Three chances to enroll new students before school starts The Manchester School District is enrolling new students this month on Aug. 13, Aug. 15, and Aug. 24. This is an opportunity to take care of enrollment before the first day of school, which is Sept. 4 for all but pre-school
Where we've been, where we're going The easiest way to get up to speed on our 13 months of work is to visit our updated timeline. We've added the story that started this work, links to news articles about us, evidence of our commitment to include all of Manchester in
Concerns and hopes from our international community When we talked with former refugees and immigrants at the International Institute of New England in July, nearly 50 people attended and they participated in a variety of languages, including Swahili, Spanish, Arabic, and French. We asked attendees three questions: What do they
Our Progress Report recounts our first 13 months It is fair to say that Manchester Proud’s work over the course of these 13 months has been an extraordinary mix of challenging, deeply meaningful, exhausting, and awesome fun — much as we all would hope it would be. Manchester Proud Progress
What does the Future of Learning look like in Manchester? What should graduates of Manchester’s public schools know and be able to do when they graduate? Build relationships and resolve conflicts. Demonstrate a strong work ethic. Understand world history. These are a few of the hopes shared during a recent
Dr. John Goldhardt: Every Student Should Be Guaranteed a Quality Education We are thrilled our new superintendent, Dr. Goldhardt, has joined our Community Planning Group. We certainly share his views on education. Read what he has to say about education and Manchester Proud in a recent interview with the Union
Free books, ice cream, trivia and more! Manchester School District celebrates National Summer Learning Week
There's something for everyone during National Summer Learning Week in Manchester In case you missed it, the Manchester School District is celebrating National Summer Learning Week this week with a trivia contest, read-alouds, art activities at the Currier, a show at the Palace Theater and lots of visits by the
Manchester Proud: What we do. Why we do it. As Manchester Proud moves ahead with its work, it seems like a good time for a quick look back. Earlier this year, Parenting New Hampshire took readers inside Manchester Proud, from the conversation that inspired it to the core belief that
From creating lifelong learners to redefining “student success,” nearly 100 parents, educators and community leaders brought their ideas for the city’s future schools to Manchester Proud’s two community Visioning Sessions. The first session was held May 23 at Northwest Elementary. The second session was held May 29 at Beech Street
A note of thanks on teacher appreciation day May 7, 2019 Manchester School District RE: Teacher Appreciation Day To Our Teachers and Schools: During the past year of Manchester Proud’s Community Engagement, we have met many of you and have experienced firsthand your hard work and dedication to our students.
You've shared your feedback on the present. Now come design the future. Manchester’s many constituencies have shared their experiences, hopes and needs for our public schools in listening sessions, town halls, surveys and door-to-door visits. Manchester Proud needs the community’s input again, this time to help design a new vision
In February, Manchester Proud conducted a city-wide application process, seeking volunteers to join its new Community Planning Group. The work of this group will ensure the development of Manchester School District’s new strategic plan is driven by the community and responsive to its feedback. An independent Selection Committee was tasked
Join Manchester Proud's Walk to End Hunger Team Manchester Proud invites you, your friends and family (and even your dog) to join its team for Families in Transition-New Horizons' annual Walk to End Hunger on May 19. The 5K walk though Manchester raises money to help Families in Transition-New Horizons
Manchester Proud recently wrapped up listening sessions across the city with a wide range of participants who wanted to have a voice in the effort to develop a new strategic plan for the Manchester School District. These sessions were crucial to the overall work of crafting a comprehensive and impactful
Just passing along this information from the Manchester School District! The Manchester School District (MSD) through the Superintendent Search Committee (SSC) is seeking requests for proposals for a professional services firm to assist the district in a search for a Superintendent. Inquiries should be directed to Angela Carey by emailing
Last Wednesday, we held a town hall gathering at Memorial High School to update community members on what Manchester Proud has accomplished, introduce our new partner, 2Revolutions, and examine how the initiative’s next phase of work will unfold. Attendees were encouraged to ask questions and share their thoughts and perspectives.
Now that Manchester Proud has selected 2Revolutions – our educational planning partner – to help design Manchester School District’s new strategic plan, we are focused on making certain that the planning process continues to be very connected to the community as a whole. To ensure that this is the case,
Manchester Proud is a community movement working to better understand, appreciate, and support our public schools. Central to our mission is the creation of a new, comprehensive strategic plan for the Manchester School District. In order to ensure that the new strategic plan is truly by and for our
After a rigorous, six-month search process, our Consultant Selection Work Group has chosen 2Revolutions, LLC as a partner to guide the next phase of work in creating an aspirational and achievable strategic plan for the Manchester School District. 2Revolutions is a national education design lab that has successfully led over
A big thank you to all of our volunteers, donors, and supporters who helped prepare and participate in walking with us in Manchester’s Annual Christmas Parade this weekend! The parade has been a long-standing tradition in the city for over ten years and is run by InTown Manchester, who selected us
Manchester Proud holds celebration to honor the donors, community partners, and volunteers who have joined their effort.
The rain did not keep Manchester Proud supporters away on Tuesday, November 13 from their celebration at Veteran’s Park to honor donors, community partners, and volunteers who have joined the movement and are committed to the success of all public school students in the City of Manchester. Attendees included Mayor
Manchester Proud wants to hear directly from you about your experiences in Manchester! We will be holding listening sessions across the city to hear from students, families, teachers, and district and support staff on what’s important to them, the challenges and opportunities they see, and
Its been an amazing few months here at Manchester Proud! We are truly inspired by the community’s enthusiasm around working together and hearing each other’s experiences, needs, and hopes for the city and it’s schools. Just last week, over 65 Manchester organizations, including the Boys and Girls Club, the Manchester
Manchester Ink Link’s Ben Dion highlighted new businesses in the city in a recent column, all with the common mission of uniting the community and bringing people to Manchester. Like these businesses, investments in our public schools will help families, professionals, and new businesses make the decision to come to
Mayor Joyce Craig is holding community office hours where members of the public are invited to stop by for informal conversation and to share ideas about the city. Each event will include a department head from the city, who will also be available for conversation and to answer questions.
Board of School Committee accepts Manchester Proud’s offer to cover fee for district to join Council of the Great City Schools
The Manchester Board of School Committee accepted an offer from Manchester Proud to pay for the fee to join the Council of the Great City Schools, reported Paul Feely for the Union Leader:
The Currier Museum of Art is hosting an educator workshop, “Making marvels: an interdisciplinary educator workshop with Ethan Murrow,” on Friday, October 18. The workshop is designed for K-12 art, science, history, and English teachers, though all teachers are welcome.
The Manchester Young Professionals Network recently announced its endorsement of Manchester Proud in an email to their members:
Bill Krantz, Principal of McLaughlin Middle School, and Scott Szuksta, Assistant Principal, recently joined Manchester Proud to canvass neighborhoods in their school district. Bill shared with us why he joined Manchester Proud and why he’s encouraging others to do the same.
We recently met Alicia Parker, a longtime resident of Manchester, and her daughter Kimiya, a student at West High School. They joined Manchester Proud last month to canvass their neighborhood. Below, they share about the experience, and why they are part of the Manchester Proud effort.
Mayor Joyce Craig, who has been an ally to Manchester Proud’s efforts, highlighted the movement in a recent article for the Union Leader where she highlighted the effort’s dedication to the city:
Manchester Proud is seeking multilingual volunteers to help reach various communities in the city. We want to hear all voices–and we need your help!
Manchester Proud – a citizen’s coalition committed to uniting Manchester behind an aspirational vision for our City’s schools – launched a month-long canvassing effort on Saturday, September 15 by knocking on over 500 doors and talking with over 150 Manchester residents. Volunteers went out to talk with residents about the
Manchester Proud hosted its first town hall on Thursday, August 28 at the Manchester Public Library on Pine Street. Attendees learned more about Manchester Proud, the community-based movement led by the people of Manchester, and what comes next.
We are in awe of the energy and enthusiasm the Manchester community has shown in support of developing a community-driven strategic school district plan. Check out the latest coverage from the NH Business Review:
Manchester Proud is a community-based movement that brings together parents, students, educators, and community members to drive a collaborative strategic planning process for the city’s district and schools.
On May 14, 2018, the Manchester Board of School Committee voted unanimously to endorse a proposal from Manchester Proud to support a “community-centric” strategic planning effort for the city’s schools.