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NJROTC cadets get VIP tour of USS Manchester

On May 23, the Manchester West High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps toured the soon to be commissioned USS Manchester (LCD-14) in port in Portsmouth New Hampshire.. 
2017-18 NJROTC Commanding Officer Anahi Bracero-Miranda and 2018-19 NJROTC Commanding Officer Josh Moser lead the procession with the Senior Naval Science Instructor Captain Arthur W. Stauff, USN (Retired). The crew provided an extensive tour answering all the cadets' questions of this very high tech ship.

“I am am so excited about see the new ship named after our hometown," said Cadet Bracero-Miranda.
Upon completion of the tour the cadets were able to meet and talk with the ship's Commanding Officer CDR Emily Bassett, USN, who graciously posed for pictures.

Many cadets from West High School will be attending the commissioning ceremonies on Saturday.

“This is a unique and historic opportunity for our cadets to be part of,” said Captain Stauff.

The USS Manchester is set to be commissioned on…

Scholastic, first lady donate books to Manchester school

Many thanks to New Hampshire First Lady Valerie Sununu and Scholastic for bringing 500 new books to Northwest Elementary School! The students are excited to borrow them during school library hours this summer.

Mrs. Sununu spent time with a class of second graders, reading two stories and sharing her love of books.

Joining her at today’s book delivery were Mayor Craig, Dr. Vargas, assistant superintendent Amy Allen, and principal Shelly Larochelle.

Kindergarten Orientation dates

2018 Dates & Times

624-6312 May 31, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Beech Street 624-6314 May 30, 6:00-7:15 p.m.
Gossler Park 624-6327 May 22, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Green Acres 624-6330 June 7, 6:15-7:00 p.m.

Hallsville 624-6332 To be held in September
Highland-Goffe’s Falls 624-6334
To be held in September Jewett Street

Parental involvement survey

At the March 14, 2018 parental involvement forum of the Manchester Board of School Committee, the discussion included possible topics for the work of this committee to engage parents, grandparents, and the community in becoming more involved in our schools.

Please take a moment to complete the following survey to provide feedback to the Special Committee On Parental Involvement that will help planning to increase engagement in our community in our schools. Please complete by May 23, 2018.

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Gillis named assistant superintendent

Superintendent of Schools Bolgen Vargas has named Southside Middle School principal Jennifer Gillis the assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction. Her appointment was approved by the Board of School Committee at last night’s meeting.

Gillis has served as principal of Southside since July of 2014, when she arrived in Manchester after six years as assistant principal at Mountain View Middle School in Goffstown.  In addition to her experience as a building administrator, Gillis has spent nearly 15 years teaching, mentoring, coaching and advocating for students in public education. Previously, she worked in the field of brain injury rehabilitation.

“Mrs. Gillis has been a tremendous asset to the Southside community in working with faculty, students and families to reach academic and developmental goals at the middle school level,” said Dr. Vargas. “Her leadership in this area will be valuable as we continue to improve student achievement across the district.”

Gillis will use…

Hillside Middle School athletics receives grant support

Congratulations to Hillside Middle School physical education teacher Steven Burns, a 2018 recipient of the Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant from California Casualty. California Casualty partners with the National Education Association to sponsor the grant. Mr. Burns was awarded $1,000 to fund sports equipment.

Pictured here are Sue Hannan, President of MEA; Steven Burns; Hillside Middle School assistant principal Sara Loughlin; and Scott McKenna, California Casualty representative.

Summer Food Program schedule announced

2018 Manchester Summer Food Service Schedule Southern New Hampshire Services is helping kids stay connected to nutrition all summer long.All meals are free for any youth 18 years and younger. Meals will be offered over summer vacation June 18 – August 31, but not on July 4.Hope to see you out and about this summer!
Summer Food Service Locations Free for Kids 18 & Younger Breakfast Lunch Dinner Elmwood Gardens 83 Trahan St. 9:00am 10:00am
WIC Office 40 Pine St. 8:30am -10:00am 12:00pm-3:00pm
M-P.A.L.409 Beech St. (June 25 -Aug 31)
12:00pm -1:00pm

Get Moving Manchester winners announced

Congratulations to this year’s winning schools for best participation in the Get Moving Manchester physical activity and nutrition program! 

Highland-Goffe’s Falls Elementary School had 96% of its grades 3-5 students participate in all four weeks, while Jewett Street Elementary School was tops in the city with 98% student participation.
Dr. Vargas and Mayor Craig attended today’s trophy presentations, along with representatives from our sponsoring organizations, including Catholic Medical Center and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Mascot Slider showed up to announce the team was giving every student two tickets to go to a baseball game this week!

Thank you to all of the sponsors who made Get Moving Manchester possible: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield; Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester; Bike Barn; Palace Theatre; Anagnost Companies; and Indian Head Athletics.