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Botched science demonstration results in $60K damage, Okanagan teacher’s transfer

Teacher transferred after volcano gone wrong, petition started for his return

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Graduating students from Seycove Secondary in Deep Cove, North Vancouver, B.C. throw their hats during a physically distanced graduation photo Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Graduating students all over the world are celebrating their grads in different ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Canadian Paediatric Society calls on education ministries to allow graduations

Many in-person graduation ceremonies have shifted to a virtual model or been cancelled or postponed

Graduating students from Seycove Secondary in Deep Cove, North Vancouver, B.C. throw their hats during a physically distanced graduation photo Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Graduating students all over the world are celebrating their grads in different ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Black Lives Matter protesters marched through the streets of Williams Lake Friday, June 5, led by teen Rea Klar. (Angie Mindus photo)

Teach Black history to fight racism, starting in elementary school: B.C. students

Students say current anti-racism protests in the U.S. and Canada point to a need for lessons

Black Lives Matter protesters marched through the streets of Williams Lake Friday, June 5, led by teen Rea Klar. (Angie Mindus photo)
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Frances Kelsey students from left: Celeste Borjeau, Gabrielle Pask, and Mika Leblanc are all on pace for high school completion and wanted the pomp and circumstance that goes along with it. (Submitted)

Mill Bay students holding out hope for a more traditional graduation

Disappointment likely looms, according to a SD79 report

Frances Kelsey students from left: Celeste Borjeau, Gabrielle Pask, and Mika Leblanc are all on pace for high school completion and wanted the pomp and circumstance that goes along with it. (Submitted)
The Cowichan Valley School District’s board of education has made their decision regarding graduation ceremonies. (Submitted)

Cowichan grads to have creative graduation ceremonies

All district secondary schools are all at different stages in their planning.

The Cowichan Valley School District’s board of education has made their decision regarding graduation ceremonies. (Submitted)
With the return of school in the Cowichan Valley School District, the RCMP detachments in the Valley would like to remind the public to slow down in school zones. (RCMP)

RCMP remind drivers of school zone safety as classes resume

Keep your foot off the gas or police might get their hands…

With the return of school in the Cowichan Valley School District, the RCMP detachments in the Valley would like to remind the public to slow down in school zones. (RCMP)
Frances Kelsey students from left: Celeste Borjeau, Gabrielle Pask, and Mika Leblanc are all on pace for high school completion and want the pomp and circumstance that goes along with it. (Submitted)

Mill Bay students petition for formal graduation

“We have a few realistic ideas in mind that could provide a safe and healthy grad celebration”

Frances Kelsey students from left: Celeste Borjeau, Gabrielle Pask, and Mika Leblanc are all on pace for high school completion and want the pomp and circumstance that goes along with it. (Submitted)
SD79 officials are preparing to offer modified in-class education after two months off due to COVID-19. (Citizen file)

With many caveats, SD79 preparing to re-open schools

B.C. parents will have the option of sending their children back to…

SD79 officials are preparing to offer modified in-class education after two months off due to COVID-19. (Citizen file)
A empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. British Columbia’s education minister says he wants to learn from other provinces and countries like New Zealand before starting to reopen schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Provinces must give emotional support to returning students: education advocates

Teachers should be prepared to provide ‘trauma-informed practices’ in response to students’ needs

A empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. British Columbia’s education minister says he wants to learn from other provinces and countries like New Zealand before starting to reopen schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Canadian high school grads-to-be grapple with possible ceremony cancellations

Canadian high school grads-to-be grapple with possible ceremony cancellations

Many provinces are looking for alternatives to traditional graduation ceremonies

Canadian high school grads-to-be grapple with possible ceremony cancellations
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‘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

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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)
The Cowichan Valley School District is finding that contact information for students is often out of date. (Citizen file)

Cowichan schools being stymied by outdated student contact info

If you haven’t heard from the school by week’s end, get in touch

The Cowichan Valley School District is finding that contact information for students is often out of date. (Citizen file)
Shawnigan Lake School hopes for students to return after Easter. (Citizen file photo)

Cowichan boarding schools keeping students out of classrooms

Area boarding schools are coming forward with their plans to combat COVID-19

Shawnigan Lake School hopes for students to return after Easter. (Citizen file photo)
Fire crews at work at Chemainus Secondary Friday afternoon, Feb. 28. (Courtesy of Hayley Reed)

Second fire in as many weeks at Chemainus Secondary

UPDATE**2:10 p.m. students are being dismissed from school. “For those that take…

Fire crews at work at Chemainus Secondary Friday afternoon, Feb. 28. (Courtesy of Hayley Reed)
Ottawa experience is one two Chemainus Secondary school students won’t soon forget. From left: MP Alistair MacGregor, Hannah Pachet, Morgan Bottomley and House Speaker Geoff Rega. (Photo submitted)

“Create your Canada” contest returns to Cowichan

MP challenges Grade 11, 12 students in the Cowichan-Malahat-Langford riding

Ottawa experience is one two Chemainus Secondary school students won’t soon forget. From left: MP Alistair MacGregor, Hannah Pachet, Morgan Bottomley and House Speaker Geoff Rega. (Photo submitted)
A debate team from Brentwood College is among the last teams standing out of 150 at the 19th annual International Public Policy Forum. Pictured is the team, which includes Mahir Arora, Nate Philips, Michael Wang and Ryangwon Kim. (Submitted photo)
A debate team from Brentwood College is among the last teams standing out of 150 at the 19th annual International Public Policy Forum. Pictured is the team, which includes Mahir Arora, Nate Philips, Michael Wang and Ryangwon Kim. (Submitted photo)
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B.C. teacher gets 15-year ban after lying about having sex with just-graduated student

Teacher had been dishonest with the B.C. Commissioner for Teacher Regulation

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The old A.B. Greenwell school is a blank canvass for graffiti artists. The Town of Lake Cowichan has hit a snag in the transfer of the site from the school district for use s a public works yard. (Submitted)

Snag hit in Lake Cowichan’s A.B. Greenwell property transfer

“We ran into a brick wall,” confirmed Lake Cowichan chief administrative officer Joe Fernandez.

The old A.B. Greenwell school is a blank canvass for graffiti artists. The Town of Lake Cowichan has hit a snag in the transfer of the site from the school district for use s a public works yard. (Submitted)