langley eNews 
6/22 / 2017  

all-met honorees
In the past, we've published the names of those athletes honored in the  Washington Post in the
All-Met Sports section in the course of the year. Although we somehow failed to do that this year in a timely manner, we're making up for it right here. Below are the names who were judged the best among their peers in the entire metro area. Thanks to all of them for  representing LHS so well.

baseball: Danny Hosley, 1st Team
girls' lacrosse:  Emma Crooks, 2nd Team; Anna Hofgard and Marina Smith, Honorable Mention
girls' track Kelsie Hao,  HM
boys' rowing:Paul Gorka, HM
girls' rowing:  Light Four, HM; Jenna Rosen and Medha Uppal, HM
golf:  Brandon Berry, 1st Team; Eli Thrasher, HM
boys' soccer Jacob Labovitz: Athlete of the Year. Click here to see Jacob's portrait and article about leading LHS to our second soccer state championship in 3 years.  Also honored: Sam Golan , 1st Team; Daniel Hulett, HM
girls' basketball:  Jordyn Callaghan, HM
girls' indoor track & field:  Kayla Deehan, HM
boys' swimming:  Casey Storch, 2nd Team
girls' swimming:  Bella Rongione, 2nd Team; Joanne Fu and Michelle Owens, HM
ice hockey:  Kevin Wang, HM
field hockey:  Jackie Kotorly and Aya White, HM
volleyball:  Elena Shkylar, 1st Team; Allison Franke, HM
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last words from the ptsa president
What a year! What a school! And what an honor to have served as president of such a talented, bighearted group of volunteers. 
There are many people to thank for their dedication and hard work this school year, beginning with our incredible principal, Fred Amico, fabulous PTSA faculty liaison, Tricia Poythress, and all of the committed teachers and staff of Langley, who devote their professional lives to teaching our children. Thank you for your unwavering dedication to our students.
It's impossible to thank every LHS volunteer personally in this space, but I trust you all know who you are -- the volunteers who have strengthened our school through service in the PTSA, booster clubs, and by serving as Class Parents or leaders of the Langley band, chorus, orchestra, and theater guilds. The people who provide hospitality, write this newsletter, maintain our website, represent Langley at community meetings, create the school directory, give tours, bake, sell, raise funds, help in the clinic, take minutes, improve cafeteria choices, coordinate teacher appreciation and Back-to-School Packets, recruit volunteers, administer appropriations, PDF, and student awards. The parents who chaperone school dances, judge the Science Fair, help out with Saxon Service, Ethics Day, Career Fair, ANGP, Baccalaureate, student health screenings, Reflections, the Senior Breakfast, and sporting events, and so many other programs that enrich our students' lives.  Thank you, all!
A special shout out to our "full-time" volunteers, Betsy Shomaker and Julie Hohl, for their endless contributions to our community. Another to Ann Haley, PTSA treasurer extraordinaire.  
A fond farewell to our "graduating" PTSA volunteers who will be dearly missed and long remembered: Ann Goettman, Aradhana Luthra, Kim Stankey, Kristin Bonacci, Barb Long, Lorraine Bucy and Diane Forburger.
A debt of gratitude to this year's PTSA President-Elect, Jennifer Feinstein, for all of her insight, wisdom, support, and know-how. The PTSA will be in extremely capable hands next year. 
And thanks to all of you parents for raising such wonderful Saxon students.  Wishing everyone a wonderful summer!
~ Chrissie Lavin, PTSA President 2016-17
another beautiful graduation
Seniors rejoiced after receiving their graduation diplomas last Thursday at Constitution Hall in Washington, DC. Highlights of the ceremony include keynote speaker actress Lauren Graham sharing antics of her days as a Langley theatre student, as well as the celebratory sentiments of Principal Fred Amico, Senior Class President Kaitlin Bonacci, and the senior class officers. Audience members were treated to performances from our band, chorus, and orchestra. 

Keynote Speaker, Actress and Alumna Lauren Graham

Hats off to the graduates!

langley read tweet
Here's a link to a tweet for a Langley Read summer challenge. Please feel free to share with the Langley Community in any way you can. Also encourage your friends to follow us for more challenges throughout the summer. #LangleyRead
~ Kathleen Ortiz, LHS Library
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
getting ready for those ap's
Is your student taking his or her first AP class next year -- and do you want to give them a jump start? Do your young scholars want to improve their critical reading, test-taking, and document analysis skills

If you answered yes to either of these questions, sign your students up for the Advanced Placement Summer Workshop, held at LHS on Thurs, Aug 17. The workshop begins at 8:15 am, with a morning session focusing on reading, writing, and test-taking in the AP classroom; followed by an afternoon session focusing on either AP World History or AP Human Geography courses and related skills, ending at 2:45 pm. 

The cost is $40 for the full day or $20 for either the morning or afternoon session; applications and payments should be mailed to Langley by July 31. Please see the flyer for additional details or contact Ryan Jackson ( ) with questions.
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.
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!
Aug 28

For a full list of upcoming events, visit the LHS website Events page