Thursday, June 13 Published weekly since August 2017
We created these logos to show what things might look like if Manchester High drops its 'Indians' nickname -- something a group of student activists (pictured below) are advocating. A survey at school revealed 'Red Hawks' to be the preferred alternative but no decisions have been made as of yet. The Board of Education is scheduled to address the issue -- and potentially vote on the matter -- at its June 24 meeting. Incidentally, if you like this newsletter (and why wouldn't you?) just click here to subscribe.
These MHS juniors are urging that MHS choose a 'new and less divisive' mascot. These slides summarize their work.
The Week Ahead
The MHS graduation is Tuesday night but seniors warmed up with 'grad walks' at elementary schools (plus Bennet) this week. See more pics on the district Facebook page.
Also: We've got more town events listed in our 'OneMan Central' log (and the town events calendar is another trove of information). As for the schools, you can also check out MPS Central, which lists future district happenings, half-days and more. And if we are missing anything, anywhere, just email firstname.lastname@example.org to add an item.
She spoke only a few words of English when at age 8 she moved from Bangladesh to Manchester. He has won state titles in the discus and shot put. Mayesha Choudhury and Nate Quaye, who graduate from MHS next week, are the latest additions to our gallery, which you'll find on both Facebook and Instagram.
The Lions Club annual Duck Race was Saturday at Charter Oak. The winner was a woman from Long Island who was not present (bummer) but the beautiful weather had everyone smiling.
ONEMANCHESTER is compiled by Jim Farrell and Paul Ofria of the school district's communications office based on contributions from people and institutions throughout town. Jim, the district's communications director, can be reached at email@example.com or 860-268-6377.