The Saints Scoop! – June 23, 2019 (The FINAL SCOOP of the School Year!)

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!
    • Our M/Cs for the evening, Mr. Hantke and Mr. Powell!

      The decor was simple and classy!

      As part of the opening, students had to answer Grad Trivia to be able to get to eat first!

      Mrs. Blessing gave an excellent speech as part of the Toast from! the Parents

      Sarah Blessing and Kori Johnson thanked parents and staff for their roles in helping the grads achieve their successes!

      Mr. Rowe, on behalf of LSS staff, had some wise, final words in a Toast to the grads…

      …before playing a heartfelt song written to the grads, along with some vocal help from Sarah Blessing and Ava Kornum!

      Of course, it takes a village to raise a child… and here are some of the staff who attended the Dinner & Dance to honour our Grads!

  • 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!
  • FINAL REMINDER! 2018/2019 Provincial Scholarships Program
    • Each yearBC 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
  • 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!
    • Smile! You’re in the Scoop!

    • A huge thank you to our parent organizers for the delicious (and thoughtful) gesture!


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 2019-2020 Bus Registration is open!
    • Transportation Registration for the  September 2019-2020 school year has been opened and located at  .  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:
    • 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.


  • Congratulations to Gabby Jang for receiving the 3rd and final HomeLife BenchMark Realty Scholarship/Bursary!

    A photo from Spirit Week, as Mr. Moino, Mr, Palichuk, Mrs. Thornburn, and Mr. Hantke handed out Ice Cream Sandwiches to students in celebration!

    A Happy Birthday to Mrs. Bhandari in the Office!

    Volunteers helping pack for the move to the New Building! This English department is ready to go!

    Finally, the last word goes to the Old Building, as Colour Wars led to some “thank yous” to staff… first to Mr. Jackson…

    …And next to Ms. Turpin!  We will certainly miss all of the memories of the Old Building… as we prepare to make new ones in the New Building!


  • 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 or contact
  • 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 Hope you can participate again this year! Please click on the link for more information: packages 


  • 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: 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:  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!


  • 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

Langley Secondary School

21405 - 56 Avenue, Langley
BC, V2Y 2N1
Phone: 604-534-4171
Fax: 604-534-9518