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Revised Sign-Up Link for Conferences

Parent Teacher ConferenceTrimester 1 report card conferences will take place Wed, 11/14, 4:30pm – 7:30pm and Thur 11/15, 8am – 10am. During these times, families can engage directly with teachers to ask questions and build connections. Please sign up for 10 minute slots to meet with the teachers you wish to see.

One of the aims for our report card conferences comes from the IB MYP program: promote positive student attitudes toward learning and encourage students as learners to  reflect on the learning process (ibo.org). Report card conferences isn’t a time where we want students to be fixed in their thinking that they did good or bad this trimester, rather we want them to be a time where students think about where they are now, where they want to be, and what they are going to do to get there. Conferences will provide an opportunity for families and teachers to work together on establishing learning goals for the third trimester.

8th Grade DPS Career Fair

Career-Fair-Logo112-e14655027572791MMMS 8th graders will travel to the DPS career fair on Tuesday, November 6th. This is a high-energy event, attended by over 4,000 students, 180 businesses and organizations, 20 post-secondary institutions, 25 DPS high schools, and 100 adult and student volunteers. You can read more about the career fair at this link.

What:   DPS 8th Grade Career Fair

When: Tuesday November 6th, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Where: National Western Complex

RSVP link for MMMS Open House/Tour

RSVPProspective families, please join us. . .
Open houses and tours will be available at McAuliffe Manual starting in December. There will be a short presentation, followed by a student led tour. Tours are limited to 30 pre-registrants, and there is no limit on open house participants. We do not offer shadowing at this time.

Please use the links below to pre-register. If you have any questions please contact Cindy Young. We look forward to meeting with you and sharing all the great things about McAuliffe Manual Middle School!

Open Houses are on Dec 6th and Jan 17th from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.  Register here.

Tours are held 8:30 – 10:00 am on the below dates. Register here.
12/5, 12/12, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13

DPS Superintendent Search

dps logoIn its search for a new district superintendent, the DPS Board of Education conducted an intensive community visioning and engagement process. This was the first of the three-stage process, which is slated to conclude Dec. 10 when an appointment is made.  The engagement stage, conducted from early September until mid-October, gathered feedback from more than 2,000 people in large- and small-group meetings, and netted nearly 3,000 responses to an online survey. You can view the community response report here.

Gang Prevention Meeting Monday, Oct 22

10_22 save the dateDenver Public Schools Department of Safety along with the Denver Police Department will be hosting a community meeting at Manual High School on Monday, 10/22 from 6-7:30pm. This meeting will address the growing concerns of gang activities as well as how students are being recruited into gangs in our communities. We will help parents/guardians identity the various behaviors and signs that their child may display as well provide information on various gang prevention programs here in Denver. Joining us will be the Denver Gang Unit and the Gang Reduction Initiative of Denver – The Grid. Please reserve your slot for this meeting by using this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090545A4A62FA6FD0- gang