The Saints Scoop! – April 5, 2021

April 5, 2021

GRAD GAB

  • NEW! Engineering Scholarship Opportunity!
    • Do you know a student entering an engineering or earth sciences program in fall 2021? Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Foundation offers scholarships for graduating high school students entering engineering or earth sciences programs at the University of British Columbia, University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia Institute of Technology, the University of Northern British Columbia, and engineering transfer programs.
    • Six entrance scholarships, valued at $2,500 each, and one transfer scholarship, valued at $1,000, are available.
    • Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating from a BC secondary school in 2021 and entering one of the following programs:
    • Engineering degree (B.Eng., B.A.Sc., or similar) at a BC university
    • Engineering transfer (diploma, certificate, or similar) at a Canadian university or college
    • Geoscience/Earth sciences degree (B.Sc. in earth sciences, physical geography, environmental geoscience, etc.) at a BC university.
    • Application Deadline: June 30, 2021
    • Award value: $2,500 Entrance scholarships and $1,000 Transfer scholarship
    • https://www.egbc.ca/Registration/Programs-Resources/Student-Program/Scholarships/Post-Secondary-Entrance-and-Transfer-Scholarship
  • REMINDER – DUE IN 1 WEEK! 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.
  • 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)

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

RESEARCH REQUEST FROM UBC & CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

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.

DPAC INFORMATION

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

  • Over Spring Break, while most staff and students were at home, District Maintenance staff were busy continuing the renovation of LSS’ older areas. Here, we have new LED lights in our Castle Lobby!

    Maintenance also put up our memory board from the 110th Anniversary Celebration, filled with signatures of past graduates who attended the celebration two years ago!

    Admin have also been working with Artona to restore our old grad composites and ensure that we have some photo representation from EVERY year going back to 1946-1947…

    We now have grad photos and composites from 1946-47 all the way to 1972 that are up in our hallways, some of which had not been displayed for several decades!

    We look forward to putting up the rest of the grad photos over the coming months!

    April is Sikh Heritage month!

    Here we have Mr. Rasmussen’s class doing a build challenge!

  • You may recall in last week’s Scoop that we showed some photos of our volunteers who worked at the Learning Farm over Spring Break…

  • Well, here are some more photos from the Learning Farm, where our Environmental Studies class comes weekly to learn “hands on”!

DISTRICT & COMMUNITY NEWS

  • Pregnant and Parenting Youth – April calendar: April 2021[1]
  • YOUTH HUB – The Youth Hub is a valuable resource for youth and families. 
  • 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! https://www.sd35.bc.ca/news-events/community-bulletin-board/

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