Bluejay Express

May 5, 2022

Friday Field Trip - 13th

The next 21st Century Grant sponsored Friday field trip will be May 13th. Please visit the links below for sign up, permission slip and information about the trip. You may also contact the high school office with any questions, 970-533-7746.

Google Form Sign up

Permission Slip

Band Concert - RESCHEDULED

The band concert has been rescheduled, the concert will be held on Tuesday, May 10th at 6:30 pm in the Performance Center.

Band - Achievement

The Mancos Blue Jay Jazz Band (MS/HS students) competed in Denver on April 29 at the Music in the Parks festival, at Arvada High School. They received an "Excellent" rating from the judges which earned them 2nd place in Jazz Ensemble category.

Additionally, Vanessa Poulsen received an Outstanding Soloist award for her alto sax solo. Way to go Vanessa!

Students got to spend a day at Elitch Gardens amusement park, then visit the Denver Art Museum and attend a phenomenal performance by the Colorado Symphony. Way to go students on performing your hearts out and for being such respectful ambassadors of the Mancos School District.


Happy School Lunch Hero day to the amazing lunch ladies!!!

May 6th is national lunch hero day!

Every year I like to take the time to honor these ladies that work so hard to feed your students two nutritious meals a day for 125 days which equals to about 50,000 meals so far this year. What a hard working group of women.

Thank you Janet Fogel, Kacey Armes, Kathy Zufelt and Makayla Eubanks for your dedication to feeding our students!!

Last Day of School

The last day of school is Thursday, 5/26. This is an early release day. Students will be dismissed and busses will run at 1:30 PM.

Athletics - End of Year Grades

Students remember that if you fail a class at the end of this semester it will carry over and you will be ineligible to play sports for the first 9 weeks. Please make sure you are diligent with your work, we want you all to have a successful end of year!

End of Year - Chromebooks

ALL students (9, 10, 11 grades) will need to turn in their school issued chromebook, charger and case the last week of school. Any item not turned in will need to be paid for.

Seniors you will be able to keep your chromebook, however, you will need to do a final check with Mr. Huskey prior to senior's last day. (but not before your last week)

STUCCO - Flocking

Let the Flocking Begin -

In exchange for a $10.00 donation or amount of your choice payable to Mancos High School Student Council, a Surprise Pink Flamingo Flocking shall occur at the address of your choice listed below. A Flamingo Flocking Ransom note shall be left at the property. The Ransom Note shall identify the person who purchased the surprise flocking, unless they wish to remain anonymous. The flocking will migrate from your friend’s yard when they have been called to fly away!

Click on the link below to print off and fill out your flocking order form.

Hard copies are also available through the front office.

Flocking Form & Info


Graduation will be Sunday, May 22nd at 3:30 pm in the Performance Arts Center.

Seniors you should be receiving emails from Mrs. Aspromonte regarding end of year wrap up, graduation practices etc.

CHECK YOUR EMAIL - let her know if you have not been receiving these emails.

Meet and Greet - New Staff

High School Math

Hi, My name is Mary Marable. I was born and raised in Memphis, TN as

one of 6 kids, (yes 3 boys and 3 girls)! I am considered a “flat-lander for

sure! During the summers in Memphis I would travel out West to enjoy

the mountains and to avoid the humidity. 5 years ago I made the move

to Moab, Utah to enjoy the mountains year round. I continued my

educational career at Grand County High School, 3 years Assistant

Principal and 2 years Principal. I have enjoyed these opportunities and

experiences at this level, but my first love is teaching Math. I miss the

day-to-day connection with helping students understand and succeed in

this area.

I have 35 years of educational experience at the secondary level, as a

math teacher, athletic coach and administrator. I believe that students

are individuals trying to find their way in the world, who need teachers,

parents, coaches and mentors to help them along the way. I look

forward to joining the Mancos community and hope I can be an asset to

the staff and students!

Educational Background:

Dr. Marable has received a Bachelor’s Degree in PE/Health with

emphasis in teaching Math and Science in 1987. She continued her

education in earning her Masters Degree in 1991 from the University of

St. Thomas, with emphasis in Educational Leadership. After several

years of teaching, she pursued her Educational Specialist Degree and

Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership from Union University,

graduating in 2011.

Meet and Greet - New Staff

High School Sciences

Peter grew up in upstate New York. He attended Oberlin College, majoring in Computer Science, and worked in the software industry for a time before moving to Southwestern Colorado to spend more time in the mountains (and less time staring at a computer screen). After working as a ski instructor in Telluride, Peter attended Fort Lewis' Education program and began student teaching in Mancos with Josh Dalley. Peter has a passion for science and math education, in particular project-based learning, and is excited to join the Mancos community.

Be Prepared !

Please make sure your student is prepared for class. We are having a lot of issues with students not being prepared in classes such as shop, welding and PE. Please make sure they bring extra or appropriate clothing and shoes for these classes.

Dress Code

As the weather gets warmer please be aware and obey the district dress code policy. Staff will be enforcing the policy and students in violation will be sent home to change or will need to have someone bring them appropriate clothing.

Student Dress Code Policy JICA

A safe and disciplined learning environment is essential to a quality educational program. District wide standards on student attire are intended to help students concentrate on schoolwork, reduce discipline problems, and improve school order and safety. The Board recognizes that students shall not wear apparel that is deemed disruptive or potentially disruptive to the classroom environment or to the maintenance of a safe and orderly school. Students are encouraged to wear practical clothing in relation to weather conditions and activities of the day. The following dress items are prohibited: clothing shorter than mid-thigh length, straps less than 1-1/2,” tank tops, pants below the hips, sleep wear, slippers, visual undergarments, sunglasses inside the building, revealing clothing, clothing that advertises code of conduct violations such as drugs, alcohol, tobacco, gang, weapons, sexual nature, or profanity.

The dress code also applies to days athletes are asked to dress up on game days.

Tree to Table

A no-cost summer immersion in nature and woodworking for middle and high school aged youth in Montezuma and surrounding counties.

Overview: Tree to Table aims to utilize the artistic process of woodtuming in order to connect youth with the land, one another, and themselves. The 3-day program will take place in summer of 2022 and will serve 12 youth and their families.


Day One, Harvest Day.

On Harvest Day, students will explore the pivotal relationship between trees and land. Following an immersion of trees and ecosystems through exploring, hiking, and learning from landowners, students will harvest dead, dying, or invasive timber to turn on the lathe.

Harvest Day will take place on June4 or June 11. In order to participate in Tree to Table, students must be available for one of the proposed dates.

Harvest Day will occur in an outdoor setting close to Mancos (exact location TBD) and will run from 8:30AM to 2:00 PM. Lunch included.

Day Two, Woodturing!

On Woodturning Day, students will meet in groups of 3 at the woodturning studio and school at 102 W. Grand Ave in Mancos. Using the finest tools and equipment, as well as the timber harvested on Harvest Day, students will learn the fundamentals of woodturning on a lathe. Each student will have their own lathe and will end the day with a finished spoon, bowl, plate, and/or other handmade and locally harvested vessel.

Woodturning Day will take place in groups of 3. Students will sign up for one of four available

wood turning dates, including: June 15, June 22, June 29, or July 6. In order to participate in

Tree to Table, students must be available for one of the above proposed dates.

Day Three, Tree to Table Gala

On Gala Day, students will join families and community members for a dinner and exhibit of their finished vessels. The gala will include an exhibit of the wood turned vessels and will take place on the land where the harvest occurred, with the aim of utilizing creativity to connect people to the land, one another, and themselves.

The Gala will take place on Thursday, July 7th. This is an open invitation to all community members, food and libations provided, and attendance highly encouraged.

Boosters/Spirit Gear

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

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