News Stories

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
calendar on blue background calendar on blue background
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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BC Logo with NEWS written underneath and abstract blue background BC Gov - News
December 20, 2023

End of Year Message from Minister Singh

As we near the end of 2023 and the beginning of the winter break throughout BC, Rachna Singh, Minister of Education and Child Care, has released the following end-of-year letters to families and staff.

BC Logo with NEWS written underneath and abstract blue background BC Gov - News
Two female students inspecting a plant within the classroom Indigenous Students - UFV Visit 2023
December 13, 2023

Abbotsford School District Celebrates Successful UFV Visit for Indigenous Students

The success of a recent initiative that brought together 100 Indigenous secondary students from across the Abbotsford School District with the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is being celebrated. On November 15th, students from grades 10-12 had the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in a full-day experience at UFV, exploring various academic programs and learning about the specific supports available for Indigenous students at the university.

Two female students inspecting a plant within the classroom Indigenous Students - UFV Visit 2023