Manchester Regional High School

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School Closed - Thanksgiving Recess
Date: 11/27/2015
Administrator's Advisory Committee Meeting
Date: 11/30/2015, 7 PM 8 PM
Location: Library
Early Dismissal at 12:19 p.m. - Teacher In-Service
Date: 12/2/2015


Anti Bullying Info

Mr. Chris Wacha
Assistant Principal
Phone: 973-389-2874
Ms. Colleen Brogan
Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Student Services
Phone: 973-389-2833
Harrassment Policy School HIB Grade


Report Cards

As MRHS continues to "go green" and no longer prints and mails Report Cards, parents should view these reports via the Parent Portal.

PARCC Results

The students' PARCC results (PBA and EOY combined) are here, and will be sent home shortly.

Solar Photovoltaic Power System RFP

Notice is hereby given that sealed competitive contracting proposals will be received by the Business Administrator of the Passaic County Manchester Regional High School District Board of Education and the Haledon Public School District Board of Education...

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Superintendent M. A. Wanko, Ph.D.

November is derived from the Latin word “novem” which means nine. It was once the ninth month in the Roman calendar.  When we think of November, we often think of political elections, the baseball world series, and, of course, turkey.   November holds many important dates such as Election Day (11/3), Veterans Day (11/11) and Thanksgiving (11/26).  Additionally, November is a month that hosts Book Lovers Day (11/7), United States Marine Corps Day (11/10), Philanthropy Day (11/15), The Great American Smoke-Out (11/19) and Black Friday (11/27).   Furthermore, there have been many events of great historical importance that took place in this month.  On November 6, 1860 Abraham Lincoln was elected as the 16th president of the United States. On November 13, 1927 the Holland Tunnel became the first underwater tunnel built in the United States, and on November 13, 1956 the United States Supreme Court ruled that segregation on public buses was an illegal practice. Let’s take a look at some of the great events that are taking place at Manchester this month. 

November at Manchester

Of special note is our early dismissal on Wednesday, November 18th as this is time for our teachers to prepare for welcoming parents/guardians to our Open House, which will begin at 7:00 p.m. that evening.

Professional Development

The New Jersey Education Association will host their annual teacher’s convention in Atlantic City on November 5th and 6th.  At the convention teachers can attend workshops that will focus on ways in which they can hone their craft so that they can provide a stalwart educational service to their students.  Educational researchers Dana Goldstein and Jose Luis Vilson will serve as the keynote speakers and the exhibit “High Tech Hall” will serve as a venue for teachers to acclimate themselves with the tools that are being used by educators across the country as we rapidly shift towards our 21st century education initiatives.  School will not be in session on these dates.

Coffee House Night

The National Honor Society will host our semi-annual Coffee House night on the 13th of November.  This is an event which allows our Falcon singers, musicians, and poets to perform in a very casual setting amongst their peers.  Our student body does a terrific job supporting their fellow Falcons at these Coffee Houses and we expect that this will be another great event. 

Extending the Helping Hand

Our Falcon National Honor Society will begin their annual Coat Drive on November 16th.  Students are encouraged to bring in any extra coats and jackets that they are willing to donate to charity.  This event serves as an excellent opportunity for our Falcons to embrace the importance of philanthropy by helping those in need.   

Winter Athletics

The N.J.S.I.A.A., the governing body for New Jersey interscholastic athletics, has announced that November 23rd is the first day that winter athletic practices can begin.  The Manchester boys’ basketball will look to defend their state championship and the Lady Falcons will also seek to vie for league, county, and state accolades.  Our Falcon grapplers will excitedly hit the mats as they will look to make an impact on the Passaic County Wrestling Championships.  We are also very eager to see our winter track program continue to compete at a high level. 

Thanksgiving Break

School will not be in session on November 26th and 27th as our Falcon community will be honoring all that they have to be grateful for during the Thanksgiving Holiday. 

Michael A. Wanko, Ph.D.
Interim Superintendent 
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Principal Richard Ney, Ed.D.

I am pleased and privileged to welcome you to what we believe will be another exciting year at Manchester Regional High School.  I especially want to welcome our new freshmen who are embarking on a brand new educational experience as high school students.  We are fortunate to have an amazing and dedicated staff, and we are welcoming nine new faculty members this year.  They are joining a staff and a student body that has accomplished great things over the years, including achieving high scores on state mandated tests and being recognized by U.S. News and World Report on their list of Best High Schools in America five consecutive times.  Thanks to the quality of education provided at Manchester Regional High School, our graduates attend some of the best colleges and universities in the nation, and last year’s graduating class earned over six million dollars in scholarships. We also have outstanding co-curricular and athletic activities, many of which achieve state recognition including our Make a Difference Club and our basketball team which won a state championship in 2015. We continue to upgrade our facilities as well.  Among other projects last year, we replaced all of the windows facing Church Street significantly improving climate and appearance.  This year we anticipate completing our locker replacement program providing our students the most up-to-date facilities to accommodate their book bags and other belongings.  I am personally privileged to be entering my 16th year serving Manchester, 12 years as an administrator and educational leader, and I continue to look forward to being part of the wonderful Manchester family.
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