Class of 2021 

Welcome Seniors and Parents...

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Class of 2021 Announcements 

Graduation Details Announced!

Our seniors will graduate on Wednesday, June 2 at 4:00 p.m. at Jiffy Lube Live.  Additional information can be found on the Langley HS webpage here..

It's Time to Celebrate our Graduates!

 The PTSA is offering personalized "Congratulations Graduate!"

yard signs for families of 2021 grads. Order yours today here. 

Orders will be taken until May 10 and signs will be ready for

pick up mid-May in McLean and Great Falls.

Questions, email saranapkoenig@gmail.com


Final Parent Forum: May 7, 2021 at 12pm
Join us for “College Crash Course 101” – our final Class of 2021 Parent Virtual Forum on Friday, May 7 at Noon. During this forum, parent panelists will join us to discuss some of the basics on how to get ready for this next chapter in your child and family’s lives. We’ll discuss budgeting, meal plans, health care, orientation sessions, finding a roommate, dorm room setup, letting go and keeping in touch! Please bring your questions and also your advice – as this will be a free-flowing discussion! Please join us using this link:  https://us.bbcollab.com/collab/ui/session/guest/9b21ebbfd62f4480aed7e5fb15abe8bf 

 

    Additional Reading Lists for Parents:

    Parent Reading List for College Bound Students

    Things Seniors Should Know Before They Go to College

    Is Your Child Ready for College?

    Tips for Successfully Launching Your Kids into College

    A Different Kind of Checklist

    Launching Young Adults into College

 


Save the Date for Senior Car Parade and GradFest!
Please save Thursday, June 3rd to celebrate our seniors with a car parade and GradFest. Details will be coming soon!
 

DIPLOMA SEALS

Service Learning, Civic Seal and STEM Seals 

According to FCPS, service hours should be uploaded into x2Vol by May 1, 2021.  Information on how to upload hours and applications for Seals can be found on the LHS website at Seniors, Class of 2021 Service Learning Information.

 

Please remember: Service learning is NOT mandatory in Fairfax County Public Schools so this process is not intended to add any last minute stress to our senior students.  But if students have the verified and approved hours, and want to apply for a Service Cord, Civic Seal, or STEM Seal, please see the instructions below which have been modified for this year.

 

Service Learning Cord: Students who earn 40 hours or more of verified service over their high school career are eligible to earn a Service Cord. Hours MUST be uploaded into x2Vol and must be verified by a supervising adult or parent. In order to streamline the process this year, you do not need to print out your Activity Log—Mrs. Shomaker will access it directly.  The reflection component of the Application is important, therefore, we DO NEED a BRIEF (5-8 sentences) reflection on the service you provided, the impact you made, and why it was meaningful to you; this reflection should be emailed to Mrs. Shomaker. Service cords will only be awarded if the requisite hours are earned AND the reflection is submitted.

 

Civic Seal:  Please complete the application and return it to Mrs. Shomaker.  Due COVID, the required number of hours has changed for 2020-21; students need 25 hours of CIVIC related service; see the application for specifics.  Given the fact that some students are online only, we are waiving the need for administration current Government teacher approval. LHS will verify your grades of a “B” or higher in Virginia/US History and Virginia/US Government. 

 

STEM Seal: Please complete the application and return it to Mrs. Shomaker.  Please remember that you must satisfy all the requirements of the seal including sequenced classes and 50 hours of work-based learning.  This year, we are waiving the student counselor’s signature.

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Hey Shutterbugs!
We need your Class of 2021 Photos!

The Class of 2021 has been and is still collecting photos

of your years at Langley to be shown at the

Senior Class of 2021 Celebration. 

 

Please send your photos from Fall of 2017 until Spring of 2021 to be included in the Senior Slide Show commemorating your years at Langley.  We are looking for group photos during or after school, extra curricular activities, as well as pictures of students keeping active during the quarantine!

Please email photos to lhs2021photos@gmail.com OR follow / tag your photos on Instagram @lhs2021photos

Parent Forums and Town Halls
Upcoming Events:
 
College Crash Course 101
May 7 at 12pm
Parent panelists will join us to discuss some of the basics on how to get ready for this next chapter in your child and family’s lives.
Link to join virtual parent forum
Previous Event Recordings:
Mar 12 Senior Class Parent Forum
Principal Greer will provided updates for graduating seniors
Link to Recording
Oct 1st Parenting in a Pandemic:
Jennifer Weaver, a licensed clinical social worker and registered play therapist supervisor will share information virtually on Parenting in a Pandemic
Link to Recording
Sept 9th Senior College Night:
Students learned about their counselor’s specific requirements in the college application process, including required documents and critical deadlines.
Link to Recording
Link to Senior Packet
August 14th Virtual Town Hall Recording: Town Hall for parents of Seniors and Juniors hosted by Principal Greer
Link: https://us.bbcollab.com/recording/2171e9e1924d4306a4bdadf4f5a25125
June 3rd Virtual Parent Forum Recording: "The Changing Landscape of College Admissions Presented by Hannah Wolff" Link:  https://us.bbcollab.com/collab/ui/session/playback
May 1st Virtual Parent Forum Recording: Principal Greer, Mr. Sykes, and Mr. Peterson answer questions. Link: https://us.bbcollab.com/recording/2506409b582946d1bdf49571c5704296
Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is MySchoolBucks?

It is a website used by FCPS and school systems nationwide to collect payments online for school meals, after-school programs, athletic fees, and more.  With MySchoolBucks parents can easily add money to their student's accounts, check balances and recent purchases, and set up notifications for upcoming payments all conveniently online.

Why Are There Annual Class Dues?

The dues that are requested each of the four years at Langley and are used to cover costs not paid for by Fairfax County.  They include annual costs such as the Homecoming T-shirts, class treats (doughnuts distributed a few times a year), class parent coffees, and the information packets handed out at the beginning of the year. But the larger and more important costs come junior and senior years and include some prom costs and senior events including the class field trips (e.g., Hershey Park), senior picnic, Ethics Day, senior video, senior breakfast, and almost $40,000 in graduation costs from caps & gowns to the venue itself among numerous other costs.  By collecting Class Dues each year and through various fund raising events, we are able to significantly lessen the cost to each family of these activities. 

 

What classes does my student have on which days?

On “Green Days”, students attend classes for periods 1, 3, 5,7.

On “Gold Days”, students attend classes for periods 2, 3, 4, 6

Saxon Time is held on all days with a full school day at the same time: 9:47 – 10:17AM.

What is ANGP?

ANGP stands for All Night Grad Party. For 30 years, Langley seniors have enjoyed a safe, fun party all-night after their graduation at Constitution Hall. The ANGP is sponsored by the LHS PTSA and hosted by an ANGP chair and committee of Senior Parents. Every LHS class provides volunteers to make the event a success. Freshmen parents setup, Sophomore parents decorate, Junior parents cleanup, and over 100 Senior parents organize and chaperone/work the event. 

 

Graduating seniors attend from 11:00PM on the night of graduation until 4:00AM the following morning. The goal is to reduce the risk of teen drinking and drug use on graduation night, saving the lives of our teens and others in the community. ANGP provides our graduates a fun, safe, alcohol and drug free evening to celebrate one last time with all of their classmates. Historically, more than 90 percent of the graduating seniors attend.  

Interested in helping out with ANGP? Contact Sydnee Calderwood at caldwalder@gmail.com

Class Parents

Co-Lead Class Parents – Lee Ann Brownlee & Noelle Soobert,
leeannbrownlee@gmail.com; nsoobert@verizon.net
Treasurer – Eric Reed, reedmail1@gmail.com
Communications – Suzie Grieco, sgrieco@sg2recruiting.com
Coffees – Deb Worden, deborahworden@yahoo.com
Dinners – Laurie Bennett & Kelly Schulman, carter330@hotmail.com;
6schulmans@gmail.com
Volunteers – Peggy Flaxman, peggyflaxman@gmail.com
Senior Slideshow – Linda Somogyi, linda.somogyi2@verizon.net
ANGP Liason – Sydnee Calderwood, caldwalder@gmail.com
Prom - Kim Finch, k_finch@msn.com

Class Administrator

Assistant Principal

James Sykes, jsykes@fcps.edu

Class Sponsors

Michelle Huang, mihuang@fcps.edu

Jay O'Rourke, jdorourke@fcps.edu