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Manual High School

1700 East 28th Ave.

Denver, CO  80205

720.423.6300

“Manual High School guides students to step into their greatness through powerful learning experiences that propel them to positively impact their community and take their place in the world”.

 

January 10, 2019

To the amazing school community of Manual High School,

 

Welcome back to the spring semester at Manual! I am very honored and excited to serve together with you as your next principal. In my conversations with community members, parents, students and staff members, I am continually in awe of the fierce pride in Manual High School and the dedication to its success. I look forward to being a part of this community and growing towards even greater success for our students and school.

As your school leader, my focus is on building positive relationships with our students, providing opportunities for college and career success in our Early College and Career Connect programs, and increasing academic outcomes for all. Our goal is to have all students graduate on time with the skills they need to have unlimited options in their post-secondary choices.

In the next few weeks, I will communicate opportunities in the community to listen to your hopes and concerns, to hear my vision for Manual, and to connect and to get to know each other. In the meantime, I will be at as many Manual events as possible, so please don’t hesitate to say hello and talk for a bit!

Thank you again for your trust and the privilege of allowing me to serve as your next principal. I am excited to begin our shared journey towards Manual’s continued success and brilliant future!

 

Sincerely,

Joe Glover
Principal
Manual High School

 

Our Mission

 

“Manual High School guides students to step into their greatness through powerful learning experiences that propel them to positively impact their community and take their place in the world”.

 

 January 10, 2019

A la increíble comunidad escolar de Manual High School,

 

¡Bienvenido de nuevo al semestre de primavera en Manual! Me siento muy honrado y emocionado de servir junto con usted como su próximo director. En mis conversaciones con miembros de la comunidad, padres, estudiantes y miembros del personal, estoy continuamente asombrado del feroz orgullo en Manual High School y la dedicación a su éxito. Espero ser parte de esta comunidad y crecer hacia un éxito aún mayor para nuestros estudiantes y la escuela.

 

Como líder de su escuela, mi enfoque es construir relaciones positivas con nuestros estudiantes, brindar oportunidades para el éxito universitario y profesional en nuestros programas Early College y Career Connect y aumentar los resultados académicos para todos. Nuestro objetivo es que todos los estudiantes se gradúen a tiempo con las habilidades que necesitan para tener opciones ilimitadas en sus elecciones postsecundarias.

 

En las próximas semanas, comunicaré oportunidades en la comunidad para escuchar sus esperanzas y preocupaciones, para escuchar mi visión de Manual, y para conectarse y conocernos mejor. Mientras tanto, como sea posible voy a tratar de estar en muchos eventos de Manual, así que no dude en saludar y hablar un poco.

 

Nuevamente, gracias por su confianza y el privilegio de permitirme servir como su próximo director. ¡Estoy emocionado de comenzar nuestro viaje compartido hacia el éxito continuo y el brillante futuro de Manual!

 

Sinceramente,

Joe Glover

Director

Manual High School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 5, 2018

Dear Manual High School Students, Families and Community,

We are writing to provide you an update on the Manual High School principal selection. Before sharing the exciting news about our next principal, we want to sincerely thank all the staff, students, parents, alumni and community members who expressed interest in and participated in our selection process. Your time and input – from identifying desired characteristics in our next leader to asking questions of our candidates to sharing your feedback on the strengths and growth needs of each candidate – made this a truly inclusive process. Altogether, we heard from more than 200 students, staff, parents and community members. Thank you!

We also want to thank our two finalists, who invested so much time and effort with our school and our community during this process. From participating in learning walks to demonstrating their instructional skills to presenting their visions for Manual in our community forum, each of our finalists demonstrated they are strong leaders who care deeply about our kids. However, we believe one leader stood out as having the skills to lead Manual to the next level. We are proud to share that Mr. Joe Glover will be the next principal of Manual High School beginning January 1, 2019.

Mr. Glover is an experienced high school leader in Denver Public Schools, serving most recently as the assistant principal of Denver East High School. Under his leadership, East has made significant reductions in its college remediation rates, strengthened its overall college readiness by preparing for new graduation requirements, and increased Advanced Placement scores for students who have been historically underrepresented.

Prior to being a school leader at East, Mr. Glover served as the Principal Resident at South High School, assistant principal at George Washington High School, and English teacher in DPS and Arkansas. He is well known for his strong relationships with students, families and staff, his commitment to all learners, and his positive, asset-based mindset. Manual High School will be in very capable hands!

As Mr. Glover shared, “I am honored to have been selected for this role and to have the opportunity to collaboratively lead the great Manual High School. I look forward to working with the entire Manual community and I welcome your input and encourage students, staff, families and the community to reach out to me as we partner to continue to grow Manual’s future.”

We would also like to take the time to express our deepest appreciation for Ms. Lynn Heintzman and her dedication to our students and staff while at Manual High School for the first semester. We will miss Ms. Heintzman in her role as interim principal and we wish her the best as she returns to retirement.

Please join me in welcoming Mr. Glover to the Manual Thunderbolt family. We will soon be sharing opportunities to meet Mr. Glover so he can meet and greet students, families, and the community.

Sincerely,

Sean Precious Dori Claunch Early College Instructional Superintendent Early College Operational Superintendent

5 de diciembre de 2018

Estimados estudiantes, familias y comunidad de la Escuela Preparatoria Manual:

Les escribimos para actualizarlos con respecto a la selección del director de la Escuela Preparatoria Manual. Antes de compartir las emocionantes noticias acerca de nuestro próximo director, deseamos agradecer sinceramente a todos los miembros del personal, estudiantes, padres, exalumnos y miembros de la comunidad que expresaron interés y participaron en nuestro proceso de selección. Su tiempo y sus comentarios, desde identificar las características que deseaban para nuestro próximo director, hasta las preguntas que hicieron a nuestros candidatos y las impresiones que compartieron acerca de las fortalezas y necesidades de crecimiento de cada candidato, hicieron que este proceso fuera inclusivo. En total, recibimos la opinión de más de 200 estudiantes, miembros del personal, padres y miembros de la comunidad. Gracias.

También deseamos agradecer a nuestros dos finalistas por invertir tanto tiempo y esfuerzo en nuestra escuela y nuestra comunidad durante este proceso. Desde participar en recorridos de aprendizaje, hasta demostrar sus destrezas de instrucción y presentar sus visiones para Manual en nuestro foro comunitario, ambos finalistas demostraron ser líderes sólidos y con un profundo interés en nuestros jóvenes. Sin embargo, creemos que un líder se destacó por tener las destrezas para llevar a Manual al siguiente nivel. Tenemos el orgullo de comunicarles que, a partir del 1 de enero de 2019, el Sr. Joe Glover será el próximo director de la Escuela Preparatoria Manual.

El Sr. Glover es un experimentado líder de escuela preparatoria en las Escuelas Públicas de Denver que prestó servicio más recientemente como subdirector de la Escuela Preparatoria East de Denver. Bajo su liderazgo, East ha reducido notablemente sus índices de cursos universitarios de recuperación, ha fortalecido su índice general de preparación universitaria de acuerdo con los nuevos requisitos de graduación, y ha incrementado los resultados de Colocación Avanzada de los estudiantes tradicionalmente subrepresentados.

Antes de ser subdirector en East, el Sr. Glover se desempeñó como director residente en la Escuela Preparatoria South, como subdirector en la Escuela Preparatoria George Washington, y como maestro de inglés en DPS y en Arkansas. Es muy conocido por sus sólidas relaciones con los estudiantes, las familias y el personal, su compromiso con todos los estudiantes y su mentalidad positiva y enfocada en las escuelas. ¡La Escuela Preparatoria Manual estará en muy buenas manos!

El Sr. Glover expresó lo siguiente: “Me honra que me hayan escogido para este cargo y tener la oportunidad de dirigir de manera colaborativa a la excelente Escuela Preparatoria Manual. Espero con entusiasmo trabajar con toda la comunidad de Manual; estoy abierto a sus comentarios y aliento a los estudiantes, miembros del personal, familias y la comunidad a que acudan a mí en nuestra alianza para seguir cultivando el futuro de Manual”.

También queremos tomarnos el tiempo de expresar nuestro más profundo aprecio por Lynn Heintzman y su dedicación para con los estudiantes y miembros del personal de la Escuela Preparatoria Manual durante el primer semestre. Vamos a extrañar a la Srta. Heintzman en su papel de directora interina y le deseamos lo mejor en su retorno a la jubilación.

Démosle la bienvenida al Sr. Glover a la familia de los Thunderbolts de Manual. Pronto compartiremos información sobre las oportunidades de reunirnos con el Sr. Glover para que conozca y converse con los estudiantes, sus familias y la comunidad.

Atentamente.

Sean Precious Dori Claunch Superintendente de instrucción preuniversitaria Superintendente de operaciones preuniversitarias

November 29, 2018

Dear Manual High School Students, Families, Staff and Community,

I am writing this letter to you to give you an update on the principal selection process for Manual High School. We consider selecting a principal one of the essential components of continuing to build on our success and have been working with the Manual Council to recommend the best leader for Manual.

The Manual Council has selected representatives to serve on the School Principal Search Advisory Committee (SPSAC) to represent the multiple stakeholder groups. This past week, the SPSAC reviewed resumes in alignment with the Manual Innovation Plan and invited five candidates to participate in the first round of interviews. After the interview process, the SPSAC recommended two candidates to proceed to the next round. These candidates are Joe Glover and Douglas Clinkscales.

These candidates will now participate in a learning walk to assess their instructional leadership as well as a community forum. The community forum will take place at 6 p.m. tonight, Thursday, November 29th and will begin in the cafeteria. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback on the candidates. Based on feedback from the learning walk and the community forum, finalists will be identified and recommended to participate in an interview with Interim Superintendent Ron Cabrera who will then select the new leader for Manual High School.

I would like to thank the Manual Council and the SPSAC for all their hard work and dedication to the search process. They are very committed to ensuring there is a strong leader to carry on the great work at Manual High School.

Sincerely,

Nicole T. Veltzé Assistant Superintendent, Division of Secondary Education

29 noviembre de 2018

Estimados estudiantes, familias, personal e integrantes de la comunidad de la Escuela Preparatoria Manual:

Les escribo esta carta para actualizarlos sobre el proceso de selección del director de la Escuela Preparatoria Manual: Consideramos que la selección de un director es uno de los componentes esenciales para seguir cosechando éxitos y hemos estado trabajando con el Consejo de Manual a fin de recomendar al mejor líder para Manual.

El Consejo de Manual ha seleccionado a representantes para servir en el Comité Asesor para la Selección del Director de Escuela (SPSAC) a fin de representar a los múltiples grupos de partes interesadas. Esta semana, el SPSAC revisó los curriculum vitae siguiendo los lineamientos del Plan de Innovación de Manual e invitó a seis candidatos para que participen en la primera ronda de entrevistas. Tras el proceso de entrevistas, el SPSAC recomendó a dos candidatos para que pasen a la siguiente ronda. Estos candidatos son Joe Glover and Douglas Clinkscales.

Estos candidatos participarán ahora no solo en una visita de aprendizaje con el fin de evaluar su liderazgo en la instrucción, sino también en un foro comunitario. El foro comunitario tendrá lugar a las 6 p. m. hoy, jueves, 29 de noviembre. Los miembros de la audiencia tendrán la oportunidad de hacer preguntas y ofrecer sus comentarios acerca de los candidatos. De acuerdo con los comentarios de la visita de aprendizaje y el foro comunitario, se identificará a los finalistas y serán recomendados para participar en una entrevista con el superintendente Ron Cabrera, quien seleccionará entonces al nuevo líder de la Escuela Preparatoria Manual.

Quisiera dar las gracias al Consejo de Manual y al SPSAC por su ardua labor y dedicación en el proceso de búsqueda. Han asumido el compromiso de garantizar que la Escuela Preparatoria Manual cuente con un sólido líder para llevar a cabo su misión.

Atentamente,

Nicole T. Veltzé Superintendente asistente, División de Educación Secundaria y Preparatoria

October 24, 2018

 

Dear Manual High School Students, Families, Staff and Community,

 

The Manual Council highly values the voices of all our stakeholders as part of the principal selection process. To honor this, we would like your input in determining the characteristics you would like see in the principal. You may provide your input at http://bit.ly/2Pk1p6j (English)/ http://bit.ly/2Jh1xy8 (Spanish), pick up a hard copy of the survey in the Manual HS main office, or call the Family & Community Helpline at 720-423-3054. Please submit the survey by Monday, October 29th at 8am.

 

Thank you for your participation and please continue to check the Manual High School website and Facebook page for additional information and important upcoming updates.

 

Sincerely,

 

The Manual Council

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24 de Octubre de 2018

 

Estimados estudiantes, familias, personal y comunidad de la Escuela Preparatoria Manual:

 

El Consejo de Manual da un alto valor a la voz de todas nuestras partes interesadas en el proceso del selección para el nuevo director(a). Fieles a esta consigna, nos gustaría tener su opinión para determinar las características que desean que tenga el director. Pueden proporcionar su opinión en http://bit.ly/2Pk1p6j (inglés)/ http://bit.ly/2Jh1xy8 (español), recoger un ejemplar impreso de la encuesta en la oficina principal de la Escuela Preparatoria Manual, o llamar al línea de ayuda para familias y comunidad al 720-423-3054. Se les agradece entregar la encuesta, a más tardar, el lunes, el 29 de octubre a las 8am.

 

Gracias por su participación y no se olviden de visitar el sitio web y la página de Facebook de la Escuela Preparatoria Manual para obtener información adicional y actualizaciones importantes.

 

Atentamente.

 

El Consejo de Manual

 

October 18, 2018

Dear Manual High School Community,

I appreciate this opportunity to share with you Manual High School’s State of the School that summarizes 2017-18 data and provides an overview of our areas of focus at Manual for the 2018-19 school year. We have updated our school’s Unified Improvement Plan and our Professional Development plan in collaboration with our teaching staff and members of our Manual Council. We continue to be committed to our school mission of Community, Culture and Innovation. Manual is also committed to the Shared Values of the Denver Public Schools community: Students First, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity, Accountability and Fun!

Measuring Manual’s Student Performance

School Performance Frameworks (SPF)

Although the state accountability system has been the primary measure of school performance in Colorado, this measure alone does not provide a full picture of a school’s performance, as it only captures student performance at a given point in time. The Denver Public School’s School Performance Framework (SPF) takes into account a broad range of measures and considers each school’s data over two years. The SPF is a comprehensive annual review of school performance, which is presented in the form of a scorecard that measures multiple performance criteria including: growth, status, student engagement and satisfaction, enrollment and parent engagement & satisfaction. Based on the school’s total number of points achieved across all of the indicators, the school is assigned an overall SPF rating of: Distinguished, Meets Expectations, Accredited on Watch, Accredited on Priority Watch or Accredited on Probation.

The 2017-18 SPF for Manual rated us as Accredited on Priority Watch. This rating is a combined score of the following criteria:

  • How much is our school improving in preparing students for college and career: Meets
  • How engaged and satisfied are students and families with our school: Meets
  • How well is our school closing academic gaps:  Approaching
  • How much are students growing academically each year:  Approaching
  • Are students at our school performing at grade level:  Does Not Meet Expectations
  • How well prepared are students for college and career: Does Not Meet Expectations

It is important to note the following celebrations of ratings:

  • Exceeds On-Track Graduation Rate Change;
  • Exceeds Student Satisfaction Survey Positive Response;
  • Meets ACCESS MGP(medium growth percentile);
  • Meets State Assessment % at benchmark within school gaps English Learners and Free/Reduced Lunch;
  • Meets Best of Graduation Rate-English Learners;
  • Meets State Assessment MGP compared to similar schools- Literacy and Math;
  • Meets State Assessment MGP State Comparison-Students with disabilities

It is also important to note student performance celebrations beyond the SPF:

  • In 2016, only 37.5% of Manual seniors graduated remediation free in Math. In 2017, that number increased to 49.2%. Last year, 2018, 67% of Manual students graduated remediation free in Math.
  • 2017, 17.5% of Manual juniors met the SAT college readiness benchmark in Reading & Writing. Last year, 2018, 28% of juniors met that same benchmark.
  • In 2017 7.5% of Manual juniors met the SAT college readiness benchmark in Math. Last year, that number increased to 4%.
  • Last year, while the number of sophomores meeting the PSAT 10 benchmark stayed the same in Reading & Writing, the number of students meeting the math benchmark doubled (from 4 to 8).

Though we have much to celebrate, we will work to improve the ratings of Does Not Meet for the following:

  • State Assessment % at benchmark Literacy, Science and Free/Reduced Lunch;
  • State Assessment MGP-Literacy;
  • CDE Best of Graduation Rate Change;
  • CDE Drop Out Rate; and
  • Attendance Rate.

Manual’s Perspective on Accountability

The staff and Manual Council understand the importance of measures like SAT and the SPF in ensuring quality schools and in supporting schools in making data-driven decisions. However, this data is a small piece of the information we use to evaluate our success as a school.  In addition to the achievement data provided by the state and the district, we have additional ways to measure success for our students including:

  • Innovation: As one of the first Denver Public Schools to be approved for Innovation status with the state, Manual’s avant-garde approach to education equips each student with their own Chrome Book. Every core classroom has been updated with 21st century tools and technology. Teachers are continuously trained in the innovative practices of Personalized Learning for their classrooms. This allows for customization and differentiation in classroom lessons to meet the needs of our individual students.
  • Med School (or MedConnect) at Manual: Through a partnership with Denver Health and St. Joseph’s Hospital, Manual offers one of the school district’s first biomedical pathways for high school students. Students have the opportunity to participate in health-based science classes, coaching and mentoring by professionals in health-related fields, and various hands-on learning opportunities. Each of these robust experiences gives our students a deeper insight into health career fields, while enhancing their soft skills needed to succeed in a professional work environment.
  • Early College (concurrent enrollment): Manual students come from a variety of diverse backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in degreed or professional fields. Early College provides options to students who do not receive enough grants and scholarships to pay for four years of college. Currently, 40 students are concurrently enrolled in classes taught by University of Colorado at Denver (UCD) professors at Manual and 10 students are attending classes at Community College of Denver (CCD) to earn an Associated Degree with their high school diploma.

2018-19 Unified Improvement Plan Goals

As a result of extensive data analysis, staff identified two areas of focus for this year which include:

Goal 1:  Attendance  WIG #1: Attendance

  • 45% of Manual students will meet the SPF Attendance threshold of 93% or better.

Goal 2: College and Career Readiness

  • 85% of Manual seniors will graduate remediation free in English and Math.
  • 60 Manual students will meet the college ready benchmark in English and math.
  • 100% of Manual students will move one or more bands as measured by PSAT/SAT.

If you have any questions regarding the information presented, please feel free to contact me at lynn_heintzman@dpsk12.org. I am so proud to be the interim principal at Manual.

 

Sincerely,

Lynn Heintzman

 

 

October 4, 2018

Dear Manual High School Students, Families, Staff and Community,

Selecting a great principal is one of the most essential components in continuing to build not only an academically successful school environment, but also continuing to lift up an enthusiastic and robust school culture. With this in mind we are excited to move forward in the selection process of the next leader of Manual High School.

As we commence the 2018-2019 school year, The Manual Council would like to thank our interim Principal, Lynn Heintzman and all of our administration for starting the year off with solid and effective leadership. We kicked off the year by building a strong foundation with our incoming 9​th​ graders through Freshmen Academy. Manual was recently featured on​ ​9 News highlighting​ our DACA students. We are proud to announce that several of our seniors have already been accepted to four year universities, and we look forward to hearing about more in the weeks and months to come. We are eagerly counting down for a group of students and faculty that will be embarking on an expeditionary learning experience to Cambodia in November. The Manual Council would like to acknowledge all the important work that continues​ ​Within The Halls of Manual​.

As we continue this important work and our search for a permanent leader, The Manual Council has emphasized that we are invested in maintaining consistency and a values based principal search process. In alignment with the Innovation Plan, the Manual Council will serve as the School Principal Selection Advisory Committee (SPSAC). We will be continuing with our previous SPSAC members, filling any vacancies and utilizing focus groups to make the process as inclusive as possible. The Council will compile a diverse and representative team to serve on the SPSAC. Members of the SPSAC will interview candidates and then share strengths and areas of concern for each candidate with the superintendent.

Lastly, we will be filling vacancies to include additional students, parents and community members to serve on the SPSAC and focus groups for the interview process. If you are interested in participating, please submit your application at​ ​https://bit.ly/2pBZVWh​ or pick up an application in the Manual HS main office. Please note that applications are due by ​Friday, October 12 at 4pm.

Thank you for your interest and support as we move forward during this crucial and pivotal process. We look forward to both hearing from, and working with, you as we identify and select the best possible leader for our outstanding school.

Sincerely,

The Manual Council

Timeline for Principal Selection Process

October 2-October 12, 2018: School Principal Search Advisory Committee accepts application forms for student, parents, and community representatives for the SPSAC.
Week of October 8: SPSAC applications due @ 4pm on October 12; Manual Council meets to finalize SPSAC members and focus groups; Student input sessions hosted.
Week of October 15 or 22: Manual Council meets for HR training and interview question development; additional engagement activities hosted as needed.
Week of November 26: Candidates participate in school based interviews; Top three candidates participate in instructional learning walk and community forum; Top two finalists interview with superintendent.

4 de octubre de 2018
Estimados estudiantes, familias, personal, y comunidad,
La selección de un gran directr es uno de los componentes más esenciales para continuar construyendo no solo un ambiente escolar académico exitoso, sino también para elevar una cultura escolar entusiasta y sólida. Con esto en mente, estamos entusiasmados de avanzar en el proceso de selección del próximo líder de la escuela Manual.
Al comenzar el año escolar 2018-2019, el consejo de Manual desea agradecer a nuestra Directora interina, Lynn Heintzman y a toda nuestra administración por comenzar el año con un liderazgo sólido y efectivo. Arrancamos el año construyendo una base sólida con nuestros estudiantes de 9º grado a través de la Academia del noveno grado. Manual fue presentado recientemente en Noticias 9 destacando a nuestros estudiantes de DACA. Estamos orgullosos de anunciar que varios de nuestros estudiantes de 12vo año ya han sido aceptados en universidades de cuatro años, y esperamos escuchar más en las próximas semanas y meses. Estamos contando con una cuenta regresiva para un grupo de estudiantes y profesores que se embarcarán en una experiencia de aprendizaje de expedición a Camboya en noviembre. El consejo de Manual quisiera reconocer todo el trabajo importante que continúa en los pasillos de Manual.
A medida que continuamos con este importante trabajo y nuestra búsqueda de un líder permanente, El consejo de Manual ha enfatizado que estamos comprometidos en mantener la coherencia y un proceso de búsqueda del principal basado en valores. En alineación con el Plan de Innovación, el Consejo Manual servirá como el Comité Asesor de Selección del Director de la Escuela (SPSAC). Continuaremos con nuestros miembros anteriores de SPSAC, llenando cualquier vacante y utilizando grupos de enfoque para que el proceso sea lo más inclusivo posible.
El Consejo compilará un equipo diverso y representativo para servir en el SPSAC. Los miembros del SPSAC entrevistarán a los candidatos y luego compartirán las fortalezas y áreas de preocupación de cada candidato con el superintendente.
Por último, estaremos llenando las vacantes para incluir estudiantes, padres y miembros de la comunidad adicionales para que trabajen en el SPSAC y en los grupos de enfoque para el proceso de entrevista. Si está interesado en participar, envíe su solicitud en https://bit.ly/2pBZVWh o recoja una solicitud en la oficina principal de Manual HS. Tenga en cuenta que las solicitudes deben presentarse antes del viernes 12 de octubre a las 4 pm.
Gracias por su interés y apoyo a medida que avanzamos durante este proceso crucial y fundamental. Esperamos escucharlo y trabajar con usted mientras identificamos y seleccionamos al mejor líder posible para nuestra escuela sobresaliente.
Sinceramente,

EL Consejo de Manual

Serie para el proceso de selección del director

Del 2 de octubre al 12 de octubre de 2018: el Comité Asesor de Búsqueda de Directores de Escuelas acepta aplicaciones de estudiantes, padres y representantes de la comunidad para el SPSAC.

Semana del 8 de octubre: solicitudes de SPSAC con vencimiento a las 4 pm el 12 de octubre; El Consejo Manual se reúne para finalizar los miembros de SPSAC y los grupos de enfoque; Sesiones de entrada de alumnos alojadas.

Semana del 15 al 22 de octubre: el Consejo Manual se reúne para la capacitación de recursos humanos y el desarrollo de preguntas de entrevista; actividades de compromiso adicionales alojadas según sea necesario.

Semana del 26 de noviembre: Los candidatos participan en entrevistas escolares; Los tres candidatos principales participan en la caminata de aprendizaje instruccional y en el foro de la comunidad; Entre los dos finalistas entrevistados con el superintendente.

 

Serina Montoya
School Social Worker
Manual High School
720-423-6751
Room: 114B
Main Office: 720-423-6300

 

May 18, 2018

Dear Manual High School Students, Families and Community,
We are writing to provide you an update on the Manual High School leadership transition.
As you are aware, the School Principal Search Advisory Committee (SPSAC) diligently worked to find a new leader for our school. Despite an inclusive, thoughtful and thorough principal search process, we were unable to identify a permanent leader. The SPSAC determined it was best to recommend that an interim principal be named for the first semester of the 2018-19 school year. This will allow us to take the remainder of 2018 to embark on a national search for the right candidate. We are confident that, by taking time to vet outstanding local, regional and national candidates in the fall, we will be able to find our next permanent leader who can best meet the needs of the school.
I am pleased to announce that Lynn Heintzman has been named the interim principal for Manual High School for Fall 2018. Ms. Heintzman is a retired Denver Public Schools principal. She served as the principal of Brown Elementary for five years prior to retiring. She currently is serving as interim principal at Lake Middle School for the remainder of the 2017-18 school year. Ms. Heintzman has over 30 years of experience as a K-12educator, working both at the school and district level. She is extremely excited and honored to being working with Manual students, staff and community, and she is committed to making this a positive and smooth transition. She will continue to support the efforts around school improvement that have been put in place at Manual for the first semester of 2018-19 and mentor the new principal once they begin.
Ms. Heintzman will officially begin in at the end of July, but will schedule dates and times over the summer and early fall to meet and greet students, families, and the community.
We would also like to take the time to express our deepest appreciation for Renard Simmons and his dedication to our students and staff while at Manual High School for the past several months. We will miss Mr. Simmons in his role as interim principal after this school year and we wish him the best as he returns to lead DC21 full time.
Please know that we are committed to ensuring a seamless transition for our Manual student(s). Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Family & Community Helpline at 720-423-3054. Thank you.
Sincerely,
Nicole Veltzé
Assistant Superintendent, Division of Secondary Education

 

18 de mayo de 2018
Estimados estudiantes, familias y comunidad de la Escuela Preparatoria Manual:
Les escribimos para actualizarlos con respecto a la transición de liderazgo de la Escuela Preparatoria Manual.
Como saben, el Comité Asesor para la Selección del Director de Escuela (SPSAC) trabajó diligentemente para encontrar al nuevo líder de nuestra escuela. A pesar de que el proceso de selección del director fue inclusivo, reflexivo y exhaustivo, no logramos identificar a un líder permanente. El SPSAC determinó que lo mejor era elegir a un director interino para el primer semestre del año escolar 2018-19. Esto nos permitirá utilizar el resto de 2018 para conducir una búsqueda a nivel nacional del candidato adecuado. Confiamos en que, al tomar tiempo para examinar a los candidatos locales, regionales y nacionales sobresalientes en el otoño, podremos encontrar al próximo líder permanente que mejor satisfaga las necesidades de la escuela.
Me complace anunciarles que Lynn Heintzman es la nueva directora interina de la Escuela Preparatoria Manual para el otoño de 2018. La Srta. Heintzman es directora jubilada de las Escuelas Públicas de Denver. Fue directora de la Escuela Primaria Brown durante cinco años antes de jubilarse. Actualmente sirve como directora interina de la Escuela Secundaria Lake por lo que resta del año escolar. La Srta. Heintzman tiene más de 30 años de experiencia como educadora de kindergarten a 12.º grado a nivel escolar y del Distrito. Está sumamente emocionada y honrada de trabajar con los estudiantes, el personal y la comunidad de Manual y está comprometida con hacer que la transición sea positiva y sin contratiempos. Continuará apoyando los esfuerzos de mejora escolar que se han programado para Manual para el primer semestre de 2018-19 y será mentora del nuevo director.
La Srta. Heintzman iniciará oficialmente su labor al final de julio pero programará tiempo en el verano y principios de otoño para conocer a los estudiantes, las familias y miembros de la comunidad.
También queremos tomarnos el tiempo de expresar nuestro más profundo aprecio por Renard Simmons y su dedicación para con los estudiantes y miembros del personal de la Escuela Preparatoria Manual durante estos últimos meses. Extrañaremos al Sr. Simmons en su papel de director interino después de este año escolar y le deseamos lo mejor en su regreso como líder a tiempo completo de DC21.
Queremos que sepan que tenemos el compromiso de garantizar una transición sin interrupciones para los estudiantes de Manual. Si tienen alguna pregunta, no duden en llamar a la Línea de ayuda para las familias y la comunidad al 720-423-3054. Gracias.
Atentamente,
Nicole Veltzé