Education

Queen Elizabeth Secondary Grade 12 students Sarthak Tyagi, Tin Dao and Emily Hernandez, pictured with principal Graham Magnusson, are each recipients of scholarships from the Schulich, Loran Scholars and Cmolik foundations, a significant milestone to have three students from one Surrey secondary school receive major scholarships in the same graduating year. (Photo: Surrey Schools)

3 students at a Surrey high school win ‘triple crown’ of scholarships worth a total of $240K

One student is a $40,000 Cmolik recipient, while two others received the $100,000 Schulich and Loran scholarships

Queen Elizabeth Secondary Grade 12 students Sarthak Tyagi, Tin Dao and Emily Hernandez, pictured with principal Graham Magnusson, are each recipients of scholarships from the Schulich, Loran Scholars and Cmolik foundations, a significant milestone to have three students from one Surrey secondary school receive major scholarships in the same graduating year. (Photo: Surrey Schools)
Langley Secondary graduates gathered at H.D. Stafford Middle School to take photos while awaiting their grad walk. (Langley School District/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Grad walk part of milestone 13 years in the making for 1,500 local kids

A chapter ends and a new one begins: Celebrating graduation in Langley

  • Jun 28, 2022
Langley Secondary graduates gathered at H.D. Stafford Middle School to take photos while awaiting their grad walk. (Langley School District/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley school trustee Shelley Coburn is running for Langley City council this October and stepping down after eight years on the school board. (Shelley Coburn/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Trustee Coburn plans to run for Langley City council seat

Move will leave open one of two City school board positions

Langley school trustee Shelley Coburn is running for Langley City council this October and stepping down after eight years on the school board. (Shelley Coburn/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Students in the Peter Ewart Middle School senior band played at an announcement that the school will expand by nine classrooms. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley middle school to get nine new classrooms, seismic upgrades

Peter Ewart Middle is the latest school to expand

Students in the Peter Ewart Middle School senior band played at an announcement that the school will expand by nine classrooms. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
A new playground initiative in Langley City’s Portage Park kicks off next month called Adventure Playground. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley City rolls out new type of playground initiative

A free summer adventure-based program will begin at Portage Park in early July

  • Jun 9, 2022
A new playground initiative in Langley City’s Portage Park kicks off next month called Adventure Playground. (Langley Advance Times files)
The Sooke School District 62 had to deal with complaints after a teacher read a derogatory word from a book in class. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Who decides? Breaking down what resources a child is exposed to in a B.C. classroom

The province does the curriculum, district develops guidelines, but teachers choose the resources

The Sooke School District 62 had to deal with complaints after a teacher read a derogatory word from a book in class. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Youth between 12 and 19 years old and living in BC or the Yukon are invited to participate in the 2022 Youth Innovation Showcase by submitting a 45-second selfie video about themselves and their latest innovation.

Youth Innovation Showcase calls for innovative student submissions

The Youth Innovation Showcase is back for its fourth year in 2022.…

  • Jun 6, 2022
Youth between 12 and 19 years old and living in BC or the Yukon are invited to participate in the 2022 Youth Innovation Showcase by submitting a 45-second selfie video about themselves and their latest innovation.
Nine-year-old Amarbir Dhaliwal is representing B.C. at the 35th annual national spelling bee championship on June 12, 2022. (Shinder Dhaliwal/Special to Aldergrove Star)

9-year-old Langley kid represents B.C. in national spelling bee

Amarbir Dhaliwal heads to Toronto for a Canada-wide competition on June 12

Nine-year-old Amarbir Dhaliwal is representing B.C. at the 35th annual national spelling bee championship on June 12, 2022. (Shinder Dhaliwal/Special to Aldergrove Star)
Elders were brushed with cedar branches to help them shed bad feelings, at a ceremony marking a year since flags were lowered to half mast at Langley schools in recognition of children who died at residential schools. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Elders were brushed with cedar branches to help them shed bad feelings, at a ceremony marking a year since flags were lowered to half mast at Langley schools in recognition of children who died at residential schools. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
A classroom in Scarborough, Ont., on September 14, 2020. A North Vancouver School District teacher was suspended for five days in May 2022 for taking inappropriate actions against his elementary school students. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

B.C. elementary school teacher suspended for cracking backs, pinching trapeziuses

Students called the one moved the ‘back-breaker,’ and several said it was painful

A classroom in Scarborough, Ont., on September 14, 2020. A North Vancouver School District teacher was suspended for five days in May 2022 for taking inappropriate actions against his elementary school students. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The Langley School District is debating a $294 million budget for the next school year. (Langley Advance Times file)

Inflation costs a worry as Langley School District prepares budget

The next school year’s budget is expected to be $294 million

The Langley School District is debating a $294 million budget for the next school year. (Langley Advance Times file)
Kwantlen elder Cheryl Gabriel, seen here at Vanguard Secondary, spoke to the Langley School Board on Tuesday about a plan to raise flags that have been at half mast for a year in honour of children who died at Canadian residential schools. (Langley Advance Times files)
Kwantlen elder Cheryl Gabriel, seen here at Vanguard Secondary, spoke to the Langley School Board on Tuesday about a plan to raise flags that have been at half mast for a year in honour of children who died at Canadian residential schools. (Langley Advance Times files)
Seismic construction is underway at Shortreed Community Elementary in Aldergrove. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Seismic construction is underway at Shortreed Community Elementary in Aldergrove. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Seismic construction is underway at Shortreed Community Elementary in Aldergrove. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Seismic construction is underway at Shortreed Community Elementary in Aldergrove. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science support education programs and opportunities in 13 regions across BC and Yukon to nurture, inspire and elevate youth.

BC Tech Leaders Raise Funds and Awareness for STEM Education

BC’s tech leaders are Sweatin’ for Science this month to raise funds…

  • May 23, 2022
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science support education programs and opportunities in 13 regions across BC and Yukon to nurture, inspire and elevate youth.
Do you have a question you’d like to see put to the Langley school trustees? Email your idea to editor@langleyadvancetimes.com.
Do you have a question you’d like to see put to the Langley school trustees? Email your idea to editor@langleyadvancetimes.com.
Grade 5 students at Sandy Hill elementary have created 500 personal hygiene kits for new Canadians resettling in Abbotsford. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

VIDEO: Students in Abbotsford make a big difference with small items for refugees

Sandy Hill elementary’s Grade 5 students created 500 personal hygiene kits for new Canadians

Grade 5 students at Sandy Hill elementary have created 500 personal hygiene kits for new Canadians resettling in Abbotsford. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
(John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
An artist’s rendering of new student housing to be built at UFV in Abbotsford by 2024. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

New $70-million student housing project to add almost 400 beds to UFV in Abbotsford

Largest funding announcement in UFV history will triple the number of student beds on campus

(John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
An artist’s rendering of new student housing to be built at UFV in Abbotsford by 2024. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
A mock impaired-driving crash between a Tesla and a Mustang took place Thursday (May 12) in front of W. J. Mouat Secondary in Abbotsford. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

VIDEO: Abbotsford high school holds mock impaired-driving crash ahead of grad

Police, fire crews, paramedics and others respond to ‘collision’

A mock impaired-driving crash between a Tesla and a Mustang took place Thursday (May 12) in front of W. J. Mouat Secondary in Abbotsford. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Parents say the province needs to provide better information for students over issues of sexual harassment and violence using tools lke the ERASE website. Screenshot, B.C. government site
Parents say the province needs to provide better information for students over issues of sexual harassment and violence using tools lke the ERASE website. Screenshot, B.C. government site
An architectural rendering of the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology campus and Urban Native Youth Association Centre at Commercial Drive and East Hastings in Vancouver. (Submitted photo)

B.C. funds concept plan of new urban Indigenous education centre

Province will contribute $2.5 million in funding for the business case development of the project

An architectural rendering of the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology campus and Urban Native Youth Association Centre at Commercial Drive and East Hastings in Vancouver. (Submitted photo)
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