The Saints Scoop – May 14, 2017

May 14, 2017

 

GRAD GAB!

  • The Grad List:  Please see last week’s Scoop for more details on letters sent home.  Admin are meeting with grade 12 students currently not on the grad list, helping them understand what may help them get on to the Grad List.  If you received a letter about your student and the Grad List and your student is unaware as to why he is not on the Grad List, please have him/her speak with Mr. Moino to find out why.
  • Grad Ceremony Tickets:  Grad ceremony tickets are going out this week, the week of May 15-19, for students on the Grad List.  Each grade 12 on the Grad List will get 3 FREE tickets.  If you are someone not on the grad list YET, but you may still make it on by passing courses, etc., then your tickets will be held until June 1.
  • Grad Ceremony Tickets, Part 2:  If you are hoping for MORE grad ceremony tickets, the form for additional grad ceremony tickets can be picked up in the office and are due Friday, May 19.  Additional tickets will be distributed starting May 26.  Please remember that additional tickets are $10 each.
  • Grad Dinner and Dance Tickets:   Dinner Dance Tickets will be on sale for $65 each from Tuesday, May 23 to Friday June 2, For parents who want to only attend speeches, there is a dessert ticket available for $15 with parents having access to coffee and an array of desserts.  The dessert tickets will be on sale from June 5 to 9.
  • Grads:  You must return your overdue library books and textbooks ASAP  in order to pick up your Grad Ceremony Tickets next week (date to be confirmed), as well as to purchase Dinner Dance Tickets in the next few weeks.
  • (DEADLINE MONDAY!) Grad Dinner Dance Guest Passes:  Guest Pass Applications for the 2017 Grad Dinner Dance are available for pick-up in the Main Office.  Deadline for handing in the form is Monday, May 15th.
  • Scholarship for Metis and Status First Nations Students: Please share the attached information on the New Relationship Trust Scholarship opportunity with your school counsellors.
  • Janice Lee Blue Wave Scholarship:  The Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division offers the Janice Lee Blue Wave Bursary to a couple of BC students under 20 years of age, who are pursuing post-secondary education or training. The bursary honours the legacy of Janice Lee, an 18-year-old who struggled with depression and anxiety and died by suicide in 2006. The bursary is offered to students who have lived experience of a mental health or substance use issue and will be pursuing post-secondary education or training the following year. It is unique in its focus on the strength and resilience youth face, rather than an emphasis on academic success and achievements. More information can be found here: http://www.bluewavebc.ca/janice-lee-blue-wave-bursary/
  • (REMINDER) 2017 – 2018 BCIT ENTRANCE AWARDS:  We are pleased to announce that the following Entrance Awards are available to students who are planning to attend BCIT commencing . We are pleased to announce that the following Entrance Awards are available to students who are planning to attend BCIT commencing April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018.
    • Up to 25 BCIT President’s Entrance Awards, available only to current High School students.  Valued up to $4,000 each.  Deadline: August 5, 2017
    • Over 90 additional BCIT Entrance Awards.  Valued up to $5,000 each.  Deadlines: August 5, 2017 and January 6, 2018
    • Please see the Entrance Awards Booklet for your reference.  Copies of this booklet and the application forms can also be downloaded directly from our web site at bcit.ca/finaid.  Help your students pay for their education by encouraging them to apply!  

IT’S SPIRIT WEEK AT LSS!

It’s time to show off your LSS Saints spirit!  See below for the theme and activity of the day, and come to school ready to be a part of something bigger!

2017/18 DISTRICT CALENDAR

CAREERS 9 ASSEMBLY THIS WEDNESDAY

  • An important assembly for all grade 9 students will be taking place this Wednesday.  It is important that grade 9 students attend this assembly, as this is part of a mark that all grade 9 students individually earn for their final report card.

HONOUR ROLL ASSEMBLIES – THIS WEEK!

  • This week, LSS is celebrating students who have found different definitions of success at the school, and that link to the District’s Core Values, specifically: Excellence (A and B Academic Honour Roll); Integrity (linked to Work Habits Honour Roll); Courage, and Community (nominated by staff, students who have made a positive difference in the LSS community).  This Honour Roll is based on Semester 1 final report cards.  Honour Roll lists are posted in the Main Foyer; if your student believes there is an error, please have his/her report to the Main Office so that we can ensure the list is accurate.
    • Monday, May 15 – GRADE 9 – 11:00 A.M. IN THE LIBRARY
    • Tuesday, May 16 – GRADE 10 – 11:00 A.M. IN THE LIBRARY
    • Wednesday, May 17 – GRADE 11 – 11:00 a.m. IN THE LIBRARY
    • Thursday, May 18 – GRADE 12 – 11:00 am IN THE LIBRARY

ATHLETICS UPDATE! 

  • Girls Rugby Playoff Victory! Congratulations to the Girls Rugby team for their convincing first round playoff victory!  The girls won 25-12.  They are looking to make it a second win in a row in the next round of the playoffs, this week.  Best wishes to the team!
  • Shout Out to HDSMS Rugby!  Boys Are Upper Fraser Valley Champs: The HD Stafford boys rugby team has had a successful season and were hoping to carry that winning streak into the playoffs. On Tuesday they met up against their rivals, WA Fraser Falcons, to play for the Upper Fraser Valley Championship. It was a solid effort from the entire team, with our Skyhawks pulling out a 32 – 20 win! Next week they start their quest for a provincial banner in the Lower Fraser Valleys. Thanks to Coach Colleen and Mr. Horrocks for all their amazing work with the team. – See more at: https://hdsms.sd35.bc.ca/blog/hawk-squawk/hawk-squawk-may-12th/#sthash.sNiU7zCD.dpuf

(THIS MONDAY!) IMPORTANT PAC EXECUTIVE VOTE IN MAY

  • If you would like to have an influence in how PAC supports LSS, please consider attending the next PAC Meeting on May 15, at 7 pm.  Next year’s Executive will be elected at this meeting!

(REMINDER) DPAC WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU!

  • District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) is the collective voice of the parents of the Langley School District (SD#35).  In the interest of serving your needs to the best of our abilities, we encourage all parents to complete this short survey to assist us in the future planning of how to serve all PACs and parents better. Please click on the following link for the survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdPecGv5WeU8SPd1B_L2mSVdtIbpDTZU1xnSWAZ9bXdnnCUqw/viewform?usp=sf_link
  • This survey contains 24 questions and should take you approximately 5 minutes to complete. We appreciate your participation, and thank you for your time. If you have any ideas or questions about or arising from this survey, please feel free to contact us at:  info@langleydpac.ca.

HOCKEY AT LSS UPDATE!

  • (Courtesy of Mr. Mccarthy) Here are the results from Tuesday’s game against the Brookswood Bobcats. The high flying play of the Saints is very entertaining to watch and hard for the competition to keep up with. Between the pipes for the Saints was net-minder Gray Pennington who once again played a solid game and made the saves when they counted. The defensive core of Stephen Sielsky, Keilan Toews, Bronsen Vowles, and Kei Koshimune also assisted in Gray’s success as they were able to shutdown the majority of the Bobcats offensive drives.
    • The first period started with the Saints having the edge and controlling the majority of the play. They would score first at the 10 minute mark of the game courtesy of Clayton Schroeder, assisted by Matt Garbutt and Keilan Toews; 1-0 Saints. One minute later, the Bobcats would then take advantage of a defensive zone mix-up, and would score their first of the game; 1-1.  Stinging from their mishap in their defensive zone, Landon McArthur would score an unassisted goal off of the ensuing face-off making the score 2-1 Saints. The next goal of the period would go to Keiran MacCarron, assisted by Keilan Toews; 3-1 Saints. Wanting to finish the period strong, the Bobcats put some pressure on the Saints in their defensive zone and took advantage of another error by the Saints in their own end and were rewarded with a goal; 3-2 Saints.
    • In the second period, the Saints stepped it up a notch and really dominated the game; in some cases it looked like the ice was sloped in the Bobcats’ direction. It was very entertaining to watch the Saints cycle the puck between all five on the ice in the offensive zone, totally controlling the play; a special mention for this would go to the line of Corbin Genge, Casey Whintors, and Danny Macloed, and the defensemen who accompanied them. The second period would see the Saints score two unanswered goals to by Landon McArthur, assisted by Keiran MacCarron, and once again, making it a hat-trick, Landon McArthur, assisted by Clayton Schroeder; 5-2 Saints.
    • The third period was played similarly as the second was for the Saints and they would go on to score 3 more goals to finish off the Bobcats with a score of 8-2. Scoring for the Saints were, Casey Whintors, assisted by Landon McArthur and Danny Mcloed; Clayton Schroeder, assisted by Casey Whintors; Clayton Schroeder (a hat-trick), assisted by Casey Whintors. Final Score 8-2 Saints.
    • Their record so far is 4-0-1.

      At the bench, the Varsity team shows off its new uniforms!

      In the LSS zone, BSS being kept along the boards.

      LSS’ turn to enter the BSS zone, a place LSS spent a lot off time in for the last two periods!

      Great save!

      The celebration after LSS shoots and scores!

(SPACES FILLING QUICKLY!) SUMMER SESSION IS COMING SOON!

  • Ever thought of attending Summer Session?  Did you know that students taking advanced credit courses typically make up about 70-80% of students in Summer Session?  If you are interested, Summer Session information is now available!  Information sheets are available for pick up in the Main Office, or click on one of the following attachments: SS 2017 Secondary Brochure v2 – SS 2017 Middle Brochure v2 – SS 2017 Elementary Brochure

CAREER and POST-SECONDARY OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Work Experience – Did you know… Students can also receive course credits for Work Experience if they demonstrate educational growth during their placement?  Please see your counselor to add a Work Experience course to your course schedule for next September.  It is offered as either ‘Off the timetable’ or as a regularly scheduled course.
  • (THIS TUESDAY!) Scholarship Presentation:  Brittany Palmer, from “Unlock your Future,” will be presenting at LSS on Tuesday, May 16 at 6:30 pm on how to navigate the pathway to applying for scholarships.  This event is Free to LSS families.  All others will be charged a $5 entrance fee.  Please see the attached poster and invitation for more details. Poster-LSS – Invitation-LSS
  • UBC Opportunity for Indigenous Students:  A one-week cultural, health and science program for Indigenous students going into grades 9-12.The program promotes interest in health and science programs through firsthand experience at the University of British Columbia.Great opportunities to meet new friends, eat great food, connect with Elders and role models, and enjoy fun, laughter and learning.” from: http://health.aboriginal.ubc.ca/education/ubc-summer-science-program/ Please Apply Quickly! Also, see the attachment for more information: Status First Nations Metis Scholarship Opportunity

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK!

LSS hosted one of the polling stations in the Provincial election this past week, one of the most closely contested elections in the past 75 years in BC. Here are Ms. Turpin, Mr. Casali, and his wife and children. Thanks for making the sign, Ms. Turpin!

The District’s Career department hosted a “Thank You” dinner this past week for District supports and contacts at WGSS’ Youth Train in Trades program and restaurant!

District Administrator Ms. Schuerhaus was the M/C. You might recognize former LSS administrator (now at LFMSS) Mr. Wicker in the foreground!

Some of our ELL students practice their language skills by writing sentences that connect to the photographs in room 128. Great idea Ms. Turner!

An LSS breakaway against WGSS!

Some post-goal celebrations at the bench!

FROM THE DISTRICT

  • 2017/18 Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance Summary of Insurance Benefits – Please find attached coverage information for 2017/18 for the Accidental Insurance Policy that parents can purchase.  Please include this information in schools’ year end newsletters and encourage parents/guardians to purchase this to avoid having to incur possible significant costs for injuries not enrolled for. 2017 2018 Kids Plus Proposal
  • (SAVE THE DATE – JUNE 4!) 12th Annual Grand Prix Gala – The Foundation in partnership with Thunderbird Showpark is hosting the 12th Annual Grand Prix Gala.  This premiere international equestrian event of the year, offers guests a front-row seat on the patio, just inches away from a huge spectacle.  Lithe riders atop exquisite beasts leap over dazzling white fences, verdant green hedges and shimmering blue trenches as they compete for the National Cup – the most prestigious award of the year.  And that’s not all.  Guests are served an array of gourmet hors d’oeuvres, desserts and award-winning wines.  Tickets are just $75 or $480 for a table of 8.  All net proceeds go to support our Food For Thought Campaign and Homeless Initiative.  Please click on the following link: packages3s or go to www.langleyschooldistrictfoundation.com

COMMUNITY NEWS

  • “In The Know” Series:  Our next meeting is Tuesday, May 23 and will feature Chelsea Conron as our guest speaker. The topic is “Help them stay safe: What Parents of teens need to know.”  Chelsea will speak to us on why it is so important to have conversations with our youth around drug use, parties and risky behaviours. How do we encourage youth to think about safety for themselves and their friends? As parents, what do we need to know? FamilySmart-ITK-Poster-Langley-May23-revised
  • 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! https://www.sd35.bc.ca/news-events/community-bulletin-board/

(UPDATED WEEKLY!) CLUBS AND TEAMS

LSS has NUMEROUS opportunities to get involved in Saints Nation!  The more students get involved in their school, the more positive connections they make, the more they enjoy their time here, and the more successful they become in their classes.  So, what are you waiting for… get involved!  See below for opportunities:Girls Soccer:  Any girls interested in soccer are invited to an indoor practice this Thursday after school in the Main Gym.

  • Students for Change:  Meetings on Tuesdays at lunchtime in Ms. Stewart-Lee’s Office
  • Hangar 17:  What is Hangar 17?  “The Hangar” is the home of Youth Unlimited at the Langley Airport.  What looks like a warehouse on the outside is actually like a living room on the inside.  There are couches, a TV, segways and tables where we eat together, play board games, catch up on homework, or just hang out.  We open up space Wednesdays for our programs and for any students who just want a place to go after school.  Please pick up a permission form and more information in the Main Office or check out www.youthunlimited.com
  • Girls Basketball:  Any girls interested in playing basketball next year, please attend an open gym session after schools on Thursday at 3:10pm.
  • Grad Council:  Meetings on Tuesdays at lunch in Room 134.  All grads are welcome to attend!
  • Gay Straight Alliance:  Please join us at the GSA – gender and sexuality alliance – in room 213 at lunch on Tuesdays for some lively and meaningful discussion in a safe environment. Everyone is welcome. The GSA is an important part of our inclusive school and everyone’s voice needs to be heard.
  • Knit Wits Club:  Thursdays at lunchtime in Room 143.  Beginners are always welcome!
  • Art Addicts Studio:  Youth Unlimited is again running Art Addicts Studio!  For more information, please email langleyYU@youthunlimited.com or phone 604-557-6507.  www.youthunlimited.com. Please pick up a permission form in the office!  No membership fees.  All art supplies provided.

UPCOMING DATES ON THE CALENDAR

  • May 15:           Project of Heart Canoe Presentations Begin in Library
  • May 15-18:      Honour Roll Assemblies
  • May 15:           PAC Meeting, Room 128, 7 pm – Executive Vote
  • May 16:           ISP Field Trip to Capilano Suspension Bridge
  • May 16:           Brittany Palmer (How to apply for Scholarships), LSS Library, 7 pm
  • May 17:           Careers 9 Assembly
  • May 17:           AVID Campus Tour of UBC, All day
  • May 17:           Aboriginal Achievement Awards, WGSS, 5 pm
  • May 18:           Foundations Field Trip to Science World
  • May 22:           Victoria Day, Schools are CLOSED
  • May 23:           Fire Drill
  • May 30:           Robb Nash Concert, Main Gym
  • Jun 6:              Year-End Concert
  • Jun 15:            Grad Rehearsal and Grad Walk, 10 am – 1:30 pm
  • Jun 15:            Graduation Ceremony at CLA, 7 pm
  • Jun 16:            Graduation Dinner and Dance
  • Jun 23:             English 12 Provincial Exam
  • Jun 26:             Communications 12 Provincial Exam
  • Jun 28:             LSS Awards Night at CLA

Langley Secondary School

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