The Saints Scoop – April 16, 2017

April 17, 2017

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A Happy Easter to all!  Although it was a short week this past week due to the long weekend, it doesn’t mean the week was short on events and opportunities for LSS students!  Please see below for a summary of the week that was, and the week that will be… all made available to you on the Saints Scoop!


  • Indoor Soccer Finals are on Tuesday, April 18 in the Main Gym, at lunch.  See Teacher’s Net take on First Place Meh-wee-Zero – this is a “can’t miss game!”
  • Sign-up for Dodgeball Intramurals is taking place this week!  Get your teams together!


  • A National Mentorship Program for Indigenous Youth is the high school business mentorship program facilitated by the Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business studies at Cape Breton University.  In.Business teams Aboriginal high school students in grades 10, 11, and 12 with Aboriginal business mentors, who are educated, working professionals with a background in business.  During the course of the school year, students work on bi-weekly business challenges facilitated by their mentors using smartphone technology (either a smartphone or tablet, provided to them by CBU). The primary goal of these challenges, and this program, was to help the students explore various facets of business so that they can make informed decisions about their future educational plans, which will hopefully include business.  Karen Bear is coming to Langley Secondary, April 18th at 12:30pm – 1:00pm to share with our students the In.Business opportunity!  See Ms. Majdanac or Mr. Coleman for more information ASAP!


  • There will be a meeting for students who did the Restorative Action training on Thursday at lunchtime in Room 128.


  • Due to the success of the program, two new training sessions are scheduled for the beginning of May: Beyond The Hurt program (BTH) on May 8/9 and Health Youth Relationships (HYR) on May 10/11. BTH training is aiming to students in grades 9/10 and HYR is aimed at students in grades 10/11. If you’re interested in having Red Cross training and experience on your resume and you can commit time to develop your skills with this program, please see Mrs. Babecoff-Kimhi, counsellor.
  • Red Cross description of the two programs:
    • Beyond the Hurt (bullying prevention) – Beyond the Hurt (BTH) is a peer-led program, which trains selected high school students as Youth Facilitators (YFs) who deliver bullying, harassment and discrimination prevention education workshops to their younger peers. We aim to train between 10-20 selected students over the course of 2 full days, matched to your typical school day. The training equips the youth and their Adult Advisor to support people with the information, materials, tools and skills to take on a leadership and advocacy role on this issue within their school. The aim is to put youth in the lead on the issues that most impact their day-to-day lives, and take on a leadership role in creating safe and inclusive schools spaces, as well as supporting healthy relationships between peers.
    • Healthy Youth Relationships – Healthy Youth Relationships (HYR) helps teens gain the knowledge and skills to develop healthy relationships and prevent dating violence, including discussions of consent, gender/sexual identity, and sexting. The program involves a Youth Facilitator component as well—YFs are trained to help “co-teach” the content in the HYR program to their peers (in this case they assist a teacher in delivering the training, rather than deliver it themselves—as compared to the BTH model), through participating in a 2-day training.


  • If you are interested in going on the Spring Break 2018 Italy trip, sponsored by the LSS Language and Fine Arts Departments, then please see the poster for an important meeting on the evening of Thursday, April 27.  Please see the attached poster for more information!  italy


  • The nurse practitioner will be here on Friday from 1-4pm in the Library.  Please make an appointment in the Main Office if you wish to see the nurse practitioner.


  • Thanks to PAC for purchasing 7 laptops for the use of our Robotics Club, organized by Mr. Powell, which should be starting soon!


  • Speaking of the PAC, if you would like to have an influence in how PAC supports LSS, please consider attending the next PAC Meeting on May 15, at 7 pm.  Next year’s Executive will be elected at this meeting!


  • Congratulations to Gus Wilson, a member of LSS Baseball Academy, who has signed a letter of intent to attend Galveston College, in Texas!

    A smiling Gus Wilson sign his letter of intent in the LSS Conference room!


  • Senior Varsity (Courtesy of Mr. McCarthy): “The Varsity (Senior) hockey team kicked off their season Monday against RE Mountain.  LSS would go on to score early via Trever Sever, 1-0 LSS. Landon McArthur would score again before the period was over to end the first, 2-0 LSS. Still pushing hard, LSS would score again in the second with Trever Sever scoring his second of the game, assisted by Matt Garbutt and Kieran McCarron, 3-0 LSS. Shortly afterwards, REM would take advantage of a LSS defensive breakdown, and net their first goal of the game, 3-1 LSS. Before the period was over, Landon McArthur would score his second of the game making the score 4-1 LSS. There was good goaltending happening on both sides of the rink, but it was LSS’s Gray Pennington that kept REM in check by closing the doors on their limited offense, which was in part due to LSS’s great defensive play, thanks to Keilan Toews, Stephen Sielsky, Kei Kosimune, and Bronsen Vowles. Third period action saw Landon McArthur score his third, (yes a hat-trick), goal of the game with helpers coming from Austin Fadear and Keilan Toews, 5-1 LSS. Two minutes later, LSS would score a pretty goal with a tic-tac-toe play involving Keilan Toews, Casey Whintors, and Danny Mcleod, who would put the puck into the back of the net, 6-1 LSS. to finish off the scoring for the game, Danny Mcleod would score his second of the game for a final score of 7-1, LSS.”
  • Junior Varsity (Courtesy of Mr. McCarthy): “The Junior Varsity team played Tuesday against RE Mountain, at Sportsplex. The first period finished with LSS looking like the more offensive team finishing out the period with a 1-0 lead courtesy of a goal by Kurtis Trowell, assisted by Sean Bertram and Jacob Wright.  The second period was a real shoot out with 7 goals being scored between the two teams. Once again LSS was the team that had the upper hand, scoring 2 unanswered goals. The first was by Jacob Wright, assisted by Jaydon Atkins, and the second was by Colby McMurray, assisted by Jacob Wright and Jake Herod, 3-0 LSS. Shutting out REM in the first period was courtesy Ethan Fowler, who would go on to have a solid game. LSS would get into some penalty troubles during the second and third period and REM had a very good power play, which they would capitalize on to score their first goal of the game, 3-1 LSS. LSS would answer back with another two unanswered goals scored by Ayden Power (“The Tower of Power”), assisted by Shota Toews, and their fifth goal was by Kurtis Trowell, assisted by Jacob Wright and Jake Herod. LSS got into some penalty trouble again on two separate occcasions, which would result in two goals for REM before the period was out, 5-3 LSS. The third period was very close and LSS found themselves on the penalty kill on a few intense occasions, but they managed to win that period scoring two goals to REM’s single goal. Scoring for LSS were Ayden Power, unassisted, and Jaydon Atkins, assisted by Sean Bertram; final score LSS 7-4. Congratulate the players if you get a chance.”


  • Ever thought of attending Summer Session?  Did you know that students taking advanced credit courses typically make up about 70-80% of students in Summer Session?  If you are interested, Summer Session information is now available!  Information sheets are available for pick up in the Main Office, or click on one of the following attachments: SS 2017 Secondary Brochure v2 – SS 2017 Middle Brochure v2 – SS 2017 Elementary Brochure


  • Did you take English 10, Science 10, any Math 10, Socials 11, English 12, Communications 12 or First Nations 12 before July 2016, but DID NOT wrote the Provincial Exam?  If so, you may need to write the Provincial Exam by this June, because June 2017 is the LAST OPPORTUNITY to write the Provincials.  Here is the reason why: Any of these listed courses taken BEFORE July 2016 state that the Provincial Exam be taken as a MANDATORY REQUIREMENT for Graduation.  If the Provincial Exam is NOT taken in this situation, then the student must repeat the entire course or an equivalent (an example of an “equivalent” would be taking Workplace Math 10 instead of Pre-Calculus and Foundations Math 10).  If you are in this situation (or are not sure), please see one of the Counsellors or Admin as soon as possible!


  • Scholarship Presentation:  Brittany Palmer, from “Unlock your Future,” will be presenting at LSS on Tuesday, May 16 at 6:30 pm on how to navigate the pathway to applying for scholarships.  This event is Free to LSS families.  All others will be charged a $5 entrance fee.  Please see the attached poster and invitation for more details. Poster-LSS – Invitation-LSS
  • (FINAL WEEK IS THIS WEEK!) Physics Lectures: Attached is the information for TRIUMF, UBC, and SFU’s upcoming April Saturday Morning Lectures on various physics topics. As Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics and accelerator-based science, we hope to inspire the next generation’s leaders in physics through our outreach initiatives. Lectures will be at a level appropriate for high school students and members of the public. TRIUMF_April Lectures
  • (REMINDER) Genome BC – Geneskool Summer Science Program for Teens: This week-long day program offers students that have completed Science 9 or higher a unique opportunity to explore aspects of biotechnology, genomics, inheritance, virology, forensics and microbiology and use their new knowledge to solve a puzzling mystery. Hosted at Capilano University in North Vancouver, students will participate in a variety of hands-on labs using state-of-the-art lab facilities and learn the molecular biology techniques that scientists use every day. In addition to labs, students have an opportunity to tour the campus, hear from fascinating guest speakers, and explore potential education and career paths. Program dates are August 21st – 25th, 2017; space is limited; registration ends August 14th. More information and application can be found at<>.
  • (REMINDER) UBC Science Talk: On Friday May 5th, 2017 at 8:00am-4:00pm, UBC Let’s Talk Science invites high school students to ‘Let’s Talk Climate Change’: a one day symposium on the topic of Climate Change for students in Grades 9 -12 or any interested high school students. This full day symposium will bring Vancouver-area students together to learn about climate change from experts in a variety of interdisciplinary fields, with the intention of providing students with a holistic view of the impact of climate change and encouraging students to formulate their own opinions based on scientific knowledge. This year’s keynote speaker is  Simon Donner, an UBC Associate Professor of Climatology who studies the effects of human-induced climate change and the effectiveness of environmental policies. Our registration system is found online:  Importantly, this event is free to students.  Registration is mandatory. Registration closes: Apr 30, 2017.  Please click on the following link for a poster and more information: Climate_Change_Symposium
  • (DUE THIS WEEK!) Any Grade 10 or 11 students who are interested in visiting some of our Post-Secondary Institutions such as the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, University of the Fraser Valley, Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Vancouver Community College, please sign up in the Counselling Centre, seats are limited so it will be based on a first come first serve as forms are handed in.  Remaining visits this year include:
    • April 27th – Kwantlen Polytechnic University – Langley Campus/Surrey Campus – forms due April 21st


  • (TIME IS RUNNING OUT!) Want Free Money?!?!  If You Are Graduating and if any of the following apply to you, please see Mr. Lewis in Counselling as soon as possible.  He may have money for you.
    1. Went to Alice Brown Elementary
    2. Played Aldergrove Minor Football for at least 4 years.
    3. Went to Alice Brown Elementary School
    4. Player Minor Football for thr Associated Minor Football league of Langley
    5. Has a relative who is a member of Beta Sigma Phi
    6. Has a relative who works for CUPE 1851 or CUPE 1260
    7. Wants to be a librarian
    8. Had a Big Brother Or Sister from the Big Brothers Organization
    9. Went to Otter Elementary
    10. Went to Simonds Elementary
  • Need a Dress for Grad?  We have a generous community donor who has access to about 40 different dresses in various sizes.  If you are interested in finding out more, please contact our donor at the email below; you just need to let her know your size and generally what your colour preferences are.
  • (NEXT WEEK!) NCAA College Expo:  Meet the Associate Director of the NCAA at the US College Expo on April 29 – Free Registration! Please see the attached for more information: USCE17 – Vancouver Expo Flyer
  • (DUE NEXT WEEK!) Otter Co-op Scholarship: 8 x $1000 available to grade 12 students whose parents/guardians have spent $2000 with Otter Co-op in the past fiscal year.  If you are interested and eligible, please come to the main office or the counseling office and pick up a (small) photocopy of the application instructions. Applications are due by April 30, 2017.
  • Lotus Light Charity Society Scholarship recognizes high school graduates who achieved outstanding academic performance while actively participating community volunteer works, to purchase post-secondary study. Please find the attached 2017 LLCS Scholarship Announcement for posting or forwarding to your student. The application period is between Mar 1 to May 15, 2017.  2 Attachments: 2017 LLCS Scholarship Application and Checklist – 2017 LLCS Scholarship PSA for posting
  • (DEADLINE CONING SOON!) Scholarship: Save-On Foods in partnership with UFCW 1518 is offering scholarships valued at $1000 each to students who have played a significant role in diversity initiatives in their school and/or community.  Students can apply at  Deadline for applications is May 1, 2017.
  • The Graduate Wardrobe is a non-profit organization established to help students who cannot afford to buy or rent their own grad dresses or suits.  If you are worried about affording a grad dress or suit for Grad, please see your counsellor as soon as possible for more information.


Nicole, working on some detailed piping and decorating of her Spring Cupcakes in Ms. Lee’s Foods class!

What a gorgeous display of Spring – this is what I call talent!

A Spring cupcake, in detail… exquisite!


  • It is a tradition at LSS for parents of students in grades 9-11 to volunteer for the reception at the Grad Ceremony – helping with ordering food, setting up tables, and cleaning up at the end of the evening.  Thus, we are looking for grade 9-11 parents who can volunteer for the Grad Ceremony on June 15, 2017.  Please consider helping so that grade 12 parents can enjoy their evening… and you would be paying it forward for when your child graduates!  If you are interested in helping or finding out more, please contact Mr. Moino at LSS at  Thanks in advance!  (By the way, we now have about a half dozen parent volunteers, but we are looking for a couple more!)


  • 12th Annual Grand Prix Gala – The Foundation in partnership with Thunderbird Showpark is hosting the 12th Annual Grand Prix Gala.  This premiere international equestrian event of the year, offers guests a front-row seat on the patio, just inches away from a huge spectacle.  Lithe riders atop exquisite beasts leap over dazzling white fences, verdant green hedges and shimmering blue trenches as they compete for the National Cup – the most prestigious award of the year.  And that’s not all.  Guests are served an array of gourmet hors d’oeuvres, desserts and award-winning wines.  Tickets are just $75 or $480 for a table of 8.  All net proceeds go to support our Food For Thought Campaign and Homeless Initiative.  Please click on the following link: packages3s or go to


  • Community Bulletin Board – SD#35 Langley: To find out more about the different community events happening in our District, consider making it a habit to go to the District’s website, and you will certainly be in the know!
  • (REMINDER) Extreme Career Fair: On May 11th, 2017 Black Press will be hosting another Extreme Career Fair, featuring over 200 exhibitors in the employment and educational sectors. The event will be held at the Langley Events Centre. We are reaching out to invite your grade 11 and 12 students to join us and 200 top level exhibitors at our extreme career fair. We will be hosting Ted Talk Style Presentations that will showcase the ins and outs of why to join a particular employer or educational faculty. Black Press is Canada’s largest independently owned newspaper company, with the largest media footprint in BC. As well, there will be opportunity to apply for entry-level positions for summer employment. Please join us and help make this a continued success for BC students and residents alike. We will circulate a complete line up of all exhibitors a week prior to the event. Career Fair Poster
  • (REMINDER) Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is once again getting ready for our annual KPU Science Rendezvous — the largest public science celebration in the Fraser Valley — and we’d like to invite your school community to attend on Saturday, May 13thThe event is free and open to the public. Last year, we had over 1000 visitors attend, mostly young families!  KPU’s Langley campus will open its’ doors to the public and be transformed into a spectacular science festival where attendees can participate in hands-on experiments, chemistry magic shows, music, art, interactive science labs, dancing fire, high-tech nursing demos, Brewing Lab tours, live bug races, flower labyrinth walks, and much, MUCH more! Join us as we help inspire young minds!
    • Date: Saturday, May 13th, 2017
    • Time: 11 am-3 pm | Setup: 9:00-10:30 am | Tear Down: 3:00-4:00 pm
    • Venue: KPU Langley Campus
    • Address: 20901 Langley Bypass (nearest intersection is Glover Road and Langley Bypass)
    • TICKETS:
  • (REMINDER) KidSport:  Do you know of a child who may not be able to play sports because of money issues?  KidSport provides grants of up to $300 per year to allow kids the opportunity to join sports, both in the community and in school; these funds are meant to help families in need to help cover registration costs for a season of sport.  If you or a family you know is struggling to pay registration fees, and this is affecting a child’s ability to play a sport, then please go to for more information and for an application.  Please see the attached for more information:  Postcard front


LSS has NUMEROUS opportunities to get involved in Saints Nation!  The more students get involved in their school, the more positive connections they make, the more they enjoy their time here, and the more successful they become in their classes.  So, what are you waiting for… get involved!  See below for opportunities:Girls Soccer:  Any girls interested in soccer are invited to an indoor practice this Thursday after school in the Main Gym.

  • (NEW!) Girls Basketball:  Any girls interested in playing basketball next year, please attend an open gym session afterschool on Thursday at 3:10pm.
  • (UPDATED) Track & Field: Wednesday at lunch in Room 217.  Practises take place on Tuesday and Thursdays afterschool on the track! No experience necessary.
  • Wrestling Team:  Come on out and join!  Practises are on:
    • Mondays 3:15-5:00    Tuesdays 6:00-7:30     Wednesdays 3:15-5:00    Thursdays 6:00-7:30
  • Badminton:  Listen to the announcements for further practices!  Please see Mr. Lewis for more information.
  • LSS Hockey Team:  If you are interested in playing for the LSS Hockey Team with year and have not signed up yet, please see Mr. McCarthy in Room 99 or Room 94 to get the details!
  • Youth Alpha Series:  Meetings of the Youth Alpha Series run Tuesdays at lunch in Mr. Cortese’s room!  Everyone is welcome so come on out and enjoy some free food and discuss life’s biggest questions!
  • Grad Council:  Meetings on Tuesdays at lunch in Room 134.  All grads are welcome to attend!
  • Gay Straight Alliance:  Please join us at the GSA – gender and sexuality alliance – in room 215 at lunch on Tuesdays for some lively and meaningful discussion in a safe environment. Everyone is welcome. The GSA is an important part of our inclusive school and everyone’s voice needs to be heard.
  • Knit Wits Club:  Thursdays at lunchtime in Room 143.  Beginners are always welcome!
  • Dance Team:  The dance team will be practicing at lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Dance Studio.
  • Art Addicts Studio:  Youth Unlimited is again running Art Addicts Studio!  For more information, please email or phone 604-557-6507. Please pick up a permission form in the office!  No membership fees.  All art supplies provided.


  • April 21:           Semester 2, Term 1 Report Cards are issued
  • April 27:           LSS Students tour KPU
  • May 4:             Fire Drill
  • May 5:             Professional Development Day, Students NOT in Session
  • May 9:             Provincial Election, Polling Station in the Library
  • May 11:           Staff Collaboration, Students Dismissed at 1:30 pm
  • May 15:           PAC Meeting, Room 128, 7 pm – Executive Vote
  • May 16:           Brittany Palmer (How to apply for Scholarships), LSS Library, 7 pm
  • May 17:           Aboriginal Achievement Awards, WGSS, 5 pm
  • May 22:           Victoria Day, Schools are CLOSED
  • May 23:           Fire Drill
  • Jun 15:            Graduation Ceremony at CLA, 7 pm
  • Jun 16:            Graduation Dinner and Dance
  • Jun 23:            English 12 Provincial Exam
  • Jun 26:            Communications 12 Provincial Exam

Langley Secondary School

21405 - 56 Avenue, Langley
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Phone: 604-534-4171
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