Black Friday Remember J&C

The Manual J&C department needs all sorts of goodies to help the students prepare for careers in journalism, photo journalism, broadcast journalism and much, much more!

Give thanks for the wonderful education they are receiving by keeping the department stocked with good supplies.

You can make a donation to The Publishers and we will find the deals for you.


Select one of the items on their wish list and drop it off to Mr. Miller at school.

J&C Ice Cream Social Aug. 29

All J&C students and their families are invited to attend

Annual J&C Meet and Mingle Ice Cream Social

August 29th at 7 – 8:30 p.m.

duPont Manual High School’s Freshman Cafeteria

Learn about each of the J&C publications, register for upcoming conventions, get to know your teachers, welcome incoming freshman, join The Publishers, volunteer to help J&C, and enjoy some delicious ice cream!

No reservations required and the event is free!

Officer Elections, Scholarship Announcements May 18

Join us at 6:30 p.m. in the Senior Cafeteria where we will:

Announce the Publishers 2017 Scholarship Recipients  (Special Note to Parents of Freshman:  You must be a member of Publishers all 4 years for your child to be eligible for a Publishers’ Scholarship their senior year. 2016-17 memberships will be available at the meeting.)

Members to Vote for Open 2017-2018 Publishers Officer positions

Eat at Noodles & Company March 29

Dine in or Take Away at Noodles and Company on Cardinal Blvd. between 2 and 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29

25% of each sale will benefit Publishers Inc.

Be sure to let the cashier know you are with Publishers or bring this flier below and hand it to them or we will not get credit.

Tech Editors to Speak Feb. 22 at Manual

Jason Hiner
Editor-in-Chief of TechRepublic
Long Form Editor of ZDNet

Jason writes about the people, products, and ideas changing how we live and work in the 21st century. He is also co-author of the book Follow the Geeks (

Ashlee Clark Thompson
Senior Associate Editor for CNET
Ashlee reviews smart cooking gadgets. She’s also a freelance writer, author of “Louisville Diners”, and a blogger ( Before CNET, Ashlee spent time as a newspaper reporter and as an Americorps VISTA worker.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

duPont Manual High School Auditorium

Admission is open to the public and free.

A $5 donation to Publishers Inc. is suggested.

Consider This is a thought-provoking speaker series organized by Publishers Inc., supporting duPont Manual High School’s Journalism & Communication Magnet.

For sponsorship opportunities contact us.

Special Thanks to our Sponsors:

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Manual Student Groups:

Bishop Gene Robinson Offers Words of Hope


Bishop Gene Robinson Visits Manual

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Manual J&C student Olivia Dawson reported on what was said by Bishop Robinson and the positive impression it left on the students who attended.

Bishop Gene Robinson visits Manual

At the event, Manual J&C student Emma Bornschein captured the smiles and feeling of hope with her beautiful photographs.  Here are just a few:

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A day before the event, WFPL Radio, a local NPR station, interviewed Bishop Robinson and Manual’s event was mentioned several times.


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duPont Manual High School Auditorium

120 West Lee Street (parking available behind the school)

Free and Open to the Public ($5 donation to Publishers suggested)

Bishop Robinson will be the second presenter to speak at the ConsiderThis Series, a thought-provoking speaking series presented by the Publishers, a parent group supporting duPont Manual High School’s Journalism and Communication Magnet.
Bishop Robinson’s talk is entitled “LGBT Lives:  Another View”
Until the last half century, homosexuality has been treated as both an illness and, in some places still, a crime.  Much of this negative thinking is based upon the sacred texts of Christianity, Judaism and Islam which SEEM to condemn it.  Recent scholarship has led to another, more positive and affirming view, both within society and within some religious bodies.  Even more recent is our understanding of the transgender experience.  This talk will articulate what brought us to this new place of understanding, and how one can be both LGBT-affirming AND faithful to our religious teachings.

Bishop Gene Robinson is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. He was invested as the Ninth Bishop of New Hampshire on March 7, 2004. His story is featured in the 2007 feature-length documentary, “For the Bible Tells Me So,” and his book In the Eye of the Storm: Swept to the Center by Godwas released in 2008. Bishop Robinson was invited by Barack Obama to give the invocation at the opening inaugural ceremonies at the Lincoln Memorial on January 18, 2009. In 2012, he authored God Believes in Love: Straight Talk About Gay Marriage, and a feature-length documentary on Bishop Robinson’s ministry, “Love Free or Die,” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival that same year. He is the co-author of three AIDS education curricula for youth and adults, and has done AIDS work in the United States and in Africa. Bishop Robinson has been particularly active in the area of full civil rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.


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Future speakers for the ConsiderThis series are in the works. If you would like to suggest a speaker, offer to speak, or become a sponsor please email us.



Use Your Kroger Plus Card and Support Publishers

kroger-plus-card2YOU can help fund J&C by joining Kroger Community Rewards Program. You will help each time you shop at Kroger!!


Simply register online at

  • Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up.
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  • Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions
  • You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.
  • Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
  • Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
  • Update or confirm your information.
  • Enter NPO number or name of organization, select organization from list and click on confirm. We are Publishers, Inc. Our organization is 53907.
  • To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page.
  • REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your group until after your member(s) register their card(s).
  • Do you use your phone number at the register?  Call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number.
  • Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.


Women Creating a Dialogue Set Example for Peace

On September 27, 2016, a group of students from Manual and Sacred Heart High Schools as well as several people from the community gathered together in the Manual auditorium to hear how a group of women who live in an area known for war and segregation, found a way to become friends.

Women Creating a Dialogue is a group of women who live in the Western Galilee of Israel.  The group includes Muslims, Christians and Jews, which formed approximately 9 months earlier.  They first started to gather once a month over a meal where they learned about each other’s culture and became friends. These women are living examples of shattering barriers and stereotypes while strengthening the bonds between them.

Mr. James Miller, Manual’s Journalism and Communication School chair hosted the event as part of the Consider This speaker series and thanked the group for sharing such meaningful examples of how we can learn to get along despite different beliefs.

Students from Manual and Sacred Heart along with several people from the community attended the event and asked a number of questions.  One student asked if the women had the support of their families to participate in this  program.  The women mostly said yes, but one gave an example of how her husband didn’t stop her but didn’t think it was a good idea.  The women went on to say that their next goal, when they return to Israel, is to get their families to meet one another.

This was the first in a series of thought provoking speakers that Publishers with support from Mr. Miller brought to Manual.

For more information contact Aly Goldberg. .