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(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)
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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 faces on the Sooke School Board

Two new faces on the Sooke School Board

Bob Beckett and Allison Watson become SD62 trustees

Two new faces on the Sooke School Board
The portable at Wishart Elementary school is one of five new ones being installed throughout the Sooke School District to accommodate the influx of students. A portable has already been installed at David Cameron Elementary school, and two new portables will be installed in the coming weeks at Belmont Secondary and Journey Middle school in Sooke. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

New portables installed throughout SD62

District says portables just temporary solutions

  • Aug 9, 2018
The portable at Wishart Elementary school is one of five new ones being installed throughout the Sooke School District to accommodate the influx of students. A portable has already been installed at David Cameron Elementary school, and two new portables will be installed in the coming weeks at Belmont Secondary and Journey Middle school in Sooke. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Sooke School District superintendent Jim Cambridge has led the district through a period of unprecedented growth. After 36 years with the school district, Cambridge will be hanging up his hat in August. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

SD62 superintendent bids farewell

After 36 years, Jim Cambridge to hang up his hat

Sooke School District superintendent Jim Cambridge has led the district through a period of unprecedented growth. After 36 years with the school district, Cambridge will be hanging up his hat in August. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
David Cameron Elementary school, along side Wishart elementary, Belmont Secondary and Journey Middle school in Sooke will be getting new portables, which will be ready for use in September. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Sooke School District braces for influx of new students

Five portables to be added at Belmont, Wishart, David Cameron and Journey

David Cameron Elementary school, along side Wishart elementary, Belmont Secondary and Journey Middle school in Sooke will be getting new portables, which will be ready for use in September. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
The Sooke School District’s critical incident response team provides support to students and staff throughout the district in the case of a death or traumatic event that will impact the school community.                                 (Kendra Wong                                /News Gazette staff)

Team provides support to students, staff after death or traumatic event

Helping students, staff in the Sooke School District cope with tragedy

The Sooke School District’s critical incident response team provides support to students and staff throughout the district in the case of a death or traumatic event that will impact the school community.                                 (Kendra Wong                                /News Gazette staff)
MUSIC MONDAY                                Students in the Sooke School District play the ukelele at The Q Centre in Colwood as part of Music Monday earlier this week. Roughly 2,300 SD62 students filled the arena to sing songs with communities across the country as a way to celebrate music in schools. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

WATCH: Students celebrate Music Monday

More than 2,300 students filled The Q Centre yesterday

MUSIC MONDAY                                Students in the Sooke School District play the ukelele at The Q Centre in Colwood as part of Music Monday earlier this week. Roughly 2,300 SD62 students filled the arena to sing songs with communities across the country as a way to celebrate music in schools. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Currently, there are 25 students on the wait list for Ecole John Stubbs and there are 158 students registered for French immersion kindergarten in the Sooke School District. (iStock photo)

French immersion programs ‘overcrowded’ in SD62

School district continues to juggle issues of enrolment

Currently, there are 25 students on the wait list for Ecole John Stubbs and there are 158 students registered for French immersion kindergarten in the Sooke School District. (iStock photo)
Kindergarten registration down in Sooke School District

Kindergarten registration down in Sooke School District

Numbers down slightly compared to 2017 but still early

Kindergarten registration down in Sooke School District
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)
A request to have two properties removed from the Agricultural Land Reserve has been denied. (Gazette file photo)

School Board continues search for land for new schools

Royal Bay expansion, new middle and elementary school top the list

  • Jul 4, 2017
A request to have two properties removed from the Agricultural Land Reserve has been denied. (Gazette file photo)
Photo courtesy of Netflix                                 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.

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

Concern stems from strong subject matter of popular TV series

Photo courtesy of Netflix                                 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.