School District 68

Indigenous and overall graduation rates in 2020-21 were both at all-time highs in Nanaimo-Ladysmith. (News Bulletin file photo)

Indigenous grad rate, overall grad rate reach highest-ever levels in Nanaimo-Ladysmith

School board chairperson credits staff connections, outreach for helping improve education outcomes

 

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin file photo)

Wheels in motion for Nanaimo-Ladysmith school trustee byelection in January

School board vacancy created following Lisa Marie Barron’s resignation

 

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools has seen enrolment higher than projected, with 14,775 full-time students. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district enrolment sees 415 more students than projected

As anticipated, more Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools students have migrated from distance learning

 

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin file photo)

Byelection for vacant Nanaimo-Ladysmith school board seat could happen in the new year

Trustees to further discuss matter at their next board meeting

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin file photo)
All students, kindergarten to Grade 12, in Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district are now required to wear masks, after the B.C. government updated a public health order Oct. 1. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith teachers’ union happy with mask rules, wishes for more cleaning

Jeremy Inscho, Nanaimo District Teachers’ Association head, reacts to provincial mask mandate

All students, kindergarten to Grade 12, in Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district are now required to wear masks, after the B.C. government updated a public health order Oct. 1. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
The old South Wellington Elementary School site. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)

Regional District of Nanaimo working on long-term lease for South Wellington community centre

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district to write to province seeking lease approval

The old South Wellington Elementary School site. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)
Lisa Marie Barron, who was elected as Nanaimo-Ladysmith’s next MP, has resigned her post as a school trustee. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith’s next MP Barron steps down as school trustee

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools board now seeking advice on next steps

Lisa Marie Barron, who was elected as Nanaimo-Ladysmith’s next MP, has resigned her post as a school trustee. (News Bulletin file photo)
Lisa Marie Barron, federal NDP candidate for the Nanaimo-Ladysmith riding, speaks at an all-candidates’ meeting for school trustees in 2018. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools ponders next move after trustee Barron elected MP

Byelection necessary if seat vacated before Jan. 1 of a local government election year

Lisa Marie Barron, federal NDP candidate for the Nanaimo-Ladysmith riding, speaks at an all-candidates’ meeting for school trustees in 2018. (News Bulletin file photo)
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

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

Ladysmith 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)
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)

Ladysmith teachers’ union wants all students to be masked

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)

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)
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)
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)
A scene from the Schoolhouse Squat from October 2018, where Alliance Against Displacement members and supporters occupied the Rutherford Elementary School site, advocating for people experiencing homelessness. (News Bulletin file)

‘Schoolhouse Squat’ activists get conditional discharge in Nanaimo school occupation

Ivan Donald Drury, Tingchun (Listen) Chen sentenced in provincial court in Nanaimo

A scene from the Schoolhouse Squat from October 2018, where Alliance Against Displacement members and supporters occupied the Rutherford Elementary School site, advocating for people experiencing homelessness. (News Bulletin file)