A Tradition of Excellence since 1963.

Manzanita Elementary School

To provide students with an educational foundation for life-long success

Principal's Message

Welcome to Manzanita Elementary School, Home of the Dragons! 

The staff and I would like to thank you for taking time to visit our website. Manzanita is an all-day kindergarten through 5th grade school with an established team of outstanding educators who are committed to our 770 students.  We have been named an Excelling or “A” school for the past six years. We are also a proud member of Kingman Unified School District #20 in Kingman, AZ. Manzanita has a 51-year tradition of educating and developing well-rounded students in a safe and welcoming environment. Curriculum is based on the Arizona Career and Readiness Standards. We offer many rigorous academic programs designed to address the individual differences and needs of our students including accelerated classrooms in first through fifth grade and a magnet program for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Students and staff utilize a variety of technology resources including Beyond Textbooks, Reading Eggs, Study Island, and Accelerated Reader. KUSD #20 believes in developing the whole child through the Four “A’s”’-- Academics, the Arts, Athletics, and Activities. 
As you navigate around our website, you will see students developing their talents and skills through participation in choir, drama, 5th grade band, Art Masters, student council, in-school interventions, after-school tutoring, chess, yearbook, sign language, and computer clubs. We believe that every child can learn, but only with a strong partnership with the student’s family and school can children realize their full potential. We encourage parents to develop a relationship with their child's teacher by accessing student grades on the internet, attending conferences, concerts, Fall Festival, recognition assemblies, and various fundraisers. When parents attend school functions, they demonstrate to their children that they value education and support their child’s efforts towards academic excellence. We look forward to working with parents and families to ensure another successful and rewarding year! 

Principal                 Assistant Principal 
 Joyce Pietri            Barb Thofson    

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News and Announcements

We will hold our annual chess tournament on Saturday, November 22 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. All Kingman school students in kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to participate, including homeschooled students and those who attend charter, private and online schools. The tournament will be held in our gymnasium.
SCHEDULE FOR 11/24-11/28
Monday 11/24 and Tuesday 11/25 are full schedule school days: 8:35 a.m.-3:20 p.m. (Be sure to note the pick up procedures listed below). There is no school Wednesday, 11/26 through Friday, 11/28.
Due to the short holiday week, Mr. Boone will hold FULL band rehearsals on Monday, 11/24 and Tuesday, 11/25.
1) Go home changes must be called in by 2:00 p.m. or you may send a note with your student in the morning.
2) We cannot accept verbal go home instructions from students.
3) Student may be picked up at the East or West Gate. Office pick ups are for emergencies only.
4) If you need to pick up your student for an appointment, please pick them up before 3:00 p.m.
5) We will not remove students out of class during the last 20 minutes of school - 3:00-3:20 p.m.
6) If you arrive to pick up your student between 3:00-3:20, please wait for the 3:20 bell and meet your student at their regular pick up point.
7) We will not remove students from buses as that creates a delay in departure for all bus riders. Please meet your students at their regular bus stop.
Manzanita Student Council is hosting “Pajama Day”! For a fee of one U.S. dollar ($1), students may wear school appropriate pajamas to school. (No slippers please.) Proceeds go towards the purchase of new playground equipment and classroom technology. Thank you for your support!
November DragonGram!
P.A. Day Contest! Has Your Class Won Yet? (click here)
Nominate Your Teacher for the Silver Apple Award!
Nominations accepted through February 28, 2015. Applications are available in the office or you can click on the link for more information.
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