Class of 2017 – Graduation News and Information!

Monday, May 22nd, 2017 by WebAdmin
GCM Class of 2017 Newsletter May 20, 2017



Final Exams: June 5 through June 12th
Senior Trip: June 14th
June 15th: First mandatory graduation rehearsal 8:30 a.m.
Students must be at school by 8:30 a.m.when the rehearsal begins. After the rehearsal ends, students will be given their cap and gown and tickets for the ceremony at DAR. If your student does not receive their cap and gown, it means they still have an outstanding obligation such as a fee or book that has not been turned in. They will be informed about what is missing. Students will also be given their ANGC t-shirts and information packets. After rehearsal, seniors are excused.
 June 16th: Graduation rehearsal8:30 a.m. Senior Awards Ceremony9:30 a.m.
  Students wear cap and gowns.
This is a whole-school event, so there is not much space for parents to attend. If your child is going to receive an award, you will be notified so that you have the option to attend. After the assembly, there will be a reception.
June 19th
Final Graduation Rehearsal
8:30 a.m.
June 19th 
7:00 p.m.
Our Lady of Good Counsel Church
Vienna, VA
Students who attend should wear their caps and gowns. This has nothing to do with IB. This is a very nice, non-denominational service where different faiths are represented and there are inspirational messages from some of the class of 2017 students, as well as musical selections from Marshall ensembles. Immediately following, there will be a dessert reception in the church’s hall with a photo booth so families can take photos. It is very difficult to capture graduates with their friends on graduation day so this is a “don’t miss photo” opportunity!
June 20th
All students must arrive at GCM by 8:30 a.m. NO CELL PHONES or PURSES should be taken to DAR – please have a friend of someone in the family keep these items until after the ceremony.
All graduates will ride buses together to DAR on the morning of graduation. Graduates do not need bus tickets. When the ceremony is over, your graduate may ride the bus back to GCM or may leave with you.
The doors to Constitution Hall will open at 10:00 a.m. and will be locked promptly at 11:30 a.m. until the completion of the National Anthem when they will once again be open.
The ceremony will last approximately two hours.
Proper Attire for graduates
Light colored dress
White or light colored blouse and slacks or skirt (no shorts)
Modest heels or flats (no boots, casual sandals, flip flops or athletic shoes)
White or light colored, collared shirts and tie
Khaki or dark colored slacks (no jeans or shorts)
Dress Shoes (no boots, sandals or athletic shoes)
Business Casual
 All students are encouraged to attend this alcohol and drug free celebration. Log on to pay4schoolstuff to sign your student up today!
We would love to see 100% participation from the Class of 2017!
If the price of registration is an issue for your family, please ask your student to contact their counselor. Scholarships are available.
We need MANY volunteers to help ensure this is a fun-filled night for our seniors. Please log on to

Each graduate will receive five tickets. You may request a maximum of four (4) additional tickets at no charge anything up through Tuesday, June 13th by contacting Kandi Brown at 703-714-5582. Extra tickets, if requested and available, will be distributed with caps and gowns.
Please be aware there is NO parking at DAR and on-street parking near DAR is extremely limited. There are several parking garages within a 3-4 block range. The closest Metro stop is Farragut West at 18th and I street, N.W, approximately 6 blocks from DAR.
GCM will provide a limited number of buses for families and friends at a cost of $12.50 per seat. The buses will leave the upper back lot of GCM (Door 4) at 9:45 a.m. and will return to GCM immediately after the conclusion of the ceremony. Handicapped buses will be available. If you would like to purchase seats on the bus, please contact Kandi Brown at 703-714-5582. Payment must be paid before seats are guaranteed. Bus tickets must be purchased by June 2nd.
The Class of 2019 is sponsoring The Field of Flags to honor members of the military for Memorial Day. Please log on to to order a flag field of flags to order your Flag today!

Update on All Night Grad Celebration!

Monday, April 3rd, 2017 by WebAdmin
ANGC is a huge celebration that will be held at the McLean Sport & Health facility beginning the evening after graduation on June 20, 2017and into the next morning. This event is designed to give our seniors a safe way to celebrate on graduation night. Here are a few of the ways you can support this event that takes a tremendous amount of fund raising and planning.
Parents of 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th Graders
  • Dine Out Fundraiser on April 4th and 5th at The Pure Pasty Co., 128 Church St NW, Vienna. Fill your freezer with savory English meat pies for a great cause! Open 11am to 6:30pm. After you place your order, ask to have your receipt placed in the box.
  • Take a chance on earning $5,000 for college tuition with ANGC’s TUITION RAFFLE – Purchase a chance to win a $5000 scholarship for only $50. See the FLYER for information. You do not have to be a parent of a Senior to participate and the money is good for any private school (including preschools) or school of higher education.
Parents of Seniors
  • ANGC REGISTRATION – Please register your Senior for ANGC via Pay4SchoolStuff, or by filling out the FORM and sending it to GCM HS ANGC, 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043 or using the form sent in the senior class mailing – see below. If you need to confirm your ANGC registration, email Debbie Tosi at
  • MAY 1 SENIOR DINNER – Save-the-Date for the Senior Dinner for Seniors and their parents to be held at GCM to preview the Senior hallway photos and learn details about graduation and the many Senior upcoming activities. More details to come soon!

Check out the Winter Newsletter!!

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 by WebAdmin

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


Support GCM While You Shop!

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 by WebAdmin
Shop Amazon via the button below and support GCM ANGC!
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!!

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.

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)

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

GCM and Amazon!

Thursday, September 18th, 2014 by WebAdmin

Still have some shopping to do??  Thinking about ordering some things off of Amazon? Will you do us a favor? Use this link:  SAME SITE AND SAME PRICE,  only ANGC (All Night Grad Celebration) earns a portion of the sale.  It’s the easiest way to donate to a safe, fun and celebratory night for our GCM Seniors and it benefits our entire community  at NO COST to you!

Whenever you make a purchase off Amazon by using this, our Marshall  ANGC will benefit!  Put it into your “favorites” because every year, it just keeps working for the next batch of Seniors.

Welcome Parents of Graduating Seniors!

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 by WebAdmin

seniorsWelcome to the final year of your student’s high school experience, it’s going to be an exciting and eventful year! By now you know pretty much everything you need to about how things work at Marshall, and are hopefully very involved in helping to make your student’s last year at Marshall memorable. You gobble up the GCM PTSA Blast (if not, the handy form to sign up is on the home page), and you’re a regular at PTSA meetings, home and away games, musical events, and everything else that makes Marshall such a vibrant school.

If you’ve information to share on anything you think of interest to other parents, please Contact Your PTSA and let us know so we can post it on this website. We want to help every parent get the info they need on events, fundraisers, useful information, whatever!

And please, talk to your fellow Senior parents, as well as parents of other students – working together helps us all to get the most out of your students’ high school years.

Graduation is just around the corner, and will be here before you know it! Congratulations on making it to the class of 2017’s final year!


Class of 2017 Administrative/Staff Sponsors: