Langley School District

Langley’s Class of 2021 celebrated graduation with a series of mini-ceremonies.

VIDEO: A grad year like no other for Langley’s class of 2021

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, students took part in mini-ceremonies

Langley’s Class of 2021 celebrated graduation with a series of mini-ceremonies.
Langley School district offices and schools will reopen Tuesday following a one-day shutdown Monday due to the heat wave. (Langley Advance Times file)
Langley School district offices and schools will reopen Tuesday following a one-day shutdown Monday due to the heat wave. (Langley Advance Times file)
Langley school district offices will be closed Monday along with all public schools in response to the heat wave. (Langley Advance Times file)

Langley schools closed because of heat wave

Monday shutdown announced Sunday

Langley school district offices will be closed Monday along with all public schools in response to the heat wave. (Langley Advance Times file)
Aldergrove Community Secondary school held a socially distant graduation ceremony for the class of 2021 on Wednesday, June 23. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

PHOTOS: Aldergrove Secondary throws socially distanced graduation

Class of 2021 collected their diplomas on Wednesday via individual ceremonies for families

Aldergrove Community Secondary school held a socially distant graduation ceremony for the class of 2021 on Wednesday, June 23. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Parents from the R.E. Mountain Secondary School Dry Grad Committee gathered this week to assemble the 350 gift bags they will be providing the school’s 2021 graduating class on June 25, 2021. (Lorraine Baldwin/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley parents raise $30,000 to surprise 350 graduates with grad gift

R.E. Mountain Secondary parents hoped to mark the school-year for students in a special way

Parents from the R.E. Mountain Secondary School Dry Grad Committee gathered this week to assemble the 350 gift bags they will be providing the school’s 2021 graduating class on June 25, 2021. (Lorraine Baldwin/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Grad Week 2021 runs June 21-25. (Langley School District Facebook)

Langley Grad Week 2021 starts today

Community is invited to celebrate this year’s graduates

Langley Grad Week 2021 runs June 21-25. (Langley School District Facebook)
Langley School District superintendent Gord Stewart provides a COVID-19 update during a Tuesday, June 15, 2021 board meeting. (screen grab)

GRAPH: Langley School District provides COVID-19 update, records 0 cases in June

During Tuesday’s board meeting the superintendent provided a look at the data

Langley School District superintendent Gord Stewart provides a COVID-19 update during a Tuesday, June 15, 2021 board meeting. (screen grab)
Cultural presenter and artist Carman McKay unveiled the new logo he designed for James Hill Elementary on its 25th anniversary. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

A new look and a new name for James Hill Elementary school teams in Langley.

Seawolves name and logo crafted as part of ‘truth and reconciliation’ journey

Cultural presenter and artist Carman McKay unveiled the new logo he designed for James Hill Elementary on its 25th anniversary. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Students at ACSS and BGMS will start the school year in September with positive changes at their Aldergrove Campus. (Special to The Star)

Fit Core athletic centre to link Betty Gilbert and Aldergrove Secondary

Langley School District announced new courses such as guitar and digital technology for students

Students at ACSS and BGMS will start the school year in September with positive changes at their Aldergrove Campus. (Special to The Star)
Walnut Grove Secondary hosted a Terry Fox run on school grounds on June 4, 2021 in support of the Canadian icon’s foundation. Students ran a course on campus where they stopped at six stations to compete in a variety of challenges. (WGSS/Special to Langley Advance Times)

PHOTOS: Terry Fox run challenge amounts to $27,000 raised by Walnut Grove students

Local teacher pledged $25 donation for every student victory during student-teacher challenge

Walnut Grove Secondary hosted a Terry Fox run on school grounds on June 4, 2021 in support of the Canadian icon’s foundation. Students ran a course on campus where they stopped at six stations to compete in a variety of challenges. (WGSS/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Principal Chris Wejr and vice principal Mark Touzeau of Shortreed Elementary got all dressed up for their students in a tacky tourist greeting on Friday morning. (Michelle Greer/Special to The Star)

VIDEO: Tropical tacky tourists vacation at Shortreed Elementary

Staff dressed up on Friday morning and greeted students with grass skirts, sunglasses, and smiles

Principal Chris Wejr and vice principal Mark Touzeau of Shortreed Elementary got all dressed up for their students in a tacky tourist greeting on Friday morning. (Michelle Greer/Special to The Star)
Martians have landed, and the invasion is being broadcast by students at H.D. Stafford school, performing their version of the famous Orson Welles radio production. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Mars attacks! And Langley students are broadcasting the invasion

H.D. Stafford students produce version of famed Orson Welles radio play

Martians have landed, and the invasion is being broadcast by students at H.D. Stafford school, performing their version of the famous Orson Welles radio production. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Deeba Mostafaie-Mehr, Setare Maleki Rizi, and Olivia Chen Xu from R.E. Mountain Secondary are recipients of three prestigious scholarships. (Langley School District/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley STEM students shine as recipients of prestigious scholarships

Three students from R.E. Mountain Secondary recognized

Deeba Mostafaie-Mehr, Setare Maleki Rizi, and Olivia Chen Xu from R.E. Mountain Secondary are recipients of three prestigious scholarships. (Langley School District/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Each week, we are asking Langley’s elected officials to weigh in on an issue of concern to local residents. They are given a deadline and invited to respond with a maximum 250 words on the matter. This time, each member of Langley Township council was invited to respond to this question.

AT YOUR SERVICE: Langley trustees applaud positives found amid pandemic

Q&A: Members of the local school board given chance to address the community on a key local issue

  • Jun 13, 2021
Each week, we are asking Langley’s elected officials to weigh in on an issue of concern to local residents. They are given a deadline and invited to respond with a maximum 250 words on the matter. This time, each member of Langley Township council was invited to respond to this question.
Susan Cairns (left) and Cecelia Reekie with the 215 crosses bedecked with children’s clothes placed in memory of the Kamloops residential school victims at the Derek Doubleday Arboretum at 21559 Fraser Hwy. Langley on Tuesday, June 15. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Langley School District Foundation called to action by ‘atrocity’

Board and executive director describe ordeal as a ‘travesty’, and vow to ‘be there’ with support and aid

Susan Cairns (left) and Cecelia Reekie with the 215 crosses bedecked with children’s clothes placed in memory of the Kamloops residential school victims at the Derek Doubleday Arboretum at 21559 Fraser Hwy. Langley on Tuesday, June 15. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Secondary School has renamed its teams from the Saints to Thunderbirds (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Call them Thunderbirds: Langley Secondary School changes team name from Saints

A student survey found 80 per cent couldn’t relate to the old name

Langley Secondary School has renamed its teams from the Saints to Thunderbirds (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Brookswood Secondary School teacher Katie Glover teaches a political studies course whose students won praise from Langley MLA Andrew Mercier, praising them for their ‘insightful’ questions. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Queries from Brookswood students impress Langley MLA

Andrew Mercier said he was asked a ‘host of insightful questions’ during recent visit

Brookswood Secondary School teacher Katie Glover teaches a political studies course whose students won praise from Langley MLA Andrew Mercier, praising them for their ‘insightful’ questions. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Bike racks at Langley’s James Kennedy Elementary (JKE) school filled up with two-wheelers during Bike to School Week. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Bike racks at Langley’s James Kennedy Elementary (JKE) school filled up with two-wheelers during Bike to School Week. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Aldergrove Community Secondary School graduation will look differently for the class of 2021 due to COVID-19. (Special to The Star)

Aldergrove’s class of 2021 to receive diplomas in front of family members

164 students to graduate from Aldergrove Community Secondary at ceremony June 23

Aldergrove Community Secondary School graduation will look differently for the class of 2021 due to COVID-19. (Special to The Star)
Walnut Grove Secondary School teacher Linda Baker has pledged to donate $25 for every student victory in a challenge against physical education teacher Terry Stead during Friday, June 4, 2021 Terry Fox run. (WGGS/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Walnut Grove Secondary School teacher Linda Baker has pledged to donate $25 for every student victory in a challenge against physical education teacher Terry Stead during Friday, June 4, 2021 Terry Fox run. (WGGS/Special to Langley Advance Times)
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