Getting up to speak: speechfest semi-finals under way around the district

April 17, 2019

“The first time I came up to give a speech I was totally freaked out!” said one student at this year’s Speechfest semi-finals shared, “but now it’s not so bad.” She was tapping into her experience with the most potent phobia: the fear of public speaking. Every year, in spite of their fears, kids from…

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 Honouring a Nation: This is Kwantlen Portrait Exhibit

April 12, 2019

People use the word honour all the time, but do we really know what it means? Cambridge dictionary defines honouring someone or something as “in order to celebrate or show great respect for someone or something.” Langley Fine Arts students showed their community the meaning of honour through a portrait project called “This is Kwantlen.”…

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 Walking in the Spirit of Reconciliation: Moose Hide Campaign

April 9, 2019

  You may have seen them around the District, students and staff wearing a pin with a small, tan leather square, no bigger than a quarter, and wondered what they are for? On Tuesday, students at Langley Fine Arts School wore these pins and marched from their school to Fort Langley to raise awareness of…

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 I Am Me: A Lesson on Inclusivity at R.C. Garnett’s Speech Fest

April 6, 2019

If you’re a parent or teacher who grew up in B.C., odds are you probably have taken part or watched a Speech Fest in your day. You’ll remember students waiting nervously, then walking up to the microphone, and finally getting the courage to share a short speech that they’ve been reciting for weeks. For those…

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 Telling their own Canadian stories: Lynn Fripps Heritage Fair

April 3, 2019

  There was everything from Canada’s involvement in World War II to Expo 86. On Wednesday, grade five students at Lynn Fripps Elementary showcased their work at this year’s Heritage Fair. Grade five teacher Carmen Mostat says it’s a passion project with a social studies theme. “It’s a science fair but with socials studies. It’s…

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 Fostering a strong start in the journey to Truth and Reconciliation

April 2, 2019

Soon babies and toddlers who attend StrongStart centres in the Langley School District will be getting exposure to some new Aboriginal content. On Monday, facilitators of the free, play-based, drop-in early learning program, took part in a workshop on a resource that will help deepen their understanding of Aboriginal culture and history, and also help…

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 Board News: Monday April 1, 2019

April 1, 2019

The Special Meeting of the Langley Board of Education will be streamed live beginning at 5:00pm. A link to the video feed will be posted here in Board News just prior to the start of the meeting. Agenda The Board of Education approved the District Calendar for 2019-20 Appendix B, 2020-21, and 2021-22 school years,…

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 Surviving Cancer in the Family not Once, but Twice: Guest blog from TEDxLangleyED speaker Ellie O’Brien

March 27, 2019

“The phrase cancer changes everything resonates deeply with me.” Ellie O’Brien is a cancer survivor, so is her son. She’ll be sharing her story at this year’s TEDxLangleyED event at Chief Sepass Theatre, April 6. Here’s a preview of her story. I’m pleased to have the opportunity to share how our family of four faced…

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 A Letter from Fraser Health Authority: Measles Immunization Campaign

March 22, 2019

Dear Parents/Caregivers,  RE: BC Government’s Measles Immunization Catch-Up Program For School-Aged Children from April to June 2019 As you may have heard, the BC Government has announced an initiative to catch up all school-aged children (K-12) with measles vaccines. This is an opportunity for unimmunized and under-immunized children to catch-up on their vaccinations. There is…

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 Langley Fundamental Elementary shows passion with first entrepreneurship fair

March 13, 2019

It was hard to contain the excitement felt by the kids at Langley Fundamental Elementary on Tuesday. The school held their first ever entrepreneurship fair. The gym was made up like a small market space with the school’s grade 5 kids selling products that they had been working tirelessly to produce. There was some amazing…

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