MANCHESTER JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
1. The Ackerman Scholarship is now available online for any senior planning to pursue an animal-related career. Visit www.kidszoo.org to download an application. Deadline to apply is February 1.
2. In honor of the 50th year of the Wabash County Basketball tournament, a commemorative t-shirt will be available for $15.00. Students purchasing both the t-shirt and full session student ticket to the tournament can get both for $20.00. This is a savings of $5.00. The t-shirt is gray with each school’s mascot and school colors. You must pre-order and pay by Friday, December 13th, to get this deal. T-shirts will be distributed before Christmas break. Order forms are available in Mr. Markham’s office.
3. The Beacon Scholarship is now available in the guidance office. Deadline to submit to Beacon is January 31. Come to guidance for an application.
4. Attention Seniors: Herff Jones will be here TODAY during lunch to take your cap and gown and other graduation orders. Extra packet & order forms are available in the main office.
5. Club Volleyball information for grades 7 - 10 is available on the front office counter.
6. There will be a softball call out Friday morning in the gym at 8 a.m. If you are not able to attend, please see Brittany Fratus.
7. The Laketon Cloverleaves 4-H Club will be caroling at Peabody this Friday, December 13, right after school until 5:30 pm. We will meet outside the gym door of the Jr. High and walk over to Peabody together. We will sing with residents, enjoy refreshments, and have a very short meeting. 4-H members should be picked up in the LOBBY of the MAIN entrance of Peabody at 5:30 pm. Members who drive may drive to Peabody’s if you wish.
8. There will be a County Tourney Dance in the Wabash High School gym on Friday, December 27 from 9:30 - 11:30 p.m. Admission is $3.00 with a county tourney ticket and $5.00 without a tourney ticket. The dance is open to all Wabash County High School students.
9. Attention FFA Members: We will be having our annual Christmas party, December 19th from 4:30 - 9:00. We will leave from the ag room at 4:30 for caroling. It will be a night full of fun, food, and spreading holiday cheer. Bring a gift for our white elephant gift exchange if you plan on participating. See Mrs. Mize or a senior officer if you have questions and sign-up in the ag room if you are attending the party.
10. Activities Today: 7/8 Boys Basketball - Tipp Valley - T 4:45
“C” Boys Basketball - Southwood - T 6:15
11. Lunch Today: Mexican Bar, Pineapple/Peaches, Milk
12. Breakfast Thursday: Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit, Bagel, Pop Tart, Fruit, Juice, Milk
13. Lunch Thursday: Cheese Ravioli with Bread Stick/Corn Dog, Steamed Corn/California Blend, Fresh Fruit/Applesauce, Milk or SALAD BAR
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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