R J Lang Elementary and Middle School's Mission Statement
R. J. Lang Elementary and Middle School is a caring and inclusive community-based school. For the past 50+ years we have served the educational needs of this changing and vibrant neighbourhood. The residential area includes apartments, condominiums, single dwelling homes, and newly-constructed townhouses. Over 25 different languages are spoken by our children with more than 60% of our students speaking English as a second language. Farsi, Korean and Russian are the most prevalent languages. Supporting our pupils we have special needs programs and ESL instruction. On-site Settlement Workers welcome and assist our newcomer families. We are also excited about our new partnership with Play and Grow - a before and after school program.
Students at R.J. Lang have many opportunities for leadership experiences. The school actively promotes student leadership initiatives including: EcoTeam leaders, Me to We leaders, student morning announcers, office monitors, peer mediators, outdoor grounds managers, Colour House leaders, kindergarten lunchroom leaders, kindergarten recess helpers, Young Women on the Move leaders, Girls on the Run leaders, classroom volunteer leaders, and Newcomers to Canada peer mentors. Thanks to the parent volunteers, who generously gave of their time and sewing talents, all student leaders can be recognized by their school sashes and distinctive buttons.