• Brian Ayers  
    November 4, 2021
    Dear Manhattan Parents/Guardians,
    The first quarter of the 2021-2022 school year is in the books. Students and staff safely returned to school this Fall for in person instruction. As we wrap up our first quarter of studies, it is important to assess our growth and set goals for the remainder of the school year. The November 10 and 11 Parent Conferences provide an excellent opportunity for parents to check in with teachers and staff on the progress of their students.
    As your superintendent one of my goals is to create opportunities to listen and learn from a variety of stakeholders with the intention of laying a foundation for deeper community engagement. I am developing a Superintendent Advisory Council for the following stakeholders: students (grades 5-12), staff, parents, and community members. I have been working with administrators to identify a diverse group of individuals within the student, staff, and parent groups. Invitations will be going out in the coming weeks. If you would like to be considered, please notify your child’s principal. If you are an interested community member, and you have no kids in Manhattan Public Schools, please email or call Jamie Heaps* in the District Office. The Superintendent Advisory Councils will meet on a monthly basis to discuss a variety of district-related issues.
    I am honored to serve each of you in our collective quest to be a model school for students and staff, and to the surrounding communities for social, academic and innovative accomplishments.
    *Jamie Heaps can be reached at 406.284.6460 ext 215 and/or jheaps@mhstigers.org