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

EARLY RELEASE DAYS: Thursday 12/18 and Friday 12/19
Students will be released at 12:20 p.m. on both days. No lunch will be served. Go home changes must be called in before 11 a.m. or you may send in a note with your student. After 12:00 we cannot accommodate office pick ups or remove students from buses. (Reminder: Please call the office by 8:30 a.m. if your student will be absent.)
For one U.S. dollar, students may dress up like their favorite decade! Sponsored by our Manzanita Student Council, proceeds will go towards new classroom technology and equipment.
"PAUSE FOR PAWS" December 1-18
During this hectic time of year, we ask that you pause for a moment and think about our homeless furry friends spending the holiday season in our local animal shelters. The Manzanita Student Council is collecting pet supplies during the month of December. Items needed include dog and cat food, small blankets, toys and treats. Cash donations are welcome as well. Your contributions are greatly appreciated!
Please stop by the office to complete withdrawal paperwork if your student will be transferring to a new school after Winter Break.
DECEMBER DragonGram!
Click on link to see this month's newsletter. It's a busy month full of special events! (See also the Upcoming Events listed on this website.)
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.
Stay Connected to KUSD!
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