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FREE financial aid filing session: February 6

ManchFAF$A Extravaganza! University of New Hampshire’s Manchester Campus 88 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH (parking in student lot is permitted after 5pm) Monday, February 6, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm You CAN Afford College! Join us for a Financial Aid Information Session & FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Filing Event            Dinner will be Provided vDoor Prize Raffle vAdvice from Financial Aid Professionals vColoring Contest (little ones welcome!)

Middle school basketball city tournament schedule set

2017 City Championships




DATEEVENTMATCHUPLOCATIONMonday, 2/6GIRLS B SEMIFINAL#4 McLaughlin @ #1 ParksideThe Middle School at Parkside4:00 PM#3 Southside @ #2 HillsideHillside Middle SchoolTuesday, 2/7BOYS B SEMIFINAL#4 Hillside @ #1 ParksideThe Middle School at Parkside4:00 PM#3 McLaughlin @ #2 SouthsideSouthside Middle SchoolWednesday, 2/8BOYS A SEMIFINAL#4 McLaughlin @ #1 ParksideThe Middle School at Parkside4:00 PM#3 Southside @ #2 HillsideHillside Middle School

Youth hockey tournament applications now available

Manchester’s Parks, Recreation & Cemetery Division is pleased to announce that the 2017 Clement M. Lemire Hockey Tournament will begin in March.Named for the long-time Parks Superintendent who initiated the event, the tournament makes use of the cities two ice arenas and allows students in Manchester to compete in a fun city-wide event that promotes ice hockey.
The tournament will have two divisions: 3rd - 5th graders and 6th - 8th graders from around the city.  Practices and games will begin immediately following the conclusion of the high school season. Applications have been distributed to all elementary and middle schools for students to bring home.Applications must be returned to the schools by Thursday, February 17, 2017.  No applications will be accepted after this date. Games will be played Monday through Friday at either the JFK Coliseum or West Side Ice Arena, between the hours of 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm.The Tournament will last two to three weeks, and teams will play up to 5 …

A letter to the MSD community from the superintendent

A recent incident outside one of our schools prompted Dr. Vargas to write a letter which emphasizes that our schools are proud of and celebrate the diversity of our students and staff. Manchester School District will continue to discredit any messages that contradict the American values of inclusion and respect. It is our sincere hope that all members of our community support the school district in fostering those values, particularly in interactions with children. 
Dear Families and Community Members of the Manchester School District:
I am writing to share details of a racially charged incident that took place at one of our schools yesterday morning. A sign reading “Diversity is a codeword for white genocide” was posted on the fence outside of The Middle School at Parkside sometime overnight. The sign is part of a bigger campaign known as the White Genocide Project, which according to their website “believes the present day social policy of ‘diversity’ is nothing more than a coordinate…

WANTED: Community professionals to participate in Career Day

On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, Manchester High School West is hosting a school-wide Career Day. The structure will be different from similar events that often follow a "career fair"-type format in which professionals representing various fields set up displays and wait to be approached by interested students.

At West, every teacher will be matched with a guest speaker related to his or her subject area. For example, in the math department, one teacher may host an accountant while other math teachers host a stockbroker or a carpenter. Students will follow their regular schedules and be introduced to a different career field with each class change.

Speakers are asked to give a hands-on or interactive presentation to the classes they meet. West is offering full-day and half-day sessions for interested professionals. Lunch will be provided in all sessions.

Full day. 7:15 am - 3:00 pm
Morning only, 7:l5 am - 11:30 am
Afternoon only, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Members of the community who…

Beyond the Sheetrock: Tour a student-built home on January 14

Every year, the Career and Technical Education students at Manchester School of Technology build a house. Every year, that house is put on the market for anyone in the community to buy. Last year’s three-bedroom, three-bathroom home sold for $325,000! Proceeds from the sale go back into the program.
Supervised by their professional instructors in the carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC trades, the students do nearly 100% of the work it takes to build the house. You are invited to see this year’s building in progress. The walls inside have not yet been sheetrocked, so visitors will have the opportunity to see all the plumbing and electrical work. The house is located on a street where about two dozen other MST homes have been built over the years.


Current high school sophomores from Manchester, Londonderry, Bedford, and Goffstown interested in enrolling in MST’s two-year CTE program to learn those skills are encouraged to attend this special open house, ask questions, and see what …

Webster Wildcats give back

Members of the Webster Elementary School staff and administration spent an evening this week serving meals at New Horizons for New Hampshire. It was the first time they'd done this as a group, but we hear it's going to be a regular event, and they're already scheduling the next date!
Principal Sarah Lynch is proud of her school and the people who make it special.

"I am learning, as I am still new here, that the staff at Webster go above and beyond the call of duty in every way. It warms my heart to be part of a team that wholeheartedly cares about how they impact the surrounding community and consistently work together," she said.



Manchester School District placed on AP Honor Roll for 2016 achievements

Manchester School District is one of 433 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 7th Annual AP® District Honor Roll.  The distinction recognizes that since 2014, Manchester has increased the number of students participating in Advanced Placement courses while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher. Reaching these goals shows that Manchester is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for AP.
“Our teachers, administrators, families and counselors encourage students to challenge themselves in various AP subjects that include world history, physics, English literature, computer science, and studio art,” said Superintendent Dr. Bolgen Vargas. “More students every year are committed to raising the bar on achievement goals, and the teachers work hard with students to prepare them well for the exams.”
National data from 2016 show that among b…