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WGSS Student Council

Student Council is a group of elected student leaders that represent their grade to help manage and better how the school is run. They plan events throughout the year for the students of Walnut Grove. 

Student Council also oversees all other clubs and events in the school.  Clubs wishing to run an event or individuals wishing to start a new club can fill out an application form (above) and submit it in person to council every Monday at 3:00 pm in Room 242.

Where/When

Mon after school – Room 242

Teacher Sponsor

Ms. R Matson – Rylie.Matson@sd35.bc.ca
Ms. Rempel – Ashley.Rempel@sd35.bc.ca

Contact Email

wgssstudentcouncil@gmail.com

WGSS Grad Council

Grad Council is run by the Grad Council president and Vice President. The Council is made up of a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary, Community Liaison, Student Council Liaison, Admin Liaison, Promotions, and project leaders. . The role of Grad Council is to bring forth ideas from the grad class and implement them to create a fun and successful year fo ALL grads.

Where/When

Tues at Lunch – 144

Teacher Sponsor

Ms. Kim
Ms. Neuscheler
Mr. Stephenson

Contact Email

jkim@sd35.bc.ca

Active Minds Club

We are a group of students interested in creating a welcoming atmosphere for anyone at WGSS! The Active Minds club seeks to open up the conversation around mental health, providing a safe space. A big initiative in this club is to run fundraisers for donations to mental health institutions, charities and host events. Get involved and help end the stigma today!

Where/When

Tuesday at Lunch in Room 241

Teacher Sponsor

Ms. Sweeney

Contact Email

activemindswgss@gmail.com 

American Sign Language Club

Teaching others sign language and spreading deaf and hard of hearing awareness.

Where/When

Tuesday at Lunch in the Multipurpose Room

Teacher Sponsor

Ms. Manghillis

Contact Email

kmanghillis@sd35.bc.ca

Anime Club

Meet like-minded people with a passion for anime, manga, and the history behind the genre. We meet to watch films, discuss books, and learn more about the anime culture. See Mr. Janzen for more information.

Where/When

Tuesday 3:00pm-5:00pm – Library

Teacher Sponsor

Mr. Janzen

Contact Email

cjanzen@sd35.bc.ca

Badminton Club

Badminton club in WGSS welcomes players at any skill levels. It is a friendly environment where everyone is willing to improve their athletic skills. Come learn new skills with the members and possibly compete with other schools!

Where/When

Fri 3:15-5:00pm – Small Gym/Main Gym

Teacher Sponsor

Ms. Park

Contact Email

rpark@sd35.bc.ca

Boxes of Hope

Are you interested in assisting children who need medical help? Then you are the exact person we are looking for! We are a student-led not-for-profit organization that seeks to provide hope for children with complex medical needs. Through the partnership with Korle Bu Neuro Foundation and BC Children’s Hospital, we are trying to get closer to our goal. Please join us and make boxes of hope together!

Where/When

Thurs at Lunch – Room 144

Teacher Sponsor

Ms. Kim

Contact Email

jkim@sd35.bc.ca

Chess Club

 Our focus is to learn more chess strategies and meet new friends who also enjoy chess. This peer run club is open to all grades and ability levels. We included ladder rankning and tournaments for our chess players. Talk to Ryan Zhang, Jeffrey Jiang or Mr. Janzen in the library for more information.

Where/When

Wed 3:00-5:00pm – Library

Teacher Sponsor

Mr. Janzen

Contact Email

cjanzen@sd35.bc.ca

Classics Club

Classics is the interdisciplinary study of the Ancient Greek and Roman worlds. We discuss the history, literature, philosophy, mythology, and art of the classical world, and learn the ancient languages Latin and Greek. We are here to explore their profound impacts on other ancient cultures, and their continued resonance today. Follow @wgssclassicsclub on Instagram for more information.

Where/When

Fri Lunch – Room 165

Teacher Sponsor

Mr. Fiset

Contact Email

walnutgroveclassics@gmail.com

Computer Science Club

Interested in computer programming and want to get involved in a fast-growing field? Joing the Computer Science Club today, open to all grades. We will prepare for computing contents (CCC and VSACO), solve fun algorithmic puzzles, and most importantly, have fun!

Where/When

Thursday 3-4pm. Room 208

Teacher Sponsor

Mr. Fleming

Contact Email

afleming@sd35.bc.ca 

Creating Writing Club

Looking to join other like-minded inspiring writers and learn how to get published? Want to share your creative ideas and go deep into the writing process? Come to the launch of the Creative Writing Club to share stories, writing ideas, and ;earn more about how to write for the novel, gaming, social media, and other markets. See Mr. Janzen in the library for more information.

Where/When

Thursday 3:20pm-5:00pm – Library Annex

Teacher Sponsor

Mr. Janzen

Contact Email

cjanzen@sd35,bc.ca

Digital Literacy Club

Microsoft Office is a handy tool and it is used every day. Learn how to use it properly and make the best-looking results. We will also hold weekly typing competitions with prizes every month.

Where/When

Monday Lunch – Room 145

Teacher Sponsor

Mr. Phung

Contact Email

tphung@sd35,bc.ca

Drumline

This fun and energetic group likes to make some noise and get a rhythm. Drums are provided and no music experience needed. One of their major functions is to bolster school spirit. The ultimate goal for this group is to eventually have the drumline attend and perform at a handful of school events such as basketball games and/or Tuff Wally. Key student contact is Leo Xu.

Where/When

Monday after school – Room 111/Band Room

Teacher Sponsor

Mr. Fawkes

Contact Email

sfawkes@sd35,bc.ca

Dungeons & Dragons

Dungeons and Dragons Club is a club where people of all ages can come experience the cultural phenomenon that is D&D. Learn creative narrative, problem solving, teamwork, and improve skills while you play through an adventure! Be a wizard, monk, barbarian or more with your class selection. Choose a race that reflects the type of person you are, some examples are elf, dwarf, orc, kobold, tiefling, and many more. Come and roll some dice with us in the library on Wednesdays afterschool. See Mr. Janzen in the library for more information.

Where/When

Wednesday 3:00pm-5:00pm – Library

Teacher Sponsor

Mr. Janzen

Contact Email

cjanzen@sd35,bc.ca

Eco Team

 Are you interested in making a difference and taking care of our planet? Eco Team is a group of students passionate about climate justice and striving towards a healthy environment for our future. We have many volunteer opportunities such as community cleanups, bottle drives, and an environmental conference. Come bring your enthusiasm, passion, and help spread awareness for this important global issue!

Where/When

Wednesday Lunch – Room 146

Teacher Sponsor

Mr. Stephenson

Contact Email

tstephenson@sd35,bc.ca

Engineering Club

Did you know that approximately 26 million tonnes of plastic waste enters out landfills yearly? The Engineering Club consists of students who are passionate about decreasing this statistic. To do this, our team took the initiative to design and construct a machine that will shred, melt, and mould plastic waste into useful and meaningful products.

Where/When

Monday after school – Room 146

Teacher Sponsor

Mr. Stephenson

Contact Email

tstephenson@sd35,bc.ca

E-Sports Club

Like playing video games? Want to meet and compete with people just like you? Look no further, come join the WGSS e-Sports club now! We are a group of fun-loving, competitive gamers who love to have a good time! Spots are very limited.

Where/When

Monday 3:00-5:00pm – Room 208

Teacher Sponsor

Mr. Fleming

Contact Email

afleming@sd35,bc.ca

French Club

Want to practice your French in a judgement-free zone? Talk with your peers without the pressure of school? If you have basic conversational French, this is your chance to take your French learning outside the classroom! We play games, watch movies, and talk about things from French food and music to culture and politics. This year, we hope to implement various volunteering opportunities, so stay tuned for that! Bring your french-speaking friends and we’ll see you there!

Where/When

Tuesday at Lunch – Room 260

Teacher Sponsor

Mme. Anastasiou

Contact Email

aanastasiou@sd35.bc.ca

Game Development Club

Do you have a passion for not only playing games, but also making them as well? Then join the game development club! Experience the behind the scenes of how games are developed with access to multiple departments such as asset making, programming, and designing. Come to room 206 after school on Tuesday to begin your game development journey.

Where/When

Tuesday after school  – Room 204

Teacher Sponsor

Mr. Griesbeck

Contact Email

rgriesbeck@sd35,bc.ca

Gardening Club

Are you interested in learning to grow your food? Gardening Club members will design, plant, and harvest food from the school garden plot (located in the Walnut Grove Communty Garden). Learn about sustainable agriculture and help provide fresh food for the local food bank.

Where/When

Tues at lunch/after school – Room 141

Teacher Sponsor

Ms. Carnrite and Ms. Docherty

Contact Email

ocarnrite@sd35,bc.ca

Garden Bank

Garden Bank is a group for students who would like to experiemt in sustainable food production. This club is partnered with the Eco Team to create more opportunities for students who are interested in supporting the environment. Our main goal is to manage and maintain our two aquaponics systems in the school to demonstrate the modern technique of vertical gardening. We grow food and then harvest it to feed members of our school community.

Where/When

Tuesday at lunch – Room 146

Teacher Sponsor

Mr. Stephenson

Contact Email

stephenson@sd35,bc.ca

Gator Gavel (Toastmasters)

This program will help you prepare for public speaking, but will also help build your confidence for interviews and job related activities. Evaluating your present speaking ability. Learning about your voice control and body language. Building your vocabulary. Organizing and giving speeches. Giving impromptu talks. Learning about providing constructive feedback to others.

Where/When

Wed after school – Room 240

Teacher Sponsor

Mr. Lincke

Contact Email

plincke@sd35,bc.ca

GNN

Gator Nation News is the official student newsletter for the Walnut Grove Gators. Comprised completely of student writers, the informative GNN website has all the info you need to keep up with all the cool events at Walnut Grove. If you are interested in writing for GNN, feel free to drop in during club meetings as all new writers are welcome! Have your voice be heard and unleash your inner journalist. Mondays at lunch in room 206! Visit www.wgssgnn.com

Where/When

Wes\dnesday at lunch – Room 204

Teacher Sponsor

Mr. Radford

Contact Email

rradford@sd35,bc.ca

Hack Club

Want to learn more about coding in a friendly place? The Hack Club provides students an opportunity to learn computer programming in a team setting. The club’s main focus is on learning the basics and creating applications, websites, games, and other projects. We also hold coding camps at local elementary schools.

Where/When

Tues 3:00-4:00 – Room 208

Teacher Sponsor

Mr. Fleming

Contact Email

afleming@sd35,bc.ca

Hanlon's Hockey

Hanlon’s hockey; if you enjoy the great Canadian game of street hockey, c’mon out after school on Wednesday for a bit of recreational hockey fun…outside the small gym on the blacktop.

Where/When

Wed after school – Outdoor Basketball Court

Teacher Sponsor

Mr. Hanlon

Contact Email

ghanlon@sd35,bc.ca

Helping Hands Club

Are you someone who has a passion for helping people in need? Do you want to further educate yourself about poverty and the effect it has on communities? If so, the WGSS Helping Hands Club is for YOU! This is a student-led, non-profit club striving to help the less fortunate. Raising money in creative ways (who saw those minion twinkies??) will allow us to create care packages to hand out to those that are deprived of essential goods. Spreading love and awareness about poverty will make our community a better place. Come be part of the change! See Mr. Touzeau for more details!

Where/When

Monday at lunch – Room 143

Teacher Sponsor

Mr. Touzeau

Contact Email

mtouzeau@sd35,bc.ca

Humanitarian & Gator Leadership Club

People may tell students they are just kids and can’t make a difference in the world, however, the Humanitarian club is your opportunity to prove them wrong! The Humanitarian Club focuses on a wide variety of issues in our community, including from tackling third-world country hunger to spreading awareness about our dangerous actions affecting the environment! Don’t be shy and get involved! Let WGSS’s biggest club be your way of making a difference and allowing your passion to be used to help others in need! New members are always welcome!

Here are some things we do…

  • Fundraise for Operation Smile, KIVA micro-financing, and Langley Animal Protection Society
  • Cut vegetables at Fraser Valley Gleaners to be dehydrated & shipped as soup mix to needy countries
  • Visit, play board games and make cookies with Langley seniors at Langley Gardens Retirement

Where/When

Thurs at lunch – Room 153 / Library

Teacher Sponsor

Ms. McGough & Ms. Marsland

Contact Email

smcgough@sd35.bc.ca

Intramurals

Every year, WGSS hosts recreation-based athletic tournaments. These are open to all students and everyone is encouraged to enter a team. Games are held in the various gyms of the school during lunch. Sign ups and tournament information is available on the bulletin board outside the PE office. The intramural events being held this year are:

  • Handball
  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Indoor Soccer

Where/When

At Lunch – Gym

Teacher Sponsor

Ms. McKay

Contact Email

mmckay@sd35,bc.ca

Investing Club

Are you interested about personal finance, stocks or crypto? Come to the WGSS Investing Club to learn about investing in stocks, crypto and much more! Interact and meet like-minded individuals whilst you are learning and beginning your investing journey. Can’t wait to see you there!

Where/When

Thurs After School – Podcast Room

Teacher Sponsor

Mr. Janzen

Contact Email

cjanzen@sd35.bc.ca

Jump Rope with Music

Joining Jump Rope club will be a great chance to connect with friends and new people! First, we choose the song( pop, k-pop, hip-pop, rock ect..) and combine the jump rope skills we have!
You can learn some cool skills and exercise at the same time. If you have any questions email us at wgss.jumprope@gmail.com

Where/When

Wed 3:00-4:00 – Cafeteria

Teacher Sponsor

Ms. Park

Contact Email

wgss.jumprope@gmail.com

Kimistry Club

“Do you like chemistry?” This club is for all science, especially chemistry, loving people to hang out and to work on various projects. This group will also participate in various chemistry contests throughout the year. Anyone interested in chemistry is always welcome to join us in Ms. Kim’s room!

Where/When

Wed at Lunch – Room 144

Teacher Sponsor

Ms. Kim

Contact Email

jkim@sd35.bc.ca

Korean Culture Club

A club where everyone who’s interested can learn and experience Korean culture. People can get involved in various activities such as, playing games, trying new food and learning the language. Everyone is welcome!

Where/When

Fri Lunch  – Room 144

Teacher Sponsor

Ms. Kim

Contact Email

koreancultureclubwgss@gmail.com

LEO Club

LEO Club is a branch of the world’s largest service club organization called the Lions Club. It stands for Leadership, Experience, and Opportunity, and remains true to its motto. The LEO Club presents teens with various projects, and ideas for them to develop into great leaders. If you ever feel like you are too small and insignificant to make a difference in the world, or you wish to develop the skills needed to become a leader, join us LEOs and find volunteer opportunities that also allow you to practice authority. This Club is a great way to be able to earn volunteer hours while having fun and making new friends!

Where/When

Wed Lunch  – Room 149

Teacher Sponsor

Ms. Henderson

Contact Email

shenderson@sd35.bc.ca

Library Advisory Council

Are you interested in contributing your ideas to the future direction of our Walnut Grove Secondary Library? Mr. Janzen, our teacher librarian, is looking for students to join the Library Advisory Council (LAC) to discuss library concerns, make recommendations for books or offer suggestions on ways to make our library an even better place. Interested in sharing your original ideas, book reviews, or wanting make change? We’d love to see you at the meetings.

Where/When

The first and third Thursday of the month at lunch – Library

Teacher Sponsor

Mr. Janzen

Contact Email

cjanzen@sd35,bc.ca

Literary Alliance

 This is NOT your momma’s book club! The Literary Alliance is a group of literary-minded, book-loving individuals who meet and discuss our favourite current reads – we aren’t all reading the same book! We enjoy learning about books of all genres, styles, and themes. Join us in the Library, P3, or the courtyard every two weeks (Mondays or Wednesdays after school). Message Ms. Beskau or Erin Docherty (student rep) if you would like to join. Make your momma envious with our flexible reading selections and vibrant dialogue!

Where/When

Monday/Wednesday after school (1-2 times per month) – Portable 3 or Library

Teacher Sponsor

Mr. Janzen

Contact Email

rbeskau@sd35,bc.ca

Lunch Buddies

Are you interested in a career as a teacher, social worker, occupational or physiotherapist, speech and language, social work, medicine, etc.? If yes, then you may be interested in lunch buddies. Once a week, students grades 8-12 will meet to have lunch and socialize with the special ed. students from Gator X Program. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with some wonderful students and gain experience that may be helpful in future career endeavors. Lunch buddies is on Thursdays at lunch in room 229.

Where/When

Thurs Lunch – Room 229

Teacher Sponsor

Ms. Beston / Ms. Loughrey

Contact Email

aloughrey@sd35.bc.ca;  kbeston@sd35.bc.ca

Mathletics

Interested in challenging yourself in mathematics that you might not experience in a class? We prepare for several national and international math competitions that occur throughout the year. One particular competition for Gr 8, 9 & 10 students is the Math Challengers Regional held at UBC or SFU. Math Contests: Canadian Open Canadian intermediate/senior AMC 10/12, Fermat/Cayley/Pascal, Euclid/Hypatia/Galios/Fryer Gauss

Where/When

Friday After School – Library

Teacher Sponsor

Ms. Sharkey

Contact Email

Donna Sharkey on TEAMS 

Music for Wellness

Are you a musician who would like to make a difference in others lives? We believe in music therapy and how music may influence a patient’s mental and physical well-being. There are great benefits of music therapy. For instance, music can relive stress from mental, emotional and behavioural problems. Moreover, scientific researches prove the frequent use of music therapy in the treatment of depression or anxiety. Music therapy is also used to improve the conditions of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia. Join us to share the gift of music through music fundraisers!

Where/When

Mon after school – Room 113/Choir Room

Teacher Sponsor

Mr. Angell

Contact Email

mangell@sd35.bc.ca

NFT Art Club

Anyone wanting to showcase their digital art or try it out? Come to our NFT Art Club to try these things out! Just bring a tablet or phone to draw, or we can offer some tablets to those who want to try them out! No matter how bad or good you are, you are always welcome to drop in to our club!

Where/When

Mon 3-4pm Library

Teacher Sponsor

Ms. Kim

Contact Email

jkim@sd35.bc.ca

Physics Club

Physics club is a club open to students in all grades of all levels seeking to boost their physics knowledge and self-study skills. Numerous online lessons and notes packages will be provided along with printed worksheets which students can use to follow along with material taught at their own pace

Where/When

Mon at Lunch

Teacher Sponsor

Mr. McGovern

Contact Email

smgovern@sd35,bc.ca

Podcasting Club

Interested in learning how to podcast? What to launch your own show? Join the podcasting club and find out more about how to launch yourself on to Spotify, Amazon, and Apple. See Mr. Janzen in the library for more information.

Where/When

Mon 3:00-5:00 – Library

Teacher Sponsor

Mr. Janzen

Contact Email

cjanzen@sd35,bc.ca

Power In Youth

Pride Club is a safe and educational space for people of any sexual orientation and gender identity. Allies welcome. We aspire to teach our members about issues facing the LGBTQ+ community, as well as provide an inclusive space for open and respectful discussion. If you’re looking to learn more about LGBTQ+ identity and meet new people, then stop by Pride Club!

Where/When

Fri Lunch – Room 166

Teacher Sponsor

Ms. Gibson

Contact Email

powerinyouthnpo@gmail.com 

Pride Club

Pride Club is a safe and educational space for people of any sexual orientation and gender identity. Allies welcome. We aspire to teach our members about issues facing the LGBTQ+ community, as well as provide an inclusive space for open and respectful discussion. If you’re looking to learn more about LGBTQ+ identity and meet new people, then stop by Pride Club!

Where/When

Wed Lunch – Room 260

Teacher Sponsor

Ms. Anastasiou

Contact Email

aanastasiou@sd35,bc.ca

Ravine Team

If you are someone who truly appreciates the natural beauty and wants to play a part in some grass roots environmentalism, then the Ravine Team would love to have you. We are the stewards of the little creek and ravine that winds behind the school. This watershed, West Munday Creek, empties into Yorkson which hits the Fraser below Golden Ears Bridge. Mr. Stephenson and I, along with students…some from the Eco Team and Leo’s are passionate about looking after this ecosystem. If you want to get invloved come see Mr. Hanlon for more details.

Where/When

Once a month – West Munday Creek

Teacher Sponsor

Mr. Hanlon

Contact Email

ghanlon@sd35,bc.ca

Relay for Life

Relay for Life is for everyone! We raise money through community fundraisers and all proceeds go to the Canadian Cancer Society. At the end of the year, we celebrate our achievements and contributions by gathering together with other Relay for Life Teams around Langley for one night of fun!! Complete with music, food trucks and laughs. We also take time to respect and honor those who have battled cancer

Where/When

Thurs Lunch – Room 155

Teacher Sponsor

Mr. McGovern

Contact Email

smcgovern@sd35,bc.ca

Rise Together Club

Looking for a way to help special needs children around the world? You are welcome to join Rise Together Club as we serve special needs children and their families for the renewal of body, mind, spirit, and community. We have many volunteer opportunities and are excited to fill you up with information about different countries as well. This year we have decided to help and sponsor children in Rwanda. Come join us and make a difference for those in need!

Where/When

Tues 3:40pm – On Zoom

Teacher Sponsor

Mr. Touzeau

Contact Email

mtouzeau@sd35,bc.ca

Robotics Club

Interested in working with robots? Perhaps you are a savant at programming or want to flex your engineering skills. Maybe you want to put your hands to work building a cool machine. Whatever the case, the Robotics Club is looking for dedicated members enthusiastic about the idea of competing in robotics competitions all over BC. No previous experience required. The club meets Tuesday after school in room 132 with Mr. Moslinger as a teacher sponsor. With your help, we will build some awesome robots and help kick-start the robot revolution.

Where/When

Tues after school – Room 132

Teacher Sponsor

Mr. Moslinger

Contact Email

rmoslinger@sd35,bc.ca

STEM Research Club

The STEM club’s purpose is for members to explore the field of STEM by collaborating with likeminded students to brainstorm and build both fun and interesting projects. Our club’s projects are aimed to benefit our environment and community through innovative design. No experience required, only a will to learn.

Where/When

Fri 3:00-5:00pm – Library

Teacher Sponsor

Mr. Janzen

Contact Email

cjanzen@sd35,bc.ca

Tabletop Gaming

The Table-top Minature Gaming Club features table-top gaming and painting for new and experienced players. Come join us to learn more about table-top miniature wargaming this upcoming Friday 3 pm in the Library. We support many games including Warhammer 40K, Star Wars Armada, Star Wars X wing, and more. Talk to Mr. Janzen in the library for more information.

Where/When

Fri 3:00-5:00pm – Library

Teacher Sponsor

Mr. Janzen

Contact Email

cjanzen@sd35,bc.ca

Ultimate Frisbee

The Walnut Grove Frisbee Club is focused on developing Langley’s first High School Frisbee Team! Students of all grade & skill levels are encouraged to contact Mrs Boehm to get connected with the Team! Practices are Tues & Fridays from 3:15-4:15 starting at the end of February to prepare for a season jam packed with spirited play in the Fraser Valley

Where/When

Tues & Fri  3:15-4:30 – TUrf Field / Room 145

Teacher Sponsor

Ms. Boehm

Contact Email

mboehm@sd35.bc.ca

UNICEF Unite Club

Are you looking to make a difference in the lives of children in need? Then come join the UNICEF Unite Club! The United Nation’s Children’s Fund strives to protect children’s rights and grant each child the ability to achieve their full potential. With an aim to overcome global challenges such as violence, poverty, and discrimination. By joining this club, you are partnering with one of the world’s most established humanitarian organizations and making a contribution to a global scale to the future of society.

Where/When

Fridays at Lunch Rm 247

Teacher Sponsor

Mr. Sommerville

Contact Email

csommerville@sd35.bc.ca

UNO Club

Welcome to the UNO Club! We play many tabletop games and cards and want to provide a friendly environment for people to play games at lunchtime and socialize with people. Players are always welcome to and are even encouraged to bring games they like and share them with other players in the club!

Where/When

Tues & Thurs at Lunch in Library

Teacher Sponsor

Mr. Janzen

Contact Email

cjanzen@sd35.bc.ca