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Sooke School District superintendent, Scott Stinson (from left to right), 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 Nov. 5. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Sooke School District breaks ground on two new Langford schools

The middle and elementary schools are expected to open in September 2022

 

Sooke Elementary kindergarteners Zoe Sperrer (left), Christel Loutet, Chase MacKay and Gr. 5 Jace Ferris are helping to plant a native plant garden on their school property. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Sooke Elementary plants native plant garden with help from community

Sooke Elementary teachers, students expand backyard garden

 

The Sooke School District will be hiring more bus drivers after it was overwhelmed by 450 last-minute bus route registrations before resuming service on Monday. (Black Press Media file photo)

School bus delays after SD62 overwhelmed by last-minute registrations

450 students signed up Friday alone, district to hire more drivers

 

Former student Lily Garbella prepares for her performance in The Lion King. Sooke’s Amber Academy has been given the green light by the Sooke Community Association to operate out of their usual site for the 2020/2021 academic year. (Courtesy of Amber Academy)

Sooke after-school arts program given nod for 2020-2021 year

Staff and students Grade 5 and above expected to wear masks

Former student Lily Garbella prepares for her performance in The Lion King. Sooke’s Amber Academy has been given the green light by the Sooke Community Association to operate out of their usual site for the 2020/2021 academic year. (Courtesy of Amber Academy)
High school students in the Sooke School District will attend school during either the morning or afternoon for one course at a time, with the rest of the day allocated for self-directed learning. (Black Press Media news staff)
High school students in the Sooke School District will attend school during either the morning or afternoon for one course at a time, with the rest of the day allocated for self-directed learning. (Black Press Media news staff)
The province and the Sooke School District purchased a six-acre plot of land along Latoria Road in south Langford for a new 500-seat elementary school. SD62 Trustee and Board of Education Chair Ravi Parmar said the new school site is welcomed as the neighbourhood expands. (Black Press Media file photo)

Province, SD62 purchase six acres in Langford for new 500-seat elementary school

New school site in south Langford, along Latoria Road

The province and the Sooke School District purchased a six-acre plot of land along Latoria Road in south Langford for a new 500-seat elementary school. SD62 Trustee and Board of Education Chair Ravi Parmar said the new school site is welcomed as the neighbourhood expands. (Black Press Media file photo)
SD62 superintendent Scott Stinson says grade 12 students who are in a position to graduate will be able to do so, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. (Pixabay)
SD62 superintendent Scott Stinson says grade 12 students who are in a position to graduate will be able to do so, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. (Pixabay)
In a video created by EMCS staff in Sooke, teachers and staff dance along to “I Got You (I Feel Good)” by James Brown. (Screenshot/YouTube)

VIDEO: Sooke teachers are ‘feeling good,’ show it off in song and dance for students

Edward Milne Community School staff rock out at end of planning week

In a video created by EMCS staff in Sooke, teachers and staff dance along to “I Got You (I Feel Good)” by James Brown. (Screenshot/YouTube)
SD62 says classes will not be replicated online as spring break comes to a close and the COVID-19 pandemic continues. (iStock photo)

Sooke School District promises learning opportunites for students by mid-April

‘No intent to replicate regular school day virtually’ SD62 says

SD62 says classes will not be replicated online as spring break comes to a close and the COVID-19 pandemic continues. (iStock photo)
Public health agencies are weighing stronger COVID-19 protection for front-line workers. (Black Press Media)

Sooke School District cancels one student trip and reviews another over COVID-19 scare

COVID 19 pandemic puts student trips under the microscope

Public health agencies are weighing stronger COVID-19 protection for front-line workers. (Black Press Media)
Willian Scott, a Grade 8 student at Journey Middle School, found the robotics lab at EMCS fascinating. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)

Journey Middle School students try out the trades

Program is designed to expose students to career options

Willian Scott, a Grade 8 student at Journey Middle School, found the robotics lab at EMCS fascinating. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)
(Swikar Oli/ News staff)

VIDEO: Belmont Secondary gets new turf in time for spring

Donation from city estimated to be worth $400,000

(Swikar Oli/ News staff)
John Muir Elementary School in Sooke will be closed Tuesday due to an accident knocking out power on Monday evening. (Tim Mossholder/Unsplash)

Sooke’s John Muir Elementary School closed Tuesday

Monday evening crash on Sooke Road left the school without power

John Muir Elementary School in Sooke will be closed Tuesday due to an accident knocking out power on Monday evening. (Tim Mossholder/Unsplash)
(Black Press file photo)

SD62 encouraging parents to talk about online safety in light of Momo Challenge

Disturbing online challenge instructs participants to perform dangerous tasks

(Black Press file photo)
Two new schools coming to Sooke School District

Two new schools coming to Sooke School District

Province provides $23.3 million for land purchase in Langford

Two new schools coming to Sooke School District
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)
The popularity of Netflix teen drama 13 Reasons Why has led the Sooke School District to issue a letter to parents warning them of the mature subject matter in the series. The show focuses on Hannah Baker (played by Katherine Langford), a high school student who commits suicide but leaves behind a series of tape recordings detailing her struggle. Photo courtesy of Netflix

Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why prompts letter to parents from Sooke School District

Concern stems from strong subject matter of popular TV series

The popularity of Netflix teen drama 13 Reasons Why has led the Sooke School District to issue a letter to parents warning them of the mature subject matter in the series. The show focuses on Hannah Baker (played by Katherine Langford), a high school student who commits suicide but leaves behind a series of tape recordings detailing her struggle. Photo courtesy of Netflix