langley eNews 
5/19 /2016 

seniors
baccalaureate: Planned for June 19, 4-5:30 pm, this non-denominational ceremony will be followed by a reception.
 
The Baccalaureate planning team needs your contributions to make this a beautiful ceremony honoring all of our seniors. This program receives no school funding so we need your help.
 
To donate, please make a check payable to  Kim Cox, write 2016 BACC on the memo line, and mail it to Susie  Knepper, Bacc Chair, 8001  Snowpine Way, McLean 22102. 
 
angpDon 't forget to purchase your ANGP ticket! Forms and additional ANGP information can be found on the Class of 2016 website. Please buy your student's ticket NOW to help us plan a fabulous graduation night event for our grads.
 
senior videoTime is almost up! Please send photos of your student for the senior video to  saxon16pics@gmail.com . If you or your student have not sent in photos, then most likely we have not received any photos of your student. If you want to be included in the video, it is your responsibility to send in photos.
 
Please keep in mind that group photos are best. The photos should be ONLY of Langley Seniors. Photos containing family members, friends and underclassman will not be included in the video.
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from the ptsa president-elect 
I'm so proud of our Saxons. On Saturday night, over 600 students from Langley and McLean High Schools walked through the chilly night to Jessica Statz, Pam Jelinek, and Meryl Simon raise more than $130,000 for Relay for Life, an American Cancer Society overnight community fundraising walk. I'm also proud of the parents and dedicated faculty members who pitched in (especially Jessica Statz, Pam Jelinek, and Meryl Simon, who stayed until 6 am!). It's a phenomenal example of Langley's spirit, work ethic, and commitment to helping others. Yet it isn't Langley's only philanthropic focus.  
 
Our school is increasingly recognized for its dedication to the community and the civic engagement of its students. Not only do many Saxons take part in a broad range of volunteerism outside of school, but as part of Langley's ongoing commitment to service work, the PTSA's Family Network regularly coordinates with area charities to integrate meaningful service opportunities into the school day. During Saxon Time or on Activity Days, hundreds of students have taken a break from the rigor of academics to volunteer for a myriad of causes -- from making blankets for residents of a homeless shelter to constructing pinwheels in support of Syrian youth from conflict areas.
 
On Mon, May 23, during Saxon Time, students will again have the opportunity to help others and earn a "service hour" by choosing to work on one of six service projects. Please encourage your child to participate. Through hands-on service work, students not only strengthen their community and acquire a sense of civic and social responsibility, studies have shown volunteers tend to feel healthier, have lower rates of stress, and enjoy improved moods. Sound like something your teen could use a dose of?
 
Congratulations and gratitude to Langley's Relay for Life Chair Will Pfadenhauer and to PTSA Family Network co-chairs Betsy Shomaker and Julie Hohl for all the good work! 
 
~ Chrissie Lavin, Langley PTSA President-Elect

Relay for Life
staff spotlight 
Freshman English teacher Kristin Reagan has been teaching at Langley for four years. She decided to become a teacher during her second year of college at the University of Vermont, where she majored in secondary education.
 
Ms. Reagan teaches freshman English and loves both her students and the class she teaches. She loves teaching freshmen because everything is new for them, and she likes that they're excited to be in high school. She also loves the books the freshmen class reads, her favorite being George Orwell's 1984. Ms. Reagan says, "I hope that students will take away solid writing skills and the awareness that studying literature is about more than reading and recognizing the plot. It's a place to explore the world and engage in meaningful discussions."
 
Ms. Reagan also coaches the varsity soccer team. She has been playing soccer since she was five years old, and she loves to coach. "I have high expectations for both my students and my soccer players, but I think it's important to keep life, work, and play in perspective. So, my coaching style is similar to my teaching in that I will push players to achieve what they can but I also recognize that things are going on in our lives other than soccer." Last year, sophomore Lindsey Wenk had Reagan as both a coach and a teacher and says, "I noticed some similarities in her coaching and teaching. For instance, she gives us a list of tasks that she wants to get done that day and once we complete them we move on. I worked well with that type of organized method."
 
Reagan hopes that her students will learn a lot from her, but she also learns a lot from them: "My students help me remember what's important in life and I laugh every day at work. That's a pretty great job."
 
~ Hannah Curtis, Saxon Scope reporter 
prom update

The Great Gala is May 21 and tickets are on sale each lunch period. Tickets are $65 and can be bought with cash or a check made out to Langley Class of 2017. 

No tickets will be sold at the door!

Prom volunteers are needed! We can't put on a great prom without your help, so please click here to sign up. 

Take a look and see how you can pitch in!

don't drink and drive
Please encourage your students to take a moment as they leave the  Langley parking lot to notice the wrecked car. 

This car is a very real reminder of the tragic results that can occur when a teenager mixes alcohol and driving

Help us keep all Langley students safe. Please use the upcoming LHS Prom as an opportunity to once again  talk with your child about the importance of making good decisions

The PTSA thanks Willow Spring Towing for their assistance again this year in obtaining the car. 
service learning opportunities
Mon, May 23, students will be able to participate in service learning opportunities during Saxon Time. Please note that May 23 is not an Activity Period but a normal Saxon Time. Students who do not need to meet with their teachers are encouraged to earn service learning hours and relax while doing service for others. Service learning activities (except beads) will be set up in the new Langley Hall outside the Auditorium.

We are going to offer the following activities:
  • making sandwiches/lunches for Martha's Table
  • creating blankets for Martha's Table
  • folding origami for cranes for cancer
  • writing military notes
  • ironing pillow cases for Case for Smiles, and
  • making beads for Village for Hope (Room 118)
Please note that the Service Learning Year is Jul 1-Jun 30. All hours earned during on-campus Activity Periods count towards the Service Learning Cord and Civics Seal.
best buddies prom


The annual Best Buddies Prom was held Sat, May 14 at the Carnegie Library in DC. Students in the Langley Best Buddies Club and their buddies and friends danced to music from 94.7's Tommy McFly and DJ Neekola. It was an incredible night for everyone involved!
 
chamber stars
 
Langley students Gabby Sutton and Richard Follin were awarded the Tysons Chamber Stars award at the 22nd  Annual Tyson's Regional Chamber of Commerce event at La Sandia restaurant. 
 
The Tysons Chamber Stars program honors two students from area schools who deserve recognition for their accomplishments or improvements
 
Langley AP Jim Robertson attended the event with Gabby and Richard. Following lunch at La Sandia, students chose a book from Barnes and Noble, which then donated a second book to the Langley library.
 
Gabby and Richard are pictured with FCPS Deputy Superintendent Dr. Steven Lockard 
parking pass applications 
2016-2017 parking pass applications are  available in the main office.  Completed applications must be turned in to the main office no later than 3:30 pm on Jun 1 A lottery will be held to determine which seniors will receive a parking pass for next year.  No parking will be available for rising juniors next year.  The names of the lottery winners will be posted on Jun 22, in front of the old  principal 's conference room (near the old main office).
final ptsa meeting 
Please join us for the last PTSA meeting of the year where we will hear from Principal Amico about exciting renovation updates and an end-of-year wrap-up before we begin SOLs, final exams and graduation festivities. Please note this is an evening meeting and it will be held in the Auditorium, in the recently opened new wing of the building. Park on the main gymnasium side of the building. The entrance will be clearly marked. We look forward to hosting you on Wed, May 25 at 7 pm.
and the nominees are . . . 
Saxon Stage's production of Chicago has been nominated for SEVEN Cappies this year! Congratulations to all  our nominated students!

Marketing and Publicity: Andal Paul, Cuinn Casey 
  and Publicity Team
Ensemble in a Musical: Cell Block Girls
Male Dancer: Cuinn Casey
Supporting Actress in a Musical: Camila Maric
Lead Actress in a Musical: Jamie Goodson
Best Song: "We Both Reached for the Gun"
Best Musical: CHICAGO

The full list of nominees can be viewed here.
liberty all conference 
Congratulations to the following athletes for making 2016 Liberty All Conference!
 
Lacrosse, Boys
1st Team: Brian Weingast
2nd Team: Jon-Michael Duley, Ian Weir
Honorable Mention: Michael Levetown
 
Lacrosse, Girls
1st Team: Halle Duenkel, Morgan Kuligowski, Emma Crooks, Mackenzie Regen, Marina Smith, 
  Megan O'Hara
2nd Team: Anna Hofgard, Elise Kim, Lilly Byrne, Allie Leto
Honorable Mention: Rebecca Bair, Sareena Dhillon, Charlotte Smith
 
Soccer, Boys
1st Team: Cameron Basco, Shayan Harandi, Taylor Housley
2nd Team: Grant Hughes, Daniel Hulett
 
Soccer, Girls
1st Team: Claire Meiser
2nd Team: Carly Callahan, Sarah Flatley, Ella Van Engen
Honorable Mention: Aubrey Donohue, Linsey Wenk
 
Softball
1st Team: Kerry Bush
2nd Team: Karlye Pallotta, Ellie West, Olivia Sheffler
 
Tennis, Boys
1st Team Singles: Kevin Shen, Nick Frankenberg, Michael Ning, Michael Linden
2nd Team Singles: Hammy Abuhamda
Honorable Mention: Gabe Spira
 
Tennis, Girls
1st Team Singles: Olivia Uzer, Kelly Xie, Madeleine Nguyen, Sara Scherping
1st Team Doubles: Christine Li/Olivia Uzer, Madeleine Nguyen/Sara Scherping
Honorable Mention: Ananya Hegde
 
Coach of the YearJanice Dabroski
sports 
softbal l : The varsity team wrapped up its season Friday with a disappointing loss to Hayfield in the playoffs. The girls had a great season, going 8-6 in the regular season conference games. Seniors Kerry Bush and Grace Chambers were honored May 12 and capped off senior night with an 11-1 win over Yorktown HS!
 
track and field: Congratulations to our 57 Track and Field athletes competing in the Liberty Conference Championship this week at South Lakes High School.  Please come out and support the team at the Northern Region 6A Championship at Robinson SS May 26-27 at 4:30 pm. The State 6A Championships will be held at Todd Stadium, Newport News, VA, June 3-4.
 
jv lacrosse, girls: The JV team had a fantastic season! They finished up with a record of 9 big wins  and only 2 losses. Congratulations to all the girls on the JV lacrosse team and Coach Oliver for a great season.

varsity soccer, boys: The team plays Yorktown HS at Washington-Lee HS tonight at 7 pm to determine the conference champion. Regardless of result, both teams, with McLean HS and W-L, will go on to the regional tournament that begins next week. Come support your Saxons!
staff appreciation luncheon 
Many thanks to Langley PTSA's Hospitality Committee for a memorable Staff Appreciation Luncheon. What a party! Under the talented direction of Hospitality Chair Kiersten Allen, the Olympic-themed luncheon left Langley's staff feeling pampered and appreciated
 
One Langley staffer summed it up thus: "Thank you! Everything about the luncheon was amazing -- from the delicious food to the beautiful, festive decorations. The room was filled with love."
 
Teachers won the following great prizes:
Tricia Poythress Redskins tickets
Philip ClarkWizards tickets
Megan KellyCaps tickets
Christina Banker, spa package at Sanctuary Cosmetic Center
 
A big Saxon thank you to Kiersten Allen and Ali Ahmed for these amazing teacher prizes. 
 
Debbie Myren and Jennifer Robb battled it out for  the Bean Bag Toss Championship!
academic and 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 or 8/8-10, 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
calendar
May 21
Junior/Senior Prom
May 25
Evening principal's coffee / PTSA meeting, 7 pm
May 27 M&M field day
International Night, Marshall HS
May 30 Memorial Day Holiday
May 31-June 13 Langley Leap
June 2
Junior class coffee
June 2-3
Choral show
June 7
Orchestra concert
June 10
Band concert

For additional details about these events, visit the Langley calendar