The Manning Weekly Update

September 10, 2021

Manning Community,

What a great back to school and community night!! Thanks to all of you that attended either or both parts of the night. It was so neat to see our families eating good food, laughing, finding friends in the crowd, and enjoying a beautiful evening! We will definitely make community nights a steady part of our culture at Manning going forward.

I wanted to share a few things as we put a close to the fourth week of school:

First, we finished our first round of MAP testing for math and ELA the past two weeks, but there are close to 150 make-ups that we need to complete next week. Please know that if your student did not complete or take their MAP test for either subject, they will be pulled out of class at some point next Monday and Tuesday for make-ups. If students are not here either day, they may end up completing make-ups W-F of next week.

Second, I hope you can make it to our parent partnership (school accountability committee) meeting on Tuesday evening at 5:00 p.m. All are welcome. On Tuesday, we will discuss the purpose and role of parent partnership in the school and go over the 1st draft of our unified improvement plan for the 2021-2022 school year. Tuesday's current forecast is a chance for storms. If that is the case, we will meet in the cafeteria. If the weather is nice, we will meet outside in the courtyard. Either way, we will have a staff member at the front doors to greet you and make sure you know where to go!

Finally, I wanted to share an update on our traffic audit. I know that having Mr. Wall or myself out there has helped the traffic flow significantly and moving our early release on Friday was also a great help. The consultant from Jeffco risk management has been in touch with Wheat Ridge and they are hopeful they can change the technology in the light at 32nd and Alkire. Currently, the technology is not equipped to change the timing of the lights. If they are able to upgrade the technology, they are open to changing the timing of that light for school dismissal, Monday-Friday. So, that's good news as long as it comes to fruition. Also, we found out that the light across the way from Maple Grove is not controlled by Wheat Ridge and only turns red when someone hits the button to cross.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and enjoy this uncharacteristically warm September:)




  • Tuesday 9/14 Parent Partnership Meeting 5pm, Manning Courtyard
  • Wednesday 9/15 Gifted & Talented Information Night 6pm, contact main office for information
  • Thursday 9/23 PTA Meeting 5:30pm, ZOOM
  • Friday 9/24 Lifetouch Picture retakes
  • Tuesday 10/5 Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30-7:30- In Person
  • Wednesday 10/6 Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30-7:30- ZOOM

Parent Teacher Conferences coming in October

Fall Conference Dates/Times: More details to come on set up location and flow. All parents are welcome!

Tuesday, October 5th, 4:30-7:30 p.m.- In Person

Wednesday, October 6th, 4:30-7:30 p.m.- Zoom



Manning Mustangs- Are you a proud pet parent???

Student Council wants to help you show your love for your pet(s). We will be collecting pictures of Manning students with their pets for a hallway bulletin board. You can drop your pet picture off in the front office. There will be a labeled container for the pet pictures. Thanks!

Manning Tours - Are you or someone you know interested in coming to Manning next year?

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.

Manning will also have two parent information nights coming, December 1st and 2nd from 5:30pm - 7:00pm. So save the dates!

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,

SEL in our Community

Community can be found just about anywhere. School holds a special place for community. We are a true intersection of society with all types of people, interests, values and the like represented. Each school day we have the opportunity to build community and deepen our bonds, and some days we have a special chance. Our Back to School and Community Night was one of those nights. Adults had the chance to experience the building, meet the teachers, and then we all had wonderful food from community based food trucks!

Student Shout Outs

Manning Students lead with Courage and Kindness!


Mark Vogl: He is a good table partner. We get work done together and he is a good teammate!

Madlen Gloessner: Works hard

Jaxon Johnson: Help me with my homework and helps me with classwork in math.

Wren Nguyen, 6th Grade : They are always a great friend to others. :)

Harrison Meade: Harrison is moody, sweet, awkward, and funny. I couldn't ask for a better big brother! From. Maya Meade : )

Lilian Grenolds: They help me out and are very nice and kind. They also help me to not fail in class.


Lily: She invited me to hang out with her instead of leaving me, now she is a good friend :D

Ana Carlsen: She is such a great person and so nice. If you need someone to talk to Ana is my first pick! Ana is such a GREAT friend and she is always there for you!!!!!


Huston: He is really kind to everyone

Taya!!!! She is always there for me.

Zack Parker: He's just an awesome friendo

Max Alfaro: He is such a great friend and he is nice and he is a good teammate in soccer, and basketball

Collins Shanley: he is just Awesome

Kat A.: Kat was one of my first good friend at manning

Sylas: He is really nice.

Katie Dale: Being an amazing friend, and being Hilarious!

Sydney Witte: She has been an awesome friend.

Riley Harz: Riley has been such an awesome friend and super on top of it.

Lexus Carson: Is an awesome friend.

And they are just plain fun :)

Jude: made the smallest pencil in the world

MacEwan/Jamal Baker: Made the smallest pencil in the world with me

Anthony, J: He's just Anthony, J


Collins: He just collins


Kari Gray, LSW; MA ed., MSW

The Manning School of Academics and Arts

National Junior Honor Society

National Junior Honor Society is an essential part of our student leadership here at Manning. We are excited to acknowledge those that put in the hard work and perseverance to meet last year's eligibility requirements. We want to thank you all for your support and involvement with our community to continue to pursue great character and dedication. Manning will be hosting an Induction Ceremony for all 8th grader students that met last year’s requirements for NJHS membership. Over the next 2 weeks, eligible students will be receiving an invitation letter.

Please stay tuned for more information regarding the format, and date & time of this important evening, along with more information surrounding NJHS for all eligible students for our 21-22 school year. If you have any questions please email Keith Wall or Jill Shulsinger. Last names A-L Last names M-Z

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.