Education

Maple Ridge Secondary’s class of 1961 met a year later than planned for their 60th reunion. Instead, a few dozen celebrated 61 years since they graduated at a picnic in Maple Ridge Park on Aug. 3. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge high school’s class of ’61 gather for 61st reunion

Dozens of alumni attend Wednesday’s first post-COVID gathering

 

Classroom chairs. (Photo: Pixabay)

Chilliwack teacher suspended after ‘crossing personal boundaries‘ with students

Sheldon Lyle Nickel admitted to inappropriate conduct, including sending personal text messages

 

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

A California school district is hoping to attract more teachers by providing them with affordable housing. (Associated Press/screenshot)
Photo of First Nations totem polls in Vancouver B.C. from pixabay.com.

First Nations courses for high school grad credits now available to B.C. students

Students can participate in First Nations courses due to expansion of External Credentials program

Photo of First Nations totem polls in Vancouver B.C. from pixabay.com.
A bus load of students from Thomas Haney Secondary visited a First Nation band near Lytton and the landfill in Cache Creek during a three-day field trip. One student recounts their experience. (THS Instagram/Special to The News)

51 Maple Ridge teens explore landfill and First Nation village

Grade 11 students from Thomas Haney Secondary take three-day field trip to Lytton and Cache Creek

  • Jul 1, 2022
A bus load of students from Thomas Haney Secondary visited a First Nation band near Lytton and the landfill in Cache Creek during a three-day field trip. One student recounts their experience. (THS Instagram/Special to The News)
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)
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.
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
Adam Alcalde, a multi-media sales representative for The News, loves participating in the Design An Ad program that allows children to demonstrate their creativity and artistic abilities, creating advertisements for community businesses. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Creative young minds share ideas for advertising

News brings students together with Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows businesses to create awesome ads

Adam Alcalde, a multi-media sales representative for The News, loves participating in the Design An Ad program that allows children to demonstrate their creativity and artistic abilities, creating advertisements for community businesses. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
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.
”Summer is for play and fun, but there is time for more. For most kids, they can build lasting seasonal memories and also have time to keep up skills they will need when the new school year begins,” says Dallan Hunt, Centre Director of Maple Ridge Sylvan Learning Centre.

Maple Ridge Sylvan Learning Centre: Summer Brain Training

Schools will be out soon, and balancing summertime idleness and over-scheduling isn’t…

  • May 23, 2022
”Summer is for play and fun, but there is time for more. For most kids, they can build lasting seasonal memories and also have time to keep up skills they will need when the new school year begins,” says Dallan Hunt, Centre Director of Maple Ridge Sylvan Learning Centre.
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)
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science will help remove barriers in access to science fairs and STEM education, and ensure the success and sustainability of science fairs across BC and Yukon.

Science Fair Foundation BC kicked off its biggest fundraiser, Sweatin’ for Science, May 1

The Science Fair Foundation BC has kicked off its biggest fundraiser Sweatin’…

  • May 2, 2022
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science will help remove barriers in access to science fairs and STEM education, and ensure the success and sustainability of science fairs across BC and Yukon.
Grade 8 through 12 students participated in a short concert under the blossom trees at Westview Secondary Thursday, April 28. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)

VIDEO: Blossoming musicians take concert outdoors

Westview Secondary’s concert band hosts spring show for students out front of school

Grade 8 through 12 students participated in a short concert under the blossom trees at Westview Secondary Thursday, April 28. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)