Abby Schools

Abbotsford school soon to be home of city’s largest mural

Project of one teacher helped by students, parents, teachers and community


Abbotsford advocate says special needs inclusivity still lacks in schools

Suspensions declining in schools, but Heidi Smit Vinois says that’s just the tip of the iceberg

  • Jul 6, 2019


Abbotsford considering raising education fee on new developments

Fee, which funds property acquisition for new schools, hasn’t budged since 2007

  • Jun 16, 2019


No student left behind by prohibitive fees, Abbotsford officials say

Approved 2019/20 fees include non-mandatory cost of school supplies

  • Jun 15, 2019

Rick Hansen Secondary gets Abbotsford’s first multi-sport school

Human Performance Academy given nod by school board to kick off next school year

  • Jun 13, 2019

Abbotsford School District digs deep into data to improve grad rates

Committee looks at where district can improve experience for students who struggle

  • Jun 9, 2019

Abbotsford schools 2nd-lowest emitter among B.C. districts

Emissions reduced by 19% from 2010 to 2017; goal for 2020 to reduce by 33%

  • Jun 6, 2019

Abbotsford Traditional parents happy with new direction on seismic work

School district’s options would keep students on campus during work

  • Jun 5, 2019

Abbotsford schools sign education agreement with Matsqui First Nation

It’s the first agreement between the district and First Nation since the last one expired in 2005

Abbotsford schools boost French immersion teaching staff

New hires come amid province-wide teacher shortage, lifts freeze on new enrolments

Art recovered from Abbotsford’s now-closed Dunach Elementary

Art being stored in archives of The Reach after advocacy from former PAC president

Abbotsford Middle students to be heard in city hall on traffic issue

Jennifer Guthrie and Jenna Kim studied crashes at intersection outside school, urge action on safety

Admin seeks ways to keep students at Abbotsford school during seismic work

Admin looking for ways to avoid using portables during construction on traditional campus

Little change to Abbotsford teachers’ union executive

Jennifer Brooks, Doug Smuland keep president, labour relations seats; Liane Loeppky voted in as VP

Abbotsford School District has enough portables to house ATSS students

Spokesperson says there are more considerations before committing free portables to traditional school

Abbotsford School District surplus could drop to 1/3 of target range

District targets surplus of $3.8M to $5.8M, but that could drain to $1.3M by summer 2020

Abbotsford School District expects extra $4.5M from ministry next year

Increase comes mostly from increases in funding rates and enrolment for ‘unique student needs’

Rapper D.O. Gibson coming to Abbotsford’s Clayburn Middle School

Gibson to perform, speak to students, using hip hop to convey a positive message

Abbotsford teachers enter collective bargaining with district

Seven meetings scheduled between district and union, running April 30 to June 27

Abbotsford school enrolment audit slashes $234k in funding

Secretary-treasurer Ray Velestuk says school district plans to appeal some of the audit adjustments