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Holiday message from Dr. Vargas

Dear Manchester School District community:

The winter holiday season is a wonderful time for celebration and appreciation of the people around us.  I would like to thank our staff, students and families for their work, support and commitment to learning in Manchester. I am proud of your many accomplishments, and look forward to the new year ahead. Indeed, you are impacting on our children’s lives every day.

This also is the time of year for giving back and taking care of members of our community who need an extra hand. Thank you to all of our schools and community partners that hosted and contributed to food drives, toy drives, winter coat drives and other fundraisers to ensure that our children and their families experience the spirit of the season.

I wish you a very happy and peaceful holiday.

With respect and gratitude,
Bolgen Vargas, Ed.D.

MSD and Manchester City Library partner in holiday vacation reading initiative

Dear Parents/Guardians:
The Manchester School District is always looking for ways to encourage students to read outside the classroom. During the winter holiday vacation from school, your children might have some extra down time perfect for picking up a book. We are excited to tell you about a new Winter Reading Program for preschool, elementary and middle school students that we’ve created in partnership with the Manchester City Library.
If you have children in preschool or elementary grades, ask themto show you the reading record they brought home from school. It is set up as a game board. For every 15 minutes they read, students will color in or cross out a snowflake. A completed game board amounts to 5 hours of reading time. On the back of the elementary form we have listed all of the events that are happening at Manchester City Library locations during vacation week. We hope you have a chance to attend, and don’t forget to borrow some books to take home from the library, too!

Opt-in for SchoolMessenger notification texts

Dear Manchester School District families:
The Manchester School District is committed to effective communication between our schools and families. As part of our efforts, we are using an automated notification system called SchoolMessenger. This system allows us to call, text and email thousands of parents and guardians quickly for emergency situations and weather-related school closures.
SchoolMessenger is dependent on the accuracy of the contact information you provide.  It is important to keep all of your phone numbers and email addresses up-to-date.  Any adjustments to your contact information can be made any time, directly to your child(ren)’s school(s).  SchoolMessenger continually syncs with our contacts on file; all new phone numbers and email addresses will be included in notifications after they are added.
When you answer a phone call from SchoolMessenger, you will hear a recorded message. The caller ID will be Manchester School District's main number: (603) 624-6300. If y…

New Gossler Park Elementary School playground complete

The City of Manchester Parks and Recreation Department, Manchester Health Department, and the
Gossler Park Elementary School are excited to announce that the new Gossler Park School’s
Neighborhood Playground has finally become a reality. As part of the Manchester Community Schools Project and the Manchester Neighborhood Health Improvement Strategy, the Manchester Health Department started working on this project several years ago in partnership with the Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission who crafted a health impact assessment. The assessment, which was funded by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, aims to redesign the Gossler Park School campus to support health, recreation, and safety.

Subsequently, to support the campus redesign, the Health Department received an anonymous donation of $35,000 that was also funded through the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. This donation was further matched by funding from the Manchester School District, and an additional $15,000 wa…

Presentation on the Benefits of School Breakfast

Eating breakfast can have a positive impact on a student’s success in school. New Hampshire is one of ten states in the country with the lowest participation in the National School Breakfast Program. Please Join the Manchester School District Wellness Council and help make sure all kids get a strong start to their day and a solid academic foundation.

WHEN: November 14, 2017 at 3:15 PM WHERE: Manchester School of Technology, 530 So. Porter St. WHO: Parents, Teachers, Administrators...everyone! QUESTIONS? Please contact Sue Sheehy at

Crew of the USS Manchester visits Queen City

The naval ship USS Manchester, named after New Hampshire’s largest city, will officially be commissioned next April. In preparation, some of the crew of the navy’s newest Littoral Combat Ship (LCS-14), visited the Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corp (NJROTC) program at West High School.
NJROTC cadets, under the leadership of Captain Arthur Stauff and Master Gunnery Sergeant Ronald Slagle, gave a presentation on their unit. During the school-wide assembly, West High School students showcased a history of Manchester and of the school. Performances by the West High School band added to the event’s pomp and circumstance.