Week of May 30th

May 29, 2016


Hard to believe we will be hitting June this week! Goes way too fast! Here is what’s coming up This Week At HDSMS: May 30th

Information To Share:

HDSMS Shout Out: This past week the Langley Times had an article about the conversation regarding the progress towards the Middle School model across all regions. Was great to see HD Stafford Middle get a positive shout out for all the great work we are doing. Click here to check out the article.

80s Spirit Day: This Wednesday is 80s Day at HD Stafford Middle School. Pull out your neon shirts, leg warmers, and rubber bracelets for a trip back in time!

Track and Field: This Thursday is our District Middle School Track Meet at Betty Gilbert Middle School. We will have a full slate of athletes attending to represent HDSMS.  Please click here for a schedule of the day. Thanks to Mr Safiq for organizing. 

Trades One Bootcamp At LSS: On Monday, those grade 8 students applying for the Trades One program will be gone for the day at a “bootcamp” to get exposure to what it will look like for next year.

Upcoming Feeder School Fun Nights: It is the time of year where some of our feeder school PACs have organized Fun Nights for the community.  Blacklock Fine Arts has theirs on June 1st from 5:30 – 8:30. Please go out and support this awesome events.

Class Requests For Next Year: Each spring staff put in a considerable amount of time in creating classes for the following year that are conducive to powerful learning for each student. And while we have many things to base these decisions, parent input can be helpful as well. There are no guarantees, however if you have some input you’d like to share you must email Mr Davids (sdavids@sd35.bc.ca) prior to June 17th.

Ignite35: Powerful learning in a pub!! Need we say more?? On May 31st join electric speakers at Fox and Fiddle for a night of connecting, learning and inspiration. And HD Stafford’s very own Mrs Lacroix will be presenting! And Tix are $15 (includes dinner) and are available at www.ignite35.com

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

What’s Up At LSS: Each week Langley Secondary puts out a blog celebrating the awesome things going on there. Check out this week’s edition of “What’s Up at LSS?”  featuring a spotlight on our AVID Program right HERE. 

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:

Summer Reading Program At The Library

LSS JV Football

Summer Reading Club At The Library

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:

  • Donovan Livingston’s Harvard Graduate Speech (video)
  • Transgendered Students and Bathrooms: What Should Schools Do?

Up-coming Dates


  • Trades One Bootcamp Field Trip at LSS – all day
  • Coach Wyse Equipment Fitting Grade 8s @LSS 2:49-5:15pm (Players taken and returned by LSS bus)
  • Eclipse Club Basketball 3:00PM-5:00PM (Big Gym)


  • Ignite35 at Fox and Fiddle at 6:30pm
  • Eclipse Club Basketball 3:00PM-5:00PM (Big Gym)


  • 80s Spirit Day
  • Lavery/Bedard Field Trip to Science World
  • Blacklock Fine Arts Fun Night
  • Track Meeting in room #219 (All athletes and coaching going to attend/final day to receive forms)
  • Indoor Soccer 3:00PM-4:00PM (Small Gym)
  • Wrestling 3:00PM-4:30PM (Big Gym)
  • Archery 3:00-5:00 (Back Field)


  • Track Meet @ACSS/BGMS 8:35PM-1:30PM (Exact Bus arrival time TBA)
  • Archery 3:00PM-5:00PM (Small Gym)
  • Eclipse Club Basketball 3:00PM-5:00PM (Big Gym)


  • Rugby Wind-Up 3:00PM-5:15PM (Back Field/Yzerman’s Room)
  • Eclipse Club Basketball 3:00PM-5:00PM (Big Gym)

Practice/Gym Schedule:


  • Tuesday – 3on3 Basketball @11:30am-11:55am (Small Gym) – Anne’s desk schedule
  • Wednesday – 3on3 Basketball @11:30am-11:55am (Small Gym) – Anne’s desk schedule
  • Thursday – 3on3 Basketball @11:30am-11:55am (Small Gym) – Anne’s desk schedule
  • Friday – 3on3 Basketball @11:30am-11:55am (Small Gym) – Anne’s desk schedule


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