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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

2 Hour Delay Schedule

Blue Day: 1, 2, 4, 6

Gray Day: 1, 3, 5, 7

Warning Bell: 9:20 AM

1st Period: 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM

2nd/3rd Period: 10:12 AM - 10:59 AM

4th/5th Period: 11:06 AM - 1:16 PM

A Lunch:

Lunch: 11:06 AM - 11:31 AM

Class: 11:36 AM - 1:16 PM

B Lunch:

Class: 11:06 AM - 11:36 AM

Lunch: 11:41 AM - 12:06 PM

Class: 12:11 PM - 1:16 PM

C Lunch:

Class: 11:06 AM - 12:11 PM

Lunch: 12:16 PM - 12:41 PM

Class: 12:46 PM - 1:16 PM

D Lunch:

Class: 11:06 AM - 12:46 PM

Lunch: 12:51 PM - 1:16 PM

6th/7th Period: 1:23 PM - 2:10 PM

Blue Day:

A Lunch: Science, Fine and Performing Arts, CTE

B Lunch: Math, Business, GEMS, FACS

C Lunch: English, World Languages, SPED

D Lunch: Social Studies, Health & PE

Gray Day:

A Lunch: Science, Fine and Performing Arts

B Lunch: Math, Business, GEMS, FACS, Yearbook

C Lunch: English, World Languages, SPED

D Lunch: Social Studies, Health & PE, CTE

Important Dates to Remember

November 2018

  • 11/21 thru 11/23 Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

Colgan Internship Experience

Seniors have the opportunity to complete an internship experience in lieu of final exams. Deadline to submit interest form is December 14.

  • May 6 to May 17, 2019
  • 60 hour internship
  • work with local business and community organizations to make lasting connections

Buy a Yearbook Today

Buy a Colgan Yearbook at the lowest price of the season, $75.
  • $75 - October 31 thru March 31, 2019
  • $80 - After April 1, 2019
Buy a Senior Ad in the yearbook at
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No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man brings the large-scale, participatory work from the Nevada desert gathering to the nation’s capital for the first time. Visual Art students in the CFPA program will be attending this exhibition on Friday, November 30. Space is limited on the buses, so students need to insure a seat on the bus through their Visual Arts teacher.

Each year in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, a city of more than 70,000 people rises out of the dust for a single week. During that time, enormous experimental art installations are erected, and many are ritually burned to the ground. The thriving temporary metropolis known as Burning Man is a hotbed of artistic ingenuity, driving innovation through its principles of radical self-expression, decommodification, communal participation, and reverence for the handmade. Both a cultural movement and an annual event, Burning Man remains one of the most influential phenomenon in contemporary American art and culture.

Student Council Association (SCA)

Homecoming 2018

Graduation Date

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

Volleyball District Champions

Girls Volleyball Team wins the Cardinal District and Occoquan Regional Championship.

Madison Bowser wins player of the year

1st Team All District

  • Madison Bowser
  • Testimony Garrison
  • Vanessa Thompson

2nd Team All District
  • Kristin Lough
  • Alyssa Andrews

Coach Mesa wins coach of year

Field Hockey District Champs!

Girls Field Hockey team, led by Coach Kaitlyn Connolly won the Cardinal District Championship.

  • Victoria Kennedy named District Player of the Year
1st Team All-District
  • Forward Olivia McCafferty
  • Forward Angelina Clark
  • Midfielder Victoria Kennedy
  • Midfielder Jade Beckett
  • Defender Anna Barron
  • Defender Jacqui Zimmerman
  • Goalkeeper Sydney Ruben
2nd Team All-District

  • Forward Hannah Fackrell
  • Midfielder Isabelle Saunders
  • Defender Grace Damato

Golf Team Wins District Championship

The Co-Ed Colgan Golf Team wins the Cardinal District Championship.

  • Ben Kruper advanced to the Regional Tournament
  • Victoria Adkins advanced to the State Tournament

Cheer Earns 2nd Place in Districts

Congratulations to Colgan Competition Cheer team, placing 2nd in the Cardinal District.

1st Team All-District

  • Kylie Cropp
  • Elizabeth Fontana
  • Mollie Upchurch
  • Keely Maloney
  • Monica Smith

Winter Tryout Schedule

Winter Sport Tryouts November 5, 6, and 27

  • Boys Basketball - November 5 at 4 p.m. (Gym)
  • Girls Basketball - November 5 at 6 p.m. (Gym)
  • Wrestling - November 5 at 2:45 p.m. (Aux Gym)
  • Girls Swim - Nov. 5 at 2:45 p.m. (Aquatics Center)
  • Girls Dive - Nov. 5 at 4 p.m. (Aquatics Center)
  • Boys Dive - Nov. 6 at 4 p.m. (Aquatics Center)
  • Boys Swim - Nov. 6 at 5:15 p.m. (Aquatics Center)
  • Indoor Track - Nov. 27 at 2:30 p.m. (Stadium)

2018-19 Fall sport information

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.

Physicals must be dated after May 1, 2018 for the 2018-19 school year.

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:

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.**

Battlefield High School

November 14

Brentsville High School

January 17, 2019

Colgan High School

January 3, 2019

April 25, 2019

Forest Park High School

November 27

March 5, 2019

Freedom High School

November 19

January 14, 2019

Gar-Field High School

February 21, 2019

Hylton High School

March 21, 2019

April 2, 2019

Osbourn Park High School

November 7

December 5

Patriot High School

April 25, 2019

Potomac High School

January 17, 2019

Stonewall Jackson High School

February 13, 2019

April 2, 2019

Woodbridge High School

January 23, 2019

nurse's corner

Welcome back to the 2018 -19 school year. Mrs. Sorensen (clinic aide) and Mrs. Johnson (school nurse) are so excited about this upcoming school year. Our main function in the clinic is to take care of health-related problems and needs that occur during normal school hours. Students and parents are asked to contact the school nurse if they have any questions concerning the student's medical needs. During the school year, health screening is provided for selected students. The screening includes vision and hearing. When conditions are found that merit attention, parents are notified. For health and safety reasons, ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE A PASS TO THE NURSE. It cannot be a stop off between classes.

MEDICATIONS –The Virginia State Board of Education policy requires a medication authorization form for the administration of medication by the school nurse. Medications prescribed by a doctor must be brought to in the original container with proper labeling along with a completed medication administration form. In addition, controlled medications must be brought in by an adult and handed to the nurse with the exact count of pills in the container. Students must have a medication authorization form filled out by the parent/guardian for Tylenol, Ibuprofen, or Tums to be given during the day. Students may carry an asthmatic "quick relief" inhaler or an emergency epi-pen if:

* There is a signed Asthma Action Plan or Allergy Plan on file with permission from their physician to self-carry medication.

* They have a medical need

* The medication has the prescription label

* The school nurse is aware they have the emergency medication

Students who use the epi-pen should always report to the school nurse immediately or if a student uses the "quick relief inhaler" and they do not experience relief. All other medications are to be kept in the nurse’s office. students are not allowed to carry any medications, including Tylenol, Advil or Midol to take on their own. All medications are to be administered by the school nurse.

EMERGENCY CARD INFO - An emergency card must be completed. We must have pertinent information to provide optimal care and protection for our students. Please return them as soon as possible. If parents / guardians change their phone number, address, or emergency numbers it is critical that the nurse know immediately in order to ensure the students safety.

In order to provide the best educational experience, school personnel must understand your child’s health needs. We look forward to a safe and healthy school year. Please feel free to contact the Health Clinic with any questions or concerns. 571.374.6173.

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.

Concussion Training Dates Year-Round

All students are required to complete concussion training prior to trying out for sports. Students entering 9th grade and new students to Prince William County Schools are required to attend a face-to-face concussion training offered by a Prince William County Schools’ Certified Athletic Trainer.

If 10th–12th grade students have previously received the high school face-to-face concussion training, they may complete the online concussion training.

Battlefield High School 15000 Graduation Drive, Haymarket, VA 20169


February 4, 2019 @ 7 p.m.

Brentsville High School 12109 Aden Road, Nokesville, VA 20181


February 7, 2019 @ 7 p.m.

Colgan High School 13833 Dumfries Road, Manassas, VA 20112


February 4, 2019 @ 7 p.m.

Forest Park High School 15721 Forest Park Drive, Woodbridge, VA 22193


January 30, 2019 @ 6 p.m.

Freedom High School 15201 Neabsco Mills Road, Woodbridge, VA 22191


February 1, 2019 @ 7 p.m.

Gar-Field High School 14000 Smoketown Road, Woodbridge, VA 22192


February 7, 2019 @ 7 p.m

Hylton High School 14051 Spriggs Road, Woodbridge, VA 22193


February 14, 2019 @ 6 p.m

Osbourn Park High School 8909 Euclid Avenue, Manassas, VA 20111


February 11, 2019 @ 6 p.m.

Patriot High School 10504 Kettle Run Road, Nokesville, VA 20181


February 6, 2019 @ 6:30 p.m.

Potomac High School 3401 Panther Pride Drive, Dumfries, VA 22026


November 5 @ 7 p.m.

February 5, 2019 @ 7 p.m.

Stonewall Jackson High School 8820 Rixlew Lane, Manassas, VA 20109


February 13, 2019 @ 7 p.m.

Woodbridge High School 3001 Old Bridge Road, Woodbridge, VA 22192


February 12, 2019 @ 7 p.m.

Right to Special Programs/Services

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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