Middle School

At Langley Christian Middle School, we work hard to foster a community that has the following core values at its foundation. LCMS is built on: Faith, Relationships, Meaningful Learning, Excellence, Parent Partnership, Student Leadership, Exploration, Service, and Teaming.

Our community includes these characteristics:

  • educators who value working with middle school aged students,
  • collaborative and courageous leadership,
  • a shared vision that guides decisions,
  • an inviting, supportive, and safe environment,
  • high expectations for every member of the learning community,
  • students and teachers that are engaged in active learning,
  • committed to the development of good digital citizenship for all students,
  • school initiated family and community partnerships.

Our community provides:

  • curriculum that is Christ-centred, relevant, challenging, and exploratory,
  • multiple learning and teaching approaches,
  • authentic assessment that promotes quality learning,
  • organizational structures that support meaningful relationships and learning,
  • school wide efforts and policies that foster Christ like living, joyful service,
  • development of discerning disciples of Jesus Christ.

 

Additional LCS Middle School Programs

LCMS offers a curriculum that is integrated by drawing meaningful connections between subject areas, by developing interdisciplinary units and by incorporating relevant, active learning experiences. LCMS helps students learn how to learn. Effective work habits and pride in workmanship are promoted and valued. Students are expected to achieve to the best of their abilities.

Each grade level team of teachers collaborates to develop activities and learning experiences that will benefit Middle School students. Students participate in a variety of groupings to learn: independent work, whole class discussions, and small group projects. Students are given opportunities at each grade level and in a variety of subjects to show their understanding of new ideas in “hands-on” activities or projects.

While Middle School students are not expected to have homework every day, regular independent reading and review is a highly recommended. Teacher and students use Edmodo to record work that needs to continue after school at home. Edmodo allows for an interactive venue for students and their classmates to collaborate and communicate. Homework is intended to be meaningful and to enrich students’ understanding of new ideas or skills. As much as possible, we request that parents work with their son/daughter to encourage the development of effective study skills. A daily supervised Study Hall during lunch recess gives students the opportunity to complete homework that they have not finished on time.

LCS Grade 6 Curriculum
LCS Grade 7 Curriculum
LCS Grade 8 Curriculum
Good Digital Citizenship

Middle School chapels occur on Wednesday mornings (block 1) and alternate weeks with grade level community building activities. Each homeroom is responsible for a chapel during the school year.  We also love to bring in different speakers who are passionate about challenging our middle school students in their faith journeys.

We have several student worship teams that help to lead worship during chapel on a regular basis.  It is awesome to have students willing to use their gifts to glorify God in this manner.

A year at LCMS is filled from start to finish with one sport after another. The year starts off with Cross Country, which takes us into the end of October. Meanwhile, our Volleyball program for grades 6-8 gets into full swing starting in September and finishing up near the end of November. We then jump straight into our Basketball program, which starts up in beginning of December and continues until the end of February. After spring break we start up our badminton league which is quickly followed by our Track and Field team which takes us into June. We end off the year with an Ultimate Frisbee tournament that we run in house for all of our Middle School students. In total, we have six different sports offered at LCMS with a total of 23 teams representing our school.

Leagues

LCMS Middle School participates in a variety of leagues. Teams from Grades 6-7 participate in the Christian Elementary School Sports League (CESS). LCMS also participates in the Langley Elementary School Sports League which provides us with a wide range of games we can play within Langley community. The focus for these grades is on participation, teamwork and fostering a discipleship to all those we play with and against.

The grade 8 students participate in the British Columbia Christian Schools Athletic Association (BCCSSAA), Langley District School Association (LDSSA), as well as British Columbia School Sports (BCSS). The Grade 8 athletic program is more competitive in design with the teams participating in a higher number of games and tournaments.

Mission Statement

To equip students to develop their gifts to their full potential and to develop Christ like discernment by providing opportunities for physical, intellectual, social, emotional, and spiritual development through the pursuit of  athletic excellence.

Objectives

  • To glorify God through the care and training of the student’s physical body.
  • To encourage students to discover, develop, and refine their God-given athletic gifts and talents.
  • To provide an avenue for students to express their love for God through athletic success.
  • To provide an opportunity for male and female students to participate in athletic competition. Athletic success is determined by individual and team growth, skill development, playing to potential, and winning.
  • To provide an organized recreational activities program that operates during lunch hour.
  • To promote unity between LCS students, faculty, parents, the Langley community, and the broader Christian school community through a common identity and supportive fellowship.

LCMS fosters the development of adolescents’ commitment to Jesus Christ by providing them with opportunities to actively serve others, both within and outside the school community.  Individual homerooms set up meaningful community service projects during the school year, and additionally, each homeroom is responsible for taking care of one area of the school (ex. paper recycling, composting, street cleanup, etc.)

Berkeley Glazer is the Langley Christian Middle School principal. He loves music, fishing and being outdoors. He has been an educator for over 20 years.

Click here to read his blog, Jumping out of the Box.

LCS Athletics Calendar

MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENT RESOURCES

We look forward to seeing you in September! Below is useful information for parents and students to help you prepare for the upcoming school year.

  • Please Note: Our Middle School and High School Athletic Directors have decided to pre-order a large quantity of LCS gym shorts and shirts. These items will be available for purchase the first few weeks of school.

Middle School Welcome Back Letter
2016-2017 Combined Calendar
2016-2017 Student Supply + Fee Sheet
2016-2017 Middle School Staff
LCS Middle School Student and Parent Handbook
2016-2017 Middle School Program Guide

For more info on the LCS Middle School extracurricular activities, please click the titles below:

The Middle School choir meets once a week on Tuesdays, during lunch, in the Band room. All are welcome to join! New members are accepted every term. We sing everything from pop to classical. Our performances include the Fraser Valley Kiwanis Choir Festival, as well as Christmas and year-end concerts.

Drama Club is a club that happens on Thursdays at lunch and it is open to any student in the Middle School! It is a fun time where students get to be creative communally through various improvisational games. It is a good creative outlet for students to express themselves both physically and mentally. It is typically a very comedic time that is never short on laughter.

Lego + Games Club is a club open to grades 6 through 8, giving students a chance to bring a friend, or come make new friends, and play some games or join the Lego challenge. We do Lego challenges once a month where students or staff pick a theme related to the season or month. At the end of the month, the club votes on their favorite Lego creation for different categories. Anyone is welcome!

TriVarsity is a pilot project that will attempt to create a bridge between the Middle School and the High School, during the Fall term of 2017. The intention of this project is to generate unity and continuity through diverse competition amongst students in Grade 8 + Grade 9. TriVarsity is about engaging the whole person: body, mind, and soul.

  • Body: physical competition (e.g.  Soccer penalty kicks, obstacle course, bball bump)
  • Mind: mental problem-solving (e.g. rubik’s cube, cross-word puzzle, poetry writing)
  • Soul: relational experience (e.g. group game, dance, karaoke, escape room)


Competition guidelines:

  1. Events will happen every week on the day that lunch breaks are aligned
  2. All participants will register online, in advance, for each weekly event (but they do not have to participate in every event)
  3. Points are pro-rated based on the number of participants in each event, and they are cumulative for the entire term (Sept. – Dec.)
  4. Prizes will be awarded for the top winners in each category (body, soul, mind) AND an overall winner. (There may be a participation prize for people who surpass a specified number of points.)

 

For more information please contact Bruce Wergeland at bwergeland@langlchristian.com

Art Club is a chance for those in Grade 6 to 8 to use the Art Studio to practice their art skills in a more informal atmosphere and try a variety of art materials during lunch recess on Tuesdays. This year we will also be having an opportunity to use their artistic abilities to work on the mural that will begin appearing in the hallway leading to the gym and I am also working with the City of Langley to get a bench or outdoor table which we will mosaic and donate back as a way of ‘giving back’ and beautifying the community in which we live. The plan is to have these installed in a city park where it will become “Public Art “.

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