Manchester Jr./Sr. High Newsletter

Notes From The Principal

Monthly Memo: March 1, 2019

To: Manchester Jr./Sr. High School Families

From: Eric McCalla Jr./Sr High Principal


Thank you to all students and their families I know the last two months have been a challenge with all of the snow days.

School start time is at 8:00 am and ends at 2:45 pm. Please do your best to make sure your students arrive on time and if not please call them in and let us know.

Parents you can monitor your students grades through Powerschool. If you need help gaining access please contact the office.


The 14th annual Manchester MS/HS Student Art Exhibition is being held at the Manchester District Library April 5th-22nd. An artist's reception (open house) will be on Friday, April 5th, from 6-8 pm. The event is free and offers refreshments, as well as a chance to vote for the People's Choice Artwork. Over 75 students will have artwork on display. If you have any questions, please contact Angie Griffin at agriffin@mcs.k12.mi.us.


Provide an enriching experience for your family and impact your community by becoming a host family. Greenheart Exchange is looking for families to host international high school exchange students. Each student is fully insured, brings spending money, and wants to be active in family life. Greenheart Exchange is dedicated to promoting cultural understanding, academic development, environmental consciousness, and world peace. Bring the world home today. For more information, contact Stacey Bruestle at bruestlefamily@gmail.com


We are excited to announce that the Manchester Education Foundation awarded us a grant to bring Link Crew to our building next year. Link Crew is a mentor program designed to help our younger students transition into high school. Two teachers will be trained this spring and they will then train some juniors and seniors in August.


The Annual Prom Dress Boutique put on by the Manchester Ladies Society, will be held in the Media Center of the Jr./Sr. High School on March 15th, from 2:45-5:00. This is not need-based, and anyone can come and look. The student does not have to belong to MCS. Dresses, shoes, purses, and jewelry will all be available. Any donations can be dropped off at the Manchester District Library.


Manchester Local Scholarships are now available for the Class of 2019. Applications can be found on Guidance & Counseling page. All local scholarships are due on March 22.


Washtenaw Community College will award SIX full-ride scholarships (including books) to our graduating seniors. Students should stop by to see Ms. Kolcz is they have not yet applied. Due March 15.


Any student enrolled in an AP class who plans to take the AP Test in March should complete the Registration Form and submit payment by March 22.


There are still ten seats left for juniors interested in the College Road Trip on April 12th. We will be going to Ferris State University and CMU. Cost is $30. This is a great opportunity to research colleges!


On Tuesday, April 9th, most of our students will be testing. The 8th and 9th graders will be taking the PSAT 8/9, the 10th graders will be taking the PSAT 10, and the 11th graders will be taking the SAT. More information will be given to students in parents in early March.


Students in grades 9 - 12 are able to take college classes during the 2019-2020 school year. Check out Washtenaw Community College’s website to learn more. Ms. Kolcz will be in classrooms throughout March talking about dual enrollment, and other scheduling options for the upcoming school year.


As information, all of our safety drills including lockdown, tornado, and fire, are posted on the Manchester Community Schools web-page.



Important Dates :

March 12th 7-8 pm vaping 101 HS Media Center

March 20 Parent teacher conferences 5-8 P<

March 25th -29th Spring Break

April 5th- End of 3rd quarter