This Week at HDSMS – Nov. 24th, 2019

November 26, 2019

Week of November 24, 2019

Hard to believe that Christmas is only 1 month away! This week at HDSMS activities were in full swing – Literacy times, research presentations, Snowball Dances all culminating in our Aboriginal Christmas Dinner on Friday, Winter Market on Saturday and ending with a Professional Development Day here on Monday!

PICTURES FROM THE WEEK:

Our Announcement Crew always starts our mornings right – and our BLUE 6 squad is diving into Harry Potter!

Gold 8 with Mr. Safiq and Ms. Taggar having students present their research projects on different Mental conditions that can effect the human experience.  Students presented on the pathology, facts & myths, and possible treatments for the conditions – a very informative experience!

Our friends from CLA Church brought us a lovely Christmas surprise!

   

Ms. Bharma and Ms. Roberto getting Skyhawk Nation in the Christmas Spirit!

We had our 1st Annual SNOWBALL Dance this past Thursday and it was a huge success with our students coming dressed to the NINES – like Logan here!

Here is our set up crew for our Annual Aboriginal Christmas Dinner here on Friday Night – a great celebration full of festivities, connections and community!

The next day was our Winter Market – all our vendors entered to the sounds of our UBC Trio!

 

 

Finally, today was our Design & Assessment Day where over 200 teachers from all our feeder schools came to HDSMS to learn from one another!

NEW INFORMATION TO SHARE:

INTERESTED IN LEARNING TO BE A BASKETBALL REFEREE?

Langley will be hosting a FREE Referee Training Session on Wednesday, November 27th from 4:30-8:00pm at Langley Christian School. Improve your knowledge and skills to referee high school basketball. Email Jamie if interested in attending.

CHRISTMAS NITE IN DECEMBER

Me to WE is starting to put together our Nite in December concert on Wednesday December 18th starting at 6:30 pm. We are hoping to have contributions from all over the school, cross-grade and cross-house.  It should be a wonderful night of performances!

NEW WEBSITES WITHIN HDSMS:

We have so much amazing stuff happening within our school we can’t contain it!  Here are two new sites for you to check out!

Photography Club Website:  https://www.hdsphotography.org
Music Program Website:  https://hdsmsmusic.weebly.com/

LANGLEY UNITED WRESTLING CLUB:
Come try out one of the toughest sports in the world!
Open to all Langley District students, Grade 8-12.
Contact Mr. Kooner: gkooner@sd35.bc.ca
Practices are held at Langley Secondary School.
Tuesday and Wednesday at 4:30pm and Thursday at 6:00pm

SD35 COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD
Here are a few items from the Langley School District’s Community Bulletin Board. For more community events please visit https://www.sd35.bc.ca/news-events/community-bulletin-board

PAC UPDATES

If you are interested in the PAC minutes – Here are the latest PAC minutes

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 or www.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.

 

COMING UP THIS WEEK:

 

MONDAY–        Pro-D Day
TUESDAY–        MMA 3:15     

–        Art Club CANCELLED

WEDNESDAY–        SOGI Club at Lunchtime with Ms. Cowling

–        Dance Club at Lunchtime – in Dance Studio with Ms. Lyth

–        Basketball referee clinic (LCHS)

–        Kids Play 3:00 – 4:30

THURSDAY–        YA Fiction Book Club, Library Annex – lunchtime

–        Fire Drill Block 7

–        Gr.8 Girls BBall vs DWP

–        Nstep 3:00 – 4:30

FRIDAY–         

–        Staff vs Students Vball game LARGE GYM CLOSED 1:37PM)

 

ATHLETICS UPDATE 🏐🏀⚽🎾🏸🎯🏐🏀⚽🎾🏸🎯

Here is the Athletics schedule for this week.

TUES NOV 263:00pmG6 Girls vs. LFMS 1
TUES NOV 263:00pmG6 Boys vs. LCS 2
WED NOV 273:00pmG7 Girls vs. BGMS
THURS NOV 283:15pmG8 Girls BBall vs DWP

INFORMATION FROM LAST WEEK:

NEW BELL SCHEDULE WITH FLOCK

Here is the link to the new HDSMS Bell Schedule with FLOCK included.

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up.  What he needs is education to turn him around.”

Jim Rohn

HD Stafford Middle School

20441 - Grade Crescent, Langley
BC, V3A 4J8
Phone: 604-534-9285
Fax: 604-534-8986