Manchester High School's News Digest, 3/15-3/22

Red Hawks

Take Time To Stay In The Nest, Relax, Read And Take Care Of One Another.

Check out our MHS website for announcements and learning opportunities and check your emails for updated information.

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Check This Out!

Students lined up to check out books this week.

Looking for something to do? Check out our ebook and audiobook collection! Read on your chromebook or on a mobile device. Directions are on the MHS Library website.

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MPS Security Team

Thank you to the MPS Security Team. We appreciate all that you do!

Spotlight on Students

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Congratulations to Sabrina Iam on receiving the Martin Luther King Award!

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Students in EPSA took part in EPSA Day last week. Students engaged in different learning experiences connected to their career interests. These students worked with Attorney Fontaine to take part in a mock trial. Thank you to Mrs. DeMartino and our students in EPSA council for organizing this event!

Classroom Snapshots

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Students submitted these pictures as part of their project "Miniature shot assignment" in Mr. Plein's photography class.


Student Meals Available

Free ‘grab-and-go’ breakfast (8-10 a.m.) and lunch (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.) is available to students Monday through Friday at Bennet Academy, Manchester Middle Academy (the former Robertson School building) and Waddell Elementary School. Details are here.

SAT Info

The original date for our in-school SAT was March 25 but we now are planning for all juniors to have the opportunity to take the SAT in school on Tuesday, April 28.

Students could use school closure time to complete free SAT / PSAT preparation on Khan Academy. Counselors have shown students how to link PSAT scores with Khan Academy for free, personalized SAT practice. Research shows that 20 hours of practice leads to an average gain of 115 points on the SAT, which all juniors will take during the school day at the end of April. To practice, students can go to this link: and click "start practicing".

Construction Career Day.

Have some interest in construction or just like to dig holes?? The Construction Career Day will be May 6. You will need a permission slip from room 179. Especially if you like to work with your hands, build brick walls, sit in giant snow plows and you will get free stuff, hard hats, gloves and a bunch of other cool stuff. Get a slip rm 179 and turn it!

  • Click on this link for Scholarship Information
  • Admission counselors from different colleges and universities, as well as military recruiters, schedule regular visits to MHS to meet with students to answer questions and provide information about their programs. If you are interested in meeting the admission counselors/military recruiters please sign up in Naviance, under college visits.
  • Check out the most recent edition of The Nest

  • Check out the most recent edition of The Pulse

  • COLLEGE NOW is a University of Hartford program designed to provide outstanding high school seniors with the opportunity to enroll in one college course per semester on a tuition-free basis. The program is quite selective and open only to students who meet the following criteria: Qualified high school seniors who have exhausted the college preparatory courses in their high schools, students must have maintained grades of "A" and "B" consistently in their academic courses and must have achieved a minimum score of 500 on both the verbal and math portions of the SAT or PSAT. Applications are available from counselors or in the Guidance Office, Room 117/119. Deadline to apply is 4/3/2020

  • THE VERMONT YOUNG WRITERS' CONFERENCE VENUE HAS MOVED AND EXPANDED! This year, we will be offering three separate residential weekends for emerging writers on Summer’s Gale Farm in Leicester, Vermont—formerly the Walter Cerf Homestead. Our 2020 agri-literary conferences will take place on May 28-31, June 25-28, and July 23-26, 2020, and each session will be limited to forty-eight participants. Students may apply via the Submittable platform on our website. The APPLICATION DEADLINE of March 26 is fast approaching and the blue lights are flashing. If you have a tale to spin or a story to share, please visit our website:

  • A Sergeant from the Air Force will be visiting MHS on Wed April 22 to talk to students who take language classes or have an interest in learning a language about opportunities for a career in linguistics in their intelligence fields. Please email Ms. Biondino to register for the flex session. Her email is

  • AIM (Academy Introduction Mission) - Is The United States Coast Guard Academy the right college for you? Find out this July. Learn more and apply at: Apply February - April 1st.

  • Every year, high school students around the country compete for a chance to win a scholarship and have their artwork on display in the United States Capitol. Since 1982, more than 650,000 students have taken part in this exciting opportunity. I can’t wait to see the unique works of art in this year’s competition!
    High school students residing in the First Congressional District (CT-01) can participate for the chance to win a scholarship to Savannah College of Art and Design and Tennessee Wesleyan, and two airline tickets to Washington, D.C. to see their artwork in the Capitol.
    For more information on how to enter this year’s Congressional Art Competition visit my website here, or call 860-278-8888.

MHS Core Values

Respect - Responsibility - Kindness - Perseverance - Integrity

Demonstrate any of the core values and receive a Core Value ticket, drop it in the Main Office or Freshmen Center box, receive an Imagine Coin and maybe you will be the next winner of the MHS Core Value t-shirt!


Click on this link and share a snap-shot story of how the actions of others have impacted you that can be announced in 20-30 seconds. Stories should relate specifically to our core values of RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY, KINDNESS, INTEGRITY & PERSEVERANCE. This month’s story prompt is, "How has someone's act of Kindness positively impacted you?"

MHS Vision Of The Graduate!

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What's Your Story?

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Student Activities-There Are So Many Ways To Get Involved In The MHS Community!

Check out how to get involved at MHS by visiting the Student Activities Page

Join The Club

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Known as The Harbinger since the mid-1990s, our journalism operation has re-branded: 'The Nest' is your new source for MHS student news and opinion. Check out the latest edition here.


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