Manchester High School Thursday, October 8, 2015  
  1. College representatives will be in the commons at lunch: Grace College – October 12.
  1. Seniors: Do you feel you live a life of integrity, ethics and consideration for others? If so, MJSH can nominate 1 senior. This senior must write an essay (600-800 words) detailing an example of how your ethical behavior impacted your school or community and why you made the decisions you did and what you learned from the decisions and how those decisions have positively benefited your life. Two letters of recommendation are also needed – one from a teacher/coach and another from a non school member of the community who can vouch for your integrity. Deadline to apply is December 15. See Mrs. Denney if you feel you meet the requirements.
  1. Grace College invites high school students to learn more about their tuition reduction and free textbooks for all students during on of their fall campus visit days on October 16, October 23rd and November 13. Go to to register today.
  1. Any girl interested in playing basketball this year should plan on attending the call out meeting on Tuesday October 13th at 7:45 am in the high school gym. If you cannot make it to the meeting, please see coach Everett. Any student interested in being a manager for the Lady Squires this season needs to email coach Everett about their interest.
  1. Students: Just a reminder that the Voice of Democracy 3-5 minute tape over the topic "My Vision for the Future" for high school students and the Patriot's Pen essay for 7th and 8th graders is due to Mrs. Denney no later than October 30th.  Remember scholarship money is available for the winning entries.  See your English teacher or Mr. Webb if you are 7/8th grader and your Social Studies teacher for the high school students.
  2. Grab your favorite Hawaiian shirt and head on out to a beach party at the junior high volleyball match TONIGHT at 5:30 in the junior high gym. Special treats will be handed out throughout the evening!
  1. There will be Fifth Quarter after the football game this Friday for 7th and 8th and 9th grade students. It will be held at the Town Life Center, costs $1 to get in and will end at 11:30pm.
  1. Congratulations to Hannah Ayres for being selected for the Indiana Bandmasters Association All-Region Honor Band.
  1. Activities Today: Jr. High Volleyball – Northfield – H 5:30
                                    Volleyball – Blackhawk Christian – H 6:00                                     “C” Football – Rochester – T 6:30                                                                                                
  1. Lunch Today: Shrimp Poppers/Corn Dog, AuGratin Potatoes/California Blend, Strawberries/Banana, Milk or SALAD BAR
  1. Breakfast Friday:   Breakfast Pizza, Yogurt Parfait with Blueberry Muffin, Bagel, Pop Tart, Fruit, Juice, Milk
  1. Lunch Friday: Squire Chili/Turkey Bacon Sub, Chili Beans/Steamed Broccoli, Warm Harvest Apples/Pears, Milk or SALAD BAR
Today's Breakfast
Sausage, Egg and Cheese Biscuit or Bagel with Cream Cheese or Poptart, Fruit, Juice, Milk
Today's Lunch
Shrimp Poppers or Corn Dog, AuGratin Potatoes, California Blend, Strawberries, Banana, Milk
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MJSH Ranked #38 in Indiana

Manchester Junior-Senior High School is ranked # 38 among other Indiana high schools according to the most recent rankings by US News and World Report.  This ranking puts Manchester in the top 10% of Indiana high schools.  Manchester was also awarded a silver medal for this ranking which also placed the school #2031 in the national ranking.

This annual report calculates the values for student performance on exit exams and internationally available exams on college-level course work such as Advanced Placement.  Manchester’s college readiness score was based on 29 percent of eligible students taking an AP exam with 47 percent scoring a 3 or higher on those exams.  Manchester students also scored 90% proficient on the Algebra I ECA and 72% proficient on the English 10 ECA.

Manchester Junior-Senior High School was also rated an “A” school this year by the Indiana Department of Education.  Manchester Junior-Senior High School offers strong academic programs with honors courses, dual credit classes with Manchester University and IPFW, and Advanced Placement courses in US History, Environmental Science, Calculus, English Language and Literature, and Studio Art.

Join the Alumni and Friends Pep Band for the Dec 15th Boy’s Basketball Game


Dust off that horn! Buy a new reed! Find the other drumstick!

All alumni and friends of the Manchester Junior Senior High School Band program are invited to be a part of the Alumni and Friends Band performing at the Boy’s Basketball game verses Guerin Catholic High School on December 15th, 2012. The 1988 Boys Basketball Team is being recognized at this game.

Registration starting at 4:00 PM. Rehearsal 4:30-6:00 PM (not required). The Game starts at 6:30 PM.

Reconnect with long lost band mates and remember what it was like to play fun music on the sidelines.

RSVP by November 30th through mail, email, telephone, or on the Facebook page!!!

See the Flyer

Jeff Huber, Band Director
260-982-2196 Ext. 330

2012 Distinguished Alumni Announced


The Alumni Reunion of the Manchester Community Schools honored five graduates with the MCS Distinguished Alumni Awards at its annual banquet on Saturday, June 23 in the MHS gymnasium. The five outstanding alumni were:
  • Janene Myers Dawes, Chester Class of 1957
  • Doug Frantz, Manchester Class of 1967
  • Nancy Reed, Manchester Class of 1962
  • John H. Warren, Chester Class of 1952
  • Matt White, Manchester Class of 1985.
Fellow classmates and community members nominated graduates from Chester High School, Laketon High School and Manchester High School for this distinction based on their outstanding careers and contributions to their communities and the world after graduation from the Manchester Community Schools.

Students Show Well at Honeywell Art Show

The following students had winning entries in the 2012 Honeywell H.S. Art Show of Wabash Co.:
Best Of Show: Tryssia Paquera(Colored Media)
1st Place (Digital Photography)-Josh Hunt
3rd Place (Colored Media)-James Davis
1st Place (Ceramics)-Malyssa Bedke
2nd Place (Ceramics)-Emily Grant
1st Place (Ink)-Celina Carter 
Congratulations to these students on their outstanding creative efforts.

MCS Distiguished Alumni Award

Manchester Community Schools is seeking nominations for the Manchester Distinguished Alumni Award for the Class of 2012.  Distinguished Alumni for the Class of 2012 are graduates of Manchester, Chester, Central or Laketon High Schools.  Nominees must have graduated previous to the Class of 2002.  Nominations forms are available online <click here> or from the high school office.  Nomination forms will also be included with the Manchester Alumni Reunion invitations to be mailed by April 15, 2012.

The first class of the Manchester Distinguished Alumni will be honored at the Manchester Alumni Reunion Banquet on Saturday, June 23, 2012 in the MHS gymnasium.

Please send completed nomination forms by May 15, 2012 to:
Manchester Distinguished Alumni Program
Manchester Junior-Senior High School
1 Squire Drive
North Manchester, Indiana 46962

MJHS Student Drawings Shown in the Clark Gallery

The following students in Drawing 1 and 2 have had their artwork entered in the 2012 Honeywell High School Art Show:

Celina Carter, Dalton Day, James Davis, Claudel Dickentone, Katie Floor, Kristina Grogg, Madison Isbell, Jared Monce, Zach Shenefield and Devin Steele. 

Judging will be on March 22 and the show will be exhibited in the Clark Gallery until April 16th.  Congratulations/good luck to all.  Families and friends of these students should visit the gallery during the above dates. March is Youth Art Month.

7th & 8th Grade Choir Solid Gold @ ISSMA Festival

The 7th & 8th Grade Choir earned Gold ratings from 3 judges this past weekend at ISSMA Festival Contest for Jr. High/Middle School level.  This state level contest was hosted by Manchester Jr-Sr High School.  Several hundred jr. high age students from surrounding schools were performing on our PAC stage in their bands, orchestras and choirs this past weekend. 

Our choir performed 3 pieces for the judges.  Ms. Mason was very pleased with their performance.

Science Olympiad Teams Win Regionals @ Goshen, Moving on to State

The Manchester Science Olympiad teams triumphed in their regional tournament, winning first place in both the middle school and high school divisions for the first time in the school’s history. Coached by science teacher Sue Gnagy, the team competed on February 11 at Goshen College. High school team member Adam Hanback commented, “We went into the day with high hopes, but not expecting much. We came out, however, with two awesome 1st place trophies.”  “Everyone, including coaches, parents, and team members, contributed to victory. We need to say a big Thank You to Sue Gnagy, our coach, for putting in extra hours to building our team and helping us study,” added Karly Eichenauer, middle school team member.

Science Olympiad is an academic tournament with 23 events in each division pertaining to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Both of Manchester’s teams medaled in all 23 events: eight first place medals for the middle school and 12 first place medals for the high school. According to Coach Gnagy, “We upset a team that had won the Goshen Regional 12 years in a row and has competed at nationals the last two years. There was only one point separating first and second place in the B division. That just goes to show how important it is for every team member to give his/her best effort in every event he/she is in. It is my privilege to work with such an outstanding group of students and parents. I appreciate the hard work of our volunteer coaches Mike Hanback, Tony Miller, Mark Hicks and Ryan Evans. I also want to thank my administration and all the parents who support this program in so many ways.”

Article written by Tara Gnagy

B team consist of: Jonah Shenefield, Lindsay Rice, Beatrice Snavely, Zach Shenefield, Karly Eichenauer, Claire Barnett, Nate Hunter,  Coach Sue Gnagy, Devin Good, Nate Baker, Matthew Pegg, Ethan Rice, David Fahs-Brown, Levi Hicks and Rainer Borgmann

 C team Members: Hannah Lochner, Aisha Harris, Calvin Barnett, Erica McKinley, Amy Ihnen, Adam Hanback, Blayk Giddens, Coach Sue Gnagy, Bradley Miller, Ashton Bolinger, Bekah Rich, Tom Naragon, Ross Messer, Ben Godoy-Forrester