langley eNews 
10/12/ 2017  

Our first Senior Class Coffee will be held at Cooper MS, Room 130, on Thurs, Nov 9. If you can volunteer to bring anything, please sign up here.
We need help with the senior slideshow. If you're interested, please contact  Ana Carvajal at Send photos of the Class of 2018 (group shots are preferred), and identify students in the photo, if possible. Send all photos to .

The deadline is passed for Class Dues. If you forgot to send them in to the main office, please do so soon. A limited number of extra class T-shirts were ordered and we'll allocate those based on when we receive your form, which can be found here. Thank you for supporting our class with your dues. For those who sent in dues, your student's t-shirt can be picked up during lunchtime throughout Spirit Week, Oct. 10-13. 
Remember to have sophomores wear their class t-shirts on Friday to school and the football game.  Sophomores' last chance to  pick up class shirts is Friday in Ms. Baker's classroom, Rm 2208.
Our first Sophomore Parent Forum will be Wed, Oct 25 9:30-11 am at St. John's Episcopal Church. Speakers include Principal Fred Amico, Class Administrator and Renovation Lead Jim Robertson, and our new Director of Student Services, Davina Johnson. Join us for sophomore-specific updates on all aspects of Langley.

Please join us on Thurs, Oct 26 for the first Class of 2021 Parent Coffee.  The meeting will be at Cooper MS in Room 130 from 9:30-11 am. Our featured speaker will be Davina Johnson, Dir of Student Services. Ms. Johnson will be focusing her presentation on the FCPS SIS program and will walk parents through downloading and using the ParentVue App.
report cards not mailed
Attention!  Report cards will no longer be mailed at the end of each quarter during the school year. First Quarter grades will be available through your SIS Parent Account (ParentVUE) on Wed, Nov 8.
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letter from the principal
Greetings, all!  As we move into the fall, we have our annual Homecoming Dance this weekend. The dance will be in the gym from 8-11 pm. All students are welcome, and they do not have to have a date; many students come in  big groups to dance and socialize. 

Sometimes, though, we have issues with students being under the influence of alcohol. Please monitor your child's group and their ride to the dance. Many students take large party buses or limos. Although the drivers are not supposed to allow alcohol on board, some do, and as we know, students can be ingenious at hiding it. Please be vigilant and speak with your kids about your expectations for their behavior. In the same vein, we've seen a spate of incidences of students vaping or using e-cigarettes. These activities are prohibited on school grounds. Some devices are made to resemble common, everyday items, so  be aware and talk with your child about their use.

We want everyone to have a  fun and safe evening this Homecoming weekend, and w e look forward to hosting your children this weekend. Come out to the game and watch our students play and perform as we celebrate past and current students of Langley High School. You'll see our Madrigals, the marching band, the dance team, the cheerleaders, and the football team.  It's a great way to spend a Friday night!
~  Fred Amico, LHS Principal  
screening help needed
It's hard to learn when you can't see or hear the materials being presented! Let's make sure all our students are set up for success by helping with the annual vision and hearing screenings at LHS on  Oct 19 and 20. 

Click here to sign up for a shift. Thanks!
a word from our competition
Interested in staying up-to-date on all aspects of student life at Langley? How about receiving a guaranteed copy of the Senior Scope listing where the Class of 2018 will attend college? Look no further ... you're one click away from subscribing to The Saxon Scope, Langley's student-run news magazine! It's published six times per year AND each issue is mailed to your home. Subscribe and pay online through your My School Bucks account (under School Store, click on Browse All Items. You'll see the icon in the middle at the top of the page.)  The Saxon Scope staff appreciates the continued support of the Langley community!
travel purchases through cause network? yes!
Have big plans for Thanksgiving or winter break? Book your travel and hotels through the Cause Network, and you'll earn donations for Langley at the same time. It's so easy and you can use your same favorite travel sites, like Travelocity, Expedia, Priceline, and Orbitz, to book your arrangements. Safe travels, and thanks for earning money for our school on your journeys. Download the app today.
powered by food
*NEW* Powered by Food  features the delicious lunches our cafeteria will serve in the upcoming week. Tell your student what's dishing so they don't miss out on their favorites!

Featured Tues, Oct 17, Wed, Oct 18, and Fri, Oct 20 will be orange chicken and vegetables over lo mein noodles. Love orange chicken at your favorite Chinese restaurant? Try this crispy chicken glazed in a zesty mandarin orange sauce, cooked up with savory, fresh veggies, a flavorful combo served over lo mein noodles. Yum!
reality check on teen driving
Car crashes are the leading cause of injury and death for teens. Attend  Reality Check with your teenager to help keep them from becoming another statistic. This free course is designed for teens and their parents/guardians. It  involves an interactive slideshow and video presentation, trauma bay and ER tour, mock trauma resuscitation, EMS unit ambulance tour, Q & A session with Fire and Rescue personnel, crash survivors who share their experiences, and an interactive driving simulator demonstrating the effects of impaired and drowsy driving.

The parent program  includes presentations on how to be an effective role model to teen drivers, how to coach and teach teen drivers, how to talk to teens about decision-making, alcohol and other difficult subjects, as well as how to implement a parent-teen driving safety contract.

Reality Check  will take place on  Sat, Oct 21 from 10:30 am-1:30 pm at the INOVA Fairfax Medical Campus, 3300 Gallows Rd, Falls Church, in conference room DEF. This is NOT a drop off event. Parents/guardians must stay for the program. T o attend this INOVA-run program, you MUST register by emailing Linda Watkins at . You may reach out to her with any questions as well.
study abroad info night
A parent information night for the FCPS International Study Travel and Service Learning Program (ISTP/ISLP) will take place on Mon, Oct 23, 6:30-7:30 pm, at the Willow Oaks Corporate Center, 8270 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax.

The 2018 programs include opportunities for students to explore Berlin, WWII Europe sites, Dominican Republic, Peru, Spain, and Costa Rica.  Programs run over Spring Break or the beginning of summer and have a range of focus:  Language Immersion, WWII History, Service Learning, Environmental Science, and Global Leadership. 

Register for the information session here. For dates, prices, itineraries, and to enroll your student, click here, or send an e-mail to
new superintendent meets the public
FCPS Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand invites you to attend one of five Community Conversations this fall to hear what students, parents, employees, and members of the community are thinking about and what issues are important to them. Dr. Brabrand welcomes community members to attend and take part in any of the upcoming sessions that are convenient.
The meetings will begin at 6:30 pm with a meet and greet, followed by discussion and questions from the audience from 7-8 pm Meetings will be held as follows:  Wed, Oct 18, Hughes MS Lecture Hall; Wed, Nov 8, Hayfield SS Lecture Hall 1604; Tues, Nov 14;   Irving MS Lecture Hall ; Tues, Nov 28, Chantilly HS Lecture Hall; Mon, Dec 11, Jackson MS Cafeteria
Community members needing an interpreter can make a request for services online. Please request at least one week in advance. 
evita tryouts
vocal workshop : Mon, Oct 23, 3- 5 pm, Langley Hall's Black Box. Attendees will be taught brief excerpts from EVITA, including songs sung by principal characters and featured ensemble. These excerpts will be an important component of the audition process in November.

dance workshop : Mon, Oct 23, 5-6:30 pm, Langley Hall's Black Box. Choreographers will teach dance combinations that will be a required component of the audition process. Dance combinations will vary in complexity, tailoring choreography to both accomplished dancers and actors with little dance experience. Videos of these dance combinations will be posted on the Saxon Stage Google Classroom so you can review as needed. The code to join Saxon Stage Google Classroom is z5ldgl.

auditions : The initial rounds of singing/acting auditions will be Mon, Nov 20, 3:30-5:30 pm and Tues, Nov 21, 3:30 to 6:30 pm. Dance auditions will be on Mon, Nov 20, 5:30-6:30 pm. Callback auditions will be on Mon, Nov 27, 3:30-6:30 pm. Audition sign-ups will be posted in the Black Box one week prior to auditions. For auditions, actors should prepare a 32-bar excerpt from a song of their choice, preferably one that demonstrates vocal strength and range, as well as acting ability. Actors will also prepare one of several short excerpts from EVITA presented at the vocal workshop. (If you're unable to attend the workshop, these excerpt choices will also be posted on Saxon Stage Google Classroom.)

Music rehearsals for principal actors will begin before winter break. Performance dates are Thurs-Sat Apr 19-21 and Thurs-Sat Apr 26-28. A Cappies performance takes place on Fri, Apr 27.
boys' golf: They did it again! The boys golf team won their second straight Virginia 6A State title. Kelly Chinn led the team with a 70-66 over the two-day tournament, finishing eight under par and winning the individual state championship. Other players were Matthew and Brian Feinstein, Eli Thrasher, John Schindler and Nikita Gubenko. We're so proud of all our golfers.

field hockey: The girls are the 2017 Rotary Champs, with a 3-0 victory over McLean HS!

Join the wrestling team! All experience levels welcome. First day of practice is Wed, Nov 8, 3:30 pm in Aux Gym. Contact with questions.

girls' soccer: Interest meeting Oct 17 in the Cafeteria, 3:25 pm.

girls' basketball:  Fall workouts continue this month.  Check for the full calendar.  An info meeting for all girls interested in playing this winter will be held Oct 30 at 4:30 pm in the Cafeteria.  Contact Coach Baker if you have questions at

softball: More softball green days will be held  Oct 17, 19, 24, and 26 from 3:30-5 pm at the softball field.   All are welcome.

Winter sports tryouts start Mon, Nov 6 .   Click here  for eligibility information. All requirements must be met before the first day of tryouts to be eligible to participate.
together on the pathway to wellness
The Wellness and Recovery Committee sponsors the annual  Together on the Pathway to Wellness Conference , a day-long event on Fri, Oct 20, from 8:30 am-2:30 pm at the Fairfax County Government Center.

Have you or someone you care about experienced mental health and/or substance use challenges? Do you want to learn more about recovery and achieving your hopes and dreams?  Then this event is for YOU! Explore how to: Stay healthy and feel good about yourself, build and grow good relationships, achieve your hopes and dreams -- and have fun! This year's conference features men and women from our community who are leading the way in recovery.  The Keynote Speaker will be Jennifer Marshall, founder of "This is My Brave," and other presenters will talk about how creativity, poetry, music and dance can be part of recovery.

Registration is $30, which includes lunch. Click here for information on scholarships. Learn more about the conference and register here. Attendees who stay for the entire day can earn 4 Contact Hours/CEU.

Along with the Wellness and Recovery Committee, this conference is sponsored by the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, the Northern Virginia Mental Health Foundation, Inc., Pathway Homes, Inc. and PRS, Inc.
service learning opportunities
Virginia Tech Maker Festival:  Sat, Oct 28, 10 am-4 pm, Va Tech No Va Center, 7054 Haycock Rd, Falls Church, VA. Volunteers are needed to assist with this 4-H activities and engineering events, including scientific experiments and interactive demonstrations. Volunteer application can be found here.

Rise Against Hunger (formerly known as  Stop Hunger Now):  Sat, Nov 4, 8 am-4:30 pm   at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in McLean.  The goal is to package 300,000 meals .  This will require  more than   1000 volunteers spread over three 2.5 hour shifts.  It also will also require that Rise Against Hunger McLean  raise 
$87,000  ($.29 per meal)
 in advance of the event to pay for the ingredients for the meals. Click  here  to volunteer or donate. This is a great opportunity to earn community service hours and is  fun and rewarding for the entire family.
Oct 13 Homecoming Game, 7 pm
Oct 14 Homecoming Dance, 8-11 pm
Oct 18 Choral Concert, 7 pm
Oct 18 
Academic Awards, Saxon Time
Oct 24 Orchestra Concert, 7 pm
Oct 25 
Sophomore Parent Forum, 9:30-11 am
Oct 26 
Freshman Parent Coffee, 9:30-11 am
Nov 3 
First grading period ends
Nov 6/7 
Student Holidays, no school
Nov 8 Report cards available in ParentVue
Nov 9 
Senior Class Coffee, 9 am

For a full list of upcoming events, visit the LHS website Events page