Athletes ages 11 - 18 are eligible for FREE SPORTS PHYSICALS on March 18th from 5:30-7:30pm at the NH Orthopaedic Center, 9 Washington Place, Bedford. The practice is donating their clinic space for the evening physicals. These physicals meet the requirements of school athletic programs. Athletes are encouraged to pre-register. Complete and submit a form before Thursday, March 11th to be pre-registered. Pre-registered athletes will be moved ahead in line. The form is available at www.nhmi.net/free_physicals.php and at area high schools.
The learning has begun for Manchester students
taking part in the city’s inaugural FIRST®Junior STEAM Ahead program. After several months of planning, Beech Street
School, Green Acres and Jewett Street School are bringing the popular FIRST® LEGO®
League (FLL®) program into fourth grade classrooms. FIRST Junior STEAM Ahead is expected to
enhance science and math curriculum like never before. The creation of FIRST
Junior STEAM Ahead happened with support from FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and
Technology), an international not-for-profit public charity based in Manchester
that motivates young people to pursue education and career opportunities in
science, technology, engineering, and math. FIRST
has been encouraging young people's interest and participation in those
subjects for more than 25 years, since it was founded by inventor Dean Kamen in
1989. As part of the FIRST
Junior STEAM Ahead program, each fourth grade classroom will participate in FIRST LEGO League w…
All incoming freshman who will be attending Central High School are invited to an informational session and tour on February 18, 2015 from 6:30-8:30 pm. 6-6:30 - Organizations will be in the cafe for students and parents to explore.
6:30-6:45 - Principal welcoming and introductions in McAllaster Hall located in the Professional Arts building.
6:45-8:30 - Parents and students meet in the gymnasium with teachers, guidance counselors and representatives from our Special Education Programs.
~Tours will be given by Central’s student leaders~ Here at Central we highly encourage all students to participate in extracurricular activities to fully benefit from a top notch educational experience. We feel this only enhances PRIDE and a sense of belonging in our school community. We look forward to meeting you!
We are proud of Ed Doyle, Central High School band director and an important part of our schools' music program, for being recognized by the Union Leader on its annual list of "40 Under 40" people in New Hampshire!
The Manchester School of Technology is hosting an open house on Saturday, January 31, from 10am-1pm.
Current 8th, 9th, and 10th grade students and their parents are welcome to spend a day at MST exploring future educational possibilities! Talk to our teachers and learn more about our four year innovative high school and our career and technical programs!
Sophomores from the following high schools will have the opportunity to spend their junior and senior years in a program of their choice at MST (visit our website for details on each program):
Applications for the 4-year MST-HS program are due by February 13.
The students of Parker-Varney School took the #FollettChallenge! Help them win the grand prize by voting for their video. You can vote one time per day, and voting closes January 30 at midnight. Share this link and ask your family and friends to vote, too!
The Follett Challenge showcases and rewards educators who are aligning their curriculum and approach in order to teach the skills needed in the 21st century, and who are implementing a collaborative program with others in their school. In order to enter, applicants must demonstrate how the program is preparing students for the demands of the 21st century and complete the entire online application, which includes a 3-5 minute video about the program.
We, the Parker Varney 5th Graders, would like to say thank you for the support that you have given us for our project based learning unit -- a fundraiser for the Liberty House transitional shelter for Veterans. The district-wide Employee Jeans Day raised $4,000.
We presented our donations to the Director of the Liberty House at a holiday luncheon, which took place at Manchester School of Technology. The veterans who were in attendance were overwhelmed with the support and especially liked the homemade snowmen filled with daily care items. WMUR broadcast coverage of the celebration of our collective efforts.
Thank you for showing us the strength and power that we have as part of this community.
5th Grade Student Leaders
Parker-Varney Holiday Helpers
The ManchesterSchool District
participates in the grant funded USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable program at 12
elementary schools. Part of the requirements for participation in this program is that students are exposed to different fruit and vegetables as snacks to help students develop lifelong healthy eating habits.
The snacks are offered free of charge to students in schools with 50% or more of students who are eligible for free or reduced price meals. Some of the fruits and vegetables offered are melon, sugar snap peas, rutabaga, zucchini slices, oranges, mango, grape tomatoes and yellow beans. They are not necessarily
intended to replace a child’s snack on a given day.
The schools that participate in the program will be posting the monthly snack menu, which includes some nutrition information about the featured items, on their web sites. Please note that the menu might change occasionally due to product condition or availability. Parents are encouraged to review the menu and plan…
Arthur Adamakos, principal at Manchester Memorial
High School, received the 2015 Charles A. Napoli Principal of the Year Award
from the New Hampshire Association of School Principals. The annual award
recognizes one outstanding secondary school principal in the state.
The nomination for Adamakos included high praise
from Memorial’s faculty members, including one who wrote to the selection
committee, “(Adamakos) is the epitome of a high school principal. He’s not
afraid to get involved in students’ lives. He listens to their problems and
teaches them life lessons they often do not receive at home.” Adamakos is a 36-year veteran of Manchester School
District, beginning in 1979 as a social studies teacher at Hillside Middle
School. He spent nine years teaching in the classroom before accepting his first
administrative position as assistant principal at West High School in 1988. Since
then, he has served as principal of Hillside, took on his first stint as
Memorial’s principal in 1995, spe…
Congratulations to Nikita Bhat, fifth grader at Webster Elementary School, whose painting won first place in the 33rd annual New Hampshire Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition arts and writing competition. More than 100 entries were submitted by students in grades five through eight across the state, responding to this year's theme, "The time is always right to do what is right."
The judges felt that Nikita's art piece best honored the life and words of Dr. King. It expresses an understanding of the power of standing together to "grow" from negativity. The depiction of the flower with incomplete petals indicates that Nikita understands that the work is not done, that today's children must create a positive environment, in spite of historic negativity.
Nikita and the other contest winners in the writing and art categories will be recognized at the NH Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition's community celebration on Monday, January 19 at St. George Greek Orth…
The following is excerpted from a letter written by Manchester School of Technology guidance counselor Laverne MacInnis. Fairpoint giving didn't go on strike
As the Christmas holidays approach, most generous people's thoughts immediately turn to young children. No one wants to think of a young
child finding nothing or very little under the Christmas tree. All but the most
hardened of hearts is willing to reach into their wallet to ensure a young
child will know Santa has remembered them. After all, there is tremendous joy
in seeing the eyes of a young child light up when their heart’s desire is
fulfilled in the form of a much wished for toy!
However, as the innocence of childhood is lost and adolescents no longer
believe in Santa Claus, teenagers can sometimes be forgotten – even though
their yearnings for Christmas presents can be quite like those of a young
child. We at Manchester School of Technology are quite blessed to have a
“Santa” of our own for many of our students. Fo…
Superintendent Debra Livingston has announced a
partnership with Southern New Hampshire University and the National Center for
Competency-Based Learning to launch the 1,000 Mentors program for high school
students in Manchester. The initiative aims to connect community members,
businesses and organizations directly with the schools, expanding the number of
ways students can earn academic credit outside of school. “Collaboration is essential for growing the extended
learning opportunities we currently offer our students,” said Dr. Livingston.
“We’re excited to work with organizations that support the concept of competency-based
learning and want to help us reach our goals.”
Founded by Fred Bramante, a former chairman of the New
Hampshire Board of Education, the National Center for Competency-Based Learning
(NCCBL) seeks to help all students succeed by advocating for nontraditional
options for learning. “We can create a customized learning plan for every
child,” Bramante said. “But that…