MPS This Week: Oct. 2-6
The images above are a simple but powerful reminder about how different people sometimes have different needs. Our schools are incredibly diverse and we are committed to doing all that we can to provide appropriate support as we work to ensure that all students graduate as lifelong learners and contributing members of society. You can read here about a multi-dimensional campaign that includes our Equity-Informed School Climate Assessment.
-- Superintendent Matt Geary
MHS Gets $300,000 Grant
The goal: "Blend the lines between school, college, career, and the community in order to help all students develop the competencies required for a 21st-century definition of student success." Read more here.
Humans of Manchester (Public Schools)
Jen Bergin (a teacher and officer of the Manchester Dog Owners Group) and Gary Anderson (the town's director of planning and economic development) are the latest to join the gallery. You can read about them on either Instagram or Facebook.
Around And About
Clockwise from top left: Jersey day at Highland Park; experimenting with variables & straw rockets at Illing; learning place values at Verplanck; and third-graders on the buddy bench at Bowers. Below: Martin third-graders spread the word about the schools book and bottle drive, and Washington third-graders enjoy 'flexible seating' options.
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MPS PLANNER
Monday, Oct. 16 (7 p.m) -- Project Graduation meeting in the MHS cafeteria
Friday, Oct. 20 (5-8 p.m.) -- Fall Festival at Bowers includes carnival type games with prizes, vendors, snacks, all for a reasonable fee.
Saturday, Oct. 28 (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.) -- Community Halloween Party at MHS
Big-Deal Dates 
Sat/Sun, Oct. 14-15 -- Google Summit at Manchester High School
Thursday, Oct. 26 (6:30 p.m.) -- College Funding and Financial Aid Night (for parents of juniors and seniors and their students) in the MHS auditorium.
Tuesday, Nov. 7 -- No school for students (PD for teachers)
Friday, Nov. 10 -- No school (Veterans's Day)
Wednesday, Nov. 22 -- Early release
Thurs/Fri, Nov. 23-24 -- No school (Thanksgiving break)
Wednesday, Dec. 6 -- Early release for students
Friday, Dec. 22 -- Early release followed by holiday break through Jan.1 with classes resuming Tuesday, Jan. 2)
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Monday, June 18, 2018 -- Last day of school
FYI
Manchester PAL is looking for a youth program supervisor
Your Turn

Have a question? An item worth sharing? Need something but not sure who to ask? Contact Jim Farrell, the district's Communications Director, at b11jfarr@mpspride.org or 860-268-6377.
One More Thing
Fun in the stands at Friday night's football game at MHS.
This newsletter is compiled by Jim Farrell, the district's director of communications. He can be reached at b11jfarr@mpspride.org or 860-268-6377.