langley eNews

May 16, 2024

from the ptsa president

In a little over two weeks, the Class of 2024 will graduate! Senior parents should know that to receive a cap and gown seniors must: (a) pay graduation dues (Click here to submit payment), (b) return their Chromebooks and chargers to the technology team on May 17 or May 28, and (c) pay fines or other financial obligations. See class notes below for more details.

After graduation, the Class of 2024 will celebrate at the All-Night Graduation Party (ANGP) on Mon, Jun 3 from 10:30 pm to 4 am on Tues, Jun 4. Tickets will not be sold at the door, so buy your senior’s ANGP ticket now! The ANGP Committee is working hard to put on a memorable party, which will be held at the Spring Hill Rec Center. Students will have access to the indoor swimming pools where they can navigate a water obstacle course. They can try their luck in the casino, dance to the DJ or play a fun game of Laser Tag or Pac Man Battle Royal. There will even be a wind tunnel money machine and much more!

ANGP is a great evening for parents to join in the fun also! It takes volunteers from every class level to celebrate our seniors, so check out the info below and class notes for sign-up information. 

Finally, I want to thank the PTSA Hospitality Committee for transforming the administrative hallway into a beautiful Mexican Fiesta, and treating teachers, staff and administrators to delicious food. I also want to thank Mary Lee and Jamie Loving for distributing appreciation gifts to teachers and staff, and Sara Koenig for collecting and handing out “thank you” messages students wrote to our dedicated teachers. I could tell that our teachers felt appreciated and enjoyed socializing with each other.

~ Joy Hohenthaner, PTSA President

magical music of langley chorus

Last day! The Langley High School Chorus proudly presents its finale of "The Magical Music of Disney" – a spectacular showcase of your favorite Disney tunes, brought to life by our talented chorus members. The final show is tonight at 7 pm.

General admission is $10 for adults and just $5 for students. FCPS Faculty/Staff members are entitled to two complimentary tickets each. Students adorned in Disney costumes will receive free admission to this unforgettable event! Online ticket sales have ended, but tickets are available at the door.

Get ready to sing, dance, and relive the magic of Disney with the Langley HS Chorus!

saxon stage news

cappies critics published: The Saxon Scribes Cappies team has had quite a year. This has been a record year for many publications. Our team has seen high school shows from around the DMV the entire school year. Over this past month (April and early May) our team has seen 5-7 productions!

Here are some of the students and their publications:

Daniel Qiu (two publications this month) for his review of Romeo & Juliet from Lake Braddock's production. (FCPS Community News)

Josephin Friedrich for her review of Romeo & Juliet from Lake Braddock's production. (Fairfax County Times)

Alden Walcott was published six times over the past month. A notable review is from the musical Chicago at Quince Orchard HS. (Cappies News)

cappies nominations: Saxon Stage had their fall production of Alice in Wonderland up for Cappies consideration this year. They have been nominated for six awards! These students, along with the cast and crew, will attend the Cappies Gala at the Kennedy Center on Mon, Jun 10 at 7 pm. We'll find out if Saxon Stage will take any more trophies home this year!

Here are the nominees:

Cappies Team - Saxon Scribes (Jenny Mears, Brady Kastner, Jacqueline Gauthier, Josephin Friedrich, Izzy Steenburgh, Sophia Christiano, Ava Carter, Daniel Qiu, Alden Walcott)

Rising Critic - Alden Walcott

Props Team - Alina He-Cheng, Annabelle Bozarth, Gauri Pillai, Sivani Vemuri, Katherine Czarnecki, Charlotte Gould, Jillian Dittamo, Troy Burnette

Comic Actor in a female role for a play - Sophia Christiano

Comic Actor in a male role for a play - Daniel Qiu

Supporting Actor in a female role for a play - Scarlett Spano

The cast and crew of "Alice in Wonderland."

spring musical report: Saxon Stage presented a Golden Age musical in April with Guys & Dolls! The show was a complete success as crowds drove in to fill the theatre with laughter and applause.

A highly successful part of this production was the community outreach that this group was involved in. They went out to senior homes around the county and performed some numbers from the show and had lunch with these community members. They heard great stories about some of their performance experience and love of the art. Great job from Saxon Stage to reach out and include these members of our community!

medicine and disease club raises funds!

Last weekend Langley's Medicine and Disease Club members and Club Presidents, sophomores Milan Le and Eesha Kaushik, displayed tremendous effort in coming out to the Great Falls Village to show their support to those with the devastating disease Cystic Fibrosis. The club raised a total of $1,300, 100% of which were donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  

To prepare for this event, the club held meetings to learn about the disease with a scientific understanding and then created a trifold with the information they learned. All their hard work and creativity gained recognition from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation team, with a letter thanking the students for their hard work. Congrats!

angp tickets!

Seniors, All Night Grad Party (ANGP) is at Spring Hill Rec Center on Jun 3 from 10:30 pm to Jun 4 at 4 am!

Have a last blow-out with your friends after graduation! Enjoy arcade games, laser tag, a DJ and dancing, casino, swimming and obstacle course in the pool, raffles, lots of great food (including Chick-fil-A, pizza, Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream, Boba tea) and more! This is a party you won't want to miss!

Tickets, senior signs, and graduation limo/box seat raffle tickets are available for purchase!

  • Tickets are now $100. No tickets will be available at the door.
  • Senior graduation signs are $50 each.
  • Additionally, we have 5-hour limo service and box seats at DAR Constitution Hall for two lucky families! Raffle tickets for this opportunity are available for $10/one or $25/three. The winners will be drawn at the Senior Breakfast on Thurs, May 30

Purchase only the items you want or an ANGP Bundle (includes a ticket, your sign, a $50 donation and three raffle tickets for $200). Buy your tickets today!

all-night grad party volunteers needed!

ANGP is on Mon, Jun 3 from 10:30 pm – Tues, June 4 at 4 am at Spring Hill Recreation Center. ANGP provides our graduates with a fun, safe, and alcohol and drug-free evening to celebrate their success! 

We need your help! ANGP takes a village of volunteers and each class serves a traditional role as outlined below: 

Senior parents, it is not possible to have an All Night Grad Party without your help! Senior parents help with check-in/out, food, games, prizes, casino, and security. Sign up here.

Junior class parents traditionally help with clean-up following ANGP! This is a great way to help the senior class parents so they can have the energy to stay up all night to run the party. Sign up here.

Sophomore class parent volunteers traditionally help with set-up and decorating for ANGP! You all get the fun part in making the venue festive! Sign up here.

Freshman parents, the freshman class is responsible for moving supplies from Langley (and picking up other things around McLean and Great Falls) to Spring Hill Rec Center in McLean. Then the items need to be placed throughout the venue. Sign up here.

We appreciate everyone's help supporting this year’s senior class! Pay it forward, as we will want our underclass parents to volunteer for us when it’s our turn! Questions? Contact Kristi Grgeta at

medication pickup

All medication stored in the health room must be picked up by 11 am on Wed, Jun 12. Medications left in the health room after that time will be discarded. Seniors who have medications may keep them in the Health Room until after AP testing and graduation activities are complete. Over-the-counter medications may be picked up by a student, but all prescription medications must be picked up by a parent or guardian

New this year: Consider donating your student's unused Epi-Pen to families in need. If you agree, all you need to do is to sign a form. Want to donate or have a question? Contact School Health Aide Andrea Cabral at

final exam schedule

Mark your calendars for these upcoming exam dates! 

Senior Exam Day 1: May 22 (Gold) 2/4

Senior Exam Day 2: May 23 (Green) 1/3

Senior Exam Day 3: May 24 (Gold) 6/8

Senior Exam Day 4: May 28 (Green) 5/7

Underclass Exam Day 1: June 6 (Gold) 4/2 (note class switch!)

Underclass Exam Day 2: June 7 (Green) 1/3

Underclass Exam Day 3: June 10 (Gold) 6/8

Underclass Exam Day 4: June 11 (Green) 5/7

order a yearbook!

Students, don’t forget to order a yearbook! Yearbooks are still available to order now while supplies last. Visit and use school code 4159. The books will be available for pick-up at school in late-May.

saxon scope

Seniors, want to know where your classmates are heading after graduation? Want to see who received class superlatives? Want to take a crack at the class of 2024 crossword puzzle?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, make sure you’ve subscribed to The Saxon Scope, Langley’s award-winning student-run magazine! A subscription ensures that you receive all five standard issues of the magazine along with the much-anticipated Senior Scope. Head to MySchoolBucks and search for The Saxon Scope to ensure you get your copy!

now hiring fcps dit interns

Applications are due tomorrow, May 17! The FCPS Department of Information Technology is now hiring for their paid internship program for Session 1: Jul 1 - Dec 31, 2024. The following positions are available for current and FCPS graduates for hire during the 2024-2025 school year:

● Cybersecurity

● Enterprise Information Services and Assessment

● Information Technology Operations

● Integrated Digital Technology Services


For more information about the High-Quality Work-Based Learning program, refer to the FCPS DIT Internship Website.

Interested students can sign up for virtual sessions on Resume Writing and Interviewing to get assistance with their application for this opportunity.

Note: Students need to be logged into their account to access the links.

staff spotlight

Langley has welcomed several new faces amongst the staff this year, including Mr. Joseph Earley, who teaches AP World History. Mr. Earley has been teaching for over 33 years, moving to different locations around the world along the way. He has also taught several different subjects over the years. 

“I’ve taught in schools in America, Brazil, Egypt, Taiwan, Shanghai, and Indonesia,” said Mr. Earley, “I’ve also taught APs, IBs, US History, and Economics.”

Though he grew up in the US, Mr. Earley began moving all around the world at a young age before returning back to the United States this year. He believes that his exposure to different countries and cultures has provided useful insights into the class that he teaches, and he wants students to be able to view the world in different ways so that they can truly connect to the material.

“I’m looking for students to engage in the lessons and enjoy coming to class,” said Mr. Earley, “I want them to participate, ask questions, get into debates, and generally enjoy seeing the world from another perspective.”

Seeing the growth and development of students’ abilities throughout the year is what Mr. Earley looks forward to every school year. Students often start the year out struggling, but eventually evolve into skilled writers, and this transition means a lot to him as an educator. 

“My favorite part about teaching is the change from August to June, where you see students take such great strides,” said Mr. Earley. 

“Particularly in an AP class where there is so much going on, you can see that kids are a little afraid at first, but by the end of the year they understand everything.”

After living in so many different countries, Mr. Earley has seen and been part of many different cultures in all his years of teaching, and he hopes to inspire more students in the upcoming school year.

“I’ve had a lot of great professional experiences around the world, and I’m absolutely thrilled to be here at Langley,” said Mr. Earley.

~ By Shreya Lele, Saxon Scope Reporter; Photo by Taylor Adeli, Saxon Scope Photographer

sports notes

athletic registration for 2024-2025 is open: If your child is interested in participating in sports for the 2024-2025 school year the following must be completed prior to trying out for a team:

  • Each athlete must register on the FCPS Athlete Registration Website. Registration must be done each year. If you registered for the 2023-2024 school year, you need to reregister for the 2024-2025 school year. Click here to register your child. 
  • A physical completed after May 1, 2024. The physical must be done on the official VHSL form that can be found here. Send the completed VHSL form to
  • Check out each respective team's site on the Langley Sports Website for tryout information.

langley summer athletic camps: Is your child a future Saxon athlete, or simply looking for a fun activity this summer? Then sign up for one of many sports camps Langley HS is hosting this summer, such as Football, Girls Lacrosse, Softball, Girls and Boys Basketball and Volleyball. See the links below for more information and to register. Direct any questions to Director of Student Activities Geoff Noto at

Click to signup for all athletic camps, except boys basketball.

Click to sign up for boys basketball camp.

saxons, did you know ...

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class notes

Read below for class news. Click the green class buttons to go to each class's webpage.

senior chromebook collection: Our school technology team will be collecting Chromebooks and chargers from seniors tomorrow, May 17 and on May 28. Important: Failure to return both the Chromebook and charger will result in a financial obligation that must be resolved to receive a cap and gown. Details are below.

Charges for unreturned electronics:

Laptop (Chromebook): $433.00

Charger: $23.00

May 17 (tomorrow): All day collection for seniors participating in Langley Leap in the lounge area outside the Library/Tech Office (Rm. 2213).

May 28: Collection during all lunch periods in the lounge area outside the Library/Tech Office (Rm. 2213).

We strongly encourage all seniors to return their Chromebooks and chargers on these designated dates to avoid delays in receiving your cap and gown.

angp volunteers urgently needed: it is not possible to have an All Night Grad Party without your help! Senior parents help with check-in/out, food, games, prizes, casino and security. Sign up here.

senior graduation dues: Senior graduation dues are required of all seniors. The funds will be used to pay for your student's cap and gown, and to offset the cost of graduation and related expenses. Click here to submit payment.

rising senior portraits: juniors, schedule your senior portrait appointment here. Availability is opened one set of dates at a time, so check the website periodically for updated info.

angp clean-up volunteers needed: junior class parents traditionally help with clean-up following ANGP! This is a great way to help the senior class parents so they can have the energy to stay up all night to run the party. Sign up here.

angp help needed: sophomore class parent volunteers traditionally help with set-up and decorating for ANGP! You all get the fun part in making the venue festive! Sign up here.

angp needs your help: the freshman class is responsible for moving supplies from Langley (and picking up other things around McLean and Great Falls) to Spring Hill Rec Center in McLean. Then the items need to be placed throughout the venue. Sign up here.

vote for mcc rep

Last days to vote for the McLean Community Center (MCC) Governing Board! Early voting has ended, but in-person voting will be conducted this Friday and Saturday during McLean Day events!

Voting will be in the voting tent from 4–8 pm at T.G.I.F. Carnival Rides tomorrow, May 17, and from 11 am–5 pm on McLean Day, Sat, May 18 at Lewinsville Park (1659 Chain Bridge Road, McLean).

Three Langley students are running for the LHS youth candidate position: Anastasiia Dudnik-Dubiniak, Sonya Thott and Luke Understein. Click here to meet all the candidates and view more election info on the MCC website.

upcoming events

May 16: Choral Show, 7 pm, Auditorium

May 17: AP Exams

May 20-28: Langley Leap for Seniors

May 21: Orchestra Concert, 7 pm, Auditorium

May 22: Last Day for Late Buses

May 23: Band Concert, 7 pm, Auditorium

May 24: Saxon Service

May 27: Memorial Day Holiday

Jun 3: Class of 2024 Graduation Day 

Jun 11-12: Rising Senior Photos (by appointment)

Jun 12: Last Day of School / Early Release

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