June 17, 2021
Originally Published: June 16, 2021
Board of Education Acknowledges June 21-25 as Langley Grad Week 2021
The Langley School District and the Board of Education is encouraging the community to help celebrate Langley Grad Week 2021 to honour graduating students.
At its Regular Board meeting on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, the Board of Education acknowledged June 21– 25 as Langley Grad Week 2021 in support of graduating students in the District.
“We recognize this has been a challenging year for our grads. Our hope is to offer all of you a positive and memorable send-off that is not overshadowed by the pandemic. We are proud of all your accomplishments and for helping make our District an innovative, inspiring and unified learning community. We would like to express thanks to all the parents/guardians, families, and staff who have supported our students in their educational journey,” said Rod Ross, Board Chair.
As part of the week, a series of actions are taking place to help highlight our grads and bring the community together.
The City of Langley will raise two banners on Fraser Highway (one east of 200th Street, and the other west of the Langley Bypass at 209th Street) in support of grads for the entire week. The banner will read “Congratulations Grads of 2021.”
From June 21-25, the Township of Langley will light up the Cole Harmony Bridge on 200th Street at 68th Avenue in green, one of the brand colours for the Langley School District, to show support for our grads.
During the same week, the Langley Events Centre will be acknowledging grads with a message on its electronic sign board.
The District and Board of Education is inviting members of the community to take the opportunity next week to highlight our graduates in their own way, online and at home. “We encourage local businesses, organizations, and residents to join the celebration,” adds Ross.
“Despite challenges, you have all adapted, persevered, and reached success individually and as a grad class.” remarked Gord Stewart, Superintendent of Schools for the Langley School District. “Langley is a diverse and caring community. We are encouraging everyone to do what they can to let our grads know they are valued and appreciated.”
The District and Board of Education are also encouraging grads to ‘give back’ to the community as they end their secondary education career and start a new chapter in life.
The public is invited to use the hashtag #SD35Grad2021 on social media next week.