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District names new transportation coordinator

Superintendent Bolgen Vargas has named Kelly O’Brien-Hebert the new transportation coordinator for the Manchester School District. O’Brien-Hebert’s nomination was approved by the Board of School Committee this week, and her appointment is effective immediately.

O’Brien-Hebert arrives at the central office from her most recent position as administrative assistant for student services at Manchester High School West. Some of her duties in that role included preparing transportation requests and coordinating adjustments.

“My experience in the student services office gave me the opportunity to learn a great deal about the transportation of our students and the challenges that go along with it,” said O’Brien-Hebert. “My desire to grow with the Manchester School District while continuing to provide services for our students made this job a natural choice for me.”

The district-wide transportation coordinator is responsible for managing all aspects of school transportation, including routes, …

Open coaching positions

The athletics department is currently hiring coaches for the next school year. Click HERE for the list of positions and online application.

Parental Involvement: Input requested by June 30, 2018

The Board of School Committee Special Committee on Parental Involvement recently surveyed all stakeholders of Manchester School District to plan the further work of this group to engage parents, grandparents and the community in becoming more involved in our schools. 

The top two responses included the creation of a program to educate parents on what is needed at home to help educate their child(ren) and a platform for parents to share information.

Your feedback is very important to help us better understand what programs/opportunities already exist in our schools and to provide and opportunity for you to share your ideas on these topics to help plan our work. 

Responses are anonymous and cannot be linked to any individual. 

Please take a few minutes to complete this SURVEY by June 30, 2018. 

2018 summer reminders

We hope your summer is off to a great start. There are many things going on over the next couple of months that we want to remind you about, and we also want to make you aware of some important dates to plan for at the start of the school year.

Our partners at Southern New Hampshire Services are providing meals to youth in our community every weekday through August 31, except July 4. The full schedule of times and locations for the summer food service is available online. We encourage you to share this information with families who need a hand this summer.

"Booked for Summer" is our district-wide reading and learning program. We have posted several resources for children and families, such as an event calendar, grade level suggested reading lists for elementary and middle schools, and this year's passport program for students entering preschool through grade 8. In addition, high school students have required summer reading. All students entering grades 9-12 are expected to…

Recycled Percussion supports Booked for Summer

Ticket purchases for the upcoming Recycled Percussion show at Veteran's Park in Manchester will help support "Booked for Summer," the school district's summer literacy initiative to keep Manchester public school children reading and learning during the summer months.

The show is set for Saturday, June 30 at 7:00 pm. For each ticket purchased using the promotional code KJ-104, Recycled Percussion will donate $10 to Booked for Summer. 

Booked for Summer 2018 is driving kids to read

City schools are kicking off this year’s “Booked for Summer” initiative to keep students of all grades reading and learning during the summer months. New for 2018, a bookmobile that will stop at several city locations in July and August.

“We were very pleased with student and family participation in Booked for Summer’s inaugural season last year,” said superintendent Dr. Bolgen Vargas. “This summer, we’ve come up with even more ways to encourage learning outside the classroom.”

The Manchester School District, in partnership with the Manchester City Library, will run a bookmobile this year. Made possible through generous donations from local businesses, community organizations and volunteers, the van will stop at city parks, pools and schools. The five-week schedule will run two sessions every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from July 9 to August 10. Regular stops include Livingston Park, Beech Street School, YMCA of Downtown Manchester, Steven’s Park at Manchester Cal Ripken field, Elmw…

Summer program overview

The following is the schedule of dates, times and locations for various summer programs offered by the Manchester School District. Please contact your child(ren)'s home school(s) with questions or to get additional information.

**Watch this page for updates**

Title I Summer Academy Date: July 9 - August 3 Time: Mon-Thu 8:30-11:30 Locations: Bakersville, Beech, Gossler, Hallsville, Jewett, McDonough, Northwest, Parker Varney, Weston, Wilson (Note: Wilson grades 2-5 times are 8:30-1:00) Green Acres Camp Cricket Date: July 9 - August 3 Time: TBD Gossler Park YMCA Summer Camp Date: July 2 - TBD Time: Mon-Fri 8:30-2:00 Summer Science Camp Date: July 9 - July 27 Time: Mon-Fri 8:30-11:30
Middle SchoolPower Scholars Date: July 5 - August 17 Location: Parkside Time: Mon-Fri 8:00-2:00 High SchoolCredit Recovery Central Date: July 9 - July 17 and August 6 - August 23 Time: Mon-Thu 8:00-10:00 & 10:00-12:00 Memorial Date: August 1 - August 31 Time: Mon-Fri 8:00-10:0…

City, school district honor Manchester's youngest heroes

In a ceremony at City Hall, Mayor Joyce Craig and the Manchester School District honored 13 members of the Class of 2018 from Central, Memorial and West high schools who have enlisted in the United States military or will attend a military academy. 

Pictured here are:
Alderman Dan O'Neil; Arthur Stauff CAPT USN (Ret); Gabriella Leonard; Emmanuella Sadia;  Eliot Lawrence; Mayor Joyce Craig; Kyle Gauthier; Superintendent Bolgen Vargas; Joshua Burpee; Michael Anglin; Cameron Bergeron; Renee Champagne; and Executive Councilor Chris Pappas

The full list of students who were recognized and their branches of service:
From Central High School -
Kyle Gauthier, Marines
Idris Khenchil, Marines
Gabriella Leonard, U.S. Naval Academy
Dilip Tamang, National Guard
Emmanuella Sadia, Army
Jeremyah Rivera, Navy
Eliot Lawrence, Army

From Memorial High School -
Emmett Winbourne, Army
Renee Champagne, National Guard
Shawn Pike, Army

From West High School -
Michael Anglin, Marines
Cameron Bergeron, Air…