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Dear Parents and Students,
Welcome back to a new school year! It has been a summer of transformation and I'm excited to start the year off with new upgraded facilities. The buildings look awesome and the learning environment for the students have improved tremendously. The windows in the Luckey building look fantastic. The new ceilings and lighting plus interior paint has brightened up the halls and classrooms of both buildings. The elementary building flooring and new entrance remodel is very inviting. The K-3 wing is climate controlled so the students will be comfortable in all seasons. Installation of an intercom system will allow us better communication amongst staff and increased improvement in safety and security of the students. With Phase II completed, we are starting to plan for Phase III next summer.
The new school year will bring changes to instruction and management of the school. Grades 3-5 will introduce the Wonders series for language arts. The teachers in K-2 implemented the series last year. We have received an update to our "Blest Are We" series for religion. The updated series will benefit both teachers and students as we tend to the spirituality of our students. We have made some changes to electives and Colleen Hampton is making plans for another great year of science with the STEM Program. The counselor, Erica Lienemann , is full time this year. She has added Individual Plans of Study for the students to go along with her coordination of the Olweus anti-bullying program and character education classes. She will teach some study/social skills classes for sixth grade as wells help with electives.
There will be changes to the schedule for all students this year. We have trained as a staff on Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS). Time has been allotted for this program at the end of the day for 20 minutes. This program is designed to utilize testing tools to monitor the progress of our students. If students need remediation, the teachers are developing tiered interventions to use at this time. Other students will be placed in enrichment centers for this time frame. We will use Fastbridge Learning to monitor the progress of our students. We will also be taking online ITBS tests in the Fall for grades 1-8 Feedback will be immediate for all testing so curriculum decisions can be made efficiently.
We have top-notch educators that continue to improve and add to the learning environment. Their spirituality and professionalism make it an easy choice to attend MCS.
2016-2017 ITBS Scores
In September, MCS completed Iowa Test of Basic Skills for grades 3-8. Individual scores were shared with parents at Parent Teacher Conferences, along with Kansas Assessments from Spring 2016. The school performed exceptionally well. Learn more on the Academics page to learn more about how MCS students are excelling in the classroom!
Learn about our STEM program
New to MCS this year is the addition of a dedicated STEM program! Students are learning in a hands-on way about the principles of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, as they solve problems and innovate in the classroom.
Choosing Catholic Education
There are many reasons for choosing to invest in a Catholic Education for your child. Manhattan Catholic Schools is committed to developing each student in body, mind and spirit. However, we understand the many questions and decisions involved. Here are some reasons we believe in the value of a Catholic education: