Chaperones needed for College and Career Expo 9/12

Per a district initiative, all of our seniors will attend the  College and Career Expo Wednesday, Sept. 12th, from 10:20 AM -12:20 PM. Parents, please signup to chaperone.  Policy requires one chaperone for each group of 10 students.  We will need at least 48 chaperones on this day. They would need to meet at Manual by 9:45 … Read moreChaperones needed for College and Career Expo 9/12

College & Career Center AP Exam Test Prep Materials

Exam Prep Books

As we inch closer to the end of the school year, AP testing is drawing near. Has your student started studying yet? AP exams begin on Monday, May 7th!

Did you know that our College & Career Center (CCC) in the Guidance Office has several AP exam test prep books (Barron’s, Princeton Review, Crash Course, 5 Steps to a 5, Kaplan) available for check out? We also have Barron’s and Kaplan flash cards, which are fantastic, and provide a different method for learning the material. 

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AP Exam Volunteers Needed

AP Exams

AP exam testing is right around the corner – Monday, May 7th through Friday, May 18th. Did you realize that duPont Manual administers over 3,200 exams during this two week time frame? MANY adults are needed, since for each exam, there is a certain ratio of volunteers to students that must be met. If we do not have enough parent volunteers, the school must use funds needed elsewhere to pay additional people to come in and help. Please consider signing up to proctor one or two exams. No experience is necessary.

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Inside Tips On Highly Selective College Application Essays

Ryne Cannon, U Chicago

Ryne Cannon, Assistant Director of Admissions at the University of Chicago, provided valuable insight into the role of essays in college applications at College 101 Night. Mr. Cannon talked about the Personal Statement essay (required on the Common Application, so it goes to all colleges using the Common App) and the Supplemental essay (required by some colleges, so specific to that school). He explained the objective of each and provided advice.

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New Engineering Pathway Program To Be Offered


A new engineering elective will be available with the 2018-2019 academic year. A 4-year pathway program will expose students to engineering and prepare them for engineering and technology courses in college. The elective courses will provide students with hands-on projects in engineering design, mechanics, robotics, computer integrated manufacturing, civil construction and design, alternative energy, bioengineering, and aerospace engineering.

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Louisville Academy Information Session

Louisville Academy is a partnership of dMHS and the University of Louisville that enables Manual students to attend a half day at high school and the other half day at college. An information session will be held 2/26 in the Manual Auditorium at 6:00 p.m. to share information about the requirements, the application process and deadlines. 

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Seniors: Now is the time to apply for PTSA Scholarships

Did you know that the duPont Manual PTSA awards several scholarships each May? This year, up to four one-time gifts of $600 each will be awarded to seniors who are continuing their education at the college level. To be eligible for these scholarships, please complete the application here. The deadline is March 16, 2018 and recipients will be notified in May 2018. 

Additionally, up to one No Barriers scholarship will be awarded by the PTSA to a Senior in the ECE program. This one-time $600 award may be used for continuing education, vocational training, or steps toward independent living. The application deadline is also March 16, 2018. For more information and the application, please contact the ECE teachers.

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Manual students found STEM-focused nonprofit organization


Over the summer, Manual students founded a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization called STEM + Youth. STEM + Youth, or STEMY for short, gradually expanded from a club called the Manual Science Review, which helped Manual students conduct their science fair projects. Officially founded two months ago, STEMY is the result of club members’ desires to change lives by engaging all local students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

STEMY team members are on a mission to foster curiosity, learning, and innovation in the local community by engaging students of all backgrounds, genders, and means in STEM education. Through their programs, they aim to break established gender and ethnic barriers in STEM fields.

On Thursday, September 14th, STEMY will participate in Give for Good Louisville, an online day of giving hosted by the Community Foundation of Louisville. Funds from Give for Good Louisville will be used to run STEMY’s programs during the 2017-18 school year, including STEMY Academy, a two-pronged, long-term elementary school workshop initiative designed to cultivate scientific curiosity and critical thinking skills in local middle school students, particularly those from underrepresented backgrounds. This program aims to spark passions for STEM and encourage students to pursue STEM throughout school and into a career.

During Give for Good, donors can make tax-deductible donations by searching for STEMY on the event’s website ( Individuals or organizations who donate $200 or more to STEMY will be listed as a sponsor on STEMY’s website, newsletter, scientific journal, and all other STEMY publications for the next year.

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