The Saints Scoop! – February 16, 2020

February 16, 2020


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  • Dry Grad Update
    • Our casino night has been changed to Sat., March 7th.
      • The casino night tickets can be purchased in person Tuesday, February 18th 7:15pm in the learning commons. If you cannot make it to pick them up in person please contact the dry grad committee thru Facebook LSS Dry Grad 2020 or Instagram LSS_dry_grad_2020
    • Purdy’s Chocolate Heart Lollies will be sold in the learning commons at lunch next week for $2.50¬†each.
    • Dry Grad Forms and ticket sale information were handed out during fixed flex on Monday, January 27th. Hand your form and payment in before February 14th and be entered into a draw to win your admission into the event. Forms can be handed directly to a parent in the learning commons during lunches from January 29th – February 13th.
    • Finally, for students wanting to attend the Dry Grad, but are having financial difficulties, please contact the Dry Grad Coordinator, Kristina Phonmixay, at¬†to work out arrangements.


  • Every year around February 14, the LSS Leadership class works with staff to write individualized comments for every single student and staff member at LSS; Leadership then puts these comments on to hearts, one for every student in the building! ¬†All this effort is most definitely worth it when you see students and staff alike looking for their names and for the positive, thoughtful, and unique messages meant just for them. ¬†Thanks to Ms. Sewell, Ms, Wood, and the entire Leadership class at LSS for shaping the culture of LSS in such a positive and meaningful way!
  • We also want to send out a major “shout out” to Mrs. Thorpe and the LSS Band, who put on an amazing show Thursday morning in the Student Commons/Cafeteria, creating a fantastic atmosphere with some spectacular performances!
  • Finally, thank you to Leadership for organizing Candygram deliveries¬†and the Photo Booth on this day… and, as you can see from above, what a day it was!¬†😊


  • This past week, Mr. Janzen, Ms. Coft, Ms. Wang, Ms. Lee, Ms. Zyra, and Mr. Moino took 35 ISP students to a Korean BBQ restaurant for dinner, followed by 5-pin bowling to celebrate the Lunar New Year. ¬†The evening was filled with laughter and new friendships, as the students were placed into groups that included different continents and languages. ¬†The highlight of the evening was undoubtedly the “silly bowling” as teams had to perform difficult shots, such as with their non-dominant hand, or backwards, through their own legs! ¬†Congratulations to Mr. Janzen’s team for winning the bowling competition… and to everyone in attendance for being part of a winning evening for everyone!


  • The LSS Musical Theatre Department is proud to announce that Seussical the Musical is coming to LSS! ¬†Come and watch our talented and dedicated students in Musical Theatre perform in this dedication to the fabulous works of the famous author, Dr. Seuss!
  • Performances: ¬†Feb 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 at 7pm plus 2pm shows on Feb 22 and 29
  • Tickets reservations via email to¬†
  • Pay at the door in cash or via schoolcashonline at:
  • We hope to see you in the Small Gym later this month!
    • New on display on the Castle Lobby!


  • Course Planning for students currently in grades 9 – 11 begins this Tuesday, Feb 18 and continues until Monday, Feb 24. ¬†Student grade assemblies have already happened last week, as has the parent course planning evening.
    • Mr. Lewis presenting to students on course options and grad requirements.

    • Just a reminder that students¬†MUST take English Studies 12 OR English First Peoples 12¬†to graduate. They may take an ELA 12 strand course (e.g. Literary Studies 12)¬†but it would count as an elective. See the chart below, found on page 6 of the Grad Planner booklet:
    • Also a reminder that¬†Psychology 12 is not a Socials credit.¬† It is an approved BAA course in Langley but cannot be used as the required Socials 11 or 12 graduation credit.


  • There will be an information meeting on Tuesday, February 18 at 6PM in room A111 for the March 2021 trip to Italy.¬† ¬†There are only 6 spots remaining!¬† Please contact Mr. Janzen at¬†¬†if you have any questions. ¬†Please see the attachment for more details: Italy Promo Feb 2020


  • Langley Secondary School will be hosting information nights for their sports academies for the 2020-2021 school year on the following evening. They will be hosted in the Langley Secondary Learning Commons (New LSS building).
    • Baseball Academy: Monday, February 24 at 7pm
  • If you have any questions please contact Troy Bannister¬†


  • Justice Institute ‚Äď The Justice Institute is having an Open House! ¬†If you want to learn more about career opportunities in police enforcement, in the field of justice, fire fighting, and more, then be sure to see Mrs. Blessing for permission forms!
  • FINAL REMINDER! Spring Break Work Opportunity:¬† ¬†There is a Spring Break work opportunity in the field (or pond I suppose) with conservation biologists. The pay is $15/h for 35 hours of work completed in one week of the spring break. ¬† Please see the attached flyer: Spring Break Employment Oppurtunity – Student Technician 2020


  • Each week, we will highlight different classes throughout the school that have students being more active, and that help make the students‚Äô learning more visible¬†‚Äď one of our three big goals for this school year ¬†See below for this week‚Äôs highlights:
    • Here are a few photos from Mr. Fauteux’s amazing post-secondary AVID 10 presentations. He has focused on developing their public speaking and presentation skills, while also connecting to career opportunities, research skills, and use of myBlueprint!
    • Ms. Florko’s class worked on connecting assessment in ‚Äúkid friendly language‚ÄĚ to student strengths and passions in English 9. More to come!
      • Student-made examples of what assessment means, and assignments should include!

        More examples of students making assessment meaningful to them!

    • In Textiles 9-12, Ms. Decambra’s class started off the semester with a Design Process project…they had to create a ‚Äúdoll‚ÄĚ that represented themselves. They used their hand sewing skills and a variety of materials to create them.
    • In Family Studies, the class has just started working with dolls that replicate some of the care needs of infants. ¬†Ms. Decambra¬†just started to send the “babies” home. Students are excited to become “parents” for the weekend and experience what it is like to have a newborn baby. As Ms. Decambra notes, “We‚Äôll see how they feel about it on Tuesday!”


  • With semester turn around and new sports teams up and running we have had some changes in days and times.
  • We will no longer have tutoring on Mondays but it will be on Tuesdays instead.
  • We will have a UFV Science and Math student coming on most Tuesdays and Fridays in addition to LSS Peer tutors helping on Wednesday/Fridays.
  • We have attached the new flyer!


  • Langley Secondary PAC is selling Panago Certificates to raise funds to support school initiatives.¬†For each $12 Panago certificate you buy, you can…
    • order ANY MEDIUM PIZZA at ANY PANAGO LOCATION, including the GLUTEN FREE option
    • use more than one certificate 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!


  • Mr. VanBergen’s calculus class got into the Sweetheart Day spirit with a problem of their own!

    The LSS Senior Boys basketball team had a tough loss by 1 point to Robert Bateman earlier this week…

    There were tonnes of fans who came to witness the game and support the team!

    And even some fans in the upper bleachers!

    Mr. Davis working with some of our ELL students on their writing skills by writing something positive about member of the class… now THAT is uplifting!

    Langley Township and Langley Firefighers have teamed up with the School District Foundation… See the attached photo and link below for more info!


  • Ms. Salmon and Mr. Fauteux presented to Secondary and District administrators this past week… and did a superb job of explaining LSS’ Resource supports!

    And AVID 9 celebrated their January Awards! Congratulations to: Jack – outstanding work habits;
    Kaylee– AVID student of the month;
    Trinity– academic excellence;
    Sara – academic excellence;
    Amanda– queen of extra curricular!


  • Writers’ Corner is happening on Wednesdays after school in the library lab. Write and Share your novels and short stories with us. There will be snacks!
  • The Langley United Wrestling Team is up and running once again. This Langley team has created provincial and national champions in past years. The Langley United Wrestling team is open to students from all secondary schools. Practices will occur at Langley Secondary School on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 4:30pm and Thursdays at 6:00pm; no experience necessary!
  • Join the Alliance for Sustainability Club!¬†– Monday‚Äôs at lunch, this alliance will work towards creating a greener school and spreading environmental awareness. Come support the movement and share your ideas. Everyone is welcome! Come to room A202 Monday at lunch! This can also count towards your volunteer hours!
  • Athletics and Physical Health and Education – Interested in keeping up-to-date with what is happening in the world of Athletics and Physical Health and Education (PHE) at LSS? ¬†Then be sure to follow @langleysaints on Instagram!
  • LSS Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) –¬†meetings at lunch every Tuesday in Ms. Lee‚Äôs rm. #A112– This is a safe space for students to hang out and have open discussion. Anyone is welcome to attend¬†
  • Grad Council:¬† Meeting every Tuesday at lunch¬†in the Small Gym.
  • Dance Class:¬†Free open dance class Tuesdays¬†at Lunch in the dance studio. All Students Welcome. Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary and Zumba (Starts Sept 24th).
  • 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 253 (above old library/office). A great place to share your
  • Wii Wednesday: at lunch with Ms.Hajdecki Rm # A183
  • Tabletop Thursdays; Thursdays at lunch¬†in Rm #¬†A183¬†with Ms. Hajdecki
  • 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 184 (Ms. Decambra’s Foods Room).¬† The club is open to anyone, beginners to advanced knitters are welcome.
  • Model UN Club:¬†the LSS Model United Nations Club is starting. New members are encouraged to join us this Thursdayat lunch in Room A215¬†(Ms.Cunningham‚Äôs).
  • Anime Club Friday is in¬†Room #A183 at lunch with Ms.Hajdecki


    • What you need to know ~ And how you can help make it happen!
    • First of all, what is Foundry?
    • Foundry offers health and wellness services, supports and resources for youth aged 12-24 and their families through centres in communities across B.C and online through! Foundry‚Äôs approach is different because all of the services are under one roof, so it makes it easy to know where to go for support.
    • The services are made to fit the individual needs of youth and their families, putting their health and wellness at the centre.
    • Foundry Services
      Each Foundry centre includes common services, all under one roof! These services not only work together but are also offered to youth and families on a walk-in basis.

      • Mental health services (e.g. psychiatry, counselling)
      • Substance use services (e.g. harm reduction, detox, counselling)
      • Primary care (e.g. family doctors, sexual health)
      • Social services (e.g. employment, educational, housing, income assistance)
      • Youth and family peer support services (e.g. youth helping youth, family members helping family members)
    • Please complete the survey in the link!¬† The more voices and support we get, the better the chance Langley will be chosen to get a FOUNDRY!
  • Information About School Status During Inclement Weather
    • Snow closures and power outages are an annual occurrence in Langley School District. So where do you go to get information about the status of schools during periods of inclement weather?¬†If you are able to access the internet via computer or smartphone, current information about Langley schools can be accessed on all school websites¬†Updates are also posted to Twitter @LangleySchools and Facebook at¬†¬†If you don’t have internet connectivity but your phone is working, call a relative or friend in an area that has not been affected by the storm and ask them to check the district website for you.¬†Local radio stations are also informed of school status in Langley. Tune in to CKWX 1130AM, CKNW 980AM, Country Radio 107.1FM, Pulse 107.7 or CBC 690AM or 88.1FM for updates.
    • Please note that Langley District schools are all considered ‘open’ until a decision to close is required.¬†Decisions on school closures are usually made by 6:30am. As always, it is a parent’s decision whether to send their child to school based on safety and individual circumstances.¬†If you feel it is unsafe for you or your child to travel to or attend an open school for any reason, please keep your child home and report an absence to the school.


  • Community Bulletin Board ‚Äď 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!¬†


  • Feb 17: ¬† ¬† Family Day, Schools are CLOSED
  • Feb 18-24: ¬†Grades 9-11 Course Planning for 2020/2021
  • Feb 19: ¬† ¬† ¬†ELL Snowshoeing at Grouse Mtn.
  • Feb 20: ¬† ¬† ¬†ReachOut Psychosis Presentation, Large Gym, 9:30 am
  • Feb 21: ¬† ¬† ¬†Aboriginal Department Heart Healthy Family Gathering, HDSMS, 5 pm
  • Feb 21: ¬† ¬† ¬†Seussical Opening Night! Small Gym, 7 pm
  • Feb 24: ¬† ¬† ¬†PAC Meeting, 7 pm
  • Feb 24: ¬† ¬† ¬†Baseball Academy Information Evening, New Build Library, 7 pm
  • Feb 24-28: Diversity and Respect Week in the Langley School District!
  • Feb 25: ¬† ¬† ¬†Grade 9 Immunizations
  • Feb 25: ¬† ¬† ¬†Mood Walk to Surrey Bend
  • Feb 29: ¬† ¬† ¬†“Seussical the Musical” Matinee and Closing Night
  • Feb 29: ¬† ¬† ¬†Dry Grad Event: ¬†Casino Night Fundraiser
  • Mar 5: ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†AVID Field Trip to the Holocaust Centre
  • Apr 7: ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Ted Swan Presentation, 9:30 am
  • Apr 27: ¬† ¬† ¬†PAC Meeting, 7 pm
  • May 25: ¬† ¬† PAC AGM, 7 pm
  • June 17: ¬† ¬†Grad Commencement Ceremony, CLA, 7 pm
  • June 19: ¬† ¬†Grad Dinner & Dance, Coast Hotel, 6:30 pm

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