This Week at Langley

Dear Saxon Families,

During these uncertain times, let’s remember to take care of ourselves and one another. Find ways to care, connect and celebrate with friends and loved ones.


Kimberly Greer

Langley High School


Congratulations to twelve Langley students who won awards at the 65th Annual FCPS Science and Engineering Fair, which was held this month virtually, with recorded videos. The grand prize and first place winners will move on to the (virtual) state fair in April.

The Grand Prize in Chemistry went to Parker Hoang for Designing a smarter smart hydrogel: optimization of poly(vinyl alcohol)-sodium borate hydrogels by physical crosslinking with sodium alginate for pH-responsive controlled drug delivery.

A first place in microbiology went to Casey Lim and Daevin Oey for The effect of the type of algae on biofuel production.

Second place winners include Anthony Bowers in biomedical engineering with Wifi-enabled blood sugar monitoring system, Nathalie Hoffman in physics/astronomy with The effect of parachute shape and material on the descent of an object for drone applications, Kathleen O’Donovan in engineering mechanics with A voice-activated remote delivery system for the disabled, and Emily Sun and Abigail Xu in engineering mechanics with Flashlight powered by heat of human hand.

Honorable mentions include Pengrui Chen and Muge Yang in engineering mechanics with How to make a water filter, Ryan DAquila in engineering mechanics with Emergency rappelling device (ERD), and Michael Kuligowski in chemistry with The effect of concentration of salt on voltage produced.

Congratulations, Saxons!

Winning a silver medal in the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Program is Zeynep Yardimci. Congratulations! She is one of only 18 winners in FCPS. Over 300,000 entries were submitted from across the country in all the categories in this nearly 100-year old contest.

Zeynep took her winning aerial photo, entitled Utah, from a jet upon take-off this winter from the Salt Lake International Airport.


Now's the Time to Donate Your Leaf!

We're still planning to landscape Langley's main courtyard as soon as logistically possible.  Just how gorgeous and green it will be depends upon how many donations are made ASAP. To help, donate a leaf-- or two!-- to the Langley Legacy Tree, the beautiful wall sculpture that is “growing” in the Langley Lobby.  Another 40+ leaves and several birds were added to the tree right before the school closed. 



Leaves make wonderful graduation gifts! About 100 of our seniors/soon-to-be grads already have a leaf inscribed in their honor. Leaves are also a great way to pay tribute to teachers, family and friends. Giving levels are copper leaf ($50), silver leaf ($100), gold leaf ($200), and acorn or bird ($500). With a $1,000+ donation, your family's name is included on the Courtyard Benefactor Plaque, which will be installed next to the Tree. 

Click on to donate your tree leaves/acorns/birds. Questions or suggestions? Email


“The electronic marquee has been installed. A huge thank to our wonderful PTSA for the donation of the beautiful encasement.”

Student FCPS Email

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FCPS Coronavirus Updates:

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