"In The Know" at Manor Senior High

Principal Hearne's Weekly Parent & Community Newsletter

Manor ISD Mask Mandate

Everyone on campus is expected to follow our District-wide mask mandate. If anyone refuses to follow the mandate, they must not be allowed to enter the facility.

Friday, February 11, 2022

Greetings Mustang Students, Parents, Families & Community Members!!!

Positive Quote of the Week:

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” —Frederick Douglass

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Manor ISD Middle & High School Black History Program 2022

Thursday, Feb. 24th, 6pm

14832 Farm to Market Road 973

Manor, TX

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Manor Senior High School Debate Team Member "Spotlight"

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Meet Miah Banks! One of the Founding Members of Manor Senior High School Debate Team, sponsored by MSHS API Ms. Barbara Ixba!!!

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Miah Banks is one of our MSHS Extemporaneous Speakers. She is straight up one of the most naturally talented public speakers I’ve ever worked with. ~ Ms. Ixba - MSHS Debate Coach😊

Congratulations To The Following Team Members For #MakingAnImpact!!!

February Teacher of the Month: Coach Michael George

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  • His enthusiasm is amazing
  • He has been working hard to connect with his students and ensure that they know how much he cares about their successes inside and outside of the classroom.
  • He has been a fabulous addition to the Math Department, a core area of study here at Manor Senior High School. Not only does he offer his expertise as a Mathematics Teacher, he was an integral part of a playoff run for the Football program, leading the football team to one of the best if not the best record I've seen since I started teaching at MISD 9 years ago. The students have raved about his coaching and teaching abilities. He inspires student athletes to not only excel on the football field, but also in the classroom. He always has great insights, works hard, and has an eagerness to improve as a teacher, pushing students beyond the status quo. It is my honor to vote in Michael George as February teacher of the month.
  • His work ethic and love for the kids is one of a kind.
  • Michael has 10 times as many twitter followers and I do. That's amazing.

February Support Staff Team Member of the Month: Ms. Senia DeShay

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  • Ms. DeShay is the admin to the counselors but goes above and beyond her duties. She is the gatekeeper in the Counseling office keeping order and great customer service to all that enter the counseling office. She has covered classes when teachers are absent moves students from one location to another keeping 100 percent accountability. Her attention to detail has been critical in the identification of students trespassing as well.
  • She is always willing to help when needed and a stern, yet great support when it comes to discipline.
  • She always goes above and beyond what is required.

THANK YOU COUNSELORS!!! #NATIONALSCHOOLCOUNSELINGWEEK

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Congratulations To The Following Scholars For #MakingAnImpact!!!

MSHS 1st Semester Awards Ceremony: Celebrating our Scholars for Perfect Attendance, Honor Roll, and Star Students of the Week!!!

Manor Senior High School 1st Semester Awards Ceremony

Upcoming Events

No School on Friday, February 18, 2022 or Monday, February 21, 2022

Friday, Feb. 18th, 9am to Monday, Feb. 21st, 5:30pm

14832 Farm to Market Road 973

Manor, TX

There is no school on Friday, February 18, 2022 or Monday, February 21, 2022. Our scholars will return to school on Tuesday, February 22, 2022.
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MSHS Senior Prom

Saturday, April 16th, 7-11pm

3001 Kalahari Blvd

Round Rock, TX

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Manor Senior High School Graduation

Friday, June 3rd, 9:30am

15201 Burnet Road

Austin, TX

Congratulations Class of 2022! Our Manor Senior High School Graduation day is scheduled for Friday, June 3, 2022, at Shoreline North Campus, located at 15201 Burnet Rd., Austin, TX., 78728, from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. See you there!!!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

State Testing Calendar

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TELPAS Practice Test Information

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Instructional Rounds at Manor Senior High School: District and Campus Leaders conducted classroom observations, collaborated to find commonalities in teacher' practices during instruction, and discovered MSHS' "Opportunity for Growth"...in efforts to improve Teaching and Learning in ALL Classrooms across campus!

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#TeachingAndLearningCaughtInAction

Mr. George reviewed "Quadratic Equations & Inequalities" with our scholars at the start of class! Scholars knew the assignment, and got to work as soon as they entered the classroom!!! #CoolestSmartestScholarsEver

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Mr. George also implemented culturally relevant teaching by honoring "Black History" in Math and connected the discussion about the Amazing African American individuals displayed below, to his daily lesson!

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Our scholars in Mr. Whaley's class collaborated on a group project focused on how to diagnose a variety of diseases through the use of blood test that reveal "Normal" or "Abnormal" blood sugar levels!

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Our scholars in Mrs. Scharchburg's class worked to demonstrate mastery of Probability and Statistical Risk!!!

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Our scholars in Ms. Rodriguez's class applied the "Scientific Method" in order to determine the substances that contained covalent bonds, and the substances that contained ionic bonds!

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Mr. Stec addressed our scholars misconceptions and gave them in-the-moment feedback, as they worked to complete their 6-Week Assessment in Pre-Calculus!!!

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Mr. Soloff and our scholars discussed the determinants of "Elasticity" and "Inelasticity" in Economics!!!

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Ms. Sewing and our scholars collaborated to analyze images to identify the major issues of World War 2!

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Ms. Murphy and our scholars showcased their skills and creativity in Cosmetology!

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#SeniorNight #LadiesBasketball #ItsTheSmilesForMe

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"Bell Schedule"

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Bell Schedule:


1st/5th

9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m


Intervention

10:50 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.


2nd/6th

11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.


3rd/7th

1:50 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.


4th/8th

3:25 p.m. - 4:55 p.m.



Lunch Schedule:


A-Lunch

11:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.


B-Lunch

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.


C-Lunch

1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Manor ISD 3:1 Parent Waiver Request

Click the button above to complete the form. Thank you for your support and engagement in the academic growth and development of our scholars. We appreciate you!!!

The mandatory tutoring required for students under House Bill 4545 states that students are to be in a group of no more than three students per one tutor. Manor ISD is asking you to provide permission for your student to receive tutoring in a group that is larger than three students. MISD is limited in providing sessions smaller than three students during the school day due to limited staffing. Please submit a separate survey for each scholar enrolled in grades 4-12.

La tutoría obligatoria requerida para los alumnos bajo el Proyecto de Ley 4545 de la Cámara de Representantes establece que los alumnos deben estar en un grupo de no más de tres alumnos por un tutor. Manor ISD le está pidiendo que proporcione permiso para que su alumno reciba tutoría en un grupo que es mayor que tres alumnos. MISD está limitado en proveer sesiones más pequeñas que tres estudiantes durante el día escolar debido al personal limitado. Por favor, envíe una encuesta separada para cada académico inscrito en los grados 4-12.

Our Amazing Manor Senior High School API & Assistant Principals

#WeDoNotOwnTheRightsToTheMusicInTheVideoAbove

Parent Updates: Parent Letter

Manor Senior High School Is A "Drug Free" Zone (See Parent Letter from District Below)

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The 1st period of each day starts at 9:15 a.m.

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Students reporting to Manor Senior High School, at 9:30 a.m. will need to be signed in at our front office by their parent/guardian or report to the front office with a doctor's note!!!

Please help us put an end to the "School Property Destroying" & "Stealing from a Teacher" TIK TOK Challenge!!!

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Students caught initiating or participating in the challenge will be held accountable! Parents of students to carry financial responsibility for all damages to school property made by their child.

Updates to Restroom Procedures

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For the safety of all students, we have made a few changes to our restroom procedures. At MSHS, restroom doors will be locked during lunch, all transitions, and during the first and last ten minutes of class. Only one floor will have an open restroom per period, in which that particular restroom will be monitored by a team member. Thank you for your understanding. Thank you for all that you do!

"NO PLACE FOR HATE!!!"

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Manor Senior High School is a NO BULLY ZONE!!! If you see or hear something...PLEASE...say something!!! #ItTakesAVillage

#ParentUniversity

CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH!!!

Hair Love | Oscar®-Winning Short Film (Full) | Sony Pictures Animation

Austin Child Guidance Center - Parent Workshops

Website link for parent workshops (to register): Austin Child Guidance Center - Parent Workshops



Helping your Adolescent cope with stress

Adolescence is a period of significant development and change. In this workshop, caregivers will learn about common stressors in this developmental period, typical signs of stress, and walk away with tools on how to help their teens navigate these challenges.

Who: Caregivers of adolescents

When: Tuesday, March 8th, 2022

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Where: Video Conference via Zoom

Cost: Free, thanks to ACGC supporters!


Managing Meltdowns and Tantrums: How to Help Children age 2-12 Cool Off

When children have a hard time managing their emotions it can turn into meltdowns and tantrums. Meltdowns and tantrums can be effectively prevented, managed, and treated.

In this workshop, parents will:

· Be able to tell the difference between a meltdown and a tantrum,

· Learn tools to respond to and prevent meltdowns and tantrums, and

· Be given resources for when to seek additional help.

Who: All Parents and Guardians of children 2-12 years old.

When: Thursday, March 31, 2022

Time: 6:00 PM -7:30 PM

Where: Video Conference via Zoom

Cost: Free, thanks to ACGC supporters!


Ayudando a su Adolesente Enfrentar el Estres

La adolescencia es un periodo de desarrollo y cambio significativo. En este taller, cuidadores aprenderán acerca de estresantes comunes en esta etapa de desarrollo, señales típicas del estrés, y obtendrán herramientas en cómo ayudar a los adolescentes navegar estos cambios difíciles.

Quién: Cuidadores con adolescentes, o niños 13-17 años

Cuándo: Jueves 7 de Abril

Hora: 5:30pm-7:00pm

Dónde: Video Conferencia

Costo: Gratis.


Comunicación Efectiva Entre Padre e Hijo(a)

En este taller, cuidadores aprenderán acerca del impacto del modelaje de comunicación saludable con sus hijos(as). Al concluir esta presentación, cuidadores tendrán estrategias para responder a las emociones y sentimientos de sus hijos(as), aprenderán como comprometerse en la cooperación y solución de problemas cuando surjan comportamientos difíciles.

Quién: cuidadores de niños(as)y adolescentes de todas las edades

Cuándo: Jueves, 14 de Abril

Hora: 5:30-7:00pm

Dónde: Video Conferencia

Costo: Gratis.


Melissa Erb, LCSW-S (she/her)

Therapist

Austin Child Guidance Center

810 W. 45th Street

Austin, TX 78751

Phone: (512) 451-2242 ext. 125

Fax: (512) 454-9204

www.austinchildguidance.org

#FAFSA Completion Information

2022-23 FAFSA Overview

ManorISD's Got Talent!

Congratulations to our STAR Students of the Week!!!

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Week of February 7, 2022


12th Grade Scholars

Jasmin Aviles
Kevin Cedillo Hernandez
Ximena Mireles-Amezcua
Daniel Brown
Juana Sanchez Vazquez



11th Grade Scholars

Anthony Green, Jr.

Devin Rivas
Kylie Arradondo

Shuttle Buses

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Student Parking Permits

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Any student that is driving on campus, you will need to purchase a parking permit. Please come to the front office to pick up a form to complete. You will also need to provide a valid driver's license, proof of insurance and $20 cash only. See Mrs. Arellano during all lunch periods, and before or after school.

College, Career, Military Ready

SAT Registration Dates and Deadlines are attached. To obtain a SAT Fee Waiver, all seniors are to use the following process:

The process for a senior (preference over juniors) to obtain a SAT fee waiver to use to register for an upcoming SAT is the following:

1. Email Senia Deshay (senia.deshay@manorisd.net) and copy Patricia Reyes (patricia.reyes@manorisd.net) and Melanie Henson (melanie.henson@manorisd.net) and ask if you are eligible to receive a SAT fee waiver and to request a SAT fee waiver if you are.

2. Ms. Deshay will verify if you qualify for a fee waiver in Skyward. If you are eligible, Ms. Deshay will assign a fee waiver code to you and email it to you.

3. You will use the fee waiver code to register for the appropriate SAT.

4. You can use the same SAT fee waiver code twice - you can retake the SAT one more time at no cost. You can only get one fee waiver your junior/senior year. You do not get one your junior year to test twice and one your senior year to test twice. You get one SAT fee waiver and can use it to test twice.

5. The student may not give the fee waiver code to anyone else.

Please contact Dr. Melanie Henson, CCMR Advisor/Coordinator at melanie.henson@manorisd.net if you have any questions.


SAT Registration Dates and Deadlines: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jjT_o-DzrJ6130shVx8Hvcvm_h2xOFpM4yx7OgoS_-8/edit?usp=sharing


Seniors need to email Dr. Henson at melanie.henson@manorisd.net and set an appointment to discuss their senior and CCMR requirements for graduation. Whether the senior is interested in college, career, or the military, every senior will do at least one application, apply for scholarships and for financial aid.


Contact Dr. Henson at melanie.henson@manorisd.net or text 254.913.2853 to begin senior requirements for graduation.

Our counselors care and are ready to serve!

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Ask for help! It's our pleasure to serve you and your family!

Left to Right:

Ms. Ivanic (cathy.ivanic@manorisd.net ):

"A" through "G" 11th & 12th | 512.278.7502


Mrs. Nykki Arowoshola (*Lead Counselor) (nykki.williams@manorisd.net):

"P" through "Z" 11th & 12th | 512.278.4692


Ms. Baughman (maria.baughman@manorisd.net):

"H" through "O" 11th & 12th | 512.278.7503

"Restorative Practices": Manor Senior High School "Positive Behavior Intervention System" Plan

Manor Senior High School: "School-Wide Expectations"

"Safe & Civil"

Manor Senior High School ~ "Student Chant"

Please review our school chant with your child, and encourage them to recite it every morning!



“I AM SOMEBODY!”


Inspired by Rita Pierson & Les Brown


I AM SOMEBODY!


I was somebody when I came

I will be a better somebody when I leave

I deserve the education that I get here

I have things to do...people to impress...and places to go

I know what I want in life and I will do whatever it takes to get it

I will never allow other people’s opinions of me to become my reality


I AM SOMEBODY!


I will "Make An I.M.P.A.C.T."

I will live my dream because...

I deserve to live my dream

I am powerful


I am “Manor ISD Strong”


I AM SOMEBODY!

Safe & Civil School-Wide Expectations


Dress Code Expectations:

  • No rips or holes in clothing showing skin.
  • No midriff shirts/blouses or bare shoulders.
  • No sagging pants (pockets of pants should be on the buttocks).
  • No short shorts or skirts (cannot be more than 6 inches from knee).
  • No see-through clothing or revealing necklines.
  • No tube tops or spaghetti straps.
  • No caps, hoodies, beanie, bandannas, sunglasses.
  • No flip-flops, house slippers, or slides (shoes must have back support).
  • No clothing with sexual content, drugs, alcohol or tobacco.
  • Leggings, jeggings and yoga pants/shorts alone are not acceptable.
  • Students out of dress code will be provided with borrowed clothes to change into and a call to parents will be made.


Consequences

  • 1st Violation - Verbal Warning to Student | Parent contacted to bring school appropriate clothing | Student provided with donated clothing if parent is unable bring school appropriate clothing
  • 2nd Violation - Parent Contacted to bring school appropriate clothing | Student provided with donated clothing if parent is unable bring school appropriate clothing | Referral to Guidance Counselor and Communities In Schools
  • 3rd Violation - Referral to In School Suspension | Assigned and Mandatory Character-building Sessions with Guidance Counselor to begin the "Harm Repair" process
  • 4th Violation and Beyond - Out of School Suspension | Assigned and Mandatory Character-building Sessions with Guidance Counselor to begin the "Harm Repair" process


Closed Campus

  • Students are NOT permitted to leave the campus for lunch.
  • No outside food/drinks allowed during school hours unless approved by an Administrator.
  • Only vehicles with a valid MSHS or MISD parking permit are authorized to park at MSHS.
  • Vehicles not registered with the school, will be towed at the vehicle owner’s expense.
  • Student drivers must provide a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance to purchase a parking permit.
  • Parking Permits must be displayed while on school campus.
  • Student drivers are not permitted to drive other students unless a permission form is on file.
  • Student drivers are only allowed to leave for a scheduled class at MHS, ACC or early release.
  • Students leaving campus are required to sign in/sign out at the front office.
  • ALL student drivers must follow safe driving rules on Manor ISD Campus Grounds. No speeding, racing or loud music.


Consequences

  • 1st Violation - Verbal Warning to Student | Parent contact
  • 2nd Violation - Parent Contact | Referral to Guidance Counselor
  • 3rd Violation - Referral to In School Suspension | Assigned and Mandatory Character-building Sessions with Guidance Counselor to begin the "Harm Repair" process
  • 4th Violation and Beyond - Out of School Suspension | Assigned and Mandatory Character-building Sessions with Guidance Counselor to begin the "Harm Repair" process


School Property

  • ALL Students are to respect school property at all times, this includes, books, technology, restrooms, classroom equipment/furniture, athletic equipment, cafeteria furniture/equipment/supplies.


Consequences

  • 1st Violation - Verbal Warning to Student | Parent contact
  • 2nd Violation - Parent Contact | Referral to Guidance Counselor
  • 3rd Violation - Referral to In School Suspension | Assigned and Mandatory Character-building Sessions with Guidance Counselor to begin the "Harm Repair" process
  • 4th Violation and Beyond - Out of School Suspension | Assigned and Mandatory Character-building Sessions with Guidance Counselor to begin the "Harm Repair" process


RESPECT

  • At Manor Senior High School, we practice common decency. Students are expected to have respect for themselves and others at MSHS and at district events and facilities.
  • The use of foul-vulgar language is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
  • Students are to keep their hands to themselves.
  • Maintain personal space in the hallways and classrooms
  • MISD has a zero tolerance for fighting on campus
  • MISD has a zero tolerance for bullying (this includes cyberbullying on social media).


Consequences

  • 1st Violation - Parent contact
  • 2nd Violation - Referral to Guidance Counselor
  • 3rd Violation - Referral to In School Suspension | Assigned Character-building Sessions with Guidance Counselor to begin the "Harm Repair" process
  • 4th Violation and Beyond - Out of School Suspension | Assigned Character-building Sessions with Guidance Counselor to begin the "Harm Repair" process


*Zero Tolerance for all forms of BULLYING!!! Confirmed bullying cases will result in Out of School Suspension and could lead to expulsion!!!



Attendance


  • Attendance matters – Everyone must be in school to be counted present! If students are not in attendance at school everyday, they will miss quality instruction, which will impact their ability to graduate on time. Parents/Guardians of students with excessive absences will be contacted for a meeting to resolve this area of concern.


Consequences


  • 1st Notice - Parent contact
  • 2nd Notice - Parent and Student placed on Attendance Contract

"Keys for Success": Make An I.M.P.A.C.T.

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Attendance Matters!!!

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We need our Manor Senior High School scholars present in all of their classes, on time everyday. Our teachers miss their beautiful faces, and work extremely hard to prepare high quality lessons for them, that are conducive to high student achievement. Their success is our success! Parents, we need you and your support, because it truly does take a village. Thank you for being amazing. Thank you for being a committed parent/guardian. You are appreciated!
The Importance of School Attendance

"Food for Thought"

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My Family: My Three Heartbeats..."My Why?"

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