MHS Digest:

Friday, May 19

What's Next?

Jenna Leon looks at the future of Power Hour -- a Harbinger exclusive.

Today's Schedule

Friday -- C Day: 1-3-4-5-PH-7-8 (Drop 2-6)

Enter to win a free book! Each Friday, one lucky winner will win a book. Simply complete THIS GOOGLE FORM. Winners will be announced each Monday. 


Blue is new and we try to run things for a day or two... but check out our MHS Digest archives for things you might have missed (and use this link to submit stuff).

Interested in cheerleading next year? See Coach LaCava in room 133 PH or after school to pick-up a try out packet for the 2017-2018 fall and/or winter season.  Cheerleading is a co-ed sport all students welcome. Please do so by 5/22. 

In Case You Missed It:

Here's what to expect at the MCA Health Fair, which is  Friday, May 26 starting at 11:15 a.m. Click here for the flier.
For information about getting a summer job, click here.
Here's a link to things seniors need to know
Want to have your Chromebook this summer? Click here.

Guidance News/Notes

Blue is new. For complete info click here to go to the guidance page on the MHS website:

There are 2 new scholarships from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.  They are for students who will be attending a Community College.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office, room 117.

A recruiter from the CT National Guard will be visiting MHS on 6/1/17 at 10:15.  This is for students who have not already met with him.  Sign up in Naviance or the Guidance Office, room 117.

What's for Lunch?

Click here for May lunch menus.
And click here to see what's cookin' in the Silk City Cafe.

Student Journalism

Click here for the Harbinger home page.
Click here to see the latest 'Red Report' and/or "Pulse."


Click here for the high school sports Facebook page.
Looking for the latest 'Red Rover' sports newsletter? Click here.
Click here for the MHS sports Instagram page.
Click here for the master sports schedule.
If you have results or something to share, click here


Manchester Win 4-3
Manchester players and scores listed first
1 singles- Dasia Jones vs. Jordan Bonadies 3-6, 1-6 (Tolland win)
2 singles-Octka Bowen vs. Marisa Vatteroni 1-6, 5-7 (Tolland win)
3 singles- Veronica Alvarez vs. Hannah Storozuk 7-5, 6-1 (Manchester win)
4 singles- Lauren Barrett vs. Mandy Gibbs  6-1, 6-1 (Manchester win)

1 doubles- Taylor Mull, Natalie Dahl vs. Abbey Chmura, Marlee Takes  6-3, 3-6, 6-1 (Manchester win)
2 doubles-Meredith Hartnett, Joana Topanxha vs. Skylar Hodgkinson, Maggie Werner 3-6, 7-5, 5-7 (Tolland win)
3 doubles- Kaitlyn Labrie, Anne Congleton vs. Sonika Kohli, Madalyn Reagan 6-2, 6-3 (Manchester win)


Friday, May 19 -- Senior Picnic at High Meadow
Saturday, May 20 -- JI Track Meet
Saturday, May 20 (6-11 p.m.) -- Senior Prom at  Radisson Hotel, Cromwell (formerly Crowne Paza) 
Tuesday, May 23 -- Student Leadership and Awards Ceremony & Induction
Tuesday, May 23 (6 p.m.) -- Science Symposium presented by Science Research class at MHS
Wednesday, May 24 (6 p.m.) -- Imagine College senior celebration
Wednesday, May 24 (7 p.m.) -- MHS Chorus
Wednesday, May 24 (4:30-7:30 p.m.) -- Distracted Driving event at Center Memorial Park
Thursday, May 25 -- Freshmen class fundraiser at Rita's in Evergreen Walk
Thursday, May 25 (6:30 p.m.) -- Orientation for (current) grade 8 parents
Friday, May 26 (11:15 a.m.) -- Health Fair at MHS (sponsored by MCA)
Wednesday, May 31 (7 p.m.) -- MHS Band Concert
Thursday, June 1 --  Administrator Awards for Seniors & Juniors
Saturday, June 3 -- SATs at MHS
Monday, June 5 --  Performance Art Awards
Thursday, June 15 (6:30 p.m.) -- Graduation at CT Convention Center in Hartford
Wednesday, June 21 -- Last day of school (adjusted after Jan. 24, Feb. 9, Feb. 10, March 10, March 14 and March 15 snow days)
June 28 -- MHS athletics golf outing.

Click here for the ABCD calendar (updated 3-16-17)
Looking for the May activities calendar? It's right here (and note, the SATs at MHS are June 3 not May 27)

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The Rotating Schedule Breakdown

Regular schedule
Start End Length A DAY
(Drop 4/8)
(Drop 3/7)
(Drop 2/6)
(Drop 1/5)
7:30 8:24 54 min 1 1 1 2
8:28 9:21 53 2 2 3 3
9:25 10:18 53 3 4 4 4
10:22 11:15 53 5 5 5 6
11:15 12:15 Power Hour
12:15 1:08 53 6 6 7 7
1:12 2:05 53 7 8 8 8

The special Tuesday/Thursday schedule

(To allow time for 'The Red Report')

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The MHS Digest is compiled by Jim Farrell, the district's communications director, based mostly on contributions from staff and students. He can be reached at or 860-268-6377.