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Week of February 13, 2022

One of the biggest games in sports happened this weekend. It represented the culmination of weeks and months of hard work to achieve the ultimate goal. The Rams and the Bengals didn’t just get lucky to reach the Super Bowl this year. Their work started back in July and August of last year and continued hard work throughout the year provided them the opportunity to play for one of the biggest trophies in sports.

We are getting closer and closer to the ultimate goal in our sport – graduation. Our seniors that walk across that stage in June will do so after 4 years of hard work and dedication. It can be hard at times to keep your eye on the goal, but never lose sight of what we are all aiming for. Continue to work hard, show up on time, and be kind to everyone!



School Board Appreciation Week

Thank you to all of our School Board members for their support and always advocating for our kids. Special thanks to the OPHS school board representative, Lisa Zargarpur. Ms. Zargarpur always does her best to attend OPHS functions and show her support for our students and community.

Thank you for all that you do!



Virtual Tutoring is Still Going On!

Virtual Tutoring and Homework Help is every Monday and Wednesday from 5-9pm. Check out theOPHS+ Calendaron Canvas for available tutoring and the link to join.


Language Arts News

  • The English department is holding sessions during the virtual OPHS+ tutoring sessions for Writing SOL review: 2/9 (5-7PM); 2/16 (6-7PM); 2/28 (5-7PM). Students may arrive any time during the session and stay as long as needed.
  • The literary magazine is looking for submissions for the 2022 edition! We have moved our submission deadline to February 22. For more information contactMs. LozierorMs. Herbst.



World Language Poster Contest

The World Language Department is participating in the division-wide World Language Poster Contest ahead of the National Foreign Language Week (March 6-12). Ask your World Language teacher how you can participate in this year's theme of "Celebrate Humanity Through Language"! Due date for poster submissions here at OP will be February 23rd.



Random Acts of Kindness Week

February 14-18 is Random Acts of Kindness week! Join us in celebrating and committing to showing more kindness to those around us. We will not only spread kindness but highlight our friends/family, teachers, administrators, and school staff and encourage good deeds in our community. Spreading kindness will help everyone understand that compassion for others is what binds us all together. It doesn’t take much to lift someone up—a few kind words can change everything. This understanding has the power to bridge the gap between nations.



American Heart Month

OPHS is participating in the American Heart Challenge! We encourage all students to join our school team, complete the steps to Finn’s Mission, and be a hero for kids like Finn. Students that complete the challenge will earn glow in the dark socks and you’ll get to pie our “Finn-tastic” teacher, Mr. Lake! Visit thewebsitefor more information and to sign up!



Prince William Chamber andOmniRide Transportation Initiative for Student-Workforce

The Prince William Chamber of Commerce’s Education & Workforce Committee, along with OmniRide, developed a youth transportation initiative in partnership with the 3-School Divisions in Prince William County and Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). The purpose of this youth-based initiative is to provide transportation resources for High School students, students enrolled in workforce initiatives under Career & Technical Education (CTE), as well for students enrolled at the two (2) NOVA Campuses in Manassas & Woodbridge. Debbie Jones, President & CEO, Prince William Chamber said, “The Prince William Chamber is proud to partner in this collaborative program. We are supportive of all initiatives that develop tomorrow’s workforce for our region.”

For more information and routes, please read theStudent-Workforce Transportation Collaboration Press Release.docxandPWC School Flyer - 11-05-21.pdf.



CPR Graduation Requirement

On Friday, April 1st, the Health and Physical Education Department will be providing a CPR “chest compression” practical. Correctly performing this CPR standard is part of the graduation requirement. This session is for Juniors and Seniors only.



Early Planning: Paying For College

This virtual workshop will be held February 17, 2022, at 6 p.m. and provides helpful information for parents and students on the following topics: college costs in VA, federal and state financial aid, the FAFSA, scholarships, and family conversations about college financial planning—all important areas of focus for preparing to pay for a college education. This presentation would be a great opportunity for middle and elementary school parents to also learn about college savings as a Virginia 529 representative will be joining to share information. The Zoom link can be found on thePWCS Parent Learning Series website.



AP Testing 2022 Information and Testing Window

The 2022 AP Exams will be administered in schools as paper-and-pencil* exams over two weeks in May: May 2–6 and May 9–13. *As usual, AP Chinese and AP Japanese Exams are administered on computers. 

All conflicts with testing (two tests at the same time) will be resolved by the AP Coordinator, Mrs. Gill. Those students will take the second test in the late testing window, May 17 – May 20.


Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism

Please see below forSummer Job opportunities for high school students.


2022 Seasonal Position Job Menu.pdf




Congratulationsto the boys basketball team on their 69 -56 winover Unity Reed in the district tournament quarter final.

This win guarantees the boys program a regional tournament game. This will be their first trip to the region tournament in several years. Please Congratulate the boys teamwhen you see them.

Their next game is Monday 2/14at Patriot in the semi finals. Game time 7:30.


Join us at our HOME Girl's Varsity Basketball game on Monday 2/14! This is the District Semi Final for our Lady Jackets!

There will be lots of entertainment including:

  • DJ at the game
  • Free t shirts for the 1st 75 paid attendees
  • Free Valentine's Day Kisses for every attendee from the KISSING BOOTH.

See you at the game!


OP Spring Sports Tryouts are right around the corner! We will hold a physical collection on Thursday, Feb. 17th from 2:30-3:30 in the Gym. Athletes interested in trying out should have a completedPhysical dated after May 1, 2021 and a current online concussion training completed - Certificate of completion printed out and signed by the parent. All athletes must have this paperwork turned in prior to any participation in OP Athletics.

Spring Tryouts begin on February 22nd and continue through the week. Specific tryout times for each spring sport will be listed Any additional questions can be directed toMs. Mohlin the main office.




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