This Week at Langley

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Dear Saxon Families,

During these uncertain times, let’s remember to take care of ourselves and one another. Find ways to care, connect and celebrate with friends and loved ones.

Fondly,

Kimberly Greer

Principal
Langley High School

Congratulations to twelve Langley students who won awards at the 65th Annual FCPS Science and Engineering Fair, which was held this month virtually, with recorded videos. The grand prize and first place winners will move on to the (virtual) state fair in April.

The Grand Prize in Chemistry went to Parker Hoang for Designing a smarter smart hydrogel: optimization of poly(vinyl alcohol)-sodium borate hydrogels by physical crosslinking with sodium alginate for pH-responsive controlled drug delivery.

A first place in microbiology went to Casey Lim and Daevin Oey for The effect of the type of algae on biofuel production.

Second place winners include Anthony Bowers in biomedical engineering with Wifi-enabled blood sugar monitoring system, Nathalie Hoffman in physics/astronomy with The effect of parachute shape and material on the descent of an object for drone applications, Kathleen O’Donovan in engineering mechanics with A voice-activated remote delivery system for the disabled, and Emily Sun and Abigail Xu in engineering mechanics with Flashlight powered by heat of human hand.

Honorable mentions include Pengrui Chen and Muge Yang in engineering mechanics with How to make a water filter, Ryan DAquila in engineering mechanics with Emergency rappelling device (ERD), and Michael Kuligowski in chemistry with The effect of concentration of salt on voltage produced.

Congratulations, Saxons!

Winning a silver medal in the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Program is Zeynep Yardimci. Congratulations! She is one of only 18 winners in FCPS. Over 300,000 entries were submitted from across the country in all the categories in this nearly 100-year old contest.

Zeynep took her winning aerial photo, entitled Utah, from a jet upon take-off this winter from the Salt Lake International Airport.

Now's the Time to Donate Your Leaf!

We're still 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 ASAP. To help, donate a leaf-- or two!-- 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. 

Click on ptsalangley.org to donate your tree leaves/acorns/birds. Questions or suggestions? Email chrissielavin1@gmail.com

“The electronic marquee has been installed. A huge thank to our wonderful PTSA for the donation of the beautiful encasement.”

Student FCPS Email

Parents please remind your child(ren) that they should get in the habit of checking their FCPS gmail daily.

FCPS Coronavirus Updates:

Visit the FCPS Coronavirus website for updated information. 

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

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Schools Closed through April 10 

In support of the governor’s announcement, and in response to the ongoing concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in our region, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will close schools through April 10. 

The staff development day scheduled for Monday, March 16, is postponed. School offices and central offices will be open on Monday, March 16.

FCPS schools will be open Monday, March 16, for students and staff to access their belongings.

Updated coronavirus information is being posted to this FCPS webpage and additional information is available from the Fairfax County Health Department and the CDC

(information above as of Friday, March 13, 2020 @ 4:05 p.m.)

Did you know…There are several new disposable vaping products on the market. They are exempt from the flavor ban because they are disposable and not considered “pod based” like JUUL.  The nicotine content is the same or higher than JUUL.  Here are a few examples.

  1. Hyde- https://hydevapes.co.uk/
  2. Puff Bars  https://puffecig.com/puff-bar-disposable-device/
  3. Stig. https://stigpods.com/

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

Message from the Principal

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Stay Tuned for Messages from Superintendent Brabrand

March 16, will remain a student holiday/staff development day to allow our classroom teachers to prepare for the possibility of distance learning. 

This remains a very fast moving narrative and the situation Monday is likely to be very different than today. We will determine Monday how we will proceed long term with FCPS operations.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Cancellation … SAT Exams

The SAT scheduled for any FCPS location tomorrow, Saturday, March 14, has been cancelled. Any student who was registered to test will receive information directly from College Board. Due to the high volume of closures, communication from College Board regarding this cancellation will likely be delayed.

Wishing you a safe weekend!

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
For a full list of upcoming events visit the “Langley Calendar”. Add to your favorites for easy access.

MONDAY, MARCH 9

-English 11/Honors Writing SOL

TUESDAY, MARCH 10

- English 11/Honors Writing SOL

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

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11

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

  • Elaine Tholen, the new Dranesville District School Board representative, will be the guest speaker. Ms. Tholen will share her vision and plans for her term as our representative and will provide an update on the proposed FY21 Budget, Capital Improvement Program and potential boundary changes.
  • Park behind the building in the bus loop area for easy access through Door 9

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

THURSDAY, MARCH 12

-Pre-Assessment Band Concert – Jazz Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble, Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

March 16 – Student Q&A with FCPS Superintendent Dr. Braband

March 17 – Senior Ethics Day

March 18 – Driver’s Ed Program “Parents for Safe Teen Driving”

March 20 – Junior Class Parent Form

March 21 – 3 vs 3 Basketball Tournament (entry form deadline is March 18)

March 24 – Sophomore Class Parent Forum

March 25 – Saxon Service

For a full list of upcoming events visit the “Langley Calendar”. Check frequently for updated information.

Did you know…The CDC is reporting emergency department (ED) visits related to e-cigarette, or vaping, products continue to decline, after sharply increasing in August 2019 and peaking in September.

    • National ED data and active case reporting from state health departments around the country show a sharp rise in symptoms or cases of EVALI in August 2019, a peak in September 2019, and a gradual, but persistent decline since then.

What are the Langley Courtyard Renovation Plans? 

Over Spring Break, Wheat's Landscaping will transform our Langley Courtyard from concrete and scrub grass into a nature-filled sanctuary. But we are only half-way to our target fundraising goal.

Please don't wait! Your generous donation is needed now to turn the landscape vision into reality. The more raised over the next few weeks, the greener our Courtyard will be.  

To help, donate a leaf or two to the Langley Legacy Tree, the beautiful wall sculpture that is “growing” in the Langley Lobby.

 

Choose your engraved message. Leaves make wonderful tributes to students, teachers, family and friends. Giving levels are copper leaf ($50), silver leaf ($100), gold leaf ($200), and acorn or bird ($500). With a $1,000+ donation, your family's name is included on the Courtyard Benefactor Plaque, which will be installed next to the Tree. 


Click on ptsalangley.org to donate your tree leaves/acorns/birds. Questions or suggestions? Email chrissielavin1@gmail.com.

Juniors will take the Writing SOL from March 5-10. Students will not be allowed to use personal devices on the SOL, and the school will not provide laptops to students who do not bring their compliant and checked laptops on their assigned test day. Students without a school issued laptop on their assigned test day will have their SOL test rescheduled. Please remind your junior student to bring their school issued laptop and charger to school on March 5-10.

Student Q&A with FCPS Superintendent Dr. Braband

Monday, March 16 at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. McLean Community Center

The McLean Community Association will be hosting an open forum meeting with Superintendent Dr. Brabrand and Dranesville District School Board Member Elaine Tholen focused on mental health, academic pressure, and the vision for McLean-area schools. Bring the entire family. Students will be given priority to ask questions.

School Health Services Survey

The Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) employs school health aides and public health nurses who provide school health services to the students in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). To determine the quality of these services, a survey has been developed by the FCHD to be shared with all parents.

Electronic versions of the survey forms may be accessed at:

School Health Services Survey – Parents 2020: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K9VWCJ6

School Health Services Survey-Parents 2020 (Spanish): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K7KGXTS 

The survey will take less than five minutes to complete and will provide the FCHD with valuable information.

Your participation in this important endeavor is appreciated.  

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,

In light of the ongoing concerns regarding COVID19, novel coronavirus, I feel it is important to address the increasing coverage and concern regarding the virus. The primary message I want to communicate is that the risk to people in the U.S continues to be low and that common sense hygiene procedures are important including proper hand washing. Please keep students at home if they are sick. 

Guidance to Parents:

  • Ensure that your most recent contact information (home phone, cell phone, and email addresses) are on file with the school.
  • Practice and educate your children on appropriate strategies to prevent or reduce the spread of a virus.
  • Monitor news programs and governmental agencies' websites for updated information on any health crisis.
  • Check the FCPS website for updates.

Updated coronavirus information is being posted to this FCPS webpage and additional information is available from the Fairfax County Health Department and the CDC. Also, please be advised that cleaning supplies used by FCPS does kill the virus.

In an abundance of caution, FCPS has made the decision to suspend all FCPS-sponsored incoming and outgoing international field trips and short-term visitations effective March 6, 2020 through June 30, 2020. Given the global outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised educational institutions to “consider postponing or canceling upcoming student foreign exchange programs.” This advice is motivated by an awareness that “students may face unpredictable circumstances, travel restrictions, and challenges in returning home or accessing health care while abroad.”

This suspension decision will impact Langley trips scheduled for Ireland, Japan and Russia. We are disappointed to take this measure as we recognize the educational value of international field trips and visitations for our students.  However, our first and most important priority is the safety and well-being of students and staff.

We will continue to work closely with health officials and monitor this evolving worldwide health situation.  Fairfax County Public Schools is working with travel vendors in reference to next steps.  Additional information will be forthcoming in the near future.  Should you have questions, please feel free to contact me.

This Sunday, March 8, at 2 a.m., daylight saving time begins. Don’t forget to move your clocks ahead one hour! As a result of the time change, many students will be walking to school or to bus stops in the dark.

Help your child stay safe by having him or her wear reflective clothing and bright or light colors or add reflective items to their backpacks or clothes. Also, encourage your child to be especially alert for cars that are turning or backing up and not to run or dart into the street or cross between parked cars.

Enjoy the weekend!

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

For a full list of upcoming events visit the “Langley Calendar”.

Go to the Langley Calendar NOW! Add to your favorites for easy access.

MONDAY, MARCH 2

-Meet the Coach Night for Spring Sports, Cafeteria, 7:00 p.m.

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 3

-School Planning Day – Student Holiday

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 5

-English 11/Honors Writing SOL

-Pre-Assessment Band Concert – Wind Symphony, Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 6

-English 11/Honors Writing SOL

Did you know...As adolescents start making their own decision on things like clothing, music, friends, make sure their health is included in the decision making process. The National Institute of Health (NIH) published “Taking Charge of Your Heath: A Guide for Teenagers.” Here is the full article

https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/weight-management/take-charge-health-guide-teenagers

Juniors will take the Writing SOL from March 5-10. Students will not be allowed to use personal devices on the SOL, and the school will not provide laptops to students who do not bring their compliant and checked laptops on their assigned test day. Students without a school issued laptop on their assigned test day will have their SOL test rescheduled. Please remind your junior student to bring their school issued laptop and charger to school on March 5-10

What are the Langley Courtyard Renovation Plans? 

Over Spring Break, Wheat's Landscaping will transform our Langley Courtyard from concrete and scrub grass into a nature-filled sanctuary. But we are only half-way to our target fundraising goal.

 

Please don't wait! Your generous donation is needed now to turn the landscape vision into reality. The more raised over the next few weeks, the greener our Courtyard will be.  

To help, donate a leaf or two to the Langley Legacy Tree, the beautiful wall sculpture that is “growing” in the Langley Lobby.

 

Choose your engraved message. Leaves make wonderful tributes to students, teachers, family and friends. Giving levels are copper leaf ($50), silver leaf ($100), gold leaf ($200), and acorn or bird ($500). With a $1,000+ donation, your family's name is included on the Courtyard Benefactor Plaque, which will be installed next to the Tree. 


Click on ptsalangley.org to donate your tree leaves/acorns/birds. Questions or suggestions? Email chrissielavin1@gmail.com.

Placement tests needed for students taking Dual Enrollment (DE) courses next year.

Please know that LHS will be hosting 2 opportunities for students to take the NVCC placement exam here at LHS.  (Students who have signed up for DE courses by 2/18/20 received an email with the information below as well). This portion of the DE process is as simple as 1-2-3.

  1. Before you can proceed you must provide a NOVA student ID number (ID’s are 7 digits and begin with the number 7).  All FCPS students planning to enroll in a DE class must apply to NOVA at https://apply.vccs.edu/.  Instructions for applying to NOVA can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/y59smduq
  2. Determine if you need to placement exam using the chart here: Substitute Placement Exam Chart
  1. 3. If you are not eligible for a substitute and you have your NOVA ID, you may register for our one of our testing options here:  https://forms.gle/cbqffjuLBEEQtqCY9 or plan on taking at the NOVA Campus.
  • March 3rd- 9:00AM-12:30PM, (student holiday)
  • April 13th- 9:00AM-12:30PM, (student holiday)

Should you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your school counselor.

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,

 

Here’s to another great week in Saxon Country! Thanks to students who participated in this month’s Saxon Service. We wish the best of luck to Saxons who will be participating in the VHSL Track and Field state championship this weekend. A final shout out to all students who participated in winter sports. We are so proud of your effort and hard work. A special acknowledgement is due for our Lady Saxon basketball team who made it to the Liberty District regional semi-finals.

 

Congratulations to Alex Woltman, Caleb Womack , Ryan Roncskevitz, Sebastian Moller Rivera, Pierson Richard White , Liam Noonan, and Christos Kalpaxis who participated in last week’s VHSL State Wrestling Competition.  

 

 

At the recent Super Regional Forensics tournament, Isabella Wu finished in 3rd place in the Extemporaneous Speaking competition. She now qualifies for the State tournament on Saturday, March 29 in Richmond. Job well done, Isabella!

 

 

Thanks to The National English Honor Society and sponsor Ronni Chern for hosting the Poetry Slam. It was a great way for Saxons to connect!

 

 

Final Accolades…

 

Today’s Case Day event was an overwhelming success. Thanks to Ms. Cohen, Mr. Henry and Mr. Herzig for their efforts.

 

A Saxon Salute to Violinist Alyssa Kim and Gabriel Krieger who were selected to play with the 2020 All-VA Orchestra.

 

Congratulations to  Langley band students who auditioned into the All-Virginia ensembles this past Saturday at JMU! Cherri Chen and Kevin Phlips got first chair in the entire state on their instruments! Also selected: Justin Bahr, Beth Johnston, Jeffrey Song, Clark Tao Selected as alternates: Muriel Wallach, Amanda Yo

 

Swimmers Robert luebke, Johnny Bradshaw, Darius Truong, and Daevin Oey placed 3rd in the VHSL state championship boys’ 200 Yard Meter Relay. They set a new school record in the event with a time of 1:33.62

 

Robert Luebke, Daevin Oey, and Darius Truong placed 4th in the VHSL state championship boys’ 200 Free Relay. They set a new school record in the event with a time of 1:26.24

Last week, we celebrated Custodian Appreciation Week. We thank our wonderful custodians for keeping our school beautiful. 

 

 

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

For a full list of upcoming events visit the “Langley Calendar”.

Go to the Langley Calendar NOW! Add to your favorites for easy access.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23

-Capitol Steps, Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. (Tickets are still available). You can buy tickets at the door!

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26

-Saxon Service, Cafeteria, Saxon Time

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28

-Case Day

Did you know...Social Media can be used to bring friends together but also creates anxiety, social isolation, and fear of missing out (FOMO). Taking a break from social media can be good for mental health and over all wellbeing. Here is an article on ways to take a break from social media.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/happiness-is-state-mind/201907/social-media-breaks-and-why-they-are-necessary

Opioids are the leading cause of unnatural death in Fairfax County, and most heroin users start with prescription opioids. Come learn how to recognize and address the signs of drug use from our own Kelly Rankin, Langley’s substance abuse specialist, at a presentation on drug prevention on Sat, Feb 29, 10-11:30am at Christ the King Lutheran Church (10550 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA). 

Rankin will join William Hazel, MD (former Secretary for Health and Human Resources in Virginia), Barry Byers, MD (Fairfax County Opioid Taskforce) and Mario Colorado (Fairfax County Police Department) in this important meeting, hosted by the Great Falls Citizen Association, Great Falls Rotary and Celebrate Great Falls. Click  here  for more information.  

Juniors will take the Writing SOL from March 5-10. In order to participate, students must have their school issued laptops checked in class on February 25-26 to ensure laptops are in compliance and have proper updates. Students will not be allowed to use personal devices on the SOL, and the school will not provide laptops to students who do not bring their compliant and checked laptops on their assigned test day. Students without a school issued laptop on their assigned test day will have their SOL test rescheduled. Please remind your junior student to bring their school issued laptop and charger to school on February 25-26 and on March 5-10.

What are the Langley Courtyard Renovation Plans? 

Wheat's Landscaping is working on plans to transform the school's main courtyard from concrete and patchy grass into a nature-filled sanctuary -- over spring break! Unfortunately, we're only halfway to our target fundraising goal.

 

The more money we raise over the next few weeks, the greener it will be!  Please don't wait! Your donation is needed now to turn the vision into reality. Donate a leaf or two to the Langley Legacy Tree, the beautiful wall sculpture that has begun to "grow" in Langley’s lobby (across from the main office). The Legacy Tree is a permanent and prominent record of generous courtyard contributors. Choose your engraved message — leaves make wonderful tributes to students, teachers, family and friends! Giving levels are copper leaf ($50), silver leaf ($100), gold leaf ($200) and acorn or bird ($500). Or, for a $1,000+ donation, include your family's name on the Courtyard Benefactor Plaque that will soon be next to the Tree. 

Click on ptsalangley.org to donate your tree leaves/acorns/birds. Questions or suggestions? Email chrissielavin1@gmail.com.

As we are now underway in the second semester of the school year, we want to remind you of two ways you can stay informed of your child’s school progress:

• The Student Information System (SIS) Parent Account will give you 24 hour access to your child's attendance, class performance, demographic data, and more. The same login credentials will be used to access both the SIS and FCPS 24-7 systems. If you don’t already have an account, please sign up at this link: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/fcps-24-7-learning/parent-help

Sign Up for Weekly Progress Reports to receive a summary of your student(s) grades in real time. All parents/guardians of middle 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. Please note: This does not happen automatically. You must opt-in to activate and receive these progress report emails.

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 can activate and select their preferences for receiving these reports within the SIS ParentVUE “My Account” tab. If you have more than one MS or HS student, the progress reports will be included in one email.

Questions? Your student’s teacher is always the best resource to answer any grade book questions that you may have or you can visit this Weekly Progress Report Parent Quick Reference Guide.

Placement tests needed for students taking Dual Enrollment (DE) courses next year.

Please know that LHS will be hosting 2 opportunities for students to take the NVCC placement exam here at LHS.  (Students who have signed up for DE courses by 2/18/20 received an email with the information below as well). This portion of the DE process is as simple as 1-2-3.

  1. Before you can proceed you must provide a NOVA student ID number (ID’s are 7 digits and begin with the number 7).  All FCPS students planning to enroll in a DE class must apply to NOVA at https://apply.vccs.edu/.  Instructions for applying to NOVA can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/y59smduq
  2. Determine if you need to placement exam using the chart here: Substitute Placement Exam Chart
  1. 3. If you are not eligible for a substitute and you have your NOVA ID, you may register for our one of our testing options here:  https://forms.gle/cbqffjuLBEEQtqCY9 or plan on taking at the NOVA Campus.
  • March 3rd- 9:00AM-12:30PM, (student holiday)
  • April 13th- 9:00AM-12:30PM, (student holiday)

Should you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your school counselor.

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

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LANGLEY CALENDAR

For a full list of upcoming events visit the “Langley Calendar”.

Go to the Langley Calendar NOW! Add to your favorites for easy access.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17

-Presidents Day Holiday, No School

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21

-Saxon Studio Presents “Love/Sick”, Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

Did you know…according to the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) fentanyl overdose in 2019 are projected to be our worst year yet in Virginia. VDH also reported the Fairfax County 2018 overdose data, there were 89 fatal overdoes in the 15-24 age category, 340 fatal overdoses ages 25-34 and 323 fatal overdoses in the 35-44 age group.  The opioid epidemic is still a concern in Fairfax County.   

The Great Falls Civic Association and Rotary Club hosting “Operation Drug Prevention” on 2/29, Langley’s Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist, Kelly Rankin is one of the panel members. 

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As SOL testing approaches, please remember that students may not use personal devices on SOL tests. Students should be sure to restart their FCPSOn laptop at school weekly so that the computer can install key updates. Juniors should bring their FCPSOn laptops to school daily beginning February 24 so that staff may ensure that their laptops are compliant for SOL Testing. Students without a compliant FCPSOn laptop may experience delays and rescheduling of SOL tests.

Langley's Legacy Tree is Growing! 

Drop by Langley's lobby, across from the main office, to see the start of the Legacy Tree. While the tree is still a work in progress, it already looks beautiful! Thanks to all of the generous Legacy Tree donors who have made the renovation of the first of Langley's three courtyards possible.  


We still have two more courtyards to renovate this spring. If you haven't already done so, consider helping to "grow" the Legacy Tree by donating a leaf (copper $50, silver $100, gold $200) or bird or acorn ($500). You choose the engraved message. The Legacy Tree will be permanent, prominent record of courtyard contributors and a lasting legacy for Langley and your family. Leaves also make great tributes to teachers, friends, coaches, and grads!
To order your leaf -- or leaves! -- visit the PTSA website. Questions? Email chrissielavin1@gmail.com.

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! Danica Alink

Attention Senior Parents: To order the official 2020 Langley High School graduation announcements please go to http://www.balfour.com or complete the attached order form and return it to Balfour, our vendor for those products.  Please contact Balfour with any questions 703-941-1436 or balfournova@yahoo.com.

Announcements-Letter-2020.pdf

Has ringing in the New Year left you feeling fevered?  Cure your ills by watching the hilarious, bipartisan lampooning from DC’s own political satire group The Capitol Steps.  They will perform live at LHS on Sun, Feb 23.  Tickets are $37, and proceeds benefit the All-Night Grad Party (ANGP). Order online, or print this order form and mail it with your payment to the address on the form.  Tickets will be held at will-call the night of the performance. Unable to attend, then please consider donating tickets to the Langley staff.  For more info, check the ANGP website  or contact Annette Bellino at annette.bellino@verizon.net .

Super Transition Saturday

On Saturday, February 22, 2020, Career and Transition Services (CTS), the FCPS Parent Resource Center, and several Fairfax County adult service providers will host “Super Transition Saturday” from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Luther Jackson Middle School. This is a free event for parents/guardians and educators of students of all ages with IEPs. Breakout sessions will cover postsecondary education support, the importance of student self-determination beginning in the elementary years, employment support programs, future planning considerations, such as funding needed for services, and CTS support services that are available to students as they progress through the secondary years toward graduation and beyond. A highlight of the day is a parent/guardian and student panel representing a range of challenges and successes. Members of the panel will convey personal experiences and answer parent/guardian and student questions from their perspectives of having been through the transition process. The snow date is March 14, 2020

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,

 

What a week it has been in Saxon Country. Our students continue to excel and amaze in the academic arena as well as on the court, in the pool, and on the mat!

 

We welcome Dave Murray, our new head varsity football coach, to Saxon Country!

 

 

 

Congratulations to the senior members of the Lady Saxons basketball team!

 

 

Last Saturday, our Saxon Quiz Bowl team competed in the semi-finals of It’s Academic. The show will air on May 9. Be sure to tune in!  

 

 

Thanks to each member of the Langley community who supported the pyramid Rise Against Hunger event. A special shout out goes to Honorable Elaine Tholen, FCPS Dranesville District School Board Member; Honorable Rachna Sizemore Heizer, FCPS School Board Member at Large; FCPS Deputy Superintendent Dr. Frances Ivey, Region Assistant Superintendent Douglas Tyson for their presence and support. Much appreciation to our crew team who spent hours on Friday evening setting up for the community event. Many current and future Saxons, along with their families, packed the meals on Saturday.

 

 

 

Final  Shout Outs

 

Good luck to Langley Swim in the regional competition to be held tomorrow evening.

Good luck to Claire Vroom who will compete in the state diving competition!

We wish our Saxon basketball teams much luck as they compete in the first round of the district tournament tonight.

Job well done to all who participated in the National History Day event. There were many outstanding projects presented!

Congratulations and good luck to the wrestlers who are competing today at regionals!

 

 

Fondly,

Kimberly Greer

Principal

Langley High School

703.287.2704

Follow me on Twitter! @langleyfcps

 

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12

-National History Day School Fair, Library, 4:00 p.m. Parents are welcome at 6:00 p.m. after judging.

-Sophomore Class Dinner and Program – Mock College Admissions Case Studies, Cafeteria, 6:00 p.m.

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13

-Junior Class Dinner & College Search Prep Night, Cafeteria, 6:00 p.m.

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14

-Saxon Studio Presents “Almost, Maine”, Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

-Last day to request Drop for the year

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15

-Saxon Studio Presents “Love/Sick”, Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

Did you know…In July of 2019 SAMSHA released a memo to address those testing positive for THC in the workplace after reporting the use of CBD. “Studies have shown that some CBD products’ labeling does not accurately reflect their content Cannabis based products containing THC. “

CBD is not regulated and the amounts of THC is unclear. Here is the full memo. https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/workplace/hemp-products-csap-memo-072419.pdf

Saxon Studio Presents "Almost, Maine"

Are you struggling to come up with Valentine’s Day plans? Is your Valentine’s Day free? Then come see Saxon Studio’s Valentine’s Day production of Almost Maine, this Friday at 7! Tickets are $5, and if you bring a date or a friend, you get 2 tickets for the price of 1! 

Is your Valentine’s day busy? No matter! Saxon Studio’s production of Lovesick, the companion piece to Almost Maine, premieres next Friday the 21st at 7. 

Come on out and feel the love!

Almost Maine

 

Langley's Legacy Tree is Growing! 

Drop by Langley's lobby, across from the main office, to see the start of the Legacy Tree. While the tree is still a work in progress, it already looks beautiful! Thanks to all of the generous Legacy Tree donors who have made the renovation of the first of Langley's three courtyards possible.  


We still have two more courtyards to renovate this spring. If you haven't already done so, consider helping to "grow" the Legacy Tree by donating a leaf (copper $50, silver $100, gold $200) or bird or acorn ($500). You choose the engraved message. The Legacy Tree will be permanent, prominent record of courtyard contributors and a lasting legacy for Langley and your family. Leaves also make great tributes to teachers, friends, coaches, and grads!
To order your leaf -- or leaves! -- visit the PTSA website. Questions? Email chrissielavin1@gmail.com.

As SOL testing approaches, please remember that students may not use personal devices on SOL tests. Students should be sure to restart their FCPSOn laptop at school weekly so that the computer can install key updates. Juniors should start bringing their FCPSOn laptops to school the last week of February so that staff may ensure that their FCPSOn laptops are compliant for SOL Testing.

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! Danica Alink

Attention Senior Parents: To order the official 2020 Langley High School graduation announcements please go to http://www.balfour.com or complete the attached order form and return it to Balfour, our vendor for those products.  Please contact Balfour with any questions 703-941-1436 or balfournova@yahoo.com.

Announcements-Letter-2020.pdf

Has ringing in the New Year left you feeling fevered?  Cure your ills by watching the hilarious, bipartisan lampooning from DC’s own political satire group The Capitol Steps.  They will perform live at LHS on Sun, Feb 23.  Tickets are $37, and proceeds benefit the All-Night Grad Party (ANGP). Order online, or print this order form and mail it with your payment to the address on the form.  Tickets will be held at will-call the night of the performance. Unable to attend, then please consider donating tickets to the Langley staff.  For more info, check the ANGP website  or contact Annette Bellino at annette.bellino@verizon.net .

Eating disorders are behaviors that can lead to serious health problems. These behaviors can begin as a child, and affect both girls and boys. When discovered early, eating disorders are treatable. In 2013, Virginia passed a law requiring every school system provide information to parents annually about eating disorders. This information is given to parents of students in the fifth through twelfth grades.

It is important to note that eating disorders are not identified based on weight changes as much as behaviors and attitudes. Signs of eating disorders may differ between males and females and in different age groups. Often, a young person may not recognize the signs that they might have an eating disorder. Parents/guardians and family members are in a position to notice behaviors that cause concern. It is important that a child with an eating disorder be treated early by someone who understands this type of care.

After reviewing the Eating Disorders Fact Sheet, if you think your child may be showing signs of a possible eating disorder, please contact your doctor, school nurse, or one of the resources listed below.

Additional resources may be found at:

Eating Disorder Fact Sheet .pdf

Super Transition Saturday

On Saturday, February 22, 2020, Career and Transition Services (CTS), the FCPS Parent Resource Center, and several Fairfax County adult service providers will host “Super Transition Saturday” from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Luther Jackson Middle School. This is a free event for parents/guardians and educators of students of all ages with IEPs. Breakout sessions will cover postsecondary education support, the importance of student self-determination beginning in the elementary years, employment support programs, future planning considerations, such as funding needed for services, and CTS support services that are available to students as they progress through the secondary years toward graduation and beyond. A highlight of the day is a parent/guardian and student panel representing a range of challenges and successes. Members of the panel will convey personal experiences and answer parent/guardian and student questions from their perspectives of having been through the transition process. The snow date is March 14, 2020

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

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Greetings Saxons,

 

As we prepare for the weekend, the rain has finally ended and the sun is again shining in Saxon Country. One of the many things I love about Langley is regardless of the weather, there is always a sense of positivity and joy in the halls of our school. Thank you for helping to make this such a special place for our students, staff and community.

 

Before we begin this week’s celebration, I have a couple of items to share with you.

 

Teachers have shared there is ongoing use of cell phones by students during instructional time. To help our kids make different choices, as part of our daily announcements I have reminded students that cell phones may only be used during instructional time with teacher permission. We will continue the daily reminders but students who violate the policy may be assigned to after school detention. Our teachers strive to provide outstanding lessons. In order for students to take full advantage, they must to be engaged in class. I thank you in advance for your support of our learning community.

 

This week, I have had both a student driver and a parent reach out to me regarding Kiss and Ride protocol. Parents/guardians using Kiss and Ride, please remember the line starts in the far right lane of the parking lot. To maintain student safety, please do not pull into parking spaces to drop off or pick up your student.  I greatly appreciate your adherence with this protocol.

 

Now that we’ve taken care of housekeeping items, let’s get this week’s Saxon Party started….

 

February 3-February 7 is National School Counseling week. We recognize and thank our fantastic school counselors for their endless support and dedication to our students. We appreciate the time and effort they put in to getting to know each of our students by name and need.

 

Thank you to our amazing PTSA for the superb staff luncheon held today. This definitely was a wonderful way to kick of the weekend in Saxon Country. The ongoing support of our parents is so appreciated.

 

Congratulations to our Model UN on earning First Place Best Large Delegation at Ivy League Model United Nations Conference held at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

 

Hats off to Langley’s Science Bowl team for their 2nd place finish in the state competition.

 

 

 

Congratulations to Langley Boys’ Swim and Dive on their undefeated season and winning the

Liberty District championship!

 

 

Claire Vroom- Liberty District Dive champion! Way to go, Claire!

 

Hannah Richardson- Liberty District Pole Vault Champion! We are so proud of you, Hannah!

 

Shout Outs!!

 

Job well done, Boys’ 4x200m relay team for your Liberty District win!

 

Congratulations to Langley Girls’ Swim and Dive - They placed 2nd in the Liberty District

Championship.

 

Kudos to our Gymnastics team - They placed 2nd in the Liberty District Championship.

 

We wish our wrestling team good luck tomorrow in tomorrow’s district tournament!

 

Good luck to our Quiz Bowl team as they will compete in the It’s Academic semi-final

play-off tomorrow.

 

I wish each of you a fantastic weekend.

 

 

Fondly,

Kimberly Greer

Principal

Langley High School

703.287.2704

Follow me on Twitter! @langleyfcps

 

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4

-Senior 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

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5

-Rising Freshman Orientation, Parents Only, Auditorium, 6:30 p.m.

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6

-Freshman 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

Did you know…the 2018-19 youth survey showed only 26.3% of students surveyed reported getting the needed 8+ hours of sleep. According to an article by Stanford Medicine studies show adolescents do better with mood and fatigue levels if parents set the bedtime.  Here is the full article  https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2015/10/among-teens-sleep-deprivation-an-epidemic.html

The Senior Parent Forum will be held on Tuesday, February 4th 9:30-11AM in the Lecture Hall (Room 2600, park in back bus lot, enter via Door 9) or remotely (https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/9b21ebbfd62f4480aed7e5fb15abe8bf). 

Hannah Wolff will join us for the last time to share her suggestions re: college selection, wait lists, etc.

We will also discuss what to do NOW to prepare your family for life after high school graduation. Finally, we will review the calendar for the final four months at Langley, including detailed explanation of Langley Leap deadlines, Graduation-related events, and All Night Graduation Party (ANGP). Additional details: https://www.ptsalangley.org/class-of-2020

Attention Senior Parents: To order the official 2020 Langley High School graduation announcements please go to http://www.balfour.com or complete the attached order form and return it to Balfour, our vendor for those products.  Please contact Balfour with any questions 703-941-1436 or balfournova@yahoo.com.

Announcements-Letter-2020.pdf

National School Counseling Week (Feb 3-7, 2020)

This week is National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counseling Association, highlights the unique contribution of school counselors and the tremendous impact they can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for the future. We are truly blessed here at Langley HS with a great counseling staff.  When you have a moment, please take a moment to thank your child’s school counselor this week!

Student's Last Name Counselor Email A-Chang Mr. Michael Johnson msjohnson@fcps.edu Chap-Gan Mr. Alex Mantel armantel@fcps.edu Gao-Jua Ms. Natalie Malone nlmalone@fcps.edu Jub-Matu Mr. Tim Ready tjready@fcps.edu Matz-Pride Ms. Jennifer Baldesare jlbaldesare@fcps.edu Prin-Sun Ms. Katie Robinson kerobinson1@fcps.edu Suo-Z Ms. Nichole Bernard nbernard@fcps.edu

Has ringing in the New Year left you feeling fevered?  Cure your ills by watching the hilarious, bipartisan lampooning from DC’s own political satire group The Capitol Steps.  They will perform live at LHS on Sun, Feb 23.  Tickets are $37, and proceeds benefit the All-Night Grad Party (ANGP). Order online, or print this order form and mail it with your payment to the address on the form.  Tickets will be held at will-call the night of the performance. Unable to attend, then please consider donating tickets to the Langley staff.  For more info, check the ANGP website  or contact Annette Bellino at annette.bellino@verizon.net .

2020 Gap Year Program Fair for Students and Parents to be Held February 4 at Marshall High School

FCPS School Counseling Services and Go Overseas are hosting the 9th annual FCPS Gap Year Fair on Tuesday, February 4, at Marshall High School from 6 to 8:30 p.m. This event is for high school students and parents who are interested in learning more about the variety of experiences available and growing array of gap year opportunities.

The evening will begin with an informational presentation in the auditorium from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Immediately following, the program fair—featuring representatives from over 40 programs offering gap year opportunities—will take place in the cafeteria from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. Students are encouraged to pre-register for this event.

In the event of inclement weather, the snow date and location will be Friday, February 7, at Marshall High School from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

For more information visit the FCPS Gap Year Fair webpage.

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

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Greetings Saxons,

 

We’re gearing up for tonight’s basketball matchup with the McLean Highlanders. The games start at 5:45 at McLean High School. Please come on out to support our Saxons. Our afternoon pep rally has revved our school spirit and we’re ready to show our Saxon style tonight through positive sportsmanship and cheering for our team. To help keep it classy, no backpacks or posters will be allowed. Here’s this week’s school shout outs!!

 

Highlights from the pep rally.

 

 

A special thank you to Lauren Anderson from the Josh Anderson Foundation who came out to speak to

our students during the pep rally about mental health wellness for teens.

 

 

Congratulations to seniors in Basketball and Dance.

 

 

Congratulations to Saxon Theatre—One Acts sectional CHAMPS!! They will compete in regionals next

month.

 

Congratulations to our very own Bucky Morris who has been named the National Federation of State

High School Associations 2018-2019 Mideast Section Girls Lacrosse Coach of the Year. Way to go,

Coach!

Langley is excited to announce Dave Murray as our new varsity football coach. He is currently a math and

computer science teacher in FCPS and has been an assistant coach in FCPS for many years. The last few years

he has coached at Fairfax HS. We are excited to welcome Coach Murray to Saxon Country!

 

 

 

Have a great weekend, Saxons!

 

 

Fondly,

Kimberly Greer

Principal

Langley High School

703.287.2704

Follow me on Twitter! @langleyfcps

 

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MONDAY, JANUARY 27

-Teacher Workday – Student Holiday

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 28

-Staff Development Day – Student Holiday

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29

-*Saxon Service, Saxon Time

-Choral Pyramid Concert @ McLean Bible Church, 7:00 p.m.

Did you know…Psychology Today recently published an article on journaling. The article states “Journaling is all about dumping that stuff floating around in your head and then being able to walk away from it. “  Here is the article on  8 different journaling techniques https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/here-there-and-everywhere/202001/discover-8-journaling-techniques-better-mental-health 

*The next Saxon Service is Wednesday, January 29th during Saxon Time.  Fifteen different activities will be available to students to support various service organizations.  Student can make sandwiches, write notes of thanks and support, iron, braid, knit, fold origami, sort crayons, make blankets and many other activities—there is something for every interest.

Why should students participate in Saxon Service?  Hands on activities and service to others reduces stress. Repetitive actions requiring little mental challenge can be meditative (Origami, coloring, ironing, braiding, knitting, sorting).  Service to others encourages thinking beyond yourself and caring for others. Saxon Service creates sense of community and fosters relationships outside “usual” friend groups. Students who engage in at least 40 hours of service during high school are eligible to earn a Service Cord to be worn at graduation--the Service Cord is the ONLY graduation cord available that is not dependent on grades, skills, or ability, but simply on a commitment to service.

Laugh more, stress less in the New Year! The Capitol Steps are just the ticket for hilarious, bipartisan lampooning from DC’s own political satire group. They will perform live at LHS on Sun, Feb 23. Tickets are $37 and proceeds benefit this year's All-Night Grad Party (ANGP) . Order online ,  or print this order form  and mail it with your payment to the address on the form. Tickets will be held at will-call the night of the performance. For more info, check the ANGP website  or contact Annette Bellino at annette.bellino@verizon.net .

2020 Gap Year Program Fair for Students and Parents to be Held February 4 at Marshall High School

FCPS School Counseling Services and Go Overseas are hosting the 9th annual FCPS Gap Year Fair on Tuesday, February 4, at Marshall High School from 6 to 8:30 p.m. This event is for high school students and parents who are interested in learning more about the variety of experiences available and growing array of gap year opportunities.

The evening will begin with an informational presentation in the auditorium from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Immediately following, the program fair—featuring representatives from over 40 programs offering gap year opportunities—will take place in the cafeteria from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. Students are encouraged to pre-register for this event.

In the event of inclement weather, the snow date and location will be Friday, February 7, at Marshall High School from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

For more information visit the FCPS Gap Year Fair webpage.

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

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Greetings Saxons,

 

The first half of the school year has been an amazing one in Saxon Country. Our field hockey team won their first VHSL state title. Our golf team won its fourth straight VHSL state title. The swim and dive team remains undefeated in the current season. Model UN and Science Olympiad continue to have exceptionally strong showings in their competitions. Congratulations to these students as well as the many more who are finding ways to Connect and Celebrate through participation in school activities. I encourage each of our students to find their niche at Langley through involvement in Saxon Service, clubs, sports, and the arts.

 

As you are aware, we recently played McLean High School in a double-header basketball game. I commend, and thank, our students for the positive behavior displayed during the event. Their actions exemplified all that makes Langley such a great school! Not only did we cheer with class but we won with class as well. Congratulations to both of our basketball teams as they dominated the court in both contests.  

 

With our students being so busy, there are many highlights in this week’s message. Congratulations to our Scholastic Bowl team for their impressive win on It’s Academic which recently aired. They will compete in the show’s semi-final round on February 8. We wish them luck! The Langley Forensics team earned Second Place in the Regional Forensics tournament. We are proud of the club participants and cheer for them as they move on to the next round of competition.

 

 

Hats off to our Model UN for their Best Large Team Delegation award earned at the Chantilly Model UN

conference. This is the equivalent to First Place!

 

 

 

A huge shout out to our Science Olympiad team on their participation in the Duke University Invitational.

They competed with high schools from North Carolina to New York. They placed Fourth overall in the

competition.

 

At this time, we congratulate our seniors in the following sports.

 

Wrestling

 

Golf

 

Swim & Dive

 

As you can see, students are busy doing great things. I hope this four day weekend will provide them an

opportunity to rest and recharge.

 

Thanks to each of you for your ongoing support of Langley and our students. I wish each of you a fantastic

weekend.

 

 

Fondly,

Kimberly Greer

Principal

Langley High School

703.287.2704

Follow me on Twitter! @langleyfcps

 

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Dear Langley High School families,

As we are approaching the conclusion of the Rise Against Hunger fundraising campaign, I would like to thank those of you who have contributed. If you have yet to make a donation, it’s not too late. As you are aware, this is a pyramid wide fundraiser. All proceeds go toward the purchase of food packs for the needy.

Contributions may be submitted until midnight on Friday, January 24, 2020. Please follow the directions listed below to make a donation. Thank you in advance for your support of this worthy cause.

Last year’s Rise Against Hunger event was a huge success and provided a wonderful service learning opportunity for children and adults of all ages.  Families in the Langley Pyramid are joining together to help children in need.  In partnership with Rise Against Hunger, the elementary, middle and high schools in the Pyramid are coming together on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Colvin Run Elementary School to prepare 100,000 meals for schools and orphanages around the world.

Highlights of Rise Against Hunger’s Mission

  • Nourish Lives- ensure the meals distributed by those partners are used as a tool to change lives by promoting education, improving students’ health and nutrition, addressing gender inequalities, stimulating economic growth and fighting child labor.
  • Respond to Emergencies- food distribution in response crises–both natural and man-made.
  • Empower Communities- bolster agricultural production and incomes through programs promoting improved agricultural methods, business skills, and market access

A Langley High School family who attended the event shared:

"The statistics are alarming. It helps my children to realize just how lucky they are. It made them feel good that at their age, they too, can make an impact and difference in other people's lives.”

Help raise money for the event: Donations end January 24th

We can only package the number of meals we purchase, so please donate to help us reach our 100,000 meals goal by January 24th. Each meal costs only 34 cents to make.  For just $5, you can donate nearly 15 meals; $15 will make nearly 50 meals and $50 will make nearly 150 meals.  Make your tax-deductible donation today at http://events.stophungernow.org/LangleyPyramid2020. In order to reach our goal of 100,000 meals, the Langley Pyramid needs to raise $34,000.  If your company makes matching contributions, please consider having them join you in making a tax-deductible donation today at: http://events.stophungernow.org/LangleyPyramid2020 and help us Rise Against Hunger

Each student is encouraged to donate loose change or money that they earn and wish to donate to Rise Against Hunger.  Students will have the opportunity to bring in any money they would like to donate in January 2020.  Langley High School parents and families are also encouraged to donate to help us reach our Langley pyramid goal.  Our goal will be reached if every child donated $5.00.

Volunteer for the event:

Volunteers must register for the event and pick a time slot in which to volunteer.  Enter "Quantity" as the number of volunteers attending.  If for any reason you need to cancel, please cancel through the Sign-up Genius to make those slots available to other Langley High School families.  Being a popular Langley pyramid event, please sign up as volunteer slots will fill up quickly.  Children ages 4-12 must be accompanied by an adult.  On the day of the event, volunteers package meals based on the amount of money raised, so it is recommended that if you wish to volunteer for the event, please make a monetary donation.  

Please email LangleySHN@gmail.com if you have any questions.

This is a great event for the whole family! Don't miss out.

Click here to sign up to volunteer.

 

 

Fondly,

Kimberly Greer

Principal

Langley High School

703.287.2704

Follow me on Twitter! @langleyfcps

 

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LANGLEY CALENDAR

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MONDAY, JANUARY 20

-Martin Luther King Day Holiday, No School

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24

-End of 2nd Quarter

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

MONDAY, JANUARY 27

-Teacher Workday – Student Holiday

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 28

-Staff Development Day – Student Holiday

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29

-*Saxon Service, Saxon Time

-Choral Pyramid Concert @ McLean Bible Church, 7:00 p.m.

Did you know…from 1995 to 1997 Kaiser Permanente conducted a study by collected data on adverse childhood experience (ACE Study).  Over 17,000 Health Maintenance Organization members from Southern California receiving physical exams completed confidential surveys regarding their childhood experiences and current health status and behaviors.  The CDC and Kaiser joined forces and continue to use outcomes of the ACE Study to educate doctors, communities, and mental health provider on the long term effects of negative childhood experiences. 

Here is more information on the ACE Study - https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/childabuseandneglect/acestudy/index.html

*The next Saxon Service is Wednesday, January 29th during Saxon Time.   Fifteen different activities will be available to students to support various service organizations.  Student can make sandwiches, write notes of thanks and support, iron, braid, knit, fold origami, sort crayons, make blankets and many other activities—there is something for every interest.

Why should students participate in Saxon Service?  Hands on activities and service to others reduces stress. Repetitive actions requiring little mental challenge can be meditative (Origami, coloring, ironing, braiding, knitting, sorting).  Service to others encourages thinking beyond yourself and caring for others. Saxon Service creates sense of community and fosters relationships outside “usual” friend groups. Students who engage in at least 40 hours of service during high school are eligible to earn a Service Cord to be worn at graduation--the Service Cord is the ONLY graduation cord available that is not dependent on grades, skills, or ability, but simply on a commitment to service.

Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan202020, marks the 25th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader's life and legacy.

Laugh more, stress less in the New Year! The Capitol Steps are just the ticket for hilarious, bipartisan lampooning from DC’s own political satire group. They will perform live at LHS on Sun, Feb 23. Tickets are $37 and proceeds benefit this year's All-Night Grad Party (ANGP) . Order online ,  or print this order form  and mail it with your payment to the address on the form. Tickets will be held at will-call the night of the performance. For more info, check the ANGP website  or contact Annette Bellino at annette.bellino@verizon.net .

 

2020 Gap Year Program Fair for Students and Parents to be Held February 4 at Marshall High School

FCPS School Counseling Services and Go Overseas are hosting the 9th annual FCPS Gap Year Fair on Tuesday, February 4, at Marshall High School from 6 to 8:30 p.m. This event is for high school students and parents who are interested in learning more about the variety of experiences available and growing array of gap year opportunities.

The evening will begin with an informational presentation in the auditorium from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Immediately following, the program fair—featuring representatives from over 40 programs offering gap year opportunities—will take place in the cafeteria from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. Students are encouraged to pre-register for this event.

In the event of inclement weather, the snow date and location will be Friday, February 7, at Marshall High School from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

For more information visit the FCPS Gap Year Fair webpage.

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

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LANGLEY CALENDAR

For a full list of upcoming events visit the “Langley Calendar”.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 13

-Curriculum Night, 6:30 p.m.

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15

-Principal’s Coffee/PTSA General Membership Meeting, 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

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 16

-Student-Directed One-Acts, Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17

-Student-Directed One-Acts, Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 20

-Martin Luther King Day Holiday, No School

Did you know… the majority of opioid addicts start with pills, whether they are prescribed directly or are taken from a family member. To help combat opioid addiction, the Great Falls Village CVS has installed a medication drop box for unused medicines. It is available during business hours and is thought to be the first such box in any CVS.

 

A big thank you to Great Falls Village CVS Pharmacist Jordan Markowitz for arranging for this drop box. Please do not keep your unused medications!

January 17 is the deadline for the SSD coordinators:  IEPs  (Pam Jelinek at pgjelinek@fcps.edu ) 504s (Janice Dabroski at jldabroski@fcps.edu), to submit accommodations requests for students for the 2020 AP® Exam administration.

 

SSD Consent Form

 

Accommodations Request

 

Did you know that there is a School Psychologist assigned to EVERY school in FCPS? FCPS School Psychologists are working hard to make a positive impact on the academic and social-emotional development of all FCPS students through the provision of mental health services that build resiliency, life competencies and good citizenship.  Please follow them on Twitter @FCPSpsychs to find out more about how they impact students lives everyday!

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

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