Check out the Latest Newsletter!!

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 by WebAdmin

Check out this fabulous publication for all the latest news about the school, the PTSA, sports and activities.

 

Class of 2019 News!

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 by WebAdmin
May 5th – Parent Coffee!
May 6th – Spring Shopping at Mosaic!
May 13th – Class of 2019 Car Wash!
MAY IS BUSY!
May is a great month to plan and ramp up fundraising for the Class of 2019!  Next year, our class sponsors both Homecoming and Prom.  It’s a big commitment -financial and volunteer!  Please come out to support the following events!!
May 5th 9am:  Parent Coffee!  Click Here to RSVP

May 6th 3-6 pm
Fundraiser at Kendra Scott and Undeniable Boutique
20% of all purchases made between 3-6 pm will be donated to our class!  Announce our event on social media and bring friends!


 
May 13th – Class of 2019 Car Wash
This is a great opportunity to wash off the pollen and raise money for our class!  
We need parent volunteers for the event!  
Parent Liaisons:  Dianne Gurdak, Faith Boettger, Kathy Brown
Class Administrative Sponsor:  Dan Daus
Class Faculty Sponsors:  Lindsay Karr, Amanda Wright

Kudos to the Bands!

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 by WebAdmin
We did it! Unanimous Superior ratings! We are a Virginia Honor Band for the fourth year in a row. When the Wind Symphony got unanimous Superior ratings (the highest score) at the Concert Assessment on March 18, 2017, that was the second half of earning Honor Band status. The band sounded near-professional on their Grade 6 (Advanced+) numbers:
We jumped the first hurdle to Honor Band status when we earned unanimous Superior ratings from all the judges at the Marching Assessment on October 22, 2016.K

Class of 2018 News!

Sunday, February 12th, 2017 by WebAdmin
Hello Marshall Junior Families!
It’s been a while since the last newsletter!  Here is the latest update for February.
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Make a Marshall Student or Teacher Smile This Valentine’s Day!

Would you like to tell a student Happy Valentine’s Day?
Or tell a staff or faculty member you appreciate their hard work?
Send them a personalized Candygram!
Hershey Bar: $2.00 each
Lollipop: $1.00 each
Order them in two ways:
Look for: “Valentine’s Day – Hershey Choc Bars & Lollipops”
Online sales available: NOW until Friday, 10 February 2017
or
During lunchtime at GCM
11:15a – 1:30p
Tuesday, 7 February 2017 thru Friday, 10 February 2017
Candygrams will be delivered on Valentine’s day
to the student’s 2nd period teacher.
**Students still need parent volunteers for lunchtime sales*
please click the following link:
 It’s not to early to begin Prom dress shopping!
(Prom is June 3, 2017)Zoya’s Atelier is offering Marshall students $25 off any dress in their showroom.

(Click here for certificate.)

Zoya’s Atelier is a new evening wear and bridal boutique that opened in January 2017. Co-owned by a mother-in-law and daughter-in-law team hailing from New York and London, Zoya’s Atelier showcases original creations alongside apparel from internationally recognized fashion designers. The Falls Church showroom displays evening wear for all occasions, from prom to galas to weddings.

Address: 260 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046
Phone: (703) 533-9600

Dine Out!
And help the Class of 2018 raise money for Prom!
It’s the easiest way to support 2018!
Marshall Night At:
Cava Grill in Vienna
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
6pm-10pm
176 Maple Ave W, Vienna, VA
 10% of every meal purchase will be donated Marshall​. Just be sure to mention Marshall High School at the register so it can count toward the fundraiser.
Marshall Night At:
Panera Bread
Thursday, 16 February 2017
4pm-8pm
136 Maple Avenue, Vienna, VA
Bring the flier or show an electronic version when placing your order, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to Marshall!
Marshall Night At:
Chipotle in Vienna
213 Maple Ave East, vienna, VA
Tuesday, 21 February5pm-9pm
50% of the proceeds will be donated to Marshall!
Did you know GCM has a free TUTORING CENTER?

When: Tues-Friday during LEARN

Where: Quiet side of the cafeteria

Students can get help with Math, English, Social Studies, Science, and foreign languages.

This is a free peer tutoring service available to all Marshall students of all levels. Come into the  Tutoring Center to get help with a specific assignment or just to work. There will always be someone available to help you when questions come up!

DONATE YOUR CHILDREN’S BOOKS
If you have any gently used children’s books you would like to donate for a wonderful cause, we have a place for them. Our Category B special education program is hoping to create in-class libraries of picture books. We especially need the sturdy board books, books that make sounds or have different textures, but will accept any children’s books. Please bring donations to E108G, which is located in the Student Services/Special Education suite.

Calendar Events:

  • Tue 2/7 – FCPS GAP YEAR FAIR – 7-9:30 in Auditorium
  • Wed 2/8 – Rising 9th Grade Orientation – 5-9 PM
  • Wed 2/8 – Plumbing/HVAC Careers Info Dinner (NOT at GCM) 5:30 – 7:30 PM @ServPro
  • Mon 2/13 – PTSA Meeting – 7 PM in Library
  • Fri 2/17 – HBCU College Fair (NOT at GCM) 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM @ Edison HS
  • Mon 2/27 – Winter Sports Awards Banquet 6:30 PM
  • Tue 2/28 – Military Options/Service Academy NIght (NOT at GCM) 7 PM – 9 PM @ Woodson High School

For other Calendar Events see:

Upcoming School Holidays

  • Feb. 20 George Washington’s Birthday – Presidents’ Day Holiday – Student Holiday
  • March 24: Student Holiday
  • April 7: Third Grading Period Ends*+ Students Released 2 Hours Early
  • April 10 – 14: Spring Break
  • April 17: Student Holiday
  • May 26: Students Released 2 Hours Early
  • May 29: Memorial Day Holiday – Student Holiday
  • June 15: Graduation on or after this date
  • June 23: Last Day of School*+ Students Released 2 Hours Early

2018 Class Representatives:

Class of 2020: Fundraiser for ANGC

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 by seskaggs7

Happy New Year to the Class of 2020!

Mark your calendars with some important dates:

ANGC Wine Tasting Fundraiser Feb 12 1-6pm

Come out and support the All Night Graduation Committee at a Wine Tasting Event! ANGC is an alcohol-free all night party for the Seniors and it takes a lot to pull off this safe event. See below for details.

Boosters Mulch Sale April 21-23

This is one of the biggest fundraisers for all the sports teams! You can place an order for mulch and the bags will be delivered to your home! You can also opt for having the mulch spread. More details will come-be on the lookout for them and help support Boosters. If you have a pick up truck and are willing to help out, contact ristott@yahoo.com.  

Senior/Faculty Basketball Game March 31 3-5pm

Our awesome class is responsible for selling the concessions for this fun event! More details to come.

Hoping everyone will have a great 2017!

Beeda Lee-Pawlak

Ciaran Lusick

Liz Margiotta 

Rachel Stott

Class Dues

Each class will host fundraisers throughout the year and ask parents for food donations in support of class activies. To make these events memorable for our students, we need much more. We ask you please to consider making a voluntary, direct donation to your child’s class. All funds will be used by your student’s class to fund activities. Funds remaining in the class account will carry forward for future years’ events.  While $25 is suggested, we stress that this is a voluntary donation.  Click here to make it!  www.pay4schoolstuff.com

There will be lots of ways to help and and we are open to ideas for fun and fundraising!  Contact us at

gcmclassof2020@gmail.com

PTSA Blast – December 12, 2016

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 by seskaggs7

What’s in Here

Important Dates

FALL NEWSLETTER

Pay It Forward

SCRIP Gift Cards

ANGC Silent Auction

SUPPORT ANGC

Special Education

Future Events

Support Your PTSA!

The Marshall PTSA is “Your PTSA” and works hard to help both parents and students get the most out of your high school experience. Your participation is important, and helps our community to thrive. Your membership donations are always 100% tax deductible and help enrich your teens’ education. 

The PTSA has partnered with Pay4SchoolStuff,an innovative, secure on-line payment website.  For all on-line payments (PTSA dues, a donation, or to purchase any PTSA item offered throughout the year) you’ll first need to register with Pay4SchoolStuff.  

Register for Pay4SchoolStuff just once for all your purchases and no need to renew each year.  If you’re already a member, just login and you’ll be ready to make secure payments for all of your PTSA purchases. 

If you prefer to use a paper Membership Form and send us your check, CLICK HERE.

Give us your Info

The Marshall PTSA GCM Blast is a weekly email with the latest info on what’s happening of interest to Parents.  

If you’ve got something you want to share in the Blast, send it via email to: 

president@gcmptsa.org

 

Please no attachments; put exactly what you want the article to say in the body of the email along with a headline and sub-headline. The deadline for submissions is Sunday evening.

Quick Links…

PTSA Website

Marshall HS Website

Marshall HS Boosters

GCM Statesmen Sports

GCM Band

GCM Choir

GCM Orchestra

GCM Theatre

FCPS Keep-in-Touch

If you weren’t able to attend last Monday’s PTSA meeting, you missed a great presentation about Digital Citizenship by Ms. Roxanne Kaylor, Marshall’s Instructional Technology Specialist. Find additional information HERE

 

If you haven’t yet joined the PTSA, there’s no time like the present! It’s only $15 for a parent membership, and it’s so easy to do. Join online or get a paper Membership Form HERE and send your check to the school marked to the attention of the PTSA.

Please forward this to anyone you think might benefit from it. 

 

Thank you,  

Linda Baker

2015-16 PTSA President

Next Two Weeks

 

  • Tue 12/13 – Choir Winter Concert – 7PM
  • 12/19/16 – 1/2/17 WINTER BREAK – NO SCHOOL!

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FALL 2016 PTSA NEWSLETTER!

CHARITABLE OPPORTUNITIES – PAY IT FORWARD!

In the spirit of this Season of Giving, here are some opportunities to give back.

Collect for Cures

Want to support the Leadership class and Collect for Cures? Make a donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in any participating 3rd period teachers’ classrooms or online HERE. We hope to donate $2,150 ($1 for each Marshall student), and we’re halfway there with the funds raised last week! We’ll finish our fundraising this Friday (12/16) and promote awareness throughout the week at Kahoot for Cures and Karaoke for Cures.

  

Inova Children’s Hospital Toy Drive

Parents can also donate a new toy to the Inova Children’s Hospital Toy Drive in the front office all this week! Donors can check out the wish list here on Page 4.  

  

Socks for Dobby

The Harry Potter Club is collecting any warm hats, gloves, and socks. Students can donate these materials to Mrs. Barnhart in B208 no later than December 16th.

  

Pajama and Book Drive!

While you’re out doing holiday shopping, pick up a set of pajamas or a book. Items must be new and can be for any age! Items benefit The Pajama Program which provides books and PJs to underprivileged kids. Items can be dropped off in Ms. Wendell’s classroom, B204.

BUY GCM SCRIP GIFT CARDS TO HELP CLASS OF 2019!

Choose gift cards from hundreds of retailers for your own shopping, gifts for family and friends, or WAM for your students! See the FLYER for all the details.

ANGC SILENT AUCTION DONATIONS NEEDED

Senior parents, we need one wonderful item from you for the All Night Graduation Celebration’s biggest fundraiser……the Silent Auction!  

Items (sports or theater tickets, memorabilia, art, jewelry, hotel or restaurant gift cards) or services (individual or group lessons, camps, practical help like painting, handyman, landscaping)……all will sell!

Please think about what you could offer to donate and contact Mary Lee Montfort at Montfort6@aol.com.  For now, we are just looking for your ideas!  Items will be gathered in January & early February.  Thanks in advance for your help!

SUPPORT ALL NIGHT GRAD CELEBRATION (ANGC)

  • Purchase a chance to win a $5000 scholarship for only $50! See the FLYER for information
  • Christmas Shopping??  Shop Amazon via this LINK and support GCM ANGC! Simply click through when making a purchase. Your price is exactly the same, but Amazon gives a percentage of the purchase to ANGC!  

SPECIAL EDUCATION INFORMATION

Click HERE for parent information relating to Special Education.

Save the Date – Upcoming Events!

 

  • Mon 1/9 – PTSA Meeting 7PM in the Library
  • Tue 1/10 – SAT/ACT Info Night 7 – 8:30PM – Auditorium
  • Thu 1/12 – IB Diploma Info Night 7 – 8:30PM – Auditorium

Class of 2020 Newsletter – Nov 1

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 by seskaggs7

The Freshman Retreat November 11, 2016 9-2pm

This day is a special opportunity for the Class of 2020 to get to know each other and create a sense of community. It’s also a lot of fun! 

We need parents to help in 2 ways: donate food and help run the stations.  

Anita’s will be providing the main meal of veggie or chicken burritos. We are asking for parents to donate water bottles, individual packs of Oreos and chips.  It’s a big class and we need 600 of each item! 

Don’t have time to shop? We will do it for you! Click https://www.pay4schoolstuff.com to make a donation. Go under your child’s name and look for the Freshman Retreat line and select it.

or 

write a check to GCM High School with Class of 2020 retreat in the memo line and give to the office

Click http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4ba5ac2cab9-class1 

 to donate specific items.  These items can be dropped off at the Front office November 7 (a teacher work day but day off for students) and November 9.  

Click http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054ba9aa5-freshman

to run a station! We really need parents to serve the food; that’s the top priority!  

Thank you so much for helping make this day one of filled with fun and good memories!

Beeda Lee-Pawlak

Ciaran Lusick

Liz Margiotta 

Rachel Stott

Class Dues

Each class will host fundraisers throughout the year and ask parents for food donations in support of class activies. To make these events memorable for our students, we need much more. We ask you please to consider making a voluntary, direct donation to your child’s class. All funds will be used by your student’s class to fund activities. Funds remaining in the class account will carry forward for future years’ events.  While $25 is suggested, we stress that this is a voluntary donation.  Click here to make it!  www.pay4schoolstuff.com

There will be lots of ways to help and and we are open to ideas for fun and fundraising!  Contact us at

gcmclassof2020@gmail.com

C’20 Swag

Show your school spirit!

Haven’t had a chance to purchase your child a  class t-shirt? You can do it now! There are spirit days throughout the year and we want this class to shine and all to participate! You can select the size you want.

You can also order car magnets and decals for this class at pay4schoolstuff.com

Support GCM While You Shop!

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 by WebAdmin
Shop Amazon via the button below and support GCM ANGC!
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When you shop on Amazon you can also support GCM’s All Night Graduation Celebration! Simply click through when making a purchase. Your price is exactly the same, but Amazon gives a percentage of the purchase to ANGC!
Click on the icon above or use this great link – so easy to remember!!
http://tinyurl.com/GCMANGC

Parents! Have You Activated your SIS Parent Account???

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 by WebAdmin

ATTENTION PARENTS!

HAVE YOU ACTIVATED YOUR STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (SIS) PARENT ACCOUNT?

 

YOU NEED IT TO BE ABLE TO LOGIN TO FCPS 24-7 LEARNING (BLACKBOARD): PARENT VIEW

 Mark your calendar for a presentation on SIS/Blackboard and the opportunity to register for your Parent Account

Tuesday, October 25

8:15-9:30 AM

GCM HS LIBRARY

 

 

WEB LINKS TO ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT

StudentVUE

http://sisstudent.fcps.edu

ParentVUE

http://sisparent.fcps.edu

ParentVUE HELP!
https://itweb.fcps.edu/ParentView

All of these web addresses are on the front page of the GCM website

http://www.fcps.edu/MarshallHS

 

Senior Class Calendar of Events

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 by WebAdmin

 

Calendar of Events

Date Event
September 29, 2016 Back to School Night
October 1, 2016 First Deadline to Order Senior Signs
October 5, 2016 Deadline to Order Flock of Flamingos
October 7, 2016 Student Holiday
October 10, 2016 Student Holiday
October 10 – 19, 2016 Flamingo Deliveries
October 18, 2016 Parent Principal Coffee
October 21, 2016 Homecoming Football Game
October 22, 2016 Homecoming Dance
October 31, 2016 Senior Ads Due!
November 1, 2016 Chipotle Night
November 4, 2016 2 hour early release
November 7-8, 2016 Student holidays
November 9, 2016 Deadline to submit senior packet
November 20, 2016 Statesmen Holiday Stop and Shop
November 23, 2016 2 hour early release
November 24-25, 2016 Schools and Offices Closed for Thanksgiving
December 2, 2016 Senior Ethics Day
December 19, 2016 Winter Break Begins
January 3, 2017 Classes Resume
January 16, 2017 Student Holiday
January 20, 2017 Student Holiday
January 31, 2017 Deadline to Register for ANGC before Price Increases
February 3, 2017 Two hour early release
February 4, 2017 Senior Dues Deadline
February 6, 2017 Student Holiday
February 12, 2017 Wine Tasting at Vienna Vintner
February 20, 2017 Student holiday
March 1, 2017 Deadline to submit Senior Hallway photos
March 10, 2017 Silent Auction Preview Party
March 10 – 19, 2017 Silent Auction
March 22, 2017 Social Burger Night
March 24, 2017 Student holiday
March, 2017 Plant Sale
April 10 – 14, 2017 Spring Break
April 17, 2017 Student Holiday
May 1, 2017 May Day Event – Drawing for $5000 tuition raffle
May 26, 2017 2 hour early release
May 29, 2017 Student holiday
June 3, 2017 Prom
June 20, 2017 Graduation
June 20 – 21, 2017 ANGC

 

OR, download the calendar HERE – Calendar.

Donate Your Used Car

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 by seskaggs7

Do you have a vehicle you’d like to donate quickly and easily?

Bring it to Marshall HS and we’ll take care of the rest.
FCPS is the only high school based dealership in the state, that accepts donations through the Auto Sales Program. For more information, contact Joe Scango, Auto Sales Manager, at 703.220.3515 and/or complete this FORM.

Want to WIN a $5000 Scholarship?

Sunday, September 18th, 2016 by WebAdmin

All Night Grad Celebration is on June 20th, the night of graduation, and the money that we raise goes to providing a safe place for your grad to celebrate with his/her friends.The ANGC committee is raffling a chance to win a $5,000 scholarship.  The scholarship will be paid directly to any institute of higher learning.  The winner need NOT be a current senior or even a current Marshall High School student! Tickets are $50 with a maximum of only 400 being sold. Your odds are great at turning your $50 into $5,000!  Who couldn’t use help paying for college?

Click on this flyer for more information! tuition-raffle-flyer

To purchase a ticket online click here or contact Mala Mehta.

The drawing will take place on May 1st, 2017 (place to be determined).  You do not need to be present to win.

(We must sell a minimum of 200 tickets or the raffle will be cancelled)

Yearbook Orders/ Yearbook Ads/ Rank & File

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 by WebAdmin

Hello GCM Community!

Welcome back to another exciting school year! My name is Sam Hedenberg, and I am the new publications adviser at George C. Marshall High School. I am excited to join the fantastic faculty here and look forward to working with your wonderful students and community.
The PTSA has graciously allowed me to provide you important information about ways you can assist in ensuring the health and success of our stellar, award-winning publications. Click HERE for more information about our publications.
The publications at GCM are completely self-funded and sustaining, meaning they receive ZERO funding from FCPS. Not only does this model provide an excellent learning environment for students to run a real, functioning business, it also ensures independence from school entities and solidifies concepts of journalistic integrity/objectivity.
As such, community support is CRITICAL to the health of the program.
The following forms will assist you in finding ways to assist in supporting the program’s success.
Similarly, donations of any size are always welcome and appreciated, especially if in the form of gift cards and/or school supplies (specifically reporter’s notebooks and Sharpie markers).
If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me atsehedenberg@fcps.edu. Have a great school year!
Best,
Sam Hedenberg
Publications adviser, George C. Marshall High School

News about Senior Dues!

Friday, September 2nd, 2016 by WebAdmin

Seniors and Families of Seniors!

Don’t put this off!  These dues are used to cover the cost of the Graduation Ceremony at DAR Constitution Hall, Cap and Gown and more!

Senior Dues Form

We Are Hitting the Ground RUNNING!! ANGC 2017

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 by WebAdmin

Check back here for all the latest and greatest news on this iconic annual event!  To get things started, you can download this form:

ANGC 2017 Registration Form