The Manson School District is off to a great start.
Staff are on-site delivering engaging lessons via Zoom and our new, easy to use, learning platforms.
Students in the elementary are also receiving one on one conferences with their new teachers. They are learning about their new classroom and practicing with the technology that has been checked out to them.
Thank you to all of our families for sticking with us and helping us make this a stellar year for the students of Manson.
Manson Schools plan to start the school year with remote learning. Read More by clicking above.
MANSON SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD WORKING SESSION
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1-4p.m.Via ZOOM
The Manson School District Board of Directors will be hold a board working session on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 from 1-4p.m. via ZOOM.
Topics of discussion to include equity, back to school, and school budget.
No action to be taken.
NOTICE FROM MANSON SCHOOLS - June 3, 2020
Dear Students and Families,
We are writing today to share information on two topics:
* The graduation events occurring this week and changes to Saturday’s graduation ceremony.
* A committee we are forming to plan for the start of school year 2020-2021.
Next week will send another update on topics like:
* Checking in equipment, picking up classroom/locker items, last day of school process
* Summer food program information
* Summer school opportunities
The guidance we have received from the Chelan Douglas Health District (as recently as of this morning), and the State Department of Health has caused us to alter our graduation plans. We even delayed this decision hoping Chelan County would transition to Phase II but sadly this did not happen in time for this day.
We have kept the senior class request of holding an in person ceremony vs. virtual ceremony at the front of our thinking. Though we won’t all be able to be together as Manson, each graduate and their family will get to experience walking across a stage, hearing their name and receiving a diploma in person.
Manson families and community members are invited to help celebrate our 2020 graduates in the following ways:
* Friday June 5th
o We will release a pre-recorded Senior Awards and Slideshow event at 7:00PM on social media and our website. Help us celebrate 2020 senior accomplishments and awards “golden globe” style.
* Saturday June 6th
o At 9:00AM watch a pre-recorded release of speeches and addresses on social media and our website.
o From 11:00AM - 3:30PM tune into Manson’s Facebook Live account and watch each senior cross the stage and receive their diploma. A special thanks to Aaron England who will be broadcasting live.
2020-2021 School Year
A statewide committee is currently working on recommendations for school starting up next year. Many things are unknown at this point. Will students be allowed to come to campus? What protections will we need to have in place?
Manson School District will be utilizing the state committee guidance (expected in mid-June) and creating a local plan for our students. We want student and parents to assist in this work. We are forming a committee to create our local plan.
* For those interested in helping
o We expect committee members to meet 3-4 times between June 29 and August 14.
o The meetings will be held via Zoom or in person (if allowed) using appropriate health precautions
* Please contact Janice Stewart at
The committee will update its progress as the summer progresses and will share a final plan for Manson School District’s 2020-2021 School Year in the third week of August. The plan will include information on schedules, transportation, any changes in school day or start times, health protections/considerations and many other important details.
As I sign off this week I want to offer a question I’ve been chewing on.
Different generations of citizens have been challenged with wars, natural disasters, economic upheaval, civil unrest, pandemics, famine and other events. When we are living through these periods, I’m sure people don’t realize the historical significance. We just keep on living the best we can.
I doubt people born between 1910-1930 knew they would someday be labeled the “Greatest Generation” having survived the Great Depression and two World Wars.
I wonder if someday our children will be known for their resilience and ability to overcome difficult times? Are we raising future leaders who will take our country to a new level? Knowing the quality and character of our kids…I’m betting yes!
Stay healthy everyone,
Matt Charlton, Superintendent Manson School District
Community members and civic leaders Fred Barkley, Ron Trickett, and Dale England rally together with high school students, High School Principal Dr. Heather Ireland, and High School Office Manager Josh Little to hang senior banners in downtown Manson.
Please take time to drive through downtown Manson and honor this year’s seniors who are the first graduating class from Manson to have their senior pictures displayed downtown.
Aaron England, Manson community member and local chiropractor to donate $500 to each recipient of the Manson School District Blue and White Excellence in Education award winners for a total of $2000. Steve Nygreen, Cassie Williams, Kate Sorenson and Maria Zaragoza will receive these funds to support their work with kids.
Thank you to England Chiropractic for your continued support of Manson School District students and staff. Local businesses like England Chiropractic help make Manson a great place to work and learn.
Manson Seniors have completed their culminating senior presentations that are now posted on YouTube.
Please join us as we celebrate a unique, group of individuals who have shown so much PRIDE, PASSION and GRIT, especially these last few months of their high school career.
Seniors were tasked to prepare a video presentation of their high school highlights, achievements, internships, post high school pathways, community service and gratitude.
Congratulations class of 2020; we are so very proud of you and how you have represented the Manson community!
The Manson School District Board of Directors is excited to announce that Yvonne Walker will be our new Superintendent.
Her last seventeen years have been spent in the Arlington School District where her experience in a variety of roles has been exemplary.
She is a self-described lifelong learner and a collaborative leader who will focus her attention on continuing the many areas of success that makes Manson an outstanding School District.
Her husband Nick, son and daughter are excited to become involved in the many community activities that Manson offers.
Current Superintendent, Matt Charlton will provide guidance to ensure a seamless transition for our new superintendent.
The Manson School District Board of Directors announced the 2020 Blue and White Excellence Awards winners at its April board meeting. Nominations were submitted by staff, students and community members.
Award recipients were: High school teachers Steve Nygreen and Kate Sorenson, elementary teacher Cassie Williams and elementary classified employee Maria Zaragoza.
The Manson School District Board of Directors will officially recognize the award winners at a future board meeting.
The recipients will also be recognized this fall at the Night of Excellence sponsored by the Manson Chamber of Commerce.
A big congratulations to others nominees: Bill Thompson, Heather Teague, Eric Sivertson, Dane Johnson, Anita Johanson, Carmen Fretwell, Sarah Wiggum, Kari Petersen, Michelle Rogge, George Valencia, Angel Gosvenor and Trista Walters.
Maria Zaragoza - “Every day I am impressed with Maria’s attentiveness to student needs. She treats each student with true compassion, respect and nurturing and makes them feel safe in her care. She truly loves kids and works hard at establishing a positive relationship with them.”
Steve Nygreen - Students stated, he just makes math easier, I didn’t like math until I had Mr. Nygreen.”
Kate Sorenson - “Kate is a powerhouse of an educator and advisor. She has created several new clubs and programs that enhance Manson School District.”
The Manson school Board invites you to attend a community forum via ZOOM to meet the five candidates that have applied for the position of School Superintendent.
Manson parents and community have an opportunity to meet and greet applicants on Thursday, May 7, 2020 beginning at 7:00 p.m. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and then provide feedback at the conclusion of the forum.
There are two ways you can join the meeting either online or by I-Phone. Please use the following link to access ZOOM: https://ncesd.zoom.us/j/98679780854. Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +12532158782,98679780854# or +13462487799,98679780854#
At the end of the forum you will have an opportunity to provide feedback via a survey by accessing the following link: https://forms.gle/3RquFiSJm7i9MsGm8