GCM Booster Blast: November 1st

Monday, November 6th, 2017 by seskaggs7

The latest news, highlights, shout-outs, fundraisers, notices, and big event schedules all sent in this weekly eblast to our Marshall Boosters and supporters. GO STATESMEN!
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November 1, 2017
The George C. Marshall High School Boosters Latest
BOOSTER BLAST
 
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FOUR STRAIGHT CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS:
Cross Country, Field Hockey, Volleyball
CONGRATULATIONS AND GO STATESMEN!
Lady Statesmen take home fourth straight conference championship.
SEE YOU AT MARSHALL THURSDAY NOV 2:
VOLLEYBALL REGIONAL TOURNAMENT PLAY
Come out and support our Lady Statesmen. 7 pm at Marshall. We always draw a loud supportive crowd and we hope for even more. BIG CROWDS HELP WIN BIG GAMES! SEE YOU THERE!!! #MarshallPride #MarshallMob
Marshall Volleyball decisively won their 4th Straight conference championship winning the title at home versus Edison 3-0 last Thursday.
Regional play started Wednesday, November 1 at Marshall when the Lady Statesmen needed just about an hour to defeat Stonewall Jackson from Manassas 3-0. The team continues their, nearly perfect, now 17-1 season this Thursday November 2 AT MARSHALL versus a tough Oakton team that narrowly defeated McLean 3-2 in their first round. GOOD LUCK STATESMEN!!
Congrats to our Marshall All-District Volleyball Players:
First Team:  Senior Setter Curry Ward, Senior Middle Roisin O’Dowd, Junior Outside Hitter Devon Lussier
Second Team:  Senior Outside Hitter Alex Brennan
Honorable Mention:  Sophomore Libero Ruhi Mehta
 
 
GO STATESMEN!!!!  GO STATESMEN!!!!
MARSHALL CROSS COUNTRY:
4 TIME CHAMPIONS!
The Marshall Girls Cross Country team won their 4th consecutive conference title on Thursday, October 26 at Burke Lake Park. The Lady Statesmen had 6 runners finish in the top 10, to defeat runner-up Thomas Jefferson by a score of 22 to 57 for the National District Championship.
Leading the girls was senior — and recent North Carolina State University commit — Heather Holt.  After being sidelined with injury for most of the season, Holt came back in style to claim her 4th individual conference win. Sophomore Sophie Tedescofinished second and senior Ashley Holt ran a strong third. Freshmen Elizabeth Epsteinand Sydney McCarthy and senior Tatiana Kennedy also earned All-Conference Honors .
On the boys side, junior Benjamin Smith came in 3rd, leading the team to a 3rd place finish overall. Junior Matt Brown and sophomore Will Blackwell finished 13th and 14th, respectively to join Smith in earning All-Confererence Honors.
Next up: Marshall Cross Country returns to Burke Lake Park on Thursday, November 2 to compete in the  6A Region D Championships. 
 
CONGRATS AND GO STATESMEN!
Congrats to Marshall Field Hockey for their FOURTH straight championship.
They finished strong in the regionals losing a close semi-final match versus Madison.
MARSHALL FOOTBALL RACKING UP
SOME BIG SCORES
Our Statesmen now have an impressive 8-1 winning record
 after taking down Edison last Friday.
Final game of regular season Friday at Wakefield.
 
GO STATESMEN!!
Check it out…
Remember, Join Boosters and Buy Spirit Wear!
We’ve had recording breaking success the last two years and our Statesmen can’t do it alone. Come out and support them!  See you there…
 
THUR NOV 2:
  • REGIONAL VOLLEYBALL – Oakton AT MARSHALL  7pm
    BIG CROWDS HELP WIN BIG GAMES! COME OUT AND SUPPORT OUR AWESOME LADY STATESMEN!
  • Cross Country Regional Championships at Burke Lake Park

FRI NOV 3:

  • MARSHALL FOOTBALL AT WAKEFIELD 7:00 pm
See all schedules and scores on the GCM Sports website at
TRYOUTS AND BANQUETS AND MORE
NOV 6  –  WINTER TRYOUTS BEGIN
NOV 7 –  BOOSTERS MEETING 6:30 pm
NOV 14  –  FALL AWARDS BANQUET 6:30 Cafeteria
FEB 27  –  WINTER SPORTS BANQUET  6:30 Cafeteria
FEB 19  –  SPRING TRYOUTS BEGIN
JUNE 4  –   SPRING AWARDS BANQUET 6:30 Cafeteria
GO STATESMEN!!!   GO STATESMEN!!!   GO STATESMEN!!!
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We are going to be posting more on our Facebook Page to be more timely on certain event and announcements as we try to keep us out of your inbox but once a week. Join our group and stay up to date. Thanks!

GET YOUR LEAVES RAKED AND SUPPORT OUR TEAMS!
Marshall Statesmen Wrestling/Baseball
Leaf-Raking
November 18/19
November 26
December 2/3
Support your local High School Athletes by letting them help you!
 
Contact Baseball Coach Aaron Tarr at AaronTarr06@yahoo.com for Details
FAIRFAX COUNTY EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITY FEE
Dear Marshall Families,
As part of the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) FY 2018 Approved Budget, FCPS adopted an extracurricular activity fee. This means that ANY student who plays a sport or is involved in an extra-curricular activity is required to pay a one-time, non-refundable $50.00 fee. Extracurricular activities include high school athletics and clubs for which no academic credit or grade is awarded.
I wanted to point out a few particulars about this fee:
  • The $50 fee is the same no matter how many extracurricular activities a student participates in each year.
  • This fee does not apply to required activities that are assigned as part of a class for academic credit or grade, such as marching band or career and technical education student organizations.
  • Extracurricular activity fees are now available to be paid in MySchoolBucks as a school store item.
I kindly ask that if your child played a fall sport, will play a winter/spring sport, or is currently involved in an extra-curricular activity that you please go to MySchoolBucks and pay this fee. Please note that this fee is being counted on to help balance the FCPS budget. Should FCPS not meet the amount estimated to be collected, the remaining deficit will be passed on to next school year’s budget.
Thank you very much for your help in this matter.
Sincerely,
Jeffrey D. Litz
Principal
Calling All Marshall Hockey Players
Marshall’s club ice hockey team is looking for Marshall players to join our team with Mason and Edison for the upcoming 2017-2018 Season.
If you are interested please send an email to: MasonEdisonHSHockey@gmail.com with details of their grade, experience, etc. and we will get in touch!
**Disclaimer: This team is not sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools
A JIMMY JOHNS DEAL FOR MARSHALL!
Our generous Booster Sponsor, Jimmy Johns-Falls Church, is offering 10% off for all GCM students, teachers and staff FOR THE ENTIRE SCHOOL YEAR. Just show your ID.
(for in store purchases at 7121 Leesburg PIke)
JOIN THE BOOSTERS!
SUPPORT YOUR STATESMEN!
There is lots to do at the beginning of the new school year. Don’t forget to to join the Boosters! You can easily join by downloading the form from our website or even do it online! Your financial support through your membership, pass purchases and donations have become a necessity due to severe budget cutbacks. We are here to support and promote the extracurricular sports and activities at Marshall and we cannot do it without your help. GO STATESMEN!
New school year means new Marshall swag!
GET YOUR
MARSHALL SPIRIT WEAR
NOW!
The Marshall Boosters sells a wide variety of items with the GCM logo. These items are popular among students and parents alike. Items can be purchased online via our website https://squareup.com/market/marshall-high-boosters. We also sell at home varsity football games, Statesmen Start, Back to School and on-line throughout the year, or by contacting the boosters at souvenirs@gcmhsboosters.org.
angcLET’S SUPPORT OUR SENIOR STATESMEN
DON’T FORGET THAT YOUR SHOPPING ON AMAZON CAN HELP OUR SENIORS:
Just use this URL (without the spaces):  w w w. g c m a m a z o n . c o m 
Same Amazon site but Amazon pays ANGC a portion of your purchases at no extra cost! Do it EVERY time you shop!
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS
CORPORATE BOOSTER SPONSORS
Go Statesmen!
We Are Looking For Sponsors!
Do you know of a business (or own one)  that would benefit from reaching the incredible demographic we have at Marshall High School while supporting our programs? It is a fantastic way for us to generate funds the Boosters needs to support our school.
The Boosters has launched their new Athletic Partnership Program offering Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities on several levels. The right decision for businesses and organizations interested in partnering with one of the top performing high schools in Northern Virginia.
  • Targeted – GCM High School and Tysons Corner Reach is a key market for corporations and organizations based in the GCMHS area
  • Integrated – Multiple Venues – Teams and Events and Print
  • Year Long Approach for the sponsor
  • Visibility – Recognition, Banner Placement, Advertising & Product Placement
For a complete description of the Athletic Partnership Program information:
Partnership Overview

Your referrals can be earmarked for your student’s specific teams!
Contact sponsors@gcmhsboosters.org  or 202-373-4174
OK, this is what you’ve been waiting for…
What newsletter from a non-profit volunteer organization would be complete without a call out for help? Yes, your dollars are a necessary part. Purchasing memberships, annual passes, spirit wear, giant cards, buying Christmas trees and mulch are all a great part of how we fund everything we do for the school. But we need more than just a check.
We need volunteers at every level. Want to hold a board position? Fantastic! We have great people to learn from. (by the way, our monthly board meetings are open to everyone)
BUT, How about just a commitment of two to three hours per year? 
I think anyone can handle that. So think about stepping up for something this year. Take a shift at the Christmas tree sale or at the concession stand, help setup and clean up the potluck at a sports banquet, take a shift selling spirit wear or memberships and passes at events, drive some students for mulch deliveries… there are so many ways. No hard sell, you just need to ask. Let us know at president@gcmhsboosters.org.
What a wonderful example to set for your student. Go Statesmen!
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