langley eNews 
6/8 / 2017  

Freshman parents are responsible for set-up for All-Night Grad Party, Thur, June 15. We need two volunteers with SUVs/pickup trucks to transport tables and other equipment to Regency Sport and Health, plus nine volunteers to assemble shelving and position tables/chairs throughout the facility. Details are in the Signup Genius. Volunteer to help with ANGP and pay it forward. We'll need freshman parents to help us when our students are seniors in a few short years! Contact with any questions. 

There's nothing better in the senior video than pictures from freshman year. Take time now to go through pics from this year and send them to us at Questions? Check out our class webpage.

Please sign up to help with the Senior Breakfast  on June 14 , or with set up on June 13 , by clicking here .

And we still need volunteers for clean-up after ANGP. Help if you can by signing up 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. 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! Kids won't be allowed to participate without a permission slip.

All Night Grad Party (ANGP) is Thurs, 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.
precious item lost
Did anyone find a cross at Prom? A stainless steel cross, approx 1.5" tall, with the inscription MP 42 was lost. If your student found it, please email
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a message from the ptsa president
At the Career Fair on Tuesday, forty parent volunteers representing professions ranging from dance therapist to orthopedic surgeon engaged with Langley students. When it came to one-on-one conversations with the various professionals, many students eagerly jumped right in,  asking the representatives for details about education, job responsibilities, travel, etc. Other students were a bit more reticent, shyly approaching professionals whose careers sparked their interest. Once students engaged, however, it was evident how curious, ambitious and determined all of our Saxons are  when it comes to their futures.  

Based on the conversations I overheard, the future looks bright!  

Many thanks to the parents who took the morning off from work to give our students the low-down on their professions. A debt of gratitude goes to PTSA Career Fair Chair Suzie Greico and to Lee Ann Brownlee for the many months of hard work and careful planning that went into making Career Fair a success, and to LHS Director of Student Services Sonya Williams and College and Career Counselor Hannah Wolff, whose vision made Career Fair possible. Thanks also goes to the many parents who sent in granola bars, fruit and other goodies. 

It's a joy to be part of a community that cares so deeply about our students and their futures. 

~ Chrissie Lavin, PTSA President

big checks for our students
LHS was honored to receive two BIG checks at our final Principal Coffee/PTSA Meeting last week.
Joe Donati, Giant McLean store manager, presented a check for almost $12,000 from their A+ Rewards program for this school year. Giant continues to be our top affiliate fundraising partner organization. We encourage all families to link their Giant Bonus card to Langley HS next year to help us raise much needed funds to assist with renovation furniture, teacher professional development, etc. Enrollment details can be found by clicking here. Please shop at Giant and thank them for their contributions to Langley.
Joe Donati of Giant with Principal Amico and PTSA officers Chrissie Lavin, Jennifer Feinstein, and Affiliate Fundraising Chair Elizabeth Trumbull

CauseNetwork is our newest affiliate fundraising partner, and we hope to earn more than $2,500 in just 8 months of partnership for this school year. Clay Buckley (CauseNetwork President) presented a check for more than $2,100 representing the money Langley HS PTSA received from the donation of just one vehicle. We hope all families will donate their vehicles using this easy program to benefit Langley students and faculty. To start the donation process, click here.

Clay Buckley of CauseNetwork with the LHS reps
the checks could be even bigger next time!
This year's affiliate fundraising was hugely successful, but it can get even better.
With just a few extra clicks, you can earn money for LHS while you shop for graduation gifts, Father's Day gifts, college dorms/apartments, etc.
Did you know that LHS will earn almost $2 if you buy all four Langley Read books using the links from the PTSA homepage

Or that LHS will earn 2-5% of your online purchases from Target, Walmart, and Best Buy on-line if you use CauseNetwork

Did you know that LHS will earn 3% of your receipts from for college dorm rooms when you use CauseNetwork

It's so easy to garner funds for LHS with just a few clicks!
scholastic bowl team makes history
For the first time in LHS history, the Scholastic Bowl qualified for the National Academic Quiz Tournament.  The team traveled to Atlanta with biology teacher Kenny Torres (thank you, Mr. Torres!) over Memorial Day weekend finishing 65th out of 304 of the best teams in the country. Team members include  Surya Ambardar, Craig Anderson, Dan Ni, Nitin Rao  and  Annie Wang.

a fun-filled night in Rio
More than 700 students danced the night away  at Westwood Country Club in Vienna last Sat at Langley's 2017 Prom. What a blast! 

Thanks to Langley's amazing Student Prom Committee, Junior Class Sponsor Ms. Archibald, Langley administrators and faculty, and to the many parent volunteers who all helped to make Prom such a lovely  Night in Rio! 

boys' soccer headed to states
You don't have to take our word for it -- check out this article  and video from The Washington Post! The boys will play Crosby in the semifinals on Friday at Robinson SS.

girls' lax wins regional  championship, too!

other sports news
Girls' volleyball is looking forward to another strong season this Fall 2017. Tryout information as well as practice and match schedules are all available on the website, . Click on the NEWS and the FILES section under GIRLS' VARSITY VOLLEYBALL. Prospective players should turn in their volleyball policies form, emergency care card and VHSL physical as soon as possible. Good luck to our graduating seniors Jessica Dean, Raya Mufti, Sarah Maebius, Lauren Pratte and Kelsey Sherry as they continue their academic and athletic careers in college!

sports tryout dates for 2017-2018
  1. Fall Sports: Aug 1
  2. Winter Sports: Nov 6
  3. Spring Sports: Feb 19
All eligibility requirements must be met to be eligible to tryout. Click here for eligibility information. Check each team's respective page under "NEWS" for specific dates and times.
governor's school congratulations
Virginia's Governor's School gives gifted students academic and visual and performing arts opportunities beyond those normally available in the students' home schools. The highly competitive program creates a college experience for high school students that emphasizes  free expression, intellectual curiosity, and individual responsibility.

Congratulations to this year's LHS Governor's School attendees:  Sonali Bhatnagar and Jack Kelly in Humanities;  Christine Li and  Alex Surrat in Math, Science & Technology;  Brooke Baird,  Elena Sgouros, Sophia Song and Zachary Thompson in Visual and Performing Arts;  Dan Ni, Mentorship at Virginia Institute of Marine Science; and  Hannah Kim, Yoona Lee,  Alexander Ton and  William Tu in Agriculture.
literary extension at lhs
Most Langley students have read Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, which features the Igbo tribe of Nigeria. To complement our students' studies, Langley's National English Honors Society (NEHS) recently invited two contemporary Igbo tribe members to give their narratives to about 200 Langley students. Students enjoyed learning about the differing perspectives between citizens of Nigeria and the United States. Dr. Francis Pike, a Professor of Law from Nigeria, is pictured here. 
Many thanks to LHS English Teacher and NEHS Sponsor Ronni Chern for helping to organize this special event for our Saxons. 
ap testing thanks
AP testing is over for this year, and on behalf of the teachers and counselors at Langley, a big thank you to all the parents who proctored one or more tests this year. The AP tests would not have run so smoothly without their help. Thanks goes out to these fantastic volunteers:  Ann Haley, Betsy Shomaker, Cindy Gersony, Bob Gersony, Patty Burgess, Chrissie Lavin, John Barrer, Beth Czaban, Erica Shane, Steve Stoop, Younsung Oh, Kim Wenk, Yvonne Glusia, Beth Muller, Eva Chen, Vicky Maloney, Beth Eames, Beth Harkaway, Ado Cho, Lia Grassi, Robin Svendsen, Rick Lohman, Catherine Chuang, Nancy Deng, Maxine Bolo, and Mansoora Dar, Amy Swaak also did an outstanding job coordinating the goodie bags for the AP students at every AP test.
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 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