langley eNews 
4/28 /2016 

Our final parent coffee  is  Thurs, May 12 at 9 am  at the Khan home, 8951 Brook Rd, McLean . Join us as we start to navigate the  college selection process . Hannah Wolff and Jan Dabrowski will discuss what rising juniors should think about this summer, finding the right-fit college, PSATs and standardized testing, Naviance and more. 

Breakfast foods will be provided.  If you would like to bring something, please sign up here

coffee: The  next Junior Class Coffee   will be June 2 at 9 am  at the Great Falls library
college app workshops: LHS will offer summer college application and essay workshops for all rising seniors on  Aug 1-3 (9 am-1 pm) OR Aug 8-10  (9 am-1 pm). 

Students will meet with college admissions reps and LHS Student Services staff to receive feedback on essays, complete their college apps, finalize college lists, test their interviewing skills, and ultimately get themselves ahead of the process before senior year gets started. 

Applications are in the Career Center and are due June 17. The cost is $75. These sessions fill up so don't wait! Workshops will be held at Cooper. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Wolff i n the College & Career Center.

graduation information: The Apr 4 letter from Langley with details regarding graduation
tickets and  rehearsals can be found here . Click calendar for remaining class activities.

yard signsCongratulations Graduate  yard sign orders must be received by   Apr 30.  An order form was included in the packet that was recently mailed to all senior parents from the 2016 ANGP Committee.  Order forms are also on the PTSA website , and here

panoramic: Seniors who ordered and paid for the 2016 Panoramic Class Photo can pick them up in
room 227.

permission Forms Ethics Day and Hershey Park Field Trip forms and  Emergency Care forms were distributed to all seniors last week and are due this Fri, Apr 29 to government teachers. Additional forms are available in the Main Office.
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message from the ptsa president-elect
Langley is an amazing school that, with the renovation, is s-l-o-w-l-y beginning to look amazing, too. But the school ' s renovation budget simply isn ' t enough to equip our new spaces with everything we want for our students. That ' s where you come in! Thanks to your generous PTSA donations, we're not only providing vital programs and services for the school, we are also helping to complete the renovation in style.

During round #3 of appropriations last week, we were able to commit $50,000 to outfitting the new broadcast journalism studio. When the studio is complete, instead of working with an old iPad, students will have the cameras, microphones, speakers, monitors and cables they need to create professional quality productions. 

When the PTSA discusses funding priorities, we are mindful of spending money in ways that benefit everyone. In addition to the funds allocated for the Broadcast Studio, the Appropriations Committee also approved computers for the journalism department, timers for foreign language oral exams and frames to display student artwork. O ver  $2,750 in professional development funds  were allocated to teachers in the Math,  College & Career Services,  Physical Education, Art, Music, Student Services and Social Studies departments.   

Many thanks to Monica Sevila, A ppropriations  Chair, and  Liz Holzapfel,  Professional Development Chair, for facilitating this latest round of PTSA appropriations. 

And thank you again for your annual PTSA donation. Every teacher and student in the building benefits from your support

~ Chrissie Lavin, PTSA President-Elect
staff spotlight 
Meet Hannah Wolff, Langley's Career Center Specialist, who arranges college visits and guides students searching for internships, summer jobs and future career options. She's been at Langley for four years and is a graduate of Univ of Vermont. "I studied psychology and radiation therapy in college, but decided that I really wanted to work with students," said Ms. Wolff. "I didn't envision myself going into a position like this, but I have always gravitated towards helping people."
It takes hard work and scheduling for kids to meet admissions staff. "Most schools that visit contact me, but if there are certain schools students have expressed interest in, I'll reach out to see if they can meet with that prospective student," Ms. Wolff said. "I also visit a lot of colleges and attend my professional conferences, so I do an enormous amount of networking!"
As for building relationships, she explained, "I love working with Langley students! I wish that we didn't have to talk about test scores quite so often, but I love learning each student's story and helping them navigate their future prospects."
Her advice to students is, "Life after high school can be whatever you make of it, so don't think you are only defined by your high school experience. And it is so very true that where you go to college is not who you are or what you will become."
Next time you want to learn more about colleges or to find career paths, stop by and meet Ms. Wolff!
~ Nik Popli, Saxon Scope reporter
ap exams
Testing season has begun!  AP exams will begin Mon, May 2 in different locations all over the building. Please be patient with us as we coordinate  2,200 exams  and  pack for our relocation. 

Please remind students about the importance of being on time and leaving all electronics and bags at home, in cars or in c lassrooms. Special thanks to Ms. Koceva, Ms. Weiner, Academic Boosters and students for preparing 2,200 goody bags for test-takers. Special thanks to Nick Choobineh for helping with computer setup.

Mon, May 2
AP Chemistry: Library, 8 am-12 pm
AP Environmental Science: Aux Gym, 8 am-12 pm
AP Psychology: Library, 12-4 pm
Tues, May 3
AP Computer Science: Aux Gym, 8 am-12 pm
AP Spanish: Library, 8 am-12 pm
AP Physics 1: Aux Gym & Library, 12-4 pm
Wed, May 4
AP English Literature: Aux Gym, 8 am-12 pm
AP Japanese: T25, 12-4 pm
AP Physics 2: Library, 12-4 pm
Thurs, May 5
AP Calculus AB: Aux Gym & Room 115, 8 am-12 pm
AP Calculus BC: Library & Room 115, 8 am-12 pm
Fri, May 6
AP German: Room 115, 8 am-12 pm
AP Studio Art: Cafeteria, 8 am-10 am
AP US History: Aux Gym, 8 am-12 pm

To see a very short video about AP testing rules, click here
raising an adult 
The Safe Community Coalition will bring author  Julie Lythcott-Haims to McLean HS on  May 2 at 7 pm to talk about her book  How to Raise an Adult.

Ms. Haims's book presents  a compassionate alternative for p arents to foster self-reliance  instead of the hollow self-esteem of  over-prote cted, over-parented, over-scheduled kids.
Click  here  to purchase tickets to hear Ms. Lythcott- Haims on May 2.
beauty within donation request
For almost 16 years, Langley ' s Fashion Marketing students have partnered with T.H.E. Artist Agency and Fashion Group Int'l of Greater Washington to celebrate women with children residing in community centers. Beauty Within DC provides 400 hand-embellished tote bags full of generously donated beauty products to local women in need. Approximately 100 fashion marketing students collect donated items, prepare the contents of each bag, and decorate the bags so that no two are alike. Each woman receives a bag as unique as she is.

Mother's Day is fast approaching and the need to support these special women is greater than ever. We are requesting donations of any beauty and toiletry samples you can contribute. We welcome all unused beauty products, small gifts, hotel toiletries, gifts with purchase, samples from make-up or skin care lines, and swag bag contents. New or lightly used books and magazines are also appreciated.  Deliver donations to the  Main Office by May 3, attn:  Tricia Poythress. Thank you!

The students ' dedication is an example of true service learning: Applying lessons learned in the classroom for meaningful service to the community. Click here to see Beauty Within DC and LHS student Jackie Litschewski on Channel 9, Great Day Washington.

lhs wins science olympiad
Langley won its second consecutive title in the Virginia Science Olympiad. Events cover sciences ranging from anatomy and astronomy to oceanography and forensic chemistry, and the Langley team placed in the top ten in every event. With this state win, the team earned the right to represent Virginia at the national tournament at the Univ of Wisconsin on May 21. 

Langley team members are Nathan Bala, Ben Culmer, Callan Cramer, Tyler Larkworthy, Sungho Lee, Ashley Zhang, Kevin Zhou, Andy Tan, Sivan Tretiak, Jay Uitz, Kevin Wang, Surya Ambardar, Trevor Dankworth, Dan Ni, James Chen, and alternates Sandy Ng, Alex Surratt, Daniel Kim, and Shannon Chu. Complete results are available online .
performing arts competition 
Freshman Lauren Cain won 2nd place in the Instrumental Music division, and junior Jamie Goodson won 2nd place in the Vocal Music division of the 2016 James C. Macdonald Performing Arts Competition .  

This competition is sponsored by the McLean Community Center's Alden Theatre to encourage artistic achievement and promote study in the arts by McLean high school students. Cain and Goodson won $800 scholarship prizes. Congratulations!
discount ends april 30 
Order your 2016 LHS yearbook for $85.85 now and save! Order online at (enter order #4159). Or order by phone at 866-287-3096, Mon-Fri, 9 am-6 pm. Students wishing to purchase a yearbook after Apr 30 will be placed on a waitlist and prices will increase. Please help the yearbook staff meet their goal by ordering today!
activities fair this friday 
Langley's Activities Fair for rising freshmen is this Fri, Apr 29, rain or shine. Meet reps from fall sports teams and clubs like Debate, Robotics, MUN and Science Olympiad from 4:30-5:30 pm. And you can tour the school! Tours leave from door #7 every 15 minutes from 4:30-5:30 pm.
Rising freshmen get free admittance to any of the following Langley games: boys' varsity lacrosse, 5:45 pm; girls' varsity lacrosse, 7:45 pm; boys' tennis, 4 pm; JV baseball, 6:30 pm; JV softball, 6:30 pm. You can purchase Langley spirit wear at the field, too!
Great Falls Youth Lacrosse League and McLean Youth League will also have reps at the fair. Come hungry for PF Chang's, Chick-fil-A, McLean Pizza, Robek's, and grilled burgers and dogs.  Don't miss the fun!
working together 
Students from the Cat B program and Fashion Marketing class work together making friendship bracelets for Autism Awareness Month.

show the love 
It's time to show the entire Langley staff our appreciation for all they do! The PTSA's Hospitality Committee is hosting a Staff Appreciation Luncheon on May 13. As part of this lunch, the PTSA is requesting gift card donations from parents to be given to each staff member. There are two ways for you to participate:
  1. Donate gift cards. Popular cards in the past include: Target, Whole Foods, Macy's, Nordstrom, Amazon, movie theaters, Sephora, gas cards, etc. . . . really any $25 gift card.
  2. Make a cash/check donation of any amount, and the committee will happily buy the cards for you. Please make checks payable to Langley High School PTSA.
You or your child can drop off gift cards and/or monetary donations to front office administrator Jennifer Barbour (please write Staff Appreciation on the envelope) or mail them to Aradhana Luthra, 8401 Parham Court, McLean VA 22102 no later than May 9. Please address questions to Aradhana at
medicine disposal 
Unified Prevention Coalition   of Fairfax County will host a medicine cabinet clean-out Sat, Apr 30 from 8 am-2 pm. Drop off unused or expired medications at a Fairfax County Police district station (pills or liquids only, no pressurized canisters or needles). Disposal is  free, convenient, confidential and safe .
The safe handling of unused or expired medications prevents accidental poisoning, prevents drug abuse, and protects the environment. Visit the UPC website for more information or call 703-938-8723.
summer sports camps 
Volleyball Camp,   6/27-7/1,   Cooper Middle School 
Boys Basketball Camp,   7/11-15 and 7/18-22,   Cooper Middle School 
Girls Basketball Camp,   7/18-22,  Longfellow Middle School 
College Application Bootcamp,   8/1-3, 8-10 am,   Cooper Middle School 
AP Bootcamp,   8/25 , location TBA 
Math Bootcamps,   7/18-8/12,   location TBA  
Marching Band,   8/11-12   for student leaders; 8/15-19 for full band rehearsals
lost and found 
Missing a jacket or sweatshirt? It may be in Langley ' s large lost & found collection. Please have your studen t stop by the area outside the Main Office to look through the items displayed. 

Any items remaining at the end of the week will be  donated to a local charity .
Apr 29 Activities fair for rising 9th graders
May 2-13 AP Exams
May 12
Sophomore class coffee, 9 am
May 14
Relay for Life
May 18
Senior Ethics Day
May 21
Junior/Senior Prom
May 25
Evening principal's coffee / PTSA meeting, 7 pm
May 27 M&M field day
May 30 Memorial Day Holiday
May 31-June 13 Langley Leap
June 2
Junior class coffee

For additional details about these events, visit the Langley calendar