The Manning Weekly Newsletter

February 8, 2019

Dear Families,

Despite how unexciting the Super Bowl was this past Sunday, one thing stuck with me. For those of you who watched the game, in the final ticking seconds, you would have seen the Rams behind by 10 points, driving down the field to at least attempt a field goal and give themselves a chance for an onside kick followed by a Hail Mary. Of course, they missed the field goal, but that's not my point! My point is- they played as hard as they could all the way up until the buzzer rang. The best coaches have high expectations and challenge their athletes, whether ahead or down, to play hard until the game is over.

If we can draw a parallel from sports to school, I'd like to brag on our teachers for setting similar high expectations in their classrooms. I observed several classes this week where the teacher or students were interrupted by the bell mid-sentence. Every second counts. And whether a student is above grade level or below grade level, they still "play hard" each minute of class until the bell rings. High expectations lead to more outstanding students and success breeds more success.

Have a great weekend.

David / Mr. Luongo

Parent Teacher Conferences - Thursday, Feb 14th from 4:00 to 7:30 pm

There is no need to sign up for a time slot. Come visit us anytime during this open window and talk with teachers in their classrooms.

Please join Manning PTA in providing our hardworking teachers and staff a well-deserved dinner and dessert as they hold parent conferences through the evening on Valentine's Day. The PTA will be providing a delicious Italian dinner, but we need your help with set-up, clean-up, drinks and dessert. Thank you in advance for your help!

Message from the PTA

Please join us for our General Meeting on Wednesday, February 13 at 8:30 am in the conference room. We are looking for one person to complete the Nominating Committee. This is a short-term position that will help us find great people to serve on the PTA board for the next school year.

7th Grade English Students Get Real World Practice Submitting Online Book Reviews as Part of Their Literary Analysis - Ali's Example is Great!

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Information about Vaping

Our students talked about the dangers of vaping this week in school. Please take the time to talk about the risks with your child.

Want to know more?

1. Read through this blog for pictures and information about signs of vaping.

2. Watch the following video from Dr. Glass.

3. Attend the session on February 15th at 8:30 am at Jeffco Ed Center with Dr. Glantz. More info on this flyer.

Day Without Hate - April 26th

Day Without Hate is a student led organization that promotes nonviolence, unity, and respect in our schools. After the shootings at Virginia Tech in 2007, students at Standley Lake High School asked their classmates to wear white in order to show a commitment and trust in each other to make their school a safer place. Since then, students across Colorado and the nation have taken this incredibly positive day to their communities to say that we will not tolerate violence or hate, and we will reach out to friends and acquaintances and say, "We're all in this together."

This year, our Manning Student Council is encouraging students to participate in our Day Without Hate on Friday, April 26th by wearing this T-shirt to school. If you decide not to purchase the shirt, we still encourage you to where white on April 26th, but T-shirts are only $5!

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Our Math Counts Team Competed Today!

Congratulations to the Manning Math Counts team that participated in the Jefferson County Regional Competition today:

Nicholas Schweiker

Vincent Ma

Anneke Powell

Tanner Given

Hailey Holman

Isabel Martin

Sean Lann

Two members from the team will be going on to participate in the State Level Competition in March: Nicholas Schweiker, who placed 2nd in the region and Vincent Ma, who placed 7th in the region.

Manning Spelling Bee

Congratulations to the following students who made it through the written test round to participate in the Spelling Bee at 1:45 on Wednesday, February 13th in the auditorium! Parents and families, we would love for you to attend and cheer our students on!

Ben Barron

Joe Dixon

Macy Gardner

Laif Palmer

Allie Neal

Luke Dempsey

Preston Baker

Matthew Clifford

Sean Lann

Meilin Wienke

Margaux Dempsey

Anthony Angelino

Soli Ficco

Mathis Joen

Max Trujillo

Emmy Leu

James Roll

Amelia Denoell

Gavin Watson

Jordan Beecher

Audrey Patton

Eva Keevan

Sophie Christiansen

Dylan Mead

Harrison Pina

Grace Feicht

Sydney Kitchens

Sam Larson

Gus Moser

Jason Hakim

Savannah South

Leila Keyes

Avery Schuster

Madeline Yoder

Liya Brunfon

Maya Marfil-Smith

Manning Talent Show - Friday, March 15th at 6:00 pm

Do you have a special talent? Come audition for the Manning Talent Show!

Auditions: Wed. 2/27 from 2:30-3:30 in the auditorium.

Students need to come to their audition prepared! We will provide a chair or stool, microphone, piano, ability to play MP3 from a phone or other device, and a CD player. Anything else needs to be provided by the student.

This talent show will be judged and we may not accept all auditions.

Students who are selected to perform will have 2 mandatory rehearsals and 1 dress rehearsal.

Wed. Mar. 6th from 2:30-3:30 p.m. - rehearsal

Wed., Mar. 13th from 2:30-3:30 p.m. - rehearsal

Fri., March 15th from 1:15-2:15 p.m. (this is an early release day, so please bring a sack lunch) - dress rehearsal

Fri., March 15th - 6:00 p.m. PERFORMANCE!

6th Grade Science Update

6th Grade Science had two guest speakers this week, Mrs. Steinke and Ms. Sherry. Mrs.Steinke is the Vice President of Discovery Natural Resources and she created and implemented a geology game. Students had the opportunity to create a contour map and make bids on where they thought they would make the most revenue. Ms. Sherry has worked many years for the U.S. Geological Survey. She explained rock types and landforms of National Parks and gave students hands-on experience with rock samples and geologists tools. Thank you both for sharing your experience and knowledge with Manning students.
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Jeffco Schools Foundation is Asking for Gala Donations

Another Way to Contribute is to Go to the Nuggets Game on March 2nd - Jeffco Community Night

Wheat Ridge Boys Basketball Host a "Youth Night"

Wheat Ridge High School Boys Basketball invites you to come watch them play their cross county rivals Golden High School on February 14th at 7:00 pm. This is their "youth night" so all middle school and elementary students get in for free!

Costa Rica Summer Trip!

This opportunity is open to all Manning Students! Come join us for a parent information meeting on Tuesday, February 12th at 3:45 pm in Mr. Grenawalt's classroom (cottage C5).

Come and see what the trip offers and what your child could learn. Bring your child as well!

Language Programs Abroad contact me anytime.

Anyone who can't make it, can email me or call 303-877-5237

Jonathan Grenawalt (Spanish Teacher)

Europe Trip! Info Meeting March 6th

All current 6th and 7th graders are invited to participate in an educational tour of London, Paris, and Rome in the summer of 2020. Please click the button below for more information about this exciting opportunity and to RSVP for the Info Meeting by February 22nd.

Congratulations to the Following Students for Representing Manning so Well in the Vocabulary Bowl

The following are January's top scorers for the Vocabulary Bowl; drum roll, please:

Lauren Hacke
Sophie Kurtz
Caitlyn Shull
Molly Jones
Lily Campbell

Jake Lowrie
Alexei Uecker

Currently, students at The Manning School of Academics and the Arts is 11th in Colorado, and 5th in our Division! WOW! Keep it up and get us in the top 10 in Colorado again. Good luck!

Congratulations to Ms. Claussen's Language Arts classes! Students have completed over 40,000 questions related to grammar so far this year. WOW! Keep up the hard work.

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French Students Create a Gallery Walk and Give Each Other Feedback, en Francais Bien Sur!

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Design Thinking Students Create a Template

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Anyone Looking for a Job? Jeffco's Food & Nutrition Department is Hiring

CrossFit Kids is Coming to Applewood

There is an exciting new program starting at the CrossFit gym in the Applewood neighborhood that is for kids. If you have any questions, feel free to email

~ Chelsea Canda

Sticky Fingers (Cooking Enrichment Class) Starts up again on February 20th

Any Girls Looking to Play Softball?

Golden Girls Softball registration is open for the 2019 spring/summer season! We are a recreational league with teams for girls from ages 5-18. We play against other teams in Jefferson County, so travel is limited! Practices start in April with games May-July.

Register online today at:

8th Grade Families, Consider a Well Wish in the Year Book

8th Grade Well Wishes are an optional addition to the purchase of a yearbook.

If you are interested in adding a Well Wish for your student in the yearbook, you should purchase a 1/4 page advertisement add-on. Cost is $10 extra.

The deadline to purchase a well wish is February 15, 2019.

For more information and specific directions visit the Manning Website--> Family Resources-->Yearbook page.

Dinosaur Ridge Summer Camp

Dinosaur Ridge Camps are an unforgettable adventure! Our camps keep kids moving and discovering in the incredible setting of our National Natural Landmark. These experiences are designed to foster excitement and wonder for science, art, and the outdoors while engaging in our hands-on educational curriculum.

Our small group sizes give every camper the opportunity to play, explore, and expand their knowledge. Each camp offers exploration of the Dinosaur Ridge fossil sites, hands-on science projects, as well as expert guest presenters in the fields of paleontology, geology, art, earth science, survival skills, and local plants and animals.

2019 Summer Camp Sessions

  • June 3-7: Fossils & Fun (Ages 6-10)
  • June 10-14: Rock Stars (Ages 10-13)
  • June 17-21: Junior Scientists (Ages 8-11)
  • June 24-28: Nature Trekkers (Ages 6-10)
  • July 8-12: Fossils & Fun (Ages 6-10)
  • July 15-19: STEAM Week *NEW!! (Ages 8-11)
  • July 22-26: Junior Scientists (Ages 8-11)
  • July 29-August 2: Nature Trekkers (Ages 6-10)
  • August 5-9: Fossils & Fun (Ages 6-10)

Summer Camp Details

  • 9 weeks of camp (June 3-August 9) (9 am-3 pm*)
  • Early-bird registration starts January 14--TODAY! Save $25 off each camp with registration before February 15.
  • $300/week for FODR members OR $325/week for non-members
  • 6-13-year olds
  • *Post-camp program available
  • Click here for more details on our summer camps.

Check out the FODR website for more details or to register.

Snapology - Enrichment Option on Wednesdays

On Wednesdays in January, we will be offering new enrichment. "Drone Commander" will begin in on January 16th, and "Video Game Design" will begin on February 27th. Click on the links to register. There are only 12 spots available for each class.

Drone Commander:

Video Game Design:

Follow Manning on Instagram! username- manningschool

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Please follow us on facebook, too! @themanningschooljeffco

Looking for Something Fun?

Apex Park holds an event called Teen Take Over once a month at their Secrest facility. It is a night for kids to hang out and do things like dodgeball, Fortnite, swim, air hockey and much more.

Anne Frank Field Trip

Parents of 7th-grade Students: In conjunction with the reading of The Diary of Anne Frank in Language Arts class, all 7th-grade students will be attending the Arvada Center's production of Anne Frank in March. The cost of student tickets is $14 per student; the PTA graciously covers the cost of the buses. Please visit Jeffco Connect to pay your student's ticket fee by the end of February. 7th-grade Honors Language Arts classes will see the play on March 5; 7th-grade Traditional Language Arts classes will see the play on March 19. The performance time is 10:30-12:30. Thank you for your support of this enrichment opportunity for your student!

Annual Jeffco Writing Challenge & Jeffco's "I Love to Read" Challenge!

Welcome back to the ENC Jeffco Writing Challenge! Last year we had over 1,200 writing entries K-12, from Jeffco Schools! This year 1st place students will again receive a $100 prize and ENC is donating funds to the schools with the highest percentage of writing entries as well. Last year ENC gave away prizes for 1st-3rd place writing entries for every grade and, ENC also added an Honorable Mention category due to such great response.

Manning can also enter the 3rd Annual Jeffco Book Challenge - "I Love to Read," contest and the winning school will receive a donation from ENC in 2019. Students who submit a winning "I Love to Read," statement will be eligible for a gift card as well, as incentive for the entire school to be involved! See our attached flyer for more information.

An eBook will be posted on the ENC website with all the winning entries. The final deadline for all entries for both the Jeffco Writing Challenge and the Jeffco Book Challenge “I Love to Read," contest is February 28, 2019. The final deadline of February 28, 2019 is when all entries for both contests must be received by ENC.

Sponsored by ENC - Education Nonprofit Corporation-

Reminder to Utilize Tutor Time in the Morning 7:50 - 8:15

Don't fall behind! Come get extra one-on-one attention with your teachers before school.

  • Monday - Math or Electives
  • Tuesday - Math or English or 6th Grade Science
  • Wednesday - Math or Social Studies
  • Thursday - Math or Science
  • Friday - Math

Interested in being a Boy Scout?

One of our students would like to invite other boys to consider joining Troop 999, and has created an informational flyer. If being a boy scout is something you're interested in, click the button below.

If you're still involved at all with an elementary school community, please help your friends and acquaintances understand the Enroll Jeffco process.

Current 6th and 7th Graders must indicate their intention to return to Manning in 19-20 or they will lose their spot.

Enroll Jeffco Is Here!

Jeffco Public Schools is rolling out a new student enrollment system called EnrollJeffco for the 2019-20 school year. This new enrollment system has two components. First, a tool called School Finder, which is a searchable database of information about all Jeffco Public Schools. Second, an online enrollment system where all current and incoming students will indicate where they will go to school next year. Families with new preschool students and those who want to participate in choice enrollment to attend a school other than their current or neighborhood school will apply for their school of choice through this system.

Starting December 17: Go to to learn about the schools near you.

January 22 - February 8: Enroll in your current or neighborhood school (K-12), or apply to another Jeffco school (choice enrollment & preschool) at

Late February: If choice enrolling, you will receive notification of next steps via email.

Check out now or watch the video below for information about this user-friendly system that will help families plan ahead and provide schools with enrollment information to prepare for the next school year.

Current Jeffco Student Enrolling at Expected School

*Expected school = either the school the student is currently attending (if in non-transition grade), OR neighborhood school (if in a transition grade)

STEP 1 Parent goes to and clicks on “Enroll Now”

STEP 2 Using their Jeffco Connect username and password, parent logs in to EnrollJeffco system

STEP 3 Parent clicks “Let’s Get Started” button next to student’s name

STEP 4 Parent validates all parent and student information (this data has been pulled from Jeffco Connect)

STEP 5 Parent is presented with “Intent to Enroll” page, asking if their student will attend their expected school; Parent clicks “Yes” button

STEP 6 Parent is asked two survey questions and is then taken to enrollment confirmation page

Current Jeffco Student Choice Enrolling

*Wanting to apply at a school other than where they currently attend, both at grade transition or simply changing schools

STEP 1 Parent goes to and clicks on “Enroll Now”

STEP 2 Using their Jeffco Connect username and password, parent logs in to EnrollJeffco system

STEP 3 Parent clicks “Let’s Get Started” button next to student’s name

STEP 4 Parent validates all parent and student information (this data has been pulled from Jeffco Connect)

STEP 5 Parent is presented with “Intent to Enroll” page, asking if their student will attend their expected school; Parent clicks “No” button

STEP 6 Parent selects one or more schools to which they want to apply, answers additional questions (about siblings, etc.), agrees to terms and conditions, and clicks the “Submit” button

STEP 7 Parent receives email confirmation of application received

STEP 8 On or around February 25th, parent receives emails/text messages about student’s status at each school (offered enrollment or waitlisted)

STEP 9 Using their smartphone, laptop, or computer, parent may accept no more than one enrollment offer (offers expire 5 days after date of issue)

STEP 10 Parent is presented with two survey questions and is then taken to enrollment confirmation page

Student New to Jeffco Choice Enrolling

STEP 1 Parent goes to and clicks on “New Parent/Guardian” button

STEP 2 Parent establishes Jeffco Connect account, including creation of username and password

STEP 3 Parent clicks “+ Add New Student” button and completes record for student

STEP 4 Parent goes to and clicks on “Enroll Now”

STEP 5 Using their newly-established Jeffco Connect username and password, parent logs in to EnrollJeffco system

STEP 6 Parent clicks “Let’s Get Started” button next to student’s name

STEP 7 Parent validates all parent and student information (this data will have just been pulled from Jeffco Connect)

STEP 8 Parent is presented with “Intent to Enroll” page, asking if their student will attend their neighborhood school; Parent clicks “No” button

STEP 9 Parent selects one or more schools to which they want to apply, answers additional questions (about siblings, etc.), agrees to terms and conditions, and clicks the “Submit” button STEP 10 Parent receives email confirmation of application received

STEP 11 On or around February 25th, parent receives emails/text messages about student’s status at each school (offered enrollment or waitlisted)

STEP 12 Using their smartphone, laptop, or computer, parent may accept no more than one enrollment offer (offers expire 5 days after date of issue)

STEP 13 Parent is presented with two survey questions and is then taken to enrollment confirmation page

Students With IEPs

IEP requires Mild / Moderate Supports:

Family may follow standard processes: Current student → Enrolling at Expected School Current student → Applying to Choice School New to Jeffco → Enrolling at N’hood School New to Jeffco → Applying to Choice School

IEP requires more intensive supports (e.g. Center Program):

Student will be directly placed at an appropriate school or program by a member of the Special Education department.

Board Policy JFBA Summary

1) Only one enrollment offer per student may be in “accepted” status at any given time

2) Enrollment offers expire after 5 days (expiration may be waived by school)

3) “Siblings” defined → Siblings by birth, step-siblings, adopted, and foster siblings. Also included are children subject to legal guardianship or other children related by blood or marriage living with the currently enrolled student’s family in a regular parent-child relationship and who are dependent upon the current student’s parent/guardian(s) for support.

4) “Child of Staff” defined → Solely defined as first-degree children by birth, step-children, adopted children, and foster children.

5) Accommodation will be made for siblings applying together (once one has been offered enrollment, the other is bumped up to sibling status)

6) Once a family has accepted an enrollment offer, the new school is considered their “home” school (to enroll in neighborhood school, they‘ll need to submit a Round 2 application, and enrollment is not guaranteed)

7) Once a student attends a school, they may continue to attend until their grade level is no longer served (choice application required to stay)

PLC Update

This Wednesday, we met as an entire staff and:

  • students from Sources of Strength presented this month's campaign on mental health
  • we celebrated good things happening at Manning
  • Mrs. Templeton shared the results of the principal survey
  • we talked about the power of having a positive growth mindset

At Manning, we strive to live our core values every day.

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  • Oliver Lohman-Halstead missed the achievement deadline and when he turned in the slip late, he was honest about why and very upfront about his mistake. Taking ownership of your mistakes and showing willingness to learn from them goes a long way. Way to go, Oliver!


  • Max Seigal always knows how to make you laugh and when we were at recess he went out of his way to go pick up a ball.
  • Ms. Retke always puts her best foot forward and tries her best to help you with anything.
  • Wolfgang Leroux gave good responses on presentations that groups gave
  • Mr. Rubin made sure students did the notes so they would understand the assignment
  • Thank you for putting together an amazing poetry cafe, Mr. Hovinen! We had a great time and we hope that the seventh grade have as fun as a time that we did!
  • On Tuesday I was searching for a group in business and Erin Kurtin asked me if I wanted to join her group. It was really fun working with her and she is always nice and helpful to everyone.
  • Mr. Jonson - For making us do these a nominations to make sure that someone gets nominated for HEART
  • The announcement crew takes time out of their access class to work on the announcements for the school when they could be getting a lot of homework done.
  • Mrs. Mendez spends hour upon hours choreographing songs, helping us learn, and making sure we do our absolute best. When we think we have done our absolute best she pushes us further and shows us how to improve.
  • Jack Hines worked on our business project over the weekend when he didnt have to.
  • Mr. Jonson always tries his hardest to make his lessons fun and engaging for all students. He works hard to make sure each of his kids achieves in his class, and has a good time while doing it.
  • Kate Stecker got a bad grade on an assignment and so what she did was, she went to the teacher and asked what she could do to fix it.
  • Nick Bauszus puts in effort to do his homework all of the time and is always handing out complements to everybody.
  • Adan Marquez is always working hard about getting good grades and being so nice to others.
  • Zeke Nail has a great sense of humor and always makes an effort to make me and my friends laugh.
  • Jordan Beecher, Maizy Hoffman and Freya Nagy are willing to help each and every day keeping STUCO organized, on the right track and fun!
  • Ms. Retke is always there for everyone and is a great sport
  • Mr. Jonson shows that he is willing to help students be successful. He is always active and moving from group to group helping in any way that is needed.
  • Mr. Hovinen is really fun and helps people out. He knows when to give people a break because they are completely brain dead. He also knows when people are off track, but doesn't get mad at them; on the contrary, he tries to help people be successful in a gentle way.
  • Mr. Jonson makes Digital Design so interesting and challenging. #bestclassever
  • Sean Lann, Nick Schweiker, Isabel Martin, Tanner Given, Hailey Holman, Anneke Powell, and Vincent Ma are in Mathcounts and they have put so much effort into the team and I am so proud of each of them. They have met after school to discuss strategy and difficult prolems and they have prepared themselves so well for the competition this Friday and I can't wait to see them compete. Good Luck.


  • Ms. K always works so hard in creative writing to help her students have the best time in there that they can
  • Sarah always helps out our team during presentations when she throws in her ideas that are really great.
  • Ms. Agard has a zest for working with kids. She always puts in the effort to help her students understand a problem they are struggling with.
  • Mr. Hovinen is really nice and such a good teacher. Whenever I see him in the hallway he always acknowledges me and makes my day better.
  • I'm nominating Maddie Moxley because she has achieved so many things throughout the school year like as an example she has put in extra work to get good grades and she has gained so many friends through being such a positive person. Maddie has taught me so much and we even created our own language together. Thank you for everything Maddie.


  • I feel like not all acts of kindness haven not been see, or talked about. I feel like these acts that go noticed are the most important because they are still doing kind things even if no one says anything, so I want to give the entire 7th grade a nomination because they go unnoticed and are still kind.
  • Mr. Crawford respected everyone's answer even if they were wrong
  • Milo Messina is always so funny and nice to everyone in the class and makes the classroom a better place.
  • Last semester, Madeline Yoder wanted to redo the showers in the girls locker room. She went through with the plan and now the showers look so much more nice. Thanks Madeline!
  • Whenever I'm down no matter the situation, Lilli True is there to bring me up. Lilli has been a great friend for all of the year.
  • Rhylee Jensen for helping me in musical theater with my work and role.
  • Mrs. Keodonexay for always greeting me in the hallway and being open to any of my ideas.
  • I think that Alex Landmark shows respect because he is always nice to me and when my friends are teasing me he always stands up for me.
  • Ms. Evans is an amazing teacher she is fun to be around and she makes me smile everyday
  • At lunch, Zeek respectfully told someone to stop throwing food and told the teacher
  • Allie Neal is nice enough to send me and all my friends in math little notes that are very kind and make our day.
  • Allie Neal is so kind she passes me notes that make my day every day she is so nice. I hope that she keeps doing this because she is so nice.
  • Robert Nolan always treats people nicely and respects his friends.
  • Mrs. Pouliot is always a smiling face and consistently helps whenever there is a need. She is a good listener, supporter and friend!
  • When I was struggling in Novel Writing, Zayda Pankey helped me to get inspiration and make my story so much better!
  • Logan Dickerson is a good friend to everyone and me
  • I nominate Jack Hines because he is such a good genuine friend and I know I can turn to him if I ever need help with anything or if I just need to get a good laugh.


  • Blake Holmes helped our team in Business get together and do our project correctly.
  • The hot lips group did such a great presntations and made me laugh till I cried!
  • Hannah Gribnitz is dedicated to announcements she spends her time in access working to get announcements done and still make them enjoyable
  • Mr. G takes time during access to help us even though he doesnt have an access. Thank Mr. G
  • Olivia Eakins, Sophie Kurtz, Ava Canella and Izzy Lombardi are very welcoming and make sure everyone has someone to hang out with. They invite people to sit with them at lunch
  • Mr. Hageman is an awesome teacher and his access is the bestttt
  • I love being around my friend group and they are so funny and they help me when I am feeling down.
  • Lily Velapoldi was happy to share her materials with a group member so that they both could work on their group assignment.
  • Trey Perkins, Lillie Bailie, & Willem Derosier worked collaboratively with their group member even though she was absent. They used the comments section on a google doc to answer questions their absent teammate asked about the assignment.
  • Abby Clawson collaborated with her group members even though she was absent from class. She used the comments section of their shared google doc to ask her group member how she could help while she was home sick.
  • Nick Bauzus is always helpful, when I ever have a question he always is willing to lend I hand!
  • Emily Ziporin, Niki Cattney, and Sabrina Hendry have been so helpful weather its helping me with my grades or just being there for me when iam sad its all of the small gestures that come to make one big group of great girls they also have become more then just friends to me and are my family
  • Brady McDermott always helps me when doing homework together and he always is happie and loughs he is a true friend.
  • Trenton Steeves has stepped up as a lead in the show and has led his class in a positive way. Way to go Trenton!
  • Sean Lann, Nick Schweiker, Isabel Martin, Tanner Given, Hailey Holman, Anneke Powell, and Vincent Ma are participating in MathCounts and have shown every single one of the core values entirely, that it was so hard to pick. But, I nominated them for teamwork because each of them brings something to the team and each of them is so funny and smart that everyone always has tons of fun and ends up laughing. I am so happy to be working with each and every one of these kids because they have so much to them and they have been working as a team ever since day 1. They show up after school to work on strategy and preparation and they are so ready for their competition this Friday because they were all able to work as an amazing team. Good luck to all of them, I know each of you will do great. Thank you all for being such good sports, you are each so positive, and I really appreciate your energetic optimism.

The Manning School of Academics and 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.