All School Rosary Led by ParentsManhattan Catholic Schools
Booster Club Meeting
Monthly Booster Club MeetingManhattan Catholic Schools
Carlos O'Kelly's Night
MCS Flag Project
Dear Parents and Students,
The school year has started off very well! Students are busy at work learning educational standards needed to be successful. They have adjusted into routines and are performing very well. We have many new programs this year. Students currently are taking online Iowa Tests. These have been paper and pencil in the past but are taken on the computers this year. We will get results the day after testing takes place. Very exciting! We can evaluate programs or content areas that need to be corrected earlier. We can see where the student needs are quicker as well. We are also certifying teachers on Fastbridge Learning this year. This replaces MAP and DIBELS testing we have been taking. Fastbridge Learning has an early reading inventory and a social/emotional inventory to be utilized by our counselor. We will start giving these tests the second semester. Grades 3-5 have a new Wonders reading series. Wonders was implemented K-2 last year. It is a very extensive and rigorous language arts program.
We wish to thank the supporters of MCS on their kind donations in the past. The chromebooks purchased last year for grades 4-8 are being used daily. They have been effective tools in the educational process and are great time savers for teachers with new Iowa, Fastbridge and State Assessments. We would also like to thank our supporters for their support of the capital improvements made in Phase II. The learning environment for the students is wonderful. We are eager to finish Phase III next summer.
We are very proud of our students at MCS. Stuco has had a fundraiser for the NCEA Hurricane Relief efforts. With other natural disasters, our kids are very concerned and active in helping others. They have also continued with helping the food pantry each first Wednesday of the month. We are happy to allow a free dress day for a can of food donation. Stuco also recycles paper every Friday during the school year. Students are volunteering more than I've seen in the past for very many activities. It's exciting to see!
The 100 Year Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima is October 13. Our 8th grade class under the supervision of class sponsor, Aaron Brockman, will conduct a Rosary for the community and students of MCS at 12:30 pm at Seven Dolors Church. All are welcome. The following week, our parents lead the school Rosary on Wednesday October 18. This is an annual event for the month of the Rosary.
October is a busy month. We have the Knights of Columbus Chicken BBQ on October 1 and the MCS Annual Auction is Saturday, October 7. Please check the calendar for other activities. Please attend and support MCS!
Mr. Scott Hulshoff
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: