MPS Today: Thursday: April 20
Wassup, Waddell?
Kindergartners and first-graders @MPS_Waddell visited UConn on Tuesday and saw the farm, had ice cream, toured Gampel, saw the swim team, and ran the track. Shown below are Waddell students creating decorations for an upcoming multicultural event.
Humans of Manchester (Public Schools)

 “I like to think that clinical social work is the perfect marriage of psychology and education,” says today's addition to the gallery, which is on both Facebook and Instagram
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Fourth-graders @MPS_Bowers prepping for their wax museum event.
Having fun making their own chalk using recyclable resources #MPS_Highland and building bridges @MPS_Verplanck.

Marathon Memory: Melissa Emmerich of Bowers, who broke 4 hours running from Hopkinton to Boston on Monday.
Over The Top
MHS played East Catholic at Northwest Park yesterday and we have more photos on Facebook.
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  • Thursday, April 20 (6:30 p.m.) -- Illing Drama Club presents "The Real Story of Little Red Riding Hood." Tickets ($3 for students and $5 for adults) available at the door.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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)

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"Never, ever underestimate the importance of having fun."

-- Randy Pausch
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.