MANCHESTER JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL
Monday, January 25, 2015
1. The Beacon Credit Union Scholarship is now available in the guidance office. Deadline to postmark to Beacon is January 31.
2. Campus Life meet tonight at the Firehouse from 7:17 - 8:30. Optional hang-out at McD’s afterward. This event is not endorsed, sponsored or promoted by Manchester Community Schools.
3. Any student who will be in grades 8-12 next year may apply to attend Purdue University’s Boiler Vet Camp this June. Student entering grades 8-9 would be in the Junior Camp from June 14-20. Students entering grades 10-12 would apply for the Senior Camp from June 21-27. Apply at www.vet.purdue.edu/boilervetcamp.
Deadline to apply is February 2.
4. Visit GrowAgLeaders.com for an amazing scholarship opportunity. Apply to FFA.org/scholarships by February 1st. More information is posted outside the guidance office.
5. Any senior planning to attend IVY TECH should apply for the following scholarships if you qualify: Chancellor’s Scholarship - 3.2 GPA with either an AHD or Core 40 diploma. Choice Scholarship - Top half of your senior class. Deadline to apply for both scholarships is March 15.
6. Attention FFA Members: Our January meeting will be next Tuesday, January 27 from 6:30 - 8:30. The theme is movie night. We will have great movie snacks and we hope to see you there.
7. Attention FFA Members: January 30 is our FFA bake sale at the basketball game. Please bring homemade baked goods or snacks for us to sell. The money goes to buy blanket material for Riley Hospital blankets. You will receive FFA points for our points awards trip too. Sign up in the ag room today.
8. Congratulations to the Winter Guard for receiving a Silver rating at DeKalb on Saturday.
9. What are you reading now? What have you read so far this semester? Starting this week, you can see your English teacher or come to the media center to write down your book title and enter to win prizes! We will draw each Friday and anything you read this semester counts. The grade with the most books will be rewarded at the end of the semester. Staff can participate, too! Let's prove that WE ARE READERS at MJSHS!
10. Be sure to check out the senior spotlight in the showcase upstairs. The seniors featured this week are: Violet Pruitt, Cassie Amman, Cole Isbell, Erin Working, Branden Scott, Rachel Brandenburg, Brennan France, Morgan McKee, and Kendra McKinley.
11. Activities Today: 7/8 Boys Basketball - Rochester - H 5:00
12. Lunch Today: Sloppy Joe/Corn Dog, Steamed Broccoli/Steamed Corn, Mandarin Oranges/Strawberries, Milk or SALAD BAR
13. Breakfast Tuesday: Breakfast Gordita Scrambler, Chocolate Chip Muffins, Pop Tart, Bagel, Fruit, Juice, Milk
14. Lunch Tuesday: Breaded Chicken Sandwich/Steak Sandwich, French Fries/Baked Beans, Apple/Pears, 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