MPHS Cougar Connection

February 8, 2019

Welcome to the Weekly Update

The Deadline to Register and Pay for AP Exams is quickly approaching!

If your child is planning on taking an AP exam this May, the deadline to pay for the test is March 1! Please see the PDF below that has testing dates and payment information. Payments can be made on

MPHS Talent Show!

Due to a snow day last week, the MPHS talent show was rescheduled and held this week, Wednesday, February 6, at 6:00PM in the HS commons. The audience got to see eight different singing and dancing acts from our high school students. High school teachers, Mr. Doug West, Ms. Yolanda Farmer, and Mr. Neal Kalso were our three honorary judges. After a great night of performances, William (Alex) Barrera was awarded the 3rd place $15 prize. In second place, Robert Orellano won the $25 prize. Finally, our 1st place winners were MIND (a K-pop dance group) who won the $50 grand prize. Be sure to congratulate these students if you see them!

Information about this spring's PSAT test:

The PSAT 9 and 10 will be administered at Manassas Park High School on Saturday, April 13, 2019. The PSAT 9 and PSAT 10 measure skills that are important for success in college, including verbal reasoning, critical reading, math, and writing. Students who register to take the PSAT 9 and 10 will receive a parent/student bulletin with helpful information and sample test questions. The PSAT 9 and 10 provide students the opportunity to prepare for the PSAT/NMQST which is offered to students in October of their junior year.

If interested, students may pick up a registration form in the Office of Student Success. Forms and payment may be returned to Ms. Cindy Watson or Ms. Janeth Luna in the School Counseling Office. LAST DAY TO REGISTER: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2019.

-Spring athletic tryouts begin on Tuesday, February 19th! Athletes need to complete the online registration and have their physicals completed prior to tryouts.

-The Superintendent’s Listening Tour continues on Monday, February 11, at 7:00 pm in the Middle School Auditorium.

-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 here –

Next Week's Events

Saturday, February 9-Wrestling Regional meet @ Skyline

Monday, February 11-7:00 PM Superintendent's Listening Tour (MPMS Aud)

Tuesday, February 12-Girls' & Boys' Varsity Basketball @ Brentsville

Wednesday, February 13-Girls' & Boys' JV Basketball @ Brenstville

Thursday, February 14-

Friday, February 15-Boys' Basketball Playoff Game TBD

Wrestling State Meet @ Salem Civic Center

Saturday, February 16-State Swim Meet @ VCU

Wrestling State Meet @ Salem Civic Center

VHSL Forensics Competition @ Skyline