The Saints Scoop! – May 16, 2021

May 16, 2021



  • We have been visiting Grade 12 classes last week, and will continue into this week, updating Grads on the latest information regarding the Grad Ceremony.
    • If your Grade 12 student does not have a class in Block 1 this quarter, then they will not get this handout. Here is the handout we have been giving Grade 12 students – please share it with your Grade 12 student: Grad Info Sheet MAY 12 2021
  • REMINDER: GRAD LIST POSTED – Only those students who are in a position to graduate will be permitted to participate in the Graduation Ceremony in June.
  •  The Criteria are:
    • Students 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
    • ***Please note that students CAN get back on the Grad List if they QUICKLY fix whatever problem is holding them back – they just need to go to the Main Office and ask! In fact, we have been adding students daily on to the Grad List!
    • ***Finally, for many students currently on the Grad List, we are ASSUMING they will pass their Quarter 4 courses. In other words, to REMAIN on the Grad List, students must finish the year well and be passing their Quarter 4 course as of June 1.
  • FROM THE DRY GRAD 2021 COMMITTEE – These are the FINAL weeks for fundraising, so please see below and support our Grads!
    • 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)


  • Monday, May 17th is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia!
  • Celebrate the power of love by wearing a colourful shirt to show your pride and allyship. Students are welcome to come down to the library learning commons at lunch to get their photo taken at our lunchtime photo booth! Also, find one of the rainbows hidden around the school and tag @langleysecondary in your post to be entered into a prize draw! 🌈🌼
  • The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia was originally created in 2004 to draw attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex people and all other people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics.


  • Leadership and GSA are collaborating on raising awareness for International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia next Monday.
  • There’s an organization called Rainbow Railroad which helps LGBTQ+ people escape persecution that GSA is hoping to fundraise donations for. To donate, please use the following link:


  • It’s been a busy few days for our LSS candidates interviewing for the Langley School District Piping and Plumbing Youth TRAIN in Trades Program in partnership with BCIT, and the Carpentry Youth TRAIN in Trades Program in partnership with KPU.
  • Good luck to Ian, Jackson, Dylan, Tiger, Dayton, Dawson, Tristan, Cory, and Dylan! We are so proud of you and have our fingers crossed!!!
  • This week, there were also interviews for the Hairstylist Youth Train in Trades Program! Good luck to Calysta, Emily, Megan, Nourrah and Lidia!!
  • Make sure you’re following @lsscareered and @sd35careered on Instagram to learn more about all of the amazing programs and opportunities offered!!



  • Ms. Hein has been working with one of our sight-impaired students, and has been working with braille to assist this student ion navigating the school. Here, she is adding braille labels to the art supplies in the Art storage room!
  • Ms. Alatrash’s Math 10 class has a “hands-on” Trigonometry lesson – thanks to Ms. Kennedy for the photos!
  • In Ms. Brown’s Foods class, students not only prepare the foods, they practice plating and presentation… the food should LOOK as good as it TASTES!


  • Each year, schools across the province are required to hold fire, earthquake, and “lockdown” drills to ensure that staff and students are prepared for emergencies, should they arise. This past week, LSS held an earthquake drill. Ms. Reid led the drill, making an announcement that led the students through each step, before they were required to “drop, cover, and hold on” – as you will see in the photos below, both staff and students followed the steps to “take cover”!


  • Congratulations to grade 12 students Robin Moo and Natalie Hagyard, both finalists for a Rotary Sassy Award and both winners of $500 scholarships!


  • Transportation Registration for the 2021-22 school year opens on May 3. All riders who are currently in the system and expected to continue riding next year will receive a letter with instructions to register. Please note the instructions to register are different for each category of rider. To help in our planning and creation of bus routes, registrations must be submitted by June 18, 2021. The District cannot guarantee approval after the deadline. New and existing riders can find more information on our Transportation Registration webpage here.


  • LSS Dance Club – After- School Dance Club will be starting a NEW session for Quarter 4.  After School Dance will be held Monday and Tuesdays from 2:15-3:15pm. You can join one day, or you can join both days.  New Dance Sessions started Monday, April 26th.  Anyone is welcome to join.  Please see Mrs. Lidemark for more details.
  • Badminton Club
    • Why/What – A chance to play badminton with fellow students!
    • When/Where – After school – Small Gym
    • Who – Mr. Oh
  • 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
  • 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


  • First up, we have the stunning Photos of the Week from Photography class!
  • We also have a Duck update, or a “duckdate” from Mr. Lalley. It turns out that the Piping and Plumbing shop has stored more than just piping… it was also the home of a duck and its eggs for the past few weeks! Below, we can see the eggs have hatched and the mother duck is leading her brood of ducklings to a new home!
  • Finally, our Leadership class made sure our start to the week was extra sweet with freezies, cookies, and doughnut treats!



  • May 17 – International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia
  • May 17 – PAC Meeting and AGM, 7 pm, Library Learning Commons
  • May 21 – Mid-Quarter Report Cards Published
  • May 21 – Professional Development Day, Students NOT in Session
  • May 24 – Victoria Day, Schools CLOSED
  • May 25 – Hold and Secure Drill, in the p.m.
  • May 26 – Parent-Teacher Conferences Early Dismissal, 1:40 pm
  • June 2 – Fire Drill, a.m.
  • June 11 – Core Competency Activity
  • June 14-25 – Provincial Numeracy and Literacy Assessments
  • June 22 – LSS Grad Ceremony, Details TBA
  • June 29 – Final Report Cards Issued

Langley Secondary School

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