NMHS September Edition
CADY will be at the school on September 7th, 2021, to take photos. Don’t get left out of the yearbook! Pre-order now and save $10 before picture day.
Please go to cady.com/pictureday for more information or contact Mrs. Shivers at email@example.com.
NMHS - TOTY Semi-Finalist - Mrs. Chandler
News from the Counseling Department!
The NMHS Counseling Department is excited to introduce our new counselors! Ms.Nyssa Bowen and Mr. Devante Washington will be replacing Ms. Kristie Richardson and Mrs. Melody Saffo. Both are eager and ready to serve you and your students this school year! As always, your student’s counselor is based on their last name. The alphabet breakdown is as follows:
Last Names A - E: Devante Washington; firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Names F - K: Nyssa Bowen; email@example.com
Last Names L - Q: Pamela Cummings; firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Names R - Z: Teresa Brooks; email@example.com
If you need to meet with your counselor, please schedule an appointment with him/her directly. The beginning of the school year is a highly active time with getting students registered and settled into their classes. Thus, a response to your email or voicemail message may be delayed. Additionally, individual meetings with your student’s counselor will begin after September 7th.
Join the BAND! To stay abreast of important information and events, please download the BAND app and subscribe to your student’s cohort class. You may click on the URL below for your student’s graduating class or search for your student’s class once you’re in the app. Both parents and students are strongly encouraged to join their cohort’s class on BAND.
NMHS Class of 2022: https://band.us/n/ada05di4j1e2h
NMHS Class of 2023: https://band.us/n/a3a050icj2h26
NMHS Class of 2024: https://band.us/n/a8a45aiej9h2n
NMHS Class of 2025: https://band.us/n/a3aa5di0j9heZ
Additionally, please check the school’s website regularly for the latest news! The website address is nmhs.dcssga.org.
NMHS band wins $10,000
Last week, the New Manchester High School (NMHS) band was awarded $10,000 for being one of three winners of the first annual Great Atlanta High School Band Challenge.
“You guys are very, very impressive. We’ve been to three great schools today, but I’ve got to say, we saved the best for last,” said Amy Witherite, one of the contest’s sponsors who awarded the prize along with Hot 107.9’s DJ Incognito.
The challenge was presented by two Radio One Atlanta stations, who partnered with Atlanta attorney Amy Witherite of 1-800-TruckWreck.
The band entered the competition with a video of a performance from a battle of the bands held at NMHS last spring. On Aug. 2, the bands were narrowed to the top 10, and the three that received the most votes by Aug. 20 were named winners.
The winners were officially announced at halftime of the MEAC/SWAC Challenge on Aug. 28.
View the video to see NMHS’ entry to the contest from last spring.
Join our 'NMHS FAME Parents' group on BAND
Join our 'FAME Students' group on BAND
For more information about joining FAME or audition requirements please contact the magnet director (Mr. Giddens): Trey.Giddens@dcssga.org
Parent Portal Instructions
All individuals should self-assess for the below signs and symptoms before reporting to school or work:
Fever (>100.4℉) or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
New loss of taste or smell
Muscle or body aches
Students and employees should stay home sick.
Physical distancing (3 feet) will be encouraged for middle and high schools when possible.
Students and employees should be mindful of others and physically distance themselves as much as space allows.
Masks are required on all DCSS buses per federal mandate.
Class sizes will be normal.
Students and employees should practice good and frequent hand hygiene. Warm water and soap are preferred. However, hand sanitizer will be provided and will be located throughout the school in hallways.
Students and/or employees inquiring about COVID testing can access testing through Cobb Douglas Health or their health provider.
Student Employment Opportunities
Exciting news! All 9th grade students will be taking the YouScience assessment on October 26th. We believe YouScience is a great way for students to learn more about themselves, explore high-demand careers that are a good fit for them, and gain a better understanding of how their unique talents are needed in the economy. Click the link below to learn more about YouScience and what it means for your student.