Brookswood students engage with local electoral candidates

October 12, 2019

The democratic process is making its way to Brookswood Secondary School. Ahead of the upcoming federal election, grade 10 students at Brookswood Secondary had the opportunity to host their own all-candidates debate, even formulating their own questions. “This is a unique opportunity for them to actually see our local candidates in the Township of Langley…

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 Yorkson Creek Gets Game with Vancouver Giants Ticket Donation

October 11, 2019

Vancouver Giants fans at Yorkson Creek Middle School received a welcome surprise on Thursday morning. The Giant’s Adopt a School Program, where a community partner purchases and donates game tickets for an elementary or middle school, had chosen Yorkson Creek as their beneficiaries. Twenty-six pairs of tickets, fifty-two total, were donated to the school along…

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 World Teachers’ Day – October 5

October 5, 2019

A message to Langley Teachers: With World Teachers’ Day on October 5th, I wish to express my appreciation to our Langley teachers for all of the work you do. Your work in educating students, helping develop future leaders, and caring for our most vulnerable does not go unnoticed. I am encouraged to work alongside all of…

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 Thinking beyond the self: Langley Leadership students attend the 2019 Leadership conference

October 3, 2019

“The culture of student leadership has changed in the last few years and aligns well with the redesigned curriculum: it’s all about the Core Competencies,” says District Teacher Lenny Yun. Last week she took 18 students from across our district to take part in the Canadian Student Leadership Conference in Abbotsford. “It gives students the…

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 A Party to Remember at Lynn Fripps Elementary

October 2, 2019

Smiling faces, presents, and cake! Three things you’d typically see at a kids’ party. But this event was a little different and in a good way. On Tuesday, a grade one class at Lynn Fripps Elementary celebrated one of their own. It wasn’t a birthday party but it might as well have been. The class…

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 Orange Shirt Day 2019

September 30, 2019

“Orange Shirt Day is a sign of respect, and we’re trying to say sorry by wearing orange shirts,” explained one student at Richard Bulpitt, in an age-appropriate discussion about Orange Shirt Day. She is, of course, talking about the annual event with the philosophy that “Every Child Matters”. Every September 30, students, teachers, and staff…

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 Board News: Tuesday September 24, 2019

September 24, 2019

The Regular Meeting of the Langley Board of Education is streamed live beginning at 7:00pm. A link to the video is posted here in Board News. Agenda Superintendent’s Report School Opening 2019-2020 Superintendent Gord Stewart gave an overview on the opening of the school year which included some of the challenges and the opportunities. He…

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 Why Raising Money for Parkcrest Elementary was Important to me

September 23, 2019

Social Awareness is defined in the education world as the ability to take the perspective of and empathize with others from diverse backgrounds and cultures, to understand social and ethical norms for behaviour, and to recognize family, school, and community resources and supports. In this blogpost, we hear from one grade 6 student, Ciara from Alex Hope Elementary…

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 Guest Blog: Back to School Nutrition Tips for a Stress Free Morning  

September 18, 2019

By: Carole Chang, Public Health Dietitian, Fraser Health We’re now 2 weeks into another school year. Getting breakfast ready and packing lunches can be challenging. Here are some tips to help make this process easier for your family. Energize with Breakfast   Research shows children learn better when they eat a nutritious breakfast. Include some…

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 Guest blog: Growth of tower gardens in the Langley School District

September 11, 2019

By: Carole Chang, Public Health Dietitian & Tamira Burton, Healthy School Nurse   The Langley School District Foundation, in partnership with Fraser Health and the Langley School District, is supporting several Langley schools to grow fruit and vegetables. Tower gardens have been purchased and are providing fresh produce to supplement the breakfast, lunch and snack…

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