The Manning Weekly Newsletter

March 15, 2019

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Dear Families,

What a crazy week! Who would have ever guessed we'd have two snow days back to back?! I hope our cancellations didn't impose too much of a burden on your personal and professional schedules, and that you were able to enjoy some extra time with your families.

We have officially reached the 4th quarter, believe it or not! Midterm grades for this semester are now available for you to view in your Infinite Campus portal.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! Have a great weekend.

David / Mr. Luongo

School Gets Out at 2:45 pm on Friday, March 22nd! We will be cancelling Access Time in order to let families beat the traffic!

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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 "Challenge 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.

Holocaust Survivor to Speak at Manning: Thursday, March 21

In conjunction with the 7th-grade reading of The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank in Language Arts classes, Holocaust survivor, Sara Moses, will recount her story in an assembly on Thursday, March 21, 2:00-3:25. According to the Denver Post, Moses was 1 year old in 1939 when Nazis attacked her Polish town and began subjugating the Jewish population there. "We were called the illegals. We were not allowed to talk on the streets. Our homes were taken away from us," said Moses, now 79. Moses was sent to the Piotrkow ghetto and then to the Ravensbruck concentration camp. She was one of the youngest children at the camp.

We thank our generous PTA for sponsoring this enrichment opportunity.

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.

Choir Concert Re-Scheduled for Wed, March 20th @ 7:00 pm

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Macy and Margaux Publish Articles in "ColoradoKids"

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Lakewood High School counselors will be in our Library during Access on March 20th to register students.

Message from the PTA

Please join us for the Manning PTA March General meeting on Wednesday, March 20 at 8:30 am. We would love to see you there!

Congrats to all our band and orchestra students for performing so well this week!

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Our Jewelry Turned out Great!

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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.

Upcoming Enrichment Opportunities

We have new enrichment classes starting up to keep our students busy on our early release Wednesday afternoons:

  • Fencing (starts March 20)
  • Sticky Fingers last session (starts April 3)

Golden High School Football

Is your son planning to play Football at Golden High School next year? Do not miss this important meeting about the upcoming season.

Football Meeting:

***Monday March 18th

***6:30 pm check-in & 6:45pm meeting in the Golden High School Library.

This is a very important parent/player meeting for the 2019 Football season. Please have your son and at least one parent attend. I will cover important information about the upcoming season.


1. Program Vision/Player Expectations

2. Important Spring/Summer Dates & Cost

3. How to get involved as a Parent

4. Frequently Asked Questions

5. Booster Club Announcements

Thank you in advance for taking time out of your day to attend. A parent will have to sign showing you attended the meeting and received the information. Have a good day and GO DEMONS!!!!

Coach Yano

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!

Do you have any good photos?

For the production of the 2018-2019 Manning Yearbook, we could use your help. We are looking for photos you may have of concerts, first day of school, the dance, or other big events. Please e-mail any pictures you think would be great for yearbook to Karen Edoff (

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

Anne Frank Field Trip

Parents of 7th-grade Students: In conjunction with the reading of The Diary of Anne Frank in Language Arts class, all 7th-grade students will be attending the Arvada Center's production of Anne Frank in March. The cost of student tickets is $14 per student; the PTA graciously covers the cost of the buses. Please visit Jeffco Connect to pay your student's ticket fee by the end of February. 7th-grade Honors Language Arts classes will see the play on March 5; 7th-grade Traditional Language Arts classes will see the play on March 19. The performance time is 10:30-12:30. Thank you for your support of this enrichment opportunity for your student!

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, we missed PLC, because it was a snow day.

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

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  • Jordan Chang comes in every day with a smile and an honest heart. He believes and core values and when confronted about anything, he always tells the truth.


  • Alexa Lewis worked really hard during Big History while the rest of the group didn't work as hard. She really showed effort and helped us to get a really good grade.
  • Sammy always has extra pencils and comes prepared everyday and when i forget a pencil she lets me borrow one
  • Mrs. Norton and Mrs. Mendez were very kind and extremely helpful with all state. Also they helped include everyone.
  • Jack Ruhl is always trying his best in every class and puts in all his effort into his grades.
  • Mr. Molinare is a phenomenal example of Mannings' definition of effort. Today in class this teacher made a survey to ask his students to reflect on his class. In his reflection that he made for us, he not only asked about things like homework and if it was at the right level of work for us but also he asked how he can help prepare us for our test on Monday. I would like to thank Mr. Molinare my social studies teacher who in class talked about preparing us for our test by creating a safe yet fun, creative yet educational live stream for his students to make the best of there coming test. This act of effort made my day and shows how Mr. Molinare is always thinking of his students with making his class unique, fun and educational.
  • Ava Mapes always works hard on her school work and helps all of her friends when they are in need
  • Our whole friend group left the field but Jordan Chang stayed to pick up the balls left


  • Congratulations to all of our band and orchestra students for an amazing performance this week. You have been dedicated to improving as musicians, putting in a lot of time outside of class after school and on weekends. On Tuesday night, all your effort showed and you sounded incredible.


  • Lucia Ficco always encourages others and she can make you smile on your worst days. Not only this, but she is honest with everyone and never discludes anyone.
  • Evan Reeves is always in a positive attitude, and it's contagious. He approaches every day, every situation, every friendship, and every interaction with a kind and mature approach. Thanks, Evan!
  • When I fell in the hall, Jasmine helped me pick up my things and not be late.


  • Thank you, Ms. Garcia-Lee, for working with me in regards to "vertical teaming" from 6th-grade traditional language arts to 7th-grade traditional language arts. It's nice to talk about how we can support each other as teachers, and our students!
  • Our friend group was arguing and Caroline West helped regulate the chaos until we forgave one another
  • Noah Johnson always makes me happy and or laugh when I'm sad and he's a great friend
  • To Rosie, for letting me wear her sweatshirt
  • I was struggling in math and Carly Brandes offered to tutor me now my grade is higher! Thanks Carly!
  • I like how Mr. Jonson is always helping us. He makes me want to get my work done.
  • When i got behind because I was sick, Kaitlyn Mitchel helped me get caught up on every thing and If I was struggling with something she would always be the one to help me and she is just a great friend.

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.