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 (http://www.1millionproject.org/) 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: https://mparksports.com/
-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: https://youtu.be/zg3IIFqqz1A
-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).
Next Week's Events
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)