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To the Walnut Grove Secondary School Virtual Library Learning Commons​



The Hour of Code

The Hour of Code is celebrated December 5-11th, but you can participate year round! The site Code.org has tutorials for learning about coding on all kinds of devices plus paper activities as well.  Mission School District has gathered together some great resources. Watch the videos and be inspired by the idea of creating your own program and the possibilities of computational thinking.

Hours of Operation

Mon-Thurs: 7:45 AM - 3:30 PM *

Fri: 7:45 AM - 3:00 PM

*and sometimes even later


Access to

Charity Navigator

“Your Guide to Intelligent Giving”

So you want to make a charitable donation this Christmas but you’re not sure how much of your money will actually go towards the charity’s goal?
Or perhaps you aren’t clear about the charity’s mission or the actual work they do? 
Perhaps you have some concerns with a particular charity after seeing something in the news?


Charity Navigator (a charity itself) is the place to obtain background on various charities.  Enter the name to access quick infographics that show ratings and financial accountability.  Perform side-by-side ratings of up to 5 charities at a time, view up to the past 3 years of financial records, peruse the Donor Advisory list, and determine which charity deserves your support this Christmas.

Christmas Food Hamper

WGSS is helping the Langley Christmas Bureau by donating Christmas Hampers. Our hope is that the hampers will provide all the trimmings for a hearty Christmas dinner as well as extra food for the holiday season. Please come down to the Libr@ry and drop your donations into the collection box on the circulation desk!

No-Name Calling Week

We celebrate kindness by putting it into action! Every year for No-Name Calling Week, GLSEN asks students and teachers to challenge bullying and name-calling in their communities.  This year, No Name-Calling Week begins on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and ends on the Presidential Inauguration Day in the U.S. It is an important opportunity to show ally-ship to LGBTQ students, particularly transgender and gender nonconforming (GNC) students, as well as LGBTQ students of color.  Moreover, it is an opportunity to examine the words we use that can hurt others.  It is a week to be kind to everyone and to find ways to end bullying.  Walnut Grove’s Pride Club is sponsoring a week’s full of activities to show that Gator Nation supports anti-bullying. -- adapted from GLSEN, 2016

Check out the link below to find more ways to participate!


Genius has no race. Strength has no gender. Courage has no limits.

Women have achieved some truly remarkable feats throughout history, too often without recognition. To help support this pivotal new movie, Hidden Figures, and encourage young women to succeed, TogetherFamilies.com is inviting students to share their own favourite female heroes.

The Canada-wide Hidden Figures Heroes contest will award a math scholarship of $2,000 to a winning student who tweets to tell us who their favourite female hero is and why using #HiddenFiguresHeroes.

For the month of February, the WGSS Library is setting students up on  
Blind Dates...with books! 
Come down to the library and check out the selection.

You might even find love!


Don't forget to come down to the library and start your

Spring Break Reading List!


For the second time in four years, our Senior Boys Basketball team was crowned Provincial Champions on the first Saturday of spring break! In a thrilling Championship Game, our Gators beat the Kelowna Owls for the 5th time this year, enacting revenge for last year’s loss in the provincial semi finals. The game was very close from the start and the teams were tied halfway through the final quarter, before our boys pulled away for a win. The victory capped off a fantastic week and incredible season for the team as they finished with only one loss to a Canadian team.

Great job Gators!

Beauty and the Beast

WGSS Theatre in the Grove’s musical production of
Beauty and the Beast
begins this week April 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29

All evening performances begin at 7pm
Special matinee performance April 29 at 2pm

Adults $15, Students and Seniors $12

Also available "Be Our Guest" tickets for
April 20 and 27 which includes dinner prepared by the ACE IT/ VCC Culinary Program Students

Tickets will be $25 for Adults and

$20 for Students and Seniors.

Tickets can be purchased online
You may also contact the theatre department via email: theatreinthegrove@sd35.bc.ca or call
604-882-0220 ext 580 for more information

Cristy is the author of a number of books for young adults, all of which are available in our Library collection - including her books in the popular Orca and Side Streets series.

Cristy Watson

All students and interested parents are very welcome to attend this session to meet Cristy, hear about her work as an author and learn more about ways to extend and refine their own writing talents. The Library has also ordered a number of new information resources about writing which are available for students to read. See us for more information about these titles.

Come to the Libr@ry at flex on
Thursday, April 27

to meet author Cristy Watson!