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

Our Fall Festival will be held on campus from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, 10/23. $5.00 for games. Food is extra. Book Fair also open! Students may wear school appropriate costumes.
BOOK FAIR! 10/20-10/29 (open during lunch hours and Fall Festival only)
Choir Shirts - Order Deadline is October 24!
About Halloween...
Friday, October 31 is a full school day as usual - 8:35 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. Students must wear their uniform or school spirit shirt. Costumes may only be worn during our Fall Festival on Thursday, October 23.
P.A. Day Contest! Has Your Class Won Yet?
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.
2014-2015 School Calendar (traditional schedule)
2015-2016 School Calendar (45/10 schedule)
Stay Connected to KUSD!
Follow Kingman Unified School District on social media to see district news, events and important information. Facebook.com/KUSD20 and Twitter.com/KingmanUSD
Fundraiser Receipts = 10 Dragon Dollars
Students who bring in a fundraiser receipt (signed by a parent) will receive 10 Dragon Dollars!
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Upcoming Events

Book Fair
Date: 10/23/2014
Location: Open during lunch hours and Fall Festival only
Chess Team
Date: 10/23/2014, 7:15 AM 8:15 AM
Full Band Rehearsal
Date: 10/23/2014, 3:30 PM 4:15 PM
Fall Festival!
Date: 10/23/2014, 5 PM 6:30 PM
Location: $5.00 for games. Food is extra. Book Fair also open!
Book Fair
Date: 10/24/2014
Location: Open during lunch hours and Fall Festival only