Colgan CFPA Booster News

Spring/Summer 2018


Dear Colgan High School CFPA Families,

On behalf of the Colgan High School (CHS) Center for Fine and Performing Arts (CFPA) Booster Officers and Members, I extend to you the warmest welcome. We are excited for you to embark on your specific CFPA Program! To celebrate, please join us on Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 12:00-3:00 pm at the Colgan CFPA First Annual Welcome Picnic. Additional information will be coming soon; please save the date.

The CHS CFPA Booster is a non-profit organization comprised of dedicated parents, guardians, teachers, students, school administration and community members. The CFPA Booster supports ALL Colgan High School Center for Fine and Performing Arts concentrations.

Our goals and objectives are to:

  • Support, recognize and increase awareness of the efforts of our CFPA programs and CFPA students
  • Provide additional opportunities and resources to our CFPA programs and CFPA students for school activities that may not be funded, or only partially funded, by Colgan High School.

During the 2017-2018 school year, the CFPA Booster’s very first accomplishment was the establishment of the CHS CFPA Council, thereafter formally launched as the CHS CFPA Booster. We were able to raise over $5,000. With it, we subsidized the First Annual CFPA Student Banquet, awarded two $500 student scholarships, paid for master classes, and provided CFPA graduation certificates. In addition, CFPA Booster collaborated with the CFPA Student Council in sponsoring a spirit wear design contest, assisted in the First Annual CFPA 24 hour Lock-in, and participated in the CHS Back-to-School Night, the CHS Spring Festival, and the “Embark with the Sharks” night, all of which shared important information on the CFPA programs and promoted CFPA activities.

For the 2018-2019 school year, we hope you will join with us in our many planned events and in raising $10,000. With your help, we can increase the number of master classes, the number of student scholarships for school field trips, and the number of post-secondary scholarships for graduating seniors.

If you are interested in becoming a member, please complete the CFPA Booster Membership Form and mail the form and check to (The membership form can be downloaded by clicking on the link under Membership Form section in the newsletter):

Colgan CFPA Booster Club

Attn: Membership Coordinator

13833 Dumfries Road

Manassas, VA 20112

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, August 25, 2018! We also invite you to our first general membership meeting on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 6:30 pm in Rm 1201. Email us your questions at or call (571) 374-6550 C/O Ms. Vicki Burns CFPA Program Co-Coordinator.


Anaid Mikesh

CFPA Booster President

2018-2019 Colgan CFPA Booster Membership Form

Colgan CFPA Booster Officers & Coordinators

The final meeting of the CFPA Council took place on May 23, 2018. During the meeting the following officers were elected:

President- Anaid Mikesh

Vice-President- Isabel Calangi

Secretary- Robin Robertson

Treasurer- Kate Downes

Public Relations- Kelly Goff

During the May 23rd meeting, the following Coordinators were elected:

Events Coordinator- Rebecca Shields

Fundraising Coordinator- Jeanmarie Copeland

Membership Coordinator- vacant

Scholarship Coordinator- Drew Koelsch

We have a vacancy for Membership Coordinator. If you are interested in being the Membership Coordinator, please contact Robin Robertson, Secretary, at

The following teachers and students will also serve on the Executive Board:

CFPA Program Co-Coordinator- Vicki Burns

CFPA Student Council President or designee- Zaire Hall- Hamilton

Vision and Mission


The vision of the CFPA Booster is to be a collaborative community that advocates for unity, support and opportunities for CFPA students.


The mission of the CFPA Booster is to financially and logistically support - in a balanced and inclusive fashion - all CFPA concentrations, and the students who participate in them, in accordance with the Prince William County Schools’ policies and procedures.


The objectives of the CFPA Booster:

1. create and nurture connections across all CFPA concentrations

2. increase engagement in CFPA program events and activities by forming strong community and business partnerships

3. advocate for financial support for students enrolled in the CFPA program

4. provide scholarship and/or opportunities for students enrolled in the CFPA program pursuing a future in the fine and performing arts or other post-secondary plans.

Colgan CFPA Booster Bylaws

CFPA Fundraising Activities

The CFPA Booster was busy this school year working to raise funds to start up the CFPA Booster, support the CFPA Student Council Banquet, CFPA Master Classes, the CFPA Scholarship Fund and the CFPA Graduation Certifcates.

The CFPA Council sold the 2017 White House Ornament, coordinated with the CFPA Student Organization to have a CFPA Design Contest for the CFPA spirit wear, and sold concessions at two dance competitions.

Jeanmarie Copeland, Fundraiser Coordinated,spearheaded our efforts, with collaboration and support from our amazing CFPA parents and volunteers, to raised over $5,000!

Way to go TEAM!

We plan to have additional spirit wear available for the fall. Stay tuned...

White House Ornament Fundraiser

CFPA Spirit Wear Design Contest

First Annual Colgan CFPA Student Banquet

First Colgan CFPA Booster Scholarship Recipients!

CONGRATULATIONS to Clarence Brown and Xavier Smith for being selected as the first recipients of the Colgan CFPA Booster Scholarship!!

A special thank you to Drew Koelsch, Scholarship Coordinator, and the Scholarship Committee for reviewing 15 scholarship applications.

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First Annual Colgan CFPA Booster Welcome Picnic!

The Colgan CFPA Booster is excited to host the First Annual CFPA Welcome Picnic on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Colgan High School from 12-3 p.m. This will be a great time to meet new and current CFPA program students and families. We hope you will join us. More information will be coming soon. Stay tuned....

Colgan CFPA Booster Meeting Dates

The Colgan CFPA Booster Executive Board meets at 5:30 p.m. in room 1201 at Colgan High School or another available location and as needed. Our 2018-2019 meeting dates are scheduled for:

  • July 11, 2018
  • August 15, 2018
  • September 19, 2018
  • October 17, 2018
  • November 14, 2018
  • December 19, 2018
  • January 16, 2019
  • Febraury 20, 2019
  • March 20, 2019
  • April 24, 2019
  • May 15, 2019
  • June 19, 2019

The Colgan CFPA Booster General Membership meets at 6:30 p.m. in room 1201 at Colgan High School.

Our 2018-2019 meeting dates are scheduled for:

  • September 19. 2018
  • October 17, 2018
  • November 14, 2018
  • December 19, 2018
  • January 16, 2019
  • February 20, 2019
  • April 24, 2019
  • May 15, 2019- Voting and Elections


The Colgan CFPA Booster Executive Board would like to thank all of the parents, guardians, Colgan staff, students and volunteers that donated their time and resources, served on committees, and attended meetings to make this first year a success! We could not have done it with YOU! Thank you!!

Colgan CFPA Booster

Follow us on Facebook to find out the latest information and activities that are happening! Special shout out to Kelly Goff, Public Relation Coordinator, for keeping us updated!