The Manning Weekly Update

March 18, 2022

Manning Community,

The school was buzzing today with excitement around spring break. The students are so excited for this break, and I hope you are all excited as well! There is a different feeling around spring break than winter break, as there aren't the stressors that sometimes come with winter break and the holidays. I wish you all a wonderful and safe spring break. Also, just a reminder that the district established a teacher workday on Monday, March 28th. Students will return to Manning for the last 9 weeks of school on Tuesday, March, 29th.

Also, when students return on the 29th, we will be hosting class meetings that week. We are reestablishing HEART (honesty, effort, achievement, respect, and teamwork) expectations throughout the building, as we are seeing some unexpected behaviors that do not represent our second tenet of high behavioral expectations. We are going to reset our students, especially as we go into spring time and the final nine weeks of the year. We are still working on finalizing our HEART documents, and once finalized, we will add them to our website and our student/parent handbook so you are in the loop. Along with reviewing HEART expectations, ambassadors from Robbie's Hope will also be joining us during these class meetings. We are excited to be partnering again with Robbie's Hope, as we are currently organizing a Robbie's Hope challenge run on Saturday, April 23rd. Robbie Eckert was a Manning student from 2016-2017 and then attended Lakewood High School. In October, 2018, Robbie took his own life. His parents set out to make a difference and created the not for profit organization, Robbie's Hope. If you are interested in more information on Robbie's Hope, please see the following link below.

Robbie's Hope Link:

Finally, just a couple of reminders:

  • As the I-70 bridge project begins, traffic could become a problem. The Applewood Church has graciously allowed us to use their parking lot for pick-up, so you may want to consider this as a spot for pick-up. Also, just a reminder that we discourage turning left into the bus loop when heading west on 32nd Ave., as it can create traffic flow issues.
  • Any students that were inducted into NJHS back in the fall have until Friday, May 13th to complete their community service hours. If you have any questions about these hours please email our counselor, Ms. Shulsinger, at

Have a wonderful weekend and spring break!


Christian Ramaker


The Manning School of Academics & Arts

Manning Spirit Wear - Get Yours NOW!

Hey Mustangs,

The Manning Spirit Gear shop is up and running and ready for your orders!

Shop Website:

Shop Flyer:

Access Code: xjsfLoQMdH

Orders are due by 4/4/22!

Robbie's Hope Fun Run returns Saturday, April 23rd

Welcome to Robbie's Hope.

We are a movement. An uprising of teens to help other teens. We’ve made it our mission to stop the suicide epidemic that’s taking the lives of our friends

SAVE THE DATE: Robbie's Hope Fun Run Returns to Manning

When: Saturday, April 23rd at 10am

Where: Manning School, 13200 W. 32nd Ave

What: A Student and Community event benefitting Robbie's Hope

More details coming after Spring Break!

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TRAFFIC UPDATE - I-70 over 32nd Ave

Project Hotline: 303-960-2825

Project Email:

Project website:
Sign up for Text Alerts: Text bridges to 8886650058

Project Kick Off Information

Project Fact Sheet

Project Website

Spring is coming and so are the CMAS

It is that time of the year where we are coming up to CMAS testing for our students. Please remember that CMAS is a state mandated test for ALL Colorado students. We here at Manning use ALL data to guide our teaching. Unless there is a specific need for a student to opt-out, we request that everyone does take the test.

The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) requires the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) tests for grades 3-8 each year. CMAS English Language Arts , Math, Science and Social Studies assessments were developed to measure grade level expectations in the Colorado Academic Standards.

Designed to be administered online, the tests feature a variety of interactive questions that are engaging and aligned with 21st century teaching and learning practices. CMAS testing occurs annually in the Spring.
Grades 6, 7, 8 are tested in ELA & Math and Grade 8 is tested in Science.

The length of regular test are as follows: (this may change due to individual student needs for extra time)
ELA: Test Unit length - 110 minutes
Math: Unit length - 65 minutes.
Science: Unit length - 80 minutes

Spring 2022 CMAS Opt-Out Form

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Manning PTA News


Open Positions for Manning PTA 2022 - 2023

Did your student enjoy the Skate City night? Do they enjoy playing basketball, soccer, tossing a football at recess? Did they partake in the Halloween festivities - candy fundraiser and treat? Did your family have fun at Back to School night? Do you appreciate everything the teachers do for our kiddos? If your answer is YES to any of the above, then please consider volunteering to serve on PTA for the 2022-2023 school year. We need YOU!

After two long pandemic years, our future looks bright; it’s a great time to make new connections and get involved! Whether you want to lead the pack or plan a picnic, we have a place for you. If you’re interested in finding out more, please click here and check out our open positions. Signing up does NOT mean you are committing to take on the role, we’ll reach out to answer any questions and provide any additional information before you commit.

Manning PTA needs new Board and Committee Members for the 22/23 school year. We have the following open board positions:


Vice President (will take over as President the following year)


Additionally we need volunteers to help out to either lead or participate in the following committees:



Teacher Appreciation

Student Appreciation.

Please reach out to the Manning PTA at for more information or to volunteer!

PTA Scholarships for Alumni

Calling all graduating Manning alums!! Manning PTA is soliciting applications for 2, $500 scholarships, for graduating seniors who are Manning alumni.

The deadline to apply is April 15th. Here's the link to the application.

PTA Restaurant Night


Wednesday April 13, 2022


3356 Youngfield St.

Wheatridge, CO

Visit the restaurant website

Donating Back: 20%

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Yearbook Deadline 3/28/2022

Click Here to Purchase Your 2021/2022 Yearbook

(Use Code: 12208122 - Order Deadline is 03/28/22).

Lakewood High School Athletics Orientation

8th Grade & New Student Athletics Orientation:

When: April 11th at 7pm

Where: Lakewood High School Auditorium

This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!

Meet the LHS Athletics Team; Administration and Coaches!

Learn about which sports are offered at LHS

Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) and what that means for Jeffco Public Schools, especially at LHS

Summer Programs and Camps

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Wheat Ridge High School Houseplant Sale

Support Wheat Ridge High School's Agriculture Program as they raise money for classroom projects and activities. They have been hard at work growing plants and are hosting a houseplant sale on April 8th and 9th at WRHS.

Friday April 8th from 3-6pm

Saturday, April 9th from 9am- 2pm

For more information click here

Link to insurance coverage

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The Manning School of Academics & 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.