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Students from Ruth King Elementary and Spencer Middle School gathered at Ruth King Thursday (Sept. 29) for an Orange Shirt Day ceremony as schools will be closed on Sept. 30. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: West Shore schools come together for Orange Shirt Day

Ruth King Elementary and Spencer Middle School gathered during the last day of classes for the week

 

Players from the Westshore Warriors and the Victoria Spartans (black) play a football match on Goudy Field on May 29, 2022. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Lighting complaints force Langford football team to relocate practices

Neighbours’ complaints mean Westshore Warriors’ practices have moved to Spectrum Community School

 

School districts are holding elections for trustees, who will work on the school district boards. (Black Press Media file photo)

Who is running for school trustee in SD61, SD62, SD63?

School trustee candidates are on the ballot on general voting day Oct. 15

School districts are holding elections for trustees, who will work on the school district boards. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Village Initiative is a rebrand of the Healthy Schools, Healthy People partnership and is focused on providing more spaces for community groups. (Black Press Media file photo)

SD62 partnership aims to find creative options for community service providers

Village Initiative says there’s work to be done to keep up with West Shore growth

The Village Initiative is a rebrand of the Healthy Schools, Healthy People partnership and is focused on providing more spaces for community groups. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Sooke School District 62 had emailed parents saying students who frequently miss class time because their parents sign them out of school for private academies or learning may have to switch to online or blended learning. (Black Press Media file photo)

No students switched to online learning in SD62 after sign-out spike for private learning

SD62 said students who miss class for private programs may have to switch to online/blended learning

The Sooke School District 62 had emailed parents saying students who frequently miss class time because their parents sign them out of school for private academies or learning may have to switch to online or blended learning. (Black Press Media file photo)
Classrooms feature adjustable lighting and heating and cooling systems, among other amenities, seen here during a tour of the new PEXSISEN Elementary School in Langford Friday Sept. 2, 2022. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: PEXSISEN elementary ready to welcome Langford students

SD62 showed off the new school ahead of the first day of classes

Classrooms feature adjustable lighting and heating and cooling systems, among other amenities, seen here during a tour of the new PEXSISEN Elementary School in Langford Friday Sept. 2, 2022. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Due to construction delays, Centre Mountain Lellum Middle School won’t open in time for the new school year. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

New Langford middle school opening pushed back to November

Students will instead start the school year at other schools

Due to construction delays, Centre Mountain Lellum Middle School won’t open in time for the new school year. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Greater Victoria communities want SD61 to use municipal funds for crosswalk programs. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria councils push to fund SD61 crossing guards as absence looms

Crossing guard association folding in June makes September return uncertain

Greater Victoria communities want SD61 to use municipal funds for crosswalk programs. (Black Press Media file photo)
Spencer Middle School in Langford is part of SD62. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore parents forced to settle for vouchers for cancelled 2020 school trip

Parents refunded $1,600 of the $2,900 spent for Spencer Middle School students’ trip to Disneyland

Spencer Middle School in Langford is part of SD62. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sooke School District superintendent Scott Stinson (from left), Beecher Bay First Nation Chief Russ Chipps, Songhees First Nation elder Butch Dick, and SD62 trustee Ravi Parmar, broke ground on two new Langford schools in November 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)

SD62 capital plan includes seismic upgrades for Port Renfrew, 3 new West Shore schools

Upgrades will cut down on 3-hour bus rides for Port Renfrew students

Sooke School District superintendent Scott Stinson (from left), Beecher Bay First Nation Chief Russ Chipps, Songhees First Nation elder Butch Dick, and SD62 trustee Ravi Parmar, broke ground on two new Langford schools in November 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
A letter sent to parents of students at Dunsmuir Middle School said police visited a student’s home and a BB gun was turned in following a safety tip made to the school. (Google Streetview/Screenshot)

BB gun turned in after Colwood school receives safety tip

RCMP visited a student’s home where the BB gun was turned in

A letter sent to parents of students at Dunsmuir Middle School said police visited a student’s home and a BB gun was turned in following a safety tip made to the school. (Google Streetview/Screenshot)
The Sooke School District 62 sent out to an email to parents warning them their children could be prevented from enrolling in school if they regularly miss class to go to private learning during school hours. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Parents sending kids to private lessons during school hours risk future enrolment, SD62 says

School district said repeat absences becoming a problem among middle school students

The Sooke School District 62 sent out to an email to parents warning them their children could be prevented from enrolling in school if they regularly miss class to go to private learning during school hours. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Hudson and Kristina Judas outside their home on the Royal Roads campus in Colwood. Hudson was struck by a car while walking off his bus on campus. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Colwood mom raises alarm over inaction by bus driver, school district after son hit by SUV

Kristina Judas is concerned by a lack of action by a school bus driver after the incident

Hudson and Kristina Judas outside their home on the Royal Roads campus in Colwood. Hudson was struck by a car while walking off his bus on campus. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The Sooke School District 62 had to deal with complaints after a teacher read a derogatory word from a book in class. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

In B.C., who chooses what your child reads in class?

The province does the curriculum, district develops guidelines, but teachers choose the resources

The Sooke School District 62 had to deal with complaints after a teacher read a derogatory word from a book in class. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Stavros Chrysoulis, Grade 12, Jay Lausman, Grade 11, Rachel Nordby, Grade 12 are preparing for the year-end concert at Belmont Secondary School. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

First-time jitters and final hurrahs: Belmont’s year-end concert

Some students have yet to perform in a year-end concert during their time at school

Stavros Chrysoulis, Grade 12, Jay Lausman, Grade 11, Rachel Nordby, Grade 12 are preparing for the year-end concert at Belmont Secondary School. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
A rider makes their way down the trail during the 2022 B.C. School Sports High School Mountain Biking Provincial Championships at the Jordie Lunn Bike Park in Langford on May 27. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: High school mountain bikers flock to Langford trails

Jordie Lunn Bike Park hosts its first provincial championship competition

A rider makes their way down the trail during the 2022 B.C. School Sports High School Mountain Biking Provincial Championships at the Jordie Lunn Bike Park in Langford on May 27. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Dunsmuir middle school teacher Sue Duvall organized a 1950s themed car show for the school May 26 as part of her class project on novel The Outsiders, and as a last hurrah before her retirement at the end of the school year. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Retiring middle school teacher in Colwood gives Dunsmuir the ‘50s treatment

Event part of students’ book study and helps mark teacher Sue Duvall’s retirement

Dunsmuir middle school teacher Sue Duvall organized a 1950s themed car show for the school May 26 as part of her class project on novel The Outsiders, and as a last hurrah before her retirement at the end of the school year. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
During a Thursday (May 19) planting blitz, a student from Eagleview elementary helps take a riparian plant out of its pot to plant it on the hillside near Craigflower Creek in View Royal. The creek is being realigned to run behind the new BC Transit handyDART centre. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: New handyDART centre in View Royal tackling bus capacity, creek challenges

Eagleview elementary students help plant greenery along realigned Craigflower Creek

During a Thursday (May 19) planting blitz, a student from Eagleview elementary helps take a riparian plant out of its pot to plant it on the hillside near Craigflower Creek in View Royal. The creek is being realigned to run behind the new BC Transit handyDART centre. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Riota Vangenne, a Grade 12 student at Royal Bay Secondary, demonstrates a rocket stove he built in welding class. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

New welding equipment at Colwood, Sooke high schools part of SD62 trades training

CWB Welding Foundation grant purchases equipment for Royal Bay, Edward Milne

Riota Vangenne, a Grade 12 student at Royal Bay Secondary, demonstrates a rocket stove he built in welding class. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
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