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 assemblies, school 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-
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!