langley eNews 
5/3 / 2018  

seniors
Help the ANGP committee plan and buy your ticket NOW! Don't wait until the last minute. Tickets are $85. Go to the ANGP webpage for forms

May 17 is the last day to purchase raffle tickets for Limo Ride and Reserved Box Seats at DAR Constitution Hall for use at graduation: $10/ticket or $25 for 3 tickets. No purchase maximum. Use this form  to purchase tickets.

Last chance to submit photos for the senior video! Send group photos of school-related activities only to lhs2018photos@gmail.com.

sophomores
Please volunteer to support LHS 2018 All-Night Graduation Party!
This long-standing LHS tradition provides a safe, alcohol- and drug-free event for seniors the evening of their graduation. Each class is responsible for an aspect of this event; sophomore parents handle decorations. ANGP 2018 will be held at McLean Sport and Health, 1800 Old Meadow Road on  Thurs, June 7 . Please  sign up   for one of the slots to support this wonderful event - and we have it easy, with slots at 7-8:30 pm and 8-9:30 pm . (Don't forget that we'll need current 8th grade parents to do the same for us in June 2020!)

correction
We have one more NHD winner to congratulate! 
Jane Carskaddan finished second in the research paper category at the Virginia State National History Day competition. Jane earned a trip to the national finals for her with her paper  444 Days in the Dark: the Iranian Hostage Crisis .
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pta president's message 
Next week is Staff Appreciation Week! This is our time to celebrate and honor all the educators who inspire and motivate our students every day. Remember all those times that our children were able to go in early, stay late or use a Saxon time to get extra help with a confusing concept, ask for feedback on a paper or project, retake a test or quiz, or just have a conversation about their challenges and successes? Consider taking a minute next week to send a hand-written thank you note or email to these staff members to express your gratitude and appreciation for all their everyday efforts to support your child.
 
A special reminder for seniors to thank staff members and counselors who wrote their college recommendation letters and helped them with their applications.
 
The PTSA Hospitality Committee will host its final staff luncheon of the year tomorrow, Fri, May 4. The staff always tell us what a great morale booster these luncheons are for everyone in the building. It's nice to get them away from their classrooms to relax and enjoy a delicious meal with colleagues they aren't always able to see. Special thanks to all the families who donated gift cards to be given out at the luncheon as an extra expression of gratitude.
 
Our students are fortunate to have so many opportunities available to them -- a variety of course offerings, performing arts, athletics, and clubs and activities. Please join me in thanking the faculty members who work so hard to provide these options and support all our children as they strive to achieve their dreams.

~ Jennifer Feinstein, PTSA President
last meeting of the year
Our last Principal's Coffee/PTSA meeting of the year will be held in the LHS Choral Room on Wed, May 23 at 9 am. We'll wrap up PTSA business for this year, to include voting on our slate of officers for 2018-2019, and share plans for next year. After  Principal Amico  gives us an update on renovations and school business , we'll wish him all the best as he plans for his retirement years! All are welcome! 
i spy prom season
"Espionage -- A Black Tie Affair"

Junior/Senior Prom tickets are now available for purchase at MySchoolBucks. Just log into your account and choose "Browse All Items" in the "School Store" drop-down menu. If you have children at other FCPS schools, you can filter information and more easily see the Prom 2018 icon by choosing "Filter by school" on the left side of the page.

Prom will be on Sat, May 19 at the Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD from 8 pm - 12 am.

Get your tickets today for what promises to be  a night worthy of James Bond!
our talented kids
The Saxon Showcase Talent Show will be held May 11 . All talents welcome! Auditions continue Friday after school this week from 3:30-5:30. Audition sign-up sheets are posted in the Black Box.
sock fundraiser
SGA/Leadership students are holding a Sock Fundraiser through May 10 to raise money for the 5p- Society. This support organization works to maximize quality of life for those with 5p- Syndrome, a chromosomal deletion disorder.

The green-and-gold socks sell for $10 during all lunches in the cafeteria this week and next. Students who buy a pair are asked to wear the socks to school on May 11 as a show of support for the cause.  

saxons, did you know?

Saxons, did you know . . . 
One juul pod used for vaping can contain as much nicotine as a pack of cigarettes.

  


This feature gives an important piece of info on drugs, alcohol or mental wellness. We hope these messages serve as conversation starters about substance use, stress and decisionmaking with your teen and family.
awarding volunteerism
Do you know a Langley junior whose dedication to volunteerism is exemplary? Reflecting LHS's emphasis on service, the PTSA Award for Outstanding Service recognizes and awards a $500 scholarship to a junior who has demonstrated excellence in service achievement and an ongoing commitment to making a difference in our community. Juniors can self-nominate or be nominated by parents, teachers, administrators, supervisors, coaches, etc. Self-nominations are also encouraged. Click here to nominate a deserving student.
last chance to vote for langley read
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Last votes are being cast for next year's school-wide book choice. The 2018-2019 theme for the Langley Read is Building Bridges . Please select one book from each list, one for rising 9th-10th and the other for rising 11th-12th. Cast your vote here. You'll find links to Amazon reviews on each book as well. Your voice matters -- be sure to vote by Fri, May 5! 
sports
girls' soccer:  Come out this Thursday night to celebrate and thank our girls' soccer team seniors: Linsey Wenk, Caroline Britt, Mallory Langpaul, Katherine Joostema, Megan Kilduff and Sarah Champness.
 
Summer Sports Camps:
Langley Football Camp
-June 11, 12, & 13 at Cooper MS
Langley Volleyball Camp 
-Week of June 18th at Cooper MS
Langley Girls Basketball Camp 
-Week of June 25th at Cooper MS
Langley Boys Basketball Camp
-Week of July 9th and July 16th at Cooper MS
Click here  for registration information.
 
save these dates: Fall Sports Tryouts on Mon, July 30; Winter Sports Tryouts on Mon, Nov 5; Spring Sports Tryouts on Feb 18, 2019. All eligibility information can be found here.
parent professionals needed!
LHS will host its annual Career Fair on Fri, June 1 from 8:30-11:30 am in Langley Hall. We need professionals from a variety of industries to share their career paths in these areas: Arts (Performing / Broadcast / Media); Business (Finance / Entrepreneur /Human Capital); Communications (Marketing/Public Relations); Government (International / Legal / Military / Non-Profit); Science (Information Technology / Computer Science / Engineering / Medical / Physicists).  If you're interested in speaking to students about your job, complete this brief form by Mon, May 21, or contact Suzie Grieco at sgrieco@sg2recruiting.com. 
upcoming mcc board elections for youth candidates
Two LHS students are running for positions on the McLean Community Center Board, Brian Kim and Megan Markwart. We congratulate these kids on their first foray into community politics and wish them both luck. Info on voting and on the youth and adult candidates can be found  here .
still more participants needed for baccalaureate
Graduation week will lead off with the Baccalaureate on Sun, June 3, from 4 - 5:30 pm and more senior volunteers are needed!  A Baccalaureate is a faith-based service sponsored by the senior parents where seniors  of all faiths  and their families come together  to celebrate their graduation. Seniors who chose to participate can do so in many ways.  Reading a poem, scripture, reading from a faith-based book of choice, playing and/or singing a song,  we would love to have as many seniors participate as possible. If your senior would like to participate in any way please have them email Amy Hunt at  ahuntlandonip@gmail.com .
calendar
May 4 Band Concert
May 7 - 18 AP testing
May 14 SOL testing begins
May 19 Junior/Senior Prom
May 23 Principal's Coffee / PTSA Meeting, 9 am, Choral Room
June 1 Career Fair at LHS
June 3 Baccalaureate
June 7 Graduation
   
For a full list of upcoming events, visit the LHS website Events page