The Manning Weekly Newsletter

May 3, 2019

Dear Families,

Now that we are in the month of May and have reached the home stretch, many of us feel as if the school day is a blur. We all have a ton we are trying to get done in these next three weeks we have together. Despite feeling swamped, our teachers are doing a great job continuing to prepare engaging lessons for our students. As we wrap up the 18-19 school year, the best thing we can do for our students is to hold them accountable for their behavior and learning all the way up until the last day of school. We really appreciate your support.


Have a great weekend.


David / Mr. Luongo

Good News

The Colorado Department of Education approved the variance waiver for instructional hours lost as a result of snow days and the security threat on Wednesday, April 17. This means that all Jeffco schools do not need to make up instructional hours at the end of the year!

Last Day of School

The last day of school is Thursday, May 23rd, and it will be a short day. We will be done at 12:25, and there will not be lunch served. 8th graders need to be picked up at Maple Grove Park (not the elementary school), which is about three quarters of a mile west of Manning on the south side of 32nd Avenue. We will walk the 8th graders over to the park once we are done with continuation rehearsal. 6th and 7th graders will be picked up at school as normal.

8th Grade Continuation

Date: Thursday, May 23rd

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Wheat Ridge HS Gym


We look forward to seeing you there!

Congratulations to our 8th graders.

High School Musical was a Hit!

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Congratulations to all three of our grade levels for their outstanding performances of High School Musical this week! 6th grade performed on Wednesday, 7th grade on Thursday, and we look forward to seeing the 8th grade show this evening! Your hard work paid off.

Dress Code

Spring has sprung! As the weather gets nicer, we notice the clothing get lighter among both our boys and girls. Students who show up to school out of dress code are asked to visit the clinic for a change of clothes. Please help us out by reminding our students of the following constituents of our dress code:


  • All shirts must cover the midsection of the body and entire torso including the back. No visible cleavage is permitted.
  • All skirts, dresses and shorts must be fingertip length or longer.
  • Tops must have shoulder straps that are no less than 2 inches in width. Racer tops are not permitted.
  • Shirts/Tops must not have arm holes that fall more than 2 inches below the armpit.

Don't Miss Our Spring Concerts

  • Monday, May 13th - Guitar Concert @ 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, May 14th - Final Pops Concert @ 7:00 pm (Band and Orchestra)
  • Wednesday, May 15th - Final Pops Concert @ 7:00 (Choir)

1st Period Stalled for "Penny Stall"

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Congratulations to Queen Burg and her Access class for raising the most money during our Penny stall Friday morning. Students brought in as much change as they could, and however long it took the teacher to count the money, class was stalled! Ms. Burg's class raised $271.53, and as a school, we raised a total of $2,434.93, all of which will go to build an outdoor classroom in our inner courtyard.

2018-2019 Vocabulary Bowl Results Are In!

The results are in for the 2018-2019 Vocabulary Bowl sponsored by vocabulary.com. This year our standings improved from last year, and we placed 12th out of all schools playing in Colorado; that's an improvement from 37th last year! We also placed 7th out of all middle and elementary schools playing in Colorado. And..drum roll please..this year, we placed 5th in our Division in Colorado (up from 15 last year)! Wow, thank you to all our wonderful students for participating and putting The Manning School of Arts and Academics on the Vocabulary Bowl map! And, a special congratulations to this year's top scorers:


6th-Grade:

Julia Kaufholz

Jack Stringer

Jackson Kent


7th-Grade:

Matthew Clifford

Anton McCray


8th-Grade:

James Towle

Lillian Skidmore

Mr. Crawford Asks His Students Academic Questions, While They Balance on One Foot

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Artists Create Their Own Ink Prints

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New Access Competition

If you have any slightly used or new clothing that you are not going to wear anymore or any canned and or boxed food, then, please, donate these items to the boxes in your access class before the 10th of May. The access class that donates the most will get a free doughnut party.

~ McKenna Merz & Chloe Haynes

Golden HS Volleyball Open Gyms, Camps, and Try Outs

Wheat Ridge HS Basketball Camp

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Ralston Valley is offering summer camps for all incoming freshmen in the following sports: basketball, soccer, football, golf, softball, and volleyball.

Avid 4 Adventure Summer Camps

If anyone is interested in sending their student to a camp this summer in the Great Outdoors, consider these opportunities offered by Avid 4 Adventure.

Theater Camp July 22 - 26

The Maestro Music Institute is offering a week long camp where students can practice and improve their acting and singing skills. Click below for more details.

Outdoor Lab Fundraising

The Lab Cards Program has changed as of April 1, 2019. You now have two options to fundraise for your student's tuition fee. You can purchase a Safeway Lab Card, or you can participate in the King Soopers Community Giving Program. Please read below for further info!

Next District Diabetes Support Group Meeting

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Message from the PTA

This morning’s Penny Stall raised a total of $2,434.93! Congratulations to Ms. Burg's class! Her class was the big winner with $271.53.

This will help create a great outdoor classroom!

The PTA is still looking for a few people to help with the PTA’s main event in the fall, especially a chairperson for the Silent Auction and a chairperson for the Chili Cookoff. For more information, please contact us at manningmiddlepta@gmail.com.

Do you know a 7th grader with great potential?

RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) is a fun, exciting and life-changing summer experience available for students.


WHEN: July 21-July 26 OR July 28-Aug. 2


Denver Mile High Rotary is sponsoring 2 students for this amazing opportunity. If you would be interested in applying, please check out: http://www.rmryla.org/about_young_ryla.html


To apply online go to http://www.rmryla.org/InContact/EventEntryAddress.aspx


Make sure you select "Denver Mile High" from the dropdown, so you your application gets assigned to the right club. The Application is due in April and there will be an interview in May.

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!

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 as an entire staff to celebrate good things happening at Manning and go over some end-of-year logistics. After the staff meeting, we broke into subject-area teams to discuss business items.

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

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HONESTY

  • Molly Jones is always a great student in class and very Honest with her peers. She is always doing the right thing and is always trying her hardest.

EFFORT

  • Milo Messina's team did not show up to help him put together the Escape Room for the school dance. He came early and set up the room. He also had to reconfigure the puzzles because he and his team did not test the puzzles or think them through. He easily could have quit many times that afternoon but stuck with it and had a great room that most students enjoyed that night!
  • Ms. Mendez led the StuCo team to a great dance this Spring! The kids had a blast and there were minimal problems that I'm not sure the kids even noticed. It was well planned and organized. Thank you, Shawna for supporting the kids this way. What exhausting work!
  • Makenna Mertz is always helping me and she is really nice and tries her best and she helps me every day emotionally and physically.
  • Mr. Hageman always keeps a positive attitude throughout the school day. He has a funny sense of humor and puts in tons of effort to make class fun and entertaining.

ACHIEVEMENT

  • Thank you Mrs. Burg for creating an awesome cross curriculum station activity for 6th graders!!

  • Maizy Hoffman was selected as part of a team that won the best Escape Room puzzles design by Conundrum Escape Rooms. She won a gift certificate for her amazing work!
  • Wow what a great performance our theater crews put on this week! The 6th and 7th grade shows were amazing, and we can't wait for our 8th graders to blow our socks off this evening. There was a lot of hard work that went into making the productions as high quality as they were, so congratulations. Your hard work paid off.
  • Elena Wiletsky was selected as part of a team that won the best Escape Room puzzles design by Conundrum Escape Rooms. She won a gift certificate for her amazing work!
  • Greta Runge was selected as part of a team that won the best Escape Room puzzles design by Conundrum Escape Rooms. She won a gift certificate for her amazing work!
  • Valeria Dominguez was selected as part of a team that won the best Escape Room puzzles design by Conundrum Escape Rooms. She won a gift certificate for her amazing work!
  • Ethan Matthews was selected as part of a team that won the best Escape Room puzzles design by Conundrum Escape Rooms. He won a gift certificate for his amazing work!
  • Cole Cattapan was selected as part of a team that won the best Escape Room puzzles design by Conundrum Escape Rooms. He won a gift certificate for his amazing work!
  • Olivia Osborne was selected as part of a team that won the best Escape Room puzzles design by Conundrum Escape Rooms. She won a gift certificate for her amazing work!
  • Jesse Laraque-Two Elk was selected as part of a team that won the best Escape Room puzzles design by Conundrum Escape Rooms. He won a gift certificate for his amazing work!
  • Carlie Jefferies was selected as part of a team that won the best Escape Room puzzles design by Conundrum Escape Rooms. She won a gift certificate for her amazing work!
  • Maddy Baillie was selected as part of a team that won the best Escape Room puzzles design by Conundrum Escape Rooms. She won a gift certificate for her amazing work!
  • Chloe Haynes was selected as part of a team that won the best Escape Room puzzles design by Conundrum Escape Rooms. She won a gift certificate for her amazing work!
  • Avery Chamberlain was selected as part of a team that won the best Escape Room puzzles design by Conundrum Escape Rooms. She won a gift certificate for her amazing work!

RESPECT

  • In math class everyone was talking and Ally Ricketson was working quietly and respectfully.
  • Cora Larson wrote to all the celloist giving them encouraging words and compliments.

TEAMWORK

  • Sydney Kitchens is always there for me, whether it is for an assignment, or just a spot at the lunch table. Syd always includes everyone and makes them feel special. Thanks Sydney!!!

  • All Library TAs- Macy Gardner, Jade Morrison, Sarah Lilienthal, Hailey Kelly, Amelia Pennell and Emma Bougher- I just love all my library TAs. I really appreciate all the hard work and effort they put towards making the library look amazing- everyday. I don't know what I would do with out you. Thank you!
  • Holden Gillings helps me if I need help in class and I would have bad grade with out him
  • The 6th grade musical theater team did a amazing performance that took a lot of time and effort.

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.