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Updates from Manassas Park Middle School - 5/3/2019

Week 35 - In the SWING of SPRING!

The calendar has turned from April to May, with our spring sports in full swing! Tonight we are hosting the 8th grade formal, the first of the major events for the end of school year. Be on the lookout for events and be sure to check the calendar in each week's newsletter (below - Big Things Happening!)


Next week is teacher appreciation week. Please see the item below for information on how to help us show our thanks to each of our teachers!


We have lots of sports and concerts coming up, with Band next week and Choir the week after. Come see our students demonstrating their excellence in areas outside of the classroom!


And lastly, this week we honored our 3rd Quarter Honor Roll - Almost 300 students earned a 3.5 of Higher! We are so proud of their accomplishments!

May 13 - A Presentation for Parents

Parents, if you are not familiar with the term juuling, I highly recommend attending the substance use prevention night on May 13th. (See flyer below) MPCS and MPPD will be discussing the most common substances students experiment in middle and high school. Recently there has been a major increase in the number of students who are experimenting with vaping and juuling, thinking it is a harmless way to have fun, when in fact they are taking in nicotine in similiar/greater quantities to smoking cigarettes. Come and learn the facts from the experts, then use that information to have important conversations about health and addiction with your children.

Teacher Appreciation Week!

May 6-10 is teacher appreciation week. Parents, we would LOVE for you to help contribute to the week's celebration of our amazing MPMS teachers by providing desserts for teachers on enjoy on Friday May 10. Please drop them off in the main office that morning and we will take care of the rest!


Thank you!

Important Reminder as we approach the end of the school year:

Please pay and settle all outstanding fines (technology obligations, library fines, etc.) as soon as possible. Payments can be made by cash or check or online at myschoolbucks.com. If you are paying for a technology obligation by check, please make checks payable to MPCS.



We are requesting that all payments be made by June 3, 2019.


If you have any questions or need to know what your student owes, please contact Mrs. Wence, the Bookkeeper, in the front office. 703-361-1510, x17102 or via email at kim.wence@mpark.net. Thank you for your assistance.

Congratulations to Ms. Kelly!

Our very own Ms. Krista Kelly was named as the top School Business Official for Virginia! Thank you for all that you do to support the middle school!!

Upcoming Big Things!

Friday, May 3: 8th Grade Formal from 6-8!


May 6-10: Teacher Appreciation Week!


Monday, May 6: Baseball, Softball, and Girl's Soccer @ MPMS


Tuesday, May 7: Boys Track Meet @ Parkside MS

Tuesday, May 7: 7th & 8th Grade Band Concert!


Wednesday, May 8: 6th Grade and Honors Band Concert!


Thursday, May 9: Baseball, Softball, and Girl's Soccer @ Stonewall MS & HS


Friday, May 10: Boys Track Meet @ Gainesville MS

What Happened in School this Week? Check out these Great Teacher Tweets! (Click on each to see captions or video!)

SOL Testing is Coming up!

Please put the following SOL Testing dates into your calendar:


  • Math 6 and Geometry: May 21
  • Math 7, 8, and Algebra 1: May 22
  • Reading (all grades): May 24
  • Civics/Science 8: June 4
  • Math Reading Expedited Retakes: June 5-7
  • Civics/Science 8 Expedited Retakes: June 7

Can't Come to a School Board Meeting? Watch from Home!

All School Board Meetings and Work Sessions will now be taped and available for viewing the day after the meetings take place. To view, visit the Manassas Park School Board Channel on YouTube. Type “Manassas Park School Board” into the YouTube search engine or visit the channel by clicking the button below!
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Connect with us on Twitter!

Weekly newsletters are great, but if you would like daily updates and pictures of the great things happening at Manassas Park Middle School, follow @MpMiddle on Twitter!


If you want to be the first to know about any school delays or cancellations, follow our Superintendent @MPCSmcdade


There are also a number of teachers who are showing off what's going on in class on Twitter. If you like their tweets above, follow them!


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