Chilliwack School District

Chilliwack Senior Secondary teacher Rebecca Palansky (with clipboard) chats with students about their Taking Action project on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack Secondary students ‘Taking Action’ to make positive change in community

Student-led project saw teens take topic of importance to them, research it, make positive change

 

Leadership students at Imagine High gather in the main foyer on Sept. 2, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Virtual townhall for interested parents to learn about Chilliwack arts and tech schools

Meetings Jan. 18, 25 to ask questions and meet the principals of Leary, AD Rundle and Imagine High

 

Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld (left) and former BCTF president Glen Hansman (right).

Former BCTF president asks Supreme Court to reinstate dismissal of Chilliwack trustee’s civil suit

Glen Hansman’s appeal of lower court decision regarding Barry Neufeld to be heard by Canada’s highest court

 

Icy conditions closed schools Jan. 7, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack schools closed Friday due to very icy road conditions

Chilliwack School District decided to close schools for students, staff due to freezing rain, ice

Icy conditions closed schools Jan. 7, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack School District school bus outside Sardis elementary on June 11, 2014. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

LETTER: Chilliwack school trustee critical of delay school reopening

Heather Maahs ‘extremely disappointed in the ministry’s plan to start a week later’

  • Jan 3, 2022
Chilliwack School District school bus outside Sardis elementary on June 11, 2014. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Parents and students at Central elementary in Chilliwack on June 1, 2020 for the first day back to part-time and optional school since March 12, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack parents preparing for staggered restart to classes

Children of essential health workers allowed to go to school Jan. 4, everyone else Jan. 10

Parents and students at Central elementary in Chilliwack on June 1, 2020 for the first day back to part-time and optional school since March 12, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Screenshot of the Chilliwack Board of Education special meeting held on Dec. 13, 2021 to elect board chair and vice-chair. (YouTube screenshot)

Same result after Chilliwack school board re-holds meeting to elect chair and vice-chair

Trustee Darrell Furgason ruled out of order multiple times for attacks on fellow trustee

Screenshot of the Chilliwack Board of Education special meeting held on Dec. 13, 2021 to elect board chair and vice-chair. (YouTube screenshot)
Chilliwack School District office on Cessna Drive. (Progress file)

Chilliwack school board to re-hold meeting to elect chair and vice-chair

Initial meeting held in person but not livestreamed; media, DPAC, CTA not informed

Chilliwack School District office on Cessna Drive. (Progress file)
Chilliwack School District office on Cessna Drive. (Progress file)

OPINION: Chilliwack school board meeting deemed ‘public’ on the smallest of technicalities

Board chair vote was held in person but the media, DPAC and the CTA didn’t know they could attend

Chilliwack School District office on Cessna Drive. (Progress file)
Screenshot from a Chilliwack Board of Education meeting on Feb. 23, 2021. (File)

UPDATE: Chilliwack school trustees choose Jared Mumford as board chair

Community Charter legality of meeting held in secret with no public access now in question

Screenshot from a Chilliwack Board of Education meeting on Feb. 23, 2021. (File)
From left, Paul Natrall, Isabelle Molloy, Evan Gabriel and Daisy Friesen hold the thank-you cards they made for community heroes following the Fraser Valley floods. The Tyson elementary students later delivered their cards to people in the community. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Chilliwack elementary class makes thank-you cards for community heroes following floods

‘They deserve to be remembered, they need to be thought of,’ says Grade 4 Tyson elementary student

From left, Paul Natrall, Isabelle Molloy, Evan Gabriel and Daisy Friesen hold the thank-you cards they made for community heroes following the Fraser Valley floods. The Tyson elementary students later delivered their cards to people in the community. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack secondary teacher Jessica Cordeiro and student Emma Elander, seen here with the rest of her Art 9/10 class, crocheted baby hats for the maternity ward at Chilliwack General Hospital. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Students crochet baby hats for maternity ward at Chilliwack General Hospital

Chilliwack secondary art class made nearly 40 hats for newborn babies

Chilliwack secondary teacher Jessica Cordeiro and student Emma Elander, seen here with the rest of her Art 9/10 class, crocheted baby hats for the maternity ward at Chilliwack General Hospital. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Grade 12 Chilliwack secondary students (from left) Tamara Olive, Denisa Ahmeti and Ana Paula Truqui are asking for the public to donate items for their school’s Fill-A-Stocking project to help fellow CSS schoolmates in need. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Community invited to help fill stockings for Chilliwack high school families in need

Chilliwack secondary students invite folks to donate to annual Fill-A-Stocking program

Grade 12 Chilliwack secondary students (from left) Tamara Olive, Denisa Ahmeti and Ana Paula Truqui are asking for the public to donate items for their school’s Fill-A-Stocking project to help fellow CSS schoolmates in need. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack School District school bus outside Sardis elementary on June 11, 2014. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

LETTER: Did definition of conflict change between meetings?

‘Clearly, our code of conduct was broken,’ writes Chilliwack School District trustee Heather Maahs

  • Nov 23, 2021
Chilliwack School District school bus outside Sardis elementary on June 11, 2014. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Chilliwack School District school bus outside Sardis elementary on June 11, 2014. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

All schools expected to be open Monday: Chilliwack School District

‘The district senior team is planning a full return to school on Monday, Nov. 22,’ says superintendent

Chilliwack School District school bus outside Sardis elementary on June 11, 2014. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Trucks negotiate flood waters on Keith Wilson Road in Chilliwack on Nov. 15, 2021. (Nadège Henderson photo)

Chilliwack schools, daycares closed for third day in a row due to flooding

‘Based on ongoing threat of potential flooding, we have decided to close all schools’

Trucks negotiate flood waters on Keith Wilson Road in Chilliwack on Nov. 15, 2021. (Nadège Henderson photo)
Chilliwack School District school bus. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

OPINION: Some say it’s time to fire the Chilliwack school board, but maybe that’s what some of them want

Neufeld, Maahs and Furgason circumvent the board with outlandish reasons to oppose vaccine mandate

Chilliwack School District school bus. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Members of the Chilliwack Board of Education and senior staff as seen on a zoom meeting on Feb. 23, 2021. (Screenshot)

Chilliwack school board decides against vaccine mandate for teachers and other staff

But three trustees claim reasons vastly different than official statement posted online

Members of the Chilliwack Board of Education and senior staff as seen on a zoom meeting on Feb. 23, 2021. (Screenshot)
Jennifer Whiteside is B.C.’s minister of education. She appointed two special advisors to evaluate the Chilliwack school board, and the board had until Oct. 31, 2021 to complete a series of tasks set forth by the minister. (Black Press)
Jennifer Whiteside is B.C.’s minister of education. She appointed two special advisors to evaluate the Chilliwack school board, and the board had until Oct. 31, 2021 to complete a series of tasks set forth by the minister. (Black Press)
Chilliwack school board Trustee Barry Neufeld with a blurred out Imagine High leadership student looking for his name on a guest list at the grand opening of the new school on Oct. 13, 2021. (Submitted)

Chilliwack student shocked at censured trustee Barry Neufeld’s appearance at school event

Superintendent says Neufeld, who is not allowed to be around students, was invited by mistake

Chilliwack school board Trustee Barry Neufeld with a blurred out Imagine High leadership student looking for his name on a guest list at the grand opening of the new school on Oct. 13, 2021. (Submitted)