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The Sooke School District Board of Education had a busy first meeting on Nov. 29 which among other things saw the creation of a staff affordability fund and a public reaffirmation of district’s commitment to using teaching materials which destigmatize gender identity and sexual orientation discussions. (Black Press Media file photo)

SD62 creates fund to help staff struggling with rising cost of living

Board of education reaffirms support for gender identity classroom materials

 

The Royal Bay Secondary School community came out in full force Wednesday (Nov. 30) for the school’s 10,000 Tonight food drive in support of the Goldstream Food Bank. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Royal Bay Secondary School shoots for 10,000 food items

The school’s annual 10,000 Tonight food drive returned to its full program Wednesday

 

Belmont Secondary School music students Hongye Lin, Mac Johnston, Jay Lausman and Nihitha Pottumutu are gearing up for this year’s Winter Concert, set for Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Belmont students aim to hit the perfect notes at winter concert

Dec. 8 event showcases hard work of dozens of students in multiple bands

 

Sooke School District board trustee Ravi Parmar inside Centre Mountain Lellum Middle School during opening day on Nov. 14. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Sooke School District sees near-record bump in student population

Approximately 600 more students this school year, after 827 were added in 2021-22

Sooke School District board trustee Ravi Parmar inside Centre Mountain Lellum Middle School during opening day on Nov. 14. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Chief Russ Chipps of Beecher Bay First Nation speaking at the groundbreaking for Centre Mountain Lellum Middle school back in November 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)

Chief Chipps looking to build on progress with SD62

“People are just caring more these days,” according to Scia’New First Nations Chief

Chief Russ Chipps of Beecher Bay First Nation speaking at the groundbreaking for Centre Mountain Lellum Middle school back in November 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
Centre Mountain Lellum Middle School welcomed students for the first time Monday (Nov. 14). (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: New Centre Mountain Lellum Middle School opens to students in Langford

Construction delays meant students were placed elsewhere for the start of the school year

Centre Mountain Lellum Middle School welcomed students for the first time Monday (Nov. 14). (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Student Vote elections are run through CIVIX and take place in participating schools. Students are taught the process of how to vote, including looking at each candidate’s viewpoints before hitting the polls. (Black Press Media file photo)

Student vote sees very different outcome in Langford

Mock election encourages children’s civic interest

Student Vote elections are run through CIVIX and take place in participating schools. Students are taught the process of how to vote, including looking at each candidate’s viewpoints before hitting the polls. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Sooke School District is looking to include space for a community hub in plans for a new Colwood school. (Black Press Media file photo)

SD62 looking to build space for non-profits in plans for new Colwood school

SD62 is still looking secure funding to build the south Colwood elementary school in Royal Bay

The Sooke School District is looking to include space for a community hub in plans for a new Colwood school. (Black Press Media file photo)
Ravi Parmar, last term’s SD62 board chair, was re-elected to the school board. (Black Press Media file photo)
Ravi Parmar, last term’s SD62 board chair, was re-elected to the school board. (Black Press Media file photo)
West Shore Warriors football practices will now happen Tuesdays and Thursdays at Spencer Middle School in Langford after SD62 arranged an alternative to Belmont. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore football program back on Langford field

Spencer Middle School found as temporary practice location

West Shore Warriors football practices will now happen Tuesdays and Thursdays at Spencer Middle School in Langford after SD62 arranged an alternative to Belmont. (Black Press Media file photo)
All-candidate meetings are scheduled for those running in the Milnes Landing zone on Oct. 5 and the Belmont zone Oct. 6. (Black Press Media file photo)

Parents group hosts SD62 all-candidates meetings Oct. 5 and 6

Events hosted by Sooke Parents Education Advisory Council

All-candidate meetings are scheduled for those running in the Milnes Landing zone on Oct. 5 and the Belmont zone Oct. 6. (Black Press Media file photo)
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

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)
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

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)
From left: Belmont Grade 11 student Dylan Miller, outdoor education teacher Dayna Christ-Rowling, Grade 12 student Ally Arnold and Grade 11 student Alysia St Jacques in front of the student garden at Belmont Secondary. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
From left: Belmont Grade 11 student Dylan Miller, outdoor education teacher Dayna Christ-Rowling, Grade 12 student Ally Arnold and Grade 11 student Alysia St Jacques in front of the student garden at Belmont Secondary. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
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)