A Cyber Seniors Christmas

December 23, 2017

Residents from the Penninsula Retirement Home in Surrey invited the Leadership students from BSS to their home to say ‘Merry Christmas’ and ‘thank you’. For the past few months, the leadership students have been instructing the seniors on how to use technology such as iPads and the internet. The program is called Cyber Seniors and…

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 Christmas pancakes support year-round breakfast at DWP

December 23, 2017

On the doorstep of DW Poppy, where the bus drops off, a row of griddles were cooking fresh pancakes. Langley Lions Club members spent their morning mixing batter, cooking pancakes and frying sausage for the annual DW Poppy Christmas breakfast. Even Santa made a visit, greeting kids at the door and handing out candy canes….

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 Christmas around the District

December 22, 2017

Christmas is in the air around the district this past week. Schools have been holding their annual Christmas or Winter celebrations with song, dance, and play. Some shows featured performances in both French and English. The School Board Office also had a visit from Langley Fundamental Middle/Secondary,  their choir students filling the atrium with wonderful…

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 Santa’s Workout for Water collects food for local food bank

December 21, 2017

Santa’s Workout for Water took place for the first time this past December. The event raised awareness for the need of clean water for a billion people across the globe. In these communities, often it is the children who have to walk to find water, usually the girls of the family. This limits their access…

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 Le Réveillon at Alex Hope

December 20, 2017

Students in Late French Immersion celebrated the eleventh annual Réveillon on Friday, December 8 to begin the festive season. Supported by parent volunteers and served by Mme Guyanne Inoue’s class, guests enjoyed a delicious meal consisting of soupe à l’amitié (Friendship Soup), tourtière (meat pie) and bûche de Noël (chocolate cake in the shape of…

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 Fort Langley student wins anti-bullying prize for school

December 15, 2017

Fort Langley Elementary held its six week regular assembly on December 11. However, this time, they had a special celebration. One student was recognized for her exceptional entry in a contest run by Seon, a Safe Fleet Solution company. She was awarded $500 for the school. Seon, who joined the United Against Bullying program, holds…

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 Board News: Tuesday, December 12, 2017

December 14, 2017

Opening Presentation: R.E. Mountain Secondary Chamber Choir The R.E. Mountain Secondary Chamber Choir under the direction of Choir Director Jen Williams performed a number of Christmas songs for the Board of Education before the opening of the meeting. Enjoy a sample below. Announcement: Naming of the new Willoughby area secondary school Board Chair Rob McFarlane…

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 Powerplay comes to West Langley Elementary

December 12, 2017

Powerplay season reached West Langley Elementary on December 8. After months of designing products, and planning, the gym was filled with various displays. There were several food displays including home-made jam, hot chocolate, and cupcakes.   Students had a chance to reflect on the success of their products and any improvements they would need to…

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 Inspire event showcases student work with robots, games, and coding

December 11, 2017

Robotic bees and caterpillars rolled across the gym floor at James Kennedy Elementary on December 5. They were joined by battle-bots, Dash-bots and a crowd of children programming them. The robots can complete challenges, compete with one another, and do various tasks based on what the kids program them to do. The Inspire event was…

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 Powerplay at JKE

December 8, 2017

James Kennedy held their Powerplay event December 4. The day was organized by teachers Kavita Hoonjan and Craig Rogers. Students designed, created, packaged, and sold their own products at the event. Powerplay is a program that teaches students about entrepreneurship.

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