Thursday, June 9, 2022
THOSE HORNS YOU HEARD LAST NIGHT were from a parade of cars carrying celebratory MHS seniors as they continue the run-up to next Wednesday's graduation. We have photos below and lots of other coverage as the school year winds down -- including news of the MPS teacher of the year, of nationally recognized inventors, a state champion runner and a special send-off to a retiring music teacher. OneManchester is always fact-packed but this week ridiculously so, and if you want to subscribe just click here.
Music Through The Years
More than 100 former Manchester High students returned to perform with an alumni chorus at a special Round Table concert celebrating the career of Ed Tyler, who is retiring after 33 years. WFSB-Channel 3 was there and aired this terrific story and we also have lots of photos from the event on the district Facebook page. Below is a photo of Martin kindergartener Miya, standing between MPS K-12 music coordinator Keith Berry and MHS Senior Kisha Patel. The MHS Jazz Ensemble is after a two-year hiatus again visiting elementary schools to teach about instruments, jazz, and entertain -- and see who's taller than a baritone saxophone.
News, Notes and Reminders
- Community members are invited to this ceremonial event, which is Monday at 5 p.m.
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
- The BoE meets Monday night at 7 and on the agenda is recognition of the school teachers of the year as well as an Adult Ed update. Click for info about community engagement.
- Next Wednesday will be a full day at all schools except MHS, which has an early release because graduation is that night.
- Juneteenth is being recognized with a day off on Monday, June 20.
- All schools will have early release (using emergency dismissal schedule) every day starting Tuesday, June 21.
- The last day for all schools except Illing is Thursday, June 23.
- Illing will have classes on Friday, June 24 (with an emergency dismissal schedule) because they were closed one day earlier this year due to a staffing shortage.
MHS students in Advanced Culinary class recently visited Manchester Country Club and on Tuesday welcomed Chef Corey Wry (a 1995 grad) back to school to sample sandwiches that students hoped would be worthy of being on his menu. Wry and Danita Sulick (owner of Mulberry Street) had good news for sophomore Savannah Reid who with help from classmate Abby Stone created "The Hole in One Melt” -- two beef patties on Texas Toast with Pepper Jack cheese, caramelized onions and a creamy Chipotle Pepper Sauce that will soon be served at “The Hollow.”
District Art Show
The Manchester High School cafeteria was filled with color Tuesday night when the district celebrated K -12 artists with its first art show in three years. For more photos check out the district Facebook page.
In The News
Manchester Historical Society: Free bandshell concert tonight (June 9); ‘Celebrate Manchester’ continues through the weekend; ‘Threads and Strings’ demonstration at the Cheney Homestead on Sunday, plus a witty Bill Whitaker cartoon from 1970 and much more.
Better Manchester Magazine: Feature story ‘Ending Gun Violence’ by Anthony Rein; Rec on the Run ready for another summer; celebrate Pride Month with author Sarah Prager on June 24 at Northwest Park.
Manchester Matters: Celebrate Manchester! continues through Sunday; BOD meeting on Tuesday; Sculpture Project’s mini-golf tournament and the Lions Club Duck Race are scheduled for Saturday.
The Week Ahead
Thursday, June 9
8 a.m. -- Manchester Economic Development Commision meeting at Lincoln Center.
6 - 8 p.m. -- Flag Day at the Elks Lodge, 30 Bissell St.
7 p.m. -- Charter Revision Committee meeting at Town Hall and via Zoom.CANCELLED
7 p.m. -- Spring Concert (rescheduled) at the Manchester Bicentennial Bandshell.
Friday, June 10
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. -- Red Cross blood drive at Buckland Hills Mall, 194 Buckland St.
5 - 8 p.m. -- Seventh and eighth grade social at YSB, 63 Linden St.
Saturday, June 11
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. -- Rainbow Pop-Up Shop at WORK_SPACE, 903 Main St.
8:30 a.m. -- Daycare Provider CPR & first aid course at 75 Center St.
9 a.m. - noon -- Polish food sale at st. John’s Polish National Church, 23 Golway St.
9 - 2 p.m. -- Trash & Treasures tag sale at South Methodist Church, 1226 Main St.
10 a.m. -- Mini-Golf Tournament to benefit the Elisabeth M. Bennet Statue at Mar-Lea Miniature Golf, 244 Boston Tpke Bolton.
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. -- Second Saturday open house at WORK_SPACE, 903 Main St.
Sunday, June 12
Noon - 4 p.m. -- Threads & Strings demonstration at Cheney Homestead, 106 Hartford Rd.
Monday, June 13
3-5 p.m. -- Gentle Love Diaper Pantry drive at Manchester High (Summit Street lot)
4-5:30 p.m. -- 'Home Alone Safety For Kids' program at Youth Service Bureau
Tuesday, June 14
9 a.m. -- Flag Day at the Lutz, 247 S. Main St.
3:15 p.m. -- Yoga class for teens at Mary Cheney Library.
6:30 p.m. -- Manchester Cub Scout Pack 47 Rocket Rally at Keeney School.
7 p.m. -- BOD meeting at Lincoln Center.
Wednesday, June 15
4:30- 7:30 p.m. -- Spruce Street Farmers Market at 153 & 163 Spruce St. (Wednesdays through August 31).
6 p.m. -- Manchester High Graduation Ceremony, Memorial Field, MHS. Gates open at 5:15 p.m.(rain date - June 16).
6 - 8 p.m. -- Middle School Nights at Mary Cheney Library.
Down The Road
UCONN has a summer STEM program for girls who will be 7th - 12th graders in the fall. Click here for more information.
Ansaldi's and Army-Navy play tonight (Thursday) at 5:45 p.m. at Dettore Field to determine the town Little League champion (12-and-under).
The Hartford Shockers (9-3) will host the Philly Raiders (8-5) in the ECBL Atlantic Division semi-final game on Saturday at 5 p.m. at East Catholic.
Registration is open for the Manchester Running Company's summer series at MHS. It starts July 7 and there's more info here.
‘Together We Tee’ is a six-week golf program offered this summer at Manchester Country Club to local Black and Brown youth of all genders and their parents/guardians. Click here for more information.
MHS Seniors who will be graduating next week donned their caps and gowns last night for a Car Parade and here's a video of the revelry taken by student journalists. The parade followed a 'grad walk' tour of K-6 buildings on Tuesday (with more scheduled today) as seniors are walking the halls of were their journeys began -- and giving younger students a glimpse of what will be theirs some day. The pics below are from Keeney Elementary and we have more schools covered (and more care parade pics) on the district FB page.