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. They will be recognized by the Manson Chamber of Commerce “A Night to Remember” held next fall.

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 have been extended until April 23, 2020 at noon. Winning nominees will be announced at the Manson School Board meeting on April 27, 2020.

Nominations forms are available online by using the following link: https://forms.gle/bEhzz8SVLrjaiDJg6 (English) and https://forms.gle/JMciVt4WNCBqUvMVA Spanish .

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manson schoolMarch 13, 2020

Manson Staff, Families and Community,

We have kept our schools open as long as possible, as recommended by state and local public health authorities. At 1:35 p.m. today, Governor Inslee issued an executive order closing all schools until at least April 24. All Manson School District schools will close to students, effective Tuesday, March 17. Monday, March 16 is the last day of school, including athletics, activities and clubs. School offices will remain open through Friday, March 20 so families can pick up their student’s medication.

We know some families will want to keep their children home on Monday March 16, however we encourage students to attend as we’ll be preparing them for some aspects of the distance learning that will follow in the coming weeks. Staff will also be prepared to support students who have questions or are experiencing anxiety with these dramatic events.

The school day is the centerpiece of the lives of many people and we understand that extended school closure will create hardship. Children count on the reliable routine that a school day offers. Families, too, count on that routine and the knowledge that their children are cared for during the day.

Contemplating weeks without that structure and care may seem overwhelming. Please know that we are doing our very best to make decisions that will help care for all of us through this time.

Our school district staff are committed to helping our community’s families through this challenging time. Even as I type we are developing plans and thinking how we can help families with issues like food, childcare and of course continuing educational programs for of our children. As these plans are developed we will share how they will be implemented. Our goal is to begin at least some of this support by March 23rd. If we can begin sooner, we will.

The Manson School District will be sending frequent updates with information and resources via text messages, website and social media channels. Another update will be provided on Monday, March 16th. We are so grateful for your patience and understanding as we continue to work through this difficult situation. Please contact your child’s school or the Manson School District Office if you have any additional questions.

Thank you,

Matt Charlton, Superintendent
Manson School District

manson schoolClick below for PDF document with coronavirus updates from Manson School District:

COVID-19 Update English

COVID-19 Update Spanish

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Manson School District hosted several staff from Chelan and Orondo School District to participate in a course that teaches immediate responders to administer lifesaving treatment to themselves or to others that have sustained life threatening injuries. The training provided instruction and practice on life threatening bleeding scenarios and the strategies and tools used to save lives.

Instructors Jennifer Foreman and Shaun Kelly from Combat First Aid (https://www.combatfirstaid.com/) provided this high quality instruction

Four Manson High School students applied for and were selected to attend the 2020 Legislative Conference held in Olympia at the State Capitol earlier this month. Louis Sanchez, Parker Schoenwald, Zoe Thomas and Luca Westfall traveled with Board Members Aurora Flores, Greg Neff and Superintendent Charlton to the State Capitol.

The students appreciated meeting with Representative Keith Goehner and learning about the legislative process. They also received a tour of the Capitol and Temple of Justice. A hi-light of the trip was watching 18-year-old Louis Sanchez register to vote with the Secretary of State.

On March 3rd and 4th, Manson High School seniors participated in their annual mock interview program. 

Ten community members from the valley participated: Lake Chelan Community Hospital, Mountain View Lodge, Chelan County Sheriff Department, Chelan County P.U.D, Manson Fire District, Wapato Point Cellars and BBQ in the Vineyard, Manson School District and the Manson Parks Department. Members from each business interviewed seniors from the class of 2020.

The purpose of the mock interviews is to prepare students for real-world interviews, gain potential employment and to prepare for career pathways in their chosen field.  Students prepared cover letters, resumes and completed job applications for their preferred interviewer. 

After the seniors interviewed with the community, they then interviewed Manson freshmen. The freshman class of 2023 prepared mock interviews for Slidewaters.  All students completed resumes, cover letters and applications for the local water park. The participating seniors then interviewed the freshmen for the position as kitchen staff (the starting position for Slidewaters employees).  Prior to both the senior and freshmen interviews, there was a high level of anticipation and expectation of preparedness for all Manson students, all of whom did a great job. 

Manson High School is so thankful for our valley’s community members who pour time and support into our students.  Thank you so much for all who contributed to this beneficial and significant program. 

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On March 3 and 4 Manson High School seniors and ten Chelan Valley businesses will participate in the 12th Annual Mock Interview program in the old gym at Manson High School. The Mock Interview program has proven successful over the years providing students important life skills.  Not only do they learn the art of interviewing, they also learn how to write cover letters, resumes, thank you letters and networking; all important life skills.

Over the past few months students have been educated on several life skills that will give them a definite advantage when they hit the job market. Lead teacher Jen Koth schooled students on how to write a cover letter and resume that will lead to an interview. Students learned the importance of first-impressions and the art of networking. And to bring it all together they learned how to interview.

Learning to interview well is not a skill just to find a job but rather a skill that can be used throughout one’s entire life. Students learn that being prepared is the key to a successful interview. Many of the students at this year’s mock interviews will be offered summer jobs and several students will follow up with perspective employers.

This week Mrs.Koth contacted Mock Interview participating employers with the following information:

“Students are in preparation for the March 3rd and 4th mock interview’s at MHS.  Students are currently putting their final touches on their resume, cover letters and applications which I will mail to you early this week.  When you receive the packet, please peruse them prior to the interview as the written piece should be part of the interview overall.

Please arrive at the main office and check in with Mr. Little, our secretary, at 8am.  You will then be led to the old gym where light refreshments and further instructions await.  Again, depending on your interviewing strategies, each student takes about 15-20 minutes.”

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The 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. The Manson School Board hopes to receive nominations from parents, students, former students, and community members who have been involved in our schools.

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, 2020 at noon. Winning nominees will be announced at the Manson School Board meeting on March 30, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

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.

The American Legion was founded in 1919 on four pillars: Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children and Youth. Each of these pillars encompasses a variety of programs that benefit our nation’s veterans, its service members, their families, the youth of America and ordinary citizens.

On January 13 the Manson American Legion, Post 108 made special presentations of two 4x6 foot American flags, one for Manson High and the second Manson Elementary, addressing two of the four pillars. Post 108 was recognized in 2019 by the Manson Chamber of Commerce with a Community Recognition Award for their assistance in the Lake Chelan Valley, helping youth and programs in our community.

Commander Clyde McCullough represented Post 108 at Manson Elementary School. Receiving the flag were Elementary Principal Ben Riippi with a group of elementary students.

Vice Commander Brian Strausbaugh and Post Service Officer Norm Manly took the lead at the High School. Manson High Senior Class President Parker Schoenwald, Manson Schools Superintendent, Matt Charlton and Principal Dr. Heather Ireland received the flag, representing all students, staff and teachers.