Shake Zone comes to Betty Gilbert Middle

October 11, 2017

Dressed in t-shirts reading “Drop!, Cover!, Hold-on!”, volunteers with the Langley Emergency Program visited Betty Gilbert Middle School on October 5th, to give a demonstration to the grade 6 students on earthquake safety. Referred to as the ShakeZone, a trailer was set up in the parking lot with an earthquake simulator that is meant to…

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 Sharing and Leadership with Meet the Leaders at Belmont Elementary

October 10, 2017

On Thursday, October 5, the grade 7’s set up presentations showcasing their greatest accomplishments, goals, and hobbies to the younger grades. The Meet the Leaders assembly saw several classes come together in the school gym to help foster community. “Our hope is that our grade 7’s will see themselves as leaders, and will make positive connections with…

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 Exploration in the great outdoors with Outdoor Education in Langley

October 9, 2017

Tuesday afternoon’s activity was to find and use sticks and mud from around the beach to build a bird’s nest. The exercise was inspired by one student who had brought a bird’s nest to class. Task in hand, the students took to the shore of the Fraser River, many of them coating themselves in a thin layer…

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 Orange Shirt Day in Langley

October 2, 2017

  Schools across the district recognized Orange Shirt Day on September 29. Staff and students came wearing their orange shirts reading “Every Child Matters”. Orange Shirt Day is a day of reflection and reconciliation around residential schools. It began with the story of Phyllis (Jack) Webstad, who, when attending Residential School as a child, had…

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 Shortreed students interview award winning authors for Orange Shirt Day

September 29, 2017

In recognition of Orange Shirt Day, three classes from Shortreed Elementary had the opportunity to speak with the authors of the award winning book “Fatty Legs”. Margaret Pokiak-Fenton and Christy Jordan-Fenton used Skype to speak to the group of grade 2-4 students. They shared their personal stories about writing the books, as well as Margaret’s history of…

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 Letter to Parents: School Start-up

September 29, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians: As you are likely aware, there have been challenges around the province, as well as here in Langley, securing permanent, qualified teachers for some positions. In Langley, we have local teacher contract language that existed prior to 2001 that is unique and the District is working within those constraints to meet contractual obligations…

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 Naming Process for New Secondary School

September 27, 2017

School District No. 35 (Langley) is now accepting submissions from the public for the name of the new secondary school in the Willoughby area.  The school is scheduled to open in Fall 2019, at 7633 – 202A Street.  Names should reflect the geographical area or names of prominent persons, including deceased persons. Submissions should include…

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 Board News: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

September 27, 2017

Presentation: Every Child Matters – Orange Shirt Day District Principal of Aboriginal Education Michael Morgan and the District’s Red Hawk Drummers providing some context and information on Orange Shirt Day and how the students of Langley were participating in various events on Friday, September 29th. Programs around the district include assemblies, ‘reconciliation walks’ and art…

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 Gord Stewart contracted as Superintendent of Schools

September 14, 2017

The Langley School District Board of Education is pleased to announce that Mr. Gord Stewart has been contracted as Superintendent of Schools. Mr. Stewart has been the Acting Superintendent since May 2016. Board Chair Rob McFarlane shared the news after the Board of Education’s September in camera meeting. Chair McFarlane went on to say, “as…

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 Student film wins provincial, national contests, now on to international

September 11, 2017

Walnut Grove Secondary student Ethan Eigenfeldt won top prize at the annual WorkSafe BC Student Video Contest 2017 for his film “Find Your Voice” and it has recently been announced that his film has gone on to win the national contest and be nominated into the international contest. Ethan’s film began as an entry into…

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