Over 400 parents, students and community members participated in Manson’s 2nd Annual Cultural Celebration. Fifteen countries were first researched by students and then aspects of each country’s culture was shared (food, dance, games, art, etc.) with visitors. Each family had a passport (complete with pictures) and earned stamps and chances at prizes.
Two groups of students (high school and 5/6 Options) researched their genetic DNA backgrounds and shared their findings.
Amazing food (courtesy of the Manson food service department – Head Cook Robin Hanson) was served with choices of Italian or Asian themed main courses and desert delicacies: USA apple crisp, Italy gelato, Latin American flan, Swedish vafflor (waffle) , Chinese cookies, Australian chocolate crackle. The night concluded with a World Cup Soccer tournament – Congratulations Team Argentina
WE Day was a wonderful experience for so many reasons. The organization is all about making a mental shift in thinking from ME to WE.
The most important thing that happened yesterday is that our middle school leadership students participated in a shared experience. At WE Day, they were exposed to problems in the world and empowered to make change.
Maybe more important to our school, these students are motivated to make some cultural shifts within our walls to create this feeling for all Manson students.
Manson Miles Club is an 8-week program, offered in both the Fall and Spring, which promotes overall health and fitness for all K-5 Manson Elementary Students, through walking and running laps at lunch recess.
Students are awarded a foot charm for their Manson Miles Club necklace each time they run or walk 5 miles.
Students who join the 50 and 75 Mile Clubs earn a t-shirt, donated by Lake Chelan Community Hospital, Lake Chelan Community Hospital Foundation and Club Max.
This week, 5th Grade Student Hanna Lyman was the first student to join our 75 Mile Club, earning both a t-shirt and necklace token. Congratulations to Hanna! We look forward to seeing many more Manson Elementary students follow in your footsteps!
Mrs. Sears computer science class was invited by Microsoft to attend the TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools) Fair during spring break.
A group of Manson students from the freshman and sophomore classes jumped at the chance.
The trip included a tour of the Microsoft building where all the action happens.
All student, staff, parents and community members are invited to join the Manson School District at its cultural celebration on Tuesday, April 30 from 5-8:00 p.m. at Manson High School. Dinner will be served throughout the evening beginning at 5pm.
In conjunction with our annual districtwide Dia del Niño celebration, we invite you to join us in the celebration of our children and embracing cultures from 15 different countries. Many interactive activities will be available for you to participate in. Here is just a sample of what you can do:
Family Photo Booth – for family pictures (free of charge)
Sample homemade food from around the world
Learn how to play games from other countries
Participate in a “World Cup” soccer match on the football field
Hear about student DNA results.
You may also enjoy listening to songs and watch dances being performed by our elementary students from the Swedish Maypole dance to an Irish Folk dance.
This community-wide family event is open to anyone who wants to have some fun and learn about other cultures. Please join us!
Manson School District Board of Directors announced the 2019 Blue and White Excellence Awards winners at its March 25th board meeting.
Nominations were submitted by staff, students and community members.
Award recipients were: High School teacher Susan Sears was the certificated winner and middle/high school attendance clerk Gabby Lopez was the classified winner.
Gabby Lopez MS/HS Clerk and Varsity Soccer Coach. His nominee noted “He is a humble person, pleasant and most importantly, he collaborates with whoever asks him for help.”
Both Gabby and Susan will be honored at the next School Board Meeting on April 29th and at the Chelan County Education Awards Banquet on April 23rd.
Manson FFA recently competed in the District #7 Employment Skills Leadership Development event.
Members that competed were: Teresa Venegas, Bryce LaMar and Blake Cochran.
In this event students had to complete a job application, cover letter, resume and a thank you note after the completion of a 20-minute job interview.
There was a total of 36 competitors in this year’s event.
The Manson School Board recently asked community members 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.
Aaron England, owner of England Chiropractic, parent and community member contacted the school district earlier this week and wanted to make a financial contribution to those staff members selected for this award. England Chiropractic will donate $500 to each recipient of the 2019 Blue and White Awards to use in their professional work.
Manson School District would like to thank Aaron for his generous donation and ongoing support of Manson Schools.
Nominations for this award are being accepted until March 18, 2019 at noon. You can submit one classified and one certificated staff member. Winning nominees will be announced at the Manson School Board meeting on March 25, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
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.
On Monday, February 25th, Manson’s Knowledge Bowl team battled against a very tough pool of 2B competition at the North Central Washington Regional Knowledge Bowl Tournament held at Wenatchee High School.
The Manson team competed against four other 2B schools: Liberty Bell, Tonasket, Soap Lake, and Brewster. All of the schools were fighting for one of the three spots that would guarantee a berth to the 37th Annual Washington State Knowledge Bowl Tournament on Saturday, March 23rd at West Valley High School in Yakima, Washington. Last year, Manson missed going to State by one point to Soap Lake. This year was a different story. During the oral rounds, they fought hard and easily defeated Brewster, Tonasket, and Soap Lake. The toughest competition for Manson was the perennial juggernaut and State Contender Liberty Bell. By the end of the night, Manson (65 points) sent a clear message to Soap Lake (54 points) that they were not going away without the win and hardware. With their drive and determination, Manson clearly took 2nd place. Liberty Bell achieved top honors, finishing the night with a whopping 116 points. 3rd place went to Soap Lake, Tonasket took 4th with 35 points, and Brewster finished the night with a 5th place finish and earned 26 points.
The six members representing Manson High School Knowledge Bowl team at State are: Tyler Charlton (Captain), Jose Pascasio (Co-Captain), Connor Torgesen, Louis Sanchez, Rowan Evig, and Cody Fitzpatrick.