Education

Candy Ashdown is running for Langley School Board of Education again. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Ashdown makes run to regain Langley City school board seat

From 2011 to 2014, she was a second-generation trustee

 

Classroom chairs. (Photo: Pixabay)

Chilliwack teacher suspended after ‘crossing personal boundaries‘ with students

Sheldon Lyle Nickel admitted to inappropriate conduct, including sending personal text messages

 

A Langley school zone sign. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

School zone speed limits could be extended in Langley Township

Council votes for annual fund for traffic calming near schools

 

A California school district is hoping to attract more teachers by providing them with affordable housing. (Associated Press/screenshot)

VIDEO: California school district builds affordable housing to attract teachers

Rising rent, teacher shortages piquing districts’ interest in workforce housing

A California school district is hoping to attract more teachers by providing them with affordable housing. (Associated Press/screenshot)
Minister of State for Childcare Katrina Chen (left) and Langley East MLA Megan Dykeman (right) visited daycares in Langley this week. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Minister tours Langley daycares

Katrina Chen visited local child care centres

Minister of State for Childcare Katrina Chen (left) and Langley East MLA Megan Dykeman (right) visited daycares in Langley this week. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Photo of First Nations totem polls in Vancouver B.C. from pixabay.com.

First Nations courses for high school grad credits now available to B.C. students

Students can participate in First Nations courses due to expansion of External Credentials program

Photo of First Nations totem polls in Vancouver B.C. from pixabay.com.
Do you have a question you’d like to see put to the Langley school trustees? Email your idea to editor@langleyadvancetimes.com.

AT YOUR SERVICE: School district moves forward on reconciliation efforts with Indigenous partners

Question-and-answer feature calls on those elected to office in Langley

Do you have a question you’d like to see put to the Langley school trustees? Email your idea to editor@langleyadvancetimes.com.
Principal Phillis Giovani showed the school’s owl logo. (Langley School District/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

School community gathers to mark opening of Langley school named for longtime educator

Students started attending last September but COVID prevented official opening celebration

  • Jul 2, 2022
Principal Phillis Giovani showed the school’s owl logo. (Langley School District/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Queen Elizabeth Secondary Grade 12 students Sarthak Tyagi, Tin Dao and Emily Hernandez, pictured with principal Graham Magnusson, are each recipients of scholarships from the Schulich, Loran Scholars and Cmolik foundations, a significant milestone to have three students from one Surrey secondary school receive major scholarships in the same graduating year. (Photo: Surrey Schools)

3 students at a Surrey high school win ‘triple crown’ of scholarships worth a total of $240K

One student is a $40,000 Cmolik recipient, while two others received the $100,000 Schulich and Loran scholarships

Queen Elizabeth Secondary Grade 12 students Sarthak Tyagi, Tin Dao and Emily Hernandez, pictured with principal Graham Magnusson, are each recipients of scholarships from the Schulich, Loran Scholars and Cmolik foundations, a significant milestone to have three students from one Surrey secondary school receive major scholarships in the same graduating year. (Photo: Surrey Schools)
Langley Secondary graduates gathered at H.D. Stafford Middle School to take photos while awaiting their grad walk. (Langley School District/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Grad walk part of milestone 13 years in the making for 1,500 local kids

A chapter ends and a new one begins: Celebrating graduation in Langley

  • Jun 28, 2022
Langley Secondary graduates gathered at H.D. Stafford Middle School to take photos while awaiting their grad walk. (Langley School District/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley school trustee Shelley Coburn is running for Langley City council this October and stepping down after eight years on the school board. (Shelley Coburn/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Trustee Coburn plans to run for Langley City council seat

Move will leave open one of two City school board positions

Langley school trustee Shelley Coburn is running for Langley City council this October and stepping down after eight years on the school board. (Shelley Coburn/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Students in the Peter Ewart Middle School senior band played at an announcement that the school will expand by nine classrooms. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley middle school to get nine new classrooms, seismic upgrades

Peter Ewart Middle is the latest school to expand

Students in the Peter Ewart Middle School senior band played at an announcement that the school will expand by nine classrooms. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
A new playground initiative in Langley City’s Portage Park kicks off next month called Adventure Playground. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley City rolls out new type of playground initiative

A free summer adventure-based program will begin at Portage Park in early July

  • Jun 9, 2022
A new playground initiative in Langley City’s Portage Park kicks off next month called Adventure Playground. (Langley Advance Times files)
The Sooke School District 62 had to deal with complaints after a teacher read a derogatory word from a book in class. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Who decides? Breaking down what resources a child is exposed to in a B.C. classroom

The province does the curriculum, district develops guidelines, but teachers choose the resources

The Sooke School District 62 had to deal with complaints after a teacher read a derogatory word from a book in class. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Youth between 12 and 19 years old and living in BC or the Yukon are invited to participate in the 2022 Youth Innovation Showcase by submitting a 45-second selfie video about themselves and their latest innovation.

Youth Innovation Showcase calls for innovative student submissions

The Youth Innovation Showcase is back for its fourth year in 2022.…

  • Jun 6, 2022
Youth between 12 and 19 years old and living in BC or the Yukon are invited to participate in the 2022 Youth Innovation Showcase by submitting a 45-second selfie video about themselves and their latest innovation.
Nine-year-old Amarbir Dhaliwal is representing B.C. at the 35th annual national spelling bee championship on June 12, 2022. (Shinder Dhaliwal/Special to Aldergrove Star)

9-year-old Langley kid represents B.C. in national spelling bee

Amarbir Dhaliwal heads to Toronto for a Canada-wide competition on June 12

Nine-year-old Amarbir Dhaliwal is representing B.C. at the 35th annual national spelling bee championship on June 12, 2022. (Shinder Dhaliwal/Special to Aldergrove Star)
Elders were brushed with cedar branches to help them shed bad feelings, at a ceremony marking a year since flags were lowered to half mast at Langley schools in recognition of children who died at residential schools. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Elders were brushed with cedar branches to help them shed bad feelings, at a ceremony marking a year since flags were lowered to half mast at Langley schools in recognition of children who died at residential schools. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
A classroom in Scarborough, Ont., on September 14, 2020. A North Vancouver School District teacher was suspended for five days in May 2022 for taking inappropriate actions against his elementary school students. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

B.C. elementary school teacher suspended for cracking backs, pinching trapeziuses

Students called the one moved the ‘back-breaker,’ and several said it was painful

A classroom in Scarborough, Ont., on September 14, 2020. A North Vancouver School District teacher was suspended for five days in May 2022 for taking inappropriate actions against his elementary school students. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The Langley School District is debating a $294 million budget for the next school year. (Langley Advance Times file)

Inflation costs a worry as Langley School District prepares budget

The next school year’s budget is expected to be $294 million

The Langley School District is debating a $294 million budget for the next school year. (Langley Advance Times file)
Kwantlen elder Cheryl Gabriel, seen here at Vanguard Secondary, spoke to the Langley School Board on Tuesday about a plan to raise flags that have been at half mast for a year in honour of children who died at Canadian residential schools. (Langley Advance Times files)
Kwantlen elder Cheryl Gabriel, seen here at Vanguard Secondary, spoke to the Langley School Board on Tuesday about a plan to raise flags that have been at half mast for a year in honour of children who died at Canadian residential schools. (Langley Advance Times files)