Reading Recovery Celebrates 25 Years of Success

September 23, 2020

It’s easy to take the skill of reading for granted. For many of us, we learned early on how to read. But for some students reading is more challenging to learn. For twenty-five years, the Reading Recovery program has been helping grade one students succeed in their reading. “It is a preventative program,” says program…

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 Naming Process for Future Elementary School in the SW Yorkson Area

September 23, 2020

School District No. 35 (Langley) is now accepting submissions from the public for the name of the future elementary school in the SW Yorkson Elementary area. The school is scheduled to open in Fall 2021 at 7844 204B Street. Names should reflect the geographical area or names of prominent persons, including deceased persons. Submissions should…

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 Board News: September 22, 2020

September 21, 2020

The Regular Meeting of the Langley Board of Education began at 7:00 PM on September 22, 2020. Agenda   ORANGE SHIRT DAY – EVERY CHILD MATTERS (September 30) Board Chair Megan Dykeman read a statement in recognition of Orange Shirt Day which will take place on September 30. Dykeman explained the meaning behind the day…

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 A September Like Never Before

September 17, 2020

Students walked out of their homes to sunshine, cool air, and fresh morning dew as they made their way to their first day of school.  Many of them carrying backpacks, holding onto their parent’s hands, and exhibiting body language indicating excitement, nervousness, and a little anxiety – the usual feelings expected for students when returning to school. But it was not a typical start to the…

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 Shirts for Kindness Help Support Langley Students

September 11, 2020

You may have noticed a new shirt around town. “Be Kind” or “Choose Kindness” are words to live by, according to the Langley School District Foundation, and their Kindness T-Shirt campaign. The shirts are sold for $20 a piece, and The Foundation hopes to use the money to continue supporting students and families in the…

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 Education Restart Town Hall Meeting – Thursday, August 27

August 26, 2020

The District invited the community to take part in our Education Restart Town Hall Meeting. As part of the release of our Education Restart Plan, our District provided parents/guardians, students and staff the opportunity to learn more about the plan and ask their questions. Thank you to everyone who has submitted questions. Questions and answers…

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 IB student sews stuffed animals for hospitalized kids during pandemic

July 2, 2020

Looking for a kid-friendly summer project? How about one that helps give back to the Langley community? RE Mountain International Baccalaureate student, Alice He, along with her friend Amy have been working hard on a project that does just that. The pair have produced felt animals for kids at Langley Memorial Hospital. It was a…

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 Langley Youth Hub talks LGBTQ2S+ supports for Pride Month

June 23, 2020

June is Pride month, and in recognition, we took this opportunity to talk to Kristie Strange, the Program Coordinator from the Langley Youth Hub, about how the Hub supports LGBTQ2S+ students in Langley. The Hub is a non-profit facility that supports youth, and is run by Encompass Support Services. What does Pride mean to the…

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 A day to celebrate the First Peoples of Canada

June 19, 2020

At the beginning of every meeting, gathering, or assembly, as a District we always share one message: that we are honoured to work and learn on the traditional, unceded, ancestral territories of the: Matsqui, Kwantlen, Katzie, and Semiahmoo First Nations. National Indigenous Peoples Day, according to the Government of Canada’s website, “is a day for…

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 DPAC scholarship winners celebrate their parents in reflective essay

June 19, 2020

“Parent involvement within education is essential to opening opportunities, and building a stronger community within our schools,” reads the first line of Tenaya Trowell’s winning essay. Tenaya, a Langley Fundamental Middle-Secondary student as well as Gavin Horn from DW Poppy Secondary, are the recipients of this year’s Richard Bulpitt Educational Award, which includes a $500…

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