The Saints Scoop! – April 28, 2019

April 28, 2019


  • GRAD LIST: Details – This week, LSS admin and counsellors will be meeting to determine  which grade 12 students are “in a position to graduate.” Only those students who are in a position to graduate will be permitted to participate in the Graduation Ceremony in June.The date that each potential graduate will be reviewed is May 1st.  At that time, if a student is not in a position to graduate, he/she will be removed from the graduation list and not permitted to participate in the Graduation Ceremonies in June.
    • Student must have completed or have a reasonable expectation of completing 80 credits (48 credits for required courses, 28 elective credits, and 4 credits for Graduation Transitions). 16 of these credits must be at the grade 12 level.
    • Any courses in progress outside of Langley Secondary, must be 80% complete with a passing grade as of May 1
    • Any courses in progress at Langley Secondary must have a passing or near passing grade as of May 1st
    • Graduation Transitions 12 must be complete by May 1st
    • ***Please note that students CAN get back on the Grad List if they QUICKLY fix whatever problem is holding them back!
  • NEW!  CLA Scholarship/Bursary – As part of the LSS 110th Legacy Fund, Christian Life Assembly has sponsored a $1000 Scholarship/Bursary.  To be considered for this award, please answer the following question in an essay, DUE MAY 10 in the Counselling Centre:
    • 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 to you to do so?  Please give specific examples.  (350-500 words)”
    • “Greetings from the Dry Grad Committee:
    • Thank you to everyone who has been supporting the dry grad so far. Now that we are into the second semester, the crunch is on, and we couldn’t do it without you. To that end, there are a few dates to pencil in on your calendar.
    • A final date for the Poker Night fundraiser has been set. It will be on May 4th at the Masonic Hall on Fraser Hwy.  It’s going to be a great night! There will be a planning meeting on Thursday April 11th at 7pm in Rm 128 at LSS if you would like to be involved.
    • June 9: PRESTON DRIVE IT EVENT. Preston will bring a selection of their vehicles and will give us $25 for every test drive (and just around the parking lot counts). Even “N” drivers can participate. We are hoping to make a whole event out of this. Car Wash, BBQ etc.
    • Make sure to follow our Facebook page “LSS Dry Grad 2019” to stay up to date with both these events
    • “We now have an account open at Willowbrook recycling (19641 60 Ave.). Bring in your cans and bottles and just tell them you’d like to credit the LSS Dry Grad 2019 account #606.”
    • If you ever shop at M and M Meats be sure to mention LSS Dry Grad. We will get a percentage of the sale to put towards the Dry Grad event. Every little bit helps!”
  • REMINDER! Grad Council meets every Tuesday at lunch in the small gym – Grade 12s are invited to impact their grad year, and make it the best grad year ever!  See Mrs. Thornburn if you have any questions!


  • LSS is still looking for volunteer parents of students in grades 9-11 to collect the food and organize it for the Reception at the Grad Ceremony on June 14.  If you are able to volunteer, this includes arriving at CLA by about 5:45 pm, collecting food from Grad parents, and then organizing and staying until about 10 pm (or any part of the evening at all – early or late shift). Please email me at – and thank you to the parents who have already volunteered!
  • We are also looking for a parent who will take the lead in organizing the parent volunteers, as well as taking care of a few details in advance of the Grad Ceremony.  As per above, please email me at if you are able and interested to help coordinate!


  • Saturday, June 8th at LSS
  • WE NEED YOUR HELP!  Now that you have had the chance to SAVE THE DATE! in your calendars, the Steering Committee needs some assistance from our community with some of the details.
    • One of our events for the day is to hold a Raffle, with net proceeds going to the “110th Legacy Fund” for bursaries and scholarships for LSS students.  What we are looking for are some ideas for a Grand Prize that will capture people’s attention and create some buzz worthy of the 110th Anniversary of the oldest, most connected high school in Langley!  Please email me at with your ideas or if you know anyone who might be able to help with this; tax receipts from the Langley School District Foundation can be issued for most donations.
    • Additional prizes for the Raffle and/or a Silent Auction at the Wine and Cheese:  If you or someone you know is able to donate some items with a value in the $100-$200 range, please contact me at my email address at to discuss.  Like above all net proceeds from these events will go to the “110th Legacy Fund” for bursaries and scholarships for LSS students, and are eligible for a tax receipt from the Langley School District Foundation.
    • Thank you in advance for your support.  The most important detail is that everyone come to the June 8th event and enjoy the conversation, the company, and the memories.  If we are able to create a positive legacy from this event to support LSS students of the present an future, then all the better for helping our students attain their educational dreams!
  • Here is the Facebook page link the 110th Anniversary Event:
  • To see the postcard above in PDF, please click the following: postcard


  • Congratulations to the 3 Finalists from LSS for the 2019 SASSY Awards, sponsored by Rotary!  Here are the categories and the names of the LSS Finalists:  Community Service:  Elise Mozaffari; Arts and Culture: Sophia Woitowitsch; and Leadership Beyond Adversity: Sara Humberstone.  The event takes place at Chief Sepass Theatre on May 2.


  • Courtesy of Mr. McCarthy:
  • The Saints hockey team played their season opener last Thursday against the R.E. Mountain Eagles. The game started as a close match with the Eagles scoring first, and it wasn’t until the end of the first period that the Saints were able to tie the game at 1-1. The second period was equally as close and ended with the Saints edging ahead of the Eagles to a score of 5-4. In the third period, the Saints really turned up their play and scored five unanswered goals to finish the game with a final score of 10-4. In net for the Saints was Kylie Mebs, and scoring for the Saints were Ayden Power and Landon Walter for two each, and scoring singles were, Kurtis Trowell, Sean Bertram, Riley Geiger, AJ Austin, Jamie Hylands, and Yuto Saito.
  • The Saints hockey team had a tough battle against Mr. Fiset’s Walnut Grove Gators on Thursday. The game was a high paced skilled game that saw both teams take turns in controlling the game, but it was the Gators who would have their turn first. The Gators owned the first period scoring 4 unanswered goals to finish out the period with a score of 4-0. In the second period, the Saints picked up their game and had a turn at controlling the game also, scoring four unanswered goals of their own to tie the game at 4-4. The score remained tied for the first  six minutes of the third period with the Saints still having control of the game, but after they came off a penalty, the Gators were able to keep the pressure they gained from the power play and were able to net their fifth goal; 5-4 Gators. That goal gave the Gators momentum and they able to score three more before the Saints were able to answer with one of their own making the score 8-5 Gators. With two minutes to go, the Gators were able to net another goal for a final score of 9-5 Gators.  Kylie Mebs played an awesome game in net and had to battle through instances of goaltender interference as well as an injury she received in the third period. Scoring for the Saints were, Colton Wellburn for two goals, and scoring singles were Riley Geiger, Jamie Hylands, and Carson Preston. The Saints next game is May 1, against the Brookswood Bobcats.


  • LSS Jr. Badminton team competed in Langley Tournament last Wednesday at ACSS and our 3 boys doubles teams claimed:
    • 2nd (Danny Dao and Ayden Watt),
    • 5th (Hajin Oh and Thomas Nguyen), and
    • 7th (Nicholas Mein and Ethan Lee) place out of 16 teams.
  • Danny Dao and Ayden Watt, who came in 2nd place, competed late last week in the Upper Fraser Valley Tournament @Maple Ridge Secondary School…  Results coming in next week’s Scoop!
  • Congratulations to ALL of our athletes for an outstanding effort!


  • For those Grade 11 students looking for assistance in completing their Grad Trans, there will be a “Grade 11 Graduation Transitions Help Session” taking place in Room 128 for any students who have not yet completed their GT parts one OR two.  A flex sign-up sheet will be posted outside Room 128 for Tuesday, April 30.  All Grade 11 students are expected to complete their Grad Trans. assignments BY May 1! See below for more details, posters courtesy of Ms. Sewell!


  • Congratulations to the Athletics department on another successful Pep Rally, this time held outside at McLeod Stadium, with hundreds of students and staff watching the LSS Junior Boys Rugby team as it took on the DW Poppy Redhawks for the Langley Shield.  The weather was perfect, as LSS cheered on the Saints to a 24-3 victory!
    • One section full of LSS supporters at McLeod stadium!

      A warm-up scrum for the Saints as the coaches look on…

      LSS staff also enjoying the Pep Rally and game!

      Mr Hantke, getting it all on video, while we get a photo of him!

      Thank you to Mrs. Lidemark and the LSS Dance Team for this performance!

      The post-game show of sportsmanship!


  • LSS Dance Show: Thursday June 6th
    • Tickets $5.00
    • Please contact Mrs. Lidemark at for more information
    • LSS Dance – after their on-field performance at the Pep Rally!


  • Langley Secondary PAC is selling Panago Certificates to raise funds to support school initiatives.
  • For each $12 Panago certificate you buy, you can get ANY MEDIUM PIZZA at ANY PANAGO LOCATION. More than one certificate can be used at one time, making these certificates ideal for birthday parties, team parties, Friday night hangouts, etc… The only restriction is that the certificate should be used within 90 days of the date stamped on the certificate.
  • There are 50 certificates available each month. Certificates will be distributed “first come, first served” based on when payment is received. You will receive an email to confirm that your payment has been received and when your certificates will be delivered to the school office.
  • Orders can be placed through this link: LSS Panago Pizza Certificate Order Form
  • If you have any questions, please contact Christine Hylands at or at (604) 514-8373.  Thank you in advance for your support!


  • Our International Program took students to Abbotsford to see the tulips in bloom…

    …and what a stunning display of colours it was!

    Mr. Janzen, the ISP Coordinator, tiptoeing through the tulips!

    PE classes taught students the basics of CPR and First Aid using these dolls…

    The dolls, as we ll as training for LSS staff, supported and supplied by the LSS PAC and the ACT Foundation!

    Mr. Labine, about to demonstrate technique to the students!

    Our Conversation Club continues to be a success!

    Interested in joining? Come on Fridays during Flex to Room 213!

    AVID students went to Victoria this past week on a post-secondary tour…

    …where they visited the Legislature, and the the University of Victoria and learned about their various programs and opportunities!

    …and they had some fun along the way, as well!!!

    Our last photo of the week is of Sean Hylands as a participant in SkillsBC 2019 competition in Abbotsford. His competition was “Job Search” where contestants prepared resumes and cover letters. They each had 2 one-on-one interviews with HR professionals. A great experience for all involved. (Photo courtesy of Ms. Larsen)


  • Clubs and teams are an important part of life at LSS.  Getting involved is one of the ingredients to a successful school year…  So, take a moment to see what your student what might be interested in, and encourage him/her to go these rooms below to find out more!
    • Senior Boys Open Gym: Every Tuesday after schoolin the Small Gym.
    • The LSS Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) will be meeting at lunch time in Ms. Lee’s room, 218. This is a safe space for students to hang out and have open discussion. Anyone is welcome to attend!
    • Manga Club:  Are you interested in Manga, anime of Japanese-style art?  The Manga Club will be meeting Wednesdays after school in the Library.
    • Dance Club!  Tuesdays at Lunch in the Dance Studio. All Students Welcome. Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary and Zumba.
    • KnitWits Club:  Would you like to relax and learn a new skill?  Would you like to learn how to knit?  Please feel free to join us on Thursdays at lunch in Room 145. (Ms. Brown’s Foods Room).  The club is open to anyone, beginners to advanced knitters are welcome.
    • WEX (Work Experience) Wednesday Flex:  Students who are registered or interested in Work Experience, please join us on Wednesdays during Flex Block in Room 136.
    • Grad Council meets every Tuesday at lunch in the small gym – Grade 12s are invited to impact their grad year, and make it the best grad year ever!  See Mrs. Thornburn if you have ay questions!
    • LSS Debate and Model UN Club: Join us every Thursday at lunchtime in Room 220. Members will learn how to debate, examine current events, and prepare for upcoming MUN conferences and debate tournaments. New members are always welcome.
    • Tabletop Thursdays with Mr. Nicol in Room 111 Thursdays at lunch and after school – come and find out what different tabletop games and activities are being offered!
    • ME to WE Club:  If you are looking to volunteer, give back to your community and learn more about local and global issues, join ME to WE Club!  ME to WE Club runs Wednesdays at lunch in Room 213.


  • U-Connect High School Musical: Pride & Prejudice – May 3 – 5
    • Our Musical Theatre students will be presenting Pride & Prejudice


  • STARTS THIS WEEK!  Langley City Hosts Youth Week! As you may know, Youth Week 2019 is right around the corner! BC Youth Week (May 1st-May 7th) is celebrated annually across the province to highlight the accomplishments and diversity of youth through a variety of events. It is held with the purpose of empowering youth, and fostering connections between young people and their community.
    • In the interest of promoting the broad range of talents showcased by the youth in our community, this year we will be running 8 events including: two 3 vs 3 basketball tournaments, a youth glow dance party, a teen skate, a Bob Ross paint night, a geocache treasure hunt, and more.
    • Please note in the upcoming Blog that our Basketball tournaments on Monday, May 6th & Tuesday, May 7th are now FREE to register!
  • The City of Langley will once again be hosting the annual TRI-IT Triathlon.  This is a fun, family event that encourages activity for all ages and abilities.
  • Backstreet Studio’s Annual Summer Video Camp will be running August 19-23 this year at Brookswood Secondary. Anyone interested can find more information and registration forms online at:

backstreet studios – Home

August 21 – August 25, 2017 Open to kids finishing grades 4-7 in June Summer Video Camp Information

  • DRBIPA has new openings for our volunteer Park Ambassador program. Please see the attached Volunteer Handbook and Enrollment form for your review:
  • Design Competition – Here is an exciting opportunity for high school students coming up this May – the first ever Canadian Space Settlement Design Competition.  This is now one of several semi-finals around the world leading up to the International SSDC at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in July.
    • Students do not need any previous knowledge or experience. It’s a great chance for them to learn from real-world engineers and university students, as well as have fun and try their hand at designing a space settlement with their peers.  The event will be taking place at the University of British Columbia on May 18-19. Registration is at
    • Please see all 3 attachments with more information including FAQs, as well as a poster to learn more about the competition for students: CSSDC Poster – May Ecology Walk & Info Session – CSSDC Outreach
  • 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!
  • Apr. 29 – Semester Two, Term One Report cards Issued (Moved from Apr. 26)
  • Apr. 29-30 – ICBC Presentations in the Library
  • May 1 – Screenagers viewing in the Small Gym, Gr. 9 and 10
  • May 1-2 – AVID Field Trip to TRU and UBC
  • May 2 – Screenagers viewing in the Small Gym, for the Public, 6:30 pm
  • May 2 – Fire Drill, in the a.m.
  • May 3 – District Professional Development Day; Students NOT in Session
  • May 7 & 8 – IDEA Summit at the Langley Events Centre
  • May 7 – BC Youth Week!
  • May 8 – I.D.E.A. Summit – Langley Events Centre
  • May 9 – Collaboration Afternoon, Students Dismissed at 1:30 pm
  • May 13-17 – Grad Ceremony Tickets available, three tickets free per Grad
  • May 17 – Grad Ceremony Tickets: Additional Tickets Request DUE to Main Office
  • May 20 – Victoria Day, School CLOSED
  • May 21-24 – Grad Dinner Dance Tickets on Sale
  • May 27 –  PAC AGM and Regular Meeting, Room 128, 7 pm
  • June 8 – LSS 110th Anniversary Event, at LSS, times TBD
  • June 14 – Mandatory Grad Ceremony Rehearsal, CLA, 10 am
  • June 14 – LSS Grad Walk (right after rehearsal)
  • June 14 – LSS Graduation Ceremony, CLA, 7 pm
  • June 19 – Last Day of Regular Classes
  • June 20 – I Day
  • June 21-27 – Provincial Numeracy Assessment, 2 sittings per day (Schedule in June)
  • June 21 – LSS Graduation Banquet, Coast Hotel and Convention Centre, 6:30 pm
  • June 24 – English 12 Provincial Exam, Small Gym, 8:30 am
  • June 26 – Communications 12 Provincial Exam, Small Gym, 8:30 am
  • June 26 – LSS Awards Ceremony, at CLA, Time TBA

Langley Secondary School

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