langley eNews
May 23, 2019
from the PTSA president
Service continues to be an important component of the culture and student experience at Langley. Saxon Service was offered seven times during the course of the academic year, with more than 1,500 student hours dedicated to service to others.  Langley students served organizations supporting the homeless, active-duty military, children in hospitals, teen mothers, animals in shelters, people battling cancer, women in third-world countries, children in Haiti as well as other wonderful efforts. 

A shout out to the many Saxon Service leaders is below; however, our Langley students did not limit their volunteerism to Saxon Service. Approximately 1,400 Langley students recorded a large variety of service hours on x2Vol , logging almost 4,000 hours in total. Many additional hours have been earned but are not logged or yet logged into the system. In the Class of 2019, approximately 150 students earned service cords, for volunteering 40 or more hours of service over their Langley career. That number represents one-third of the senior class and is an all-time high for LHS. Further, 30 seniors earned Civic Seals on their diplomas, for 50 or more hours of civic-related service.  The spirit of service in our students and at Langley is truly inspirational!

~ Patty Burgess, PTSA President
saxon service shout-outs
A hearty thank you to the Saxon Service student leaders, who assisted fellow students at our Saxon Service activities and dedicated hours in Service Learning Club meetings to brainstorming, planning and improving Saxon Service:  Nikki Haley, Ale Van Scoyoc, Ryan Herberg, Alex Paul, Abby Piper, Michelle Ascrizzi, Adrienne Malcolm, Lily Kleinknecht, Annie Xing, Connor Hohl, Eleanor Lavin, Anna Krause-Steinrauf, Maddie Bridgewater, Hannah Liu, Bridget Lee, Gillian Morrissey and Brandon Liao.

A very special thank you to this year’s Saxon Service parent volunteers of seniors: Ann Haley, Beth Harkaway, Cindy Gersony and Ahalya Sharma. We'll miss you next year! 

An extra thank you to the parent volunteers of this year’s 9th-11th graders : Patty Burgess, Chrissie Lavin, Heidi Appel, Kristen Bae, Effie Hoffman, Rebecca Castagna, Sage LaTeef, Marielle Ter Horst, Laura Skeen, Glaucia Petcov, Junko Holbrook, Georgina Dell’Atti, Amy Adams, Jennifer Feinstein, Deborah Drain, Bryson Donoghue and PTSA Saxon Service Lead Julie Hohl. We look forward to seeing you all along with new volunteers next year!  
angp volunteers needed
We are about one week from graduation and we urgently need more volunteers to make ANGP a success. We still have over 30 volunteer spots unfilled!

Without enough volunteers to fill the needs, ANGP will have to reduce the number of games and casino tables available at the event — two very popular areas for our graduates. These slots are full-event shifts (10 pm to 4 am at the very latest). Parents who have worked this event in prior years say the night goes by quickly and the great memories last a lifetime! Coffee and snacks are promised for all volunteers. 

Please consider helping! Take a couple of hours off work … skip the morning work-out routine … procrastinate on your post-graduation errands. ANGP is your LAST chance to share a Langley tradition and memory with your senior, and a great chance to see what your younger student will be doing in their senior year ANGP!
At a minimum, we need the following:
  • 14 casino volunteers (you don’t need to know how to play poker— we’ll train you!) 

  • 25 games and security volunteers (we just need a little help “herding the cats” and making sure kids are safe)
Please sign up to make this a fun and memorable event for the Class of 2019. 

If you have questions, email ANGP volunteer coordinators Melissa Schwartz at or Kara Kaldes at .

A huge thank you to those of you who have answered our call for volunteers so far!
spring concerts
chorus: Tonight (Thu, May 23), the Langley Choirs present The Greatest Show – A Tribute to Popular Movies Past and Present at 7 pm in the Auditorium. The show consists of six songs from The Greatest Showman and medleys from  The Lion King, Moana, Mary Poppins Returns, La La Land, Sing!  and  Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Tickets are available at the door and suggested donation is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Come enjoy the show!

band: Tomorrow night (Fri, May 24), the Langley Bands present their last concert of the year at 7 pm in the Auditorium. The concert features the Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony. The evening will honor our seniors and includes the final appearance of assistant band director Kyle Harrington, who is opening a new school in Loudoun County next year. One of the evening’s pieces has been widely recorded by college and professional groups, but our concert will be the first performance of the piece ever performed by a high school band! Reception to follow— hope to see you there!

orchestra:  Next week (Wed, May 29), the Langley Orchestra presents Music & Animation at 7:30 in the Auditorium, a pops concert that features favorite cartoons and comics on a screen behind the orchestra. The evening includes music from The Avengers, How to Train Your Dragon, Aladdin, Spirited Away, Black Panther, Pink Panther and a rendition of A-ha’s hit song,  Take On Me . Come early for treats before the concert!
get your angp tix!
The Class of 2019 graduation is just a few weeks away! What better way for your students to celebrate all their years of schooling than going to the All Night Grad Party!  This is a safe, alcohol and drug free environment with lots of activities to do all night long from 11 pm to 4 am! 

There is going to be so much at the party:

  • Lots of food (Chick-fil-A, McDonald's, Robek's, sushi and more)
  • A real Casino (fake money, but very real prizes)
  • A money whirlwind (real money in a wind tunnel, you keep what you can grab)
  • Bumper cars, an outdoor climbing wall and more
  • A dance area in the courtyard with a DJ
  • Major prize giveaways at the end of the night (Apple products, gift cards, concert tickets to Wiz Khalifa, Ariana Grande and Thomas Rhett)

Purchase tickets online for $85. The price at the door goes up to $95! Buy your tickets today! Questions - contact Beth Harkaway at
test prep book drive
Donate your AP exam, SAT and ACT books! Starting next Tue, May 28 , junior Melis Akinci and sophomore Tessa Fedewa are collecting college prep materials for Covenant House, an organization that supports homeless and underserved teens in the DC metro area. Please donate your prep materials to help students who can’t otherwise afford to purchase these valuable materials. Collection boxes are in the Career Center.  Questions? Contact Betsy Shomaker in Student Services or at
prom was a great success!
Langley Prom 2019 was phenomenal! Students and volunteers alike enjoyed a fantastic evening in a beautiful venue with an amazing DJ. Thank you to prom parent co-chairs Christina Treacy and Lisa Nevins , class sponsors Mary Baker and Jeff Vande Sande, student co-chairs Seline Torkam and Aly Trumbull, and the parent and student prom committees for all their work over the last 18 months! Thank you also to all parents, teachers and administrators who volunteered last Saturday evening and helped make the event a resounding success.

Below is a “movie star” poster of our own AP Jim Robertson and two photos highlighting the evening.
nominate a junior today
Do you know a Langley junior whose dedication to volunteerism is exemplary ? The Langley PTSA Award for Outstanding Service recognizes and awards up to a $500 scholarship to juniors who have demonstrated excellence in service achievement and an ongoing commitment to making a difference in our community. Juniors can be nominated by parents, teachers, administrators, supervisors, coaches, etc. Self-nominations are also encouraged! Click here to nominate a deserving student.

Don’t wait! The deadline is tomorrow (Fri, May 24) at noon. 
give a gift that lasts
Need a graduation gift? Teacher gift? A thank you to a great coach or mentor? Give a gift that lasts -- a leaf on the Legacy Tree! You choose the perfect engraving!

The Legacy Tree will soon be up in Langley's front entrance (across from the office) for all to enjoy for years to come. Donating a leaf (copper $50, silver $100, gold $200) or bird or acorn ($500), is a great way to pay tribute to your favorite people.  

But hurry! Wheat's Landscaping landscape architects are working on the courtyard renovation plans now. The more metallic leaves on the Legacy Tree, the more actual leaves there will be in the courtyards

To order your leaf -- or leaves! -- visit the PTSA website . Questions? Email .
ice hockey honors
The Langley Saxons ice hockey team was recognized by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors for being the first Fairfax County team to win the Virginia State ice hockey title. Dranesville District Rep John Foust and Springfield District Rep Pat Herrity nominated the team for commendation, which was awarded by Chair Sharon Bulova. During the ceremony, Coach Patrick Keough also noted that the Saxons had the most players achieve All Academic honors of any team.
sports notes
play golf or donate to support LHS teams: The annual Langley Golf Tournament to benefit our wrestling and baseball teams will tee off at 2 pm on Sat, June 1 at the Reston National Golf Course. Come have a great day on the course or as a spectator! This highly successful and well-attended event attracts area professionals, Langley alumni, local residents and all levels of golfers throughout the northern Virginia and DC metro area. 

Click here for more info regarding participation and sponsorship. Questions? Email Coach Mye at . Thanks for your support and hope to see you there!
summer sports camps: Registration is open for Langley camps! Don't delay; they do fill up quickly. Langley summer sports camps are open to all interested elementary and middle school students — no prior experience or advanced skills are required! Share this information with any friends or neighbors who you think may be interested.

  • Football Skills Camp: June 3 – June 5
  • Field Hockey Camp: June 17 – June 21
  • Volleyball Camp: June 17 – June 21
  • Girls' Basketball Camp: June 24 – June 28
  • Boys' Basketball Camp: July 8 – July 12, July 15 – July 19

Click   here for information and to register.               
state dept winner
Senior Chloe Edgington recently received a highly coveted scholarship from the US State Department National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y). Along with 15 other students from across the country, Chloe will live and study in Chisinau, Moldova for nearly an entire year (Aug 2019-May 2020), studying in a Russian language program and taking classes at Ion Creangă Pedagogical State University in Moldova.

NSLI-Y offers both full-year and six-week summer language/academic programs in other languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Persian and Turkish . Click here for details about the program — or ask Chloe!   
class notes
For details on graduation ceremony logistics and requirements, please make sure to review the  2019 Graduation Letter . This letter was mailed to all senior families, is posted on the Class of 2019 website and is included here . The schedule can also be found below.
We need your help to clean up at ANGP on Tue, June 4, 3 am (yes, am!) at Langley! PJs and slippers are perfectly acceptable attire! Please click here to sign up! 

Remember to send your photos of juniors in school events — prom, sports, musicals, concerts and other activities — to . Our own senior slideshow is only one year away! Click here for details.
saxons, did you know ...
…  parents and adults, if you provide alcohol to a minor you have a civil liability to pay damages if either a party-goer or a third person is injured. Virginia law recognizes your liability for negligence if you provide alcohol to a minor who causes the injury either to that minor or to another person. You also may face criminal charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. For more info about hosting alcohol-free events, click here . Also, as graduation season is upon us, please share this 30-second video about alcohol poisoning with your student. 
math summer camp
Get a jump on math for the upcoming year!  Langley is offering summer camps for students entering Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 , and Pre-Calculus . The two-week session will be spent reviewing prerequisite knowledge and introducing new concepts that will be taught during the upcoming school year. Students will receive lessons that are hands-on and interactive . The program is taught by Langley math teachers and class sizes are small -- around 10 students -- so students receive lots of individual attention and continuous feedback. 

There are two camp sessions: 
Camp 1 -- Algebra 1/Algebra 2 Camp (taught separately): July 8-19
Camp 2 -- Geometry Camp/PreCalculus Camp (taught separately): July 22-Aug 2

Click here for the registration form.
senior fees deadline
Seniors must submit Class of 2019 dues, meet all other financial obligations and return all textbooks in order to receive their six graduation guest tickets! Check lists posted in the main office for what you owe. Make payments through myschoolbucks or by check at the main office. Avoid the lines — pay fees and turn in books before Fri, May 31!
graduation week schedule
Wednesday 5/29 , 10 am - Graduation Rehearsal in LHS stadium. Caps & Gowns will be distributed .

Thursday 5/30 - Hershey Park trip . Students arrive 8:15 am ; breakfast sandwiches distributed in cafeteria. Lunch vouchers are provided. Buses return to LHS at approximately 6 pm. Please make sure to hand in Hershey Park permission slips!

Friday 5/31, 8:30-9:15 am - Senior Family Breakfast "Open House" from 8:30-9:15 am followed by Class Award Ceremony/Senior Video . Afterwards, students stay for Graduation rehearsal and ticket distribution . Each senior will receive six (6) graduation tickets.

Monday 6/3 - Graduation! Students meet in the Langley Auditorium at 7:45 am. Buses for seniors depart at 8:15 am for DAR Constitution Hall (buses are one-way only). Doors open for guests at 9 am. Ceremony is from 10 am until about 11:30 am.  
Monday 6/3, 11 pm - 4 am:   All Night Graduation Party at LHS. Visit the ANGP website  for tickets, to volunteer and more info.

Yearbooks: The Shire yearbooks are available during Saxon Time in Saxon Hall on Tue, May 28 through Fri, May 31. They can also be picked up before graduation rehearsals on May 29 and 31.
upcoming events
May 23: Choral Show, 7 pm
May 24: Band Concert, 7 pm
May 29: Orchestra Pops Concert, 7:30 pm
May 31: Senior Family Breakfast
June 3: Graduation, No school for grades 9, 10 & 11
June 4: Academic Awards, 3:30 pm
June 5: Langley Career Fair, 8:30 am
June 7: Early dismissal, 12 pm, Parking Hang Tag Application due 8-9 am
June 10: Early dismissal, 12 pm, Rising Senior Photos 
June 11: Early dismissal, 12 pm, Rising Senior Photos
June 12: Early dismissal, 12 pm, Rising Senior Photos
June 13: Last day of school, 10:10 am Dismissal
Langley PTSA Communications Committee
Stephanie Maxwell, Helen Miller, Jane Riddle, Anne Whipple

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