Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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!

Monday, August 25, 2014

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 Schools
Bakersville School Monday, September 15, 2014 6:00-7:00 pm
Beech Street School Thursday, September 25, 2014 6:00-7:30 pm
Gossler Park School Tuesday, September 23, 2014 6:00-7:00 pm
Green Acres School Thursday, September 11, 2014 615-7:30 pm
Hallsville School Thursday, September 18 2014 6:00-7:00 pm
Highland-Goffe’s Falls School Thursday, September 4, 2014
Grades K-2 5:45-6:30 pm
Grades 3-5 6:45-7:30 pm
Jewett Street School Tuesday, September 23, 2014 6:00-7:30 pm
McDonough School Tuesday, September 23 2014 6:30-7:30 pm
Northwest Elem School Wednesday, September 17, 2014 6:00-7:00 pm
Parker-Varney School Thursday, September 25, 2014 6:00-7:30 pm
Smyth Road School Wednesday, September 17, 2014 6:30-8:00 pm
Webster School Wednesday, September 17, 2014 6:30-8:00 pm
Weston School Thursday, September 11, 2014 6:00-6:45 pm Grades K-2
7:00-7:45 pm Grades 3-5
Wilson School Thursday, September 18, 2014 6:00-7:30 pm
Middle Schools
Hillside MiddleSchool Thursday, September 25, 2014 6:30-8:00 pm
McLaughlin Middle School Thursday, September 25, 2014 6:30-8:30 pm
Middle School at Parkside Thursday,September 18, 2014 6:30-8:00 pm
Southside Middle School Wednesday, September17, 2014  6:00-7:45pm
For 6th Grade
Thursday, September18, 2014 6:00-7:45 pm
For 7th and 8th Grades
High Schools
Central High School Thursday, October 16, 2014 6:30-8:30 pm
Memorial High School Tuesday, October 14, 2014 6:30-8:30 pm
West High School Thursday, October 2, 2014 6:30-8:00 pm
MST Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6:00-8:00 pm

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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 report and transcript for each student, items that have been quite delayed. We believe we are close to issuing competency-based report cards for each of our students, and we are certain our students and parents will be very pleased with the amount of personalized information the grade report will contain.

Our apologies for the delay, but I assure you that we continue to work with our technology personnel and software vendor to speed up the process and it is our hope to have grade reports for MST High School students shortly. If you have any questions or would like to further discuss the issue, please feel free to contact MSTHS Principal Karen White at 603-624-6490.

Thank you.

Debra Livingston
Superintendent of Schools
Manchester School District

Saturday, August 16, 2014

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).

Thursday, August 14, 2014

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 child’s safety please ensure that your child does not arrive at school prior to the arrival time indicated above.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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

Driver Education registration opens on August 15

Registration for Driver Education begins on Friday, August 15 and is ongoing until classes are filled. There will be five sessions throughout the school year. The  2014 - 2014 schedule is posted for viewing on the district web site at: