Schools

B.C. Minister of Education Rob Fleming, centre, talks with Grade 7 teacher Lisa Galway as students return to part-time classes as he tours Monterey Middle School and in Victoria, B.C., on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. teachers’ union: June’s hybrid learning ‘not sustainable’, new plan needed for fall

Officials are expecting to see a mix of in-class and online learning in September

B.C. Minister of Education Rob Fleming, centre, talks with Grade 7 teacher Lisa Galway as students return to part-time classes as he tours Monterey Middle School and in Victoria, B.C., on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
(Black Press Media files)

Botched science demonstration results in $60K damage, Okanagan teacher’s transfer

Teacher transferred after volcano gone wrong, petition started for his return

(Black Press Media files)
School attendance for in-class instruction has been stable. (Contributed)

Numbers steady for in-class instruction across Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Kanaka Creek elementary had increase of 38 students

School attendance for in-class instruction has been stable. (Contributed)
A playground at Beach Grove Elementary in Tsawwassen was destroyed by fire Saturday night (June 13). (Kate Coulson/Facebook photo)

Fire destroys playground at South Delta elementary school

A playground at Beach Grove Elementary in Tsawwassen was destroyed by fire Saturday night (June 13)

A playground at Beach Grove Elementary in Tsawwassen was destroyed by fire Saturday night (June 13). (Kate Coulson/Facebook photo)
Graduating students from Seycove Secondary in Deep Cove, North Vancouver, B.C. throw their hats during a physically distanced graduation photo Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Graduating students all over the world are celebrating their grads in different ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Canadian Paediatric Society calls on education ministries to allow graduations

Many in-person graduation ceremonies have shifted to a virtual model or been cancelled or postponed

Graduating students from Seycove Secondary in Deep Cove, North Vancouver, B.C. throw their hats during a physically distanced graduation photo Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Graduating students all over the world are celebrating their grads in different ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Black Lives Matter protesters marched through the streets of Williams Lake Friday, June 5, led by teen Rea Klar. (Angie Mindus photo)

Teach Black history to fight racism, starting in elementary school: B.C. students

Students say current anti-racism protests in the U.S. and Canada point to a need for lessons

Black Lives Matter protesters marched through the streets of Williams Lake Friday, June 5, led by teen Rea Klar. (Angie Mindus photo)
A Maple Ridge graduate wants to see some kind of celebration in SD42 to mark the successful completion of 13 years of schooling. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Maple Ridge grad pleads for some kind of celebration

Given great work done to adapt to teaching during COVID, what can be done to recognize class of 2020

  • Jun 7, 2020
A Maple Ridge graduate wants to see some kind of celebration in SD42 to mark the successful completion of 13 years of schooling. (Black Press Media files)
(Black Press Media files)
(Black Press Media files)
Lucas and Maddy, Kanaka Creek Elementary students, were happy to be back at school. (Contributed)

Slow start for in-class instruction across Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Only 18 per cent of elementary students and five per cent of secondary students attend in person

Lucas and Maddy, Kanaka Creek Elementary students, were happy to be back at school. (Contributed)
Alan Millar, principal at Edith McDermott Elementary (EME) in Pitt Meadows, shared a series of videos on YouTube showing how the school is set-up to welcome students returning to the classroom June 1, 2020. (Alan Millar video screen grab)
Alan Millar, principal at Edith McDermott Elementary (EME) in Pitt Meadows, shared a series of videos on YouTube showing how the school is set-up to welcome students returning to the classroom June 1, 2020. (Alan Millar video screen grab)
Sylvia Russell, School District 42 superintendent. (Contributed)

In-class instruction for Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows schools to resume June 1

Classes will be part-time, remote/at-home learning to continue

Sylvia Russell, School District 42 superintendent. (Contributed)
A empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. British Columbia’s education minister says he wants to learn from other provinces and countries like New Zealand before starting to reopen schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Provinces must give emotional support to returning students: education advocates

Teachers should be prepared to provide ‘trauma-informed practices’ in response to students’ needs

A empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. British Columbia’s education minister says he wants to learn from other provinces and countries like New Zealand before starting to reopen schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Canadian high school grads-to-be grapple with possible ceremony cancellations

Canadian high school grads-to-be grapple with possible ceremony cancellations

Many provinces are looking for alternatives to traditional graduation ceremonies

Canadian high school grads-to-be grapple with possible ceremony cancellations
Yennadon Elementary has started a mystery reader activity for students to help keep them engaged with reading. (SD42/Facebook)

Maple Ridge students collect clues to identify weekly mystery reader

School aims to help keep kids engaged with reading while learning from home

Yennadon Elementary has started a mystery reader activity for students to help keep them engaged with reading. (SD42/Facebook)
(Black Press Media files)

‘We don’t have a date’: Some B.C. kids might return to school before summer, but focus is on fall

Children of essential workers will be prioritized, Dr. Henry said

(Black Press Media files)
Grade 2 student, Haven Vivero, reads out his letter from his teacher Chris Bucholz. (Screen grab)
Grade 2 student, Haven Vivero, reads out his letter from his teacher Chris Bucholz. (Screen grab)
Some schools are already using online platforms to teleconference and send messages. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

B.C. schools Zoom to online education amid COVID-19

K-12 educators will receive access this month, up to individual districts whether they use it or not

Some schools are already using online platforms to teleconference and send messages. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
School District 42 schools are closed indefinitely. (Maple Ridge Secondary School/ File photo)

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows schools closed indefinitely

All students on track to graduate this year will graduate

School District 42 schools are closed indefinitely. (Maple Ridge Secondary School/ File photo)
Mugging with airsoft gun results in Langley school lockdown

Mugging with airsoft gun results in Langley school lockdown

Police found the weapon and a stolen phone later

Mugging with airsoft gun results in Langley school lockdown
(Black Press Media files)

B.C. teacher gets 15-year ban after lying about having sex with just-graduated student

Teacher had been dishonest with the B.C. Commissioner for Teacher Regulation

(Black Press Media files)