langley eNews
May 16, 2019
a message from the principal
Greetings Saxon Families,

Final preparations for the Junior/Senior Prom are currently underway. This year’s event will be held Saturday evening at Mellon Auditorium in Washington . The theme, A Night in Black and White...Old Hollywood at the Mellon Auditorium , captures the sophistication which will be on full display as our kids dance the night away. 

My hope is that prom will be a joyous experience for all participants. I ask that each family please take time to talk with your student(s) regarding the need for making good choices. Student safety is my primary concern . Along with that, it is important that students understand that all school rules apply for the event . Students are not to be under the influence of alcohol, or any other drug -- including vaping -- during the school function. For seniors, prom falls within 30 days of graduation, which means any senior who violates the alcohol and drug policies at prom will be prohibited from participating in all end of year activities, including graduation .

School staff is looking forward to seeing our kids in their finest attire on what will be a very special evening. Prom should be a fun event for all. Let’s pledge to having a memorable, safe evening. 

~ Kimberly Greer, Langley High School Principal
making good decisions
As Langley students prepare for Prom this weekend, we want to remind our students to stay safe. The wrecked car outside the school is a reminder to students to be safe this weekend as well as every weekend leading up to the end of school. This time of year should be fun without tragic consequences.  Our thanks to Willow Spring Towing for helping us with the important message .

prom notes
The Junior/Senior 2019 Prom is THIS Saturday, May 18 !  

If students haven't picked up tickets yet, please pick up tomorrow during lunch in the Cafeteria . This will be the final chance to pick up tickets and turn in guest forms for non-LHS guests. Guest forms can be found here

If students still need to purchase tickets , purchase them before midnight tonight ( Thurs, May 16 ) at MySchoolBucks . On Fri, May 17, only cash/check (payable to Langley High School, Memo=Prom 2019) will be accepted in the LHS Cafeteria during lunches (11:20 am-1:20 pm). Tickets are $80 per person .

Prom Details:
Date: Saturday, May 18
Time: 8 pm-11 pm
Cost: $80
Location: The Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC
Theme: "A Night in Black and White...Old Hollywood at the Mellon”

Please reach out to Christina Treacy ( ) or Lisa Nevins ( ) with any questions.

We hope all of our students and volunteers have a safe and fun prom night!
senior grad notes
Langley Leap is Next Week, May 20-24 . Leaping seniors should not be at Langley on Tues, May 28. There are no Leap presentations due to senior exam schedule and the early date of graduation. However, leaping Seniors are REQUIRED to submit the completed Leap Attendance Form to the box in the Main Office no later than noon on Wed, May 29 . Failure to submit a completed form may result in denial of participation in the Hershey Park Trip on Thurs, May 30.

Seniors must submit Class of 2019 Dues AND must meet all financial obligations and return all textbooks in order to receive graduation guest tickets on May 31 . Check all lists posted in the main office. Payments can be made through MySchoolBucks , by check (not exceeding $200) or by returning items to the main office.
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 will return to LHS at approximately 6 pm. Please make sure to hand in Hershey Park permission slips!

Friday 5/31 - 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 must be at school at 7:45 am for bus to DAR Constitution Hall for 10 am graduation ceremony .

Yearbooks will be available for pickup during lunches in the cafeteria on graduation rehearsal days ( May 29 and 31 ).
all things angp
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 (Chic-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
the greatest show
Come One, Come All to a spectacular evening of song and dance by the award-winning Langley High School Chorus . This year’s performance celebrates scores from cinema’s greatest musical moments with a special nod to the 2017 original movie,  The Greatest Showman , about the life of P.T. Barnum. Langley’s outstanding student singers will present an array of songs from familiar Hollywood Classics , including  Mary Poppins, Chicago, The Lion King, La La Land, Sing   and  G.I. Blues . May 22 and 23rd, 7 pm in the Langley Auditorium

Suggested Donation: $10 for Adults & $5 for Children under 12 . Tickets available at the door. Langley High School and Auditorium are handicapped accessible. Questions, please contact:
help our career fair
We are still looking for 10 more professionals in any of the following industries to volunteer their time and share their career path with Langley students at the upcoming Career Fair:

  • Performing Arts
  • Government / Non-Profit / Military
  • Medicine/Health Care
  • Science
  • Information Technology

Career Fair will be held on Wed, June 5 from 8:30 am-11:30 am . The fair will be held in three sessions, each 25-30 minutes long. Breakfast and snacks are included! 

This is a student-run event . The sophomore and junior organizers shared that fellow students genuinely appreciate the attendance of LHS parents as they have personal connections and feel more comfortable speaking to the parents of peers.  If you can participate, please fill out this brief Career Fair form . Don't hesitate to forward it to friends, colleagues or older children/recent college grads who would be interested in sharing information about their career with LHS students too!
nominate an outstanding volunteer
Langley PTSA
Do you know a Langley junior whose dedication to volunteerism is exemplary ? Reflecting LHS's emphasis on service, the 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.
saxon stage: Congratulations to Saxon Stage for their seven Cappie nominations for Biloxi Blues , including Best Play! Also nominated were Cole Sitilides for Best Actor , Mark Bosset for Best Supporting Actor , Samuel Buroker for Featured Actor, as well as Cole, Mark, Samuel, Peter Fox, Chris Morgan , and Josh Guinn for Best Ensemble . The entire marketing and publicity team and props team were nominated as well.  Actors will perform a scene from Biloxi Blues on the stage of Kennedy Center for the Cappies Gala scheduled for Mon, May 27 .
voicing concerns
Langley senior government students show off correspondence from their State Senator Barbara Favola and State Delegate Kathleen Murphy . Students wrote to their state representatives articulating their positions on legislation working its way through the General Assembly and were excited to receive letters back. Another stepping-stone on their path toward becoming engaged, well-informed voters and learning that their voice is heard.
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 .
Sample teacher tribute:

Leah Puhlick 
Thank you for being a 
great Chemistry teacher!

Sample graduate tribute:

Jenny Ortez
Class of 2019
Thank you LHS!
sports notes
tee off for wrestling and baseball: The Langley High School Golf Tournament to benefit the LHS wrestling and baseball teams will tee off at 2 pm on June 1 at Reston National . We anticipate a great day on the course and a highly successful and well-attended event that will attract area professionals, alumni, local residents and all level golfers throughout the northern Virginia and Metro DC area . Click here for more information on how to participate in or sponsor the event. Direct any questions to Coach Mye , . Thanks for your support!        
summer sports camps: Registration is open for Langley camps! Don't delay; they do fill up quickly.

  • 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.              
saxons, did you know ...
… According to data collected by the American Psychological Association for the Stress in America Survey , teen stress rivals that of adults . For teens, the most commonly reported sources of stress are school (83 percent) and getting into a good college or deciding what to do after high school (69 percent). Here are 10 stress management techniques , which include good sleep , exercise and healthy eating
graduation notes
Seniors, don’t forget that applications for graduation service cords and diploma civic and STEM seals are due Fri, May 17 (the last day before Langley Leap). Questions? See Mrs. Shomaker in Student Services, email her at or browse this link

service cords: give this completed service app to the Student Services Department. A print out of your x2Vol activity log may be submitted in lieu of the application. Make sure to include a reflection for each year on your documentation. Forty hours of service activity are required for the service cords.  
civic seal: give this completed civics app to your counselor. Fifty hours of civics-related activities or volunteering are among the requirements for the civics seal. 

STEM seal: give this completed STEM app to your counselor. Fifty hours of STEM-related wor k are among the requirements for the STEM seal. 
class notes
Thank you to our Prom Parent Co-Chairs , Christina Treacy and Lisa Nevins , and the Prom committee for their tireless efforts to make Saturday’s Prom AMAZING for our juniors and seniors. Your student will not want to miss it!

Thank you to all parents who have volunteered Saturday evening. We look forward to seeing you at the Mellon Auditorium at 7:30 pm ! If any additional parents want to volunteer, please sign up here .
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.
summer reading fun
Summer should be a time to rest and recharge for the next school year! While there may be some summer reading assignment by teachers, there won’t be a traditional Langley Read. Instead, we are encouraging students and families to read for fun and have put together a summer reading guide.

This LibGuide doesn't contain assignments or required reading but rather a group of places to find books , reading lists, challenges and staff recommendations . Pick a challenge and see how many books you can read that fit it. Look through lists and find something new you never thought about reading. Visit libraries, museums and bookstores for events. Check out our staff picks , read one and talk with a staff person when you return!  Reading can be a great way to relax and enjoy the summer. Whether you are sitting by the pool or traveling or using a print book, ebook or audiobook, a book can always accompany you. Questions? Contact Kathleen Ortiz, Librarian , .

Have a wonderful summer!
colleges still accepting applications
Do you know a high school senior who is still looking for the right college fit for the fall? The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) has released their annual list of colleges and universities that are still accepting applications from prospective freshmen or transfer students for the fall of 2019. It's recommended that students and families contact their school counselor and career center specialist with any questions.
international study opportunities
The FCPS 2020 Global Leadership Summit will explore The Impact of Sports & Wellness around the world, from what people eat and think to how we care for ourselves and stay active. Grouped in international teams, students will use the design thinking process to innovate & propose solutions to a real-world global challenge. The winning team’s project will be on display at the Nobel Museum in Stockholm, Sweden.

Enrollment is available here for the 2020 Summit! Programs are tuition-based and affordable payment options make it easy for you to participate. Space is limited and tours will reach capacity. If interested please attend our meeting to learn more and enroll! Please note, the Summit is only for students enrolled in grades 9-12 as of September 2019.

A parent interest meeting to provide more information on the 2020 Global Student Leaders Summit will be held on: Tues, May 21, Gatehouse Admin Center Cafe 6:30-7:30 pm located at: 8115 Gatehouse Rd., Falls Church, VA 22042. You must park in the garage and take the elevator to the main floor to enter the café. Register here if you plan to attend.

To view the dates, price, and itinerary of the Summit, and to enroll your student visit our FCPS website. Or send an e-mail to
upcoming events
May 17: Service Cord and Civics Seal Applications Due
May 18: Junior/Senior Prom, 8 pm, Mellon Auditorium 
May 20-24: Langley Leap
May 22-23: Choral Show, 7 pm
May 3: Senior Spring Picnic
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
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