School District 68

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district spending $544,000 on heating and cooling at Cedar Secondary

SD68 spends money from annual facilities grant and environmental upgrade fund

 

The old South Wellington Elementary School. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo residents invited to weigh in on future of South Wellington school building

Public consultation takes place virtually Thursday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m.

 

Four schools in Nanaimo-Ladysmith district will participate in Indigo Love of Reading Foundation’s Adopt-a-School program. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo schools partnering with bookstore to try to bolster library shelves

Brechin, Departure Bay, Georgia Avenue and Qwam Qwum schools part of Indigo’s Adopt-a-School program

 

Quarterway Elementary School. (News Bulletin file)

New accessible playground at Quarterway Elementary expected later this school year

B.C. government directing $165,000 from playground equipment program

Quarterway Elementary School. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools is again going through a COVID-19-influenced school year. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo students return to schools after many families chose distance learning last year

COVID-19 led to increase in distance-ed, but students migrating back to schools, reports SD68

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools is again going through a COVID-19-influenced school year. (News Bulletin file)
Police and school officials in Nanaimo are reminding motorists to obey speed limits in and around schools. (Black Press file)

School zone speed limits return, even at Nanaimo schools closed for construction

RCMP, Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district issue back-to-school reminders for motorists

Police and school officials in Nanaimo are reminding motorists to obey speed limits in and around schools. (Black Press file)
With Pleasant Valley Elementary School seeing seismic upgrade work, Tanya Whiting, vice-principal, left, and Diane McGonigle, principal, will welcome students back at the old Rutherford Elementary School site. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith students ‘swing’ to new schools

Pleasant Valley students going to Rutherford, Cilaire pupils going to Woodlands

With Pleasant Valley Elementary School seeing seismic upgrade work, Tanya Whiting, vice-principal, left, and Diane McGonigle, principal, will welcome students back at the old Rutherford Elementary School site. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Scott Saywell, Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ superintendent and CEO, says he is glad the school district will continue fielding a COVID-19 rapid reponse team for the Island Health region. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Schools can learn from Vancouver Island COVID-19 rapid response, says team lead

Administrators report fewer behavioural issues with less crowded school hallways during pandemic

Scott Saywell, Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ superintendent and CEO, says he is glad the school district will continue fielding a COVID-19 rapid reponse team for the Island Health region. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district’s teachers’ union president said teachers should decide whether to get vaccinated or not. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo teachers’ union favours teachers making their own choices about vaccine

Province reveals back-to-school plans for 2021-22, including mandatory masks for Grades 4-12

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district’s teachers’ union president said teachers should decide whether to get vaccinated or not. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation’s Stock the Lockers campaign is on until Aug. 31, seeking to raise money for students in poverty. Pictured here are Crystal Dennison, foundation executive director, and John Eivindson, assistant manager of Coastal Community Credit Union’s Labieux Road location. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Stock the Lockers campaign starts to raise money for back-to-school in Nanaimo-Ladysmith

Stock the Lockers goes until Aug. 31 to help less fortunate students in school district

Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation’s Stock the Lockers campaign is on until Aug. 31, seeking to raise money for students in poverty. Pictured here are Crystal Dennison, foundation executive director, and John Eivindson, assistant manager of Coastal Community Credit Union’s Labieux Road location. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Construction delays and COVID-19 have led to a delay of childcare service provision at schools like Rock City elementary, says Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin file)

COVID-19, construction delays will mean fewer child care options than anticipated in Nanaimo-Ladysmith

Child care at Forest Park, Rock City, Chase River, Ladysmith Primary won’t open in September

Construction delays and COVID-19 have led to a delay of childcare service provision at schools like Rock City elementary, says Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin file)
A scene from Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ boardroom featuring Hul’q’umi’num’ phrases and Indigenous art. (News Bulletin file)

New SD68 policy on naming or re-naming schools considers Indigenous language

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school trustees unanimously approve policy

A scene from Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ boardroom featuring Hul’q’umi’num’ phrases and Indigenous art. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin photo)

Families encouraged to keep Nanaimo-Ladysmith students at home Monday

School District 68 schools will be open and staffed and buses will run as usual

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin photo)
The old South Wellington Elementary School. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo’s old South Wellington school to be converted to community centre

Nanaimo-Ladysmith Public Schools and RDN announce 25-year lease

The old South Wellington Elementary School. (News Bulletin file)
The B.C. Ministry of Education has announced close to $44 million for the province’s schools for COVID-19 recovery. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school stakeholders say COVID-19 recovery funding can make a difference

B.C. Ministry of Education announces it expects a ‘near-normal’ return to class in September

The B.C. Ministry of Education has announced close to $44 million for the province’s schools for COVID-19 recovery. (News Bulletin file)
Dover Bay Secondary School. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo high school adds four classrooms, subtracts four portables with $2.6M expansion

Classrooms, fitness area, gender-neutral washroom coming to Dover Bay Secondary in 2022

Dover Bay Secondary School. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)
Justine Keefer’s Cedar Elementary School Grade 6/7 class put together a student paper, as part of a school project. Pictured here Andrew Gregory, left, Felix Leduc, Addison Armstrong, Lucia Walker and Anise Dick. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Cedar Elementary School students create their own newspaper

Grade 6/7 class publishes Wolf Pack News as part of language arts and social studies

Justine Keefer’s Cedar Elementary School Grade 6/7 class put together a student paper, as part of a school project. Pictured here Andrew Gregory, left, Felix Leduc, Addison Armstrong, Lucia Walker and Anise Dick. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo District Secondary School is under hold-and-secure emergency procedures as Nanaimo RCMP investigate a report of a youth with a weapon on school grounds. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Hold-and-secure at Nanaimo District Secondary lifted

School district said Nanaimo RCMP investigated after report of youth with weapon

Nanaimo District Secondary School is under hold-and-secure emergency procedures as Nanaimo RCMP investigate a report of a youth with a weapon on school grounds. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools is looking to return to the semester system for high school students in the 2021-22 school year. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district eyes return to semester system at high schools

Quarter system being used at secondary schools in 2020-21 due to pandemic

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools is looking to return to the semester system for high school students in the 2021-22 school year. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin photo)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district passes budget, adds educational assistants

COVID-19 again has an influence as SD68 settles on $173-million budget for 2021-22

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin photo)