The Manning Weekly Update

February 21, 2023

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Hello Manning Parents,

I hope everyone enjoyed the four-day weekend!

You may have noticed that we had a tree blow over in front of the school (caused by the high winds). Our awesome Jeffco Schools Maintenance department was quick to take care of this potential hazard! We want to thank the folks that work in Jeffco Schools Maintenance and our very own Victor Reid, Manning's Facility Manager, for taking such great care of our facilities.

Tomorrow our choir and select band and orchestra students leave for Disney World, where they will perform and probably have a lot of fun as well. Thanks go out to Shawna Mendez for organizing this awesome opportunity for students.

The Talent Show is always a highlight of the year and this year's was awesome. It is so fun to see our students get on stage and entertain! All of this year's acts were outstanding! Thanks again, to StuCo, Shawna Mendez and Babette Norton for leading this.

Parent/Teacher Conferences are this Thursday, by invite only. If you would like to meet with a teacher, please reach out to them directly, or contact the main office.

We welcomed special guest, Matt Hilbert (Manning's new principal for the 23/24 year) at our PTA meeting last Thursday. Mr. Hilbert enjoyed participating in the meeting and he is excited to start working at Manning!

Thanks for all your support. Mike Collins, Principal

Mike Collins, Principal

A Special Thank YOU!

Everyone here at Manning would like to express heartfelt thanks to everyone that made a purchase from the Staff Wish List. With the help of the PTA, all of the items, big and small, were ordered and received. We appreciate everyone's support.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

  • Thursday, February 23rd, 4:00-7:30 p.m. (In-Person Only)

    • Manning teachers will be holding conferences with families on an “invite only” basis. Teachers will be reaching out over the next two weeks to schedule these in-person conferences with you and your child.

Please note: If your student has a teacher for both a core class and an elective, you will only have the one time slot to meet with them to discuss both classes.

  • In addition, please continue to monitor your students' attendance and grades in our online grading/attendance system, Infinite Campus. Of course if you have any questions, please feel free to email your students' teacher or counselor.

Got Tissues?

Believe it or not we are down to our last boxes! If you are able to pick up a box or two we would appreciate them. Thank you!!

Order Manning Spirit Wear

Welcome! You've landed on our exclusive The Manning School store. Remember to order by March 6. Click Here for Manning Spirit Wear

8th Grade parents, buy an ad to honor your 8th grader in the 2022/23 Yearbook. Spots are limited! Buy yours before March 17.

8th Grade parents!

You can buy an ad to honor your 8th grader in the yearbook.

Spots are limited!

Deadline to order your ad is 3/17!

Yearbook link- click here

Click the link above, enter the Manning code 12208123,

and then click "Purchase advertisement for your student"

Deadline to order a yearbook is April 3, 2023

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$500 PTA scholarship X 2

Calling all past Manning students that are graduating high school in 2023! Once again, The Manning PTA is offering two $500.00 scholarships. Spread the word! The application process is now open and will close on April 14, 2023.

Use the attached link and feel free to call Kris at 303-319-9219 with any further questions.

Link to Google application:

Thank you!

Manning PTA scholarship committee

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Next PTA meeting is Thursday, March 16, 8:30am

Mabels Labels Fundraising Opportunity | Now that you have started to book those summer camps it’s the perfect time to shop for durable, personalized and waterproof labels for your kids’ stuff! Manning PTA is fundraising with Mabel’s Labels now through May 16. Go to and search for Manning Middle School PTA. The school will receive a check monthly based on 20% of all sales attributed towards the campaign - Let’s get organized, Manning!

The Manning PTA Needs Your Help!

Please complete this volunteer interest form or EMAIL US and tell us what your interests are!

Middle school are pivotal years for our kids as they grow into this next phase and parental involvement is so important. We hope to see some new faces at Thursday’s meeting as well as helping out for next year!

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Wheat Ridge High School Dance Open Practices

This Tuesday, 2/21, WRHS will have a Tryout Informational Meeting at 6pm for prospective students. In addition Open Practices will be held 2/22, 2/27, and 3/7.
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Wheat Ridge Parks & Rec Middle School Night Hangouts!

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Manning School of Academics & Arts

The vision of The Manning School of Academics and Arts is to challenge all students to work to their highest potential and encourage student responsibility as they develop intellectually, socially, physically, emotionally and creatively.