Class of 2021
Welcome Seniors and Parents...
GradFest was a big success!
After a year and a half of online learning, and Langley’s seniors appreciated the chance to celebrate graduation with an afternoon of music, food, prizes and games. With tunes from Bach to Rock DJs in the background at the Langley Swim and Tennis Club, students enjoyed Chipotle catering and food trucks from Mamas Donut Bites and Kona Ice.
There were many activities available — the pool was a hit, as well as spikeball and corn hole. Many students played ping-pong, foosball and basketball, and others took advantage of the club’s tennis courts and putting green. The raffle prizes were impressive, including Nationals tickets (with seats in the Diamond Club), Apple watches and AirPods, and 32-inch smart TVs. In addition to the raffle items, everyone walked away with a gift card.
Many thanks to Margaret Brown and the dozen volunteers for making GradFest happen, amidst covid-related uncertainties and under a very short timeline. Congratulations, Class of 2021. We wish you the best!
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!"
Orders will be taken until May 10 and signs will be ready for
pick up mid-May in McLean and Great Falls.
Questions, email email@example.com
Order Graduation Announcements
The official Langley High School 2021 graduation announcements are now available at Balfour! Please click on or copy and paste the link below into your browser if you choose to order the announcements. Below are step by step instructions on how to order:
Step 1- Go to balfour.com
Step 2- Type in Langley High School under "Shop my School"
Step 3- Select "Announcements"
Step 4- Complete your information
Step 5- Checkout
You can also order other "Grad Essentials" such as Class Rings, Diploma Frames, Souvenir Tassels, 2021 Apparel, etc. on the website. Orders will be shipped to your home. If you have any questions please contact Balfour at 703-941-1436 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Final Parent Forum: College Crash Course 101
During this forum, parent panelists we discussed some of the basics on how to get ready for this next chapter in your child and family’s lives. We discussed budgeting, meal plans, health care, orientation sessions, finding a roommate, dorm room setup, letting go and keeping in touch!
Additional Reading Lists for Parents:
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.
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 email@example.com
Parent Forums and Town Halls
Previous Event Recordings:
May 7 College Crash Course 101
Parent panelists will joined us to discuss some of the basics on how to get ready for this next chapter in your child and family’s lives.
Mar 12 Senior Class Parent Forum
Principal Greer will provided updates for graduating seniors
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
Sept 9th Senior College Night:
Students learned about their counselor’s specific requirements in the college application process, including required documents and critical deadlines.
August 14th Virtual Town Hall Recording: Town Hall for parents of Seniors and Juniors hosted by Principal Greer
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
Co-Lead Class Parents – Lee Ann Brownlee & Noelle Soobert,
Treasurer – Eric Reed, firstname.lastname@example.org
Communications – Suzie Grieco, email@example.com
Coffees – Deb Worden, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dinners – Laurie Bennett & Kelly Schulman, email@example.com;
Volunteers – Peggy Flaxman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Slideshow – Linda Somogyi, email@example.com
ANGP Liason – Sydnee Calderwood, firstname.lastname@example.org
Prom - Kim Finch, email@example.com