The Manning Weekly Update

Friday October 22, 2021

Manning Community,

Last night we inducted 67 8th grade students into Manning's National Junior Honor Society. As I spoke to the students, my message was clear. With this honor comes great responsibility to uphold the five pillars of NJHS; scholarship, character, citizenship, service, and leadership. Manning's motto fits well into these pillars, as leading with courage and kindness is an important tenet for our community, but can sometimes be easier said than done. As we walk into our weekend and enjoy a much deserved break with family and friends, I challenge each of you to lead with courage and kindness and model the same five pillars we are asking our newly inducted National Junior Honor Society to uphold within our school community and when they are interacting in the world. As we all know, this world would be a better place if we could all walk in these footsteps and uphold these tenets on a daily basis.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Better Together,

Christian Ramaker

PTA Surprise for Students!


Shhh….PTA is organizing a fun surprise for the kiddos on after school on Friday, 10/29, and we are looking to borrow some Halloween decor -think, smoke machines and large decorations- just for a day or two. You’ll have all decorations back in time for Halloween. Please text Liz Schneringer at 303-328-5534 if you can help. Thank you!”

PTA FALL FUNdraiser!!

The Manning PTA is excited to announce a fun and festive FUNdraiser that's sure to excite our students during spirit week.

Prizes are exciting, so save your cash and let the FUN begin!

Tickets will be unlimited and go on sale Wednesday Oct. 27th.

Even more exciting, you will be supporting your PTA and making it possible to fund more opportunities for our students to reach their learning potential.

PTA Candy & Cash Fundraiser

Guess how many pieces of candy are in this colossal bucket of sweets. The top three students with the closest guess, without going over win!

PTA Restaurant Night at Chipotle - Save the Date!


for our next fundraising restaurant night November 9th at Chipotle, 3294 Youngsfield, Wheat Ridge. Bring your hungry family and friends!

Next PTA Meeting

Please join Manning PTA Thursday October 28th in person at 8:30 after drop off!!

We’d love to see you all there!

Grade's are In

Manning Parents and Community-

Mid-Term grades are posted, and you can see them on Parent Portal. To clarify, grades this year will be as they were prior to COVID. We are back on a traditional semester schedule and mid-term grades are fluid, with a running grade which shows your students grade at the mid-point of the semester. Students will not start 'fresh' as they did during our COVID year at quarter. Please contact your student's counselor or Ms. Yocum for any further questions or concerns.


Danelle Yocum

Assistant Principal

The Manning School of Academics and Arts


Manning Student Community Event

The orizuru, or paper crane, is a design that is considered to be the most classic of all Japanese origami. There is a story of a young Japanese girl named Sadako who while ill heard of the legend of 1000 paper crane. The legend says that if you can fold 1000 cranes the Great Crane will grant you a wish. While Sadako’s original wish was for her own health, that wish shifted to a global one of healing and peace. The paper crane today is a symbol of peace, love hope and healing during a challenging time.

The last 19 months have obviously been a challenging time for all. Several students at Manning with the help of Ms. Cahill (and others) would like to attempt to make 1000 paper cranes that we can display around the building in November as an outward sign of our students communities ongoing healing during this school year.

On Friday October 29 from 2:10 – 3:25 in room N101 (Cahill) any student interested in being a part of this group is welcome to stay during achievement and fold origami cranes. NO EXPERIENCE NECCESARY we have several students willing to teach other students how!

Join us and help make this a reality for our students.

"Speed dating with books?"

Manning paired up with the Jeffco Public library (JCPL) to do "speed dating with a book".

What was the outcome?!? WOW! Our students sure love books. We had over 750 books checked out to 7th and 8th grade students in four days. JCPL said it was the most successful event they ever had.

Looking forward to later this semester when 6th graders get their turn.

Social Emotional Learning, SEL Corner

October is ADHD and Dyslexia Awareness Month. ADHD and Dyslexia often show up together.

While ADHD may have some common features it also presents differently in different people. Challenges with sustained attention and or hyperactivity and occur in two or more settings are key features of ADHD. Clinicians must rule out alternatives to be sure, for instance, people with trauma experiences can present as though they have ADHD.

A person might suffer from shortened attention without having ADHD. We train our brains daily. Allowing your brain to jump from topic to topic or video to video and the endless social media scrolling, multitasking, and the countless demands of daily life can make it challenging for our brains to know what is most important at any given moment. This research article highlights the challenges in identifying how technology interacts, reinforces, or interferes with various types of attention (e.g. working memory vs sustained attention) (Lodge & Harrison, 2019).

Sources of Strength:

Sources of Strength will resume at Manning in November. Sources of Strength is an upstream suicide prevention program designed to build on the strengths within each of us. As an upstream program, it not only provides suicide prevention but could also be preventative to all sorts of negative outcomes. This is because students will learn and experience what it is to care for themselves and others. We will do this both within the club and through school wide campaigns. Sources of Strength Student Interest Form


Kari Gray, LSW; MA ed., MSW

2022/2023 Enrollment - Interested in taking a tour of Manning?

Manning is offering informational tours for enrollment next year. They start Thursday October 28th, and go every Thursday after until November 18th, 2021. Tours run from 4:00-4:30pm.

If you are interested in attending one of the tours, please RSVP at the link below!

For more information, please refer to our website at The Manning School, or feel free to email our enrollment secretary,

Parent Information Nights - 2022/2023 Enrollment

Due to a conflict in scheduling we are changing our Parent Information Nights from 12/1 and 12/2 to the following dates below:

Wednesday November 17th at 6:00pm

Thursday November 18th at 6:00pm

Presentation will be located in the auditorium.

If you could please let us know you are coming, to help us be prepared. Sign up at link here:

Golden High School Open House

Nov. 10th from 4-6pm for prospective 9th graders. Click below for more information:

Golden High School Open House

Lakewood High School Open House

Lakewood High School would like to invite any 8th grade students and their parents who are interested in attending LHS to our Open House on November 16th, from 6:00-7:30pm. The presentation will begin in the auditorium where our principal, Mr. Bock, will share with you all of the wonderful aspects of LHS, and what truly makes our school a unique place for our diverse population. Beginning at 6:45, both our esteemed Performing Arts Department and IB Coordinator will also conduct informational sessions about both programs, and students and families will also have the opportunity to visit and sign up for more information about our many clubs, activities and sports they may be interested in.

6:00 - Welcome from Mr. Bock, Auditorium

6:45 - IB Information Session, Lecture Center

6:45 - Performing Arts Open House, Auditorium

6:45 - 7:30 - Activities, Clubs and Athletics Fair, West Atrium

6:45 - 7:30 - Student Led Tours of the School

Purchase Manning Spirit Gear Now!

Do you want some new cold weather gear? Look good in red & black? Or just need a cool gift for the Holidays? The Manning Mustang Shop is Up and Ready for your orders! Orders must be in by November 1st. Click link below:

Manning Spirit Wear

SeaCamp Information


The Manning School for 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.