June 3, 2016
And then it was June … that just seemed to come so quickly. Lots to celebrate in this week’s Hawk Squawk. Please be sure to share with your family and friends.
District Middle Track And Field Meet: On Thursday, HD Stafford Middle School joined BGMS, YCMS and LFMS for the second annual district track meet. Student compete in a variety of field events like discus, shot put and high jump as well as sprint and long distance races. And they performed superbly. We had several first and second place finishes! And of course, a great time was had by all. Thanks to coaches Mr Brandolini, Mr Bedard and Mrs Lavery as well as our Athletic Director, Mr Safiq for organizing this awesome opportunity.
Mrs Lacroix Ignites Passion On A District Level: The Langley School District has always been known for offering powerful and unique learning opportunities for staff. And the Ignite35 event held this past week is no exception. And HD Stafford Middle was proud to have one of their very own, Mrs Lacroix show her leadership colours by presenting. She spoke about the importance of vulnerability and how we as educators can help our students learn the power of vulnerability in learning. And of course, Mrs Lacroix modelled that vulnerability by getting up in front of her peers and sharing her powerful story! Video of the evening will be available soon!
District Athletic Banquet Recognizes Long Time HDSMS Coaches: Athletics has always been a huge part of many many student’s success in school and beyond. The power of sport to teach life lessons in a healthy way can’t be overstated. And of course, that cannot occur without amazing coaches who volunteer their time for these kids. The Langley District held a long overdue event to honour coaches who have sacrificed countless hours in the name of athletics. HD Stafford Middle had several coaches recognized for their years of service. Congrats to Mrs Saumier, Mrs Lavery, Mr Rowe, Mr Sandquist, Mr Davids, Mrs Zawaduk and Mr Hendy
Grade Sixes Head To Science World: One of the most popular educational field trips is to to Science World. The long drive is worth the amazing hands on learning experiences that await the students when they arrive. This past week, Mrs Lavery, Mrs Johnson and Mr Bedard’s classes all headed to Vancouver to experience this great opportunity. They had a blast trying out different science experiments and checking out the exhibits.
Trades One Bootcamp: We love that student leaving us in grade 8 have the opportunity to go to Langley Secondary School and take advantage of the Trades One Program. This integrated trades program gives students with passion and talent in a variety of trades to get their education, hands on while honing their skills. This past week, those students entering the program next year were given a one day “boot camp” to get them started in the different trades areas. And by the end of the “workout” it was clear they had made the right choice. If your child is still interested in this program, they can talk to Mr. Kemp.