Langley does an excellent job
of preparing our students for life after high school. As well as academic preparation, Langley works to ready our students for social issues they may face now or in their near future. Each spring, our
Department and the
PTSA Family Network
Committee present the
to our senior class. Take a moment to read
s highlights of this year’s presentation, which summarizes the powerful program and our students’ feedback:
On April 11, Langley presented
HAZE: Perils of the College Drinking Culture
to all seniors. The program included viewing the award-winning,
powerful and graphic documentary,
, followed by a panel discussion with local experts and an extensive Q & A. Almost 90 percent of students surveyed following the presentation rated it as “good” or “excellent.” Students indicated that they learned vital information, such as the
difference between blacking out and passing out,
the fact that the body continues to absorb alcohol even if one is asleep or passed out and that it's
best to call 911 if someone is passed out
instead of assuming that he or she is okay. Students also expressed a commitment to
maintain awareness at parties
and to take responsibility for friends who have had too much to drink. Student suggestions for creating a safe culture in a party situation included:
“try to eliminate peer pressure,”
“call 911 and watch over someone who looks like they need help”
“make sure there is at least one person that is sober at the party.”
to Student Services and the Family Network Committee, for coordinating this important and impactful program for our seniors each spring.
~ Patty Burgess,
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Mark your calendars
now for the
last PTSA meeting
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Wed, May 8
. Hannah will begin promptly at 9 am, so don’t be late! The meeting will conclude with
speaking on FCPSOn, the one-to-one FCPS computer initiative, and election of officers for next year.
Tonight is opening night for
the smash hit musical presented by our
The show runs for two weekends through May 5.
Tickets are $12
. Seating is reserved, so buy your tickets now to ensure the best seats.
The cast will have you
dancing and singing
in the aisles—
you won’t want to miss it!
Parents, alumni and friends of LHS
are cordially invited (and encouraged!) to participate in Langley’s annual
Students truly appreciate the
participation of parents
, as they feel comfortable conversing with parents of their friends and peers. Students also greatly appreciate the
participation of alumni,
as they feel connected with former Saxons and enjoy the opportunity to speak with professionals who started from the same place they are at right now.
The Langley Career Fair
Wed, June 5, 8:30-11:30 am
and will consist of three sessions with students, with each session about 1/2 hour long. The fair is particularly needing professionals in the fields of
health/medicine, science, the arts (performance or broadcast/media), business and government.
Participants can bring handouts, promotional materials and candy/giveaways. If you can attend, please fill out this brief Career Fair
share this announcement
with friends and alumni who may be interested. Recently, alumni have enjoyed the chance to tour the renovations at Langley as well as talk with their former teachers.
Thank you for helping make the Langley Career Fair a success!
Seniors, don’t forget
that applications for
graduation service cords and diploma civic and STEM seals
Fri, May 17
(the last day before Langley Leap). Questions? See
in Student Services, email her at
or browse this
give this completed
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.
give this completed
to your counselor.
Fifty hours of civics-related activities or volunteering
are among the requirements for the civics seal.
give this completed
to your counselor.
Fifty hours of STEM-related wor
k are among the requirements for the STEM seal.
The 2019 Langley Junior/Senior Prom
is less than four weeks away! Tickets are
and will be
distributed May 9-15
The event is
Sat, May 18
Mellon Auditorium (
1301 Constitution Avenue NW, in DC). The evening's theme is
A Night in Black and White … Old Hollywood at the Mellon.
both moms and dads
to help the prom run smoothly.
No worries about your presence embarrassing your student, as parent volunteers primarily work in the wings by
taking tickets, manning the coat check and doing other back-of-house jobs
Bring your spouse or a friend! It will be a lively evening, with refreshments provided for volunteers. Click
to sign up
The Langley girls’ lacrosse team
is holding a car wash this
Sat, April 27, 10 am-2 pm
Great Falls Exxon
(corner of Walker Road and Georgetown Pike). The weather is calling for sunny skies, so
come out and support the girls’ lacrosse program!
May 15 is the deadline for contributing to phase 1
of the Langley courtyard renovation fundraiser. Donate now if you'd like to see
all three of our courtyards renovated
for the coming school year! Donate now if you'd like the
trees we plant to be taller!
Donate now if you'd like to see
more features in our outdoor spaces
! The more Saxons who donate before May 15th, the more we can accomplish this year.
Langley family donates before the May 15 deadline, we could complete the entire courtyard project in just one phase!
Consider donating a
leaf (copper $50, silver $100, gold $200) or bird or acorn ($500) to the Legacy Tree. You choose the engraved message. The Legacy Tree, a wall sculpture that will soon adorn Langley's lobby (across from the office), will be
permanent, prominent record of generous courtyard contributors
and a lasting legacy for Langley and your family. Leaves also make great tributes to teachers, friends and graduates!
Graduation ticket trouble?
Six tickets not enough?
is your solution! The event is
Sun, June 2, 5:30–7:00 pm
with a reception to follow.
Each Langley families get only six tickets for graduation, leaving many loved ones left out and with only a virtual view of the momentous occasion through the live-feed broadcast of the ceremony.
Baccaluareate19 is the perfect solution
to this problem!
Held in the Langley Auditorium
the night before graduation
, everyone is invited to join their graduates for Langley’s
inaugural pre-graduation ceremony
Gather comfortably in this intimate and reverent setting for a spirit-filled evening of performance and reflection. This is a
great opportunity to capture the moment of your graduate crossing a stag
e to receive their certificate, in honor of their spiritual journey of wisdom and knowledge achieved after years of hard work and perseverance.
Students: create your own graduation experience using your talents and abilities. Sing, dance, play an instrument or perform a spoken piece.
give your family and friends the gift of a live ceremony, in an accessible venue, with great views and without the hassle of downtown traffic and parking. (Handicap accessible entrance, parking and seating available.)
Want to get involved?
Join the Student/Parent Organizing Committee
. Questions? Email
As a community-sponsored event, LHS Baccalaureate19 is non-denominational, all-inclusive and made possible only by your contributions of time and funding.
Do you know a Langley student
who has displayed
exceptional ethical and compassionate character
? One who helps out in the community and deserves some recognition? Dranesville Supervisor
and School Board Rep
Teen Character Awards
, sponsored by the
McLean Citizens Association
, to awardees on
Sun, May 19
for the criteria and application. The
deadline is Fri, May 10
has been hosting fairs this spring for
part-time, seasonal & summer jobs
for high school students, with
resume & internship info
provided for younger teens.
Over a hundred local businesses & agencies
are expected to be on hand. The last fair of the series is this
Sat, April 27, 10 am-12 pm
Mount Vernon HS
Seniors, note these upcoming deadlines
Wed, May 1
Senior Montage Slideshow
. (The slideshow will be shown Fri, May 31 following the Senior Family Breakfast.) Please submit photos of groups (two or more) of seniors only, in school-related activities. If a photo isn’t from this school year, note the year in the file name. Dropbox accounts aren’t needed to submit photos— just leave your name and email.
Thur, May 2
is the new deadline for buying
to win a free
limo ride to and from Constitution Hall
VIP reserved seats for graduation
. (The raffle drawing will occur during the Senior Picnic on Fri, May 3.) Also, the new deadline to
yard sign is
Wed, May 8
Senior Spring Picnic
Fri, May 3
during fifth period. Dress for the theme by wearing a
Hawaiian shirt or your college t-shirt!
langley relay for life:
Relay for Life of Langley-McLean is hosting a
Trivia Night at
Longfellow MS in its Lecture Hall tomorrow,
Fri, April 26 from 6-8 pm. Entrance is $5 and food and drink will be available for purchase.
All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. Bring a friend, come have fun and support a great cause!
hopecam 5k run/walk:
Hopecam is a national non-profit that
helps children with cancer overcome the social isolation
of cancer treatment by providing them with technology to stay connected with friends and classmates.
Hopecam is hosting its 19th annual 5k
Sun, May 5 in Reston
and needs volunteers to help at water stations, to cheer on runners and more. Email
volunteers are needed
to help run the spring carnival at
Franklin Sherman ES
Sun, May 5, 3-6 pm from 6-7 pm,
volunteers can check out the fun themselves and
climb the rock wall and try out the Extreme Air bungee jumper, log jammer and spider climber
to sign up.
Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Sat, April 27
. You can drop off unused or expired drugs (pills and liquids only, no pressurized canisters or needles).
Disposal is free and confidential
. The closest drop-off is at the
McLean District Station
(1437 Balls Hills Rd). Click
for more information.
May 6: AP exams begin
May 8: PTSA General Membership Meeting, 9 am
May 18: Junior/Senior Prom, 8 pm, Mellon Auditorium
May 20-24: Langley Leap
May 22-23: Choral Show, 7 pm
April 27: Girls’ lacrosse car wash, 10 am, Great Falls Exxon
May 3: Senior Spring Picnic
May 31: Senior Family Breakfast
June 5: Langley Career Fair, 8:30 am
Langley PTSA Communications Committee
Stephanie Maxwell, Helen Miller, Jane Riddle, Anne Whipple
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