Abby Schools

At MEI Schools, they teach students that the true meaning of Christmas is about hope, joy and peace.

Renovation helps Abbotsford independent school continue teaching the true meaning of Christmas

Mennonite Educational Institute students take a message of hope into the world

  • Dec 5, 2022

 

Robert Bateman Secondary students, including (left to right) Felix Houweling, Victoria Yip and Ty Edwards, show off the holiday cards they created that will be delivered to seniors later this month. (Submitted)

Robert Bateman Secondary art students create holiday cards for Abbotsford seniors

Grade 9 art students design, make and deliver seasonal cards for seniors at Oxford Senior Care home

 

People lay wreaths at the Remembrance Day ceremony at Thunderbird Memorial Square in Abbotsford on Friday, Nov. 11. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News file)

Abbotsford school trustees hope to be recognized as elected officials at Remembrance Day

Board members discuss feeling disconnected from other municipally elected officials at event

 

The new Abbotsford school board includes (clockwise from top left): Korky Neufeld, Stan Petersen, Jared White, Mike Rauch, Rupi Kanda-Rajwan, Preet Rai and Shirley Wilson. The board was inaugurated on Nov. 15. (Submitted image)

Neufeld and Rauch acclaimed to chair newest Abbotsford school board

Inauguration ceremony took place at school district’s newest school

The new Abbotsford school board includes (clockwise from top left): Korky Neufeld, Stan Petersen, Jared White, Mike Rauch, Rupi Kanda-Rajwan, Preet Rai and Shirley Wilson. The board was inaugurated on Nov. 15. (Submitted image)
A video still from The Power of the Student Voice, a video created by the communications team at the Abbotsford school district. The video was one of three that earned the district an industry award. (Screenshot)

Abbotsford school district’s communications team earns national award

School district incorporating more videos into how they communicate with the public

A video still from The Power of the Student Voice, a video created by the communications team at the Abbotsford school district. The video was one of three that earned the district an industry award. (Screenshot)
Funds donated to MEI Schools capital improvements will support their mission of delivering high quality education encompassing distinct Christian values.

Major renovations support the mission of Abbotsford independent school

Mennonite Educational Institute students learn to serve their communities and the world

  • Nov 14, 2022
Funds donated to MEI Schools capital improvements will support their mission of delivering high quality education encompassing distinct Christian values.
Sourav Arora speaks at the AbbyMUN 2021 conference held at Abbotsford Senior Secondary School. (Submitted photo)

Model United Nations conference for students to take place in Abbotsford

Free event planned for Saturday, Nov. 19 at Abby Senior to address global issues

Sourav Arora speaks at the AbbyMUN 2021 conference held at Abbotsford Senior Secondary School. (Submitted photo)
Irene Kelleher Totí:ltawtxw Elementary School on Eagle Mountain in Abbotsford is the city’s newest school. The new Abbotsford board of education will be inaugurated at a special meeting there on the evening of Nov. 15. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

New Abbotsford school board trustees to be inaugurated Nov. 15

New board comprises four incumbents and three newcomers

Irene Kelleher Totí:ltawtxw Elementary School on Eagle Mountain in Abbotsford is the city’s newest school. The new Abbotsford board of education will be inaugurated at a special meeting there on the evening of Nov. 15. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
Support the Mennonite Educational Institute in building on their solid foundation.

Abbotsford independent school takes on major upgrades

Mennonite Educational Institute asks supporters to join in reaching their goal

  • Oct 24, 2022
Support the Mennonite Educational Institute in building on their solid foundation.
A group of 34 teachers were awarded for excellence in education recently at the Government House in Victoria, including two educators from Abbotsford. (Province of B.C. image)

Premier’s ‘excellence in education’ awards given to two Abbotsford educators

Excellence in education awards given to teacher and principal at Eugene Reimer middle

A group of 34 teachers were awarded for excellence in education recently at the Government House in Victoria, including two educators from Abbotsford. (Province of B.C. image)
Students at Chief Dan George middle school took part in the Student Vote this election on Oct. 14, along with a handful of other local schools. They mostly voted similarly to the electorate, but not entirely. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Student Vote results mirror election results, partly

Students voted back councillor Sandy Blue, an incumbent who lost her seat Saturday

Students at Chief Dan George middle school took part in the Student Vote this election on Oct. 14, along with a handful of other local schools. They mostly voted similarly to the electorate, but not entirely. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
There are 13 candidates vying for seven spots on the Abbotsford board of education. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford trustee candidates respond to questions

13 people vying for seven spots at the board of education table

  • Oct 15, 2022
There are 13 candidates vying for seven spots on the Abbotsford board of education. (Abbotsford News file photo)
A screenshot from a video that’s part of a project being undertaken by the Abbotsford school district over the next 12 years. (Screenshot/Youtube)

Abbotsford school district continues laying out strategic plan progress

Board hears updates from communication, human resources departments in last meeting before election

A screenshot from a video that’s part of a project being undertaken by the Abbotsford school district over the next 12 years. (Screenshot/Youtube)
The Abbotsford school district will be using part of the funds sent by the province for food security for a new affordability fund administered by individual schools. (Black Press file photo)

Abbotsford school district creates affordability fund for parents to acccess

Funding can be for food, school supplies, clothing and fees, says school district

The Abbotsford school district will be using part of the funds sent by the province for food security for a new affordability fund administered by individual schools. (Black Press file photo)
There are 13 candidates vying for seven spots on the Abbotsford board of education. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford trustee candidates respond to questions

13 people vying for seven spots at the board of education table

  • Oct 7, 2022
There are 13 candidates vying for seven spots on the Abbotsford board of education. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Artwork by Jaye Kovacs and Keagan Emerson was chosen for this year’s Orange Shirt Day t-shirts for the Abbotsford school district. (Submitted image)

Orange Shirt Day art contest supports young Indigenous artists in Abbotsford

Two students’ work chosen from more than 100 submissions across school district

Artwork by Jaye Kovacs and Keagan Emerson was chosen for this year’s Orange Shirt Day t-shirts for the Abbotsford school district. (Submitted image)
A basic intermediate classroom at Irene Kelleher Totí:ltawtxw elementary in Abbotsford. Getting the school finished was a major project over the summer for the district. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

Elementary and middle school enrolment still on the rise in Abbotsford

Annual reports the main business as board of education cracks books open

A basic intermediate classroom at Irene Kelleher Totí:ltawtxw elementary in Abbotsford. Getting the school finished was a major project over the summer for the district. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
Abbotsford Christian School has a new rubberized surface made from recycled tires on its playground and short track for its middle-secondary campus. (Submitted photo)

Recycled tires provide rubberized surface at Abbotsford school playground

Abbotsford Christian School received $30,000 grant from Tire Stewardship BC

Abbotsford Christian School has a new rubberized surface made from recycled tires on its playground and short track for its middle-secondary campus. (Submitted photo)
Rod Santiago from Archway Community Services laughs as he tries out the built-in reading nooks in the library at Irene Kelleher Totí:ltawtxw Elementary School in Abbotsford during a tour of the new school. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

Inclusion and Indigenous culture featured throughout Abbotsford’s newest school

Official opening of Irene Kelleher Totí:ltawtxw elementary included tours and speeches

Rod Santiago from Archway Community Services laughs as he tries out the built-in reading nooks in the library at Irene Kelleher Totí:ltawtxw Elementary School in Abbotsford during a tour of the new school. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
Irene Kelleher Totí:ltawtxw on Eagle Mountain is the newest elementary school to open in Abbotsford. (Abbotsford school district photo)

New school opens in Abbotsford; improvements coming to others

Irene Kelleher Totí:ltawtxw opens on Eagle Mountain with capacity for 460 students

Irene Kelleher Totí:ltawtxw on Eagle Mountain is the newest elementary school to open in Abbotsford. (Abbotsford school district photo)