Chilliwack School District

Chilliwack School Trustee Heather Maahs (right) suggested people within Chilliwack SD33 are "grooming children" during an appearance with fellow trustee Barry Neufeld (middle) on an internet talk show hosted by Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson. (Screenshot)

LETTER: School trustees who talk of book bans are hypocritical

There aren’t any conditions of ‘love thy neighbour’ in the Bible

  • Jun 30, 2022

 

Dry grad in Chilliwack ran from 11 p.m. on June 22 to 5 a.m. on June 23 at the Landing Sports Centre. (Gavin Phillips photo)

Volunteers, community bring dry grad to more than 900 Chilliwack teens from 3 schools

‘That’s what makes it so cool. It’s all volunteer-run,’ says event organizer Eleanor Meldrum

 

Chilliwack School Trustee Heather Maahs (right) suggested people within Chilliwack SD33 are “grooming children” during an appearance with fellow trustee Barry Neufeld (middle) on an internet talk show hosted by Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson. (Screenshot)

LETTER: School trustee Heather Maahs says some books make children unsafe

‘Their innocence has been violated’

  • Jun 24, 2022

 

Kwiyeqel Secondary School graduate Riley Dmytruk poses for a group photo during the school’s graduation ceremony at Central Community Church on Thursday, June 16, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Commencement back in-person for more than 1,000 Chilliwack grads

The Progress and readers share photos of Chilliwack, Sardis, G.W. Graham, Kwiyeqel graduations

Kwiyeqel Secondary School graduate Riley Dmytruk poses for a group photo during the school’s graduation ceremony at Central Community Church on Thursday, June 16, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Emily Haukeland (left) and Makenna Knight model donated prom dresses in the Prom Shop at Chilliwack Secondary School on June 3, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack Secondary School’s ‘Prom Shop’ helps students get dressed

Those who can’t afford a dress for the big event can borrow one

Emily Haukeland (left) and Makenna Knight model donated prom dresses in the Prom Shop at Chilliwack Secondary School on June 3, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
“What a wonderful way to support and celebrate the ending of a chapter,” said Chilliwack librarian Kelli Whitehead. She organized a writing contest for local high school graduates where teens can win one of three half-hour photo sessions. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Library offers Chilliwack grads chance to win photo session through writing contest

Winners drawn randomly, contest not based on writing skills, says Chilliwack librarian

“What a wonderful way to support and celebrate the ending of a chapter,” said Chilliwack librarian Kelli Whitehead. She organized a writing contest for local high school graduates where teens can win one of three half-hour photo sessions. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Sardis Secondary senior drumline performs in the intermediate class of the Canadian Drumline Association’s B.C. provincial championships at Sardis Secondary School on Friday, May 6, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Sardis Secondary senior drumline performs in the intermediate class of the Canadian Drumline Association’s B.C. provincial championships at Sardis Secondary School on Friday, May 6, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Sardis Secondary students organize planters and hanging baskets for their annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Sardis Secondary offers hybrid version of Mother’s Day Plant Sale in Chilliwack

Annual event both online and in-person this year, runs May 4 to 7

Sardis Secondary students organize planters and hanging baskets for their annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Harold Willers is a retired Chilliwack teacher. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Heroes in Education: Retired teacher still cares about his students

‘You can see that the caring is there,’ says wife of Harold Willers

Harold Willers is a retired Chilliwack teacher. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Shalane Dirven is a teacher at Little Mountain Elementary School. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Heroes in Education: There is no job she would rather do

Shalane Dirven of Little Mountain Elementary is ensuring all kids feel included

Shalane Dirven is a teacher at Little Mountain Elementary School. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
James McGregor is a teacher at Rosedale Traditional Community School. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Heroes in Education: Emotional well-being comes first

‘It’s a miracle some kids show up at the door,’ says James McGregor of Rosedale Traditional Community School

James McGregor is a teacher at Rosedale Traditional Community School. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
There will be a new accessible playground at Promontory Heights Elementary in Chilliwack thanks to $165,000 in provincial funding. Mountain Elementary in the Abbotsford School District will also be getting the same amount of funding for a new playground. (City of Chilliwack)

Provincial funding brings new accessible playgrounds to Chilliwack, Abbotsford school districts

Promontory Heights and Mountain Elementary will each get $165,000 for new equipment

There will be a new accessible playground at Promontory Heights Elementary in Chilliwack thanks to $165,000 in provincial funding. Mountain Elementary in the Abbotsford School District will also be getting the same amount of funding for a new playground. (City of Chilliwack)
Robyn Harold is a teacher at Sardis Secondary School. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Heroes in Education: ‘Crisis ninja’ finds joy in helping youth

Sardis Secondary child and youth worker Robyn Harold had to get creative in pandemic

Robyn Harold is a teacher at Sardis Secondary School. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Members of the Sardis Secondary junior drumline rehearse at the school on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 in preparation for the upcoming provincial championships which Sardis will be hosting. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Sardis Secondary to host B.C. drumline championships in Chilliwack

Event will be open to public with 13 drumlines competing, 2 from Sardis Secondary

Members of the Sardis Secondary junior drumline rehearse at the school on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 in preparation for the upcoming provincial championships which Sardis will be hosting. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Grade 3 students from Watson Elementary were out at Vedder Park on Thursday, March 17, 2022 doing their ‘kindness project.’ (Shelley Burke photo)

Chilliwack kids spread warmth on rainy day with ‘kindness project’

Watson Elementary students handed out small gifts to folks at Vedder Park

Grade 3 students from Watson Elementary were out at Vedder Park on Thursday, March 17, 2022 doing their ‘kindness project.’ (Shelley Burke photo)
Members with the Soroptimist International Club of Chilliwack speak with Chilliwack Secondary students as part of the Dream It, Be It program at the school on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack Soroptimist club helps teen girls achieve career goals with ‘Dream It, Be It’

Career-support program aims to help female students with post-secondary goals

Members with the Soroptimist International Club of Chilliwack speak with Chilliwack Secondary students as part of the Dream It, Be It program at the school on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A Roche COVID-19 rapid antigen test kit. (Black Press file)

Some Chilliwack students to receive take-home COVID-19 test kits Friday

Distribution comes one day after Health Canada issues warning testing solution and children and pets

A Roche COVID-19 rapid antigen test kit. (Black Press file)
A group of Imagine High students went up to Chilliwack Lake and learned about outdoor survival as part of their ‘Deep Dives’ project. (Submitted)

Chilliwack students pause regular studies to spend 2 weeks on ‘deep dives’ projects

‘People don’t learn in a scattershot way, they learn by going deeper into a topic,’ says Imagine High director

A group of Imagine High students went up to Chilliwack Lake and learned about outdoor survival as part of their ‘Deep Dives’ project. (Submitted)
Chilliwack school board trustee Barry Neufeld at the board’s last meeting before the Oct. 20, 2018 election. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)

BC Supreme Court dismisses Chilliwack resident’s petition to remove Barry Neufeld from office

Peter Lang said Neufeld violated the School Act by disclosing in camera meeting information

Chilliwack school board trustee Barry Neufeld at the board’s last meeting before the Oct. 20, 2018 election. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)
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

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)
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