May 22, 2017
- Information for the Graduation Ceremony, June 15th (less than 1 month away!)
- All students must be at rehearsal Thursday, June 15 at 10:00-1:30 at CLA.
- Grads must return to CLA gym by 6:00 (earlier if they want to do photos outside CLA with friends and family).
- Families of graduates are to bring finger food – students will take from you as you arrive to line up outside CLA front door.
- Guests must present ceremony tickets to gain entrance into CLA. We are still sorting through extra ticket requests.
- If you have a guest in a wheelchair, please ensure you are at the ceremony early (prior to 6:00) so we can accommodate on the main floor of the ceremony as there is no elevator for balcony seating.
- Doors will open shortly after 6:00 pm
- Guests must be seated by 6:45 pm
- All guests must remain seated for the duration of this very formal ceremony.
- The Grad List: We will review the Grad List next on June 1; students who are not yet caught up in classes, who are behind in online courses, or who have not yet completed their Grad Transitions BY JUNE 1 risk not crossing the stage. 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 started going out last 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: The form for additional grad ceremony tickets was due last week, Friday, May 19. Additional tickets will be distributed starting May 26. Please remember that additional tickets are $10 each.
- (THIS WEEK!) 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, as well as to purchase Dinner Dance Tickets. Please see the main office if you are not sure about owing books.
- (REMINDER) Scholarship for Metis and Status First Nations Students: Please share the attached information on the New Relationship Trust Scholarship opportunity with your school counsellors.
- (REMINDER) 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!
SPIRIT WEEK AT LSS WAS A ROARING SUCCESS!
- Congratulations to the Leadership class, and teachers Mr. Howlett and Mr. Sheppard, for a fun and spirit-filled week at LSS! Students engaged in different activities every day, from dressing up in red and white on “Canada Day” and dunking staff in the dunk tank, to enjoying an awesome BBQ hot dog lunch, courtesy of LSS and Leadership! Special thanks to Mr. Powell, Mr. Casali, Ms. Piorecky, Mr. Van Bergen, Mr. McGovern, Ms. Zyra, Mr. Klippenstein, Mr. Sheppard, and Mr. Howlett for being dunk tank volunteers! As the pictures below show, LSS has SPIRIT!
LSS’ MUSIC PROGRAM DOES IT AGAIN!
- Congratulations to Ms. Thorpe and the Music Program for earning another silver medal at the Kiwanis International Music Festival, this time in Concert band! If you are interested in learning more about joining band and learning to play an instrument, please see Ms. Thorpe – any level, from beginners to experienced is welcome!
PLANNING 10 LEARN ABOUT “DOLLARS AND SENSE”
- (Courtesy of Mr. Cortese) Ms Beth S. and Ms Stephanie J. of Coast Capital Savings, in cooperation with Junior Achievement, generously donated two days of their time in order to present our Planning 10 classes a valuable workshop on Financial Literacy focusing on the understanding of basic financial concepts. Students learned about the ability and discipline to use these basic concepts to make wise personal and financial decisions, including: when to spend; when to save; effectively managing a budget; choosing the right financial products; and preparing to address a life event (buying a house, a car or retirement). By providing financial literacy programs and mentorship, Junior Achievement plays a critical role in developing the money management skills of young people, making a positive impact on today’s youth by putting financial literacy concepts into practice in a way that connects basic economics to life events and personal aspirations. Our gratitude and thanks go to both Coast Capital Savings and Junior Achievement for providing the both the resources and the enthusiastic presenters in order to make this important workshop possible.
HONOUR ROLL ASSEMBLIES
- This past week was also Honour Roll Assemblies, where over 400 LSS students were honoured for finding varying versions of success at the school, linking to the District’s Core Values: in academics (Excellence); with work habits (Integrity); and by making the LSS community stronger and more united in many ways (Courage and Community). We look forward to even more LSS students finding success within these parameters next year!
- Girls Rugby Playoffs Successes continue! The Girls Rugby team continued their post-season with another victory, making them undefeated in their tier, and placing them in the top 5 teams in the Fraser Valley! Congratulations to the players and to their coaches for a hugely successful return of girls rugby to LSS – we are already looking forward to next year!
GYM CLASS HEROES
- Every month, the PE department picks its most dedicated and involved students for that month and rewards them with the recognition of being “Gym Class Heroes” See the attached for a list of heroes so far for semester two! G Y M C L A S S H E R O-FEB. – APRIL – 2017
INTRODUCING YOUR NEW PAC EXECUTIVE FOR 2017/18!
- Congratulations to the following LSS parents elected to the PAC Executive for 2017/18 this past Monday, at the PACs AGM (see below); as you can see, there are a few more positions open that will be determined in September – stay tuned to dates for that meeting. Also, a huge “thank you” to outgoing President, Julie Swift, for her years of dedicated service to the PAC and to LSS!
- President – Michael Hylands
- Vice President – Bob Andrews
- Treasurer – Tanya Young
- Secretary – Kim Yettaw
- DPAC – to be determined in September
- Members at large – to be determined in September
FOOD SAFE TRAINING OPPORTUNITY FOR LSS STUDENTS!
- Interested in a career (or finding a summer job!) in the food industry? If so, Food Safe Training is a definite must! If you are interested in getting Food Safe Training (Level 1) at a reasonable price, then please email Ms. Babecoff-Kimhi at email@example.com as soon as possible! If we get enough students interested, then we can host a session at LSS and potentially have an even more reasonable price!
IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION FROM PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE
- Please see the attached letter to parents/guardians of all current grade 9 students regarding their immunization status: Grade 9 Immunization Review Letter April 2017
(REMINDER) 2017/18 DISTRICT CALENDAR
- Please see the attached calendar from the District so that you can plan ahead for the 2017/18 school year! Secondary Semester.2017.18Final
(REMINDER) 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
PHOTOS OF THE WEEK!
FROM THE DISTRICT
- (REMINDER) 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.
- Students grades 10-12: Apply now to participate in Metro Vancouver Sustainability Toolbox (MVST). This program offers a six-day action-packed camp from August 14-19 where students will learn new leadership skills, connect with nature and much more. Deadline for applications if May 20. Click here for more information.
- TH’OWXIYA: THE HUNGRY FEAST DISH has its world premiere this June at UBC Botanical Garden . Tickets for family shows June 24 & 25 and July 1 & 2. Attendance is FREE with reservation! Click HERE for tickets by Kwantlen playwright Joseph A Dandurand For Ages 4+
- Genome BC – Geneskool Summer Science Program for Teens – This week-long day program offers students that have completed Science 9 or higher a unique opportunity to explore aspects of biotechnology, genomics, inheritance, virology, forensics and microbiology and use their new knowledge to solve a puzzling mystery. Hosted at Capilano University in North Vancouver, students will participate in a variety of hands-on labs using state-of-the-art lab facilities and learn the molecular biology techniques that scientists use every day. In addition to labs, students have an opportunity to tour the campus, hear from fascinating guest speakers, and explore potential education and career paths. Program dates are August 21st – 25th, 2017; space is limited; registration ends August 14th. More information and application can be found at www.geneskool.com<http://www.geneskool.com/>.
- This week-long day program offers students that have completed Science 9 or higher a unique opportunity to explore aspects of biotechnology, genomics, inheritance, virology, forensics and microbiology and use their new knowledge to solve a puzzling mystery. Hosted at Capilano University in North Vancouver, students will participate in a variety of hands-on labs using state-of-the-art lab facilities and learn the molecular biology techniques that scientists use every day. In addition to labs, students have an opportunity to tour the campus, hear from fascinating guest speakers, and explore potential education and career paths. Program dates are August 21st – 25th, 2017; space is limited; registration ends August 14th. More information and application can be found at www.geneskool.com<>.
- (THIS WEEK)“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 22: Victoria Day, Schools are CLOSED
- May 23: Fire Drill
- May 23: Evening of Inspiration, Newlands, 5:30 pm
- May 24: Foundations class Field Trip to the Greater Vancouver Zoo
- May 26: School District Athletics Celebration, LEC, 5:30 pm
- 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