The Saints Scoop! – October 21, 2018

October 21, 2018


  • THIS WEEK! Jostens will be here with Grad jewelry to look at, try on and order on October 23rdand 24th at lunchtime in the Main Foyer!
  • From Jostens:  “Prepare to celebrate your upcoming milestone! If you order your ring at the table on either day you will receive a soft shell jacket with your ring! That’s right, a jacket with your school colours.  The Jostens table will be located in the front entrance by the office. Catalogues are available in the office.”  See the attached for more information! Celebrate grad2019 – FLYER lss –
  • REMINDER! LFS Fall Preview Day at UBC! This event will take place on Saturday, November 24 out at UBC – you can find more information about the event here. If any of your students have expressed interest in studying food systems, biology, global food markets, human health, food, nutrition, animals, plants, the environment or sustainability etc., I recommend that they join us at this event, so that they can determine if an LFS program may be for them.
  • 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!
  • Dry Grad Update:
    • The next meeting is now changed to October 30rd at 7pm.
    • Chance to Vote! Grads will have the chance to vote on which activity option they prefer  on Friday, October 26th at lunch time in the Castle Lobby.
    • 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.
  • Grad Cruise was a great experience for the Grads of 2019!  See the photos below to gauge for yourself!
    • Almost 200 grads and guests ate through 70 boxes Extra Large pizzas!

      Five of our amazing 13 LSS Staff chaperones who gave up an evening of their own time to make sure that the Grad Cruise was a smashing success!

      Some of the stunning views of Vancouver were among the highlights of the cruise.

      Another highlight was the dancing on the mid-deck!

      And of course, the amazing photo opportunities (like the one Mr. Palichuk is taking!) helped to make the evening memorable!

      And the evening ended with the amazing candy bar… we all felt like kids again!

      Our first grad candy-getters!

      Yes, lots of smiles from our candy-happy chaperones!

      And don’t forget the veggies – students could also get snap peas and carrots to add to the candy-haul!


  • SIGN UP ENDS MONDAY!  Parent-Teacher Conferences – Parent Sign-Up for Parent-Teacher Conferences will close on Monday, October 22 at 12 pm (noon).  To log on to book your appointment, please go the link: Please follow the on-screen directions or click on “help” if you get stuck at all.
  • CONFERENCES THIS WEEK! Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place this Wednesday (2 pm until 7:30 pm) and Thursday (2 pm until 4:30 pm).


  • REMINDER – The Careers Program is bigger and better than ever, offering more opportunities for LSS students to explore career options, and possibly gain valuable Work Experience course credits!  See below for some of the opportunities being offered now, and be sure to click oral of the Blue links for more info! Careers General
    • Interested in Apprenticeship Opportunities?  Click on the following link for upcoming intake information for January: youth-train-program-brochure
    • City of Langley Fire Hall Work Experience – 90 Hour Experience; Applications due November 30, 2018 City Fire Hall
  • UPDATE!!!  Take Our Kids to Work Day (TOKTWD)– for Grade 9 Students is on November 14.  Take Our Kids to Work Day!  Handouts that included consent forms were sent out last week – be sure to get them returned ASAP!  Extra copies can be found in the main office.  You can also print the package at this website:


  • The International Student Program at LSS and from other schools in the District travelled to Victoria with our ISP students last weekend, and, as you can see below, it was a gloriously sunny day!  The students got to see and experience Victoria at its best…
  • Having fun taking selfies on the ferry!

    ISP students on the lawn of the BC Legislature Buildings!

    Wandering the streets of sunny Victoria!

    Bonus photo on the ferry!


  • Ms. Sewell has set up a sports mentorship group of LSS footballers and James Hill students; last week at lunch was their first session!  The LSS students teach the James Hill students how to play, how to be patient, and how to be sportsman-like and inclusive.  This program is an example of how students learn the Core Competencies (Communication, Thinking, and Social Responsibility) through active participation in various activities, whether in the classroom or out of the classroom.  This program will happen weekly for the next few weeks.
  • “Pre-game” huddle!

    A tonne of learning and fun for all!


  • This past Tuesday, LSS hosted 9 students from Sakurano Seibo Gakuin in Fukushima, Japan. Our Intro to Japanese and Japanese 11 classes got to watch the students give English presentations on Japanese language, culture, and school life — where they were surprised to learn that  “American dog” is the Japanese term for corn dogs! The LSS students also had a chance to use their Japanese language skills as they interviewed the students, played an intense game of Fruit Basket, and gave them a tour of the school.
  • Afterwards, our students gave feedback saying they would like to try even harder to use more Japanese the next time. They won’t have to wait long, as we’re hosting another group this Thursday!
  • Active learning at its best!

    Great group photo!


  • The LSS Saints had a HUGE win for the Alumni evening this past Friday against GW Graham, winning by a convincing score of 58-7.  The Offensive line controlled the line of scrimmage, with the running game alone achieving 35 carries for 355 yards.  Overall, it was a great evening for the team as many former players were honoured at half-time, and LSS merchandise almost sold out to the big crowd of LSS staff, students, parents, and community!
  • Here is what Howard Tsumura wrote in his “Varsity Letters“:
    • LANGLEY —The dynamic rushing duo of the Langley Saints each brought their ‘A’ games to the turf at McLeod Athletic Park.
    • Kori Johnson turned 19 carries into 173 yards and four touchdowns, while Kai Thomas carried 13 times for 154 yards and two touchdowns as the Saints (4-1, 2-0) overwhelmed Chilliwack’s visiting Grizzlies (3-5, 1-2).
    • “The boys played their best game to date on both sides of the ball,” said Langley head coach Ryk Piche. “We have yet to give up a defensive touchdown this regular season, and we rushed for over 300 yards on the evening.
    • “I feel our offence is really finding their identity and groove,” continued Piche, whose charges hit a bye week ahead of its regular-season finale against Robert Bateman on Nov. 2. “I was very impressed with our offensive line tonight, they seemed to be hungry and enjoyed re-establishing the line of scrimmage. We as a staff are extremely proud of the boys, but know we need to bring our ‘A’ game if we want to compete with Bateman in two week’s time.”  
    • Langley finished the night with 35 carries for 355 yards and six majors.
    • Johnson led the defence with nine tackles, including three sacks.
    • Our football program is always seeking new players, Grades 9-12, no experience necessary. Practices are Monday-Thursday right after school at McLeod Athletic Park right behind the school. See Mr Wyse or Mr Kardos for more information. Come on out and give this great sport a try. Football creates deep bonds and friendships that stand the test of time, and pushes individuals to bring out the best in themselves.


  • Be sure to be at school EXTRA EARLY on Monday, October 29 as Emmanuel Arceneaux and Solomon Elimimian from the BC Lions will be helping out with our Breakfast Club!  There will be a tonne of fun activities with the LSS football team and LSS leadership students, the chance to win BC Lions swag, and chances to win tickets to the BC Lions final home game of the season, where Wally Buono will be feted for his amazing contribution to the Lions! Special thanks to Premium Brands (our biggest Breakfast Club supporter) and to the BC Lions for making this amazing experience possible!



  • History comes alive with a screen! History 12 classes used their knowledge of history, added some technology and created presentations using the green screen!

    Looks like the news is next in History 12!

    LSS Senior Boys Soccer lost a tough first-place battle with the defending BC AA Champions from Fundamental Middle/Secondary. The final score was 4-2. Here is LSS scoring its 2nd goal of the game.

    The team gathered for its game-end cheer before shaking hands with their Langley counterparts. It was a fast-paced and entertaining game by both teams!

    In the cafeteria, on a piece of plywood that blocks the caf from the construction site, some beautification by one of our Art students!

    Photos of the Week ends with some LSS Re-Build photos… here is what the front of the school currently looks like…

    Parts of the exterior will have this stone material on its face… pretty sharp look!

    In the hallway beside the Main Gym, there will be collaborative work stations for small groups of students to gather and work together!  (That’s Mr. Hantke taking his own photo!)

    Here ate the newest generation of LED lights in the same hallway – very modern looking!


  • 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!
    • 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.


  • REMINDER: “Harvest Glow – The Warmth of the Season” will go towards the Food for Thought Campaign and Tower Garden Initiative! Please encourage families and staff to attend this event! Families will be able to pick their perfect pumpkin from the Indoor Pumpkin Patch, play a round of Mini Putt, participate in the Mystery Corn Maze and enjoy the delights from several Food Truck vendors. Harvest Glow starts NOW and ends on October 31st. Please see the attached poster for more information: Glow_Harvest_poster_11x17_langley_school


  • Willowbrook Charity Shopping Event – November 20, 2018 – The Langley School District Foundation will be sending out information soon on how school groups can fundraise for your school team, club or PAC through the Charity Shopping Event on November 20th at Willowbrook Mall!  Please see poster attached for more information about the evening.  ALL participating school groups keep 100% of event ticket sales so it is a definite must for those needing funds for uniforms, special field trips or other extra-curricular purchases.  If you have a school group that might be interested, please contact Mr. Moino at
  • 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!


  • Oct. 22 –  Drop Everything And Read (DEAR), Fixed Flex
  • Oct. 22 –  PAC Meeting, Room 128, 7 pm
  • Oct. 23 –  Jostens Grad Ring Day, Main Foyer at Lunch
  • Oct. 24 –  Jostens Grad Ring Day, Main Foyer at Lunch
  • Oct. 24 –  Parent Teacher Interviews – Students Dismissed at 1:30 pm.  Interviews from 2 pm-7:30 pm
  • Oct. 25 –  Parent Teacher Interviews – Students Dismissed at 1:30 pm. Interviews from 2 pm-4:30 pm
  • Oct. 29 – Breakfast Club – Special Guests from the BC Lions coming! 8 am
  • Oct. 29 –  Collaboration Afternoon – Students Dismissed at 1:15 pm
  • Oct. 31 –  Hallowe’en!
  • Nov. 3 –    LSS goes to the CFL! Details at the Oct. 29 Breakfast Club… be there!
  • Nov. 4 –    Daylight Savings Time, Clocks Fall 1 hour back!
  • Nov. 5 –    Report Card Prep Half Day – Students dismissed at 11:20 am
  • Nov. 9 –    Schools NOT in Session
  • Nov. 11 –  Remembrance Day
  • Nov. 12 –  Remembrance Day Observed, Schools CLOSED
  • Nov. 14 –  Grade 9 Take Our Kids to Work Day!
  • Nov. 17 –  LSS Craft Fair – Save the Date!
  • Nov. 19 –  PAC Meeting, Room 128, 7 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
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Phone: 604-534-4171
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