Manchester High School's News Digest

Week of Jan. 2-5
Wishing Everyone Peace, Joy and Harmony
Manchester High School's holiday concert closed out 2017 on a beautiful note! Congratulations to the students and staff on another spectacular performance.

This Week's Schedule

Monday -  No School

Tuesday - D Day - FLEX-Mentor Tuesday

Wednesday - A Day - FLEX

Thursday - B  Day-FLEX

Friday - C Day-FLEX

This week's special Flex offerings are here. 
The main schedules we use:
Flex / No-Flex / Early Release / Delayed Start/ABCD
Winter Scene Snapshot Winner
Tatianna Rosa submitted the winning picture!
To see the submissions click here.
Spotlight on Students
.Mia Hwang makes her mark as a member of Girls With Impact, the country's only entrepreneur and leadership program just for girls, headquartered in CT!
Mia explains, "As an active volunteer for Foodshare and Connecticut Food Bank, I enjoy raising awareness to the adolescent hunger issue across the world, and in our own community. I have participated in several different programs and events but the backpack program is my favorite.  I prepare backpacks filled with nonperishable food items for kids that participate in free or reduced price meals at school. This makes sure that they will have nutritious food for the weekend."
Joe Pearl finished first in the Rhode Island Classic with a speedy 3000m time of 9:07, the fourth fastest time in history!

Making A Difference

 MHS Core Values
Respect * Responsibility * Integrity * Kindness * Perseverance 

Core Value of the Month-Perseverance
Challenging yourself to overcome obstacles to achieve success!

 . To see the names of the students who were caught in the acts of kindness during the month of December click here.

Classroom Snapshot

Chance Eason Jones, Jacia Oquendo and their classmates participated in the CT Human Rights & Youth Action Summit on December 18th. A number of students presented action research projects around the "Right to Identity" they had worked on in Mr. Skrzypiec's class throughout the semester.  They also had the chance to work in small groups with Conard, Hall and Darien High School students to create "Plans of Action" to address big global issues around identity. It was a great day of learning, collaboration and problem solving!
The AP Calculus students decked the halls with math joy with their annual Calculus Carols.
Students in Radio Broadcast and Broadcast Journalism produced their very first sport talk radio with video show. Adam Diebolt (left) and Jake Berube (right) were the hosts of this first time production. 

Free Book Friday

The winner of last week's Free Book Friday was Wilkins Guadalupe, grade 11.  Please stop by room 286 to pick up your prize! Don't forget to enter for the upcoming drawing, which will be held on Friday. Winners are announced each Monday. Enter today by clicking here
Student Activities
We've got a new page on the school website devoted to Student Activity News and you can find it here.


  • SNOBALL Tickets will be on sale January 8th through January 12th during all lunch waves in the Student Activities Office. For more info and ticket prices, click here.
What's For Lunch?

To see lunch menus for the entire month, click here.
(Then you have to scroll down.)

Guidance News/Notes

Please check MHS Redline Digest archives for past announcements. Also, click here to go to the guidance page on the MHS website.
  • The U.S. Air Force will be visiting MHS on 1/31/18 at 10:00. Sign up in Naviance to attend. (This is for students who have not attended previous sessions)
  • For more scholarship information, click here
  • Mrs. G, an advisor with the Career Beginnings Program, can help with college applications. Click here for details.

Dates to Remember

  • Click here for the district's 2017-18 school calendar
  • Click here for MPS This Week, which covers district-wide events
Cheer on the MHS Co-op hockey team at the Newington Ice Arena on Wednesday, January, 3rd at 6:00 pm.
Garrett Pilney #4, Joe Fogarty #11, Patrick Doherty #3, David Mix #34, Sam Hedlund #12, and Justin Roberts #32. 
  • 1/2-Boys Basketball vs Newington: Freshman-3:45, JV-5:45, V-6:45
  • 1/4-Boys Basketball vs South Windsor:Freshman-3:45, JV-5:45, V-6:45
  • For more information on MHS Athletics click here.
Just For Fun
Why did the mushroom go to the party?
Because he was a fun guy.
Why did he leave the party?

Because there wasn’t mushroom! 

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The MHS Digest is compiled by Lisa Young (an MHS assistant principal)
based mostly on contributions from staff and students.
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