Schools

A B.C. teacher has been banned for 15 years for engaging in inappropriate relationships with former students. (Pixabay)

15-year ban for B.C. teacher who travelled overnight, shared room with recent graduates

Teacher entered into intimate relationship with 1 former student during trip

 

A ball python that was found in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on Aug. 5, 2015. A teacher in B.C. was publicly reprimended for bringing his own ball python to class in 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ AP, Jerry Jackson, The Baltimore Sun)

B.C. teacher disciplined for bringing 3-foot snake to middle school as costume prop

One student didn’t know it was real until it was wrapped around his neck and began to slither

 

A California school district is hoping to attract more teachers by providing them with affordable housing. (Associated Press/screenshot)

VIDEO: California school district builds affordable housing to attract teachers

Rising rent, teacher shortages piquing districts’ interest in workforce housing

 

Coast Mountains School District 82 released highlights from a self-report questionnaire of students in various grades. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Northwest B.C. public school students report lack of well-being: Survey

Grade 8 students lag behind average well-being for B.C. school districts

Coast Mountains School District 82 released highlights from a self-report questionnaire of students in various grades. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
Approximately 600 people attended the Fun Fair festivities at Shortreed Community School on Friday, May 27. (Laurice Gomes/Aldergrove Star)

Aldergrove school brings community together for fun and games

Bouncy castle, cotton candy, and carnival games, all part of Friday’s Fun Fair festivities

  • Jun 10, 2022
Approximately 600 people attended the Fun Fair festivities at Shortreed Community School on Friday, May 27. (Laurice Gomes/Aldergrove Star)
A B.C. high school teacher has been banned from practising in the province for life for having a sexual relationship with a student. (Credit: Pixabay)

B.C. high school teacher banned for life for sexual relationship with student

Teacher pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation in 2019

A B.C. high school teacher has been banned from practising in the province for life for having a sexual relationship with a student. (Credit: Pixabay)
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
Brookswood Secondary School at 20902 37a Ave. is preparing to hold its first post-COVID car show fundraiser on Sunday, May 29. (Langley Advance Times file)

VIDEO: Brookswood Secondary will hold its annual car show on May 29

After two years ‘out of commission’ organizer is hoping for a good turnout

Brookswood Secondary School at 20902 37a Ave. is preparing to hold its first post-COVID car show fundraiser on Sunday, May 29. (Langley Advance Times file)
A W.L. McLeod student wearing a mask in a school bus. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

UPDATE: Northern B.C. school to no longer acknowledge Mother’s Day and Father’s Day

Elementary school adopts more inclusive approach to activities on those days

A W.L. McLeod student wearing a mask in a school bus. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
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B.C. teacher reprimanded for angrily telling her class a student was failing

Teacher regulatory body document states Jasmine Kaur also ‘pulled on’ the student’s arm

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825 cars and 4,000 people attended the 33rd D.W. Poppy car show on Sunday, May 1. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: First post-pandemic car show at D.W. Poppy Secondary set records

All-volunteer fundraiser for school draws most cars, biggest crowds ever

825 cars and 4,000 people attended the 33rd D.W. Poppy car show on Sunday, May 1. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Walnut Grove Secondary School Grade 12 student Matt Vandas, 17, was helping to interview fellow students for possible jobs at the Fort Langley restaurant where he works. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: A resurgent hospitality sector needs new talent, and a Langley school has what they’re looking for

Walnut Grove Secondary School holds first-ever career fair focused on the industry

Walnut Grove Secondary School Grade 12 student Matt Vandas, 17, was helping to interview fellow students for possible jobs at the Fort Langley restaurant where he works. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Bargain hunters at a 2019 Shortreed school dollar sale fundraiser, where everything is for a dollar. It returns, for the first time since the pandemic, on Friday, April 22, running from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Bargain hunters at a 2019 Shortreed school dollar sale fundraiser, where everything is for a dollar. It returns, for the first time since the pandemic, on Friday, April 22, running from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A B.C. teacher is banned for 10 years after inappropriately communicating with at least four students in Grades 8 to 12. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. teacher dealt 10-year ban for inappropriate communication with 4 students

Joseph James Hizon Arnesto taught Grades 7 to 12 at an independent B.C. school

A B.C. teacher is banned for 10 years after inappropriately communicating with at least four students in Grades 8 to 12. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Tracy Zhang from China was among 62 earning their certificates from the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada program. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Newcomer and adult learners celebrate graduation

Aldergrove’s St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church offered its space

Tracy Zhang from China was among 62 earning their certificates from the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada program. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
W.L. McLeod Elementary students in Vanderhoof spent a Thursday morning last June remediating the community’s new rainbow crosswalk that was recently damaged by a large burnout. (Photo by Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Vanderhoof moves to install surveillance cameras at rainbow crosswalk

The crosswalk has been repeatedly vandalized by drivers performing burnouts on it

W.L. McLeod Elementary students in Vanderhoof spent a Thursday morning last June remediating the community’s new rainbow crosswalk that was recently damaged by a large burnout. (Photo by Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Kwantlen First Nation artist Brandon Gabriel cuts the ribbon in front of his new mural at Don Christian Elementary Feb. 28. The mural depicts an eagle, a hummingbird and a wolf, symbolising respect, resiliency and responsibility. (Image via surreyschools.ca)

New mural unveiled at Don Christian Elementary School

Kwantlen First Nation artist Brandon Gabriel’s art tells the story of working together for a greater cause

Kwantlen First Nation artist Brandon Gabriel cuts the ribbon in front of his new mural at Don Christian Elementary Feb. 28. The mural depicts an eagle, a hummingbird and a wolf, symbolising respect, resiliency and responsibility. (Image via surreyschools.ca)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney removes his mask as he gives a COVID-19 update in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Court denies challenge of government decision to lift mask mandate in Alberta schools

Judge rejects Alberta Federation of Labour appeal, citing ‘no evidence of irreparable harm’

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney removes his mask as he gives a COVID-19 update in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
FILE Students walk through a corridor at the relocated New Westminster Secondary School, in New Westminster, B.C., on Thursday, October 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Staffing shortages, COVID-19 lead to postponement of B.C. provincial exams

Education ministry assures students that postponement will not affect university admissions

FILE Students walk through a corridor at the relocated New Westminster Secondary School, in New Westminster, B.C., on Thursday, October 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Children walk with their parents to Sherwood Park Elementary in North Vancouver for the first day back-to-school Thursday, September 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. school staff must provide COVID vaccine status following new public health order

New order dated Jan. 17 says that non-identifying info must be provided to medical health officer

Children walk with their parents to Sherwood Park Elementary in North Vancouver for the first day back-to-school Thursday, September 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward