News Stories

Collage of 10 portrait photos, each one is of an Indigenous Role Model for 2024 2024 Indigenous Role Models
March 1, 2024

Ten Youth Announced as 2024 Indigenous Role Models

Ten outstanding Grade 12 Indigenous students from the Abbotsford School District have been announced as this year's Indigenous Role Models. Following a rigorous review process conducted in December 2023, the Indigenous Education Advisory Committee considered applications from a pool of over 200 eligible students. The chosen students have distinguished themselves through their deep cultural connections, exemplary leadership, and dedicated service in their schools and broader communities. 

Collage of 10 portrait photos, each one is of an Indigenous Role Model for 2024 2024 Indigenous Role Models
Graphic Banner image with various school photos and coloured blocks Strat Plan Banner - 24-28
February 29, 2024

Share Your Voice! Strategic Plan Consultation

As we navigate the ever-evolving landscape of public education, our commitment to providing every student with a world-class education remains at the forefront. It is with this vision in mind that I write to you today.

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Two female recipients of the ABC program pose together with certificates ABC Recognition - 2024
February 23, 2024

ABC Recognition Program Celebrates 2022-23 Standouts

The Abbotsford School District is pleased to announce the Above and Beyond Champions (ABC) Recognition Program award recipients from the 2022-23 school year. This program highlights remarkable individuals whose contributions have profoundly impacted the district’s strategic goals, cultural ethos, and educational environment. Nominated for consideration by their peers, the 2024 award recipients were celebrated alongside their colleagues at the Long-Term Service Dinner on February 21, 2024 at the Clarion Hotel.

Two female recipients of the ABC program pose together with certificates ABC Recognition - 2024
Group of employees holding white boxes, celebrating years of service Long Term Service - 25 Years (Group 2)
February 22, 2024

School District Honours Dedication at 2024 Long-Term Service Dinner

On February 21, 2024, the Abbotsford School District held its annual event to honour the commitment of over 150 employees. With service milestones ranging from 20 to 40 years, these individuals, from educators to administrative staff and from facilities to IT support, have been pivotal in implementing the district's mission of preparing students for a lifetime of success.

Group of employees holding white boxes, celebrating years of service Long Term Service - 25 Years (Group 2)
Students dressed in red and wearing or holding items to celebrate Lunar New Year. Clearbrook Student Display
February 15, 2024

Lunar New Year lights up Abbotsford Schools

Last week, the Abbotsford School District became a place full of fun and colour as students, teachers, and families celebrated the Lunar New Year. From school assemblies to dragon parades, art projects and classroom activities, many schools throughout the system learned about this culturally significant event and what the Year of the Dragon means.

In classrooms, the learning took a hands-on approach. Students delved into the rich tapestry of Lunar New Year customs, crafting lanterns and exploring the zodiac animals, communicating their wishes and aspirations for the coming year.

Students dressed in red and wearing or holding items to celebrate Lunar New Year. Clearbrook Student Display
Two elementary female students stand in front of fresh radishes from the garden Barrowtown - Agriculture Program
January 29, 2024

Barrowtown Elementary's Agriculture Program is Thriving

The Agriculture Program at Barrowtown Elementary in Abbotsford, BC, is flourishing, thanks to the President’s Choice Children’s Charity’s Power Full Kids | Grow & Cook program. The program aims to help educators incorporate food-based education into their lesson plans by providing students with tools and classroom resources.

Two elementary female students stand in front of fresh radishes from the garden Barrowtown - Agriculture Program
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January 24, 2024

Local School Calendars: 2024-2027

The Abbotsford Board of Education is currently seeking feedback from families, employees, students and the larger community on the proposed school calendars for the next three years - 2024-2025 school year, 2025-2026 school year and 2026-2027 school year. Feedback will be collected via the school district's Engagement Portal until February 9, 2024.

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