The Saints Scoop! – May 12, 2019

May 11, 2019


  • Grad Ceremony Tickets are available starting THIS WEEK!  Be sure to stop by the office and pick up your tickets (3 free per grad.
    • To pick up your tickets, you MUST be on the Grad List (see below) AND all your student fees must be paid/library books returned.
    • The grads will also receive two compass passes with their ceremony tickets valid between May 15 – June 30th, courtesy of Translink!
    • If you want extra tickets, they are $10 per ticket; you MUST fill out a wait-list form and hand it in to the Main Office; wait-list forms are available in the Main Office.  Once we determine how many tickets we need for our graduates, we will distribute remaining tickets based on the forms.  Be sure to get your forms in by the end of this week!
  • If you are NOT on the Grad List and are hoping to still make it on… Only those students who are in a position to graduate will be permitted to participate in the Graduation Ceremony in June.  The Criteria are:
    • Student must have completed or have a reasonable expectation of completing 80 credits (48 credits for required courses, 28 elective credits, and 4 credits for Graduation Transitions). 16 of these credits must be at the grade 12 level.
    • Any courses in progress outside of Langley Secondary, must be 80% complete with a passing grade as of May 1
    • Any courses in progress at Langley Secondary must have a passing or near passing grade as of May 1st
    • Graduation Transitions 12 must be complete by May 1st
    • ***Please note that students CAN get back on the Grad List if they QUICKLY fix whatever problem is holding them back!
    • “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.
    • 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.”
    • 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!


  • Congratulations to the Senior Girls Soccer team for their inspired play this season, and for making it to the Fraser Valley AA Semi-Finals this past week!  The bad news is that the team played a very strong Archbishop Carney and fell on the wrong side of the score.  The good news is that this team can still qualify for the AA Provincial Tournament with a win this Monday, as they play for 3rd and 4th in the AA Fraser Valleys.  Best wishes to the team!(Photos courtesy of parent Michelle McCrory)


  • LSS Track and Field athletes competed this past week, trying to qualify for the Fraser Valley Championships. While at Exhibition Park in Abbotsford, our LSS athletes recorded numerous personal bests.
  • Congratulations to all of the athletes, especially to Isaac Hamilton and Duklo Thwe who have qualified for the Fraser Valley meet in two weeks!


  • (Courtesy of Ms. Taylor) “Unfortunately, we (the teachers) did not manage to win the match against the students at Newlands.  It was all tied up after the first two groups came in but the defining match was between Yuto Saito and Mr. Fauteaux, which was lost on the 18th hole when Mr. Fauteaux went back and forth over the green and had some trouble getting out of the sand trap.  However, he did win the KP for the teachers and the long drive was won by Mr. HeathKurtis Trowell won the KP for the students and Yuto Saito won the long drive.
  • Matches won by the teachers included Mr. Sheppard against Devon Armstrong and Ms. Taylor against Sam Colby on the 17th hole.  The golf team also won their matches when AJ Austin destroyed Mr. Nicol (though he still played a great game for his first game of the year) and Kurtis Trowell came back from a 3 hole deficit to finish off Mr. Heath on the 17th hole.”
  • Congratulations to staff AND students for what sounds like a superb afternoon…  I am sure the teachers are already looking forward to a re-match against the student team next May!


  • This past week, AVID 11 students volunteered at Douglas Park Elementary, creating authentic connections through mentorship and leadership in action!


  • Are you interested in joining the school trip to Japan?  Experience a new culture!!  See amazing temples, shrines, gardens…  ride the bullet train…..   spend time in the fashion and electronic districts of Tokyo… Open to any LSS students.  Some room for grads and parents, too!
  • Be at the FINAL promotional meeting for this trip on Thursday, May 16 at 6 pm, in the LSS Library!
  • For more information, please the attached poster: Japan trip 2020 meeting poster


  • Saturday, June 8th at LSS
  • OPEN HOUSE – at LSS – 11 am to 4 pm
    • Come to LSS and experience the Decade Rooms (sponsored some of our different Departments), see student demonstrations and work in the Open House, witness soccer and volleyball games between students and alumni, and enjoy the amazing talents of LSS students past and present in performances throughout the day.  Finally, the most important detail is that everyone come to the June 8th event and enjoy the conversation, the company, and the memories – see you there!
  • WINE AND CHEESE – at  Sandman Signature Hotel, at 88th Ave and 200th St – 5 pm to 7pm
    •  Interested in a glass of wine and tasty hors d’ouevres?  Want to see the draw for the 50/50  and Raffle winners, live?  Want to hear some of the student stories of who the LSS 110th Legacy Fund will benefit?  If so, then you are invited to our Wine and Cheese VIP after-event.  Tickets are $40, with net proceeds going to the LSS 110th Legacy Fund.
    • To buy tickets:
      1. Click on the link below.
      2. Scroll down and on the right side of the page, you will see the 110thAnniversary poster/info.
      3. Under the poster, you will find a link to the “VIP Reception Tickets” – click that link and the rest should be easy!
    • Please know that if you are looking to donate to the 110th Anniversary Legacy Fund, to any donor who donates the “Honour Roll” level and above will get two complimentary tickets to the Wine and Cheese.  Please do not take this as any pressure to donate… The Steering Committee simply wants to make sure people are aware of this detail.
    • Thanks again and see you at the 110th on June 8th!
  • Here is the Twitter link to a video on the 110th Anniversary Event:


  • 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!



  • Some LSS and other Langley District students were at KPU this past week working in the KPU Turf Work Experience program!

    Thanks to Mrs. Yzerman, who supported the students as they learned important skills from KPU instructors … including how to relax when the job is done!

    AVID 9 hands out its Awards for April – Part 1!

    … And Part 2!!!

    During our Final Collaboration of the year, LSS staff met with their Collaboration groups…

    consolidated their learning for their year…

    shared their insights with their colleagues in a “jigsaw” with other collaboration groups…

    before reflecting on their larger personal learning journey for the year!

    Staff conversations were truly inspiring and showed how all of us at LSS, staff and students alike, are LEARNERS first and foremost!

    Our final photo of the week: Grads dressed in style this past Friday – Hawaiian style, to show their Saints spirit!


  • 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!
    • Senior Boys Open Gym: Every Tuesday after schoolin the Small Gym.
    • 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.
    • Dance Club!  Tuesdays at Lunch in the Dance Studio. All Students Welcome. Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary and Zumba.
    • 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. Brown’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.


  • ONLY TWO WEEKS AWAY!!! 14th Annual Grand Prix Gala – Sunday, May 26 from 1 pm to 4 pm at Thunderbird Show Park!
    • The much anticipated 14th Annual Grand Prix Gala is on the horizon – in other words it is imminent and this is both good and excellent! For those of you who have already registered – thank you. We look forward to seeing you. For those of you who tried to register but ran into difficulties with our online registration, it is now up and running. So sorry for any inconvenience. Technology is both good and less than excellent. And for those of you who are still considering, please keep in mind that this is one of the Foundation’s premiere fundraising events. Featuring a day at Thunderbird Show Park (an equestrian track that has been rated as one of the top two in North America and one of the top five in the world), attendees are immersed into a thundering competition among the best riders and most exquisite horses in the world. And that’s not all. There’s an endless array of hors d’oeuvres, sandwiches and desserts delivered to your patio tables, a silent auction, wine and craft beer tastings and chances to win a weekend package that surpasses any that has been previously offered. You HAVE to see it to believe it.
      • And most importantly, your attendance and/or sponsorship ensures that the Foundation can continue to support and provide essential programs to our students including breakfast, lunches, snacks, backpacks filled with food, counselling, literacy programs, garden towers and so much more. The Foundation exists with a mission to make learning UNFORGETTABLE for every Langley student. Our mandate is to provide and support programs and initiatives that are not funded or fully funded by the Ministry of Education and our goal to ensure that EVERY Langley student receives the maximum benefit of the education to which they are entitled?
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  • May 12 – Mother’s Day
  • May 13-17 – Grad Ceremony Tickets available, three tickets free per Grad
  • May 14 – Music Field Trip to Kwantlen Music Festival
  • May 15 – Aboriginal Achievement Awards, Church in the Valley, 5 pm
  • May 16 – Japan 2020 Information Meeting, Library, 6 pm
  • May 17 – Grad Ceremony Tickets: Additional Tickets Request DUE to Main Office
  • May 20 – Victoria Day, School CLOSED
  • May 21-24 – Grad Dinner Dance Tickets on Sale
  • May 24 – FANDA Presentation for Grade 12s, Library, 11:45 am
  • May 24 – District Staff Athletics Banquet, 5 pm
  • May 27 –  PAC AGM and Regular Meeting, Room 128, 7 pm
  • June 4 – Final Band and Choir Concert, Small Gym, 7 pm
  • June 8 – LSS 110th Anniversary Event, at LSS, 11 am – 4 pm
  • June 14 – Mandatory Grad Ceremony Rehearsal, CLA, 10 am
  • June 14 – LSS Grad Walk (right after rehearsal)
  • June 14 – LSS Graduation Ceremony, CLA, 7 pm
  • June 19 – Last Day of Regular Classes
  • June 20 – I Day
  • 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

Langley Secondary School

21405 - 56 Avenue, Langley
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Phone: 604-534-4171
Fax: 604-534-9518