The Saints Scoop! – May 9, 2021

May 9, 2021

 

GRAD GAB

  • GRAD LIST WILL BE POSTED THIS WEEK:  Only those students who are in a position to graduate will be permitted to participate in the Graduation Ceremony in June. Counsellors and Admin met this past week to determine who is in a position to graduate.  From this meeting, we have made a list of who will be allowed to cross the stage; this list will be posted in the Castle Lobby.  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!
    • ***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.
  • 2021 Nelson Scholarship Program is now open!
    • Do you know a Grade 12 student excelling in the classroom and making a difference in their community? Encourage them to apply for one of our $10,000 scholarship opportunities.
    • Recipients of the awards are young leaders of tomorrow, showcasing a commitment to community stewardship and academic achievement. This year, we are once again offering two incredible opportunities for students, our Civic Leadership Scholarship and our Indigenous Student Scholarship, in partnership with Indspire.
    • To learn more about our scholarship program and how to apply, click the link below and be sure to share with your students. Applications close June 30, 2021 so let them know to apply today.
    • https://www.nelson.com/scholarship/?utm_source=Email&utm_campaign=Scholarship21&mc_cid=1856ec8ff1&mc_eid=5e0ba27a95
  • REMINDER: As per the email sent out to Grade 12 parents earlier this week, the Graduation Ceremony is being pushed back to the week of June 21 in all secondary schools in Langley District, to allow for more time for COVID-19 restrictions to be hopefully lessened. More information to come after the Victoria Day long weekend.
  • FROM THE DRY GRAD 2021 COMMITTEE – The Grad Class of 2021 has missed out on a lot this year. Join us in raising funds to present our grads, who have worked so hard to get to this point, with a gift from the LSS community.  Please contact the dry grad committee at lssdrygrad@gmail.com if you would like to lend a hand with our fundraising efforts.  Stay tuned on ways you can become involved and help our grads have the memorable year they deserve!
    • 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)

SUMMER SESSION REGISTRATION OPENS MONDAY

YOUTH ONLINE STUDY

JORDAN’S PRINCIPLE – THIS MONDAY

  • Jordan’s Principle is a child-first principle and legal rule named in memory of Jordan River Anderson. It ensures First Nations children receive the services and supports they need when they need them. Show your support and “Bear Witness” to ensure Jordan’s Principle is fully implemented by wearing your pyjamas and bringing a teddy bear to school on Monday, May 10th.

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

  • How did LSS students stay busy this past week? See below for an idea!
  • A few photos from Leadership‘s spin & win wheel of fun on Friday!
    • Stay tuned for more events and giveaways in the coming days!
  • And a special visitor in Mrs. Pagnanini’s Life Science 11 class while Walking to find nature and place inspired lab questions to practice experimental design.
  • Chemistry with Mr. Jackson!
  • Leadership students organized a COVID-safe open gym today after school for students
  • While students and staff played some football to keep busy!
  • The labyrinth gets closer to completion!

DISTRICT & COMMUNITY NEWS

CALENDAR

  • May 13 – Earthquake Drill, in the a.m.
  • 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.
  • Week of June 21 – 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