– in the absence of it, we are left
feeling uncertain and unsettled,
and too much of it leads to confusion and a sense of being overwhelmed. The pandemic situation we're in is likely making you feel all these things at the same time. While
we don't have all of the answers,
Langley's PTSA and Class Officers are
committed to providing clear and timely information
(for example, note the
deadline for the Junior Service Award below).
Our Class Parent officers
are doing a wonderful job hosting Parent Forums for their respective classes. In recent weeks, the freshman, sophomore and senior classes have held
forums via Blackboard Collaborate
, and the junior class is holding theirs tomorrow at 11 am. In the forums, the Lead Class Parents have worked closely with their Assistant Principals
to provide information and answer questions
as best they can.
Principal Greer, Braden Peterson
and other Langley staff have joined in to share their insights as well.
Recordings of these sessions
can be found on the
individual class pages
on the PTSA
FCPS School Board Member-at-Large
Rachna Sizemore Heizner
and Dranesville District Representative
Town Hall meeting
. Questions from the community were solicited and the answers to those questions are
, the Fairfax County PTA and FCPS Superintendent,
Dr. Scott Brabrand
, held a
Q&A session with PTA/PTSA Presidents.
Discussion topics included the
rollout of face-to-face (synchronous) learning,
what can be expected moving forward, and how
FCPS will improve consistency and communication.
for a recording of the session. In addition,
FCPS is providing daily updates
on their website, which can be found
help to answer some of your questions
and encourage you to reach out to the school administration, your class parents and the PTSA at
if you need assistance.
We are all committed to helping serve the Langley community!
~ Laura Skeen, PTSA President
ptsa service award:
Do you know a junior whose dedication to volunteerism is exemplary? The
PTSA's Award for Outstanding Service honors a Langley junior
who's demonstrated excellent service achievement and an ongoing sense of commitment to a worthy cause at Langley or the community at large. The
winner receives a certificate and monetary award
Nominations can be submitted by
teachers, peers, parents, coaches, guidance counselors, club and organization sponsors. Self-nominations are allowed, too! The deadline is
Fri, May 8
to nominate a student.
has put together a guide for
supplemental reading and virtual resources
for you to explore while you're at home. You can find the link for the guide
as well as on the Langley website under the
page under Announcements. We're also available to
help anyone in the Langley community with reading suggestions
Email us at
. Just remember to
Keep Calm and Read On
FCPS recently highlighted
a sixth grade class that is using
as a way to
process their emotions and experiences
of living through a pandemic. Such journals are wonderful for students of all ages. Some
questions high school students might consider are:
What is your favorite activity? Why do you think you enjoy it? What will you do differently when you’re a parent? Why? The best and worst parts of quarantine are ...
Read more about the journaling project and tips for journaling
, according to FCPS, service hours should be uploaded into x2Vol by May 1 but
LHS will accept your hours until May 8
. Service learning is
in FCPS, so this
process is not intended to add any last-minute stress
to our senior students. But if students have the verified and approved hours and want to apply for a
Service Cord, Civic Seal or STEM Seal,
they should go to the Langley
for instructions on how to upload hours, applications and general information. Questions? Contact
he deadline to order your
is extended to
. Given the school closure, students will appreciate this important memento even more. Click
to order and use Langley's
school code 4159
. Act fast, as
only 275 copies remain!
Are you interested in connecting with an isolated older adult
living in England or the U.S.? Join junior
connecting local teens to willing senior participants
for quick, 30-minute weekly calls. For more information or to be included in the next call, email
. This is a great opportunity to
cheer up a senior
and get a much-needed
dose of positivity
yourself, all while learning about other cultures and ways of life during this time.
Six tuition-free online courses
for college credit are available this summer from the Northern Virginia Community College for the area's current juniors and seniors.
Note that the Title IV qualification has been lifted, and these 'JumpStart' courses are available to students who are US Citizens, permanent residents or eligible non-citizens.
Students can take up to two of the courses. Click
for more info and
The registration deadline
Fri, May 15
and courses run from
June 1-July 15
. The six courses were selected because these typically transfer to colleges:
- Cloud Computing Infrastructure and Services
- Quantitative Reasoning
- Introduction to Communication
- College Composition I
- World Civilization II
- History and Appreciation of Art
We're planning to landscape
Langley's main courtyard as soon as logistically possible. Just how gorgeous and green it will be depends upon how many donations are made. To help,
donate a leaf to the Langley Legacy Tree
, the beautiful wall sculpture that is “growing” in the Langley Lobby. Another 40+ leaves and several birds were added to the tree right before the school closed.
Leaves make wonderful graduation gifts!
About 100 of our seniors/soon-to-be grads already have a leaf inscribed in their honor. Leaves are also 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.
Mr. Dave Murray
new head coach for the Saxon football program
. Passionate about the sport and about helping to create great student-athletes, Coach Murray is excited at the opportunity.
“Langley is one of the very rare schools that has everything a teacher and coach could dream of,
” he said, including "top tier academics, tight knit community support and competitive student-athletes all rolled into one — which makes this a
fantastic opportunity for a coach like me
Coach Murray has
19 seasons of varsity football
under his belt, including having been
assistant coach at four other Division 6 high schools
(most recently, Fairfax HS), and having served several stints in area schools’ football programs as
offensive coordinator, defensive coordinator
special teams coach
This year, Coach Murray is
teaching AP Computer Science
at West Springfield HS, but will be
joining Langley’s Business Department next fall
. He believes grades are very important and is looking forward to working with students both in and out of the classroom, as a teacher and a coach.
“I take pride in being an aggressive coach when it comes to X’s and O’s, but a teacher when it comes to my players,”
said Coach Murray.
The Saxons are excited
at Coach Murray’s arrival, as a new head coach means new opportunities for a team. The football team believes that since he has coached at a handful of other schools around the county,
Langley be better prepared to beat its opponents
noted, “I think the new football coach is a great guy who really cares for the program. He has lots of experience coaching at other schools all around the county and wants to bring in his expertise and give it to us.”
Langley hopes to get back to normal next year and to cheer on Coach Murray and the Saxons in the fall!
~ Nate Jones, Saxon Scope Reporter
… Earth Day
turned 50 this year!
50th Anniversary Toolkit
in celebration, which you can explore
Check here each week for class updates.
Click on the
to go to the class webpages for more details.
Seniors, note several deadlines are
tonight, Thurs, Apr 30
cap/gown measurements needed by
We need to verify the gown measurements (height and weight) of every senior. Caps are one size fits all, so head measurement is not needed.
Even if you have already completed an order form, you still need to complete this form
at the link below. 342 seniors have submitted the information as of Tuesday morning, Apr 28. We are hoping the remaining 150 seniors
Deadline is midnight Thurs, Apr 30
to complete the
new! student videos for teacher appreciation week needed
Next week is
Teacher Appreciation Week
! Seniors, if you'd like to
thank a specific faculty member
- or all of them - or
share a memory with a teacher you miss,
send a 10-20 second clip
no later than
tonight, Thurs, Apr 30
*Videos must be sent from your fcpsschools.net email address
honor your graduating senior:
You can still
order a personalized “Congratulations Graduate" yard sign
to place in your front lawn to let everyone know of your student's achievement.
Personalize and pay for your sign
to place your order is
, Thurs, Apr 30
. The ANGP committee will let everyone know when the signs are in and how the signs will be safely distributed.
virtual class picnic – saxon broadcast crew
- Each senior creates a 5-15 second video of themselves, filmed horizontally
- Say name and plans for next year
- Wear college gear
- Email videos to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 8
saxon scope - senior scope
- Will be available on https://www.saxonscope.com/ in early June
- Deadline to submit senior plans for next year is mid-May
- Seniors use FCPS Google login and submit plans with this form
- Stay tuned for how seniors will cast their votes for Senior Superlatives
yearbook will be published - a must have for the class of 2020
- Deadline to order is Jun 1 (while supplies last, 275 copies remain)
- Click here to place your order and use Langley’s school code 4159:
- You can also confirm that you placed an order here.
- Yearbook staff is committed to distributing to all seniors, exact details TBD
- Every family should email 5 favorite pictures of their senior and other seniors participating in a Langley activity for the Senior Video
- Ideal to have 1 picture from each year
- Email all photos to email@example.com
- Deadline is by midnight, Mon, May 18
fcps senior survey:
FCPS Senior Survey is open
for seniors to complete. View the step-by-step
to help you successfully complete the survey, which
allows LHS to send your final transcript to the school you'll be attending
in the fall. The senior survey is used to
gather data about post-secondary plans, college decisions and scholarships
, and is
reported to FCPS and VDOE
as part of
required graduate reporting
. Questions? Contact
or your school counselor.
to complete is
A virtual Junior Class Parent Forum
has been scheduled for
Fri, May 1 at 11 am
to address questions you may have regarding
distance learning, grading and resources
available to help your student during these uncertain times. Note: personal or student specific questions will not be addressed during this forum.
To join the forum, click
mcc character award:
Langley students of any grade
are eligible for the
McLean Citizens Association Teen Character Award
. The award recognizes teenaged students who have demonstrated exceptional ethical and compassionate character. Nominations are due by
Mon, May 11
for details and nomination info.
Langley students are helping the Patrick Henry Family Shelter
during the covid-19 crisis. Homeless shelters are struggling, as in-person donations are down.
Due to the virus,
donations to the
must be received by mail.
Order items on
for delivery to the shelter or mail your items to:
Patrick Henry Family Shelter, 3080 Patrick Henry Drive, Falls Church, VA, 22044.
Items of greatest need
eminine hygiene pads; toiletries (soap, lotion, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, African American hair care products); dish soap and laundry detergent; baby wipes and size 4 diapers; and disinfectant wipes and sprays.
Email a list of the items you donate and their prices (or any questions you have) to
Thank you for your help!
During the covid-19 school closure
FCPS Parent Resource Center (PRC)
continues to provide
direct assistance to families,
educators and community members, including
services and resources to help your child
and family within FCPS and the community, and
tools to help you better advocate for your child. One resource is
workshops on a variety of topics.
Upcoming workshops in
May cover topics
related to distance learning, managing home behavior and encouraging wellness
while socially distancing at home. See the PRC
more info and full list of current workshops.
to check out
videos of prior workshops
School closure through the end of the year, per the Governor of Virginia.
FCPS Distance Learning Plan
Langley PTSA eNews Editors
Stephanie Maxwell, Helen Miller, Amy Prewett, Jane Riddle
is published by PTSA volunteers and includes news that pertains to LHS, PTSA and FCPS.
Any opinions expressed herein are those of the submitter and not necessarily those of LHS, PTSA or FCPS.