Education

Chilliwack grads to be honoured in virtual format due to COVID-19 fears

Chilliwack grads to be honoured in virtual format due to COVID-19 fears

Extended provincial health order prompts school district to officially cancel in-person commencement

Chilliwack grads to be honoured in virtual format due to COVID-19 fears
(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)
The Chilliwack School Board, 2019.

Arbitration on school calendar is binding, Chilliwack trustees to be told

School calendar decision to come back to board after earlier rejection

The Chilliwack School Board, 2019.
Site prep at the site of the planned school on Petawawa Road at the end of Tyson Road along the Vedder River in Chilliwack, as it was in the fall. The school’s name will be Stitó:s Lá:lém Totí:lt. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)

Imagine High floated as name for new Chilliwack art and tech school

New school names to be discussed at upcoming school board meeting

Site prep at the site of the planned school on Petawawa Road at the end of Tyson Road along the Vedder River in Chilliwack, as it was in the fall. The school’s name will be Stitó:s Lá:lém Totí:lt. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)
Trustees and senior staff all applaud health care workers at the beginning of the Chilliwack School Board meeting, held on Zoom and posted to YouTube, on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The upcoming meeting on April 26 will allow participation from registered members of the public. (Screen capture)

Public invited to join discussion in online Chilliwack board of education meeting

Board to use a webinar version of Zoom to increase public participation, registration required

Trustees and senior staff all applaud health care workers at the beginning of the Chilliwack School Board meeting, held on Zoom and posted to YouTube, on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The upcoming meeting on April 26 will allow participation from registered members of the public. (Screen capture)
Chilliwack’s school childcare program offers respite for essential worker parents

Chilliwack’s school childcare program offers respite for essential worker parents

High teacher-to-student ratio, large building all help provide safe environment for students

Chilliwack’s school childcare program offers respite for essential worker parents
Nelson’s Teresa Wiedrick has home schooled her four children for over a decade. From left: Madelyn Wiedrick, Hannah, Zachary, Jim, Teresa and Rachel. Photo: Louis Bockner

From classroom to the living room: B.C. homeschooler has advice for parents

Teresa Wiedrick has already learned what many parents are trying to work out during the pandemic

Nelson’s Teresa Wiedrick has home schooled her four children for over a decade. From left: Madelyn Wiedrick, Hannah, Zachary, Jim, Teresa and Rachel. Photo: Louis Bockner
B.C.’s Premier John Horgan won’t set a date for schools to re-open, but says that if COVID-19 cases start to lessen it could be an option. (Pixabay photo)

Preliminary talks underway for ‘potentially’ reopening schools, pending OK from B.C.’s top doc

Premier John Horgan said it depends on how COVID-19 progresses in the coming weeks

B.C.’s Premier John Horgan won’t set a date for schools to re-open, but says that if COVID-19 cases start to lessen it could be an option. (Pixabay photo)
Students from Mt. Cheam Christian School in Chilliwack with their exchange student counterparts at John Tallach Secondary in Ingwenya, Zimbabwe. The students left Canada just as travel advisories were beginning, and got home with the help of officials in both countries. (Submitted photo)

Mt. Cheam Christian students safely back from Zimbabwe

Students left for two-week exchange trip just as travel advisories were beginning

Students from Mt. Cheam Christian School in Chilliwack with their exchange student counterparts at John Tallach Secondary in Ingwenya, Zimbabwe. The students left Canada just as travel advisories were beginning, and got home with the help of officials in both countries. (Submitted photo)
The Chilliwack Board of Education has rejected a decision by an arbitrator on next year’s calendar, and it’s unclear what will happen next. (Progress file)

Chilliwack school board rejects arbitration ruling on calendar

Trustees vote 3-2 against two-week spring break, leaving next school-year calendar in question

The Chilliwack Board of Education has rejected a decision by an arbitrator on next year’s calendar, and it’s unclear what will happen next. (Progress file)
Trustees and senior staff all applaud health care workers at the beginning of the Chilliwack School Board meeting, held on Zoom and posted to YouTube, on Tuesday, April 7. (Screen capture)

‘We’re not going to fail you’: Chilliwack trustee sends assuring message to students

Trustee Barry Neufeld says he knows the pain of online learning, and tells kids to ‘hang in there’

Trustees and senior staff all applaud health care workers at the beginning of the Chilliwack School Board meeting, held on Zoom and posted to YouTube, on Tuesday, April 7. (Screen capture)
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)
Parents teaching their French language children have new resources available online for support. (Submitted photo)

Association launches French-language games, online tools for families learning at home

Games, culture and vocabulary included in new virtual resources

Parents teaching their French language children have new resources available online for support. (Submitted photo)
Despite COVID-19 concerns canceling this year’s Key Club District Convention in Portland, awards were handed out virtually. Once again, Chilliwack’s two student-led groups have earned high praise. (Submitted photo)

Convention called off for Key Clubs, but Chilliwack still earns awards

‘To be recognized at this level is truly amazing!’

Despite COVID-19 concerns canceling this year’s Key Club District Convention in Portland, awards were handed out virtually. Once again, Chilliwack’s two student-led groups have earned high praise. (Submitted photo)
Chilliwack School District has compiled an exhaustive list of online and offline educational tools and fun activities for families. (Chilliwack School District image)

Science, podcasts and puzzles suggested by Chilliwack educators

Chilliwack School District creates exhaustive list for families to stay busy over spring break

Chilliwack School District has compiled an exhaustive list of online and offline educational tools and fun activities for families. (Chilliwack School District image)
Taylor Arthur Attrill invited students to follow him on social media while working in the Burnaby School District between June 2017 and May 2018. (Pixabay photo)

B.C. teacher gets lifetime ban for sending sexual messages to Grade 7, 8 students

Taylor Arthur Attrill never allowed to be a teacher in B.C. again

Taylor Arthur Attrill invited students to follow him on social media while working in the Burnaby School District between June 2017 and May 2018. (Pixabay photo)
Chilliwack families are being asked to self isolate if they choose to travel to COVID-19 hot spots over the spring break. (Waldemar Brandt photo/ Unsplash)

Chilliwack students travelling overseas for spring break asked to self-isolate

School district asks families visiting China and Iran to stay home for 14 days upon return

Chilliwack families are being asked to self isolate if they choose to travel to COVID-19 hot spots over the spring break. (Waldemar Brandt photo/ Unsplash)
The quarantined Diamond Cruise ship in Yokohama, Japan was part of the outbreak of the coronavirus in that country. Langley school trips to Japan and Italy were cancelled on March 4. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jae C. Hong

Lower Mainland schools cancel overseas student trips due to coronavirus spread

Langley School District joins others in curtailing overseas travel by students

The quarantined Diamond Cruise ship in Yokohama, Japan was part of the outbreak of the coronavirus in that country. Langley school trips to Japan and Italy were cancelled on March 4. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jae C. Hong
Calling young innovators! #YIS2020 wants your big ideas for a better tomorrow!

Calling young innovators! #YIS2020 wants your big ideas for a better tomorrow!

Submit your 30-second selfie video before April 30!

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Calling young innovators! #YIS2020 wants your big ideas for a better tomorrow!
Exploding enrolment prompts opening of second TWU campus in Richmond

Exploding enrolment prompts opening of second TWU campus in Richmond

Langley’s faith-based Trinity Western University opens a second campus in Richmond

Exploding enrolment prompts opening of second TWU campus in Richmond