The Saints Scoop! – March 8, 2020

March 8, 2020

GRAD GAB!

  • NEW and DUE THIS WEEK!  Douglas College Entrance Scholarships and Awards – We are excited to announce the deadline to apply for our Entrance Scholarships and Awards has been extended to March 16! Douglas College offers over 50 scholarships and awards, some up to $20,000, which could cover a student’s full education. Conditional acceptance is not required; students simply need to submit the application and supporting documentation, including two reference letters, a 1000-word essay, and demonstrated financial need (if applicable) by the deadline. Once they complete the application form, either paper or on their myAccount, they will be eligible for all 70 scholarships and awards.
    • If you or someone you know has applied to Douglas College, then please apply, or encourage others to apply by March 16.
  • DUE RIGHT AFTER SPRING BREAK! LSS 110th Anniversary CLA Scholarship – “Christian Life Assembly believes in giving back to the community and in paying good deeds forward.  One example is the “Boxes of Love” initiative, where students in various elementary schools receive a gift as an act of kindness from CLA.  With this example in mind, how do you give back and pay good deeds forward in the Langley community?  Why is it important to you to do so?  Please give specific examples.  (350-500 words)”
    • This is a Grade 12 scholarship only for students graduating from LSS, and is for $1000.  Please submit your written response to the Main Office, with an “Attention” to Mr. Moino.  Written Submissions due Friday, April 3 at 12 pm.
  • DUE RIGHT AFTER SPRING BREAK! Scholarships: Johnson Insurance – Johnson Insurance is pleased to offer 50 scholarships valued at $1000 each to eligible students who are completing high school in 2020 and starting post-secondary education in the Fall of 2020. Applications open April 1.
  • DUE THIS WEEK! Trevor Linden Scholarship – Applications now being accepting from student leaders in the province of British Columbia who will be entering their first year of post secondary education in September 2020, who are in good academic standing and that have made exceptional contributions to:
      • School and community service, leadership;
      • Initiating community development;
      • Affecting positive change;
      • Mentoring others;
      • Personal development and growth;
      • Good academic performance;
    • Taking the time to do something for others during difficult times in one’s own life requires particularly outstanding commitment. This is why, as part of the selection process, the personal circumstances and/or challenges of each applicant will be considered. Applicants who possess personal qualities such as dedication, commitment to helping others and strength of character will also be considered. Four scholarships of $2500 each will be offered.
    • For more information and to access the application form, please click here: https://www.nhl.com/canucks/community/lindenscholarship
    • Deadline to apply: March 15, 2020

SPRING FLING SCHOOL DANCE AT LSS – A LOT OF FUN!

  • This past Thursday, just over 150 LSS students and guests had a great evening of dancing in the small gym!  Thanks to the Leadership class, Ms. Wood and Ms. Sewell for their work in putting this fun event together!
    • Lots of dancing…

      …and even a free concession item per student… all fo the ridiculously low price of $5!!! What a Saint of a deal!

CAREERS CORNER

  • Operation: This IS You! Warship Day Sail – FREE Event for Women & Girls
    Royal Canadian Navy partners with Achieve Anything Foundation for Adventure at Sea

    • Vancouver, BC – March 6, 2020 – The Achieve Anything Foundation has opened applications for an exciting new Operation: This IS You! hands-on experience event aboard a Royal Canadian Navy warship. The ship departs out of Vancouver, B.C., Saturday April 04. www.achieveanything.caParticipants will get a rare, first-hand look into Navy warship operations, hands-on! Activities include exploring ship duty stations, crew quarters and operational equipment; RCAF joint search and rescue demonstration, firefighting simulations, and demonstration of the warship’s impressive manoeuvring capabilities. Lunch will be provided, and the event is completely free. Applications are open to women & girls age 12+.The event is by invitation only and applications must be made in advance on the Foundation’s website. Those selected 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 agile to board and move about the ship unassisted.

LSS MAKES LEARNING MORE VISIBLE AND ACTIVE

  • 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:
    • Mr. Kuo’s Anatomy and Physiology 12 class learned about how diffusion of gases and liquids worked with their very own Diffusion Experiment!  And yes, the students faces are a definite “mixture” of concentration and smiles!

FREE AND HELPFUL SERVICE!  LSS TUTORING AVAILABLE!

  • With semester turn around and new sports teams up and running we have had some changes in days and times.
  • We will no longer have tutoring on Mondays but it will be on Tuesdays instead.
  • We will have a UFV Science and Math student coming on most Tuesdays and Fridays in addition to LSS Peer tutors helping on Wednesday/Fridays.
  • We have attached the new flyer!

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

  • Last Thursday was also the LSS Staff Meeting, where teachers gather and discuss various topics and challenges at the school.

    Here, staff were discussing ways to use our newly developed “Works habits” rubric with students!

    And a happy birthday this past week to LSS alumnus and brilliant LSS IT specialist, Neil Redden!

    We had a pretty full staff room, as LSS staff from past and present came to honour Mr. Redden on his 40th Birthday!

LSS CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES!

  • 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

FROM THE DISTRICT

  • 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 orwww.sd35.bc.ca. Updates are also posted to Twitter @LangleySchools and Facebook at www.facebook.com/langleyschooldistrict. 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 NEWS

CALENDAR 

  • Mar 10:      FOCUS Mood Walk, Deas Island
  • Mar 11:      Parent-Teacher Interviews, 2 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Mar 12:      Parent-Teacher Interviews, 2 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Mar 13:      Last day of classes prior to Spring Break
  • Mar 30:      First day of classes after Spring Break
  • Mar 30:     Ministry Learning and TTFM Surveys begin for all grades
  • Apr 2:        Spring Concert, Small Gym, Time TBA
  • Apr 3:        Core Competency Fixed Flex
  • Apr 6-9:     Honour Roll Assembles
  • 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
  • June 24:    Awards Ceremony, CLA, 6:30 pm

Langley Secondary School

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