Friends of Manual High School is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the academic achievement and overall experience of students at Manual. Friends of Manual was started a decade ago by a group of alumni committed to public education in Denver. This dedicated group finds ways to positively connect with their Alma matter.
Thunderbolt Family: it’s with a broken heart we announce one of our most treasured alumni and school historian has passed. Mr. Al Schegelberger, MHS ‘60 has passed on April 6, 2020. His bright smile and stories of manual history will be sorely missed. A tribute will be planned by the Friends of Manual. Please share your memories on their fb page or via email.
For more information regarding the history of Manual High School or to donate, please contact http://www.friendsofmanual.org/.
Manual Council an elected group of actively engaged parents, teachers, administrators, and community members who provide feedback on major school decisions regarding programming, school climate, academic performance, and budgets. The Manual Council meets monthly and ensures fidelity to the school mission and vision, as outlined in the Unified Improvement Plan.
The Education Accountability Act of 2009 requires each Colorado school to create an annual plan to improve student learning and to monitor the school’s performance. Major strategies from Manual’s 2014-2015 Unified Improvement Plan are listed below.
For more information, please contact:
Scott Esserman, Chair, Manual Parent
Serina Montoya, Co-Chair, School Social Worker
Manual Council Meeting 9/15/2020
Manual Students engaged in the Reading Partners Program will increase their love of reading and improve their skills to make meaning from multiple texts.
For more information please contact:
The Food Pantry at Manual Market was established in 2017 and has seen overwhelming support from our alumni community, our greater Whittier community and staff and students at Manual.
We aimed to begin a movement on campus where the Whole Child can be cared for and students and their families benefit from nutritious meals and snacks.
Highlighted in a 2018 Article in Capitol Hill Life, our Pantry at Manual started with a small vision by our school nurse who saw a large need. She found herself assessing students for health conditions, which could solved with proper nutrition. The nurse reached out for help from Friends of Manual and donations in time and money from community members began to pour in. Food For Thought, a local non-profit with ties to other food banks at DPS schools, provided multiple donations of food throughout the first year.
We are excited to begin a new year with your support. Please email Lucy Roberts – the school nurse at Lucy_Roberts@dpsk12.org if you can help this year in any way.
Location: School Nurse Office in Clinic