manson schoolMANSON SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 19
CHELAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Manson School District No.19, Chelan County, Washington (the “District”) will hold a special Board meeting on July 1, 2022, starting
at 12:00 P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible, via Z OOM. To attend the Special Meeting remotely, please use the following

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82756609846 (with telephone access at (253) 215-8782; Meeting ID: 827 5660 9846).

A physical location for viewing and providing public comments will be available at: Manson School District Office, 315 S. Hill Street, Manson, WA.

The Special Meeting is called for the purpose of considering and acting upon the following items:

1. Conduct a public hearing for the purpose of receiving comments from the public on the proposed issuance of a non-voted limited general obligation bond of the District (the “Bond”).

2. Resolution No. 07-01-22A, which authorizes the District to issue, sell and deliver the Bond to pay or reimburse the District for costs to (i) reconstruct the elementary school parking lot and surrounding sidewalks, (ii) acquire personal property, including equipment and construction materials, and (iii) carry out other capital purposes.

3. Consent Agenda, which includes the surplus of certain items of personal property of the District.

manson schoolMANSON SCHOOL DISTRICT

PUBLIC NOTICE

REGULAR BOARD MEETING DATE CHANGE

The Manson School District Board of Directors is moving their regular scheduled of June 20, 2022 meeting to June 21, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at the Manson Elementary School Library.

Agenda will be posted June 14, 2022 on our website at www.manson.org.

manson schoolNOTICE

The Manson School District Special Board meeting has been changed from Tuesday, April 19, 2022 to Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 6pm.

The Manson School District Board of Directors announced the 2022 Blue and White Excellence Awards winners at its March board meeting.

Nominations were submitted by staff, students and community members.

Award recipients were:  Elementary teachers Carman Fretwell and Gregorio Benavides and Elementary special education paraeducator Diana Willoughby.

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A co-worker shared, “Diana has worked tirelessly through the pandemic with a specific student in order to increase that student's time at school from 1 hour to a full day in his classroom! She shows tremendous patience, creativity and flexibility in all her job and has impacted many students beyond this specific one.”

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A fellow teacher shared, “Carman is always working so hard to build strong relationships with our students. She has created such strong bonds with my students with such a small amount of time available to meet with them each day. When my students are pulled out to work with her, they always so excited to learn from her. I often go to Carmen for advice because her positive attitude it contagious.”.

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A staff member shared, “I have worked with Gregorio for over 17 years and prior to here, I briefly worked with him at Chelan Elementary School. Gregorio has always been a good solid teacher. He is always positive with students and staff. He has done a targeted academic Afters for his students needing extra support for many years. He works hard to help his students succeed. During the thickest part of the Pandemic and shut down, Gregorio continued to be the professional teacher and do everything that was needed to make sure his students learned. Whether it was a remote, hybrid, asynchronous or synchronous teaching model, Gregorio continued to be the true professional teacher and did whatever was needed to help his students learn in an environment that was atypical to learning.

The Manson School District Board of Directors will officially recognize the award winners at its regularly scheduled board meeting on Monday, April 25 at 6:00p.m.

The recipients will also be recognized in the fall at the Manson Chamber of Commerce “Night to Remember”.

A big congratulations to others nominees: Angel Gosvener, Monica Marble, Sam Lovelace, Lauren Griffith, Kendra Ellsworth, Joey Johanson, Ben Riippi, and Wendy Schramm.

manson schoolCome join us for an informal meet and greet with the Manson School Board of Directors!

WHEN: Thursday, April 14 - 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: High School Student Center, the “HUB”

WHAT: Come meet the school board members that represent you! Ask questions, have a conversation - get to know each other!

Dessert and coffee will be served so please RSVP to Janice Stewart at 509.687.3140
 

manson schoolThe Manson School Board is asking our community for nominations of Manson School District Staff Members who have made a significant contribution to the lives of students and/or the greater Manson community. Recipients of this year’s award will receive a scholarship in the amount of $500 from Aaron England of England Chiropractic.

Honorees are also recognized by the North Central Education Service District of Wenatchee and the Manson Chamber of Commerce at its Night to Remember held in the fall.

Selection criteria is as follows: one certificated employee (grades P-12) and one support staff employee (secretaries, bus drivers, custodians, para-professionals, food services, coaches, etc.)

Nominations will be accepted until March 23, 2022 at noon. Winning nominees will be announced at the Manson School Board meeting on March 28, 2022.

Nominations forms are available online at the school district website www.manson.org, in both English and Spanish.

If you should have any questions, please call the Manson School District office at 687-3140.

manson schoolThe Manson School District Board of Directors will be holding a board training provided by Garn Christianson on the topic of Board Roles and Responsibilities on Monday, February 7, 2022 from 8:30a.m.-1p.m. at the Manson Parks Department located at 142 Pedoi Street in Manson.

No action to be taken.

manson schoolThe Manson School District Board of Directors is moving their regular scheduled January 24, 2022 meeting to January 31, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. via ZOOM.

Link will be available at www.manson.org.

early childhood center

The District is so excited to announce that construction has begun on the Early Childhood Learning Center.

It’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally here.

Back in 2019 Manson voters approved a Capitol Levy Project to build the center and also revise the bus lanes and parking lot at the elementary school. Construction was set to begin in the summer of 2021. Construction prices forced the District to adjust plans and timelines.

The project is set to be complete in August of 2023.

The building will contain three classrooms designed to meet the needs of current early childhood education practices. Moving the Early Childhood Center out of the Elementary building will free-up space at the Elementary school for creative new programming.

The parking lot/bus lane revision will add 20 parking spaces while doubling the amount of cars in the pick-up and drop-off lanes. The parking/bus lane revision has a completion date of August of 2022.

If you have any questions about the project, please call the district office at 509-687-3140.

judging

The Manson FFA along with Manson Growers recently hosted the district 7 FFA Apple judging contest.

There were a total of 10 teams competing. The individuals had to Identify 20 bugs that deal with apple production, place two trays of golden and Red delicious apples, be able to identify varieties of apples, grade 25 red and golden delicious apples, identify defects that are associated with apples, properly pressure test apples and figure bloom date in front of the judges.

Manson had 10 individuals participate: Bryce Mogan, Katie Gosvener, Joe Mogan, Devan Regan, Bere Soliday, Lydia Cameron, Tanner Schoenwald, Jesus Estrada, Paige Schoenwald, and Raven Pope.

The Manson blue team placed 5th with the grey team placing 6th overall.

Manson high individual was Bryce Mogan placing 11th.

Manson Growers donated all the apples and the contest was set-up by field men Marty Cochran, and Nathan Coggins.

Community volunteers Blake Cochran, Teresa Venegas, Devon Griffith, Travis Schoenwald and Mike Ansolabehere were on hand to help.

The state contest will be held in Yakima on December 8, 2021.