This Week in Manual Academics: Dec. 4-9


The Movement Choir performs “Jesus is Real” with guest soloist Mr. Bryan Crady (Assistant Principal). Photo by Kayla Martin

Reece Gunther

YPAS Performances

The YPAS Orchestra department will hold a concert on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. on the mainstage. YPAS’ Choir department will hold a concert on Thursday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. on the mainstage. YPAS’ student composers will hold a concert on Friday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. on the mainstage.

YPAS’ guitar department held a concert this past Thursday, Nov. 30. Photo courtesy of @mnm12 on Twitter.

Random Acts of Kindness

Manual’s guidance office is collaborating with a friend of Manual to provide random acts of kindness before winter break. Students can nominate friends and other students to be a recipient by filling out a form to the guidance office by Dec. 7.

JCPS Employee Spotlight

In JCPS’ most recent edition of their employee spotlight, Julie Tallent (VA) explained her role at Manual and the importance of art.

TorchPrep ACT Bootcamp

Manual’s guidance office announced a six week bootcamp taking place throughout February and March on Mondays and Saturdays. According to the guidance office, the bootcamp increases ACT scores and includes over 30 hours of training with full-length tests and study plans. Students can sign up for the bootcamp until Feb. 5, 2018 and the cost is $399.

Winter Color Guard

The Manual Marching Band will host a winter color guard interest meeting on Monday, Dec. 4 at 2:45 p.m. The meeting is open to all current and prospective students. The winter color guard performs at approximately three basketball games and a winter guard competition.

Abby Thompson (YPAS, 12) performs for the color guard on the Crimson Sound at the half. Photo by Maya Joshi.