The Saints Scoop! – May 23, 2021

May 23, 2021

 

GRAD GAB

  • NEW! We are still looking for “Grad Crossing the Stage Comments” from Grade 12s… Please see the attached form and link on what is needed… they are due ASAP!!!
  • NEW! Coming soon: Graduate Lawn Signs
    • Graduation is a special time and what better way to celebrate your grad in this unique time than with a lawn sign. The cost is $15.00 a sign. The grad photo used in the yearbook will be provided to our supplier and signs will be available for pick-up the week of June 21st at the school. More information to come this week… look for a special email to Grade 12 parents this week!
  • REMINDER: 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
  • UPDATE: We have received NEW information from the Ministry of Education… An update will come out later this week that will allow a limited number of family/friends to have a limited role in the Grad Ceremony!  More information to follow in the coming days…
  • 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.
  • REMINDER: FROM THE DRY GRAD 2021 COMMITTEE – These are the FINAL DAYS 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 
          • https://langleyliquor.com/
          • 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)

FRASER HEALTH COVID-19 SCHOOL UPDATE – Immunization for 12-17 Year Olds

MID-TERM “SWAP OVER” DATE THIS WEEK!

  • The mid-term “swap over” date, where Block 1 moves to the afternoon, and Block 2 moves to the morning is this week, on Tuesday, May 25!

INCLUSION AT LSS ON MAY 17

  • On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, we show our pride and stand in support of equality, gender diversity, and an inclusive world for all! Also, here is a piece that was created by Cael specifically for today that we are displaying in the Library Learning Commons!

REMINDER: LEADERSHIP AND GSA TEAM UP FOR FUNDRAISER

  • 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:

GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF FOUNDRY BC APP!

  • Last Friday, the Province of BC announced the launch of the Foundry BC app, which offers young people aged 12 to 24 and their caregivers access to integrated health and wellness services. Visit the Foundry Virtual BC web page to download the app or to access the web portal online.

GRADE 12’s “FLIP” FOR LSS PANCAKE BREAKFAST!

  • This past week, LSS Grad Council, Leadership, and Admin hosted a Grad Pancake Breakfast for the Grade 12s. As you can see below, the Grade 12s had a lot of fun wearing pyjamas and robes, and lining up for a pancake breakfast! After picking up their food, they returned to their classes where they had a few moments of “grade 12 time” before returning to their classroom activities. 😃
    • The prep before the line-ups!
    • And then the line-ups began… and the cooking continued!
    • Delicious!!!

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY AT LSS!

  • LSS Staff participated in Pro-D day this past Friday, with some staff engaging in online options for the day, while the majority of staff attended workshops at the school. The workshops all connected to our major learning goals for the year: Social-Emotional Learning; Literacy; and Assessment. Below is an example of the workshops staff had the opportunity to attend!
  • (Courtesy of Ms. Kiers) Several LSS staff members had the opportunity to visit the Langley Learning Farm during the Friday Pro-D day.  Everyone was impressed by the many changes  that Environmental Science and WAVE students have made!  All teachers are invited to consider how this special place can be a learning environment for any course. Amanda, the Langley Environmental Partners Society agriculturalist and leader of student programs is eager to partner and encourage as many staff and students to get involved as possible.  Here she shows an edamame plant in bloom, a sea of garlic plants and shared success stories giving credit to LSS students!

REMINDER: SUMMER SESSION REGISTRATION OPEN!

REMINDER: TRANSPORTATION REGISTRATION FOR 2021-22

  • 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.

CLUBS & TEAMS AT LSS

  • 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

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

    Ms. Reid and Constable Heather joining our PHE dance warm up!
    Side view!
  • Mr. McGovern filled in for several days in the Sewing and Textiles class… here is some of his handiwork!

    Not to be outdone, Ms. Courchene filled in for several days in our Foods classroom…

    The Foods teachers even presented her with a personalized apron: I bet that Math class never tasted so good!

    On this past Pro-D Day, Ms. Decambra and Ms. Brown organized for Foods teachers from around the District to come to LSS. They received a lesson on piping and decorating courtesy of Jeanette from “JJ Bakes” Online Bakery. Here, Ms. Brown shows off her handiwork!

    Finally, one of our new bulletin boards has some positive messages…

FROM THE DISTRICT AND IN THE COMMUNITY

CALENDAR

  • 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