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Statesmen Theatre Presents "Called Out"

Nov. 12, 13, 14
Doors (by YouTube) @ 7:45PM, live play (by YouTube) @ 8:00PM

Click HERE for tickets$5 Donation suggested (Please register for a ticket and you will be emailed the link to view the show.)

Click HERE for a preview!

Marshall High School's Statesmen Theatre presents "CALLED OUT", an original online fully-improvised comedy conceived entirely for the Zoomiverse. "Called Out" is an original comedy about a company that sells products (chosen every night by audience suggestion) via telemarketers.  As the play begins, a boss calls in the three employees at the bottom of the sales list with an ultimatum: whoever makes the most sales in the next hour keeps their job; the other two are fired. And so begins a round of urgent and hilarious sales calls with various oddball customers to see who will keep their job at Made-Up Company, Inc.  All of the characters and situations are improvised on a nightly basis so no show is ever the same. Who needs laughs right now?  Our callers are on the line to serve YOU!

NOVA District PTA Antiracism Seminar

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Young Women in IT Day

NETApp YWIT Day - Friday, November 13th from 11am-6:30pm
Opportunity for Girls in Grades 5-12
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 10th
NETApp is hosting a Young Women in IT Day on Friday, November 13th 11am-6:30pm. If you're interested, your parent needs to register you and read the information carefully. This is a national event and since it is during the school day, your parent(s) will also need to report your absence for classes. For the registration, parents will list Cynthia Brown as the NetApp Employee Sponsor. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Farquharson at  
WHEN: Join us on Friday, November 13, 11.00am - 6.30pm EST
DETAILS: (See attached flyer)
The event is hosted online, is free, and welcomes young women in grades 5 through 12 (ages 10 through 17). The young women participants will join sessions to explore web programming, career discussions, JavaScript, scavenger hunt solved by writing code, Internet safety, 3D printing, engineering fundamentals, Linux skills, among others!
Why It Matters
  • Girls comprise 46% of Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus test-takers, but only 19% of AP Computer Science test-takers.
  • Women hold 56% of all professional jobs in the U.S. workforce, but only 25% of IT jobs.
  • In 2009, just 18% of undergraduate Computing and Information Sciences degrees were awarded to women; in 1985, women earned 37% of these degrees.
  • Tech companies with more women on their management teams have a 34% higher return on investment; the presence of women on technical teams increases teams' collective intelligence, problem-solving ability, and creativity.
The event includes keynote speaker Renu Bhatia, VP NVIDIA, one of the top 100 Women of Influence and VP of Business Development & Sales.
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SAT Test Prep- November Dates

November PTSA Meeting on Mental Health

 November PTSA Meeting on Mental Health

Marshall staff members Amy Stark (School Psychologist) and Katherine Purkert (School Social Worker) will speak on the topic "Suicide and Youth" at our November meeting on Wednesday 11/18 at 7:00pm via Zoom.  Mental health was the highest ranked topic in our parent survey earlier this fall, so we are partnering with Marshall to offer this presentation.  Please mark your calendars and plan to join us.
FCPS Substance Abuse/Mental Health Newsletter

Statesmen Shout Out

Congratulations to the juniors and seniors who received their Academic Letters on October 24th, for maintaining a GPA of 3.7 or above. There were 511 students who were honored this year -- outstanding!
Upcoming Events
Nov 11 - Veterans Day, 2 hour early release
Nov 18 - PTSA Meeting
Nov 25-27 - Thanksgiving break