Monday, May 20, 2013
Manassas eighth grader Christopher Shoemaker will compete in the famed Scripps Spelling Bee in Washington DC this month.
Manassas middle school student Christopher Shoemaker will be among the spelling elite when he travels up the road to Washington D.C. for the Scripps Spelling Bee next week. Christopher, an eighth grader at Grace E. Metz Middle School, competed in the Prince William Spelling Bee on March 8 and defeated 23 other top spellers for first place. He spelled the word "Arcane" correctly for the win, landing him a spot at Scripps. City officials said Christopher lasted through 24 rounds of spelling over a two-hour period. He was recognized by Manassas City Council and the Manassas City Public School Board for his accomplishments. "It is an individual accomplishment, as well as the accomplishment of our school system," Manassas Mayor Hal J. …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Manassas City Public School students and staff will be honored on May 11.
Teachers, staff and students of Manassas schools as well as business community partners are set to be honored on May 11. The Night of Excellence is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Candy Factory Center for the arts at 9419 Battle St. in Old Town Manassas. There Manassas City Public Schools staff will present achievement awards to their colleagues. Manassas City Public Schools Education Foundation will present scholarships to Osbourn High seniors and thank business community partners for their support. The free event is open to everyone. The Night of Excellence is sponsored by Micron Technology, Inc. For more information, visit the Manassas City Public Schools Education Foundation website at mcpsedfoundation.org. Are you planning to attend this …
Friday, January 25, 2013
The impending inclement weather has resulted in schools dismissing a few hours early today.
Schools in Manassas Park and Manassas are dismissing students early because of the impending snow showers. Metz Middle School in Manassas is dismissing at 1:30 p.m. on Friday while Mayfield Intermediate School is dismissing students at 2 p.m., Manassas City Public Schools spokeswoman Almeta Radford said. All the school divisions elementary schools will dismiss at 2:30 p.m. Manassas students will return to school on Tuesday morning, as Monday is a teacher work day. Manassas Park Middle and High Schools are dismissing at 1 p.m. while the lower schools of Cougar and Manassas Park Elementary will dismiss at 1:45 p.m. Stay with Manassas Park Patch as more information becomes available on the snow showers.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
School board on track to hire new superintendent for Manassas City Schools in June.
While the Manassas Park School Board just extended the contract of Superintendent Dr. Bruce McDade in a move its chairman called a "no brainer," the interview process for the next superintendent of Manassas City Schools is well underway. and School Board Vice Chair Art Bushnell said in a recent interview he is thrilled with the candidates who have applied for the job. Bushnell said the school board is now conducting second interviews among a pool of "really, really outstanding candidates" that was narrowed down from the initial interview process. Board members have asked all of the candidates one question: what can be done to make Manassas a top-notch school system? School Board Member Kermit Dance said the best answer to the question has…
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Career specialists encourage Mayfield students to explore the future
A film producer, Chipotle restaurant employee and an attorney all went back to school this week. They and 22 other experts visited Mayfield Intermediate School classrooms to encourage students to explore a variety of careers during the annual Career Day. "Now, this is cool!” said 6th grade student Brandon Lee as Film Producer/Director Eric Hunsaker described his part in setting up scenes for some big-name movies. Hunsaker owns Black Lab Films, a film production company in Loudoun County. He suggested the students begin filming at home—right away. “You have all the tools you need if you have imagination, a computer and can borrow your Mom’s iPhone to film,” he said. Experience was his teacher. “I didn't go to film school. I learned how to …