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Updates from Manassas Park Middle School - 2/15/2019

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Week 24 - Q2 Honor Roll and Talent Show!

This week we celebrated our Q2 Honor Roll awardees - those students who earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher. (Meaning they earned more A's than B's for principal's honor roll, or a report card of all A's for superintendent's honor roll for second quarter!)

In addition, Wednesday saw the 6th grade hosting their annual talent show (see tweets below for performances!) We are so impressed with the variety and the excellence of each entry - congratulations to all performers!

Lastly, this week saw our first round competition for the Scripps National Spelling Bee. 50 students entered the contest, with our 7 finalists competing to see who will be the MPMS champion next week! (See Miss Volosky's tweet below for a photo of our finalists!)

All these extras and our daily high quality teaching and learning throughout the building - MPMS is the place to be!

A reminder about the importance of school attendance: As I have written in the newsletter once per month, school attendance is not only critical to success in school, but is also now part of the accreditation evaluation for all public schools in Virginia. Students should minimize their absences, or if they need to miss school for a doctor/dentist appointment, should be in school for as much of the school day as possible.

A good rule of thumb is to miss no more than 2 days in a month. Truancy begins when a child misses 10 days of school, and the label of "chronically absent student" is added when a student has missed more than 10% of the school year. This week we passed the 100 day mark, so if you child has more than 8 absences, please push to ensure you child is in school the remainder of the school year.

If you have any attendance questions, please call the school and ask! We will be happy to help!

Upcoming Big Things!

Monday, February 18: Presidents Day - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, February 19: WIDA testing begins for EL students

Wednesday, Febraury 20: NAEP Testing for some 8th grade students

Wednesday, Febraury 20: Boys Basketball @ home vs. Parkside MS

Thursday, February 21: Family Market @ MPHS

Friday, February 22: Wrestling @ home vs Marstellar MS

Friday, February 22: Boys Basketball @ Marstellar MS

Meet a new face @ MPMS! Mr. Campbell!

Introducing Mr. Campbell!

Mr. Campbell is our ISD supervisor, boys basketball coach, and girls softball coach, who has been in his position for 18 years. Prior to working at MPMS, he worked at Metz Middle School! Mr. Campbell can be found in the ISD room for any of your needs.

Quick Facts about Mr. Campbell:

-Went to Eastern Mennonite University!

-Majored in Physical Education!

-Likes all sports!

-Enjoys working with kids, helping kids, and watching kids develop into great people!

-Loves God, family, and his job!

When you see him in the school or at a school sporting event, please say hello and introduce yourself to Mr. Campbell!

Check out these great tweets from the Talent Show!

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

Check out our MPMS School Counselor's Newsletter!

Check out our school counselors’ newsletter for more information about rising 9th grade course selection!

Need Winter Clothing? Jackets? See Ms. Salas in the counseling office!

If you are in need of winter clothing, Ms. Salas also has a supply of donated items for students as well. Get in touch if you have any questions!

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!

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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