duPont Manual / YPAS Announcements
September 25, 2019

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From the desk of Crystal Hawkins:

Subject: Please Nominate a Parent Leader for the District Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to build a strong Family Engagement Team at your school! Encourage a few parents at your school to apply for the Parent Advisory Council (PAC) by sharing this link with them to apply online,, or by giving them the attached application. We are eliminating barriers for parents to participate by providing a meal, childcare, and language interpretation if needed. PAC members can choose to attend monthly meetings on Monday evenings or Friday mornings, based on which option is best for them. They will also receive a monthly stipend of $75 when they complete assignments. Deadline to apply is September 30th.

Why is this important to you as a school administrator? It is critical to have informed parents as part of your team to implement effective family engagement strategies focused on student achievement. To help with that effort, we are intentionally integrating the training that parents on the Parent Advisory Council (PAC) receive with the training that your school’s Parent Engagement Lead is receiving. This will help to create a positive school climate around family engagement as well as maintain compliance with all Title 1 documentation. If you or your parents have questions, please contact Chrystal Hawkins at, 502-485-6285.


Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Tuesday, October 8th from 7:45 am - 2:15 pm. The system to schedule conferences is now live and will remain open until Tuesday, October 1st at 12:00 pm.

We ask that parents follow the scheduling timeline that applies to your student listed below:

*Sept. 23-26 - those parents whose students are receiving a "C" or lower in a class be allowed to schedule first
*Sept. 27 - Oct. 1 - Scheduling is open to everyone.

Please go to and click on the link that says Parent Teacher Conference Sign-Up on the home page, where you will be provided with a list of teachers available on conference day. Next, click a teacher, click a time, then click submit and sign-up (at the bottom of the page).

You will then be prompted to enter your name, email, phone number, and most importantly your student's name. Once finished, please click sign-up now to confirm your conference time.

All Manual teachers will be located in their classrooms. YPAS and YPAS Annex teachers will be located in the Senior Cafeteria at Manual for your convenience. PE and Health Teachers will be located in Room 113.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on October 8th.


Many college representatives are already scheduled to meet with our students and can be viewed on our Google calendar.

This weeks college visit:

September 25th 8:15 University of South Carolina
10:00 Syracuse University
11:00 Harvard University
12:00 Colorado College
12:45 Brandeis University
1:30 St. John’s College/University of

September 26th 8:15 Tulane University (LA)
10:00 Midway University (KY)

Also, our website for scholarship information is Deadlines for some major, full ride scholarships which require nominations are coming soon.

Archery Team Meeting: Will be held after school, tomorrow (Thursday, September 26th) outside the large gym lobby from 2:30 - 3:45 p.m. Please make sure you have your ride ready to meet you no later than 3:45 p.m. If you are planning to try out for the Archery Team (girls and boys) please try and be at this meeting. Try-outs start on Tuesday, October 1st.

Students, parents, teachers and anyone from the Manual community are invited to attend a special screening of ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH.

From concrete seawalls in China that now cover 60% of the mainland coast, to the biggest terrestrial machines ever built in Germany, to psychedelic potash mines in Russia’s Ural Mountains, to metal festivals in the closed city of Norilsk, to the devastated Great Barrier Reef in Australia and massive marble quarries in Carrara, the filmmakers have traversed the globe using high-end production values and state of the art camera techniques to document the evidence and experience of human planetary domination.

At the intersection of art and science, Anthropocene witnesses, in an experiential and non-didactic sense, a critical moment in geological history bringing a provocative and unforgettable experience of our species’ breadth and impact.

Thursday 9/26
3pm $7
@Speed Cinema

Immediately following the screening a student panel will lead a discussion of the film.

This event is being presented by four student groups: Young Earth Activists, Environmental Club, One Blue Wall, and the KY Green Report.

Senior Parents: Just a reminder that Senior Ad orders and Senior Quotes are due by next Friday, September 27th.
Below are the links for Senior Quotes and Senior Ads:

Senior Ad

October 4th: No school - please visit our Art Department at the St. James Art Fair @ 3rd and Hill.

October 7th: No School.

October 25th: College and Career Day.

October 28th - November 1st: Male / Manual week with game on Friday, November 1st at Manual Stadium 7:30 p.m.

October 29th: 8th grade open house is from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

November 4th & 5th: No School

Volunteers Needed for Louisville Marathon/Half Marathon & 10k:
2019 Marathon Flyer


Yearbooks are currently on sale for $70. Please send in cash or check to Ms. Mattingly or go to and use our school code: 10617 to pay with a debit or credit card. Get your yearbook now while they are still on Sale. Price will increase to $75.00 in November.

Do you want to save the world? Please join the Environmental Club every Monday in Room 213 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Any questions, please email Michael Starling.

Random Acts of Kindness meets every Monday from 2:30 - 3:30 in Room 225A. Any questions, please email Thayne Bruszewski.

Need an announcement made? Please email Kathleen in the Main Office at


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