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Booster News, April 2014  

The Horses are approaching the starting gate! The momentum is building! Now is the time to get your tickets, sponsor a race and volunteer so YOU can get in on the fun and support Churchill student athletes.

Only Four Weeks Until the Booster Club's Biggest
Social and Fundraising Event of the Year!
 
  

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The Booster Club is excited to host the entire Churchill community for this special evening on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the Pony Express –​ Bolger Center. Enjoy a night of laughter, great food, 'wagering' on your favorite horses with 'fun' money and terrific prizes. Please click on Your Invitation for all of the details for this special, adults-only event. We look forward to seeing you and your friends at the races!

There are also several ways to help. To see options to spread the word and gather support for this event, click on Ways to Help. If you have questions or want to volunteer, please simply email Booster Club President Larry Tanenbaum at 
larryt7@comcast.netor join us at our next Booster Club meeting, this Wednesday, April 9 at 7 pm in Room 126.
 
TONIGHT:  Spring Community Night Features Varsity Lacrosse!

The Boys Varsity Lacrosse game against Walt Whitman, tonight at 7 pm, concludes a a two-part community appreciation event the Booster Club and Athletic bulldoglaxartsmallDepartment are hosting to thank Churchill neighbors and friends. Round one of the community outreach featured the Churchill Girls Lacrosse team against Bethesda Chevy-Chase last Friday. The girls were victorious, displaying solid skills and finesse, earning a 10-7 final score. Both of the community evenings feature exciting lacrosse as well as FREE admission to all students in the pre-high school Churchill cluster. Click HERE for more details about students eligible for free admission, free Bulldog souvenirs and discounts on CHS spiritwear for this special event.
 
Bulldog Track and Field Prepares for Friday Night Spikes III

trackandfield2014-04The Churchill track and field community is gearing up to host the third annual Friday Night Spikes track and field extravaganza this Friday, April 11 at 5:30 pm. When the event started in 2012, it was Churchill's first nighttime track and field competition, a dual meet against Wootton High School. It has rapidly grown into a highlight of the season. This year there's added excitement because Friday Night Spikes will expand to include Wilson High School from the District of Columbia in the first dual meet between Maryland and D.C. schools in recent memory
 
        Bulldogs Springing into Action this Season
 
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Congratulations to Varsity Baseball, which became the first spring sport to achieve 100% membership in the Booster Club during the first week in April! On the field this year, the Varsity team opened strong winning both games of a split double-header pre-season scrimmage against Avalon and Damascus High Schools. The Varsity Bulldogs went on to win their season opener against Magruder, along with games against Springbrook and Walter Johnson. Churchill suffered two losses (Quince Orchard and B-CC) and Monday's game against Whitman was rained out. The team is now looking for a win against Blair at 3:30 pm this Wednesday at home. Shown above is senior captain Eric Brodkowitz on the mound during the 1-0 win at home vs. Walter Johnson. View the Churchill Booster Club Website's Sports News Page for photos of the JV Baseball season, along with more photos from the Varsity games. Photo by Mary Ellen Mengucci
Volleyball2014-04The season has roared into high gear with Varsity Coed Volleyball storming to a 5-1 start and the Varsity Boys amassing a 4-2 record thus far. Coed Varsity Volleyball is led by experienced seniors Alex Wang, Daniel Liu, Raymond Roxas, Kaitlyn Hillard, Katherine Liu and Olivia Chao. Their teamwork, outside hitting and grit showed in an especially tough 3-1 match against powerhouse Richard Montgomery. Assistant Coach Cindy Hillard is optimistic about the season and is looking forward to more tough matches.

Boys Volleyball features veteran seniors Alex Fang, Andrew Tsao, Brian Chen, Jake Monson and newcomer senior Ahmad Al-Ali. “These guys have great chemistry on court and in practice and are really pulling together,” commented second- year Churchill coach Erika Eastham, who is a Churchill alumna.

More exciting volleyball is ahead, concluding with a Senior Night celebration at CHS between matches on April 28 vs Poolesville. Boys play at 5:15 pm and Coed starts at
7 pm. Come and cheer them on! At right, junior Alan Yan delivers a high-flying jump serve vs Blake Mar. 21 while Winston Churchill looks on.
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Boys Varsity Lacrosse opened its 2014 spring campaign with a 5-0 record. The Bulldogs are the highest-scoring team in the Washington, D.C., metro area, averaging more than 20 goals per game, and last week they cracked the Washington Post’s Top 10! The team has its sights set on defending its division and region titles and bringing the 3A/4A state title to Potomac. Shown in this photo charging the net are Churchill senior Matt Moshyedi (#3) and junior Derek Altobello (#5) against Damascus on April 2. The Bulldogs won, 21-11. Photo by Steve Promisel
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greenpawprint2012-08 3Churchill Bulldogs were abundantly represented among the Washington Post's 2013-2014 Winter All Metropolitan selections. The Booster Club extends congratulations to senior Emma Coleman (Girls Indoor Track), senior Harrison Gu (Boys Swim & Dive), senior Mashal Hashem, sophomores Hannah Lindsey, Brighid Dunn, and Elaina Faerber, juniors Elaina Gu and Kali Becker, and freshman Emily Wang (Girls Swim & Dive), sophomore Junmo Kim, junior Ross Allen, and senior Noah Fleishman (Ice Hockey), and senior Hunter Sutton (Wrestlingwho was also recently named the Gazette Newspaper's Wrestler of the Year. Link to the washingtonpost.com for complete All Met listings.
          Click on the Booster Club Website Sports News Page for
            More Sports Pictures and Periodic Updated Information 
 
Poms Squad Seeks New Members 

bluepomsAnyone interested in trying out for varsity poms for the 2014-15 school year is encouraged to attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, April 9 at 6:30 pm. The meeting will be held at Churchill High School in room 116 for students and their parents. Please contact the poms Coach Lichter at chspomscoach@gmail.com with questions.
 
Calling Young Girls: Field Hockey Clinic and Fundraiser 
 
The Churchill field hockey program is holding a skills clinic on Sunday, June 8, from 9:30-11:30 am. Girls in 3rd-8th grade are invited to meet the coaches and learn field hockey skills from current varsity and JV field hockey players. To sign up, parents can fill out a short registration form online here – or they can access the registration form from the team website at www.churchillfieldhockey.com. The cost for the two-hour clinic is $20; all proceeds will go to the Churchill field hockey program via the WCHS Booster Club. Don't have the proper equipment? Don't let that stop your young player! The team has a limited supply of sticks and eye goggles to borrow.  

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For girls in grades 8-11 who plan to try out for the field hockey team this fall addition, there will also be a field hockey interest meeting at Churchill on Tuesday, June 3, at 4 pm. Questions? E-mail coach@churchillfieldhockey.com.
 
Become a Booster Member; Support WCHS Student-Athletes  

While the Churchill 'Downs' – Night at the Races will be the social event of the bluepawprintongreencomp4wyear, there are still other ways to support Bulldog student-athletes as we begin to wind up the school year. Please explore each of the levels and benefits of Booster Club's individual and family memberships when you click on Join the Club! The Boosters is also offering two types of business participation, a "JV" level and a "Varsity" level, with special benefits associated with each one. So, for ways to support the Bulldogs while investing in your business, click here. 
 
Booster Club Membership Levels for 2013-2014:

  $500  Platinum Bulldog (LIMITED to 50 MEMBERS! See details below)

  $200 Gold Bulldog (Receive FREE WCHS Umbrella + Bulldog Magnet)

  $100 Silver Bulldog (Receive FREE WCHS DrawString Bag + Bulldog Magnet) 

  $40 Friends of Bulldog Sports (Receive FREE WCHS Bulldog Magnet)
 
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The PLATINUM BULLDOG pulls out all the stops! You'll be treated to ALL OF THE ABOVE GIFTS, a SEASON PASS for all home games and 2 FREE Seat Cushions! If that’s not enough, how about a free hot dog and a beverage at each home game where concessions are served? Join the Club and make a difference for our Bulldog teams!
 
Buy Passes for Spring Sports Home Games
 
seasonpasswchsadult2014Spring sports are here and we all want to get outside to support our favorite WCHS teams and players. Make it easy to catch each of the games with no standing in line. Spend more time in the bleachers cheering on the team and socializing with other Bulldog parents. Consider buying Churchill Bulldog sport passes for students and/or adults, sold only online. Save time! Save money!
 
Just follow the easy instructions at the Booster Club's Online Spiritwear Store. The passes will be mailed directly to your home. If you attend a game before your ordered pass arrives, simply bring your receipt or a driver's license to the game for needed verification. Click here to order passes.
 
Buy Spiritwear to Support Student-Athletes in Style! 
 
BlueHalfPull2012-10Spring is finally upon us and it's high time to treat yourself and your student to new Bullldog spiritwear items that will be great in warmer weather. Visit the school store located on the first floor near the cafeteria to see what's available. The store is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at lunch between 10:40 - 11:45 AM. If you cannot find just the right item in the store, check out our complete online store by linking here. To volunteer to work at the store just log onto www.signupgenius.com and select 'Find a Sign Up.' In the email address space, please enter bergmanhome@verizon.net and select 'School Store.' 
 
Booster Club Calendar of Upcoming Events

April 9 (Wed.): Booster Club Meeting, 7 pm, WCHS room 126
May 3 (Sat.): Churchill 'Downs' - Night at the Races Fundraiser, 8-11 pm, Pony Express - Bolger Ctr.  

Bulldog Team Competition This Month

For a list of future Bulldog matchups,  click here. Then go out and cheer on our student-athletes!
 
Booster Club Email Address, Website & Social Media
 
Please help us get Churchill Booster Club News out to all Bulldog supporters. Know a Booster fan who should be receiving our news? Need an email address added to our mailing list? Interested in sharing news about Churchill student-athletes and teams? Contact: info@churchillboosterclub.org
 
Bookmark the Booster website www.churchillboosterclub.org for helpful information, scores, membership registration, sponsors, directions to away-game locations, online spiritwear store, past issues of the Booster newsletter, Booster and sports photos and more!
 
The Booster Club proudly supports the Churchill PTSA. Our organizations work cooperatively on behalf of WCHS students, parents, staff and the greater Churchill community. Link to the PTSA website to receive important PTSA news & membership information.
 
For Booster Club posts, 'Like' Us on Facebook & Follow Us on twitter @WCHSBoosterClub

 

 






 




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