Langley School District

Jake Guy, Jessica Katrichak (centre) and Emily Weldon are former Brookswood Secondary School students who have gone on to work in the film and television industry. On Friday, Dec. 3, they and other alumni, will return to their alma mater to help raise funds for the school film program. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

An inside look at film and television, courtesy of Brookswood Secondary alums

Fundraiser for school film program brings back grads who work in the industry

 

Two Langley organizations are hosting a coat drive. (Encompass Support Services Society website)

Langley coat drive shares warmth of the holiday season

Langley School District Foundation and Encompass Support Services Society host new coat campaign

 

Langley school board chair Rod Ross has announced that the trustees won’t imposed a vaccination mandate for staff. (Langley Advance Times)

Langley school trustees won’t make staff get COVID-19 vaccinations

School District 35 announced policy decision Friday after in-camera meeting Tuesday

 

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AT YOUR SERVICE: Skyrocketing enrolment prompts intensified lobby by trustees

Question-and-answer feature calls on those elected to office in Langley

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Students enjoy exploring the park during recess and lunch, including climbing trees and jumping in leaves at Ponder Park. (Langley School District/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Students enjoy exploring the park during recess and lunch, including climbing trees and jumping in leaves at Ponder Park. (Langley School District/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley school district offices. (Langley Advance Times file)

Langley school board considers vaccine mandate for all staff

The board of education is talking to employees and parents

Langley school district offices. (Langley Advance Times file)
Undated Google Maps image of Glenwood School in Langley, which reported the most COVID exposures of any Langley school over a two-week period, according to the Fraser Health Authority. (Google)

COVID exposures reported at 28 Langley schools over two-week period

Second-highest numbers within Fraser Health region

Undated Google Maps image of Glenwood School in Langley, which reported the most COVID exposures of any Langley school over a two-week period, according to the Fraser Health Authority. (Google)
The provincial government is mandating mask wearing for all students from kindergarten through Grade 12 in all B.C. school districts, including Langley. (Langley Advance Times file)

K-3 students in Langley and all B.C. school districts must mask up as of Monday

Provincial government announced that all students from kindergarten through Grade 12 must wear masks

The provincial government is mandating mask wearing for all students from kindergarten through Grade 12 in all B.C. school districts, including Langley. (Langley Advance Times file)
Shortreed’s seismic project is expected to be done by 2023. Students and staff will remain in school while construction is in progress. (Langley School District/Special to the Aldergrove Star)

Shortreed Community Elementary seismic upgrades underway

Work is being funded through the province’s Seismic Mitigation Program

Shortreed’s seismic project is expected to be done by 2023. Students and staff will remain in school while construction is in progress. (Langley School District/Special to the Aldergrove Star)
Eight-year-old Amarbir Dhaliwal, a student at Uplands Montessori, is representing British Columbia at Canada’s 34th annual Spelling Bee Championship on Oct. 3, 2021. (Shinder Dhaliwal/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Eight-year-old Amarbir Dhaliwal, a student at Uplands Montessori, is representing British Columbia at Canada’s 34th annual Spelling Bee Championship on Oct. 3, 2021. (Shinder Dhaliwal/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Superintendent Gord Stewart spoke to about 75 teacher candidates in early 2019, as the growing district worked to recruit more teachers. (Joanne Abshire/Langley School District)

Langley’s public school superintendent retires after Christmas

Assistant superintendent Mal Gill becomes deputy superintendent until taking top spot in January

Superintendent Gord Stewart spoke to about 75 teacher candidates in early 2019, as the growing district worked to recruit more teachers. (Joanne Abshire/Langley School District)
Kelowna RCMP school speed radar (September 2011)

School zones back in effect, nearly 160 drivers in Langley ticketed last year

The 30 km/hr zones will be enforced by RCMP, fines start at $196

Kelowna RCMP school speed radar (September 2011)
It was first school experience for mom Shelby Dingwall, who sent her son Kingston off to kindergarten at Nicomekl Elementary on Sept. 7, 2021. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Class is back in session, Langley kids return to school amid modified COVID protocols

Unlike last year, exposure letters will not be issued district-wide

It was first school experience for mom Shelby Dingwall, who sent her son Kingston off to kindergarten at Nicomekl Elementary on Sept. 7, 2021. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)
Tanya Kerr, president of the Langley Teachers’ Association, has concerns about the 2021-22 school year and the safety measurse planned. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)

No cohorts, masks return, Langley students face changes as they return to class

Local district is waiting for provincial approval to continue COVID-19 notification alerts

Tanya Kerr, president of the Langley Teachers’ Association, has concerns about the 2021-22 school year and the safety measurse planned. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)
A seven-year-old has written to Education Minister Jennifer Whiteside asking for more safety measures in schools for younger kids who cannot be vaccinated. (Tweet)

7-year-old Langley boy pens letter to education minister begging for more safety measures

Mom of letter writer concerned about risk to kids when school resumes

A seven-year-old has written to Education Minister Jennifer Whiteside asking for more safety measures in schools for younger kids who cannot be vaccinated. (Tweet)
The Delta variant now makes up the majority of COVID-19 cases in the Interior Health region. (CDC photo)

LETTER: Langley parent wants more precautions as kids head back to class

Rise of Delta variant has a local woman concerned about schools because kids can’t be vaccinated

  • Aug 10, 2021
The Delta variant now makes up the majority of COVID-19 cases in the Interior Health region. (CDC photo)
In a video shared to YouTube, the Langley Fundamental School 2021 grad choir shared an uplifting message with their fellow graduates. (Video screen grab)

VIDEO: Langley grad choir shares uplifting message with fellow 2021 graduates

Langley Fundamental Grade 12 students post special performance online

In a video shared to YouTube, the Langley Fundamental School 2021 grad choir shared an uplifting message with their fellow graduates. (Video screen grab)
Setare Maleki, graduate of R.E. Mountain Secondary, (left) and Kyra Steinthorson, graduate of Langley Fine Arts School, (right) were awarded a Beedie Luminaries scholarship of up to $40,000. (Beedie Luminaries/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley grads recall emotional reaction after earning $40,000 scholarships

Two local students are among 112 British Columbia Grade 12 students gifted Beedie scholarships

Setare Maleki, graduate of R.E. Mountain Secondary, (left) and Kyra Steinthorson, graduate of Langley Fine Arts School, (right) were awarded a Beedie Luminaries scholarship of up to $40,000. (Beedie Luminaries/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Phillis Giovani, principal of Donna Gabriel Robins Elementary, with Donna Gabriel Robins and Jennifer Huber, vice-principal, unveil the school’s owl logo. The new school will open this September. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Wise owl chosen to represent new Langley school

Donna Gabriel Robins Elementary unveiled a new logo and mascot

Phillis Giovani, principal of Donna Gabriel Robins Elementary, with Donna Gabriel Robins and Jennifer Huber, vice-principal, unveil the school’s owl logo. The new school will open this September. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Dino’s Garden was unveiled at Brookswood Secondary on July 9, 2021. It’s named for teacher Dino Camparmo. (Lisa Farquharson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley teacher’s legacy continues to grow as memorial garden unveiled

Dino Camparmo was a student in this community before becoming a beloved teacher

Dino’s Garden was unveiled at Brookswood Secondary on July 9, 2021. It’s named for teacher Dino Camparmo. (Lisa Farquharson/Langley Advance Times)