Manchester High School's News Digest

Week of March 5-9
MHS Marches Into a Month Full of Magnificence!

This Week's Schedule

Monday -  C Day-Mentor Monday

Tuesday - D Day-FLEX

Wednesday - A Day- 1/2 day no FLEX

Thursday -  B Day-1/2 day no FLEX

Friday - C Day-FLEX

On Wednesday, March 21 all juniors will take the SAT.  This is the State of Connecticut's accountability test for reading, writing and math.  The scores students receive may be used for college admission, but only if requested by the students.
The test will start at 7:30 and end at approximately 11:30, after which juniors will have lunch.  More details will be available soon!
SAT Practice
Link College Board and Khan Academy accounts to get practice problems that are personalized for you. For directions on linking these accounts, click here.
Check out this week's FLEX Special Offerings
The main schedules we use:
Flex / No-Flex / Early Release / Delayed Start/ABCD

Making A Difference

English Department teachers have been asking students to write letters of condolence to the students at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida. One of the teachers there, Ms. Wolk-Rogers sent out a social media request to fellow educators around the country, asking them to help to ensure that every student at Stoneman Douglas receives a personal, handwritten letter of condolence. MHS students have stepped up and written many beautiful, heartfelt letters. Here are some pictures of them proudly displaying their work! 
Rebuilding Together 2018
National Rebuilding Together day is on Saturday, April 28, 2018.  
Manchester High School will again organize students to help beautify homes in Manchester by raking, painting and planting flowers.  This event is open to anyone interested in volunteering.  Please sign up in the Student Activities office and return a waiver and permission slip by March 16.  Last year we had over 75 volunteers and helped 8 homeowners beautify their yards.    All are welcome to join us.  See Mrs. Donnelly in room 237 if you have any questions.
 MHS Core Values
Respect * Responsibility * Integrity * Kindness * Perseverance 

Core Value of the Month-Integrity
Doing the right thing, especially when it's difficult
Staff members will be recognizing students who demonstrate integrity this month. If you get a ticket, drop it off in the main office or freshmen center for a chance to be recognized in our weekly drawing. 

  To see the names of the students who were recognized for the core value-KINDNESS during the month of December click here.

Classroom Snapshots

Connecting Learning Inside and Outside of the Classroom
Our American Experience class is reading, workshopping and performing “The Crucible” this week. We headed to UCONN on Friday to see the CRT professional performance and work next week to compare and see what we need to do to improve our performance techniques.
Medical Careers Academy Teams Up To Teach Students To Tourniquet
The Medical Careers Academy and the Office of School/Business Partnership teamed up Monday morning for the first of two Bleeding Control Workshops at Manchester High School.
The workshop is part of a national teaching program that stresses tourniquet, wound packing and direct pressure for controlling blood loss.
“It’s another certification and if students have an interest in becoming EMTs, paramedics, nurse’s aids, nurses – anything in the medical field – this will help,” said Manchester Fire Department Battalion Chief Gordon MacMillan, who along with EMS officer Josh Beaulieu taught the 2.5 hour class.
The next Bleeding Control Workshop will be held at MHS on March 12. For more information contact Nichole Greco @
Let's Get Cooking
Johnson and Wales came to demonstrate and speak for the Culinary students about all the programs they offer and made some delicious cake for them all to try!

What Students Are Saying About MHS

"I like being able to take classes with different students from all grade levels." Eugene Thomas, Freshman

Free Book Friday

The winner of last week's Free Book Friday was Kayleigh LaCaprucia-Hull, 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.
The March calendar events can be found here
Join The Club
Seniors and Juniors Link Crew Is Looking For You!
For information on how you can join the LINK Crew, click here


Student Leadership Opportunity!
We are looking for students to facilitate team building activities for fifth-grade students who attend the Fifth Grade Leadership Conferences 2018  held at MHS. Conference dates are: 3/12, 3/19,3/26,4/2, 4/6, 5/25, 5/30, 6/1, and 6/4. To sign -up please email Ms. Philbert or stop by Student Activities and see Ms. Wabble or  Ms. Washington room 140,  Ms. Moye room 108, Ms. Michael Rogers and Ms. Dougherty
Can you sing, dance, rap, recite poetry, play an instrument, juggle, tell jokes, or perform any other talent?

 If so, try out for the yearly MHS Talent show! Applications are available in student activities from
 February 21- March 7th.

Auditions are on March 13th and 14th for performers, and March 15th for hosts.
The show will be on March 29th.
Come to the Career Expo
Please find attached the flyer for the upcoming Career Expo event on March 6th, this is a collaborative event between MHS, Greater Chamber of Commerce and MACE.
Career Expo Flyer

Come to TEDxManchesterHighSchool on April 18th!

TEDxManchesterHighSchool is a full-day conference during the school day. It runs from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Wednesday, April 18th. Lunch is included. The theme for this year is "Boundaries." We have interesting speakers, including two students from MHS, with ideas worth spreading. If you’d like more information you can visit or see the bulletin board outside of room 213. Permission slips for the event can be picked up at the bulletin board, and handed into Mr. Joshi in room 213. 

The Aquarion Water Company would like to honor students who "make a commitment to protect or restore Connecticut's natural resources" with the 8th annual Aquarion Environmental Champion Awards program. To learn more about the scholarship and/or nominate yourself or someone else, click here.
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.
(trip will be during school hours departing MHS at 8:30am returning by 10.50am)
Attention ​Current Sophomores and Juniors 
there is a leadership opportunity available through CREC and the Maine Outward Bound School in Maine. They are looking for students who have leadership ability, strong academic standing, work well with peers and adults, and have a strong interest in community service. Applications to apply for this program are due March 23rd - if you have any questions, would like to learn more about this program, or would like an application, please see Ms. Batista in room 211!
  •  Juniors and Seniors who are in the Imagine College Program, Please RSVP to Family Night-3/7 & 3/8 from 4:00-6:00 in room 293. 
  • A recruiter from the U.S. Army will be visiting MHS on 3/12, at 10:00. This meeting is for students who have not met with him during previous visits. Sign up in Naviance, under college visits, to meet with him.
  • A recruiter from the CT Army National Guard will be visiting MHS on 3/13 at 10:00. Sign up in Naviance, under college visits, to meet with her.
  • SAT Practice: Link College Board and Khan Academy accounts to get practice problems that are personalized for you. For directions on linking these accounts, click here.
  • Lentz & Lentz SAT review at MHS-for more information, click here
  • Fundraiser-Imagine College Scholarship-Buffalo Wild Wings 4/2 For more info. click on the flyer
  • University of Hartford College Now Program - College Now is a University of Hartford program designed to provide outstanding high school seniors with the opportunity to enroll in one college course per semester on a tuition free basis.  It is a selective program that offers mature, academically strong students the opportunity to experience the challenges and rewards of learning in a college setting. Applications are being accepted for the fall 2018 semester. (This year's juniors can apply) Applications are available in the Guidance Office. Deadline 4/6/18.
  • The Assistant Director of Admissions from Savannah College of Art and Design will be visiting MHS on 4/3 at 1:15.  Sign up in Naviance, under college visits, to meet with her.
  • For more scholarship information, click here
  • Mrs. G, an advisor with the Career Beginnings Program, can help with college applications. Click here for details.

Dates to Remember

  • Boys' Gold informational meeting, 3/5, 2:30 in the lower cafe
  • Parent Conferences 3/7 and 3/8
  • Talent Show Auditions 3/13, 3/14 and 3/15-applications in SAA office
  • Click here for the district's 2017-18 school calendar
  • Click here for MPS This Week, which covers district-wide events

Come by and support our teams at one of this week's home games!

  • 3/5 Boys Hockey-CIAC Tournament-Newington-8:05 pm
  • 3/6 Boys Basketball vs Bloomfield-7: 00 pm
.Joey Pearl earns All-New England honors finishing 6th place! Caps off a great season for this UCONN bound student-athlete.
Kate Hedlund finishes her record-breaking season with, you guessed it, another record finishing 11th in a time of 11:18. With the conversions from 2 miles to 3200, that's an 8 second personal best!

Manchester placed third with 9 swimmers.  Our point earners: Noah Luby 200 Individual Medley 9th & 100 free 4th;  David Mazzotta 50 free 9th & 100 breaststroke 2 nd;  Colin Zorger 1st 100 butterfly & 3rd 500 Free;  

Owen Atzbach, David Mazzotta, Colin Zorger, Noah Luby placed third in the 200 Medley and 400 Free Relays

Noah Lindstrtom, Diego Gomez, Riley Clark 5th 200 Free Relay

The team had 21 Best times in this meet

Looking FORE Golfers!
Boys Golf pre-season informational meeting - Monday, 3/5/18,  2:30pm - 3:00pm in the lower café
Just For Fun
 Q: What did one cell say to his sister cell when she stepped in his toe?  

A: Mitosis

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