Board News: Tuesday, October 27, 2015

October 28, 2015

Honouring of Former Trustee Diane Pona Former Trustee Diane Pone was honoured by the Board of Education after recently passing away. Board Chair Robert McFarlane remember Ms. Pona as “…an ally, a friend, a motivator” and highlighted the great passion she brought to educational issues and her service to the Langley School Board of Education….

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 James Kennedy Ins-PI-re Project Inspires Students

October 20, 2015

The Government of BC is supporting 17 Innovation Projects as selected by the Innovation Partnership Working Group and as a part of the K-12 Innovation Partnership and the Ins-PI-re Project at James Kennedy Elementary is one of those select few chosen for this year. The provincial Innovation Project was designed to support innovative programs that support…

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 What’s Shakin’ at Noel Booth?

October 16, 2015

The Great British Columbia Shake Out was October 15th and citizens, schools and businesses ‘shook out’ with earthquake drills around the province. Langley District schools participated in drills as well, including staff and students at Noel Booth Elementary who took a lot of pictures of their impressive drill. Principal Carol Osborne marshalled the staff and students…

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 Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement Signed

October 10, 2015

Hereditary Kwantlen Chief Marilyn Gabriel, shown at right with her sisters, Cheryl Gabriel, who hosted and MC’d the signing event October 8th at the Kwantlen Cultural Centre, and Donna Robins, District Teacher in the Aboriginal Program. The signing of the Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement is the culmination of incredible effort and cooperation between District staff…

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 Orange Shirt Day in Langley Schools

September 30, 2015

The Langley School District is wearing ORANGE today to recognize Aboriginal Residential School Survivors. Many schools are holding assemblies today or have hosted Aboriginal Cultural Presenters this week to learn more about Residential Schools and Truth and Reconciliation. To view a collection of Twitter photos from around the District on this Orange Shirt Day, visit the link or…

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 Board News: Tuesday, September 29, 2015

September 30, 2015

Presentation: New District Website Launch Communications Manager Ken Hoff outlined some features of the new District ‘multi-site’ configuration of the website. The ‘multi-site’ configuration will turn the District website into a powerful communications tool once all the schools are on board as messages can be ‘pushed’ to individual school sites or school groups from a…

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 WGSS students use tech to help kitten

September 25, 2015

Students at Walnut Grove Secondary used a 3D printer and some imagination to build a wheelchair for an amputee kitten. The TinyKittens Society, a volunteer-run care group recovered the kitten over the summer after it had been badly injured. The kitten’s daily life is monitored by a web cam on the society’s Facebook page and…

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 Willoughby Slope Consultation Fall Update

September 8, 2015

To the Parent/Guardians of the RE Mountain Family of Schools Dear Parent/Guardians: Welcome to the 2015-16 school year with a special welcome to those families new to the community and the Langley School District. The purpose of this letter is to provide an update with respect to events that took place last year and the…

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 Board News: Tuesday, June 16, 2015

June 17, 2015

Statement From the Board of Education Before commencing with agenda items, Board Chair Rob McFarlane read aloud a statement on behalf of the Board and the District on the commitment to Truth and Reconciliation. In referrence to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report being released Federally, Chair McFarlane said in part, “While the Truth and…

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 Board News: Tuesday, June 9, 2015

June 10, 2015

Consideration of Permanent Closure of Lochiel U-Connect School Site Staff recommended that the Board of Education, in accordance with Section 73(1) a) of the School Act, approve the closure of the Lochiel U-Connect Centre, by Closure Bylaw No. 2015-1, effective July 1, 2015. The Board passed all three readings of the motion and further recommended…

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