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Charles J. Colgan, Sr. High School

13833 Dumfries Road, Manassas, VA 20112

Office 571.374.6550

Fax: 571.350.9648

Office: 571.374.6550 Fax: 571.350.9648

Important Dates to Remember

March 2019

Siren's Cove March 21 @ 7 p.m.

Mama Mia Play March 28-29 @ 7 p.m.

Mama Mia Place March 30 @ 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

April 2019

Senior Trip April 5

Senior Deliveries April 12-13

Spring Break April 15-21

Siren's Cove April 23 @ 7 p.m.

Prom April 27 @ Fox Chase Manor from 7:30-11:30 p.m.

May 2019

Dance Concert May 3-4

Paint Night May 10

AP Testing May 6-17

SOL Testing May 6-17

Choir Concert May 15

Siren's Cove May 16 @ 7 p.m.

Senior Internship Experience May 6-17

Orchestra Concert May 21 @ 7 p.m.

Underclassman Award Ceremony May 22 @ 8:30 a.m.

Senior Award Ceremony May 22 @ 7 p.m.

Band Concert May 23 @ 7 p.m.

Memorial Day May 27 - No School

Graduation Rehearsal May 30-31

June 2019

Graduation June 1

Choir Cabaret June 4-5 @ 7 p.m.

Underclassman Final Exams June 6-11

Last Day of School June 11

Special Event

Pizza with Police flyer

Colgan's 20th Century Classes

Colgan’s 20th Century class is working alongside the Library of Congress Veterans History Project to organize an event to honor and commemorate veterans from the 2nd World War, Korean, and Vietnam War. As part of the event, we will interview each Veteran's story and submit them to the Library of Congress. We need your help getting in touch with these honored veterans, and would love to have them participate in our event and hear in their incredible stories. If you’re interested, or would like more information, please contact us at Thank you.

Buy a Yearbook Today

Buy a Colgan Yearbook at the lowest price of the season, $75.
  • $75 - Now thru March 31, 2019
  • $80 - After April 1, 2019
Buy a Senior Ad in the yearbook at

Still space for senior ads!

  • Yearbook still has space for senior ads. Don’t miss your chance to place a congratulatory message and post a baby picture! Ordering info at or
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Paint night invite

Paint Night! May 10, 7-9 p.m.

Please RSVP to to reserve your spot! 60 spots available. Discount for two people- $40. Fees include canvas and paint. Payment must be paid by May 9th.

Come out and enjoy a fun night hosted by the National Art Honor Society.

Jirani's Coffee House

An Evening of Fine Arts at Jirani’s Coffee House was held on February 27 in Old Town Manassas. This was an awesome opportunity for Colgan’s CFPA students to present both musical and spoken word performances with a gallery of artwork to view. The owner was so impressed by the students he has already invited Colgan back next year with hopefully 2 events.

Hylton Perfoming Arts Center

Hylton Performing Arts Exhibition A county wide exhibition of selected artwork from grades K-12 was housed at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. Student work is submitted and then judged for final selections for this exhibition held from the end of January to the end of February. Student volunteers discussed their artwork explaining the intent and process behind their art.

Upcoming Events:

March 21-22 Creative Writing Field Trip to New York University’s Writing Seminar

April 23: Siren’s Cove 7-9 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre

April 26- Deadline to submit a work of art for the 11th Congressional District art competition

To determine if you live in this district, students can google “Find Your Representative” at

Student Council Association (SCA)

SCA News

Colgan’s SCA is excited to depart for the Virginia State convention on Thursday, March 21; delegates are headed to Virginia Beach. Colgan is taking 55 students, which will be our largest delegation in school history for the convention. Julianne Crosbie is running for state secretary for the 2019-20 executive board.

Class of 2020 is working vigorously to plan this year’s prom, which will take place at Fox chase Manor in Manassas, VA on Saturday, April 27.

Colgan is also planning to attend the National Student Council Convention in PA during June 2019.

Graduation Date

Class of 2019 Commencement will be Saturday June 1, 2019 at 9 a.m. at the Colgan Stadium.

2018-19 Spring Sports

School physical form

Students need to submit a completed Virginia High School League (VHSL) Physical Form (revised February 2017). It can be found on the VHSL website. The physical must be filled out completely and signed by the doctor, parent, and student.

Students interesting in Fall sports for 2019-20 school year will need a physical dated after May 1, 2019.

colgan athletics

If you have any questions, please visit our athletic website at or contact the Activities Office at 571.374.6168.

Visit the counseling department's newsletter at:

Employment and Training Fair for Seniors

On Tuesday, April 9, Colgan High School will be hosting an Employment and Training Fair for Seniors throughout the county. This event is for students who are considering a technical/trade school or going to work directly after high school.

If you are interested, please complete the permission slip and participation form below and bring them to Dr. Byrd in the Counseling Department no later than Friday, March 15. Please note that space is limited. We hope to see you there!

Driver Education Student/Parent 90 Minute Meeting

Most weekday sessions will begin promptly at 7 p.m. unless noted otherwise. Please arrive no later than 6:45 p.m. The full 90 minutes of attendance is required.

**There will be no admittance after 7 p.m.**

Colgan High School

April 25, 2019

Hylton High School

April 2, 2019

Patriot High School

April 25, 2019

Stonewall Jackson High School

April 2, 2019

nurse's corner

Colgan Clinic

Reminder from The Colgan Clinic:

As the school year comes to a close, all medications that have been brought to the school must be picked up by an adult. The last day of school is June 11. Any Medication not picked up at time of dismissal will be destroyed on that day. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Nurse Pam.

Thank you and we hope you have a safe and healthy summer.

Transportation News

Enter information regarding Here Comes the Bus will be available at the beginning of the school year. This free and secure service is available to PWCS parents and students by link from the My PWCS mobile app, as a stand-alone app, or from the web. Your choice of push-notifications or emails will alert you when the bus gets close by. Enter school code 76348 during sign-up and have your student ID number(s) ready.

Please check Prince William County's website at and visit the transportation site for additional information.

Free and Reduced Price Meals

Free and reduced price meals are available to students whose households qualify under federal standards. Reduced price is $0.30 for breakfast and $0.40 for lunch.

You can apply for free or reduced price meals online. Complete and submit the application at If you wish to complete a traditional paper application, you can obtain a copy from your child's school office or from the School Food and Nutrition Services Office (703.791.7319). You will be notified by US mail or e-mail of your child's status. Until you are notified, you must provide your child with meals or money for meals. If you submitted an online application, you can access your electronic eligibility letter by visiting and entering your confirmation number.

Contact School Food and Nutrition Services at 703.791.7319 or 703.791.8142 with questions or visit our website,, for more information.

Right to Special Programs/Services 2018-19

The message on a student’s “Right to Special Programs/Services” must be included in 2018–19 school newsletters. Any parents who have opted out of electronic distribution should receive the message in hard copy format. This message is available in Arabic, English, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese on the EL Translation and Interpretation Services intranet page, choose “Translations Library,” then "Special Education" to find "Rights to Special Programs, Services" documents.

This notice is required to be included in your newsletter consistent with legal and best practices.

To contact the Booster Club, please email:

Also, please CLICK HERE to view the latest newsletter.

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2018-19 School calendar

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2019-20 School Calendar Key Dates

*Approved October 17, 2018*

  • August 26 School Begins
  • September 2 Labor Day Holiday
  • October 14 Divisionwide Professional Learning Day — No school for All students
  • November 4 Teacher Professional Development/Workday — No school for All students
  • November 5 Parent Conference Day (ES)/Teacher PD/Workday/Conference Day (MS/HS) — No school for All students
  • November 11 Veterans Day Holiday
  • November 27–29 Thanksgiving Break for Students/Teachers
  • December 23–31 Winter Break for Students/Teachers
  • January 1–3 Winter Break for Students/Teachers
  • January 6 School Reopens
  • January 20 Martin Luther King Holiday
  • January 24 Elementary School 1/2 Day — Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • January 27 Teacher Workday — No school for All students
  • February 17 Washington's Birthday/Presidents' Day Holiday
  • March 30 Teacher Workday — No school for All students
  • April 6–10 Spring Break for Students/Teachers
  • April 13 Teacher Professional Development/Workday — No school for All students
  • May 25 Memorial Day Holiday
  • June 12 Last Day of School

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