Enrollment packets are available now in our attendance and enrollment office, room 103, for 5th graders who are coming to Mann.
They will soon be delivered to elementary students at their home cluster schools (Carver, Clay, Euclid, Fay, Ibarra, Marshall, Oak Park, Rolando Park) with a survey on how to improve Mann. If you need more information about district enrollment procedures, please visit the District Enrollment website.
In the 2016-2017 school year, we look forward to some exciting changes to Mann:
- All students, not just sixth graders, will be taking home a Lenovo 11e Chromebook laptop computer to give them Anytime, Everywhere wireless access to be able to learn in the 5000 hours a year that students are awake outside of school. We offer some free MIFI wireless access points for families that need them and leave our library open for tutoring and access from 6:45 am - 3:15 pm each and every regular school day.
- We will be offering a GATE Cluster Track for GATE identified students or those looking for extra challenge in depth and complexity.
- We will be hiring two extra resource support teachers to give support for students who may need extra help and more individualized attention to meet the depth of knowledge within the Common Core Standards.
- We will be offering elective courses in our sixth grade.
- We will be expanding our coding and engineering offerings within science as well as offering an introductory computer class that will feature LEGO Mindstorms robotics, computer coding and engineering within our new campus MakerSpace in Room 306.
- We will be offering a Spanish elective for the first time as well as a standalone ASB/leadership/broadcast and yearbook class. We want to build leaders who help drive student voice, agency and ownership of Mann.
- We will have a 20 minute advisory period on Mondays to building closer relationships with students and to tackle schoolwide strategies for college readiness such as AVID organization, binder checks, planner checks, and grade checks.
- We will continue to support and bolster our high quality performing arts program featuring theatre, visual and digital arts, and music. Our band and orchestra will be going to the Music in the Parks Festival to defend their first place finish in 2014. Our theatre program is taught by Mr. Ang who taught theatre for 20 years at Valencia Park Arts Magnet and regularly directs for San Diego Junior Theatre at Balboa Park.
- We will continue to support the adoption of rigorous Next Generation Science Standards, led by our department chair, Dr. Rachael Tarshes who serves on the district Early Implementation team for the state. We have a full year of science in 6th grade and will be implementing some of the Gateways to Technology curriculum into our introduction to computers elective in 6th grade. This year, our NGSS team took field trips to Sea World, Qualcomm's Thinkabit Lab, Scripps Birch Aquarium and Laboratory, UCSD Seismic Lab, Belmont Park Rollercoasters, and Mission Trails.
- Our students also took college field trips to UCSD, SDSU and USD.
- We will continue to provide and expand transitional support for incoming 6th grade students by providing them with a separate lunch, separate building, and giving them a core teacher who will support them in at least two of their classes.