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Updates from Manassas Park Middle School - 6/14/2019

Week 41 - Thank You for a GREAT School Year!

Just like that, the school year is over! Congratulations to all of our students for their accomplishments this year. We are so proud of everyone's effort for the entire school year. We will be mailing report cards home - you should receive them by the end of June.


Over the summer, I hope all of our families have an opportunity to spend time together, read a few books, relax, and recharge.


I look forward to seeing everyone in August at next year's device deployment!

Congratulations to our Cougars of the Year!

Please Make Sure All Debts are Paid!

Please pay and settle all outstanding fines (technology obligations, library fines, etc.) as soon as possible. Payments can be made by cash or check or online at myschoolbucks.com. If you are paying for a technology obligation by check, please make checks payable to MPCS.



If you have any questions or need to know what your student owes, please contact Mrs. Wence, the Bookkeeper, in the front office. 703-361-1510, x17102 or via email at kim.wence@mpark.net.


For library fines, please contact Mrs. O’Connell via email at beth.oconnell@mpark.net.


Thank you for your assistance.

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

Box Tops! Keep Clipping and Turn them in!

Please continue to snip and send your box tops to school with your students!


Ms. Murphy’s homeroom just won our Box Top competition and was awarded with Krispy Kreme donuts!! Continue to save them throughout the summer so that your student’s homeroom has the opportunity to compete in the competition. Every box top saved is another 10 cents for our Middle School.


If you have any questions about Box Tops, please feel free to contact Miss Marotta at Claudia.marotta@mpark.net

8th Grade Students - Start High School Ready with the 9th Grade Summer Bridge!

Being freshman is a new and exciting experience! Students will learn more about the expectations, procedures, and student life at the high school through fun activities each day of the 9th Grade Summer Bridge. Make connections with future teachers and classmates while preparing to transition to high school. Register using the link below!


August 5-7

8AM-12PM

Transportation and a snack provided with registration

Taking AP Human Geography as a Freshman? Be sure to go to AP Summer Bridge!

Students who are signed up for any/all AP courses at MPHS should attend the AP Summer Bridge. Students will prepare for rigorous AP courses by learning how increased workload will require them to manage their time, prioritize their options, and organize their personal responsibilities. Students will experience activities related to the AP course they have selected. Register using the button above!


August 5-7

8AM-12PM

Transportation and a Snack will be provided with registration

Save the Date! Device Deployment next AUGUST!

Save the Date - Deployment is at MPMS


Deployment dates for the 2019-2020 School Year:

Monday, August 12 4:00-7:00 PM

Wednesday, August 14 4:00-7:00 PM

Wednesday, August 21 4:00-7:00 PM

Thursday, August 22 4:00-7:00 PM

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For Next Year's 6th Graders!

On May 30th we presented a quick transition to upcoming 5th grade students and parents. If you missed the meeting, the slideshow is available at the link below:


Also, the attachment below is from the health department discussing required vaccinations for Middle School. The TDaP shot is required to be given to all students prior to the start of 7th grade. (This was previously required for 6th graders... this upcoming class is the first with a 7th grade requirement.)


Please make sure that you talk with you doctor about vaccinations and if your child has a physical completed over the summer that they fill out a VHSL sports physical form to be turned in for after school athletics next year!

Elective Schedule Realignment for 2019-20 School Year

In our ongoing efforts to enhance the teaching and learning opportunities at MPMS, we are excited to share a realignment in our elective schedule for the 2019-20 school year. Now, all elective classes will be 90 minutes on A and B days.


Students will only be taking 5 classes per quarter (instead of the current maximum of 7) and students will change their elective classes each quarter or semester. In addition, this allows our electives teachers more teaching time (as it removes a transition each school day) without compromising the plethora of elective offerings currently available to our students at MPMS.


In order to keep the same number of instructional minutes, different classes will be offered for different lengths of time:

Full Year Electives: Band, Choir, ESOL, Spanish I

Semester (1/2) Year Electives: PE

Quarterly Electives: All Art, Business, STEM, Family & Consumer Science, Guitar, Journalism, and Spanish 6 & 7 classes


See the two example schedules below for a possible 7th grade elective student schedule to gain an idea of how the year would work.


Students who have met with their school counselor have a worksheet that breaks down electives, and if you or your child have any questions please reach out to their school counselor or elective teachers (specifically band and choir.)

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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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