Langley School District

Players such as Grade 12 student Cheye Gustafson left it all on the field and the field left a lot on them at the District 7s rugby tournament Thursday at D.W. Poppy Secondary. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

VIDEO: Langley students don’t let a bit of rain stop rugby

Hundreds take part in the annual Langley Schools 7s tournament.

Players such as Grade 12 student Cheye Gustafson left it all on the field and the field left a lot on them at the District 7s rugby tournament Thursday at D.W. Poppy Secondary. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)
WATCH: Langley Secondary musical both hits the road and takes flight

WATCH: Langley Secondary musical both hits the road and takes flight

What’s a Grade 4 student doing in a high school musical? Having a blast in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

WATCH: Langley Secondary musical both hits the road and takes flight
Langley school’s film program set course for award-winning director

Langley school’s film program set course for award-winning director

A man raised in Langley will have his feature film screened at Langley’s International Film Festival.

Langley school’s film program set course for award-winning director
Langley high school spotlights student art at evening showcase

Langley high school spotlights student art at evening showcase

R.E. Mountain Secondary hosts Arts Incorporated every second year. This year’s event is Feb. 8.

Langley high school spotlights student art at evening showcase
The Gift Wrap Challenge included the team of Trista Swaby,Asha Hellen, Alyssa Harty and Meghan Baker, as the wrappee. (Bailey Martens photo/Langley Advance)

Langley high school students mark Christmas with fundraising and fun

Schools typically hold holiday events before Christmas break. This year they are about giving back.

The Gift Wrap Challenge included the team of Trista Swaby,Asha Hellen, Alyssa Harty and Meghan Baker, as the wrappee. (Bailey Martens photo/Langley Advance)
Langley’s school district looks for ways to add more staff diversity

Langley’s school district looks for ways to add more staff diversity

The board approved creating a new position to find jobs for people with developmental disabilities.

Langley’s school district looks for ways to add more staff diversity
Timna Dumitra, a Grade 12 student at Langley Christian School, took the first ever Aviations Explorations 12 course which included trips to the Langley Regional Airport. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

Langley aviation program has students’ heads in the clouds

A new program approved in June shows students the many career options in aviation.

Timna Dumitra, a Grade 12 student at Langley Christian School, took the first ever Aviations Explorations 12 course which included trips to the Langley Regional Airport. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)
Langley School District trustees heard the details on teacher hirings during the Sept. 26 board meeting. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

Langley looking for a few good teachers

The local district continues to look for teaching staff.

Langley School District trustees heard the details on teacher hirings during the Sept. 26 board meeting. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)
Two North Langley elementary schools no longer under lockdown

Two North Langley elementary schools no longer under lockdown

An incident in the area prompted the RCMP to ask for the two schools to be secured.

Two North Langley elementary schools no longer under lockdown
Stacey Wakelin heads up Langley Parents for Inclusivity which is hosting an information meeting on the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity 123 curriculum on Oct. 12. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

UPDATE: Langley parent group hosts public meeting on school LGBTQ policy

Langley Parents for Inclusivity has arranged for experts and a moderator for a meeting Oct. 12.

Stacey Wakelin heads up Langley Parents for Inclusivity which is hosting an information meeting on the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity 123 curriculum on Oct. 12. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)
Added funds allow Langley schools to build upon apprecticeships

Added funds allow Langley schools to build upon apprecticeships

Langley is one of 15 Lower Mainland districts to receive trades education funding.

Added funds allow Langley schools to build upon apprecticeships
Langley Looking Back: Water woes are nothing new here

Langley Looking Back: Water woes are nothing new here

Notable events from the files of the Langley Advance which started publishing in 1931.

  • Sep 27, 2017
Langley Looking Back: Water woes are nothing new here
A sea of rainbows were seen at the Langley School District office at a rally before the school board meeting Tuesday evening. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

SOGI opponents withdraw from Langley School District meeting

A large number of people voicing support for SOGI attended the rally and school board meeting.

A sea of rainbows were seen at the Langley School District office at a rally before the school board meeting Tuesday evening. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)
Colin McKenna grew up in Langley and hopes other kids don’t have to go through the teasing and bullying that he encountered. (Submitted photo)

Letter: Gay former student welcomes sexual orientation policy

SOGI could help kids from feeling alienated in school, a letter writer contends.

  • Sep 25, 2017
Colin McKenna grew up in Langley and hopes other kids don’t have to go through the teasing and bullying that he encountered. (Submitted photo)
Brad Dirks is the father of a transgender child in the Langley School District and will be at the rally Sept. 26 and the school board meeting that follows it. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

Langley dad says SOGI will save lives

A local man says the policy will help kids feel safe in school.

Brad Dirks is the father of a transgender child in the Langley School District and will be at the rally Sept. 26 and the school board meeting that follows it. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)
David Green (left) has been with the Langley School District since 2010. Brian Iseli joined in 2012 and has been named Green’s replacement as secretary treasurer. (Langley School District photos)

Langley’s school secretary treasurer heads off to crunch Vancouver numbers

David Green is leaving the school district to go work for the Vancouver School system.

David Green (left) has been with the Langley School District since 2010. Brian Iseli joined in 2012 and has been named Green’s replacement as secretary treasurer. (Langley School District photos)
Langley School District wants public input on $225 million budget

Langley School District wants public input on $225 million budget

The public can review the budget and put questions to staff at the budget open house this evening.

Langley School District wants public input on $225 million budget
Langley letter: Yelling at municipal staff no way to discuss issue

LGBTQ policy at odds with family beliefs

A Langley letter writer says parents should be able to pull their kids out of a class.

  • Jun 8, 2017
Langley letter: Yelling at municipal staff no way to discuss issue
LETTER: Langley resident questions OCP process

SD policy is about safety not sex

Former resident praises those who stand up for LGBTQ students.

  • Jun 8, 2017
LETTER: Langley resident questions OCP process
A transportation exhibit created by James Kennedy Elementary School students was explored by Township of Langley Mayor Jack Froese and his wife, Debbie, at the inaugural Langley Heritage Fair in 2016. The event returns to the Fort Langley Community Hall on April 21.

Public can see Langley student history projects at second annual fair

Four Langley elementary schools are taking part in this year’s local heritage fair.

  • Apr 10, 2017
A transportation exhibit created by James Kennedy Elementary School students was explored by Township of Langley Mayor Jack Froese and his wife, Debbie, at the inaugural Langley Heritage Fair in 2016. The event returns to the Fort Langley Community Hall on April 21.