The Saints Scoop! – November 17, 2019

November 17, 2019

RESOURCES FOR GRIEVING TEENS

GRAD GAB!

  • The Fairy Godmother Foundation is a Langley-based organization dedicated to providing grad wear and accessories to those grads who may not be fortunate to afford them.
    • If you know of grads who may be in this situation, please refer them asap (and confidentially) to an LSS Counsellor, Ms Kercher or Ms Jackson, our Aboriginal Youth and Family Worker.  For further information, the website is:  fairygodmotherfoundation@telus.net Referral Deadline is Feb 15, 2020 … the number of referrals is limited so please ask any grads to see one of us asap.”
  • Post-Secondary Institution Selections on the Student Transcripts Service (STS) Website – Information for students on how to use the new STS website to access and select post-secondary institutions for transcript submission is now available.
    • Distributing Transcripts to Post-Secondary Institutions:
      • The Ministry of Education distributes transcript information to post-secondary institutions (PSIs) following the selection of a PSI by a student in the StudentTranscripts Service (STS). Distribution occurs through a variety of mechanisms. For PSIs with XML data transfer capabilities, transcripts will be sent throughout the year. For PSIs on the electronic batch process, interim transcript information will be sent in early May, and final year-end transcript information distributed in late July.
    • How to Use the StudentTranscripts Service:
      • Students can access the StudentTranscripts Service at the new StudentTranscripts Service website. To get started, students will pick the type of student they are (for example, current student, former student or returning user). They will then select ‘Order’ which is found on the top right corner or left tab and then select ‘Register’ to create a Basic BCeID account to access their transcript information.
      • Students must create a Basic BCeID account to access their information. Students need only complete their PSI selections once in the current school year. Students may add to their selections at any time up through July 10, 2019. Students may make up to 25 selections free of charge within six months after completing their last course. After six months, students will be charged $10 per transcript, payable on the StudentTranscripts Service.
    • More Information on the StudentTranscripts Service:
  • At ScholarTree we are always looking for diverse scholarships that apply to as many different types of students as possible. Here is one new one that is a good example of that: https://scholartree.ca/scholarship/gap-year-scholarship/NY66Mzk3f0 – this is a scholarship for students who are interested in taking a Gap Year before starting their post-secondary school.
  • REMINDER:  Dry Grad Update
    • The next Dry Grad meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 5 at 7:15 pm.
      • Dec 21 & 22 – grocery bagging fundraiser @ Otter Co-op
      • February 29 – casino night fundraiser
    • There is a Facebook event page for the Dry Grad event.  Parents & students are welcome to join at https://www.facebook.com/groups/896435014073566/
    • Encorp Recycling – we have an account set up at the ENCORP Recycling.
      • IN PERSON drop off of sorted items to the depot at 20137 Industrial Ave, Langley City.  Please mention LSS Dry Grad 2020 or account #794 when you drop off your sorted returns.
      • EXPRESS DROP OFF to ANY Encorp Recycling location please use phone number 604-790-0291 when checking in at the on-site kiosk.  Remember to bring items in a CLEAR bag
    • December 21 & 22 – Grocery Bagging Fundraiser at Otter Coop.  Please e-mail hurfy101@hotmail.com for more information and to sign up

LSS FOOTBALL PLAYOFF VICTORY!

  • Congratulations to the LSS Saints football team and coaches for a big victory in the quarterfinals of the BC AA Provincial Playoffs!  The Saints pulled out to a 26-0 lead by halftime, scoring four touchdowns in their first four possessions.  At the same time, the defence proved formidable, keeping Clarence Fulton Secondary at bay and off of the scoreboard.  By the end of the game, the offence would rush for 7 touchdowns (3 each by Kai Thomas and Harshaad Jouhal, and one by Josh Goesen) and the defence would shut-out the opposition, including with two successful goal-line stands.
  • Next Saturday, the Varsity Football team will be in the AA Provincial semi-finals… information about time and opposition to come!
  • More information from before this weekend in the local Langley newspaper: Langley Saints clinch playoff spot…

LSS HOSTS 70 STUDENTS FROM JAPAN!

  • The LSS Modern Languages Department hosted 70 high school students from Okinawa Japan on Friday Nov 15.  In addition to interactions in the languages classes, Japanese students visited classes throughout the school with LSS buddies.

LSS FALL CONCERT

  • Congratulations to the Band and Choir for an outstanding evening of music and entertainment this past week.  As a testament to the musicianship and energy of the evening, the audience gave the Jazz band (and all of the groups) a standing ovation after the final performance!
  • The choir also performed at N.G Nair Place on Wednesday and entertained the residents as a warmup for their concert Nov. 14.  Thanks to Mrs. Thorpe for her energetic and inspirational mentorship of these LSS students!

LSS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR

  • PAC parents successfully hosted another annual Christmas Craft Fair at LSS this weekend – a huge thank you to our vendors and PAC organizers for raising funds for LSS students and programs!

CAREERS CORNER

  • Parents and Teachers: Work and Volunteer Experience students are ready to work! If you or someone you know could hire or host one or more LSS students in paid or unpaid positions in your place of work, (preferably outside school hours, but potentially full time during winter, spring or summer break) please contact our Career Facilitator Rachel Kiers at rkiers@sd35.bc.ca
  • UBC Visits LSS:  Several dozen students attended a lunch session hosted by UBC, allowing them to get acquainted with admission requirements, as well as different program offerings!

“ME TO WE” BAKE SALE!

  • Me to We club held a bake sale raising money to help out families this coming Holiday Season. There will be two more of these bake sales on November 27 and Dec. 11 during lunch, by the library.

REMINDER:  LSS TUTORING AVAILABLE!

  • Starting October 16, LSS Graduate and current UFV student Conner Frey, and Ms. Wood and Ms. Sewell have teamed up to have Leadership students provide a FREE student tutoring service, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays after school!  See Ms. Wood or Ms. Sewell in Rooms A210 or A211 to find out more!

REMINDER:  PANAGO PIZZA FUNDRAISER

  • Langley Secondary PAC is selling Panago Certificates to raise funds to support school initiatives. For each $12 Panago certificate you buy, you can…
    • order ANY MEDIUM PIZZA at ANY PANAGO LOCATION, including the GLUTEN FREE option
    • use more than one certificate at one time, making these certificates ideal for birthday parties, team parties, Friday night hangouts, etc…
    • The only restriction is that the certificate should be used within 90 days of the date stamped on the certificate.
    • There are 50 certificates available each month. Certificates will be distributed “first come, first served” based on when payment is received. You will receive an email to confirm that your payment has been received and when your certificates will be delivered to the school office.
  • Orders can be placed through this link: LSS Panago Pizza Certificate Order FormIf you have any questions, please contact Christine Hylands at christine@cmhv.ca or at (604) 514-8373.  Thank you in advance for your support!

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

  • Mrs. Pais-Martins’ English 9 class does loom weaving with our Aboriginal Support Worker, Mrs. Jackson.

  • Here is Mr. Hill’s Science 9 class with the pipe cleaner DNA model they made this past week!

    Thanks you to Ms. Kercher and the LSS students who were a part of District Consultation meetings this past week!

    The Fine Arts Teachers at LSS went to a HD Stafford on Wednesday November 6th with some LSS students for a Fine Arts Event at HD Stafford. Students at Stafford experienced workshops in Music, Visual Art and Drama and Dance. LSS Dancers, Alinah, Mya and Isabella helped teach dance for the Dance workshops at HD Stafford.

LSS CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES!

  • The Langley United Wrestling Team is up and running once again. This Langley team has created provincial and national champions in past years. The Langley United Wrestling team is open to students from all secondary schools. Practices will occur at Langley Secondary School on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 4:30pm and Thursdays at 6:00pm; no experience necessary!
  • Join the Alliance for Sustainability Club! – Monday’s at lunch, this alliance will work towards creating a greener school and spreading environmental awareness. Come support the movement and share your ideas. Everyone is welcome! Come to room A202 Monday at lunch! This can also count towards your volunteer hours!
  • Athletics and Physical Health and Education – Interested in keeping up-to-date with what is happening in the world of Athletics and Physical Health and Education (PHE) at LSS?  Then be sure to follow @langleysaints on Instagram!
  • LSS Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) – meetings at lunch every Tuesday in Ms. Lee’s rm. #A112– This is a safe space for students to hang out and have open discussion. Anyone is welcome to attend 
  • Grad Council:  Meeting every Tuesday at lunch in the Small Gym.
  • Dance Class: Free open dance class Tuesdays at Lunch in the dance studio. All Students Welcome. Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary and Zumba (Starts Sept 24th).
  • ME to WE Club:  If you are looking to volunteer, give back to your community and learn more about local and global issues, join ME to WE Club!  ME to WE Club runs Wednesdays at lunch in Room 253 (above old library/office). A great place to share your
  • Wii Wednesday: at lunch with Ms.Hajdecki Rm # A183
  • Tabletop Thursdays; Thursdays at lunch in Rm # A183 with Ms. Hajdecki
  • KnitWits Club: Would you like to relax and learn a new skill?  Would you like to learn how to knit?  Please feel free to join us on Thursdays at lunch in Room 184 (Ms. Decambra’s Foods Room).  The club is open to anyone, beginners to advanced knitters are welcome.
  • Model UN Club: the LSS Model United Nations Club is starting. New members are encouraged to join us this Thursdayat lunch in Room A215 (Ms.Cunningham’s).
  • Anime Club Friday is in Room #A183 at lunch with Ms.Hajdecki

FROM THE DISTRICT

  • Information About School Status During Inclement Weather
    • Snow closures and power outages are an annual occurrence in Langley School District. So where do you go to get information about the status of schools during periods of inclement weather? If you are able to access the internet via computer or smartphone, current information about Langley schools can be accessed on all school websites orwww.sd35.bc.ca. Updates are also posted to Twitter @LangleySchools and Facebook at www.facebook.com/langleyschooldistrict. If you don’t have internet connectivity but your phone is working, call a relative or friend in an area that has not been affected by the storm and ask them to check the district website for you. Local radio stations are also informed of school status in Langley. Tune in to CKWX 1130AM, CKNW 980AM, Country Radio 107.1FM, Pulse 107.7 or CBC 690AM or 88.1FM for updates.
    • Please note that Langley District schools are all considered ‘open’ until a decision to close is required. Decisions on school closures are usually made by 6:30am. As always, it is a parent’s decision whether to send their child to school based on safety and individual circumstances. If you feel it is unsafe for you or your child to travel to or attend an open school for any reason, please keep your child home and report an absence to the school.

COMMUNITY NEWS

CALENDAR 

  • Nov 18:     Design and Assessment Day, Students NOT in Session
  • Nov 19:     We Day! Field Trip to Rogers Arena
  • Nov 19-21:  Aboriginal Leadership Conference
  • Nov 22:     Aboriginal Department Christmas Family Gathering, HD Stafford Middle School, 5 pm
  • Nov 25:     Semester 1, Term 1 Report Cards Published
  • Nov 25-28:  ERASE REPORT IT Assemblies
  • Nov 26:     FOCUS Mood Walk, Tynehead Regional Park
  • Nov 27:     AVID University visit to UFV
  • Dec 12:     Pep Rally!
  • Dec 19:     Winter Music Concert, Small Gym, 7 pm
  • Dec 20:     Last Day of Classes before Christmas/Winter Break
  • Dec 21 & 22:  Dry Grad Event:  Grocery bagging at Otter Co-Op
  • Jan 6:        First Day of Classes after Christmas/Winter Break
  • Jan 20:      PAC Meeting, 7 pm
  • Feb 24:      PAC Meeting, 7 pm
  • Feb 29:      Dry Grad Event:  Casino Night Fundraiser
  • Apr 27:      PAC Meeting, 7 pm
  • May 25:     PAC AGM, 7 pm
  • June 17:    Grad Commencement Ceremony, CLA, 7 pm
  • June 19:    Grad Dinner & Dance, Coast Hotel, 6:30 pm

Langley Secondary School

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