Students will be honored at the national high school journalism convention next month in Dallas. On the Record was the first Manual publication to earn a coveted 2016 Pacemaker – the highest award given to student publications by the NSPA.
Good Clothes Good People (GCGP) Corporation is a Louisville-based non-profit organization founded by former and current Manual students working to provide adequate resources to those in need.
With the help of our VA students, GCGP aims to use artistry to reinvent old, donated dumpsters to create colorful, reflective, and attractive bins to collect clothing donations for the benefit of both our school (in partnership with the PTSA CAP committee) and our local community.
According to senior Zebeeb Nuguse, they are seeking donations of paint for the bins. Acrylic paint is preferable, but house paint is welcome as well, so if you have any partially-used cans sitting around that you would be willing to donate, please contact Zebeeb to arrange drop off.
They hope to begin the project next Wednesday, Sept 27, so please respond by then if possible; however, donations will be accepted any time.
If you don’t have paint to contribute but would like to support this wonderful cause, monetary donations or gift cards to a paint store are welcome as well!
Are you interested in serving, but your schedule doesn’t allow you to physically attend meetings/events on campus, or be available at specific times during the day? Do you wish you knew more about what is happening at Manual/YPAS? We have several open positions on the PTSA Board:
- Attend monthly PTSA meetings OR read minutes to learn about school-related news, activities, events, etc.
- Coordinate (with content contributors) obtaining information from magnet programs, school staff, etc. and write/edit/format content as needed
- Alert volunteer photographers of PTSA/school events and ensure photos are stored on PTSA drive and accessible to Historian/4th VP
- Assist Digital News and Social Media Coordinator(s) as needed
- This position is strongly supported by the 4th VP (Executive Board) and will hopefully transition into that role the following year
Digital News Coordinator(s)
- Monitor PTSA E-news Gmail account for submissions and create draft blog posts in WordPress app
- Compile weekly draft of Manual POST e-newsletter in MailChimp
Social Media Coordinator(s)
- Work with Communications Team to post regular updates to PTSA Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram channels in accordance with communications strategy
- Monitor school/club social media posts and share/re-post as appropriate
- Respond to questions posted in Facebook group when possible, or tag appropriate people
No experience is necessary other than a willingness to learn and some level of comfort with technology. If you would like to discuss any of these roles, please contact Delene Taylor.
I recently reached out to our new counselors, Kevin Fowler and Amy Meeron, and asked them to share a bit about themselves. From Mr. Fowler:
I am so excited to have the chance to serve the duPont Manual community as the new counselor of YPAS. While I am new to the role at YPAS, I am not new to the Manual experience. I have a son who graduated from the piano magnet and another son currently in the band magnet at YPAS. I will certainly draw on my experiences as a Manual parent as I support students and their families in this outstanding high school.
As a “Louisvillian” my entire life, I am also a proud graduate of the Jefferson County Public Schools. I graduated from Pleasure Ridge Park High School where I participated in the band program and performed in three musicals: Grease, West Side Story, and Camelot. While performing in the role of King Arthur, I had a fantastic meeting with Richard Harris who just happened to be starring in the role of King Arthur for the Broadway production when it made a tour stop in Louisville. Mr. Harris allowed our cast to meet him back stage after his performance – an incredible WOW moment in my life.
Mark your calendars:
8:00-9:00am Sophomores A-L
9:30-10:30am Sophomores M-Z
12:00-12:45pm Juniors A-L
12:45-1:30pm Juniors M-Z
2:00-2:45pm Seniors A-L
2:45-3:30pm Seniors M-Z
8:00-9:00am Freshmen A-F
9:30-10:30am Freshman G-L
12:00-1:00pm Freshman M-R
1:30-2:30pm Freshman S-Z
August 10 is the makeup day for ALL GRADES, 9:00 am-noon in the Senior Cafeteria (only for students that are out of town on assigned date)
Students must adhere to assigned days and times; however, parent(s)/appointed person may register student.
Senior Parking Pass Pickup will be August 10 9:00 am-noon in the Senior Cafeteria
Crimson & Ram Cards will be for sale at Manual during all class registrations. Below are the specific details about each.
Ashton Jones won first prize (click for story) in the High School Division of the 2017 Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation Student Art Contest, presented by The Fillies, Inc. As a first place winner, she receives a 2017 framed Festival Poster by 2017 Official Poster Artist Ron Jasin, as well as a chance to appear in the 2017 Republic Bank Pegasus Parade. All winners receive a medallion, certificate, T-shirt, and a Student Art Contest winner’s pin. Their teachers received special recognition at the awards ceremony. The Festival has offered this opportunity for area students to showcase their creative skills since 1977. The original artwork by area students will be on display at the Republic Bank Pegasus Parade Preview Party beginning at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2.
Congrats to the following students who were also recognized:
- 2nd Place: Jill Gries
- Honorable Mention: Amy Kim
- Honorable Mention: Emma Stephens
- Honorable Mention: Lake Steurer
Congratulations to the YPAS Percussion Ensemble for being selected to perform at the 71st Annual Midwest Band & Orchestra Professional Development Conference in Chicago, IL December 20-23, 2017. The Midwest clinic is the granddaddy of all music conferences. Attendees consist of instrumental music educators at all grade levels, college professors, professional musicians, famous conductors and numerous composers from around the world. There are over 400 exhibitors, close to 18,000 participants, 650 exhibit booths, 50+ concerts and 100+ clinic sessions. People from over 30 countries and all 50 states attend this professional development conference. This was a very competitive and rigorous audition process and YPAS was 1 of only 2 HS percussion ensembles in the world to be selected to perform a showcase concert. What a true honor! This is the first ensemble associated with the YPAS Band program to ever perform at Midwest in the school’s 39 year history, and the first percussion ensemble to ever do so in JCPS and the state of KY.
2017 PTSA ECE/GAP Scholarship
The duPont Manual High School PTSA is awarding a special $600 scholarship to a graduating GAP or ECE student. To be considered, student MUST be a graduating senior in good standing from duPont Manual High School, a member in good standing of the duPont Manual PTSA, and considered to be a GAP (underrepresented or having to overcome obstacles to success) or ECE student.
Click here for more details and to apply. The deadline is March 17, 2017.
15th District PTSA scholarships
The 15th District PTSA (of which duPont Manual High School is a member in good standing) is offering Evangeline J. Sansome Scholarships. We will not know the dollar amount or number of scholarships being given out until April 2017. In the past it has averaged around $1,700 and generally around 10-18 scholarships. To be eligible, students must be graduating seniors attending a high school in Jefferson County whose PTSA is a unit of the Kentucky Congress of Parents and Teachers. This link will take you to the application. The scholarship goes towards tuition only. The deadline is March 15, 2017.