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MMMS earns Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award

good workCongratulations McAuliffe Manual Middle School! We are one of the recipients of the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Awards, which are given to schools that demonstrate exceptional student growth. The award recognizes schools that “exceed” expectations” related to student academic progress and “meet or exceed expectations” related to academic growth gap indicators.

DPD Town Hall Meeting Tonight


We have planned an opportunity for you to connect with other community members in voicing your safety concerns and ask questions that you might have. DPD is hosting a town hall meeting at 7 pm, tonight (Dec 5). Join us at District 2 Police Station (3921 Holly St.) in the community room.

Enhanced Campus Safety

M_favicon_reversedWe understand that recent events on and around campus have been unsettling and have raised safety concerns. We have collaborated with DPS and DPD to review safety procedures on our campus. Please click here to review our safety enhancements and other information.

Spark Change starts today!

spark changeFor the next two weeks, students are encouraged to bring in donations for the Spark Change campaign. Donations are collected in Advisory. Students will select charities to receive the money after the donation campaign.  Advisories that meet challenge goals will be rewarded with awesome prizes. . .this week’s challenge is any advisory raising $30 or more by FRIDAY will get a treat during lunch next Monday!

Safety Report – Thanksgiving Break Incident

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En español aquí.

Dear Manual Campus Families,

We are committed to letting you know about incidents that affect our campus and the community. During Thanksgiving break, the Denver police and DPS Safety responded to a shooting in our school parking lot. As you know, school was not in session.

Denver police are investigating what occurred and a suspect has been taken into custody. For precautionary reasons, we will have enhanced security on our campus this week. School will proceed as normal.

Safety is a top priority at the Manual Campus. Please let us know if you have questions or concerns, or if you or your student would like additional support. You may also reach out to the DPS family and community helpline at 720-423-3054 or by emailing the Family and Community Engagement (FACE) team at

We want to emphasize that if your child ever wants to make a report about something they have heard or seen, they can always speak to a teacher or school leader. They can also anonymously contact Safe-2-Tell at 1-877-542-7233.

Thank you for your continued support of our schools and our students. We are committed to keeping you updated on all safety matters.


Nick Dawkins (Manual High School Principal)

Jessica Long (McAuliffe Manual Principal)