Chilliwack School District

There will be a new accessible playground at Promontory Heights Elementary in Chilliwack thanks to $165,000 in provincial funding. Mountain Elementary in the Abbotsford School District will also be getting the same amount of funding for a new playground. (City of Chilliwack)

Provincial funding brings new accessible playgrounds to Chilliwack, Abbotsford school districts

Promontory Heights and Mountain Elementary will each get $165,000 for new equipment

 

Members of the Sardis Secondary junior drumline rehearse at the school on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 in preparation for the upcoming provincial championships which Sardis will be hosting. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Sardis Secondary to host B.C. drumline championships in Chilliwack

Event will be open to public with 13 drumlines competing, 2 from Sardis Secondary

 

Grade 3 students from Watson Elementary were out at Vedder Park on Thursday, March 17, 2022 doing their ‘kindness project.’ (Shelley Burke photo)

Chilliwack kids spread warmth on rainy day with ‘kindness project’

Watson Elementary students handed out small gifts to folks at Vedder Park

Grade 3 students from Watson Elementary were out at Vedder Park on Thursday, March 17, 2022 doing their ‘kindness project.’ (Shelley Burke photo)
Members with the Soroptimist International Club of Chilliwack speak with Chilliwack Secondary students as part of the Dream It, Be It program at the school on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack Soroptimist club helps teen girls achieve career goals with ‘Dream It, Be It’

Career-support program aims to help female students with post-secondary goals

Members with the Soroptimist International Club of Chilliwack speak with Chilliwack Secondary students as part of the Dream It, Be It program at the school on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld (left) and former BCTF president Glen Hansman (right).

Former BCTF president asks Supreme Court to reinstate dismissal of Chilliwack trustee’s civil suit

Glen Hansman’s appeal of lower court decision regarding Barry Neufeld to be heard by Canada’s highest court

Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld (left) and former BCTF president Glen Hansman (right).
From left, Paul Natrall, Isabelle Molloy, Evan Gabriel and Daisy Friesen hold the thank-you cards they made for community heroes following the Fraser Valley floods. The Tyson elementary students later delivered their cards to people in the community. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Chilliwack elementary class makes thank-you cards for community heroes following floods

‘They deserve to be remembered, they need to be thought of,’ says Grade 4 Tyson elementary student

From left, Paul Natrall, Isabelle Molloy, Evan Gabriel and Daisy Friesen hold the thank-you cards they made for community heroes following the Fraser Valley floods. The Tyson elementary students later delivered their cards to people in the community. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Fraser Health declared a COVID outbreak at Promontory Heights elementary on Sept. 22, 2021. The school will be closed until at least Oct. 3. (Google Maps)

UPDATE: 20 staff, students test positive for COVID at Chilliwack elementary school

Promontory Heights closed for 1.5 weeks, students move to remote learning

Fraser Health declared a COVID outbreak at Promontory Heights elementary on Sept. 22, 2021. The school will be closed until at least Oct. 3. (Google Maps)
Sign in a school washroom telling people to use hand sanitizer since there’s no soap due to thefts. (Facebook)

42 soap dispensers ripped from washroom walls at 3 Chilliwack schools over TikTok challenge

42 soap dispensers ripped off washroom walls in past 2 days, says Chilliwack school district

Sign in a school washroom telling people to use hand sanitizer since there’s no soap due to thefts. (Facebook)
Former B.C. attorney general and MLA Barry Penner said on Aug. 26, 2021 that if Dr. Bonnie Henry won’t mandate vaccinations for teachers, the Chilliwack Board of Education should. He is seen here outside Cheam elementary in Chilliwack on Aug. 27, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Former B.C. attorney general Barry Penner wants to see mandatory vaccinations for teachers

Father of 2 school kids, Penner says the province won’t order it so the Chilliwack school board should

Former B.C. attorney general and MLA Barry Penner said on Aug. 26, 2021 that if Dr. Bonnie Henry won’t mandate vaccinations for teachers, the Chilliwack Board of Education should. He is seen here outside Cheam elementary in Chilliwack on Aug. 27, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack potter Cathy Terepocki (left) and Indigenous enhancement teachers Val Tosoff (striped top) and Christine Seymour (fuchsia coat), along with students at Vedder middle school, look at some of the 500-plus pinch pots on Thursday, June 10 made by the kids to honour the 215 children found at Kamloops Indian Residential School. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack students make hundreds of tiny clay pots in honour of 215 Indigenous children

‘I think the healing process has begun,’ says teacher about Vedder middle school project

Chilliwack potter Cathy Terepocki (left) and Indigenous enhancement teachers Val Tosoff (striped top) and Christine Seymour (fuchsia coat), along with students at Vedder middle school, look at some of the 500-plus pinch pots on Thursday, June 10 made by the kids to honour the 215 children found at Kamloops Indian Residential School. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld (left) and former BCTF president Glen Hansman (right).

Controversial Chilliwack trustee wins appeal for freedom of expression in defamation case

Barry Neufeld’s lawsuit against former BCTF president Glen Hansman will now continue

Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld (left) and former BCTF president Glen Hansman (right).
Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld has called for the resignation of B.C.’s Minister of Education, Jennifer Whiteside. He made the call during a speech in Vancouver on April 10, 2021, in a rally for a parent embroiled in legal battles surrounding his child’s transition.

Chilliwack school trustee calls for B.C.’s minister of education to resign

Barry Neufeld spoke at rally for jailed father in Vancouver, calling SOGI 123 a ‘dangerous experiment’

Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld has called for the resignation of B.C.’s Minister of Education, Jennifer Whiteside. He made the call during a speech in Vancouver on April 10, 2021, in a rally for a parent embroiled in legal battles surrounding his child’s transition.
Parents and students at Central elementary in Chilliwack on June 1, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack teachers’ union, MLA applaud directive for ‘more inclusive’ school board

Minister orders board into collaboration with First Nations and Office of Human Rights Commissioner

Parents and students at Central elementary in Chilliwack on June 1, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The Chilliwack Board of Education meets on Feb. 23, 2021 via Zoom. (Screenshot)

B.C.’s education minister directs Chilliwack board to become inclusive

Special advisors worked for months to identify issues among contentious trustee group

The Chilliwack Board of Education meets on Feb. 23, 2021 via Zoom. (Screenshot)
This year’s budget for the Chilliwack School District is just over $174 million. Next year’s budget will be discussed by the board at their next meeting, on April 13, 2021 and the public is encouraged to tune in online. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Budget discussions on agenda for Chilliwack school board, as belt tightens

Some trustees voiced concern recently that they would have to potentially cut some programs

This year’s budget for the Chilliwack School District is just over $174 million. Next year’s budget will be discussed by the board at their next meeting, on April 13, 2021 and the public is encouraged to tune in online. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A screenshot of a Barry Neufeld-shared link with accompanying post in a private Facebook group. Screenshot obtained by PressProgress.

Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld tells parents to pull kids out of public school

Neufeld posted his advice on an anti-LGBTQ Facebook page

A screenshot of a Barry Neufeld-shared link with accompanying post in a private Facebook group. Screenshot obtained by PressProgress.
This sign was seen on the south side of Luckakuck Way, west of Young Road, on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Anti-Bondar billboard that appeared in Chilliwack corn field taken down by landowners

Unauthorized sign amid byelection did not include contact info stating who was responsible for it

This sign was seen on the south side of Luckakuck Way, west of Young Road, on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
From left, Ed Campbell with Unitech, and Janet Carroll and Brooke Haller with Imagine High, stand in the gym of the new arts and technology school on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 which is currently under construction. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack’s new arts and tech school taking shape at old UFV site

Light, large rooms, state of the art equipment all support student learning at Imagine High

From left, Ed Campbell with Unitech, and Janet Carroll and Brooke Haller with Imagine High, stand in the gym of the new arts and technology school on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 which is currently under construction. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Still from a 2014 video by science educator Carin Bondar who is running in the 2021 Chilliwack school board byelection, where she talks about evolution through a parody video of Miley Cyrus’s song, Wrecking Ball. (YouTube)

Chilliwack school board candidate defends naked Miley Cyrus parody video

Well-known science educator Carin Bondar known for using shock and artistry in educational videos

Still from a 2014 video by science educator Carin Bondar who is running in the 2021 Chilliwack school board byelection, where she talks about evolution through a parody video of Miley Cyrus’s song, Wrecking Ball. (YouTube)
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