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Showing posts from February, 2018

MSD recognized at YMCA's 2018 Community Partners Luncheon.

The YMCA of Downtown Manchester recently honored Manchester School District during its Community Partners Luncheon event, noting its partnership with our schools is key to several programs. Summer of 2017, 131 students participated in Power Scholars at Parkside Middle School. During the school year, more than 120 students are served in YMCA START at Beech Street School and Henry Wilson Elementary School. In addition, there are 90 students in YMCA STAY program at the four Manchester Middle Schools.

New reading challenge underway

You've heard of Monopoly. Now it's time to play BOOKOPOLY! Check out the reading challenge for all ages from preschool through high school. Complete your game board by March 23, turn it in, and receive a prize! All the details, including the reading log pages, can be downloaded HERE . Have fun!

Office of Youth Services sponsors Winterfest events

The full schedule of 2018 Winterfest community activities and events is available, coordinated by Manchester's Office of Youth Services. Check out some of the highlights below! The Currier Museum of Art, Manchester Historic Association Millyard Museum, the Manchester City Library and West Branch Community Library are offering children, youth, and families dozens of opportunities to exercise their creativity and imaginations over the course of Winterfest 2018. At the Currier, activities begin on Monday, Feb. 26 with a joint Currier and Library event geared to ages 3 to 5, reading Duck for President, and then creating campaign signs. On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, family activities include Creative Studio for Build Your Own Sculpture Park and Monument Building on Wednesday and Friday, respectively and Drawing in the Galleries on Thursday. Children must always be accompanied by an adult.  Free Admission for ages 17 and under; adults $5. The Millyard Museum will be open Sat

Community forums on redistricting proposal set

Members of the community will have several opportunities in the coming weeks to ask questions and make comments on the Manchester School District superintendent’s draft proposal for the next phases of redistricting. Nine forums have been scheduled across the city, beginning on February 21 and ending on March 28. All parents, guardians, school employees, students, and other interested community members are welcome to attend any and all sessions. The full list of dates, times and locations is below. Dr. Bolgen Vargas introduced six draft recommendations to the Board of School Committee: ·          Replicate Parker-Varney personalized learning opportunities through an innovative network of the West Side schools ·          Establish grades 5-8 middle school model ·          Reduce class sizes ·          Adjust the school feeder pattern to send Beech Street and Wilson elementary students to McLaughlin and Central ·          Create preschool center at Memorial High School ·

Spring sports coaching openings

We're thinking spring! Check out the available coaching positions we have, including: Central High School boys & girls track and field Central High School girls tennis  Assistant coach for West High School boys track and field.

FAFSA information night and application help

New athletic director named

Superintendent Bolgen Vargas has named Christine Pariseau Telge director of athletics for the district.  In this part-time role, Telge will oversee the middle and high school athletic programs across the district. Responsibilities include hiring coaches, arranging game schedules, and supervising the high school athletic coordinators. Telge currently works as program coordinator for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center’s Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center and will continue in that position. She also holds a law degree and has experience working in human resources. Telge is a lifelong resident of Manchester and a product of the city’s schools.  “My love for the student-athletes and the city of Manchester will drive me to strengthen our programs and represent our community in the best way possible,” said Telge.