The Manning Weekly Newsletter

March 22, 2019

Dear Families,

We are officially on Spring Break! I know many of you have made exciting travel plans with your families, and I wish you a fun-filled and safe week! For those of you using this time to rest a bit and possibly catch up on chores, I also hope you enjoy the change of pace. We look forward to seeing everyone back here on April 1st feeling rejuvenated and ready for our final stretch of the 2018-19 school year.

David / Mr. Luongo

CMAS Testing Week is April 8th - 12th

Please do your best to avoid absences during this week. Here is an overview of the week:

  • Mon, Tues, Wed - all students will take English and Math Units 1, 2, and 3 beginning at 8:25 am.
  • Thursday - 8th graders will begin Science testing and the Silhouettes (featured on America's Got Talent and starring three Manning students) will perform in the afternoon
  • Friday - FLEX Day - the only students who need to come in are 8th graders to finish the Science testing from 8:25 to 11:45. We will also ask 6th and 7th graders to come in if they need to take make-ups. (You will receive a phone call and an e-mail by Thursday afternoon as notification.) No lunch will be served on this day.

Manning "Passion Week" Is April 15th - 19th

The 8th Grade class could use your help. We are looking for volunteers from the community (not restricted to 8th grade parents) who would be willing to come in and either serve on a panel and provide feedback to students on Friday, April 19th, or share your expertise at any point throughout the week in the form of a presentation. If you would like to contribute to this exciting week, please fill out the form below, and forward the link to anyone else who might like to join.

Manning Presents "Angst" Screening!

Join us for a screening of the new Documentary, Angst, Raising Awareness around Anxiety. Hosted by The Manning School of Academics and Arts Sources of Strength and Lakewood High School Sources of Strength.

Tuesday April 16, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Lakewood High School Auditorium

9700 W. 8th Ave, Lakewood, CO 80215

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Attention Manning 8th graders Attending Ralston Valley Next Year

If you are currently taking Algebra or Geometry at Manning, you will need to take Ralston Valley's placement exam. This is not a timed test so you can leave as soon as you are finished. There are three opportunities to do this.

At Manning on Wednesday April 10th beginning at 2:45 in Room 101.

At Ralston Valley on Wednesday April 17 or April Wednesday April 24 at 3:30 pm

If you will be taking this exam here at Manning please fill out the google form so we know how many students to expect.

Ralston Valley Placement Testing SIGN UP LINK

Please Support PTA with King Soopers Card

The simplest way to support Manning’s PTA is to link your King Soopers Loyalty Card to the Manning School PTA. That way, every time you buy groceries, King Soopers will donate a portion of the proceeds toward Manning PTA’s goal of supporting upgrades to instructional technology throughout the school.

Registration is simple:

PLEASE NOTE: You must have an Email to proceed


**NOTE: If you already have an online digital account, skip to #2

Go to or

· Select ‘Create an Account’.

· Under Sign-In information, enter your email and create a password.

· (Write down your email & password—will need it in step 2)

· Select ‘Use Card Number’.

· Enter your King Soopers Loyalty Card Number or Alt ID, last name and postal code.

· Under ‘Select Your Preferred Store’ enter your postal code.

· Select ‘Find Stores’.

· Choose your store then select ‘Create Account’.

· You will then be prompted to check your email for a confirmation email.

· Click the hyperlink in your email to finish creating your Online Account.

· Continue to step #2 to register for the King Soopers Community Rewards Program of your choice.


Go to or

· Select ‘Sign-In’.

· Enter your email and password then select ‘sign in’.

· (This will be the email and password you created in step 1)

· Select ‘My Account’ from drop down menu. Then select Community Rewards from the left-hand side under ‘Account Summary’

· Click on Community Rewards.

· Under Find an Organization: Enter the organization name or the NPO number (UY407) before clicking on search make sure the organizations description is selected (example: Education, Faith Based, Animal, Athletic) on the view by type area.

· Then select Search Results.

You should now see your organization information listed under ‘Community Rewards’ on your Account Summary page.

8th Graders Going to Golden HS

There was an error in the GHS Course guide for the STEM elective class - Applied Imagination Makerspace. This course IS available for 9th grade students for the 2019-2020 school year. Please contact 9th grade counselor for next year, Rob Gill at Robin Gill and let him know you would like to take the class. Thank you!

If your student enjoys learning new technical skills and applying those skills to creating projects of their choice, the Makerspace classroom is perfect for them! In the Makerspace STEM Lab classroom, students spend the semester working on projects individually or in small teams. They can spend the time working on one project or several projects. They have the opportunity to learn and use laser engraver, 3D printing or vinyl cutting to create unique items for themselves, the school or community.

FREE Career Days for 8th Grade Girls

Here is a summer opportunity for female students that are interested in exploring transportation or construction career pathways. Applications due by April 5th.

The HOYA Foundation sponsors a FREE opportunity for girls to explore career pathways in transportation and construction industries. Over one week, girls – ranging from eighth grade to 20 years old – make five stops to engage with women, ask questions and tour work sites. Each company puts together a day long insight into their company and into the industry.

Please visit the HOYA Foundation's website for more information.

Reminder about Special Drinks

The only drink students can bring to their classrooms is water. If you send your kids to school with a special drink from Starbucks, that's fine, as long as they take it to the cafeteria and finish it before the first period begins.

Last Friday's Talent Show was a Hit

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Students Arrange Cards to Create an Ecosystem

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7th Grade Science Presentations

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Students Learning How to Code

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Set Design at Its Best

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8th Grade STEM Race Cars

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Choirs Were Amazing on Wednesday Night

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Students Appreciated Guest Speaker and Holocaust Survivor, Sara Moses

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In PE, Students Analyze Their March Madness Brackets - Don't Worry - It's Not for Money!

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Jeopardy is a fun way to end the week

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Engineering Opportunity

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Acting Opportunity

Golden's award-winning theater, Miners Alley Playhouse, is currently offering their spring after-school theater classes. Miners Alley Playhouse is known throughout the region for presenting professional, top-notch work, and their classes and summer programs are no exception. Please click below for details about enrolling your children in these after-school adventures!

Apply for Student Council!

If you are interested in being on Manning Student Council for the 2019-2020 school year, we want you to apply! Please click on the following link for the application, which is due March 31st. We are asking for three references, so don't wait until the last minute!

Spring Sports are Right around the Corner!

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Follow Manning on Instagram! username- manningschool

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Please follow us on facebook, too! @themanningschooljeffco

Reminder to Utilize Tutor Time in the Morning 7:50 - 8:15

Don't fall behind! Come get extra one-on-one attention with your teachers before school.

  • Monday - Math or Electives
  • Tuesday - Math or English or 6th Grade Science
  • Wednesday - Math or Social Studies
  • Thursday - Math or Science
  • Friday - Math

PLC Update

This past Wednesday, our teachers met in grade level teams in order to:

  • discuss ways to support struggling students
  • finish preparations for the Passion Week April 15th to 19th

At Manning, we strive to live our core values every day.

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  • I did my math wrong when grading an assignment and Allie Neal brought it to my attention and gave me an opportunity to correct her grade in Infinite Campus. She was honest and respectful and I really appreciate that!


  • Everyday when I come out of E.L.A. instead of being early to her lunch, Sofia Aguilar opens the door for all the seventh graders. She is so helpful to all the stusents and gives a friendly smile to everyone passing by.
  • Zennyth Gray always works hard in Digital Design. She tries her best and never gives up. Even when it gets hard, Zennyth perseveres and puts in all her effort. Nice job, Zennyth!
  • Torrey Weiner has given everything he's got to his role in musical theater. He has put so much effort into his character! He has everything nailed and is an amazing leader.
  • Maisie Jaworsky always comes to school right on time and trys very hard to make everybody happy. She also tries her best in all classes. Nice job!!


  • Kori Mayfield is always trying her hardest and is a very good leader. She is kind to her peers and helps students whenever they need it. She always pays attention in class too! Thanks Kori!
  • Congratulations to all of our singers in both of the Manning choirs. On Wednesday night, all your songs sounded so incredible. You should really be proud of the quality of your singing and all the hard work you've been putting in this year.


  • Sydney Joy is always been there when times are hard and has been a great friend to me.
  • Seirra Roberts is so sweet every day she gives me a huge. And every time she dose that's the hight light of my day.
  • Ms. Templeton is always understanding and respects my time. She understands what it takes to do what I do and is a great support.
  • Reina Klatt always knows when to help others and when they are feeling bad. She is always making me smile when I´m around and always supports the right side of everyone.
  • Millie is always so kind to me and in social studies always makes me laugh. She is such a ray of sunshine and always makes me happy and knows what to say.
  • Nile Ricotta always says kind things to me at lunch and is extremely supportive. It is nice to have him by my side and as a friend.
  • Connor Allison always cheers me up when im down and is always by my side.


  • Mr. Hageman is always so kind and empathetic. Everyone knows him and he always helps people.
  • Jack Beckman is always helping me with my Codehs and is always helping stay up to date.
  • Ms. Claussen and Mr. Hageman would like to thank Manning's amazingly wonderful and supportive PTA for funding the buses which 7th-graders took to see the play of The Diary of Anne Frank at the Arvada Center this month. Wow! The play promoted great conversations within our classes! In addition, we would also like to thank the PTA for funding the Holocaust Speaker this week.
  • Great thanks to Dagny Colle for informing Ms. Claussen LAST YEAR about the Arvada Center's 2019 production of Anne Frank. Without her idea -- a newspaper clipping -- 7th-graders would not have had this wonderful opportunity!
  • Mr. Luongo and Ms. Zentz - Great thanks from the 7th-grade Language Arts Department for all the work you did regarding our field trip to see The Diary of Anne Frank at the Arvada Center!
  • CJ LeBlanc is always a leader in musical theater. He puts his best foot forward every single time and does everything he is asked to do. He encourages others and leads in a positive way.
  • These three amazing girls- Ali Carpenter, Chloe Heath, and Rhylee Jensen - helped teach choreography to all three musical theater classes. They are so helpful and patient. Thanks girls!
  • Ms. Norton is an amazing team player. She always fills in where needed and is pulled in many directions. She jumps up to help any time she can.
  • Kori Mayfield always includes everyone when working as a team. If someone is left out she makes sure they feel apart of the group. She is also an amazing team leader (never bossy) and makes sure the work is done.
  • Alexandra Reese was quite tired during Language Arts, and still worked together with the people sitting around her to complete a sentence skill. She helped out two of the people that were struggling with their work, and was even able to correct someone elses work during access.
  • Sydney Kitchens always helps me with things I might otherwise be scared to do.
  • Liam Mapes helped me and other students in a class when we were stuck on and problem

The Manning School of Academics and 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.