Friday, October 18, 2013

Manchester Academic Standards - a Proposal for the Board of School Committee

On October 10, 2013  Dr. Debra Livingston presented a proposal for Manchester Academic Standards to the Manchester School District Board of School Committee. The purpose of this presentation was to:
  • Listen and hear comments, questions, and concerns
  • Defer standardized assessments decision
  • Provide clarity about “Informational Text”
  • Propose a shift to Manchester Academic Standards
This document can be found on the district web site at www.mansd.org. Look in the upper left for Quick Links > Manchester Academic Standards.

Stand Up, Don't Stand By! October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Bullying - and cyberbullying - hurt! Common Sense Media provides free resources for administrators, teachers, parents and kids and teens. Please visithttp://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators for professional development, digital citizenship, and family resources.

Cyberbullying Toolkit: Teachers can download a free toolkit to help students learn how to standup when they see cyberbullying occur. Age appropraite resources are provided for elementary, middle and high school!  http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/cyberbullying-toolkit?utm_source=2013_10_Newsletter_2&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Manchester YouthBuild Announces Fall Class

Southern New Hampshire Services, Manchester's newest education and job training program for 18-24 year old students who are looking to complete their high school diploma, is now taking applications for their innovative, paid training/education program in Manchester. YouthBuild specializes in transferring skills in the construction trades to students who work together to build affordable housing in the community, and students earn high school credit while doing it. Students in YouthBuild also receive a small stipend while participating.

The program is funded though a U.S. Department of Labor grant and partnered with the City of Manchester, Manchester Community College, Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority, Manchester Community Resource Center, the Office of Senator Jeanne Shaheen, and local developer Anagnost Companies.

For more information call 935-7463 or email cfrederick@snhs.org.
Visit Southern New Hampshire Services on the web: http://www.snhs.org/