Blue Jay Express

October 21, 2021

ASVAB - Attention Sophomores

All sophomores will be taking the ASVAB on Tuesday, October 26th at 8:00AM in the performance center. Please make sure you are in attendance and on time. The ASVAB will be administered on Chromebooks so please make sure you bring yours and that it is fully charged.

From the Counselor

Our school counselor Ms. Alanda Martin has a new contact number for parents and students to use. This number is for use during school hours Monday -Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm. Please remember this does not guarantee that she will be immediately available at the time you call. She will reach out to you when she is available. You can also continue to reach her through the high school office as well.

Counselor # 970-394-5234

High School Office # 970-533-7748

Need Volunteer Hours?

The Giving Tree Program is looking for students to help, contact Tressa Jukes at

Sports Survey

The Mancos School District Athletic Department would like you to participate in a survey about your experience with fall sports - football, cross country and volleyball. There is a separate survey for students and parents. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the survey you may contact Mr. Showalter at

Parent Survey

Student Survey


Open gym practice has begun for basketball.

High School Boys is Tuesday, 4:30pm - 6:30pm and Fridays times to be announced

High School Girls is Monday and Wednesday, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Regular season and first day of official practice will begin for wrestling, boys basketball and girls basketball on November 15th.

Blood Drive

The Vitalant Blood Drive will be on November 3rd from 9:00am-1:00pm in the Historic Gym Lobby. You can make an appointment by emailing Mrs. Farrar at

Walk-ins are welcome as well.

School Pictures

School pictures are in the high school office. Students please stop by and pick yours up!

School Pictures - Retakes

If you missed the first picture day, or if you are unhappy with your original pictures, retakes are Tuesday, November 2nd. If you are doing retakes you will need to bring your original package back to the photographer in its entirety.

If you are purchasing pictures for the first time you can pick up an order envelope at the school office or call MJ Thomas at 1-800-219-0199.

Students - if you still need a student ID this will be the day to get it.

Freshman Class Fundraiser


The freshmen class is selling laser cut wooden holiday ornaments as a class fundraiser. These can be purchased in any of the available standard shapes for $3 or premium ornaments for $5. Any ornament can be customized with text for an additional $2. The order form below can be dropped off at either the elementary, middle, or high school office along with your payment. Any checks should be payable to Mancos Schools. For your convenience, printed forms are also available at each school office.


Last week we celebrated National School Lunch week across the nation. I am happy to say we are serving approximately 75-80% of our students in our district daily.

On Tuesday your students enjoyed homemade spaghetti made by my culinary class that was made with fresh vegetables grown in our school garden thanks to Montezuma School to Farm, and locally grown beef, purchased through one of Mancos’ extraordinary students Lilly Figueroa from the Colorado Kunes and Cows Ranch!

They also enjoyed homemade pancakes, and we introduced a new dish, chicken nacho’s. We continue to build our menu based on student input and have added a “kids Choice” category once a month where students get to choose collectively what they get to eat that day.

Breakfast is delivered to the Middle School and High School daily for students that arrive on the other side of campus.

My staff is dedicated to feeding your students every day and we enjoy being the first faces they get to see in the morning.

Please let us know if have any questions or concerns. Menus can be viewed from the online at Add the app to your phone to keep the menu at your fingertips. Please note that we are having difficulties filling orders with our distributor, as the countries supply chain has been compromised due to the pandemic. Menus are subject to change at any time without notice.

Have a great weekend!

Janet Fogel,

Nutrition Services Director


Band - Halloween Concert

A Spooktacular Halloween Concert - October 28, at 6:00 pm in the Performing Arts Center.

Sweets and Treats available

Boosters/Spirit Gear

Follow the link below to order Spirit Gear online through the Mancos Boosters Spirit Sale Page.

Like Booster Club on Facebook at

The Mancos Giving Tree Program

Below is the information for the The Mancos Giving Tree, you can download and print the application below or they are also available the high school office.
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