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Rendering of the turf fields proposed to be constructed next to Spectrum Community School, a project spearheaded by the Vancouver Island Soccer League (VISL) and the Greater Victoria School District. (Courtesy VISL)

Spectrum turf project built around Greater Victoria partnerships

Vancouver Island Soccer League sees twin fields as a new home for association

 

The Fraser Institute’s annual report card on B.C. elementary schools ranks schools across the province based on standardized tests. (Black Press Media file photo)

Opinion: Fraser Institute delivers elementary schools the usual mixed report card

What we learn doesn’t change, but maybe how we react to it should

 

A new short film festival called MORVENFEST is encouraging B.C. secondary students to step into the world of film during their Christmas break. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

New film festival gives Victoria students exciting opportunity

MORVENFEST is open to all B.C. secondary students over Christmas break

 

Victoria High School. (Black Press Media file photo)

Alumni Association abandons plans for eight-lane track at Vic High

SD61 spokesperson says easement, which makes 8-lane track impossible, left out of consultation

Victoria High School. (Black Press Media file photo)
Documents obtained by Esther Callo, co-founder of FOVH, through a Freedom of Information request that shows an eight-metre easement, to make way for a housing development, that spans 192 metres across the grounds which makes the promised eight-lane track impossible.  (Provided by the Friends of Vic High)

Vic High stadium plans drop promised 8-lane track to ‘barely wider than city sidewalk’

Friends of Vic High seek public inquiry into plans for Memorial Stadium Revitalization Project

Documents obtained by Esther Callo, co-founder of FOVH, through a Freedom of Information request that shows an eight-metre easement, to make way for a housing development, that spans 192 metres across the grounds which makes the promised eight-lane track impossible.  (Provided by the Friends of Vic High)
The Greater Victoria School District, the City of Victoria, the Victoria Police Department and leadership at South Park Family School have released a plan for a safe school restart on Sept. 10. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Greater Victoria School District, the City of Victoria, the Victoria Police Department and leadership at South Park Family School have released a plan for a safe school restart on Sept. 10. (Black Press Media file photo)
Students at Monterey middle school pass a soccer ball around a circle on May 22, an approved interactive game for students during the optional June 1 return to class. (Black Press Media file photo)
Students at Monterey middle school pass a soccer ball around a circle on May 22, an approved interactive game for students during the optional June 1 return to class. (Black Press Media file photo)
Student Reese Emde takes part in a Vic High tradition and signs the brick wall in the school’s attic in 2018. While onsite group tours of the school won’t happen ahead of the seismic upgrade construction project due to start this year, a 3-D virtual tour is now available online. (Courtesy Vic High)

See historic Victoria High one last time

Online tour gives last look at 1914 school destined for temporary closure due to seismic upgrades

Student Reese Emde takes part in a Vic High tradition and signs the brick wall in the school’s attic in 2018. While onsite group tours of the school won’t happen ahead of the seismic upgrade construction project due to start this year, a 3-D virtual tour is now available online. (Courtesy Vic High)
The Greater Victoria School Board will review the role of school liaison officers. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Greater Victoria School Board will review the role of school liaison officers. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Greater Victoria Teachers’ Association is calling for more diversity amongst school districts in the region. (Pixabay)

Greater Victoria Teachers’ Association calls for more diversity in region’s school districts

GVTA president says current situation highlights need for more representation

The Greater Victoria Teachers’ Association is calling for more diversity amongst school districts in the region. (Pixabay)
Strands of green plastic blades in a drain at Oak Bay Recreation Centre next to the turf at Oak Bay High. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Strands of green plastic blades in a drain at Oak Bay Recreation Centre next to the turf at Oak Bay High. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Macauley Elementary School in Esquimalt is under a hold and secure order following a cougar sighting Wednesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt elementary school under hold and secure following cougar sighting

Macauley students will be released one-by-one at the end of the day

Macauley Elementary School in Esquimalt is under a hold and secure order following a cougar sighting Wednesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Greater Victoria School District and Saanich Police are investigating racist, violent messages posted to an online yearbook for Mount Douglas Secondary. (Google Streetview)

School district, Saanich police investigate racist, violent online yearbook comments

Mount Douglas Secondary yearbook taken down after derogatory messages posted

The Greater Victoria School District and Saanich Police are investigating racist, violent messages posted to an online yearbook for Mount Douglas Secondary. (Google Streetview)
The Greater Victoria School District has distributed more than 1,000 tablets to students who need access to technology for online learning. (Twitter/Greater Victoria SD)

Victoria distributes 1,000 Chromebooks and iPads to learn-from-home students

Devices are for students who require access to technology for online learning

The Greater Victoria School District has distributed more than 1,000 tablets to students who need access to technology for online learning. (Twitter/Greater Victoria SD)
Spectrum Community School is evacuating staff and students as a precaution against a potential bomb threat, as of Tuesday morning. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

UPDATED: Spectrum Secondary cancels classes Tuesday after bomb threat

SD61 says school is safe and will be open on Wednesday

Spectrum Community School is evacuating staff and students as a precaution against a potential bomb threat, as of Tuesday morning. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
GNS senior and primary schools are closed early for March break due to as a member of the school is awaiting results of a COVID-19 test. (Oak Bay News file photo)

Glenlyon Norfolk School closes campuses in Victoria, Oak Bay due to potential COVID-19 case

As of Tuesday, both campuses are closed early for spring break

GNS senior and primary schools are closed early for March break due to as a member of the school is awaiting results of a COVID-19 test. (Oak Bay News file photo)
On March 2, the Greater Victoria board of education voted to formally censure trustee Diane McNally. (Courtesy of Greater Victoria School District)

Greater Victoria board of education censures trustee after unauthorized report disclosure

Trustee Diane McNally has been suspend from in-camera meetings for one year

On March 2, the Greater Victoria board of education voted to formally censure trustee Diane McNally. (Courtesy of Greater Victoria School District)
Board members of the Greater Victoria School District have voted to change the name of George Jay Elementary. (File contributed/Fernwood NRG)

Greater Victoria School District will rename school due to racism concerns

The board will develop a committee to choose a new name for George Jay Elementary

Board members of the Greater Victoria School District have voted to change the name of George Jay Elementary. (File contributed/Fernwood NRG)
George Jay Elementary may have its name changed if its parental advisory council pushes forward. (File contributed/Fernwood NRG)

Victoria residents divided over changing school name due to its racist history

50 per cent of survey respondents favour changing name of George Jay Elementary

George Jay Elementary may have its name changed if its parental advisory council pushes forward. (File contributed/Fernwood NRG)
Island Health warns parents to keep up on immunizations to prevent illnesses like whooping cough. (Pixabay)

Island Health warns of whooping cough at Vancouver Island school

Island Health is urging parents to watch out for signs, and to keep immunizations updated

Island Health warns parents to keep up on immunizations to prevent illnesses like whooping cough. (Pixabay)