More than $36,000 Raised at the 9th Annual Friends of Manual Breakfast!
On Friday, May 20, 2016 approximately 400 alumni; community supporters; government officials; and current students, staff, and administration gathered in the Manual Thunderdome for a packed program. Principal Nick Dawkins shared exciting school updates and Friends of Manual awarded scholarships to several graduating seniors. Cast members from the school's Dream Girls performance also performed for the guests.
Thanks to our amazing sponsors and supporters more than $36,000 was raised to help support the school - and the checks continue to come in!
News and Announcements
Friends of Manual Supports Student Growth in Writing
Friends of Manual recently provided a grant to help 11 students and a teacher travel to Tacoma Washington for the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing.
In addition to teaching the students strategies for effectively running a writing center, they learned that the Manual Writing Center is truly a unique concept — operating as the only Writing Center founded and run by the students themselves. Read more about their experience here.
Friends of Manual Donates $18,000 to Help Upgrade Technology at Manual High School
Friends of Manual High recently donated $18,000 to the school to help upgrade classroom and student technology. A portion of the donated dollars will go toward the installation of 15 Prometheus boards, interactive whiteboards that give students the ability to interact and collaborate in real time with lesson information.
The donation also supported the purchase of 35 Chromebook tablets. The tablets will it possible to fulfill Principal Nick Dawkins' commitment to provide each Manual student with access to a tablet during the school day. Learn more here.