Thursday, August 29, 2013

Manchester School District welcomes Assistant Superintendent David Ryan

David Ryan returns to Manchester as its next Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction after serving as principal of Nashua High School North since 2006 where he was recognized as the 2012 Charles A.Napoli New Hampshire State Principal of the Year and one of three 2013 NASSP/MetLife National Principal of the Year Finalists. As a 2009 Phi Delta Kappa Emerging Leader Ryan led his school through its first New England Association of Schools and Colleges Accreditation, reduced it failure and drop out rates significantly, and increased the number of students enrolling in two and four year colleges upon graduation. Ryan served as an assistant principal at Manchester High School Central from 2000-2006, is a member of the National Principals Advisory Panel for the College Board and sits on the Advisory Board of the School of Education at Southern New Hampshire University. He holds the Ed.S. in Education Administration from the University of New Hampshire, the M.Ed. in School Leadership from Boston College, and B.A. in English from Plymouth State University. Ryan is married to Maura Ryan and presently they raise their three boys, Aidan, Eamonn and Declan in Hooksett, NH.

Monday, August 26, 2013

School Arrival and Dismissal Times

Manchester Public Schools Welcome Students Back on Wednesday, September 4, 2013.

Please note school hours for preschool, elementary and middle school students have changed. Our school calendar has also changed from a 180 day school year to a 175 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 child’s safety please ensure that your child does not arrive at school prior to the arrival time indicated below:

Elementary Schools 8:10 a.m. Arrival Time
 8:20 a.m. Instruction Begins/Late Bell
 2:50 p.m.  

AM Kindergarten 8:10 a.m.  Arrival Time
 8:20 a.m.  Instruction Begins/Late Bell
 11:05 a.m.

PM Kindergarten 11:55 p.m. Arrival Time
 12:05 p.m. Instruction Begins/Late Bell
 2:50 p.m.

Half-day Preschool 8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

 Middle Schools 7:32 a.m. Arrival Time
 7:40 a.m. Instruction Begins/Late Bell
 2:20 p.m. Dismissal Time
 High Schools 7:45 a.m. Instruction Begins
 2:42 p.m. Dismissal

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Student Accident Medical Insurance for 2013-2014

The new Student Accident Medical Insurance Protection brochure can be found online. This brochure contains the enrollment form and instructions for completion and submission. It will also contain 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 in the "Quick Links" "For Parents" or "For Students" on the left side bar of the school district web site at Look for Student Accident Medical Insurance.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Second Annual Luke Capistran 5K Road Race/Fun Walk and Kids Run

With the support of the Manchester Community, Hillside Middle School, and Hooksett Kiwanis ther Builders Club will be hosting the second annual Luke Capistran 5K Road Race / Fun Walk and Kids Run. Builders Club is a Service/Student Leadership Organization that mentors and encourages students to become leaders in their community. The Builders Club is sponsored by the Hooksett Kiwanis Foundation.

This year a discounted rate is offered for educators in the Manchester School District: $10 pre-registration. 

The Builders Club would like to make this a grand community event and is asking for your support in regard to advertisement/sponsorship for the Luke 5K. The club would like the opportunity to meet with you to further discuss their needs and provide you with any other information you might need to promote the extraordinary event. 

Thank you for your consideration!

Please direct all inquiries to:
Tara Lindh, Manchester Educator, Hillside Middle School:
Kathy Carlson, Manchester Educator, Hillside Middle School:
Tyler Burke, Builders Club President

UPDATE: Driver Education Registration at Memorial High School

Driver Education registrations at Memorial High School will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8 - 8:30 AM in the cafeteria until
school starts.  After the start of the school year, one can register in the cafe from 7:15 - 7:30 AM every Friday.  PLEASE do not bring your registrations to the main office.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Driver Education Registration Opens August 20

The 2013-14 Driver Education Schedule is now available for viewing. Registration begins on Tuesday, August 20 and is ongoing until the class is full and on a first come, first served basis. Class begins on Sept.12 and tentatively ends on Oct. 24. Click here for more details and a full schedule.

City of Manchester 37th Annual Employees Golf Tournament

The City of Manchester will be hosting its 37th Annual Employees Golf Tournament on Saturday September 14th at Derryfield Country Club. This tournament will begin with an 8:00 am "shotgun" start and finish with a BBQ lunch and raffle starting at 1:30 pm at McIntyre Ski area. Please consider participating in this fun filled event and share fellowship with other City employees. Attached are the following golf tournament documents:

1. Registration form (due by Friday September 6th)
2. Sponsorship form

We encourage you to distribute the sponsorship form to friends of the City.Tournament sponsorship is the key to the success of this event. Please ask our friends of the City to support the employees that educate their children, patrol our streets, fight our fires, and create the clean and safe environment that makes Manchester such a desirable city to live and work in.

QUESTIONS: If you have any questions, or require any additional information, please direct all inquiries to Fred McNeill at We look forward to seeing you on September 14th at the City of Manchester's 37th Annual Employees Golf Tournament.

The City of Manchester Employees Golf Tournament Committee thanks you! Committee members are:Tracy Boudreau, Kim Desrosiers, Ned Desrosiers, Fred McNeill

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Updated Wellness and Nutrition Policy is available for viewing

We are looking forward to a new school year! The Manchester School District is committed to creating a healthy environment that enhances the development of lifelong wellness practices, promotes healthy eating and physical activities that support student achievement, and complies with federal mandates regulating school food and nutrition before, during, and after school.

The updated Safety 128 Wellness and Nutrition Policy is available for viewing. All Manchester School District policies can be found under the Board of School Committee web pages at