The Manson FFA along with Manson Growers recently hosted the district 7 FFA Apple judging contest.

There were a total of 10 teams competing. The individuals had to Identify 20 bugs that deal with apple production, place two trays of golden and Red delicious apples, be able to identify varieties of apples, grade 25 red and golden delicious apples, identify defects that are associated with apples, properly pressure test apples and figure bloom date in front of the judges.

Manson had 10 individuals participate: Bryce Mogan, Katie Gosvener, Joe Mogan, Devan Regan, Bere Soliday, Lydia Cameron, Tanner Schoenwald, Jesus Estrada, Paige Schoenwald, and Raven Pope.

The Manson blue team placed 5th with the grey team placing 6th overall.

Manson high individual was Bryce Mogan placing 11th.

Manson Growers donated all the apples and the contest was set-up by field men Marty Cochran, and Nathan Coggins.

Community volunteers Blake Cochran, Teresa Venegas, Devon Griffith, Travis Schoenwald and Mike Ansolabehere were on hand to help.

The state contest will be held in Yakima on December 8, 2021.

manson schoolAll local veterans are cordially invited to attend a light breakfast in their honor on Friday, November 10, beginning at 8:00 a.m. at Manson High School in the student center.

Manson High School students will be serving cinnamon rolls, fresh fruit and coffee.

A video prepared by Manson elementary students will be shared, honoring all those who have served.

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Special Board Meeting
Friday, Oct 29, 2021
4:00 p.m. - Via ZOOM




President Bloch will call for a motion to amend the one-item agenda or approve as presented.

A. Board Resolution 10/29/21A

* Recommended Action: Move to approve Board Resolution 10/29/21 Award Contract for Elementary Parking Lot Rennovation, as attached hereto, and made a part of the record.


manson schoolManson School District
Special Board Meeting for a One Item Agenda

Friday, April 16, 2021 6:00 p.m.


II. ADOPTION OF MEETING AGENDA President Bloch will call for a motion to amend the agenda or approve as presented.
  Recommended Action: Move to approve the Spring Reopening Plan, as attached hereto, and made a part of the record.
  The board will review the reopening plan submitted by Superintendent Walker.

The Manson School District Board of Directors announced the 2021 Blue and White Excellence Awards winners at its March board meeting. Nominations were submitted by staff, students and community mem-bers. Award recipients were: High school teacher Sarah Wiggum, School Nurse, Michelle Rogge and Par-ent Involvement/Post Secondary Coordinator, Adelina Grageda.

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Sarah Wiggum
“Sarah has a way of making everyone around her feel loved. She has a way of being positive and motivates students to be their best.” “She has student’s best interests at heart, and builds them up not only academically but emotionally and physically.”


Adelina Grageda
A local community member stated, “ Addie continues to shine a light on student needs in both the schools and community spheres. She is an advocate, friend and constant support for students and has an unwavering love for seeing our youth succeed.”


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Michelle Rogge
“Michelle has been such an asset to the district for the past 9 years. During these past 10 months with the COVID-19 world wide pandemic, she has educated herself on the many aspects surrounding COVID-19 and has been able to work on strategies to get our students back in school while using mitigation procedures to keep students and staff safe.”


The Manson School District Board of Directors will officially recognize the award winners at the April 26, 2021 board meeting. The recipients will also be recognized by the North Central Educational Service. District.

England Chiropractic will be donating $500 to each recipient of the 2021 Blue and White Award to use in their professional work. Manson School District would like to thank Aaron for his generous donation and ongoing support of Manson Schools.

A big congratulations to other nominees: Samantha Lovelace, Diana Soliday, Wendy Schramm, Carman, Fretwell, Katie Plummer, Lauren Johnson, Alicia Alexander, Rosie Rodriguez, Maria Verduzco, Heidi Griffith, Alejandro Grajeda, Betty Urbanczyk, Angel Gosvener and Janine Sanborn.

FBLA Regional Conference

1st Column– Luca Westfall, Katie Gosvener, Zoe Thomas, Givana Arellano
2nd Column – Bryanna Harris, Thea Batch, Lauren Soliday, Grant & Rex Torgesen
3rd Column – Isabelle Harris, Emely Valencia, Dawson Smith, Esmeralda Estrada

During the month of February, Manson High School FBLA attended the virtual North Central Region FBLA Winter Leadership Conference. The students have been preparing for individual and team competitions in a variety of business events. Nineteen students competed at the conference with students placing in twenty-six events. The following students placed at the conference and will have the opportunity to compete at the virtual Washington State FBLA Leadership Conference in April.

Rex Torgesen – 1st Accounting, 1st Introduction to Financial Math

Grant Torgesen – 1st Business Calculations

Emely Valencia – 2nd Business Communications

Giovanna Arellano – 5th Business Law, 5th Personal Finance

Luca Westfall – 1st Personal Finance, 6th Political Science

Cara Hutton – 1st Publication Design

Raven Pope – 3rd Business Law, 4th Client Services, 4th Job Interview

Esmeralda Estrada – 3rd Client Services

Natalie Sotelo-Solario – 2nd Client Services

Isabelle Harris – 1st Introduction to FBLA, 3rd Job Interview

Dawson Smith – 3rd Introduction to Public Speaking

Kate England – 3rd Marketing

Cara Hutton and Zoe Thomas – 2nd Business Journalism

Grant Torgesen and Jonathan Sarmiento – 1st Digital Video Production

Grant Torgesen and Rex Torgesen – 2nd Graphic Design

Katie Gosvener and Lauren Soliday – 4th Sports & Entertainment Management, 5th Marketing

Thea Batch and Paige Schoenwald – 1st Hospitality & Event Management

Katie Gosvener, Lauren Soliday and Emely Valencia – 3rd Management Decision Making

Thea Batch, Paige Schoenwald and Emely Valencia – 4th Marketing

manson schoolThe Manson School Board is asking our community for nominations of Manson School District Staff Members who have made a significant contribution to the lives of students and/or the greater Manson community. Recipients of this year’s award will receive a scholarship in the amount of $500 from Aaron England of England Chiropractic. Honorees are also recognized by the North Central Education Service District of Wenatchee and the Manson Chamber of Commerce.

Selection criteria is as follows: one certificated employee (grades P-12) and one support staff employee (secretaries, bus drivers, custodians, para-professionals, food services, coaches, etc.)

Nominations will be accepted until March 25, 2021 at noon. Winning nominees will be announced at the Manson School Board meeting on March 29, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. via ZOOM.

Nominations forms are available online at the school district website www.manson.org, in both English and Spanish. If you should have any questions, please call the Manson School District office at 687-3140.

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Earlier this month, Manson Middle and High Schools both received recognition from the State Board of Education, the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee, and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction for the 2018-2019 school year.

Recognition methods rely on multiple measures from the Washington School Improvement Framework. Follow this link to learn more about the methods and metrics https://www.sbe.wa.gov/2018-19-school-recognition-methodology

Manson Middle School was recognized for their overall GROWTH and for CLOSING GAPS. Manson High School was recognized for their overall GROWTH. Principal, Dr. Ireland, shared this recognition with the school board who are so proud Manson’s teachers. She stated that “it is the hard work, dedication, and support of our staff, students, parents, and community that have made these recognitions possible. We look forward to continue growth and learning for all students whom we serve.”

waterbottleChad and Jeana Steiner, owners of Chelan Valley Farms, teamed up with Thrive and Wilbur Ellis to donate 300 water bottles to Manson Elementary School. 

Due to Covid-19, we had to shut-off our drinking fountains and now we rely on our water bottle filling stations.

Chad and Jeana Steiner saw a need and donated the 300 water bottles so that every student is able to stay hydrated while at school. 

We are so grateful to have a community support. 


Manson Middle/High School Principal, Dr. Heather Ireland announced today that Grant Torgesen has been names a “Commended Student” in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to this scholastically talented senior.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2021 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2021 competition by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).

''Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success," commented a spokesperson for NMSC. ''These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation.

We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success."