Leadership Louisville Center accepting applications for 2019 Bingham Fellows class

IT TAKES A VILLAGE – Mobilizing community for student achievement For so long our community has been aware of the challenges faced by our kids, from arriving at kindergarten ready to learn to staying engaged as they advance towards graduation and the workforce. Now is a critical time to rally together to impact student success. … Read moreLeadership Louisville Center accepting applications for 2019 Bingham Fellows class

‘Priceless’ Value of PTSA Membership: Information!

PTSA Priceless Value

There are many benefits of PTSA membership at Manual, but one that I found more valuable than any during my four years was the information available in the Facebook group. It is an incredible resource for families new and veteran alike. For example, our President Robin Weiss put together the handy summary below of FAQs while helping out at school yesterday and posted it in the group. 

Access to our ‘closed’ Facebook groups is one of the ‘members only’ benefits, and well worth the $10 annual investment all by itself. Join or renew now so you don’t miss out: http://bit.ly/JoinManualPTSA. HEADS UP: we will be comparing group members against our dues roster for the 2018-19 school year in mid-August, and removing those who are not current PTSA members.

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New Manual POST Format

New Manual POST Format

Our weekly email newsletter has a new look and format, thanks to incoming 4th VP-Communications Jim Cabral and his awesome tech skills!

One of the standing rules of our PTSA is that we will not proceed or continue with any program or initiative unless the resources are in place to do it properly. Publishing a weekly newsletter has required a big time commitment in past years, and has been an obstacle to recruiting new communications team leadership, so much so that we considered discontinuing the POST, even though it is a valuable resource and benefit for our community.

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PTSA Honored With Awards At Kentucky PTA Convention

2018 KY PTA Awards

I am proud to report that our PTSA represented our school and district very well at the recent Kentucky PTA convention, bringing home awards for Outstanding Membership Campaign, Outstanding Website, and my favorite – Outstanding Volunteer Participation. It is my favorite because it recognizes what truly makes our PTSA so outstanding – each and every one of you who contribute in some way toward our goal of student success through parent involvement.

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Congratulations Elizabeth Mays

Elizabeth Mays

Thank you to everyone who took the time to cast a vote for a parent representative for the principal recommendation committee. With over 26% of the votes, Elizabeth Mays has been elected to serve.

Elizabeth has worked in the public education realm for many years – as a JCPS teacher, Community Outreach Director for Teach Kentucky, and Education Outreach Director for EdjAnalytics. Her board service includes the Jefferson County Public Education Foundation, Young Authors Greenhouse, and KMAC Museum, where she served for 10 years, including 2 years as President. During her tenure as President, she led the process of hiring a new Executive Director. 

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Manual Together PTSA Logo Shirts Now Available

Manual Together…Now More Than Ever!

Love the awesome new PTSA logo designed by Manual VA senior Dacia Berry? You can now wear it proudly!

Various styles, colors and sizes are available for purchase:



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Debaters Prevail Against KHSSL & Score Big With Wyatt Wilson Scholarships

Debate Team Year End Picnic

submitted by Leslie King and Erica Cooper, Debate Coach

duPont Manual Debaters Prevail in Grievance against Kentucky High School Speech League (KHSSL) over State Tournament Seeding and Bracketing Errors; Debate Club Scores Big with Wyatt Wilson Scholarships

Led by team captains Ria Jain and Mark Raj, five students, five parents, and sponsor/coach Erica Cooper presented and spoke on Saturday, April 21, in Elizabethtown about the grievance filed by duPont Manual High School against the KHSSL, giving students a chance to put their debate skills to use in a real-life experience. The outcome was a unanimous decision by the KHSSL Board of Directors to award dual championship awards to the debate divisions with seeding and bracketing errors discovered by our students at the state championship. Because of the efforts of our school’s debate club members, students from all over the state of Kentucky will receive trophies and National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA) points that they did not receive at the conclusion of the state championships. Due to the corrections, duPont Manual Debate Club is proud to announce two new state champion wins:

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