The McDonough Elementary Student Council hosted their annual Mr. D Change Drive Challenge and they collected $1,000! The top earning classes won a mustang cookie decorating contest and the second place winners won a dance party with Mr. D (aka, Principal DiBenedetto). Did we mention that, since the students blew through their goal of collecting 50 lbs of coins, Mr. D had to dress up as a rodeo clown for the dance party? Great job, Mustangs, and thanks to Mr. D for being a good sport.
about 1 month ago, Manchester School District
McDonough students decorate cookies after collecting the most change for the school change drive
McDonough students decorate cookies after collecting the most change for the school change drive
McDonough students decorate cookies after collecting the most change for the school change drive
McDonough Principal DiBenedetto had to dress up as a rodeo clown for a dance party with students as part of the school change drive
Today, February 15, is National School Resource Officer Appreciation Day. Our School Resource Officers work to foster positive relationships, serve as a resource for staff, and help ensure a safe learning environment for students. We hope you'll join us in thanking them today!
about 1 month ago, Manchester School District
graphic - thanks to our school resource officers with image of a badge
Happy Valentine's Day! Recently, 2nd Grade students at Smyth Road School took time to make Valentine's Day cards for veterans, with some help from Congressman Chris Pappas and Mayor Joyce Craig. The cards were then distributed at the nearby VA Medical Center. Thank you to these students, and, of course, thank you to our veterans – we hope these cards brightened your day.
about 2 months ago, Manchester School District
students at Smyth Road pose with valentines they made for veterans
valentines cards made for veterans stacked up on a table
students at Smyth Road elementary make valentines with Congressman Chris Pappas
Smyth Road principal Jenn Briggs makes valentines cards with students
🇺🇸 Lots of thanks to go around at the top of tonight's Board of School Committee meeting. First, thank you to Parker-Varney students Henry, Theo and Austin for leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance, and thanks to Committee Member Hamer for introducing them and Assistant Principal Sims for helping coordinate. 🇺🇸 We also have to say a big thank you Sweeney Post of the American Legion for a ceremonial Presentation of Colors. Sweeney Post donated new American flags to each school in Manchester School District. Thank you to Sweeney Post for your continued service and dedication to our schools.
about 2 months ago, Manchester School District
Parker-Varney students lead the Pledge of Allegiance
Parker-Varney students pose for a photo with Mayor Craig
Sweeney Post ceremonial Presentation of Colors
Sweeney Post Commander presents a flag to Mayor Craig and Superintendent Gillis
This week is National Crossing Guard Appreciation Week! Through hot and cold, sun and snow, these dedicated District employees are there to help get students safely to school every day. We hope you'll join us in saying thank you this week. We are always seeking crossing guards to join the team – you can read more about it and apply here: http://bit.ly/3YFs4L0.
about 2 months ago, Manchester School District
Graphic - thank your crossing guards!
All Manchester School District athletics and activities scheduled for Saturday, February 4, are canceled due to the extreme cold. Please use caution if you must go outside.
about 2 months ago, Manchester School District
There is no school Friday in Manchester School District due to extremely cold temperatures. There is no remote learning. Temperatures will already be dangerously low in the morning, but will drop significantly throughout the day. The temperature at dismissal is expected to be around 5 degrees with a wind chill of negative-15 degrees. In these conditions, frostbite can develop in as little as 30 minutes. This is simply too cold for students who walk home. The extreme cold is expected to extend into the weekend. Please remember to take these basic precautions if you must go outside: - Dress in layers with a warm coat - Wear a winter hat, gloves and face covering - Limit time outside as much as possible
about 2 months ago, Manchester School District
Schools closed Friday, Feb. 3 due to extreme cold
We're thrilled to announce the new app for Manchester School District! It's everything Manchester School District, in your pocket. 

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about 2 months ago, Manchester School District
Manchester School District mobile app launch - It's everything Manchester School District in your pocket
The NH Food Bank's drive-thru mobile food pantry is headed to 676 Island Pond Road in Manchester this Friday, February 3, from 11 am-1 pm (while supplies last). Households will receive an assortment of produce and shelf-stable items. We welcome anyone in need of food assistance to please join us. Friday, February 3 – Manchester Time: 11 am-1 pm (while supplies last) Address: Comcast, 676 Island Pond Rd, Manchester, NH (Please enter from E. Industrial Park Dr) *Generously sponsored by Bank of New Hampshire
about 2 months ago, Manchester School District
NH Food Bank Mobile Food pantry graphic Friday Feb 3 11 am-1 pm at 676 island Pond Road Manchester
Multilingual learners from McLaughlin Middle School led the Pledge of Allegiance (in English y en Español) at Monday night's Board of School Committee meeting. After the pledge, 8th Graders Lucia and Menthi explained the composition of the city seal. We want to thank the students for joining us and sharing this bit of city history.
about 2 months ago, Manchester School District
students from McLaughlin Middle School lead the pledge of allegiance
students from McLaughlin Middle School lead the pledge of allegiance
students from McLaughlin explain the composition of the city of Manchester seal
Due to the approaching snowstorm, we are cancelling all afternoon and evening activities and sports for Wednesday, January 25. Please use caution when traveling during the afternoon and evening hours. (1/2)
2 months ago, Manchester School District
Manchester School District After school and evening activities canceled on January 25
There is no school in Manchester School District on Monday, January 23, due to the snowstorm. There is no remote learning.
2 months ago, Manchester School District
Manchester School District schools closed Monday January 23 due to winter storm
There is no school Friday, January 20, in Manchester School District, due to the snow storm. There is no remote learning.
2 months ago, Manchester School District
schools closed Friday Jan. 20 due to winter storm
Nominations are now open for the New Hampshire Teacher of the Year! You can nominate an educator today by visiting this link: http://bit.ly/3QJXtsK
2 months ago, Manchester School District
graphic - NH Teacher of the Year Nominations now open
Reminder: There is no school in Manchester School District on Monday, January 16, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. All students return to school on Tuesday, January 17.
3 months ago, Manchester School District
Reminder: Schools closed Monday Jan. 16 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Good evening, our District email service has been fully restored. Please note: emails sent to District addresses before 4:41 pm today may need to be re-sent. We thank you for your patience.
3 months ago, Manchester School District
Good morning, our District email system is currently not functioning properly, resulting in some messages not getting through. We are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible, and we appreciate your patience.
3 months ago, Manchester School District
At tonight's Board of School Committee meeting, five students from Northwest Elementary led us in the Pledge of Allegiance. Thank you to Lilly and Jack (both Grade 4), Victoria and Steve (both Grade 3) and Jaden (Grade 2) – great job!
3 months ago, Manchester School District
Northwest students lead the Pledge of Allegiance
Northwest students pose for photo with Mayor Craig
Cold weather is here and energy costs are rising. You may qualify for financial assistance with the cost of heating fuel and electricity. Find more information and learn how to apply for aid on Southern New Hampshire Services website at www.snhs.org/services/fuel-assistance.
3 months ago, Manchester School District
help is available with cost of heating fuel - image of snowy trees
Planning to take the SAT this spring? We've partnered with FEV Tutor to offer a free SAT course for our high school students. The 8-week course runs from January to March, with a variety of times available. Interested? You can get started by filling out this form: https://bit.ly/3VeVrSf.
3 months ago, Manchester School District
Free SAT tutoring course through FEV Tutor