Manassas City Public Schools News Briefs – October 1, 2015

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Provided by Manassas City Public Schools

  • Four Osbourn Eagles have been chosen to represent the City of Manassas and Manassas City Public Schools (MCPS) at the 2015 National Council on Youth Leadership’s “Town Meeting on Tomorrow” through the council’s Youth Salute program. The purpose of Youth Salute is to recognize and foster high ideals of leadership and integrity among the youth of America.
    MCPS Youth Salute Winners 2015

    MCPS Youth Salute Winners 2015

Seniors Glendy Hernandez Morales, William Perez, Eileen Ortiz and Jace Moore were selected from 14 nominees based on academic accomplishments, community service contributions and their ability to effectively present these efforts to a panel of interviewers. The four students will be attending the “Town Meeting on Tomorrow” in St. Louis from October 17-20, where they will be able to network and brainstorm with fellow youth leaders and established adult leaders from around the country. The conference also presents students the opportunity to enhance leadership skills through attending seminars held by professional and political leaders as well as small group experimental learning.

MCPS Youth Salute Finalists 2015 Left to right - Perez, Ortiz, Morales, and Moore

MCPS Youth Salute Finalists 2015. Left to right – Perez, Ortiz, Morales, and Moore

The winners were announced at an awards ceremony on Sunday, September 27th at Osbourn High School. The following 2015 Youth Salute nominees were also recognized for their achievement: Marty Abankron, Ginny Bixby, Kameron Brock, Fiona Campbell, Taylor Hinebaugh, LexiKakar, Marybeth Massey, Christine Morello, Kristen Rose and Desiree Williams. A traveling display, which contains a biographical sketch and photos of each student, is set to make its rounds at all MCPS schools and central office, as well as City Hall to further highlight the accomplishments of the Osbourn Eagles Youth Salute Nominees.

  • Osbourn High School is the proud recipient of a grant totaling $4,000 to participate in the Virginia Student Training and Refurbishment program (VA STAR). The grant for the program was secured by the Manassas City Public Schools Education Foundation (MCPSEF) and presented to the school before the start of the 2015-2016 school year. The funds will be used to begin an on-site program called EAGLE STAR. Through the program, students will learn a skill set and have the opportunity to earn industry-standard IT repair certifications to better prepare them for college and the workforce. OHS will be working with VA STAR and businesses in the community to receive the surplus computer hardware to repair that will then be given to families and organizations in the community in need. VA Star for OHS 2015

    VA STAR was started in 2008 by the Virginia Department of Education to introduce students to the field of IT repair. Four years later, the program won legislative support and was able to expand to over 24 school districts and 39 sites in Virginia.

  • Manassas City Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent, Dr. Catherine Magouyrk, will host Saturday with the Superintendent”Saturday, October 17, 2015, at Baldwin Elementary School at 10:00 a.m.

The informal gathering gives parents, staff and community members an opportunity to hear updates and engage in open dialogue with the school division’s lead administrator. “School divisions primarily host events during weeknights and often times, many of our parents are not able to attend,” said Magouyrk. “Saturday with the Superintendent is an opportunity for parents and members of the community to participate in conversations around student achievement, current initiatives and events taking place in MCPS.”Saturdays with the Supt coffee cup

Topics for the October 17th session include: New Baldwin Elementary/Intermediate update, Parent and Community Leadership Academy, Student Achievement and Footsteps2Brilliance (Pre-K Initiative).

Saturday with the Superintendent is free and open to the public.


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