Walnut Grove encourages STEM learning with VEX Robotics Challenge

November 7, 2019

Last weekend, students from around BC gathered at Walnut Grove for the annual VEX robotics challenge. A large part of the event is organized and put together by Walnut Grove teacher, Rob Moslinger. What is the VEX robotics challenge? Well, we asked Rob what it’s all about: What is VEX robotics? What is the event…

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 A Better Life for Hatchling Chickens: A Talk with Mac Dykeman

November 2, 2019

Last year, Mac Dykeman was recognized with a Platinum Award at the Canada-Wide Science Fair in Ottawa, for her work on Safe Chick-Ments. We had the chance to talk with Mac, who continued her work as one of two students (the other, Sarah Choi, whom we interviewed here) who had the opportunity to travel to…

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 Board News: Tuesday October 29, 2019

October 29, 2019

The Regular Meeting of the Langley Board of Education is streamed live beginning at 7:00pm. A link to the video is posted here in Board News. Agenda Due to technical difficulties, the video started about five minutes into the meeting.  Thank you for your cooperation.   Superintendent’s Report — District Literacy Goals Assistant Superintendent Woody…

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 Moon Circle at Coghlan offers Students a Sense of Place

October 25, 2019

There’s a new addition to the play space at Coghlan Fundamental Elementary. Thanks to the support from the Parent Advisory Committee and the school community, a new friendship circle has been assembled. “The students love their forest. I’d say at recess time even though we have a huge playground, they play in the forest. The…

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 Helping Solve Global Agriculture Problems: Langley Students visits Abu Dhabi to present research

October 18, 2019

Last month, two Langley students had the chance to visit Abu Dhabi for the International Movement of Leisure Activities in Science and Technology (MILSET) Expo. The Expo Sciences International (ESI) hosts students from around the world to take part in lectures, presentations, workshops, and other opportunities for students to engage in STEM-related issues. Sarah Choi…

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 Building Athletes and Community: Elementary Cross Country

October 17, 2019

They’ve spent weeks training. Building their endurance in the sun and rain. On Wednesday, they put all of their hard work to the test at the District’s Elementary Cross Country Championship. 187 grade 4 to 7 students from all over the District filled Aldergrove Bowl to compete in the annual event. This season there were…

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 Guest Blog: Brookswood 2019 All Candidates Debate

October 16, 2019

By: Signy Spencer  Grade 10 students at Brookswood Secondary School experienced firsthand how a controlled candidate debate functions!  On Friday, October 11th BSS students gathered to listen and participate in an “All Candidates Meeting.” Tako Van Popta for the Conservative party, Stacey Wakelin for the NDP party, Kaija Farstad for the Green Party, Leon Jensen for the Liberal party and Alex Joehl for the Libertarian party all participated in this educational event. Each candidate received approximately one minute to answer student-created questions honestly and diligently. Questions ranged from “What are your thoughts on lowering the voting age? ” to…

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 Wix-Brown to expand library thanks to a boost from community

October 15, 2019

How many books could you buy if you had $10,000 to spend on books? Well, that’s a conundrum that Wix-Brown Elementary is going to have to puzzle over. It’s a good problem to have! For the last month, Wix-Brown was the recipient of the Chapters-Indigo FUNdraiser program. This is the donation that Chapters or Indigo…

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 Brookswood students engage with local electoral candidates

October 12, 2019

The democratic process is making its way to Brookswood Secondary School. Ahead of the upcoming federal election, grade 10 students at Brookswood Secondary had the opportunity to host their own all-candidates debate, even formulating their own questions. “This is a unique opportunity for them to actually see our local candidates in the Township of Langley…

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 Yorkson Creek Gets Game with Vancouver Giants Ticket Donation

October 11, 2019

Vancouver Giants fans at Yorkson Creek Middle School received a welcome surprise on Thursday morning. The Giant’s Adopt a School Program, where a community partner purchases and donates game tickets for an elementary or middle school, had chosen Yorkson Creek as their beneficiaries. Twenty-six pairs of tickets, fifty-two total, were donated to the school along…

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