The Saints Scoop! – October 13, 2019

October 14, 2019

GRAD GAB!

  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University(KPU) – See the attachments below to learn more about numerous opportunities that KPU is offering in the coming weeks, on November 8 and 25, to grade 12 students thinking about attending KPU Surrey campus!
  • Scholarship Opportunity – North America Van Lines Canada, a large international moving company is offering $1000 scholarships to students who are pursuing a degree in logistics, chain management, business or a similar field. https://www.northamericanvanlines.ca/scholarship. The application form and additional details about applying for the scholarship are available at the above link. All applications must be complete and submitted by December 15, 2019.
  • Dry Grad Update
      • October 22 – Dry Grad planning meeting – students & parents welcome – in the Student Commons seating area, across from the New Build Library Learning Commons
      • Dec 21 & 22 – grocery bagging fundraiser @ Otter Coop
      • February 29 – casino night fundraiser
    • Dry Grad parties typically offer an exciting and absorbing variety of fun activities, compelling entertainment and valuable prizes in order to entice graduates and their guests to attend and experience a fun time without alcohol and other substances.  Dry Grad parties offer the students a time to celebrate their educational achievements in a safe, fun environment with their school friends before venturing out in to the “real world”.
    • October 15 through 18 – grade 12 students will be eligible to vote for what activities they would like to have available to participate in during the Dry Grad event.  Ballot boxes will be in the Artona photo trailer as well as at the LSS New Build Library.  Please ensure to stop by and have your say in your celebration.
    • 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
  • House of Commons Page Program – We are pleased to announce the official launch of the recruitment campaign for the House of Commons Page Program. Our recruitment campaign for the 2020-2021 academic year will take place from September 23 to November 11, 2019.
    • Each year, we recruit 40 students graduating from high schools from across Canada to participate in the House of Commons Page Program. Students who maintain a minimum average of 80% and can speak both official languages are invited to apply. To be selected, they must also be accepted in a full‑time program at a university in the National Capital Region.
    • Please consult the link below to view this year’s newly branded promotional material:https://www.dropbox.com/sh/62ymu02hca6lqlx/AABoDnpsigR3Ct5Io7SieJv5a?dl=0  We also encourage you to share the link to our website (ourcommons.ca/page) on your school or CEGPEP’s website and on social media, and to follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/hocpagescdc) and/or Instagram (instagram.com/hoc_pages_cdc).
    • Should you have any questions or require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
  • LAST CHANCE! LSS Grad Cruise Info!
    • Permission forms, info sheets, and guest pass forms are all available at the office. Mrs. Naples will be making announcements to let grade 12s know.
    • Tickets were on sale for $65/each Oct 7-11; grade 12 students will still have ONE MORE OPPORTUNITY to buy tickets on Tuesday!
    • Students need to pay grad fee and student fees and have completed permission slip to purchase tickets.
    • Guest forms were due Oct 3 and approved guest form is needed to purchase guest ticket.
    • Please see the attached form for rules, dates, and expectations: GRAD CRUISE 2019 OVERVIEW and reminders

LSS FOOTBALL PLAYING AS A TEAM!

  • Congratulations to the LSS Football team, who keep playing strong football, and who keep winning!  This past Friday, the Varsity team defeated #5 ranked Robert Bateman by a score of 42-6.  It was the Offensive line and the running game that helped the Saints take control of the game, with another strong effort by the defence and special teams to ensure a victory.  To read more about the game, please go to the link below, and scroll down to “Double A” and “Eastern Conference”!   https://varsityletters.ca/varsity-letters-10-11-19-b-c-high-school-football-report-friday-night-lights-early-edition/

PARKING LOT UPDATE

  • The back parking lot (behind the New Building) was paved on Friday at LSS.  Painting will occur next week, if the weather cooperates.  Once this lot is completed, this should make access to the New Building so much easier for everyone!  More details to come.

LSS MAKES LEARNING MORE VISIBLE AND ACTIVE!

Each week, we will highlight different classes throughout the school that have students being more active, and that help make the students’ learning more visible – one of our three big goals for this school year  See below for this week’s highlights:

  • In an example of “Discovery Learning” and putting the Scientific Method to practice, Mr. Jackson’s Chemistry 11 students had to determine how to separate the different substances using whatever equipment and materials they deemed appropriate. This type of discovery and thinking is central to how scientists think and learn about the world and make new discoveries.  This is also an example of authentic learning, where the classroom context mirrors real-life challenges!
  • Students in Law 12 learned more about the upcoming federal election!  Block 1 Law class got the opportunity of asking passionate AVID student Navid questions regarding laws and political parties for deeper understanding around the federal election!  Those who know Navid also know that he is a “political aficionado” – thanks for sharing your knowledge, Navid!
  • AS detailed in previous Scoops, the FOCUS program takes students on a monthly Mood Walk, where they explore different parts throughout the Lower Mainland while learning about the importance of nature and exercise.  This past week, the students went to Minnekhada Regional Park in Coquitlam, where the stunning views seen below were a part of the day, as well as meeting a local – and, yes, our students and staff certainly kept a safe distance!
  • Mr. Smith also hosts our Conversation Cafe/Game Club during Flex, where students from different parts of the world come together to practice English while meeting new friends!  Want more details?  See Mr. Smith in Portable 6!

LSS TUTORING AVAILABLE STARTING THIS WEEK!

  • 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 Room A210 or A211 to find out more!

LSS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FAIR – NOVEMBER 16!

  • LSS Annual Christmas Fair is being held on Saturday, November 16 from 9AM to 3PM in the big gym.  Please “like” our page on Facebook: www.facebook.com/lsscraftfair/ and help us share the news with your friends.  Admission is by donation and all funds raised are returned to LSS for student programs.
  • If you, or someone you know, would like to be a vendor, please contact Tara at lsscraftfair@yahoo.ca as limited tables are left.
  • Please mark your calendars and prepare to join us!

DEADLINE THIS WEEK! LANGUAGE CHALLENGE EXAM OPPORTUNITY

  • Please note that information on language challenge exams is now available from the LSS  Counselling department.
  • Challenge exams will be offered in the following languages through Delta School District at the end of January 2019:
    • French 11/12                      Japanese 11/12
    • Korean 11/12                      Spanish 11/12
    • Punjabi 11/12                     Mandarin 11/12
  • Please see your Counsellor for application details ASAP.  Deadline for completed applications to be submitted to LSS Counsellors is October 16th
  • See link below for more information:

CAREERS CORNER!

  • Many LSS grade 11 and 12 students went to the annual Canadian University Event (CUE) this past week, where they were able to meet with representatives from different Canadian universities and other post-secondary opportunities and ask questions.  It was an inspiring and thought-provoking day for students as they contemplated their futures!
  • We also have Take Our Kids to Work (TOKTW) Day coming soon, on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 and we need forms returned by Friday, October 25!  Please seen the attachments for a parent letter, and a form for return!

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

  • Thanks to our Counsellor, Mr. Lewis, who was gracious enough to visit Ms. Pais-Martins class and share his passion for poetry!

    Special evening for our girls’ volleyball program! Both jr and sr girls went to watch former Saint, Kalyn Hartmann play NCAA volleyball at her university-SFU. The girls had a blast, and SFU won against Seattle Pacific University!

    Here is Mr. Fauteux’s class turning a grammar lesson into an interactive group exercise, where he uses technology (students hold Plicker cards and use QR codes) to know how students are answering questions right in the moment – and where students and teacher are applying the learning and making corrections, in real time!

    Finally, a photo from our Old Library building… who said CD cases were no longer useful?!

LSS CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES!

  • 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

COMMUNITY NEWS

  • Grief Awareness Day – November 14th – Langley Hospice in partnership with Dougy Centre, Township of Langley, Langley School District Foundation, and Langley City, is offering a free workshop for parents, teachers and school counsellors, entitled True Blue: Best Practices to Provide Meaningful Support to Grieving Children & Teens. Poster is attached.
  • The KidSport Langley Committee is hoping that school administrators will help spread the word to parents regarding the financial assistance available to Langley families who would like their children to participate in organized sport but may not have the funds for registration.  KidSport Langley provides grants of up to $300 per child for a season of sport.  The funds are available and the application process is quite simple.
    • Please see the attached PDF with the basic KidSport Langley information:
  • 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/

CALENDAR 

  • Oct 14:      Thanksgiving Day, School CLOSED
  • Oct 17:      Great BC Shake-Out Earthquake Drill, in the morning
  • Oct 15-18: Interim Report Week (expect a contact home from each teacher)
  • Oct 15-21: Grad Photos!
  • Oct 21:      Drop Everything and Read! During Flex
  • Oct 21:      PAC Meeting, 7 pm
  • Oct 21:      Federal Election – LSS Small Gym will be hosting a polling station
  • Oct 22:      District Choir Festival, WGSS, 7:30 pm
  • Oct 24:      Grad Cruise!
  • Oct 25:      Provincial Professional Development Day, Students NOT in Session
  • Oct 28:      Post Secondary BC Day
  • Oct 29:      Parent-Teacher Conferences, 2 – 4:30 pm
  • Oct 30:      Parent-Teacher Conferences. 2 – 5 pm; 5:45 – 7:30 pm
  • Nov 12:     PAC Meeting, 7 pm
  • Jan 20:      PAC Meeting, 7 pm
  • Feb 24:      PAC Meeting, 7 pm
  • 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

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Phone: 604-534-4171
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