All local veterans are cordially invited to attend a light breakfast in their honor on Friday, November 10, beginning at 8:00 a.m. at Manson High School in the student center.
Manson High School students will be serving cinnamon rolls, fresh fruit and coffee.
A video prepared by Manson elementary students will be shared, honoring all those who have served.
Manson School District
Special Board Meeting
Friday, Oct 29, 2021
4:00 p.m. - Via ZOOM
TENTATIVE WORKING AGENDA
I. CALL MEETING TO ORDER/FLAG SALUTE
II. ADOPTION OF MEETING AGENDA
President Bloch will call for a motion to amend the one-item agenda or approve as presented.
III. BUSINESS AND FINANCE
A. Board Resolution 10/29/21A
* Recommended Action: Move to approve Board Resolution 10/29/21 Award Contract for Elementary Parking Lot Rennovation, as attached hereto, and made a part of the record.
Manson School District
Special Board Meeting for a One Item Agenda
Friday, April 16, 2021 6:00 p.m.
TENTATIVE WORKING AGENDA
I. CALL THE MEETING TO ORDER/FLAG SALUTE
II. ADOPTION OF MEETING AGENDA President Bloch will call for a motion to amend the agenda or approve as presented.
III. SPRING REOPENING PLAN
Recommended Action: Move to approve the Spring Reopening Plan, as attached hereto, and made a part of the record.
The board will review the reopening plan submitted by Superintendent Walker.
The Manson School District Board of Directors announced the 2021 Blue and White Excellence Awards winners at its March board meeting. Nominations were submitted by staff, students and community mem-bers. Award recipients were: High school teacher Sarah Wiggum, School Nurse, Michelle Rogge and Par-ent Involvement/Post Secondary Coordinator, Adelina Grageda.
The Manson School District Board of Directors will officially recognize the award winners at the April 26, 2021 board meeting. The recipients will also be recognized by the North Central Educational Service. District.
England Chiropractic will be donating $500 to each recipient of the 2021 Blue and White Award to use in their professional work. Manson School District would like to thank Aaron for his generous donation and ongoing support of Manson Schools.
A big congratulations to other nominees: Samantha Lovelace, Diana Soliday, Wendy Schramm, Carman, Fretwell, Katie Plummer, Lauren Johnson, Alicia Alexander, Rosie Rodriguez, Maria Verduzco, Heidi Griffith, Alejandro Grajeda, Betty Urbanczyk, Angel Gosvener and Janine Sanborn.
1st Column– Luca Westfall, Katie Gosvener, Zoe Thomas, Givana Arellano
2nd Column – Bryanna Harris, Thea Batch, Lauren Soliday, Grant & Rex Torgesen
3rd Column – Isabelle Harris, Emely Valencia, Dawson Smith, Esmeralda Estrada
During the month of February, Manson High School FBLA attended the virtual North Central Region FBLA Winter Leadership Conference. The students have been preparing for individual and team competitions in a variety of business events. Nineteen students competed at the conference with students placing in twenty-six events. The following students placed at the conference and will have the opportunity to compete at the virtual Washington State FBLA Leadership Conference in April.
Rex Torgesen – 1st Accounting, 1st Introduction to Financial Math
Grant Torgesen – 1st Business Calculations
Emely Valencia – 2nd Business Communications
Giovanna Arellano – 5th Business Law, 5th Personal Finance
Luca Westfall – 1st Personal Finance, 6th Political Science
Cara Hutton – 1st Publication Design
Raven Pope – 3rd Business Law, 4th Client Services, 4th Job Interview
Esmeralda Estrada – 3rd Client Services
Natalie Sotelo-Solario – 2nd Client Services
Isabelle Harris – 1st Introduction to FBLA, 3rd Job Interview
Dawson Smith – 3rd Introduction to Public Speaking
Kate England – 3rd Marketing
Cara Hutton and Zoe Thomas – 2nd Business Journalism
Grant Torgesen and Jonathan Sarmiento – 1st Digital Video Production
Grant Torgesen and Rex Torgesen – 2nd Graphic Design
Katie Gosvener and Lauren Soliday – 4th Sports & Entertainment Management, 5th Marketing
Thea Batch and Paige Schoenwald – 1st Hospitality & Event Management
Katie Gosvener, Lauren Soliday and Emely Valencia – 3rd Management Decision Making
Thea Batch, Paige Schoenwald and Emely Valencia – 4th Marketing
The 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.
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 25, 2021 at noon. Winning nominees will be announced at the Manson School Board meeting on March 29, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. via ZOOM.
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.
Earlier this month, Manson Middle and High Schools both received recognition from the State Board of Education, the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee, and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction for the 2018-2019 school year.
Recognition methods rely on multiple measures from the Washington School Improvement Framework. Follow this link to learn more about the methods and metrics https://www.sbe.wa.gov/2018-19-school-recognition-methodology
Manson Middle School was recognized for their overall GROWTH and for CLOSING GAPS. Manson High School was recognized for their overall GROWTH. Principal, Dr. Ireland, shared this recognition with the school board who are so proud Manson’s teachers. She stated that “it is the hard work, dedication, and support of our staff, students, parents, and community that have made these recognitions possible. We look forward to continue growth and learning for all students whom we serve.”
Chad and Jeana Steiner, owners of Chelan Valley Farms, teamed up with Thrive and Wilbur Ellis to donate 300 water bottles to Manson Elementary School.
Due to Covid-19, we had to shut-off our drinking fountains and now we rely on our water bottle filling stations.
Chad and Jeana Steiner saw a need and donated the 300 water bottles so that every student is able to stay hydrated while at school.
We are so grateful to have a community support.
Manson Middle/High School Principal, Dr. Heather Ireland announced today that Grant Torgesen has been names a “Commended Student” in the National Merit Scholarship Program.
A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to this scholastically talented senior.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2021 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2021 competition by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).
''Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success," commented a spokesperson for NMSC. ''These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation.
We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success."
This year has truly been filled with opportunities that have and continue to allow us to grow, adapt, and overcome. The Chelan Valley continues to put students first in supporting student endeavors and education, both in a classroom setting and out. Thirty-seven 4-H and FFA students between Manson and Chelan will be selling their sheep, goat, and pigs through the 2020 Chelan County Virtual Livestock sale, which runs September 14th through 17th. These student projects would not be possible without the continued support our community has provided over the years.
That being said, the Okanogan County Fair auction has been extended due to the fires. As a result, both Chelan and Okanogan County Fair auctions will run through Thursday, September 17th. There are many ways to support these students: bidding on animals, providing add-on support, or simply sharing this to others who may wish to help out. The link to both auctions is https://soldbybestbid.hibid.com/, while fair websites are https://www.chelancountyfair.com/ and https://okanogancounty.org/fair/. At this time, any questions, etc. may be best answered by reaching out to the specific fair or an advisor.
If I have missed any Manson students, I sincerely apologize. Please feel free to reach out so we can make sure they also are highlighted for their hard work and dedication to being some of the best young people this world could hope for.
Thank you again for being the best support system these young entrepreneurs could ask for!