Education

Parents teaching their French language children have new resources available online for support. (Submitted photo)

Association launches French-language games, online tools for families learning at home

Games, culture and vocabulary included in new virtual resources

Parents teaching their French language children have new resources available online for support. (Submitted photo)
Lily Watson and her little sister Addy delivered a message to Dorothy Peacock Elementary Monday, and specifically to the school’s administrative assistant Lori Lipp. (Ashley Watson/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Six-year-old Langley girl reached out, literally, to school staff

Students and families blow kisses, put hands to heart, wave, and write notes of thanks

Lily Watson and her little sister Addy delivered a message to Dorothy Peacock Elementary Monday, and specifically to the school’s administrative assistant Lori Lipp. (Ashley Watson/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Amid COVID-19 outbreak, the Langley school district has a plan to educate its students at home. (SD#35/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley schools transition students to at-home learning

During the next two weeks a new model will be rolled out to parents, pupils of kids in public school

Amid COVID-19 outbreak, the Langley school district has a plan to educate its students at home. (SD#35/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Langley School District’s board office. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley school district releases pandemic plan

The plan covers responsibilities for school closures and cleaning

Langley School District’s board office. (Langley Advance Times files)
Taylor Arthur Attrill invited students to follow him on social media while working in the Burnaby School District between June 2017 and May 2018. (Pixabay photo)

B.C. teacher gets lifetime ban for sending sexual messages to Grade 7, 8 students

Taylor Arthur Attrill never allowed to be a teacher in B.C. again

Taylor Arthur Attrill invited students to follow him on social media while working in the Burnaby School District between June 2017 and May 2018. (Pixabay photo)
The quarantined Diamond Cruise ship in Yokohama, Japan was part of the outbreak of the coronavirus in that country. Langley school trips to Japan and Italy were cancelled on March 4. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jae C. Hong

Langley school trips overseas cancelled due to coronavirus concerns

The district joins others in curtailing overseas travel by students

The quarantined Diamond Cruise ship in Yokohama, Japan was part of the outbreak of the coronavirus in that country. Langley school trips to Japan and Italy were cancelled on March 4. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jae C. Hong
Calling young innovators! #YIS2020 wants your big ideas for a better tomorrow!

Calling young innovators! #YIS2020 wants your big ideas for a better tomorrow!

Submit your 30-second selfie video before April 30!

  • Mar 2, 2020
Calling young innovators! #YIS2020 wants your big ideas for a better tomorrow!
Langley teachers protested the slow pace of contract negotiations and opposed the government’s requests for concessions on Friday. (Langley Teachers Association)

Teachers wear red for Langley contract protest

Teachers in B.C. have been without a contract for six months

  • Feb 29, 2020
Langley teachers protested the slow pace of contract negotiations and opposed the government’s requests for concessions on Friday. (Langley Teachers Association)
Langley School District’s board office. (Langley Advance Times files)

Coburn ousted as vice-chair of Langley school board

The board chose a new vice-chair in a vote at the end of Tuesday’s meeting

Langley School District’s board office. (Langley Advance Times files)
A.W. Neill Elementary School is named after Alan Webster Neill, a member of the House of Commons for Comox-Alberni from 1925-1945. NEWS FILE PHOTO

‘Racist’ MP’s name removed from Port Alberni school

School District 70 board votes to retain the name Ucluelet Secondary School

A.W. Neill Elementary School is named after Alan Webster Neill, a member of the House of Commons for Comox-Alberni from 1925-1945. NEWS FILE PHOTO
Kelowna Law Courts. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Former B.C. teacher who sexually exploited student sentenced to two more years

Bradley Furman, a former Mount Boucherie teacher, was sentenced to 38 months total

Kelowna Law Courts. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Langley School District’s office. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley mom says parents pressured her to keep child at home due to virus fears

The parent says her husband visited China, and other parents feared the coronavirus

Langley School District’s office. (Langley Advance Times files)
Photos on social media were making the rounds on Jan. 30, 2020, showing spray-painted expletives at Ecole au-cœur-de-l’île in Comox. The Comox Valley Record has edited the photos due to their sensitive content. (Facebook)

Anti-francophone graffiti condemned at Vancouver Island school

Spray-painted expletives were found at Ecole au-cœur-de-l’île

Photos on social media were making the rounds on Jan. 30, 2020, showing spray-painted expletives at Ecole au-cœur-de-l’île in Comox. The Comox Valley Record has edited the photos due to their sensitive content. (Facebook)
Andrea Sinclair, president of the BC Parent Advisory Councils. (Submitted)

LETTER: We need to thank those who work in public education

Andrea Sinclair is president of the BC Parent Advisory Councils

  • Jan 29, 2020
Andrea Sinclair, president of the BC Parent Advisory Councils. (Submitted)
A empty classroom is pictured at McGee Secondary school in Vancouver on September 5, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Alberta panel suggests schools ‘balance’ lessons about climate change, oilsands

Panel also recommends social studies include importance of natural resources to province’s economy

A empty classroom is pictured at McGee Secondary school in Vancouver on September 5, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Former Langley teacher suspended for putting kid in headlock, lies about it to get next job

Former Langley teacher suspended for putting kid in headlock, lies about it to get next job

He has now been fired from Delta and his license temporarily suspended

Former Langley teacher suspended for putting kid in headlock, lies about it to get next job
Dad Takashi Kagami and his children Takaharu, right, and Mayuki, left, were among those getting breakfast at Willoughby Elementary on Friday. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Family breakfast draws hundreds to Willoughby Elementary

Hakam’s Independent Grocer provided food for hundreds of kids and parents Friday

Dad Takashi Kagami and his children Takaharu, right, and Mayuki, left, were among those getting breakfast at Willoughby Elementary on Friday. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Music students at Kwantlen Polytechnic University held an outdoor concert in Langley City to protest budget-tightening that eliminated new admissions. A study by a KPU math and science instructor has found KPU gets about half what other regional colleges and universities get. (Advance Times file photo)

Year In Review: Big changes at Langley high schools from Poppy to LSS

Debates over middle schools, new schools, and major renos took place

Music students at Kwantlen Polytechnic University held an outdoor concert in Langley City to protest budget-tightening that eliminated new admissions. A study by a KPU math and science instructor has found KPU gets about half what other regional colleges and universities get. (Advance Times file photo)
Partial lockdown as student in medical distress at Walnut Grove Secondary

Partial lockdown as student in medical distress at Walnut Grove Secondary

Ambulance paramedics were sent to the school Wednesday morning

Partial lockdown as student in medical distress at Walnut Grove Secondary
Parent Dana Bishop waxed Alice Brown Elementary principal Michael Carlyle’s legs as Langley RCMP Cpl. Craig van Herk looked on Wednesday. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley principal waxes legs in honour of students cancer fundraising

Alice Brown Elementary students hit a new school record

Parent Dana Bishop waxed Alice Brown Elementary principal Michael Carlyle’s legs as Langley RCMP Cpl. Craig van Herk looked on Wednesday. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)