Promoting service within our community
Langley High School is committed to promoting service within our community.
Participation with service organizations has been proven to reduce stress, create a sense of community, foster relationships, and promote self-esteem and a sense of pride by contributing a meaningful impact on someone or something beyond yourself. Accordingly, each student is encouraged to engage in at least 40 hours of service during his/her high school career (10 hours per year); students earning 50 or more hours may be eligible for the Civic Seal.
High school students may accumulate service hours leading to special recognition at graduation (i.e., service learning cord or Virginia diploma seal of excellence in civics). In order for students to earn a Service Learning Cord students should complete 10 service hours per year for a total of 40 hours. In order for students to earn a Civics Seal, Students may choose to complete 50+ hours to qualify for the Virginia Board of Education diploma seal for excellence in civics education. See Virginia Department of Education for criteria. Please note that individual honor societies may have their own criteria for what constitute approved service hours.
Tracking Service Hours
ALL service hours (in and out of the building) are validated through x2vol which is the FCPS service learning system found on Schoology. FCPS encourages you to use Chrome in order to access and view full functionality of the Naviance site.
For Saxon Service:
- Go to x2vol
- Click on “Dashboard” then “Opportunities”
- All Saxon Service opportunities are listed on the “Opportunities & Projects” tab. Click on the dates that you participated.
Ms. Julie Zimmerman Hohl, [email protected], is our activity contact for all Saxon Service opportunities. Please include the date of the service, the activity you participated with, and the amount of time.
For Opportunities not related to Saxon Service:
- Go to x2vol
- Click on “Add Hours” button at the top of the “Dashboard”
- Go to “Personal Project” and click on “Create New” to enter a new volunteer activity
- Be sure to include: the contact information of the person who verified the hour through the x2VOL system or upload an email showing the verification, the date of service, and amount of time; and check the oath statement verifying the accuracy of the information.
Service Learning Overview
See these 2 websites for complete information:
- Service learning is a teaching method designed to involve students in authentic and meaningful service to their communities. The intent is to instill a sense of civic responsibility by encouraging students to be active contributors to society. It is not an FCPS graduation requirement.
- Hours are tracked by X2Vol via Naviance. See below for more information and video instructions.
- Students need a minimum of 40 approved hours to earn the service cord and 50 approved hours to earn toward the civics and science seals. See more information about FCPS diploma seals here.
- Hours begin on July 1 in the summer before freshman year and end in the spring of senior year.
All Saxon Service activities are located in the LHS cafeteria during Langley Links. Students earn one hour of service learning at Saxon Service. Students must obtain a pass to attend Saxon Service at http://bit.ly/Saxon_Service. Once you have participated, you will need to request verification for your hour. It is your responsibility to request verification for your hours. Please see below for instructions on how to add hours. Check the Langley Calendar for Saxon Service dates.
Saxon Service activities include (but are not limited to):
- Making sandwiches or blankets for homeless people in the area
- Making dog and cat toys
- Folding origami cranes for people with Cancer
- Making cards for active duty military or children in hospitals
- Playing freerice.com to help world hunger
- Knitting blankets for young mothers
- Weaving scarves for homeless people
- Sorting crayons for Crayon Initiative
- Making reusable feminine products for girls in third world countries
- Creating beads from recycled cereal boxes for a school in Haiti
- Sewing and ironing pillow cases for children in area hospitals
To find out about service opportunities in our community, go to the Naviance link on Schoology, scroll to the bottom and click on the x2vol link. Service opportunities are listed on the Bulletin Board, as well as, the My Opportunities button on the top banner.
If you have any questions contact Ms. Karen Burke at [email protected].