Winter Newsletter

Administrative Information

Spring Athletic Tryouts

Tryouts for Spring Sports is March 20th. Students can sign up for Lacrosse, Softball, Baseball, Track & Field and Tennis by clicking HERE!

Attendance Resource and Reminders

Click here to see the updated attendance page on our website.

Parking Reminder

Only students who attend Memorial High School and have paid for a parking ID sticker may park in the student parking lots. The parking lots at Memorial are, by definition, City of Manchester parking lots and are subject to all city parking ordinances. Parking ID stickers are for identification purposes only. All visitors must park in the visitor parking spots or will be subject to city parking ordinances.

State and District Assessment

Access Testing will take place this week (2/21-2/24

The SAT will be administered on March 22nd - 24th to all Juniors. We encourage all students to participate.

  • State assessments are an important part of a student's core educational program. The SAT provides an evaluation of student mastery of content and skills in various academic areas and serves as one tool for measuring the degree in which students are on track to graduate high school and be college-and-career ready. The information we receive from the results is instrumental in addressing academic needs and curriculum planning. We encourage all students to participate as state law requires 95% participation.

The state Science Assessment will be in April/May

Spring iReady Diagnostic will be May 11th - June 1st.

Youth Risk Behavior Survey

Our school will be participating in the voluntary Youth Risk Behavior Survey on March 9th. To view the survey on our website click here.

HVAC Update

Our HVAC renovation of our ventilation system is making progress. There will be another construction wall sectioned off in the 300 wing. Our hope is that this is one of the final 2 installations before the project is complete. Students and staff should be commended for their flexibility and patience with this project.


Teacher of the Year Nominees

Memorial High School is proud to announce we had 8 teachers nominated for New Hampshire Teacher of the Year! A tribute to all of the amazing staff we have here at Memorial.


Granite Stater of the Month

Kaylee Richard was recognized by Senator Hassan as the Granite Stater of the Month. Click here to see Senator Hassan's announcement.

Click here to see the first article about Kaylee's work to organize a girls-only career fair.

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Unified Basketball

One of the greatest highlight of this winter was our Unified Basketball team and the support from the school community. On a day in which the team was excited to play, there was a last minute game cancellation. The team, coaches, and many school staff and students rallied to arrange an intrasquad scrimmage. The gym was filled with spectators, officials, scorekeepers and a running clock. The community rallied to provide the opportunity on 30 minutes notice. It was a true sense of community and the support from the fans made for a great game!

The season ended with a thrilling 2 point victory over Central in overtime. The final game was played in honor of Deven Plaisted.

A couple of testimonials...

"Awesome game. I love how all the kids from the student body really gets into the UBB games, it says a lot about their character, and that is great!" -Parent

"It's moments like this that remind me why I am proud to be a Crusader!" - Staff Member

American Legion Oratorical Contest

The American Legion Oratorical Contest exists to develop deeper knowledge and appreciation for the U.S. Constitution among high school students. Since 1938, the program has presented participants with an academic speaking challenge that teaches important leadership qualities, the history of our nation’s laws, the ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of American citizenship.

Scholastic Art Awards

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards results are in and Memorial has numerous winners!

This is the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. The Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their remarkable work to the world through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The Awards give students opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships. In 2022, students across the United States and Canada entered more than 260,000 original works in 28 different categories of art and writing.

To see the long list of Memorial winners and their artwork, please visit the slideshow.

Special Olympics - Penguin Plunge

Team Memorial plunged into the frigid Atlantic Ocean for the Special Olympics Penguin Plunge. The team raised over $5,000 for New Hampshire Special Olympics NH.
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DECA Marketing Trip

The Manchester Memorial High School DECA students recently traveled to Orlando, Fla. to attend the national Sports and Entertainment Marketing Conference.

Students that attended were Andrew Arndt, Colin Fields, Bryan Le, Carter Beland, David Ruge, Sadie Olsen, Makenna Patt, Tyler Telge, Colin Lynch Caden Capano, Adam Jacques, Mallory Bell, Evan Blais, Dallas Tripp, Ethan Kimball Nicholas Lodding, Justin Dang, Fatima Livadic and Elma Stitkovac , chaperone Tara Michaud and DECA advisor James Colby.

The Sports and Entertainment conference reinforced concepts taught in Marketing and Sports and Entertainment Marketing courses. Students heard speakers that worked in marketing, sales and operations, content engagement, strategic partnerships, and consumer insights within the sports and entertainment field. Some of the guest speakers worked for Universal, the Orlando Magic, Greater Orlando Sports Commission, Orlando Sports Foundation, Atlas Speed Training LLC and Chocolate Dolphin LLC.

The guest speakers touched on topics including: personal motivation, the nature of target marketing, the issue of pricing, ticket sales, advertising media, career opportunities, the economic impact of sports and entertainment events and much more.

Students had the opportunity to spend several days in the parks of Disney World and Universal Studios where students were able to see real life examples of topics learned every day in class; sponsorships, marketing techniques, and endorsements in the parks.

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