langley eNews
May 21, 2020
from the ptsa president
As the year is coming to an end (and boy what a year it’s been!), it is with great pleasure that I announce next year’s Langley PTSA officers. An election survey was emailed to all LHS PTSA members and the candidates for the two open positions were approved. Thank you to everyone who voted!

The 2020-21 Langley PTSA Executive Committee is:
President -- Kitty Gonzalez
President-Elect -- Clare Bradshaw
1st VP, Membership -- Annette Bellino
2nd VP, Fundraising -- Kristen Simko
3rd VP, Professional Development Fund -- Heather Murphy Capps
4th VP, Appropriations -- Jamie Loving
Recording Secretary -- Jill Holloman
Corresponding Secretary -- Katie Connolly
Treasurer -- Lisa Givens
Please join me in welcoming Clare and Heather to this talented and dedicated group of Langley parents!

~ Laura Skeen, PTSA President
national merit scholars
Kudos to Jeffrey Pei and Karina Wugang, who are two of about 2,500 students from across the country named this year as National Merit Scholars.

The scholars were selected based on their academic record (course rigor and grades), standardized test scores, community or school activities, personal essay and high school recommendation. Each winner received a $2,500 scholarship.

Jeffrey will be attending NYU's Stern School of Business in the fall. Karina is going to Princeton , with plans of attending law school after that. Congratulations, Jeffrey and Karina!
senior survey due tomorrow
Seniors, don’t forget that the FCPS Senior Survey is required and is due tomorrow, Fri, May 22.

This survey is short, easy, confidential and your transcript won’t get forwarded to your college without it. Click here for instructions. Questions? Contact Hannah Wolff at
haze-college drinking program
Seniors are invited to Langley’s annual HAZE-Perils of College Drinking program, held virtually next Thur, May 28 at 11 am-11:45 am.

Students will watch a 27-minute video on the tragic and preventable death due to alcohol poisoning of 18-year Gordie Bailey. Watch the video to learn the signs of alcohol poisoning and how you can keep yourself and others safe. Following the video there will be an opportunity for questions.

Click here for more about the Gordie Bailey Foundation, and email Kelly Rankin at to sign up.
cheer on the seniors
Save the date! Families of the Class of 2020 have organized a senior parade for Mon, June 1 at 10 am-12 pm.

We hope teachers, staff and families in the Langley pyramid will find a safe and socially-distanced spot along the route to cheer for our seniors as they drive through the Langley boundary .

Start making your signs now! The route and additional details will be posted in eNews next week.
saxon broadcast video
Click here to watch the LHS Class of 2020 Decision video, with a special message to Langley seniors at the end from FCPS school board member Ryan McElveen.

Thank you, Saxon Broadcast, for the video and extra thanks to producers Emily Treacy and Vi Tran. Many thanks to all the seniors who contributed their video clip!
angp refunds
In compliance with the Governor’s orders and CDC recommendations, the Langley All-Night Grad Party has been cancelled. ANGP and limo raffle tickets that were purchased will be refunded by June 1 via the method that payment was received (PayPal, check, etc.).

To view or confirm what you had ordered, click here. Questions regarding your order? Please contact Kari Lervick at
shire yearbook
The clock is ticking to get your yearbook! The deadline to order is Mon, June 1 , while supplies last (so don’t wait)!

Click here to purchase and use Langley's school code 4159 .
rising 9th grade families
Do you know any families that will be new to Langley next year? Please forward this newsletter issue to them with a note to look for this Langley eNews sign-up link (also found on the Langley PTSA  home and newsletter pages).

We welcome new Langley families and invite them to sign up now for the weekly eNews, so that they receive issues right from the start next fall.
staff spotlight
Langley welcomes Anna Davis, who joined LHS this year as our school psychologist.

Ms. Davis is from Charlotte, NC and attended Wake Forest University. She went on to Columbia University, where she completed an M.Ed. in Psychology and an M.A. in School Psychology.

Ms. Davis spends a lot of her time helping students with work-life balance and time-management. She finds that students “seek out [her] help when they can’t do it alone anymore.” The year gets more bustling for Ms. Davis throughout the term, as school gets more hectic for students. “This year has definitely been very busy, and I have been kept very busy” she said.

Ms. Davis’ job is very collaborative, working with both students and teachers throughout the year. 

“I collaborate a lot with teachers” as well as work with students, “so if students are having difficulties with some relationships [in class], I can work with them to try and mend that relationship.”

Ms. Davis worked at Thoreau MS and in Washington, DC public schools before that, prior to starting at Langley this year. “I absolutely love Langley! It’s a great school and community,” she said, and added that “I have had the help of a lot of other people here who have supported me along the way.”

Outside of Langley, you’ll find Ms. Davis hiking, bicycling, exercising, walking her dog, trying new restaurants and traveling. Inside of Langley, though, she likes it when students come to her for help. It looks like Ms. Davis found the perfect job.

~ Lucas Aue, Saxon Scope Reporter
practice, practice!
The Langley Academy Boosters is hosting a full-length  mock SAT , open to students in all grades, in a simulated test environment on  Sat, June 6  at  9 am. It will be taken at home via computer and students will receive a score report afterwards.

To participate, students will need access to an internet-connected computer and install and access Zoom . Click  here  for the flyer and  here  to register. Questions? Email
donate to the courtyard
We're still planning to landscape Langley's main courtyard as soon as possible. Just how gorgeous and green it will be depends upon how many donations are made. Please donate a leaf to the Langley Legacy Tree, the beautiful wall sculpture that is “growing” in the Langley Lobby. Over 40 leaves and several birds were added to the tree right before school was closed.
Leaves make great gifts for grads! About 100 of our seniors already have a leaf inscribed in their honor. Leaves are a great way to pay tribute to teachers, family and friends. Giving levels are copper leaf ($50), silver leaf ($100), gold leaf ($200), and acorn or bird ($500). With a $1,000+ donation, your family's name is included on the Courtyard Benefactor Plaque, which will be installed next to the Tree.

Click here to make and personalize your donation. Questions? Email
sports notes
Interested in Langley volleyball next year? If so, fill out this  form  (log into your FCPS Gmail to access it). Please also share this with any rising 9th graders who may be interested!
saxons, did you know ...
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… May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The National Alliance on Mental Illness’s You are Not Alone campaign features the lives and experiences of people affected by mental illness in efforts to fight stigma, inspire others and educate the broader public. VIsit the NAMI website for more.
class notes
Check here each week for class updates. Click on the green buttons to go to the class webpages for details.
grad parade: Families of the Class of 2020 have organized a senior parade for Mon, June 1 at 10 am-12 pm. Find a spot along the route to cheer for our seniors as they drive through the Langley boundary . The route and additional details will be posted in eNews next week.

angp refunds: ANGP and limo raffle tickets will be refunded by June 1 via the method that payment was received. Forgot what you bought? Click here for an list of purchasers, ticket type (ANGP, limo) and payment method. Questions? Email Kari Lervick at

fcps senior survey: This FCPS survey is due tomorrow, Fri, May 22. Your transcript won’t get forwarded to college without it. Click here for the instructions.

cap/gown/diploma pickup and materials dropoff: senior parents should have received an email from LHS yesterday with the following document , which outlines the schedule for these activities and includes sign-ups.

have things to pick up at langley? If you have sports locker items, hopefully you received info this week from your coach. If you have other type of items to retrieve, email Jim Robertson at if you haven’t yet made other arrangements.

haze-college drinking program:  Plan to watch the Gordie Bailiey video next Thurs, May 28 at 11 am. It’s a useful video to watch before heading off to college. Click here for more about the Gordie Bailey Foundation, and email Kelly Rankin at to watch the video.

saxon broadcast video: Watch the Langley Class of 2020 Decision video, with a special message to Langley at the end from Ryan McElveen. Many thanks to the entire Saxon Broadcast team, producers Emily Treacy and Vi Tran, and all the seniors who sent in their video clip!

yard signs: Time’s running out! Order by Sun, May 31 to get your Congratulations Graduate yard sign. Click here to personalize and buy your sign.

yearbooks: Tick tock … the Shire order deadline is Mon, June 1. Click here to purchase, and use Langley code 4159.

communication: Check your Senior Parent Google email often, as it’s the primary method of communication on grad-related topics. Not sure if we have your email? Contact Annette at
Save the date!  Our next virtual Junior Class Parent Forum is  Wed, Jun 3  at  11 am . Join us and hear from Langley College and Career Counselor  Hannah Wolff , who’ll discuss  The Changing Landscape of College Admissions.   The link will be posted prior to the event. 
community opps
interesting in engineering? Engineering Tomorrow , a national nonprofit headquartered in Fairfax, is hosting a free web seminar for interested students next  Wed, May 27 at 1 pm.  The seminar offers a look into the engineering field from the perspective of a practicing engineer and nationally-recognized student researchers.

 Students can learn about the breadth and depth of engineering, discover its applications and ask questions . Click  here  to register and   here  for the flyer. 
calling all actors! Langley student actors are invited to audition for the Alden Theatre’s Drive-Thru Drama production this summer, which will consist of live performances that audiences experience from their cars. Auditions will be held via Instagram.

T he play being cast is Small Change , which follows the travels of a dollar bill as it journeys through time and space, interacting with different people’s lives and leaving its mark on the world. Actors will perform the story through short monologues at stations in the theatre’s parking lot, and audience members will drive the route from actor to actor. Performances are slated for July 3-5 and July 9-11 at 6 pm-8 pm.

To audition, tag your video monologue from the play script with #thealdendrivethrudrama, upload it to Instagram and submit the casting form to the Alden Theatre website by Mon, June 15. The monologue and cast form will be posted on the theatre's website late next week.
helpful links
FCPS Distance Learning Plan webpage
FCPS Daily Updates webpage
Follow FCPS on Twitter @fcpsnews
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