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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Welcome from Dr. Vargas

Dear Manchester schools community:

We are looking forward to opening Manchester schools for the 2017-2018 academic year and eager to greet each student on September 5.  Whether you will be dropping your child off at school for the first day of kindergarten or you are the parent of a teenager about to start senior year in high school, the new year is always filled with excitement and optimism. 

I am proud to begin my second year as superintendent of the state’s largest and most diverse school district, where our children represent dozens of cultures, traditions, languages, and learning styles. I remain committed to supporting the team of professionals who work every day to challenge their students academically and do the very best for each child. Together, we will continue district wide efforts to improve ways we can increase student learning and achievement.

It takes all of us to help every student reach his or her potential, and we invite you to participate in your child's learning experiences. Forging a strong relationship between the school and home is beneficial to student performance and academic growth. Support from our parents, volunteers, and community partners makes our schools even better.  Here are three things I am asking each parent or guardian to do to support your student’s success in school: make sure he/she attends school each and every day; reinforce the importance of good behavior at home, in school and within the community; get a library card for each of your children and encourage them to read a minimum of 30 minutes every evening and on weekends independent of homework assignments. One of the best ways to achieve this last request is to create a culture of reading within your home.

Parents and guardians are encouraged to learn more about our schools by visiting the district website,, and your child’s school website. We appreciate a strong relationship with district families and we encourage parents and guardians to get to know their principals, teachers and other district staff to support the success of each student. We recognize that we have the ultimate responsibility for educating our students but we cannot do it alone.
Please accept my best wishes to all students, parents and school district employees for a successful school year filled with many excellent opportunities.  

Bolgen Vargas, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Friday, August 25, 2017

Health Insurance

All CTE students are required to have medical insurance. If your student is not currently covered by a medical insurance plan, please visit Commercial Travelers Mutual Insurance Company, serviced by Lefebvre Insurance Agency, at to sign up for the school insurance.

Please see your email or contact the school for our access code.

Sunday, July 16, 2017



We are going to squeeze some appointments in over the next couple of weeks before they start waxing the floors, so if you are available on these dates, please make sure to sign up at

Thursday, July 20 - 1:30-2:30
Friday, July 21 - 1:30-2:30
Tuesday, July 25 - 1:30-2:30
Wednesday, July 26 - 1:30-2:30
Thursday, July 27 - 8-11
Friday, July 28 - 10-2:30

Please make sure to include which package you want and whether you want indoor, outdoor, or both! More appointments will be coming at the end of August and throughout September and October!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Summer Reading

It is now the expectation of the Manchester School District that all students read during the summer.  To kick off this initiative, we are asking that you read the Christian Science Monitor article about MST High School and one of the suggested books.

When you return in the fall we will be asking you about the article you read, as well as your book.  Enjoy your summer of reading!

Christian Science Monitor article on Manchester School of Technology High School

Mr. Cole’s Reading Suggestion - A Monster Calls by Partick Ness

Mrs. Seward’s Reading Suggestion - The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Ms. Weiss’s Reading Suggestion - The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky