langley eNews 
5/25 / 2017  

Any junior parents who can volunteer to help with this year's prom on June 3, please see the shifts and sign-up at this link .

And, please sign up to help with the Senior Breakfast (the junior class sponsors this event) on June 14, or with set up on June 13, by clicking here.

Another call for 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. Identify students in the photo if possible. Send photos to: We're looking for help with putting together the senior slideshow for next year.  If interested, contact Ana Carvajal at

Prom tickets are on sale now in the cafeteria! The 2017 Prom,
A Night in Riowill be held on Sat, June 3 at Westwood Country Club in Vienna from 9 pm 'til midnight.

Hershey Park Field Trip permission slips are due to English teachers ASAP. The trip is scheduled for June 13. Park attendance fees, transportation and lunch are INCLUDED in your child's senior dues.

Don't forget to purchase an ANGP ticket for your student! It will be June 15, the night of graduation, and your student won't want to miss it!  Use this link to purchase.  And, if you wish to help with the event, click on this link

Baccalaureate is Sun, June 11, from 4-5:30 pm in the Langley Auditorium. This is a non-denominational event to honor the students from the Class of 2017. Please help make the event special by encouraging your senior to participate with readings, performances, musical offerings, songs or dance. Student participants can sign up with this linkAll seniors in attendance at the Baccalaureate will be recognized. Help us get an accurate attendance count by responding to the Evite link.

Time is almost up! Send in photos of your senior for the end of year video to Group shots are preferred and only 2017 LHS students in the photos please. We are hoping to include  ALL SENIORS! DEADLINE IS MAY 26 .
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Hand Saxons a good cause, and they'll run with it! On Saturday night and into the wee hours of Sunday morning, hundreds of students from Langley and McLean High Schools gathered together and raised more than $80,000 for Relay for Life. This joint overnight fundraiser benefits the live-saving work of the American Cancer Society. The students didn't go it alone, however Without the support of the parents and dedicated faculty members who pitched in (especially Hannah Wolff, Kyle Laspe, Kenny Torres and Kat Stankiewicz), the event wouldn't have been possible. It's a phenomenal example of Langley's spirit, work ethic, and commitment to helping others. Congratulations and gratitude to Langley's Relay for Life Chair Lindsey McKula and to the entire LHS community who contributed to the success of the event.  
Speaking of amazing philanthropic endeavors, do you know a junior whose dedication to volunteerism is exemplary?  Reflecting LHS's emphasis on service, the PTSA Service Award recognizes and awards $500 to a student in his or her junior year who has demonstrated excellence in volunteerism and who is committed to making a difference in our community.  TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY TO NOMINATE! Juniors can self-nominate or be nominated by parents, teachers, administrators, friends, etc. Click here to nominate a deserving student.
While we're on the topic of service, hats off to the dedicated team of Saxon Service parent volunteers who today provided students one final in-school opportunity to do some good while earning an hour of service. With the assistance of these dedicated volunteers, Langley students have logged over 3,100 hours of service during their Saxon Time this year benefitting 17 charitable organizations. Kudos to all! 
Looking for ideas for summer service projects (and other summer activities for students)? Join me at next week's Principal's Coffee/PTSA meeting, Wed, May 31, 9 am, in Langley's Choral Room (near the auditorium), where College & Career Counselor Hannah Wolff will discuss summer activity options. In addition,   Mr. Amico will give a school update and address any questions or concerns.
Hope to see you there!

~ Chrissie Lavin, PTSA President
langley read
The LHS community voted on this summer's Langley Read options, and the winning books will not disappoint! For those of you new to LHS, the Langley Read is designed to engage faculty, students and their families in a communal summer reading experience. Langley provides follow-up programming to the Read ranging from in-class to school-wide discussions and activities. This year's theme is "Chasing Dreams." Please encourage your child to read one (or more!) book(s) this summer. And consider reading and discussing the book(s) together. Here are the choices:  

The Martian by Andy Weir  
Fiction . The story of astronaut named Mark Watney, who became one of the first people to walk on Mars ... then gets stuck alone on the planet. Drawing on his ingenuity, engineering skills, and dogged refusal to quit, he fights for survival.

Fiction . The story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy. About marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream.

Nonfiction. The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space. (There is also a young readers' version of this book, should younger siblings wish to take part.)

Nonfiction. Two kids with the same name, living in the same city. One grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow and business leader. The other is serving a life sentence in prison for felony murder. 

langley choir sings hollywood
On Thurs, June 1 and Fri, June 2, at 7 pm, Langley's Choir presents Lights! Camera! Saxons "Sing!" Hollywood, featuring songs from the magic of movies. From Les Mis to the great Oz, from Footloose to Toy Story 2 . . . our amazing choir sings musical medleys that will have you tapping your toes and dancing in your seats. Step into Langley's Auditorium to be transported to the foothills of Hollywood. Hear movie music that has captured our collective hearts throughout the decades. The Music of MGM, Into the Woods, Tangled, Trolls, and many more will entertain and delight the entire family.
career fair is coming
Langley is hosting its 6th annual Career Fair  on Tues, June 6 from 8:30-11 am .  We still need representatives from the PERFORMING ARTS and HOSPITALITY arenas! Please consider volunteering for this event to share with students how you discovered your profession, and to highlight what you enjoy most about your career. If you can join us June 6  from 8:30 to 11 am, please complete this form and and we'll provide you with additional information.

We also need volunteers to provide snack bag items and pens and pencils for the students. Sign up here to help! 
more awards
another lhs standout: Langley has a second National Merit Scholar: Slvan Tretiak. Along with Nitin Rao, featured last week, Slvan also has won one of 2500 National Merit Scholarships, amounting to $2,500 towards his higher education. Only 22 students from ten Fairfax County high schools were chosen. Each winner was evaluated on academic record, standardized test scores, and leadership in school and the community, along with an essay and a recommendation from a high school official. We'd like to offer Slvan and his family LHS's highest congratulations. (And our apologies for neglecting to include him last week.)

spring academic awards: The program will be held Wed, June 7, at 7 pm in the Langley Auditorium. This is the time of year when each department recognizes students for various achievements in their class. Parents are mailed invitations in May so they can mark their calendar and watch their students receive their awards. The students aren't told of the award ahead of time, so it's fun to see their surprise. Light refreshments are supplied by the PTSA before the program. With over 250 awards presented, it truly is a special evening.
and more appreciation
Thank you to our bus drivers! Langley has 24 bus routes and 6 special ed buses with a total of 37 drivers and aides. Last week, the PTSA Hospitality Committee provided them all with snack bags and $10 gift cards. They were very grateful to be recognized for their important role of getting our children to and from school safely everyday. They are a valued part of our school community! Here is a photo of Langley bus drivers Richard (LG 07), Ms. Linda (LG 14), Charles (LG 08) and Krishna (LG 16) enjoying their gift bags.

And our PTSA Appreciation Week Chairs strike yet again! This week they celebrated National Police Week by letting SRO Officer Hunter know how much he is appreciated.
medication pick-up
All medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that prescription medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian; it cannot be sent home with your student. However, with parent or guardian permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the school health room.  If you have any questions, please contact your school health room aide Maha Mossad at .
staff appreciation
With a theme of "Come Sail Away," the entire Langley staff was treated to a delicious and festive luncheon hosted by the PTSA's fabulous Hospitality Committee. The $25 gift cards Langley parents so generously donated were the biggest hit of all! Thanks for your overwhelming support of this event and our staff. We have received many notes of gratitude for your thoughtfulness. Again and again, our faculty comment on how supportive and generous our families are, and how fortunate they are to be part of the Langley community.

Special thanks to Clare Bradshaw for orchestrating the event and to our entire Hospitality Committee for their ingenuity, creativity, effort, and care of our Saxon staff: Ann Goettman (Hospitality Chair), Susan Bourgeois , Karen Doody, Ritika Fedewa, Jennifer Feinstein, Allison Gardner, Kim Jepsen, Aradhana Luthra, Terri Markwart, Carol Peros, Heather Schone, and Paula Van Gorder.   
in a related story, it's mental health month
Join the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) and community partners for an honest conversation on strengthening connections within families and helping teens cope with adversity and emotional challenges. Attendees will learn about: tools to help build resilience and develop coping strategies; what is normal, what isn't, and when to worry; anxiety and depression - a deeper understanding; building healthy boundaries; healthy (or constructive) conflict; how to connect with your child's network. The conversation will be held Thurs, May 25, 6 to 8 pm, Merrifield Center, 8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax. Learn more by clicking here.
May 26
Two-hour Early Release
May 27
It's Academic on NBC, 10:30am
May 29
Memorial Day Holiday
May 30 Langley Leap begins
May 31 Principal's Coffee/PTSA Meeting, 9 am
June 1-2
Choral concert, 7 pm
June 3 Prom - "A Night in Rio" - Westwood Country Club
June 5
Parking hang tag application deadline
FCPS Athletic Pre-Participation Screening
June 6
Career Day, 8:30 - 11 am, Langley High School 
Orchestra concert, 7 pm
June 7
Academic Awards, 7 pm
June 8 Band Concert

For additional details about these events, visit the Langley calendar