Tuesday, August 8, 2017

School accident insurance plans available

The Student Accident Insurance Plan brochure for 2016- 2017 can be found online. This brochure contains the enrollment form and instructions for completion and submission.  Please direct all inquiries in regard to insurance coverage directly to the insurance provider.

The brochure can be found on the Manchester School District website home page under Quick Links > For Parents or >For Students.

Friday, August 4, 2017

BAE's FOCUS program accepting new students

High school students have a unique opportunity to gain some valuable hands-on experience in the engineering and technology fields. BAE Systems of Nashua is accepting applications for its Fostering Opportunities and Careers Utilizing STEM (FOCUS) program

The weekly after school classes begin on September 20 and run through December 13 in Nashua. All students in grades 9 through 12 are encouraged to apply. 

The application deadline is August 31. More information about FOCUS is available online.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Elementary school summer library hours

Several elementary school libraries will have summer hours! They are open to students who attend those schools. Children will be able to check out and/or return books.

Bakersville 
Wednesdays from July 12 to August 16, 8:00 am-12:00 pm

Gossler Park
July 11 - August 10
Tuesdays 8:30 am -11:30 am
Wednesdays 8:30 am -11:30 am & 12:30 pm -2:30 pm
Thursdays 12:30 pm-2:30 pm    

Green Acres
July 18 and August 8, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hallsville
July 10 - August 4
Monday-Thursday  8:30 am - 11:30 am

Highland-Goffe’s Falls
July 12 and August 9 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Jewett
July 11 - August 10
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:30 am -11:30 am

Wilson
Wednesdays from July 12 - August 9, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Summer school hours and locations

Special Education Extended School Year 
Monday-Thursday
Preschool, July 10-August 10
Parker-Varney 9:00-11:30
Grades K-5, July 11-August 10
Gossler Park 8:30-12:00
Deaf & Hard of Hearing, July 10-August 10
Green Acres 8:30-12:00
Grades 6-8, July 10-August 10
Parkside 7:45-11:15

21st Century
Monday-Friday, July 10-August 4
Grades K-8
Mclaughlin, Beech, Hallsville, Parker-Varney
8:00-2:00

English Learners 
Monday-Thursday, July 10-August 3
Grades K-12
McLaughlin, Beech, West
8:30-12:00

Ready for Success 
Monday-Thursday,  July 10-August 3
Bakerville, Beech, Gossler Park, Hallsville, Jewett, McDonough, Parker-Varney, Weston, Wilson
*Northwest students will attend RFS at Gossler Park while their school is under construction.
8:30-11:30

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Manchester educator advances to 2018 Teacher of the Year finals

The NH Department of Education has named Smyth Road Elementary School kindergarten teacher Shauna Webber one of five finalists for 2018 NH Teacher of the Year.

The other four finalists are a first grade teacher in Rochester, a middle school teacher in Gilford, and two high school teachers in Bow and Concord.

The rigorous selection process continues this summer before the NH Department of Education announces the Teacher of the Year in September.

Good luck, Mrs. Webber!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Manchester educator selected as 2018 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellow

The NEA Foundation named Karyn Burgess, a special education teacher at Hillside Middle School, as one of the 48 public school educators to become a member of this year's class of Global Learning Fellows. Burgess will spend a year building the capacity to understand and act on issues of global significance -- otherwise known as global competency skills.

As a result of the Fellowship, Burgess will be better equipped to prepare students for global citizenship. Fellows also create valuable global lesson plans for their students that are freely shared with educators across the national and the world through open-source platforms.

“The Global Learning Fellowship provides a great opportunity to teachers who are interested in sharing the world with their students,” says Burgess. “I love the idea of learning even more about global competency since it aligns with my teaching philosophy.”

The 2018 Fellows were selected from more than 400 applicants from across the country. They teach all grade levels and all subjects: from visual and performing arts to agri-science, vocational studies to history. They come from rural, suburban, and urban schools. They are National Board Certified, curriculum coaches, IB coordinators, foreign language speakers, and more. Some have participated in similar programs, and some have never traveled abroad. The diverse cohort will allow educators to learn from each other and bring global perspectives to a wide range of students.

“We believe that educators are the key to giving students the skills to thrive in an interconnected world,” said Harriet Sanford, President and CEO of the NEA Foundation. “We created the Global Learning Fellowship to provide professional development in teaching global competencies and to support educators as they integrate these skills into classroom instruction.”

Over the course of a year, the NEA Foundation staff, partners, and field experts will support Burgess as she immerses herself in online coursework, webinars, and collegial study, including a two-day professional development workshop this fall and a nine-day international field study next summer, bringing the full cohort together with experts in global learning.

Prior Fellows have contributed valuable knowledge to the field by posting replicable lesson plans on open-source platforms. Past Fellows have returned to advance global competency in their schools and districts—one Fellow recently brought Peruvian artists to her school to teach her students how to incorporate their own culture into their art.

The NEA Foundation is a public charity supported by contributions from educators' dues, corporate sponsors, foundations, and others who support public education initiatives. The NEA Foundation will accept applications for the 2019 Global Learning Fellowship this fall.