Manchester High School's News Digest

Week of Nov. 6-9
The juniors won the top prize in the parade, Kyle Maloney and Kasey Jurado (who are pictured below) were named King and Queen -- and everybody had a blast at the dance. All in all, it was another great Homecoming. Looking ahead, it's a short week for student with no classes Tuesday (Election Day ) and Friday (Veteran's Day).
Fast  Company
Sophomore Kate Hedlund finished fourth and Senior Joey Pearl sixth in the CIAC XC State Open Championship on Friday and both move on to compete at the New England Championship.
Teachers Team Up on Twin Day!

This Week's Schedule

Monday -- D (Mentor Monday)
Tuesday -- No school for students (PD for staff)
Wednesday -- A (Flex and last day of Q1)
Thursday -- B (Flex)
Friday -- No school (Veteran's Day)

Only 2 days of Flex this week because there's no school on Tuesday and Friday.
Special Offerings are here.
The main schedules we use:
Flex / No-Flex / Early Release / Delayed Start

Making A Difference

The MHS Interact Club volunteered at the Trick or Treat event on Main Street, handing out 900 pumpkins for children to decorate. It was a great time!

Classroom Snapshot

Mr. DeSorbo's students learning Beatles songs.

A Brain

Cynthia Mahuex models with her model of the brain. 
Students in AP Psychology created anatomically accurate, free-standing, three-dimensional models of the human brain and explained the functions of the brain’s various structures.


Student Journalism

Changes are coming to the Senior parking lot and Colin Zorger has the scoop in the latest 'Pulse.' See it here. Also, Grace Goldberg-Doyle covered the HoCo parade for the Harbinger.

Free Book Friday

The winner of last week's Free Book Friday was Mitchell Bouchard, 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 (or go directly to the November events calendar).


MOVIE NIGHT:  There will be a movie night on Dec. 1 from 4-8 pm hosted by the MHS Student Ambassador Club. The movies shown will be The Polar Express and Elf. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased during all lunch waves the week of November 27-December 1. There will be popcorn, hot chocolate and water for sale that night. Wear your pajamas and bring a blanket!
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.
  • Mrs. G, an advisor with the Career Beginnings Program, can help with college applications. Click here for details.
  • Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund
    US citizen or permanent resident, GPA 3.0, demonstrated leadership abilities, will attend a 4-year college or university, financial need. 
  • CASIA Scholarship - Children of police or fire officials, graduating senior attend an accredited college or university in the Fall. Father, mother or natural guardian must be a full-time paid employee of the CT police or fire. Volunteer fire dept. are recognized. Deadline 03/12/18.
  • James L. & Genevieve Goodwin Memorial Scholarship - CT residents enrolled in a post-secondary curriculum of silviculture or forest resource management. Apply online at: Deadline - 3/20/18.
  • An Admission Counselor from Lincoln Technical College will be visiting MHS on 11/27/17 at 7:30 and a recruiter from the CT Army National Guard will be visiting on 11/28/17 at 10:00. Sign up in Naviance, under college visits, to meet with them.

Dates to Remember

Wednesday, Nov. 8 -- Quarter 1 ends
Tuesday, Nov. 14 (7 p.m.) -- PTSA meeting in the library
Wednesday, Nov. 15 -- early release for students (parent conferences 6-8 p.m.) 
Thursday, Nov. 16 -- early release for students (parent conferences 2-4 p.m.) 
Wednesday, Nov. 22 -- early release leads into Thanksgiving break
  • Click here for the district's 2017-18 school calendar
  • Click here for MPS This Week, which covers district-wide events

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You can use this form or just email


There will be a baseball meeting on Thursday (November 9) at 2:15 in the Cafe.

The girl's swim team placed fifth in the CCC meet on Friday.  Erika Dipietro won the Outstanding Swimmer Award after winning the 50 & 100 Freestyle with excellent times. The team had 15 best times in all.

Others earning points : Jen Cone & Madison Norris 500 freestyle: 200 Medley Relay Brooke Mercer, Kathrine Miner, Erika Dipietro, Lauren Diana;    200 Free Relay Lauren Diana, Erica Hoyt, Gabbie Hammavanh, Erika Dipetro;   400 Free Relay Gabbie Hammanvanh, Brooke Mercer, Madison Norris, Aysa Dunne.    

The next meet will  be LL Trials, Saturday at East Hartford  High

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Congrats Kasey and Kyle!
The MHS Digest is compiled by Jim Farrell (the district's communications director( and Lisa Young (an MHS assistant principal), based mostly on contributions from staff and students. Contact them at or 860-268-6377 plus you can submit things using this form.