The Manning Weekly Update

April 15, 2022

Manning Community,

Happy Friday! I hope you've had a great week. Just a couple of announcements as we close out the week. Also, please read the entirety of the SMORE as there is a lot of information as we get closer to the end of the year.

1.) We will be sharing our 2022-2023 course description guide with you in our SMORE next Friday, as we've finalized our courses for next year. Our incoming 7th and 8th grade students will then be able to input their top 5 elective choices into Campus during their access class on Thursday, April 28th.

2.) All students will engage in a virtual Safe-2-Tell training during their access class on Thursday, April 21st. As you know, this training is more important than ever as our students navigate young adulthood and may need to report something that they hear or see. This also supports our high behavioral and HEART expectations to make sure to tell an adult or report unsafe behavior if students encounter an issue.

3.) Finally, we will be having our end of year Manning Social on Tuesday, May 24th from 1:15-3:25 p.m. Student council is creating a great event that will support all students. There will be a dance off in the gym, basketball and kickball tournaments outside, and other activities throughout the school (more details to come). We would love parent chaperones for this event. If you are interested, please reach out to Ms. Tracy Pearce, our student council advisor. You can reach Ms. Pearce at

Students have been asking if we are going to have a school dance this year. The Manning Social is taking the place of a school dance, as we are creating an event where all students can attend and find something that they enjoy.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and enjoy this beautiful weather.


Christian Ramaker


The Manning School of Academics & Arts

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Traffic Update

Please be advised of the following planned full overnight closures of both directions of 32nd Avenue under the bridges at I-70 Exit 264 from April 17 to April 21.

These closures are related to the Colorado Department of Transportation's I-70 over 32nd Avenue Bridge Replacement project in Wheat Ridge. A reminder that all construction schedules are weather dependent and subject to change.

Sunday, April 17 to Thursday, April 21 - 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly

CDOT and contractor Kraemer North America will implement a full closure of both directions of 32nd Avenue under the bridges at I-70 Exit 264 (Clear Creek Pkwy/32nd Avenue) during overnight hours (8 p.m. to 5 a.m.) from Sunday, April 17 to Thursday, April 21. The closures are necessary to maintain safety while crews drill shafts and begin driving piles for caissons in the 32nd Avenue median.

The closures will be in place from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. 32nd Avenue will reopen during nonworking hours and devices will be moved off the roadway.

Detour signage will be in place directing motorists, cyclists and pedestrians to 40th Avenue to bypass the overnight closures.

Important Library Dates!

No books can be checked out after May 10th.

Universal due date for all books is May 11th.

All 8th graders need to turn in Chromebooks and chargers by May 23rd at the latest, Friday May 20th is preferred.

Safe2Tell Virtual Training for Students

Safe2Tell is an anonymous service where anyone can report serious safety concerns. These reports are sent to your local police and your school so that officials can follow up to provide the necessary interventions so that all people are safe and cared for. Safe2Tell adds a communication avenue, it does not replace trusted adults or mental health professionals.

Topic: Manning School of Academics and Arts

Time: Apr 21, 2022 02:50 PM

Resources to Practice Strength at Home

Click the link below to check out a great document to support parents and caregivers aiming to bolster their family's mental health and wellbeing.

Sources of Strength

Attention Outdoor Lab Parents!

If your child will be taking medications at Outdoor Lab please submit The Extended Field Trip Medication Form below to the Health Office by Friday, May 13th.

Extended Field Trip Medication Form.

We will be collecting the actual medications starting Monday, May 16th between 8am and 4pm. Plan to pick up medications Friday, May 20th by 4pm.

Please feel free to call Heidi Glow, Manning's Health Aide, if you have any questions.

Get Your Outdoor Lab Gear Deadline May 1st

2022 Jefferson Foundation Middle School Art Show through May 12th

1st place Photography - Levi Smith

1st place Color Drawing - Barrett O'Herron

2nd place Jewelry - Tinsley Morozs

Honorable Mention Sculpture - Zoe Pond

Honorable Mention Printmaking - Polly Ambro

Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S Allison Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80226

North, Mezzanine and Lobby Galleries

This exhibition is on view during all Lakewood Cultural Center hours; no reservation needed. The LCC is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Admission is free

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Robbie's Hope Fun Run returns Saturday, April 23rd

Welcome to Robbie's Hope.

We are a movement. An uprising of teens to help other teens. We’ve made it our mission to stop the suicide epidemic that’s taking the lives of our friends

SAVE THE DATE: Robbie's Hope Fun Run Returns to Manning

When: Saturday, April 23rd at 10am

Where: Manning School, 13200 W. 32nd Ave

What: A Student and Community event benefitting Robbie's Hope

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Manning PTA News


Open Positions for Manning PTA 2022 - 2023

Did your student enjoy the Skate City night? Do they enjoy playing basketball, soccer, tossing a football at recess? Did they partake in the Halloween festivities - candy fundraiser and treat? Did your family have fun at Back to School night? Do you appreciate everything the teachers do for our kiddos? If your answer is YES to any of the above, then please consider volunteering to serve on PTA for the 2022-2023 school year. We need YOU!

After two long pandemic years, our future looks bright; it’s a great time to make new connections and get involved! Whether you want to lead the pack or plan a picnic, we have a place for you. If you’re interested in finding out more, please click here and check out our open positions. Signing up does NOT mean you are committing to take on the role, we’ll reach out to answer any questions and provide any additional information before you commit.

Manning PTA needs new Board and Committee Members for the 22/23 school year. We have the following open board positions:


Vice President (will take over as President the following year)


Additionally we need volunteers to help out to either lead or participate in the following committees:



Teacher Appreciation

Student Appreciation.

Please reach out to the Manning PTA at for more information or to volunteer!

PTA Load the Lounge - THANK YOU!

This month we invited all 8th grade families to load the lounge. It is definitely looked forward to every month by our amazing teachers and staff!

They are so appreciative for showing how much you care!

Thank you to everyone who helped load the lounge this month! The pictures show how loaded it was!

Japan STEM tour Summer of 2023

Sarah Maud is leading the tour, in the summer of 2023, more information can be found by scanning the QR code on the flyer below.

Japan 2023

Girls’ Mountain Biking Clinic

Hosted by the Ralston Valley Mountain Bike Team. Visit us at

Who: Girls 7th – 12th grade who are interested in learning more about mountain biking

(Moms are welcome too!)

When: Saturday, May 7th from 8:30am – 11:30am (light lunch included)

Where: Ralston Valley High School, 13355 W 80th Ave, Arvada, CO 80005

We’ll meet on the southwest side grass. Look for the RVMTB trailer.


  • Intro to mountain biking
  • Learn some basic skills
  • Learn about the bike team
  • Connect with other girls who like to ride bikes
  • Have fun!

Cost: Free

Click HERE to Register.

Bring your bike, helmet, and water bottle. No mountain biking experience necessary. Must be able to ride a bike.

Golden High School Mountain Bike Team

Are you an 8th grader who will be going to Golden High School and interested in joining the GHS Mountain Bike Team?

On April 28th at 6:00 pm, there will be a meeting for all students and parents who would like to participate in the Fall 2022 program. Come and find out all about practice times and what mountain bike racing is like at the high school level.

The meeting will be held both Virtually and In Person so you can attend whichever is best for you.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please reach out to Jesse Swift ( or Andy Logan (

Click here for our flyer- Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on the dirt next fall!

- Jesse Swift

Golden High School Mountain Bike Team Coach

Attention 8th grade girls going to WRHS interested in playing volleyball next year!

Starting May 3rd, you are invited to participate in WRHS volleyball practices for the entire month of May on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The only exception is that the Thurs. May 5th practice got moved to Fri. May 6th. Stay tuned for information on practices in June and July.

WHEN: Every Tues./Thurs. in May, starting Tues. May 3rd, 4:00-6:00pm


Interested students and parents can view the calendar on the WRHS Volleyball Instagram @WheatRidgeVolleyball. Direct any questions to Coach Tim Wompey at

Wheat Ridge High School Basketball Camp

June 13th- 15th

Grades K-6, 9-11am

Grades 6-9, 11:30-1:30pm

Cost is $50 and includes a t-shirt Scan QR Code To Register

Boys & Girls Welcome!

Shooting, Ball Handling, Passing and Defensive Drills

Shooting and Team Competitions

Camper of the Day and Week Prizes

Teach the Skills we look for in High School Players

Contact: Coach Vince Dowd 303-982-7749

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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.