langley eNews 
6/1 / 2017  

Any junior  parents who can volunteer to help with this year's prom on  Saturday , 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

Baccalaureate is Sun, June 11, from 4-5:30 pm  in the Langley Auditorium. 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 link . All seniors in attendance at the Baccalaureate will be recognized. Help us get an accurate attendance count by responding to the  Evite  link.

Hershey Park Field Trip  permission slips are due to English teachers ASAP. The trip is scheduled for June 13 . Breakfast, park attendance fees, transportation and lunch are INCLUDED at no charge!

The Senior Breakfast is Wed, June 14, 8:30 to 9:30 am in the cafeteria.  Come to socialize with seniors and their families! Shuttle buses will run from Langley Forks/Clemyjontri Park to and from Langley as school parking is limited. The Senior Awards and Senior Video will begin at approximately 9:30 am in the auditorium, and a  MANDATORY graduation rehearsal  will follow.

All Night Grad Party (ANGP) is Thur, June 15, the night of graduation, and your student won't want to miss it!  Use this link to purchase ANGP tickets NOW.  And, if you wish to help with the event, click on this link

If you wish to order a professional quality DVD of the LHS 2017 senior graduation ceremony, they are available for $25 via the this link.

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a message from the principal
Welcome to the post-Memorial Day part of the school year! While it seems like it should be over, there is still a lot going on. We have numerous athletic teams competing in Regional contests. Our Girl's Lacrosse, Boys Soccer, and Girls Tennis teams are still moving on. Check the most up-to-date schedules at Our performing arts departments are also having their end-of-year shows. Chorus will perform this Thurs and Fri evening at 7 pm. The final Orchestra concert theme is French Pops! and will take place on Tues, June 6 at 7 pm and the Langley Jazz Band will perform on Thurs, June 8 at 7 pm.
Come out and see a game or a performance! We have wonderful kids, who do amazing things both in and out of the classroom. On that note, our Scholastic Bowl team went to Nationals over the weekend and came in 65th out of over 350 teams. Congrats! Our recent production of Gypsy was nominated for six Cappies! They are also performing on the main stage at the Kennedy Center for the awards.
We have our prom this Saturday at Westwood Country Club, 9 pm to midnight. Please speak with your children about your expectations and appropriate behavior for that evening. We have a crash car in front of our building right now as an example of what can happen when one makes poor decisions. For those students taking buses, please ensure that they are alcohol-free. We want the prom to be a fun event. Since we are in the 30 day window to graduation, we do not want to tell any students they cannot walk at graduation.
Senior exams begin next week, June 6, and our Class of 2017 Graduation ceremony is on June 15, at Constitution Hall and there's no school for underclassmen that day, so younger siblings and teachers can attend. While your kids may think that's a great day to sleep late and hang out, they could also get a jump start on pulling together study materials for exams.
Underclass exams begin on June 19 and school will be dismiss ed at noon from June 19 through 22. It's been a fun and eventful year; p lease help us to finish up in a safe and enjoyable way!
~ Fred Amico, Langley High School Principal
sober reminder
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.
new ptsa board
At yesterday's PTSA meeting, we elected a talented slate of PTSA officers  for the 2017-2018 school year:
President: Jennifer Feinstein
President-Elect: Patty Burgess
1st VP/Membership: Lisa Givens   
2nd VP/Fundraising: Jamie Loving
3rd VP/ Professional Development Fund (PDF): Liz Holzapfel
4th VP /Appropriations: Laura Skeen
Treasurer: Ann Haley
Recording Secretary: Kathie Schoff      
Corresponding Secretary:  Jennisse Silvestri
Parliamentarian: Mary Kunkemueller
It's going to be an amazing year!  Congratulations to the officers and the entire new PTSA Board!
career fair treats needed
Langley's Career Fair is next week and we are still in need of granola bars, fruit, juice bottles, water bottles, and other donated items to help make this event a success. Please click here to donate. Donations can be dropped off in the Langley office on Mon, June 5, before 4 pm, in the boxes marked for those donations. Thank you for your help and support!
saxon service report
Saxon Service was a HUGE success this year thanks to all the students who participated! Langley offered 17 different activities on 17 different days and  our students gave more than 3,100 of student hours of service to the participating organizations. These important service learning opportunities would not be possible without the assistance of these wonderful volunteers: 
Ann Haley, Cindy Gersony, Ahalya Sharma, Bryson Donoghue, Beth Harkaway, 
Heidi Appel, Deb Drain, Michelle Spear, Lorraine Bucy, Jennifer Feinstein, Katie Connolly, Vigi Kripanandan, Carolyn Jones, Christy Slade, Nancy Deng, Chrissie Lavin, Helen Zang, Claire Stock, Lois Peterson, Laura Carlisle, and  Liz Holzapfel.  

Our student leaders who assisted with each of the service activities are: 
Cameron Hohl, Maryam Mahdi, Nikki Haley, Sandy Shahparast, Annie Xing, Camila Maric, Donya Momenian, Chrissie Ivanova, Ananya Amirthalingam, Ryan Herberg, Crestienne DeChaine, Ale Van Scoyoc,  and
Alex Paul.   
Our thanks also to Effie Hoffman with Case for Smiles, and a BIG shout out to the Langley faculty who hosted and supported the activities in their rooms, as well as the administration who made Saxon Service possible each week including: 
Betsy Jones, Jessica Roche, Ronni Chern, Cathy Stark, John Santosuosso, Tricia Poythress, Leah Puhlick, Kiersten Conrad, Jen Lincicome, Vivian Jewell, Nancy Ayoub, Jim Robertson, Mark Rogers, Sonya Williams, an d Fred Amico .
As the school year comes to a close, please remember that we are always in need of the following:  used crayons, clean t-shirts, yarn, sewing machines, sturdy cardboard shoe boxes (without lids), plastic knives, and disposable plastic tablecloths. Donations can be dropped off in Trailer 34 anytime between now and the start of school in August .
Our thanks to everyone for supporting Saxon Service!
~ Julie Hohl and Betsy Shomaker
international night is coming
Come celebrate the wonderful diversity that is Langley  at International Night, Sat, June 10 at 7 pm, in the auditorium. Enjoy the dance and cultural traditions from around the world.  
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. Click here for links to purchase your books and give the PTSA Amazon Smile credit.

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.
children's book drive
Please support the Reach Out and Read Virginia book drive by donating gently used children's books in the Langley, Cooper, or Churchill offices until the last day of school. Reach Out and Read Virginia is a statewide nonprofit organization that partners with pediatricians and nurse practitioners who provide new, developmentally appropriate books to children ages 6 months to 5 years old at their well-child visits. RORVA gives priority to clinics serving children in low-income communities.
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 .
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
Senior exams begin
Career Day, 8:30 - 11 am, Langley High School 
Orchestra concert, 7 pm
June 7
Academic Awards, 7 pm
June 8 Band Concert
June 10 International Night, 7 pm, Auditorium
June 11 Baccalaureate Ceremony, 4 -5:30 pm, Langley Auditorium 
June 13 Hershey Park trip for Seniors
June 14 Senior Breakfast, 8:30 - 9:30 am, Cafeteria
June 15 Class of 2017 Graduation
NO SCHOOL for underclassmen
All Night Grad Party 
June 19 Underclassmen exams begin
June 19-22 School dismissed at NOON 
June 23 Last day of school, 12:55 pm dismissal

For additional details about these events, visit the Langley calendar