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Patriots News · 2017-18’s Best of the Best: Soccer – Presented by VNN x Rapid Replay


This Summer, we’re teaming up with our friends at Rapid Replay to hand pick our favorite fan-recorded highlights from this past school year across the VNN Network. Each week, we’ll be spotlighting a new sport’s Top Plays. 

Got World Cup fever? Us too. Kicking things off this week, July 9, check out last year’s top fan-recorded highlights from Boys and Girls Soccer.

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Patriots News · Have you shared our new Shop page yet?


We earn a percentage of all your purchases from our shop page!

Have you shared it on your social media accounts to friends and family yet?
Every little bit helps us raise money for our athletes.

Here’s how:

  1. Click this link to visit the shop page
  2. Copy the web address of the page you are on
  3. Go to FacebookTwitterNextDoor, or any other social network, post a message, and paste the link there!

Are you one of our coaches or boosters and want to raise money through your team’s shop page? CREATE YOUR TEAM using this link, or click the “Claim Your Team” button on any Shop page to get set-up.

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Patriots News · Do you know how our new Shop page works?


Earlier this month we launched a brand-new shop-raising page that you could get to by clicking the SHOP link on our site navigation.
When you shop for the things you need by using the links on that page, our athletic department earns cash-back from your purchase!

Here is a quick video with how the program is powered through our website partner VNN and Flipgive:

Are you a coach or booster? To raise money through your team’s shop page on the website, you will have to first CREATE YOUR TEAM using this link, or click the “Claim Your Team” button on any Shop page.

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Patriots News · Fall Sports Registration Opens July 16


All those interested in participating in Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Soccer or Volleyball may begin to register for the August 8 tryouts on July 16.

The myMCPS online registration portal may be accessed using your secure myMCPS Parent Portal login. Parents/guardians are also able to scan and upload their student’s physical as part of the registration process. Following are some important dates and action items regarding the registration process for the upcoming fall sports season.

 

Date Action Item
Now Students should complete their pre-participation physical (MCPS Form SR-8) so that the

clearance form (last page of SR-8) is ready for online submission or for submission to the coach prior to tryouts/practices. Physicals are valid for one calendar year. The form is available at the link below:

http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/forms/pdf/SR-8.pdf

Now Parents/guardians should confirm access to the myMCPS Parent Portal. Parents/guardians

new to MCPS will have their myMCPS login information mailed home this summer. There will be no change in login information for parents/guardians with existing myMCPS accounts. Parents/guardians who need assistance with accessing myMCPS should contact the local school. More information regarding the myMCPS Parent Portal is available here:

http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/mymcps-classroom/

July 16 The myMCPS Fall Athletics Registration portal opens for parents/guardians. Detailed

directions for completing the registration process are available here:

http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/uploadedFiles/departments/athletics/parent/myM CPSParentPortalAthletics_v1.pdf

August 8 Fall sports tryouts/practices begin.
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Patriots News · Have you thought about applying for a gap year with City Year? Here are 3 Reasons Why – Presented by City Year


Working as a mentor and tutor with City Year is a great (and meaningful) way to spend your gap year between high school and college. Don’t forget to apply! Applications for this year’s program are due June 1. You can apply now at cityyear.org.

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This time of year, it seems like everyone wants to know what you are doing after graduation. It’s often an intimidating question—one that can leave you feeling like you need to have all the answers and your life plan figured out. Taking a gap year between high school and college is a great way to gain perspective and purpose through and enriching experience.

City Year is more than just a gap year. Working as a mentor and tutor with City Year is an opportunity to make a difference for students across the U.S. It’s also an opportunity to grow as a leader and gain experience that will strengthen your resume and help you succeed in college and in your career.

Here are three ways you can benefit from a City Year gap year:

1. Gain Skills Colleges and Employers Value
No matter what career path you choose after City Year, your experience will help you prepare for it. You’ll gain valuable leadership and career skills that can help you advance and prosper in any field of study or career, from nonprofit, to law, to medicine to education. Build your leadership, communications, time-management skills and more.

2. Gain Perspective
“City Year is the motivation and focus you need after high school to find out which field you’re passionate about, whether you want to study in college or you want to take an alternate path,” Claire Dempsey, a City Year New York alumna who spent her gap year with City Year, said.

3. Earn Scholarships and Education Awards
Upon completion of City Year, you’ll earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, currently valued at $5,920 to help you further your own education. Additionally, City Year has partnerships with more than 100 leading university that offer alumni additional scholarship opportunities.

Already accepted into college next year? You can still consider a gap year with City Year. Many programs will allow students to defer their enrollment for a year to participate in service programs.

The deadline to apply to City Year is June 1.

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Patriots News · Spring Post Season Schedules


As the spring sports regular seasons are wrapping up you can view the playoff brackets as they are posted HERE

ALL MPSSAA PLAYOFF GAMES HAVE ADMISSION FEES FOR ALL ENTRANTS. THE OPENING ROUNDS ARE $6

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Patriots News · Fall Sports Starting Date


If you are planning on participating in football, soccer, girls volleyball, field hockey, cross country, cheer or poms you should plan on being available beginning Wednesday August 8.  This is the official Maryland fall sports start date for 2018.

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Patriots News · Sponsorship Spotlight: Physicians Now| Presented by VNN


We’re excited to welcome Physicians Now as an official partner of the Thomas S Wootton High School athletic website!   

Who They Are & What They Do

When you don’t feel well, it can be scary, frustrating, and dare we say, inconvenient! At Physicians Now, we are prepared for the injuries and illnesses that can take you and your family by surprise. Seven days per week, our competent, compassionate medical care team – led by an experienced ER-trained physician – provides mid-level emergency room treatment, including x-rays, concussion screening, labs and IV fluids. We even do sports physicals! For our patients, this means you get the same care without the ERs’ long wait times and higher costs. At Physicians Now, you’re not just a number waiting to be seen. You matter. We care.

Show your support of Physicians Now by visiting them at 15215 Shady Grove Road, Rockville, MD 20850 online at http://www.myphysiciansnow.com/. You can also get exclusive specials for Thomas S Wootton Patriots supporters by clicking on their ad on the top of the website.

The support of local businesses ensures the Thomas S Wootton Athletic Department has the most up-to-date news, scores and photos online. Thanks to Physicians Now for their support of local athletes. Go Thomas S Wootton Patriots!

If you would like to support the Thomas S Wootton Athletic Department by placing an advertisement on the website, and be the exclusive sponsor in your business segment on the site, please contact our website partner VNN’s local marketing specialist Brian Shuster at 301-520-2706 or Bshuster@vnnsports.net .

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National Sponsor · Don’t forget — Applications for the Semper Fidelis All-American Program are due next Wednesday – Presented by the United States Marine Corps


Are you a junior athlete and think you have what it takes to be a Semper-Fidelis All-American?

Time is running out to apply for the program.

Visit Quantico, get a behind the scenes tour of the nation’s capital, meet others who share your fighting spirit from across the nation, and receive the chance to earn select scholarship opportunities only available to program participants on an all-expenses paid trip to D.C.!

Applications and nominations are due next Wednesday, January 31.

Apply for the program

 

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National Sponsor · Junior Athletes: Do you have what it takes to be a Semper-Fidelis All-American? – Presented by the United States Marine Corps


Battles take many forms.

For 242 years and counting, Marines have fought and won the battles to protect our nation, the battles to make a positive impact in our communities as well as the battles within ourselves to push beyond our current limitations and reach our full potential.

No matter what battle we face, we overcome opposing forces with the willingness to engage and the determination to defeat every adversary.

It’s our fighting spirit. And it lives in the heart of every United States Marine.

Proudly presented by the United States Marine Corps, the Semper Fidelis All-American Program honors high school student-athletes who share that same elite spirit in everything that they do.

Program Details

When: July 2018

Where: Washington D.C.

What:  Athletes will win an all-expense paid trip to attend the four-day Battles Won Academy in Washington D.C. Their experience will include daily workouts, an immersive Marine Corps experience on base in Quantico, a community service event, a tour of our Nation’s Capital and networking opportunities with our nation’s civic, athletic and military leaders. Additionally, 2018 Semper Fidelis All-Americans are automatically eligible for exclusive scholarship opportunities and are permitted to invite a mentor of their choosing to attend the event alongside them.

Check out this video of the 2017 event: Battles Won Academy

Who is eligible?

Students will be selected for the program based on moral character and academic performance in addition to athletic abilities. Most critically, nominees must demonstrate a fighting spirit that improves the lives of their fellow citizens.

Eligible applicants must be a Junior in high school playing a competitive team sport. Visit the website to learn more about eligibility.

Now accepting applications and nominations

Do you have what it takes or know someone who does? Nominate & Apply Today

The application deadline is January 31, 2018.

 

Learn More & Apply

 

 

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