new family coffee
Is your family new to the area and Langley? Please join us Fri, Sept 9 at 11:30 am along with Fred Amico, the LHS principal, Sonya Williams, the director of Student Services, and other families new to the area. We'll meet in the conference room by the Main Office and offer some pointers to ease your child's transition as well as your own. Please bring a brown bag lunch to eat while we talk; we'll provide drinks and dessert. RSVPs are encouraged, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
nhs apps due soon
Juniors and seniors who would like to be a part of the
National Honor Society
for the 2016-17 school year can find the application on the PTSA
. Applications must be dropped off in room 205 by
Fri, Sept 30.
Welcome to Senior Year!
Don't forget to submit your
Class of 2017 registration form
and pay for your class dues and class dinner! The form is in your green senior folder (distributed in BTS packet) and on our class website.
Fri, Sept 9
is the deadline for pre-ordering for the class dinner, to be held
Tues, Sept 13 at 6 pm,
in conjunction with
Student Service's Senior College Night
for students and parents. We'll order a very limited supply of dinners above the preorders. Tickets will be available at the door on a first-come, first-serve basis, while limited quantities last.
Please place orders now to insure availability!
is also the deadline to pay
Senior Class Dues
to receive a
Spirit Week T-shirt. Sept 16
order deadline: online ordering only, at this
If you're not receiving
Class of 2017 email blasts,
please visit our
Join 2017 Google Group.
The emails will be our primary means of communicating all class events and information, including graduation info.
On behalf of Langley High School's Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), it's a pleasure to welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year. For over 50 years, Langley parents have played a vital role in maintaining a tradition of excellence at our school. Ideas for getting involved:
Lend a helpful hand.
Homecoming or Prom, be a table leader at
or bake cookies for a
event. For more volunteer ideas, look for the
PTSA volunteer form
in your child's back-to-school packet or click
Invest in our children.
PTSA membership and donation dollars
provide many of
that the cash-strapped FCPS budget cannot, from basic supplies, like
, to high-tech equipment for our
new broadcast journalism studio
. To join or donate via Pay Pal visit our
for the form.
Join the conversation. To be a parent in the know,
aim to attend all five of this year's PTSA meetings. Hear the
latest scoop from Principal Amico, discuss important issues, and have
your questions answered. Our first meeting will be
Thurs, Oct 5 at 9 am, Cooper MS (due to limited parking at Langley).
Read and report. Langley PTSA's talented eNews editors will keep you well informed with this weekly electronic newsletter, but we rely on the help of parents like you to do the reporting. If your child's Langley class, club, sport, or activity has an event or accomplishment you'd like to see highlighted, submit text and photos to email@example.com by noon on Tuesdays.
Show gratitude. Thank faculty members for
jobs well done -- interesting assignments, the extra help they gave your child, recommendation letters, and the like. We want our teachers to know how much
we appreciate their hard work. Another great way to say thanks is by
donating any extra event tickets you might have -- sports, theatre, dance. The PTSA will raffle off all donated tickets to
grateful faculty members.
How can the PTSA better support you and your child? What changes would like to see at Langley? Is there a program you'd like to see implemented? Please send
questions, comments, and suggestions
to me at
. Or provide completely
by clicking this
Thank you for your generous support and enthusiastic participation in the PTSA. Go Saxons!
~ Chrissie Lavin, Langley PTSA President
langley scores a delicous first
Langley students have bragging rights to one of the best schools in the country.
And now they have another reason to boast. Langley is the first school in FCPS to have its very own barbeque for serving up delicious, hot-off-the-grill meals.
With our new extra-large grill placed just outside the cafeteria, our students can now choose to dine on grilled
delicacies, including hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken breasts, and even veggie burgers. Best of all, prices for barbecue line meals are the same as for meals offered in the other cafeteria lines.
And that's not all that's new in on the food front. Our students can now select any of a variety of fresh salads, sandwiches, and parfaits from our brand new "Fresh Express" line. Fresh Express offers students specialty salads, sandwiches, wraps and fruit and yogurt parfaits.
With so many new meal options available, the Langley PTSA is interested in your student's feedback. Please send comments to Claire Stock, firstname.lastname@example.org, chair of the PTSA's Nutrition and Wellness committee.
Here are some suggestions to help your student thrive in school this year:
Ask your child
How was your day? Learn anything interesting? Get to spend time with friends?
How did you do on the math test?
2. Resist the urge to correct the errors in your child's homework.
It's your child's work, not yours.
Work done with integrity is more important than the A+. Pressure to achieve only high grades can make students resort to cheating.
Make time for PDF: playtime, downtime, family time. Research shows PDF is critical for overall well-being.
5. Create a
technology-free environment during mealtimes. Every adult and child can
benefit from a break from constant interruptions and distractions.
Collaborate with your child's teachers. Assume best intentions and work together to solve problems.
7. Fight the temptation to bring your child's forgotten homework to school.
Kids gain resilience by learning from small failures.
extra hour of sleep is more valuable than an extra hour of studying. Research shows sleep deprivation can be associated with depression and anxiety.
9. When your child wants to talk with you,
stop what you're doing and engage. Does
I hate school really mean something else, like
I'm being bullied or
I don't fit in?
10. Help your child develop his or her
interests and strengths.
Discover what your child really loves to do outside of school, not what a college admissions officer might like to see on an application.
Reprinted from Challenge Success, a nonprofit that partners with schools and families to provide kids with the academic, social, and emotional skills needed to succeed now and in the future.
help for the upcoming sat and psat
The College Board and the nonprofit Khan Academy® have teamed up to provide
free, personalized SAT study resources for all students. Students who take any test in the SAT Suite of Assessments (SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, or PSAT 8/9) have access to
video lessons and will receive
personalized SAT study resources based on their test results.
Khan Academy's world-class practice tools are free for all students and include:
practice questions, reviewed and approved by the College Board
- Four official SAT Practice Tests written by the College Board
- Personalized recommendations for instruction and practice to help students fill knowledge gaps
The official SAT practice available on
Khan Academy's website
links to classroom learning and has great potential as a valuable tool that's free to all students.
Note: The PSAT will be administered at LHS on Oct 19.
schedule changes: While we'd like to be able to make
everyone's dreams come true, it's a challenge in a building of 2000 students and over 150 faculty members. The
schedule change process for those students who'd like to request going from AP to honors or general ed (including world languages) will start
the first week of October with a schedule change packet.
We will not accept schedule change packets for elective changes, which we cannot accommodate. Please remember when requesting a schedule change that
it could realign your entire schedule and change your current teachers and current lunches. If you have questions about the process,
please have your student see their school counselor.
senior night: The Student Services dept will host
Senior Night on
Tues, Sept 13 at 7 pm in the new auditorium. Parents and students are both invited to come and
hear from LHS counselors about the college process, letters of recommendation, student expectations, and, most importantly,
the counselor's role in this process. A student transcript and
transcript release form will be available any time after 6:30 pm in Langley Hall, right outside the auditorium. Only those students who are unable to attend due to sporting events that evening or prior engagements are encouraged to come to a counselor presentation
Wed, Sept 14 during Saxon Time in the a
will have students with the last names
Ms. Robinson recently received her
Master's degree in school counseling
where she previously earned her Bachelor's degree and played field hockey. She will be the
JV field hockey coach
as well this year. Don't hesitate to contact her via email or phone with questions or concerns:
will have students with the last names
Mr. Johnson brings nine years of high school counseling experience to Saxon Country. As a career switcher, he
worked in the federal courts
for over ten years after
graduating from JMU.
He then completed a M.Ed. in school counseling at
. Most recently he served at West Potomac HS, Warren County HS in Front Royal, and Thomas Dale HS in Chesterfield County. You can contact him via email or phone with questions or concerns at
or (703) 287-2731.
m(entor) & m(entee) program
LHS is excited to welcome the
incoming freshmen class of 2020
and want to ensure that they start school with as much support as possible. Our
Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program
gives every incoming freshmen student the opportunity to be
mentored by an upperclassman!
Those students are chosen as leaders because of their history of
at Langley. Student mentors participate in y
ear-round mentorship training and coaching.
The mentors will then work with teams of freshmen monthly to
assist them throughout their first year of high school.
We'll partner with
Core Trainings, a company that specializes in mentoring and leadership in schools, to provide systems, training and support to Langley.
senior ethics forum is now!
Parent and community volunteers are needed NOW to serve as table leaders at the annual
Senior Ethics Forum, to be held on
Wed, Oct 19, 8:15 am to 2:45 pm.
Please note that the Forum is being held in October, not May as in previous years.
Seniors rotate through four modules where an ethical dilemma is presented, followed by small or large group discussions. We need volunteer table leaders to work with groups of 8 students to facilitate small group discussion and to help students rotate through the modules. Senior parents, teachers and school staff do not serve in this capacity, so we need parents of underclassmen or adults outside of the Langley parent community.
You can click here to sign up. If you'd like more information, contact Kim Wenk at email@example.com.
Feedback from the past senior classes has been
overwhelmingly positive. We have table leaders who return year after year and
truly value spending the day with Langley seniors (and you can do it
now, while they're still engaged with school!).
Don't miss the opportunity to participate in this important program.
The Langley art teachers are seeking
donations of magazines and newspapers to use for art projects. These can be left in the main office, marked "art department."
The photography classes are
seeking donations for film cameras
-- please take a look around your home and check to see if you have an old film camera that's not being used. A Langley photography students might be able to use this year! Contact
if you have a camera to share.
langley band tag day fundraiser
will hold its
annual Tag Day fundraiser
this Sat, Sept 10. Students in the band will knock on doors within the school's attendance area,
soliciting financial support
for the program. Students will also collect for Tag Day next to the Starbucks in Great Falls and at the McLean Giant grocery store.
the school will field the largest marching band
in many years, with a growing color guard. The funds raised will support this
expansion, and a
ll donations are 100% tax deductible. The marching band will provide music and entertainment at the school's
home football games,
Sept 16, Sept 23, Oct 14, Oct 21, and Nov 4.
This year the field show is titled,
The bands will perform their
Tues, Dec 13 at 7 pm
in the LHS auditorium. For more information on the band programs, visit the band
Our fall teams are looking forward to a fun season ahead! And Langley's Athletic Boosters Club has been busy getting ready for the new school year.
we're able to make purchases to meet the needs of athletics at Langley. Please consider
renewing your membership now,
so we can continue to ensure a safe and rewarding experience for our student athletes. Please click
to our online membership renewal, or you can print and mail the form.
Booster passes will be mailed to your home.
can also be accessed online. Check out
Boosterwear, Spirit Signs, Program/Scoreboard Shout Outs,
and our new
Program Player Recognition Ads.
Here are some upcoming LHS events.
Check langleysports.org for more info on dates and teams!
- Thurs, Sept 8: Varsity Football vs Broad Run @ Broad Run, 7 pm; and Boys' Golf vs Madison @ River Bend, 3:30 pm
- Sat, Sept 10: Cross Country Monroe Parker Invitational @ Burke Lake, 8 am
- Tues, Sept 13: Field Hockey Rotary Cup, Langley vs McLean @ LHS. JV 6 pm, Varsity 7:30 pm
- Fri, Sept 16: Football, Cheer & Dance vs Potomac Falls @ LHS 7 pm
- Sept 12: Volleyball vs Centerville @ LHS. Freshmen 5 pm, JV 6 pm, Varsity 7 pm
We're still looking for someone to
chair Corporate Sponsorships
this year. We have
meetings on the first Mondays of the month at 6 pm
and would love to have you join us. If interested, contact
Langley Athletic Boosters Support Every Athlete in Every Sport Every Season
Forestville PTA, Babysitting at Back-to-School Nights, Mon, Sept 19 and Tues, Sept 20.
to sign up. For questions, please contact
McLean 5K, Run with the Warriors, Sat, Oct 1 at 8 am.
Register to run here.
Virginia Tech Maker Fest, Sat, Oct 1, 10 am to 4 pm.
for more information and to volunteer at this hands-on, full-day science event.
MPAartfest, Sun, Oct 2, 10 am to 5 pm, McLean Central Park.
Sign up will be available online soon or you can email
Stop Hunger Now, Sat, Nov 5 at Lutheran Redeemer Church. Sign up on the
Stop Hunger Now McLean Facebook page.
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, you can verify your contact information or opt out of the directory.
- AGAIN, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org you have any questions.
advertise your business to the lhs community
Are you interested in highlighting your business
2016-17 Student Directory?
It's a great way to reach
the entire Langley community
Packed with valuable material like
student contact information, important school dates,
and much more, the directory is an i
, consulted regularly by Langley families, faculty, and staff.
The school directory also serves as an
important fundraiser for LHS.
There's truly no better way to
promote your business and support the school
at the same time.
Ad space is available throughout the printed directory and in the mobile directory app. Premium spots sell quickly. A to Z Directories is currently offering Langley families early access to available ad space, but don't delay to ensure you will find the best location for you and your business. To place your ad or for more information, please contact Lori Mankin at A to Z Directories at email@example.com. Click here for pricing information. For other directory questions, contact
||New Family Coffee, 9:30 am
||Senior Class Dinner & Student Services College Night
||Back-to-School Night for Grades 9 & 10
||Late Buses Begin
Back-to-School Night for Grades 11 & 12
||Saxon Service at Saxon Time
||Driver's Ed Program, 7 pm
||Junior Parent Coffee, 9 am
Freshman Class Dinner, 6:30 pm
For additional details about these events, visit the Langley calendar.