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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 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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