The Saints Scoop – March 7, 2021

March 7, 2021


    • Please remind grade 12 students that important scholarship deadlines are coming up this week If they require printed forms, they can contact Ms. Choi in the office or their counsellor.  Some may require references and/or an essay, so they need to do this pretty quick.
      • Due March 12 (morning):
        • District Scholarships & Bursaries (green booklet)
        • District Authority Awards (purple booklet)
        • Sassy Awards (emailed before noon on March 12th)
      • Accepted February 22 to March 31:
        • Rotary Club of Langley Scholarship (needs to be emailed)
    • Please see the attached for information about a scholarship for Indigenous students:
    • Please see the attached for information about DPAC scholarships:
  • Grad Comments and Baby Photos for the Yearbook! The time has come to collect grad comments and baby photos for our Yearbook, and we need some help getting the information out to students.
    • Grad Comments:
    • Baby Photos:
      • We are hoping to collect baby photos via email, as well, with students emailing one photo in jpeg format to either Mr. Tesan or Ms. Turpin.  Please remind students that there can be no inappropriate imagery or products such as alcohol etc.
      • There will be additional reminders pushed on the school TVs and social media, as well as announcements this week!
  • REMINDER: FROM THE DRY GRAD 2021 COMMITTEE – The Grad Class of 2021 has missed out on a lot this year. Join us in raising funds to present our grads, who have worked so hard to get to this point, with a gift from the LSS community.  Please contact the dry grad committee at if you would like to lend a hand with our fundraising efforts.  Stay tuned on ways you can become involved and help our grads have the memorable year they deserve!
    • Dry Grad Fundraisers:
      • The Langley Liquor Warehouse is offering 5% back on every purchase if you mention LSS Grads at the checkout!  Help raise money for our grad class and treat yourself at the same time. It’s a win, win!
          • Langley Liquor Warehouse 
          • Open: 7 days a week, 365 days a year
          • Hours: 9am to 11pm
          • Address: 20650 Langley Bypass, Langley, BC
          • Group: LSS Grads
      • Return It – Bottle Returns Fundraiser
        • Account number is 577-379-4723 (LSS-DRY-GRAD)
        1. When you visit a Return-It Express kiosk, simply access the account using the number listed above. Follow the few simple instructions then drop your unsorted containers into the kiosk. The kiosk will print out a label to stick to the bag and the leave it with staff to sort, count and deposit the money to the LSS Dry Grad account.
        2. Bring refundable beverage containers. The express service accepts beverage containers that are a part of the Return-It system – other recyclables are not accepted. To find out what containers you can return, click here.
        3. No sorting required. With Return-It Express there is no need to sort your containers. Simply bring your labelled bags filled with unsorted containers to an Express Depot and we’ll do the rest.
        4. Use multiple bags for heavy returns. Heavy or overfilled bags can break open and are difficult to handle – this may cause the contents of your bag to break or go missing. If your bag has more than 12 glass bottles in it, it is likely too heavy. Please split overfilled bags into 2 separate bags.
        5. Bag containers in clear bags. Transparent recycling bags or clear trash bags are available for purchase at almost any grocery store, drug store, or hardware store. As long as the bag is clear and properly closed with your bag label on it, we’ll accept it at an Express location. (Please avoid bags with pull strings)


  • This year’s musical production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown has had to make numerous changes to adapt to the COVID rules set out by the Provincial Health Officer, such as having different cohorts of students working on different parts of the play, and limiting the presentation of the play to fewer than 10 staff members in the audience (to allow the performers to at least have SOME type of audience experience and feedback)… but they managed to adapt and thrive, putting on an excellent show, and providing a valuable learning experience for students, cast and crew alike.
  • Congratulations to all of the students and staff who supported this production – it really was incredibly well done, evoking for me memories of growing up with comics and tv specials starring Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Lucy, and the Peanuts crew!
  • Kudos and a huge thank you to Mrs. Thorpe and Mr. McMath for their creative problem-solving and leadership, finding a way to give the Musical Theatre classes the authentic learning experience of putting together a large-scale performance, including set-design, lighting, sound, and, of course, acting and singing! See below for a few photos:
    • The set…

      The VERY limited audience on Friday evening…

      The VERY limited audience on Saturday evening…

      The very musical Mrs. Thorpe, in between performances, giving direction!

      After Part 1 on Friday, some of the performers in this cohort get together for a photo!

      Mr. McMath, ending Part 1 of the show on Saturday with some directions to the small audience!

      The “Peppermint Patty” cast, during their finale on Saturday, giving a nod to the technical production crew!

      The Saturday evening audience…. while small in numbers, they were LARGE in terms of their enthusiastic support of the performers!

      Mr. McMath, and his bow tie-wearing protege, Robin!


  • Please see the photo below to see what theme is happening each day, as we continue to stay engaged and motivated right to the Break!  Students and staff: be sure to dress up each and every day!


  • While so much of the history that I grew up with seemed to be about what the men were doing, there is a world of history from women’s perspectives that is emerging. If we are going to better understand the people and actions of the past, then ensuring that we hear and read about the WHOLE story gives us, as students of history, a more full and accurate description and explanation.  This is history helps us to move forward in as positive a way as possible, having learned of the successes and the failures of the past.
  • The month of March is Women’s History Month, reminding us to acknowledge a more full understanding by highlighting the various roles and accomplishments of women.
  • While this month will be marked in classrooms through lessons and discussions, we also have some hallway reminders of the importance of this month:


  • New Daily Health Check Form – Digital and Print Version
    • Thank you for continuing to conduct a daily health check with your child. It is an important measure to help keep our school community healthy and safe. To better assist families, the Ministry of Education has developed an online K to 12 Health Check which can be found here:
    • A mobile phone app version can also be downloaded, called K to 12 Health Checker.
    • Print versions are available in multiple languages on our District website here
  • K-12 COVID-19 Rapid Response Teams
    • This week the Ministry of Education provided an update on K-12 COVID-19 rapid response teams which are now deployed in each health authority to support students and staff. As the pandemic evolves, these teams will help the province respond quickly and adapt, where necessary, to keep schools safe. To read more about what the teams will be doing in our community, view the news release here.


  • Youth4Action Leadership Boot-Camp
    • Are you a Metro Vancouver high school student who is passionate about influencing sustainability and making a positive impact in your community? Do you want to add skills and knowledge to your leadership toolbox – to address the challenges facing our region and planet?
  • March 16th, 17th, 18th 2021 from 10:30am – 2:30pm [ONLINE]
    • This Metro Vancouver Leadership Boot-Camp will prepare high school youth with the knowledge, skills, and passion to create positive change for sustainability in their communities and beyond! Through the lens of the Sustainable Development Goals, students will explore the links between global challenges and local action, enhance their leadership and critical thinking skills, and expand their network of leaders passionate about making a positive impact for people and planet.
    • If yes, this upcoming Youth4Action event is for you. Apply at site below.
    • Please contact or if you have any questions.


  • International Soccer Club
    • Why/What – We practice Soccer Skills.
    • When/Where – Thursdays after school, from 2:30-4 pm in the Small Gym
    • Who – Mr. Labine
  • LSS Dance Club – Mondays and Tuesdays after school from 2:15-3:15 pm in the Dance studio.  See Mrs. Lidemark for more information.
  • Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA)
  • Anime Club
    • Why/What – We watch the first three episodes of a different anime every week with popcorn!
    • When – Friday, after school. Anime starts at 2:35 pm, usually ends between 3:45-4.
    • Where –  A183
    • Who – Ms. Hajdecki
  • D&D Club (And other tabletops)
    • Why/What – We play D&D 5e on Mondays and monthly one-shots in different systems on Thursdays.
    • When – Monday and Thursday. Play starts at 2:40 pm until 4.
    • Where – A183
    • Who – Ms. Hajdecki
  • LSS 3D printing Club
    • Why/What? – In this club the students learn the process of 3D printing and how to 3D model objects.
    • When – Wednesdays at lunch and/or after school based on schedules.
    • Where – A131
    • Who – Mr. Rasmussen


  • Every day is an opportunity to try something new! You never know, you just might discover your passion! Ms. Rand’s metalwork class was hard at work putting their new skills in the shop into practice!

  • Some of the amazing Hamilton storyboard projects created by Ms. Cunningham’s AVID English 11 students 🤩🎬🎭

  • Fun Friday in Ms. Hajdecki’s class!

    One of the displays from last week’s Diversity and Respect Week, reminding all students that they have supports and allies throughout the school!


  • Parent Workshop: Talk Sex Today:  Body Science Workshop with Saleema Noon Sexual Health Educators for parents in Langley
    • Parenthood never arrives with a rulebook, and when it comes to explaining the world of sexual health to your child, it can be hard not to end up a bright shade of red.
    • Using humor and straight talk in an open, interactive environment, Saleema Noon Sexual Health Educators will show you how easy it is to convey healthy, positive messages about sexual health to kids.
    • In this workshop parents will learn:
      • Why we need to talk to children about sexual health at a young age
      • How to reduce risk of child sexual abuse
      • What children should know at each stage of development, with specific examples of how to explain concepts and processes
      • How to become their kids’ preferred source of sexual health information
      • How to normalize open, honest sexual health conversations in their family
      • How to effectively answer even the toughest questions kids ask
  • YOUTH HUB – The Youth Hub is a valuable resource for youth and families.  Here is the Langley Youth Hub Calendar for March 8-12 –
  • 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 or 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 – 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!


  • Mar 8 – Quarter 3 Mid-Quarter “class swap”
  • Mar 8 – Quarter 3 Mid-Term Marks published
  • Mar 8-12 – Parent Teacher Conferences Week
  • Mar 10 – Early Dismissal for Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Mar 12 – Last day of classes prior to Spring Break
  • Mar 29 – School Re-Opens after Spring Break
  • April 1 & 9 – Streaming of School Musical. Tickets for the stream are available using the link below:
  • Apr 19 – PAC Meeting, 7 pm, Library Learning Commons
  • May 17 – PAC Meeting and AGM, 7 pm, Library Learning Commons
  • June 16 – LSS Grad Ceremony, Tentatively Booked at CLA, 7 pm
  • June 29 – Final Report Cards Issued

Langley Secondary School

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