MPMS COUGAR PRIDE NEWS

January 13, 2023

Special Mini Edition - Check It Out!!


Monday, January 16th - No School for Students or Staff. Enjoy the three-day weekend!


Wednesday, January 18th - Adjusted Schedule:

With the semester about to come to a close, we will be running an adjust schedule for 6th and 7th graders on Wednesday, January 18th so our 8th graders can take their Civics or Science SOL test. Please see the details below.


Tuesday, January 24th - MPMS Multicultural STEAM Night:

Please join us for our much anticipated Multicultural and STEAM Night on January 24th from 6:00-8:00 pm. Chef volunteers are needed - please see the flyers and links below for all the delicious details.


Tuesday, January 31st or Thursday, February 2 - MPHS Scheduling Event for Parents of 8th graders:

It's time for our 8th graders to start thinking about scheduling for their 9th grade year. Please see the details below. Students are welcome to attend.

MPMS - Important Dates

January 16 - No School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

January 18 - Adjusted Schedule for SOL Testing - see below for details

January 18 - 8th grade Science/Civics SOL testing

January 20 - End of Quarter 2/Semester 1

January 23 - No School for students, Teacher Workday/Professional Development Day

January 24-27 - MPMS Multicultural and STEAM SPIRIT WEEK

January 24 - MPMS Multicultural/STEAM Night, 6:00-8:00PM

January 27 - Quarter 2/Semester 1 Grades Available/Report Cards

January 31 - 8th grade Parent Night - Scheduling for 9th grade, 6:30PM (two dates available)

February 1 - Semester 1 Academic Recognition Ceremony, 7:59AM, parents of recipients will be notified

February 2 - 8th grade Parent Night - Scheduling for 9th grade, 6:30PM (two dates available)

SOL Testing - January 18th: Special Information for All Students

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has developed the Virginia Assessment Program to help measure students' academic progress in the Standards of Learning (SOLs). All students at Manassas Park Middle School (MPMS) participate in SOL testing or alternative assessments at some point throughout the school year to indicate what students know in the subject areas of reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies. Our first opportunity for students to demonstrate their learning in the areas of science and civics is Wednesday, January 18th for 8th grade students.


We will run an adjusted schedule on Wednesday, January 18th to provide an optimal testing experience for our 8th grade students. On January 18th, 8th grade students as well as students participating in our adapted special education program will follow normal bus schedules and a normal arrival time to school. On January 18th, 6th and 7th grade students will have a delayed 10:35 a.m. arrival time to school. The adjusted arrival bus routes for 6th and 7th graders for January 18th are included below. All MPMS students will be dismissed as normal on January 18th.

Wednesday, January 18th - Adjusted Testing Schedule


January 18th

8th Grade Students & Adaptive Special Education Students

  • Normal 7:00 a.m. Arrival to School

  • 8th grades students enrolled in Civics or Science 8 will take their Civics or Science SOL Test


6th Grade Students & 7th Grade Students

  • Delayed 10:35 a.m. Arrival to School

  • 6th & 7th graders complete virtual learning activities remotely prior to 10:35 a.m. arrival to school

  • Students will report directly to 3rd Block


SOL Testing Bus Routes for Middle School (also listed below)

6th and 7th grade Bus Routes for Wed. January 18th

SOL for Middle School

Wednesday Jan. 18th, 2023 pick up from Neighborhood bus stops. Student the route number is displayed in black box.

All students should be at the bus stop 5 minutes prior to estimated bus times.


Route #2 Mrs. O. Anderson

10:10 – Jessica & Wilcoxen (circle)

10:13 – Andrew & Scotty

10:15 – Andrew & Christopher


Route #3 Mr. Hodge

10:10 – Cabbel & Kirby

10:13 – Cabbel & Polk


Route #4 Mrs. Romero

10:10 – Cabbel & Forrest

10:15 – Manassas & Courtney (E)


Route # 5 Mrs. Samir

10:15 – Cabbel & Moseby

10:18 – Manassas & Kent (on Kent)


Route #7 Mrs. Salmeron

10:10 – W. Carondelet & Digital (PS)

10:12 – Digital & Creek View

10:14 - Digital & Elm

10:15 – Digital & Palisades (Students from the gated community walk to this stop.)


Route #8 Mrs. Taylor

10:10 – Colburn & Luxor

10:13 – Colburn & Walden


Route #9 Ms. Farrell

10:05 -Holden & Luxor

10:09 – 2095 OCR

10:10 – 2081 OCR

10:11 – OCR & Runyon

10:12 – OCR & Yost

10:14– 187 Old Centreville Rd.

10:15 – 161 (OCR & Polk)


Route # 12 Mrs. Berry

10:10 – Manassas & Zachary

10:12 – Matthew & Nancy

10:13 – Matthew & S. Whitt

10:14 – S. Whitt & Jan

10:15 – Brandon & S. Whitt

10:16 – Matthew & Brandon


Route #14 Mrs. Williams

10:15 – Euclid & Lapaz

10:17 – Conner & Hamilton

10:18 – Conner & General Way

10:21 – Sandstone & Cartwright


Route #15 Mr. Sandfilippo

10:20 - Overhill & White Pine

10:22 - White Pine & Sandstone

10:24 - Manassas & Overhill (E)


Route #16 Mrs. Reyes

10:10 – Franklin & Market (Students from Artena Apts walk here.)

10:15 – W. Carondelet & Silver Meteor

10:16 – W. Carondelet & Black Hawk

10:17 – W. Carondelet & Primrose


Route #17 Mr. Pollard

10:10 – Matthew & Michael

10:12 – Matthew & William

10:13 – William & Stephanie

10:15 - Stephanie & Laurie

10:17 – Manassas & Greenshire


Route #18 Mr. Granados

10:10 – Lambert & Holden

10:13 – Denver & Holden (on Holden)

10:15 – Holden & Colburn


Route #19 Mrs. Newman

10:15 – Manassas & Mace (W)

10:18 – Sheldon & Baker


Route #22 Mrs. Brathwaite

10:10 – Manassas & Cabbel (W)

10:13 – Cabbel & Scott


Route #22 Mrs. Pantoja

10:10 – Manassas & Martin (W)

10:13 – Lambert & Yost

10:17 – Denver & Lambert


Route #25 Mrs. Moncada

10:10 – Manassas & Colfax W

10:12 – Colfax & Meeker

10:15 – Travis & Kent


Route #32 Mrs. Sandoval-Carrillo

10:15 – Manassas & 1st Evans (W)

10:17 – Manassas & 2nd Evans (W)


Route #36 Mrs. Rivera

10:10 – Manassas & Denver

10:13 – Travis & Alpine

10:17 – Manassas & Price (E)


Route #38 Mrs. Lucero

10:15 – Manassas & Cynthia

10:18 – Manassas & Golf

10:20 – Manassas & Arnie

Save the Date - January 24 - MPMS Multicultural and STEAM Night

MPMS is holding a special event! Check it out and Sign up to help out by going to https://bit.ly/MPMSFoodApps

See the flyers below for more information!

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MPHS 8th grade Parent Nights - January 31 and February 2

The high school counselors are very excited to begin the course selection process for 2023-24. In order to provide parents and students with important information about the course selection process and to discuss the transition from middle school to high school, we have scheduled two parent/student meetings. The presentation will last about 20 minutes with time afterward for questions.

Two date options:

WHEN: 01/31/2023 WHERE: Middle School Auditorium TIME: 6:30pm

or

WHEN: 02/02/2023 WHERE: Middle School Auditorium TIME: 6:30pm

Expectations for Excellence

We want your student to achieve at their maximum potential. To do this, we need to make sure the school day and instructional time are safe, focused, and distractions are limited. Please partner with us and talk with your student about following these important Expectations for Excellence:


  • Cell phones are to be off and away during the school day. Students may use their phone during lunch, before school, and after school. As needed, students may utilize the front office phone to communicate with parents. Our front office team is happy to assist.

  • Hats and hoods are to not to be worn while in the school building.

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