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Manual High School Empowers Students to Step into Their Greatness and Take Their Place in the World.

Dear Manual High School Families | Estimadas familias de la Escuela Preparatoria Manual

March 24, 2018

Dear Manual High School Community,

Today, we received the letter below from Nick Dawkins. We thank him for his service to the Manual community and agree that our focus should now be on finding a very strong new principal to lead Manual forward.

We will continue to work closely with the Manual Council, made up of staff, parents and community members, in that selection process. We will continue to provide weekly updates on our school, including opportunities to participate in the selection of the next principal of Manual.

We continue to believe deeply in Manual and are committed to its success. That success will take all of us working together going forward.

We also want to express our gratitude to interim Principal Renard Simmons and Instructional Superintendent Suzanne Morris-Sherer for their support during this transition.

Best,

 

Tom Boasberg                                   Susana Cordova

Superintendent                                 Deputy Superintendent

24 de marzo de 2018

Estimada comunidad de la Escuela Preparatoria Manual:

Hoy recibimos de Nick Dawkins la carta a continuación: Agradecemos sus servicios a la comunidad de Manual y acordamos que nuestro enfoque ahora debe ser identificar a un nuevo y sólido director que lleve adelante a Manual.

Continuaremos trabajando estrechamente con el Consejo de Manual, compuesto de miembros del personal, padres y miembros de la comunidad, en el proceso de selección. Continuaremos enviando actualizaciones semanales sobre nuestra escuela, incluyendo oportunidades para participar en la selección del nuevo director de Manual.

Continuamos creyendo firmemente en Manual y estamos comprometidos con su éxito. Debemos trabajar todos juntos a partir de este momento para lograr dicho éxito.

También queremos expresar nuestra gratitud al director interino Renard Simmons y a la superintendente de instrucción Suzanne Morris-Sherer, por su apoyo durante esta transición.

Atentamente.

 

Tom Boasberg                                   Susana Cordova

Superintendente                                Superintendente adjunta


March 24, 2018

Hello, Thunderbolts Nation!

I write you to let you know I will not be returning to Manual or DPS as your principal and school leader. Because I love this community, I tell you this because I want you to move forward with the hiring process for a new principal. It is time to begin the healing. I am forever grateful and honored to have served in this role for the last three years. Working with parents who care so deeply about their students will be a lasting memory for me. To the leaders and teachers I was supporting and mentoring, know I am still just a call away for support. I will always be proud of our innovation in starting the Teachers College under my tenure at Manual, as a place where the individual craft of professional educators is honored, supported, respected and nurtured. Another proud point is how we have redesigned the school to personalize for each student and family, culminating in our Early College framework. College is right in reach for all of you and future T-Bolts right at Manual!

Students/Scholars,
You are already enough and have everything inside you that you need to succeed in life. The light at Manual lives in each of you, as I was merely a vessel through which your light shined. You are the light. You are our greatest hope. Together we remodeled an entire school and built a symbolic archway that represents and defines our time together- step into your greatness! We shared and changed narratives, every day we celebrated community, culture and innovation in all that we accomplished. A favorite memory for me was that we also rapped and made music together! I will always cherish our freestyle sessions banging on the cafeteria tables or during a short passing period. Seeing you all smile was worth it all! So smile, T-Bolts! We never give up, we always give back, and we keep moving forward! Smile.

Nickolas Dawkins

24 de marzo de 2018

Estimados rayos de Manual:

Les escribo para informarles que no regresaré a Manual ni a DPS como director o líder escolar. Les estoy informando, porque siento un gran cariño por esta comunidad y quiero que inicien un proceso contratación de un nuevo director. Es tiempo de comenzar el proceso de sanar.  Siempre estaré agradecido y honrado de haber servido en este papel durante los últimos tres años. Trabajar con padres que se preocupan tanto por sus estudiantes será un recuerdo duradero para mí. Siempre me sentiré orgullos de nuestra innovación de iniciar la universidad de maestros bajo mi cargo en Manual, un lugar en donde el arte individual de los educadores profesionales se honra, apoya, respeta y nutre. Otro elemento de orgullo es la manera en que hemos rediseñado la escuela, para personalizarla según cada estudiante y familia, lo que culminó en nuestro marco de educación universitaria anticipada. ¡La universidad es un derecho que está al alcance de todos ustedes y de los futuros rayos aquí mismo, en Manual!

Estudiantes:

Valen mucho y tienen lo necesario por dentro para ser exitosos en la vida. La luz de Manual vive en cada uno de ustedes y yo soy solo un recipiente que brilla con su luz. Ustedes son la luz.  Ustedes son nuestra mayor esperanza. Juntos, remodelamos una escuela entera y construimos un arco simbólico que representa y define nuestro tiempo juntos: ¡ingresen y asuman su grandeza! Compartimos y cambiamos narrativas, celebramos a diario la comunidad, cultura e innovación en todo lo que logramos. ¡Uno de mis recuerdos favoritos es que “rapeamos” e hicimos música juntos! Siempre atesoraré nuestras sesiones de estilo libre, cuando golpeábamos con las palmas de la mano las mesas de la cafetería, o cuando teníamos un período de clases corto. ¡Verlos sonreír hacia que valiera la pena! Así que ¡sonrían, rayos! Nunca nos rendimos, somos siempre agradecidos y seguimos adelante! Sonrían.

Nickolas Dawkins