Schools

A B.C. teacher has been banned for 15 years for engaging in inappropriate relationships with former students. (Pixabay)

15-year ban for B.C. teacher who travelled overnight, shared room with recent graduates

Teacher entered into intimate relationship with 1 former student during trip

 

A ball python that was found in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on Aug. 5, 2015. A teacher in B.C. was publicly reprimended for bringing his own ball python to class in 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ AP, Jerry Jackson, The Baltimore Sun)

B.C. teacher disciplined for bringing 3-foot snake to middle school as costume prop

One student didn’t know it was real until it was wrapped around his neck and began to slither

 

A California school district is hoping to attract more teachers by providing them with affordable housing. (Associated Press/screenshot)

VIDEO: California school district builds affordable housing to attract teachers

Rising rent, teacher shortages piquing districts’ interest in workforce housing

 

Coast Mountains School District 82 released highlights from a self-report questionnaire of students in various grades. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Northwest B.C. public school students report lack of well-being: Survey

Grade 8 students lag behind average well-being for B.C. school districts

Coast Mountains School District 82 released highlights from a self-report questionnaire of students in various grades. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
Students from all seven Delta secondary schools have produced a series of anti-racism videos to help educate and activate their fellow students, school district staff and the community at large. (Delta School District video screenshot)

Delta students produce anti-racism educational video

Video first of a series made using a $10,000 provincial grant the district received in 2021

Students from all seven Delta secondary schools have produced a series of anti-racism videos to help educate and activate their fellow students, school district staff and the community at large. (Delta School District video screenshot)
Delta School District headquarters in Ladner. (Grace Kennedy photo)

Delta teachers preparing for new Indigenous-focused grad requirement

Students in Grade 10 this year must complete new Indigenous-focused courses starting in 2023-24

Delta School District headquarters in Ladner. (Grace Kennedy photo)
File photo Surrey Now-Leader

Bear and cubs spotted at Surrey high school

This happened at about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, at 16060 108 Ave.

File photo Surrey Now-Leader
Devon Gardens Elementary student Ryan Joseph was awarded the Alumni Choice Award at the 2022 BC Heritage Fair for his project about his uncle, Squamish Nation artist Xwalacktun Rick Harry. Joseph and Harry are seen here in a photo from Joseph’s heritage fair presentation.

North Delta elementary student wins award at BC Heritage Fair

Ryan Joseph recognized for his project about his uncle, Squamish Nation artist Xwalacktun Rick Harry

Devon Gardens Elementary student Ryan Joseph was awarded the Alumni Choice Award at the 2022 BC Heritage Fair for his project about his uncle, Squamish Nation artist Xwalacktun Rick Harry. Joseph and Harry are seen here in a photo from Joseph’s heritage fair presentation.
Clayton Elementary’s two-room schoolhouse was built in 1921 and is still in use. The school is closing at the end of June and all staff and all returning students will start at the newly-constructed Regent Road Elementary School just up the street in September. (Image via surreyschools.ca)

Students from Clayton Elementary to move to newly constructed Regent Road

End of an era as 1921 building set to close

Clayton Elementary’s two-room schoolhouse was built in 1921 and is still in use. The school is closing at the end of June and all staff and all returning students will start at the newly-constructed Regent Road Elementary School just up the street in September. (Image via surreyschools.ca)
Delta school Trustee Bruce Reid. (submitted photo)

Bruce Reid seeking third term on Delta school board

Reid is running with fellow Trustee Nick Kanakos, who announced his candidacy last week

Delta school Trustee Bruce Reid. (submitted photo)
Aerin Brown, graduate from Southridge School awarded with largest STEM scholarship in Canada. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey student awarded $100K – largest STEM scholarship in country

Aerin Brown graduated from Southridge School and will be heading to McGill University in September

Aerin Brown, graduate from Southridge School awarded with largest STEM scholarship in Canada. (Contributed photo)
Rain Pierre designed the plaques that will be displayed in every educational building in Surrey, acknowledging the Coast Salish land the buildings reside on. (Surrey Schools photo)

Land acknowledgement plaques to be installed in every Surrey school

Project is to further efforts to build a good-standing relationship with Indigenous peoples

Rain Pierre designed the plaques that will be displayed in every educational building in Surrey, acknowledging the Coast Salish land the buildings reside on. (Surrey Schools photo)
A B.C. high school teacher has been banned from practising in the province for life for having a sexual relationship with a student. (Credit: Pixabay)

B.C. high school teacher banned for life for sexual relationship with student

Teacher pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation in 2019

A B.C. high school teacher has been banned from practising in the province for life for having a sexual relationship with a student. (Credit: Pixabay)
Delta School District office in Ladner. (Grace Kennedy photo)

Half of Delta School District staff surveyed report racism in the workplace

District committing to number of actions aimed at championing equity and inclusion

Delta School District office in Ladner. (Grace Kennedy photo)
Students at Hazelgrove Elementary jump during a school skip-a-thon May 20. Money raised at the skip-a-thon went to support Ukraine. (Photo submitted: Jill Payne)

Kids raise nearly $10K for Ukraine

Hazelgrove Elementary students raise money for charity

Students at Hazelgrove Elementary jump during a school skip-a-thon May 20. Money raised at the skip-a-thon went to support Ukraine. (Photo submitted: Jill Payne)
Semiahmoo First Nation drummers performed during Semiahmoo Secondary's reconciliation ceremony. (Jacob Zinn photo)

Reconciliation ceremony held at Semiahmoo Secondary

School has vowed to mend relationship with Semiahmoo First Nation after past wrongdoing

Semiahmoo First Nation drummers performed during Semiahmoo Secondary's reconciliation ceremony. (Jacob Zinn photo)
(clockwise, from left) 2022 Beedie Luminaries scholarship winners Anab Hirsi, Mya Hamalock, Ridah Jawaid and Hayden Davis. (Beedie Luminaries/submitted photos)

Four Delta students awarded Beedie Luminaries scholarships

Worth up to $40,000 each, the scholarships recognize academic readiness and resiliency

(clockwise, from left) 2022 Beedie Luminaries scholarship winners Anab Hirsi, Mya Hamalock, Ridah Jawaid and Hayden Davis. (Beedie Luminaries/submitted photos)
A classroom in Scarborough, Ont., on September 14, 2020. A North Vancouver School District teacher was suspended for five days in May 2022 for taking inappropriate actions against his elementary school students. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

B.C. elementary school teacher suspended for cracking backs, pinching trapeziuses

Students called the one moved the ‘back-breaker,’ and several said it was painful

A classroom in Scarborough, Ont., on September 14, 2020. A North Vancouver School District teacher was suspended for five days in May 2022 for taking inappropriate actions against his elementary school students. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Crews work on the 700-seat, 29-classroom addition at Sullivan Heights Secondary on May 13, 2022. The expansion is set to open a year late. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey school district ‘optimistic’ Sullivan Heights addition will be ready by the fall

The 700-seat addition was supposed to be completed by fall of 2021

Crews work on the 700-seat, 29-classroom addition at Sullivan Heights Secondary on May 13, 2022. The expansion is set to open a year late. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
(from left) Delta school board chair Val Windsor, Delta North MLA Ravi Kahlon, school trustee Bruce Reid, district assistant superintendent Brad Bauman, district superintendent Doug Sheppard, principal Patricia Wilson and vice-principal Sharon Hoffinger with Grade 6 students Logan, Keira and Devinjit pose for a photo after an assembly at Richardson Elementary on Friday, May 13, 2022, to announce provincial funding to build a new accessible playground at the North Delta school. (James Smith photo)

Accessible playground funded for North Delta’s Richardson Elementary

School district receiving $165,000 grant via the provincial government’s Playground Equipment Program

(from left) Delta school board chair Val Windsor, Delta North MLA Ravi Kahlon, school trustee Bruce Reid, district assistant superintendent Brad Bauman, district superintendent Doug Sheppard, principal Patricia Wilson and vice-principal Sharon Hoffinger with Grade 6 students Logan, Keira and Devinjit pose for a photo after an assembly at Richardson Elementary on Friday, May 13, 2022, to announce provincial funding to build a new accessible playground at the North Delta school. (James Smith photo)