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Please Vote Now for the New MSD Logo!

Please take a moment to vote!  Students were given the task of creating a new logo for the Manchester School District.  Two finalists were selected from the twenty-two entries that were received. 

VOTE NOW: Visit http://www.mansd.org/msd-logo-contest-2013 to submit your vote!

A Message from the Superintendent

December 18, 2013
Dear Manchester Family,
Happy Holidays!   One of the most rewarding things about being a Superintendent is the opportunity to visit schools and attend special events. This time of year is always entertaining and exciting with presentations, special meals, and concerts.  If you have ever attended one these events, it is pure joy.  Gymnasiums and auditoriums are packed with family and friends abuzz with excitement.  Kids are nervous about being on stage and it’s easy to see that wearing a tie or special dress is just a little uncomfortable. Students who have cooked a special meal are so proud to share their culinary talents and soak in every compliment.  Every academic presentation by students is learning on display.  Students’ voices shake; there is an occasional nervous giggle.  And yet, their learning is so evident.  Let’s just say, the “cuteness factor is off the charts.” Who can help but smile?
Recently students from Weston and Hillside with their volunteer coaches …

Hillside Middle School Teacher Wins Samsung Technology Award for Innovative Teaching!

Hillside Language Arts Teacher, Mrs. Sue Hannan has been named a State Winner in the 2014 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. Her entry was chosen for its innovative approach to advancing interest in STEM among her students as well as making an impact in the Manchester community. In response to Samsung’s award notification, Mrs. Hannan, stated, “This is a unique opportunity for a Manchester school. We will be collaborating with students, colleagues, parents, community members and the media to create a project that spotlights the salmon release project, and will spotlight the health of the Merrimack River as well. While this will be a very involved project, it will assist students in concentrating their writing efforts into producing data analysis, integrating all subjects, and including many local and state standards for education. Students and community members will be involved in a service project that serves everyone.”
As a state winner, Ms. Hannan has already earned a minimum of $2…