A Message from Education Minister Mike Bernier

October 4, 2016

October 4, 2016 Dear Parent, I’m writing today to ask you to share your opinions with the Ministry of Education as we work to update student reporting in kindergarten through Grade 9. Students in these grades are experiencing B.C.’s new curriculum in classrooms in every part of the province. We are adapting the curriculum in…

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 Board News: Tuesday, September 27, 2016

September 30, 2016

Presentation: Orange Shirt Day Principal of Aboriginal Programs Micheal Morgan presented the Board of Education with information regarding the observance of Orange Shirt Day in the district. Events have been taking place at schools through the week of September 26-30th with assemblies and learning activities focussed on the stories of Indian Residential School Survivors as…

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 Orange Shirt Day in Langley Schools 2016

September 30, 2016

To honour Survivors of Indian Residential Schools, promote the message of “Every Child Matters” and provide leadership in Truth and Reconciliation, the Langley School District has participated in Orange Shirt Day since 2014. Orange Shirt Day activities took place throughout the District the week of September 26th to 30th. For more information about Orange Shirt…

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 Inspired Student Now Inspires Others

September 26, 2016

Alex Hope student Emily remembers being in the audience at a Terry Fox assembly two years ago when teacher Sherilyn Swayne cut her hair to donate to an organization that makes wigs for cancer patients – this year, she’s the one getting a haircut! Emily had admired the actions of Ms Swayne and few other…

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 Richard Bulpitt Elementary Staff Shake it off

September 23, 2016

The staff of Richard Bulpitt Elementary created a video parody of the Taylor Swift hit ‘Shake it off’ for the June assembly and the Bulldogs of Bulpitt. Principal Lucy Lenko calls them ‘amazing’ and it certainly is appreciated when staff go above and beyond to have some fun with the kids.

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 Fish-on-the-fence at Topham

September 7, 2016

In the spring, Topham Elementary took on a ‘fish-on-the-fence’ project…with a Japanese twist! Students painted a koi fish and were given tips, ideas, and guidelines for their painting to reflect Topham’s Japanese connection (Topham hosts the Japanese Immersion Program). The fish have been carefully placed along the fence in a wave pattern utilizing a colourful…

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 Transportation Fees

August 25, 2016

On August 10, 2016 the Ministry of Education made an announcement that it has established a $14.7 million provincial fund to make bus transportation for resident BC students and their families more affordable and accessible. Langley’s portion of the provincial fund will enable the District to stop charging transportation fees to our students. Because of…

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 Equestrian Academy to call Brookswood home

June 30, 2016

The District’s new Equestrian Academy will be located at Brookswood Secondary. Principal Marcello Moino says they are looking forward to welcoming the new students to the BSS community and noted that “with the geographical and social connections to Langley’s horse community, Brookswood is a natural choice for this Academy”. The ‘school within a school’ will…

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 Solar-powered studying at WGSS

June 28, 2016

At Walnut Grove Secondary School there’s a classroom outfitted with LED lights that run off a solar panel mounted on the roof of the school and it’s providing a great learning opportunity as well as some energy savings. Teacher Tim Stephenson stands at the head of the class delivering science lessons to students under dimmed…

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 Board News: Tuesday, June 21, 2016

June 22, 2016

Opening Presentations: DW Poppy Redhawk Drummers/Truth & Reconciliation Kwantlen Chief Marilyn Gabriel and Katzie Chief Susan Miller and special guests performed two songs for the Board of Education and spoke about the recent Truth and Reconciliation assemblies that have been taking place in schools around Langley in the past few weeks. Each school has confirmed…

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