The Saints Scoop! – April 11, 2021

April 11, 2021

GRAD GAB

  • Graduation Update
    • At the moment, it continues to look very unlikely that the Graduation Ceremony will be taking place at CLA, and that the Graduation Banquet will be taking place at all.
    • In terms of the Graduation Ceremony, LSS has been working with the District and other secondary schools in Langley to ensure that we have the best ceremony possible under the Provincial Health Guidelines.
    • At LSS, we will likely be having a Graduation Ceremony similar to last June, when graduates crossed a beautifully decorated stage in the small gym. For all intents and purposes, the small gym stage was a faithful re-creation of the CLA stage, fully decorated with flowers, flags, and podium. We are still unsure if we will be able to have a small parent audience, as we did last year. Regardless, LSS will find a way to somehow include parents in the Graduation Ceremony.
    • In terms of Graduation events, the school is working with the Grad Council, led by Mr. Rowe, to have some events in the final few months of the school year that follow the Provincial Health Guidelines.
    • At present, we are working towards a Graduation List, a list of Grade 12 students who are on track to graduate in June 2021 and who will cross the stage; this list should be ready shortly after May 1, as occurs each year. If there are any concerns about your student’s graduation status, you will be receiving notification from the school at this time.
  • DUE MONDAY! CLA Community Investment/LSS 110th Anniversary Bursary – After the LSS 110th Anniversary event two years ago, Christian Life Assembly committed to supporting an LSS student’s post-secondary aspirations with a $1000 bursary. Please see below for the question and written requirements. LSS extends a warm and heartfelt “thank you” to CLA for their continued support of LSS students and families!
    • Christian Life Assembly believes in giving back to the community and in paying good deeds forward.  One example is the “Boxes of Love” initiative, where students in various elementary schools receive a gift as an act of kindness from CLA With this example in mind, how do you give back and pay good deeds forward in the Langley community?  Why is it important for you to do so?  Please give specific examples.  (350-500 words)
    • This is a Grade 12 scholarship only for students graduating from LSS, and is for $1000.  Please submit your written response to the Main Office, with an “Attention” to Mr. Moino.  Written Submissions due Monday, April 12 at 12 pm.
  • Post-Secondary Institution (PSI) Selections for 2021 Graduates
  • FROM THE DRY GRAD 2021 COMMITTEE – The Grad Class of 2021 has missed out on a lot this year. Join us in raising funds to present our grads, who have worked so hard to get to this point, with a gift from the LSS community.  Please contact the dry grad committee at lssdrygrad@gmail.com if you would like to lend a hand with our fundraising efforts.  Stay tuned on ways you can become involved and help our grads have the memorable year they deserve!
    • Dry Grad Fundraisers:
      • LSS GRADS 2021 CLEARVIEW GARDEN SHOP HANGING BASKET FUNDRAISER
        • Please click the link below to order your basket(s).  Baskets are $30.00 each and $7.00 from each basket purchased will go towards LSS Grad Fundraising.  Orders will close near the end of April.  Vouchers will need to be picked up on Saturday, May 1st at the school.  Vouchers can be redeemed at the garden center (you get to pick out your own basket).  They are amazing!
        • https://clearviewgardenshop.com/product/langley-secondary-school-12-hanging-basket-fundraiser/
      • **SAVE THE DATE**
        • BOTTLE DRIVE/CAR WASH/HANGING BASKET VOUCHER PICK UP
          • SATURDAY, MAY 1ST,  10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
          • Bottle Drive Thru at the front of the school. Start saving your bottles to drop off at the front of the school.  Please post on social media and tell your family and friends.  Our last bottle drive raised $1070.00.  Wow!!
          • Clearview Hanging Basket Voucher Pick Up from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the front of the school.
          • Car Wash by Donation (stay tuned for more information).
      • The Langley Liquor Warehouse is offering 5% back on every purchase if you mention LSS Grads at the checkout!  Help raise money for our grad class and treat yourself at the same time. It’s a win, win!
          • Langley Liquor Warehouse 
          • https://langleyliquor.com/
          • Open: 7 days a week, 365 days a year
          • Hours: 9am to 11pm
          • Address: 20650 Langley Bypass, Langley, BC
          • Group: LSS Grads
      • Return It – Bottle Returns Fundraiser
        • Account number is 577-379-4723 (LSS-DRY-GRAD)
        1. When you visit a Return-It Express kiosk, simply access the account using the number listed above. Follow the few simple instructions then drop your unsorted containers into the kiosk. The kiosk will print out a label to stick to the bag and the leave it with staff to sort, count and deposit the money to the LSS Dry Grad account.
        2. Bring refundable beverage containers. The express service accepts beverage containers that are a part of the Return-It system – other recyclables are not accepted. To find out what containers you can return, click here.
        3. No sorting required. With Return-It Express there is no need to sort your containers. Simply bring your labelled bags filled with unsorted containers to an Express Depot and we’ll do the rest.
        4. Use multiple bags for heavy returns. Heavy or overfilled bags can break open and are difficult to handle – this may cause the contents of your bag to break or go missing. If your bag has more than 12 glass bottles in it, it is likely too heavy. Please split overfilled bags into 2 separate bags.
        5. Bag containers in clear bags. Transparent recycling bags or clear trash bags are available for purchase at almost any grocery store, drug store, or hardware store. As long as the bag is clear and properly closed with your bag label on it, we’ll accept it at an Express location. (Please avoid bags with pull strings)

HUMBOLDT BRONCOS MEMORIAL GREEN/JERSEY DAY

  • This past week, LSS students and staff, led by our Leadership class, dressed in green or a jersey in memory and to honour the Humboldt Broncos hockey team on the anniversary of the tragic bus crash that devastated the lives of so many. This day also serves to remind Canadians about the importance of organ donation, as several players’ families opted for this route to take a tragedy and attempt to have some good come from it, saving the lives of other Canadians who were desperately waiting for an organ donation.  See below for photos of the day.

BABY CHICKS AT LSS?!?!?!

  • Well, sort of…! On Tuesday, after the Easter long weekend, students and staff arriving at LSS will have seen dozens of “baby chicks” hidden all over the school. I heard many conversations asking, “Where did these come from?” and proclaiming, “They are soooo cute!
  • This past Friday, the Main Office then announced that anyone who found a “baby chick” could come to the Main Office and exchange it for a chocolate!
  • To answer the questions of where they came from, LSS would like to send a HUGE thank you to Grade 11 student Simone Lust and her secret squad of decorators, who stayed late on the Thursday before the Easter long weekend to place them throughout the school. In the planning of the event, when I asked her why she wanted to do this, she said that she wanted to do something different and fun that would put smiles on people’s faces. Well, congratulations, Simone and company… I saw LOTS of smiles on the faces of people who found the baby chicks throughout the school all of last week 🙂
    • See below for some of the creative hiding places… maybe there are still a few unfound that can still get students a chocolate from the Main Office!

DANCE QUARTER END SHOW – THIS WEEK!

  • The Video Dance Show  “The Heart and Movement Behind the Mask”   A Video Dance Production is coming up this week in the Small Gym.  The Dress Rehearsal is Thursday April 15th, and the Video Show is Friday April 16th.  The Video will be released to the LSS Community at the end of April.
  • This is the Second Video Show and Last for the 2020/21 year.  The LSS Dancers have been working very hard creating choreography and getting ready for this event.
  • Did you know that all three Major Group Dances are choreographed by our very own LSS Senior Dancers?
  • The Group Dances are Choreographed by Isabella Heaton, Mya Leganger and Elizabeth Aguasin.
  • This video show will also feature the LSS After School Dance Club and Choreography by Mrs. Lidemark
  • Also, this show will feature a total of twenty-four Dances!  A combination of large group, small group, duo/trios and solos.  All original choreography.
  • Finally, throughout this pandemic, sometimes the best thing is to have is that one thing you enjoy.  Dance is our passion, our art, our escape, our creativity, our movement, and our safe place.

REMINDER! SOCCER ACADEMY REGISTRATION!

  • We have had plenty of interest with students selecting the Soccer Academy in course selection; it is now time to take the next step!
  • Please fill out the attached registration form and submit to the Main Office asap.  The cost for one semester of Soccer Academy is $500. Along with the registration form, please submit a deposit of $100.
  • Please note that we have flexible options for payment for the Soccer Academy. Please see the attached registration form for more details: Langley Secondary Sports Academies Registration Checklist and Forms – Fillable

REMINDER! DISTRICT T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST!

  • “Be An Ally” T-shirt Design Contest
  • Attached please find information on a T-shirt Design Contest for distribution to students in grades 6-12. Please note the deadline for submission is April 22nd. The hope is to have t-shirts available for administrators and school staff by the end of May. Students would be given the opportunity to purchase shirts upon return to school in September.

CLUBS & TEAMS AT LSS

  • Badminton Club
    • Why/What – A chance to play badminton with fellow students!
    • When/Where – After school – TBA
    • Who – Mr. Oh
  • International Soccer Club
    • Why/What – We practice Soccer Skills.
    • When/Where – Thursdays after school, from 2:30-4 pm in the Small Gym
    • Who – Mr. Labine
  • LSS Dance Club – Mondays and Tuesdays after school from 2:15-3:15 pm in the Dance studio.  See Mrs. Lidemark for more information.
  • Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA)
  • Anime Club
    • Why/What – We watch the first three episodes of a different anime every week with popcorn!
    • When – Friday, after school. Anime starts at 2:35 pm, usually ends between 3:45-4.
    • Where –  A183
    • Who – Ms. Hajdecki
  • D&D Club (And other tabletops)
    • Why/What – We play D&D 5e on Mondays and monthly one-shots in different systems on Thursdays.
    • When – Monday and Thursday. Play starts at 2:40 pm until 4.
    • Where – A183
    • Who – Ms. Hajdecki
  • LSS 3D printing Club
    • Why/What? – In this club the students learn the process of 3D printing and how to 3D model objects.
    • When – Wednesdays at lunch and/or after school based on schedules.
    • Where – A131
    • Who – Mr. Rasmussen

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

  • Last week, Mr. Rasmussen’s class had a build challenge where they had to build UP as high as they could using certain materials…

    This week, they had to build ACROSS while testing for the strength of their bridge…

    These projects are a way to incorporate ADST outcomes into the class, where students must use design and project planning principles, along with problem solving skills, to build the best products possible!

    As part of our Main Gym renovation, we are having our old wooden bleachers removed before the floor is refinished and new bleachers are installed…

    It certainly makes the Main Gym look different than it usually does!

    Finally, a group of LSS staff get together after school last week to learn a new skill. Congratulations to our happy macrame makers!

DISTRICT & COMMUNITY NEWS

CALENDAR

  • April 12-16 – Grade 10 Provincial Numeracy and Literacy Assessments
  • April 14-16 – Grade 12 Capstone Presentations
  • April 15-16 – LSS Dance Dress Rehearsal and Video Shoot
  • Apr 19 – PAC Meeting, 7 pm, Library Learning Commons
  • April 22 – Quarter 3 Ends
  • April 23 – Report Card Prep/Design and Assessment Day – Students not in Session
  • April 26 – Quarter 4 Begins
  • April 30 – Quarter 3 Report Cards Issued
  • May 17 – PAC Meeting and AGM, 7 pm, Library Learning Commons
  • June 16 – LSS Grad Ceremony, Tentatively Booked at CLA, 7 pm
  • June 29 – Final Report Cards Issued

Langley Secondary School

21405 - 56 Avenue, Langley
BC, V2Y 2N1
Phone: 604-534-4171
Fax: 604-534-9518