langley eNews 
6/15 / 2017  

gently used school supplies needed
As the school year draws to an end, many used and unwanted school supplies are routinely thrown in the trash. If you have any of the following supplies that are GENTLY USED or LIKE NEW, please drop them in the SHARE of McLean collection box outside the main office. Questions? Contact Betsy Shomaker at

#2 pencils
Pens/Highlighters/Dry erase markers
Colored pencils/Markers in box
Mini Staplers and staples
Loose leaf Lined paper 
Loose leaf Graph paper- unused (pkg can be open)
Glue sticks large or small
Post it notes
Unused spiral notebooks/pocket folders
Binders in good condition
Thanks should go to the Category B students who helped put together the AP Bags during AP exams. The bags were courtesy of the Langley Academic Boosters. Thank you!
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a message from the ptsa president
Today was graduation day for our seniors. Congratulations to the Class of 2017 and to their parents!  We wish our seniors the best of luck as they head off to college and the workforce. To celebrate, tonight is the All Night Grad Party (ANGP) -- a spectacular graduation party with countless games and activities, swimming, and prize winning -- which allows kids to commemorate graduation with their friends in a safe manner. Haven't bought a ticket yet? No worries. Tickets will be sold at the door (a signed parental authorization form is required for entrance). Click here for the form.

As this year's PTSA business wraps up, the planning begins for next year. We want every Langley family to feel welcome and empowered to support student success. To accomplish this goal, we need to hear from you. Please take one minute to complete our completely anonymous 7-question PTSA Survey Monkey questionnaire Tell us what you love about Langley. What could use some tweaking for next year? It's your school.  Help us make it the best it can be!

~ Chrissie Lavin, PTSA President
a standing ovation for chrissie!
Even as the school year is coming to a close, PTSA President Chrissie Lavin is still hard at work wrapping up projects, attending meetings and making sure we have a smooth transition to next year. Her energy level, dedication and commitment to Langley should be an inspiration to us all.  She has devoted the past school year to supporting our entire Langley community, from donuts and coffee for the staff to helping organize Career Day for our students to organizing PTSA meetings and attending coffees to keep our parents informed. Chrissie has spent endless hours to make our school a better place. She manages to do all this with a friendly disposition and an ever-present smile. She is truly deserving of our gratitude and appreciation.

Thank you, Chrissie, for all you have done for Langley! 

~ Jennifer Feinstein, PTSA President 2017-2018
Past, Present and Future PTSA Presidents
Terri Markwart  (2015-16),  Chrissie Lavin  (2016-17) &  Jennifer Feinstein  (2017-18)
saxons honored
Each year, the PTSA recognizes outstanding students with two different awards: 

The Scott Stone Memorial Award for Outstanding Citizenship is awarded annually to two Langley seniors who throughout their years at Langley demonstrated qualities of outstanding character, leadership and humanitarianism. The winners, nominated by Langley faculty and selected by Langley administrators, have greatly contributed to the community with random acts of kindness, friendly rapport with peers and faculty, compassion for others, and by serving as positive role models. In memory of Langley science teacher Scott Stone, this award, presented with $500, is given to students whose enthusiasm, thoughtfulness, and citizenship made Langley a better place to go to school. This year's winners are: Mary Margaret Chalk and Elena Marcovici

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 This year's winner is  Linsey Wenk.

Congratulations to all of our winners!
saxons win cappies!
Broadway has the Tony's and high schools have the Cappies, which recognize and celebrate high school theater. Last Sunday, the 2016-2017 Cappies award recipients were announced. Saxon Stage's dazzling production of the musical  Gypsy won awards for Lead Actress in a Musical (Jamie Goodson) and Best Male Dancer (Cuinn Casey).

Congratulations to our Langley winners and to all of the members of cast and crew. Special thanks goes to director Valerie Karasek for spearheading such a wonderful production!
boys' soccer are state champions!!!
Congratulations to the Langley boys soccer team on their State Championship!
help wanted: student ambassadors
It's not always easy being a "new kid" at Langley. Students transferring to Langley from other high schools benefit from the helpful advice and guidance of our Student Ambassadors. If your child is interested in joining next year's Student Ambassador team, they should email Langley counselor Susan Murphy at
eco-opportunity for students
Fairfax County's 3rd Environmental Education Conference is  Thur, June 29. Hosted at the National Wildlife Federation in Reston, the conference is free for high school and college students. Students will enjoy a sustainable meal, learn how to get involved in environmental education initiatives in their own community, and will hear from prominent keynote speakers. To register, click here ( deadline June 15).

Have questions or want to get more involved? Check out the  website, or email This conference is hosted in collaboration between Eco-Schools Leadership Initiative (ESLI), National Wildlife Federation, and FCPS Get2Green.
service learning
great summer project -- gather up used crayon bits and pieces!

Once again this year, Langley is working on a pyramid-wide service project to collect and recycle used crayons for The Crayon Initiative. This program collects unwanted crayons, re-manufactures them and provides them to pediatric wards at children's hospitals. Last year, the Langley pyramid schools collected approximately 640 pounds of crayons for The Crayon Initiative. Our students' used crayons were melted down to become over 3000 crayon packs distributed to children's hospitals all over the country! The Crayon Initiative was featured in a segment on the Today Show last year which can be viewed here

Crayons will be collected from all the elementary schools and the middle school in this pyramid. LHS students will sort and mail the crayons to The Crayon Initiative as their first service project of the new school year in August 2017. If you have used crayons at home, please donate them by placing crayons in the collection box located in the Student Services Dept, Trailer 34.

For more information on The Crayon Initiative, visit their website.
tasty senior breakfast
The Langley Senior class was treated to a tasty breakfast hosted by the Junior class. It was a wonderful and memorable Saxon eventCongratulations to the Class of 2017!!!

advertise in next year's directory
As we near the end of the school year, AtoZ Directories is already hard at work on our directory for the  2017-2018 school year.  AtoZ Directories produces our print directory and our directory app free of charge for our school. The PTSA is thrilled to be working with them again.

Our directory is a valuable resource for our school and an ideal way to promote your business, firm, practice and community partnership. There's no better way to connect directly with families in our community and support our school at the same time.

H ere's a link to the rate card, with an advertising opportunity for every budget.  Premium spots will sell quickly. Contact AtoZ today to ensure you find the best ad space for you and your business.

Email AtoZ's Lori Mankin at for more information or to secure your placement before summer break.  Thank you for your participation and support of Langley High School!
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