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Tuesday, Dec 16:
-Coffee Orders
-Student Council meeting 7th hour
-5-8 Christmas Program 7:00pm
 
Wednesday, Dec 17:
-BPA regionals in Helena
-Academic Olympics meeting 12:25
-No Tiger Buddies today
-Jazz Choir students to rehearse during 7th hour with Choir class
-High School Christmas Program 7:00 pm
 
Thursday, Dec 18:
-HSBB vs. Christian
 
Friday, Dec 19:
-Ugly Sweater Day!
-Student Council petitions due
-Holiday Food Drive – last day to bring in items
-Shakespeare in the Schools performance & workshops
-HSBB vs. Jefferson
 
Saturday, Dec 20:


NOTES:

SENIORS: the Norwex Order Forms are in. Please see Amber Brown TODAY about this.

Caroling for Cans this Sunday from 12:30 to 3:00. Students planning to help with the Caroling for Cans canned food drive please meet in Mrs. Krogstad's room at noon on Wednesday. We need carolers but if you are not super musical :) we also need "runners" to gather the food from homes. Join us! It should be super fun!

There will be a Student Council meeting today, 7th hour, in the small side of the Activities Room.

Don't forget to dig those ugly sweaters out of the closets this Friday for Ugly Sweater Day! Bring a dollar and support No Kid Hungry this Christmas season!!! Winner will receive a plate of Ugly Sweater Sugar Cookies!

If anyone would like to donate winter clothing to people in the Gallatin County, we have collection boxes near the office. We will be collecting through mid January! We are also accepting winter blankets to donate to the warming center in Bozeman!!!

Tiger Buddies is cancelled for this week.

Attention Tigers! There is an informational meeting TODAY Tuesday, December 16, regarding ACADEMIC OLYMPICS. Any student interested in competing with the high school Academic Olympics team should meet in Mrs. Stewart’s room at 12:25 next Tuesday. Try-outs will be shortly after the holiday break.

Student Council elections will be in January! This election will be to determine the Co-President and Co-Vice President for the second semester of this school year, and carry through first semester of next year. Any junior who has served one semester on Student Council is eligible to run for Co-President. Students interested in running should see Mr. Ballantyne for a petition and additional qualifications. Petitions will be due by Friday, December 19.

The Holiday Hunger Drive has begun! Remember to bring your non-perishable goods to your class’s drop off location. Our goal is 200 pounds of food by the 19th of December. The class with the highest weight of food wins ice cream!! May the best class win.

Shakespeare in the Schools will be performing A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Friday, Dec 19. The performance will be 2nd-3rd hour, then the workshops (optional) will be held 4th & 5th hour. The sign-up sheet for workshops will be in the English hallway Tuesday-Thursday.

Students:
The following additions and changes to the 2014-15 student handbook were adopted by the board of trustees on December 10,, 2014 and are in effect beginning immediately. Changes are printed in italics. Please familiarize yourself with the changes.

XVII. MANAGEMENT OF SPORTS RELATED CONCUSSIONS
The Manhattan School District recognizes that concussions and head injuries are commonly reported injuries in children and adolescents who participate in sports and other recreational activities. The Board acknowledges the risk of catastrophic injuries or death is significant when a concussion or head injury is not properly evaluated and managed. Therefore, all competitive sport activities in the District will be identified for head injury management practices by the administration.

Consistent with the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS), the Montana High School Association (MHSA), and other nationally recognized concussion management programs, the District will utilize procedures developed by the MHSA and other pertinent information to inform and educate coaches, youth athletes, and their parents and/or guardians of the nature and risk of concussions or head injuries, including the dangers associated with continuing to play after a concussion or head injury. Resources are available on the MHSA resource page at www.mhsa.org and National Federation of High Schools (www.nfhs.org).

Further detailed information is contained in the Sports Participation Handbook.

J. NONDISCRIMINATION/SPECIAL EDUCATION/SECTION 504/
TITLE I/TITLE IX
All students shall have the opportunity to participate in and receive benefits from all programs or activities including, but not limited to, course offerings, graduation requirements, athletics, counseling, employment assistance, extra-curricular and other school-related activities. As a parent, you may request an evaluation of your child to determine his or her needs for special education, Title I, and/or related services. The result of the evaluation determines your child's eligibility to receive a range of services under applicable laws. See www.pta.org for assistance and further information.
Discrimination in education because of sex, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, physical or mental handicap, political belief, marital or parental status is prohibited unless based upon reasonable grounds as provided by law.
Inquiries or complaints regarding Special Education, Title I, or discrimination regarding Title IX should be directed to Mr. Robert Moore, Title IX Coordinator, Manhattan High School, Box 425, Manhattan, MT 59741 (406) 284-3341. Inquiries or complaints regarding Section 504 should be directed to Mr. Neil Harvey, Section 504 Coordinator, Manhattan High School, Box 425, Manhattan, MT 59741 (406) 284-3341.
T. COLLEGE VISITS
Seniors are allowed two days of school related absence to visit colleges of their choice unless otherwise approved by the school administration. Juniors are allowed 2 days of school related absence to visit colleges of their choice if the institution(s) is out of state.

X. VIDEO CAMERA SURVEILLANCE
The Manhattan Public Schools use video surveillance cameras on school grounds on a 24 hour per day basis. Policy 3235

Y. INVESTIGATIONS AND ARRESTS BY POLICE
Manhattan Public Schools encourage local law enforcement to be present on campus and establish good relationships with our students. At the same time, the District encourages police to talk to a student away from the school and before or after school hours if possible. If special circumstances exist or if the interview is at the request of the school, the superintendent or principal will make this determination. If a student is under age 18, a reasonable attempt will be made to notify the parents, except in cases of suspected child abuse or child neglect involving the parent. Parents of minors will be given the opportunity to come to the school prior to questioning in cases not involving suspected child abuse or child neglect. Policy 4411

Z. EPINEPHRINE AUTO-INJECTORS IN SCHOOLS:
Each district school will maintain a stock supply of auto-injectable epinephrine to be administered immediately by a school nurse or other authorized personnel in accordance with Montana law (MCA 20-5-421) and District medication policy 3416. Emergency personnel (911) will be summoned and then parent will be notified immediately following all administration of epinephrine. The limited stock of this medication is not intended to be used in place of medications previously or currently prescribed for specific students or staff with known allergies. Students with known allergies are expected to continue to provide their own health care provider ordered medications and written individual annual anaphylaxis plan.

The Manhattan Schools protocol for use of auto-injectable epinephrine (Epi-Pen) is available upon request. Please notify your child’s building principal or the school nurse if you DO NOT want your child to receive epinephrine under any circumstance (paramedics will still be called in).