Manchester High School's News Digest

Week of Dec. 4 - Dec. 8
Senior Band Members Go Marching On
Band members Benjamin Greenfield (drum major), Jenny Tran (front ensemble), Victoria Edwards (Colorguard co-captain), Sophia Reid (Colorguard co-captain) and Cecilia Caplinger(Colorguard), celebrated senior night with a halftime performance during the last football game. The talent, dedication, and showmanship of these students have been music to our ears!
And the Oscar Goes To...The Ambassador's Club
The MHS Student Ambassador Club hosted a movie night on Friday at MHS. Students and families of all ages attended to watch The Polar Express and Elf. Over $120 was raised and will be used to make holiday baskets for families that are displaced from Puerto Rico. 
Clockwise from top left: Gabriel Millan Garcia, Noor Majid, Jennie Rivard, Aliya Welborn, Dorcas Wilson--Mrs. Cecchini and her adorable grandson--Julianna Johnson, Aylin Saydam--Sabrina Rahman, Rabia Demir
Join The TEDx Conference
This year's TEDx conference will be held on April 18th, 2018 and we're looking for TWO MHS students to do a TEDx talk!  Student auditions for TEDx are coming up on December 12th and 13th! 

Any student with an "idea worth spreading" should sign-up to do a 2-minute version of your potential talk!   The talk should relate to this year's theme of "Boundaries", which is meant to be open-ended. Boundaries separate and keep apart. They are real and imagined, exist outside in the world and within us. They can be physical, psychological, symbolic, and personal.

Student talks are often centered on their own lives and what they've learned so far in connection to the theme. Some student talks have also been about the wider world, especially if they have some expertise about a given topic.

If students are interested, they should sign-up on the bulletin board across from Room 213.

Click here for more information on TEDx at Manchester High school. Click here to see an outstanding TEDx talk from Arfin Ali at last year's TEDx conference.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Joshi or Ms. Fusco in Room 213."

This Week's Schedule

Monday - B Day - Mentor Monday 

Tuesday - C Day - FLEX

Wednesday - D Day - Early Dismissal-no flex

Thursday - A Day-FLEX

Friday - B Day-FLEX

This week's special Flex offerings are here.
The main schedules we use:
Flex / No-Flex / Early Release / Delayed Start
Survey Says...... NEASC!

Students had the opportunity to complete a survey designed to provide us with important feedback on our work here at MHS. We hope to learn about what is working well for students and identify areas of growth and improvement. We appreciate students taking time to reflect on their experiences at MHS and sharing their feedback with us. Any students who have not completed the survey, may do so by clicking here.
Spotlight on Students
Orchestrating An Amazing Day
Khari Montague, Alexa Kessel, Kiara Elias, Breonna Langton and Julia Lessard attended the Boston Symphony Orchestra as part of Mrs. Kohanski's orchestra class.

Making A Difference

Cynthia Weaver and Brenna Whitehead spent their weekend at Pet Supplies in Manchester collecting animal care and food items to donate to the Humane Society and Protectors of Animals as part of their senior service learning project. Anyone interested in supporting this service project can drop off items in the main office at MHS. Great job ladies!
 MHS Core Values
           Respect * Responsibility * Integrity * Kindness * Perseverance 

Core Value of the Month-KINDNESS

Appreciating the feelings of others through your actions and words 
Check out students who have committed acts of kindness this month in the "Making A Difference" section below. If a staff member catches you committing a random act of kindness this month, your name will be entered into a drawing for recognition! 

Classroom Snapshot-Buckle Up!

Justice Wakefield and Biliaminy Affini, students in Mr. Plein's Engineering Design class, created a car model as part of the crash test dummy unit.
Students used the design process of identifying a problem, brainstorming, designing,building prototypes,evaluating solutions, and redesigning if necessary, to create a car model to carry four people that is propelled by a tape (rule) measure.The car must withstand an impact and keep the people safe. 

Free Book Friday

The winner of last week's Free Book Friday was Alex Vetere, Grade 9. 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 (a link to the December calendar will be available next week).


PAGE TURNERS LITERACY GROUP: A mandatory meeting will be held on 12/4 after school in the library

BOOK FAIR: MHS will be hosting a book fair at Barnes and Noble at the Buckland Hills Mall on Wednesday, December 6th from 6pm-8pm. Stop in for some holiday shopping that gives back to MHS.
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 CT Army National Guard and The US Army will be visiting MHS on 11/28 and 12/1. Sign up in Naviance, under college visits, to meet with them.
  • Peter Ladd/Johnny Moran Scholarship
    Must be a graduating senior enrolled or accepted to a 2 or 4-year college, will attend in the fall, community service to children or adults with physical, cognitive or developmental challenges. Applications are available in the Guidance Office, room 117. Deadline - 4/1/18.
  • Mrs. G, an advisor with the Career Beginnings Program, can help with college applications. Click here for details.

Dates to Remember

December 4-The Page Turners Literacy Group will be meeting in the library at 2:10.
December 6 -Book Fair at Barnes and Noble-Start your holiday shopping early and support MHS. Mention MHS at checkout and a percentage of the sales are given back to our school.
December 12-Girls basketball takes on Avon at MHS
  • Click here for the district's 2017-18 school calendar
  • Click here for MPS This Week, which covers district-wide events
  • Winter sports season has arrived! Be on the lookout for details on upcoming games and events.
  • If you are a certified lifeguard and interested in working after school contact Mr. Boutilier at
  • Freshman Boys Basketball Tryouts-December 4th-5:30

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