Welcome to Mrs. Manzano's Page!


I TEACH:

7th and 8th Grade Choir

All the World's a Stage (8th Grade Elective)

Roots of Pop Music (8th Grade Elective)

Music 7 (General Music)

Music 5 (General Music)


CONTACT ME:

The BEST way to contact me is by emailing: mmanzano@wdeptford.k12.nj.us

About Mrs. Manzano

This is my 12th year teaching and my 7th year at West Deptford! GO EAGLES!!! I have a Bachelor's Degree from Rutgers University in Music and Theatre and am working on my Master's Degree in Teacher Leadership from Strayer University. I come from a family of musicians! My mother is a High School Music Teacher in Burlington County and my younger sister and brother are both in college to become music teachers! My husband and I live in South Jersey with our 4 awesome kids. As Maria in the Sound of Music would say.....some of my FAVORITE things are: Target, Starbucks, Take 5 Candy Bars, Netflix, Disney, the Phillies, the Eagles, and hanging out with my family.



Extras at WDMS

Eagletones Advisor

(our AUDITIONED Choir at WDMS for students in grades 6-8)

Drama Club Advisor

(with Miss Donahue and Mr. Gloster)

Area Coordinator of the STEAM Department

(Art, Music, STEM, and Spanish)



WDMS Daily Schedules

FULL DAY SCHEDULE

Building Opens ---------------------------- 7:35

Homeroom ----------------------------------7:45 - 8:03

Period 1 --------------------------------------8:06- 8:51

Period 2 --------------------------------------8:54 -9:39

Period 3 --------------------------------------9:42 -10:27

6th Grade Lunches A-9:42 -10:04 - B-10:05 -10:27

Period 4--------------------------------------10:30 -11:15

8th Grade Lunches A-10:30 -10:52 - B-10:53 -11:15

Period 5--------------------------------------11:18 -12:03

7th Grade Lunches A-11:18 -11:40 - B-11:41 -12:03

Period 6------------------------------------- 12:06-12:51

5th Grade Lunches A-12:06 -12:28 - B-12:29 -12:51

Period 7-------------------------------------12:54 -1:39

Period 8-------------------------------------1:42 - 2:27

Buses Depart------------------------------2:32

Late Buses Depart-----------------------3:15

HALF DAY SCHEDULE

Homeroom……………….....7:45 – 7:53

Period 1…………………….7:55 – 8:25

Period 2…………………….8:27 – 8:57

Period 3…………………….8:59 – 9:29

Period 4…………………….9:31 – 10:01

Period 5…………………….10:03 – 10:33

Period 6…………………….10:35 – 11:05

Period 7…………………….11:07 – 11:37

Period 8…………………….11:39 – 12:09

WDMS 2 HOUR DELAY OPENING

Homeroom…………………..9:45 – 9:57

Period 1…………………….10:00-10:30

Period 2…………………….10:33-11:06

Period 3…………………….11:09-11:39

Period 4…………………….11:42-12:11

Period 5…………………….12:14-12:45

Period 6…………………….12:48-1:19

Period 7…………………….1:22-1:53

Period 8…………………….1:56-2:27



Where can I find Mrs. Manzano?

Homeroom - 7th & Eighth Grade Choir - LGI


1st Period - A Days: Choir 8 - 15A/LGI

B Days: All theWorld's a Stage - 15A


2nd Period - Music 5 - 15A


3rd Period - Music 7 - 15A


4th Period - A Days: Music 7 - 15A


7th Period - A Days: Choir 7 - 15A/LGI

B Days: Music 7 - 15A


8th Period - A Days: Roots of Pop Music - 15A


DRAMA CLUB - Tuesdays and Wednesdays - 2:30pm-3:15pm



Grading

7th and 8th Gr CHOIR HOMEROOM GRADING:

1st MP - 50% Participation and 50% Classwork (CW)

2nd MP - 50% Partic. 35% Performance, 15% CW

3rd MP - 50% Partic. and 50% Classwork (CW)

4th MP - 50% Partic. 35% Performance, 15% CW

Daily Participation

- Students will be given a daily class participation grade. Throughout the course of daily instruction, students will be required to:

-Have all necessary materials

-Demonstrate appropriate effort to maintain healthy singing posture and breathing techniques

-Demonstrate appropriate listening skills

-Produce appropriate tone as required by the literature and/or teacher’s interpretation

-Maintain a positive attitude of respect and commitment to excellence by following all school rules

-Classwork will consist of written work and/or projects

***Performances - Attendance at performances is absolutely mandatory. There are few reasons that can be considered valid for missing a required performance. Students are graded on each performance. That grade will be a 0 if a student does not participate in a required performance without proper notification and an acceptable excuse. Proper notification is a written note from a parent/guardian or a phone call from a parent/guardian. It is up to the discretion of Mrs. Manzano whether or not an alternate assignment will be given.

7th & 8th Gr CHOIR CLASS GRADING:

40% - Participation

30% - Performance/Projects

20% - Classwork/Homework

10% - Quizzes/Tests

*Students receive grades for our class as Choir is an elective for 8th Graders takes the place of General Music for 7th Graders. Where applicable, rubrics will be provided. As a general rule for my class, I don’t like to give out homework besides our practice logs, however, if there is misuse of time, students will still be responsible for their work to be turned in to receive an appropriate grade/credit. In addition, all policies from Homeroom Choir carry over into this class as it is an extension of our ensemble to expand our musical knowledge and musicianship.

8th Gr Roots of Pop Music & All the World's a Stage GRADING:

40% - Participation

30% - Projects

20% - Classwork/Homework

10% - Quizzes/Tests

*Roots of Pop Music is not only a music class, but a history class as well. While homework will be given infrequently, it is important for students to practice good time management during our class times to allow for proper completion of the projects and assignments that are given.

*All the World’s a Stage is not only a theatre class, but a history class as well. While homework will be given infrequently, it is important for students to practice good time management during our class times to allow for proper completion of the projects and assignments that are given. Students will be expected to use time, outside of class, to memorize their monologues and/or scenes.

7th Gr General Music GRADING:

40% - Participation

30% - Projects

20% - Classwork/HW

10% - Quizzes/Tests

*7th Grade music combines what you have previously learned in 5th and 6th grade music. While homework will be given infrequently, it is important for students to practice good time management during our class times to allow for proper completion of the projects and assignments that are given.

5th Gr General Music GRADING:

60% - Participation & Classwork

40% - Projects, Assessments, and/or Performances

*5th Grade music is a passport to all aspects of Music Appreciation. While homework will be given infrequently, it is important for students to practice good time management during our class times to allow for proper completion of the projects and assignments that are given.



Concert Information

WDMS CONCERT SCHEDULE


DECEMBER CONCERTS

7th & 8th Grade Choir and Band

December 14, 2022 - 7pm - WDHS AUDITORIUM

5th and 6th Grade Choir and Band

December 15, 2022 - 7pm - WDHS Auditorium

MAY CONCERTS

7th & 8th Grade Choir and Band, Eagletones

May 10, 2023 - 7pm - WDMS Cafeteria

5th and 6th Grade Choir and Band, Eagletones

May 11, 2023 - 7pm - WDHS Auditorium

CONCERT ATTIRE - What do I wear?

This year we will be wearing "CONCERT BLACK". This is your best dressed black outfit in alignment with the WDMS Dress Code Standards. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Manzano, Mr, Kilgore, or Mr. Gloster.




All South Jersey Chorus

INFORMATION COMING



Music Department Trips & Activities

March 15th

5th and 6th Grade Band and Choir trip to see the Philadelphia Orchestra

March 16th

NJMEA Middle School Choir Festival

March 30th

Eagletones Performance @ Brightview in Woodbury

May 24th

7th and 8th Grade Band and Choir trip to see Wicked on Broadway