Enrichment Programs

The Manning School ENRICHMENT Program:

Philosophy and Programs Paid for by the PTA and Other Grants Obtained


Parents and teachers came together  after Manning’s first successful year  and crafted the following statement as Manning’s “Enrichment Program” philosophy:  


Students often miss the greater opportunities for direct cultural, community and civic interaction; or a greater understanding of the world outside their neighborhood.  Realizing that our students of today are the leaders of tomorrow,”  we hope to offer them personal interaction with people, and experiences, that present diverse and positive exemplars. 


Consequently, it is still the focal point of the Enrichment Committee, to schedule assembliesschool and classroom experiences, and field trips that will enhance curriculum, promote critical thinking, and expose students to the “greater world” around them.  


The following are examples of previous “enrichment” activities at The Manning School: annual Mizel Museum Holocaust survivor speaker, Chamber Theater “Encore” short stories productions field trip, Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Giver field trips,  CSU production of A Child’s Christmas in Wales field trip, “Treasures of Egypt” field trip to the Denver Art Museum,  author AVI assembly, author Dom Testa assembly,  Jake Norton’s “Climbing Your Everest” assembly,  African drummers assembly, Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s Twelfth-Night anti-bullying production at Manning, Marne Production’s IMPROV assemblies, “Pressure Points” motivational assembly, “Religions of the World” after-school field trip, Mark Twain “interpretive characterization assembly, Denver Museum of Nature and Science “Body Worlds” field trip, Mizel Museum “Tikkun Olam” cultural writings exhibit at Manning, Junior Achievement Global Marketplace at Manning, CU scientists in the classrooms, A Tugging String author Civil Rights assembly, Swallow Hill Civil War music productions, IMAX “Religions of the World,” “Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaoh’s” and “World War II” movie field trips integrated with 7th– and 8th-grade social studies curriculum, other movie field trips such as “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” the award-winning “The Breadwinner,” and “Harriet,” “At the Table with Dr. King” music/art/drama assembly, and a variety of other artists, writers, civic leaders and scholars in classrooms…..and much, much more!


In addition, Enrichment has funded prizes for students participating in a variety of competitions and the annual Vocabulary Bowl! Enrichment is also responsible for the Denver Center for the Performing Art’s highly sought-after “Shakespeare in the Parking Lot: Romeo and Juliet” in Manning’s parking lot!

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books 2022/2023 Coming soon…

PTA Reflections 2022/2023

What is the Reflections Program? This is a great way to show your talents and create an art piece that will leave a lasting memory on all those who look at it.  Be brave and show us your talents…who knows…you might change the world with it! CHECK OUT THE FLYER!   What is the theme …