

Friday Time Table

November 04, 2013
Period  3  9:00 – 10:00 Period 4 (Part 1) 10:05 – 10:20 Period  X Block for Nov. 8 – Remembrance Day Assembly 10:30 – 11:15   Period 4 (Part 2) 11:20 – 12:10   Lunch 12:10 – 1:00 Warning bell at 12:55   Period 1 1:00 – 2:05   Period 2 2:10 – 3:13 ​...

The Night Owl Theatre Presents:

November 01, 2013
The Lottery & The Insanity of Mary Girard. These plays are recommended for students 12 and older. November 21, 22, & 23 and 25, 26, & 27. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with showtime at 7:00 p.m. Ticket prices:  $8 for students; $12 for adults. Tickets available at the door; at...

Grad Transitions 12

October 31, 2013
We have updated information on the Grad Transitions Web page. A link to help with Grad transitions,  a new Career Interview Questionnaire and new MAP Info. For this and more information  . view ​.

Drop Everything and Read

October 23, 2013
​MONDAY  11:00am  KSS is Dropping Everything and Reading as the annual BC Teacher-librarian Challenge. Have your students free read anything of their choice,


October 21, 2013
 Homeroom today at 3:00 for photo distribution ​

Post Secondary Liaison Night - TONIGHT

October 16, 2013
7:00 to 8:00 in the KSS MPR.​ UBCO & Vancouver WILL NOT BE IN ATTENDANCE Representatives from the following schools have stated they will be here: Camosun College Okanagan College Royal Military College Royal Roads University Selkirk College Simon Fraser University Thompson Rivers University Trinity Western University University of Northern BC...

Best of the West!

October 16, 2013
This weekend the KSS Owls Volleyball teams are hosting the Best of the West Volleyball tournament. Teams from across Western Canada will be participating. See you there!   KSS plays the following matches: Girls Friday, October 18th 9:30am at KSS 11am at KLO 1:20pm at Dr. Knox   Saturday, October 19th 9am   at...

KSS Dry Grad

October 08, 2013
KSS Dry Grad will be held: May 31 - June 1, 2014 from 11:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m. Information regarding Dry Grad 2014 is now available on the website. Please click here to go to the Dry Grad 2014 home page. ​

​Grad Rings

October 02, 2013

Grad rings will be on display in the MPR on October 8 during lunch time (11:40 am - 12:30 pm). A representative from Josten's will be on hand to answer any questions and to provide information. Parents and family members interested in purchasing a grad ring are welcome to attend! A...

Athletic Events

September 30, 2013
Forget when your practice time is? Can't remember where or what time the game starts. The Athletics on-line Calendar gives you all that information​.

Counseling Department

September 24, 2013
​Do you know what the counseling department can do for you? Check out the services provided to students and parents at the Counseling Department website.​

PAC Meetings

September 06, 2013
KSS PAC meetings start at 6:45 pm and are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month in the KSS Library. All parents are welcome to attend. Visit the PAC site for more information.

Me to We

September 06, 2013
The first Me to We meeting of the year will be on Monday, September 16th in portable 1 at lunch. Everyone is welcome!

September letter & calendar

September 06, 2013
Click on this link to view a letter from our Principal, Mrs. Kintzinger, and a printable version of the September calendar.​

Family Life Parent Information Meeting

August 27, 2013
This parent information meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 11 at the Hollywood Road Education Center, 1040 Hollywood Road from 7:00 - 8:00 pm in Room 3.  ​

Senior Boys' Soccer

August 12, 2013
Open practices for Senior Boys' Soccer will take place on August 19, 20, & 21 from 6 - 7:30 pm on the KSS fields.  Everyone is welcome. Coach:  Mark Slade​

Grad Banquet Guests

June 26, 2013
Grads may walk together or have a date walk them from the Dolphins to the Delta Grand Hotel, however, due to the very large number of 2013 graduates, KSS GRADS ONLY will be permitted at the Dinner Banquet. Parents and guests of grads will be permitted to join graduates after 7:30...

Grad Banquet:

June 26, 2013
Date:    Friday, June 28, 2013
Time:    5 pm - meet at Dolphins statue north of the Delta Grand Hotel on Water St (weather-permitting) For all the details visit the Grad page.

Awards Ceremony

June 24, 2013
If you think that you will be receiving an award, but have not been notified, please check the window of the front office of the school on Tuesday June 25 or Wednesday June 26  to see if your name is there. Wednesday June 26 at 7:00 pm in the KSS gymnasium....


June 20, 2013
The following teachers have just earned their Masters degrees. Congratulations. Ryan Mansley   Phil Bakker Leana Marton Dave McConnell Tony Sodaro Fallan Freeman Jon Derksen Christel Stone Laurinda Cullen ​  

Summer Registration Period

June 18, 2013
New to the district? Registration information is available. Please refer to this document. Summer Registration 2012-13.pdf

Grad Parent Volunteers Needed

June 14, 2013
Twenty shifts for supervision need to be filled by Friday, June 21, or the event may be cancelled. Adequate supervision is vital for an event of this size. Please see the  Banquet Schedule.pdf  and email debra.schmidt@sd23.bc.ca if you can help. (Fathers are needed to help with washroom shifts but comfy couches...

Attention Grade 11 students

June 06, 2013
  Have you landed a summer job already? Opportunity to get Work Experience 12 on your final transcript for 4 credits. Must complete the grey Audit form and hand in the green Training Plan by June 14. WExp 12 Report to be completed next school year. See Mrs. Buna or Mrs. Schultz...

Music Dept. Year End Concert

June 03, 2013
Music Dept. Year End Concert, June 3 and 4, 7:00 pm in the KSS gym.  Admission by donation.

Encore 2013

May 28, 2013
DVD's of Encore 2013 are finally in.  If you pre-purchased a DVD you are asked to pick up your copy from Mr. Wong all this week and next week.  After that we will sell copies to the general public on a first come first serve basis.​

Dry Grad

May 28, 2013
Dry Grad is this Friday May31at the school. We will be starting at 10 pm outside with a live DJ with admission to the event from 11-12. This is a non alcohol event and no admissions will be allowed after 12. Tickets can still be purchased from Mrs. Corrado in the...

Provincial Exam Schedule

May 27, 2013
June2013 Provincial Exam Student Schedule.pdf​ is available for your viewing.

Play Marathon

May 27, 2013
Play Marathon ( our student-directed plays) happens this week! There are 2 different shows: Show 1 runs on May 27th & May 29th  Show 2 runs on May 28th & May 30th Showtime is 7:30 in the KSS Theatre and all seats are $5 (and are available at the door). ​...

Dry Grad - May 31

May 23, 2013
Dry Grad is in one week. There will be no more collection days so if you haven't paid your $30 please do so to Mrs Carrado in the Councillors office. There will be no ticket sales at the door. Remember Dry Grad is a non alcohol event taking place May 31...

Awards Ceremony is Wednesday June 26

May 22, 2013
From 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm in the KSS gymnasium.   If you believe that you are eligible for one of the major awards, please download the self-nomination form, and fill it in for the award you would like to be considered for.   Nomination forms can also be picked up...

Dry Grad Fees!

May 13, 2013
The last general collection day for Dry Grad Fees will be this Wednesday May 15 at lunch hour in the MPR. Cost is 30$ non refundable. No tickets will be sold at the door. We have some great prizes including tickets to COG and Keloha just for attending. Come out and...

Block Times May 21

May 10, 2013
9:00-10:10 Period 4   10:15-11:25 Period 3   11:30-12:05 Assembly (X-Block)   12:05-12:45 Lunch   12:45-1:58 Period 2   2:03-3:13 Period 1

Grad Banquet Guests - DEADLINE

April 30, 2013
Applications are available in the Career/Counseling Office - $10 cash or cheque made payable to KSS must be included with application. You can also download the GuestApplication.pdfform here. Tickets will be issued after reference checks are performed. See further information on the Grad Website.​

Grad Valedictorian

April 30, 2013
If you think you would like to represent the Class of 2013 at the Grad 2013 Commencement Ceremony, please pick up an application from the Career/Counseling Office and return it to Ms Schmidt by the deadline. DEADLINE FRIDAY, MAY 10. More information about Grad is on the grad website​

Grad Ceremony Questions

April 12, 2013
​ Do you know when the Grad commencement ceremony is? Where do you pick up your Grad gown? When do you pick up the Grad gown? All these questions can be answered and more if you visit the Grad and Dry Grad page.​​

Night Owl Theatre

April 10, 2013
​This April, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is being transformed for the stage at KSS. Join the cast on an exciting, colourful adventure through the factory!
The show runs April 18 - 20th and April 24 - 26th. Curtain is 7 pm. There is also a matinee at 1 pm....

Censor This!

April 03, 2013
It's on_line.

Important Dates for 2013-2014

March 28, 2013
We have published a mini calendar showing important school dates such as opening day, PRO-D days, P/T conferences. You can view the  KSS Calendar.pdf.

Dual Credits

March 27, 2013
Discover how to earn high school credits while in a post secondary progam and have your tuition paid for! A Parent/student Information meeting for all Dual Credit Programs will be held on Thursday, April 4 at 6:30 pm at Rutland Senior for future applicants currently in both grades 10 and 11....

PAC Minutes

March 05, 2013
​Minutes from the January PAC meeting are now online​.

Sun Run Registration Deadline

March 02, 2013
​Friday March 8th is the deadline for registering for the Vancouver Sun Run on April 20-21st, 2013
www.sunrun.com (school teams- SD#23- Sunrunners)This cost is now $25.60. Cost for the hotel and bus is only $99 . Cheques payable to KLO Middle School. Permission Forms and itinerary available at the KLO and KSS...

Applying to a post secondary institution

February 25, 2013
I​f you are graduating this school year and are applying to a post secondary institution (PSI) for September admission, please use the online PSI Selections Form to indicate where you want the Ministry of Education to send your transcript information.

Begbie Canadian History Contest

February 18, 2013
​ Any grade 10 – 12 students interested in writing the 20 th annual Begbie Canadian History Contest this April 17 th , 2013 please register with Mr. Stacey in room 285. This multiple choice, essay, and document analysis based contest tests your understanding of Canadian history and your ability to...

Grad Photos - MPR

February 18, 2013
​This is your last chance to get your grad photo or retake. Please check your appointment date and time in the window of the Career/Counseling Office and arrive to the MPR 10 minutes ahead of your appointment. Girls are advised to wear a tank top and boys are advised to wear...

Dry Grad Fees - MPR

February 18, 2013
​Parents will be in the MPR this week collecting $30 fees for Dry Grad 2013. Don't miss your chance to party with your fellow grads at this upcoming night-long event!

Grad Fees and Grad Gown Measurements - MPR

February 18, 2013
​This week is your last chance to pay your Grad Fees of $130 and to have your Grad Gown measurements taken. You can either pay online on the KSS website or bring cash or a cheque made payable to KSS to the MPR at lunch. Payments that are not received by...

​Grad Photo Retakes

February 12, 2013
 Grad Photo Retakes are on Mon, Feb 18, and Tues, Feb 19 and are by appointment only. Please sign up for your retake in the MPR this Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (Feb 12, 13, 14) or see Ms Schmidt in the Career/Counselling Office for your appointment time.

Semi-formal Dance

February 07, 2013
The one and only Grad Semi-formal Dance is on Wednesday, Feb 13, and tickets go on sale in the MPR today! Each day leading up to the dance, the ticket price is $10 to reward all the early birds. Ticket prices will go to $12 on the day of the dance....

Exam Deposit Deadline

February 07, 2013
​Friday, February 8, is the deadline for securing your AP exam. Deposits of $25 per exam are due by 3:30 pm in Ms Schmidt's office in the Career/Counseling Centre. You are also welcome to pay for the exam in full to avoid future line-ups---full price is $90 per exam

Grad Group Photo Shots

January 22, 2013
​ Thursday, Jan 31 and Friday, Feb 1 Green Screen backdrop Save memories with your group of friends Fee charged by Mountain West Studios

Grad Fashion Show

January 21, 2013
Doors open at 6:30 pm and the show starts at 7:00 pm. Tickets $10 will be sold at KSS in advance and at the door!" Featuring clothing from: georgie girl
american apparel
tip top
bliss bridal
ten fashions
dream grad
one boardshop  

2013-14 District Calendar

January 21, 2013
The proposed school district calendar is available for perusal. 2013_14 District Calendar.pdf  

COBSS Deadline is TODAY!

January 16, 2013
 The Central Okanagan Bursary and Scholarship Society (COBSS) online application closed at midnight on January 21 st . Hard copy is due to the KSS Counselling Centre by 9:00 am January 22 nd . Applications and instructions are available at www.cobss.ca and our access code is kss2013awards .

No Return Text means No Text book for 2nd Term

January 15, 2013
​Students with outstanding textbooks from Semester 1, will NOT receive Semester 2 textbooks until missing texts are returned or paid for.  The search for missing texts should begin now. Please help us avoid charging you for textbooks that could have been located.


January 14, 2013
​ Timetables for the second semester will be distributed, Friday, February 1 during homeroom . This is a regular school day; Day 2 Block order: 1,2,3,4 Any student requiring a timetable change needs to complete a course change request prior to Thursday, February 14 .   Course changes will be allowed if...

Provincial and Semester-End Exam Information

January 14, 2013
​ 1.      The Provincial examination schedule is included later in this handbook for your reference.   All other exams will be written during class time.   It is the student’s responsibility to know when his/her exams are scheduled and to be on time to write them.   The exam schedule will be posted in...

Bell Schedule Thursday / Friday

January 14, 2013
9:00 – 10:15           First part of first period 10:15 – 10:30                    Optional Break 10:30 – 11:50          Second part of first period 11:50 – 12:30                              Lunch 12:30 –   1:45                    First part of second period 1:45   –   2:00                    Optional Break 2:00 –   3:15           Second part of second period  

Provincial Exam Schedule

January 10, 2013
​Students must arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled exam time. All Students must bring PHOTO identification. View the Schedule.pdf

Grad Guests

January 08, 2013
Are you going to the Grad Banquet? Do you know who gets to come to the banquet with you? more...

Grad Banquet

January 08, 2013
Do you know when, what time? ​Check out the Grad Info page to find out more about the Grad Banquet. Find out more...


December 21, 2012
The Southern Interior Regional Debate Tournament - here at KSS - Saturday, February 2nd, 8:30-3:30.  

2013/2014 School calendar

December 20, 2012
​ Please take a momment to read the  parent letter and draft of the proposed Proposed School Calendar Letter.pdf. The letter outlines a proposed school calendar and asks for parent input. The resulting input will be forwarded to the Board of Education for consideration in the decision of establishing the...

​Locker clean-out

December 17, 2012
Friday @ 12:35-12:50-All students are to clean out their locker prior to break.

Censor This!

December 13, 2012
The Christmas edition is here! View on_line or view it through your smart phone or tablet  

Grad Clothing

December 04, 2012
Grad Clothing will be on display and order forms available to place an order. (Dec 10 - 14) Bring cash or cheques made payable to KSS for the Grad Clothing.

Grads Photos

December 04, 2012
Dec 10-14 - (except Tuesday due to early dismissal) Sign-up for Grad Photos takes place all next week in the MPR at lunch. There is no cost for the photo and all grads must have their pictures taken for the yearbook and the grad composite photos.

​ Parent Volunteers Needed

November 30, 2012
The Grad Class of 2013 needs parent volunteers. Please see the Parents - Grad Info section for the form to volunteer. Please help our graduates enjoy a safe and fun year! Thank you!!

Grad Sleepover

November 27, 2012
Any parents interested in helping out with Grad Sleepover are requested to fill out the form SignUp2012.pdf . ​P lease sign up for grad sleepover as soon as possible. Prices go up on December 1st.

Grade 12 MAPs

November 26, 2012
Dec 11(Day 1) Bell schedule for Presentation Day for Grade 12 MAPs Participants: First semester Career Transitions 12 and English 11/Communications 11 (observing)   Period 1              9:00 am to 9:40 am Period 2              9:45 am to 10:25 am Break                    10:25 am to 10:40 am Period 3              10:40 am to 11:20 pm Period...

Censor This!

November 21, 2012
Do you have a tablet or smart phone? Try out Censor This ! with this this link instead ! The ​November issue is on line.

Dry Grad

November 21, 2012
​We are in need of parents to participate on the Dry Grad Committee to help make this wonderful event a success. Areas of need are to head the decorating, security, casino, and outdoor beach volley ball activities. Please contact us for further information on these sub committees and what is required....

Night Owl Theatre

November 21, 2012
​The Night Owl Theatre Ensemble at KSS is proud to present our fall theatre production The Secret in the Wings by Tony Award winning director & playwright Mary Zimmerman.


November 19, 2012
​The yearbook for this year will be on sale for the final time from Wednesday, Nov. 21 - Friday, Nov. 23. Students can pay for their books in the MPR at lunch. If you are not sure if you have ordered a book, please check the list yearBookRegular.pd or ...

Grad Info

November 15, 2012
​ We have four school-sanctioned events which need parent volunteers or we may not be able to host them. Please see the Fall Newsletter in the Parents-Grad Info section in the KSS website and complete the last page if you are able to help out. You can print the form and...

Post Secondary Info

November 14, 2012
​Take note Grade 12's. We have published a booklet that helps you through the process if you are planning on attending a post secondary school next year.

Career Life Programs

November 14, 2012
​Lots of Spotlight Speakers and Volunteer Opportunities coming up for our students! Follow the link to the CLP Homepage to find information about these opportunities as well as information on Career and Graduation Transitions 12, Work Experience 12 and MAP documents. Follow us on Twitter @KSSCAREERS


November 14, 2012
​Students and parents.. the photo packages are in. Please see Ms. Nicol to pick up your photos.

​School Fees

October 18, 2012
KSS is now accepting online payments – including Visa and Mastercard. KSS accepts only cash or chq when paying at the school:   School/Cultural fees $30.00 Grade 12 Parking Pass $10.00 (grade 12 only) Grad Fees $130.00. Pay Here

Post Secondary Info

October 18, 2012
​Take note Grade 12's. We have published a booklet that helps you through the process if you are planning on attending a post secondary school next year. Look under the students menu/Bursary and Scholarships

Career Life Programs

October 18, 2012
​Lots of Spotlight Speakers and Volunteer Opportunities coming up for our students! Follow the link to the CLP Homepage to find information about these opportunities as well as information on Career and Graduation Transitions 12, Work Experience 12 and MAP documents. Visit the Career Life Programs section. Look under Departments and...


October 18, 2012
​The KSS PAC has published the September Minutes. Visit the PAC webpage (Look in the Parents Menu)


October 02, 2012
The KSS PAC has updated the executive contact list. There are still a few vacancies to fill. PAC Website

School Fees

October 02, 2012
KSS is now accepting online payments – including Visa and Mastercard. KSS accepts only cash or chq when paying at the school: School/Cultural fees $30.00 Yearbook (until Oct 1st)$40.00 Grade 12 Parking Pass $10.00 (grade 12 only) Grad Fees $130.00.
Pay Here

Post Secondary Info

October 02, 2012
Take note Grade 12's. We have published a booklet that helps you through the process if you are planning on attending a post secondary school next year.​

Scholarships and Bursaries

October 02, 2012
There are already two Scholarships and Bursaries that are available to apply for now.

Recent Grade 12 Parent Meeting

October 02, 2012
If you were not able to attend the Grade 12 parent meeting September 25 at KSS here is a summary  of the presentation that was given. Grade 12 parents evening 2012.pdf

40 Developmental Assets

October 01, 2012
​To learn more about the 40 Developmental Assets and specifically, what ‘our’ youth are reporting – you are invited to attend: a free presentation:
“What’s Up with our Youth?” Parent / Community Presentation
Thursday, October 4, 2012
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Dr. Knox Middle School gymnasium.
Contact: Judy Guignard for more information...

Application for District Student Council

June 08, 2017
District Student Council – Openings for 2017-18 The Board of Education recognizes the importance of involving students in the Board process.  The District Student Council (DSC), representing Gr. 10, 11, and 12 from each secondary school, allows students to contribute to the process by meeting monthly at the School Board Office. ...

Countdown to June 29

May 26, 2017
Important Information and June Schedule ​