MPHS Cougar Connection

January 11, 2019

Welcome to the Weekly Update!

-Starting this spring the athletic department will begin to utilize an online registration system for athletic tryouts. There are several benefits to making this change. The first is that it will bring accountability to the tryout process by having every athlete have to register in order tryout. The next might be the most important, and that is it allows us to make sure that we have the most accurate information on file for your child. This includes phone numbers, email addresses, street addresses, etc. Finally, it will minimize the amount of paper used by going digital. Attached below are the step by step directions on how to register your child. Your child must be registered a minimum of 5 days prior to the start of tryouts. Next year, you will be able to register for all three seasons at the beginning of the year. If you have any questions, please contact the coach of the sport you are trying out for your Mr. Forgas in the athletics office. Registration instructions are in the PDF form below.

-MPCS has partnered with Sprint’s 1Million Project ( to offer free hotspots to high school students without internet access. All students need to do is to get a permission slip signed, saying that they don’t have internet access at home and return it to Mr. Konig. They will receive 3GB/month of high-speed internet service for their ENTIRE HS career!!!

-Please bookmark our new Athletics website, which can be found at:

-From the Office of Student Success (Guidance):

1/15-1/24 Course selection meetings for current 9th-11th graders will be held. Students have received their course selection sheets and should have turned them in to their 2nd block teachers. Juniors will meet with counselors on the 15th & 16th, Sophomores the 17th & 18th, and the 9th graders on the 23rd and 24th.

Students and parents can view the course selection video:

-CTE Career Connections Event:

There is a regional CTE Career Connections Event being held at the Kelly Building in PWC in January. The Department of Labor and Industry will be there to speak about Registered Apprenticeship and Youth Registered Apprenticeship and over 30 businesses will be there to connect with students, parents, and teachers about work based learning opportunities and building connections between schools and businesses. The event is for 10-12th grade students and their families. Staff is also welcome to attend. The event details are below:

Date: January 17, 2019 (Snow Day: January 24, 2019)

Time: 6-8 PM


Edward L. Kelly Leadership Center

14715 Bristow Road

Manassas, VA 20112

MPHS will be offering transportation to interested families (students and parents). We will be taking reservations via the linked forms below. Students do not need to ride with us to attend the event, but if they would like to ride the MP bus we need them to reserve their spots as soon as possible so we can plan appropriately. Please make sure students use their school google account to reserve their spot(s).

CTE Career Connections Bus Reservation – English

CTE Career Connections Bus Reservation – Spanish

Next Week's Events

Monday, January 14-SOL Testing Day #4 (Rescheduled from Friday)-Blocks 2, 1, and 4

Scholastic Bowl @ Brentsville

Tuesday, January 15-Girls' JV & Varsity Basketball (H) vs. Culpeper

Boys' JV & Varsity Basketball @ Culpeper

Wrestling JV Jamboree @ Osbourn Park

Wednesday, January 16-Boys' & Girls' JV Basketball @ Park View

Wrestling @ Eastern View

Thursday, January 17-SOL Retake Exams

4:00 PM Family Market

Friday, January 18-SOL Retake Exams

Boys' JV & Varsity Basketball (H) vs. Skyline

Girls' JV & Varsity Basketball @ Skyline

Swimming (H) vs. Handley & Kettle Run (MP Community Center)