Don't forget that there's a two-hour-early release on Fri, Nov 4, which is the end of the first quarter. Schools are closed for students on Nov 7 and Nov 8. Back to school on Nov 9. See the complete
2016-17 school year calendar
There won't be an eNews edition next week, but we'll be back Nov 17!
Freshman class t-shirts not picked up during Spirit Week may be picked up from
Mr. Vande Sande in
Rm 220 through
Fri, Nov 11. Class t-shirts are provided as part of your paid class dues.
Please submit photos from fall sports, activities and homecoming via email to: email@example.com
Include only pictures of the Class of 2020 and only Langley High School events. For more recommendations, see our
that the Sophomore
6 pm, Nov 9
. Join us for a chance to socialize with fellow parents and students and to enjoy some delicious
BBQ from Mookies of Great Falls
. Dinner will be followed by Student Services'
College Night at 7 pm
in the auditorium. The speaker will be
, Dir of Admissions at the U of Denver, who will talk about finding the right college match:
"It's about graduation, not admission."
For questions, contact
Cindy Gersony at
firstname.lastname@example.org. If you can help with the dinner, sign up
Our first Senior Class Coffee will be
Thurs, Nov 10, at
9 am at
Cooper MS (use back entrance for
Rm 130). Speakers will include Principal
Fred Amico, AP
Laura Moore, and Dir of Student Services
Sonya Williams. Topics will include:
senior year activities, including
ANGP and the
college application process; and Q&A.
Remember to keep those photos coming!
Stacy Smith is collecting photos for our end of year video/slide show. Send photos to email@example.com.
message: the beautiful new wing
I took a sneak peek at Langley's new wing, scheduled to open next week.
Wow! The classrooms are spacious, ceilings are high, natural light is abundant. In short,
t's exactly unlike the old Langley. Thank goodness.
Tomorrow is the last day of the first quarter. Like most Fairfax County high schools this year, Langley won't have Touching Bases, the mini parent-teacher conferences normally scheduled at the end of the first quarter, due to FCPS calendar constraints. But that shouldn't stop you from emailing your child's teacher with any concerns or to ask questions like: Is there anything my child should do outside of class to reinforce the lessons? What academic support is in place in your class for my child if she wants to improve her grade? Should a face-to-face conference be necessary, don't hesitate to request one. If the conversation requires multiple teachers, your student's counselor can help arrange a meeting.
As a reminder, FCPS will shut down the grade book module in SIS (ParentVUE and StudentVUE) from 4 pm on Wed, Nov 2, until 6 am on Wed, Nov 9. Weekly progress reports will not be sent Nov 3-13 to allow teacher input of quarter grades and then the creation of first quarter report cards, which will be mailed home on Nov 14.
Students are dismissed at 12:55 pm tomorrow,
Nov 4, and there is
no school for students on
Mon and Tues, Nov 7 and 8. I hope everyone has plenty of time to relax and enjoy the long weekend, especially our children, who have
worked very hard these last two months adjusting to a new school year.
And don't forget to vote!
~ Chrissie Lavin, PTSA President
can you help with screenings?
It's that time of year
vision and hearing screenings!
Volunteers are needed to move students efficiently through the screenings on
Wed, Nov 9
Thurs, Nov 10
. There will be two sessions each day, from
11:30 am - 2:40 pm
. NO medical knowledge is necessary. Contact
, clinic volunteer coordinator, at
can assist or have questions.
sat/ap/act accommodations information
Students who have IEPs or 504 plans
may be entitled to
on College Board (
tests. Parents interested in learning about the process to request accommodations should attend the
information session Nov 17 at 7 pm
if you plan to attend, so that appropriate materials can be made available.
~ Meryl Simon, M. Ed., Special Ed Dept Chair
On Halloween, members of
Langley's Best Buddies club went trick-or-treating around LHS.
Fun was had by all!
Hear, ye! Hear, ye!
The Langley Choral Department
requests the honor of your presence at our annual
Journey back to
Merrie Olde England for Renaissance-style dining and musical entertainment.
Enter the grand Langley Halle, and you'll experience a spectacular holiday celebration
featuring costumed servers, jesters, minstrels, musicians, and the Langley Madrigals. Two seatings there will be for this festive holiday event:
Sat, Dec 10
Sun, Dec 11
Should ye attend our merry Feaste, humbled we would be by your presence.
To secure your reservations
, follow this
to the Feaste page on the Brown Paper Tickets website.
donate your old t-shirts for good
Don't throw away your old t-shirts - they can be repurposed! I am a girl scout and for my gold award I am leading the
Saxon Service Dog Toy Activity. We collect old t-shirts and make them into dog toys to benefit the
Arlington Animal Welfare League and other area animal shelters. I have two collection boxes for donations of t-shirts, both of which are in the new wing - the first is directly next to the band room, and the second is in the main office.
Any and all donations would be very appreciated!
~ Nicole Haley, LHS sophomore
| Old t-shirts become ...
||... new dog toys!
The Capitol Steps
are a DC-based troupe of former Congressional staffers who
put the "MOCK" in democracy!
They'll be performing their musical satire in the LHS Auditorium on
Sun, Jan 29 at 7 pm.
Their latest program,
"What to Expect When You're Electing,"
is constantly being updated with material from the current election and is hilarious.
Everyone is invited to attend for nonpartisan fun!
Tickets are on sale NOW and can be purchased on the order form found
. Proceeds from the show
support the Class of 2017 All Night Grad Party,
a fun-filled and safe event for our graduating seniors. The show is open to the general public, so buy tickets for friends and family!
It's a great holiday gift!
The Saxon varsity field hockey
team, lead by seniors Jackie
Kotoriy and Sara Scherping,
is having the best season in Coach
last 16 years with the team. Check out the great article in the Washington Post
. (The JV team also deserves kudos for an undefeated season with only one goal against in total!) Come out and cheer on the team as they
play against Fairfax for the 6A Northern Region Championship @ Fairfax, 7 pm tonight!
varsity team will play against Madison HS for the Liberty Conference 6 Championship @ Washington-Lee, 7 pm tonight. (Then on to Regionals for them, too!)
cross country: The Langley XC team is enjoying its
most successful season in recent years after the girls' squad, and the boys'
Matthew Cox, qualified for the Northern Regional Championships. The girls took third place in the Liberty Conference Championships, led by sophomores
Anna Spear (9th overall),
Leila Zavar (14th) and
Sophie Brzezinski (18th). The Saxons' squad is rounded out by soph
Lizzy Gersony, and frosh
Victoria Stark and
Sarah DiMeglio. The boys team finished in fifth place, one point out of qualifying for Regionals.
Matthew Cox, our top finisher (14th place) was followed by soph
Forrest Johnston (21st), junior
Mason Greenblatt (23rd), soph
Ignat Miagkov (24th), and senior
James Spear (25th). Seniors
Andrew Farnsworth and
Dotson Hsing rounded out this year's Conference Squad.
swim & dive: Tryouts for the men's and women's swim & dive teams will be held
Nov 7, 9, and 10. Make sure all required paperwork is completed and submitted before tryouts begin!
all winter sports:
Mon, Nov 7
for eligibility requirements, all of which must be met no later than Fri, Nov 4 by 12 pm. Visit langleysports.org, choose team and then click on their "NEWS" tab for tryout dates and times. Check back frequently for updates. *Some teams will begin on Nov 9. You must go to the team's webpage and click on the NEWS tab for tryout dates and times.
option for girls' hoops:
LHS basketball try-outs are next week, but those that might not make a team but still want to play and have competitive fun should
consider MYA High School Girls Basketball
. Register online at
. For questions, contact
Our hardworking Langley teachers and staff were treated to a
Fall Chili Bar last Friday, put on by the PTSA's fabulous
Hospitality Committee. It was an overwhelming success. The weather was beautiful and the
Hard Times Cafe chili and cornbread --
generously donated by a Langley family -- along with the homemade desserts, were all delicious.
Teachers enjoyed the opportunity to relax with colleagues and meet some of this year's rookie teachers. "These events are fantastic morale boosters," Principal Amico said. (Click
to support our teachers by joining the PTSA.)
Special thanks to the
, to the parents who sent in baked goods, and to the following parents on our Hospitality Committee for their ingenuity, creativity, effort, and care of our Saxon staff:
Susan Bourgeois, Clare Bradshaw, Karen Doody, Ritika Fedewa, Jennifer Feinstein, Allison Gardner, Kim Jepsen, Aradhana Luthra, Terri Markwart, Carol Peros, Heather Schone
Paula Van Gorder
make a movie to drive smart
The annual Drive Smart Teen Digital Short Contest
sponsored by the
CTIA Wireless Foundation
launched last week. Students can enter a digital short educating others about the dangers of driving distracted for a chance to earn a
to learn more and enter
What: Chance to win a $10,000 scholarship
Who: 13 to 18-year-old US residents
How: 30-60 second digital short to educate about the dangers of distracted driving
When: Beginning Oct 17, and ending Dec 19
Before you go to the polls on Tuesday, please take some time to
learn more about the Meals Tax. We've included some information and links to learn more.
- If approved, the meals tax is estimated to generate approximately $99 million
in the first year. Seventy percent (approximately $67 million) would be dedicated to FCPS, and 30 percent would be dedicated to county services, capital improvements, and property tax relief.
- The School Board has committed to dedicating the vast majority of the meals tax funding to ensuring competitive teacher salaries.
- The meals tax is intended to diversify county revenue and to supplement, not supplant, support for schools and county services.
- A number of neighboring jurisdictions already have a meals tax in place: Alexandria - 4 percent; Arlington - 4 percent; Falls Church - 4 percent; Fairfax City - 4 percent; Herndon - 2.5 percent; Vienna - 3 percent; District of Columbia - 10 percent.
- For fiscal year 2018-19 that begins July 1, 2017, FCPS currently estimates a
budget gap of $134 million.
Where to read more:
- Fairfax County Government
on the Meals Tax
- Joint Statement by School Board and Board of Supervisors on spending priorities
- April 2016 Fairfax County comprehensive memorandum on meals tax
||End of 1st Quarter, 2-Hour Early Release
||Teacher Work Day - Student Holiday
||Teacher Work Day - Student Holiday
||Sophomore College Night & Class Dinner, 6 pm
||Senior Class Coffee, 9am
Band Concert, 7 pm
||First Quarter Report Cards
New Family Coffee, 8:30 am
Meet the Coach Night, 7 pm
||Saxon Service, Saxon Time
For additional details about these events, visit the Langley calendar.