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Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021

Manchester High's outstanding broadcast journalism program did it again, with students learning last weekend that they'd earned honorable mention status (and more) in the annual/prestigious national Student Television News contest. We have coverage below as well as lots more -- from Red Hawk hoops to First Responder Feud hype. And if you like our newsletter just click here to subscribe
Quite The Production
Retro Junk, Charter Oak Park and Silk City Coffee were featured in this special contest edition of 'The Pulse' that earned MHS students high honors at the STN event. MHS also won for a feature story on Summit Studios.
At right are Katie Lee and Anthony Mascitti; for more information including the names of all the students involved, please click here.
 
School News
VACCINATION ANTICIPATION

Monday's BoE meeting included an update from Superintendent Matt Geary about the timeline for school staff to be vaccinated -- a process that is slated to start next month. 
Read the JI's story here or watch a replay of the meeting here.
BOWERS POWER
Kindergarten students had fun with 'Mrs. Wishy Washy' and celebrated the 100th day of school last week.
MEALS FOR STUDENTS
Here's the district's remote meal pickup schedule along with a reminder -- the pick up area at MHS is on the Freshman Center side of the building; use the parking lot off of Summit Street and follow the bus loop to the first set of doors:
  • Bennet -- 11:00 a.m.-noon
  • Buckley, Waddell & MHS -- noon-1 p.m.
  • MHS -- 3-4 p.m. (includes frozen items for next-day lunch)
SPORTS
Manchester High and East Catholic squared off twice Tuesday night and we have the scoop (and more photos) on our sports Facebook page. Btw, pictured above are Red Hawk standouts Troy Butler and Tyonna Tyson. Also ....

Eugene Thomas, captain of the MHS boys team, is the latest addition to our

HUMANS OF MANCHESTER

gallery, which you will find on both Facebook and Instagram.
 
REMINDERS, ETC:
  • The district website has lots of other news and information including a COVID dashboard.
  • Vaping remains a serious health concern and this March 5 program will focus on the subject.
This popular event has moved online this year and all the info is here.
Also:
News, Notes Etc.
TOWN BUDGET UPDATE
Scott Shanley, the town's General Manager, is expected to release his proposed 2021-22 budget on March 9 with BoD adoption slated for April 13, following a series of public hearings. Manchester Patch has the story.
FROM MCC TO MGM
Manchester Community College shared a neat update about former student Bill Hornbuckle, who is now CEO and President of MGM Resorts International, the giant, global hospitality and entertainment company. Check it out.
COVID RELATED
COMING IN MID-MARCH ....
The Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a local edition of Family Feud and all the details are here (or click here to go straight to the participants).
Also:
  • The latest Manchester Matters newsletter is right here.
  • Click here for the Manchester Historical Society's latest newsletter.
  • We have food drive information listed here and food availability here,
DID YOU KNOW ...
... that the Historical Society has dozens of MHS yearbooks in an online archive? You'll find it here.
Black History Month
History is being written all the time and we've used our 'Humans of Manchester' gallery to share stories about special community members making contributions in the here and now. The gallery is on both Facebook and Instagram
Calendar
Coming soon:
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Signs Of Spring 
There's still snow on the ground but with the temperature approaching 50 yesterday, people were out and about -- at the Charter Oak playground, the Washington School basketball court and elsewhere.
OneManchester is compiled by Jim Farrell of the school district's communications office and he can be reached at b11jfarr@mpspride.org or 860-268-6377. OneManchester has been published since August 2017, is always free, and has not been hacked since Sept. 12, 2019, Want to subscribe? Just click here