Week of April 4th

April 3, 2016


Another beautiful west coast spring weekend. Hopefully everyone got outside and enjoyed the sunny weather. A full week so here’s what’s going on This Week at HDSMS: April 4th. Please be sure to read through it carefully.

Information To Share:

Summer Session Registration Opens April 5th: Langley School District is proud to once again be offering a comprehensive summer session offering. You can find all the Middle Years opportunities by clicking here as well as all the Secondary School offerings by clicking here. HD Stafford will be hosting a 6 week program connected to 212 for grade 6 – 8. We will also be offering a 2 week program for our incoming grade 5s to help transition them to our school. More information is available at www.sd35summersession.ca

Dress Code Reminder: The weather is supposed to get very nice this week so it’s a good time to remind students of the expectations regarding dress code. You can find them (along with the rest of our student expectations by clicking here.

212 Extra Degree: The extra degree will be by appointment only this week. Please have students speak with Mrs. Janzen.

EdCamp35: This year, HD Stafford Middle will be hosting the annual EdCamp35 on Saturday April 16th. This free event brings together passionate educators for an “un-conference” where the focus is on conversation, connection and learning in things related to education. And one of the most powerful participants in the previous events has been the voice of students and parents. For more information  and to register (so you get free lunch) please head to www.edcamp35.com

Jesse Miller Rescheduled: We are excited to have Jesse Miller come to speak with our students on April 21st about social media and safety. He will also be doing a parent night that same evening from 6:30 – 8:00. Below is a write up of the presentation:

Social Media, Connected Children, Parenting the Mobile Device Child:

An interactive and visual presentation helps parents understand where the social media and tech concerns are in our connected community. This is a must-see presentation for parents who would like to proactively examine the challenges of social media, reveal the realities behind the concerns around social media, and prompt dialogue that fits your home values. This presentation will provide parents with the tools needed to better equip themselves for parenting in the social media generation, extend the dialogue to reflect technology influences in your home, and address the current trends in social media use within British Columbia. 

Jesse Miller is a respected national speaker on the topics of social media awareness, social networking behaviour, and online content evaluation. He has been presenting and consulting with schools, government organizations, and public safety agencies since 2007. His presentations have reached thousands of participants across Canada and his presentation addresses issues ranging from Cyberbullying, Digital Citizenship, and Digital Curriculum development. Jesse is renowned for proactively examining the challenges of social media and has spoken at hundreds of schools across Canada.

Learn more by visiting www.mediatedrealtiy.com 

Community Announcements: Often HD Stafford gets valuable information from community organizations in our surrounding area. These will be shared on the following link. This week we have the following:

None This Week

Professional Learning: Here are a few of the professional learning articles, websites and videos I have “scooped” to  Leadership With Purpose: Random Curation of a Passionate Educator Be sure to check out the following:

  • 8 Things I Know For Sure About Middle School Kids
  • Personalizing Learning For Today’s Students
  • 10 Great Critical Thinking Activities That Engage Your Students

Up-coming Dates


Archery after school


Girls Rugby Game after school at HDSMS vs Fraser Middle at 3:15

Boys Rugby Game after school at Fraser Middle at 3:30

Girls Soccer game at DW Poppy at 3:00pm


Indoor Soccer 3:00 – 4:00




Archery after school

Girls Soccer game at McLeod Park vs Credo at 3:00pm


Practice/Gym Schedule:

Intramurals Schedule:

Intramural Hockey Playoffs start this week in the small gym Tuesday-Thursday.

  • Tuesday – Tigers V. Jays
  • Wednesday – Panthers V. Lions
  • Thursday – Eagles V.Hawks

Please click here to access the Practice/Gym Schedule for this week.

HD Stafford Middle School

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