We have another long weekend ahead! There are so many ways to enjoy a three-day weekend: a family trip, a college tour with your junior or senior, or time at home to catch up on work.
Our students are in the midst of selecting courses for next year, and the long weekend offers a perfect opportunity to
review and discuss some
helpful information provided by Langley staff and FCPS
Over the next month,
each student at Langley will have a one-on-one meeting with his or her counselor
to register for classes. I would like to
highlight two resources
may be helpful as your student prepares for the counselor meeting. First, FCPS has a detailed page illustrating
high school class sequencing
, which can be viewed
. This page lists requirements for standard and advanced diplomas and
shows potential class sequencing in all required subject areas
: math, science, English and social studies. I hope you will find this a useful tool when making a master plan for the high school years.
Were you unable to attend the
Langley Curriculum Night
? Not to worry! The Student Services Department posted
, which can be found
. Take a moment to peruse the link, where you’ll find descriptions of
class expectations, homework load and project requirements
for general, honors and AP courses in all of the major subject areas.
I hope you find these resources helpful, and note that you may always contact your student’s counselor if you have further questions.
~ Patty Burgess, PTSA President
Ms. Betsy Jones is a much loved biology teacher at Langley. She was an “Army brat” growing up, and lived in England and Germany as well as the US. She played basketball in high school and college, and also learned how to play soccer in college.
Ms. Jones did not start out as a teacher.
She started substituting at her kids’ school
and fell in love with teaching, so she went back to college and majored in biology and behavioral science. Ms. Jones says her biggest accomplishments in life are her three kids, and her best teaching accomplishment is helping students to be more successful.
Her advice to students is to
“put your phone in another room while you’re working!” She explains that if you’re checking your phone every five minutes it adds to the time it takes to do homework. Ms. Jones also advises students to
“be proud of who you are (you don’t need to be anyone else)!” She believes in having a balanced life— a little work and a little play. In her own spare time, she loves to watch sports, particularly baseball, football, hockey and college basketball.
Langley is introducing a monthly yoga session for students!
The first session is next
Tue, Jan 29
Everyone is invited!
The instructor will guide everyone in
grounding and centering-based activities
, which can reduce stress and promote relaxation throughout the hectic day. Yoga mats are recommended but not required, and
all levels of ability are encouraged to come.
To reserve a spot
, just make a request to
, school psychologist, via the
. (Check that requests are approved before coming to a session.) Questions? Stop by
office in Student Services or email at
rowing or soccer
at Langley? The
interest meeting is this afternoon (
Thur, Jan 24
in Room 1516 and
crew 's Meet the Coaches
event is tonight at
. You are welcome to join crew even if you weren’t in the winter training program! Check out the Langley Crew
for info and to register. See you at today's meetings!
Next week, the
Wed, Jan 30
(Room 1516) and the
Thur, Jan 31
The Langley Medical Club is hosting a presentation for
all students interested in
summer internships at the National Institutes of Health
Wed, Jan 30 at
3 pm in Room 2624.
NIH internships can be formative experiences for students and can help guide one’s college and career choices
Come hear from NIH's Belen Hurle, PhD about what summer interns do, learn about the application process and get tips for success in the experience.
All interested students are welcome!
Kudos to Langley's
cast and crew, who took home the
VHSL sectional championship last Saturday! Langley beat out eight other schools in the competition and now heads to
Sat, Feb 2 at
Pictured above are J
ane Gerard, tech crew member;
Mary Kurbanov, director; and
Cole Sitilides and
Samuel Buroker, who were named two of the top eight Acting All Stars at sectionals.
Rounding out the crew of
Pillow Talk are
Josh Guinn, stage manager; and
Deena Daneshvaziri and
Zoe Patton, tech crew members. Congrats!
Come to the Saxon Stage next week! The writing, directing and acting talents of the LHS Theatre I and II students will be showcased in a set of
student-directed one-act plays next
Thurs, Jan 31 at
7 pm in the
Langley Auditorium. Tickets are $5.
The evening will consist of three plays:
A Day in the Life of Nick, directed by senior
Emma Connolly and featuring Langley’s Theatre I actors;
The 9 Worst Breakups of All Time, directed by junior
Jane Gerrard and also featuring Theatre I students; and
Cut, directed by juniors
Anderson Hauptli and
Aidan Herzig and starring Langley’s Theatre II actors.
Pictured below, actors rehearse for next week's production of
Break a leg, Saxons!
The Langley Ethics Day Committee has opened
parent and other adult volunteer registration for the 15th annual
Senior Ethics Day on
Ethics Day is a
rewarding way to positively influence our seniors
as they embark on their next chapter of life. Just imagine Langley’s 500 graduates-to-be spending a day learning, discussing and practicing ethical decision-making for life after high school!
to find out more or to register. Don’t hesitate to contact
or 469-744-7130. She is very happy to answer questions!
Helping with Ethics Day is a great chance to support Langley seniors, as
someone will support your future senior on their Ethics Day.
Thank you for volunteering for the annual Senior Ethics Day!
The Class of 2019
is hosting this
hilarious political troupe
(songs and skits and satire, oh my!!) to raise funds for the
All Night Grad Party
. Help our graduates safely celebrate, and enjoy an evening of good fun!
Parents of freshmen, sophomores and juniors:
your students will host and attend this event when they are seniors, so please
pay it forward
by supporting the seniors this year!
Want to help out for the evening?
We need a few volunteers -- sign up
The show is
Sun, Feb 10, 7 pm
. Tickets are $35. Order
here for the flyer and other payment options. (The flyer also is on the PTSA
under the All Night Grad Party banner.) Email
Can’t make it to the show?
Langley staff and teachers
would love to receive
tickets as gifts!
Please consider making a
to the PTSA for the
LHS Staff Raffle
Donate tickets now and show our amazing teachers and staff some
Juniors, save the date! You will not want to miss the
unior Class Dinner and
Student Services’ College Planning Night on
Wed, Feb 13 at
Parents of juniors will receive an email this week with a list of those who have already purchased dinner tickets. If you don’t have your tickets yet, click
to purchase! More details to come.
prerequisites of importance to my student? When is the best time to take
Freshman year is the best time to learn the answers to these questions!
Please join us for the
Freshman Class Parent Forum on
Feb 7, 9:30-11 am in the
Langley Lecture Hall. Student Services Director
Braden Peterson will address
what all Langley freshman parents should know about course selection as it relates to diploma requirements.
Join us to
gain practical knowledge on how Langley counselors will help guide your student to set up thoughtful class selections that will position them for success as they navigate the next three years.
… according to VDOT,
cell phone-related driving crashes occurred in Virginia in 2017, seven of which were fatal. Youths aged 16-19 accounted for 107 of the crashes, and those aged 41-55 accounted for 131.
Are you texting or talking on your phone while driving?
Jan 24: End of 2nd Quarter
Jan 25: No School - Teacher Workday
Jan 25: Langley Pyramid Band Concert (with Langley Wind Symphony), 7 pm
Jan 30: Sophomore Class Dinner, 6 pm
Jan 31: Student-Directed One Act Plays, 7 pm
Feb 4: No School - Staff Development Day
Feb 7: Freshman Parent Coffee, 9:30 am
Feb 7: Rising Freshman Orientation, 7 pm
The Capitol Steps,
Feb 13: Junior Class Dinner, 6 pm
Feb 14-16: Saxon Stage,
Feb 18: Spring Sports Tryouts Begin
Feb 21: Band Concert, 7 pm
Langley PTSA Communications Committee:
Stephanie Maxwell, Helen Miller, Jane Riddle, Anne Whipple
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