There's still time to send in your
class dues and
order tickets for the
Freshman Class Dinner. The class has ordered a limited number of extra t-shirts, so send in your form while supplies last. If you sent it in with your child, please check that backpack, as it may not have found its way to the Main Office. Forms are on the Class of 2019 webpage or from your schedule packet.
The dinner will be
Sept 30, 6:30 pm,
in the cafeteria.
Students and parents are invited to attend and meet Principal Amico, our AP Mr. Penn, and your newly elected student class officers. Tickets are $20 per person if ordered before Sept. 30, or $25 if purchased at the door. Students who stay after school for sports or other activities can come directly afterward to the cafeteria, where we'll welcome their early help. Any questions, please contact Cindy Gersony at email@example.com.
Please join our GoogleGroup!
Only about 25% of the class parents have joined the LHS 2019 Google Group, and we need everyone to sign up! This is the primary method to receive news and information related to the class of 2019. To join, click the
PTSA Class of 2019 website.
NOTE: Make sure you indicate you want to receive ALL emails sent to the group. You'll only get emails from the LHS 2019 Class Parent tasked with communication. This is not an open discussion forum.
October 7 at 9 am will be our first
Parent Coffee at
Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike.
Parents, please fill out the
class dues form that was in your student's packet, and return it with your check in the envelope provided. We have a limited number of extra t-shirts to give to those students who are just now turning in their dues (deadline was Sept 10). So, please get the forms in ASAP to make sure your child gets a t-shirt!
We hope to see you at the first
Junior Parent Class Coffee on
Thurs, Oct 1 at
9 am at
Principal Fred Amico and
AP Jessica Statz will be there to share information and answer any questions.
If you aren't receiving weekly Class of 2017 email blasts, please contact
at firstname.lastname@example.org. The email blasts are our primary means of communicating all class events and information.
Please remember to
pay your class dues
! Senior class dues are
and must be paid before your student can participate in senior year events, including field trips and graduation. The form is available on our class
As discussed at Senior College Night, the
to submit college application information contained in the Senior Handbook for
The Senior Handbook has been posted to our class
Distribution of Spirit Week T-shirts (paid for with your class dues) and any senior swag you ordered will take place during all
October 5, 6 and
7. Please remind your students pick up their Spirit Week t-shirts as they will need to wear them on Thurs, Oct 8 for the
senior panoramic photo and
Senior Class Coffee
will be held
Fri, Oct 16
Trinity United Methodist Church
, 1205 Dolley Madison Blvd, McLean (use Main Office entrance, and go upstairs to Langley Hall). Please note this is a
. Coffee will be served at 9:20 am, and the
Future Senior Coffees: Thurs, Jan 7 and Fri, April 8 - save the dates!
I'm assuming most of us reading e
are not engaged, at least not in the matrimonial sense (though of course if you are - congratulations!). Rather, are you and your child engaged with Langley and your community? Studies show that students who are involved in an activity outside the school day, whether it's sports, the arts, or an academic/service club, are happier and more successful. This is attributed to any teen's desire to be accepted and respected, which is an important part of their development. This year's Club Day will be held this Fri, Sept 25, during lunch in the courtyard. All students are encouraged to attend and preview the clubs offered at Langley. You may hear, "The club has already met, so wouldn't I be the only new person?" Or, "Only upperclassmen are at Club Day" or "I don't know anyone who does any clubs." Tell them to go anyway! If they aren't sold on joining a club, several local service organizations will be represented as well, and students can find out more about how they can give back to their community.
Parents, we need to be engaged, too. Principal Amico's and AP Landis's updates on all things Langley at Tuesday's sophomore coffee were extremely helpful, with a lot of new parents in attendance. A recent story in the
quoted a university president who told the incoming class each year: "For those of you who have come here to get a degree: Congratulations! I'm giving you your degree today, and you can go home now. For those who came to get an education, welcome to four great years of learning at this university."
The same can be said of Langley -- there's more to high school than 8:10-2:50, Monday to Friday.
~ Terri Markwart,
annual PTSA membership and donation
helps provide Langley's
innovative teaching development, cutting-edge technology, and special programs and extra materials
to enhance your child's education. The PTSA suggests a
$100 donation per family
, but any amount is greatly appreciated. Join before Langley student directories are distributed. Your membership includes a printed directory!
. Not sure if you've already joined/donated? You can find out by emailing our PTSA Membership chairs
Students in the Leadership class put on the Homecoming
Dance in great
style, but they
need a little help from parents
. (Tell your kids they'll only see you for 30 seconds on the way in.) To volunteer, please visit this
. This year's theme is
"Under the Sea."
Q: What is my child doing during Saxon time?
A: Well, there's a good chance that your child is chatting with her friend or checking his phone, and of course kids need downtime during their packed days. But every now and then, do remind your students that Saxon Time was designed for them to be able to
meet with their teachers, have
study sessions with other students,
work on group projects, finish their homework, or
see the athletic trainer. They can find quiet spots to study in the Library or in many classrooms. Even without specific questions, just spending Saxon Time in the class that's giving a student a little trouble can be helpful.
You've probably got some burning questions for
Send them to
, and we'll see what we can find out.
ave you played with the FCPS Budget Tool yet? Try it now while it's still in operation, by clicking this
. Data gathered from people's budget proposals will be assessed by Superintendent Garza as she formulates her recommendations to the Fairfax County School Board.
saxon scope scores another award
reported that the Saxon Scope has won yet another award, this one from the American Scholastic Press Association: First Place in the newspaper competition for senior high schools with enrollment of 1,701-2,500. The evaluation read in part: "You have an excellent school newspaper, which shows creativity and journalistic knowlege of your editors, reporters, writers, photographers, layout/graphics designers, and advisor." Congratulations go out to all former editors and staff, including Katherine Rohloff, Neeka Eghbali, Ben Cross and Daniel Levetown, along with the many returning staff members for the 2015-16 school year.
To preview and purchase team and individual photos online, go to
then enter Langley's access code,
. Galleries are separated by season, then by team and are available throughout the school year. Contact Candid Color directly with any questions at
Congratulations to Langley's first champions of the 2015-16 school year! The Boys Golf team took home the
Liberty Conference 6 Championship!!
for updated game schedules, field directions, and other information. Come out and support your fellow Saxons!
for membership, booster wear, Saxon sales and sponsorships.
Follow us on Twitter @langleysports.org.
second annual Service Fair
will be held on
Fri, Sept 25
during all lunches, held in conjunction with Club Day. LHS is committed to promoting service within our community. The
goal of the Service Fair is to connect students with organizations
so that they are committed to long-term support of the organization and not just "one-off" volunteering opportunities. The organizations are quite varied this year-
to name a few. Please encourage your student to sign up with an organization so that they can earn hours for the service learning cord which is proudly worn at graduation. For more information on LHS service learning, please visit the
link on the LHS website.
Teen Volunteer Information Nights
at the following locations to help students find information about
service learning opportunities
in Fairfax County:
- Tues, Sept 22, 6:30-8 pm at Chantilly Regional Library
- Thurs, Oct 1, 6:30-8 pm at Burke Centre Library
- Mon, Oct 5, 6:30-8 pm at Thos Jefferson Library (Falls Church)
- Tues, Oct 15, 6:30-8pm at Richard Byrd Library (Springfield)
If you're a
family new to Langley High Schoo
l and have a 10th-12th grade student, please join us at the
new family coffee
Fri, Oct 2
principal's conference room
(across from the Main Office). We'll be answering your questions, as well as discussing upcoming events on the Langley Calendar. We'll also touch on conversations about post-high school plans that you can have with your student.
Join us! We're here to help you with your transition to LHS.
||Freshman class dinner, 6:30 pm
||Junior parent coffee, 9 am at Cooper MS
||Senior Early Decision deadline for Langley paperwork
||Freshman parent coffee, 9 am
Homecoming football game, 7 pm
||Columbus Day holiday
||PSAT / 2-hour dismissal
Senior field trip
Sophomore class dinner
||Senior parent coffee, 9:30 am
||FCPS College Night, Fair Oaks mall, 7:30-9:30 pm
||FCPS College Night, Hayfield school, 7-9 pm
||Choral Concert, Providence Baptist Church
||NCAA informational meeting, McLean HS, 7:30 pm
||Principal's coffee and PTSA meeting, 9 am at Cooper MS