langley eNews 
10/26/ 2017  

The first Senior Class Coffee is Nov 9, 9 am, at Cooper MS, room 130.  Hannah Wolff  will
guide us through the final steps of supporting our seniors in the college process. Refreshments will be available. Please sign up
here if you can bring something.

The Balfour rep will be at school on Nov 13 for Cap and Gown ordering during Saxon time. Caps and gowns for graduation are covered by your senior class dues. If your senior dues have not been paid yet and there is a financial hardship, your student should speak with their guidance counselor. 

The is deadline for Senior Yearbook ads (if quantities remain) is Nov 22. Click here and enter school code 4159.

Please help with the senior slideshow.  If you are interested, please contact Ana Carvajal at  acarvajal@mac.comSend photos of the Class of 2018 (group shots are preferred) and please identify students in the photo, if possible. Send all photos to: .

Save the NEW date for our Sophomore Class Dinner and Student Services Program:  Wed, Dec 13, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, LHS Cafeteria. Back by popular demand is catering by Moby Dick, House of Kabob. The fabulous Hannah Wolff has arranged for Franklin & Marshall College President Daniel R. Porterfield, PhD. Click here to see his bio. Mrs. Wolff and Dr. Porterfield will be sharing their perspectives on Best Fit colleges and what sophomores and their families can do now to help find and prepare for that Best Fit. If you did not already purchased tickets, please do so by clicking here by  Fri, Nov 17.

Please submit photos from fall sports and activities. Email to Include only pictures of the Class of 2020 and only Langley High School events. Please send us your best shot. Email subject line with name and date of event. See more helpful tips here.
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where did the time go?
We blinked our eyes and the end of the first quarter is almost here! Next  Fri, Nov 3, is a two hour early release and there is no school for students on Mon and Tues, Nov 6 and 7

The beginning of school is often an adjustment period  for students as they get used to new course work and new teachers. They usually start to feel more comfortable with their routines by the end of the first quarter. If your child is still struggling in a class, encourage them to seek academic support. Students can make arrangements with their teachers to meet up before or after school or during Saxon time to review class materials. If they need additional help, teachers can direct them to the peer tutoring options available at Langley. Our counselors and administrators also are always available as a resource to our students.  

So there are no surprises, now is a good time to remind your students to check their grade book on StudentVUE to make sure they have turned in any missing assignments and completed all the necessary coursework/retakes for the quarter. 

As a reminder, FCPS will shut down the grade book module in ParentVUE and StudentVUE from Fri, Nov 3 at 4 pm through Wed, Nov 8 at 6 am while first quarter grading is completed. NEW this year, report cards will not be mailed to you at the end of the quarter. First quarter grades will be available through your SIS Parent Account (ParentVUE) on Wed, Nov 8

I hope everyone will make plans now to take some time to relax and enjoy life over the upcoming long weekend at the end of the quarter!

~ Jennifer Feinstein, LHS PTSA President
does your child need help during saxon time?
Is your student wondering how to request extra help from a teacher or counselor during Saxon Time? Or how to sign up to spend Saxon Time in the school library? Here's the procedure your student should follow to make such a request:

1) Log into FCPS Google Account
2) Log into Blackboard 24-7 account.
3) Click on the "Classes" tab at the top of the page. 
4) Under "My Courses" your student should click on "020 Studentall" link. 
5) On the left-hand side of that page, click on the "LHS Student Forms" link. 
6) There, on the top right corner, your student can click on the "Request Meeting" tab or the "Library Request" tab to fill out the online form to request help from a teacher or counselor, or to spend Saxon Time in the library. Your student will need to fill in his or her Student ID #, select the name of the staff member with whom he or she wishes to meet, provide the reason for the meeting, and the preferred meeting date. 
7) Once the form is sent, the requested teacher, counselor or librarian will either approve or deny the request. (Occasionally teachers have a conflict or are not available during Saxon Time on the date requested. If that happens, students can request another date. Also, the school library can only accommodate the first 90 students to make the request.) 
8) Whether the request is approved or declined, your child will receive an email. The requested teacher, counselor or librarian will forward an approved request to your child's third block teacher, who will give your student a pass to leave class during Saxon Time. 
Note: No request or pass is needed for students to volunteer during Saxon Time on the first and third Thursdays of the month. Students just need to inform their third block teachers of their plan to volunteer. 

For a link to a video with a more detailed explanation, click here.
hospitality lunch is a treat
Our dedicated Langley teachers and staff were treated to a Fall Chili Bar last Fri, put on by the PTSA's fabulous Hospitality Committee. The weather was beautiful and the Hard Times Cafe chili and cornbread -- generously donated by Langley's Swint family -- along with the homemade desserts from the PTSA's Hospitality Baking Committee, were delicious.  

Special thanks to the Swint Family, the gifted Langley Baking Committee, and our talented PTSA Hospitality Committee members: Clare Bradshaw (chair), Susan Bourgeois, Patty Burgess, Becky Corcoran, Maribel Dobson, Karen Doody, Ritika Fedewa, Jennifer Feinstein, Kim Jepsen, Chrissie Lavin, Susanne Partridge, Priya Rastogi, Heather Schone, and Paula Van Gorder.  
fostering digital citizenship
Worried about your teen's online habits? FCPS provides a free online interactive course supporting parents and their teens in talking together about what it means to demonstrate safe, responsible and ethical behaviors online. Topics include: digital citizenship, respect for self and others, and online communitiesClick here to launch the course. 
lhs yearbook earns highest ranking
Langley's 2016-2017 yearbook earned a "Trophy Class" ranking, the highest possible ranking bestowed by the Virginia High School League (VHSL). Congratulations to Yearbook Adviser Kelly Mulligan and Langley's 2016-2017 yearbook staff. 
get tickets now for holiday renaissance feaste
Reservations are now open for the annual Renaissance Feaste. Langley Hall will be transformed into a medieval banquet hall for a dinner theater experience, with much singing, dancing and laughter from our lords, ladies, pages, and jesters. There are two performances, Dec 1 and 2, both at 7 pm in Langley Hall. Order your tickets now to ensure a seat at this festive holiday event that sells out! Questions? Contact Kathleen
orchestra fundraiser
2017 white house ornaments: support the  orchestra with your purchase of a 2017 White House Christmas Ornament while supplies last. This ornament is a perfect holiday gift! Ornaments are $23 each and will be delivered to your home. Contact to place an order or click here Thank you for your support!
field hockey: Congratulations to the Langley Field Hockey team for winning the Liberty District on Mon evening with a 3-0 victory over Washington & Lee HS. They take an 18-0 record into Regionals, with a bye in the first round. Langley will host the second round tomorrow night, Fri, Oct 27 at 6 pm. Come out to cheer the Saxons to victory. Stay tuned to @LangleySports on Twitter for more information.

crew:  Registration for winter training and  Spring season is now open. Click here to complete the forms in Step 1. You will need to print and scan them in. Step 2 will redirect you to SportsEngine where you can make an account for payment, if you don't already have one. Register and make the first payment by Nov 16 to avoid a late fee.
Mark your calendars, Crew members. We will meet in the cafeteria to prepare fundraising posters on Fri, Oct 27, 4:30 - 6:30 pmFor the LHS community, Crew will be holding two fundraisers the morning of Nov 4, 6 am - 12 pm, simultaneously in McLean at Greenberrys coffee house and in Great Falls at Katie's (aka the Brogue).  Come out to support our athletes!

cheerleading: Congratulations to LHS Cheerleading for being Liberty District Champs!

wrestling: To join the Wrestling team, contact . All experience levels welcome! First day of practice is Wed, Nov 8, 3:30 pm in Aux Gym.

girls basketball: There is a tryout information meeting on Oct 30, 4:30 pm, in the cafeteria for all women interested in playing basketball. Please contact Coach Baker with questions,

Upcoming regular and post-season games (as of Oct 24): 
Thur, Oct 26
Varsity Volleyball Liberty District Tournament @ Langley, 7 pm  
Cross Country Liberty District Championship @ Burke Lake, 2:30 pm (Boys), 3 pm (Girls
F/JV Football vs Herndon @ Langley, 5:30 pm, 7:30 pm 

 Fri, Oct 27
Varsity Football vs Herndon @ Herndon, 7 pm 
Varsity Field Hockey Regional Tournament @ Langley, 6 pm  

Sat, Oct 28
- Cheerleading Regional Championship @ South Lakes, 5 pm 

winter sports tryout information:  First day of winter sports tryouts begins Mon, Nov 6. Go to this  link for eligibility information. All requirements must be met before the first day of tryouts to be eligible to participate.
vehicle donation month
As the year comes to a close, wouldn't you love to not pay tax on that old vehicle? Do you know a car dealer who would love to write off old inventory to a good cause? Now you can donate any car, truck, RV, motorcycle, or ATV, running or not, to benefit Langley.
Proceeds from the resale of the vehicle is donated to Langley PTSA and the donor gets a tax write-off for the full resale value of the vehicle. It's that simple! To learn more or donate today go to the Cause Network or download the app  today.
what's for lunch
Powered by food features the delicious lunches  our cafeteria will be serving in the upcoming week. Tell your student what's dishing so they don't miss out on their favorites.

Featured Wed, Nov 1, is a classic Meatball Sub - five yummy meatballs in a juicy marinara sauce, then topped with shredded cheese and served on a warm, whole wheat bun. Get this delicious dish in the American line.
get educated on human trafficking
Seeking to increase awareness and equip parents with information on how to protect our children, the McLean Branch of the American Association of University Women ( AAUW) will host a panel on Human Trafficking at Redeemer Lutheran Church,  1545 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean,  on Tues, Nov 14 at 7 pm.  

Human trafficking is on the rise in Northern Virginia targeting 12-14 year olds. Virginia is ranked 15th in the United States for the most reported cases of human trafficking. Information will be shared about how our teens are being targeted in public venues and social media. You will learn that traffickers can be business professionals, family members, students or teens known to the victims. The panel will educate you on how to combat human trafficking, protect our children and offer support for the survivors.

The expert panel members are Detective Bill Woolf, Fairfax County Police Department, Child Exploitation Unit and Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force Representative, Dr. Elizabeth Payne, Fairfax County Public Schools Coordinator of Health, Physical Education, and Family Life Education, and Ms. Deepa Patel, Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider.
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.
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
Nov 13
Senior Cap and Gown ordering, Saxon Time
Nov 22
Senior Yearbook ads deadline
2 hour Early Release
Nov 23/24 Thanksgiving Holidays, no school

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