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Spots available for Educator Leadership!

The deadline has been extended for applicants to the Educator Leadership program in order to fill the remaining spots in the Class of 2015. The Manchester School District fully supports this valuable program available to our faculty, administrators and staff. Substitutes will be provided on Leadership session days for teachers who participate. APPLY TODAY!

2014 School Open House Schedule

All Manchester schools have set their family open house dates and times. Please check the schedule below so you can plan ahead to visit your students' schools.

Elementary SchoolsBakersville SchoolMonday, September 15, 20146:00-7:00 pmBeech Street SchoolThursday, September 25, 20146:00-7:30 pmGossler Park SchoolTuesday, September 23, 20146:00-7:00 pmGreen Acres SchoolThursday, September 11, 2014615-7:30 pmHallsville SchoolThursday, September 18 20146:00-7:00 pmHighland-Goffe’s Falls SchoolThursday, September 4, 2014Grades K-25:45-6:30 pmGrades 3-56:45-7:30 pmJewett Street SchoolTuesday, September 23, 20146:00-7:30 pmMcDonough SchoolTuesday, September 23 20146:30-7:30 pmNorthwest Elem SchoolWednesday, September 17, 20146:00-7:00 pmParker-Varney SchoolThursday, September 25, 20146:00-7:30 pmSmyth Road SchoolWednesday, September 17, 20146:30-8:00 pmWebster SchoolWednesday, September 17, 20146:30-8:00 pmWeston SchoolThursday, September 11, 20146:00-6:45 pm Grades K-27:00-7:45 pm Grades …

UPDATE: MST Report Cards: A Message from the Superintendent

Update: August 20

We would like to extend our apologies for the continued delay in report cards for MST. The software vendor has given an anticipated completion date of August 29.

July 16, 2014

To Our MST High School Families:

First of all, we want to thank you for your flexibility with our different approach to educating your child over the last two years. We continue to work hard at bridging the gap between the traditional pathways to achieving expectations and the new, innovative manner by which your children are learning at MST. Part of the unintended complexity of redesigning a high school experience such as the one offered at MST High School is the paradigm shift in administrative tasks such as scheduling, grade reporting, and tracking of mastering competencies. Students and their families have been very patient and understanding as we have wrestled with issues such as generating a personalized report card, progress rep…

Parent Survey: Higher Level Learning Opportunities for High School Students

This survey will help the Manchester School District better understand how effectively it is communicating higher level learning opportunities to high school students and their families.

Your time is greatly appreciated! The survey can be found at This survey is also available in Arabic, Bosnian, Nepali, Spanish and Vietnamese.

A higher level learning opportunity is defined as an experience such as a course or program that rises in levels of complexity and demand through accelerated learning. Courses and programs that meet the criteria for higher level learning opportunities include high school honors level (Level 3), Advanced Placement (Level 4), the Manchester Community College’s Running Start program, and Southern New Hampshire University’s Dual Enrollment Program (a/k/a College in the High School).

School Day Start & End Times for 2014 in Multiple Languages

Manchester Public Schools Welcome Students Back on
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 ** Please note new start and end times **
Printable PDFs with start and end times in Arabic, Bosnian, English, Nepali, Spanish and Vietnamese can be found at
Elementary Schools K-5
8:20 a.m. Arrival Time
8:35 a.m. Instruction Begins/Late Bell
2:35 p.m. Dismissal

Half-day Preschool 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Middle Schools 7:20 a.m. Arrival Time
7:35 a.m. Instruction Begins/Late Bell
2:00 p.m. Dismissal Time

High Schools 7:45 a.m. Instruction Begins
2:42 p.m. Dismissal

Please note school hours for preschool, elementary and middle school students have changed. Our school calendar has also changed from a 175 day school year to a 180 day school year. 
School calendars will be distributed to all students. Should you not receive a school calendar please visit the District website at or request one from your child’s school.

For your …

Student Accident Insurance Plans for 2014 - 2015

The Student Accident Insurance Plan brochure for 2014 - 2015 can be found online. This brochure contains the enrollment form and instructions for completion and submission. It also contains a claim form so that parents who enroll their child can access the form at any time. 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 under Quick Links > For Parents or For Students. Look in the top left corner for Quick Links at