The Saxon Scope


Model UN Victory

Langley’s MUN team did extremely well at the Chantilly tournament, taking the Under Secretary’s General Award for Best Delegation.

Controversy Over Play

On the Friday that the Laramie Project was set to premiere at Langley, a church announced its plans to protest.

Messing with McLean

Have we taken it too far this time?

Serenading Saxons

The 9th annual Renaissance Feaste was a huge success.

Erasing Hate

“The Laramie Project”, the renowned, emotionally wrenching play centered on the themes of tolerance and understanding will grace the Saxon Stage on Dec. 17 and 18 in the auditorium.

Rule Britannia

Oakcrest School’s auditorium was filled with sounds of  beautiful and exotic British music.

Girls Basketball Food Drive

As a community service project, the girls basketball team decided to hold a food drive for a Title IX school.

Robotics Team Wins Grant

 Langley High School Team 611 received $5,000, as did 277 other high schools.

This Time for Africa

Wheels to Africa, a nonprofit organization working to collect and ship bicycles to underprivileged African communities, attracted nearly fifty volunteers with the help of Langley’s Key Club.

Spiderman on Broadway

Not all box office sensations can have as successful an effect on the stage as on the screen.

Langley Suffers the Loss of a Loved One

Cynthia Meade was our Director of Student Services here at Langley for over ten years.

Winter Band Concert

The program was well balanced so that it presented both classical and popular pieces.

Langley Loves YouTube

Check out some of the videos Langley students are watching.

Into Izumi

A look at the new sushi restaurant in Great Falls.

The King of Pop Lives On

The “game that will electrify the world” has arrived. Michael Jackson:The Experience is here.

Black Friday

The 35th anniversary of Black Friday on Nov. 26 did not disappoint.

The Price of an Education

During the first week of December, Langley students taking AP courses can expect to receive a bill from FCPS for the AP exams in May.

Fashion Show Theme

For the first time since fashion teacher Tricia Poythress can remember, the Fashion 2 students have successfully kept secret the theme of this year’s fashion show.

Kids Helping Kids

It is the season of giving, and we at Langley can be responsible for creating memorable holidays for these deserving children if we participate in the Spanish club’s annual toy drive.

Growing up with Harry Potter

Deathly Hallows chronicles Harry’s final transition from boy to man. And just as Harry moves on to bigger and better things, so do the Langley seniors.

Model UN Update

After the recent victory at William and Mary, the Langley Model UN team is set to put its speaking skills to the test once more at Chantilly High School on January 7th and 8th.

MUN Students Motion for Victory

The team recently traveled to William and Mary College for its annual overnight conference, which attracted over 40 different high schools from all over the country.

Chess Club Tournament

Meet the Langley chess team.

Harry Potter Finale Brings Plenty of Hype

For most people who have read and understood the books, this level of anticipation and excitement is perfectly reasonable.

Update on Crime Comes Home

After over 2 months and more than 100 burglaries, the McLean serial burglar was finally arrested in the early morning hours of Wednesday, November 17.

Running for Rider

Running 26.2 miles through the endless crowds of spectators during the Marine Corps Marathon on October 31, was Ms. Amy Rider’s way of carrying on her father’s legacy.  Not only was Colonel Jon K. Rider a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, he also suffered from Pulmonary Fibrosis, a chronic lung disease, and lost his struggle with the disease on August 9, 2010.

Change in Junior Class Administration

On Jan. 1, Dr. Michelle Norell, will officially retire from her current position as Assistant Principal of the class of 2012. In place to take her position is Director of Student Activities Corey Bowerman.

Crime Comes Home

A serial burglar is still at large in the Northern Virginia area after over two months and 105 incidents, as of October 20. Many of the incidents have been occurring within McLean and Great Falls.    

Debate Team Starts off its Season With a Bang

On Thursday, November 11th, the Langley Debate and Forensics team piled onto a bus and headed to Mount Vernon High School. The tournament held there was the first of the season and the participants were excited to compete.

Habitat for Humanity

After a year and one month, the Habitat for Humanity “ReStore” outlet in Chantilly is thriving, thanks to many Langley student volunteers.

A Helping Hand

If you happen to pass by Room 201 on Wednesday mornings or school on Mondays, you can see a busy array of bright student tutors helping Langley’s ESOL students with assignments.

Blood Drive

Langley students donated 223 pints of blood for INOVA Health Systems, the organization that supplies blood to surrounding hospitals in our community.

Stop Hunger Now

Langley students proved their dedication to change with their presence at this event, and their awareness helped to save lives.