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LANGLEY CALENDAR

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17

-Band Concert, Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18

-Saxon Service, Saxon Time

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19

-Choral Concert, Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 23 – FRIDAY, JANUARY 3

-Winter Break

Did you know…Recently, The Today Show did a segment called "Students Are Vaping In Plain Sight." It addresses the evolving vaping industry and students ability to hide devices in plain sight. How often are you checking your child's backpack? 

Here is the segment-https://youtu.be/iLSo9L4uOkw

Course Registration Planning

NEXT UP - ELECTIVE FAIR for Students (Tuesday, December 17th)

It is hard to imagine how quickly we begin preparing for the next school year. As the first step in determining the correct courses, 9th, 10th and 11th grade students will have an opportunity to take part in an Electives Fair on Tuesday, December 17th. The Electives Fair allows students to learn about course options and requirements, and to ask questions of teachers before selecting next year’s schedule with their school counselors. The fair will take place after Period 1 and will consist of three 15-minute rotations. Later next week, students and parents will be receiving additional information as it relates to academic advising should you wish to review materials over the break.

SAVE THE DATE: CURRICULUM NIGHT for Parents on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 6:30pm!

Directory Distribution

Student Directories were distributed Nov. 11,12 and 19 during all lunch periods.  If you joined the PTSA before 10/5, your membership includes a directory.  

If your student did not pick up a directory, they may pick one up at the front office between December 2-20 during lunch or after school (directories will not be distributed before school).

LOST AND FOUND

Missing a jacket, sweatshirt, lunchbox and/or water bottle? It may be in Langley’s very large lost & found collection. Please stop by the lost and found box located in the cafeteria no later than December 18th. Items in lost and found will be donated after December 18th.

6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101 | Phone: 703-2872700
Websites: Langley High School | Langley PTSA | FCPS

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10

-Orchestra Concert, Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13

-Choral Renaissance Feaste, Langley Hall, 7:00 p.m.

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14

-Choral Renaissance Feaste, Langley Hall, 7:00 p.m.

Did you know…According to the 2018 youth survey 57% of Langley 12th graders reported texting/emailing while driving during the past 30 days. It’s down slightly from 2017’s  60%. Let’s teach our young drivers that checking the phone while driving is dangerous.

October 2019 PSAT Results will be posted online Monday, December 9

 

Scores will be released by region between December 9-11.  Virginia scores will be available Monday, December 9. 

Since the region extends from Maryland to Florida, expect access difficulty early in the day. 

Students can access their score reports through their College Board accounts.  Click "help" sheet if you are unable to access your account.

December 9-13, students will receive their PSAT test booklet in their 3rd period class.

Directory Distribution

Student Directories were distributed Nov. 11,12 and 19 during all lunch periods.  If you joined the PTSA before 10/5, your membership includes a directory.  

If your student did not pick up a directory, they may pick one up at the front office between December 2-20 during lunch or after school (directories will not be distributed before school).

LOST AND FOUND

Missing a jacket, sweatshirt, lunchbox and/or water bottle? It may be in Langley’s very large lost & found collection. Please stop by the lost and found box located in the cafeteria no later than December 18th. Items in lost and found will be donated after December 18th.

6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101 | Phone: 703-2872700
Websites: Langley High School | Langley PTSA | FCPS

Message from the Principal

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Greetings Saxon Families,

 

I hope each of you enjoyed a pleasant Thanksgiving filled with family, fellowship and fun. We are back in the swing of things in Saxon Country. Winter sports are now underway. Our basketball teams are hosting the Langley Saxon Tip Off Tournament Thursday, 12/5-Saturday, 12/7 here at the building. In addition to basketball teams, wrestling, gymnastics, swim and dive and indoor track are also now in competition. Please come out to support our Saxons teams. Sports schedules may be found on langleysports.org. We wish our winter athletes and coaches a season filled with many wins and great memories.

 

Saxon Stage is presenting Romeo and Juliet this weekend. Visit the Saxon Stage website to view show times and to purchase tickets.

 

Our music program is busy preparing for their latest performances. The choral Renaissance Feaste will be held next Friday and Saturday. Ticket information may be found here. The orchestra (December 10); band (December 17) and choral (December 19) concerts are free to the public. Please make plans to join us for festive music which will surely get you in the holiday spirit.

 

I look forward to seeing each of you at our upcoming school events.

 

Hail Saxons!!

 

Fondly,

Kimberly Greer

Principal

Langley High School

703.287.2704

Follow me on Twitter! @langleyfcps

 

The 4 C’s: Care, Connect, Celebrate, Commence

 

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5

-Sophomore Class Parent Forum, Lecture Hall, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

          Park behind the building in the bus loop area for easy access through Door 9

-Fall Play “Romeo & Juliet 2020”, Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.       

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6

Junior Class Parent Forum, Lecture Hall, 9:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m.

          Park behind the building in the bus loop area for easy access through Door 9     

-Fall Play “Romeo & Juliet 2020”, Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7

-Fall Play “Romeo & Juliet 2020”, Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8

-Fall Play “Romeo & Juliet 2020”, Auditorium, 2:00 p.m.

The link to the Romeo and Juliet ticket sales website:

https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/15635/langley-high-school-theatre   

Did you know… According to the 2018-2019 youth survey, the recommended physical activity levels are down and screen time is up. The percentage of students (38.4%) getting at least one hour of physical activity per day on five or more days is the lowest since 2010, when 42.6% did so. Overall 63.9% of eighth, 10th and 12th grade students get more than three hours of screen time per day (49% for 6th graders).

FCPS has instituted a technology support fee of $50 per high school student per school year. The fee is to help ensure students have access to the technology they always need at the school (including SOLs) by defraying the cost to repair and replace equipment. 

Invoices for this fee was emailed to families on November 4th by MySchoolBucks (Heartland) and can be paid online with check or credit card. 

Below is a link with information regarding the FCPSOn program.

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/fcpson

Students, please remember to shut down and reboot your laptop once a week while you are at school. This helps your laptop run more efficiently and installs required updates. 

FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards Program! Nominations now OPEN!

Each year, FCPS looks to honor several staff members for outstanding excellence in their roles:

- Outstanding Teacher or Librarian (has at least 3 years of experience)

- Outstanding New Teacher or Librarian (within their first three years)

- Outstanding School Leader (AP, DSA, DSS)

- Outstanding Professional Employee (Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Counselor, Psychologist, School Based Technology Specialist (SBTS), Social Worker, Systems of Support Advisor (SoSA), Technology Support Specialist (TSSpec))

- Outstanding Operational Employees (Administrative and Office Assistants, custodial staff, food service staff, Instructional Assistant, Parent Liaison, PHA, PHTA)

Our Langley High School winners will be submitted for consideration at the pyramid, region and division levels.

We believe that our staff is truly exceptional and that the work we do for our students deserves celebration beyond our school.

Please consider nominating Langley HS staff members for the categories listed above.

Thank you for celebrating the wonderful work done at Langley HS by highlighting some of our amazing staff members!

All nominations must be submitted by 8:00 am on Monday December 2, 2019.

Eligibility and award criteria are listed on each page of the nomination form.

If you have any questions, please contact Wayne Biernesser at wcbiernesser@fcps.edu.  

To nominate a Langley HS staff member, click the following link:

http://bit.ly/2019LHSEmployeeAwards

If you are interested in learning more about the overall FCPS awards process, you may visit:

https://goo.gl/oo18SF

Directory Distribution

Student Directories were distributed Nov. 11,12 and 19 during all lunch periods.  If you joined the PTSA before 10/5, your membership includes a directory.  

If your student did not pick up a directory, they may pick one up at the front office between December 2-20 during lunch or after school (directories will not be distributed before school).

Senior parents, if you would like to order Langley graduation announcement and thank-you cards, please fill out the form below. Seniors should submit this to their English teacher before December 6.

Senior Announcements-Letter-2020.pdf

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Websites: Langley High School | Langley PTSA | FCPS

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27 – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29

Thanksgiving Holiday – No School

Saxon Stage presents Romeo & Juliet, Shakespeare’s classic tale of romance and rivalry set in D.C. in the late summer of 2020 amidst the heated political climate of an upcoming Presidential election. 

Show times are Thursday, December 5th, Friday, December 6th, Saturday, December 7th at 7:00 p.m.  and a Matinee on Sunday, December 8th at 2:00 p.m.

The link to the Romeo and Juliet ticket sales website:

https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/15635/langley-high-school-theatre   

Did you know… As of November 13, 2019, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports 2,172 cases of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI) have been from 49 states (all except Alaska), the District of Columbia, and 2 U.S. territories (Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands). Forty-two deaths have been confirmed in 24 states and the District of Columbia.

The CDC updates the report every Thursday https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/severe-lung-disease.html#latest-outbreak-information

FCPS has instituted a technology support fee of $50 per high school student per school year. The fee is to help ensure students have access to the technology they always need at the school (including SOLs) by defraying the cost to repair and replace equipment. 

Invoices for this fee was emailed to families on November 4th by MySchoolBucks (Heartland) and can be paid online with check or credit card. 

Below is a link with information regarding the FCPSOn program.

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/fcpson

Students, please remember to shut down and reboot your laptop once a week while you are at school. This helps your laptop run more efficiently and installs required updates. 

FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards Program! Nominations now OPEN!

Each year, FCPS looks to honor several staff members for outstanding excellence in their roles:

- Outstanding Teacher or Librarian (has at least 3 years of experience)

- Outstanding New Teacher or Librarian (within their first three years)

- Outstanding School Leader (AP, DSA, DSS)

- Outstanding Professional Employee (Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Counselor, Psychologist, School Based Technology Specialist (SBTS), Social Worker, Systems of Support Advisor (SoSA), Technology Support Specialist (TSSpec))

- Outstanding Operational Employees (Administrative and Office Assistants, custodial staff, food service staff, Instructional Assistant, Parent Liaison, PHA, PHTA)

Our Langley High School winners will be submitted for consideration at the pyramid, region and division levels.

We believe that our staff is truly exceptional and that the work we do for our students deserves celebration beyond our school.

Please consider nominating Langley HS staff members for the categories listed above.

Thank you for celebrating the wonderful work done at Langley HS by highlighting some of our amazing staff members!

All nominations must be submitted by 8:00 am on Monday December 2, 2019.

Eligibility and award criteria are listed on each page of the nomination form.

If you have any questions, please contact Wayne Biernesser at wcbiernesser@fcps.edu.  

To nominate a Langley HS staff member, click the following link:

http://bit.ly/2019LHSEmployeeAwards

If you are interested in learning more about the overall FCPS awards process, you may visit:

https://goo.gl/oo18SF

Directory Distribution

Student Directories were distributed Nov. 11,12 and 19 during all lunch periods.  If you joined the PTSA before 10/5, your membership includes a directory.  

If your student did not pick up a directory, they may pick one up at the front office between December 2-20 during lunch or after school (directories will not be distributed before school).

Senior parents, if you would like to order Langley graduation announcement and thank-you cards, please fill out the form below. Seniors should submit this to their English teacher before December 6.

Senior Announcements-Letter-2020.pdf

6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101 | Phone: 703-2872700
Websites: Langley High School | Langley PTSA | FCPS

Message from the Principal

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Greetings Saxons,

 

During this season of reflection, we have much for which to be thankful. Saxons continue to excel academically. Additionally, they bring the same high level of excellence and dedication to their extracurricular pursuits.  

 

Our field hockey team won the Virginia High School League state championship on Saturday! We are so proud of the team and Coach Robinson. Thanks to the parents, students and staff members who braved the windy, chilly weather to cheer on the team.

 

 

 

 

Coach Katie Robinson has been named Virginia High School League all state field hockey coach of the year. Coach, this accolade is so well deserved.

 

 

 

The golf team celebrated their 4th consecutive state title by enjoying a special luncheon held in their honor.

 

 

 

Congratulations to our Model United Nations team. Forty students competed at the UVA competition held last weekend. Each of them won an award and the school won the Best Large Delegation award (the equivalent to First Place). Fantastic job, Team!!

 

 

 

December 5-8, Saxon Stage will present Romeo and Juliet. Be sure to come out to support our thespians. The production is a fresh twist on the classic. Break a leg, crew and cast!

 

Final Shout-outs!!

 

It was wonderful  to meet the middle school students and their families who attended Sunday’s Open House. We look forward to having you as members of Saxon Country next school year. Thanks, Assistant Principal Jim Robertson, PTSA President Laura Skeen and PTSA President-Elect Kitty Gonzalez for organizing the event.  

 

Congratulations to senior Maddy Rubin. Her review of the Oakton theatre play Men On Boats has been forwarded to the Cappies News.

 

Congratulations to Bella Holloman, Maddie McGaughey, Mikayla Schoff and Aly Trumbull in being named All State in Field Hockey.

 

Langley High School has earned the Superintendent’s Excellence in Equity Award. This award celebrates our school’s ongoing high academic achievement.

Way to go, Saxons!

 

I sincerely wish each of you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. Over the break, may you be able to find time to relax and reconnect with family and friends.

 

Fondly,

Kimberly Greer

Principal

Langley High School

703.287.2704

Follow me on Twitter! @langleyfcps

 

The 4 C’s: Care, Connect, Celebrate, Commence

 

Message from the Principal

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Dear Families,

 

As we are entering the holiday season, it is important we remember that time off should be a break from academic pursuits. In order to assist with this effort, I sent the following message to teachers earlier this week. It is my hope that families will have meaningful time together during the days away from school.

 

Dear Langley Staff,

 

As you are aware, our students work hard and spend a great deal of time outside of school completing assignments and participating in school activities during the school year.  I would like to help our students find a healthy balance of school, work, and family/friends time during the upcoming Thanksgiving, winter and spring breaks.  Similarly, I wish the same for each of you. I would like for you to spend that precious time with your family, friends and loved ones.

 

With these sentiments in mind, here are a few guidelines regarding breaks.

  • Students are not to be required to complete work over school breaks.
  • Be reasonable with due dates.  Provide enough time for students to complete their work within the normal school calendar without the need to work over breaks.  Though you may have a long-term assignment that spans over a school break, no work is to be due immediately (the first 2 days) after a break.
  • Pace yourself in to avoid major assessments immediately after breaks.

The guidelines above are in the spirit of honoring family and family traditions as we simultaneously address issues of student stress.  These adjustments provide us another opportunity to reach out to our community with a united, student-centered philosophy.

 

While Thanksgiving is the time to enjoy lavish feasts and the company of loved ones, it’s also a time to give thanks. So, as this year’s holiday rapidly approaches, I would like to extend my sincere gratitude for each of you and your efforts which help to make Langley High such a special place for our students and staff. 

 

Fondly,

Kimberly Greer

Principal

Langley High School

703.287.2704

Follow me on Twitter! @langleyfcps

The 4 C’s: Care, Connect, Celebrate, Commence

 

This Week at Langley

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LANGLEY CALENDAR

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18

-Driver’s Ed Program “Parents for Safe Teen Driving”, Auditorium, 6:30 p.m.   

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19

-Meet the Coach Night (Winter Sports), Cafeteria, 7:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20

-Saxon Service, Saxon Time

UPCOMING DATES:

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27 – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29

Thanksgiving Holiday – No School

Did You Know...The theme of this year's national School Psychology Awareness Week from November 11-15 is “Find Your Focus.” School psychologists, along with other school personnel, work with students every day to help them find their focus—identify strengths and interests, develop persistence, see ideas and situations more clearly, and attend to important information in academic and social settings. We believe families can do the same. 

Here are some ways to help your child find their focus at home.  https://www.fcps.edu/blog/help-your-children-find-their-focus

 

FCPS has instituted a technology support fee of $50 per high school student per school year. The fee is to help ensure students have access to the technology they always need at the school (including SOLs) by defraying the cost to repair and replace equipment. 

Invoices for this fee was emailed to families on November 4th by MySchoolBucks (Heartland) and can be paid online with check or credit card. 

Below is a link with information regarding the FCPSOn program.

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/fcpson

Students, please remember to shut down and reboot your laptop once a week while you are at school. This helps your laptop run more efficiently and installs required updates. 

WEEKLY PROGRESS REPORTS

All parents/guardians of Middle School and High School students who have registered for a SIS ParentVUE Account and have a primary email address recorded in SIS ParentVUE can receive Weekly Progress Reports via email. This report provides a summary of your student(s) grades for the current quarter. To activate the Weekly Progress Reports via email, login to your SIS ParentVUE Account and first verify that you have a primary email address within the system. It is listed under the “My Account” tab. If it is blank, enter the email address where you would like to receive the progress reports and click on update account. Once confirmed, parents/guardians are able to activate and select their preferences for receiving these reports within the SIS ParentVUE “My Account” tab.

Weekly progress reports for all of your Middle and High School students will be included in one email. FCPS Elementary Schools do not use the SIS grade book and therefore are not included in these reports. 

For questions about a specific progress report or grade you can login into your SIS ParentVUE Account to find detailed grade book information. Additionally, your student’s teacher is always the best resource to answer any grade book questions that you may have. Weekly Progress Report Parent Quick Reference Guide

FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards Program! Nominations now OPEN!

Each year, FCPS looks to honor several staff members for outstanding excellence in their roles:

- Outstanding Teacher or Librarian (has at least 3 years of experience)

- Outstanding New Teacher or Librarian (within their first three years)

- Outstanding School Leader (AP, DSA, DSS)

- Outstanding Professional Employee (Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Counselor, Psychologist, School Based Technology Specialist (SBTS), Social Worker, Systems of Support Advisor (SoSA), Technology Support Specialist (TSSpec))

- Outstanding Operational Employees (Administrative and Office Assistants, custodial staff, food service staff, Instructional Assistant, Parent Liaison, PHA, PHTA)

Our Langley High School winners will be submitted for consideration at the pyramid, region and division levels.

We believe that our staff is truly exceptional and that the work we do for our students deserves celebration beyond our school.

Please consider nominating Langley HS staff members for the categories listed above.

Thank you for celebrating the wonderful work done at Langley HS by highlighting some of our amazing staff members!

All nominations must be submitted by 8:00 am on Monday December 2, 2019.

Eligibility and award criteria are listed on each page of the nomination form.

If you have any questions, please contact Wayne Biernesser at wcbiernesser@fcps.edu.  

To nominate a Langley HS staff member, click the following link:

http://bit.ly/2019LHSEmployeeAwards

If you are interested in learning more about the overall FCPS awards process, you may visit:

https://goo.gl/oo18SF

Langley Ethics Day Committee is excited to open adult volunteer registration for the annual Senior Ethics Day on March 17, 2020!  Imagine approximately 500 seniors spending a day learning and practicing ethical decision-making for life after high school. Click here  to find out more or to register for an opportunity to impact high school seniors as they embark on the next chapter of their lives.


If you have additional questions, please contact me!  I'd love to talk with you and am happy to answer any questions.  My contact info is: danica.alink@hotmail.com and (469)-744-7130.  Thanks for supporting Langley seniors and the Ethics Day Committee!

6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101 | Phone: 703-2872700
Websites: Langley High School | Langley PTSA | FCPS

Message from the Principal

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Greetings Saxons,

 

Hot off the presses, Saxon field hockey is headed to the state championship. Come on out to South County tomorrow at noon to cheer them on as they take on Floyd Kellam High School. We are super proud of Coach Robinson and the team. We wish them luck in the matchup.

 

 

Our week started with Veteran’s Day recognition. During Saxon Time, a special Saxon Service was held to create cards to be sent to Walter Reed Medical Center. Veterans, Langley High thanks, and commends, you for your service to our country.

 

 

Results are in for the Langley Reflections art contest, and this year the judges were confounded by many amazing pieces. Twenty-nine entries were submitted. The first place entries will move on to the Northern Virginia district competition.

Congratulations to these first place and honorable mention competitors:  Ana Grajdeanu, Anderson Hauptli, Adelaide Loving, Eric Wallace, Tim Wang, Michael Mill, Burak Topo, Ariana Mushtaq, Jessie Wiberg and Rohaan Sindhwani. Senior

Jessie Wiberg took first place in visual arts with Into the Tunnel. Senior Burak Topo took first place in photography with Look into Your Eyes. We congratulate these students.  

 

Into the Tunnel by Jessie Wilberg

 

Look Deep Into My Eyes by Burak Topo

On behalf of last year’s athletes, Director of Student Activities  Geoff Noto accepted the McLean Community Foundation’s Chain Bridge Cup. The award was recognition of the outstanding accomplishments of our sports program during the 2018-19

school year. Congratulations to all.

 

Please join me in congratulating the yearbook staff and their sponsor Ms. Mulligan. Our Saxon Shire received another First Class ranking from the Virginia High School League.

 

A few final shout outs:

 

Congratulations to the following seniors on being selected by audition for the Virginia Music Educators Association Honors Choir!  These students will rehearse and perform for the state music conference on November 21 – 23. Job well done, Cynthia Hu, Claire

Doody, Kaylie Yim, Mary Keating, Megan Vandre.

 

During Tuesdays, concert, the piece “A Song for Jonathan” was premiered by our band. It was a tremendous honor for them to be selected for this esteemed privilege. Congratulations, Mr. Martin and band participants.

 

On Wednesday, our Saxon orchestra held a side by side concert with the James Madison orchestra. This was a true treat for our students and those in attendance.

 

One final word, parents, as shared in last Sunday’s message, first quarter grades are available for review on ParentVue. Printed report cards will not be sent home. However, if you do require a printed copy, please contact your student’s counselor.

 

I hope to see each of you tomorrow at South County for the field hockey championship. Thanks for your ongoing support of our school community.

 

Hail Saxons!

 

Fondly,

Kimberly Greer

Principal

Langley High School

703.287.2704

Follow me on Twitter! @langleyfcps

 

The 4 C’s: Care, Connect, Celebrate, Commence

 

This Week at Langley

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12

-Band Concert, Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13

-Principal’s Coffee/PTSA General Membership Meeting, Lecture Hall, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 

  • Kelly Rankin, Langley’s Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist, will share the latest findings from the FCPS Youth Survey and we’ll hear updates from the PTSA and about the latest happenings at LHS. Can't make it? No worries!  Remote access will be available through this link . Mark your calendars and I hope you can join us!

-Orchestra Concert, Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17

-School Tour & Open House for grades 7 & 8, Lecture Hall, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Fresh off of its four-year renovation, Langley High School plans to show area Middle School (7th & 8th grade) students and their families all it has to offer as they investigate their options for high school.
  • School administrators will be on hand in Langley’s Lecture Hall to answer individual questions and student ambassadors will lead tours of the building. Tours end in the school cafeteria where refreshments will be served along with a chance to chat with Langley faculty members, student ambassadors, parents and purchase Langley spirit wear items.

Park at rear of school & enter at Door 9

RSVP: ptsalangley@gmail.com

Report Cards available Saturday, 11/9 at 6am in SIS Parent/StudentVue

On November 4th and 5th, teachers will be working on grading and planning for the upcoming quarter. Students and parents will not be able to access SIS Parent/StudentVue to check grades from Friday, November 1 at 4pm until report cards become available on Saturday, November 9 at 6am.  Report cards will no longer be distributed for quarters 1-3.  A final report card will be sent home at the end of the year.  Students and Parents have the option of printing a PDF version of the report card directly from SIS Parent/StudentVue when they become available.

Did You Know…The 2018-2019 FCPS Youth Survey results are in, here are the vaping results-Vaping is Common, but Regular Cigarette Smoking is Decreasing: One in five students (19.8%) reported vaping within a 30-day period, while only 1.8% reported smoking cigarettes. One-quarter of 12th graders vaped nicotine, one-seventh vaped marijuana, and approximately one-eighth vaped flavoring only.

The concern is that students think they are vaping “just” flavoring. Just because the label say’s no nicotine doesn’t make it true.

Langley’s substance abuse prevention specialist, Kelly Rankin will be presenting this and other youth survey outcomes at the PTSA General Membership Meeting on November 13th. 

Wellness Screening- December 3-4, 2019     (9th Grade Parents Only)

Mental health problems can develop in adolescence which is full of emotions for teens. Some of these emotions are actually mental illnesses. Depression is among the most common mental illnesses. Depression is treatable; however, it is a leading risk factor for suicide. To proactively address mental illness, Langley High School is providing a mental wellness screening and suicide prevention training as part of the SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program.  9th grade parents will receive an email on November 4th with details regarding this screening and an opt-out form should they wish to do so.  Please contact Tim Ready, school counselor, at tjready@fcps.edu with any questions.

WEEKLY PROGRESS REPORTS

All parents/guardians of Middle School and High School students who have registered for a SIS ParentVUE Account and have a primary email address recorded in SIS ParentVUE can receive Weekly Progress Reports via email. This report provides a summary of your student(s) grades for the current quarter. To activate the Weekly Progress Reports via email, login to your SIS ParentVUE Account and first verify that you have a primary email address within the system. It is listed under the “My Account” tab. If it is blank, enter the email address where you would like to receive the progress reports and click on update account. Once confirmed, parents/guardians are able to activate and select their preferences for receiving these reports within the SIS ParentVUE “My Account” tab.

Weekly progress reports for all of your Middle and High School students will be included in one email. FCPS Elementary Schools do not use the SIS grade book and therefore are not included in these reports. 

For questions about a specific progress report or grade you can login into your SIS ParentVUE Account to find detailed grade book information. Additionally, your student’s teacher is always the best resource to answer any grade book questions that you may have. Weekly Progress Report Parent Quick Reference Guide

Langley Ethics Day Committee is excited to open adult volunteer registration for the annual Senior Ethics Day on March 17, 2020!  Imagine approximately 500 seniors spending a day learning and practicing ethical decision-making for life after high school. Click here  to find out more or to register for an opportunity to impact high school seniors as they embark on the next chapter of their lives.


If you have additional questions, please contact me!  I'd love to talk with you and am happy to answer any questions.  My contact info is: danica.alink@hotmail.com and (469)-744-7130.  Thanks for supporting Langley seniors and the Ethics Day Committee!

Students, please remember to shut down and reboot your laptop once a week while you are at school. This helps your laptop run more efficiently and installs required updates. 

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Message from the Principal

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Greetings Saxons,

 

Tonight is going to be big!!!! Come on out to the final varsity football game as our Saxons travel to McLean to battle the Highlanders. The level of excitement is sure to be high and the turnout large.

 

On a more serious note, the morning in Saxon Country began with an announcement to the students from me. Last evening, McLean was vandalized. I shared my disappointment and frustration with our students regarding this egregious act. While I definitely want our kids to demonstrate school spirit, I think we agree there is a line between spirit and inappropriate behavior. That line was crossed last night. Please speak with your students regarding the need and expectation for them to represent Langley in a positive manner. As principal of Langley, I believe my job extends beyond making sure kids are academically successful. I feel my greater charge is to help our children grow into kind, caring human beings who make  positive contributions to not only the school but also the community. Thank your for partnering with me in this endeavor.

 

On a lighter note, our volleyball team had a phenomenal season. The team made it to region semi-finals.  Their season ended last evening but we are so proud of the team and Coach Shifflett.

 

While the season may be over, we have reason to celebrate our volleyball team. Coach Shifflett was named this year’s Coach of the Year for both the Liberty District and the Northern Region. These are accolades which are truly deserved. We are so fortunate to have Coach Shifflett as part of our Saxon community. She is a true role model for our students. Her passion, joy and love of students and sports are boundless. Congratulations, Coach!

 

 

Saxon Field Hockey is still alive in the post season. The team and Coach Robinson won the Northern Region title on Wednesday. They won the Liberty District title last week. They will play in the state quarterfinals against the Fairfax Rebels here at Langley on Tuesday. We wish them luck!!

 

 

 

 

Recently, our band, choir, cheer, dance, and football seniors were recognized. Congratulations to these students and their families.

 

 

 

 

I hope to see everyone at tonight’s game. Have a great weekend and stay warm.

 

Fondly,

Kimberly Greer

Principal

Langley High School

703.287.2704

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Monday, November 4

-No School for Students

Tuesday, November 5

–No School for Students

Wednesday, November 6

-NHS Induction Ceremony, Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 7

-Vision and Hearing Screening for all 10th graders. Students who wear glasses/contacts need to bring/wear them on those days.

Friday, November 8

-Vision and Hearing Screening for all 10th graders. Students who wear glasses/contacts need to bring/wear them on those days.

Report Cards available Saturday, 11/9 at 6am in SIS Parent/StudentVue

On November 4th and 5th, teachers will be working on grading and planning for the upcoming quarter. Students and parents will not be able to access SIS Parent/StudentVue to check grades from Friday, November 1 at 4pm until report cards become available on Saturday, November 9 at 6am.  Report cards will no longer be distributed for quarters 1-3.  A final report card will be sent home at the end of the year.  Students and Parents have the option of printing a PDF version of the report card directly from SIS Parent/StudentVue when they become available.

Did You Know… NIDA reports Many teens get their first prescription for an opioid from a dentist or an oral surgeon. Even taking opioids as prescribed, such as after having wisdom teeth removed, makes a teen 33 percent more likely to misuse opioids later in life. Talk to your dentist about your concerns. Here is the blog on what to ask your dentist. https://teens.drugabuse.gov/blog/post/what-ask-your-dentist-about-opioids

Wellness Screening- December 3-4, 2019     (9th Grade Parents Only)

Mental health problems can develop in adolescence which is full of emotions for teens. Some of these emotions are actually mental illnesses. Depression is among the most common mental illnesses. Depression is treatable; however, it is a leading risk factor for suicide. To proactively address mental illness, Langley High School is providing a mental wellness screening and suicide prevention training as part of the SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program.  9th grade parents will receive an email on November 4th with details regarding this screening and an opt-out form should they wish to do so.  Please contact Tim Ready, school counselor, at tjready@fcps.edu with any questions.

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Message from the Principal

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Greetings,

 

It’s hard to believe that we have completed the first quarter of the school year. Our students have gotten off to a great start. I am continually amazed by our school community. Our students and staff hold themselves to very high standards and are committed to excellence. This is to be commended and should never be taken for granted. Saxons, you are phenomenal.

 

As we know, not only do Saxons work hard but they play hard too. Here is but a small snippet of the great happenings taking place in Saxon Country!!

 

Congratulations to the Saxon Scope. Our student publication received a First Class rating for the second year in a row. The great news doesn’t end there. Recently, School Newspapers Online—a site that hosts many (if not most) of the school newspapers’ websites across the country, bestowed an award upon the Saxon Scope website for Excellent Web Design.

 

For a second consecutive year, and only for the second time in school history, the Marching Saxons ended their season by earning a rating of Superior at the state marching assessment. Way to go!!

 

The great sportsmanship of our student athletes and coaches was recently recognized by the Virginia High School League. The organization presented Langley High School with the 2018-19 Stay in the Game award. This is an acknowledgement  of no Saxon coaches or players being ejected from a game during the specified school year. Langley was only one of three FCPS schools to earn this distinction. Athletes and coaches, we are proud of you!

 

Through the use of driving simulations, students were made aware of dangers of distracted driving. At the end of the school day, as they drove out of the school lot, student drivers were rewarded by FCPD for buckling up. Certificates for Santini fries were given to students for making the great choice to stay safe while driving.

 

Over 50 Saxons participated in the Best Buddies Friendship Walk. Thanks to students and parents who came out to support this worthwhile

cause.

 

 

Congratulations to Saxon Field Hockey who are Liberty District Champs for the third consecutive year!

 

 

Saxons got into the Halloween holiday spirit with scary stories and fun costumes.

 

English Honor Society celebrated by sharing original scary stories!

 

 

Halloween Saxon style just can’t be beat!

 

 

 

Hail Saxons!!

 

Fondly,

Kimberly Greer

Principal

Langley High School

703.287.2704

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29

-Underclass Make-Up Photos

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30

-Saxon Service, Saxon Time

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1

-End of First Quarter

 

UPCOMING DATES:

Monday, November 4th – Tuesday, November 5th – No School for Students

 

Wednesday, November 6th

-NHS Induction Ceremony, Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

 

Thursday, November 7th and Friday, November 8th

-Vision and Hearing Screening for all 10th graders will be on Nov 7th and 8th. Students who wear glasses/contacts need to bring/wear them on those days.

End of the First Quarter

First quarter ends November 1. Students do not have school on November 4th and 5th. Teachers will be working on grading and planning for the upcoming quarter. Students and parents will not be able to access SIS Parent/StudentVue to check grades from Friday, November 1, at 4pm until Saturday, November 9, at 6am.

Did You Know… On 10/22/19 The FDA announced, for the first time, it has authorized the marketing of products through the modified risk tobacco product (MRTP) pathway. The authorizations are for eight Swedish Match USA, Inc. snus smokeless tobacco products sold under the “General” brand name. The press release also states, “In an effort to help prevent youth access and exposure, the agency has also placed stringent advertising and promotion restrictions on the products, including a requirement to restrict advertising to adults.  The decision permits the eight General brand snus smokeless tobacco products to be sold in the U.S. with a modified risk claim, it does not mean these products are safe or FDA approved.”

Will this be the next nicotine delivery system our teens experiment with?

Here a link to the product https://www.mysnus.com/swedish-snus.html

Here is the full press release https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-grants-first-ever-modified-risk-orders-eight-smokeless-tobacco-products

Here is the CDC fact sheet https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/smokeless/products_marketing/index.htm

WEEKLY PROGRESS REPORTS

All parents/guardians of Middle School and High School students who have registered for a SIS ParentVUE Account and have a primary email address recorded in SIS ParentVUE can receive Weekly Progress Reports via email. This report provides a summary of your student(s) grades for the current quarter. To activate the Weekly Progress Reports via email, login to your SIS ParentVUE Account and first verify that you have a primary email address within the system. It is listed under the “My Account” tab. If it is blank, enter the email address where you would like to receive the progress reports and click on update account. Once confirmed, parents/guardians are able to activate and select their preferences for receiving these reports within the SIS ParentVUE “My Account” tab.

Weekly progress reports for all of your Middle and High School students will be included in one email. FCPS Elementary Schools do not use the SIS grade book and therefore are not included in these reports. 

For questions about a specific progress report or grade you can login into your SIS ParentVUE Account to find detailed grade book information. Additionally, your student’s teacher is always the best resource to answer any grade book questions that you may have.

Weekly Progress Report Parent Quick Reference Guide

STUDENT-PARENT SURVEY FOR FEDERAL IMPACT AID

Beginning on October 21, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.  All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by October 30. All results are CONFIDENTIAL.

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Distracted Driving Program

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Distracted Driving Program

State Farm, AT&T, and INOVA Fairfax will be presenting information and VR (Virtual Reality) simulations to teach about the dangers of distracted driving today during all lunch periods.

We will have several police cars in front of the building at dismissal time. Officers from the McLean District of FCPD will be speaking to students and handing out coupons for free french fries from Santini’s as they exit the parking lot at 2:55pm.

 

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This Week at Langley

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20

-FCPS College Fair @ Fair Oaks Mall, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 21

-FCPS College Night @ Hayfield Secondary School, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22

-Orchestra Concert, Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23

-Freshman Class Forum, Lecture Hall, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

          Park behind the building in the bus loop area for easy access through Door 9

Did you know…The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) just released a new definition of addiction after a four-year process involving more than 80 experts. Dr. Michael Miller, past president of ASAM who oversaw the development of the new definition writes, "Many behaviors driven by addiction are real problems and sometimes criminal acts. But the disease is about brains, not drugs. It's about underlying neurology, not outward actions."

Here is the full article http://www.nbcnews.com/id/44147493/ns/health-addictions/t/addiction-now-defined-brain-disorder-not-behavior-issue/?fbclid=IwAR2ORqNETNmiR1fyuo_-orkU06hY4ett0Rji1Fu60OMe5SVq63XXT5MTb2E#.XaNGikZKg2z

STUDENT-PARENT SURVEY FOR FEDERAL IMPACT AID

Beginning on October 21, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.  All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by October 30. All results are CONFIDENTIAL.

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Governor's School Information Session

Current 10th and 11th grade students:

The 2020 Virginia Summer Governor’s School is beginning its application process. This unpaid summer program is for highly motivated students who are looking for a challenging summer experience. Programs are offered in Visual and Performing Arts, Humanities, Math/Science/Tech, Agriculture, Life Science/Medicine, and Mentorships in Engineering and Life Sciences.  The selection process is extremely competitive.  Most students selected rank in the top 10% of their class and have scored in the 90th percentile on standardized measures of ability or achievement tests.  These residential programs run from late June to late July.  Only students who are available during that time frame and whose records match these criteria should apply.

Ms. Malone will hold an interest meeting for current 10th and 11th grade students:

Wednesday, October 22nd during Saxon Time – Langley Lecture Hall

Wednesday, October 23rd after school - Career Center

Please see the VDOE website for further information:

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/governors_school_programs/summer_residential/

 

If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Malone nlmalone@fcps.edu 703-287-2732

FCPS is celebrating Digital Citizenship Week from October 21-25, 2019! This year’s theme is Media Balance and Well-Being: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Your Technology. Langley HS will celebrate Digital Citizenship Week with activities focused on developing healthy habits around technology use. Students will participate in lessons, activities, and contests that match the daily theme.  Be sure to follow @langleyfcps on Twitter to see more about #fcpsdigcit.

 

Each year, sophomores and new students receive vision and hearing screenings and Langley’s health clinic needs help to facilitate the screenings. 

Volunteers are needed for morning and afternoon time periods on Thurs, Nov 7 and Fri, Nov 8. Come meet other parents and Langley staff, enjoy some coffee and help out our health staff! Click here to sign up. Thank you for your help!

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20f0545aeac2aa20-langley

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Message from the Principal

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Greetings Saxons,

 

Another great week has concluded in Saxon Country. A number of positive activities occurred this week.

 

Thank you the PTSA for the luncheon they recently provided for school staff. We appreciate the

volunteers and PTSA members taking such great care of our school employees.

 

A huge round of applause for our men’s golf team. They won their fourth consecutive state title on

Monday. This is truly a feat worthy of celebration.

 

Wednesday’s 9th Grade Wellness Day was a huge success. Students explored career pathways; focused

on their emotional wellness and learned about the dangers of vaping.

 

 

Saxon Cheer showed their stuff in placement competition on Wednesday night. Thanks to the fans

who came out to show support!

 

Congratulations to our cross country seniors.

 

 

A shout out to our senior field hockey players.

 

 

A round of applause for our volleyball team seniors.

 

 

Last night’s choir concert was a huge treat. Thanks, Dr. Lambert and singers for providing a wonderful

evening of lovely music.

 

 

 

Have a great weekend, Saxon Country!!

 

Fondly,

Kimberly Greer

Principal

Langley High School

703.287.2704

Follow me on Twitter! @langleyfcps

 

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 14

-School Planning Day, No school for students

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16

-PSAT for grades 10 and 11 (*additional information below)

-Early Dismissal @ 12:55 p.m.

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17

-Choral Concert, Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

Did you know…The Princeton Review writes, “The link between success and stress has become so strong in some students’ minds that they actually view stress as proof that they’re good students. They humble-brag about how late they stayed up last night writing a paper or how many hundreds of flashcards they made. The key is to shift your focus from what you’re studying to how you’re studying. “

Here is the full article with tips to improve studying habits https://www.princetonreview.com/high-school/learning-without-stress

Wednesday, October 16- 2 hour early release (at 12:55 p.m.)

9th Grade Students- Focus on the 4 C's and Academic and Career Planning

Students will be engaged in several important conversations around our 4 C’s (Care, Connect, Celebrate and Commence) as we look at wellness, the LHS Honor Code, class elections and their own Academic and Career Plan through Naviance Student.  These lessons will support students in their successful transition to high school and better prepare them for the next four years and beyond.  We are especially excited about the opportunity to CONNECT and CELEBRATE as a class as we support community within the class of 2023.

 

10th and 11th Grade Students- PSAT Testing

For Sophomores and Juniors, the day will begin with Period 1 (30 minutes), followed by a 15 minute break.  Testing begins promptly at 8:50, no students will be admitted to a test room after 9:15.  Students with time accommodations will begin testing promptly at 8:10, those not at their test site by 8:30, will be unable to test with time accommodations, but may take the standard test beginning at 8:50.  Students with time accommodations should arrange for after-test transportation as it is unlikely the test will be completed before bus departures at 12:55.

 

On test day all students are responsible for bringing 2-#2 pencils,  and a calculator for use on the math section (see College Board Acceptable Calculator List), however the test is designed such that it can be taken without a calculator.  Regrettably, there is not a supply of calculators available to be lent if a student fails to either bring a calculator or brings a non-approved calculator.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our testing coordinator, Ms. Jan Dabroski at jldabroski@fcps.edu.

 

REMINDER: “Any electronic device that isn’t turned in or packed away on the side of the room may be collected and its contents inspected as part of an investigation. If your cell phone makes a noise or creates a disturbance while in your possession, you’ll be dismissed from testing (College Board).”

 

 12th Grade Students- Essay Writing Assistance

On Wed, Oct 16, LHS will host College Essay Writing assistance for seniors with English 12 teachers in Rooms 2425, 2427, 2627 and 2628 from 8:30 am-11:30 am on a first come, first served basis.

“LIKE” An IndieFlix Original Documentary

Tuesday, October 15, 7:00-8:30 p.m. @ McLean High School

Find out more about the film at mcleanscc.org

 

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 7

-Financial Aid Night @ McLean High School, Auditorium, 6:30 p.m.

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10

-Senior Class Parent Forum, Lecture Hall, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

-The LIKE Documentary, Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

Did you Know…Effective communications with teens can be a daily struggle. Adam Price from Psychology today writes “Being aware of pitfalls will help avoid a fight or two.”

Here are 10  ways to improve communication, https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-unmotivated-teen/201909/ten-mistakes-parents-should-never-make

 

“LIKE”

An IndieFlix Original Documentary

 

 

Thursday, October 10, 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Langley High School Auditorium

Tuesday, October 15, 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the McLean High School Auditorium

Are You Using Technology or is Technology Using You?

Technology is here to stay and social media is a place to connect, share and express our feelings. It is also a place of self-comparison, constant fear of missing out and a way to channel our addictive tendencies, which can be harmful for mental health. What’s going on behind the screens? While we are more connected than ever, it’s hard to know if technology is helping us or hurting us, yet we do have a choice when it comes to managing the way we use technology.

As part of a yearlong focus on social media wellness, the Safe Community Coalition, in conjunction with the PTSAs of Langley High School and McLean High School invites you to a free community showing of the compelling new IndieFlix Original Documentary “LIKE” ― Thursday, October 10 in the Langley High School auditorium and Tuesday, October 15 in the McLean High School auditorium. Both showings are from 7:00-8:30 p.m. “LIKE” explores the social impact of social media on our lives and the effects of technology on the brain. The goal of the film is to educate, inspire and equip us to self-regulate. After the film, discussion will be led by Dr. Cliff Sussman, a DC-based psychiatrist and expert on helping people achieve a more balanced relationship with digital technology.

This event is free and recommended for adults and students of any age who have phones.

Wednesday, October 16- 2 hour early release (at 12:55 p.m.)

9th Grade Students- Focus on the 4 C's and Academic and Career Planning

Students will be engaged in several important conversations around our 4 C’s (Care, Connect, Celebrate and Commence) as we look at wellness, the LHS Honor Code, class elections and their own Academic and Career Plan through Naviance Student.  These lessons will support students in their successful transition to high school and better prepare them for the next four years and beyond.  We are especially excited about the opportunity to CONNECT and CELEBRATE as a class as we support community within the class of 2023.

 

10th and 11th Grade Students- PSAT Testing

For Sophomores and Juniors, the day will begin with Period 1 (30 minutes), followed by a 15 minute break.  Testing begins promptly at 8:50, no students will be admitted to a test room after 9:15.  Students with time accommodations will begin testing promptly at 8:10, those not at their test site by 8:30, will be unable to test with time accommodations, but may take the standard test beginning at 8:50.  Students with time accommodations should arrange for after-test transportation as it is unlikely the test will be completed before bus departures at 12:55.

 

On test day all students are responsible for bringing 2-#2 pencils,  and a calculator for use on the math section (see College Board Acceptable Calculator List), however the test is designed such that it can be taken without a calculator.  Regrettably, there is not a supply of calculators available to be lent if a student fails to either bring a calculator or brings a non-approved calculator.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our testing coordinator, Ms. Jan Dabroski at jldabroski@fcps.edu.

 

 12th Grade Students- Essay Writing Assistance

On Wed, Oct 16, LHS will host College Essay Writing assistance for seniors with English 12 teachers in Rooms 2425, 2427, 2627 and 2628 from 8:30 am-11:30 am on a first come, first served basis.

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Message from the Principal

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Greetings Saxon Families,

 

It has been a wonderful week in Saxon Country. We had a fantastic homecoming week which culminated with our Homecoming Dance on Saturday evening. The dance was truly the highlight of the week; over 1300 students attended the event. A huge thank you to leadership class teachers Ms. Kiersten Conrad and Ms. Sandy Hamilton as well as to the leadership students.

 

Saxon Country is busy with students engaging in many wonderful activities.

Our Fellowship of Christian Athletes recently participated in the national See You At the Pole event.

Our Saxon Field Hockey team won bragging rights in the Rotary Cup game against McLean. Congrats to the team and Coach Robinson!

 

Our men’s golf team won both the district and regional titles. They have won the state title the past three years. We wish them luck as they defend their title beginning on October 14. Gentlemen, we are proud of you!

 

 

I wish each of you a fun-filled weekend. I hope you will be able to enjoy the beautiful weather.

 

Fondly,

Kimberly Greer

Principal

Langley High School

703.287.2704

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