MPS This Week: June 12-16
Pomp And Circumstance
Continuing a tradition started last year, we invited seniors to return to their elementary schools wearing caps and gowns so that our younger students can get a glimpse of where their journey is leading. 'Graduation Walks' were held Friday at Verplanck and four other schools and will continue on Monday, and the class of 2017 will have its official commencement on Thursday night at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. The rest of our students are in school through Wednesday, June 21.
-- Superintendent Matt Geary
Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Lara Wallmark, a teacher at Keeney Elementary, who last week was named the district's 2017-18 teacher of the year. We have more photos of the announcement ceremony on the district Facebook page. Incidentally, Lara and each school's teacher of the year will be honored at Monday's BoE meeting at Lincoln Center. Here's the agenda/etc. for that meeting.
End-of-the-Year Block Party Draws Big Crowd
For the second year, our Family and Community Partnership Office helped organize a bash to celebrate the almost-end of the school year. Check the district Facebook page for more photos.
Lunch Menus
Click here to see what's being served in our school cafeterias.
Around and About
Clockwise from top: Buckley students visit residents of Crestwood Rehab Center, Highland Park's state fair and Bowers' fifth-grade picnic fun.
Above are Verplanck field day winners with busy Martin students below.

Fifth-graders from throughout the district gathered at Illing on Saturday with their robots.
Humans of Manchester (Public Schools) 
No one was added last week but we hope to share more stories soon. In the meantime, please visit Instagram and/or Facebook to see our archives.


  • Click here for a flier about sensory friendly movie for children with autism on June 17 at Rave Cinemas
Key Dates
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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One More Thing

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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.