Red Hawk Update

March 7, 2023

From The Principal

Dear Red Hawks and Red Hawk families,


We are halfway through third quarter and I am writing today to share some important information regarding March events and calendar adjustments.


We are so excited to host the first annual Senior Story day at MHS on March 31. We anticipate that approximately 280 seniors will share their personalized stories and reflections with a small panel as part of their required 25th credit for Graduation. Seniors are expected to discuss their growth throughout high school, share evidence of their strengths, and share their post-secondary plan. Seniors have been working on these reflections and presentations in mentor group and it is expected that the majority of seniors will have the go-ahead to present and will receive an appointment for a 30 minute time slot on March 31. Seniors were asked to consider inviting a family member or mentor from the community to listen in at their Senior Story.


Please note that due to the Senior Story day there are no classes on Friday, March 31 for students in grades 9 - 11. This is just three school days prior to the end of quarter 3 and a great time for underclassmen to finish their assignments for the end of the quarter and make sure that their Student Profiles are updated.


On Wednesday, March 22, all juniors will take the SAT during the school day at school. There will also be schedule adjustments on Wednesday March 15 and Friday March 17 due to school pep rallies and the moving of mentor period.


We will be hosting parent conferences on March 15 from 1:00 - 2:45 pm and on March 29 in the evening from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. Please see your email for scheduling invites from your child's teachers.


And while the winter athletics season is in its last days with end of season tournaments for hockey, basketball and cheer we are also looking forward to the production of our spring musical, Footloose, on March 23,24 and 25.


Please watch for Q3 progress notes to be posted and reach out to your child's teacher, counselor, or assistant principal with any questions or concerns.


I hope this finds you and your family well.


Sincerely,


Katelyn Miner

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'KIck Off Your Sunday Shoes'

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The spring play is Footloose, the 1984 musical that tells the story of a teenager from Chicago who moves to a small town, where he attempts to overturn the ban on dancing instituted by the efforts of a local minister.

The cast has been rehearsing daily for March 23, 24 and 25 performances -- stay tuned for ticket information.

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CTE at the BOE

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Manchester High students did a great job talking about the benefits of Career and Technical Education classes at Monday's Board of Education meeting. Flanking Mayor Jay Moran are from left, Nadira Iqbal, Kayori Henry, Sumitra Bramwell and Mikhaila Entsiwah, who spoke about medical careers while Isaiah Charles (top) and Eddie Zalewa talked about their opportunities in manufacturing.

Here are the slides from the CTE presentation.

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Pep Rally

On March 17, MHS will be holding two pep rallies (8:45 and 9:45 a.m.) for students that will be full of activities, contests, performances and giveaways.


Help kick off the spring sports season while acknowledging the accomplishments of our winter athletes.

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One of the long standing, beloved traditions for Manchester High School graduates is the party on graduation night known as “Project Graduation." Click here to find out how you can help.

Project Graduation Has New Fundraiser


Munson's Chocolates. Nuff said. Project Graduation's latest fundraiser is all about candy with pickup scheduled for April 5-6 at MHS. Here's the link to order and to see the flier with more information click here. Btw, you'll be supporting an MHS tradition, a safe and supervised party for graduates that runs through the night after graduation.


And you can support the Class of '23 by purchasing MHS merch - click the link to order.

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Humans of Manchester: Student Series

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Every school day in January and February storoes Manchester High School students were told and you'll find them all on the district Facebook page and other MPS social media sites. Plus this video looks back at the special series

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MHS Red Productions

The Pulse | 2/10/23
The latest edition of The Pulse has stories on Summit Studios, Tiara Tyson's 1000th point (scroll down for more on Tiara), the co-op hockey team's cancer fundraiser and more.


Also:


Click here for a conversation with math teacher/basketball coach Mr. McClory and Sammi Ward on another epidsode of 20/2Vision.

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Around the Building

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Above, EMT instructor Terrence Wain Jr. works working with Mrs. Lambert's EMT Certification class and below, Zeeba Lulat, Ashloy Knight and Macy Ryerson with their Emergency Management Institute Incident Command System certificates.
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Above: Solving problems in Honors Geometry with Mr. McClory.

Below: Mrs. Walsh's ELL Science class where eight different languages (Bengali, Creole, Jamaican Creole, French, Haitian, Spanish, Urdu, and Ukraine) are spoken.

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Above, the MHS Drill Team and Student Equity Advisory Team (SEAT) cohosted a screening of 'Wakanda Forever' to celebrate Black History Month and give the school community an opportunity to gather and enjoy a movie together. It was a great event that both groups worked hard to put on! And below, artists are busy creating in Mr. Atkins' Introduction to Drawing class.
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Sno Ball

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The Sno Ball Dance seems like it was forever ago but here are a few never before seen pictures from the Jan. 28 event that was attended by more than 150 students. Want to see more? You will have to wait for the 2022-23 yearbook to come out in June. Scoll down for the link to reserve yours.
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Important Yearbook Information

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treering.com

TreeRing Passcode: 1016019970042564


Also:

Senior Tribute ads are due March 24.

1/8 page - $25, 1/4 page - $50, 1/2 page - $100 and full page - $150.

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SPORTS

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Junior Tiara Tyson scored her 1000th career point at Conard on Feb. 7 but was recognized for the achievement before the Feb. 14 home game, which was a dramatic 58-52 win over East Hartford where Tiara added 41 points to her career totals.
Winter Sports Roundup
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With the winter sports season in the mostly in the books, we can look ahead to spring as baseball and softball pitchers and catchers report on March 11.


Important Spring Sports Info:

  • Basaball: Tryouts start March 18
  • Tennis: there will be a meeting on Monday, March 6 at 2:15 in the auditorium. It's mandatory to review paperwork and requirements.The first day of tryouts which will be Monday, March 20 at the upper courts -- girls at 2:15 p.m. and boys at 4:15 p.m.
  • Track & Field: The meeting for anyone interested will be in the lower cafe on Tuesday, March 7 at 2:15 p.m.
  • Boys and Girls Golf: try-outs begin on 3/20. See Coach Mikkelsen in room 108, b11bmikk@mpspride.org or Coach McClory in room 271,
  • And a reminder to all spring athletes: Complete your forms!
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