The Saints Scoop! – March 31, 2019

March 29, 2019

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]


  • COAST CAPITAL AWARDS – These are significant awards, and LSS students have been successful in past.  The district deadline is April 12 – so be sure to apply!
    • “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.
    • May 11: POKER NIGHT. We are still working out the details but are looking forward to bringing a little slice of Vegas to Langley and hosting a poker night fundraiser.
    • 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!


  • Welcome back to Mr. Powell, Ms. Wood, Ms. Pagnanini, Ms. Zyra, and all of the LSS students who were on the Costa Rica trip!  Based on the photos below, it looks like it was a successful trip to a stunning part of the world!


  • On Tuesday, March 12, the LSS Music program held their Bon Voyage Concert in the small gym, with Concert and Jazz Bands, and the Choirs all performing various numbers from throughout the decades!  The audience was treated to a variety of musical styles with puns about the upcoming Music trip to Disneyland intermixed throughout the performance, and all led by our most able conductor and Music teacher, Mrs. Thorpe.  Congratulations to all for a thoroughly enjoyable evening!
  • Mrs. Thorpe at the piano, the LSS Band, all ready to play!

    Several members of the choir, awaiting their turn to add to the music of the evening!

    And just like that, it IS the choir’s turn, with Mrs. Thorpe conducting from the piano!


  • Are you wanting to help some of our newer ELL students learn English?  Are you looking to build up your volunteer hours?  Do you have some free time during Fridays in FLEX?  If you said YES to these questions, then join the school’s Conversation Club!  Any students who would like to join the Conversation Club on Friday’s in FLEX are invited to come to Room 213 – if students are interested in joining as helpers see Ms Wood in Room 213.


  • Just before Spring Break, we witnessed an amazing cross curricular “community of schools” project led by Mr. Powell and Ms Decambra, and working with Mr. Howlett and Mrs. Turpin, where LSS students wrote stories, designed story books and picture drawings, and sewed teddy bears to bring the stories to life and share them with students at Douglas Park.  Our students were genuinely moved by the reactions of the Douglas Park students – it was a project that developed student skills in various areas of study, while helping them develop a sense of community.  Congratulations to all involved!
  • Students line up to meet with their LSS buddies…

    And the reading begins!

    Row on row of hand-made picture books, with laser-engraved wooden covers, all made by LSS students!

    Row upon row of hand-made, hand sewn teddy bears, also all made by LSS students!


  • 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!


  • Interested in getting a taste of post-secondary courses, without having to pay tuition?  The Kwantlen XCEL Program offers this opportunity to a limited number of grade 11 students in the Langley School District.  If you would like to find out more, please attend the Information Session at the Langley School Board Office.  Details below:
    • WED, APRIL 3, 2019
    • 7pm to 8pm
    • Langley School Board Office Boardroom


  • THIS WEEK!  After Spring Break, on Wednesday, April 3rd and Thursday, April 4th, students planning to attend their final MUN conference, for this year, will be holding a bake sale. If you purchase two (or more) treats, you also receive a free tea!


  • The Stafford PAC will be running a clothing drive at the end of April. Please see the attached flyer:  20190315105300900


  • GET YOUR APPLICATIONS IN TO MRS. BLESSING!!!  We have TWO Careers Tours left, as per below!  Deadlines are within the next two weeks so be sure to apply!


  • 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!



  • It’s AVID 9 award time!

    Congratulations to everyone in AVID 9 for a great month!

    LSS students already on a job site and getting their hands dirty!

    Speaking of work experience, here is an update from Mr. Dickson: “Ran into Me Kay La the other day and he was saying that he and Hem Let are both doing level 3 training at BCIT (along with Thomas Gilhooly). Told him that I was looking forward to seeing our first Karen Red Seal Plumber!”

    Conversation Club at LSS in full swing, with Mr. Smith watching over the conversation! Want to help out? See Ms. Wood in room 213!

    Taylor Fisher in Ottawa visiting the Senate with Encounters With Canada!! Very cool!

    An awesome photo of “LSS Saints marching in” to be a part of the streets of Disneyland!


  • 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.


  • OPENS THIS WEEK! One Season Restaurant @ WGSS, which is run by our Professional Cook 1 students, will be opening its doors for the season on April 2!  Dinner service is available Tuesdays – Thursdays.  Please help spread the word via social media, school newsletter, staff meetings, etc.  It’s an excellent opportunity for our students to show off their skills and an excellent opportunity for you to try some amazing food!
  • Please see the attached NEW Health Food Guidelines: School newsletter – CFG
  • THIS WEEK!  TEDxLangleyED for this year’s event taking place on April 6, 2019. Information is available and tickets can be purchased on our website at Tickets cost $75 each.  We are excited about our line up of speakers and performances and look forward to another outstanding event that will push thinking and empower those who are a part of it!  Our Speaker alignment came out today and includes a strong contingent of Langley educators and other notable speakers, like:
    • Alan Mallory
    • Scott Sampson
    • Kristin Carter
    • Alan Mallory was a Keynote at the recent BCPVPA Issues Forum. His talk was engaging, interesting and impressive. We are pleased to have him join us. Kristin Carter (aka Kristin Bunyan) recently sang the anthems at a Canucks game and is an up and coming artist who graduated from Langley Fine Arts School.
    • Please share and purchase tickets through the website above.
  • LIFF is back again this year. Featuring a line-up of 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 and A’s 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 5 documentaries will be shown throughout the festival. All screenings are at Chief Sep0ass 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


Apr. 1  –  School Re-Opens after Spring Break (This is NOT a joke!)

Apr. 3 –   Grade 12 Math Contest

Apr. 11 – Fire Drill, p.m.

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

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

Apr. 19 – Good Friday, School CLOSED

Apr. 22 – Easter Monday, School CLOSED

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
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