Wednesday, August 15, 2018

New principal named for Hallsville Elementary School

Superintendent of Schools Bolgen Vargas has named Christopher MacDonald the next principal of Hallsville Elementary School. Manchester’s Board of School Committee approved MacDonald’s nomination at this week’s meeting.

MacDonald moves into his new position from Northwest Elementary School in Manchester, where he was assistant principal since 2008.  His career in education also includes eight years teaching third and fourth grades in Hooksett.

“While they differ in size, Northwest and Hallsville have many similarities as neighborhood schools committed to the success of all students,” said MacDonald. “I am excited to get to know Hallsville staff, students and families and lead them in their continued efforts toward high achievement.”

“Mr. MacDonald will be a terrific asset to the Hallsville community,” Dr. Vargas said. “His leadership experience and commitment to excellence will help students reach their highest potential.”

MacDonald succeeds Bonnie Skogsholm, who retired at the end of this past school year after four years at Hallsville. He will host an ice cream social to give staff and families the opportunity to meet him before the school year begins. It will be held at Hallsville on Wednesday, August 29, from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Manchester Proud seeking strategy proposals


Manchester Proud (MP), a New Hampshire Voluntary Corporation, is seeking proposals from qualified consulting firms, to perform a comprehensive assessment of the Manchester School District (MSD) and its individual schools, and to provide recommendations based upon this assessment for strategies MSD should implement to improve student outcomes and opportunities.
MP will hold a webinar on August 20 at 10:00 a.m. EST to go over the Request for Proposals (RFP) and answer questions. Interested firms can register for the webinar at the following link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CHvAHZtfTjGFm3KeMEB4hQ.
Any and all questions regarding the RFP should be directed via email to
outreach@manchesterproud.org.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

School accident insurance plans for students available

The Student Accident Insurance Plan brochure for 2018- 2019 can be found online.
Student insurance is essential for students who don't have their own coverage. For students who do have other insurance, student insurance can help fill gaps in coverage.

This brochure contains the enrollment form and instructions for completion and submission. 

A claim form in the event of injury also is available.

Please direct all inquiries in regard to insurance coverage directly to the insurance provider:
Lefebvre Insurance, LLC
850 Franklin Street
Wrentham, MA  02093
1-800-451-9668

Monday, July 30, 2018

New principal named for Parker-Varney Elementary School

Bryan Belanger is the new principal of Parker-Varney Elementary School, effective next month. The Board of School Committee approved Superintendent Bolgen Vargas’s recommendation of Belanger for the position.

Belanger comes to Manchester from Raymond, New Hampshire, where he was principal of Lamprey River Elementary School since 2015. Previous experience included other school- and district-level administrative roles. He was interim principal of Seabrook Elementary School, assistant principal of curriculum and integration at Seabrook Middle School for six years, and technology director for Hampton School District and School Administrative Unit 21, serving Hampton Falls, North Hampton, South Hampton, and Seabrook.

“I am excited and eager to work with Parker-Varney’s learners, teachers, parents, and community,” said Belanger. “Together we will continue our school’s legacy of quality educational experiences, innovation and personalized learning.”

“Mr. Belanger’s experience and enthusiasm make him the right choice to lead the children and staff of Parker-Varney,” said Dr. Vargas. “I am confident he will succeed in moving current initiatives forward as well as creating new ways to meet the educational needs of our students.”

Belanger succeeds Amy Allen, who became assistant superintendent last October. Parker-Varney’s assistant principal Mike Beaulac served as acting principal in the interim and will return to the role of assistant principal.


Monday, July 23, 2018

Registration open for Luke Capistran Memorial 5k

The Luke Capistran Memorial 5K Run, 3K Walk & Kids Fun Run
Saturday, September 29, 2018 10:00 AM
Derryfield Park, Bridge Street, Manchester NH 03104

First 150 participants to register will receive a free t-shirt
Awards for the 5K top 3 overall winners and age group winners
All participants will be entered to win some of our great raffle prizes!

Course Description:  Scenic cross-country run through Derryfield Park on grass and gravel trails, featuring rolling terrain.

All proceeds go to the Luke Capistran Scholarship Fund which provides scholarships for students to attend summer camp.
Adult Entry Fee: $25.00
Manchester Educator Entry Fee:  $20.00
Student Entry Fee:  $10.00
Kids Fun Run: Starts at 9:00 at Hillside Middle School, Donations welcome



Pre-race packet pickup on Friday, September 28th, HIllside Middle School Lobby, 5:00-8:00 PM.
Post entries will start at 8:00 AM the day of the race at Hillside Middle School.

For more information email the Race Directors:
Mary Hartigan-Demers at mhartigandemers@mansd.org or Nancy Michaud at nmichaud@mansd.org

Make check payable to: Hillside Middle School.  Mail Entry form to Hillside Middle School, Attn: Hillside Builders Club, 112 Reservoir Avenue, Manchester, NH 03104

Monday, July 16, 2018

Fall sports registration open

Students who are trying out for fall sports can sign up with FamilyID starting Monday, July 16. All Manchester middle and high schools use FamilyID to collect student registrations in one place, such as emergency contacts, medical forms, and other important information related to student athletes. 

Friday, July 6, 2018

CLiF to support summer reading in Manchester

Manchester schools are the grateful recipients of a grant from the Children's Literacy Foundation, which will provide free books to our students.

The community is invited to join CLiF for a FUN and INTERACTIVE storytelling for both children and parents.

Every child in attendance will get to choose TWO NEW BOOKS to take home and keep!

There will be HUNDREDS of books to choose from
with MANY POPULAR TITLES.

Eight sessions are scheduled, starting next week:

Thursday, July 12: 9:00 at Gossler Park, 145 Parkside Avenue
Thursday, July 12: 11:00  Parker-Varney, 223 James A. Pollock Drive 
Monday, July 16: 9:00 Beech Street, 333 Beech Street 
Monday, July 16: 11:00 Northwest, 300 Youville Street
Monday, July 23: 9:00 Jewett Street, 130 South Jewett
Monday, July 23: 11:00 at Weston, 1066 Hanover Street
Tuesday, July 31: 9:00 at McDonough, 550 Lowell Street
Tuesday, July 31: 11:00 at Bakersville, 20 Elm Street

Bookmobile ready to roll


We're excited for July 9, when the new Manchester bookmobile start its drive through the city, making stops at various public locations.

To kick it off, we held an official ribbon cutting with Mayor Joyce Craig; Assistant superintendents Amy Allen and Jennifer Gillis; Manchester City Library head of children’s services Karyn Isleb; director of English learner instruction Wendy Perron; and Booked for Summer coordinator Kelly Jobel.

We hope to see you this summer! Check out our full five-week schedule:




Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Manchester to celebrate National Summer Learning Day


The Manchester School District, in collaboration with organizations, businesses, and supporters of education across the city, will highlight the importance of summer learning opportunities on July 12, the day designated as National Summer Learning Day.

Led by the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), National Summer Learning Day is an advocacy day aimed at elevating the importance of keeping all kids learning, safe and healthy during the summer. On this day each year, the country unites in advocacy efforts and celebrations hosted by hundreds of partner organizations from libraries to parks and recreation centers and civic and non-profit groups to promote awareness of the importance of keeping kids healthy and engaged during the summer.

“Summer Learning Day is a reminder that summers count for success in the school year ahead, and our community should work together to ensure students get the opportunities and services necessary to continue growing and thriving over summer vacation,” said Dr. Bolgen Vargas, Superintendent of Schools. “We are dedicated to supporting student achievement throughout the summer, and our celebration today marks our commitment to that goal.”

Manchester’s Summer Learning Day efforts are closely linked to the school district’s “Booked for Summer” literacy initiative, now in its second year. The summer-long calendar of events to engage children of all ages in learning outside the classroom includes story hours, interactive activities, and other programs. The Manchester City Library, Manchester Parks and Recreation, Boys & Girls Club of Manchester, Granite YMCA, New Hampshire Institute of Art, the Millyard Museum, SEE Science Center, Amoskeag Fishways, Massabesic Audubon, the Currier Museum of Art, The Bookery, and Barnes & Noble Booksellers are among the many community partners promoting and participating in the Booked for Summer program.

In special recognition of National Summer Learning Day, Booked for Summer supporters have committed to hosting additional events on July 12, such as a read aloud sponsored by the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Popular mascot Fungo is scheduled to read to children at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.    

The new Manchester Bookmobile, which visits six city locations on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, will add special stops on July 12, a Thursday, for National Summer Learning Day.

Research shows that summers put our nation’s youth at risk for falling behind in core subjects like math and reading. The math and reading skills low-income students, in particular, lose each summer are cumulative and contribute significantly to the achievement gap seen in many communities as large and diverse as Manchester. A survey conducted by NSLA indicated that two-thirds of teachers said they spend at least a month re-teaching students old material when they return from summer vacation.

The Manchester School District also recognizes that proper nutrition is just as important as academic opportunities are to children’s growth and well-being. The district’s school food services department provides meals to summer school programs, school-based day camps run by the YMCA and 21st Century Learning Centers, and the city’s three Fun in the Sun locations.  Southern New Hampshire Services also provides free breakfasts, lunches and dinners to Manchester youth 18 and under at various public locations.

Many of these learning opportunities require resources. Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant on Elm Street and Texas Roadhouse on South Willow Street are hosting fundraisers on National Summer Learning Day: A portion of each dining bill will be donated to the Booked for Summer program.

Dr. Vargas will join community leaders from around the city to kick-off Manchester’s Summer Learning Day events that morning at Gossler Park Elementary School. The full schedule of public activities is available online at bookedforsummer.mansd.org. All children and families are welcome to attend all of them throughout the day.

WHO: Manchester School District and community partners
WHAT: National Summer Learning Day 2018
WHEN: Thursday, July 12
                 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Gossler Park Elementary School


Heat advisory from the Manchester Health Department


The National Weather Service is forecasting an extended period of continued hot temperatures and high humidity through Friday July 6. Heat Advisories are likely during this period. These conditions may pose a health danger to the public, especially young children and elderly adults. Please pay special attention to the following information.

People tend to suffer heat-related illness when the body’s temperature control system is overloaded. Usually, the body cools itself by sweating, but in some cases sweating is not enough. When that happens, a person’s body temperature rises rapidly. Very high body temperatures can damage the brain and other vital organs.

Several factors affect the body’s ability to cool itself during extremely hot weather. When the humidity is high, sweat will not evaporate as quickly, preventing the body from releasing heat quickly. Other conditions that adversely affect temperature regulation include old age, obesity, fever, dehydration, heart disease, poor circulation, sunburn, and drug and alcohol abuse.

Understanding the inherent danger of extreme heat, health and emergency management officials are making the following recommendations:

DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS
Increase how much you drink regardless of your activity level. During heavy exercise in a hot environment, drink 2-4 glasses (i.e. 16-32 ounces) of cool fluid each hour. Plain water is the best fluid to drink since it is the easiest for your body to absorb. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink more fluids. Remind others to drink enough water.

Avoid drinking very cold beverages (they can cause stomach cramps) and avoid alcoholic and caffeinated beverages (they make you lose more fluid). During hot weather, you will need to drink more liquid than your thirst indicates. This is especially true for persons over the age of 65.

(NOTE: If your doctor has prescribed a fluid-restricted diet or diuretics, you need to ask your doctor how much you should drink.)


REPLACE SALT & MINERALS
Heavy sweating removes salt and minerals from the body. These are necessary for you and need to be replaced. The easiest and safest way is to eat a balanced meal and drink fruit juice or a sports beverage. Do not take salt tablets unless directed by your doctor. If you are on a low-salt diet, ask your doctor what to eat or drink, especially before drinking a sports beverage.

WEAR APPROPRIATE CLOTHING & SUNSCREEN
Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing. In the hot sun, a wide-brimmed hat will provide shade and keep the head cool. Use sunscreens that have a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher. Apply the sunscreen 30 minutes before going outdoors and reapply according to package instructions. Sunscreen protects you from sunburn, which can affect your body’s ability to cool itself and causes a loss of body fluids.

STAY COOL INDOORS
The best way to beat the heat is to stay in air-conditioned areas. If you do not have an air conditioner, consider visiting a shopping mall or public library for a few hours. For other recreational ideas and resources, please visit:

While an electric fan may be useful to increase comfort and to draw cool air into your home at night, it should not be your primary cooling device during a heat wave. When the temperature is in the high 90’s or above, a fan will NOT prevent heat-related illness. Taking a cool shower or bath is also an effective way to cool off.

SCHEDULE OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES CAREFULLY
If you must be out in the heat, plan your activities so that you are outdoors before 10:00 a.m. or in the evening after 6:00 p.m. While outdoors, rest frequently in a shady area. Resting periodically will give your body’s thermostat a chance to recover. If exertion in the heat makes your heart pound and leaves you gasping for breath, STOP all activity; get into a cool area and rest. Also, you should rest if you become lightheaded, confused, weak or faint.

USE THE BUDDY SYSTEM
When working in the heat, monitor the condition of your co-workers and have someone do the same for you. Heat-induced illness can cause a person to become confused or lose consciousness. If you are 65 years or older, have a friend or relative call to check on you twice a day during a period of extended heat. If you know any people in this age group, check on them at least twice a day. Those at greatest risk of heat-related illness include: (1) infants up to 4-years of age; (2) people age 65 or older; (3) people who are overweight; (4) people who overexert during work or exercise; and (5) people who are ill or on certain medications.

USE COMMON SENSE AND STAY INFORMED
Avoid hot foods and heavy meals – they add heat to your body. Do not leave infants or pets in a parked car. Dress infants in cool, loose clothing and make sure they drink enough liquids. Give your pet(s) plenty of fresh water and leave the water in a shady area. NEVER leave a child or pet in a vehicle, not even for a minute!

Stay updated on local weather forecasts so you can plan activities safely when it’s hot outside. Check local media outlets for heat advisories and warnings issued by the National Weather Service. Sign up for weather alerts to your phone or email by visiting: https://www.weather.gov/subscribe (Note: These are 3rd party Apps and some may not be free)
BE ALERT FOR HEATSTROKE AND HEAT EXHAUSTION
Both of these ailments occur when your body becomes unable to control its temperature; your body’s temperature rises quickly, the sweating mechanism fails, and the body is unable to cool down. If emergency treatment is not taken quickly, death or permanent disability can occur. Warning signs of heatstroke and heat exhaustion can include hot dry skin, rapid pulse, throbbing, headache, dizziness, nausea, confusion, paleness, and unconsciousness. Call 911 should these symptoms occur.

City COOLING CENTERS and SWIMMING LOCATIONS
Please note that the William B. Cashin Senior Center and Manchester City Library Branches are open to the public for cooling purposes:
West Manchester Branch Library
76 North Main Street
(603)624-6560
Hours: Monday-Thursday
12:30pm-5:30pm
Friday
9:30am-1:30pm
Closed on July 4





William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center          Manchester City Library                     
151 Douglas Street                                                                405 Pine Street
(603) 624-6533                                                       (603) 624-6550
Hours: Monday through Friday                           Hours: Monday and Thursday
8:30 am to 4:00 pm                                                9:30 am to 8:30 pm
                                Closed on July 4                                   Tuesday and Friday
9:30 am to 5:30 pm
                                                                                Saturday
9:30 am to 2:30 pm
Closed on July 4

In addition, the City of Manchester's public swimming facilities are open and are OPEN on JULY 4th. The daily hours of operation are as follows (weather permitting):
Facility and Location
Afternoon Session
Evening Session
Restrictions
Hunt Pool - 297 Maple St.
1PM - 3PM
3PM - 4:45PM
6PM - 7PM
7PM - 7:45PM
Residents Only
Open Swim
Livingston Pool - 300 D.W. Highway
1PM - 3PM
3PM - 4:45PM
6PM - 7PM
7PM - 7:45PM
Residents Only
Open Swim
Raco Theodore Pool - 66 Head St.
1PM - 3PM
3PM - 4:45PM
6PM - 7PM
7PM - 7:45PM
Residents Only
Open Swim
Dupont Splash Pad- 207 Mason St.
11AM-5:30PM




5:30PM-7:00PM
Residents Only

Open to All
Crystal Lake Public Beach-679 Bodwell Rd.
10AM-4PM*




4:00PM-8:00PM*
Residents Only

Open to All
*CRYSTAL LAKE BEACH WILL BE STAFFED WITH CHECKERS AT THE GATE.  WHEN LIFEGUARDS ARE NOT ON DUTY, THE BEACH IS POSTED "SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK".
The three municipal pools and the Splash Pad are fully accessible to persons with disabilities.  Livingston Pool provides a zero-entry way, and Raco-Theodore Pool, and Hunt Pool are each equipped with hydraulic lifts for pool access.
OTHER RESOURCES
To access the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Extreme Heat Media Toolkit, please visit:              http://www.cdc.gov/extremeheat/index.html

Thursday, June 28, 2018

District names new transportation coordinator

Superintendent Bolgen Vargas has named Kelly O’Brien-Hebert the new transportation coordinator for the Manchester School District. O’Brien-Hebert’s nomination was approved by the Board of School Committee this week, and her appointment is effective immediately.

O’Brien-Hebert arrives at the central office from her most recent position as administrative assistant for student services at Manchester High School West. Some of her duties in that role included preparing transportation requests and coordinating adjustments.

“My experience in the student services office gave me the opportunity to learn a great deal about the transportation of our students and the challenges that go along with it,” said O’Brien-Hebert. “My desire to grow with the Manchester School District while continuing to provide services for our students made this job a natural choice for me.”

The district-wide transportation coordinator is responsible for managing all aspects of school transportation, including routes, schedules and special requests. O’Brien Hebert will work closely with the Manchester Transportation Authority and Easter Seals Special Transit Services, which provide the school buses for Manchester students, as well as all of Manchester’s schools.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Open coaching positions

The athletics department is currently hiring coaches for the next school year. Click HERE for the list of positions and online application.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Parental Involvement: Input requested by June 30, 2018

The Board of School Committee Special Committee on Parental Involvement recently surveyed all stakeholders of Manchester School District to plan the further work of this group to engage parents, grandparents and the community in becoming more involved in our schools. 

The top two responses included the creation of a program to educate parents on what is needed at home to help educate their child(ren) and a platform for parents to share information.

Your feedback is very important to help us better understand what programs/opportunities already exist in our schools and to provide and opportunity for you to share your ideas on these topics to help plan our work. 

Responses are anonymous and cannot be linked to any individual. 

Please take a few minutes to complete this SURVEY by June 30, 2018. 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

2018 summer reminders

We hope your summer is off to a great start. There are many things going on over the next couple of months that we want to remind you about, and we also want to make you aware of some important dates to plan for at the start of the school year.

Our partners at Southern New Hampshire Services are providing meals to youth in our community every weekday through August 31, except July 4. The full schedule of times and locations for the summer food service is available online. We encourage you to share this information with families who need a hand this summer.

"Booked for Summer" is our district-wide reading and learning program. We have posted several resources for children and families, such as an event calendar, grade level suggested reading lists for elementary and middle schools, and this year's passport program for students entering preschool through grade 8. In addition, high school students have required summer reading. All students entering grades 9-12 are expected to read Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Frederick Douglass. The English departments of Memorial and Central high schools also have selected at least one book for each grade to read.

New to our Booked for Summer initiative is the Manchester Bookmobile. We have stocked the donated van (Thank you, Granite State Plumbing & Heating and Sousa Signs!) with books of all grade and reading levels. Our inventory includes copies of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass for high school students who need them, as well as other books older readers will enjoy. The Bookmobile will stop at six locations across the city every week from July 9 to August 10. Unlike traditional bookmobiles, ours is not a lending library. Every child who visits may choose one book to take home and keep. They can bring books back to swap for something new, but that is not required. Children are welcome to visit any stop as often as they wish.

The school district is once again hosting new student enrollment days in August. This is where families can come register their children for school if they are new to our district, including kindergarten students or incoming first graders who didn't attend kindergarten in our schools, and students of any grade who recently moved to Manchester. Incoming kindergarten students who attended preschool with us and children transferring from one Manchester public school to another do not need to register.

All of our school buildings are running on a summer schedule until two weeks before school starts in most cases. If you need assistance when your school is not open, please call the Manchester School District central office at 624-6300.

The 2018/19 academic calendar is available online.
  • The first day of school for students in kindergarten through grade 12 is on Wednesday, September 5.
  • The first day of school for all preschool students is on Monday, September 10.
  • Tuesday, September 11 is city primary election day and a professional learning day for teachers: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS.
Other important dates for the school year are listed on the calendar and highlighted on our website.

We wish you all a safe, healthy and fun summer. We are looking forward to seeing you back at school in September!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Recycled Percussion supports Booked for Summer

Ticket purchases for the upcoming Recycled Percussion show at Veteran's Park in Manchester will help support "Booked for Summer," the school district's summer literacy initiative to keep Manchester public school children reading and learning during the summer months.

The show is set for Saturday, June 30 at 7:00 pm. For each ticket purchased using the promotional code KJ-104, Recycled Percussion will donate $10 to Booked for Summer. 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Booked for Summer 2018 is driving kids to read

City schools are kicking off this year’s “Booked for Summer” initiative to keep students of all grades reading and learning during the summer months. New for 2018, a bookmobile that will stop at several city locations in July and August.

“We were very pleased with student and family participation in Booked for Summer’s inaugural season last year,” said superintendent Dr. Bolgen Vargas. “This summer, we’ve come up with even more ways to encourage learning outside the classroom.”

The Manchester School District, in partnership with the Manchester City Library, will run a bookmobile this year. Made possible through generous donations from local businesses, community organizations and volunteers, the van will stop at city parks, pools and schools. The five-week schedule will run two sessions every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from July 9 to August 10. Regular stops include Livingston Park, Beech Street School, YMCA of Downtown Manchester, Steven’s Park at Manchester Cal Ripken field, Elmwood Gardens, and Kelley Falls.

The bookmobile will be staffed by MSD educators, city librarians and other community leaders and volunteers. The team will organize read-a-louds and activities for each session. Any child who attends a session with the bookmobile will be given a book. Free food also will be available during every stop. All Manchester children are welcome to attend any scheduled stop. 

“We are very excited to add this opportunity for kids to our summer program because it’s such a natural fit for the district,” said Wendy Perron, director of English learner instruction, who was able to secure the van and coordinate the bookmobile planning committee. “There has been a lot of enthusiastic feedback just talking about the concept because it brings back great memories to those of us who remember bookmobiles from our own childhoods.”

The Booked for Summer website provides learning resources, including recommended reading lists by grade level, goal trackers, and event calendars. The information covers pre-k through grade 12.

Current preschool, elementary, and middle school students through grade seven can participate in the Booked for Summer passport program, an ongoing activity in which children can visit various sites around Manchester and get their “passports” stamped for completing a goal.

The district also has coordinated efforts at the high school level. All students entering grades 9 - 12 will be reading Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Frederick Douglass.  In addition, each high school’s English department has created a recommended or required reading list for students. They can be found on the Booked for Summer website.

Several public story times throughout the summer will be hosted by the Manchester City Library, Brookside Church, Bishop O’Neil Center, and educators at Stark Park. The full calendar of events is available online.

As they did last year, many community organizations and businesses are helping to promote Booked for Summer. Some have agreed to be passport locations, such as the Millyard Museum, SEE Science Center, Amoskeag Fishwways, Massabesic Audubon, and the Currier Museum of Art. Students and families also can check the Booked for Summer website for information on learning activities and various summer reading reward programs like those sponsored by the Manchester City Library and Barnes & Noble Booksellers, among others.

“We appreciate when our partners use their influence to support education in Manchester and supplement our efforts,” said Dr. Vargas. “Working together, we can make a greater impact on our students and have a better chance of success in making summer reading a priority.”

Students and families are encouraged to use the #booked4summer hashtag on social media or email bookedforsummer@mansd.org to share with the community what they’re reading and
learning.



Monday, June 4, 2018

Summer program overview

The following is the schedule of dates, times and locations for various summer programs offered by the Manchester School District. Please contact your child(ren)'s home school(s) with questions or to get additional information.

**Watch this page for updates**

Elementary
  • Title I Summer Academy Date: July 9 - August 3 Time: Mon-Thu 8:30-11:30 Locations: Bakersville, Beech, Gossler, Hallsville, Jewett, McDonough, Northwest, Parker Varney, Weston, Wilson (Note: Wilson grades 2-5 times are 8:30-1:00)
  • Green Acres Camp Cricket Date: July 9 - August 3 Time: TBD
  • Gossler Park YMCA Summer Camp Date: July 2 - TBD Time: Mon-Fri 8:30-2:00 Summer Science Camp Date: July 9 - July 27 Time: Mon-Fri 8:30-11:30
    Middle School
  • Power Scholars Date: July 5 - August 17 Location: Parkside Time: Mon-Fri 8:00-2:00 High School
  • Credit Recovery Central Date: July 9 - July 17 and August 6 - August 23 Time: Mon-Thu 8:00-10:00 & 10:00-12:00 Memorial Date: August 1 - August 31 Time: Mon-Fri 8:00-10:00 & 10:00-12:00 MST Date: TBD Time: Mon-Thu 8:30-11:00 West Date: July 5 - August 2 Time: Mon-Thu 9:00-11:00 & 11:00-1:00 21st Century Date: July 9 - August 3 Time: Mon-Fri 8:00-2:00 Locations: Elementary - Bakersville, Beech, Northwest Middle - McLaughlin English Learner Summer School Date: July 9 - August 2 Time: Mon-Thu 8:30-12:00 Location: Beech
  • Special Education Date: Monday, July 9 - Thursday, August 9 Preschool Location: Jewett Time: Mon-Thu 9:00-11:30 Elementary (K-5) Location: Green Acres Time: Mon-Thu 8:30-12:00 Middle/High Location: McLaughlin Time: Mon-Thu 7:45-11:15