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Two new portables were recently moved onto the grounds of Millstream Elementary School in Langford. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Sooke School District enrolment higher than anticipated

Space especially tight at high schools in SD62

Two new portables were recently moved onto the grounds of Millstream Elementary School in Langford. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Community mourns loss of Colwood librarian

Community mourns loss of Colwood librarian

Adored by those around her May Crompton will be sorely missed, especially at Dunsmuir Middle School

Community mourns loss of Colwood librarian
Gerry Denis, manager of Staples WestShore, said staff are aiming to exceed last year’s total for an annual barbecue on Aug. 23 that raises funds to assist families who need a hand woth the cost of school supplies. (Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff)

Buy a hamburger and help families struggling with the cost of school supplies

Annual fundraiser happening now at Langford Staples

  • Aug 23, 2017
Gerry Denis, manager of Staples WestShore, said staff are aiming to exceed last year’s total for an annual barbecue on Aug. 23 that raises funds to assist families who need a hand woth the cost of school supplies. (Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff)
Gerry Denis, manager of Staples WestShore, said staff are aiming to exceed last year’s total for an annual barbecue on Aug. 23 that raises funds to assist families who need a hand with the cost of school supplies. (Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff)

Staples and Lions raising funds for school supplies

Organizers aim to exceed last year’s total of $8,000

  • Aug 22, 2017
Gerry Denis, manager of Staples WestShore, said staff are aiming to exceed last year’s total for an annual barbecue on Aug. 23 that raises funds to assist families who need a hand with the cost of school supplies. (Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff)
The City of Langford is applying for a third time to have two parcels on Latoria Road removed from the ALR. (Map courtesy City of Langford)

Langford, SD62 partner for land swap deal

Langford pushes two properties for ALR exclusion for a third time

The City of Langford is applying for a third time to have two parcels on Latoria Road removed from the ALR. (Map courtesy City of Langford)
Carol Stevens plays word bingo with a group of children at Savory elementary on the last day of the school year for the Rotary-sponsored 
BEAR program.                                 (Katherine Engqvist
/News Gazette staff)

Volunteers BEAR down to help kids in Langford

Program gets children and volunteers excited about reading

Carol Stevens plays word bingo with a group of children at Savory elementary on the last day of the school year for the Rotary-sponsored 
BEAR program.                                 (Katherine Engqvist
/News Gazette staff)
A Royal Bay secondary student has fallen through the cracks in a system meant to help students warns parent. (Gazette file photo)

Colwood parent says school failed her daughter this year

Individual Education Plan wasn’t implemented, says Royal Bay secondary parent

A Royal Bay secondary student has fallen through the cracks in a system meant to help students warns parent. (Gazette file photo)
Happy Valley elementary Grade 4 students raised almost $1,000 to foster education opportunities for children in third world countries. (Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff)

Grade 4 class eager to open doors to learning for others

Students, teachers and parents come together for bake sale in Langford

Happy Valley elementary Grade 4 students raised almost $1,000 to foster education opportunities for children in third world countries. (Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff)
Dunsmuir middle school’s dance academy students have been working hard to get ready for their final performance of the year. One of their numbers the Grade 6 students are working on is a toe-tapping jazz routine that has a country flare to it. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff).

Dunsmuir’s dance academy looks to get students moving

Some spaces still available for next school year

Dunsmuir middle school’s dance academy students have been working hard to get ready for their final performance of the year. One of their numbers the Grade 6 students are working on is a toe-tapping jazz routine that has a country flare to it. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff).
Royal Bay athlete takes gold at provincials in Langley

Royal Bay athlete takes gold at provincials in Langley

Hurdler Brea Christie finishes her track and field career off in style

Royal Bay athlete takes gold at provincials in Langley
Colwood student’s topic resonates in all languages

Colwood student’s topic resonates in all languages

Sooke School District well represented at French competition

  • Jun 10, 2017
Colwood student’s topic resonates in all languages
Liam Horgan (as John Bender) wraps his arms around co-stars Noelle Ferguson (Claire Standish) and Derek Peachey (Andrew Clark) during rehearsals for the school’s upcoming presentation of The Breakfast Club. Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff

Detention: Belmont secondary students to spend evenings in the library

Langford school puts on The Breakfast Club performance in the perfect setting

Liam Horgan (as John Bender) wraps his arms around co-stars Noelle Ferguson (Claire Standish) and Derek Peachey (Andrew Clark) during rehearsals for the school’s upcoming presentation of The Breakfast Club. Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff
Bob Phillips (File Photo)

Sooke school district board chairman resigns

SD62 board chair Bob Phillips has resigned after 18 months in the position

Bob Phillips (File Photo)
Belmont secondary principal Ray Miller welcomes a group of special guests to the unveiling of the Belmont timeline on Tuesday. Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff

Belmont’s history unveiled for all

Class project highlights important events in the Langford school’s history

Belmont secondary principal Ray Miller welcomes a group of special guests to the unveiling of the Belmont timeline on Tuesday. Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff
STUDENT VOICES: Do what you love, if you have time

STUDENT VOICES: Do what you love, if you have time

Belmont secondary’s Cam Marshall offers his thoughts on his future

  • May 19, 2017
STUDENT VOICES: Do what you love, if you have time
Grade 2 Ryder Wakefield, 8, and Grade 1 Gabe Jopp, 6, show off some of the elements of the mural that they had a hand working on. All of the students at John Stubbs contributed to the felted mural that now hangs in the hallway of their school. Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff

Student-made art piece hung with pride at Colwood school

Ecole John Stubbs student body spent four months working on felted mural

Grade 2 Ryder Wakefield, 8, and Grade 1 Gabe Jopp, 6, show off some of the elements of the mural that they had a hand working on. All of the students at John Stubbs contributed to the felted mural that now hangs in the hallway of their school. Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff
Members of the Victoria Symphony Orchestra rehearse at the Royal Theatre in Victoria. The orchestra is playing three special concerts for Sooke School District elementary students next Thursday (May 18) in the Belmont secondary gymnasium. Don Denton/Black Press

Victoria Symphony Orchestra to perform in Langford

Sooke School District elementary students treated to three performances

  • May 14, 2017
Members of the Victoria Symphony Orchestra rehearse at the Royal Theatre in Victoria. The orchestra is playing three special concerts for Sooke School District elementary students next Thursday (May 18) in the Belmont secondary gymnasium. Don Denton/Black Press
Ten-year-old Jenna Lehman, of Langford, stretches out for a beanbag while tied to a bungy cord holding her back at Happy Valley school’s Spring Fair last year. Gazette file photo

Spring Fair makes school trips and other activities possible

Don’t miss the big event at Happy Valley elementary in Langford on Thursday

  • May 4, 2017
Ten-year-old Jenna Lehman, of Langford, stretches out for a beanbag while tied to a bungy cord holding her back at Happy Valley school’s Spring Fair last year. Gazette file photo
Music Monday rocks The Q Centre in Colwood

Music Monday rocks The Q Centre in Colwood

Students from across the Sooke School District gather for annual event

  • May 2, 2017
Music Monday rocks The Q Centre in Colwood
Savory elementary school hosts swap and shop in Langford

Savory elementary school hosts swap and shop in Langford

Garage sale style event serves as a fundraiser

  • Apr 28, 2017
Savory elementary school hosts swap and shop in Langford
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