Langley School District

Phyllis and Fern Gabriel hold a copy of their hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ children’s book Let’s Count the Moon. (Langley Advance Times files)

VIDEO: coronavirus safety and a language lesson all in one

Kwantlen language teacher Fern Gabriel shares online handwashing tips in hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓

Phyllis and Fern Gabriel hold a copy of their hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ children’s book Let’s Count the Moon. (Langley Advance Times files)
Starfish Backpack program allows students to take food home for their families over the weekend. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley School District Foundation asking for donations to feed hungry students

Organization has put out call to businesses to sponsor gift cards in wake of COVID school closures

Starfish Backpack program allows students to take food home for their families over the weekend. (Langley Advance Times files)
Candis Newell and her daughter Khloe, six, wore specially made shirts while watching the parade of teachers and staff near Belmont Elementary last week. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Teacher parades connect staff to student families during quarantines

Half a dozen Langley elementary schools have held similar events

Candis Newell and her daughter Khloe, six, wore specially made shirts while watching the parade of teachers and staff near Belmont Elementary last week. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Aldergrove Rotarians have found a way to feed Starfish students at home

Aldergrove Rotarians have found a way to feed Starfish students at home

Club donates $8,000 to distribute grocery gift cards to Aldergrove families during COVID-19 crisis

Aldergrove Rotarians have found a way to feed Starfish students at home
Churches offer food hampers for low income families at Thursday pickup event

Churches offer food hampers for low income families at Thursday pickup event

Efforts support Langley School District Foundation’s Food for Thought programs

Churches offer food hampers for low income families at Thursday pickup event
How can Langley students stay connected if they don’t have access to a laptop or home computer? (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley School District assessing how to help students connect to class from home

Telus, Electronic Recycling Association, and Education Ministry all announced new programs to help

How can Langley students stay connected if they don’t have access to a laptop or home computer? (Langley Advance Times files)
Kristi Robertson is a teacher at Langley Fundamental. Her students were preparing to debut a theatrical production in April, which has now been postponed due to school closures. She posted this video of her singing a parody with her cat to cheer them up. (Screenshot)
Kristi Robertson is a teacher at Langley Fundamental. Her students were preparing to debut a theatrical production in April, which has now been postponed due to school closures. She posted this video of her singing a parody with her cat to cheer them up. (Screenshot)
Many Langley students could go hungry without school food programs during COVID-19 pandemic

Many Langley students could go hungry without school food programs during COVID-19 pandemic

School District Foundation to offer gift cards for hungry families during classroom closures

Many Langley students could go hungry without school food programs during COVID-19 pandemic
Langley school promotes peace and understanding with development of outdoor classroom

Langley school promotes peace and understanding with development of outdoor classroom

Douglas Park Elementary received $5,000 donation from OnLine Collision for courtyard space

Langley school promotes peace and understanding with development of outdoor classroom
VIDEO: Horton, the Grinch, the Cat in the Hat, and other beloved characters come together for one big show

VIDEO: Horton, the Grinch, the Cat in the Hat, and other beloved characters come together for one big show

Theatre production of Seussical the Musical comes to Langley Secondary School stage Feb. 21 to 29

VIDEO: Horton, the Grinch, the Cat in the Hat, and other beloved characters come together for one big show
Langley students are benefiting from nature through calming outdoor mood walks

Langley students are benefiting from nature through calming outdoor mood walks

Coast Capital Savings donated $5,500 to help grow the mental health program

Langley students are benefiting from nature through calming outdoor mood walks
Bella Howatt was surprised by school hallways lined with applauding students and staff on Friday, bringing her to tears, following her last day feeding students – due to serious health concerns. (Shortreed Elementary photo)

VIDEO: Aldergrove students surprise volunteer who cooks them breakfast each morning

Shortreed Elementary breakfast program lead Bella Howat has had to step down due to health concerns

Bella Howatt was surprised by school hallways lined with applauding students and staff on Friday, bringing her to tears, following her last day feeding students – due to serious health concerns. (Shortreed Elementary photo)
VIDEO: R.E. Mountain Secondary welcomes Chief Dan George exhibit on loan from North Vancouver

VIDEO: R.E. Mountain Secondary welcomes Chief Dan George exhibit on loan from North Vancouver

The Langley school’s Aboriginal support worker, Sam George, is the Chief’s great, great grandson

VIDEO: R.E. Mountain Secondary welcomes Chief Dan George exhibit on loan from North Vancouver
Music students at Kwantlen Polytechnic University held an outdoor concert in Langley City to protest budget-tightening that eliminated new admissions. A study by a KPU math and science instructor has found KPU gets about half what other regional colleges and universities get. (Advance Times file photo)

Year In Review: Big changes at Langley high schools from Poppy to LSS

Debates over middle schools, new schools, and major renos took place

Music students at Kwantlen Polytechnic University held an outdoor concert in Langley City to protest budget-tightening that eliminated new admissions. A study by a KPU math and science instructor has found KPU gets about half what other regional colleges and universities get. (Advance Times file photo)
Almost 100 witnesses spoke to police in Carson Crimeni investigation: RCMP

Almost 100 witnesses spoke to police in Carson Crimeni investigation: RCMP

Officers are still investigating the death of the 14-year-old Langley boy

Almost 100 witnesses spoke to police in Carson Crimeni investigation: RCMP
Langley School District’s board office. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley schools maintenance workers strike contract deal

Tentative agreement still has to be ratified by union members, school board

  • Jun 28, 2019
Langley School District’s board office. (Langley Advance Times files)
A new high school being built in Willoughby has space for 1,700 students. (Langley School District photo)

Langley’s new R.E. Mountain Secondary gets 200-student capacity bump

The school will have eight additional classrooms to take student numbers from 1,500 to 1,700.

A new high school being built in Willoughby has space for 1,700 students. (Langley School District photo)
Walnut Grove Secondary students Jordyn Myers, Katie MacEwan, Kiona Foley, Chloe Jahn, and Kaitlyn Henderson returned to their elementary school, Topham, for the Grad Walk. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

VIDEO: Langley schools graduating students looking back and to the future

Graduation includes a mix of old traditions, new traditions like grad walks, and occasional pranks.

Walnut Grove Secondary students Jordyn Myers, Katie MacEwan, Kiona Foley, Chloe Jahn, and Kaitlyn Henderson returned to their elementary school, Topham, for the Grad Walk. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)
Katie Caines, Laura MacDonald, Wendy Potter, (back row) Zach Dahl, Shawna Urban, Kim Haber, and Jeremy Lyndon are ACSS students who went on to work at the school. (ACSS photo)

Langley school milestone: Life after mullets and math class

Some Aldergrove high school grads are back teaching at ACSS which celebrates its 60th anniversary.

Katie Caines, Laura MacDonald, Wendy Potter, (back row) Zach Dahl, Shawna Urban, Kim Haber, and Jeremy Lyndon are ACSS students who went on to work at the school. (ACSS photo)
Langley’s school district gets building and bus bundle

Langley’s school district gets building and bus bundle

The province has announced additional funding for buildings, maintenance and transportation.

Langley’s school district gets building and bus bundle