The Manning Weekly Update

April 29th, 2022

Manning Community,

Happy Friday! I hope you've had a wonderful week and are looking forward to a nice weekend!

As we get closer to the end of the year, and as spring sets in, I wanted let you know that we are seeing some behavior that violates our code of conduct and our HEART expectations.

Starting Monday, May 2nd, we will be running our consequences differently for inappropriate behavior and students not adhering to our HEART expectations. The following consequences will apply for the final three weeks of school:

1st infraction- Wednesday after school detention, 3:30-4:30 p.m., phone call home

2nd infraction- Loss of year end celebration event. This will include The Manning Social for 6th/7th grade students and the 8th grade picnic for 8th grade students.

Also, we just met as a staff and we've decided that since the 8th grade's year end celebration is the 8th grade picnic on the morning of Wednesday, May 25th, The Manning Social will be for 6th and 7th grade students ONLY and that will also occur on the morning of Wednesday, May 25th. This will create a special day for all grade levels. Monday, May 23rd and Tuesday, May 24th will be normal school days.

Please note that we've changed The Manning Social date from the afternoon of Tuesday, May 24th to the morning of Wednesday, May 25th.

Also, just a reminder that on Wednesday, May 25th, all 6th and 7th graders have an early release at Noon.


Christian Ramaker


The Manning School of Academics & Arts

(303) 982-0489

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2022-2023 Electives Registration

Yesterday (4/28) during ACCESS, your students in 6th and 7th grade entered their elective choices for next year. Overall, it was a great success.

If you want to double check your students' choices, please have them log into their student portal and show you the classes they chose. Please contact your student's counselor or Ms. Yocum for any questions or concerns.

2022/23 Office Paraprofessional Wanted

Are you a mom or dad that has Google skills and free time? Want to be on the same schedule as your child while earning a little extra cash? Manning is looking for an addition to our front office team and has listed an Office Paraprofessional position for 2022/23. We strive to provide a positive environment for our students, staff and families while placing a big emphasis on teamwork, communication and hardwork.

If you are interested, please reach out to Jade or Erika or check out the Jeffco Careers page. We would love to hear from you.

Traffic Update - Week of April 24th - 30th

***Please be advised that both directions of 32nd Avenue under the I-70 bridges at Exit 264 in Wheat Ridge will be FULLY CLOSED overnight (8 p.m. to 5 a.m.) on Sunday, April 24 while crews move drill rig equipment.***

All vehicle, cyclist and pedestrian traffic will be detoured to 40th Avenue during these overnight closures.

Information on Honors Courses

Dear Manning Families,

Exciting news for all our students/families here at Manning, that will continue to align with our Vision of Rigorous academic, High behavioral expectations for students, Strong partnerships with families and community. Our Leadership team and conversations with our academic departments led us to designate all core content classes at the honors level for next year. We looked at what we were teaching in our Honors vs General education classes and realized as a team that the instruction and standards in all classes aligned with the Honors level coursework. This not only aligns with our Vision of rigorous academics, but it will also improve instructional practices for the grade-level teachers to plan and align strong rigorous lesson plans and content for our students' academic growth.

Rigor does not mean more work. Rigor means we are encouraging students to think critically, creatively, and more flexibly. Along with classrooms that are stimulating, engaging, and supportive.

Math will still be placed upon your student's current level of foundational skills and knowledge.

There will be additional intervention classes in ELA and Math for those who may need some additional academic support.


Danelle Yocum

Assistant Principal

Manning Social Song Request Form!

The Manning Social is coming up quick! StuCo is asking Manning students to fill out this form with any song requests they may have!!

Song Request Form:
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We need your Chromebooks!

8th grade students and any 6th or 7th grader leaving Jeffco, will need to turn in their Chromebook and charger no later than Monday, May 23

How Sick is Too Sick?

We all want our kids to attend as many school days as possible and believe us- We LOVE having your kids here- but there are times we ask that you keep your students home to help keep us all healthy. Please, take a look at the list below as a reference from our Health Room.

  • Persistent, loud or productive cough
  • Nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea
  • Temp > 100 within the past 24 hours
  • Exposed to anyone with Covid and unvaccinated.
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Not feeling well enough to participate in class (unable to focus, overly tired)

Art + STEAM Club Announcements!

Leisa Austin is no longer taking can donations. Thanks to everyone who donated!

Art Club has ended for this year!

We created some awesome community projects this year. Please visit the Manning auditorium for the upcoming musical theater performances to see the latest banners that Art Club painted this year! See you next year!

Steam Club will have ONE MORE meeting Wednesday, May 4.

Important Library Dates!

No books can be checked out after May 10th.

Universal due date for all books is May 11th.

All 8th graders need to turn in Chromebooks and chargers by May 23rd at the latest, Friday May 20th is preferred.

Robbie's Hope Fun Run Recap!

Our Robbie's Hope Run was a success we had a good turnout despite the windy conditions. We want to ​thank all those who participated and give a shout out to Mr. Mo, Ms. Yocum, Mr. Fulton and Mr. Rubin for being such great sports and our pie throw targets on Saturday!

Overall we raised about $2000 from all pledges and activities. The top two fundraisers per grade level will be announced on Monday and be given information about how to collect your prizes.

Attention Outdoor Lab Parents!

If your child will be taking medications at Outdoor Lab please submit The Extended Field Trip Medication Form below to the Health Office by Friday, May 13th.

Extended Field Trip Medication Form.

We will be collecting the actual medications starting Monday, May 16th between 8am and 4pm. Plan to pick up medications Friday, May 20th by 4pm.

Please feel free to call Heidi Glow, Manning's Health Aide, if you have any questions.

Get Your Outdoor Lab Gear--Deadline May 1st

Read The Manning Minute!

The final volume of The Manning Minute is on the website under student resources! Check it out! đź’»

Some topics that are discussed: teacher shoutouts, Robbie's Hope, Day Without Hate, H.E.A.R.T, Outdoor Lab, student poems, restaurant reviews, and much more!

Thanks for all your support, it is much appreciated! ❤️

Link to The Manning Minute:

Now Taking Tardy Song Requests!

Tardy songs are BACK!

A song will play over the speaker system during the last 2 minutes before the first bell rings to remind students to get to class!

Do you have a song request? Come down to the main office to put your tardy song request in the request box! Songs must be clean and school appropriate, and it is not guaranteed your song will be played.

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Manning PTA Needs YOU!


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!

Youth Soccer Tryouts Fall 2022-Spring 2023

The Denver Kickers Sports Club is looking for more soccer players, especially those who fall in the U13 age! If interested, see the following flyer on tryout information.

Japan STEM tour Summer of 2023

Sarah Maud is leading the tour, in the summer of 2023, more information can be found by scanning the QR code on the flyer below.

Japan 2023

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Girls’ Mountain Biking Clinic

Hosted by the Ralston Valley Mountain Bike Team. Visit us at

Who: Girls 7th – 12th grade who are interested in learning more about mountain biking

(Moms are welcome too!)

When: Saturday, May 7th from 8:30am – 11:30am (light lunch included)

Where: Ralston Valley High School, 13355 W 80th Ave, Arvada, CO 80005

We’ll meet on the southwest side grass. Look for the RVMTB trailer.


  • Intro to mountain biking
  • Learn some basic skills
  • Learn about the bike team
  • Connect with other girls who like to ride bikes
  • Have fun!

Cost: Free

Click HERE to Register.

Bring your bike, helmet, and water bottle. No mountain biking experience necessary. Must be able to ride a bike.

Attention 8th grade girls going to WRHS interested in playing volleyball next year!

Starting May 3rd, you are invited to participate in WRHS volleyball practices for the entire month of May on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The only exception is that the Thurs. May 5th practice got moved to Fri. May 6th. Stay tuned for information on practices in June and July.

WHEN: Every Tues./Thurs. in May, starting Tues. May 3rd, 4:00-6:00pm


Interested students and parents can view the calendar on the WRHS Volleyball Instagram @WheatRidgeVolleyball. Direct any questions to Coach Tim Wompey at

Wheat Ridge High School Basketball Camp

June 13th-15th

Grades K-6, 9-11am

Grades 6-9, 11:30-1:30pm

Cost is $50 and includes a t-shirt Scan QR Code To Register

Boys & Girls Welcome!

Shooting, Ball Handling, Passing and Defensive Drills

Shooting and Team Competitions

Camper of the Day and Week Prizes

Teach the Skills we look for in High School Players

Contact: Coach Vince Dowd 303-982-7749

2022-23 School Meals Update - Jeffco Food & Nutrition Services

Please read the important update to school meals for the upcoming 2022-23 school year.

Jeffco School Meal Update Flyer:
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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.