Spotlight: Latin Honor Society

dMHS Latin Honor Society

The Latin Honor Society has a unique mission: to enrich classical study with community service.  The Latin Honor Society was established in 1988 to honor the achievement of high-achieving Latin students, and has chapters in nearly every US state, and around the world.  To be eligible for Latin Honor Society, students must have a 4.0 … Read moreSpotlight: Latin Honor Society

Spotlight: Latin Club

dMHS Latin Club
The mission of Latin Club is to hand on the torch of classical civilization in the modern world. In the first week of March, Latin Club will be going to the Kentucky Junior Classical League State Convention to meet fellow JCL members and to compete in written assessments and Latin Quick Recall.
Latin Club is looking for students who are passionate about the Classics, wish to join the community, and represent Manual as part of the Junior Classical League. Students currently taking a Latin course may join Latin Club. There are 40 student members, and we meet 1 Friday each month in Room 226.

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Club Spotlight: Mu Alpha Theta

 Teacher Sponsors: Mr. Tim Salkeld and Mr. Eric Purvis 

What is the Mission of the Club at Manual? Inspire keen interest in mathematics, develop strong scholarship in the subject, and promote the enjoyment of mathematics.

What are the requirements to becoming a member? When do they meet? Members must hold at least a 3.5 cumulative unweighted GPA in math classes and a 3.0 cumulative unweighted GPA overall, attend all meetings and tests, and complete at least eight math-related service hours. The club meets on Fridays.

How many students can be in the club? We have no cap on the number of members.

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Spotlight: Beta Club

Manual Mentors help at Cochran.

betaThe Manual Beta Club is part of the National Beta Club organization whose mission is to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service, and leadership. At Manual, members are able to fulfill their volunteer requirement by volunteering at any nonprofit organization of their choice either at school or in the community. In addition, every member of Manual’s Beta Club is expected to volunteer at Cochran Elementary. The club sends Manual Mentors daily to assist Cochran students with math, reading, and other tasks in the classroom.

Ryan Kline, a three year Beta Club member finds, “being part of a service organization like Beta Club lets me immerse myself in the Louisville Community. I get to meet new people, help out at events, and have a great time. Beta Club lets me spread happiness and wellbeing to all kinds of people.”

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Club Spotlight: PTSA Alumni Service Corps

The PTSA Alumni Service Corps is a group of parents whose kids have graduated from Manual. They stay active at Manual by assisting the PTSA. The Corps assists on PTSA committees, at Manual registration, at Open House, and with the PTSA membership drive. The goals of the group is to stay connected to the Manual PTSA, support Manual, Crimson Mission, and  the PTSA, and to have fun.

PTSA Alumni Service Corps member Pinky Jackson believes that, “teaching students takes an intergenerational village” and Manual parents of graduated students can fill a vital role in continuing the success of the Manual students. Ms. Jackson wants to raise awareness that parents of Manual graduates can continue to volunteer at the school.

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Spotlight: Quick Recall

“Quick Recall is a state-wide tournament that consists of two teams competing against each other in different subject areas,” says Lavanya Kanneganti, senior member of the team. Players compete by buzzing in more quickly than the other team. Ms. Shiroma, the sponsor for the team, says that she enjoys quick recall because “every time [she] … Read moreSpotlight: Quick Recall

Spotlight: Best Buddies

Where: Freshman cafeteria

When: Every third Wednesday

Open to: All students

Best Buddies is a club that is all about inclusion and friendship. The group focuses on bringing students with and without disabilities together to create strong, diverse friendships. These long-lasting bonds help make Manual more inclusive and unified for all students. Best Buddies also holds monthly outings as a group, including going to football games, pumpkin patches, and bowling. Contact Best Buddies at for more information.

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Spotlight: Debate Team

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Manual Debate Team at banquet

Where: Freshman Cafeteria

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30-4:00pm

Open to: All students. Our team always welcomes new members! If you missed our interest meetings at the beginning of the year and are still interested in joining our team, don’t worry. Just stop by one of our meetings and let us know you want to join!

The Manual Debate Team competes in both Public Forum (PF) and Lincoln-Douglas (LD) styles of debate at local, regional, and national levels. The club’s mission is to create discourse that educates, informs, and inspires. The debate team does not hold tryouts and is always looking for new members. Members are expected to come to at least half of our practices and put some work into debate outside of the school building. We also very strongly recommend that our debaters compete in at least one debate tournament per semester.

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Marching Band Spotlight

Join the Crimson Sound Marching Band for Dinner:

Monday Sept. 5th at Blaze Pizza in St. Matthews, 5pm-9pm
*Must bring this flyer or show it on your phone.

Our new trailer has been a great asset to our growing music program! We are looking for sponsors who would like to advertise their company on the front panel and help the Fund the Trailer campaign! For more info, contact band Booster President Jenny Riddick.

Interested in marching or pep band? Contact Mr. Gregory.

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Spotlight: Manual Ushering Team

Manual Ushering Team

Where: Actors Theatre

When: One to two times a month

Open to: All students

The Manual Ushering team meets at Actors Theatre one to two times a month to welcome patrons and guide them to their seats. Co-presidents Joshua Van Nort and Alex Ackerman coordinate with Actors Theatre team members to schedule dates for Manual students to greet and direct guests. The Ushering Team, which is in its third year at Manual, is a great way to both get involved in the community and participate in the arts. Contact Joshua Van Nort to join the team and for more information.

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