The Saints Scoop! – November 25, 2018

November 25, 2018


  • DEADLINE THIS WEEK!  Want a Grad Hoodie to remember this important year?  Hoodie permission forms are in the main office. The deadline for payments is Nov. 27th, so don’t delay!
  • KPU has a TONNE of EVENTS THIS FALL!  – The Fall events season is in full swing at KPU! We thank those of you who were able to join us at our recent Counsellors’ Conference and at KPU Richmond Open House in October. This month, we at the Future Students’ Office are planning and participating in a few exciting events that you and your students are invited to join us for.
    • THIS WEEK! Education and Career Fair Surrey
      Wednesday, November 28
      9:00am to 2:00pm
      KPU Surrey, 12666 72 Avenue

      • Register on Eventbrite
      • KPU will exhibit at all five Education and Career Fairs this fall (including fairs in Vancouver, Kelowna, Abbotsford, and Nanaimo), but we are particularly excited about ECF Surrey, which will be hosted at our bustling Surrey campus. Guests in attendance will have the opportunity to explore hundreds of jobs, careers, and postsecondary institutions by speaking with representatives from various organizations and attending workshops in the Learning Lounge. The fairs are geared specifically toward learners and job-seekers in grades 10-12 and their parents, career counsellors, young adults, and new immigrants. You can register via Eventbrite if your school has not already registered a group.
    • National Portfolio Day
      Saturday, December 1
      hosted at KPU Richmond’s new Wilson School of Design
      11:00am to 3:00pm
      5600 Kwantlen Street, Richmond
      Event details at and preregistration on Eventbrite

      • The brand new Wilson School of Design is delighted to welcome the National Portfolio Day Association on campus for its annual Vancouver event. National Portfolio Day provides a unique opportunity for students who are interested in pursuing careers in art and design to meet individually with representatives of accredited colleges and universities to receive valuable feedback and guidance on their portfolios before they submit them as part of their official applications. Students should bring a portfolio of visual artwork, including no more than 15 works, and be prepared to explain how they develop their ideas. The event is free and open to the public, with a first-come, first-served format, so arrive early and be prepared for long lineups! Pre-registration on Eventbrite by November 30 is required.
  • REMINDER! The Fairy Godmother Foundation: Helping you get ready for Prom! – The Fairy Godmother Foundation is here to help grade 12 students in Langley high schools, whose families may be facing financial adversity, get ready for Prom.  The foundation helps by providing students with a gown or suit, accessories, and even shoes.  The program application process is confidential, but space is limited so we need to hear back from interested students ASAP.  If you would like to be part of this experience, please contact Mrs. Stewart-Lee, Mr. Lewis, Ms. Kauldher, Ms. Salmon, Ms. Danielle Smith, Mr. Juan SanchezVilla, or Ms. Nicole Kercher.  ***The deadline date for referrals is February 1st.
  • REMINDER! Student Transcript Service (STS) – Just a reminder that it is essential for all of our grade 12’s to sign up for a Student Transcript Service (STS) account as soon as possible, so that they are able to order transcripts in future, and so they can give permission to postsecondary institutions to view their grades throughout this year.   
  • NEW! Student Transcript Service How-to Videos
    • Three instructional videos are now available to help students interested in signing up for the Student Transcript Service (STS).  These videos cover: Registering for a BCeID and accessing the STS; how to order and/or send a transcript to a post-secondary institution; and how to send a transcript.  Please visit the Student Transcript Service Help Videos web page to view the videos.
  • REMINDER! Grad Council meets every Tuesday at lunch in the small gym – Grade 12s are invited to impact their grad year, and make it the best grad year ever!  See Mrs. Thornburn if you have any questions!
  • REMINDER! from Dry Grad:
    • There are less than 2 weeks until the Dry Grad Christmas themed Fashion Show (December 6th at 7pm in the small gym). Everyone is welcome. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for all others and will be ready for purchase in advance or at the door.  There will be a concession with lots of Christmas goodies as well as a raffle of Christmas and grad-themed items.   New this year is a Formal Wear Consignment Sale where Grads from previous years can come and sell their barely worn formal wear. We are inviting past grads from any school to come and we welcome this year’s grads from any school to come and do some shopping.  All financial dealing are between the buyer and the seller; all we ask is that everyone buy a ticket to the show. If you are interested (or know anyone who may be) please email Lisa at
    • Be sure to join the LSS Dry Grad 2019 Facebook page as the best way to stay up-to-date on this year’s Dry Grad event!
    • We now have an account open at Willowbrook recycling (19641 60 Ave.). Bring in your cans and bottles and just tell them you’d like to credit the LSS Dry Grad 2019 account #606.


  • SENIOR BOYS:  Congratulations to the Senior Boys Soccer team for an amazing season, where they finished 3rd in the Province in the AA Championships this past week!  The team had a challenging 5 games in 3 days, but managed to maintain their composure and level of play as the opposing teams got progressively more challenging as LSS went deeper into the tournament.
    • The team got off to a great start on day 1, with a 3-1 victory over LV Rogers, followed by a 2-1 win over Brentwood College.
    • On Tuesday, the team needed a tie against Notre Dame to move on to the semi-finals, and they did that, achieving a 0-0 result.  That afternoon, in their 4th game in two days, the team then lost 4-3 against Archbishop Carney, allowing a late goal with just a few minutes left that proved to be the difference.
    • The team then advanced to the 3rd-4th place game against Sahali of Kamloops.  LSS scored early, to make it 1-0, then got the insurance goal mid-way through the 2nd half to make it 2-0, which ended up being the final score.
    • The team won 3rd place, a bronze medal in the AA Provincial Tournament.
    • Just as important, the team also won the “Fair Play” Award, going to the team that best demonstrated sportsmanship in the tournament.  Other coaches and officials commented several times to our coaches and team that LSS played a very skilled, clean, and respectful game; in fact, the team did not get any yellow cards in the tournament!
    • LSS in the 3rd and 4th place game against Sahali!

      2 busloads of LSS students came to Burnaby to support the team!

      LSS fans intently watching the action on the field.

      LSS setting up for a free kick in the 2nd half…

      LSS fans joining the celebrations on the field after LSS secured a 2-0 victory!

      After the game, the team came to the fans, to show their appreciation for the support!

      Coach Labine!

      Team and fans in one big group shot… now THIS is TEAMWORK!

      Unbeknownst to the team, dozens of students and staff were waiting to welcome the team back to LSS and congratulate them!

      And when the bus arrived back at LSS…

      And the players were waiting to enter the school, wearing their bronze medals…

      When they entered, they revelled in the cheers, and gathered for one more team moment – and what a moment it was!

      This was a moment where I was a proud to be the principal of a school with so much heart and one where there is so much support of one another…

  • Congratulations to the players and the coaches for an exceptional season!  We are proud of the effort you put in, and of the way you represented LSS to the entire Province of BC!


  • Langley Secondary PAC is selling Panago Certificates to raise funds to support school initiatives.
  • For each $12 Panago certificate you buy, you can get ANY MEDIUM PIZZA at ANY PANAGO LOCATION. More than one certificate can be used 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 Form
  • If you have any questions, please contact Christine Hylands at or at (604) 514-8373.  Thank you in advance for your support!


  • DEADLINE THIS WEEK!  If you want to save time on your Christmas shopping, AND help out the music students at the same time, we have a fundraiser going on right now:
    • Purdy’s!  Delivered to your hands without you having to brave the mall.   This one you can do online:  Langley Secondary Music is fundraising with Purdy’s Chocolatier, just in time for Christmas!  If you’d like to support us through purchasing some very sweet Christmas gifts for friends, family and yourself, please click the link below:  After you’ve signed in you can buy our amazing chocolates or invite others to join and support our Fundraising Campaign.  Deadline for orders is Nov. 28.  If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Thorpe at


  • Trades 1 Students engaged in a real world design challenge with an authentic audience, using the elements of Design Thinking.  In the example below, students in Mr. Powell’s class made custom coasters: they consulted, prototyped, checked in, and created the CUSTOM coasters for Ms. Sewell, according to her exacting specifications.  According to Ms. Sewell, students “were SO proud to drop off the finished product today and [she] couldn’t be happier!”
  • Personalized coasters, courtesy of Trades 1 students!

  • Connect Model UN in downtown Vancouver:  (Courtesy of Ms. Cunningham and Mr. Fauteux)  Decorum Delegates!!! This past weekend, 20 Langley Secondary students stepped into the roles of delegate, foreign minister, and heads of state at the 2018 Connect Model United Nations Conference. They were an integral part of shaping the debate and dialogue during all of their committee sessions. They participated in discussing new ideas on freedom of speech, women’s rights, indigenous issues, mass surveillance, mental health of adolescents, and preserving the world’s oceans. Many of the committees passed UN resolutions, in which delegates from LSS were sponsors and main authors of these documents. Langley Secondary was well represented at Connect MUN 2018. Congratulations to all of our delegates!  Motion to close debate! It passes unanimously! See you at our next conference.
    • The MUN included skills such as presentation…

    • …researching…




      …and being engaged in the process!

      What a dedicated group of delegates (and teachers!), for spending their weekend at the MUN!


  • Congratulations to Emily Keewatin, Baylie Kristensen and Tenaya Trowell who represented LSS at the Aboriginal Youth Leadership event at Newlands this past week.  Students from Districts around the Fraser Valley gathered, as did adult mentors and elders, to help our Aboriginal students practice leadership and mentorship skills, and develop their sense of pride and identity.   
  • LSS provided 2 of the 7 group mentors, Bailey and Emily!

    Ms. Robins (from the District), Ms. Smith LSS’ ASW), and Emily!


  • This past week was the AVID 9-12 family skating field trip, where students were supporting, encouraging, and laughing with one another!  Students experienced lots of teamwork and quality bonding on the ice, and over snacks and hot chocolate!  Many were new to skating and were adventurous, showing growth mindset, and gave it a try!!
  • A little help from our AVID teachers, Ms. Wood!

    Lot’s of fun on the ice!

    Group shot!

    Creative use of the equipment!

    Another group shot!

    The whole AVID family!


  • LSS students, along with students from around the Township joined with District and Township staff to discuss strategic planning for the Township that could influence the next several years of TownshipYouth Policy.  Members of our DLT came to listen and engage with our students –  Mal Gill, Gord Stewart, and Dawne Tomlinson – all at different times of the day… and they were so impressed, that Megan Dykeman (new Board Chair) was also invited to visit and see the students in action!  Please find here the press release for the Langley Times, Advance and Aldergrove Star on the Social Sustainability Youth Forum and link to District website.


  • The Annual Christmas family gathering will take place on Friday, November 30th at 5-8pm at HD Stafford.  A full Christmas dinner will be provided as well as children’s activities, entertainment, vendor tables and Elf shop to get your picture taken with Santa!  All families, friends of families, teachers and staff welcome! 


  • NEXT WEEK! Girls in Engineering Event at the Vancouver Aquarium – On December 3Let’s Talk Science UBC has partnered up with Ocean Wise to host a symposium for girls around Marine Engineering at the Vancouver Aquarium. The event is FREE to attend but registration is mandatory. The registration system is opened for students to register themselves not for educators. If an educator wishes to register a class or cohort of girls, they must ask each individual student to register themselves for the event. Attached is a poster for the event that I hope you can distribute. Here is the link for the online registration form:
  • RUNNING OUT OF TIME! DUAL CREDIT OPPORTUNITY!  Students in grade 11 or 12 who are interested in joining one of the dual credit programs (Piping/Plumbing, Carpentry, Automotive, Hairdressing, Electrical) should see Mrs. Blessing in the Counselling area as soon as possible. There may be seats available for this coming February.  Act now and take advantage of this careers opportunity!
  • THIS WEEK! City of Langley Fire Hall Work Experience – 90 Hour Experience; Applications due November 30, 2018 City Fire Hall


  • 25 LSS students went to WE Day this week…

    And were inspired by the messages of hope and of making a difference!


    The look of LSS Inspiration!

    AVID 10 Tutorial Day!

    That sure is a LOT of problem solving going on!

    Earlier in November, 29 students went on a French and Dance Field Trip to Downtown Vancouver to see a show by Ballet BC at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Students then went for a fabulous French meal at Cafe Crepe Restaurant. C’est Magnifique!

    This week was also Disney Grad Day. Say hello to Snow White and Bambi!

    A bevy of Disney characters!

    Bonus Soccer Photo: Coach Mahil putting the latest Senior Boys Provincial hardware in the Display case!

    The Bronze medal plaque and photo…

    The Provincial Fair Play Award…

    All the hardware!


  • Clubs are starting to kick off at LSS.  Getting involved is one of the ingredients to a successful school year…  So, take a moment to see what your student what might be interested in, and encourage him/her to go these rooms below to find out more!
    • The LSS Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) will be meeting at lunch time in Ms. Lee’s room, 218. This is a safe space for students to hang out and have open discussion. Anyone is welcome to attend!
    • Senior Boys Open Gym:  Every Tuesday after school in the Small Gym.
    • Manga Club:  Are you interested in Manga, anime of Japanese-style art?  The Mange Club will be meeting Wednesdays after school in the Library.
    • After School Dance Club!  The After School Dance Club is starting up again. This class runs every Tuesday from 3-4pm in the dance studio. This is an open class for all students at LSS who would like to participate in a dance class.  Come and experience Hip Hop, Jazz, Zumba, Lyrical and Contemporary Dance. Bring a friend and enjoy Dance!  Please sign up in the Dance studio.  First class will be next Tuesday Oct, 9th.
    • 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 145. (Ms. Lee’s Foods Room).  The club is open to anyone, beginners to advanced knitters are welcome.
    • WEX (Work Experience) Wednesday Flex:  Students who are registered or interested in Work Experience, please join us on Wednesdays during Flex Block in Room 136.
    • Grad Council meets every Tuesday at lunch in the small gym – Grade 12s are invited to impact their grad year, and make it the best grad year ever!  See Mrs. Thornburn if you have ay questions!
    • LSS Debate and Model UN Club: Join us every Thursday at lunchtime in Room 220. Members will learn how to debate, examine current events, and prepare for upcoming MUN conferences and debate tournaments. New members are always welcome.
    • Tabletop Thursdays with Mr. Nicol in Room 111 Thursdays at lunch and after school – come and find out what different tabletop games and activities are being offered!
    • 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 213.


  • THIS WEEK! Your Students on the Prime Minister’s Youth Council
    The Prime Minister’s Youth Council (PMYC) is accepting applications for the next cohort of members. Canadian youth, permanent residents and protected persons aged 16-24 years can apply. This means that your students could be the next members of the PMYC!  The application deadline is November 30, 2018. Click HERE for further details.


  • REMINDER! Jam Night at Timms!
    • Who: Open to youth grades 6-12
    • What: Jam Night is an ideal program for the music lover. Sing karaoke, play an instrument, or just kick back, relax, and listen to music (some instruments provided).
    • Where: Timms Community Centre
    • When: Wednesdays from 7-8:30pm
    • Why: A fun night out to hang with friends and an awesome opportunity for young musicians to collab!
    • Cost: FREE with the purchase of a Games and Track Pass ($10/year) – This pass will also get you access into all of our drop-in youth programs, and our games room during regular operating hours.
  • REMINDER! Langley Junior Toast Masters – 
    • We are trying to build awareness for the Langley Youth ToastMasters club, the Langley’s After Dark Gaveliers.
    • It is a great way to help kids build their self esteem, self confidence, and communication skills, Speaking in public is not an art, but a skill that can be mastered by everybody and  a skill that will help them be successful in their personal and professional life.
    • If you could post the photo on your school’s social media and use the #CGAD2018 and #LangleyCares tags, that would be great! Please also tag @langleyhospice and @lhteentalk
    • But best of all we create a fun and supporting environment, in which we invite and encourage all kids to have fun with speaking and expressing themselves. See below for details!


Nov. 27 –  ISP Field Trip to Capilano Suspension Bridge

Nov. 29 – Human Dignity Coalition Youth Forum, LSS Small Gym

Dec. 5   – Lockdown Drill

Dec. 6 –  Grad Fashion Show, Small Gym

Nov. 30 – Aboriginal Department Christmas Family Gathering, HD Stafford, 5-8 pm

Dec. 21 – Last Day of Classes before Christmas/Winter Break

Jan. 7 –    School Re-Opens

Jan. 14 – Collaboration Afternoon, Students Dismissed at 1:30 pm

Jan. 21 –  PAC Meeting, Room 128, 7 pm

Feb. 11 –  PAC Meeting, Room 128, 7 pm

Apr. 15 –   PAC Meeting, Room 128, 7 pm

May 27 –  PAC AGM and Regular Meeting, Room 128, 7 pm

June 14 – LSS Graduation Ceremony, CLA, 7 pm

June 21 – LSS Graduation Banquet, Coast Hotel and Convention Centre, 6:30 pm

Langley Secondary School

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