Please join us for our next parent coffee on
March 2, 9:30am at Cooper MS
(note the location change).
Hannah Wolff, the Career Center Specialist
, will talk to parents about tools for the
college search process
. If you would like to help with the coffee, visit the sign-up genius
At the Junior Lunch (in lieu of coffee), Hannah Wolff will speak about the college process and how to use Naviance on March 1
at Cooper MS, Room 130. If you can help bring a lunch item, please volunteer here.
March 16 is the new date for our Junior Class dinner. If you didn't order tickets when you submitted your student's class form, please send in a check (payable to LHS) to the attention of the Class of 2018, Junior Class Dinner, Langley HS. Tickets are $20 per person or $25 at the door.
We are collecting photos of the Class of 2018 for our Senior Video. We need your help to ensure that all students and all aspects of life at Langley are presented (sports, performing arts, social, academic, etc.). Group shots are preferred, but only with Class of 2018 students. Please also identify students in the photo if possible. Send all photos to:
Don't forget to buy your ANGP tickets.
Advance tickets are $80; they increase to $85 after
Also, now's 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
Remember to keep those photos coming!
is collecting photos for our end of year video/slide show. Send to
Virginia PTA offers $1,000 scholarships
to graduating Virginia high school students based on a demonstrated commitment to community service, plus academic achievement and financial need.
application deadline is March 1, 2017
. For details, click
a message from the ptsa
We've just passed this school year's half-way mark. First-semester grades are on SIS, and report cards were mailed this week.
The mid-point of the school year is a great time to take stock. If your student is not doing as well as he or she would like,
there's still plenty of time to turn things around. For a student who wishes to improve a grade, the first step is always to ask her teacher about strategies for success.
Teachers are available to answer questions or offer support during Saxon Time and after school on Wednesdays (and often other days, by appointment).
Your student's counselor or any administrator would also be happy to sit down with your child to offer advice and counseling. They all have the same goal -- your student's success!
As a reminder, additional
Saxon support includes:
The Saxon Writing Center, for help with any type of writing assignment by select advanced English students during lunch (room 193 odd days or room 295 on even days).
Honor Society Peer Tutoring
Math, English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Russian and German
, your student can request a peer tutor from his or her teacher. Contact these coordinators for other subjects:
) for History; Dr. Tannenbaum (
) for Latin; Ms. Lindner (
) for Science (include your specific science class in the request).
Best wishes to all Saxons for a happy and healthy second semester!
~Chrissie Lavin, PTSA President
there's more to school than academics!
Has your student purchased a ticket to this Saturday's Sadie Hawkins Winter Dance? No need to wait for an invitation! Although traditionally girls invite boys to a Sadie's dance, at Langley
about half of the attendees -- both boys and girls -- go solo, attending with a group of friends. This dance is typically less formal than the Homecoming dance or Prom.
Tickets are $10 on sale in the cafeteria, with
100 percent of the proceeds benefitting the Matthew Vernon Poyner Foundation. The dance will be held in the school gym from 8-10 pm on
Sat, Feb 18.
orchestra concert and silent auction
Our Langley orchestra will be joined by the Cooper MS musicians for the pyramid concert on Feb 28 at 7 pm.
The excitement of our pyramid concert will be enhanced with a silent auction which includes offerings from local business and restaurants, Newseum tickets, Kennedy Center NSO tickets, and a Vineyard Vines shopping party.
The silent auction is now open online
and will be open through noon on Feb. 28th, and then will continue at our concert that evening. Register
-- it's easy and open to all, so please
encourage friends and family to take part.
All items will be awarded at the end of the concert. Questions? Please contact
marshall academy open house
Marshall Academy, a Governor's STEM Academy, will host its annual open house for prospective students on Thurs, Feb 16,
from 6-7:30 pm
(snow date: Feb 22). The program will include a
complimentary dinner prepared by the academy's award-winning culinary program
, classroom tours, and teacher presentations.
Marshall Academy's offerings include Automotive Technology, Chinese Language, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Cyber: Computer Systems Tech A+, Cyber: Network Administration, Cyber: Routing and Switching, Cyber: Security + Capstone, Entrepreneurship, and STEM Robotics Systems. For more information,
Niki Rosett-Haubner at
Your students can meet with
admissions reps from more than 150 institutions.
This will be a great opportunity to get your students motivated and excited about their post-secondary plans while equipping them with the tools and information necessary to
successfully navigate the college search and application process.
The event will be held Wed, March 29, from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Eagle Bank Arena (formerly the Patriot Center) on the GMU Fairfax Campus, with no need for prior registration. Doors will not be open before 6:30 pm. Parking is available, free of charge, in Parking Lots A and L, directly across from Eagle Bank Arena (formerly the Patriot Center.) To view a campus map, click here. For more info, visit the website here. If you have any questions, e-mail the event director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
valentine's event for teachers
Last Friday, the PTSA's fabulous Hospitality Committee treated Langley faculty to a Valentine's luncheon
featuring Maggiano's food and homemade goods baked by Langley parents. "
You always make us feel so special!" said Student Services' Pat Stark. "A huge thank you for an awesome lunch."
Special thanks to
Aradhana Luthra, who organized the luncheon,
Ann Goettman, Hospitality Committee Chair, and committee members
Allison Wolverton, Clare Bradshaw, Heather Bensten Schone, Jennifer Feinstein, Karen Doody, Terri Markwart, and Kimberly Jepsen.
rethinking high school success
Thomas Jefferson HS's PTA will host a Cross-Cultural Student Wellness Forum on rethinking stress, success and emotional wellness in high school.
Students, parents, teachers, counselors and community members are invited to the event on
from 2-5 pm at
TJ on 6560 Braddock Road
, in their Lecture Hall. The Mass General Hospital Center for Cross-Cultural Student Emotional Wellness was founded in 2014 by three physicians who recognized
a tremendous need to support the emotional health of students from non-Western cultural backgrounds
, a TJ alumnus, will lead a discussion inviting all to participate.
There is no cost to attend, but advance registration is requested.
for more details and to register. Refreshments will be provided. If you have questions, contact
Freshmen girls' basketball completed their season undefeated -- a great harbinger for the next few years in hoops! Congratulations to the team and their
coach Seth Richardson for wrapping up with a
perfect 16-0 record.
Those pictured include
Sarah Beth Burgess, Anum Chotani, Erin Connery, Emma Norris, Faith Nugent, Sarita O'Neill, Zoe Patton, Jennifer Saryani, Ashley Saxenian, Safieh Todd, Aly Trumbull, Mehak Vardhan, Hannah Yo, and
Coach Seth Richardson.
Don't forget to turn in your paperwork if your child is planning to try out for a spring sport. Even if they have already submitted a health form and done the concussion program for a prior season,
you must submit a new Emergency Care Form each season to the coach.
FCPS will hold the 5th annual career conference, Girls Inspired and Ready to Lead, for girls in grads 6-12 on Sat, Mar 18
, from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm. The event will be held in the
Fairfax County Government Center
, and the
$25 registration fee
includes lunch and a swag bag.
Register online at
It's important to the mission of the Langley Read that it follow a theme and is a community-based activity for students and their families as well as faculty.
To start the program off, our librarian
Kathleen Ortiz is interested in getting feedback
on a theme for next year, the types of books that should be included, etc. Use this
your input. Voting for specific books will begin in March. You can contact
animal toys: Due to the generous donation of t-shirts from the Langley community, Reston Shirt & Graphic Company, Inc., and Studio One Screen Printing & Embroidery,
our LHS toymakers continue braiding toys for shelter animals. Prior to winter break toys were brought to the
Arlington Animal Welfare League and Great Falls Animal Hospital (who work with multiple rescue originations). The kids have begun expanding their skills by making cat toys out of ping pong balls.
Have your student join us on the next Saxon Service day.
~ Nicole Haley, LHS sophomore
donations needed: The following items have been requested:
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. Please place donations in the
boxes by the Band Room or Main Office.
Thank you to all the LHS families who have donated to the 2017 PTSA membership campaign.
Because of your generosity, the PTSA was able to fund about $70,000 in appropriations and teacher professional development requests for this school year so far.
We are pleased to honor a partial list of donor families below. Bronze donations will be recognized in next week's eNews.
Saxon Level ($1,000+)
Cho, Meeyoung &
, Seung Jin;
Givens, Jim & Lisa;
Stoyen, Alexander & Lana;
Thies, Mary Carolyn;
Warshaw, Matthew & Cynthia
Gold Level ($500-$999)
Breiseth, Steve & Cecily;
Davis, Donn & Sharon;
Murad, Ahsun & Sumeera;
Ramsey, Katarina & Cyrus;
Soobert, Allan & Noelle
Green Level: ($250 - $499)
Alexander, Mary Anne;
Aulisi, Gabriele & Edy;
Bond-El Rafey Family;
Brzezinski, Ginny & Ian;
Burgess, David & Patty;
Connery, Susan & Jason;
Curtis, John & Liesl;
Daniel, David & Jami;
Detwiler, Jeff & Mary;
Fitzgerald, April & Mark;
Gersony, Cindy & Robert;
Ha, Van & Mai;
Kadel, Heather & Eric;
Kalinsky, Shellie & Greg;
Keating, Tom & Beth;
Levetown, Carolyn & Andrew;
Perez, John & Lissa;
Rao, Sheela & Shekar;
Riddle, Jane & Matt;
Schlake, Drs. Fari & Oliver;
Shaw, Mary Ann & Thomas;
Shen, Susan & Patrick Hu;
Stephens, Jennifer & Greg;
Tisseront, Astrid & Stephane;
Vogt, John & Lisa;
Donations are accepted to the PTSA all year.
The PTSA, as a 501(c)3 non-profit, can accept donations via credit cards online
||Saxon Service at Saxon Time
||Sadie Hawkins Dance
||Student holiday - President's Day
First Day of Spring Sports Tryouts
Band Concert, 7pm
||Band Concert, 7pm
For additional details about these events, visit the Langley calendar.