MPS Today: Friday, April 21
... Life!

As part of a creativity grant (written by Niki Drugan and Melissa Knight) students @MPS_Washington are learning about the life cycles of frogs and chickens. 
Meanwhile @MPS_Bennet ...
State Rep. Mark Tweedie receives a science lesson from sixth-graders.
Humans of Manchester (Public Schools)

The best part of teaching kindergarten? Everything is exciting and new. Meet today's addition to the gallery by visiting either Facebook or Instagram
Ram Tough
The Illing softball team strikes a game-day pose.
Making The Leap
Flanked by her parents, MHS senior Cam Wesoloskie yesterday signed a letter of intent to attend Bryant University, where she will be on the track team.
What's for Lunch?

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They've Got It Covered
First-graders @MPS_Highland working on their realistic fiction book covers from recycled cereal boxes.


  • Friday, April 21, 6 p.m. (doors open at 5:30) -- 'MacBeth' at Verplanck
  • Saturday, April 22 (11-3) -- Car Wash in the front of Bennet Academy to benefit all school -wide events, yearbooks, field trips, and other fun stuff!
  •  Tuesday, April 25 (6:30-8:00 pm) -- History night at Illing.
  • Thursday, April 27, 6:00 p.m. -- Bake Sale at Bennet Academy during the Student vs. Staff Basketball Game. All proceeds go to school-wide yearbooks, trips, etc.
  • Friday, April 28 -- Zumba Relay for Life fundraiser at Verplanck
  • Saturday, April 29 (8-11 a.m.) -- Pancake breakfast baseball fundraiser at Illing
  • Friday, May 5 (7-9) p.m. -- HP fundraiser with pyschic medium Rebecca Anne LoCicero
  • Saturday, May 6 (7:30 p.m.) -- "Wild Heart" Charter Oak Music Garden fundraiser at Cheney Hall.
  • Tuesday, May 9 (7 p.m.) -- Illing Spring Instrumental Concert at MHS Bailey Auditorium
  • Thursday, May 11 (7 p.m.) -- Illing Spring Choral Concert at MHS Bailey Auditorium
  • Thursday, May 25 (5:30 p.m.) --  Manchester Education Association's Retirement Reception at Manchester Country Club
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Here's a flier for a summer girls' basketball camp at the Univ. of Hartford
Here's information about the Rotary Music Garden at Charter Oak Park and a brick order form
Here's registration information for Manchester Sentinels football
MPS staff: Here's information about spring wellness programming
Key Dates
Wednesday, May 17-- Half day for students (PD for staff)
Monday, May 29 -- No school (Memorial Day)
Thursday, June 15 (6:30 p.m.) -- Graduation at CT Convention Center.
Wednesday, June 21 -- Last day of school (adjusted after Jan. 24, Feb. 9, Feb. 10, March 10, March 14 and March 15 snow days)

Want to see the complete school calendar? Click here.
Have a question? An item worth sharing? Need something but not sure who to ask? Contact Jim Farrell, the district's Communications Director, at or 860-268-6377.
One More Thing

"True life is lived when tiny changes occur."

-- Leo Tolstoy
MPS Today is published every scheduled school day and is compiled by Jim Farrell, the district's director of communication. He can be reached at or 860-268-6377.