Chilliwack School District

Rohan arul-Pragasam, Chilliwack School District’s interim superintendent, has been appointed superintendent of schools effective June 15, 2021. (Chilliwack School District)

Interim position becomes permanent for Rohan Arul-pragasam at Chilliwack School District

Arul-pragasam said he was ‘humbled to continue as a steward’ in new role as superintendent of schools

 

A student prepares to throw a plate full of whipped cream at principal Jim Egdcombe’s face as vice principal Devin Atkins watches as part of a fundraiser at Leary Integrated Arts and Technology elementary on Friday, June 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

The pied principals: Chilliwack elementary staff get messy for charity

Cops for Cancer fundraiser saw kids ‘pie the principal’ at Leary elementary in Chilliwack

 

Chilliwack potter Cathy Terepocki (left) and Indigenous enhancement teachers Val Tosoff (striped top) and Christine Seymour (fuchsia coat), along with students at Vedder middle school, look at some of the 500-plus pinch pots on Thursday, June 10 made by the kids to honour the 215 children found at Kamloops Indian Residential School. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack students make hundreds of tiny clay pots in honour of 215 Indigenous children

‘I think the healing process has begun,’ says teacher about Vedder middle school project

 

Kiera Ludlow, a Grade 12 Chilliwack secondary (CSS) student, was awarded a $40,000 scholarship from The Cmolik Foundation on May 13 in recognition of her achievements in overcoming adversity and excelling in her studies. (Chilliwack secondary school)

Chilliwack secondary student receives $40,000 scholarship

Kiera Ludlow awarded Cmolik Foundation scholarship for overcoming adversity, excelling in studies

Kiera Ludlow, a Grade 12 Chilliwack secondary (CSS) student, was awarded a $40,000 scholarship from The Cmolik Foundation on May 13 in recognition of her achievements in overcoming adversity and excelling in her studies. (Chilliwack secondary school)
G.W. Graham graduates Kelsey Trottie (left) and Ella Duncan pose during their formal photo shoot in the lobby of the school on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Prom replaced with formal photo shoots, virtual grad ceremonies in Chilliwack

Prom dresses, suits put to use during formal grad photo shoot at G.W. Graham

G.W. Graham graduates Kelsey Trottie (left) and Ella Duncan pose during their formal photo shoot in the lobby of the school on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld (left) and former BCTF president Glen Hansman (right).

Neufeld wins appeal for freedom of expression in defamation case

Controversial trustee’s lawsuit against former BCTF president Glen Hansman will now continue

Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld (left) and former BCTF president Glen Hansman (right).
Chilliwack secondary teacher Steve Anderson is retiring after 25 years of teaching at the school. He is seen here on Wednesday, May 19 in front of a mural in his classroom that students painted. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack teacher who made kids ‘number-one priority’ retires after nearly 30 years

‘I value young people. I get it, I was there and I remember it well,’ says CSS teacher Steve Anderson

Chilliwack secondary teacher Steve Anderson is retiring after 25 years of teaching at the school. He is seen here on Wednesday, May 19 in front of a mural in his classroom that students painted. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Orange Shirt Day founder and executive director Phyllis Webstad. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Impromptu Orange Shirt Day planned for Tuesday in Chilliwack

Teachers urged to wear orange in honour of the 215 children found to be buried in Kamloops

Orange Shirt Day founder and executive director Phyllis Webstad. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Screenshot from the Chilliwack Board of Education meeting held via Zoom on May 11, 2021. (Zoom)

OPINION: Enough is enough with regressive Chilliwack school trustees

No more: Heather Maahs, Darrell Furgason, Barry Neufeld need to do what they’ve been ordered to do

Screenshot from the Chilliwack Board of Education meeting held via Zoom on May 11, 2021. (Zoom)
Chilliwack’s Summer Learning Program is once again located at Chilliwack secondary school, with a few exceptions. Registration is now open for summer learning programs. (Progress file)

Registration now open for Chilliwack’s Summer Learning Program

Course recovery, sustainable vegetable production, Indigenous learning all planned for students

Chilliwack’s Summer Learning Program is once again located at Chilliwack secondary school, with a few exceptions. Registration is now open for summer learning programs. (Progress file)
Identical twins, Lydia David and Ruth Grier are education assistants at Chilliwack middle school. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Heroes in Education: Working together to bring joy to kids

Twins Lydia David and Ruth Grier help start the Chilliwack middle school day off right

Identical twins, Lydia David and Ruth Grier are education assistants at Chilliwack middle school. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Michelle Savich is a teacher at Mt. Slesse middle school. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Heroes in Education: Getting out of the classroom to learn

For Mt. Slesse teacher Michelle Savich, learning goes beyond textbooks

Michelle Savich is a teacher at Mt. Slesse middle school. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Shane Monkman is a music teacher at G.W. Graham middle secondary school. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Heroes in Education: Music education in a year like no other

Shane Monkman keeping music alive for kids at G.W. Graham

Shane Monkman is a music teacher at G.W. Graham middle secondary school. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Lynnette Van Winkle is a student services teacher at Sardis secondary. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Heroes in Education: ‘Once a Falcon, always a Falcon’

Lynnette Van Winkle’s impact seen throughout Sardis secondary and beyond

Lynnette Van Winkle is a student services teacher at Sardis secondary. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Thomas Neely is a teacher at Strathcona elementary. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Heroes in Education: Helping students with exceptionalities

Something special about Strathcona elementary teacher Thomas Neely

Thomas Neely is a teacher at Strathcona elementary. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Cathy Comb is an Aboriginal support worker at McCammon elementary. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Heroes in Education: Carving out a safe space for students

McCammon elementary’s Aboriginal EA Cathy Comb tries to be a good nurturer

Cathy Comb is an Aboriginal support worker at McCammon elementary. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Sarah Jackson is a counsellor at Rosedale Traditional community school. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Heroes in Education: Connecting with vulnerable students

Rosedale Traditional counsellor Sarah Jackson happy to be part of a team

Sarah Jackson is a counsellor at Rosedale Traditional community school. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld has called for the resignation of B.C.’s Minister of Education, Jennifer Whiteside. He made the call during a speech in Vancouver on April 10, 2021, in a rally for a parent embroiled in legal battles surrounding his child’s transition.

Chilliwack school trustee calls for B.C.’s minister of education to resign

Barry Neufeld spoke at rally for jailed father in Vancouver, calling SOGI 123 a ‘dangerous experiment’

Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld has called for the resignation of B.C.’s Minister of Education, Jennifer Whiteside. He made the call during a speech in Vancouver on April 10, 2021, in a rally for a parent embroiled in legal battles surrounding his child’s transition.
A private message exchange between Chilliwack School Trustees Willow Reichelt and Barry Neufeld was made public by Neufeld at a board meeting on Oct. 20, 2020. (YouTube)

Chilliwack school board chair looking forward to work set out by minister of education

Board will work to ensure all students ‘feel safe, included and excited about learning’

A private message exchange between Chilliwack School Trustees Willow Reichelt and Barry Neufeld was made public by Neufeld at a board meeting on Oct. 20, 2020. (YouTube)
Chilliwack School District school bus outside Sardis elementary on June 11, 2014. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

COVID variant confirmed at Chilliwack school

‘The virus was confirmed to be a variant of concern,’ says Fraser Health

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