Powerplay comes to West Langley Elementary

December 12, 2017

Powerplay season reached West Langley Elementary on December 8. After months of designing products, and planning, the gym was filled with various displays. There were several food displays including home-made jam, hot chocolate, and cupcakes.   Students had a chance to reflect on the success of their products and any improvements they would need to…

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 Inspire event showcases student work with robots, games, and coding

December 11, 2017

Robotic bees and caterpillars rolled across the gym floor at James Kennedy Elementary on December 5. They were joined by battle-bots, Dash-bots and a crowd of children programming them. The robots can complete challenges, compete with one another, and do various tasks based on what the kids program them to do. The Inspire event was…

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 Powerplay at JKE

December 8, 2017

James Kennedy held their Powerplay event December 4. The day was organized by teachers Kavita Hoonjan and Craig Rogers. Students designed, created, packaged, and sold their own products at the event. Powerplay is a program that teaches students about entrepreneurship.

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 Student entrepreneurship at Lynn Fripps with the Powerplay program

December 7, 2017

Cars lined the block at Lynn Fripps Elementary for the Powerplay market on December 1. The gym was crowded with parents, staff, and students. Tables were packed into the space with students selling their wares.   The Powerplay event was organized by teacher Jennifer Fernandez. It teaches students about entrepreneurship. The work started back in…

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 West Langley K’s have fun with ChatterPix

December 4, 2017

ChatterPix is an app available for iPads that allows users to take any photo, draw a line to make a mouth and then record your voice to make your picture ‘talk’! West Langley Kindergarten students had a blast making these pictures talk and would like to share their video with you.

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 Christmas Pancakes at Willoughby Elementary

December 2, 2017

December 1 the annual PAC pancake breakfast and PJ Day at Willoughby Elementary. Santa also stopped by to spread some Christmas cheer, visit students, and take in the wonder of the festive hallways.   Veteran and new staff members as well as administrators have spent the last two weeks decking the halls in preparation for December’s festivities…

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 TEDxYouth gives voice to student ideas

December 1, 2017

Brookswood Secondary hosted this year’s TEDx Youth at Langley event on November 24. Student volunteers from REMSS and BSS organized the event along side sponsor teacher, Lorna Goulet. Speakers, funding, and promotions are all organized by the student volunteers. They had the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of event planning, including following the planning rules for…

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 Students play teachers in Volleyball at Noel Booth

November 29, 2017

Students gathered in the gym at Noel Booth for a special volleyball game on November 23. Teachers from the school, including Assistant Superintendent Woody Bradford and Noel Booth’s principal Esther Schmidt, played the girl’s and boy’s volleyball team in a game of four matches. The games were just for fun.   Teachers won three out of…

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 Strengthening the Circle Conference teaches leadership to students from across the Valley

November 28, 2017

Aboriginal students from across the Valley and the Fraser-Cascade came together for a three day conference starting November 21. The Strengthening the Circle Conference is organized by Siyá:ye Yotes (Friends Working Together). It’s vision is to “empower Aboriginal youth to become healthy, responsible leaders who value the knowledge and traditions of Aboriginal worldviews.”   Students from many…

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 The Cyber Seniors program at Brookswood teaches digital literacy

November 27, 2017

The Brookswood senior Leadership Team has taken on the role of instructing the seniors residents from the Peninsula Retirement Home on how to use the internet, iPad cameras, and other technologies. The course consists of 8 to 9 monthly lessons that will run until April of 2018. By the end, the senior residents will have their…

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