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Manchester Proud Newsletter: October 25, 2019 Connecting with the school board Our first workshop with the Board of School Committee was well-received and well-attended. In our three-hour session, board members got their first look at our community engagement findings and school district research.  In a Visioning Session with board members,

Manchester schools get additional $15 million in new state budget

State budget gives Manchester schools an additional $15 million over two years The Manchester School District will receive an additional $15 million in the state budget signed today by Gov. Chris Sununu. The increase will be spread over two years. Manchester is slated to receive about $3.5 million more in

Manchester Chamber remains committed to Manchester Proud

Early survey responses We were back before the Manchester Chamber Board of Directors, one of our earliest supporters, this week with a progress update and an invite: We asked board members and their employees to complete a two-question survey that asks: What do students need to know and be able

How can afterschool providers and Manchester schools partner to help kids?

Strengthening the connection between our schools and Manchester's youth-serving agencies There are many nonprofits in Manchester supporting kids, but no easy way for parents, students, and teachers to know them all or what each agency offers. Hoping to change that, Manchester Proud recently asked staff at those non-profits how we

Our work is guided local and state data.

Manchester Proud has reviewed a number of local and state reports and other data sources to better understand the opportunities and challenges within the Manchester School District. Some of the most detailed resources are below. The Manchester School District and student achievement Reaching Higher New Hampshire compiled an in-depth profile

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Manchester Proud Newsletter: August 22, 2019 News Back to school We are gearing up for the start of school in September. We plan to be at open houses across the city to welcome families and educators back to school. And, in an effort to include more parent voices in our

We’re proud to be part of Manchester’s Renewal.

Manchester is making news - for the right reasons. We were thrilled to be included in Business NH Magazine's recent story about Manchester's renewal, alongside the city's top-notch health care providers, innovative business start-ups, vibrant downtown, arts scene, and 11 colleges, universities, and trade schools.  We encourage you to read

New to Manchester? Enroll your students this month.

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

We’ve updated our timeline. Check out what we’ve done.

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

What have we done in 13 months? A lot and it’s all here.

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

Our new superintendent says all students deserve a quality education

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

What is Manchester Proud?

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

Community members bring big ideas for the city’s schools to Visioning Sessions

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

Thank you to the city’s teachers and schools

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’re invited: May visioning sessions to design Manchester’s future schools

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

Meet Manchester Proud’s Community Planning Group

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

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

Here’s what happened at last week’s town hall

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.

Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and supporters!

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