School News & Events

There are lots of great things happening in our schools!  Check out some news and pictures from events around our district...
 

April 2016 - CHANCE School - Genius Hour

EA Dane Gehman with student Thomas Pentz and the guitar he made during his Genius Hour class time.

 


At Fraser Valley Distance Education School, students with a passion for science, hands-on building, computer programming and a curiosity of how things work are highly engaged in the Robotics Program.  Within this program students can move on to competitive events to showcase their skills!  More...


In April of 2015, it was announced that Robertson Elementary's "Robertson Rockers", were the winners of the Lieutenant Governor's community music program "Sing Me A Song".  The song, titled "We Belong",  was created by grades 4 - 6 students at Robertson Elementary and their teacher Ms. Jen Epp.  Lieutenant Governor J. Guichon visited the school in May to present the award.  Two videos were created of the song, the first of the Robertson Rockers followed by a new video featuring a school wide recording.

View the videos:

Robertson Rockers - "We Belong"

Robertson Elementary performance - "We Belong"


At Little Mountain Elementary School, two grade four students had a grand time in their role as "Principal of the Day"! More...


At FG Leary Fine Arts Elementary School, all intermediate students participate in the Leary Arts Appreciation Project (LAAP).  The LAPP gives students a unique and personalized learning opportunity, allowing students to showcase skills and knowledge they have acquired, and have special interest in, during their time immersed in arts and learning at FG Leary.  Students produce amazing, creative works and share these with their peers, mentors and the public in June.

Check out one students claymation project on YouTube.


Tyson Tigers win the District Reading Challenge! Students must learn six novels inside and out in order to compete in this challenge where they answer ultra specific questions about the stories.  More...


Vedder Middle School French Immersion Students returned from Quebec after an amazing five-day experience visiting museums, Carnivale, the Ice Hotel, enjoying new dining experiences and more!  To view student accounts and pictures from their amazing trip, click the links below.

Quebec Account 1,  Quebec Account 2


F.G. Leary Fine Arts Elementary had their annual Read-a-Thon and Family Reading night in February.  This event builds school community and helps to raise money for books.

Family Reading Night Picture 1,  Picture 2


G. W. Graham Middle Secondary School

Forty-four students and three chaperones from the GW Graham Middle-Secondary Music Department traveled to the University of Idaho to attend the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival from February 26th to March 1st. The GW Graham VOX group, Treble Makers, Senior Jazz Band and Junior Jazz Band all performed exceptionally well and were outstanding representatives of our school and the Chilliwack community

The highlight of the weekend was Saturday evening when the Junior Jazz Band won their division and was invited to perform at the final concert Saturday night. This is an incredible achievement and a first for the Junior Jazz Band!

A video of the Junior Jazz performance is available for viewing on You Tube


G. W. Graham Senior Boys Basketball Team qualify for Provincial Championships

Saturday night (February 28, 2015) the Senior boys basketball team took on the Southridge Storm in what turned out to be an epic battle.  The Grizzlies found themselves up as many as 10 points early on in the game.  However, the lead would change multiple times throughout the night.  The game would come right down to the final few plays of the game. Gabe Mannes hit a huge three with 18 seconds left to get the grizzlies back within 2.  However, Southridge would hit a couple huge free throws down the stretch to hold on and win.  Saturday night was a classic BC high school basketball playoff final that people will be talking about for years to come.