The Saints Scoop! – April 7, 2019

April 7, 2019


  • DUE THIS WEEK! COAST CAPITAL AWARDS – These are significant awards, and LSS students have been successful in the past.  The district deadline is April 12 – so be sure to apply!
  • DUE THIS WEEK!  ICBABC 2019 Scholarship – The scholarship deadline is fast approaching in just over a week on April 12th! Each student will be receiving $1500, and we will be awarding at least 10 students with awards. The scholarship is open to ALL grade 12 students. ICBABC 2019 scholarship application, as well as a cover letter with further details about the scholarship, and an online fillable PDF document, which are available at
  • VCC is opening its doors!  Join us on Wednesday, April 24 at Experience VCC, a free open house featuring tours, entertainment, and prizes.
  • Teachers, counsellors, students, and parents are all invited to learn about 120 college programs in arts, sciences, certified trades, university transfer, and more. You can also:
    • Explore our Downtown campus
    • Try hands-on career activities
    • Ask advisors about scholarships, bursaries, and awards
    • Get help with registration
    • Talk to instructors
    • Meet current students
    • “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.”
    • NEW!  “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!


  • Congratulations to Kori Johnson, Langley Secondary School’s nominee for the Pete Swensson Outstanding Community Youth Award, for representing LSS in fine fashion this past Thursday at the Langley Events Centre!  Kori was one of eight nominees in Langley for this award for his outstanding contributions in the fields of athletics, academics, and community service, as well as for his character attributes.  Although the winner was selected from DW Poppy Secondary, to even be nominated from a Langley high school is an honour, and we are very proud of Kori for representing LSS with a great deal of class and distinction.  Special thanks also to Mr. Palichuk and Mrs. Pagnanini, who were also at this evening event to support Kori and his family.  Congratulations again to Kori and all of the nominees for making such a difference to their schools and the Langley community!
  • Kori, on stage at the LEC to accept his nomination plaque!

    Kori and proud parents!

    Kori, parents, Mr. Palichuk, and Mrs. Pagnanini, taking a moment to enjoy the moment!


  • 110th Langley Secondary School Anniversary – Saturday, June 8th at LSS – SAVE THE DATE!!!
  • MORE DETAILS ADDED – Walk the hallowed halls of the SAINTS for the last time, before most of the original building is torn down this summer to make way for the New Building! All students, teachers, administrators and support staff are welcome to attend the 110th Anniversary of Langley High School and Langley Secondary School. Be there to connect with old friends, teachers, office staff, principals, vice-principals, custodians, coaches, old girlfriends, old boyfriends, and so on. Eleven decades of memories. Don’t miss it! SATURDAY, JUNE 8. See below for more details of the day, including the VIP reception right after, and the opportunity to create your own legacy by being part of the LSS 110th Legacy Scholarship fund!
  • To see the full package (above) in PDF, please click the following: packages[1]


  • Thanks to all who came to LSS’ Conversation club this past Friday – it was a full house for flex Friday board games!  As mentioned in last week’s Scoop, volunteers are always welcome to come play!


  • This week, we are hosting our Semester 1 Honour Roll Assemblies.  Honour Roll includes recognition of the District’s Core values: Excellence (Academics), Integrity (Work Habits), and Courage and Community.  Make sure to have your student check the lists in the Main Foyer!  A pizza lunch will be served to all Honour Roll recipients on each day below:
    • Apr. 8 – Grade 9 Honour Roll Assembly – check the Main Foyer for the lists!  11:30 am
    • Apr. 9 – Grade 10 Honour Roll Assembly – check the Main Foyer for the lists!  11:30 am
    • Apr. 11 – Grade 11 Honour Roll Assembly – check the Main Foyer for the lists!  11:30 am
    • Apr. 12 – Grade 12 Honour Roll Assembly – check the Main Foyer for the lists!  10:30 am


  • A little review now will pay off later!
  • Although final exams are still months away, it’s never too early for a few small review sessions. ExamBank’s format of practice tests with instant results makes studying quick and painless! Just click your grade level, then pick a subject and unit, and you’ve got germane questions and explanations at your fingertips. Often, a 5-10 minute span is all you need to complete one test. Boost your confidence and improve your final outcome with every practice test completed.
  • Here are the current details for your account:
  • Username: langley
  • Exam Password: shifted
  • School which will show up on the top score list: Langley Secondary


  • Just a reminder to all that the New Build is now being used by Langley Education Centre (LEC) until the end of June, and that classes are in session all day, including into the afternoon and evening.  Please be cognizant and respectful of this fact, and do not interrupt classes in session.  Your assistance is greatly appreciated!


  • April Career Ed Newsletter – Want to know about upcoming events?  Please see the latest Career Ed. newsletter for April! NEW Career Ed Newsletter – April 2019[1]
  • GET YOUR APPLICATIONS IN TO MRS. BLESSING!!!  We have TWO Careers Tours left, as per below!  The RCMP Tour application is due THIS WEEK!


  • 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!


    Students and staff at LSS were “Humbildt Strong” this past Friday, in honour of the victims and survivors of the Humboldt tragedy one year ago.
    Students and staff wore green, as well as jerseys, in honour of the day.
    More participants…
    And more…!
    In honour of those who passed that tragic day…
    AVID had its Pringle challenge this past week…
  • With lots of creative problem solving…


    And eventual success…!

    And maybe even a little bit if fun 🙂


  • 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!
    • 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.
    • After School Dance Club!  Tuesdays at Lunch in the Dance Studio.
    • 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. Lee’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.


  • THIS WEEK – 4 Films from LSS students will be there! LIFF is back again this year.
    • LIFF is back with a vengeance. Featuring four award-winning and provocative films, 6 hard hitting documentaries, and a student montage of brilliant shorts, the festival offers screenings on each day, Q&As with directors and producers, as well as a opening night reception with producers, directors and actors in attendance.
        • Friday, April 12 from 2-4 pm – Students from Langley Fine Arts, Brookswood, RE Mountain, and Langley Secondary present their works, followed by a Q and A.
        • Friday, April 12 from 4-4:30 pm – Presentation by filmmaker, producer, director and teacher John Pozer.
        • Friday, April 12 from 4:30-5:30 pm – Reception
        • Friday, April 12 from 6:30pm – 8:00 pm – Indian Horse. Director in attendance.
        • Saturday, April 13 from 1-3 pm – When the Storm Fades
        • Saturday, April 13 from 3:30-5 pm – Blackkklansman
        • Saturday, April 13 from 6:30-8 pm – Bohemian Rhapsody.
      • A selection of 6 documentaries will be shown throughout the festival. All screenings are at Chief Sepass Theatre in Fort Langley.
      • Tickets are just $10 or $35 for the entire festival. Purchase online at or contact
  • Grand Prix Gala – The Langley School District Foundation is proud to present their 14th Annual Grand Prix Gala.  As always, the Gala will be held at Thunderbird Show Park during an International Horse Jumping competition. Featuring front row seats on a sun-drenched patio, just inches away from thundering horses and riders negotiating a complicated course, the gala is further made spectacular by offering an endless array of artisan cheeses, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, delicious sandwiches, charcuterie, decadent desserts and opportunities to taste and imbibe in a selection of award-winning wines and craft beer. And if that isn’t enough, there will be a silent auction offering unique and exciting items and experiences. And best of all, proceeds from the event allow us to continue with our Food For Thought Campaign to ensure that all hungry students in our school district receive healthy breakfasts, lunches, snacks and food to take home on weekends and holidays. Clearly, it is a day like no other and not to be missed
    • Check out the attached poster and brochure, including sponsorship opportunities, silent auction donation form and ticket reservations. Hope you can participate again this year.
    • packages


  • The Langley Walk coming in May! – The Township and City of Langley are proud to co-host the 57th Annual Langley Walk in 2019!  Over its long standing 57 year history, the Langley Walk has brought together members of the Langley’s to celebrate our unique history, build community pride, promote involvement in physical activity, and most of all, have fun! This year’s event promises to build on these traditions on Sunday, May 5, 2019 and will be hosted at the Aldergrove Athletic Park.
  • Pregnant and Parenting Youth – Please see the attached for the April calendar. april 2019 encompass
  • Langley Youth Hub Programming – Please see the attached for the APRIL 2019 calendar and events.
  • In the Know – Please see the attached for the April “In the Know” calendar events. FamilySmart_InTheKnow_Poster_Langley_April-16-2019
  • BC 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, an educational movie night, and more.
    • We need your help reaching as many teens as possible! We still have spots available in our Teen Mindfulness and Mind Fit programs happening this spring in Surrey. These programs are FREE and open to teens (ages 13-19) in Surrey.
      The Y is hosting an Intake/Information Session on Wednesday, April 3rd from 4:30-6:00 pm for anyone interested in the Teen Mindfulness Group and/or the Mind Fit Program. Please see below for more information about these programs.

        (Ages 13-17)

        • Learn and practice healthy coping strategies for stress & anxiety. This program is a 6-week commitment using Mindfulness and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy to support teens experiencing stress, worries and/or anxiety.
        Tong Louie YMCA, 57th Ave, Surrey
        Wednesday(s): 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, April 10th – May 15th*
      • MIND FIT
        (Ages 13-19)

        • Learn to incorporate physical activity into a mental wellness plan.Mind Fit is an 8-week program that uses physical activity and group wellness visits to help teens with low-mood, low energy or stress.
        Tong Louie YMCA, 57th Ave, Surrey
        Monday(s): 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm, April 8th – June 10th*
  • 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. 8 – Grade 9 Honour Roll Assembly – check the Main Foyer for the lists!  11:30 am

Apr. 9 – Grade 10 Honour Roll Assembly – check the Main Foyer for the lists!  11:30 am

Apr. 11 – Grade 11 Honour Roll Assembly – check the Main Foyer for the lists!  11:30 am

Apr. 11 – Fire Drill, p.m.

Apr. 12 – Grade 12 Honour Roll Assembly – check the Main Foyer for the lists!  11:30 am

Apr. 12 – Collaboration Afternoon, Students Dismissed at 1:30 pm

Apr. 15 –  PAC Meeting, Room 128, 7 pm

Apr. 17 – Spring Dance

Apr. 19 – Good Friday, School CLOSED

Apr. 22 – Easter Monday, School CLOSED

May 3 – District Professional Development Day; Students NOT in Session

May 7 & 8 – IDEA Summit at the Langley Events Centre

May 27 –  PAC AGM and Regular Meeting, Room 128, 7 pm

June 8 – LSS 110th Anniversary Event, at LSS, times TBD

June 14 – LSS Graduation Ceremony, CLA, 7 pm

June 21 – LSS Graduation Banquet, Coast Hotel and Convention Centre, 6:30 pm

Langley Secondary School

21405 - 56 Avenue, Langley
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Phone: 604-534-4171
Fax: 604-534-9518