SUMMER OFFICE HOURS
Closed July 10 – August 21. Please forward all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond if urgent.
Summer Office Hours: August 21-September 5, 9:00am-4:00pm
On behalf of our Board of Directors, we want to thank everyone for a great school year.
God has richly blessed our community in 2022-2023. We’re thankful for our outstanding Christian teachers, educational assistants, administrators and support staff who poured into our kids this year.
Our Board continues to plan for the future growth of the Langley region and is thoughtfully moving forward with our Facilities Plan to build the facilities we will need in the coming years to continue our mission of graduating students equipped in their gifts for positive influence for the glory of God.
This past year we also experienced sorrow and loss as a community. Some of our staff lost dear family members to illness, and we experienced the tragic loss of an alumni and current student. We continue to remember and pray for all of their families.
God is growing and expanding our mission again. Christian education has never been more important. We are inspired in our work to provide an outstanding school where families’ beliefs and voices are valued and where students are connected with caring role models and have choices to develop their gifts and talents.HEAD OF SCHOOLS, ADAM WOELDERS
Congratulations grads of 2023
Congratulations graduates and their friends and families. We are so proud of you and your accomplishments and cannot wait to see what God has in store for the next chapter of your story. If you want to know what some of our grads are planning for the coming months, head to our recent post: Where Do Our Graduates Go From Here? Congratulations to Joel Hansen, LCS alumni, who this past week who was recognized as a young leader in BC. LCS alumni continue to lead lives of purpose and influence in our community and beyond.
TODAY, TOMORROW, TOGETHER… Building the future of Christian education with you
The LCS 2025 Strategic Plan: Serving together to empower students to have impact in a changing world.
Through your support, generosity and prayers we continue to enjoy opportunities to serve and move the vision for LCS forward.BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHAIR, ERIC PAQUETTE
Board Governance – Our board of directors continued this year to develop better financial oversight and risk and liability management as we anticipate another large capital project next year. We celebrated Bernie Zacharias’ final year on the Board. Bernie served faithfully as our Secretary Treasurer to ensure we delivered purposeful, healthy budgets over the past five years. We are welcoming new board directors Brady Jepsen and Lilian Cazaku. We have recently updated and improved our Policies and Procedures page on the LCS website to make information more accessible for everyone. Over the next few weeks our staff will be updating the links.
Phase One: Elementary Fort Replacement – We are pleased to report that we now have a permit to begin construction of the laneway access through the panhandle off 228 Street and hope to have additional parking in the near future. We are also very close to completion of the new Elementary Wing that will replace the “Fort” modular structure with 8 classrooms, meeting spaces, storage, a large multipurpose room, new pre-school, playgrounds, outdoor classroom and a new school-wide administrative office. We are aiming and on track to be significantly under budget and to get occupancy in late August.
Phase Two: New Middle School – We are very close to sharing a new design concept and anticipated costs for a new middle school. We need to get this done as soon as possible. Langley’s population is expected to be close to doubled by 2040, and more and more families are seeking Christian education. Since 1955 when LCS first opened with 17 students, God has continued to shift the mission of our school for each new generation. Today, we are near capacity at middle school and do not have the spaces, like a dedicated music room, to deliver our life changing education. We want to continue providing quality Christian education to the doctors, pastors, engineers, builders and leaders of tomorrow and need the facilities that will enable us to do this important work for the next 30 years. Together, everyone will have an opportunity to support this important, transformative work for our community.
New K-12 Bible Curriculum Implementation – check our our Youtube Playlist: Learning at LCS for inspiring stories of a staff committing to providing a distinctively Christian learning experience. Why are we excited about our new curriculum? Everything we do at LCS is based on the 6 learner attributes we are striving to encourage in all students.
The Arts Came Storming Back – For the first time ever, in 2023-2024 we were able to plan and deliver on large performance events and have started to rebuild our arts program which was curtailed by years of restrictions on gatherings. The elementary school delivered two large performances, and this year’s Beauty and The Beast performance was widely regarded as one of the best school theatrical productions in recent years. We are aiming to provide more opportunities in the future for students to develop their gifts and talents in the arts.
I think that the play this year was really cool because it shows a different side of people that you didn’t realize could sing really well or is a great actor. School productions don’t happen very often, so it’s cool that students graduate, and then new students come and have the opportunity to be in a production, which really shows what the arts mean to people. The arts are a great way to build community and bring people together to create something really cool.Mackinley Westerop, Grade 10
Music Art Program Update – We are excited to announce plans for expanding the profile and presence of our Middle School and High School Music Arts Program next fall. Odette Williams joined our staff this fall to plan and lead musical performances for K-5. We’ve hired two new talented music arts educators for Middle and High School this year. Check out our recent letter for more information: How is our music arts program changing for next fall?
Service Learning Program launched – We have hired a Service Learning Coordinator (Find out more) who will lead our school in planning trips and opportunities for LCS students to learn about how God is moving in the world through serving others. This past year students engaged in a number of local service opportunities, including partnering with Southridge Fellowship to package and deliver over 500 hampers to communities in Lytton.
A Banner Year for Athletics – The Lightning Athletics program was one of the province’s most successful in 2022-2023. Student-athletes, coaches and supporters gathered in June to celebrate an outstanding year and recognize our Lightning Award recipients and our Coach of the Year, Jim Beard who retired after more than two decades of supporting athletics at LCS. Check out the recap of the season: Smashing Records and Setting New Heights
THANK YOU PAC – Thank you everyone who served on our Parent Advisory Committee this year. Your contributions, volunteerism and ideas are valued and important to how we thrive together. Our 2023 Spring Community Event was another outstanding success. Over 700 people attended, but it was only possible through the efforts of our volunteers. Next year, inspired by Romans 12:5, we are focusing on Connection and Community as our theme and focus. We hope to find more ways to involve you in the life of our school. Look for opportunities for a New Family Barbecue in September.
Thank you for all you do to build into our school community. This was a life-changing place in 2022-2023 because of your work and support. We pray you will have a joyous summer and can’t wait to see you again in September.