The Saints Scoop! – January 12, 2020

January 12, 2020


  • LAST CHANCE! Beedie Luminaries Class of 2020 – Scholarship Applications Closing Soon!
    • We are looking for resilient students facing financial adversity who have the academic readiness, grit, desire and potential to create positive change in their lives and in the lives of others.
    • Do you know of a student or students who fit this criteria? Please let them know about Beedie Luminaries and encourage them to APPLY today!
    • Applications close January 20, 2020, 9 am PST
  • REMINDER!  With Grad 2020 getting ever closer, it is time to think about grad wear and accessories.  If you need some assistance, please see one of our Counsellors, who can contact local groups who can help.  One such group is The Fairy Godmother Foundation – a Langley-based organization dedicated to providing grad wear and accessories to those grads who may not be fortunate enough to afford them.
    • If you know of grads who may be in this situation, please refer them asap (and confidentially) to an LSS Counsellor, Ms Kercher or Ms Jackson, our Aboriginal Youth and Family Worker.  For further information, the website is:
    • Referral Deadline is Feb 15, 2020 … the number of referrals is limited so please ask any grads to see one of the above people asap.
  • Dry Grad Update
      • IMPORTANT MEETING THIS WEEK! The next Dry Grad meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 14 at 7:15 pm.
        • February 29 – casino night fundraiser
      • There is a Facebook event page for the Dry Grad event.  Parents & students are welcome to join at
      • Encorp Recycling – we have an account set up at the ENCORP Recycling.
        • IN PERSON drop off of sorted items to the depot at 20137 Industrial Ave, Langley City.  Please mention LSS Dry Grad 2020 or account #794 when you drop off your sorted returns.
        • EXPRESS DROP OFF to ANY Encorp Recycling location please use phone number 604-790-0291 when checking in at the on-site kiosk.  Remember to bring items in a CLEAR bag


  • You are invited to come to our Semester-end Dance show, titled “The Hearts of Motion” The Soul of the Movement of LSS. It features original works from the Dance 9-12 Performance class and the Choreography 11/12 class.  The Show is Next Thursday Jan. 16th at 7pm in the Small Gym.  Tickets are $5.


  • Each week, we will highlight different classes throughout the school that have students being more active, and that help make the students’ learning more visible – one of our three big goals for this school year  See below for this week’s highlights:
    • LSS hosted a group of 20 students from Sapporo’s Hokusei High School this past Friday! They interacted with our Japanese 9/Intro to Japanese 11 blocks. The Hokusei students prepared mini cultural presentations on topics such as Japanese fashion, animes, typical weekends for students, and New Year traditions. Our LSS students had lots of fun talking to them and getting to showcase new expressions we’ve been learning! 
    • Mr. Nicol’s Science 10 class studied physics, and more specifically motion.  To do so, they turned the art of making paper airplanes into a science, and observed and recorded their findings!
    • LSS Dancers attended a Field Trip before the Christmas break to the prestigious Downtown Vancouver Dance Studio: Harbour Dance Centre.  Thank you to the PAC and LSS for the support!


  • Operation: This IS You! Saving Lives at Sea FREE Event for Girls & Women
    • Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue (RCMSAR) partners with Achieve Anything Foundation to offer a hands-on taste of marine search and rescue in Coastal BC
    • The Achieve Anything Foundation announces that applications are open for an exciting new Operation: This IS You! hands-on experience event to be held with RCMSAR in White Rock, B.C. Saturday February 22.
    • Participants will get a first-hand look into the rewarding work of marine SAR – hands-on! Activities include on the water and shoreside searches, rescues, man overboard, first aid scenarios, SAR equipment/gear use, dewatering stations, and more!
    • The event is completely free to attend and is open to women and girls age 14 and up.
    • The event is by invitation only and applications must be made in advance on the Foundation’s website. Those selected and invited must further complete the RSVP process by the specified deadlines in order to be admitted to the event. While there is no maximum age for women to apply, all applicants should self-assess they are sufficiently mobile/agile to board vessels and participate in the day’s activities.
  • 2020 UBC Engineering Physics high school info session and tour!
    • UBC’s Engineering Physics program is one of the top engineering programs in Canada.  With a formidable combination of scientific training, engineering experience, and practical hands-on skills, our graduates play leading roles in the most interesting and exciting industries and fields of scientific research in Canada and around the world:
      • Artificial intelligence and machine learning; Biotechnology, genetic engineering; medical devices; Clean energy, electric vehicles; UAVs, drones, aerospace; Quantum computing
    • Engineering Physics is a very challenging program and should appeal to students with a strong interest and ability in mathematics and science.
    • Please ask each student who plans to attend, or their parent/guardian, to register at the link below.  In order to reach as many students as possible, we ask that each student bring no more than two family members with them to the event.
    • >> Each student please register here to attend <<
      • When:
        • Sunday, January 19th, 2020
        • Doors: 10:30 am
        • AM tours start: 11:00 am
        • Lunch: 12:00 pm (we provide pizza, alternatives available nearby)
        • Program Director’s presentation (1 hour): 1:00 pm
        • PM tours start: 2:15 pm
        • End: 4:00 pm
      • Where:
      • Remember: each student must register to attend, space is limited! >> registration form
  • Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) Information Sessions and Building Tours at the UBC Sauder School of Business! These small gatherings provide a casual setting for prospective students in grades 8-12 to visit the UBC Vancouver campus and learn more about the BCom program. We invite counsellors and teachers to encourage their students and classes to take advantage of this opportunity to explore their career possibilities in business. The upcoming sessions are as follows, agenda can be found on the event page:


  • Starting October 16, LSS Graduate and current UFV student Conner Frey, and Ms. Wood and Ms. Sewell have teamed up to have Leadership students provide a FREE student tutoring service, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays after school!  See Ms. Wood or Ms. Sewell in Rooms A210 or A211 to find out more!


  • 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 FormIf you have any questions, please contact Christine Hylands at or at (604) 514-8373.  Thank you in advance for your support!



  • Students in Mr. Tupper’s class learned about financial literacy from an employee of the Canada Revenue Agency!

    WAVE students at FLEX in the Library Learning Commons lab – thanks Mrs. Kiers and Ms. Li!

    One of our Me to We sponsors, Ms. Pedersen giving a cheque from LSS for $440 to the Langley Youth Hub! Great work by the Me to We Club to raise funds in December!

    It looks like Mr. Howlett is going on supervision!

    Finally, after what felt like forever, the track is now open at McLeod Athletic Park! Kaprice was one with the track after the 20 min run in PHE!  At least it looks like she had a soft landing on the new track!


  • 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’s 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’s 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’s).
  • Anime Club Friday is in Room #A183 at lunch with Ms.Hajdecki


  • 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.


  • Langley Youth Hub JANUARY Events – Please see the attached for information from Friends of Dorothy, LGBTQ+ Wellness Night, and the January Hub Calendar:
  • Langley Parent Education seminar #2 – “Nothing Comes From Nothing – linking the brain to behaviour” parent education seminar seeks to help parents understand what’s going on below the surface of the behaviour of their little people. #2 of a 4 part Parent Education Series organized by the Langley Children Committee.
    • Equal parts philosophy, science and real life application – presented by the funny and engaging Ted Leavitt, Clinical Counsellor. Ted is a specialist in ADHD, aggressive behaviour, anxiety and attachment trauma.  For more info, please see the attached:
  • 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!


  • Jan 15:     Piping and Plumbing Orientation, Library Learning Commons, 6:30 pm
  • Jan 16:     Evening of Dance, Small Gym, 7 pm
  • Jan 20:     PAC Meeting, 7 pm
  • Jan 22:      Last day of Regular Semester 1 classes
  • Jan 23:     “I” Day
  • Jan 24:     “Taste of LSS” for incoming Grade 8 students
  • Feb 20:     ReachOut Psychosis Presentation, Large Gym, 9:30 am
  • Feb 24:      PAC Meeting, 7 pm
  • Feb 29:      Dry Grad Event:  Casino Night Fundraiser
  • 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

Langley Secondary School

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