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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 Secretary-Treasurer Green leaving district, new Secretary-Treasurer appointed

July 6, 2017

Langley, BC – Secretary-Treasurer David Green is leaving the Langley School District to accept the position of Secretary-Treasurer of the Vancouver School Board, effective September 1, 2017. Mr. Green has served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Langley School District since 2010 and has been instrumental in shifting the District from a deficit to a surplus financial…

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 Alex Hope opens edible garden

July 5, 2017

When the project began, the hill outside of Alex Hope Elementary was a mess, as described by now retired principal, Kelly Paddock. It was covered in blackberry brambles. A vision was then put into place for the removal of the bramble and the building of a garden in their place. The improvements began with the award…

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 Langley schools celebrate retiring principals

June 30, 2017

The end of the year celebrations finished on June 29th across the Langley District. For many schools, it means an assembly and a recognition of achievement for the year gone by. However, for some school principals, it was also the passing of a torch. It was such a year for Frank Roberto at Gordon Greenwood,…

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