LSS Weekly Communication – June 22, 2024

Uy’ skweyul Ladysmith Secondary Students and Families,

It is hard to believe that this will be the last formal communication of the 2023-24 school year. It has been a great year where students have showcased their gifts, enthusiasm, and engagement with our school community. I also want to share my appreciation with staff, students, and families for their tremendous work in making LSS such an amazing place to work and learn. I was honored to serve my first year as Principal here at LSS and will miss the community as I transition to my new role as the Principal of Barsby Community Secondary School in September. As shared in a previous communication, next year the current Vice-Principal, Shelley Gvojich, will be the Principal, and the Vice Principal will be Jake Hardy.

This week, students in grade 8-11 were given printed schedules for next year and counsellors called down those students requiring changes. Grade 11 students were also required to submit a signed study block sheet if they are eligible for a study block for their grade 12 year. Counsellors will be in the building during the last week of summer break, beginning August 26th, for those still requiring additional changes.

Next week, most students will be transitioning to summer break, and our grade 12 students will be celebrating their accomplishments at our graduation ceremony. On Monday, grade 12 students are invited to a pancake breakfast at 7:45am. Grad caps and gowns are also to be picked up on Monday between 8:30am and 12:30 pm, after which there will be a rehearsal at 1pm and a grad photo at 2:30pm. Graduation starts at 10am on Tuesday, June 25th with doors opening at 9:30am.

Yesterday was National Indigenous Peoples Day, a day to recognize and celebrate the history, heritage, resilience and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people across Canada. Many of our classes had the opportunity to attend an event at Transfer Beach. Hay ce:p ‘qu  to the Stz’uminus Nation for organizing such a beautiful event. Nation-wide, National Indigenous Peoples Day is an opportunity to further our commitment to Truth and Reconciliation, an ongoing focus of our district and school community. We look forward to continuing this important work next year.

Finally, report cards will be available on the MyEd portal beginning Tuesday July 2nd. Please reach out to the office directly if you are having trouble accessing your student’s report card.

Wishing you all a safe, healthy, and happy summer break. More information will come in the last week of August about the first day of school and start times.

Hay ce:p ‘qu,

Stephen Epp & Shelley Gvojich

Upcoming events:

  • June 24th – Student completion day (buses are running)
  • June 24th – Grad Breakfast 7:45am & Cap and Gown Pick Up 8:30-1pm
  • June 24th – Grad Rehearsal 1pm & Photo at 2:30pm
  • June 25th – Graduation 10am doors open at 9:45am and students graduating arrive at 9:30pm


PAC Corner:

Our next PAC meeting will be in September. Now is a great time to start thinking about joining the PAC next year.

Did you know PAC meetings are typically no more than an hour long?  They are much different than elementary school meetings, there’s no fundraising or hot lunches involved!  There will be several executive positions to fill in the next school year.  Please consider attending to have your voice heard!

Please continue to send your Country Grocer receipts into the school, it’s appreciated!

Join your PAC online on Facebook: Ladysmith Secondary School PAC

  • “What’s on This Week?” from Kwumut Lelum Child and Family Services.



Please contact our main office at or 250-245-3043

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