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Updates from Manassas Park Middle School - 10/12/2018
Holiday Shortened Week 7 Complete!
It has been amazing to see our young leaders at the middle school focus on conveying the right message of how to be a good person to younger students. The videos I have seen have been fabulous and I cannot wait to hear how they are received from our friends at Cougar Elementary school. For an example, Ms. Cottoms' tweet below is showing her class when they were video chatting with other students.
What a wonderful opportunity for peer support and modeling - thank you to our Student Assistant Program Specialist - Ms. Ida Lorence - for the great idea!
Upcoming Big Things!
Monday, 10/15: 12 pm BELL Education Foundation Golf Tournament @ Old Hickory Golf Course
Monday, 10/15: 5 pm Boy's Soccer and Girl's Volleyball vs Gainesville MS @ MPMS!
Monday, 10/15: 6:59 pm School Board Meeting @ School Board Office
Tuesday, 10/16: 5 pm Girl's Track vs Stonewall MS @ MPMS!
Tuesday, 10/16: 7 pm 7th & 8th Grade Choir Concert!
Thursday, 10/18: 4 pm October Family Market @ MPHS
Thursday, 10/18: 5 pm Football @ Gainesville MS
Friday, 10/19: MPCS Hosts the Special Olympics @ Cougar Stadium!
Meet a new face @ MPMS! Ms. Jernigan!
Ms. Jernigan is our new 6th and 7th grade Science teacher, coming Manassas Park Middle School from Akron, Ohio. Prior to working for Manassas Park City Schools, Ms. Jernigan was a sports star, playing lacrosse and soccer for Lake Erie College. Ms. Jernigan can be found in room 2235. She is on twitter as @ms_jernigan.
Quick Facts about Ms. Jernigan:
-Attended Lake Erie College
-Majored in Adolescent/Young Adult Education
-Likes living with Ms. Roesch!
-Enjoys coaching volleyball!
-Loves playing sports!
When you see her in the building or at a school sporting event, please say hello and welcome Ms. Jernigan to Manassas Park Middle School!
VDOE Presents “Critical Decision Point” Training for Parents of Students with Disabilities
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is offering training to parents of students with disabilities on critical decision points that can affect a child’s ability to earn a diploma and be ready for higher education or a career.
The free, four-hour sessions — offered in eight locations, beginning this month through February — are available to parents of children with disabilities who are currently eligible or being considered for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) or Section 504 of the Rehabilitative Act of 1973.
“There are decisions that parents of students with disabilities make as early as elementary school that can impact the ability of a student to earn a Standard or Advanced Studies Diploma,” Assistant Superintendent for Special Education and Student Services John Eisenberg said. “Parents need to know about these critical decision points and their potential consequences.”
The training dates and locations are as follows:
· October 17 in Bristol
· October 18 in Roanoke
· November 8 in Manassas
· November 15 in Staunton
· December 10 in Richmond
· January 16 in Suffolk
· January 16 in Fredericksburg
· February 5 in Appomattox
The training sessions are being offered in partnership with the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities.
The registration deadline is October 10 for the sessions in Bristol and Roanoke. Additional information and links to register for any of the Critical Decision Points for Families of Children with Disabilities training is available on the VDOE website.
Click on button below for link to VDOE website.
Need School Supplies? See Ms. Salas!
Lost and Found This Week!
The lost and found has gotten to the point where we are now storing unclaimed items. If your child is missing an item, please have them check with the main office or get a pass to see Ms. Stone's class in room 1300 during 4th block.
If these items below are yours, please claim it in the main office!
If items go two weeks without being claimed they will be donated or discarded.
Connect with us on Twitter!
There are also a number of teachers who are showing off what's going on in class on Twitter.
Check us out!