langley eNews 
9/7/ 2017  

If you haven't yet, please pay your class dues! The form was in your student's Back-To-School Packet or it can be found here or on the Langley PTSA website . The form and your check can be dropped off by your student at the main office.

Our first class coffee will be held at Cooper MS , Room 130, on Thurs, Nov 9 .

Senior Swag order deadline is Sept 22, click here to order.

If you are not receiving our class emails, please contact and request to be added to the google group.

Please remember to send in your student's Junior Class Dues & Registration. You can find an online copy of the form on the Class of 2019 webpage. It's due back Thurs, Sept 21 and can be dropped off in the main office by your student. 

Join us for our first Parent Coffee of the year on Mon, Sept 18 at 9:30 am at Cooper MS, Room 130. Hear the latest news for junior parents. If you'd like to volunteer to help with the coffees (or other Junior events), sign up here

If you're not receiving Class of 2019 emails, please sign-up for our GoogleGroup for parents by following this link.

Spirit Week Class t-shirts must be ordered by this weekend! Please have your student bring the class dues form to the Main Office by noon on Fri,Sept 8 to ensure we order the correct number of shirts/sizes. Key dates and information for Sophomores can be found in the
Sophomore Class  LetterYou can always find relevant information and dates on the class webpage

Upcoming dates for parents:
Sept 25, 7 pm  sharp: Sophomore Parent/Teen Driver's Education Program in LHS Auditorium
Oct 25, 9:30-11 am : First Sophomore Parent Forum at St. John's Episcopal Church

If you didn't receive a class email on Sept 5, please contact If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact

Freshman class dues ($35) are due TOMORROW, Fri, Sept 8. Dues are used to fund activities such as Back-to-School packets, Parent Coffees, and Student Treat Days. Class dues include your freshman's Homecoming t-shirt!  Click here for the LHS Class of 2021 dues form. 

Please join us for our Class of 2021 D inner which  will be held on  Thurs, Sept 28, 6:30-8pm in the Langley cafeteria. Come meet our class sponsors, class administrator and other freshman families while enjoying great food including a vegetarian option from Moby Dick, House of Kabob. Proceeds from this event also go towards Class of 2021 activities. Please rsvp using the same Class of 2021 dues form.
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a message from the lhs principal
Welcome to the new school year! Special thanks  go to our Student Ambassadors, Langley Link Mentors  and our SGA for the great welcome to our new students and freshmen.  I'd also like to recognize our cheerleaders, dance team, and drum line , who added enthusiasm to the school year kick-off, and the class parents  who stuffed BTS packets and handed them out. The PTSA has also been instrumental in helping begin the year on a positive note  by hosting a much-appreciated breakfast for our staff and starting to appropriate funds for student programs.
The first week of school went by quickly with all students watching videos on Student Rights and Responsibilities and "Chasing Dreams,"  the theme of our Langley Read (click here to watch). This week, students will view a student-prepared video on the Langley Honor Code which will be posted on our website soon. On Friday, we will view two videos in commemoration of 9/11. We are watching these not to remind ourselves of the horror of that day, but rather to show us how noble we are in moments of crisis. In those times we are able to come together to elevate ourselves for a higher purpose. We just need to look at the recent events in Houston to see what good we are capable of. Click here to view (video 1, video 2).
Some other quick news: Back to School Night is Tues, Sept 12, 7 pm. All parents will begin the night in their child's first period class. Please bring a copy of your child's schedule with you. You can access your student's schedule from Parent Vue. All information was also sent home in a KIT message on Mon, Sept 5. Due to limited parking, we will have shuttle buses from St. Luke's Catholic Church beginning at 6 pm.  I encourage you to park at the church and ride the shuttle since the school parking lot will fill-up quickly. 
Late Buses will begin on Wed, Sept 13.  They will depart Langley at approximately 4:30 pm.
We will move into our new library, visual arts, and world language rooms on Sept 25.  Room numbers will be changing, but your child will be made aware of the change.
Lastly, we will be participating in a coin drive for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. This initiative will be done by all the schools in our pyramid. Our Leadership class will be organizing the drive, which will be conducted through third period. We just want students to contribute their spare change. All money will go to the Red Cross for their relief efforts.
I hope you had a good summer and are quickly adjusting to the early opening of school!
~ Fred Amico, LHS Principal
safety first! be alert!!
This is a friendly reminder to always drive slowly and safely on car-front-icon.gif school grounds.
There are many activities going on around Langley. As this is the case, groups have to be creative when looking for space to work. Our fabulous Marching Band actually practices in our parking lot after school. This gives the director, Mr. Martin, a bird's eye view of the formations as he watches the group from the roof top.
Please observe the Marching Band practice area designated by cones in the Langley parking lot and move to the right as you enter.
There is no parking or driving in this area when the cones are up. The safety of our students is our foremost concern. We appreciate your cooperation.
still seeking volunteers
Still looking for someone to lead Reflections!  The National PTA offers students an opportunity to participate in a Reflections program that recognizes achievements in the arts. The theme this year is Within Reach. We need one or two parents willing to advertise the event and coordinate the submissions of Langley students. There will be a training reception for all Chairs on  Thurs, Sept 14 at 6:30 pm. Click here  to find more information about the program. Please send an email to if you would like to help. We will not be able to offer this program to our students without parent support!
nhs apps due very soon
Juniors and seniors interested in applying for the National Honor Society can access the application packet by enrolling in the Langley NHS Google Classroom page using code 50wqv2g. The application and teacher recommendations are due by Fri, Sept 22. For more info, click herePlease send any questions to Mrs. Conner, , or Ms. Stankiewicz
moving day help needed
moving-boxes.jpg The renovation at Langley keeps progressing! New computer labs will be made available in September. We could use some helping hands  to ensure the transition happens quickly, and the students can start using the new spaces immediately. The move will occur on Fri, Sept 22, 7 am (note that this is a Planning Day and the students will not be at school). Please click on this  link  if you have some time to share.
performing arts
saxon stage:  Langley's fall play is The Dining Room, a comedy by A.R. Gurney.  Auditions will continue on  Fri, Sept 8 from 3:15-5:30 pm and callback auditions will be on Mon, Sept 11 from 3:15-6 pm. Auditions are open to all Langley students. Those interested may sign-up on the bulletin board in the Black Box theatre or contact drama teacher Valerie Karasek,  for more information. Performance dates are Nov 16-18. 
tuba.jpg band:  This Sat, Sept 9, members of Langley's fast-growing band program will be walking through the local community, seeking Tag Day donations. Tag Day is the band's only fundraiser, and community financial support is crucial to make up the shortfall under the Fairfax County budget cuts. Donations are tax deductible  and the money will be used by the band to repair instruments and purchase new instruments, music, color guard uniforms, and equipment. The band program continues to grow and comprises our exciting, award-winning marching band and color guard, a jazz band, and three concert bands, including our nationally-acclaimed Wind Symphony. Look for Langley band members in your neighborhood on Saturday and consider donating to this great band! We would greatly appreciate your support!  Please click here for more band info. 
student directory
The Langley PTSA works with A to Z Directories to create our school's database for the online and print student directory. All student data will be verified online, and there will be no paper forms to return to the school. All registered students in grades 9-12 will be automatically included in the Student Directory.

In mid-September you'll receive an email from the Langley Directory with a link to access your account  for the new school year. After logging in to your Langley account,  y ou can verify your contact information or opt out of the directory.
Please note, all students will be included in the Directory. To verify your information, make changes or opt out, you must log in using the link which will be sent to you. All student information not verified will print as is. Contact,  if you have any questions. Visit for the LHS Student Directory.
advertise your business to the lhs community
There's still time to advertise in this year's Student Directory. Ad space is available throughout the printed directory and in the mobile directory app. To place your ad or for more information, please contact  Lori Mankin at A to Z Directories at . Click here for pricing. For other directory questions, contact .
wrestling:  If your student is interested in joining the wrestling team, please contact Coach Mye, . No experience is necessary; we will teach everyone from the ground up. We are also looking for freshman managers.
swim & dive:  There will be a Swim & Dive interest meeting on Wed, Sept 27 at 3 pm in the cafeteria.
cross country: 
The cross country team has already enjoyed great success at the PR Kickoff , a 2 mile race divided by grade. The  Monroe Parker meet is this weekend - and it will be a biggie!! So far, Langley has had four top ten finishers with 9th grader Jack Ellinger, 7th in the freshman race with a time of 12:39. Ninth grader Lilly Fowler came in 3rd with a time of 14:01. Sophomore Victoria Stark was 8th with a time of 14:00. Junior Anna Spear came in 1st for girls and overall meet winner with a time of 12:07. 

The team has also been busy with a team car wash and some early morning practices before school.
an introduction to executive function -- tomorrow!
Join us tomorrow for this interactive workshop! The brain's executive function enables people to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and multi-task successfully. Learn how these skills affect your child's academic habits: Inhibition, Emotional Control, Initiation , Working Memory, Planning and Organization, Self-Monitoring. Click here to register for this event which will be held on Fri, Sept 8, 10 am - 12 pm at the Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services located at 2334 Gallows Rd, Entrance  1 - Room 100, Dunn Loring, VA.
donate from your phone
Have you joined the Langley CauseNetwork yet?  It's the site that lets you shop at over 1,000 stores that donate up to 10% of every purchase to Langley High School PTSA. You can also make travel arrangements, donate used tech devices and used vehicles and link your grocery cards. When you do any of these things through the app, Langley gets a donation!
Please join today and start making a difference by having your everyday activities count towards donations to your school. Please click here  for more information, to sign up or donate. 
Sept 12
Back-to-school night, all grades, 7 pm
Sept 18
Junior parent coffee, 9:30 am
Sept 22
Student holiday (strategic planning)
Sept 25
Driver's Ed program, doors close at 7 pm sharp
Sept 27
Principal's coffee & PTSA membership meeting, Cooper MS Room 130, 9 am
Sept 28
Freshman class dinner
Sept 29
Club Day

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