June 23, 2019
- GRAD DINNER & DANCE! – This past Friday, LSS hosted its final school event for the class of 2019 – the Dinner & Dance at the Coast Hotel in Langley City! More than 270 students and staff enjoyed a delicious dinner before welcoming more than 100 parents for speeches and video tributes, before settling in for the “first dance” and an evening of music and fun! A huge thank you to our M/Cs for the evening, Mr Hantke and Mr, Powell (and their team of helpers!), as well as to the student and staff speakers. A special thank you to Mrs. Taylor for her superb work in single-handedly decorating the ballroom – it was beautiful! See below for some photos of the evening’s festivities!
- GRADUATION 2020 DATE! – Please mark in your calendars that the LSS Graduation Ceremony for next school year will be on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. We are still working on the date of our 2020 Graduation Dinner and Dance.
- Here is the LSS Grad Walk 2019 Video – Thank you to all the staff at HD Stafford, Nicomekl, Simonds, Uplands, Douglas Park, James Hill, and Blacklock for their tremendous support of this day! And, of course, thank you to Mr Palichuk, who organizes this incredible event, and to Mr. Hantke and Mr. Howlett for their work in organizing and editing this superb video! Enjoy! https://vimeo.com/343881843
- FINAL REMINDER! 2018/2019 Provincial Scholarships Program
- Each year, BC Achievement Scholarships recognize the top 8,000 graduates in the province. Vouchers are mailed out in September 2019. Please remind graduates that they can also check their award status by logging into their StudentTranscripts Service account in October.
- FINAL REMINDER! Student Post-Secondary Institution (PSI) Selections – July 12
- Grade 12 students are encouraged to visit the StudentTranscripts Service website before July 12, 2019 to make their PSI selections. Admission offers may be delayed or denied if students do not authorize the release of their transcript data.
- FINAL REMINDER! For Students: StudentTranscripts Service
- Students can access the StudentTranscripts Service at: www.studenttranscripts.gov.bc.ca/. To get started, they must first create a Basic BCeID account to access their transcript information.
- Help videos, including “Registering for a BCeID and Accessing the StudentTranscripts Service,” are available on the website. For other help documentation, visit https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/transcripts-and-certificates/studenttranscripts-services-help.
- Students need only complete their PSI selections once in the current school year. Students may add to their selections at any time up to July 12, 2019. Students may make up to 25 selections free of charge within six months after completing their last course. After six months, students will be charged $10 per transcript, payable on the StudentTranscripts Service.
- To select their PSIs, students must login to the StudentTranscripts Dashboard and under Transcripts & Certificates, select Send/Order Your Transcript. Students locate their desired PSIs from the list and select (dependent on the PSI’s current process) the option to “Send interim and final marks when they are available” or “Send final marks when they are available.”
- More detailed instructions for the StudentTranscripts Service are available here:https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/transcripts-and-certificates/studenttranscripts-services-help/my-dashboard#9-2
- Grad Breakfast – Thank you to Dry Grad and parents for hosting a Pancake Breakfast for our Grads last Monday! Grads were also the first to receive their Yearbooks, as they passed them around for signatures from their fellow grads and from staff – it was an excellent morning!
LSS GYM CLASS HEROES FOR JUNE!
- Congratulations to the following students who have demonstrated the skills, attitude, and attendance in June that help them be successful students in our Physical and Health Education classes at LSS! These students really are our “Gym Class Heroes”!!!
BLK. 1 Aiden Fowler Ethan Fowler Tanya Kennedy
Vanessa Budo Landon Walter Drew Weidendorf
BLK. 2 Colby Perry Matthew Bertram Ivan Rendon
Sophia Erele Edan Lewis Ayden Watt
Jacob Evans Markus Blessing Kristian Revilla
BLK. 3 Robert Simpson Steven Rutherford Nour Sahl
Jonathan Pinto Jashon Gill Ari Burik
Gurleen Gill Noorhan Sulaiman Brodie Thomas
Landen Kaetler Jordan Phonminay
BLK. 4 Vanessa Duthie Camryn Hofer Dragon Knyaw
Terrell Olsen Victoria Maiuro Lam Chau Nguyen
Kyara Grey Dina Ehl
REMINDER! STUDENT PARKING LOT CLOSED FROM MONDAY, JUNE 17 TO END OF YEAR
- All staff and students who currently park in the Student (west) Lot are asked to please park in the CLA lot across the street, as of Monday, June 17. Our Maintenance Department will be preparing the school lot for portables coming in July/August. CLA has graciously given us permission to park in their lot. Thank you in advance for your understanding.
FINAL REMINDER! IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT DISTRICT BUSSING!
- 2019-2020 Bus Registration is open!
- Transportation Registration for the September 2019-2020 school year has been opened and located at https://www.sd35.bc.ca/schools/transportation/ . If you qualify and require this service please ensure you register before the June 28th Deadline.
- The deadline of June 28th ensures that the Transportation Administration can meet the requirements of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement Branch for the September startup.
- Transportation’s web-page includes the following information: https://www.sd35.bc.ca/schools/transportation/
- New Changes to Online Registration
- Links for both Non-international students and International students
- Details regarding completing the registration via Cash-on-line (step-by-step instructions included)
- Policy 3850 Information – includes walk limits
- Email and phone information
- Homestay email link for International refund requests.
- If you miss the registration deadline please plan to drive your child(ren), for the first three weeks of the 2019-2020 school year, while routes are manually established for the late registrations.
PHOTOS OF THE WEEK!
FROM THE LANGLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
- NEW! RAISING FUNDS FOR LANGLEY STUDENTS – The amazing people from Club Chemo and their gang are organizing a Christmas in July event to raise funds for the Langley School District Foundation’s Food for Thought Campaign. It’s at the Oak & Thorn on Sunday, July 13 from 3 to 8 pm. Tickets are just $20 – they include hamburger or vegetarian sandwich and drink, as will as chances to win huge prices and cold, hard cash. Be there to help provide meals to the more than 3,000 Langley students who come to school hungry every single day. Get tickets online at www.langleyschooldistrictfoundation.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- REMINDER! The Langley School District Foundation is proud to present the 14th Annual Golf Tournament. As always, it will be held at Redwoods Golf Course in Langley and will feature a day of magnificent golf, a tailgate party, contests, endless snacks, a steak and salmon BBQ, silent auction and chances to win huge prizes. Often described as one of the best tournaments in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, the tournament raises funds to support dozens of essential programs for Langley students that are not funded or fully-funded by the Ministry of Education, including breakfast, lunch, snack and backpack programs to help feed the more that 3000 students who come to school hungry every day, literacy programs, Movement to Learn, counselling, summer school for vulnerable students, global education, to name a few. I have attached the package with all the details and opportunities to sponsor the event, contribute a silent auction prize or register a foursome. You can also register online at www.langleyschooldistrictfoundation.com. Hope you can participate again this year! Please click on the link for more information: packages
- REMINDER! Langley Youth Hub SUMMER PROGRAMMING! A reminder that the Langley Youth HUB offers really valuable resources for students who may need support over the summer:
- housing and job support
- mental health, anxiety and depression support
- walk-in medical care
- harm reduction and substance use support
- indigenous culture support
- movie nights (fun events)
- LGTBQ drop-in
- See the attachments below for more details!
- REMINDER! Red Cross Student Movement (RCSM) – RCSM is a student-driven initiative aimed at building a community of student groups that will provide training, resources, and a peer network to empower students interested in humanitarian issues. Our goal is to engage youth leaders with humanitarian issues and support them in making an impact within their local and global community. Working closely with the Canadian Red Cross along with the UBC and SFU Red Cross Clubs, we host a variety of events throughout the year. Our past 4 conferences have attracted over 400 student leaders representing schools from across the entire Greater Vancouver Area.
- This summer, RCSM is running a Student Leadership Training Program for students in Grades 8-12. The RCSM Student Leadership Training Program is aimed to help students take action to spread awareness about humanitarian causes that they care about. Through the program, we will explore a variety of local and global humanitarian issues, and then teach students the tools and methodology to create interactive and engaging presentations. We will also provide logistical training and support for students to work in teams to organize awareness presentations at local elementary and middle schools. At the end of the program, students will be ready to create their own presentations and to take on leadership roles in their schools and communities. Upon completion of all program requirements, a certificate will be awarded to each student.
- Training Dates:
- Saturday, July 13th (10am – 6pm)
- Saturday July 20th (10am – 6pm)
- Saturday July 27th (10am – 6pm)
- Saturday, August 10th (10am – 6pm)
- This program is available free of cost to high school students in grades 8-12. For more information please see the information package document (attached) or our website:https://www.humanitariansintraining.com/student-leadership-training-program.html. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions that you may have.
- Applications for the program are currently open. Please direct any interested students to complete the registration form at the link: https://form.jotform.com/91553649819269. The application deadline is July 3rd, 2019 at 11:59pm.
- 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/
- 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
- June 27 – Final report Cards Published
- June 27 – Final Report Cards Available for Pick-Up, 10 am-12 pm
- July 1 – Canada Day! The School Office is CLOSED
- July 12 – School Office Closes for the Summer
- Aug 19 – School Office Re-Opens for the 2019/20 School Year