langley eNews 
12/15 /2016 

Save the date! Our next freshman parent coffee is  Tues, Jan 17, 9:30-11am at St. John's Episcopal Church, 6715 Georgetown Pike, McLean. If you have any suggestions for speakers and topics to include, please send them to our Coffee Class Parent Lisa Walmsley at . 

Submit photos of students from holiday concerts, winter sports, service learning, and other activities. Only include pictures of the Class of 2020 and only LHS events. Email For more recommendations, see our class webpage.

Any sophomore interested in Prom Committee should see Mr.  Brooks in room 2406 to get an application.

Don't forget to purchase your  ANGP tickets. Advance purchase tickets are $80. Tickets increase in price to $85 after Mar 1. Also, now is a great time to make a  tax deductible donation to ANGP to help defray the cost of games, prizes, food, decorations and mementos. For more info, visit our ANGP page. 
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notes from the principal 
Season's Greetings! I'm happy to be able to contribute to this last eNews of the year. Here are some important requests and info:
  1. Please join the PTSA. The PTSA is an integral part of our school. We count on them, and you, t o support us in many, many ways. Your kind support enables us to continue with the great instruction you've come to expect.
  2. Please don't park or stop at the entrance to Langley Oaks. This creates a safety hazard, and we don't want anyone to get hurt. Please use the kiss and ride or have your student ride the bus.
  3. Be aware that Entrance #13 is closed. If you're coming into the school, please use either Door #1 or Door #14. For events in the gym, use Door #12.
  4. The main entrance to the stadium is now closed for site work. They're preparing to build the new ticket booth and press box.
  5. The school offices will be closed over the winter break.
  6. Curriculum Night will be Thurs, Jan 5 at 6:30 pm. This will begin our academic advising season prior to course enrollment for next year. The information will be vitally important for your child to make the best choice for courses for next year. These presentations are for students and parents, so please come together and make a night of it!
I want to wish a restful and peaceful holiday season to all of you. I wish all of you a joyous holiday and a truly happy new year.
~ Fred Amico, LHS Principal
we need science fair judges! 
Your help is needed with the Langley Science Fair, scheduled for Jan 25, from 3:15-7 pm. Langley has had the good fortune in past years to have students move on to the Regional and State Fairs, and even to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. This valuable science experience can't happen without your help. Please click on this link to sign up to judge or to provide food or beverages. Thank you for supporting our Langley science scholars! 
learn more about lhs courses
Right after Winter Break, on Thur, Jan 5, 2015 at 6:30pm, Langley will host a Curriculum Night Program. Parents of current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders are invited to hear information from teachers about differences among the different levels of core subjects. Elective departments will be presenting options as well.   Information will include: a mount of homework given nightly, t eacher expectations of their students,  Projects due throughout the year, s kills needed for success in the course, d ifferences between the general level/honors level and/or AP level, t ime management, commitment, balance, and work ethic requirements, w ork samples from all levels of the course, d ifferences in textbooks by levels.
~ Sonya Williams, Dir of Student Services
saxon swag alert 
Super-soft, Vineyard Vines-inspired, long-sleeved t-shirt available now! Find this and other great Saxon gifts at Order by Dec 21 and we'll deliver it to your door. 
white house ornaments still available
White House Ornaments are still available through the Langley Orchestra Society! Only $23 each and can be delivered to your home. We have 75 ornaments left and would really like to sell them! The ornament is the best design in years, a shiny red fire truck with Christmas 2016 on it representing the Hoover administration. Full history on the White House ornament series provided. Great gift!  Contact Nancy Rau at or call her at 703-338-1065 .   
langley student spotlighted 
Kudos to Lauren LaTeef, LHS Marching Band head drum major, for leading, instructing, motivating and inspiring the Marching Saxons. Check out the article about Lauren in this recent issue of Great Falls Living Magazine.
the most famous saxons since lauren graham
Somehow the little Christmas video that five LHS sophomore girls made went viral, with hundreds of thousands of likes and retweets and literally millions of views. It was even featured on iFunny! To see these darling girls, click here (the original clip before it started making the rounds). Way to go, Ginevra, Izzy, Kelsey, Madison, and Mia!
essay contest still open
The theme of this year's Virginia PTA Citizenship Essay Contest is: We the people ... Why vote?  Students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to express their views on citizenship or character, with a minimum of 750 words. The first place prize is $250. For info about the contest and for a link to the application, click here. Essays and completed apps must be postmarked by Feb 1, 2017 and mailed to Debbie Kilpatrick, NOVA PTA District Director, 13301 Green Mallard Court, Clifton, VA  20124.
earn money for langley while you shop  
We've joined CauseNetwork and want to invite you, too.   CauseNetwork is a new kind of marketplace where up to 10% of every purchase supports Langley HS students and staff. There are over 1000 participating stores, including many of the brand names you know and love. You can shop to support in three different ways -  1) Click the SHOP buttons on our new website. 2)  Use our new Mobile Mobile App. 3)  Use our new Web App Learn more about CauseNetwork and join the movement by visiting this link.

Earn money for lhs while you shop for groceries.  Please check your receipts when shopping at Giant and Harris Teeter to be sure that your grocery card is linked to LHS. Last year, we earned more than $18,000 from these two grocery stores. Our goal this year is to earn over $20,000. Please ask your neighbors, family, and friends to link their cards to LHS.  For instructions to link cards, click here.

Don't want to pay property taxes on that old car in 2017?  With the help of CauseNetwork your used vehicles generate donations to support LHS PTSA. A simple, 3-step process makes the donation quick and easy, and we'll take them no matter what shape they're in. Your Ride goes to Your Cause. Click here for more information. 
check the lost and found
Missing a jacket or sweatshirt? It may be in Langley's large lost & found collection. Please have your student stop by the lost and found box located across from the Clinic to look through the items. Any items remaining will be donated to a local charity during the winter break.
everyone can use a good laugh 
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 recent 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  here . 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! 
service learning opps & confirmations
Here are some upcoming opportunities in our area. For more information on these and others, visit the LHS website  here or  Family Connections on Blackboard ( click on X2Vol).  
  • Wreaths Across America. Sat, Dec 17, Arlington National CemeteryAnyone interested should go online and click to volunteer. Via this link you can also make donations for the purchase of wreaths , at $15 each. Local Boy Scout Troop 55 is one of the many organizations working in conjunction with Arlington Cemetery. If you wish, you can donate via the pages of LHS freshman Jack Bush or junior Danny Devlin . A purchaser can designate a soldier's grave by name, or they can designate the donation in someone's memory.
  • Ringing in Hope Walk/Run. Dec 31, 9 am, Ashburn Farm. Life With Cancer's mission is to enhance the quality of life of those affected by cancer by providing education, information, and support. For more information and to register, click here.
Due to the generous donation of t-shirts from the Langley community, Reston Shirt & Graphic Company, Inc. and Studio One Screen Printing & Embroidery, these talented toymakers pictured below braided toys for shelter animals. With the New Year we hope to expand our toy operation. Here's a clue: What do you get when you cross a tennis ball with a t-shirt? ~ Nicole Haley, LHS sophomore
donations needed: As you're cleaning out your closets this winter holiday, Saxon Service is looking for donations of these items for 2017. Please place donations in the boxes by the Band Room or Main Office. The following items are needed: T-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodie sweatshirts; fleece remnants or blankets; tennis balls and ping pong balls; unused plastic rectangular tablecloths; disposable food preparation gloves; sewing machines in good working condition; colorful patterned cotton fabric 12"x12" or bigger.
academy open house date change
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Fairfax Academy has moved their Open House to Thurs, Jan 19, 6:30-8:30 pm with a snow date of Sat, Jan 28, 10 am - 12 pm. Meet teachers, visit the classrooms, converse with students and learn about Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Dance, Actor's Studio, Fashion Careers, Professional TV Production, Music & Computer Technology, Professional Photography, & Social Media Marketing. Any questions, contact Fairfax Academy at 703-219-2226 or visit their website at
fashion marketing news
Each month, our fashion marketing and DECA organization hosts Career Networking Seminars for all students to attend. We recently hosted Tina Woolston, interior designer and founder of H-Design, for a seminar about interior design and entrepreneurship. Ms. Woolston spoke about her tasks as an interior designer, which include working with clients, sketching designs, and picking color schemes and fabrics. She also shared her experience beginning her own business and managing it. Furthermore, she showed students some of her work that included color and textile trends.

~ Donya Momenian, Fashion Marketing Media Liaison
Dec 15
Saxon Service at Saxon Time
Choral Concert, 7 pm
Dec 19 - Jan 2
Jan 5 Curriculum Night, 6:30 pm
Jan 12-13
Student-directed one-act plays
Jan 16
Student Holiday (MLK Day)
Jan 17
Freshman parent coffee, 9:30 am
Jan 19
Saxon Service at Saxon Time
Jan 20
Student Holiday (Inauguration)

For additional details about these and other events, visit the Langley calendar