School board OK’s sports medicine course

Approves 2020-2021 calendar during March meeting

While life stands still for a great many people throughout the province and Canada, policy-making and meetings continue for School District 78.

The board’s March meeting brought with it a full plate of business both old and new.

The school board approved the creation of Sports Medicine 11 course for Agassiz Elementary Secondary School (AESS). Offering sports medicine further expands AESS’ broad offering of career oriented coursework, which includes welding, auto work, robotics and more.

Superintendent Dr. Karen Nelson said the Chilliwack School District originally developed the course, and in order to offer it to Agassiz-Harrison students, they would have to obtain permission to use it. Chilliwack has given their blessing.

RELATED: SD78 launches COVID-19 web portal, plans learning opportunities

“I think it’s a great course because sports medicine is growing rapidly,” Nelson told the board. “Sports Medicine 11 is designed to offer students knowledge on various career paths and provide knowledge on concepts that could even [be used in] their future endeavors. I think it would be a really engaging and interesting course for AESS.”

The course is slated to be offered starting September 8, 2020.

RELATED: SD 78 approves budget for 2019-2020

In other school board business, the board approved the 2020-2021 school year calendar. The calendar was then submitted to the Ministry of Education.

The board approved the distribution of the pro-social and anti-social digital activities in youth online survey conducted by the University of Fraser Valley’s school of criminology and criminal justice. according to assistant superintendent Kevin Bird, UFV sends the survey concerning online activity to participating families of students grades 6 to 12.

The next regular School District 78 board meeting is scheduled for April 21 at 7 p.m. at Kent Elementary.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

‘Each step is a prayer’: Ojibwe man will walk from Hope to Vancouver Island for Indigenous healing, reconciliation

James Taylor departs Sept. 20, returns to Saanich in five days for sacred fire

COLUMN: We don’t need an election. But it’s 2020, so we’ll probably get one anyways.

There are only selfish reasons for the NDP to trigger an election this fall

Tammy Wood earns top prize on Food Network’s ‘Wall of Chefs’

Former MasterChef contestant takes home $10,000 prize, beats out three other contenders

Say ‘Hi’ to the mountains (and rain): The smoke is gone from the Fraser Valley, for now

Saturday’s Fraser Valley air quality forecast at ‘moderate risk,’ but morning showers leave skies clear

Chilliwack Agriculture Tour goes virtual during pandemic

Rather than bus tourists to local farms, tour stops will be posted on Facebook and Instagram

3 new deaths due to COVID-19 in B.C., 139 new cases

B.C. confirms 40 ‘historic cases,’ as well

Ferry riders say lower fares are what’s most needed to improve service

Provincial government announces findings of public engagement process

Air quality advisory ends for the Lower Mainland

It had been in effect since Sept. 8

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

The court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington

Emaciated grizzly found dead on central B.C. coast as low salmon count sparks concern

Grizzly was found on Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw territory in Smith Inlet, 60K north of Port Hardy

VIDEO: B.C. to launch mouth-rinse COVID-19 test for kids

Test involves swishing and gargling saline in mouth and no deep-nasal swab

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Young Canadians have curtailed vaping during pandemic, survey finds

The survey funded by Heart & Stroke also found the decrease in vaping frequency is most notable in British Columbia and Ontario

B.C. teachers file Labour Relations Board application over COVID-19 classroom concerns

The application comes as B.C.’s second week of the new school year comes to a close

Most Read