The George Mason High School Bike Club will hold a bike donation drive on Saturday, December 14th from 10am-3pm in the school’s Junior Parking Lot. For additional information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday November 2 is “Try Hockey for Free Day” in Virginia, when kids ages 4-9 can put on the pads and try their hand at ice hockey at no cost. The George Mason High School and Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School Hockey Clubs are joining other area hockey programs to promote the effort at Mt. Vernon Ice Rink, 2017 Belle View Boulevard in Alexandria at 3:15pm Saturday.
“This is a great way for kids to try ice hockey,” said Stan Fendley, coach of the GMHS club team. “No equipment costs, no team fees – just gear up and chase the puck around. It’s a lot of fun.”
Certified coaches will be on hand to teach the basics, Fendley said.
Additional information is available at http://www.tryhockeyforfree.com/.
To register for the Saturday session at Mt. Vernon Ice Rink, visit http://www.active.com/framed/event_detail.cfm?CHECKSSO=0&EVENT_ID=2115157.
The Victorian Society at Falls Church is accepting registrations for its 2013 Promenade class, offering contemporary ballroom dancing and etiquette lessons for 7th and 8th grade students from the Falls Church area.
All 7th and 8th grade students are cordially invited to register though class space is limited. Students should plan to attend the entire session which will take place at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School on November 8, 15, and 22, as well as December 6 and 13, from 7:00-8:20pm for 7th graders and 8:30-9:50pm for 8th graders. Promenade tuition costs $100 and a few scholarships are available. Parents of Promenade participants will be asked to volunteer as chaperones.
A separate session for 6th graders set for Friday evenings in January-February will be announced at a later date.
Registration deadline for 7th and 8th graders is October 30th. For more information, or to obtain registration materials please contact Becki Creed at email@example.com or at 703 538-1080.
On Monday, October 7, the TJ Tigers will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for newly-renovated Thomas Jefferson Elementary School. This is a public event, and all of Falls Church is invited to attend! Use the Seaton Lane entrance.
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Self-guided and student-led tours
6:15 p.m. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Self-guided and student-led tours
Adult volunteers are needed for the GMHS All Night Graduation Celebration the night of Wednesday, June 12 and morning of Thursday, June 13. To volunteer or for more information, contact Co-Chair Ellen Meinhart, firstname.lastname@example.org.
By David Witzel
Falls Church Times Staff
May 30, 2013
George Mason’s Boys and Girls varsity soccer teams won both sides of a double-header last night to assure trips to the State Tournament.
In the semi-final round of the Region B Tournament, the Mustang Girls defeated Appomattox County 7 to 0, while the boys overcame a tough Nelson County team to win 2 to 1. The victories guarantee a trip to the 2013 State Championship Tournament which will start with quarterfinal games for both teams at home on June 4.
In a spirited display, all seven of the Girls goals came with Mason playing one player down following a questionable red card in the middle of the first period. The boys dominated their game against Nelson County but had a hard time finding the net. Heroic work by the Nelson goalkeeper Francisco Becerra-Torres and several shots off the frame kept the game tight.
The Girls enter the State Tournament on a quest to win their 6th straight state title and 8th overall. The Boys return to State for the third time in four years after failing to leave District play last year.
The Mustang Girls won the Bull Run District regular season in a play-off game against Clarke County 3 to 0 and then lost the final game of the District tournament, again to Clarke 1 to 0 at home. They finished the regular season with a 14-2-0 record, both losses 1 to 0 against Clarke County.
The Boys team went through the regular season and District Tournament undefeated, beating Clarke County in the Tournament 2 to 1. The boys finished District play with a 12-0-1 record, marred only by a scoreless tie against last-year’s Virginia Group A State Champion, Manassas Park.
The Girls travel to Stuarts Draft High School on Friday 5/31 for the Region B Championship game at 6pm. Stuarts Draft defeated Clarke 2 to 1 on their way to the Region title game.
The Boys travel to Stonewall Jackson High School for their game, also on Friday, at 7pm.
Shop the Spring Market to support All Night Grad on May 4 from 5:00 – 7:30 pm. The market will be held in the George Mason High School lobby, right before the school production of Hamlet.
The event is a perfect time to shop for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and graduation and give to the All Night Grad Celebration. Each vendor will donate at least 10% of their sales to the event.
Items available for purchase will include a variety of jewelry, gift sets, fudge, fragrances, and entertaining ideas. Snacks will be available as well.
Join the GMHS Athletics Boosters for the Mustang Lights Charity Softball Game. Local celebrities will take on the the GMHS Mustangs on April 27th from 6-9 pm at the GMHS baseball field.
The Mustangs and all area teams that use the George Mason High School baseball and softball fields need your help! Everyone loves our new lighted fields, but we still need to raise money to cover the costs. So as a fundraiser, “local celebrities” will play a battle royale softball game against select members of the GMHS Baseball and Softball teams in what is sure to be the event everyone is talking about.
“Step up to the plate” and make a donation. Bring your checkbook. No donation is too small or too large, and all donations are tax-deductible.
Join Mustang Sally, MEH Husky, TJ Tiger & Danny the Hippo at this Family Fun Event! Attendees can test their skills in a throwing, accuracy competition and win raffle prizes such as Nationals Tickets, “Throw Out the First Pitch,” GMHS Spirit Wear and more.
Dinner will be available for purchase from great local favorite restaurants.
Plus sno-cones and cotton candy while supplies last.