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Updates from Manassas Park Middle School - 1/11/2019

Week 19 - Final Preparation for SOLs in 8th Grade!

This week featured lots of reviews and starting on final assignments and projects for second quarter - see the teacher tweets section for lots of GREAT examples of student work!

Next week features the SOL test for our 8th grade students in Civics and Science. All 8th grade students will be testing on Thursday, January 17th. This test will begin at 7:25 - so it is critical that all 8th grade students arrive to school on time, fully rested, and have eaten breakfast. We want all students to do their best on the test - it is a chance to show what they know!

Lastly, there are only 8 school days left in first semester, including our early release day on 1/24. Please check grades and talk with your child about their current performance - including anything they can do to maximize their grade for report cards. I would LOVE to have even more students earn Honor Roll recognition for second quarter!


Congratulations to Katie Chambers, who won the Martin Luther King Jr Oratorical Contest for Manassas Park Middle School. Her speech focusing on individual actions that lead to bigger change was based on this year's theme of Small Things in Great Ways. It was outstanding!

She will represent Manassas Park Middle on 1/21 (MLK Day) at Hylton Memorial Chapel with other middle and high school winners from Prince William County, Manassas City, and Manassas Park.

Great Job Katie!

Boys Winter Sports are Almost Here!

If your son would like to participate in Boys Basketball or Wrestling, their season is coming up!

All athletes must have a physical on file with the middle school AND complete concussion training for that school year. If your child previously participated in fall sports in 2018, their paperwork is still valid. Paperwork from previous school years is no longer valid.

Questions? Want to check if your son's paperwork is up to date?

Email Ms. Webb, our Athletic Director at

Need concussion training for the 18-19 school year? You MUST attend the following session:

Wednesday, Jan 16th at 6 pm in the MPMS Auditorium

Tryouts for both basketball and wrestling start after school on Tuesday, January 22!

Upcoming Big Things!

Wednesday, 1/16: Concussion Training for athletes at 6pm in the Auditorium

Thursday, 1/17: 8th Grade Civics and Science SOL Testing

Thursday, 1/17: Family Market @ MPHS

Friday, 1/18: Makeup Civics/Science Testing

Monday, 1/21: No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday, 1/22: Tryouts start for Boys Basketball and Wrestling!

Wednesday, 1/23: SOL Expedited Retakes (Scores of 375-399)

Thursday, 1/24: End of Semester 1, Early Dismissal Day for Grades 6-12

Friday, 1/25: Teacher Workday - No School for Students

Monday, 1/28: Start of Semester 2!

Peter Pan Jr The Musical!!

Friday, 2/1: @ 7:00pm in the MPMS Auditorium

Saturday, 2/2: @ 2:00pm in the MPMS Auditorium

(Tickets will be on sale the week of the show! $3.00)

I hear it might snow this weekend?

A reminder about MPCS' closing and delay procedures due to inclement weather: The division's "snow team" will make a decision that will be communicated through PowerSchool Alerts and media outlets no later than 5:30-6:00 am. Should there be no announcement by 6 am, school will open on a normal schedule.

For details about any/all inclement weather procedures, click on the link below!

For just Middle School students - should school be cancelled, the elective day will be cancelled as well. So if Monday is a B day and students return to school on Tuesday, they will return on an A day. (The elective calendar does not reset due to snow.)

And if you want to be the first to know - the first public alert comes through Dr. McDade's twitter account - so make sure you follow @MPCSmcdade

Meet a new face @ MPMS! Ms. Wence!

Introducing Ms. Wence!

Ms. Wence is our school bookkeeper, who has been in her position for 6 years. Ms. Wence can be found in the main office for any financial questions or concerns.

Quick Facts about Ms. Wence:

-Attended William and Mary!

-Majored in Accounting!

-Likes travelling with family to anyplace tropical!

-Enjoys funny movies, watching my kids compete in sports, and eating good food!

-Loves spending time with family!

When you see her in the office or at a school sporting event, please say hello and introduce yourself to Ms. Wence!

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

Need Winter Clothing? Jackets? See Ms. Salas in the counseling office!

If you are in need of winter clothing, Ms. Salas also has a supply of donated items for students as well. Get in touch if you have any questions!

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!

There are also a number of teachers who are showing off what's going on in class on Twitter.

Check us out!