This Week at Langley

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Langley Calendar

Visit the “Langley Calendar” for events for the 2021 – 2022 school year. Click on the event for additional information. Check back frequently for newly added and updates on events. Bookmark page for future reference.

Upcoming Events
  • Thursday, May 19 & Friday, May 20 | Choral Show
  • Tuesday, May 24 | Orchestra Concert
  • Thursday, May 26 | Band Concert
  • Tuesday, May 31 | Class of 2022 Graduation
  • Friday, June 10 | Last Day of School

*Check the Langley Calendar and/or Langley High School website under events for detailed information on the events listed above. 

End of Year Schedule 

Click this link to view the end of year schedule. Some of the items included in the end of year schedule are listed below. 

  • End of year exam schedule
    • Exams begin Thursday, May 19 for Seniors 
    • Exams begin Monday, June 6 for underclassmen 
  • Mandatory senior events 
    • Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal, Wednesday, May 25
    • Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal, Thursday, May 26 
  • Daily schedule 
    • Schedule for underclassmen on Tuesday, May 31 
    • Early Release begins Monday, June 6 for underclassmen
Did You Know...

Recently, FCPS collaborated several agencies including Fairfax Health Department, the Fairfax County Community Services Board (CSB), the FCPD Overdose Investigation Unit (OIU) to educate the community on the Opioid/fentanyl crisis. The decrease in fatal and non-fatal opioid overdoses in the Fairfax Health District observed between 2017 and 2019 did not continue past 2020. The number of opioid overdoses has increased to 11 in 2021 • 6 as of March 21, 2022. In 2021 the OIU investigated 271 non fatal overdoes, nearly 50% had previously overdosed, 9 involved individuals under 18

Here is the full presentation. Here is information about virtual Revive/Narcan trainings.

NOT Attending Langley Next School Year?

As we prepare for the upcoming school year, it is very helpful to know if you don’t plan on returning to us.  If your student will NOT be attending Langley HS in the 22-23SY, please complete the intention form linked below and submit it to Ms. Gratz at [email protected] as soon as possible. 

Thank you in advance! IT-110 Student Intention Form

FCPS Standard Calendar for School Year 2021 - 2022

May 30 Holiday (Memorial Day)  May 31 Class of 2022 Graduation Day  June 10 Last Day of School (Early Release) *

 

FCPS Standard Calendar for School Year 2022 - 2023 

The 2022-2023 school year calendar 

 

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

Message from the Principal

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Dear Langley FCPS Families,

Today, about two hundred of our students walked out of Langley at 9:30 a.m. in order to express their opinions regarding recent news reports about the Supreme Court and Roe vs. Wade. Students left the building in an orderly fashion and were outside for about fifteen minutes before returning to class.

FCPS respects the rights of our students to engage in peaceful protest and express their opinions through speech and other ways as long as it is done respectfully, does not interfere with the rights of others, and does not disrupt learning in the school.

Sincerely,

 

This Week at Langley

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Langley Calendar

Visit the “Langley Calendar” for events for the 2021 – 2022 school year. Click on the event for additional information. Check back frequently for newly added and updates on events. Bookmark page for future reference.

Upcoming Events
  • Saturday, May 14 | Junior/Senior Prom
  • Thursday, May 19 & Friday, May 20 | Choral Show
  • Tuesday, May 24 | Orchestra Concert
  • Thursday, May 26 | Band Concert
  • Tuesday, May 31 | Class of 2022 Graduation
  • Friday, June 10 | Last Day of School

*Check the Langley Calendar and/or Langley High School website under events for detailed information on the events listed above. 

End of Year Schedule 

Click this link to view the end of year schedule. Some of the items included in the end of year schedule are listed below. 

  • End of year exam schedule
  • Daily schedule 
  • Mandatory senior events 
Did You Know...

On Wednesday 5/11 @ 1:00 p.m. the Fairfax Prevention Coalition and FCPS will host and Alcohol Education Presentation. Please contact Lori Naveda @ [email protected] if you are interested in attending this virtual event.

NOT Attending Langley Next School Year?

As we prepare for the upcoming school year, it is very helpful to know if you don’t plan on returning to us.  If your student will NOT be attending Langley HS in the 22-23SY, please complete the intention form linked below and submit it to Ms. Gratz at [email protected] as soon as possible. 

Thank you in advance! IT-110 Student Intention Form

Junior/Senior Prom 

Juniors and seniors, prom is just around the corner! “Putting on the Ritz” is the theme for this year’s soirée, which is Sat, May 14, 8-11:30 pm at the Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles (14750 Conference Center Dr, Chantilly, VA).

Buy your tickets now! Tickets are $80 each and are available at MySchoolBucks. Just enter "prom" in the search bar to find the ticket page.

Bringing a non-LHS guest? This guest form must be completed (and signed by the guest's school administrator) and returned to the LHS Main Office. The guest form is also on the MSB ticket page. Note that tickets are not sold at the door -- ticket sales end on Fri, May 13 at 3:30 pm.

FCPS Standard Calendar for School Year 2021 - 2022

May 30 Holiday (Memorial Day)  May 31 Class of 2022 Graduation Day  June 10 Last Day of School (Early Release) *

 

FCPS Standard Calendar for School Year 2022 - 2023 

The 2022-2023 school year calendar 

 

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,

May this week’s message be a bright spot on this rainy day. Let’s celebrate!


Congratulations to the senior girls’ soccer players and their parents!


Congratulations to seniors on the baseball team!


Congratulations to our senior boys’ tennis players Parker Hoang, Tavian Jones and William Bertin.


We salute the members of our Best Buddies chapter who participated in last weekend’s Friendship Walk which was held on The National Mall.


A huge shout out to our very own Alex Dell’Atti (right) who was selected to speak at the event.

 


The Medical Club was recently visited by the Vienna Volunteer Fire Dept Ambulance.

Langley's Model United Nations team competed in Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology’s Model UN Conference this past weekend. Our team won the BEST LARGE TEAM DELEGATION award (equivalent to FIRST PLACE). In addition, MOST of our students won individual awards, which are listed below.  Best Delegation is equivalent to first place, Outstanding Delegation is equivalent to second place, Honorable Delegation is equivalent to third place, and Verbal Commendation is equivalent to fourth place. 

The club acknowledges three seniors, for their leadership, help, and dedication:  McKenzie Hiek, Danyal Ashraf, and Lauren Sung. I would like to give a special shout-out to McKenzie as he was the sole officer to attend the conference and he did an outstanding job at the conference (and this year) mentoring younger members of the team.

United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA):

Leah Robinson & Claire Guo: Outstanding Delegation

McKenzie Hiek & Danyal Ashraf: BEST DELEGATION

World Health Organization (WHO):

Alina Liu & Kai Henryson-Gibbs:  Honorable Delegation

Maya Malik & Matt Tam: BEST DELEGATION

The Social, Humanitarian, & Cultural Committee (SOCHUM):

Ashley Headrick & Leo Roberto: Outstanding Delegation

World Trade Organization (WTO):

 Zain Rahman: Honorable Delegation

Anshra Malik: BEST DELEGATION

Expanding Ancient Egypt: Ramses the Second’s Cabinet, 1190 BCE:

Sophia Bongiovi: BEST DELEGATION

Mischief Managed: Ministry of Magic:

Maggie Mosby: Outstanding Delegation

End of an Era: President Cleveland’s Cabinet, 1893:

Kushaan Soodan: Verbal Commendation

Molly Lukas: Honorable Delegation

JCC Spiderverse Unhinged: Villains:

Mei Torrey: Honorable Delegation

JCC Spiderverse Unhinged: Heroes:

Shaan Sabharwal: BEST DELEGATION

 Lights Out: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), 2098:

Sylvia Cheng: BEST DELEGATION

Ad-Hoc Committee of the Secretary-General:

Sebastian Ghersi: Outstanding Delegation


Thank you, Langley teachers. We are truly fortunate to have such dedicated educators working in service to our school community.


Thank you to our PTSA for today’s wonderful luncheon they provided to celebrate Teacher’s Appreciation Week!

In less happy news, I must share that after eleven amazing years, our College and Career Specialist, Ms. Hannah Wolff, will be leaving Langley for a new opportunity.  We are so incredibly thankful for the tremendous work she has done on behalf of all students as an invaluable member of our Student Services Department.  Her depth of knowledge was only matched by the energy and enthusiasm which she brought to every interaction.  We are sad to see her go but wish her the very best as she sets out on another chapter in her journey.  Dr. Peterson will be reaching out specifically to junior parents in the weeks to come to discuss greater details regarding the transition. 

Moms, I wish each of you a very Happy Mother’s Day. If you’re looking for a special treat, come out to Saxon Stage’s production of Freaky Friday. Final performances are this evening at 7pm and tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 p.m. May each of you have a blessed weekend.

Fondly,

 

This Week at Langley

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Langley Calendar

Visit the “Langley Calendar” for events for the 2021 – 2022 school year. Click on the event for additional information. Check back frequently for newly added and updates on events. Bookmark page for future reference.

Teacher Appreciation Week | May 2 - May 6  Upcoming Events
  • Wednesday, May 4 | Principal Q & A | PTSA General Membership Meeting
  • Thursday, May 5 | Band Concert
  • Saturday, May 14 | Prom
  • Thursday, May 19 & Friday, May 20 | Choral Show
  • Tuesday, May 24 | Orchestra Concert
  • Thursday, May 26 | Band Concert
  • Tuesday, May 31 | Class of 2022 Graduation
  • Friday, June 10 | Last Day of School
  • *Check the Langley Calendar and/or Langley High School website under events for detailed information on the events listed above. 
End of Year Schedule 

Click this link to view the end of year schedule. Some of the items included in the end of year schedule are listed below. 

  • End of year exam schedule
  • Daily Schedule 
  • Mandatory Senior Events 
Did You Know...

Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. That's dangerous and often tragic. It’s time to dispose of those unused medications. Drug take back day is April 30th at Mclean District Station 10-2.

Junior/Senior Prom 

Juniors and seniors, prom is just around the corner! “Putting on the Ritz” is the theme for this year’s soirée, which is Sat, May 14, 8-11:30 pm at the Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles (14750 Conference Center Dr, Chantilly, VA).

Buy your tickets now! Tickets are $80 each and are available at MySchoolBucks. Just enter "prom" in the search bar to find the ticket page.

Bringing a non-LHS guest? This guest form must be completed (and signed by the guest's school administrator) and returned to the LHS Main Office. The guest form is also on the MSB ticket page. Note that tickets are not sold at the door -- ticket sales end on Fri, May 13 at 3:30 pm.

Order Your Leaf Soon!

 

Now’s the time to order your leaf to ensure it will be up on the Legacy Tree before the end of the school year. 

Thanks to the 545 generous Langley families who've donated a leaf to make the renovation of the first two of Langley's three courtyards possible. 

One more courtyard to landscape! Consider helping to "grow" the Legacy Tree and complete the courtyard renovation project by donating a leaf (copper $50, silver $100, gold $200) or bird or acorn ($500). You choose the engraved message. The Legacy Tree is a 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 and look for the article on the Legacy Tree.  

Email any questions to [email protected]

FCPS Standard Calendar for School Year 2021 - 2022

May 30 Holiday (Memorial Day)  May 31 Class of 2022 Graduation Day  June 10 Last Day of School (Early Release) *

 

2021-2022 Standard School Year Calendar (pdf) 

2021-2022 Standard School Year Calendar (link)

FCPS Standard Calendar for School Year 2022 - 2023 

The 2022-2023 school year calendar 

 

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,

As we close out April, things are hopping in Saxon Country! We begin this week’s edition with a tremendous thank you to our school’s administrative assistants. Their hard work and dedication truly keep our school on track. We sincerely thank them for helping to make Saxon Country a welcoming place for students, staff and parents.

A huge shout out to the following who students participated in the State History Day Contest this past weekend.  They are now moving on to the National Competition. 

  • Mansi Bhardwaj - World War Zero: Diplomacy in the Treaty of Portsmouth
  • Jacqueline Gauthier - The Antarctic Treaty: Choosing Peace for a Frozen Continent

On Tuesday, Gregg Wieczorek, President of the National Association of Secondary School Principals visited Langley. He was thoroughly impressed by our amazing students and staff!

Congratulations to Ms. Kathleen Stankiewicz on being selected Virginia History Day District Teacher of the Year. She is one of 7 teachers from across the state who won this prestigious recognition! 

The Virginia History Day District Teacher of the Year Award is awarded to seven Virginia educators, one from each of the VHD geographic districts, who participate in the Virginia History Day program. Award recipients demonstrate an understanding of history and enthusiasm for the subject; foster a spirit of inquiry and the development of critical thinking skills among students; use and promote innovative and creative teaching techniques and materials; and provide leadership in the field of history education.

Today, is senior College Day! Congratulations to the Class of 2022 on their selections!

Please make plans to see Saxon Stage’s spring production Freaky Friday! We are so
proud of the cast and crew!

Congratulations to the following students on their commitment to play sports at the collegiate level.

Colin Affleck

Football

University of South Florida

Elsa Billingslea

Soccer

Rhodes College

Kellin Byrne

Lacrosse

Virginia Tech 

Evan Connery

Baseball

Dickinson College

Julia Daly

Lacrosse 

Gettysburg College

Alexa Gianoplus

Soccer

Vanderbilt University

Bobby Fleming

Baseball

Coastal Carolina University

Annabeth Holsinger

Basketball

Gettysburg College

Sophia Horowitz

Lacrosse

Rhodes College

Amelia Kim

Volleyball

Dickinson College

Suneil Peruvemba

Golf

James Madison University 

Caroline Senich

Lacrosse

Drexel University

Katherine Senich

Lacrosse

Drexel University

Ona Sinani

Soccer

Wofford College

Lauren Sung

Volleyball

Stetson University 

Helena Swaak

Volleyball

Johns Hopkins University 

Reese Torres

Softball

George Washington University 

Claire Vroom

Swimming and Diving

Cornell University

Sarah Waits

Lacrosse

Yale University

Olivia Walke

Track and Field

Suffolk University 

Katie Westerheim

Volleyball

University of Rochester

Maddie White

Softball

 

University of Rochester

 

I wish each of you an amazing weekend. Hail Saxons!

Fondly,

 

This Week at Langley

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Langley Calendar

Visit the “Langley Calendar” for events for the 2021 – 2022 school year. Click on the event for additional information. Check back frequently for newly added and updates on events. Bookmark page for future reference.

Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday, April 26 | Senior Class Parent Forum
  • Wednesday, April 27 – May 1, May 6 & 7 | Spring Musical
  • Friday, April 29 | Freshman Parent Coffee
  • Wednesday, May 4 | PTSA General Membership Meeting & Principal Q & A
  • Thursday, May 5 | Band Concert
  • Saturday, May 14 | Prom
  • Thursday, May 19 & Friday, May 20 | Choral Show
  • Tuesday, May 24 | Orchestra Concert
  • Thursday, May 26 | Band Concert
  • Tuesday, May 31 | Class of 2022 Graduation
  • Friday, June 10 | Last Day of School
  • *Check the Langley Calendar and/or Langley High School website under events for detailed information on the events listed above. 
End of Year Schedule 

Click this link to view the end of year schedule. Some of the items included in the end of year schedule are listed below. 

  • End of year exam schedule
  • Daily Schedule 
  • Mandatory Senior Events 
Did You Know...

The Earth Day 2022 Theme is Invest In Our Planet.  Here are 52 ways to invest in our planet.

Dangers of Impaired Driving program

If you drive by LHS on Mon, Apr 25, you may be alarmed to see a significant police presence at the school. No need to worry! The Student Services Department and the PTSA are partnering with the Fairfax County Police Department to present a Dangers of Impaired Driving program to all juniors.

Students will hear about the dangerous consequences of drinking and driving and learn valuable lessons from FCPD officers from real-life situations involving impairment and distraction.

Parent volunteers are needed to help rotate students through the various activities. If you can help, sign up here.

Questions? Email Kelly Rankin, Langley’s substance abuse counselor, at [email protected]

Spring 2022 SOL Testing

Across Virginia this spring, high school students will be taking Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course (EOC) tests.  An FCPS Frequently Asked Questions webpage provides more information about SOL EOC tests in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). 

Students may be taking one or more Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course (EOC) assessments between April 25 and May 25. All SOL assessments are taken in-person at school. School staff will schedule and communicate specific testing dates for your student based on their individual assessment needs. If you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in your student missing a testing day, please notify your student’s school as soon as possible.

Some SOL assessments are required under federal law, and some may be needed to verify credit for high school graduation. The table below shows the SOL EOC non-writing tests available to fulfill federal participation and/or verified credit requirements. 

  • Federal law requires schools to provide students one SOL test in reading, in mathematics, and in science during grades 9-12. These assessments provide information about student achievement to the parent/guardian, school, division, and state. 

State law requires students to verify credits to fulfill Standard and Advanced Studies diploma graduation requirements, as outlined on the Graduation Requirements and Course Planning webpage, SOL tests are the most common way students earn the verified credits they need. However, performance assessments (in certain social studies courses only) or substitute assessments approved by the Virginia Board of Education may be another option available for your student to verify certain credits.

If you do not want your student to participate in SOL assessments, you have the right to refuse testing. However, any decision to refuse SOL tests should be made in consultation with school staff to allow full consideration of any potential implications for on-time graduation. The Right to Refuse Assessments webpage offers important information as you consider this decision.

In most cases, SOL assessment results are available in the Student Information System (SIS) ParentVUE within about three months. If you have questions about SOL testing, please contact your student’s school counselor or Megan Bieleski, Langley HS assessment coach, at [email protected]

FCPSOn Laptops and Electronic Devices for SOL Testing

All students who are taking an SOL test need to make sure that their computers are functioning properly in order to take the test. Health checks for FCPSOn laptops were conducted in all English classes. Check Schoology to learn how to run the health check. Please use student technology request form to make an appointment if the laptop did not pass the health check.

Students must bring their laptop to school on the day of their test, or it may impact their ability to take the SOL on their scheduled date and time.

We want to remind families that students may not have access to their electronic personal devices of any kind (phones, watches, etc.) in the SOL testing environment, except in the case of a documented medical need.  Please be aware that any personal devices carried into the testing environment will be subject to the school’s established procedures for addressing this as a test security concern.  

Parent FAQs: SOL Testing

Q: What should my child bring to school specifically for testing?

A: Students should bring a pencil, their FCPSOn computer, and charger to testing. Students should not bring personal computers, as they cannot be used for SOL testing.  They are permitted a water bottle, sweater, or jacket as well. 

Q: Are students allowed to use calculators on the SOL test?

A: For math SOLs, an online version of the DESMOS calculator is available during the tests.

Q: When will my student get an SOL schedule?

A: Student testing letters will specify testing dates for students. These will be sent out at least two weeks prior to testing via student FCPS email.

Q: How long are the SOLs?

A: SOL tests are untimed, and a student has the school day to complete the exam. Some of the longer tests like the reading, math, or science SOLs may take around 90-120 minutes.

Q: Which classes have SOLs?

A: At the high school level, there are 10 End of Course classes that have SOLs during the spring testing window.

  • English 11 and AP Language: Reading
  • Algebra 1
  • Geometry
  • Algebra 2
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geosystems: Earth Science
  • World History I
  • World History II 
  • United States and Virginia History (US/VA)

Please note that once a student has earned a verified credit and fulfilled the federal participation requirements in a subject, they will not have to take any further SOLs in that subject.  For example, if a student passes the Biology SOL during the 9th grade, they will earn a science verified credit and fulfill the federal participation requirement for science, which means that they will not need to take any other science SOL tests during the rest of high school, such as the SOL in Chemistry or Earth Science.

Q: When are make-up tests?

A: We must pull students who missed an SOL test into make-up testing within the primary SOL attempt window. If you know that your child will be absent from testing in advance, contact your child’s SOL teacher and Megan Bieleski ([email protected]) for make-up options.

Q: What happens if my child does not pass an SOL?

A: The passing score range is 400-600. Normally, if a student scores within a range of 375-399, he or she will be permitted to retake the SOL after remediating with a teacher. 

Q: What SOLs does my child need, depending on his or her diploma type and ninth grade entry date?

A: You can follow this link to the requirements for the standard and advanced studies diplomas regarding verified credits for students who entered ninth grade for the first time in 2016-17 and 2017-2018.

You can follow this link to the requirements for the standard and advanced studies diplomas regarding verified credits for students who enter the ninth grade for the first time in 2018-2019 and beyond.

 

SOL Testing During Ramadan

Students who are observing Ramadan during SOL testing in April may request to take their SOL test on a makeup date in May. Contact Megan Bieleski, Langley HS Assessment Coach, at [email protected] to make this request.

AP Students/Parents,

With AP season approaching, please find an AP FAQ document that addresses timing of tests, what to bring, additional resources, etc. 

Students may elect to be excused for the remainder of the scheduled school day either before or after a given AP test.  In order to do so, the AP Pass Form will need to be completed and a printed copy handed in to Ms. Schultz in the attendance office by Tuesday, April 26.  This form will not be accepted after that date. Please note that students will need to have their own travel arrangements in place should they be excused.  Teachers will update students on exact exam locations in the coming weeks.  If a student has both an AM and PM exam, they may not leave between exams.  Any other questions can be directed to Mr. Mantel at [email protected].

Nominate a Staff Member for FCPS CARES

As we begin 4th quarter, please take a moment to consider nominating a staff member for FCPS CARES.

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story below, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Please take note of the following before submitting an FCPS CARES.

All submissions are posted to the public FCPS CARES webpage and could be shared via other FCPS news outlets. Submissions containing personal or sensitive information may be edited. A notification email, with the submission text included, will be sent to the recipient and copied to his or her supervisor(s).

https://www.fcps.edu/careers/employee-recognition-programs/fcps-cares-program

Volunteer Opportunity

Student Services would like to ask for any parent volunteers to help us in administering ap testing this spring. All parents will be paired with a knowledgeable member of our team and only be tasked with assisting in handing out and collecting materials and supervising the test. Test proctoring runs about 4 hours per test. Because of the vast amount of testing done in the building, every extra proctor we can use will be greatly appreciated. The only rule is that you can’t proctor a test your student is taking this year, otherwise we hope it might be a good experience to see how AP tests are administered, and to get to know some of our student services staff better as we look to a successful testing season for 2022, thank you!”

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054fafaf2aa1f49-aptesting

PTSA Service Award

Do you know a Langley junior whose dedication to service is exemplary? Reflecting Langley High School's emphasis on service, the PTSA will award students in their junior year who have demonstrated exemplary service achievement and an ongoing commitment to volunteerism. Click here to nominate: https://forms.gle/Px4pP4GgN6HrgbPE6

The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, April 29. 

Junior/Senior Prom 

Juniors and seniors, prom is just around the corner! “Putting on the Ritz” is the theme for this year’s soirée, which is Sat, May 14, 8-11:30 pm at the Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles (14750 Conference Center Dr, Chantilly, VA).

Buy your tickets now! Tickets are $80 each and are available at MySchoolBucks. Just enter "prom" in the search bar to find the ticket page.

Bringing a non-LHS guest? This guest form must be completed (and signed by the guest's school administrator) and returned to the LHS Main Office. The guest form is also on the MSB ticket page. Note that tickets are not sold at the door -- ticket sales end on Fri, May 13 at 3:30 pm.

Senior News! 

LAST PARENT FORUM:  Our final Senior Parent Forum will be held on Tuesday, April 26 at 9:30am in the LHS Auditorium (sorry no food or drink allowed).  We will have a panel discussion of helpful hints for college from experience parents as well as a presentation from LHS Career and College Specialist Hannah Wolff regarding any last college insights.  This forum will be live streamed and archived on our Class of 2022 Parents Facebook page for those who cannot attend.

The Senior Class Trip has been finalized. The students are headed to Hershey Park on Friday, May 27. This year, there is a cost of $48. HARD DEADLINE to purchase the tickets is April 28. Log onto myschoolbucks.com to pay.

ALL-NIGHT GRAD PARTY TICKETS:  Tickets are available for the ANGP to be held on Tuesday, May 31 from 10:45pm – Wednesday, June 1 at 4am at Oak Marr Rec Center.  Ticket price is $85.  Tickets may be purchased on the ANGP website: https://www.ptsalangley.org/angp-tickets

YARD SIGNS:  Recognize your senior with an official LHS yard sign.  Signs are $45 and all proceeds benefit the ANGP.  Signs may be purchased on the ANGP website: https://www.ptsalangley.org/angp-yard-sign

RIDE TO GRADUATION IN STYLE:  Purchase raffle tickets to WIN a Limo Ride & Box Seats for the Langley High School Graduation Ceremony at DAR Constitution Hall!  Be one of two winners of a Limo Ride and VIP seats. $10/ticket or $25 for 3. Purchase by May 15th.  Prize includes: 4 hour limo service from Chariots for Hire (gratuity not included) AND VIP Box Seats at Constitution Hall (these replace graduation tickets).  Purchase the raffle tickets on the ANGP website: https://www.ptsalangley.org/angp-raffle

Order Your Leaf Soon!

 

Now’s the time to order your leaf to ensure it will be up on the Legacy Tree before the end of the school year. 

Thanks to the 545 generous Langley families who've donated a leaf to make the renovation of the first two of Langley's three courtyards possible. 

One more courtyard to landscape! Consider helping to "grow" the Legacy Tree and complete the courtyard renovation project by donating a leaf (copper $50, silver $100, gold $200) or bird or acorn ($500). You choose the engraved message. The Legacy Tree is a 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 and look for the article on the Legacy Tree.  

Email any questions to [email protected]

FCPS Standard Calendar for School Year 2021 - 2022

May 30 Holiday (Memorial Day)  May 31 Class of 2022 Graduation Day  June 10 Last Day of School (Early Release) *

 

2021-2022 Standard School Year Calendar (pdf) 

2021-2022 Standard School Year Calendar (link)

FCPS Standard Calendar for School Year 2022 - 2023 

The 2022-2023 school year calendar 

 

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,

After a brief hiatus, we’re back with our weekly message. During the time away, our students have been busy!

Congratulations to Medha Chhetri who won one of the top national awards for the writing competition, sponsored by the National English Honor Society.

A shout out is in order for members of the Forensics team who competed in the VHSL State Championship. We are so proud of these students! 

Talia-Rose Diorio – 3rd place Storytelling

Sebastian Ghersi – 3rd place Extemporaneous Speaking

Ashley Headrick – 5th place Impromptu Speaking

Ava Arvand – 6th place Original Oratory

Last month, seventeen (17) Langley Russian students took part in the annual Olympiada of Spoken Russian. During the competition, the students of four different levels had to speak in Russian in a personal narrative, a reading comprehension, a poetry recitation and responses to questions about the culture and history of Russia. Langley students received 9 Gold medals which amounts to over 50% of all Langley students. The remaining medals were Silver with only one Bronze.

Please join me in congratulating our Gold medalists.

Level 1: Melania Kolcio, Chinmayee Lanka, Nathaniel McDonnell, Vishva Rakasi, Ian Sautters 

Level 2: Alexander Arends, Arielle Virnik 

Level 3: Caitlin Kry, Anand Vinod 

Level 4: Sahra Gabdulina, Timur Kuanyshev, Ella Smolgowsky 

Recently, Langley’s Science Olympiad team competed at the State Science Olympiad at UVA and finished 3rd overall. This is was quite a feat and our students are to be commended.

The following students medaled in their events:

1st place medals

Jason Zhang and Bright Liu in “It’s About Time”

Kacy Lee, Maya Hall, and Claire Kim in “Codebusters”

Samantha Ritchie and Zach Baker in “Gravity Vehicle”

2nd place medals

Sankrith Ramani and Zelmay Jan in “Cell Biology”

Arnav Ketineni, Zahra Izzi, and Bright Liu in “Experiment and Data Analysis”

Samantha Ritchie and Erika Li in “Rocks & Minerals”

Bright Liu and Claire Kim in “”Astronomy”

3rd place medals

Zach Baker and Zelmay Jan in “Dynamic Planet”

Sankrith Ramani and Maya Hall in “Chemistry Lab”

Kacy Lee and Maya Hall in “Forensics”

Sankrith Ramani and Zelmay Jan in “Anatomy and Physiology”

Claire Kim and Nik Polyakov in “Wright Stuff”

Zach Baker and Bright Liu in “Bridge Building”

4th place medals

Erika Li and Scarlett Adams in “Ornithology”

Samantha Ritchie and Zach Baker in “Trajectory”

5th place medals

Samantha Ritchie and Nik Polyakov in “Remote Sensing” 

6th place medals

John Rieling and Zahra Izzi in “Green Generation”

Jason Zhang and Scarlett Adams in “WiFi Lab”

Congratulations to the artists who submitted 62 pieces of outstanding work to our DIVERSEartLANGLEY exhibit. Many thanks to our amazing presenters, Daniel Singh and Joshua Jenkins, for moderating a thoughtful and lively conversation about how art reflects our values and has a transformational effect on communities and culture. The Langley PTSA DEI committee is grateful for their time and energy and for the support all of you who joined us.

1st Place: Zachary Ulman

2nd Place: Pengrui Chen

3rd Place Tie: Bree Yagana and Zejia Song

Our final Saxon Service event  of the year was held yesterday. Students participated in new crafts that included knitting scarves for local shelter residents and creating plush toys for children in African refugee camps, as well as previous favorites like decorating note cards for active military and ironing colorful pillowcases for hospitalized children. Thank you to Ms. Zimmerman Hohl and the numerous parent volunteers who worked to make this opportunity available to our students over the course of this school year.


Congratulations to senior members of our girls’ tennis team.


Congratulations to senior members of our girls’ lacrosse team.


Congratulations to senior members of our boys’ lacrosse team.

As I have previously shared, I strongly believe that educators and parents are partners in the work of supporting children. Our school epitomizes what’s possible when there is a strong partnership. I often remark that parental involvement is the secret sauce that makes Langley special. I thank each of you for your engagement and daily support. Here are just a few of latest ways parents have supported our school community.  

Thank you to everyone who helped make Senior Ethics Day a meaningful experience for our Langley seniors. Thank you to all of the volunteers who served as table leaders and to those who helped with lunch, set up and clean up duties.

A huge thank you goes out to our Senior Ethics Day committee members Danica Alink, Margaret Brown, Jill Farah, Kim Finch, Joy Hohenthaner and Kelly Wilson who were able to bring this opportunity to our seniors, despite the many obstacles caused by the pandemic. Another big thank you goes out to Senior Ethics Day facilitators June Jeffries, Judge Brad Stetson and Vice Admiral Rick Snyder, along with their room monitors, Jill Farah, Joyce Porter and Christina Cain, for sharing their time and talents in support of this impactful event.

A huge shout out to the parent volunteers who assisted with making this week’s popcorn activity a huge success. This was held as part of the school’s Wellness Week initiative.

May each of you have restful and blessed weekend!

Fondly,

 

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Langley Calendar

Visit the “Langley Calendar” for events for the 2021 – 2022 school year. Click on the event for additional information. Check back frequently for newly added and updates on events. Bookmark page for future reference.

Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday, April 19 | Career Connections
  • Tuesday, April 26 | Senior Class Parent Forum
  • Wednesday, April 27 – May 1, May 6 & 7 | Spring Musical
  • Friday, April 29 | Freshman Parent Coffee
  • Wednesday, May 4 | PTSA General Membership Meeting & Principal Q & A
  • Thursday, May 5 | Band Concert
  • Saturday, May 14 | Prom
  • Thursday, May 19 & Friday, May 20 | Choral Show
  • Tuesday, May 24 | Orchestra Concert
  • Thursday, May 26 | Band Concert
  • Tuesday, May 31 | Class of 2022 Graduation
  • Friday, June 10 | Last Day of School
  • *Check the Langley Calendar and/or Langley High School website under events for detailed information on the events listed above. 
End of Year Schedule 

Click this link to view the end of year schedule. Some of the items included in the end of year schedule are listed below. 

  • End of year exam schedule
  • Daily Schedule 
  • Mandatory Senior Events 
Did You Know...

Hi all, in response to the alarming amount of  fentanyl overdoses, Fairfax County Public Schools has partnered with Fairfax County Government to provide an educational webinar on youth substance use trends and supports. It is being offered virtually in every language on 4/20, 4/26 and 4/28. I am one of the presenters. Can we get this out.  Here is the information.

This weeks DYK. April is distracted driving awareness month. The National Safety Council (NSC) reports that “on a typical day, eight people are killed and hundreds more are injured in distraction-affected crashes.” Here is the NSC “Just Drive Pledge.”

Spring 2022 SOL Testing

Across Virginia this spring, high school students will be taking Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course (EOC) tests.  An FCPS Frequently Asked Questions webpage provides more information about SOL EOC tests in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). 

Students may be taking one or more Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course (EOC) assessments between April 25 and May 25. All SOL assessments are taken in-person at school. School staff will schedule and communicate specific testing dates for your student based on their individual assessment needs. If you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in your student missing a testing day, please notify your student’s school as soon as possible.

Some SOL assessments are required under federal law, and some may be needed to verify credit for high school graduation. The table below shows the SOL EOC non-writing tests available to fulfill federal participation and/or verified credit requirements. 

  • Federal law requires schools to provide students one SOL test in reading, in mathematics, and in science during grades 9-12. These assessments provide information about student achievement to the parent/guardian, school, division, and state. 

State law requires students to verify credits to fulfill Standard and Advanced Studies diploma graduation requirements, as outlined on the Graduation Requirements and Course Planning webpage, SOL tests are the most common way students earn the verified credits they need. However, performance assessments (in certain social studies courses only) or substitute assessments approved by the Virginia Board of Education may be another option available for your student to verify certain credits.

If you do not want your student to participate in SOL assessments, you have the right to refuse testing. However, any decision to refuse SOL tests should be made in consultation with school staff to allow full consideration of any potential implications for on-time graduation. The Right to Refuse Assessments webpage offers important information as you consider this decision.

In most cases, SOL assessment results are available in the Student Information System (SIS) ParentVUE within about three months. If you have questions about SOL testing, please contact your student’s school counselor or Megan Bieleski, Langley HS assessment coach, at [email protected]

FCPSOn Laptops and Electronic Devices for SOL Testing

All students who are taking an SOL test need to make sure that their computers are functioning properly in order to take the test. Health checks for FCPSOn laptops were conducted in all English classes. Check Schoology to learn how to run the health check. Please use student technology request form to make an appointment if the laptop did not pass the health check.

Students must bring their laptop to school on the day of their test, or it may impact their ability to take the SOL on their scheduled date and time.

We want to remind families that students may not have access to their electronic personal devices of any kind (phones, watches, etc.) in the SOL testing environment, except in the case of a documented medical need.  Please be aware that any personal devices carried into the testing environment will be subject to the school’s established procedures for addressing this as a test security concern.  

Parent FAQs: SOL Testing

Q: What should my child bring to school specifically for testing?

A: Students should bring a pencil, their FCPSOn computer, and charger to testing. Students should not bring personal computers, as they cannot be used for SOL testing.  They are permitted a water bottle, sweater, or jacket as well. 

Q: Are students allowed to use calculators on the SOL test?

A: For math SOLs, an online version of the DESMOS calculator is available during the tests.

Q: When will my student get an SOL schedule?

A: Student testing letters will specify testing dates for students. These will be sent out at least two weeks prior to testing via student FCPS email.

Q: How long are the SOLs?

A: SOL tests are untimed, and a student has the school day to complete the exam. Some of the longer tests like the reading, math, or science SOLs may take around 90-120 minutes.

Q: Which classes have SOLs?

A: At the high school level, there are 10 End of Course classes that have SOLs during the spring testing window.

  • English 11 and AP Language: Reading
  • Algebra 1
  • Geometry
  • Algebra 2
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geosystems: Earth Science
  • World History I
  • World History II 
  • United States and Virginia History (US/VA)

Please note that once a student has earned a verified credit and fulfilled the federal participation requirements in a subject, they will not have to take any further SOLs in that subject.  For example, if a student passes the Biology SOL during the 9th grade, they will earn a science verified credit and fulfill the federal participation requirement for science, which means that they will not need to take any other science SOL tests during the rest of high school, such as the SOL in Chemistry or Earth Science.

Q: When are make-up tests?

A: We must pull students who missed an SOL test into make-up testing within the primary SOL attempt window. If you know that your child will be absent from testing in advance, contact your child’s SOL teacher and Megan Bieleski ([email protected]) for make-up options.

Q: What happens if my child does not pass an SOL?

A: The passing score range is 400-600. Normally, if a student scores within a range of 375-399, he or she will be permitted to retake the SOL after remediating with a teacher. 

Q: What SOLs does my child need, depending on his or her diploma type and ninth grade entry date?

A: You can follow this link to the requirements for the standard and advanced studies diplomas regarding verified credits for students who entered ninth grade for the first time in 2016-17 and 2017-2018.

You can follow this link to the requirements for the standard and advanced studies diplomas regarding verified credits for students who enter the ninth grade for the first time in 2018-2019 and beyond.

 

SOL Testing During Ramadan

Students who are observing Ramadan during SOL testing in April may request to take their SOL test on a makeup date in May. Contact Megan Bieleski, Langley HS Assessment Coach, at [email protected] to make this request.

AP Students/Parents,

With AP season approaching, please find an AP FAQ document that addresses timing of tests, what to bring, additional resources, etc. 

Students may elect to be excused for the remainder of the scheduled school day either before or after a given AP test.  In order to do so, the AP Pass Form will need to be completed and a printed copy handed in to Ms. Schultz in the attendance office by Tuesday, April 26.  This form will not be accepted after that date. Please note that students will need to have their own travel arrangements in place should they be excused.  Teachers will update students on exact exam locations in the coming weeks.  If a student has both an AM and PM exam, they may not leave between exams.  Any other questions can be directed to Mr. Mantel at [email protected].

AP exams scheduled on Eid al-Fitr

Change in O-Day

Eid al-Fitr will be observed by Muslims around the world this May 2nd and May 3rd. The date of Eid services/celebrations can shift due to the lunar calendar and can vary by community and country. At the time the FCPS calendar was developed, local Eid observances were expected to occur on May 3rd, but because local Eid observances shifted to May 2nd, the FCPS Employee Newsletter on February 8th announced a change in the Religious and Cultural Observance day in FCPS for Eid-al-Fitr from May 3rd to May 2nd, 2022.

AP Exam Schedule

After careful consideration, FCPS leadership decided to continue with the established AP exam schedule for May 2, 2022. Students registered for  AP exams on May 2nd (Chemistry, Spanish Literature, Japanese Language, US Government) will need to request late testing if they are unable to attend due to the Eid religious observance. May 3rd exams that were previously rescheduled for May 17th will remain on May 17th.

Requesting a late AP Exam due to May 2nd Eid Observance

Students who are unable to attend May 2nd AP exams (Chemistry, Spanish Literature, Japanese Language, or US Government) due to the Eid religious observance need to contact (Alex Mantel at [email protected]), no later than April 22nd to request late testing. Late testing follows the College Board Late Testing Schedule. The dates and times for the May 2nd late testing are listed in the table below.

May 2nd AP Exam

Late Exam Date

Start time

Chemistry

May 18th

8:00 am

Spanish Literature

May 18th

12:00 pm

Japanese Language

May 19th

12:00 pm

US Government

May 20th

12:00 pm

Nominate a Staff Member for FCPS CARES

As we begin 4th quarter, please take a moment to consider nominating a staff member for FCPS CARES.

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story below, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Please take note of the following before submitting an FCPS CARES.

All submissions are posted to the public FCPS CARES webpage and could be shared via other FCPS news outlets. Submissions containing personal or sensitive information may be edited. A notification email, with the submission text included, will be sent to the recipient and copied to his or her supervisor(s).

https://www.fcps.edu/careers/employee-recognition-programs/fcps-cares-program

Volunteer Opportunity

Student Services would like to ask for any parent volunteers to help us in administering ap testing this spring. All parents will be paired with a knowledgeable member of our team and only be tasked with assisting in handing out and collecting materials and supervising the test. Test proctoring runs about 4 hours per test. Because of the vast amount of testing done in the building, every extra proctor we can use will be greatly appreciated. The only rule is that you can’t proctor a test your student is taking this year, otherwise we hope it might be a good experience to see how AP tests are administered, and to get to know some of our student services staff better as we look to a successful testing season for 2022, thank you!”

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054fafaf2aa1f49-aptesting

Senior News! 

LAST PARENT FORUM:  Our final Senior Parent Forum will be held on Tuesday, April 26 at 9:30am in the LHS Auditorium (sorry no food or drink allowed).  We will have a panel discussion of helpful hints for college from experience parents as well as a presentation from LHS Career and College Specialist Hannah Wolff regarding any last college insights.  This forum will be live streamed and archived on our Class of 2022 Parents Facebook page for those who cannot attend.

 

ALL-NIGHT GRAD PARTY TICKETS:  Tickets are available for the ANGP to be held on Tuesday, May 31 from 10:45pm – Wednesday, June 1 at 4am at Oak Marr Rec Center.  Ticket price is $75 through April 18.  Price increases to $85 after then.  Tickets may be purchased on the ANGP website: https://www.ptsalangley.org/angp-tickets

 

YARD SIGNS:  Recognize your senior with an official LHS yard sign.  Signs are $45 and all proceeds benefit the ANGP.  Signs may be purchased on the ANGP website: https://www.ptsalangley.org/angp-yard-sign

 

RIDE TO GRADUATION IN STYLE:  Purchase raffle tickets to WIN a Limo Ride & Box Seats for the Langley High School Graduation Ceremony at DAR Constitution Hall!  Be one of two winners of a Limo Ride and VIP seats. $10/ticket or $25 for 3. Purchase by May 15th.  Prize includes: 4 hour limo service from Chariots for Hire (gratuity not included) AND VIP Box Seats at Constitution Hall (these replace graduation tickets).  Purchase the raffle tickets on the ANGP website: https://www.ptsalangley.org/angp-raffle

FCPS Standard Calendar for School Year 2021 - 2022

May 30 Holiday (Memorial Day)  May 31 Class of 2022 Graduation Day  June 10 Last Day of School (Early Release) *

 

2021-2022 Standard School Year Calendar (pdf) 

2021-2022 Standard School Year Calendar (link)

FCPS Standard Calendar for School Year 2022 - 2023 

The 2022-2023 school year calendar 

 

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

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Langley Calendar

Visit the “Langley Calendar” for events for the 2021 – 2022 school year. Click on the event for additional information. Check back frequently for newly added and updates on events. Bookmark page for future reference.

Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday, April 12 | Junior Class Parent Forum
  • Wednesday, April 13 | Career Connections
  • Thursday, April 14 | Sophomore College Case Studies Night 
  • Saturday, April 16 | It’s Academic on NBC 4
  • Tuesday, April 19 | Career Connections
  • Tuesday, April 26 | Senior Class Parent Forum
  • Wednesday, April 27 – May 1, May 6 & 7 | Spring Musical
  • Friday, April 29 | Freshman Parent Coffee

*Check the Langley Calendar and/or Langley High School website under events for detailed information on the events listed above. 

Did You Know...

Sue Scheff from Psychology Today writes, “Technology is not going away; it's only evolving. It's time to stop complaining about it, and start working towards helping our kids with coping skills to handle it.” Here are 5 ways parents can intervene to help teens with a healthy digital life.

End of Year Schedule 

Click this link to view the end of year schedule. Some of the items included in the end of year schedule are listed below. 

  • End of year exam schedule
  • Daily Schedule 
  • Mandatory Senior Events 
NOT Attending Langley Next School Year?

As we prepare for the upcoming school year, it is very helpful to know if you don’t plan on returning to us.  If your student will NOT be attending Langley HS in the 22-23SY, please complete the intention form linked below and submit it to Ms. Gratz at [email protected] as soon as possible. 

Thank you in advance! IT-110 Student Intention Form

Career Connections

Langley students are invited to the 2022 Career Connections Event!  Students will learn from experienced professionals in careers in Business, Government, and Medical fields on Wednesday, April 13th; and Science, Tech, Communications and the Arts on Tuesday April, 19th. The event will take place on each of these days during the second half of Langley Links (from 10:20 to 11:14am). After attending the event, 40 students will be randomly selected to win $10 Starbucks gift cards! We need parents to participate by presenting about their careers.  Please email [email protected] with questions or to sign up.

AP exams scheduled on Eid al-Fitr

Change in O-Day

Eid al-Fitr will be observed by Muslims around the world this May 2nd and May 3rd. The date of Eid services/celebrations can shift due to the lunar calendar and can vary by community and country. At the time the FCPS calendar was developed, local Eid observances were expected to occur on May 3rd, but because local Eid observances shifted to May 2nd, the FCPS Employee Newsletter on February 8th announced a change in the Religious and Cultural Observance day in FCPS for Eid-al-Fitr from May 3rd to May 2nd, 2022.

AP Exam Schedule

After careful consideration, FCPS leadership decided to continue with the established AP exam schedule for May 2, 2022. Students registered for  AP exams on May 2nd (Chemistry, Spanish Literature, Japanese Language, US Government) will need to request late testing if they are unable to attend due to the Eid religious observance. May 3rd exams that were previously rescheduled for May 17th will remain on May 17th.

Requesting a late AP Exam due to May 2nd Eid Observance

Students who are unable to attend May 2nd AP exams (Chemistry, Spanish Literature, Japanese Language, or US Government) due to the Eid religious observance need to contact (Alex Mantel at [email protected]), no later than April 22nd to request late testing. Late testing follows the College Board Late Testing Schedule. The dates and times for the May 2nd late testing are listed in the table below.

May 2nd AP Exam

Late Exam Date

Start time

Chemistry

May 18th

8:00 am

Spanish Literature

May 18th

12:00 pm

Japanese Language

May 19th

12:00 pm

US Government

May 20th

12:00 pm

Volunteer Opportunity

Student Services would like to ask for any parent volunteers to help us in administering ap testing this spring. All parents will be paired with a knowledgeable member of our team and only be tasked with assisting in handing out and collecting materials and supervising the test. Test proctoring runs about 4 hours per test. Because of the vast amount of testing done in the building, every extra proctor we can use will be greatly appreciated. The only rule is that you can’t proctor a test your student is taking this year, otherwise we hope it might be a good experience to see how AP tests are administered, and to get to know some of our student services staff better as we look to a successful testing season for 2022, thank you!”

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054fafaf2aa1f49-aptesting

Senior News! 

LAST PARENT FORUM:  Our final Senior Parent Forum will be held on Tuesday, April 26 at 9:30am in the LHS Auditorium (sorry no food or drink allowed).  We will have a panel discussion of helpful hints for college from experience parents as well as a presentation from LHS Career and College Specialist Hannah Wolff regarding any last college insights.  This forum will be live streamed and archived on our Class of 2022 Parents Facebook page for those who cannot attend.

ALL-NIGHT GRAD PARTY TICKETS:  Tickets are available for the ANGP to be held on Tuesday, May 31 from 10:45pm – Wednesday, June 1 at 4am at Oak Marr Rec Center.  Ticket price is $75 through April 10.  Price increases to $85 after then.  Tickets may be purchased on the ANGP website: https://www.ptsalangley.org/angp-tickets

YARD SIGNS:  Recognize your senior with an official LHS yard sign.  Signs are $45 and all proceeds benefit the ANGP.  Signs may be purchased on the ANGP website: https://www.ptsalangley.org/angp-yard-sign

RIDE TO GRADUATION IN STYLE:  Purchase raffle tickets to WIN a Limo Ride & Box Seats for the Langley High School Graduation Ceremony at DAR Constitution Hall!  Be one of two winners of a Limo Ride and VIP seats. $10/ticket or $25 for 3. Purchase by May 15th.  Prize includes: 4 hour limo service from Chariots for Hire (gratuity not included) AND VIP Box Seats at Constitution Hall (these replace graduation tickets).  Purchase the raffle tickets on the ANGP website: https://www.ptsalangley.org/angp-raffle

Legacy Tree

If you have a graduating senior or would like to have your student’s name on a leaf on the Legacy Tree, now's the time to order to ensure it will be up on the tree before the end of the school year. 

Thanks to the 540 generous Langley families who've donated a leaf to make the renovation of the first two of Langley's three courtyards possible. 

One more courtyard to landscape! Consider helping to "grow" the Legacy Tree and complete the courtyard renovation project by donating a leaf (copper $50, silver $100, gold $200) or bird or acorn ($500). You choose the engraved message. The Legacy Tree is a 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.  

Email any questions to [email protected]

LOST AND FOUND 

Is your child missing a jacket, sweatshirt, lunchbox and/or water bottle? It may be in Langley’s very large lost & found collection. Please have your child stop by the lost and found bins located in the cafeteria. Items not collected by Friday, April 15 will be donated.

FCPS Standard Calendar for School Year 2021 - 2022

May 30 Holiday (Memorial Day)  May 31 Class of 2022 Graduation Day  June 10 Last Day of School (Early Release) *

 

2021-2022 Standard School Year Calendar (pdf) 

2021-2022 Standard School Year Calendar (link)

FCPS Standard Calendar for School Year 2022 - 2023 

The 2022-2023 school year calendar 

 

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

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Langley Calendar

Visit the “Langley Calendar” for events for the 2021 – 2022 school year. Click on the event for additional information. Check back frequently for newly added and updates on events. Bookmark page for future reference.

Upcoming Events
  • Thursday, March 31 | End of Third Quarter/Two Hour Early Release
  • Friday, April 1 | Teacher Workday/Student Holiday
  • Monday, April 4 - Friday, April 8 | Spring Break
  • Tuesday, April 12 | Junior Class Parent Forum
  • Wednesday, April 13 | Career Connections
  • Thursday, April 14 | Sophomore College Case Studies Night 
  • Saturday, April 16 | It’s Academic on NBC 4
  • Tuesday, April 19 | Career Connections
  • Tuesday, April 26 | Senior Class Parent Forum
  • Wednesday, April 27 – May 1, May 6 & 7 | Spring Musical
  • Friday, April 29 | Freshman Parent Coffee

*Check the Langley Calendar and/or Langley High School website under events for detailed information on the events listed above. 

Did You Know...

What is Delta 8? Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as delta-8 THC, is a psychoactive substance found in the Cannabis sativa plant, of which marijuana and hemp are two varieties. It is important for consumers to be aware that delta-8 THC products have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA for safe use in any context. Here are 5 things the FDA wants you to know about Delta-8.

NOT Attending Langley Next School Year?

As we prepare for the upcoming school year, it is very helpful to know if you don’t plan on returning to us.  If your student will NOT be attending Langley HS in the 22-23SY, please complete the intention form linked below and submit it to Ms. Gratz at [email protected] as soon as possible. 

Thank you in advance! IT-110 Student Intention Form

Senior News! 

LAST PARENT FORUM:  Our final Senior Parent Forum will be held on Tuesday, April 26 at 9:30am in the LHS Auditorium (sorry no food or drink allowed).  We will have a panel discussion of helpful hints for college from experience parents as well as a presentation from LHS Career and College Specialist Hannah Wolff regarding any last college insights.  This forum will be live streamed and archived on our Class of 2022 Parents Facebook page for those who cannot attend.

ALL-NIGHT GRAD PARTY TICKETS:  Tickets are available for the ANGP to be held on Tuesday, May 31 from 10:45pm – Wednesday, June 1 at 4am at Oak Marr Rec Center.  Ticket price is $75 through April 10.  Price increases to $85 after then.  Tickets may be purchased on the ANGP website: https://www.ptsalangley.org/angp-tickets

YARD SIGNS:  Recognize your senior with an official LHS yard sign.  Signs are $45 and all proceeds benefit the ANGP.  Signs may be purchased on the ANGP website: https://www.ptsalangley.org/angp-yard-sign

RIDE TO GRADUATION IN STYLE:  Purchase raffle tickets to WIN a Limo Ride & Box Seats for the Langley High School Graduation Ceremony at DAR Constitution Hall!  Be one of two winners of a Limo Ride and VIP seats. $10/ticket or $25 for 3. Purchase by May 15th.  Prize includes: 4 hour limo service from Chariots for Hire (gratuity not included) AND VIP Box Seats at Constitution Hall (these replace graduation tickets).  Purchase the raffle tickets on the ANGP website: https://www.ptsalangley.org/angp-raffle

Career Connections

Langley students are invited to the 2022 Career Connections Event!  Students will learn from experienced professionals in careers in Business, Government, and Medical fields on Wednesday, April 13th; and Science, Tech, Communications and the Arts on Tuesday April, 19th. The event will take place on each of these days during the second half of Langley Links (from 10:20 to 11:14am). After attending the event, 40 students will be randomly selected to win $10 Starbucks gift cards! We need parents to participate by presenting about their careers.  Please email [email protected] with questions or to sign up.

AP exams scheduled on Eid al-Fitr

Change in O-Day

Eid al-Fitr will be observed by Muslims around the world this May 2nd and May 3rd. The date of Eid services/celebrations can shift due to the lunar calendar and can vary by community and country. At the time the FCPS calendar was developed, local Eid observances were expected to occur on May 3rd, but because local Eid observances shifted to May 2nd, the FCPS Employee Newsletter on February 8th announced a change in the Religious and Cultural Observance day in FCPS for Eid-al-Fitr from May 3rd to May 2nd, 2022.

AP Exam Schedule

After careful consideration, FCPS leadership decided to continue with the established AP exam schedule for May 2, 2022. Students registered for  AP exams on May 2nd (Chemistry, Spanish Literature, Japanese Language, US Government) will need to request late testing if they are unable to attend due to the Eid religious observance. May 3rd exams that were previously rescheduled for May 17th will remain on May 17th.

Requesting a late AP Exam due to May 2nd Eid Observance

Students who are unable to attend May 2nd AP exams (Chemistry, Spanish Literature, Japanese Language, or US Government) due to the Eid religious observance need to contact (Alex Mantel at [email protected]), no later than April 22nd to request late testing. Late testing follows the College Board Late Testing Schedule. The dates and times for the May 2nd late testing are listed in the table below.

May 2nd AP Exam

Late Exam Date

Start time

Chemistry

May 18th

8:00 am

Spanish Literature

May 18th

12:00 pm

Japanese Language

May 19th

12:00 pm

US Government

May 20th

12:00 pm

LOST AND FOUND 

Is your child missing a jacket, sweatshirt, lunchbox and/or water bottle? It may be in Langley’s very large lost & found collection. Please have your child stop by the lost and found bins located in the cafeteria. Items not collected by Friday, April 15 will be donated.

FCPS Standard Calendar for School Year 2021 - 2022

March 31 End of Third Quarter - 2-hour Early Release April 1 Student Holiday (Teacher Workday) April 4-8 Holiday (Spring Break)  May 30 Holiday (Memorial Day)  May 31 Class of 2022 Graduation Day  June 10 Last Day of School (Early Release) *

 

2021-2022 Standard School Year Calendar (pdf) 

2021-2022 Standard School Year Calendar (link)

FCPS Standard Calendar for School Year 2022 - 2023 

The 2022-2023 school year calendar 

 

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,

There are good vibes flowing in Saxon Country! Let’s get this party started!

The most advanced ensembles in the choir and band departments each received a rating of “Superior” (the highest rating available) from ALL of the judges at their respective assessment events last weekend. This, along with the same result from our orchestra department a few weeks ago, means that Langley has once again been named a “Blue Ribbon School” as awarded by the Virginia Music Educators Association! This is the highest honor of its kind, and Langley is one of only four high (or middle) schools in the entire state to have a streak of over ten years. Congratulations to ALL of the students and teachers who are a part of this exceptional achievement!

Congratulations to Sankrith Ramani and Zelmay Jan who advanced to Biology Olympiad semifinal which will be held later this month.

Congratulations to the following students for their outstanding performance at the FCPS Regional Fair!

“The Effectiveness of Various Hydroelectric Turbines” by Ben Mahdessian, Sam Troy

  • Grand Prize Award
  • 1st Place Category Award in Energy: Sustainable Materials and Design
  • 2nd Place Scholarship from the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Northern VA Chapter (AFCEA) Award
  • 1st Place Achievement Award from the US Agency for International Development Award

 

“Edible Water Spheres and Spherification” by Kayla Cho, Lianna Hong

  • Grand Prize Alternate
  • 1st Place Category Award in Cellular, Molecular, and Computational Biology
  • 3rd Place from the American Water Works Association, Virginia Section (VA AWWA) Award

 

“Assessing the Impacts of Rapid Climate Change on Arctic Soil Conditions by Combining Satellite and In Situ Measurements” by Jenna Cai

  • Grand Prize Nominee
  • 1st Place Category Award in Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Student Award For Geoscience Excellence from the Association For Women Geoscientists, Potomac Chapter (AWG)
  • Honorable Mention Award from the Clean Fairfax Sustainable Swag Clean Fairfax Council
  • NASA Earth System Science Project Award

 

“Using Machine Learning to determine the probability of a file containing malware to prevent Ransomware attacks” by Alisha Luthra

  • 2nd Place Scholarship from the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Northern VA Chapter (AFCEA) Award
  • 1st Place Certificate from the CIA
  • 1st Place Stipend Award from the MIT Club of Washington DC Award

 

“Qmoko the Ultimate Maze Solver and Shirover the Remote Robot” by Lauren Goetz, Jayce Walton

  • 2nd Place Category Award in Mathematics and Computer Sciences
  • Honorable Mention from the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Northern VA Chapter (AFCEA)
  • Honorable Mention CIA Certificate
  • Achievement Award Certificate from the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Northern Virginia Section Technology

 

“Wind Powered Urban Air Purifier” by Woojin Byun, Chioh Lee                

  • 2nd Place Category Award in Environmental Engineering

 

“Creation of realistic ocean waves by displacing a plane with octaves of Perlin noise” by Ian Hoffman

  • 3rd Place Category Award in Mathematics and Computer Sciences

 

“The Effect of Light on the CO2 Augmentation of Yeast” by Katherine Davis

  • 3rd Place Category Award in Biochemistry

“The Effect of pH Levels on the Enamel of Permanent Adult Teeth” by Sri Allam, Hannah Habib

  • 3rd Place Category Award in Biomedical and Health Sciences and Engineering

 

“Should I Stay or Should I Go?” By Charlotte Loving

  • 3rd Place Category Award in Mathematics and Computer Sciences
  • Promising Engineering Award from the Society of Women Engineers, Baltimore Washington Section (SWE-BWS)

 

“Ball-Milling Method and Synthesis of Metal Organic Frameworks” by Kevin Lee, Sean Lee         

  • Honorable Mention in Chemistry

“The Effect of Steaming on the Vitamin C Levels of Fruits” by Andrew Chian

  • Honorable Mention in Chemistry

A shout out to Langley's Model United Nations team for winning the Outstanding Large Team Delegation award (2nd place equivalent) at McLean High School’s Model UN competition this past weekend. Most of our students won individual awards, which are listed below.  Best Delegation is equivalent to first place, Outstanding Delegation is equivalent to second place, Honorable Delegation is equivalent to third place, and Verbal Commendation is equivalent to fourth place. Congratulations to these students!

 

United Nations Settlements Programme (UN Habitat):

Cami Hiek & Ahmed Chotani: Verbal Commendation

Zane Al-Dalli & Gautam Raut: BEST DELEGATION

 

United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime (UNODC):

Leah Robinson & Claire Guo: Honorable Delegation

The Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM):

Zara Ghattas & Kai Henryson-Gibbs: Verbal Commendation

Ben Tran & Sonya Thott: Outstanding Delegation

Ashley Headrick & Leo Roberto: BEST DELEGATION

United Nations Department of Economic & Social Affairs (UNDESA):

McKenzie Hiek & Lauren Sung: Outstanding Delegation

Family Equality Council:

Sophia Bongiovi & Sawyer Sosna: Verbal Commendation

Julia Fremberg & Billy Oh: Honorable Delegation

Nedim Ozden & Danyal Ashraf: Outstanding Delegation

Golden Globes Board of Directors:

Zain Rahman: Verbal Commendation

Matt Tam: Outstanding Delegation

The Republic of Taiwan 1949:

Molly Lukas: Outstanding Delegation

CIA Crypto AG Pre-2018:

Anshra Malik: Honorable Delegation

The Washington Post:

Kai Neilson: Outstanding Delegation

Joint Crisis Committee: Peloponnesian War: Sparta:

Sebastian Ghersi:  BEST DELEGATION

The Council (AdHoc Committee of the Secretary General):

Shaan Sabharwal:  Honorable Delegation

Last Sunday, the Langley Up club held an International Day event which featured fabulous international cuisine and student acts. Congratulations to club co-presidents Nava Berwick and Anupriya Roy. A huge Saxon thank you to each of the student performers.

I wish each of you a great weekend!

Fondly,

 

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Langley Calendar

Visit the “Langley Calendar” for events for the 2021 – 2022 school year. Click on the event for additional information. Check back frequently for newly added and updates on events. Bookmark page for future reference.

Upcoming Events
  • Monday, March 21 | College Admissions Discussion with Jeff Selingo
  • Wednesday, March 23 | PTSA Family Network Committee “Book Club”
  • Thursday, March 24 | DIVERSEartLANGLEY
  • Thursday, March 31 | End of Third Quarter – Two Hour Early Release
  • Friday, April 1 | Teacher Workday – Student Holiday
  • Monday, April 4 – Friday, April 8 | Spring Break

*Check the Langley Calendar and/or Langley High School website under events for detailed information on the events listed above. 

Did You Know...

This past weekend a West Point Cadet died of a fentanyl overdose while on spring break. Here is the story.

Teens and young adults who are experimenting/using drugs could be getting something laced with fentanyl without their knowledge.

Every high school in FCPS has a substance abuse prevention specialist. Kelly Rankin ([email protected]) is assigned to Langley. Kelly Rankin is available if you are not sure how to talk to you child about the dangers of all drugs especially the increased of fentanyl deaths. It only takes a small about of fentanyl to cause an overdose.

NOT Attending Langley Next School Year?

As we prepare for the upcoming school year, it is very helpful to know if you don’t plan on returning to us.  If your student will NOT be attending Langley HS in the 22-23SY, please complete the intention form linked below and submit it to Ms. Gratz at [email protected] as soon as possible. 

Thank you in advance! IT-110 Student Intention Form

Join Langley's Psychologist and Social worker for a discussion about some of the challenges of parenting today. In anticipation of best-selling author Julie Lythcott-Haims' visit to McLean in April to present the talk "Throw out the Checklisted Childhood: Tips and Strategies for Raising Successful Kids," the PTSA is hosting a Langley parent book talk on Julie's most-acclaimed book, How to Raise an Adult, on Mar 23, 11 am, in the Lecture Hall. No worries if you haven't read the book--all are welcome to join in! School Psychologist Anna Davis and School Social Worker Catherine Kennedy will facilitate the discussion and share their thoughts on the aspects of the book that are especially relevant to Langley families. Click here to purchase the book from Amazon.

DIVERSEartLANGLEY Art Exhibit

Students – Receive ONE HOUR of community service when you submit your art to DIVERSEartLANGLEY. All you have to do to get your hour is submit and then attend the March 24 exhibit along with your art.

PLEASE NOTE: You are welcome to submit your original art also shown in the Langley Pyramid Art Show.

Submissions should center on a diversity, equity, or inclusion theme—last day to turn in your submission is Monday March 21 - between 7:45 – 8:10 am in Langley Hall.

If you’re working on something but can’t get it done by Monday contact PTSA committee chairs Heather Murphy Capps or Stefanie Stayin.

PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to record music, dance, theatre, or film submission on a flash drive. 

  1. Prizes will be awarded to the top three submissions.

Families: Mark your calendars! The DIVERSEartLANGLEY exhibit is March 24, 2022 from 6:00-7:00 pm in the Langley Hall, followed by a moderated discussion to reflect on the exhibit. Discussion will be 7:00-8:00 pm in the library and will culminate in the announcement of prize winners.  

 

For more information, check Schoology under the Art Department or the PTSA website.

Student Representative to the School Board

Each year, FCPS students can apply for the position of the student representative to the School Board. The student rep is not a member of the School Board but serves in a nonvoting, advisory capacity, representing the interests of FCPS students.

Students currently in grades 9-11 are eligible to apply. Applicants do not need to be current members of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council. Applications are due by Wed, Mar 23. Click here for more information.

Calling all Parents - Langley Students want to Hear all about Your Career!

Langley's Annual Career Fair, "Career Connections" is looking for parents who wish to share their career journey with the students.  The students are busy preparing for this popular event, which will be held virtually again this year on two dates during their Langley Links period.  On Wednesday April 13th we will be featuring speakers in Business, Government and Medical Careers; and on Tuesday April 19th students will listen to speakers in Science, Tech, the Arts, and Communications fields. Sessions on each day will be held on Zoom from 10:30 to 11:15am. They would love to have you present on your career too! If you are interested or would like more information, please contact the committee at [email protected].

AP exams scheduled on Eid al-Fitr

Change in O-Day

Eid al-Fitr will be observed by Muslims around the world this May 2nd and May 3rd. The date of Eid services/celebrations can shift due to the lunar calendar and can vary by community and country. At the time the FCPS calendar was developed, local Eid observances were expected to occur on May 3rd, but because local Eid observances shifted to May 2nd, the FCPS Employee Newsletter on February 8th announced a change in the Religious and Cultural Observance day in FCPS for Eid-al-Fitr from May 3rd to May 2nd, 2022.

AP Exam Schedule

After careful consideration, FCPS leadership decided to continue with the established AP exam schedule for May 2, 2022. Students registered for  AP exams on May 2nd (Chemistry, Spanish Literature, Japanese Language, US Government) will need to request late testing if they are unable to attend due to the Eid religious observance. May 3rd exams that were previously rescheduled for May 17th will remain on May 17th.

Requesting a late AP Exam due to May 2nd Eid Observance

Students who are unable to attend May 2nd AP exams (Chemistry, Spanish Literature, Japanese Language, or US Government) due to the Eid religious observance need to contact (Alex Mantel at [email protected]), no later than April 22nd to request late testing. Late testing follows the College Board Late Testing Schedule. The dates and times for the May 2nd late testing are listed in the table below.

May 2nd AP Exam

Late Exam Date

Start time

Chemistry

May 18th

8:00 am

Spanish Literature

May 18th

12:00 pm

Japanese Language

May 19th

12:00 pm

US Government

May 20th

12:00 pm

FCPS Standard Calendar for School Year 2021 - 2022

March 31 End of Third Quarter - 2-hour Early Release April 1 Student Holiday (Teacher Workday) April 4-8 Holiday (Spring Break)  May 30 Holiday (Memorial Day)  May 31 Class of 2022 Graduation Day  June 10 Last Day of School (Early Release) *

 

2021-2022 Standard School Year Calendar (pdf) 

2021-2022 Standard School Year Calendar (link)

FCPS Standard Calendar for School Year 2022 - 2023 

The 2022-2023 school year calendar 

 

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

This Week at Langley

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Langley Calendar

Visit the “Langley Calendar” for events for the 2021 – 2022 school year. Click on the event for additional information. Check back frequently for newly added and updates on events. Bookmark page for future reference.

Upcoming Events
  • Wednesday, March 16 – Senior Ethics Day
  • Monday, March 21 – College Admissions Discussion with Jeff Selingo
  • Wednesday, March 23 – PTSA Family Network Committee “Book Club”
  • Thursday, March 31 – End of Third Quarter – Two Hour Early Release
  • Friday, April 1 – Teacher Workday – Student Holiday
  • Monday, April 4 – Friday, April 8 – Spring Break

*Check the Langley Calendar and/or Langley High School website under events for detailed information on the events listed above. 

Langley Pyramid Art Show

Our visual arts teachers and students have been working hard to put together an in-person art show. The show will run through March 14, and the gallery hours are Tuesdays through Fridays 1-4 pm, and Saturdays 10 am – 3 pm. Come marvel at the creativity, and celebrate young artists and their teachers! Details are here.

NOT Attending Langley Next School Year?

As we prepare for the upcoming school year, it is very helpful to know if you don’t plan on returning to us.  If your student will NOT be attending Langley HS in the 22-23SY, please complete the intention form linked below and submit it to Ms. Gratz at [email protected] as soon as possible. 

Thank you in advance! IT-110 Student Intention Form

Student Representative to the School Board

Each year, FCPS students can apply for the position of the student representative to the School Board. The student rep is not a member of the School Board but serves in a nonvoting, advisory capacity, representing the interests of FCPS students.

Students currently in grades 9-11 are eligible to apply. Applicants do not need to be current members of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council. Applications are due by Wed, Mar 23. Click here for more information.

FCPS Laptop 

Please encourage your student to fully charge their FCPS laptop every night and use this laptop daily in school.  FCPS student laptops are sent weekly updates and are forced to restart to receive the updates.  A FCPS laptop that is not frequently used may be several updates and forced restarts behind and may experience issues when it is used again. Any student that is experiencing an issue with an FCPS laptop or application can find more information on support here.

Join Langley's Psychologist and Social worker for a discussion about some of the challenges of parenting today. In anticipation of best-selling author Julie Lythcott-Haims' visit to McLean in April to present the talk "Throw out the Checklisted Childhood: Tips and Strategies for Raising Successful Kids," the PTSA is hosting a Langley parent book talk on Julie's most-acclaimed book, How to Raise an Adult, on Mar 23, 11 am, in the Lecture Hall. No worries if you haven't read the book--all are welcome to join in! School Psychologist Anna Davis and School Social Worker Catherine Kennedy will facilitate the discussion and share their thoughts on the aspects of the book that are especially relevant to Langley families. Click here to purchase the book from Amazon.

Have you donated a leaf for Langley's Legacy Tree? The PTSA just received shipment of all outstanding Legacy Tree leaves, birds, and acorn orders, which will soon be placed upon the Legacy Tree next week. 

Thanks to the 528 generous Langley families who've donated a leaf to make the renovation of the first two of Langley's three courtyards possible. 

One more courtyard to landscape! Consider helping to "grow" the Legacy Tree and complete the courtyard renovation project by donating a leaf (copper $50, silver $100, gold $200) or bird or acorn ($500). You choose the engraved message. The Legacy Tree -- located across from the school's Main Office--will be a 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!

LAST CALL FOR PLAQUE DONORS! Those who donate $1,000 or more by the end of the month will be included on the Courtyard Benefactor Plaque, which will be adjacent to the Legacy Tree. Your contribution of $1,000 includes your choice of six gold leaves or two birds or acorns. 

To order your leaf -- or leaves! -- visit the PTSA website.  

DIVERSEartLANGLEY! – Submit your entries on March 17 and 18

Students – you still have time to get creative and submit a project to DIVERSEartLANGLEY, Submissions can be in any of these forms: photography, painting/drawing, sculpture, literature (Short stories) music, dance, theater/cinema, architecture, and should answer any (or all) of these questions:

Diversity: What does diversity look like in my community?

Equity: What does equity mean to me?

Inclusion:  Are you able to be your authentic self and still be safe and accepted? (Do you feel like you have to code switch?)

  1. Submissions will be collected March 17 and 18 between 7:45 – 8:10 am in Langley Hall.

* Be sure to record any audio or visual submissions (music, dance, theatre, film) on a flash drive. 

  1. Prizes will be awarded to the top three submissions.

Parents: Mark your calendars! The DIVERSEartLANGLEY exhibit is March 24, 2022 from 6:00-7:00 pm in the Langley Hall, followed by a moderated discussion to reflect on the exhibit. Discussion will be 7:00-8:00 pm in the library and will culminate in the announcement of prize winners.  

 More information: PTSA website 

FCPS Standard Calendar for School Year 2021 - 2022

March 31 End of Third Quarter - 2-hour Early Release April 1 Student Holiday (Teacher Workday) April 4-8 Holiday (Spring Break)  May 30 Holiday (Memorial Day)  May 31 Class of 2022 Graduation Day  June 10 Last Day of School (Early Release) *

 

2021-2022 Standard School Year Calendar (pdf) 

2021-2022 Standard School Year Calendar (link)

FCPS Standard Calendar for School Year 2022 - 2023 

The 2022-2023 school year calendar 

 

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,

As we enjoy the calm before this weekend’s pending inclement weather, I hope everyone is well. Let’s start our weekly celebration!

I am thrilled to share that the following Langley students are finalists in the 2022 Competition for National Merit Scholarship awards! We are so proud of these outstanding scholars!
Nathan Cao
Binh Huynh
Ryan Jones
Erika Li
Casey Lim
Chan-Ho Oh
William Orr
Elaine Zou

Two of our students have advanced to the state National History competition which will be held in April. Congratulations to Jacqueline Gauthier- The Antarctic Treaty- Choosing Peace for a Frozen Continent (Individual Website submission) and Mansi Bhardwaj- World War Zero: Diplomacy in the Treaty of Portsmouth.

A huge Saxon shoutout to our girls 4x800 indoor track team. They won states in their event! Congratulations to Elena Pesavento, Lila Pesavento, Corinne Jaggard and Lila Waters.

Our Symphonic Orchestra competed at the Grade 5 Level and was it the largest group at the event.
They received Three Superior ratings and One Excellent for an Overall Superior.

The Philharmonic Orchestra were judged at the Grade 6 which is the highest level of competition.
They received Unanimous Superior rankings and were the only grade 6 group to receive a 1 in sight-reading.
Way to go, Saxon Orchestra!

We wish our band and choir programs the best of luck with their upcoming assessments!

Yesterday’s Langley Link activity was Drop Everything and Read. What a great way to engage with books!

During this appreciation week, we thank Ms. Kennedy for all she does to support our kids and families.

We thank our athletic trainers for taking care of our athletes!

As we are well into second semester, we are starting to see some behavior which we need your assistance to address. Some students are leaving school grounds during the school hours. Per FCPS regulations, students are not allowed to leave school grounds during the school day without school approval.

We are also seeing an increase in students wearing clothing which is not aligned with the FCPS dress code. Students are expected to dress appropriately for a K-12 educational environment. Thank you for helping us keep everyone’s attention on the valuable instruction provided by our incredible teachers.

I wish each of you a great weekend.

Fondly,

 

This Week at Langley

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Langley Calendar

Visit the “Langley Calendar” for events for the 2021 – 2022 school year. Click on the event for additional information. Check back frequently for newly added and updates on events. Bookmark page for future reference.

Upcoming Events
  • Wednesday, March 9 - PTSA General Membership Meeting & Principal Coffee Q & A
  • Thursday, March 10 – Pre-Assessment Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band Concert
  • Wednesday, March 16 – Senior Ethics Day
  • Monday, March 21 – College Admissions Discussion with Jeff Selingo
  • Wednesday, March 23 – PTSA Family Network Committee “Book Club”
  • Thursday, March 31 – End of Third Quarter – Two Hour Early Release
  • Friday, April 1 – Teacher Workday – Student Holiday
  • Monday, April 4 – Friday, April 8 – Spring Break

*Check the Langley Calendar and/or Langley High School website under events for detailed information on the events listed above. 

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.

Career Pathways Study

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has partnered with FourPoint Education Partners, a national consultancy based in Maryland, to assess our current pathway elective courses and career pathway programs. Our middle and high school students will be receiving an email inviting them to participate in a brief survey.  The email will be sent to their school email address and will be coming from Naviance with a subject titled: Student Survey Pathways Study.  Participation in the survey is optional.  Students will have the opportunity to complete this survey during 3rd period on Tuesday, March 8, 2022.

In addition, our middle and high school parents will have an opportunity to provide feedback.  More information will follow soon.

If you have any questions, please contact Jim Robertson at [email protected].

FCPS Superintendent Dr. Braband Q & A 

March 9, 2022 @ 7:00 - FCPS Superintendent Dr. Brabrand Q&A with Fairfax County Students.  This is an opportunity for our students to ask question of the Superintendent. Students rarely get an opportunity to ask questions of general education policy and their perspectives can be both interesting and valuable.  Event is scheduled to be in-person at the McLean Community Center.  Registration is not required. Please see the McLean Community Center website for the latest Covid policy. 

Drop Everything and Read      

Drop Everything and Read On March 10 during Langley Links!                                       

On Thursday, March 10, the whole school will participate in “Drop Everything And Read” (also known as DEAR) during Langley Links. The Langley HS community (adults and students) will turn off our screens and read for 25 minutes. Please talk with your child about what they plan to read, and remind them to bring something to read on March 10 – a magazine, newspaper, novel, graphic novel, even a school text.

Langley Pyramid Art Show

Our visual arts teachers and students have been working hard to put together an in-person art show. The show will run through March 14, and the gallery hours are Tuesdays through Fridays 1-4 pm, and Saturdays 10 am – 3 pm. Come marvel at the creativity, and celebrate young artists and their teachers! Details are here.

LOST AND FOUND 

Is your child missing a jacket, sweatshirt, lunchbox and/or water bottle? It may be in Langley’s very large lost & found collection. Please have your child stop by the lost and found bins located in the cafeteria.

School Health Aide

Job Opportunity at Langley HS: Do you like working with students? Are you interested in working 35 hours/week with pay and benefits in the Langley Health Room with winter, spring, and summer breaks off? If you ,or someone you know may be interested, apply at FairfaxCounty.gov at this link.

FCPS Standard Calendar for School Year 2021 - 2022 March 31 End of Third Quarter - 2-hour Early Release April 1 Student Holiday (Teacher Workday) April 4-8 Holiday (Spring Break)  May 30 Holiday (Memorial Day)  May 31 Class of 2022 Graduation Day  June 10 Last Day of School (Early Release) *

 

2021-2022 Standard School Year Calendar (pdf) 

2021-2022 Standard School Year Calendar (link)

FCPS Standard Calendar for School Year 2022 - 2023 

The 2022-2023 school year calendar 

 

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

This Week at Langley

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Langley Calendar

Visit the “Langley Calendar” for events for the 2021 – 2022 school year. Click on the event for additional information. Check back frequently for newly added and updates on events. Bookmark page for future reference.

Upcoming Events
  • Thursday, March 3 – Two-Hour Early Release
  • Thursday, March 3 – Pre-Assessment Wind Symphony Concert
  • Friday, March 4 – Professional Development Day – Student Holiday
  • Wednesday, March 9 - PTSA General Membership Meeting & Principal Coffee Q & A
  • Thursday, March 10 – Pre-Assessment Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band Concert
  • Monday, March 21 - College Admissions Discussion with Jeff Selingo
  • Thursday, March 31 – End of Third Quarter – Two Hour Early Release
  • Friday, April 1 – Teacher Workday – Student Holiday
  • Monday, April 4 – Friday, April 8 – Spring Break

*Check the Langley Calendar and/or Langley High School website under events for detailed information on the events listed above. 

Did You Know...

Matt James, Ph.D from Psychology Today writes, Many of us know that forgiveness is a good thing. It frees us from bitterness and anger, two difficult emotions that can disrupt our physical health and hold us back. Often we’re consistent about forgiving others, but forgiving ourselves is more difficult. Here is the article  to help understanding why self-forgiveness can be difficult.

Drop Everything and Read      

Drop Everything and Read On March 10 during Langley Links!                                       

On Thursday, March 10, the whole school will participate in “Drop Everything And Read” (also known as DEAR) during Langley Links. The Langley HS community (adults and students) will turn off our screens and read for 25 minutes. Please talk with your child about what they plan to read, and remind them to bring something to read on March 10 – a magazine, newspaper, novel, graphic novel, even a school text.

FCPS Superintendent Dr. Braband Q & A 

March 9, 2022 @ 7:00 - FCPS Superintendent Dr. Brabrand Q&A with Fairfax County Students.  This is an opportunity for our students to ask question of the Superintendent. Students rarely get an opportunity to ask questions of general education policy and their perspectives can be both interesting and valuable.  Event is scheduled to be in-person at the McLean Community Center.  Registration is not required. Please see the McLean Community Center website for the latest Covid policy. 

Career Pathways Study

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has partnered with FourPoint Education Partners, a national consultancy based in Maryland, to assess our current pathway elective courses and career pathway programs. Our middle and high school students will be receiving an email inviting them to participate in a brief survey.  The email will be sent to their school email address and will be coming from Naviance with a subject titled: Student Survey Pathways Study.  Participation in the survey is optional.  Students will have the opportunity to complete this survey during 3rd period on Tuesday, March 8, 2022.

In addition, our middle and high school parents will have an opportunity to provide feedback.  More information will follow soon.

If you have any questions, please contact Jim Robertson at [email protected].

LOST AND FOUND 

Is your child missing a jacket, sweatshirt, lunchbox and/or water bottle? It may be in Langley’s very large lost & found collection. Please have your child stop by the lost and found bins located in the cafeteria.

School Health Aide

Job Opportunity at Langley HS: Do you like working with students? Are you interested in working 35 hours/week with pay and benefits in the Langley Health Room with winter, spring, and summer breaks off? If you ,or someone you know may be interested, apply at FairfaxCounty.gov at this link.

FCPS Standard Calendar for School Year 2021 - 2022 March 3 2-hour Early Release March 4 Student Holiday (Professional Development Day) March 31 End of Third Quarter - 2-hour Early Release April 1 Student Holiday (Teacher Workday) April 4-8 Holiday (Spring Break)  May 30 Holiday (Memorial Day)  May 31 Class of 2022 Graduation Day  June 10 Last Day of School (Early Release) *

 

2021-2022 Standard School Year Calendar (pdf) 

2021-2022 Standard School Year Calendar (link)

FCPS Standard Calendar for School Year 2022 - 2023 

The 2022-2023 school year calendar 

 

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

Message from the Principal

GovDelivery2 months 2 weeks ago

Greetings Saxons,

Wow, it’s hard to believe that February is almost in the books. This has been a great month and we are definitely ending it on a high note in Saxon Country!

A salute to Langley’s Science Olympiad team which finished 2nd at Regionals and earned a spot at the State tournament on March 26th. The following students medaled in their events:

2nd place medals
Sankrith Ramani and Zelmay Jan in Anatomy & Physiology
Zach Baker and Zelmay Jan in Dynamic Planet
Samantha Ritchie and Erika Li in Rocks & Minerals
Samantha Ritchie and Zach Baker in Trajectory
Nik Polyakov in Detector Building
3rd place medals
Claire Kim, Kacy Lee, and Maya Hall in Codebusters
John Rieling and Arnav Ketineni in Environmental Chemistry
Liyuan Liu, Arnav Ketineni, And Anderson Hoang in Experiment & Data Analysis
Cassie Freedlander and Benjamin Phan in Forensics

Congratulations to Langley’s Forensics team for their strong showing at the Super Regional competition. Four Saxons earned a berth in the state championships. We are proud of these students’ efforts!

EXTEMPORANEOUS SPEAKING:

2nd Place -- Sebastian Ghersi -- GOING TO STATES

4th place -- Zain Rahman -- ALTERNATE

HUMOROUS INTERPRETIVE SPEAKING:

4th place -- Sophia Bongiovi -- ALTERNATE

IMPROMPTU SPEAKING:

3rd Place -- Ashley Headrick -- GOING TO STATES

4th Place -- Stephanie Ma -- ALTERNATE

ORIGINAL ORATORY:

3rd Place -- Ava Arvand -- GOING TO STATES

STORYTELLING:

1st Place Talia Diorio -- GOING TO STATES

Please congratulate the following students on being selected for the All-Virginia Chorus.  The event will be held in Richmond on April 21 – 23.

Delegate
Shriya Iyer

Alternates
Sri Allam
William Bertin
Brandon Edgerly
Adi Gupta
Ryan Jones
Maya Sachdev


Congratulations to the Langley Winter Guard team who took an impressive divisional Second Place in the Atlantic Indoor Conference Color Guard competition held last Saturday.

Great news to share regarding our basketball teams.
Boys Basketball First Team All-Region and region player of the year—Amr Areikat
Girls Basketball First Team All-Region- AB Holsinger and Caitlyn Shumadine 

Please join me in wishing our girls’ basketball team the best of luck in their regional championship game against Madison this evening at 6 p.m.

The ice hockey team will compete in the state championship match up against Briar Woods this evening at 8:20 p.m. at Loudoun Ice House. Our track team is competing in states today and tomorrow. Best of luck to both teams!

This week marks the mid-point in the third quarter. To help assess students’ academic progress, teachers will email grade reports this afternoon to families. Please use this as an opportunity to check-in with your student.

I wish each of you a phenomenal weekend!

Fondly,

 

This Week at Langley

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Langley Calendar

Visit the “Langley Calendar” for events for the 2021 – 2022 school year. Click on the event for additional information. Check back frequently for newly added and updates on events. Bookmark page for future reference.

Upcoming Events
  • Monday, February 21 – President’s Day Holiday – No School
  • Thursday, February 24 – Saxon Studio After Hours Presents, “Your Carving Footprint”
  • Friday, February 25 – Saxon Studio After Hours Presents, “Your Carving Footprint”
  • Thursday, March 3 – Two-Hour Early Release
  • Thursday, March 3 – Pre-Assessment Wind Symphony Concert
  • Friday, March 4 – Professional Development Day – Student Holiday
  • Wednesday, March 9 - PTSA General Membership Meeting & Principal Coffee Q & A
  • Thursday, March 10 – Pre-Assessment Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band Concert
  • Thursday, March 31 – End of Third Quarter – Two Hour Early Release
  • Friday, April 1 – Teacher Workday – Student Holiday
  • Monday, April 4 – Friday, April 8 – Spring Break

*Check the Langley Calendar and/or Langley High School website under events for detailed information on the events listed above. 

Did You Know...

Fairfax County Police Department Crime Prevention will present Hidden in Plain Sight at Mclean High School on March 1st from  7:00-8:30. Langley parents are invited to attend.

The Hidden in Plain Sight (HIPS) program is an IN-PERSON interactive program for adults only to be educated about the signs of risky behavior in teens and young adults. It touches on drug and alcohol use, mental health concerns, eating disorders, risky sexual behaviors and more.  The program begins with a setup of a teenager’s bedroom which includes close to 100 “red flags” that indicate risky behavior.  Click here to register.

Hidden in Plain Sight

PTSA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee

Please join the DEI committee via ZOOM next week, on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 7:00 pm for our final speaker in the 28 Days of Equity series. Dani Butler of Equality VA will be talking about her own life story and experiences with the hope of starting meaningful conversations and fostering deeper understanding of the LGBTQ + landscape. We welcome Langley parents and students to this event. To register, please fill out our RSVP form. We will send out the link on February 24.

Form: https://forms.gle/FeGtMHRLMwh5axqq9

If you are unable to access this form through the newsletter, please look on our website: https://www.ptsalangley.org/

26 Pebbles Assembly

The Saxon Stage will be performing our One-Act contest piece during Langley Links on Friday, February 25. Click on this link for additional information.

FCPS Superintendent Dr. Braband Q & A 

March 9, 2022 @ 7:00 - FCPS Superintendent Dr. Brabrand Q&A with Fairfax County Students.  This is an opportunity for our students to ask question of the Superintendent. Students rarely get an opportunity to ask questions of general education policy and their perspectives can be both interesting and valuable.  Event is scheduled to be in-person at the McLean Community Center.  Registration is not required. Please see the McLean Community Center website for the latest Covid policy. 

DIVERSEartLANGLEY

Langley students are invited to get creative for an upcoming art exhibit: DIVERSEartLANGLEY, sponsored by the Langley PTSA committee on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

You don’t have to be taking an art class to enter: we’re accepting art submissions from anyone with an idea to express. Submissions can be in any of the seven art forms: painting/drawing, sculpture, literature (Short stories) music, dance, theater/cinema, architecture, and should answer any (or all) of these questions:

Diversity: What does diversity look like in my community? 

Equity: What does equity mean to me?

Inclusion:  Are you able to be your authentic self and still be safe and accepted? (Do you feel like you have to code switch?)

Exhibit will be held Thursday, March 24, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to top three submissions.

To see details, please go to the PTSA website: https://www.ptsalangley.org/ 

FCPS Standard Calendar for School Year 2021 - 2022 March 3 2-hour Early Release March 4 Student Holiday (Professional Development Day) March 31 End of Third Quarter - 2-hour Early Release April 1 Student Holiday (Teacher Workday) April 4-8 Holiday (Spring Break)  May 30 Holiday (Memorial Day)  May 31 Class of 2022 Graduation Day  June 10 Last Day of School (Early Release) *

 

2021-2022 Standard School Year Calendar (pdf) 

2021-2022 Standard School Year Calendar (link)

FCPS Standard Calendar for School Year 2022 - 2023 

The 2022-2023 school year calendar was officially approved last week.

 

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

Message from the Principal

GovDelivery2 months 3 weeks ago

Greetings Saxons,

Let’s get this long weekend started by celebrating our amazing kids!

We recognize Isabella Obradovich who has been selected as a 2021 Russian Scholar Laureate by The American Council of Teachers of Russian. This is a very impressive honor and we are certainly proud of Isabella!

Congratulations to the following members of our dive team who competed in the state finals last evening.

Claire Vroom: 2nd

Matteo Vasiliadis: 9th

Danny McGaughey: 12th

Julia Stout will be competing in the gymnastics state finals tomorrow. Good luck, Julia!

Best of luck to our swimmers who will be competing today and wrestlers who will compete today and tomorrow!

As I have often remarked, the incredible support of our parents is what helps to make Langley phenomenal. Today, the staff was treated to lunch by our PTSA. A huge shout out to the organization and the volunteers who took time out to come set up and serve our staff. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.

May each of you have time to relax and unwind during this extended weekend.

Fondly,

 

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