Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the past few years had gone without the in person conference but this year, BCCFA is happy to host an in-person conference once again.
by Izaiah Reyes | Sep 9, 2022
B.C. is now offering a $3-million bursary fund for healthcare assistants registered in an access to practical nursing (APN) program from Sept. 1, 2021, to May 31, 2024, at a qualifying public post-secondary institution.
by Marius Auer | Aug 31, 2022
The provincial and federal governments are joining up to provide increased funding for early childhood education (ECE) opportunities, including financial support for training and professional development. The new funding is a part of the ChildCareBC plan, a provincial effort to increase child care opportunities in B.C.
by Merritt Herald | Aug 29, 2022
“As the 2021/2022 school year ended, I did not have the opportunity to thank and share with the students, staff and families of SD58 that I have transitioned to a new role as Superintendent/CEO of the YK1 School District in Yellowknife.”
by Izaiah Reyes | Aug 24, 2022
30 new dual-credit programs will be introduced at school districts throughout B.C. Students from Grade 11 and 12 will now have an opportunity to earn both high school and post-secondary credits toward careers in early childhood education.
by Marius Auer | Aug 19, 2022
A recent change to B.C.’s education system will see students completing coursework focused on the history, culture, and perspectives of Indigenous peoples before graduation.
by Izaiah Reyes | Aug 16, 2022
The Province is investing $3.4 million annually for Community Adult Literacy Programs (CALP) across 128 communities in British Columbia. The programs will help British Columbians, newcomers, work permit holders and refugee claimants improve their reading, writing, math and digital skills.
by Marius Auer | Jul 4, 2022
The Merritt Secondary School (MSS) class of 2022 took a trip down memory lane as part of their graduation processions last week, touring six elementary schools in the area. The MSS tradition is an initiative to not only celebrate the current graduating class, but motivate future graduates.
by Izaiah Reyes | Jun 29, 2022
The Province is halting plans announced last month to rebuild the Royal British Columbia Museum (RBCM).
by Izaiah Reyes | Jun 27, 2022
Coming Home: the MSS Seniors Art Show, was the NVCAC’s community art exhibit for June. It opened on Thursday June 9 and ran until Sunday June 26 at the Nicola Valley Arts Gallery. Students displayed their work from several projects done throughout the school year.
by Marius Auer | Jun 27, 2022
While Vanessa Michel may not reside in the community, her Merritt roots run deep. The Class of 2022 valedictorian has attended MSS since her grade 8 year, when her mother began commuting to the Nicola Valley daily for work. Currently residing in Cache Creek, her and her mother drive to Merritt daily for school and work.
by Marius Auer | Jun 22, 2022
Caps flew in the air for the first time in Merritt last week, with School District 58’s (SD58) Aboriginal Graduation marking the beginning of the 2022 grad ceremony season. Graduates and their friends and families gathered at Merritt’s NVIT campus for traditionally-based graduation processions.