Education

High school students from across the province attended this year’s iteration of AbbyMUN at Abbotsford Senior Secondary School on Nov. 19. (Submitted photo)

High school students from across B.C. visit Abbotsford for debate and diplomacy

AbbyMUN provides opportunity for students to debate relevant global issues

  • Dec 2, 2022

 

Students in Mission middle schools and secondary schools are disrputing classrooms because of vaping. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. school district troubled by vaping students

Mission superintendent Angus Wilson says students leaving classes to vape is impacting their capacity to learn and focus

 

Students make their way to the first day of school at Sherwood Park Elementary in North Vancouver, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. British Columbia’s public school teachers have ratified a new three-year contract. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. teachers strongly approve three-year contract with pay boost, added benefits

British Columbia’s public school teachers have ratified a new three-year contract. Nearly…

 

A Campbell River teacher was disciplined for a lesson she taught her students about racism. (Pixabay)

B.C. teacher reprimanded for Grade 2 exercise on segregation that left child in tears

Commisioner For Teacher Regulation says teacher failed to treat students with “dignity and respect”

A Campbell River teacher was disciplined for a lesson she taught her students about racism. (Pixabay)
Jen Maxwell has won a Governor General’s History Award for excellence in teaching, for a project she undertook with her Grade 12 students at W.J. Mouat secondary in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford teacher to receive Governor General’s history award

School project that explored progress on 94 Calls to Action earns Canada’s top history prize

Jen Maxwell has won a Governor General’s History Award for excellence in teaching, for a project she undertook with her Grade 12 students at W.J. Mouat secondary in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)
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)
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.
Students at the Washington Junior High School leaving classes for the day, use the unlocking mechanism to open the bags their cell phone were sealed in during the school day, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, in Washington, Pa. Citing mental health, behavior and engagement as the impetus, many educators are updating cellphone policies, with a number turning to magnetically sealing pouches. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Schools clash with parents over bans on student cellphones

Parents who had constant access to their children during remote learning reluctant to give that up

Students at the Washington Junior High School leaving classes for the day, use the unlocking mechanism to open the bags their cell phone were sealed in during the school day, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, in Washington, Pa. Citing mental health, behavior and engagement as the impetus, many educators are updating cellphone policies, with a number turning to magnetically sealing pouches. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
A report from the Canadian Centre for Child Protection found 167 school personnel had criminal charges laid against them over a 5-year reporting period. Advocate file photo

‘Tip of the iceberg:’ Report finds 252 school personnel accused of sexual offences

Canadian Centre for Child Protection report details offences against 548 children over a 5-year span

A report from the Canadian Centre for Child Protection found 167 school personnel had criminal charges laid against them over a 5-year reporting period. Advocate file photo
Bennett Goetrzen has created a newspaper carrier system he calls the Newser Cruiser that keeps his routes dry for his customers, and gets his Abbotsford News paper route done quicker. (Submitted photo)

Young Abbotsford News carrier creates Newser Cruiser to improve delivery

New way to transport newspapers is easier and keeps them safe from Abbotsford’s wet and windy weather

Bennett Goetrzen has created a newspaper carrier system he calls the Newser Cruiser that keeps his routes dry for his customers, and gets his Abbotsford News paper route done quicker. (Submitted photo)
Cornerstone Christian School now has therapy bunnies to help students with difficult times. (Submitted image)

Therapy bunnies melting worries away for Abbotsford students

Cornerstone Christian School has introduced lop-eared rabbits as newest members of staff

Cornerstone Christian School now has therapy bunnies to help students with difficult times. (Submitted image)
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.
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College enrollment is down for a third year in a row

On Oct. 20, the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center released a report…

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Former Abbotsford vice-principal Mike Haire has been given a lifetime teaching ban after previously being sentenced for two child porn offences. (Abbotsford Police Department)

Lifetime teaching ban issued to former Abbotsford vice-principal sentenced for child porn

Mike Haire received 20-month jail sentence in June for hundreds of images and videos

Former Abbotsford vice-principal Mike Haire has been given a lifetime teaching ban after previously being sentenced for two child porn offences. (Abbotsford Police Department)
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)
There is an open house at UFV in Abbotsford on Oct. 22. (UFV photo)

UFV in Abbotsford hosts its first campus-wide open house

All departments and programs on display at informative, fun day planned on campus

There is an open house at UFV in Abbotsford on Oct. 22. (UFV photo)
Dave Tshilolo of Abbotsford is a recipient of the Standing Tall Education Award from Coast Capital. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford teen receives Standing Tall Education Award from Coast Capital

Dave Tshilolo among 44 students across B.C. to earn $3,500 award

Dave Tshilolo of Abbotsford is a recipient of the Standing Tall Education Award from Coast Capital. (Submitted photo)
English Language Learners teacher, Harjit Chauhan (centre) has been actively involved with educating students and the community about cultural celebrations like Diwali and Ramadan. (The News)

B.C. teacher wins national We Love Teachers contest

Harjit Chauhan was one of eight finalists in the inaugural Staples Canada program

English Language Learners teacher, Harjit Chauhan (centre) has been actively involved with educating students and the community about cultural celebrations like Diwali and Ramadan. (The News)
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)