Board News: Tuesday, November 21, 2017

November 23, 2017

Secretary Treasurer’s Reports Action Item: Policy No. 3850 – Conveyance of Students The Board of Education passed a motion to adjust the wording of Policy No. 3850 – Conveyance of Students to reflect current practice. Specifically, reference to payment of fees for busing of students was removed as this is no longer applicable. Action Item:…

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 Junior Leadership students help Nicomekl build student community

November 22, 2017

Brookswood Secondary’s Junior Leadership team visited Nicomekl Elementary on November 17 to engage Grades 3 to 5 students in a series of community building activities. Classes came out in blocks to partake in several organized activities, such as hockey, soccer, crafts, and various other ‘ice-breaker’ style games. The games and lessons were designed to bring…

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 Remembrance Day 2017

November 9, 2017

Schools across the district gathered this week to remember the fallen. A moment of silence was recognized at each school to the Last Post, the trumpets call to mark the end of a person’s service to their country. Presentations were made, decorating schools with poppies, music, and poetry.   In remembrance of the one hundred year anniversary…

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 Jazz Pilots for Kids brings Starfish Packs to North Otter

October 27, 2017

Pictured, Left to Right: Charlie Fox (Rotary), Captain Dan Rowbotham (JPFK), Dianne Chretien (Principal), Ulla Thomas (Youth worker) Thanks to the contributions by Jazz Airline Pilots for Kids, North Otter is now able to provide 10 Starfish Packs to kids in need. The generous contribution of $3,150 was made earlier this month. The packs were presented…

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 BSS & Aboriginal Program Grad shines at TIFF & VIFF

October 25, 2017

Brookswood Secondary and District Aboriginal Program graduate Wayne Wapeemuka has won awards for his latest film Luk’ Luk’l (pronounced ‘luck lucky’). Wayne won the City of Toronto Award for best Canadian First Feature Film at the Toronto International Film Festival and Best BC Feature Film Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival. You can read…

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 Board News: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

October 25, 2017

Presentation: Regional Emergency Communication Operations Plan Langley School District Communications Manager Ken Hoff and regional Emergency Program Coordinator Ginger Sherlock addressed the Board and updated them on recent completion of the Emergency Communications Plan annex to the comprehensive Langley Emergency Response Plan. Over the last year information officers from the City of Langley, the Township…

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 A Beljam’s Waffles breakfast at Langley Meadows

October 23, 2017

Students lined up to the door of the library, waiting to get their hands on a waffle smattered with whipping cream and fruit. Some of them going in for seconds. The waffles were served by Beljam’s Waffles, a local Food Truck vendor. Erin and Joanne of the Langley Meadows Community Association, are the regular organizers of…

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 Waterfall moments and jump tricks with speaker Dave Jonsson

October 19, 2017

“Our purpose here on Earth is not to cause hate, but to inspire love,” says speaker Dave Jonsson. A sponsored skateboarder, and public speaker for youth, Jonsson came to share his experiences and stories with grade 9 and 10 students at RE Mountain Secondary on October 18. He recounted his life in school, and life with…

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 James Kennedy students lead in preparation for The Great ShakeOut

October 18, 2017

Grade six students at James Kennedy Elementary had the opportunity to lead during an assembly on October 17th. In preparation for the Great British Columbia ShakeOut, the school held a demonstration, instructing classes on how to react to a major earthquake. Grade six students were trained ahead of assembly by Ginger from the Langley Emergency Program…

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 HD Stafford prepares for The Big One with Shakezone

October 13, 2017

Shakezone made its second stop in the Langley School District at HD Stafford Middle School on Friday, October 13. Sponsored by the Insurance Bureau of Canada and the Langley School District, the earthquake simulator came to educate students on what it would be like to experience an 8.0 scale quake. Grade 6 and 7 classes took…

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