langley eNews
May 9, 2019
from the ptsa president
Teacher Appreciation Day last Friday was a huge success with the entire staff enjoying lunch catered by Moby Dick . Kudos to the Teacher Appreciation Chair, Clare Bradshaw , who along with her dedicated committee coordinated this fantastic luncheon for our staff. Yummy kabobs , homemade desserts and gift cards for every teacher and staff in the building were a big hit. Thank you to everyone who donated gift cards or funds for gift cards. The teachers loved selecting a card for a special treat and were so appreciative! 

~ Patty Burgess, PTSA President
ptsa officers 2019-2020
Below is next year’s PTSA Executive Committee.  Thank you to our new officers for your dedication and service to Langley! The slate was approved yesterday, at the last PTSA meeting of the school year.

  • President: Laura Skeen
  • President-Elect: Kitty Gonzalez
  • VPs Membership/Nominating & Fundraising: Jennisse Silvestri & Annette Bellino
  • VP Prof Development Fund: Kathleen Tobin Schoff
  • VP Appropriations: Jamie Loving
  • Recording Secretary: Jill Holloman
  • Corresponding Secretary: Katie Connolly
  • Treasurer: Lisa Givens
  • Faculty Representative: Tricia Poythress
  • Parliamentarian: Mary Kunkemueller
prom notes
The 2019 Langley Junior/Senior Prom is May 18! It will be held at the Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC from 8-11 pm. The Mellon is a gorgeous historic venue, a perfect fit for the evening's theme: A Night in Black and White … Old Hollywood at the Mellon. Please reach out to Christina Treacy ( or Lisa Nevins ( with any questions.

prom ticket sales: Buy your tickets now for $80 each at MySchoolBucks and pick them up this week! Tickets must be purchased in advance. No ticket sales at the door!

prom ticket pick-up:
May 9-10: Langley Hall 7:40-8:15 am
May 13-17: Cafeteria during all lunches

prom volunteers needed! Please volunteer to help our prom run smoothly! No worries about your presence embarrassing your student -- parent volunteers primarily work in the wings, taking tickets, manning the coat check, etc. Bring your spouse and a friend! It will be a lively evening with refreshments provided for volunteers. Click here to sign up. 
This year marks the 30th annual LHS All Night Graduation Party (ANGP). ANGP 2019 will be held at Langley High School, Mon, June 3 at 11 pm (and into June 4!). Your student will not want to miss it! Tickets are now available for purchase on the ANGP website. Tickets are $85 now ($95 at the door). 

Want to help? Volunteer! Many, many volunteers are needed to host this celebration for our Langley graduates. To volunteer, click here. We look forward to celebrating with The Class of 2019! Thanks for your support!!! Questions - contact Beth Harkaway at
help our career fair
Calling all parents passionate about their professions!

The annual Langley Career Fair is Wed, June 5, 8:30-11:30 am in Langley Hall and will consist of three sessions with students, with each session 25-30 minutes long. This event is coordinated by several juniors and sophomores, who tell us that fellow students truly appreciate hearing from LHS parents, with the personal connections and comfort level that brings. We're looking for professionals in these fields: Arts, Government, Medicine, Science and Information Technology. Participants can bring handouts, promotional materials and candy/giveaways. If you can attend, please fill out this brief Career Fair   form . Feel free to forward to friends or colleagues who might want to participate, too!
g ratulationes!
This spring, eighty-five Langley students took the 2019 National Latin Exam. They were joined by 150,000 students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and countries around the globe. The following seventy-eight students earned medals and certificates. Congratulations to all!

~ Joan Tannenbaum and Brendan Muse, Latin Teachers
Latin 1: 25 out of 30 students scoring
Gold: Joseph Kordziel, Michael Kuligowski, Sophia Perkins, Patricia Rojas, Teddy Spaner, Lily Spiller, Tre Vasiliadis, Benju Zhang- Li
Silver: Nityanand Ahuja, Lina Al- Atrash, Chris Cuomo, Julie de Kanter, Kamran Ghiassy, Victoria Li, Andrea Mok, Sebastian Moller, Carolyn Pirnat, John Rieling, Muhammed Syed, Michael Thomas
Magna Cum Laude: Stephanie Derminassian, James Fitzmaurice, Huong Giang Nguyen, Madeline Schley
Cum Laude: Sarah Waits

Latin 2: 26 out of 26 students scoring
Gold: Lucy Chen, Melanie Chuh, Campbell Duncan, Gianna Esposito, Mary Muir, Kathleen O’Donovan, Billy Oh, Jonathan Yan
Silver: Matthew Chung, Sam Clyne, Aleena Dawer, Boden Gentile, Maya Hall, Casey Lim,
Latin 2 Silver, cont: James Johnson, Cora Melton, Isobel Miller, Anja O’Brien, Eshna Parth, Liz Polley, Alisha Qian, Matthew Raddatz, Noori Samdani, Ben Thrasher, Riker Wilson, Matthew Xue

Latin 3: 18 out of 20 students scoring
Gold: Alex Bae, Larry Feng, Rachel Huang, Cameron Jepsen, Olivia Lin, Lailah Mozaffar, William Nowak, Cao-Linh Pham, Nima Razavi, Justin Summers, Emily Wu
Silver: Andrew Partridge, Ryan Shaw, Davis Smith, Jay Shuey
Magna Cum Laude: Emily Coker, Joey Femia, Sharon Nugent

Latin 4 Poetry: 9 out of 9 students scoring
Silver: Isaac Chiu, Bridget Lee, James O’Donovan, Daniel Mousavi, Surya Reddy, Maddy Rubin
Magna Cum Laude: Stephanie Bi, Dakota Brookfield
Cum Laude: Kavye Vij
nominate a junior
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 a $500 scholarship to a junior who has 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. Deadline for submissions: May 24.
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
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 ...
The Virginia Department of Health has posted the 2018 overdose data collected from the Medical Examiner’s office. Unfortunately, the numbers are worse than 2017. The number of fatal fentanyl overdoses in 2018 compared to 2017 increased by 5.6% to 813 deaths. The number of fatal heroin overdoses in 2018 compared to 2017 was nearly identical, 555 deaths. Cocaine is on the rise since 2015 because of fentanyl. The number of fatal cocaine overdoses in 2018 compared to 2017 increased by 11.5% to 445 deaths. Please note that there approximately 30 cases awaiting additional reports to certify cause and manner of death, which are not included in the current analysis. Final figures for 2018 therefore may change. Here is the full report.
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. 
library hours
The last day of Library Extended Hours (open until 4:45 pm) will be Thurs, May 9.

For the rest of the year, the library hours will be 7:30 am to 3:45 pm, Monday through Friday.
class notes
Don’t forget to buy your All Night Grad Party (ANGP) tickets before Langley Leap. Click here for ANGP Tickets; here for authorization forms.

Seniors going on the class field trip to Hershey Park on May 30 need to turn in their permission slips to their English teachers.  Please turn in forms before leaving the building for Langley Leap. 

Looking for information on graduation week activities? Visit the Class of 2019 webpage. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Maura Bollinger (

The 2019 Baccalaureate ceremony is cancelled due to a lack of interest and participants. We thank TJ Marzol for her efforts in trying to get this off the ground.
service at school in summer
Langley is looking for 20-30 students to earn service hours by assisting Mr Choobineh , Langley’s Technology Support Specialist, for the month of July into early August as Langley unloads and prepares 2100 computers for school year 2019-20. Students will unpack, inventory, and prepare the computers for distribution in early August. Hours are 8 am to 3 pm, Mon-Fri. No computer technology experience required. Contact Betsy Shomaker at or 703-287-2723.
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
Stephanie Maxwell, Helen Miller, Jane Riddle, Anne Whipple

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