Senior Prom Information

Manual’s 2017 senior prom will be Saturday, May 13 from 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM at The Olmsted (3701 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40207).

Ticket sales are Monday, April 17 through Friday, April 28th and will cost $45 for Manual seniors if purchased by April 21 and $50 after that. Tickets are $50 per person for any NON-SENIOR or NON-MANUAL GUEST (regardless of when the ticket is purchased). You MUST purchase guest tickets at the time you buy your own ticket.

All obligations (unpaid fees, etc.) have to be paid; your ILP and senior survey must be completed before purchasing prom tickets. The LAST day to purchase tickets is Friday, April 28.

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2017-18 Scheduling Information

The Guidance Office will conduct the annual scheduling sessions for the 2017-18 school year February 20th through March 1st. All Course Request Forms will be due to the Guidance Office no later than Friday, March 10.

You may access the 2017-18 Scheduling Book by visiting and clicking on Counselors. You will see the scheduling book in the upper left hand corner of the page.

Students will receive a hard copy of the scheduling book, scheduling instructions and a course request form at a scheduling session. Because we will be working in small groups, there will be plenty of time to ask questions about scheduling courses and how scheduling relates to the college application process.

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Support Second Annual Pi Day for Manual and YPAS Staff

The MST Parent Group, The Catalysts, is sponsoring Pie for Pi Day for the teachers, staff, and administration. On March 14th (3.14), pie will be served during lunch in the library for dessert. All Manual families are invited to participate so there is enough pie for all of the Manual and YPAS staff to enjoy. To … Read moreSupport Second Annual Pi Day for Manual and YPAS Staff

Science Fair Judges Needed!

Science fairIt is time to sign up as a Judge for the 2017 the Dupont Manual Regional Science and Engineering Fair.  The Regional Fair will be held on March 11th, 2017 at the Health Sciences Building at Jefferson County Technical and Community College (JCTC). Your service as a Judge in this Regional Science Fair is critical to our efforts to promote independent research and inquiry by our students. If you have not done this before, you will be in for a good experience as you listen to young minds and their explorative interests.

Last year we had about 250 students at the Regional Fair. We sent 15 students to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, AR. Additionally we also had 50 students who qualified to participate in the State Science Fair in Richmond, KY. Our students won several category awards and Special Prizes. One of our students secured the Second place in the prestigious Siemens competition and received an invitation to the White House to participate in the Science Fair.

The fair provides an excellent opportunity to showcase their research and passion for science. Participation in the Science Fair opens the doors for our students to work outside their curriculum, pick an area of interest, and conduct scientific inquiry to seek answers to their research questions.

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Manual Science Review club shares “Innovation” scientific journal

Innovation journal

The Manual Science Review, a Manual club that aims to promote science and scientific research within the local community, has published an academic-style journal to showcase outstanding research from high schoolers around JCPS. The journal, called Innovation, includes research papers from several students, as well as feature articles with experience and advice from past high school researchers. Innovation is published online. Read it here on the Manual Science Review website, or here in a larger, downloadable format.

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duPont Manual Regional Science Fair Fundraising Dinner

Mark your calendars for the annual duPont Manual Regional Science Fair Fundraiser. This year, the event will be held on Thursday, September 15th at the Mellwood Art Center from 6:00-9:00pm. Tickets may be purchased online. Early bird pricing available through September 1st.

This fundraiser enables us to host the Regional Fair, cover the cost for students to attend the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), and to attend others similar Fairs like ISweep. Without the support of the community and parent body, Manual students would not have the ability to participate and excel at National and International level science events. We urge you to attend! It’s a great night and your support is needed.

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Catalyst Update for May 2016

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD CAMP: The Manual Science Olympiad Team is running their annual SciOly camp June 6-June 10. Please spread the word to middle schoolers and rising 9th graders who may be interested in learning more about Science Olympiad competition and improving their SciOly skills. Register here. For more information check out the camp flyer.

MST CAMP: This year’s MST camp for incoming 9th graders will take place July 25-29. Please contact Mr. Zwanzig if your incoming 9th grader would like to attend or if your current Manual student would like to volunteer.


President – Ann Schwartz
1st VP – Maureen Brekka
2nd VP – Keith Robbins
Parliamentarian – Vidya Ravichandran
Secretary – Barbara Coffield
Treasurer – Mike Morgan

Thank you to the parents that attended the last board meeting and unanimously voted in next year’s Catalysts Board. The slate for committee chairs is currently being filled. If you are interested in helping on a Catalysts Committee, please contact Vidya Ravichandran for more information.

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MST Magnet News

MST OPEN HOUSE for incoming 9th graders and their families: On April 21 from 6:00-7:30pm in the auditorium, MST teachers, MST students, and Catalysts board members will be available to provide insight and answer questions for the incoming 9th graders. The program will start with a short introduction and will continue with a Q & A session. Spirit wear will be available.

CPK FUNDRAISER: Please support the Catalysts and the MST magnet and enjoy dinner at California Pizza Kitchen at Oxmoor Mall on May 16, 4:30-9:00pm. A great night to visit with family and friends especially since there is no school the next day! Please download and bring in this flyer.

PI DAY DESSERTS: Thank you to all of the families that donated pies for Pi Day. All of the teachers and staff enjoyed the opportunity to celebrate the day! Also, thank you to the Mays Family for donating the coffee from Heine Brothers.

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Prepare to be impressed by our science students!

KY-SEF 2016

The 14th Annual Kentucky Science and Engineering Fair (KY-SEF) was held in Richmond, Kentucky, on Saturday, March 26, 2016. Nearly 300 of the finest young scientists from grades 5-12 from across the state competed for awards and scholarships. The senior high school competition is affiliated with the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) and the best senior high projects from the statewide KY-SEF will be entered in the Intel ISEF competition in Phoenix, AZ in May 2016.

Congrats to the ISEF Finalists from duPont Manual joining Team Kentucky!

Mukund Venkatakrishnan
Emily Liu
Harsha Paladugu
Manasa Sunkara and Danielle Graves (team)
Diya Mathur and Sophia Korner (team)
Lavanya Kanneganti
Conor Blackburn
Sanjana Rane
Roshan Duggineni

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MST parent group seeks dessert donations for Pi Day

by Ann Schwartz Pi Day is on March 14th! Help show all of Manual/YPAS’s teachers and staff how much we appreciate them and donate a pie for them to share. Please click here to sign up. If you have any questions please contact Ann Schwartz at Pies for Pi Day is sponsored by the MST parent … Read moreMST parent group seeks dessert donations for Pi Day